I finally got to join in another of Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog challenges this week - I just hope I posted it to the DT site in time! IF not, no worries! I needed to make a large, masculine card anyway!
Every year, for the last 13 years, my family sponsors a home for men who are recovering alcoholics. They live in this home for about a year after AA to try to get back on their feet, get a job, etc. We stuff 32 stockings for them, and try to supply them with some necessities they will need. For some of them, it is the only Christmas gifts they get as many are estranged from their families. It is what truly grounds me at Christmas time, amidst the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties, events, etc. The weekend before Christmas, my entire family gets together and stuffs the stockings. We package them up along with some other goodies and deliver them to the house before Christmas. The men are so excited when we come, and many of them have heard about our stockings from others who had been and gone, so it really warms my heart knowing that we are making a difference in someone's life! The very first year, we gave them a tree and a whole bunch of decorations to get them set up. Since then, it's been a fun tradition for our family!! SO.....that is why I needed a large, masculine card - 28 of us had to sign it!!! LOL
I used Christmas Moose from Karen's Doodles and coloured him with Copic markers. I added crystal lacquer to the lights and stickles to his bow and balls on the wreath. He is standing in some 3D glittering crystal paint. The CS is Tangerine Tango, and the DP is from SU (can't remember the name of it though, sorry!).
Soooooo, now you need to head to the Challenge blog and check out the rest of the DT's creations! AND, I hope you will join us!!! The prizes are GREAT!!! You could win:
•1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the best entry
•2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
•3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles
I hope you will join us! AND if you do, head over to the Doodle Diva Gallery and check out the Featured Diva contest I run every 2 weeks! You can win MORE of Karen's Doodles images!!!!
That blog is my baby - so I really hope you will enter your cards to win!!!!
Have a GREAT week!!! I only have to work until noon on Wed. then I am off until Jan. 6th. Will be nice to veg and craft and veg and read!!! LOL
fantastic male card I am sure it will be treasured. I think the tradition you and your family have is so wonderful and I am sure they truly appreciate it
Gorgeous card Chris. Your colouring is super. I love the dp's and your layout. I hope you enjoyed your self this past week-end and I think it it is a fantastic thing you do for these men. Have a super Christmas.
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