Sunday, September 25, 2011

Summer Vacation - Christmas Countdown!

Awesome group, Straight, No Chaser to get you in the Christmas spirit!

I don't make many masculine cards, but 365 Cards Challenge to make a 
masculine card with the theme of summer vacation,
 just spurred my imagination to highlight the hardest male worker of all - 
Can't imagine how tired he is after flying around the world with
 a bunch of reindeer in front of him after who knows what they ate!

This is my card/scrapbook page of Santa's Hawaiian vacation!
"91 days, 17 hours, 28 minutes, But Who's Counting?"
OK, I typed that yesterday so Christmas is really closer than you think!

Challenges Santa is entered in:
365 Cards, Day 205 - Summer Vacation, Masculine Sytle
Anything Goes Challenge - where...anything goes!
Corrosive Challenge - Punches and/or dies
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Around the World I went to Hawaii!
Crazy Challenge - Men Only (Santa is THE MAN!)
Digital Tuesday Challenge - People images
I Did It Creations - At the Beach
Kaboodle Doodles - Lots of layers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Easel Card
Our Creative Corner - Numbers (mine are small but they're on there!)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - dies or punches
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday - favorite color - BLUE
Pile it On - Fancy folds
Tuesday Morning Sketch - sketch below

I certainly hope he enjoys his Hawaiian vacation.
Just wonder where Mrs. Claus is - at home working???


Patti J said...

I think Mrs. Claus is at home PACKING! Gosh, in 91 days, you will be with DD - how much fun!!! Lovin' your card, dear friend! Too cute! I'm off to check out the video - have a good day, and stay dry!

Ann Whitfield said...

This is brilliant Sam! I bet Santa will really appreciate his Hawaiian vacation - I know I would! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's and I hope we'll see you again really soon. (Thank you for the chuckle too)
Ann x

Theresa said...

Sam, this is awesome!! I'm with Santa, I'd love to have a Hawaiian vacation. Your card is just too precious. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Kim Mc said...

Mele Kalikimaka, Santa (and mom and dad!) Santa does enjoy his time in Hawaii...he even leaves the reindeer at home and comes by canoe! Anyway, love your's so sparkly and summery and I know any guy would be happy to receive it! Thanks for playing in the 365 Cards challenge! Can't wait to see what you do with next week's challenge!
Aloha, KL

Annette said...

Great card Sam. I've not seen this image before and it is great to know that Santa has a great time during the year. He has to recharge his batteries, right?

Thanks for joining our easel challenge at One Stop Craft this week.

Annette xx
(ps I have candy on my blog if you want to enter!)

Melissa Craig said...

Haha! That card is fun!! Santa deserves his much needed vacations. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Sharon said...

Love the whole concept of Santa on vacation! and what a fabulous location - hawaii!
you did a great job with the coloring and coordinating everything together.
thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

Marie said...

What an adorable image so very creative. Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Digi Darla said...

Chuckle, chuckle. I love this card. It's funny, fun colors, and cute details. Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...
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Jen said...

Sorry forgot which hat I was wearing, your card is of course for Crafty Ann's challenge this week. Apologies Jen x

Shelley said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

Marcea said...

What a really wonderful card!! Thankyou for joining our challenge last week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - make sure you join our new challenge this week .... the theme is Anything Goes


Marjie Kemper said...

Terrific twist on a Christmas card! Love all that texture behind the big guy. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

Regan said...

This is fabulous! Santa really knows how to relax! Love the Straight No Chaser song too! Thanks for sharing both and thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Punches and/or Dies"! :)

Gaynor said...

Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes, good luck and hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Steph said...

What a fabbie card, love that image! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x