Sunday, January 25, 2015

It Moose Be Your Birthday

My dad lives just outside the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  One of the best places to visit when we are out there is Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.  The elk roam free there...even right through the tourist section of Estes Park.  Well this cute little moose from the SugarPea Stamps "Merry Christmoose" stamp set just really reminds me of those elk. Since my dad's 83rd birthday is next month I thought I would use the image of the moose from my new stamp set and make a card for my dad. 

I used my watercolor pencils for the first time today on the moose.  I was amazed at how easy it was and delighted with the results.  Now my coloring/shading skills still need a l lot of work but I am happy enough with the results that I put the moose on a card and feel comfortable enough to share the card on my blog. I paper pieced his little scarf.  I used this sketch from Seize the Birthday:

SugarPea Designs is having a special blog hop to celebrate their one year anniversary.  I just bought my first two sets from them and I am well on my way to being their newest (and biggest!) fan.  I am linking up this card to their birthday blog hop.  They have some very generous prizes.  To check out more information go
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Edited (5/11/15) to add: Since I used a stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs for this card, I am linking this up to the current linky party at Paper Issues -- Let's Get This Par-ty Star-ted and Par-ty Heart-y with Sugar Pea Designs

Thank you for stopping by....I hope my little moose put a smile on your face.



  1. Love the story behind your card Sandi! Super job with our sketch topping at Seize the glad you joined us!

  2. Great job watercoloring my friend! I was amazed at the elk in Estes Park. We saw a whole herd go right through the gas station. Incredible. Thanks for reminding me of that awesome vacation.

  3. Cute cute cute Sandi. Love the woodgrain patterned paper for your background. So happy you joined us in celebrating SugarPea Designs' 1st Birthday.
    Lisa Lara - SPD DT

  4. Your watercoloring is great. What a punny card! Love the wood grain paper. and as always great staging!

  5. That image is fabulous agains the woodgrain background! Great card. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!


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