Saturday, October 17, 2015

Merry Monday: The Moose is Loose

The Merry Monday Christmas Challenge for this week is right up my alley!  The Moose is Loose!


First I have to say that I am absolutely amazed by the design team who all managed to find moose/meese/??? in their collection.  It wasn't a problem for me either - I've had these moose die at the top of my to-be-used stack for quite awhile.  I started with the sack and then realized I had a smaller die too - so made a matching card!

Merry Chrismoose Duo

These have to be about the cutest animal faces that I have seen in quite some time! This Sack It die series by Taylored Expressions didn't come with the Christmas accessories, but since Merry Monday is a Christmas challenge, I hung an ornament from his antler and gave him a very dapper bow tie!

Merry Chrismoose Sack

Then when I remembered that I had a small moose die too, I put him in a snowy scene decorating his own little tree.

Merry Chrismoose Card

On a post earlier this week, I talked about how strange it is that sometimes cards take forever to come together and, even though I work so hard on them, these are the cards that I'm never quite happy with.  Just the opposite here - it was fun, it was fast (other than a million little pieces to glue on), and I am thrilled with the results!  (Sorry - patting myself on the back a little here - but I found myself smiling at these guys the whole time they were coming together and am still grinning!  That may stop when I wander back to my desk and see the dies and the paper scraps everywhere!)

SUPPLY LIST

I also used a variety of gray and kraft-colored cardstock scraps to create these guys.



18 comments:

Chris said...

This is so fun! I love the ornament hanging of the moose's antler! That's awesome!!!

Marisa said...

He is adorable :) Great projects. Yes, I totally agree with your comments about the long, laborious cards usually not being ones you like best. Hard to trash them after all the time put into them. Actually did that recently and it was quite liberating LOL!

Joan Ervin said...

Super cute, Kim...love your moose/meese!!! The little striped bow tie is the perfect touch!!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Your moose projects are ABSOLUTELY DARLING!!!! I love them! And the way you made him into the most perfect Christmas moose----BRILLIANT!!!! I just may NEED this little moose guy in my stash!! ADORABLE!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Kim -WOW -OH WOW -TRULY a humungous Moose-terpiece!!!! I had to go there - as you DID in a BIG BIG way!! Totally makes me SMILE!!!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful moose (meese?)! Love the bow tie and ornament on the one and the sweet little guy decorating his tree! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous projects, adorable meese :) (I love that) and I love your fun designs. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Lisa said...

Oh, now THESE are CUTE!! LOVE the gift bag!!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Seriously stinkin' cute, Kims! I've never seen that moose design and I love him! Your bag and card are delightful!! Hugs, Darnell

Susangail Powell said...

Those are FANTASTIC - what a great gift bag and such an adorable matching card!!

Jean said...

Cute, cute, cute!!

Susan Joyce said...

Love you card and bag Kim, your Meese are adorable. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Deezy Art said...

Oh how I recognize your story! Sometimes I thinking for hours and hours to make something and its seems like always working on it. And sometimes I make something in just a few minutes (it seems): fast AND happy about the result...!
I think your projects are abslutely adorable! Love everything about them: awesome!

Diana K said...

I love your two-piece moose set! They're stinkin' cute! And now I need the embossing folder. Sigh.

JoAnn said...

What a fun gift bag and card. Love it.

Linda said...

What an adorable bag and card. Just too cute. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Bobby said...

Oh My Mooseness. That sack and card are totally adorable, Kim.