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"Let's make cards," I said, practically pulling the Husband down on the seat next to me. That's what happens when he follows me around a holiday festival that has free arts and crafts workshops.  I thought about telling him to go ahead, I'll catch up with him, but I remembered we were just talking about making Christmas cards this year.

Once he knew that the idea was to make a collage card, he enjoyed himself. Any remorse, I'm sure of sitting down at a table with colorful papers and cut-outs, was gone. This, below, is his card.


My card is the picture at the top of the post. Did the giraffe surprise you?

While we were admiring our cards, again, at home, the giraffe invited me to draw her. So, I did. Then, she asked to be colored. Fortunately for us, the watercolor pencils were on the table. Before I knew it, Juliana the Giraffe came to life. I wonder if she knows Ghandi the Giraffe.
Mosaic Monday, hosted by Angie of Letting Go of the Bay Leaf,  is where I'm hanging my hat today. Click here to check out the meme, Angie, and other participants.

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  1. Hello, the holidays festival with free art classes sounds wonderful. You are so creative. I love the giraffe card. . I can see Juliana the Giraffe illustrated in a story book for children.
    Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Takes one creative to know another. :-)

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  2. Hi, I love your husband's card with his funny texts ! The artwork is original and graphic :) Maybe giraffe is a new Christmas motive? Anyway, Juliana looks so joyful & happy. - I love her. Cheers to you too!

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    1. We thank you, riitta, the Husband, Juliana, and I.

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  3. Very nice I recover from our Golden Wedding festivities, look what the city did for us !

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    1. I told the Husband that if we can hold out until I'm 91 and he's 93, we, too can kick up our heels for a 50th anniversary. :-)

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  4. Both cards are great and I love that Giraffe! Juliana really knows how to hog the spotlight:) I love the lady in your card and all the paper used. Your husband's is great and love those sayings he chose

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    1. Hey Birgit! I thought of you as we were making the cards. Card making is so satisfying and relaxing. It's another thing to fit into my fun.

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  5. ...I LOVE your giraffe, it remind me of my granddaughter Emma's art work.:

    http://backroadstraveller.blogspot.com/2017/07/everybody-know-willy-nilly-take-153.html

    I hope that your Thanksgiving will be a wonderful time!

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    1. Thanks, Tom! I love Emma's giraffe, too. And, that background, very cool.

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  6. Those look like fun. No, the giraffe seems very you. Nice job with the drawing.

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    1. Thanks, Liz. My new challenge is to draw Juliana (or any of my solo characters) again and again in different poses and situations.

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  7. Don't think I could get Wayne to sit down with me to make a card, in fact would be lucky to get him to walk around a festival with me, We used to go to the Los Angeles County Fair every year (we lived within walking distance), but our stays were just long enough to eat dinner, walk through a few exhibit halls, eat a hand dipped ice cream bar, and walk home. But it was always fun. I grew up going to the fair with my parents. - Margy

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    1. Your dates to the fair are like ours, except we look for corn dogs and beer. :-)

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  8. Oh I love the giraffes! And that really does sound like fun. Wish I could have sat down with you and soaked in the creativity! Enjoy your week!

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    1. You would've enjoyed it, Diane. There were six of us and the instructor sitting around the table. I loved the instant camaraderie among us all.

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  9. Juliana has such a wry expression on her face ... I would like to get to know her! Whimsy and wry...what’s not to like.... I want your husband’s card (especially the coffee/wine part of it) to hang in my kitchen.

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    1. Whimsy and wry. I love that Sallie. Juliana the Giraffe was named after my grand-aunt who definitely had wry wit. Whimsy, too, but I don't think many of the relatives saw it.

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  10. That is quite a cool and pretty card Susie, fantastic illustration and I love the coffee and wine quote. Okay, now you've given me two ear worms. Do you know how long it took me to get Bright Side Of Life Out Of My Head when I posted it, wait is this revenge?

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  11. One year for Christmas I made cards and lot of people like the ideal.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Crafted from the heart! Today's goal is to find stuff for Christmas cardmaking.

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  12. Su-sieeemac - I don't think my hubby would join in this activity - he would be more likely to go in search of a beer. I love your hubby's card, especially the quote about the coffee and wine! The giraffe does not surprise me in itself, but it does seem a little out of character to see it with the lovely woman … but, I can always count on your for a good surprise! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday, my friend!

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    1. Thanks, Angie. The Husband focused in on the box with quotes. When he was done with his card, he looked up and noticed the other boxes of cut-outs and papers and pictures on the table. "I didn't look at those," said he, as he patiently waited for me to finish. I saw the giraffe at the last moment. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Juliana is preening with cuteness.

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  14. It is a good and creative idea! I always build my own Christmas cards...

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  15. Love the cards, especially the first one as it's so colourful and the giraffe looks really cute : -)

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  16. Greetings, Juliana! :D . . . don't you look fabulous! :)

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  17. LOVE Your Card . . . Yes, Giraffe Surprised me . . YES! YOU are filled with amazing, marvelous
    surprises . . . color me Grateful that you share with us/me.

    love & love,
    -g-

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    1. Hi, G! Like I like to say, takes one to know one. :-)

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  18. I love collage but rarely do it anymore. If you set it up...

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    1. Collage is a new thing for me, which is strange since I enjoy finding order in chaos.

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