Friday, February 29, 2008

Gruffies are here!


Oh my goodness, these are so adorable! House Mouse has come out with another new line called "Gruffies". They are sweet bears. And I thought the Happy Hoppers were cute, these guys are even cuter.

I have been in bed sick with the Flu all week. Came down with it 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning (or at least that's when I woke up with the chills and a 102.7 temp!) and to top it off my 5 year old has been sick with it since Sunday. Now if I had enough strength I could haven driven myself to the doctor but by the time I did it was past the 48 hour mark for Tamiflu. So word to the wise, if you suddenly get a high fever with the chills and your body aches and you are exhausted - get to the doctor before the 48 hours has gone by! Fun taking care of a sick 5 year old from a bed, you end up getting up a lot!

Anyway back to the Gruffies. I received my Gruffie called "Tower of Presents" in the mail yesterday and couldn't wait to stamp it. I feel better today (finally getting better!) so I sat down and made a card with it. So cute! It took forever to color in each present though and I signed up for a swap with it, yikes! I used the SU watercolor pencils and blending pen. I put stickles on the bows to have something special. He is actually supposed to be a Panda Bear but I felt like doing a brown bear today. As you can tell you can color it however you want. The sentiment says "You make me happy" and I think inside I will put "as a tower of presents" or something like that :) It is a big stamp so it is hard to mat and put a sentiment on. Never the less you can see such delight in his sweet face :)

5 comments:

Rachel said...

What a cute card! Love the giant stack of gifts :)

Cheryl said...

Sweet Lori, I am glad you are feeling better. No fun being sick when you have to still care for your family, especially a sick child. Glad it seems to be in the past for you now.

I love this stamp!! You did a great job.

Take care.
Cheryl

jan said...

This bear reminds me of the character "Cordaroy" in the picture books.

Carolyn King said...

This is adorable..love your coloring.

So sorry you were sick--hope you are feeling better.

(to answer your ? from my blog--you can use any pencils that are NOT watercolor with gamsol. Hope this helps!)

Anonymous said...

Colourful card---I love it! The tower of presents is cute...and the gruffie is cute, but not as cute as the mice are! (IMHO) Tough to beat the mice methinks! Don't you agree? I know you secretly have shares in the company by now! LOL

Donna