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Decorate-A-Box Contest: RESULTS!

January 17, 2011

Regular readers of this blog may remember this post from a few months back–the one where we unleashed our first Decorate-A-Box Contest. Some of you may be curious to find out who won the contest. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a winner. Actually, we…um…didn’t have any entries.

Boy, were we embarrassed.

At first, we thought that no one knew what we were looking for, so I was asked to decorate some boxes. I think they turned out well.

In this example, I used sharpies and white-out to create an idyllic wintery scene.

Joan (who also blogs here) asked for a Christmas zombie box. Well, I couldn’t turn away from that challenge.

But my favorite is this festive Cthulhu dressed as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. I think I’ve captured the Christmas Spirit very nicely.

It’s a shame that no one entered the contest. We were all very excited to see how creative people could be.

Cats break Christmas!

December 6, 2010

This was supposed to be a post about using the scrap pages (from this post) to create desktop Holiday diorama. Alas, my cats had a different idea. Fortunately, I captured events with my camera…

Behold! A fake snowman made from crumpled paper. I call him Carl. He’s such a cheerful fellow, just look at that smile!

Carl is friendly. Looks how he greets my cat Boris.

And now Herbert, my other cat, shows up. Carl is so popular!

Oh No! Carl!

Boris! What are you doing with Carl’s head?! Boris is so fast that my camera can’t keep up. He’s a lightning cat.

He’s still on the move!

Herbert has to investigate the commotion!

Herbert eyes Carl’s head. Perhaps he intends to retrieve the head and rebuild Carl. Yes, he sees that Boris has lost interest…

No it was a trick! Boris is interested.

And now, he’s standing guard! Oh Carl! You’ll never be complete again.

But wait! Herbert is attempting to be cute and draw Boris’ interest. Perhaps Carl can roll away…

No. Boris is ever watchful. Until…

he gets bored and stretches out for a nap.

Carl had to be thrown away. He was covered in cat drool. He is survived by a Festivus Pole.