Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Elf Tradition


According to this website, Santa sends his scout elves out where they are soon adopted by special families. These scout elves are the eyes and ears of Santa Claus. They cannot be touched (they'll loose their magic) but do listen and relay messages back to Santa as to whether the boys and girls should go on the Naughty or Nice lists. These elves like to play games and prefer providing a little mischief every now and then to the delight of the children, and then usually end up back on the shelf in proper form. On Christmas Eve, they listen for Santa and fly back with him after they've helped him deliver the presents to the house, and eagerly await until they can come back next year.

Petrie lives at our house during Christmas, do you have an Elf on the Shelf?


Today is the first day of Lil' Inker Designs! November Blog Hop, featuring super great releases from the Sugar Kissed Cottage Line as well as fabulous, signature dies and corresponding stamp sets from Lil' Inker Designs. You should have arrived from Judith's Blog. You can start at the beginning of the hop, at Laura's Blog to find all the details.


Today I'm featuring Dear Santa, however I made him into an elf instead by coloring his clothes green instead of red. I think that he's so cute, and I hope you do as well! Your next stop is Laura! And remember...there are secret prizes along the hop so leave a comment on each stop to better your chance of winning!

46 comments:

  1. HA! IS it an elf??? Or Santa being sneaky and pretending to be an elf "spying for Santa"....

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  2. Love your Elf- Santa!!! Great sentiment set you designed for this release...love it!!

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  3. Super card Karen, love the plaid stamping and the 'green' elf Santa :)

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  4. That card is so sweet and so is that image. Great card Karen.

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  5. Oh how fun is santa...awesome!

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  6. Super fun elf! Another great card Karen!

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  7. Cute!!! I so want to buy an elf on the shelf when the hubby and I have kids. That sounds like so much fun!

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  8. You're a busy girl! Fun Card...have a great monday!

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  9. very cute. love that bottom section of gingham. I am doing Elf on Shelf for the first time. Need to crack that open and get the gist some day while the boys are at school.

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  10. Such an adorable elf! Love the way you colored him!

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  11. Oh my goodness what a cute elf!

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  12. This is adorable! LOVE the unexpected colors!!!

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  13. Very clever to make the santa into one of those pesky Christmas elves...there are horror stories on the web of the the antics they get up to...
    Enjoying the the Lil'Inker hop!

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  14. So loving that santa,TFS!
    HUgs,
    Jas

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  15. He looks like such a cutie in green! love.

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  16. That's a chubster elf!! adorable!! lol

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  17. Santa looks good in green! I always love it when you use greens. This is just awesome, Karen!

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  18. Great story! Why didn't I think of that when my kids were small and wound up tighter than a top waiting for the big day! Sweet, sweet coloring!

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  19. This is so stinkin cute Karen!!

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  20. Very fun Elf on the Shelf card!

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  21. How sweet is your Santa elf! Love him.

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  22. Karen, this is outstanding. The coloring is fantastic, but I really love how you were clever and used the Santa image as an elf.

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  23. Wow, your Santa looks a little under the weather, lol. Cute card.

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  24. Very cute card..nice change of Santa's suit to green to match the green checkered pattern.

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  25. Love the Santa as elf! Great coloring, definitely has a vintage feel to it!

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  26. Karen the green Santa is the cutest and I love the green gingham. Great design.

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  27. Great Santa card - with is elf makeover. Thanks.

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  28. How cute! Love how you color it differently. :)

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  29. The green is just striking and I love the gingham patterned bottom portion. Lovely card! :-)

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  30. awesome coloring. Love santa's new wardrobe.

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  31. Fun card Karen. Love your Elfie Santa and your coloring is just Amazing.

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  32. Your coloring is amazing, Karen! I love your elf on a shelf of gingham!

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  33. cute cute cute :) love that you colored him green :)

    and yes we have an elf, his name is whiskers and tells all the naughty things the cats do while home alone! lol

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  34. Love your Santa Elf....super cute!

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  35. So very cute! Love your elf-Santa! Great idea!

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  36. So cute!!! Love the green gingham!!! Hugs...xoxo

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  37. Love your elf on a shelf! the gingham ais so purty.

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  38. I love that you strayed away from the traditional red suit here and went with green! Very nice! (Have I told you just how much I love the sentiments you've done?)

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  39. He looks good in green! He also looks like he's indulged in one too many eggnogs! :D

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  40. clever, clever idea! love your santa elf! super card, Karen!

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  41. How fun to make him into a green elf! Sneaky lives at our house, although he knows mischief is not well tolerated here.... Lol!

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