Monday, December 20, 2010

inspiration monday

i was at the craft store the other day (or maybe i'll just start calling it my "vacation home".....) and as i was making a bee-line towards the back of the store, a bag of these fun little marshmallow-shaped pieces of foam caught my eye.......


and then i started thinking about this little doodle i created last year......and realized that those yummy little foam pieces reminded me of my sweet friend and provider-of-non-stop-inspiration elf-in-chief, lenny!


so i couldn't resist the challenge of bringing that doodle from paper to reality!   i took one of those foamies and added a few embellishments to it.........some red polka-dot felt plus a little gold jingle bell for a hat, some wire for the arms and legs, green felt and gold beads to make a pair of cute little elfie shoes, a poinsettia and leaves cut from some decorative paper, and a micron pen to draw a sweet little face! but no elf-in-chief is complete without a little sign to carry.....a fun reminder of that ever so famous elf-motto to always add some "play, play, play" to your day!!!

lenny was created using the materials listed above.....and his sign was created using this stamp, decorative paper, and a toothpick.



35 comments:

debi said...

Too cute!! Merry Christmas!

debi

Kelly Warren said...

we have the same vacation home! :-) when i saw the thumbnail of this post on my blog list, i thought "marshmellows!" can't believe i was right. you're little peoples are always so cute. playing with your stamps this week!

Pinkllilac said...

AWE Lori I love it, love it, love it, it's so darn cute.

Hugs Linda

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh Lori what a cutie!!! I love your weeny elf :)

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

oh heavens is that cute or what!!!
You should make a whole clan of them and sit them all around your house:) The Weeny Family....

Shalini said...

oh my God... this is cutest li'll thing i hve ever seen in my life... u are just too good wid bringing imaginations to life...

Marie aka Grams said...

Lori, your ideas are just the BEST.
I hope you know how much joy you spread.

Kathy McCreedy said...

I LOVE you little elf!!! How incredibly clever of you... your illustration is darling and your rendition of him is too cute. Your introduction about yourself is precious... we could be sisters from a different mother! I used to think there was something wrong with me, that I couldn't "stick" to one thing... your philosophy has helped me realize that's not the case at all... perhaps it is a gift to be celebrated! Thank you! I navigated here from Jane Farr's site, so glad to see what you came up with! Happy holidays,
Kathy

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

He is too cute! Happy Holidays, Lori!

Janie Husband said...

first of all, how clever you are....these are soooo adorable.....:D

Jane Farr said...

Lenny is a real marshmallow elf now! Yay, Lori Geppetto! :)

PrairiePeasant said...

Very cute! Have a wonderful Christmas Lori!

LuckyDog said...

Wow, wow, wow! You are sooooo creative and he is precious!
The gold bead for the bell on his shoe is absolutely perfect, as is all of it! Cute, cute, cute!!!
XOXO, Donna

Patty S said...

AWWWWWWWWW
lori you are something!
lenny is so cute! i love how you brought him to life!
xo

Jancalligrapher said...

I love bring Lenny to life. He is so cute. Merry Christmas, Lori.

crystal said...

Oh, oh!
I fear I may be cheating on Mr. Thumbud . . .

but I've just fallen in LOVE with Lenny!!!!

Eden said...

Lori, I just love Lenny!! He's so cute!! I'd love to see a little Lenny tribe!! A-dor-able :D

rachel awes said...

what adorable play inspiration!
we just used marshmellows to make
"wreath" cookies...yum yum!
squishy yummy lovey love to you!

Createology said...

Lenny is the perfect come-to-life inspiration from your wonderful drawing. Imagination at it's best! Hope you are enjoying the magic and wonder of this holiday season. Happy Holly Jolly Joy to you Miss Lori...

PaperPumpkin said...

Oh! I'm in elf love! Is there anything you can't do...well? (I'm really looking forward to playing with your stamps on my Christmas vacation, lori! They are so beautiful!)

Thelma-Art said...

Oh!! So cute!! Merry Christmas!!

Dawn said...

umm...AWESOME. i would NOT have hte patience to make all those tiny, tiny things. oh man, SO CUTE.

Claire M said...

So cute ..... so adorable. I can just imagine a little Elf village under your tree!! Did I guess right?

joanne Sharpe said...

That is so cute Lori! Now it should be animated on Nickolodean, LOL!!!

K said...

Oh, c'moooon! He's the cutest thing! :) Your immagination is priceless.

chrissy said...

i wish you were my next door neighbor...i DO.
i seriously DO.

soooooo darn cute.
love you to pieces.

xo
c

Dymphie said...

the cutest elf on earth, that's your Lenny!

BALLET NEWS said...

Adorable ! And the shoes caught my eye straight away. Please can I have one !!! Happy Christmas http://wp.me/p124B5-1cJ

CelticWoman said...

Lori, Merry Christmas and you give me such fun giggles, I love this little guy. Hugs

Pretty Things said...

OMG that's adorable!

milkcan said...

That is the cutest ever! I'm so glad that you're going to be a part of Art Journal Every Day!

cathyb said...

Love the little marshmallows - what a terrific idea. Listen Lori, I just wanted to take some time out during this busy season to wish you and your family a great Christmas and New Year. Thanks for all your support and words of encouragement this year - it means a lot.

Here`s to hoping we talk a lot more in the new year!!!

Sara said...

OH he is ADORABLE!!! :) you are so fabulous! hope you've enjoyed the holidays, sweet Lori :)

Atticelf said...

Oh! Those are so dang cute! I'll have to be on the lookout. "Vacation home" :D

Beedeebabee said...

I just fell in love all over again!
OMG, Lenny is just TOO CUTE...in any form! Does he have a girlfriend? ;)... You make the most ADORABLE things, Lori! xo Paulette

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