Christmas ColorMe Cards
“Holey Builds a Snowman” was one of my most favorite cards to design.
That’s because unlike the other cards, this one began with a real live animal: Holey, the deer mouse or white-footed mouse (we never could get a positive ID on a mouse because that takes special testing to verify which species they are). Named after the hole in their right ear, Holey had a shimmering brown coat with huge coal-black eyes and a propensity for sneaking into the farmhouse kitchen. Using a Have-a-Heart humane trap, we relased Holey into the wild miles from the house (outside a mouse’s typical wandering range) during fall when there was good habitat and food sources in the area. I know it’s not a guarantee in this context, but I hope Holey survived to build a snowman – or snowmouse – this winter.
Another coloring card I did was based on my love for Ryan. At first we called it the “bunny pile” but later switched the name to “Bunny Tree” when the design felt like a Christmas tree made of pudgy bunnies with a star at the top balanced on one bunny’s nose. The ColorMe variety of this design did not sell well because I ran out of ink before the printing deadline and couldn’t buy more in time, so I had to use pencil to finish quickly (never a good idea!) which created a grey appearance to certain lines. The full color version of the card looks much closer to the sentiment I was going for with this design: love and joy (of bunnies)!
These designs are not yet sold in stores in their full color versions, so if you’d like to buy them, order directly from us at MakeSomeRipples@Gmail.com