Meet Bucky

This is Bucky.  He is my stamp studio mascot.  I'm not a big fan of dead animals hanging on a wall, but I tolerate Bucky pretty well.

My husband went on his first hunting trip a few years after we were married.  That first day, he shot a doe in the morning and Bucky met his fate later that evening.  Thankfully, my husband only had beginner's luck and we don't have a house full of these things.

A few years later, Bella came along and I had to give up my stamp room so that she could have a nursery/bedroom.  The only option for me was to share a room with Bucky.  See how he is glancing off in one direction?  Yeah, that's my desk area. 

When I saw the Remembering Christmas stamp set, I had to have it.  I knew it would be perfect for masculine cards plus it definitely resembles Bucky, don't you think?


I created this card using another sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  The Designer Series Paper is called Sweater Weather.  I cut a piece of the Burlap ribbon in half lengthwise to create one of the flags at the top.  I think it adds a nice rustic touch.


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  1. Amyoneillblog | 5th Aug 13

    I love this, Melissa! That mix of dsp and the burlap all go so well with that stamp. I have to say I like the Bucky on the card much better than the one on the wall. 🙂 FYI — your link wasn’t working on the FMS site.

  2. Jentimko | 5th Aug 13

    Ok, Melissa, I was laughing so hard at this especially that Bucky is looking at your desk. I grew up with a fellow much like this in my home so I understand. Great card and yes, he does resemble Bucky! Your other link is fixed, btw. Glad you joined us this week!!

  3. Linda Suarez | 5th Aug 13

    There is so much to love about this card Melissa! A great back story! Fabulous colors and textures! And an awesome stamped image! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Rita Wright | 5th Aug 13

    This makes me think of my childhood. lol We had a Bucky (well, a few of them actually) on our walls as well. I am totally getting this set to make cards for my dad. 🙂 Fabulous card and awesome story!

  5. Patricia Gessner | 5th Aug 13

    Melissa, I think Bucky is beautiful. And the card is great. Thanks for sharing.

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