Guess What? A Contest


One of my annual holiday traditions is creating our family Christmas card. In the last couple of days, I have drawn and copied, cut, folded and stacked all of the parts that will be ready to glue and assemble. With around 24 hours into this art project, I would guess that I am just about half way to finishing them. I am hoping to make 90 cards. I know. I am ridiculous.

This year’s card is another pop-up, meaning there will be folded paper inside that will have some dimension after opening.  Last year, I added beads and half of the envelopes were returned before Christmas with postage due. Ugh. This year, I avoided any extra dingle dangles that would mess up the otherwise timely delivery.

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Last year’s card. Those beads cost me!


Another pop-up from two years before.

I thought it would be fun to  run a contest for those of you interested in receiving one of my homemade cards. No matter what your faith or how you celebrate, this is a card made with lots of love for you!

All you have to do is guess what my family is doing in this year’s illustration. 

In the past, I have drawn my family participating in all kinds of holiday and everyday activities. Click here to see more examples of my cards to give an idea of what we may be doing.

chraistmsa 11 003One guess per person. If you guess more than once, I will only take the first one. My husband Danny will draw from a hat if there are more than five winners.

I will announce the winners on Friday, December 14th. I will post a link to your blogs too!

I have to go back to work. Really!

Do you send holiday cards to your family and friends?

I hope you will consider following my Wild Ride!

The contest is over, but you can see the finished result and the contest winners here!

116 thoughts on “Guess What? A Contest

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  1. Hey wait a minute! How do we know that you aren’t stumped with Xmas Designer’s Block, and just using us for ideas??? Well, in the Christmas spirit, I’ll concede this may be on the level. Okay, you’ve done Skiing, there isn’t any snow anyway, Shopping, Decorating… I’m going to say… singing Christmas Carols with Roxy yipping away!


  2. Well, unless you get snow, you probably won’t be skiing…, maybe going to Florida and the beach ???
    DANCE! DANCE !! DANCE !!! (be sure it’s aimed for Boulder this time – Ha !


    1. Thanks so much and for entering Leanne! I got the card idea from you. 🙂
      You are a busy lady and have kids at home too! I don’t know how you do everything. A new book, a blog, writing for Huffington Post and the newspaper! Whew girl!


  3. Since you live in Boulder Colorado and with Hickenlooper signing Amendment 64 yesterday I assume your family will be sitting around a Christmas tree shaped bong – would make a GREAT pop-up.


  4. Awesome Christmas cards and drawings, Susie, I love them! My guess is that you’ll be sitting around the fire singing Christmas Carols with friends and family! 🙂


  5. 90 cards? I don’t even have that many friends and family to send them to. That is a very ambitious project.

    I’m gonna guess the family is doing something outdoorsy – probably in the sun – perhaps out of the state. Hmmmmm. Let me think. I know you visited California this year, but not sure if that included the entire family.

    I’m going to guess whale watching! Absolutely no idea why, but that’s my final answer.

    If your family has not engaged in this activity yet, I strongly suggest you do so.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


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