Happy Wednesday & Hump Day my friends--we are halfway thru the work week! I am typing up my blog for today while listening to Riley watch some dumb cartoon on tv. I swear, the cartoons they make nowadays do NOT resemble the cartoons I grew up with at all! And that's not a good thing, lol! They're just weird to me--lots of ninjas, aliens & oddly gifted kids that do weird things, hee hee. I miss the good cartoons that taught actual lessons like the Smurfs, The Flintstones, Fat Albert and The Jetsons (am I dating myself yet, hee hee). I loved Jem, Shirt-Tales, Richie Rich & The RoadRunner & Bugs Bunny ya know! They were cute, funny & always had a great friendly & non-scary theme--unlike some of today's cartoons (Phineas & Ferb, Avatar, Mighty Bee, Static Shock, etc) that are just strange & sometimes a lil' scary!! My two most favorite were ShirtTales and Monchichi's, hee hee (see YouTube links below)--I just loved them & watched every Saturday morning. Back then that's when ALL the popular cartoons came on, remember? We didn't have oodles of options when we were kids and Saturday mornings were my favorite time of the week! When we were at Disney World Epcot a couple of year's ago, in Japan they had a store & they had Monchichi stuffed animals! Well I had to get one just like the old one I used to have (which who knows where it may be)--my kids thought I was nuts, hee hee--but I have it on one of my shelves in my craftroom & it always gives me a smile. So there ya have it, an 80's Flashback for ya today--who knew you'd be getting this info today, LMBO!!
"The Shirt-Tales" clip:
"The Monchichi's" clip:
The second project I made is a fun holiday card and wine-bottle wrap. I saw similar bottle wraps in a local paper store and they were selling them for $6 a piece, wowza!! You know us papercrafters & our mantra--if we see it, we know we can somehow make it, LOL! Both of these projects use "Penguin Elf in Present"--the beauty of digi stamps is you can re-size them any size you'd like. In this case I printed the regular size for my card & then I re-sized it smaller & printed it for the small tag on top of the wine bottle! How fun is that!! You can also print a mirror image as well! Now, I'll always love my rubber stamps but digi stamps are fun to use as well!
Close up of the card--I used these holiday fab papers by SEI called "Christmas Mint", the papers are really pretty up close because they have glitter & foil accents on them. I used stardust stickles on the present & added a tiny pom-pom to his lil' elf hat!
Here's a picture of the back of the wine-bottle wrap! I just punched holes and added ribbon to tie it closed with, gives it a lil' something special and the recipient could take it off & re-use it as well! Perfect for all those upcoming holiday parties!!
That's it for me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with some more goodies for ya!!