Wednesday, September 23, 2009

80's Flashback!!

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!!

Tell me what was your favorite cartoon when you were young!!??

"The Shirt-Tales" clip:

"The Monchichi's" clip:


Today, I've got 2 more fun projects using new Digi images from Pink Cat Studio--check out Pink Cat Studio Digi Stamp store HERE!! I tell ya, I was so thrilled when Melissa asked me to make some samples for the store & I had more fun with these images! This card uses "IB Betty--Ladybug on Flower"-isn't she so cute & cheery! I colored her w/ copics and then added diamond glaze to the ladybug on the stem & the dots on her dress; of course lots of stickles on the flower's center, wings & her headband. The black/white polka dot paper is from PTI & then I created lots of flower accents with my nesties, flower Cuttlebug embossing folder & Primas. Just a fun & happy card!!

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!!



  1. Wonderful projects and yes - I am with you on the TV-series. Those were the days ;-)) Kramis - Anki

  2. Hi Suzanne
    I'm hearing you about the cartoons! I used to love my Jem and the Holograms doll with her flashing light earrings LOL! Loved all your samples today, just gorgeous! The digi stamps are a fantastic idea and I'm keen to try them but I just had a quick question... does the image bleed when you colour with copics or is there anything special I need to do before colouring? Thanks for sharing your creations!
    hugs Kirsty

  3. Hi Suzanne, wow you guys are really sending me dowm memory had Josie & the pussycats(the original). I also remember watching The roadrunner and my dad would chase my sister and I around afterwards. Isn't awesome to be a kid? Love your work as always. Have a great hump day....Lisa G

  4. hi suzanne

    i just LOVED the get along gang!!!!!!i stull look them up sometimes treu youtube! you'r cartoons look like fun 2


  5. These are ADORABLE! SO SO CUTE! Your coloring is amazing and that little pengy omgoodness how sweet! And yes, I remember BOTH of these...I may come and haunt you on FB later now that you've got the Monchichi song in my head LOL!!!!!!!!

  6. Melissa's stuff ROCKS love her!!!
    My fav were the Little Bits not Bitz hee hee a fun bunch of garden pixies that helped a human family learn lessons most of ALL they were beyond cute :o)
    Hearts and Hugs

  7. Just fabulous! Love the lady bug, but that Christmas set is gorgeous! Love the papers and colors you used on both cards. Just gorgeous!

    My favorite cartoon was "Archie"! Love all those kids - Reggie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead! Too much fun and I always loved Popeye! Great little trip down memory lane!

    Big hugs to you,


  8. What cute projects. Love the pixie and the penguins. My favorite was probably the Flintstones. I named a doll I got one Christmas Pebbles. Her hair reminded me of the cartoon character.

  9. Great ideas...and you are right on with today's cartoons. My ultimate favorite was Scooby Doo but I also loved the short School House Rock videos they had in between shows. Now I have to find Boomerang to see cartoons from my childhood.

  10. Suzanne kive the card and the wine wrap. Love how you laced it on there. That way you can still see what the beverage is underneath, very clever! Love the old cartoons. My favorite was Yogi Bear. Loved him and his side kick Yodi? I think that was his name. Thanks for the inspiration and the memories! hugs Cynde

  11. I am a tired and true blue Smurf fan. Thanks for the memories about Monchichis- they were cute, too. I also liked the ABC afterschool specials.

  12. Great projects, really cute and wonderful!
    Hugs Jacqueline


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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