Friday, October 29, 2010

Let's Hang With Some Pop Art!

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there's a lot of stuff here - a Stampin' Up! stamp set (slightly used), some 6x6 papers, some shimmer mist, some ribbon, some snowflake embellishments, some unmounted rubber stamps, some flower stickers, a provo craft die, decorative brads, assortment of embellishments including some of my hand crocheted snow flakes, and a set of blo pens (great for adding speckles to your background!), and a quickie glue pen. Right now I am at 310 followers. For every 3 more followers I gain until the end of this blog candy I will add another something to the prize package! I have added a package of six brass charms, a package of 12 sugar coating glitter by Doodlebug, a Viva Silver Pearl pen, two brand new foam mounted Inky Impressions stamps, a package of 60 self-adhesive clear gems, a four pack of fresh flocking from Studio G, a set of 10 metal tab clips by Making Memories, and seven sheets of hand dyed tissue paper to the prize package so far! When I reach 337 followers I will add this


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Hi everyone! Yay for Fridays! How about a little silliness today? Michelle Bertuzi had some new images released at Squigglefly last weekend and this Toaster set was just too cute not to play with!


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The toaster comes with a sentiment that says "feeling burnt out?", but I went with my own silly sentiment. I have an online friend who I exchange cards with periodically, and she has a crazy sense of humor so this is going to be mailed to her.

I colored the image with Copic markers and chalked a little around the toaster with some yellow chalk. The sentiment is computer generated and the font is another freebie you can grab HERE. I cut the toast out and popped it up with some pop dots. Nothing special was done on this card, it was just a silly fun card to make for a friend.

My next card is for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge #28 (can you believe I've done all 28 challenges so far?!), and the theme is make time to spend with your girlfriends AND you need to do something to make the sentiment go with the image. Well, that is normally right up my alley but my mind wasn't working too creatively yesterday and I couldn't think of anything great. I did come up with this card for it though.



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I used an image drawn by Tracey Malnofski called The Heart That Loves, but I eliminated the words on the image before printing it. I then printed out my own sentiment in another fun font you can grab free HERE. I colored everything with Copic markers, but I did chalk the grass and sky. After the grass was chalked I used an Art Impressions stamp of some grass sprigs and stamped over the chalk with some Green Galore ink.

If you look closely you might be able to see that the yellow strip of card stock was embossed with a paisley design to match the designer paper I used in the background. The embossing was done with a texture plate from Ellison.

Riley is going to the new groomers today and after work I am going to try to go and vote early to avoid the crowds on election day. After that I have my massage scheduled. These massages are deep tissue ones that kill while they're happening, but they really do seem to help with my hip, back and leg problems so I continue on with them!

I wish you all a wonderful Friday, and thanks for looking!

33 comments:

Beth said...

Two lovely cards there, really cute and the papers are gorgeous x

theCook said...

Love the "this is pop art" card. So funny!

eiyiyi said...

Adorable, of them are simply adorable! Enjoy the massage ... one of life's real pleasures. hugs, eileen

Vicki said...

Holly your first card is great! Love that you used the dots embossing and the dots paper...and your second one is cute cute cute! I think your mind was working perfectly fine when you designed that card!! Love the embossing on that card as well! Have a great massage Holly, and a wonderful day! TGIF!!

HUGS!
Vicki

Shawna said...

That's the cutest pop art I have ever seen..........two more great cards from you Holly!

Jess said...

Haha! Love the sentiment for the first card - such a quirky one!

Your candy just keeps growing and growing!!

Catherine said...

I do love the sentiments on your cards Holly ! The first one is really cool ! Love the little washing-line, it's really sweet ! Hope to see a photo of Riley with her new look ! Have a fab week-end Sweetie ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

Jane said...

OMG...I'm stealing that sentiment...POP ART! Too cute. Have a great weekend.

msfreida said...

Good morning...this truly is a TGIF kind of day! Whewww...what a week! ;)

Michelle did such a great job on this adorable toaster, and you ran with it! Such a great sentiment and your coloring is perfect...I always have trouble blending my grays! The embossing really works well with that DP...ohhh you're so clever! ;) Such a fun card!
Did I read correctly that you said your mind wasn't working too creatively??? HUSH YOUR MOUTH, GF, this is FABULOUS! I've always loved this sweet image and what a great scene you created with it! I can always tell you have a lot of fun with that lil grass stamp! It's amazing how it looks over the chalk! Embossing the yellow panel to match the DP was another creative move, and look how you used the DP with the text...each word connects with the sentiment! NOW, did I prove my point? Sheez, don't EVEN go there, woman! Your creativity is just alive and well!
:)

Hugs~

Linda said...

Oh my what fun cards....love the toaster one!!

Deanna C said...

Your cards are so great! Looking at your blog is something I always look forward to. I just have to see what you have come up with next. Keep up all this great work. I know how hard it is to keep the mojo flowing. I love the metal charms. Hope those next three followers come quickly. After all, just two more days of October!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

those are some pretty SWEET charms!!!
I love your play on words and your sense of humor. Your two cards are so cute and fun!!!
Happy Howl-o-ween!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh good golly gosh, that pop art card just makes me giggle! we use our toaster sooooooooooo much around here, we would be lost without it. hubby even found a special skull imprint thing so that we can 'mark' our toast with our own personal last name insignia! grins!

both of these are such fun! hope Riley has a great time! ;)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I have toaster images that I go to all the time! Your card is sooo cute! Like the sentiment you used much better! The clothsline is awesome also.

Maria Matter said...

very cute cards Holly!
fun toaster image and great sentiment!!
love how you did the grass on your second fun card!
You're so creative!!
hugs & blessings!

Niki said...

Holly,
I really like how the embossing plates match the designer paper on both cards. It's those kind of touches that really make your cards special.

Val W said...

These are some fun cards. I like the addition of embossed panels on both cards. It adds nice texture.

Catherine Kraft said...

Bot of your cards are very cute. I could use a beautiful day to hang out some laundry!! :')

Blessings~

bumblebee creations said...

Massages that hurt? That just doesn't sound right!!!!It is good that it helps in the long run though! hope you like your new groomer! I love both of your cards Holly!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what fun cards! definitely makes me smile coming here. oh that massage sounds fabulous!!!!

got a lovely thank you from chesney. give her a hug for me. is she really on "easy" st.??? just so i know i made the right notation.

have a fabulous halloween!

hugs :)

Elaine A said...

Hi Holly -

Love your cards today. That little "Pop Art" one has a great "Retro" feel to it. And the clothes line card is so sweet with those two little outfits!.

Enjoy your massage!

Elaine Allen

Debra said...

I love this card!!!! It reminds me of a piece of flair on FB that has a pic of two toaster pastries and it says "Party like a Pop Tart" LOL I love it..I don't know what it means..but I lOVE it :) TFS

xdebrax@yahoo.com

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i'm LiKInG the backgrounds and textures on #2! mmmm....
hoping that grooming excursion goes as hoped for :)

joanne said...

I find your computer generated sentiments are always so applicable on your cards.
Some are also soooooo humerous!!

joanne said...

I find your computer generated sentiments are always so applicable on your cards.
Some are also soooooo humerous!!

prutsels said...

Thats funny1

Alice Wertz said...

these are so cute! love them!

Margie said...

I love the images you used! So cute!

Dawn Frost said...

Cute cards, really like the pop art, lol! Love how you wrapped the christmas card with the ribbon.

gocanucksgo said...

I'm still astonished by the amount of cards you can complete! Todays cards are so adorable. Love the second image. Keep up the great work =)

Elaine M said...

The clothes line card is darling - you just make the best cards

*Vicki* said...

Holly, these are so adorable!! I love the "pop art"!! LOL!! That clothes line image has always been one of my favs!! Cute design!! :)

Pam in Ar. said...

Pop Art??? BHAHAHAHAHAHAH, I love it...doesn't hurt that I really like toast either :) Burnt out???? What a play on words LOL, as usual, a great coloring job :)

Hang out together....cute, cute cute :)