Monday, February 8, 2010

Retro Candyland... and some beer

What on earth?!? Is that what you thought when you read my title? LOL! Well, today's Clean & Simple challenge over on SCS is to find inspiration on this website Candy Crates Retro Candy Store. Well, I was looking for something really graphic to be inspired by (the candy just wasn't doing it for me) so I went in search of something sweet for the guys where I found this Killians Red beer sign. Perfect! Or so I thought. I love the bold colors and graphic nature of the image but I gotta tell you my first two tries were U-G-L-Y. Even my sweet sweet daughter who approves of everything I do with a resounding "IT'S BEAUTIFUL!" said "yeah, it's not your best mom" or something along those lines to which I totally cracked up!

Anyway, flipped a layer over, then threw it away and started over in my thinking and finally got to this. I'm happy with it. My first idea was way too literal and it wasn't going to be very clean or simply anyway.

After I used half a bottle of reinker to refill my vanilla ink pad I managed to emboss the word Wanted with it, and even stamp some weathered background. The hearts are from the Heart to Heart punch, and "Hugs & Kisses" is from All Holidays (which I get a LOT of use from).

Well, thanks for stopping by and stay tuned. While I was busy working yesterday my DD made her own card that I think is pretty awesome for an 8 year old! I'll post it next after I get them off to school.



  1. I love the lariat with the hearts -- darling!

  2. Wendie aka TankergypsieFebruary 9, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    I love this card! What a great use of these stamps.

  3. Oh my goodness, I love this card! The western look - those hearts at the end of the cord - fabulous!


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