Sunday, December 28, 2014


Today's post is inspired by two other card makers.  Back in November, fellow SugarPea Teamie, Lisa Lara, gave me a giggle and knocked my socks off when she used SugarPea Designs Layered Treat Labels to create these adorable light bulb tags.  I was awed by her creativity and her ability to think outside of the box.  At the idea of a light bulb, all I could hear in my head was Gru's voice (from the Despicable Me! movies) saying, "Light Bulb!" - which is what sent me into giggles.  I filed the idea away in my cluttered brain until today. . . when I was playing along with this week's Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  Natalie Dever is the honoree, and her card, Light Magical, caught my eye.

I used Lisa's idea of creating the light bulb and grabbed my Copics to add some shading in the bulb and at the base.  Planning to use the sentiment from Have An ICE Day, I decided to create a lightbulb filament by just inking up two small parts from the penguin stamp.  I used the tip of his fishing pole for the straight part and the small oval between the fish's hole and the tree to create the other part!  I was proud of myself!!  After plenty of fun using these in a conventional way, it's super exciting to think about stretching stamps in a whole different way!  Thanks for the inspiration Lisa and Natalie.

Challenges Entered:
That Craft Place - AG (12/24/14)
613 Avenue Create #104 - AG
Creative Fingers #62 - AG
Sister Act #87 - AG


  1. I am in awe of how you put the element in the center using his fishing pole and that tiny oval. You rock Cathy. This is fabulous. Awesome case!

  2. So very nicely crafted! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. I love the light blub moment! How creative. :-) I love the layout and the soft colors you used. Really nice.

  4. Your light bulb came out real real nice.... love your color choices :)

  5. Fantastic idea. Really looks like a light bulb. Love the sentiment.

  6. Smashing card Cathy love the light bulb idea it is perfect with that sentiment, super make,
    lorraine x

  7. great idea and a lovely cad.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

  8. What a fabulous creative use for that stamp, Cathy! And how you created the filament portion is awesome too. I'm not very good at seeing multiple "out of the box" uses for stamps but need to play with that idea more. Well done!


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