Saturday, April 18, 2020

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #158

Life is different, that's for sure.  Before we get to today's new challenge I'd like to revisit my last Snarky Sisterhood post.  Remember when I spoke about the 45 rpm spider on my retro post?  Well look who recently did a quick FB video (...or was it IG?)  None other than one of my current top three authors...Harlan Coben.  And notice what he's wearing?

I am still so bummed that his meet and greet here locally was canceled in March. *sigh*  But see, we're spirit animals.  :-)  And that newly released book he's holding was really good.  I gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars on my bookstagram account.

*** In case you're wondering my three favorite authors are Harlan Coben, Karin Slaughter and Attica Locke.  I highly recommend most anything by them.***

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We have a new challenge up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge blog.  Now more than ever, families are letting nothing go to waste and Edna is doing her part to both upcycle and remain fashionable.   

U is for Upcycle
WTG Edna!

According to the definition of upcycle is:

To process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original.

You can see that Edna has re-purposed some ribbon for her belt and jazzed up her plain black slippers with colorful old buttons. I borrowed her ribbon idea taking some previously used ribbon from my stash and reusing it on an Easter card for my grandson.

I also "upcycled" a very well known cartoon image that's floated around the internet for years.  It happens to be the perfect five year old boy humor and it is my belief that my version is indeed better than the original.  (Don't burst my bubble, folks.)

Classic Chocolate Easter Bunny Joke: "My Butt Hurts. What!?" 

I began by hand drawing the bunny images onto Neenah Solar White 80 lb cardstock, cutting them out using my Brother Scan and Cut, and then coloring with Copic markers.  (I imitating the texture on the cartoon image to the best of my feeble abilities.) I tied the old ribbon into bows and fastened them with several mini glue dots.  The eyes and flowers were created with Nuvo Drops.  I hand stamped the "conversation" with individual alpha stamps, colored some Easter eggs and added everything to an outdoor-sy panel.  

Here is a look at the inside of the card:

This is something we always say to each other so it's eggstraspecial.  (Like how I did that?  LOL!)

Bunny Rabbits - hand drawn by Jules  
MFT Stamps - Tucked in Turf die 
Tonic Nuvo Drops
The Greeting Farm - Eggstraspecial stamp set (eggs)
Honeybee Stamps - Sentiment Alpha stamps
Gerda Steiners - More than Chocolate stamp set

I'll be watching for your cards in the gallery.  I'm excited to see what you can upcycle!  

Stay healthy my friends!  

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. You did an amazing job with your card, Jules! Love the Harlan Coben story too. I always love hearing authors read their own work. Hopefully it'll get rescheduled for when all this is behind us, Jo x

  2. Holy Crow! You hand drew and colored those awesome bunnies?!! I thought they were layering stamps! You go girl! What an awesome card. I've not had the pleasure of reading his books yet, but I'll have to go check them out.

  3. Looks great. I have done a card with that image.

  4. Wow you hand drew that image, awesome!!! Love the card.

  5. Oh, shush - your textural Copic colouring, on your HAND DRAWN bunnies, looks amazing! Totally fab card for Fin. And not a bad choice of authors, either! :D

  6. Fantastic upcycle card!! And wowsers on drawing the bunnies!! I couldn't do that to save myself!!!! LOVE it!!!! ((HUGS)) Helen

  7. Ohhhhhhhh those bunnies are awesome!!!
    So much better than the originals!
    Takes me right back to being a kid where I would steal the candy flower off all my brother's bunnies LOL
    Awesome job sistah!