Saturday, June 4, 2011

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop!

Its finally time for the first annual (hopefully) SKULL appreciation day Blog Hop! Today should be quite a wickedly fun adventure! If you arrived her from Teri's blog then you are right on track!

Via my friends Suzi, aka Mrs Weyremester, and Alison of 21st Century Pillow Book, I found out about this wild day over at Smeared and Smudged...a fun place to hang out for the alternative artists. Interpret that as you may but go check out the forum, theblog, and the store if this sounds fun to you!

So I have struggled with what to create…mainly because I seem to have a lack of skull stamps in my stash. And I couldn't decide between a more whimsical skull image or a more detailed one. I finally settled on doing 2 projects!

First up, the more whimsical of the two, and the more like "me" is Cut-throat Lizzie from Kraftin' Kimme Stamps. I was inspired by the bright bikini my daughter wore today and thought it would be fun and different pirate colors.

And then I created a layout which is a bit more the darker (grungier) side of me :) Skulls abound in this one...from the grungeboard, the last of my skull flower stash, Jack Skellington, and even skullish looking designs on the letters!

From here you want to head to Pamela's blog!!

Here's the hop order in case you get lost along the way! (I have supplies listed at the bottom of the post if interested). Thanks for coming by today! Don't forget to check out all the FABULOUS sponsors we have for this hop...there are LOTS of prizes to be won!

****Cyndi.. you are HERE****

My little man even got in on the fun, when he saw this "Horned Skull" from Smeared Ink he was just dying to color it! So here is Michael with his skull:

Dead Man Tell Supplies:

  • Stamps: Cut Throat Lizzie & Kimmie's Pirate Sentiments (Kraftin' Kimmie)
  • Paper: Summer Days pp (Echo Park); Bazzill cs
  • Ink: Palette Noir
  • Accessories: Circle Nesatbilties (Spellbinders); circle punches (EK); ribbon (Bo Bunny)

Nightmare Page Supplies:
  • Paper: Bazzill Red Devil, SU! Basic Gray
  • Ink: Palette Noir (Stewart Superior); Moonlight White Briliance Dew Drop (Tsukineko); Pewter Spritzer
  • Accessories: Chipboard frame (Technique Tuesday); Grungeboard (Tim Holtz for Ranger); flowers (Prima); brads (Basic Grey); spiderweb punch (Martha Stewart); sticker letters (Fiskars)

And finally for the sponsors!!

That's it for now! Have fun hopping and leave lots of love at each blog for your chance to win!!


  1. All great projects and your little boy looks so adorable x

  2. Lovin' the bright colors! Fabulous projects! and I love a boy who knows what he likes...too cute! xxD

  3. Both projects are wonderful! I love them, the first one with the bright colors is to stinkin cute!!! the 2nd one, wickedly wonderful!!! Your little man is adorable with his colored skull!!!!! AWESOME

  4. Kelli pretty much took the words right out of my mouth! Cyndi, I am SO glad you joined us for this hop! It is wonderful having you are really talented! Love the colors in the 1st card, and really...what's not to like in the layout? Your son rawks too!

  5. Great projects!! I LOVE the picture of Michael with his skull!

  6. Great projects and your little boy is sooo cute.

  7. Both of your projects are fantastic, cut throat lizzie is tooo cute, and the same can be said for your son, cute

  8. Both of your pieces are wonderful, I love the colours in the first and the grunge aspect of the second. And Michael's skull is just FABULOUS too! :D

  9. Great projects, Cyndi!! Such a cute Lizzie card, the nightmare page is adorable, and your little man looks delightfully ornery :)

  10. Great job Michal! Love the red eyes on the horned skull!!

    The pirate with the non pirate colors is a wonderful card! Love the scrapbook page too :)

  11. ur projects are cute. Love the page and card!

  12. Love both the card and the layout, always like to see bright with skulls, shows them in a new light.

    Frith x

  13. Love your creations! the Scrapbook Page is awesome! and making that pirate card with those bright summery colors is certainly unique!

    inky hugs,

  14. absolutely love your KK card! isn't she a sassy one?! and your page is wonderful! your son did a great job on his skull, too. talent obviously runs in the family! :)

  15. Nice cards- the pirate card is especially cute! I love the bright colors.

  16. The card is so cute... and the LO is wonderful..
    Michael did a great job colouring his skull. Thank you both for hopping along with us.

  17. You've proved that skulls can be cute and adorable and your son has shown yet another side. Fab artwork from both of you

  18. OK - your card is sooooo cool and cute, the sentiment is perfect! The skull on the treasure chest (is it on the image or did you do some fancy editing?) looks great!

  19. these are both great! I love the layout! I must duplicate it! and your lil man with his skull is to cute!

  20. Such an adorable card and wonderful layout! Love your little guy's coloring of the digi skull too He's a cutie! Glad you hopped with us!

  21. Cyndi - so glad you joined us! Both or your projects are wonderfully skull-tastic! I'm glad your son had some fun with our digi!! Hope to see you around!



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