Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Hello Frankie!!!!!

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Hello everyone: Even if Spring is only beginning, I'm making some Halloween cards for my stash, I tend to neglect this fun season and then, I'm press for time to make my cards for family and friends. The RETRO RUBBER has the ever so popular "ANYTHING GOES" challenge for you guys to play along with so, here is my card that I hope will inspire you to join us in the gallery.

This totally fun and awesome image is from a 2006 Stampin' Up! set called "Best Friends" (this is the link to the Splitcoaststampers Stampin' Up! gallery for this particular set) and let me tell you, I wish someone would bring back this over the top fabulous stamp set, which came out waaaaay before I started stamping, otherwise I would have bought it on the spot!!!!!
How did I manage to snag this set you might ask?? well, I saw one of the images on Pinterest, I follow the trail and fortunately, the lady who used this set mentioned the name and with this little piece of information, I went on a wild hunt trying to find it and find it I did on Ebay. When I saw it I immediately bought it and the good thing about it is that it was super affordable for being such an old set so, here is Frankie in all it's glory, ready to go Trick or Treating around the neighborhood.
I stamped him on watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with Sakura Koy watercolors, I love the neon shades that give his "sweet" face that fabulous green glow and, since his t-shirt says "I Love Bats", I stamped this little bat, from Kraftin Kimmie, on Frankie's head.
The pattern papers are from my stash.


Here is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The spider web, spider and sentiment are from another retired SU set called, what else.....""Bite Me", it came out in September of 2013.

So there you have it, another Halloween card for my stash created at the start of Spring, fun, eh?
So I hope you get inspired to come and play along with my awesome teammates and I in the RETRO RUBBER gallery.  Remember to make sure YOUR STAMPS ARE OVER ONE YEAR OLD and also please, tell us how long you've had them.

I would like to play along with the following challenges.

Crazy 4 Challenges #427 "Cards with Children's Theme" Fun Halloween.

Hiding in my Craft Room "Any Holiday" 

heARTful STamping "Anything Goes + a Stamp"

Crafty Friends Challenge #80 "Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. Oh, how fun!! That's quite a story, Maria, but when you love something that much... and he is cute, cute, cute! I seem to be missing my beloved Frankie stamp from CTMH. One of my oldest and most beloved stamps and I cannot believe I purged him. Why would I do that? There must be some mistake. I still have the sentiment I always used with him. I could just cry! LOVE your neon colors with this, and the inside is so cool, too. I also love that perfect ribbon. Your idea for stamping for all occasions is inspiring!

  2. Frankie rocks in these fun colors!

  3. Ok you've got too much free time to whip up all these cards! Is the house clean? The dinners cooked? Are you starving your family? I can't believe how many great cards you likely have in your "stash" you're on a roll!

  4. He is too funny ! Looks like somebody I used to know !!

  5. WOW what a fun the 2 tone look and the inside is super cool
    Dr Sonia

  6. Thanks for posting a 2nd card (and a 2nd holiday, not that it needed to be) for this week's any holiday theme challenge at HIMCR! You've created a fun Halloween card! Becca~DT

  7. Too cute, Maria! I never get tired of seeing this adorable Frankenstein - even in March! LOL Great coloring and you are that much closer to having your Halloween card stash ready to go!

  8. Ha ha ha Maria, I am dying with laughter here. I do that crazy wild hunt for stamps that I want that are older too!! I just got a set in the post that I have spent 6 months hunting for..found it with a lady in SWEDEN!!! Your card is so much fun, totally worth tracking that awesome stamp set down! Claire

  9. This is such a fun card, Maria with that image and the neon colours. I can see why you'd go on the hunt for him and his friends.

  10. Great card, love the colors. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

  11. Such a fun card! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! As far as how to emboss the die--just follow the embossing sandwich for your machine. You can find videos on YouTube.

  12. You card made me smile, it was "ghoul" to see a Halloween card in Spring ;)

  13. Maria,seeing Halloween this time of year just makes it more fun! I love the bright colors that you used. Even though I am stepping down from the RRCB's design team, I will still be in the chat area. It has been a pleasure working with you!!