Friday, September 26, 2008

Pretty In Pink

Cardbase - Memory Box; Stamps & Gem stones - Hero Arts; Inks - CTMH & Mementos; Ribbon - May Arts; Stardream; Spicas.

I know, I know - it's VERY pink (almost put Creepella into convulsions - and this is the same girl who as a young child couldn't get ENOUGH pink to satisfy her girly-girl cravings...). But it's still very simple, and not too overwhelming in the sparkle department. Besides, pink is pretty darn cheerful....even if does give you the hives!!

Caw - CAW..................

Cardbase: Memory Box; Stamps, ribbon & Pretty Little Papers - A Muse; Inks - Versafine; Copics; Stickles
Ok, I don't really know how to spell what a crow says....but you get the idea. LOVE this big ol' crow and love the sentiment too - I'm thinking the Crow will be great for an "I'm sorry" card know, eating CROW and all that??? Bah-ha-haaaaa!!
Awww well it's late enough for me that I'm starting to act dorkier then normal so I think I'll close with this...................
Lots of fun cards for the month OCTOBER..........frightful and delightful and a few might be just a smidgeon SPOOOOOOOOKY!! Bob and I can hardly wait...........toodles for now!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Michelle's Card

Cardbase - Memory Box; Stamps - A Muse; Inks - Memento & Colorbox; Copics; Spicas; Ribbon - A Muse & May Arts

Another b-day card for one of the A Muse Addict's "Fab 4"....the 4 moderators of the A Muse Addicts that is...Michelle took a trip to France this summer, her favorite stamp is the Vespa Girl and so that's a pretty solid start to a card. Since A Muse doesn't carry a darker blue ribbon, I oh-so carefully used my Copics to color on the very edge of a cabana blue ribbon......of course NOW A Muse has a lovely white sheer ribbon - but I had to make-do with what I had - I kinda like the polka dots though, they're fun!

Lions & Tigers & Bears -- OH MY!!

Cardbase - Memory Box; Stamps - A Muse; Versafine Inks; Copics, Marvy Punches; Stickles; Ribbon - ??

Love these little stamps - perfect with so many circus, jungle & animal themes....Boy Oh Boy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

So Long Summer!

B&T Paper, Cardstock, Stamp - CTMH; Copics; Marvy & EK Success Punches; Ribbon - May Arts

Whew, Summer is officially over.......and it's supposed to start warming up this week (figures!!). That's ok - I can't blame Summer for kicking and screaming on it's way out....but man, oh man will I be DEEEELIGHTED when it's truly Autumn. I think Autumn is about the most perfect time in the year. The cooler weather, the leaves changing colors the crisp scent in the air and yes, even the shortening days...great for hunkering down with a warm blankie, a good book and a nice hot cup of tea.....aaaah - heaven on earth.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Omar's Card

Cardbase & sentiment - Memory Box; Card Panel & Tree limb - A Muse; Owl - Hero Arts; Cloud - Rubber Soul; Inks - Memento & Colorbox; Copics, Spicas; Google eyes.

This card was for our summer "student" employee...he left to start college and boy do we miss him - especially me. He did a ton of work for me specifically, he's a nice, polite and funny guy - I think he'll go VERY far.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Shiver Me Timbers......It be ITLAPD!!

Cardbase - A Muse; Pirate Cupcake - Taylored Expressions, "Cupcake Pirate" - Just Johanna; Solid Blue CS - CTMH; Ink - Memento; Copics; Cherry Gem - Doodlebug; Cupcake Banner - Misc.

Cheers to my 3 favorite Pirate-Lovin' Wenches......they be (in no particular order): Gail, Lia and Creepella. Since today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, I felt the occasion called for a very special card - so this be the chosen design. Since it would take me months to come up with the proper pirate lingo - let's just say it's a fun day to squinch up yer face, peel back yer lips and coming deep from yer belly, greet everyone with a hearty "AAAAAaaaaRRRRrrrrGGGgggg"..........Yo Ho Ho me hearties, YO HO!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

True Treasure

Card Front

Inside Card
Cardbase - CTMH; Stamps - CTMH, Just Johanna, A Muse (and I'm not sure of the treasure chest and I'm too lazy to check right now); Inks - CTMH & Versafine; Copics, Spicas; Stickles; Sakura (I think) White Glaze Pen
Thought of my pirate-loving friend Gail when I was making this card. Yes, she's all about pirates and I knew she'd just howl when she saw the little pirate bird (how could you not - a peg-leg & an eye patch???).
Gail and I have been friends for over 26 YEARS.....impressive that she hasn't made me walk the plank. Although I do get a bit concerned when she waves her pistols, straps on her swords, bares her teeth, babbles about plundering, grouses about getting her crew into working order and growls "Aaaarrrrggggggghhhhh" when we go to the mall. And I'm not real wild about being called a scurvy dog....ah well, she's just a quirky gal.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sorry for the Interruption!

Greetings one and all (and when I say "all" I do mean the 5 of you that actually look at our blog on a semi-regular basis.....even though most of you DON'T comment {except for Betty - she's a champion commentator} - and you know, you don't need to comment on the cards per se - tell us how your day is going, complain about your spouse or co-worker or cat, you know - give us some dialogue.....we already know what our cards look like....we'd like to hear something from YOU!!).

I want to apologize up front for turning on that verification thingy when posting a comment....but we had a weird comment (that I deleted) and just to stay on the safe side, I thought it prudent to take this next precaution against further weirdness on our poor little blog. Naturally, I conferred with Bob and he's in total agreement, so there you go.

Thanks to all of you who take the time to visit our blog - we hope it gives you some inspiration............or at least makes you smile (we're all about the smiles here at KaBobbing Cards).

Toodles for now...

Setting Sights for the Horizon

Stamps - Stampin' Up & CTMH; Inks, markers & cardstock - CTMH; Stickles

What every pirate needs when she's done with pillaging, plundering, making excuses for The Captain, composing inter-office memos, hoisting sails, swabbing the decks and navigating through shark-infested waters (aka - the office)........

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cheers To You Matey

Cardbase - Memory Box; Stamps - A Muse, Obsession Impression (I think) & a rogue sentiment from a stamp convention YEARS ago; Inks - Versafine & CTMH; Copics; Liquid Glass; Gemstones

Invitation for Cocktails sent from the Captain himself.......

Monday, September 15, 2008


Cardbase - Memory Box; Stamps - A Stamp In The Hand; Memento Inks; Twinkling H2O's; Stickles

Aaaaaahhhh - success.......Ok, so my first attempt looked like someone had taken ALL the colors of the rainbow and flung them willy-nilly across the sky....but my second attempt was this...pretty much exactly what I "saw" in my head. This is a b-day card for my cousin's eldest daughter (my 2nd cousin??) - who is VERY much into the "Twilight" series (she had a Twilight-themed b-day party....very cool), so naturally, I HAD to make a card that was Twilight-y. Happy Birthday Kayla!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Good Luck

Lame, lame, lame (and lazy) - Can't remember what stamp companies made the stamps, Ink - Versafine, Copics; Stardream CS; Origami Paper

I don't know how many of these Good Luck/Good Fortune cats I have - I had some of my own and then I inherited my mom's. They're pretty cute and while they all look very similar, they're all unique in their own way. You'd think though by now - I should have won the Lottery or something...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Never Too Many Shoes

Cardbase - Memory Box; Stamps....Savvy, Hero Arts, A Muse and others; Inks - Colorbox; Stardream CS; Ribbon & other CS - unknown

This one was for a 13-year old with a passion for shoes. This year, she's a 14-year old with a passion for "Twilight". So hmmm, I've been conferring with my daughter ("Twilight" fan and subject matter expert) and I THINK I might have an idea for a card...we'll see how it goes - the party is TODAY...yep, yep, yep, I love to work under pressure!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Remember when...

Cardbase - Memory Box; Stamps - A Mus & Rubber Soul; Inks - Versafine & Colorbox; Copics; Marvy Punch

...the moms would get together over coffee and someone would bring a coffee cake and you would try your hardest to be invisible so that you could listen in on their gossip? But man, once you were caught, ALL of the moms would turn on you (like mean chickens) and shoo you out of the room (usually flinging you a piece of coffee cake to soften the blow).

As a kid, I didn't really understand what they were doing (although I must say, the gossip was quite interesting...). As an adult, I now GET IT. They were bonding - they were giving and getting comfort to and from their sisters (because it was most definitely a sisterhood). Armed with soothing hot coffee, a little something sweet and affirmation over the injustices that they had each endured (from spouses, parents, in-laws, bosses, the kids). THEY were their own therapy.

That's what this card reminds me of - members of the sisterhood getting together over coffee and cake sharing secrets, insecurities, frustrations and down-right anger and getting some strong emotional healing from their sisters. We all need more bonding/healing (maybe less gossip, but definitely more bonding).

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Cardbase, stamps, ribbon - A Muse; other cardstock - unknown; ink - Versafine & Memento; Copics, Spicas, Stickles

Today is a day for remembrance...and for sadness and maybe even for hope. While I personally didn't lose anyone on September 11th, I (like so many others) was rocked to the core with the attack of the Twin Towers. My heart goes out to those who did lose loved ones, and to those that continue to cope with that grief and loss. I hope each year, you feel the waves of sympathy and gestures of kindness from all of us that remember that devastating day and as time passes - your hearts can heal a little bit more...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Scary 16...

Cardbase, ribbon, Birthday Builders stamp set - A Muse; Alphabet set - CTMH; Marvy Punches; Versafine Ink

Meant to get this posted last week, but I forgot. The card idea came from Heather (an A Muse designer) and if I really knew what I was doing, I would link you over to her card (which is VERY cute). Her banner says "party" - her card is bright and cheerful. My card is a bit demented, but you have to remember I made it for my daughter, Creepella....enough said. I made her a card every day for her birthday week - she said THIS was her favorite one (hey, as long as the recipient enjoys the card, whatever it takes....)

Friday, September 5, 2008

A Dandy Lion

Cardbase - Memory Box; Stamps - A Muse, CTMH, Memory Box & Rubber Soul; Inks - Mementos, Versafine & Colorbox; Copics

I love puns and goofy little I really like a LOT of sentiments by A Muse....this card is pretty straight-forward....his mane was probably the most difficult thing to do - snip, snip, snip.....I stamped it twice, colored it and cut it out with micro-tipped scissors and then adherred it on top of the "flat" mane with foam mounting tape. It gives him some subtle depth and that's what every lion needs - right???

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mums the Word...

Cardbase - Memory Box; Ribbon & cardstock for butterfly punch - A Muse; B&T paper - ???; Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart; Stickles

This is the most difficult card I've ever made....WHY you ask? Well, let me tell you........the only stamping done was the stamp I use on the back of my cards - that's stamping on the outside, nothing on the inside, completely UNfinished (IMO) WHY did I NOT complete this card? Because someone made a specific request for BLANK cards...Blank, I tell you - completely devoid of WORDS....yikes - it gives me the shivers just thinking of it - I may need therapy...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Plain & Simple

Cardbase - Memory Box; Stamp - Hero Arts; Ink - Mementos; Fiskars decorative scissors; "scrap" cardstock; B&T and Ribbon - I don't remember; Flower "bead" - CTMH.
In one of the last two or three Hero Arts catalogs, I saw a card that was so simple, it literally made me slap myself on the forehead with a resounding, "DUUUUH!!!". So off I skipped to the stamp room (well, I didn't really skip, the cats are always trying to trip me in their quest to get to the stamp room FIRST...), and found some B&T paper that wasn't too busy and wasn't too intensive in color and viola - it was done. Well, not really - I knew it needed something so I grabbed the Spicas and set them to work....LOVE my Spicas - they give just the right amount of shimmer and they dry fast as lightening.

Monday, September 1, 2008

New Calendar

CB-Memory Box; Stamps - A Muse; Inks - Mementos & Colorbox; Copics; Star Brads - Making Memories; B&T - Unknown

This is my version of a Retirement Card - kind of funny, since I'm always teasing my retired friends about how their calendars are full of "lunch meetings". I believe the calendar stamp and the party banner stamp are discontinued...but you might still be able to find them "around".