5.06.2018

New blog series: Sunday Comics #1! ♥


Hi friends! 
Squeeeeee!!
Today's the day!
 I'm super excited for today's post because it's finally launch day
 for my new blog series:  The Sunday Comics!

You may have seen this graphic I made for my Instagram page :)
Each Sunday in the month of May,
I'll be bringing some of the Sunday funnies to life through cards!

Growing up as a child, one of my favorite things to do
on Sunday after church was to read the Sunday paper with my dad.
Normally, he would pour through the pages of the news
and he would hand me the treasured comic section :)
There was something so exciting about reading the jokes,
seeing the bright pops of color amidst the black and white newspaper,
and finding my favorites to see what they were up to that week.


Flash forward, I'm absolutely giddy at the idea of remaking
the Sunday funnies (comics)
with a variety of different stamps/companies that are in my collection!
Each card will be different and one of a kind 
and based on the idea behind the Sunday comic section :)

AND the best part!!
At the end of this weekly series (last week in May),
I will randomly draw one winner for a *giveaway!*
(see details at the end of this post ↓)

First up, of course, it's Peanuts!
It's no secret that I'm a HUGE Snoopy fan 
and some of my most treasured stamps are Charlie Brown and the gang :)

 For this card, I started with a large base - 
quite possibly the longest card I've ever made!
It's 10" x 3.5" and needed to be large enough to create a storyboard.
I used 3 different Peanuts stamps and arranged them in an order

to tell a story, as the comics often do.
 

For the sentiments, I used two different stamp sets from Honey Bee Stamps:
Blah Blah Blah and Oh, Snap!

The card base was so fun to put together, pulling from the primary colors
often used in the comics.
I used scraps of red, blue, yellow and green from my scrap pile

and made jig-zaw design, layering it with some contrasting colored cardstock
 from Fun Stampers Journey called Rock Candy.
 


And that's the nostalgic journey through the Sunday comics today
 with Charlie Brown and Snoopy!
Next week's card is much smaller :)
I hope you'll be able to join me with another edition of The Sunday Comics

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥
~Kelly

*Giveaway details*

 While I won't spoil the surprise, I'll give you a hint ....
1.  It will include a stamp AND die set!
2. Drop me a note in the comment section if you were a fan of the comics in the Sunday paper.  *The more The Sunday Comics posts you leave a comment for,
the more chances you have to win (total of 4 per person for all May posts)
3.  I ship giveaways anywhere in the world!
4. Winner will be chosen at random from comments on any of the blog posts and notified on 5/31/18.
As per regulations, this giveaway is a purchase by me for the sole purpose
to use as a randomly drawn prize and is not sponsored by any company.

14 comments:

  1. What a great idea Kelly and cute as can be. Love your card and I think Peanuts was one of my favorites too. Of course you had to love little Nancy (am I telling my age) and Dagwood. So many to choose from and like you, reading the comics was a fun thing to do on Sunday.

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  2. thats fabulous and great Kelly
    Gr Karin

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  3. I'm a great fan of Snoopy too, Kelly. You made a gorgeous and fun card.
    xxx Margreet

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  4. Oh Kelly, you have had a fab idea with your new blog series!! Comics are so fun and perfect for any age! :D I LOVE Snoopy and Charlie Brown, how many strips I have read in my youngest life! I was a big fun of Mafalda, too :D Do you remember her? :D
    Amazing card this Sunday, love the jig-saw design and the geometric background!
    Thanks for your giveaway :)
    Hugs

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  5. FABulous and fun Kelly..we had the comic section in our daily paper so I was very lucky every day..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. Another Peanuts fan here! In high school I got to explore the Peanuts display/feature at the Smithsonian. Two years later I was there again and saw The Far Side, another favorite. Love this new series of yours!

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  7. How fun - love the coloring and the primary colors in the background. Peanuts is always a favorite!

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  8. The images are brilliant and love the bright colours in the background. Fabulous fun card. Love it!!! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

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  9. I’m a big Snoopy fan too and your card is amazing!! I love the primary colors and storyboard design x x

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  10. I love Snoopy too and this is so fabulous!! I love the stamps you used!! The colors are beautiful!! You did a perfect job - it's like looking at a Sunday comics :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. Gorgeous comic card with Snoopy! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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  12. What a great idea Kelly - and an awesome interpretation of your self-challenge with this Snoopy card. Your background of primary colours is perfect!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. Genius idea, Kelly!! Wish I still had a paper with colorized comics!! Your card is fabulous!! Peanuts with be eternally popular!!

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  14. Great use of primary colors. And yes, I was a big fan of the Sunday comics. And now my 11 year old grabs them up as I read the ads and news. But I still flip to the back to read the Believe it or Not and check out the How to Draw section.

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