Happy Tuesday, peeps! I am so excited, I finally get to share some news! I've been asked to join the Retro Rubber design team! And for a giggle, here's my "retro" photo....second grade (how I hated this picture), circa 1961:
As someone who's been stamping for 20-plus years, I certainly have lots of "retro" stamps and love to use them! If you're not familiar with the challenge, it requires using stamps that are at least a year old, and you must tell the approximate age in your post. For this week's challenge, we've got a tic-tac-toe from Jan! Check it out:
I chose the left column: pink, twine and birthday, and I used a set from 2011 called Array of Sunshine, and a set from 2016 called Suite Sayings...and here we go:
The papers are all from PhotoPlay, called French Flea Market; I stamped the florals directly onto some scripty paper in Blushing Bride and fussy-cut them out:
I diecut the leaves with the Flower Fair Framelits, then folded them and put them through my crimper....remember that nifty little tool? When you unfold the leaf, it creates a very cool effect with a fun texture! My final touches were some thick Very Vanilla baker's twine and a few little sequins tucked in here and there! Oh, and I did stamp a sentiment at the bottom of the card as well!
I love tic-tac-toe challenges---so many choices! I hope you'll play along with us; you have ten days to play, then share it with us at the RetroRubber blog! And if you have SU stamps and you're stuck and can't remember when they were released, you can locate almost any SU stamp set at Splitcoaststampers! Just go to the SU gallery and scroll down; the sets are listed alphabetically and have the issue date! Thanks for popping in today!
We had half day at school yesterday so the little boy across the road came over to play some games; this one is a Cat in the Hat game; you assemble a nerf-like limbo setup, then draw cards to tell you to some silly activity which might involve a book, a cake, a dress, etc. (all pieces that come with the game):
You might have to carry a ball on your belly while you tiptoe around the limbo poles, or try to jump over the limbo pole with something held between your legs:
There were lots of giggles, running, jumping, falling, and goofing around. I will be glad when the weather gets warmer and they can run around outside! Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Array of Sunshine, Suite Sayings (both ret)|
|Card stock & Papers||Confetti Cream (ret), French Flea Market DSP (Photoplay)|
|Ink||Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip|
|Accessories||Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine (ret), sequins from my stash|
|Tools||Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelits (ret), Crimper (ret), Dimensionals|