A Sweet Thank You - Retro Rubber Challenge #1

Today I'm excited to participate in a brand new challenge called Retro Rubber! And it's a fun and different challenge...using our much-loved-even-though-they-are-retired Stampin' Up! supplies!!

How cool is that?!?

The challenge this week is to ink up your oldest Stampin' Up! stamp set. I can do that as I still own it and will never part with it...just sentimentally attached:) It's a stamp set called Watercolor Trio. I chose it because it was pretty and I thought it looked fairly mess-up-proof...it was after all, my first stamp set!

I pulled out all the stops for this challenge, digging into my supplies for the Floral District Designer Series Paper, featuring a much loved retired color, Baja Breeze!

I just love the look of this stamp, to acheive it, I simply stamped in the center with full coverage ink in Rich Razzleberry, then immediately stamped off to on side without re-inking, and then again on the other side, also without re-inking. So I've stamped the same image three times without adding ink to the stamp. It's helpful if you huff on the stamp before the third stamp to get all the last remaining ink to transfer.

I also inked up the butterfly stamp in Baja Breeze and fussy cut him out. I had a hard time deciding which way was up, so I hope he's not flying upside down!!

When I was done...I wasn't quite ready to be done so I decided to keep going!

I kept this one very clean and neat. I couldn't resist using Baja Breeze again. I actually had to re-ink the stamp pad as it has been so long since I used it! I'm so glad I still have it. It's like re-reading a favorite book, warm and comfortable :)

Retired paper, retired ink, retired ribbon retired buttons...yep, I think I have this challenge covered! so much fun to play along with!!

I hope you've enjoyed this detour into Stampin' Up!'s past...which was your first stamp set? Or the one you'll never be able to let go of??

Birthday Bloom

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Hi There! Thanks for popping in! Today was a long headachy day so at the end of it I found some 'me' time in my craft room and made something bright and cheery to end the day on a positive note!

For this card I utilized one of my new favorite stamps set, Blooming with Kindness, my new Window Frames Collection Framelits Die and some cheery designer paper from the Floral District Designer Paper Series. This card came together so easily! I just love how the colors pop off the Wisteria Wonder cardstock:) I used my Finishing Touches Edgelits Die to add a bit of softness between the DSP and the card base. A bit of bling, some sponging, and an appropriate sentiment and that's it (wait for it)...ez peasy!!

The layout for this card came together in minutes and is so versatile, change the colors, papers, sentiment for an endless assortment of cards!

Note: I always add a bit of matching or coordinating DSP on the envelope flap, so that the recipient has a taste of what's inside. The paper is just so pretty I can't help but add it to everything!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness, Bring on the Cake

Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White CS; Floral District DSP

Ink: Rose Red

Tools: Big Shot, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Finishing Touches Edgelits Die

Embellishments:  Rhinestones Basic Jewels

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