Sunday, October 14, 2012

Going retro

Hi stampers!  I've spent most of the day holed up in my stamp studio without much to "show" for it.  Why?  Because I had to work on my Dirty Dozen entries for Splitcoast today and I can't show them on my blog for a while.  BUT, if you're a Fan Club member over on Splitcoast you can see them starting tomorrow!  :-)  If you're not a fan club member you should be!  In addition to being able to view the Dirty cards and challenges it's a great way to give back to all the wonderful people there that make the place so dang cool!  That's why I joined!  It was my way of saying thanks for all the hard work the moderators put in!

I did make one card for fun when I got up this morning to get the creative juices flowing.  I don't usually stamp early in the morning but since we are on a self-imposed hiatus from Panera this month I made some oatmeal and hot tea and sat down at my desk.  It wasn't quite as good as what I get at Panera but I can't stamp there so at least that's something:-)

I've been meaning to plat at Retro Sketches for a while now!  I saw one of their recent sketches in Pinterest and went to check out their challenge site!  Wow!  They have some awesome sketches!  I will be playing there often I think!  Just check this week's sketch out:

Seriously, how cute is that?  As SOON as I saw it I had the idea to use the ornaments from merry minis.  I just knew they would look super cute.
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Merry minis, pennant parade
Paper:  Whisper white, crumb cake, primrose petals, gumball green
Ink:  White craft, soft suede, baja breeze, cherry cobbler,  primrose petals, gumball green
Accessories:  Cherry cobbler baker's twine, large scallop edgelit, merry minis punch pack, paper piercing pack, vintage faceted buttons, basic pearls and rhinestones

I pulled my colors from the snow festival DSP because I'd planned to try to work some of the DSP in...but that didn't quite happen.  I also used my paper piercing pack to poke holes for the "strings".  And I know I'm using the white craft ink sponging on crumb cake a lot but gosh, it's just perfect for Christmas and winter cards.  It looks so fresh and snowy!  I can't stop:-)

I doubt I'll be back tomorrow with a mailable card unless I can find something I've had saved away for a while or unless inspiration strikes late tonight.  But I'll be back on Tuesday for sure!  And hopefully often now since football is winding down, yay!  One more week:-)

Happy stamping!

4 comments:

  1. I love this card! I just posted mine and I think we were feeling a bit of the same vibes from this sketch :) I love that you pierced the "strings" you hung the ornaments on. Super cute!

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  2. Way too adorable!!! Great and fabulous card. Smiles, Elizabeth

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  3. This is so fantastic. I love the pierced strings. And you keep sponging that kraft cardstock and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

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  4. Such a cute card! One of the cutest I've seen with that set. TFS

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