Retro stamping

I found a new challenge!  It’s one that I love the purpose of!!  It’s the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  They issue a challenge and you HAVE to use old stamps!  Why do I love this so much?  Because I have a craft room that is absolutely FULL of stamps!  I have gotten rid of many but I love the ones I have kept and it’s a lot.  So I love the idea that this blog challenges us stampers to dip in to these stashes of ours.  I love getting new stamps just as much as my fellow stampers out there – but if all I do is get and use new new new – I’m wasting a lot of money and really not getting my money’s worth out of them.  Here is the current challenge  RRCB73

retro challenge

And here is the card I’ve made for my first time diving in!

card 7

The stamps are from the “Carved and Candlelit” stamp set by Stampin’ Up! in 2004.  Holy cow!!  13 years old?!  And the little “Boo” tag up in the left corner?

card 8

That is from a tiny tag set that must be at least 4 years old and dare I say it?  I don’t think I’ve ever used that set :/ yikes.  But that’s the goal here!  Get creative with the stamps we already have right?  It made me search in to the old stuff  and I love it!

Excited to keep taking this challenge and making fun cards from stamps that I’ve kept because I love them.

Hugs and smiles!




Zentangle and quote

Last weekend was the General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  It’s my favorite weekend of the year!  It actually happens twice a year – so I get two favorite weekends 😉

The messages are always full of inspiration, hope and encouragement.  Sometimes while I listen, I doodle little Zentagles.  I had really fun with this one and added one of my favorite Conference quotes to it.



It’s so super fun to play with patterns and it’s very meditative.  I find when I’m doing a zentangle while listening to talks, I am more focused on what is being said.  Many times throughout the Conferences, I have to pause my doodling to write down things that touched my heart and will help me in my life and others!  I hope we can keep filling ourselves with Light to stay focused on the good still in the world during these crazy times 🙂

Here’s a link to the summary of the talks if interested!

Today is also World Cardmaking Day.  I’m going to stamp the day away and just enjoy my first crafting love – cardmaking!!  Those pics to come…

Have a great day!