Walking in the Rain

Friendship

Here it is my friends!  The plug to the hole in my heart is the Retro Rubber (Card) Challenge. I’m not on the design team, but will start using my vast Stampin’ Up! collection of years gone past.  Cards made with my ‘antique’ collection usually don’t make the blog because they aren’t available for purchase from Stampin’ Up! and I’m not selling them. But now I’ll be able to show them off on the blog and I’m so excited and I only hate that you can’t see the goofy smile on my face.

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everything-nice-2005-suStamp set used for the Retro Rubber Challenge (RRCB50) is the retired set And Everything Nice – 2005.  It is absolutely nothing but cuteness.  If you have an older stamp set you’d like to show off I’d also love to see your card on the challenge.

Friendship The Details:

  • Water-color Madness.  For over a month now I have been water-coloring like a mad woman and the best tool I’ve found that works great for me are the Aqua Painters.  They come in two brush sizes and I tend to use the smaller one.  I love that the brush allows me to be able to start off with a darker shade of the color and I brush in short strokes to push the color down where I want it to blend.  You just have to practice practice practice.
  • Please Leave a Comment.  Your comments give me the encouragement to continue the blog and share my love of handmade cards.  I’d love for you to forward this post to a friend and say, “If I had made this card, I would’ve sent it to you.” LOL…then I want you to come back and let me know what they said.
  • Share Some Sunshine.  Did you think of a specific friend when you first saw the retro image and read the cute sentiment?  Please share it.  Scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on the envelope image to share the card with someone whom you think can use a little bit of sunshine today.  

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Until the next card…stamp on!

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About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.
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13 Responses to Walking in the Rain

  1. Maria Rodrigi4 says:

    I love this card….. need a video on how you made the smug dot colors

  2. Katy McGloin says:

    Maggie, I am so glad that you found the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog. I cannot wait to see all the retired sets that you will be sharing with us. This image is very sweet as is your coloring… perfect for our challenge. And the sentiment says it all! Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber this week. Hope to see you in our gallery often!!

  3. Love the soft color in your scene. It creates a beautiful flow to the card. The image is adorable. Perfect colors used. Thanks so much for doing the RR Challenge!

  4. Maggie, first of all, your smile is anything but goofy, it’s beautiful!!
    Second of all, I’m so darn glad you found our RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE so you can use all of those wonderful, beloved and retired SU stamp sets. Like me, I have a whole lot of them from the very first one I bought about 10 years ago to present time.
    This challenge gives your older stamps a chance to be shared and see some ink again. This image on your sweet card is just beautiful and the other stamps on the set are equally lovely.
    Thank you for sharing your beautifully colored card with us at RETRO RUBBER, we hope you come back again and again!!
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  5. So glad that you found us and can now dig out your older stamps. I love this image it is gorgeous, so nice to give things a new lease of life. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber this time, hope to see you again soon. Claire DT

  6. amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Gloria says:

    A woman after my own heart. Old stamps have a dear place in my craft room and I use them more often than not.

  8. Sandy Schoonover says:

    I love it, it is soooooooooooooooo cute!

    • Maggie says:

      Thank you Sandy. Isn’t it though! SU really should re-make some these older type of designs. There’s something about them that are so precious.

  9. Barbara Jean Wind says:

    I absolutely love your card Maggie, and you are right about the stamp set. Too cute!! I love to see old stamps being used, and we all have those that we just can’t part with. Thanks so for sharing your beautiful card.

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