Wednesday, April 17, 2013

An Old Friend

Slowly but surely, I've been cleaning up my stamping studio, straightening out pattern paper sheets, going through ink and markers (why do I still have dried up ones?) and trying to get stamps better organized, which means rediscovering stamp sets that I've had for ages but haven't seen ink in too long of a time. 

For this card I used a very old, retired Stampin' Up! set, titled Old Friends.  To color, I got out my Prismacolor Pencil.  The case of colored pencils hadn't been opened for much too long of a time.  I've gotten more or less into the habit of using Copic markers and had forgotten how relaxing I used to find it to color with the pencils. 

This month's theme challenge for the Challenge Chicks is to do some spring cleaning and gather up old supplies and use them.  This card definitely fits the challenge using the old stamp set as well as Prismacolor pencils.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Old Friends
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Eyelet border punch, SU Baker's twine, miscellaneous button from the button jar, stickles glitter glue, image colored with Prismacolor pencils.

YIPPEEEEEE!  It is a rainy week and that means..........drumroll please............THE SNOW IS FINALLY BEING WASHED AWAY!  I began to think we'd have snow on the ground until August!  There are still a few piles along the fence line and on shaded sides of the house, but for the most part, it is gone.  Come on spring flowers...GROW! 
Until next time,


  1. Hi Jennifer, Wow your card is so beautiful and the colours used are stunning so nice and bright you are so creative and use the most adorable images so pretty xx

  2. I love these classic stamp sets...very fun. There is a challenge for classic stamping sets Friday's at Techno Stampers blog(Mary Jo Price) I so enjoy seeing what they make!

  3. very cute and fun image and terrific coloring of it, glad to hear your snow is being washed away, this has been a crazy weather year!

  4. I totally love that you are making the old stamps so vibrantly alive. :) I never bought this set it came out back in the days of could not color... so, this was a fun treat to find.

  5. I love how vibrant the colors are on this :)


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