Retro Rubber Challenge #43...

Welcome to a new challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog! We have a fun anything goes with a summer theme this time! Just use anything summer and you are good to go!


I opted to use this fun set from Lawn Fawn called Happy Summer. I have had it for a couple of years and have never used it! rrcb 43 1 (550x640)

I stamped the ants and sentiment. Then I added the watermelon and colored in with markers. I am using the sketch from this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch challenge to put it all together. rrcb 43 2 (640x302)

I added a bit of pink gingham, to remind me of a picnic, and a bit of pear pizzazz under the white. Plus I thought those colors also followed the look of a watermelon!

Now it’s your turn! Be sure to ink up something fun and summery and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! My posting will be a bit sporadic over the next few weeks. I plan to play along with the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire day this weekend so I will be posting quite a bit then. But then it will be just a post here and there after that for a bit, so please bear with me until I am back to posting on a regular schedule.

Supplies: CS: PTI white and hibiscus burst gingham. SU! pear pizzazz and crumbcake. Stamps: Lawn Fawn happy summer. Inks: SU! old olive, pear pizzaz and melon mambo. Dies: PTI linen impression plate.

Hello Summer...

It’s Monday again but by this time next week we will be half over with summer. What? I know! Summer just got started! And summer is what this post is all about!

I started with the fun sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I dug out this summery paper from my stash and die cut two pierced circles. Then I cut a thin strip of vintage linen cream to separate the patterned circles and to follow the sketch. fms 1 (526x640)

I adhered everything to the card base and then added the word “summer”. It may be less like “hello” summer and more like “hey, where are you going” summer! LOL! I added a puffy heart, pearls and enamel dot and was done. fms 2 (640x456)

I hope you are enjoying your summer! Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI kraft and vintage linen cream. Pattern paper from stash. Dies: MFT pierced circle dies. Other: October Afternoon summertime pillow puffs. Pearls and enamel dot.