It’s that time again! First, there is a new RRCB challenge that starts today. Secondly, the children are either back in school (at least here in the South) or soon to be back to school after the Labor Day holiday. I must admit I had a difficult time with this challenge. Not having children, I don’t have much in my stash that relates to “Back to School.” But I do have “older than one year” alphabet and number stamps. The alphabet images are from the Sweet Shoppe Alphabet (lower and upper in 2 sets) introduced by Stampin’ Up! in the 2010 annual catalog. The number images are from Morning Post Numbers which was released in the 2012 annual catalog by Stampin’ Up! I also have retired designer series papers called Schoolhouse. Perfect, so I thought!
I coordinated my ink colors to the colors in the Schoolhouse designer paper. It included Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green and Gray. The sentiment shown in the inside is from Simply Celebrate, introduced in Stampin’ Up!’s 2014 Occasions catalog. I did use a stampamajig to help align the letters and numbers. However, you will notice my alignment isn’t perfect! Oh well, back to school for me! The designer paper with the bicycles reminded me of my bicycling days to Elementary and Junior High Schools.
Guidelines for a Retro Rubber Challenge Blog challenge entry…
- One of your stamps must be at least one year old.
- You must tell us how long you have had the stamp or its age.
- Do not link your new project to more than 9 additional challenges.
Remember, the primary purpose for this blog challenge is to use and breathe life into our older stash of stamp sets. Many of these are retired and unavailable for purchase except through individuals who wish to sell their retired stamp sets. These stamps were purchased originally because there was something in the set that spoke to our heart. You can give them a chance to speak once again.
RRCB # 70 sketch challenge starts today and ends on September 8th. Have you been by the challenge blog to see my teammates inspiration projects? Come on by! We are so looking forward to seeing you in our gallery.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have fun stamping,