Friday, January 15, 2010

Everything Old Is New--Wreath of Roses

Welcome to a fun,  Friday challenge blog hop! Get your old grubbies on, crawl into your storage space, grab one of your oldest stamps, blow off the dust and get to stamping!  Whew....Everything Old Is New Today!

Allison from Stampin When I Can has organized this fun blog hop encourage us all to use what we have...give those older stamps some inky lovin'!

I thought it would be fun to dust off one of the very first stamp sets I ever bought...Wreath Of Roses from Stampin Up! (2000)...yep a real oldie but goodie. Perfect for Valentine's Day too. I love giving new life to these older stamps when I get to incorporate them into a card with all the new toys and tools that have become popular since my older stamps were stuck back in the closet!....Add a nestie and a border punch, a few pearls and some lovely satin ribbon and Viola!!!!

I hope you can all join this challenge and maybe even win a $25 gift certifcate! Add a link to your creation  on Allison's blog post by January 22 to be eligible for this prize!

This is the scoop from Allison's blog:

About a week ago, Sue posted a card with a long forgotten stamp set. I commented that we should have a challenge where we created cards with a stamp/stamp set that we would first have to blow the dust off due to lack of use. Sue jumped on the suggestion and now, with the help of some other PSFs, we are hosting the "Everything Old is New Again" challenge.

Want to Join Us? (Of course you do!)

All you have to do is create a card with a stamp set that hasn't seen the light of day for some time. Then, link it up at Allison's blog by Friday, January 22nd at midnight (MDT) and you will be entered to win a $25 gift card to Michael's (thanks to Sue!).

If you are looking for some inspiration, have a quick turn through these creations offered up by some great gals:

Allison (
Susie (
Nancy (
Sue (  that's me!
Tina (
Chris (
Tracy (

Card details:


Stamps: Wreath of Roses (2000), Painted Posies for the sentiment (2005) both retired from Stampin Up!

Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Basic Black and Misc DP

Ink: Memento Black and Copics

Misc: Heart Nesties, kaiser pearls, MS border punch, red ribbon

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Tracy.H said...

Love this one...especially lovin' that MS border punch!! :0)

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is just gorgeous!! What beautiful colors and I love that heart-shaped flower wreath!! HUGS

Tina said...

Wow, this is lovely!

Silli said...

Oh Yes!!!! All you need is lave!!! Your card ist so sweet! Love the borders and the hearts!!! very pretty Sue!

Nancy said...

Love love LOVE that MS border punch.... I might have to go shopping today LOL!

Great card!

Allison said...

Wow...I have never seen this stamp! And in 2000, I don't think I had even heard of this hobby...ha ha! Super color choices for this unique!

mudmaven said...

This is incredible - the colors are so vibrant and I love that image! This was such fun! ~chris

Shirley N said...

Great job on this card Sue! So very beautiful!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful!!!!!!!! love the colors on this!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is FAN-TAS-TIC!! I love that heart wreath and especially that eye-catching satin ribbon! Nice job using that old stamp set!!

Charlene said...

What a sweet image, Sue. Aren't you glad you didn't give it away or sell it? Boy, do I have stamps to use for THIS challenge. I have the first stamp I ever bought back in the early 80's...a little bear. He's covered in red ink...what did I know about cleaning stamps then? Maybe I'll give him some love.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

It IS new & sooooh cute! Love the black & red & white and all the gorgeous details.

Diane said...

Oh so lovely!! It's nice to see the old sets again,you did a great job! Love it!

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card Sue! That stamp you used is really lovely!


Sue said...

Great color combo, nice bright card and love the stamp.

Susie said...

Beautiful card. Great design.

Elena said...

What a fun idea with this hop! And even this stamp maybe old, but card with is it is so beautiful! I like the embossing, very nice texture! And pearls you added look so pretty!

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