Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's a Retro Date with Sweet Stamp Shop!

It's Day #2 of
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As I worked on this card, I couldn't help but think about
my teen years in the 70's.  
Having to adjust the 'rabbit ears'
to get a decent picture...and although this new set called
'Watchin' TV'
comes with a remote control image, it was only
a 'dream' that such a thing might exist!

Do you remember the terrific NBC series
'American Dreams'?
It was on several years ago taking us through
the years of the 60's.
I absolutely adored that show because it was
like watching parts of my own life on screen.
So this terrific stamp set really has been
great fun for me to play with and I
know you are going to like it too!

No paper-piecing this time around
{as has been my MO lately}
but I did use a little My Mind's Eye to create
a fab wallpaper and floor that has a retro feel.
I just colored and shaded the TV with a couple
of Copics and wa-la!!
The fun plaque on the wall is also from MME.
I hope you are enjoying the 'sneak peeks' from
Sweet Stamp Shop this week and
I appreciate that you stopped by...

Don't forget to leave a comment before
you move on to the next designer and make sure
to visit each blog on the hop...here is the hop list for today:

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Your next stop from here is one of my
besties and one of the most fun people I know,

Have fun!

Project Recipe: 
Designer Paper: 'Stella & Rose Hattie' Collection by My Mind's Eye
Ink: 'Tuxedo Black' by Memento, Copics
Stamps:  'Watchin' TV' by Sweet Stamp Shop
Tools:  Heart to Heart Border Punch by Martha Stewart
Corner Rounder punch by Fiskars
Embellishments: chipboard sentiment from 'Stella & Rose Hattie'
by My Mind's Eye


Lindsay said...

LOVE this Julie! Such a fun card!

Emily said...

So cute Julie!!! Love the papers you used!


Miriam Prantner said...

This is just adorable. Love the papers you chose!

Rochelle Sodipo said...

The DP gives it that retro feel! LOVE it.

Lizscraps said...

I liked how you faded the two papers together using the heart cut out to overlap the herringbone...It reminded me of the actual BW TV patterns you used to see when the channels would start or stop... yeah dating myself here :) fun card.

Lisa Elton said...

To think we used to have to get off of the comfy couch to change a channel! HA!!! Fun card Julie love the colors. Your sentiment has me singing that song...from the 60's, 70's not sure but it's in my head!!!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Thanks for sharing! this card with us! I love paper piecing as well and sometimes it is nice to change it up some.

Romaine said...

Love the papers you used with this set, so suited!

Anita said...

Adorable card! I too remember those days before remotes.

Lisa Lara said...

What a fun card Julie. I love the heart border from dp.

itsallrosi said...

great card!

love that tv so much!

My Happy Place by Vanessa said...

We must be around the same age because I could relate to your story! :D Back then I WAS the REMOTE! And oh those rabbit ears! LOL! Great stamps!

~Vanessa Wachlin

StampinCathy said...

What an adorable card. Love the dp and that tv. We were just talking the other day about how we had to move to change channels. Seems like a lifetime ago.

Judy1223 said...

Great card, Julie...I, too, remembert the rabbit ears and having to actually get up to change the channel!

Angie Blom said...

this is just too cute Julie.. love it!

Lindsey said...

Fabulous, Julie! And doesn't the floor have a bit of a "test pattern" feel to it? I had to look twice to believe the tv console wasn't paper-pieced!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute Stamp Set! Love your sweet layout!

Lalo said...

Yah this stamp totally takes you back in time!!! I'm liking the card and your flash back story...it's so nice when cards are personal that way :)

Erin said...

Really really sweet Julie!

Michelle P said...

Awesome card!

Laura Williams said...
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Laura Williams said...

You are rocking it, lady!!!! This is adorable!

*Alison* said...

this is so fun.. LOVE your pp picks and the way you colored your TV :) HUGS

Kim H said...

beautifully combined pattern papers, and the coloring is great. Thanks for sharing.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! SOOOOO cute--love your papers and I LOVE the sign (or room decor with the sentiment!)!! Great coloring!