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Friday, October 7

Oldies but Goodies!

Greetings Earthlings-

OK. I don't like it when people ask me how long I have been rubber stamping. It makes me feel really OLD!

I bought my first rubber stamps while I was in high school. Back then you could use black india ink or if you were lucky, you could find a blue ink pad.

I still have those stamps. They are still nice and rubber-y. Some stamps that I have bought since have become rocks and useless. Here's a pic of my first step on a long, long and expensive path..
These are all the same brand and I bought them at the same time. How old are they? How is that any different than asking me 'How long have you been stamping?' !!  OK, fine. Here is a shot of one on it's side..
Happy Now?!!

I decided to get these out when a challenge asked us to get something out that we haven't used in a while.. It's probably been 25 years since I last used these.. I think that qualifies.

So, a new place I have found to spend a lot of time is called Outlawz.  This is the challenge that made me dust these puppies off. It is a CAS challenge. Clean and Simple..Here's the challenge.

So, here is the card I created cleanly and simply:

I used some Spellbinders to cut out and emboss the image and the sentiment. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink.As usual I used my Copics to color this image:
Do you have any stamps that are really, um, old? Tell me about them!

Party on, Wayne


  1. My oldest stamp is from All Night Media too!
    I got in at a stationary store in Manhattan, Kansas (actually Aggieville) near the KSU campus. (circa 1986) It is a little bunny with a bellybutton. I've since found it at DollarTree, in a larger size (cheap knock-off), but I bought it anyways.
    Way back then, I used it to mark all my books, so I knew what was mine before even opening the cover. It had long break for a while, but now I'm stamping more than ever & my 5 yr old daughter likes using it too!

  2. BTW, like your card using the teddys. If only we had copics way back then......

  3. I bought my first rubber stamp on Okinawa in 1974. It was an oriental dragon within a two inch circle. I still have that stamp. I'll have to dig it out and use it.


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