Wow, I am truly excited to be part of a new challenge blog, Retro Rubber Challenge Blog as a Mod Squad Team Member. In my recent foray into cleaning, organizing, and (yes) purging I started to count my stamps and recognized I have many stamps that I purchased more than 20 years ago! A design team call went out and for me it was a perfect fit! The theme statement read "Retro Rubber Challenge Blog encourages you to use "retro" stamps. Breathe new life into your old loves. Break out your older, unloved stamps that are 1 year or older for our challenges."
|First Grade Neva|
My obsession with the wonderful art of rubber stamping began shortly after I suffered from a closed head brain injury and was not able to do many of the things I did before my injury for relaxation and fitness. During my recovery period I started collecting stamps and taking a few classes. I subscribed to RubberStampMadness, Vamp Stamp News, and Somerset Studios. I read about new techniques and tried out different inks and stamps. I frequented two stamp stores and my local Michaels to feed my addiction to rubber and ink. The local yearly stamp convention was a highlight for me; all that unmounted rubber and access to vendors from across the U.S. was so much fun!
Fast forward a few years and I was teaching classes at two different stamp stores. I also submitted cards to a few submission calls and was fortunate to be published twice in 1997. (See my crafting resume) Now I stamp, scrapbook, and create home décor in my “spare” time.
Thanks for reading and please come join us for the Retro Challenge, which will be posted November 4th. So it is time to break out your retro stamps and join the fun by trying out some new techniques.