Guess what? Today is my first blogiversary here at Snapdragon Stamps. Yay! With that in mind, I thought for today's Friday Flashback that it would be fun to feature the very first Stampin' Up! stamp set that I ever bought, Stars & Swirls. So sit back and relax with a cuppa if you so desire, because today's Flashback is going to be longer than most as I love this stamp set : )
You might guess from the name that this little stamp set has both stars and swirls in it, though I admit I use the stars more than the swirls. Like my mom, I'm a sucker for all kinds of papercrafty things featuring stars (and plaid, but probably not together). This one also features Happy Everything which is one of my all-time favorite sentiment sets.
Ok, so this one is old-old-old from not long after I started stamping and before I discovered sketch challenges so I only had like three layouts for cards : ) I do still love polished stone though...greeting from A Greeting for All Reasons.
It's a license plate! I thought it was cool for a Father's Day card. Letters from Well-Worn Alphabet & Numbers.
I think I made a bunch of these for stamp club not long after I became a demonstrator. Look, it opens up:
Fun, right? Other stamp sets used are Letterpress Alphabet, Swirling Stars jumbo wheel, and one of the All-Year Cheer sets (what, they blend together).
Here's one with the swirl! This layout also features my favoritest-ever scrapbook layout sketch. I love it so much that I have to try to limit myself to using it ONLY once in any given album.
More stars on a baby book! Other stamps from House of Haunts.
And here's a layout from the first-ever baby book I ever made; also features Star-Spangled Banner.
Here's some gold embossing on gold cardstock and some gold Pearl-Ex on the card base, and again a sentiment from AYC. I never much got into Pearl-Ex so I wasn't sad when SU! quit selling it. I think this might be the only time I used it...and the only reason I had any was because someone else gave it to me.
So that's it for the vault, here's today's new creation:
I used this week's SCS sketch and three of my favorite colors: Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, and Raspberry Ripple. I quite like those three colors together, I'll have to try that again sometime.
Thanks for joining me for this week's special blogiversary Friday Flashback!
Supplies, last card only:
Stamps: Stars & Swirls, Happy Everything
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White craft
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White