Good morning stamping friends! We’re having a great time setting up for the CHA Craft Supershow that starts tomorrow! I can hardly believe it’s almost here! If you’d like to see what we’re up to, come check out our Facebook page for updates. It’ll be like you’re right here with us! Today it’s time for another Blast from the Past Blog Hop and I just know all of our creative customers have some fabulous inspiration to share! Maybe this is your first time stumbling upon our Blast from the Past blog hop and you’re wondering what it’s all about. Each month we issue a theme and a sketch to our customers and we all get creative with our ‘older’ TE stamps. It’s a great way to get inspiration for the stamps already in your collection and meet fellow TE lovers along the way! We’d love to have you join us and you can find all of the hop details (including how to sign up!) on this page. I hope you’ll come play with us next month!

This month’s theme is “Sending You Sunshine” which could be interpreted in any number of ways… capturing the essence of summer, using sunshiny colors, or perhaps creating an encouraging card to add sunshine to the recipient’s day. I decided to pull out my Kid at Heart stamp set because it makes me smile and I figured the punny sentiment would be an encouragement to anyone! I started by stamping the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics. I added glossy accents over the top of the glass part of the gumball machine.Then I stamped the heart label and cut it out with the Take Note Die 3. The fabulous sketch that Sankari designed was a detailed and challenging one so I kept the extra embellishment to a minimum! The fun patterned paper is from the Doodlebug Nifty Notions collection and I added some green glimmer ribbon and white with red polka dot ribbon to complete the layout.

I better stop chatting and try to get a little rest before the big day of booth setup! I hope you’ll all hop around to check out the amazing inspiration from our fabulous customers!