yes, i'm still marveling at the fact that it's september already... time to say, "ALOHA" to another summer. in light of this year's mega-hot august temps and especially high humidity here in the northeast, i'm actually looking forward to autumn a bit more than usual. meanwhile, i'm still making cards, and here's one for the retro rubber challenge blog's "critter time" challenge:
one of the requirements at retro rubber is not only to use a stamp that's more than a year old, you also need to discuss the approximate age, so here's my whale and fish dudes, who are from a lawn fawn set called "critters in the sea" and are copyrighted 2010. i know i won this set in a challenge, and i'm positive it was before we moved into this house, so i've had these guys for AT LEAST 3.5 years and maybe more. they are suuuuuuuuuuuuuuper-duper cute, though, don't you think?
i paper pieced them to use on top of this very elderly basic grey journal card + transparency overlay, for which i also made a bit of a sunshine from scraps of yellow patterned paper. btw, i think from now on ALL whales should be plaid. seriously. we're going to need some marine-grade, pet-safe, vegan paint and a few realllllly big paint rollers... ok, no, maybe just the whales on cards should be plaid, and whales irl can remain a solid color. yeah. that's probably a better idea, i really don't want greenpeace protesting out in my front yard, especially now that we've got a bit of rain and the lawn is looking nice!
i was pretty excited that my pink circle-y SOS card was the winner of retro rubber's recent sketch challenge (ta v much, ladies!) and i'm looking forward to guest designing with them later this month.
wishing my friends in the usa a very happy labor day weekend, and a very happy ordinary weekend to everyone else. g'head and take monday off if you like... tell your boss lauren made you an honorary american, so it's ok! :) :) :)