Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge - That 70's Card

Ok, without getting to personal..... are you old enough to remember the 70's?  Well.. I will own up to it .. I am.  I will tell you true.. I was young ... but I do remember a few things.....   I remember the bicentennial, super big bell bottoms on my jump suit, my favorite denim jacket, and Hootie the Owl telling us kids to "Give a Hoot on Don't Pollute" on commercials between episodes of Speed Racer or Fat Albert.

The Blog Challenge this time for Serendipity Stamps was to create a retro 70's themed card.  I focused on my own memories and started with the denim background.  I wanted my card to resemble a jacket with some fancy colorful patches like the jackets, album covers and graphic T shirts I remember.
I also remember the Jackson 5, the Osmond Brothers, Elvis in Hawaii., glittery iron ons of mushrooms, unicorns...  keep on truckin.......  I will give them credit for the  sprinkle of gems.
Are you thinking about your own favorite 70's memories now?  If you're younger maybe you are a fan of That 70's Show - yes avocado was really a trendy kitchen appliance color.  I can't wait to see what the other design team members came up with for this challenge.  I hope you'll check them out - just click on the links below to jump to their blogs.

Helen Berry - Helen Berry Designs
Amy Cokley - So Amused
Sue Eldred - Sue's Creative Workshop
Jenny Gropp - One Krafty Kat
Miriam Napier - Miriam's Delirium
Pauline Pollington - Craft Obsession
Cathy Weber - Empty Nest Crafter
Oh... and the special this week is buy 3 items get the 4th one free - Sale ends on September 12
Retro OwlReUse It Or Lose ItWho Loves Ya Baby

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamps:  Serendipity Retro Owl, Who Loves You, Reuse It
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Dolled Up 6x6 Pad, Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Kraft, Plum Pudding, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, Stampers Select White
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Quickutz Rainbow and Cloud, Spellbinders Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles, Classic Circles, Blossom
Cropadile Corner Chomper 1/8" We R Memory Keepers
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Musical Flourish
Copic Markers
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Gems, Google Eyes


Pauline said...

Brilliant card Jeanne! I love the fun rainbow, and the denim background with those sweet floral gems - I remember some of the seventies too - Donny & Marie, Bay City Rollers, Kojak!! Oh dear, they don't make them like that any more!

Amy Marie said...

Just Fab! I love how you got that 70s feel. And I love the googly eyes!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love your cards and your sharing of memories it evoked! Fab, fab, fab!

Cathy Weber said...

LOL, you know I remember every single one of those elements...first hand! I love that owl with the googly eye and your rainbow. I had some jeans, not quite as pretty as yours, but similar with sewn on patches. What was I thinking about? Your card really brings back the "good ole days"...not!

Miriam said...

Your card screams 70's!! I remember those years well too. Love all your elements.

Marybeth said...

Yes, I remember and you must have been very little. I also remember the avocado kitchens. You sure did a great job capturing all those memories on your sweet card. I forgot about the owl. Love the studs on the denim too. Thanks for the smile.

Jinny Newlin said...

This is so fun, Jeanne! LOVE that denim background, and your owl's google eyes are ADORABLE... the perfect finishing touch!

Joyce said...

What a super fun card. I remember everything you mentioned. What a great decade, no? Of course, I adore your owl, and those stitched jeans, rainbow, and focus on the earth. Just perfect for the challenge.

Helen Berry said...

Oh wow!! This is so cute!! Love what you did with this challenge so much Jeanne. Those two sentiments you used are perfect (how I missed these I don't know,) and that gorgeous rainbow - absolutely brilliant!!