Wednesday, July 25, 2012


When I saw that Scrappy Moms was having a Retro Fun challenge, I was really excited.  I love nostalgia.  I quickly cycled through the possibilities from my childhood: maybe some neon?  an homage to Rainbow Brite?  After reading a recent blog post by Kayla Aimee I even briefly considered a Captain Planet theme.

However, with my 30th birthday rapidly approaching, I decided that to think of 80s culture as retro was a little too depressing for me at the moment, and thus decided to go back even further, beyond the scope of my life, into the past.  I went through my cartridges and found the perfect retro image on Wall Decor and More: a rotary phone.  Kids now don't even know what a rotary phone is, and how to use it, which makes me feel old.  I decided to go for a 70s feel, and the first colors that popped into mind were olive green and brown.

I had this great olive green patterned paper in my KI Memories Classics pack.  The flowers are light green, pink, off white, and two shades of brown.  Then I layered the off white paper with the brown ribbon on top of the patterned paper, to help give the phone some definition.  The phone itself has a little something extra- I added the brown behind the dial because I didn't like it being see-through.  I cut the corners with the Large corner rounder from EK Success to finish it off.  Pretty groovy, right?

I plan to enter this in the following challenge:
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Retro Fun
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  1. Great Job on the challenge, thanks for playing with us at scrappy moms stamps! I am looking for a retro green phone!

  2. I love your lime green phone! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  3. Very cute!!!! I still have a phone that looks like this is my bedroom! i just can't get rid of it!!!!!

  4. I remember phones like these. They use to make a clicking sound when you dialed them. Good
    'ole days! Hope you will stop by and see my retro card.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  5. Very cute card. Happy 30th Birthday, soon. I can barely remember when I turned 30, lol.

  6. This is fabulous! I love the Retro feel! Thanks for playing along at Scrappy Moms Stamps!