Stamp What?! ~ Travel Time!

 Hi friends!

I have another card for my Stamp What?! personal card challenge

 that was started by my son :)

Earlier this year, after seeing my stacks of old wooden Stampin' up stamps, 

he asked me why I don't use them so often and created an idea ....

He'd bring me one of the 'Old Dusties' at random and I'd use it in on a card.

I always ask him "what made you chose this one?"

and - eek! - I can't remember what he said for this one a couple of days ago.

(I'll edit it later) 

He brought me 'Travel Time' .... circa 2003.

I colored the card to match my dad's old, olive green Granada 

that we had in Europe when I was a kid.

He cherished that card and drove us everywhere in it!  

My mom would ride shotgun, of course, and the nod to the lost map on my card

is for her - never able to read it so she would make up directions, LOL!

Hard to believe back in the day we had to read gosh honest maps

and did NOT have cellphones with siri and google :)

Since friends often do things together, I invited Barb and Jeanette

to create with me and their cards on own their blogs, too.

And I encourage you to treasure your Old but Goodies if you got 'em!

Just dust them off and let them shine anew!

Here's how I modernized it to this day and age ....

I used the MFT Stamps sunburst stencil, Ranger inks and PFS blender brushes.

Here's my Old Dusty:

This is the first year I'm doing the Stamp What?! challenge because 

it's special to me ~ and next year, he and I plan to continue the trend 

(at least so he says!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Big hugs, bigger blessings :)


  1. I think this is a great idea, to revisit some older sets, which we all have. This is a lovely one - what a cute map!! Love the road and the background too! A fun and sunny oldie!!

  2. Kelly, this card is such a burst of love - from you your dad's green (vehicle) to your mom's non-map reading stories, to the awesome Kelly-infused colors and fun! Awesome card in every way!

  3. This is a great idea. I think for the new year I am going to try to follow your example and get out my old SU wooden stamp setss (I can't bring myself to take them off the wood blocks yet!) I counted...I have 25 sets to choose from.

    In regard to your fabulous card...It's fantastic and what great memories it has attached to it. OK, now I have to admit we still do use maps. Our GPS is old and sometimes it gets us lost (There's no updates available for it anymore) and we don't have the internet on our phone. So sometimes the maps have really come in handy.

  4. So, so cute with your sunray background!! Reminds me of my recent week on the road!

  5. Oh wow! I love the way you've used this set! I believe I still have mine too! LOL! The colors on this are awesome!

  6. Love the idea of your personal challenge. It is a great stamp set and your card is so pretty with great colours.
    xxx Margreet

  7. I love the coordinated effort between you and your son to make cards by using those great older stamps! This turned out so cute and the memories associated with it surely made you smile :) I love the whole concept and especially the fun resulting card! I too was always the navigator reading the map. Sometimes we got lost, but when we did, we always seemed to see some of the greatest sights and still had fun along the way.

  8. A great idea how to use all those neglected stamps and love the added map
    Carol x

  9. A stunning card design Kelly and love the colours. The sentiment reminds me of children in my car on an outing!! I took most of my stamps off the blocks and put them onto foam but a few I didn't have the heart to do so. They sit in a drawer and don't come out very often. Stay safe and well. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  10. How precious memories Kelly :) these old stamps chosen by your son are a double treasure!! Fabulous card with them, so fun and sweet!!!The sunburst on the back give a stunning dramatic feel!!!

  11. Fabulous travelling card Kelly, fabulous colouring and design, love the background and I can still hear those words from my kids when we travelled..it haunts me..lol..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. I like this personal challenge and this card is great. A real scene, and I was quite proud at my map reading abilities before technology came along.

  13. Hi Kelly it's a fabulous card, love the design and bright colours, super little car too, Kate x

  14. I love the idea of using old forgotten stamps that is a great idea. I love your card and the story behind it. You did a great job my friend.

  15. I too have enjoyed this challenge Kelly, and i must say I love this card - and your Mother's abilities to make up directions :) Must have made for some interesting road trips
    Stay safe

  16. Kelly--this is a sweet card my friend! I love the background and the scene is just perfect! Thanks for creating this fun challenge!