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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thank you for joining us for Retro Rubber's Challenge 56! Birthday theme!

Hi there and how are you?  Thank you so much for coming over to view Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's 56th! challenge!  This time around, we are creating a crafting project using a stamp one year old or older, and a birthday theme!  Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created for this challenge:








I used a stamp that is one of my favs!  I will never ever part with it!  It is from The Stamps of Life,  It is "birthday for cookie",   August 2010 this set came out, see it here.  There are other fun stamp sets that I need from this line, like the "friends for cookie", a collection of cute dog friends!

I used my mini Misti and Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a white prefolded card to start the party.  I then stamped the cute dog, and colored him with two pink Copic markers, and two grey Copic markers.  I added a SRM sentiment sticker #51003 Happy Birthday, some silver cord, and a corner rounder.  It took all of 5 minutes!  So quick and fun!

Won't you join us?  We would love to see your creations!  Then join us the Sunday after the challenge ends at Retro Rubber to learn the challenge winner!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Welcome to Retro Rubber Challenge 55! Please join us!

Hi thanks for stopping by!  Today is the day, Retro Rubber's Challenge 55 begins!  The challenge this time involves using a stamp one year old or older, and hearts!  Below is the challenge graphic and the card I created for this challenge:








To create this card, I used a stamp set dated 2016 from the Cutting Cafe Shop, named Feb 14.   Since it is now 2017, I am just squeaking by in having a set one year old or older!  Whew!  I have actually had this set for a while, and love it so much!  I have never used it before!  

I paired this puzzle stamp with my Copic markers, Ranger Black Archival ink, white cardstock, dimensional adhesive, Wink of Stella in Silver, some EK heart stickers, silver twine, and patterned paper from Taylored Expressions (Formula for Love).  

Quick and easy!  Won't you join us for this fun challenge?  I'd love to see your creations!  Then come back to the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog a week from Sunday to learn the challenge winner!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hello! Welcome to Retro Rubber Challenge number 54!




Hello and thank you for joining us for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's Challenge 54!  The challenge this time involves using a stamp one year old or older, and the following theme, snow.  Beneath is the challenge graphic and the card I created for the challenge.










To create this card, I used a white invitation sized card, folded.  I took a piece of silver metallic card stock, rounded the edges, and stamped the snowflakes shown using a stamp set I  have owned for at least a year, from Recollections named Christmas Noel.  I just love this set because it has 10! beautiful snowflakes of various sizes and designs!

Using Versamark embossing ink, I stamped the snowflakes onto the cardstock.  I then used light blue embossing powder and my heat gun to melk the powder.  I added gems to the center of every snowflake.  In Microsoft Word, I typed the text and printed onto card stock.  I trimmed the cardstock and added the strip to the card front using dimensional adhesive.

This card was super easy and fun to make.  I would love you to join our challenge, and I would love to see your creation!  Please create something fun now!  Then  join us back a week from Sunday at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog to see who has won this challenge!  Best of luck!





Monday, December 12, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi everyone and welcome to this year's exciting Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!  I  hope your holiday season is treating you well!
















Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!










I created my card for this hop using Waffleflower's adorable monkey stamps!  The monkey on the left is from the Willy set and the monkey on the right is from the Faye set.  I colored the images using Copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added them to the card front using dimensional adhesive, and added a Santa hat to each from another stamp set that I own.  After die cutting some snowflakes and adding gems and twine and a "joy" diecut,  I placed the entire front card panel atop an invitation sized card with rounded corners.  So quick and easy, but so very fun!  

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Waffleflower so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge #53! Please join the challenge!

Please join us over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for challenge #53.  The challenge involves using a stamp one year old or older and the challenge graphic holiday photo for color inspiration! Bring those old stamps back to life!.


Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created using this challenge:







To create this card, I took a white card in the invitation size.  I ran it through an embossing machine with The Paper Studio embossing folder in the pattern shown.  Next, I stamped the bow and ribbon image onto white cardstock, then colored it with Copic markers in different shades of red.  I cut the ribbon out, and placed it on the card, using dimensional adhesive for the bow.  I added an EK Success snowflake and a green gem.  I die cut the word "joy" using Krazy Kreations glittered paper, and added two green gems to the word.  Then I added it to the card.  So simple with really fun results! 

The stamp set I only recently acquired, however, it is dated back to 2013 I believe.  I just love this set!  It is by Flourishes and called "That's a Wrap",  It is great for holidays, birthdays and more!  It comes with a gift tag image as well!  And it also contains holiday images.  Too fun!

Please join us in the challenge!  Then check back to the Retro Rubber Blog one week from this Sunday to learn the challenge winner!  I can't wait to see your creations!






Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Time for Retro Rubber Challenge #52! Let's have some fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's 52nd challenge!  The theme this time involves using a sketch and a stamp one year old or older.  Too fun!  Here is the card that I created for this challenge and the photo inspiration image:





To create this card, I used a stamp released in July of 2015 by Technique Junkies, Peonies.   I inked the stamp with different colored inks from Tim Holtz (distress ink).  I used my small Misti to stamp the floral image onto a white panel.

Next, I mounted the white panel onto a black invitation sized card.  I took a piece of white glittered paper and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts in black ink.  I placed this strip on the card with adhesive.  Next, I cut a smaller strip of the glittered paper and added it to the left far side of the card. Next I tied black cord from American Crafts on the card, and added a green dot.  

I'd love to see your creations for this challenge!  So come join the fun!  Visit the Retro Rubber Blog today, then revisit one week from this coming Sunday, to learn the challenge winner! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Please join challenge 51 at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

Please join us in the fresh, new challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  The challenge involves using a designated color scheme, a thankful theme and a stamp one year old or older.  Easy and fun!  Blow the dust off your old stamps and have some fun!

Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created using this challenge:









To create this card, I ran some white cardstock through an embossing folder, with background dots.  It is from Darice.  Next, I took a slightly smaller piece of white cardstock and a stitching die, and made the cut with design.  I placed the stitched white cardstock over the embossed cardstock and adhered the two pieces together.

Below the embossed cardstock I inserted two pieces of colored cardstock, slightly larger in size.  I placed all these elements attached atop a white invitation sized card.  I took a thin, sheer yellow ribbon and tied it on to the card with a bow.

Next, I used black outline stickers from Krazy Kreations, and glittered cardstock from Krazy Kreations also.  I applied the stickers to the cardstock, and used Copic markers to color inside the sticker borders.  I fussy cut the stickers leaving a thin white border.  I applied them to the card front using pop dots in an overlapping fashion.

Finally, I stamped on vellum using black ink with a sentiment from an older stamp set I own from Sweet Stamp Shop.  I do not know exactly the age of the stamp, but I know I have had it for at least a couple years.  I trimmed the vellum and cut the ends in banner style.  I adhered the banner to the card using Glossy Accents.

Please join us in the challenge!  Then check back to the Retro Rubber Blog one week from this Sunday to learn the challenge winner!  I can't wait to see your creations!