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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Challenge 24, Retro Rubber Blog, join us!

Hi there!  It is time for challenge 24 at the Retro Rubber Blog! The theme is travel. Simply incorporate something in a travel theme into your crafty design, and add a stamp one year old or older.  Easy!

Here is a copy of the challenge and a copy of my design:

I had such a great time making this card using stamps, dies, cardstock, twine, ink and sequins.  The scooter is an older stamp from Stampin' Up.  The grass die is from Lawn Fawn. 
I plan to enter this design in another site's challenge.  I will be doing this asap and updating this blog post with that info. so you can enter too if you choose.  In the meantime, join us! I'd love to see your work!  And check back at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog one week from this Sunday to learn the winner of this particular challenge.  Good luck to you!  Thanks for visiting me here! 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Taking a watercolor class!

Hi!  I am taking a class in water coloring at Online Card Classes.  Today I created this card using watercolor distress markers from Tim Holtz. 

So much fun!  The stamp set is new from Stampin' Up.  Love it.  Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Taking a new class!

At Online Card Classes, the Watercolor Class that is brand new!  What a great time!  Here is my first card created for the class:

Thanks for stopping by!  Thanks for looking!  If you are taking the class, link me up to your creations, I'd love to see! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A new challenge! Ombre effect!

Hi crafting friends!  It is time for a fresh new challenge at The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  This challenge involves using a stamp one year old or older, and creating a project with ombre effect. Ombre effect is like a color gradient.  Here is a copy of the challenge graphic, along with a card that I created for the challenge:

I also plan to enter this card in a challenge at another blog!  I will update this post as soon as I have the web link for that challenge.  Please join our challenge at The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, and please consider joining the additional challenge that I will post. And check back a week from this Sunday at the RRCB to see the winners!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Periscope app!

Have you heard of the Periscope app?  It is such a blast!  It is free, and tied to Twitter, although you don't have to be a Twitter user to use Periscope.

Periscope users can put up live videos, like live tv, that stay active for 24 hours, then they disappear forever.  You can follow others on Periscope, and when they start a new video, you get an alert.

This is so fun because you can watch a whole bunch of craft videos for free as they go live, or within 24 hours of them going live.  They are so casual and fun, and honest. 

I made one recently about coloring with Copics on special glitter paper.  It is now evaporated, but it was great fun!  I hope I helped another crafter out with the video.

Please consider joining and if you do, please follow me.  My user ID is ChristineTraversa.

I know you will love it and find it fun also!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It's time for challenge 22 at the Retro Rubber Blog!

The challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog involves using a stamp older than one year, an anything goes theme!  How simple and fun!   Here is the card I created for this challenge and the challenge graphic:

I used these adorable leaf die cuts, along with an older sentiment stamp, some sequins, patterned paper and a bow.  I entered the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp, and I would love to see what you make and see what other contests you care to enter.  So join us!  And come back a week from this Sunday to see who won the contest over at The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  Thanks for stopping by!