Thursday, July 23, 2015

Using Retro Rubber

I absolutely LOVE the idea behind "Retro Rubber" Challenge Blog.  They encourage you to pull out those long-neglected (but much loved) stamps that you haven't been giving the appropriate amount of attention they deserve.  I pulled out a couple of oldies but goodies for this card.
First of all, let me just say that I absolutely ADORE this color combination.  Blue, cream and red are just SO sweet together.  I used several different October Afternoon patterned papers on this card, a Chic journalling tag, some Hero Arts gem stones, sequins, mini paper clip, May Arts ribbon, a Melissa Frances rub-on (Best Wishes), and some machine stitching.  The two stamps I used are from Hero Arts (zip zag stamp) and Hobby Lobby (Happy Birthday).

These are the challenges where I am linking my card.  As I mentioned in my other blog post today, it's my 50th Birthday today.  Guess what I get to do.  I'm going to the doctor, and then grocery shopping.  Fun, huh?  LOL  All kidding aside, I'm VERY blessed, and so happy to be sharing this day with my family.

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - Challenge #19 - Inspire Me With Color - I absolutely LOVE this color combination.  I used two retro rubber stamps on this card.

A Blog Named Hero - I used a Hero Arts stamp (zig zag) and some Hero Arts gems on this card.  I've always loved this sweet Hero Arts stamp, and this challenge just reminded again me why I love Hero Arts SO much!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine - I used some gems and sequins on my card

Have a good one,


  1. LOVE your stitchwork! The most hidden treasures are the best.

  2. I ADORE this card! You are so right these colors are the bomb together! And that paper - I wish I had it. And let's talk about that font for that birthday sentiment. I love to find fonts like this! The stitching just adds the perfect finish on this card! The layout, the paper, the fonts, the colors, the embellies- wowsa!! Stunning creation and I am really glad you played along with Retro Rubber!!

  3. Beautiful layering, Karen! Love the stitched design and homey colors! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Sparkle and Shine” Challenge!

  4. Happy Birthday!!!! LOVE your card! I always enjoy seeing stitching on cards faux & real!!! :) The design itself is wonderful! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  5. Love the pattern play on your card with a pretty color combination! Thanks for playing with us over at a Blog Named Hero!

  6. Happy Birthday, my dear friend! You are a blessing to us bloggers around the world, as you help spread His word and share your finely crafted cards. Hope your day was more eventful than a doctor visit and a trip to the grocery store - LOL! I love the classic print and color combo you used in this card. Blessings!

  7. Super joli et plein de charme, biz

  8. First of all, Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day AFTER the doctor's appointment and grocery shopping! Your card is so sweet and the colors are so perfect for the challenge. Your birthday stamp font is so cool! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you join us again soon.

  9. Hope you had a wonderful and very Happy Birthday ! Love your card love the Gingham it is a big fav of mine. it is a Happy fun card.
    God Bless
    ps Hope you enjoyed your Card I sent.

  10. Hi KAren, I love this card, wonderful color /pattern combo! Yesterday I got my sewing machine for crafting back in action!! You've totally inspired me!

  11. Beautiful card, Karen! I love the colors and stamps you've used.

    Hugs and blessings,
    Em x

  12. This is gorgeous, I love all the fabulous details and you have used the colours so well here. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Cx DT

  13. Love the great mix of patterns and colors! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!


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