Retro Rubber and Blog Candy Week!


This is such a fun sketch and the last week to play in this Retro Rubber Challenge. You can see my card from last week HERE. You can see the latest inspiration and then play along! Here’s how:


  • Use older stamps. We suggest stamps older than 1 year.
  • Follow the challenge given for the time period.
  • Post your creation to your blog or online gallery. If you use an online gallery, please use the Keyword RRBC06
  • Link back to the blog using the InLinkz by JANUARY 30th
  • Enter as many times as you like.

Now, I am headed to the sunny South this week – Orlando, to be exact! Stampin’ Up! has their Leadership Convention, starting Thursday. So, I won’t be posting again till Sunday with my Paper Players card. If you are on Facebook, you can go to my page and see what I am up to in Orlando. Till then, I thought it would be fun to offer some blog candy this week! You have till Sunday to post a comment. I will post the lucky winner of these items on Tuesday, February 3rd, and the winner will have 48 hours to respond with their address.

Blog Candy

Just to make it fun, tell me what your favorite new item is from the Occasions catalog.

It can be ANYTHING you like!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!



  1. I enjoy your blog. I haven’t gotten anything from the new Occasions catalog, but my favorite thing in the book is the Painted Petals collection on page 19. I love everything on that page!

    Maybe I will eventually get a card made for a challenge before the challenge is over. I am usually finishing mine after the deadline. C’est la vie!
    (PS, the avitar is my husband. I don’t have a separate account.)

  2. My most favorite thing is the Stamp is The Sheltering Tree.. I can picture so many different ways to use it..

  3. I have been enjoying the You Plus Me stamp and paper stack. I hope to try many other items when I place another order in February.

  4. Butterfly Thinlits bundle is my favorite thing. Love the fern leaf stamp, love the medium butterfly Thinlit. And the Painted Petals DSP.
    Have a great time in Orlando! We’ll miss your beautiful cards til you post again.

  5. Your cards are beautiful. thanks so much for offering blog candy! It is hard to narrow down my favorite thing but I’d have to say the Hello thinlits have been really fun to use so far!!! thanks

  6. It is so hard to choose just one item, but I think the Butterfly thinlits bundle is my favorite. I love all things butterfly and even have butterfly flowers in my yard to attract them in the summer.

  7. My favorite things are the butterfly thinlets and the heart embossing folder. Hope you are enjoying Orlando! Thanks for a chance to win.

  8. My favorite product is the Bow Builder Punch. I can see using this to give lots of crafting projects a special touch. Love all your beautiful cards. They give me lots of inspiration in creating a lovely handmade card. Enjoy the warm weather at Leadership!

  9. There are so many fun things. It is hard to pick a favorite. I guess I’ll have to go with the Butterfly Basics bundle. I just adore the stamp set and the thinlits. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win this great blog candy. I hope you enjoy a safe and fun time in Orlando.

  10. Butterfly Framelits are my favorites!

  11. Debbie, by far my favorite item(s) from the new catalog has to be the Butterfly Basics bundle! I can see a lot of use out of that set in my future. Hey, you have fun in Orlando!! (I’m jealous!)

  12. My favorite thing is Hello Life Project Kit on page 6. You can use it for all sorts of displays, and it adds to any craft room.

  13. Oh, have fun at Leadership, Debbie! You will have a wonderful time, it’s very inspiring and they treat you like royalty! I have to say that I love the butterfly die…I just need to use it some more!

  14. it has to be the painted Petals paper. I love all the dyes, stamps etc but that paper is amazing and what you can make with it is so beautiful

  15. My demo is headed there too – she said convection, she didn’t say Orlando!! WHOA!! Fun!! My favorite item would have to be the Artesian Embellishment Kit. But I love a lot of things really, and love the Mothers Love set, I can’t wait to get that one for Mother’s Day.

  16. I am torn between the Sheltering Tree set and the Hello Life set as my new favorite. This Occasions Catalog has a great selection. Enjoy your trip!

  17. MY FAVORITE THING IN THE NEW CATALOG IS THE LOTUS BLOSSOM STAMP SET. I am so loving that there are three layers to stamp to create these beautiful blossoms.

  18. Sheltering Tree is my all time favorite stamp set in the Occasions catalog and Lotus blossom in the Sale A Bration catalog. Have fun at leadership and enjoy the sun for me too.

  19. My favorite stamp is “From The Herd” this stamp is just too cute! Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  20. Love the butterfly framlits. I love all your cards, check your blog every day. I know you are having a great time at Leadership in Orlando, especially the warm weather!

  21. The sheltering tree for me.

  22. I liked the Moon Lake and the Sheltering Tree.

  23. Thanks for bringing the Retro Rubber challenge to my attention – this is a new one for me and I love a sketch challenge! Your sailboat card from last week is great too. As for favourite new product? Tricky to choose, but it would have to be ‘Sheltering Tree’ I think – I just love this set. Hope you had a great time in Orlando – looking forward to hearing all about it!

  24. Love the card!
    I love everything in the catalog, but if I have to choose, I’d say the Butterfly Thinlets Bundle is my favorite!

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