Tuesday, November 20, 2018


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Hello everyone:  The new RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE is a celebration of our 100th. Challenge and for that, we have our first ever BLOG HOP, with prizes for everyone who leaves a comment on the Designer Team's blogs.  Each one of us has a prize which is a brand new but older than a year stamp plus a little something extra so, we all hope you come along and play.
Here is the card I made to celebrate this super fabulous occasion.

I picked the diagonal line, BALLOONS, CONFETTI AND CAKE.  
These balloons were cut out of glitter paper with the retired SU die set called "Balloon Pop Up", the confetti embossing folder is also from SU and the cupcakes are from a Penny Black 2013 stamp set called "Cupcakes", colored them with Prismacolor pencils and glitter pens. 
The sentiment is from a retired 2010-2011 SU set called "Curly Cute".


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is from Inkadinka Do, the lines from retired SU set called "Gorgeous Grunge" the balloon from Penny Black.

Here are the links to my teammates' posts, please stop by and leave them your comments for a chance to win. 

Maria Rodriguez (you are here)

I'm sure you'll find tons of inspiration along the way stopping by my awesome teammate's blogs,  leave them a comment for a chance to win.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping and good luck.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. One of the best challenges out there to get people using their older stuff. I love the concept. Congrats to everyone on the 100th challenge! Gosh, you had all the right stuff for balloons, confetti, and cake. A super cute and happy card, Maria!

  2. Balloons and cupcakes sure make for a great birthday card design. I love the colors too.

  3. Beautiful colors! You always have such a lovely way with colors, Maria! <3

  4. THose colorful cupcakes look good enough to eat, and I love the glittered balloons too, but those sponges colors on the embossed background won me over! Beautiful card!

  5. Very festive card! Love those cute cupcakes! Congrats to Retro Rubber on the 100th challenge!

  6. Wow, I love your take on the tic tac toe grid. Very clever and colorful!

  7. Congratulations on the 100 and thank you for your colourful inspiration! Please continue the Retro Rubber Challenge, it is such a wonderful idea!
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  8. Your card looks like lovely ice cream colours - I love the way you've only coloured part of the embossing.

  9. Maria, as always, your colouring is superb! Love the multi-coloured sponging of the embossed confetti background - it adds a real party feel.

  10. Great celebration card, love the embossed confetti background with the touch of color! Congrats on 100 challenges!

  11. What a fabulous card, Maria! That colorful sponged embossed panel looks amazing, and I love the die cut balloons and cute cupcakes! Congrats on 100 challenges!

  12. Congratulations on 100 Challenges! Great birthday card...love all the colors and sparkle!

  13. fantastic job with the embossed background and inking it! you rocked this card!


  14. Those balloons just leap off the card with excitement! I love how you diecut them in the glitter then 'flew' them.

  15. Wow, I love how you combined all the elements and layers of this colorful birthday card! Amazing job!