Typepad Issues

Our blogging platform, Typepad, tried to install upgrades and conduct maintenance to the platform over the weekend.  Apparently there were issues causing blog users to be unable to access their blogs or create posts.  They have rolled back the upgrades and are still in the process of trying to correct everything.  You may not be able to see some pictures at this time due to the problems.  My apologies to everyone who tried to visit us or upload a card.  What a mess!  Hopefully the platform will be fully restored soon.  Thank you for supporting Retro Rubber!  We appreciate you!!

New Design Team Members!

The Retro Rubber Challenge is excited to announce two new Design Team Members! They will be joining us officially with challenge 42!


Amy Ottmers Amy Ottmers DT

Hi, my name is Amy.  I am a stay at home mother to three amazing children.  My daughter is 18 and my two boys are 16 and 13, they keep me full of life and very busy at times. We live in Georgetown, Texas which is right outside of Austin, TX.  After growing up in a military family it is nice to stay in one place for awhile.  I love to travel and of course craft.  I started scrapbooking 16 years ago and have been making cards for 7, I love both but right now card making is my favorite.  My style is more CAS then anything but I love trying new techniques and of course learning all styles. I'm very excited to be part of the team!!!   



Ginger Pelfrey

Ginger Pelfrey DT

Hi there! I am a resident of Winchester, Virginia. I was raised in West Virginia and lived there until about 25 years ago when I moved to Virginia. I am a country girl through and through. My passionate hobbies are scrapbooking, making cards, mini albums (ok anything paper crafting hehe), hiking, camping, fishing, gardening and cooking. I have one grown son, 24, and my boyfriend and I are raising his 12 year old son. I work full time for a dairy company. I became a Stampin Up Demonstrator in 2013 to help feed my papercrafting addiction and have loved every minute of it so far!


Welcome aboard ladies!

Be sure to come back Tuesday for Challenge #42!


Sadly, we are saying Good-bye to one of our Mod Squad members today. 

Kelly DeTommaso Elementary PictureThis cutie, Kelly is going to be stepping down.  Challenge 12 is her final challenge with us and we will miss her super cute cards.  But we truly appreciate the time she spent with us as we started this journey. 

And we wish her the best in her future endeavors. 


As another change, Katie will be stepping down from her Design Team duties to focus on the behind the scenes work here at Retro Rubber.  You may see creations from her in the future, but she will be helping keep the blog rolling in the background. 



Check back Sunday for this week's Fab Five and a winner!  And next Tuesday, a new challenge starts!! 


Oh we are counting down!!


We are dusting off our OLD stamps!!


WE are SOOOO ready for our first Retro Rubber Challenge!! 


Come back next Tuesday to play along with us!! 


Make sure you find us on BlogLovin'!  Follow us there!! 


Please remember that you can visit our Design Team Members' Blogs by clicking on their cute little images in the sidebar!! 


Have a great week!! 

Welcome Winter Design Team!

We are extremely excited to welcome our Winter Design Team!! 

We were humbled by the amount of applicants, and we really appreciate everyone who applied.  However, we had to narrow it down to just 6!!

Fall Design Team


Please welcome THE MOD SQUAD!!  These six talented ladies will be joining us on our challenges each week. 

Christine Traversa


Claire Grantham

Debbie Mageed

Katy McGloin

Kelly DeTommaso


Please visit their blogs and give them some love!!  Their profile photos in the sidebar will also link to their blogs, as well as Jane and Katie's blogs. 

Our First Challenge will go live on November 4th!! 

Our First Challenge will go live on Nove