Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Here is a quick and easy ornament to make that really highlights our Designer Series Paper. Because the paper is two-sided it gives the ornament lots of color and personality. The star is made with squares of paper folder into cones. I cut tweleve 1 1/2" squares and folded them into cones. I used some crystal effects on the edge and then put a mini clothes pin on to hold it in place until the crystal effects dried. I wanted to make sure the cone wouldn't pop open, and I thought the crystal effects would work better than just regular adhesive. I used a scallop punch with the Designer series paper for the back of the ornament, and I just put adhesive on the scallop and attached the cones in a circles. I then topped that off with the 5-star punch and a rhinestone brad in the middle. The ornament pictured here is actually two ornaments that are attached back to back. I wanted to hang it, and I thought the back-to-back star ornament would have a little more eye appeal; plus it looks really full this way. I think this would also make a nice tie on for a holiday basket! This idea came from a Martha Stewart Idea Sheet I picked up, so I do have to give her credit. Although, I think it is much prettier with Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper~~which, by the way will be available at a huge savings soon. During the month of November, when you purchase 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you will get one pack absolutely FREE. That is a savings of $9.95!!!


First of all, I have to thank my downline, Michelle, for her generosity! Michelle ordered this chipboard clipboard by accident and passed it along to me so I could play~~thanks so much, Michelle, for the inspiration to venture outside my cards and scrapbook pages! I decorated this with some paper from the Winter Brights scrapbook kit and then used some of the accents from the Build a Flower accents and elements kit. Threw on some ribbon and accessories, and I was good to go. I think this is going to make a great hostess gift!


Stampin' Up! will have a new catalog available January 1, 2008. That means lots of new stamp sets, accessories, and artwork for all of us to enjoy. It also means that if you have your heart set on something in the current Fall/Winter collection, you might want to scoop it up before it's gone. There is no "retirement" list to share yet, but when I get one, rest assured I will pass it on!

I am going to be taking pre-orders for the new catalog beginning November 1st, 2007. If you want to save 50% on your next Stampin' Up! catalog, pre-order it for only $5. I will take pre-orders through December 1, 2007; and you must pay for your catalog when you pre-order it.


You must RSVP for the November Scrapbooking Made Easy class by October 31, 2007. We are going to be using the Designer Series Papers to make some great scrapbook pages. You can view them on my website (just use the link to the right and it will take you there). If you have any questions, please contact me, and I would be happy to help you out!


Well, honestly, who doesn't love a sale? Stampin' Up! has a very special sale going on now through November 3, 2007; so you best hurry and grab the savings! Order Wishing You Cheer (on page 33 of the Fall/Winter Collection) by November 3, 2007 and receive 20% off. I have a special code to place with your order so that you will receive this discount. Contact me to place your order before the sale ends.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


This is an 'ornament' that I made with a chipboard circle and some Wintergreen Designer Series Paper. I am going to hang one of them at each end of my garland. I think it'll have a nice festive look.


Here is my first attempt at some holiday garland. I have it mounted on coasters and ready to hang in the Rubber Room! It is two-sided so you can read it coming and going.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I have been debating whether or not to purchase Peaceful Wishes since last year, so I decided to borrow it and see if I really NEEDED it. Guess what, I definitely NEED it now! I used a little bit of crystal effects and red glitter for the berries on this, and I stamped the background with the same stamp in River Rock (I stamped off first, so it's very light, but gives it a nice textured look).


This is another one of the cards on tap for my Holiday Mini Stamp-A-Stack. It's hard to see in the photo, but I have used the Cuttle Bug snowflake embossing folder for the white background and then again on the Rose Red cardstock. I love my Cold Play stamp set almost as much as my Cuttle Bug!


As of this morning I have 20 people who have subscribed to my blog!! I hope all of you subscribers will enjoy the things you find on my blog. I will do my best to keep it updated with new techniques and lots of samples to keep you busy!

Thanks for joining me!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


This is another one of the five cards we'll be making at my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack. The vellum gives it a very elegant look. I really like the Holy Tryptich stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog.


I made this card for a Holiday Stamp-A-Stack I am having. The background is stamped with a snowflake in craft white ink. I love Stampin' Up! punches and Designer Series Paper. I got to use 5 stamps for this project and Designer Series Paper. What a happy stamper I am!


This is a Halloween box full of goodies that Rose Nassar made as gifts for the guests at her recent Hostess Project Club Class. We all loved them and the Batty For You set was perfect to decorate this box with.

Thank you, Rose!

Monday, October 22, 2007


This is one of my favorite Halloween cards! Big thanks to my dear friend and great customer, Sandi Lester, for sending it to me. I wish I could get my scissors to cut around those tiny little arms and feet the way she did.


I recently had a play date with some demonstrator friends, and we learned how to do the Dryer Sheet Technique. Big thanks to demonstrator, Keri Blake for her great instructions!

This card was done with snowman from the Merry and Bright stamp set and the Jumbo Snow Wheel, both from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.

This is a great idea for used dryer sheets. It's perfect for those stampers who hate to throw anything away! First thing you have to do is iron your dryer sheet. We wheeled our image (the Jumbo Snow Wheel) in Rose Red ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then we put our rolled image into a box (you can do this step outside too) and sprayed it generously with spray adhesive. While the spray adhesive is still wet, pat your used dryer sheet into the adhesive. Sprinkle Dazzling Diamond Glitter over the entire image. Trim off any excess dryer sheet, and you are ready to mount your image! For this card we put our focal point on silver cardstock and added some silver cord and the snowman from Merry and Bright (he's got a little brad in the top of his hat). We mounted the whole thing on Rose Red cardstock for a very sparkly winter card.

Thanks Michelle and Lisa for playing!


I teach scrapbook classes, and they're called Scrapbooking Made Easy. If you are a scrapbooker looking for some fresh ideas, or just some time to set aside for you to do your scrapbooking, check out my calendar for upcoming dates. You can view the actual scrapbook pages we'll be making at the November scrapbooking class in the art gallery of my website.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I have decided it was time to join the millions (perhaps trillions??) of Bloggers, and thanks to some awesome "tech support" (you know who you are ;o) I am here! What you are viewing at this point is a "shell" of my blog. I plan to tackle the posting part this weekend, as well as add a banner, some color, a few cards, etc........ Please be patient with me as I learn about this high-tech adventure I've embarked upon, and I promise I will do my best to provide you with lots of fun and exciting stamping tips, techniques, ideas, Stampin' Up! specials, opportunities to join some awesome classes and, basically, just share all that is good in the Rubber Room with you!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Christmas Box

I love making stuff with coasters! Here is a box I made useing Wintergreen Designer Series Paper and the Season of Joy stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. I have also covered a nail file, a hand lotion, a favor tin and a chapstick to put inside my box. I'm going to be making these boxes at the Hostess Project Club in November. If you'd like to join us in making one, please view my calendar for class details.

Hugs from the Rubber Room