Saturday, December 29, 2007


The calendar on my website has been updated to include all the classes, workshops, clubs, etc... that I will be offering in January. You can get to my website by clicking on the calendar link on the left side of the blog. We all need a little relaxation and time to enjoy ourselves, and the Rubber Room is very therapeutic, so be sure to checkout the schedule and RSVP for lots of fun!


I was lucky enough to receive a lot of great gifts from my very talented customers, but I had to share this tree with everyone! Laura used the paper in the scrapbook kit to make this awesome tree! I am so glad she gave it to me, and I will definitely be making some to give as gifts next year!

Saturday, December 15, 2007


I just loved the new SU! wrapping paper, so I decided to use it as a quick and easy way to make a little gift pail that was all coordinated without me adding much thought, and/or effort. I cut my wrapping paper pieces and put them through my Xyron so that they would be easy to work with and adding adhesive wouldn't slow me down! I have included in my basket a pill bottle filled with Ande's mints; a jar filled with roasted nuts; a little candy kiss box; a roll of certs and a package of tic tacs. I will wrap the pail full of goodies in a clear cello bag and add a brown satin ribbon to the top of it with a scallop punch tag, and I am good to go. My hubby is taking one to his secretary, so I will add a gift card in her pail, and it will be a little nicer and more personalized than just giving her the gift card by itself. The possibilities with this are endless, and it is sooooo easy.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Thursday, December 20th, 2007 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. is the last project hostess club meeting. I decided it would be nice to create some little gifts with chocolate. Who doesn't love a gift? Who doesn't love chocolate? Seemed like a perfect combination to me, so I am going for it, and I hope you can join us! We will make three little candy containers. One is a small box filled with candy kisses that you can close the lid on, so the kisses will be a "surprise"! One is a box filled with peppermint "sandwiches" (a peppermint patty "sandwiched" between two scallop punches), and it has a see-through lid so you can peek at your patties before you open the box and the wonderful peppermint smell fills the air. AND there are some nuggets all dressed up in little snowman wrappers. The trick for this get together will be to have something left to put in our cool little containers once we get them made. I know I needed to nibble on a few to give me the energy to make the projects. Everyone is welcome to join us for Hostess club. The fee is $10 or FREE with a minimum $25 order the night of club. You must RSVP by Monday, December 17th, so don't delay, sign up today and enjoy a night out with rubber, ink, friends and chocolate!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


During the past two monthes I have done many, many decorative tile classes, and everyone seems to love them! In fact, I will be doing a monthly tile class for those ladies who NEED a different decorative tile to display for every holiday~~who could have guessed?

During my many classes I had a wonderful support system that I have always lovingly referred to as MY "Cutting Queen" because she always helps me cut and prep for classes and workshops. This time around, she "womaned" the Rubber Room while I ran up and down the stairs putting tiles into the oven and then taking them out and putting more in!

Mitzi is extremely creative (even though she'll tell you she's not ;o), and somewhere along the way she decided to make decorative tiles as gifts for her friends and family. This is one tile she came up with using the Home is Where the Heart is retired stamp set. It turned out absolutely adorable, and I just had to share it with everyone! I think this is proof positive she is both creative AND gifted with the paper cutter. She is a true treasure to me and I love sharing her talents with my customers!


Stampin' Up! has just published their retired accessory list. The items on the retiring accessory list are available only until the end of December, or while supplies last. Click the link on the right of this post to see the retirement list. Please note that the items in red are no longer available. I am happy to place an order for retiring items for you, so please let me know what you need.

Saturday, December 1, 2007


Well, I simply cannot believe that today is December 1st already! I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Stampin' Up! retirement list, and today it arrived. Click the retirement link on your right to see what stamps are celebrating their last catalog appearance. The stamps that are retiring will only be available until December 31st, so put your wish list together, contact me, and I will be glad to place your order. Remember, rubber makes a great holiday gift~~so don't forget the many good little stampers on your list this year!

Hugs from the Rubber Room