Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Each month I do a Technique Tuesday class, and I teach different techniques to my customers. They love it! Class is $15, and in addition to the cards/projects you make, you will get a sample card that will have the technique directions on one side and a sample of the technique on the other side. This card is enclosed in a clear envelope and is punched to put on a key ring so you will have it for easy reference. Class in November is on November 11th and you can sign up for 10:00 a.m. to noon or 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., whichever time fits into your schedule! Below are photos of the things we will be making on November 11th. If you want to join the fun and learn these techniques, please RSVP no later than November 4th.


One of my customers found this technique online and wanted to give it a shot, so here's my version of it. From the photo it is difficult to see, but the black embossed cardstock has little lines it that actually make it look like alligator skin! This little purse opens up to hold a gift card too! This is a technique I will be demonstrating/teaching at the Technique Tuesday class on November 11th.


I absolutely love Stampin' Ups! selection of two-step stamp sets!! This stamp set is called Flight of the Butterfly. We will be learning how to master the two-step stamping technique at the Technique Tuesday class on November 11th.


This is a spotlighting card we will be making at the Technique Tuesday class on November 11th. I used the Fresh Cuts stamp set and then did my "Spotlight" with a circle punch.


This is a masked template card that we will be doing at the Tuesday Techniques class on November 11th. I used the Boho Background stamp set with a circle punch to make my template.

Monday, October 27, 2008


My blog recently celebrated it's one year birthday, and one of my customers sent me this great card! I think it is so cute. I will definitely be copying the pattern for some cool cards that are sure to bring a smile to any recipient. Thanks so much for the awesome idea, Laverne!!


This is a great pumpkin that Michelle made at our demonstrator get together. It's made totally with punches! AND Silvia then made an awesome tutorial for her blog. You can view the tutorial HERE.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Below are several "shares" that were created by the very talented demonstrators that I am honored to work with every Wednesday! I have included links to their blogs, if they have them, so you can see what other awesome things they are creating. Hopefully we will shame Caroline into starting a blog soon so that you can see what other wonderful things she has created.

I hope you enjoy the fruits of their labor!


This is Silvia's card from last Wednesday's get together. I am so wonderfully blessed to have so many wonderfully-talented demonstrators to work with each week! You can view more of Silvia's creation at her blog HERE.


This is one of the cards Michelle shared with us last Wednesday. I may have to "case" this one to use for one of my holiday classes. You can view more of Michelle's wonderful creations on her blog HERE.


Caroline Morgan made this beautiful card at our demonstrator get together. It is so bright and colorful! Caroline is a wonderfully creative demonstrator, and she always shares lots of great ideas with us!


This is a card that Ronnie made at our demonstrator get together last Wednesday. It is so beautiful! In "real life" you can see that she glittered the little bird in the tree. Ronnie is extremely talented, and you can visit her blog HERE to see more of her wonderful creations.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


November 3, 2008 is the last of the 5x Holiday Fun Classes. These are the final five cards we'll be making. At class you will make ten card (2 each of these five different designs). This is a wonderful opportunity to get some of your holiday cards made in a stress-free environment. All the materials will be cut and prepped for you. You must bring your own adhesive. All other supplies and materials will be provided (including envelopes). Cost of the class is $20, and it is payable at the time of registration. There are only a few spots left, so RSVP soon!

Monday, October 20, 2008


I was very sad when Stampin' Up! retired Roses in Winter; but I quickly perked up when I saw A Rose Is A Rose. It was one of the stamp sets on my first order from the new catalog, and I was very excited about it. I finally made time to play with it, and the Pretties Kit. Two of my "Must Have" items that were just waiting for some attention. I loved this card, and I hope you like it too. I was so inspired, that I've decided we'll be doing a "Two-Step" stamping technique in my techniques class next month.

Friday, October 17, 2008


I have lots of fun planned for the Punch Party Club this month! Below are photos of the four projects we'll be making. In the monthly publication provided to Stampin' Up! demonstrators, they provided us with the cute little scallop circle punch turkey. I added him to a round container (that we'll fill with candy corn at class) to make a great little table decoration for Thanksgiving. He'd also make a nice addition to a card or scrapbook page. We will also be making the 3x3 card using our round tab punch to make the large circle cut-out on the front of the card and then layering up some scallops and circles for lots of depth and dimension. I could not resist one last bright summer card as we welcome Fall. Our key tag punch makes the great flip flops, along with the boho blossoms punch and the small and large ovals. We will use the round tab punch, circle punches and scallop edge punch to make a birthday cupcake card. If you want to join the fun, club is Tuesday, October 28th from 10:00 a.m. to noon or from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You must RSVP atleast one week in advance. There is no fee to attend and make all these wonderful items, but you must place a minimum $25 order when you attend.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


My first post showing on this blog was October 16, 2007! Although there was a lot of work that went into it (thanks so much, Ronnie, for your talent and expertise) I think that the first post showing up on my blog is the real birthday date. My thinking there is this: I was pregnant and my due date was October 31st. However, I actually delivered my little bundle of joy on August 27th. AND we celebrate his birthday on August 27th, so the first post date seems fitting!

The big news for me, of course, is that I have stuck with it and I continue to post and update my blog with what I think are lots of ideas, class samples and Stampin' Up! news.

Even bigger news, however, is that people keep visiting! As I write this post I have almost 7,400 hits. I can't tell you how exciting that is for me and how happy it makes me feel to think that so many people have visited my blog. I hope that all who visited were inspired by something they saw here!

My blog would not have been possible without Veronica McCollum. She is a truly talented young lady who enjoys being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and has ventured into designing blogs. If you are thinking about a blog, please visit her site; check out the other blogs she's created (I know you'll be impressed~~I go there often to see what she's created for others and what I might NEED to have her add to mine to keep it fresh and updated); and feel free to contact her about creating something for yourself! THANK YOU, RONNIE!



Wednesday, October 15, 2008


This is the stationery goodie box made with the Pina Coloda scrapbook kit. I am having a class where you can make this box on November 20th. You can pick from either this scrapbook kit or the Petal Party scrapbook kit. You can see the samples from the Petal Party scrapbook kit under the "classes" label. All class details can be found on my calendar page. You must register by October 20th, so don't delay!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Here are the five different card designs for the 5x Holiday Fun class on Friday, October 24, 2008. You will make two of each of these five cards. Class will be from 10:00 a.m. to Noon OR from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get some of your holiday cards made the quick and easy way~~when someone else does the designing and prep work for you. This class fills up quickly, so RSVP soon! Class fee is $20 and is payable at the time of registration.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


See how hard we worked? I love my Wednesday workday!! I spend Wednesdays with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators, all of whom are very talented. We share stamp sets, ideas, tips, good food, chocolate..... the list goes on and on. BUT we do manage to make a few things throughout the day. I haven't shared for the past few weeks, so these are some of the things we've been doing. My co-workers are: Michelle Langefeld, Silvia Vogler, Caroline Morgan and Ronnie McCollum; and they truly make my job awesome!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Technique Tuesday is right around the corner, and here is a little peek at the cards/project we'll be making.

We'll be making this great little basket using the Baskets and Blooms Bigz XL Die sold exclusively by Stampin' Up and the sponge dauber circle technique. We will use the Lovely as a Tree stamp set to do some masking; the Inspired By Nature stamp set to do the moonlighting technique and the With Gratitude stamp set to try out the poppin' pastels technique. We'll be having lots of fun learning these new techniques and making some great cards and a cool little basket you can stuff with goodies.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


This is a stationery box made from Jackie Topa's awesome pattern! I used the Petal Party Scrapbook Kit, and you can get two of these boxes, complete with all the goodies inside from each scrapbook kit. Inside there are four 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 cards; four 3x3 cards and four gift tags. Also inside is a pocket for postage stamps, a little note pad and a matching ink pen. This makes an awesome gift for the holidays! Do you want to make one? I will be having a class on November 20th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon OR 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $30 and you will go home with 1/2 of a scrapbook kit, so you can make another one later. You can use this scrapbook kit, OR you can pick the Pina Coloda scrapbook kit. Both kits are shown on page 175 of the Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book and Catalog. You must RSVP by October 20th so that scrapbook kits can be ordered, received and prepped!


You will make these four 5 1/2" x 4" cards; four 3" x 3" cards and four gift tags.

Hugs from the Rubber Room