Sunday, October 31, 2010


Here are some bird cards we made in Lansing last weekend. I purchased the patterns for these cards from Lynn Pratt. You can visit Lynn's blog HERE to purchase your own set of patterns.

This is the Woodpecker.

Here's the Oriole.

Here is the Cardinal.

Of course, we needed a little box to hold our cards, so here is the one I designed for them. I added a little woodpecker to the top of it.

All of these cards were made with the two-step bird punch; and they were so fun to put together. This would make an awesome gift for all your bird-watching friends!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I love nothing more than organization. It just seems to keep me on the right track, and I cannot stand the feeling that things are getting out of control and I am forgetting something. This is the perfect thing to keep me organized with the holidays!

Here are photos of the project Nancy shared with us in Lansing. I've already made two more! The inserts for the inside can be printed for Cards, Gifts, Gift Ideas, Menus, Shopping, Stocking Stuffers, even a calender with a to-do list for that month... whatever it is you need to keep track of, you just print it off and stick it in your file pocket. You can find the printable lists/sheets for the inside pockets HERE.


There were tons of goodies to be won in Lansing last weekend, and Nancy won most of them! Check her out with all her lucky winnings. She won Bingo, door prizes and a color prize! YES, one of her prizes was My Digital Studio~~talk about an AWESOME FREEBIE!

Friday, October 29, 2010


I have had tons of emails asking for a video on how to make the ornaments that Michelle shared with us last weekend. I don't know exactly where Michelle got her directions, but here is a great video someone named Angie made and posted on You Tube.

Thanks, Angie, for this great video!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


These are the ornaments that Michelle showed us how to make in Lansing last weekend. I absolutely love them! She used the Candy Cane and the the Deck The Halls Designer Fabric from Stampin' Up! You could not have convinced me I would like making these or, more importantly, I would be successful at it. GUESS WHAT! Not only were they fun to make, but I was successful, and I think they look awesome. I am going to order more fabric now, because I am surely making some of these for gifts!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


As I promised last week, here is a little video tutorial featuring the Inlaid Embossing Technique. At our last demonstrator get together Michelle shared this technique with us and made an awesome card with the branches from her Two Step Bird Punch. Over the weekend I was the lucky winner of a door prize at our Lansing Demonstrator get together, and I won the Seasonal Sentiments stamp set, which is available in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. I really liked it, so I decided I should design a card for today where I could use that stamp set. Here is the card I came up with.

I also use the Full Heart Punch and the Heart to Heart Punch, both available in the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog; along with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder for the Big Shot. The colors I use are Real Red, Whisper White and Regal Rose. I added a pretty, pretty bow made with Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon.

Here is a little close-up view of the Inlaid Embossing Technique for you.

Enjoy today's video and be sure to stop by often to see what's happening in the Rubber Room.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


One of the awesome things the ladies did for us in Lansing this past weekend was to put little "treats" on our chair at different times throughout the weekend. Amazingly enough, all of them were made with the Top Note Big Shot Die. It's a very versatile die, as you can see from these pictures of the goodies we got!

This first little pictures is of a cello bag that's filled with the Clear Tinsel Trim, which is currently available in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

For this little gift they made a little pocket with the Top Note Die and filled it with some Paper Deaisies.

Here is a little luggage tag that Melissa demonstrated how to make. Then she gave everyone one with their initial on it. She made this with the Candy Cane Designer Fabric and the Top Note Die.

Of course, we had to have a little chocolate! This is a Top Note Die that was made into an envelope in the opposite direction of the Paper Daisies envelope. There is a candy bar inside and on the top of the candy bar is a snowflake punch with a little rhinestone in the middle. It's almost too cute to eat!


Monday, October 25, 2010


I am home from Lansing, and had an awesome time! I do need to catch up on some sleep, though. For some reason, we thought staying up and stamping would be more fun than sleeping, so that's what we did. It was great then, but it didn't take long to catch up to me LOL!

I will be sharing pictures of our projects and our trip throughout the week, so be sure to stop back by and see what we did!

Here is a picture of Michelle Langefeld, Nancy Gelle and myself. I'm in the middle, Michelle is to my right when you're looking at the photo (with the pink flamingo shirt on) and Nancy is to my left. Do we look like happy campers, or what? It was a tremendous weekend, and we were treated like royalty~~little candy treats, luggage tag, tons of SU! goodies, a little candy bar, carmeled apples, ice cream sundaes, games, door prizes, raffles, make and takes, demonstrations.... and, of course, more than fifty other SU! demonstrators to share ideas, conversation and fun with. I will for sure be doing this again.

Here is what we did! See how busy we were? It was way too much fun being that busy. When we were planning our weekend, we decided we'd need to be prepared, so we each picked a few projects and prepped them for all of us to do. When we got there on Friday we got to work; and we were way productive, as you can see by all we accomplished!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week and be sure to come back, because I will be posting the projects individually so you can check them all out. There are cards, boxes, candy holders, ornaments.... just a ton of great stuff you NEED to see!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


This is the project Keri shared with us at our demo get together last week. This box is the Big Shot Fancy Favor box, and Keri made it with a Window Sheet, so it's all clear and you can see the beautiful cards inside!

We used the Cute By The Inch Level 2 Hostess Set to make these four little 3x3 note cards that fit right inside the box. The cards feature the In Colors: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush and Peach Parfait.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


These are two little goodies I made for my Roomies in Lansing this weekend!

This first picture is a calendar featuring Tote-Ally Tess! Isn't she just the most hip-looking stamper you've ever seen? I got the idea for this calendar from Becky Roberts, over at Inking Idaho. She made these calendars for a stamping event she was going to with other demonstrators last year. Her blog has lots of great ideas on it, and you can visit her HERE.

Here is a little box to hold candy in for them. I used some Metal Embossing Sheets that I purchased from Monica Weaver over at Add A Little Dazzle. She made this box with a leaf, and I loved it and decided to make it to match my calendar. You can visit Monica's blog HERE and check out the metal sheets, her candy box and tons of other great items she's made!

Friday, October 22, 2010


There are way too many things going on in my home this week!

I spent the day yesterday packing up my son's belongings and getting him ready to leave home. He is moving about 3 hours away (Kalamazoo, Michigan), and I will surely miss him. He will be taking some classes and playing lots of hockey and, I'm certain, having tremendous fun experiencing life outside his parent's home.

I also had the pleasure yesterday of packing for me. I will be leaving this afternoon to go to East Lansing for a few days of stamping and demonstrator fun!

I will treat you to two posts today, since I missed you all yesterday. AND be sure to stop by tomorrow to see the goodies I made to share with my Lansing Roomies. I will also schedule a post for Sunday, so you can see more of the things we did at our demonstrator get together on Wednesday evening.

Have a happy weekend!


Inlaid Embossing is a technique that is new to me, and I absolutely love this effect! Michelle shared this with us at our recent demonstrator get together. Be sure to check out the close up photo so you can see how cool this is!

I will be doing a video showing you how to do this next Wednesday. Please stop back by to see how easy it is to get this awesome look!


Here is a little card that I made from a card sketch and will be useing for my upcoming Tuesday Card Club. We're going to make three cards all with this same pattern!

For this card I used Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Concord Crush. I watercolored my image and used the Square Lattice Big Shot Embossing Folder, along with the Stampin' Up! Top Note Die for the Big Shot.

I love these colors together~~they are super fun!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Today I'm going to share with you a quick video on how to make a desktop 3x3 Post-It Note Holder. After the video I will post the pattern and measurements for you so you can make one for yourself! Here's what mine looks like!

I hope you enjoy the video!


Here are the patterns for the 3x3 note holder in my video. The desktop piece is 11" x 4 1/4" (you can get two holders from one sheet of cardstock~~yeah!). Score your 11" side at 2 3/4" and at 5 1/2". The pen holder is 2" x 2 1/2". Score your 2 1/2" side at 1/2", 1", 1 1/2" and 2".

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


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