Tuesday, March 30, 2010

APRIL QUAD CLASS!

I finally finished samples of cards we'll be making in the Rubber Room at some of our scheduled April events. Be sure to check back often to see what's coming up and check my Class Schedule tab for complete class details. You definitely deserve some relaxation time, and I hope you'll spend it with me in the Rubber Room soon!

Below are the samples of what's going to happen on April 6th at the Quad Class. There are still spots available, so be sure to RSVP!

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!


This is the Sympathy card we will make at my April Quad Class. The little Pretty in Pink Epoxy Brad is available until the end of April in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. These little epoxy brads are just adorable and add so much "pizzazz" to a card.

This card was shared at a demonstrator get together I attended a couple of months ago, and I am glad to be able to share it with my customers!

UPSY DAISY!


This is the card the Linda shared with us at our demonstrator get together this month. I just thought it was so cute, that I knew I would have to share it with my customers. SO, this is the thank you card we'll be making at April's Quad Class! I really like that it's an unusual card pattern. I don't use the Jumbo Eyelets very often, but they add lots of texture to this card. I know my customers will enjoy giving them a try!

BEAUTIFUL WINGS EMBOSSLIT!


I love the look of the butterflies made with vellum. I think it gives this card a really elegant look. I used the Teeny Tiny Words stamp set, along with the dotted embossing folder and the Beautiful Wing Embosslit. With the Teeny Tiny Words stamp set, you can easily make this a birthday card, a sympathy card, an Easter card, etc... very versatile!

This is the Get Well card we will make at April's Quad Class on April 6th. Check out my class schedule for complete class details. You must RSVP by April 1st.

SWEET PEA STITCHED FELT!


Here's the birthday card we'll be making at April's Quad Class. It uses some Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper and the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt flowers. Both of which are available only until the end of April in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. The sentiment is from On Your Birthday stamp set. This is definitely a card you can make on your way to the party!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

THIS MONTH'S CARD CLUB!


I have a Card Club that meets each month to make 3-4 cards that all use the same pattern. The objective is to teach my customers how to use different stamp sets, designer series papers, ribbons and other accessories to customize their cards while using the same basic layout. We made four cards this month, and this is the basic pattern we used.

For this card I used the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and my butterfly punch. I used the Cottage Wall Designer Series paper. I also used my Trio Flower punch and the Scallop Edge border punch. The awesome punches Stampin' Up! offers make all my card-making projects very easy!

A FLOWER FOR ALL SEASONS!


This is another card from our Card Club with this month's pattern. For this card I used the A Flower for All Seasons stamp set. We stamped the image with StazOn ink and then watercolored it. The stamp set is one that you can get for FREE from Sale-A-Bration until the end of this month! The background is the Sanded Background stamp from the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog, and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. This is a great set, because there are words for every occasion in it!

CLOSE AS A MEMORY!


This is another card we made at our monthly Card Club using this month's pattern. For this one I used Close as a Memory stamp set and colored the stamp with markers. To accessorize the card I used the Dotted Embossing Folder with my Big Shot and the scallop border punch, which is currently available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. I pre-made all the little bows with the taffeta ribbon.

Friday, March 26, 2010

TIME IS RUNNING OUT~~DON'T MISS OUT!!

It's a Great time become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Sign up before the end of the month and enjoy even more savings!

Have you ever thought of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?

Do you love stamping ?

Would you like to make extra money doing what you love?

Do you want to save money on all your favorite Stampin' Up! products?

Well, if you answered YES to any of the above questions... Now is the time to sign up and become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. TODAY is the day you can start enjoying all the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and get great savings too!

Click HERE and watch the video with information on becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Or click HERE and view the benefits of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

You can sign up online at my web site HERE Click "start your own business" and then click "JOIN NOW" on the left hand side. The Password to join my Stampin' Up! team is RubberRoom
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SPECIAL DEAL WHEN YOU BECOME A DEMONSTRATOR BY MARCH 31, 2010 ONLY!!

During Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Up! is offering a great deal to everyone who signs up to become a demonstrator. Sign up until the end of March, and you will receive 15% off:

Standard Starter kit $199.00 - 15% off = $169

My Digital Studio starter kit $185.00 - 15% off $157

PLUS you get a FREE stamp set (your choice of 47.95 or less)

AND when you sign up to join my Stampin' Up! team before the end of this month, I will give you an additional 10% off your starter kit. Here's your final sale price:

Standard Starter kit $199.00 - 15% off $169 - 10% = $152.10
Standard Starter kit includes $335 worth of product!

My Digital Studio starter kit $185.00 - 15% off $157 - 10% = $141.30
My Digital Studio starter kit includes $295 worth of product!

In addition to all the great perks Stampin' Up! offers to its demonstrators, when you become a part of my Stampin' Up! family, you will receive some perks from me! You can attend any Rubber Room event for FREE. You will be included in all demonstrator events I hostess, and I will provide you with individualized training and support.

You can sign up online at my Stampin' Up! website HERE The password you need is RubberRoom

Remember, you can customize your starter kit with stamp sets, ink pads, card stock and Stampin' Around Wheels that are on your Wish List!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

EXTRA LARGE BIRD PUNCH WITH BIRD ON A BRANCH!


For this card I punched the Bird and Wing out of a piece of cardstock and then used the punched cardstock as a stencil. Then I just sponged ink inside the stencil area for the bird and wing. I added a little branch for my birdy to sit on from the Bird On A Branch stamp set. I also used a Kraft corduroy button as a little accent. I sponged the button with some Soft Suede Ink just because I thought the kraft was a little lighter than I wanted. This card was very quick and easy, but I think it has a nice soft look to it.

This is the last of the four cards we will be making at my upcoming For The Birds class. I hope you are signed up to join the fun!

ONE MORE "FOR THE BIRDS CLASS"


I think this guy is too cute! I subscribe to a service called Class In A Flash, which offers class ideas, and this one of the cards they made useing the Extra Large Bird Punch that Stampin' Up! currently has available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

This is another one of the cards you can make at my For The Birds card class this upcoming Monday!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

BIRD PUNCH FOR SPRING!


There are two sure signs of spring in Michigan! One, of course, is the flowers that are beginning to push their way up through the frozen ground. And, two, is the sight and sound of all the birds coming out to enjoy the sunshine and relative warmth. This card combines both of those (the bird punch is used to make the flowers) for a definitely springy-feeling card.

This is another card which we will be making at my "For The Birds" class next Monday. It just puts a smile on my face! It can be used for a birthday, easter, mother's day...... and, of course, just to put a smile on someone else's face.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

EXTRA LARGE BIRD PUNCH!


This is one of the cards we will be making at my For The Birds Class next week. You can see all the class details below, or use the "class schedule" tab on the top of my blog to see an entire list and details of upcoming classes.

Jackie Topa shared her idea for useing the Extra Large Bird Punch to make little rose buds, and I had to try it out! For this card I used some Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper, which is available in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.

On Monday, March 29, 2010, I will be having a "For The Birds" class. We will be useing the Extra Large Bird Punch to make four awesome cards, and we will use the punch in lots of different ways. You must bring your own punch to class with you (along with your adhesive). Cost of the class is $6, and you must RSVP! There are still a few spots open, and I'd love to share these creative ideas with you, so sign up soon!

Want FREE classes? Sign up to become part of my downline, and you will be welcomed at any class and/or demonstrator event I have in the Rubber Room for FREE. This is just one more perk to being a demonstrator. AND, don't forget, you get a great discount on your Demonstrator Starter Kit until the end of this month. Contact me for sign up details or go to my website at http://www.cre8withchris.stampinup.net and use the passwod RubberRooom to fill out the Independent Demonstrator Agreement and sign up as a demonstrator online, 24/7!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

BRENDA'S BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS!





My dear friend and good customer, Brenda, often shares her gorgeous creations with me, and I love these flowers! She made these flowers with her ornament punch. After she made them, she decorated these gift bags with them, and I must say that I am so impressed with this look, that I will definitely be copying it for myself.

Great job, Brenda; and thanks for letting me share your bags!

Friday, March 19, 2010

STARRING YOU IN COLORS!



This is one of the cards we made at our monthly Card Club this month. It features a "button" made by layering pieces of cardstock that have been punched out. This was a technique that was shared in this month's Stampin' Success. If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you know this is one of the great perks Stampin' Up! provides its demonstrators. Each month demonstrators receive a magazine that is packed with ideas, tips, information and samples. This little magazine is just one of the awesome things Stampin' Up! provides its demonstrators, and I love it!! You can still take advantage of the great discounts being offered this month when you become a demonstrator. Contact me, and I will be happy to fill you in on more of the perks Stampin' Up! provides, as well as the benefits of becoming part of my Stampin' Up! family.

For this card I combined Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo cardstock. These are all In Colors for the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog. I also used the Starring You stamp set, which is one of the stamp sets being offered FREE with Sale-A-Bration until the end of this month!

The "buttons" were made by punching six small stars from Melon Mambo cardstock. I then adhered them together with Crystal Effects and let them dry between a couple of catalogs overnight. You know what this means, right? You can actually make buttons in the size and shape of any of the awesome Stampin' Up! punches you have (or NEED to order). I can't wait to try my hand at some flower "buttons" next!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

JOIN MY DEMONSTRATOR TEAM!

The time is drawing to a close to cash in on the great savings when you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and you don't want to miss out on this opportunity!

If you have ever thought of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and enjoying all those perks I love so much, now is the perfect time!
During Sale-A-Bration, join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator and get 15% off your Starter Kit, PLUS you can choose between the standard Starter Kit and the Digital Starter Kit AND in addition to all the great products in your Starter Kit, you get to pick any stamp set from the current Idea Book and Catalog (valued up to $47.95) for FREE! You can even "customize" your Starter Kit so it will not duplicate the great Stampin' Up! products you already own!

Need more? Well, I have a little more. If you sign up during March to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and join my downline, I will give you an additional 10% off the price of your Starter Kit. If you chose the regular Starter Kit, your 15% off price would be $169, and when you sign up during March, I will give you an additional $16.90 off your Starter Kit. This means you will pay only $152.10 for $335 worth of awesome Stampin' Up! product.

Want to pick the Digital Starter Kit? I will give you the same deal. At 15% off, your Digital Starter Kit price is $157. Sign up to join my SU! Demonstrator family during March, and I will give you an addtional $15.70 off the price of your Starter Kit. For only $141.30 you will get $295 worth of awesome Stampin' Up! products!

There are so many great reasons to become a demonstrator, and this special just sweetens the pot a little more. Please contact me for more details or use the link below to go to my website and sign up!
When you sign up on my website, you will need to use the password "RubberRoom".

MORE SWEET PEA DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!


This is the birthday card we made at this month's Quad Class. I used some of the Stampin' Up! Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper, which is available in the current Occasions Mini Catalog and the Butterfly Punch. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! On Your Birthday stamp set! This is another quick and easy card to make lots of and stash away so you will always have a birthday card on hand!

CLOSE AS A MEMORY!


This is a very quick and simple sympathy card I made with my Quad Class this past month. I originally received this card from a demonstrator friend of mine, Keri Blake, and I knew I would have to re-create it!

The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! Close As A Memory stamp set; the designer series paper is Stampin' Up! Bella Bleau. I used my Eyelet Border Punch and added a little Kraft Taffeta Ribbon to accessorize it.

Monday, March 15, 2010

IT'S ALMOST TIME!

As the old saying goes, "All good things must come to an end"! I am very sad to remind everyone that March 31st is the last day to take advantage of the awesome FREE items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. This has been one of my all-time favorite SAB mini catalogs because not only does it include stamp sets, but there is some awesome DSP and a punch that I am really, really going to miss!! Well, those things and, of course, I love, love, love having the option to order stamp sets that are in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog for FREE!

Be sure to get your FREE goodies before SAB ends! You can contact me to place an order, or use my "order" tab at the top of my blog to shop online 24/7!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

WHITE ON WHITE ON WHITE!


Lately I have really been liking the "white-on-white" look. I think it's so elegant. This card was one we made in my Quad Class earlier this month. I used the dotted embossing folder, the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit and the organza white ribbon.

WELLNESS WISHES!


Wellness Wishes is one of the stamp sets that appears in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog, and you can earn it for FREE as part of the Sale-A-Bration. It has an adorable little dog on a pillow, but I love this little band-aid with a smiley face! This is a very simple card we made in one of my classes and one of my clubs this month. I stamped the image with StazOn Black Ink and then used my watercolor wonder crayons to watercolor the image. I also used my FREE scallop border punch available during Sale-A-Bration and some of the great satin ribbon now available in the Occasions Mini Catalog!

This quick little card is sure to put a smile on your face, regardless of how sickly you may be feeling.

Monday, March 8, 2010

NOUVEAU CHIC VINYL BAG!



From time to time I take a UStamp Course online. It is full of awesome creative ideas and items created by lots of great artistic minds! This particular vinyl bag was created by Linda Hansen, and she designed it to carry her catalogs to workshops in. Hopefully you will be able to tell by the photos that it is very wide and deep. The photos are of both the side and the front of the bags. I can easily pack lots of stuff into it and it's very sturdy.

Right now all three of my bags are packed full of the materials I have prepped for my Lady's Fun Day on Saturday!

These bags are addicting, but, honestly, I think bags are like flower stamps and black shoes~~no woman can have too many!

COTTAGE WALL BAG!



This bag is made with the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper and Old Olive Ribbon!

LOVELY FLOWERS VINYL BAG!



I really like the Lovely Flowers Designer Series Paper from the Level Three Hostess set clled Lovely Flowers Bundle. For this bag I paired up some Close to Curry and Melon Mambo Dotted Ribbons.