Monday, May 31, 2010

STILL MISSING IN ACTION!

I am still out of town, but I hope to be home by Wednesday. I am able to get an internet connection at the hospital, so if you need something, please email me and I will get back to you. THANK YOU!

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY!

Remember, tomorrow, June 1st, Stampin' Up! will post their retirement list. I will post it here as soon as I am able to. If a stamp set and/or accessory is on the retirement list, it will be available on a "while supplies last" basis. That means that once Stampin' Up! has depleted their supply, it will no longer be available. Be sure to check your wish list to see what items you need and then come back tomorrow to see what items are retiring!

Friday, May 28, 2010

CATALOG PREORDER LAST CALL!!

I have my new catalog, and I know you all are going to love it! You won't want to miss out for sure. June 1st is your last opportunity to order your new catalog for the preorder price of $5. If you order one after June 1st, the catalog cost will be $9.95 and you will have to add shipping and tax to that, so don't forget to preorder. You can email me at ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com to order now.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

OUT OF TOWN AGAIN!

I had a little family emergency and am out of town for a bit. I don't have any photos on this computer to share with you, but I will hopefully be home soon and catching up and inspiring you all once again!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

MY NEW CATALOG SHOULD ARRIVE TODAY!

There are so many, many perks to being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and I love all of them! Stampin' Up! offered a recruiting incentive during April, where if you were a demonstrator who had a new recruit during the month of April, you would receive your new 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog early. As impatient as I am, coupled with the fact I am overly-anxious to see the new Idea Book and Catalog, I knew I would have to recruit someone and add another person to my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator family. This is "having your cake and eating it too"! I get a new member in my demonstrator family AND I get to see the catalog early.

SO, today is the big day! I should receive my new catalog sometime today, and I am terribly excited! I will not be able to share any details on my blog, but you can bet I will be sharing the new catalog tonight with my stamp club and again tomorrow night at my demonstrator get together swap. Of course, I will be spending the better part of my day drooling over the new catalog, I am sure; as well as getting started on my Wish List!

If you NEED to enjoy all the perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, just click HERE to sign up on my website now. You'll need to use the password: RubberRoom. Or contact me, and I will be happy to help you sign up and welcome you as part of my downline family!

ON A PEDESTAL!


This is the fourth and final card for our Tuesday Club tonight. We will use this pattern to make all four cards. I did post the other three cards last week, so you can see all of them now!

For this card I used the On A Pedestal Stamp Set and the words from the Celebrate Everything Stamp Set. Both of these stamp sets are in the current 2009-2010 Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog. The cardstock and ink colors are Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry. I also used my Dotted Embossing Folder for the Big Shot and the Eyelet Border Punch, along with a litte Melon Mambo Polka-Dot Grossgrain Ribbon. Something about the Melon Mambo color makes me think happy, sunny, summer days!

There is also a little glitter on the top of the cake, so that it looks like frosting. I used my Two-Way Glue Pen to put glue all over the top of the cake, then I just sprinkled it with some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I love the little sparkle it adds!

Monday, May 24, 2010

BIRD PUNCH FLOWERS!


I love Brenda's work, and I am always so excited when she shares it with me, AND let's me share it with you. This card she made using the Bird Punch to make her flowers. She used a circle punche to make her strips of white cardstock look like fence posts, and she topped it off with the Butterfly Embosslit!

Thanks for the inspiration, Brenda!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

BOUQUET BUNCH GARDEN BOX!


On Tuesday I took another class with Keri, and she showed us how to make this adorable little Garden Box with some 3x3 notecards. She used the Bouquet Bunch stamp set, that is just adorable. You can order this stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog, and you can order it in either wood mount or clear mount!

Keri purchased this pattern from Ilina Crouse. You can find Ilina's blog HERE Ilina has some great patterns you can purchase, and her blog is full of inspiration!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

MEDALLION BACKGROUND STAMP JEWELRY BOX!




This little jewelry box is made from a pattern I purchased from Lynn Pratt. She is so talented, and I am totally addicted to her patterns! Thanks for all the inspiration, Lynn!

For this box I used the Medallion Background stamp. You can see from the photos, that the top opens to a little compartment with three separate spaces for storage. Then the bottom drawer pulls out and I added three little 3x3 note cards and a pen. Lynn's pattern did not include the divider in the bottom, but I decided to make the divider so I could add the pen.

Friday, May 21, 2010

FLIP-FLOP CARD!



This is another great card that Brenda made and shared with me. She used the flip-flop card pattern. The photos show the card closed and then flipped when it's opened. I love the look of this card!

Thanks for sharing, Brenda!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

BRENDA'S VOTIVE CAKES!





On Monday I spent my day with some dear friends and awesome customers! Mitzi and I prepped for an upcoming class and my other friends worked on some stamping projects. Brenda brought these great little cakes she made with votive candles. I think I should have turned the votive light off before I took my photos, but I believe you can get the idea. She wrapped some designer series paper around here votive and then decorated the top to look like a little cake with the votive light being the candle on the cake. These are so adorable in real life!

Thanks for sharing with me, Brenda!

I'M OUT OF TOWN AGAIN!

I am Up North helping my mom with a garage sale and visiting with my family! I will be home on Monday. I have scheduled some posts to keep you inspired while I'm away, and so you won't miss me too much.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

PUNCHED POSIES!


I loved this hostess stamp set as soon as I saw it in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog. I had to have it (NEEDED it bad ;o). Then when it arrived, it kept calling me, until I finally had to make something with it. I know it's going to be a favorite! There is an adorable butterfly and three more flowers in it, and all the stamps fit into some of the great Stampin' Up! punches~~no cutting needed! Host a workshop before August 31st, with qualifying sales of $300 or more, and you can get this awesome stamp set for FREE. Contact me to book your workshop soon!!

I used Pumpkin Spice cardstock and Rose Red cardstock and ink for this card, along with some Island Oasis Designer Series Paper. In the middle of the flower I put a Filigree Brad and added a little Rhinestone Brad to it. I put my Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot using the Dotted Embossing Folder, and then added a piece of Pumpkin Spice Grossgrain Ribbon to finish it off. The sentiment comes from the Trendy Trees stamp set.

This is one of the cards we'll be making at our pattern club this month. I'll share the other two cards with you soon!

Monday, May 17, 2010

GREETINGS EARTHLING!


I have a Tuesday stamp club where we take one card pattern and then make three or four different cards with the same card pattern. This is the card pattern we will be using this month, and one of the cards we'll be making.

This is a pretty simple card. I used the Greetings Earthlings stamp set (item #113810 in the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog) The patterned paper comes from the Level One Hostess item, Patterns Pack III. I did accessorise my "helmet" by adding some Crystal Effects to it, so it really looks like a little bubble.

How fun is this stamp set?? It puts a smile on my face!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

AWASH WITH FLOWERS!


This is the last card we made on Friday at The Wright Club. As I mentioned last week, we were focusing on two-step stamps. For this card I used the Awash With Flowers stamp set, which was FREE last month, and will be in the upcoming 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. I love the Currie and Mambo cardstock colors together! I also used the new embossing folder, which has replaced the Dotted Embossing Folder as my favorite! You can find the Stampin' Up! Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 24 of the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog. For only $7.95 it is a great deal, and this embossing folder really makes your cardstock look and feel like a piece of material; it's totally awesome!!

ISLAND OASIS PURSE WITH CARDS!




A while back I purchased the pattern for this "Purse-Onally Perfect Notes" from Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho. Click HERE to check out her awesome blog! I love the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper (item # 117173, available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog), so that's what I decided to use for my purse. I added a little hanging tag that says I "heart" Stampin' Up! just for fun!! The little pocket on the front is "accessorized" with a Pumpkin Pie Corduroy Button(item #114342 in the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog). I made four matching cards to put in my purse. For the cards I used more of the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper and the matching stamp set called Tropical Party(item #118515) also available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog.

I think this purse is a great little way to package your cards and make them even more special.

Friday, May 14, 2010

GREENHOUSE GARDEN!


Here is one more two-step stamping card for my Friday Night Wrigth Club. For this card I used some of the accessories from the Occasions Mini Catalog that I loved and didn't get a chance to use! It seems those Mini Catalog items disappear too quickly for me.

For this card I used the Greenhouse Garden Stamp Set (item #113824) and the sentiment from Full of Life (item #11500) and some Chocolate Chip Grossgrain Ribbon (item #11367). All of these items can be found in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. You can place an order 24/7 on my website HERE or contact me, and I will be happy to help you place an order.

DID YOU MISS OUT???

Were there a few things in the Holiday Mini Catalog and/or the Occasions Mini Catalog that you didn't order and now know you have to have? Well, those items may still be available to order. I know, how exciting is that? Just click HERE to see a full list of mini catalog carryover products!

You can contact me to place your order, or go HERE to place an order online anytime!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


This is another two-step stamping card we'll be making in my Friday Night Wright Club.

For this card I used the Trendy Trees stamp set and added some Taffeta Ribbon and a corduroy button as accessories, along with some Patterned Paper.

I am so glad that in the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog the retired Baja Breeze In Color will be returning. I love that blue!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

FLOWER FANCY!


My Friday Night Wright Club wants to do two-step stamping cards this month. I love the two-step stamps, so I'm excited to be sharing this technique with them. This is one of the cards we'll be making.

For this card I used the Flower Fancy stamp set (item #11578) and the sentiment from the Fresh Cuts stamp set (item #11634). I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (item #102023) and some Regal Rose 5/8" Grossgrain ribbon (item #109056) as accessories for my card. All these items can be ordered from the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

PICNIC BASKET AND SANDWICH CARD!




This is another adorable pattern from Lynn Pratt. With summer just around the corner (hopefully), I think this little picnic basket is just too cute! The card looks like a sandwich too. When you open the card, you can write a message on the cheese. This is just so totally cute and fun!

Monday, May 10, 2010

CUP CAKE AND CARD!



I recently purchased some patterns from Lynn Pratt, and they are so fun! This is a cupcake cup and a matching card. The little cup would make a perfect place setting at a birthday party. You can take the top off and fill it up with goodies!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

I wish everyone a very happy Mother's Day! I hope you will spend some time with your family today and enjoy the things that are most important in your life, whatever they may be!

I'll be back tomorrow with more stamping to share!

BRENDA'S MOTHER'S DAY FRAME!


This is a great gift that my good customer, Brenda, made for her mother for Mother's Day! She used some Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper pieces to cover the outside of her frame and then made some beautiful roses to decorate the corners. I am certain her mom will love this gift!