Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MORE HANDMADE SHOPPING STUFF!

I am still working on stuff for Friday's sale! I have so much I want to do, and so little time left~~but it's always fun making goodies.

My downline Michelle shared these really cool little "compacts and lipsticks" where the top of the lipstick pulls off and is a pen and the compact opens to hold a little sticky note pad. I thought they were so neat, that I made some for the sale.



Then I couldn't find a cello bag that looked nice and fit right, so I decided to make a little bag to put them in. I thought a non-holiday theme would be good so it could be used for a birthday gift or a thank you.... anyhow, here's what I came up with. This is just a white lunch sack that I cut down.



BLOG READERS ROCK!!

I simply have to say a super-humongous THANK YOU to all of you who make my blog a part of your blog-hopping habit! I am in total shock to see that I have over 50,000 blog hits! I hope you all enjoy your time here and will keep coming back and visiting.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Today is the very last day to take advantage of two Stampin' Up! super-awesome specials! DON'T MISS OUT!



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Click HERE to see what is contained in your starter kit and how you can customize it to fit your needs!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

GLASS COASTERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

I am still working on stuff for my Handmade Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, and here's what I did today.

A little while ago I found these great glass coasters at my local Ace Hardware store. They were sold in sets of four mixed colors (one brown, one blue, one yellow and one green). I wanted to make a set of coasters that were all one color, so I purchased four sets. They come in a great little wooden holder too!

Here is what I came up with!

This first one I stamped in StazOn ink and then watercolored. The image is from the Stampin' Up! stamp set called Studio Sketches.


This one I stamped with the sentiment and the medium snowflake from Snow Swirled.


This one is the tree from Contempo Christmas. I added a little shimmer paint to the star, but I don't think you can really see it too well in this photo.


This last one is stamped with the Aviary stamp set, and I made all four birds (one for each coaster) a different color.



Saturday, November 27, 2010

SNOWMAN TREAT BOX!

It has been absolutely freezing here in Michigan, and I saw snow two times this past week while I was walking. That surely put me in the snowman mood, and that is probably why I have snowmen on my brain lately!

Today I made some little gift boxes to hold goodies, and I will be filling and selling them at the Handmade Holiday Shopping Extravaganza I will be hosting this Friday. I am super busy putting things together, and I love sharing them with you! Here is a photo of my little snowman box.



This box is about the same size as the Fancy Favor Big Shot Die Box. I didn't have that die, so I just came up with a box that was similar to the die. I have purchased some snowman playing cards that I will put inside the box.

Friday, November 26, 2010

CURLY LABEL PUNCH MEETS THE SNOW!

Well, it certainly is no secret that I LOVE Stampin' Up! punches. Which means that none of you will be surprised to find yet another punch project here. I made this little snowman candy cane with an idea I got from Ronda Wade, another Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I swapped out a couple punches, added a brad.... and here is what I came up with!



I made 50 of these so that I would have some to sell at my upcoming Handmade Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. She is just so adorable and the perfect little thing to give to the teller at the bank, the check out gal who has been working overtime ringing up all those holiday purchases, the receptionist at the dentist's office.... You could even add a little ribbon loop at the top and make it an ornament. How cool would it be to decorate an entire little tree with these cuties!

NEED the deets?? I used the Curly Label Punch for the base and punched it with Whisper White Cardstock. Then I punched half of the Curly Label Punch with Basic Black Cardstock and also punched a Word Window Punch with Basic Black Cardstock. I couldn't decide on the flower color, so I used both Garden Green (pictured) and Real Red Cardstock (on some not pictured here ;o) to make flowers that were punched with the Boho Blossoms Punch and then I added a little black brad to the center of the flowers on the hat. I also made a back for my candy cane bag decoration, but I did not add a flower or face to the back of it. I used the mini candy canes, and they were perfect!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I wish you and your families and friends a peaceful time spent enjoying a wonderful meal and great company. Please know that today, and every day, I am thankful for all of you truly special people who visit my blog and share with me the stamping and creative experiences I love so much! Each of you helps to make the Rubber Room the awesome place where I know I will always enjoy myself!

PUNCHIE MITTENS!


Jackie Topa shared the idea to make these wonderful little mittens. If you haven't already guessed, they are made from punches. The Wide Oval Punch is the actual mitten part and the thumb is made with a heart from the Heart To Heart punch. I used the Tastefully Trim Big Shot die to make the "rick-rack" on the top part of the mittens. I wanted my strings (which I used hemp for) to be sort of squiggly, so I glued them down with my Two-Way Glue Pen. The sentiment says "Let It Snow" and is from the Stampin' Up! Punch Pals stamp set. I punched the sentiment out with the Word Window punch and mounted it onto a piece of card stock punched with the Modern Label punch. If you love your Stampin' Up! punches half as much as I do, this is the perfect card for you this winter!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CRAZY FOR CUPCAKES!

It's Watch It Wednesday in the Rubber Room again. In today's video I will show you how to make a quick and easy card useing the Crazy for Cupcakes Stampin' Up! stamp set. This is one of the cards we made at our club get together last night.

Here's a picture of the card



Enjoy the video!


Thanks for watching. I hope you stop by next week for another Watch It Wednesday video!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

HOLIDAY SHOPPING GIFTS!

Here are some candle boxes that I made for my upcoming Handmade Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. I used the same pattern I used for the tall liquid soap dispenser boxes and made a few adjustments as far as size so it would fit my candles. Then I decided I needed a different type bow on top. People don't want to untie a pretty bow to see what's inside the box, so I made just a little bow with my bow maker and attached it to the top. It is still very pretty, but nobody has to untie it!

This first photo shows the box all closed up.


And here is what it looks like from the top.


Here are two more that I made; you can see a little of the candle inside in these photos.




Monday, November 22, 2010

IT'S SALE TIME AT STAMPIN' UP!

DON'T WAIT FOR BLACK FRIDAY~~SHOP THE STAMPIN' UP! ONLINE SPECTACULAR TODAY!!


Beginning today, November 22, 2010, Shop the Stampin' Up! Online Spectacular and take advantage of discounts up to 50% off. This special ends November 30th, 2010, so don't delay!

Click HERE for flyer on discounted items .

DOOR BUSTERS INCLUDE:
•My Digital studio 50% off
•Designer Fabric 50% off
•FREE shipping on online orders with a minimum $150 purchase; PLUS when your order reaches $150.00 or more, you get the Hostess ONLY items as well as FREE money to spend!

When ordering discounted bundles BE SURE to use the item number listed with the bundle on the flyer.


Visit my website HERE to place your order online with me.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!


Time is running out to scoop up those awesome savings when you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Check out all the details in my previous blog post HERE!

If you have ever thought of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator or if you just want some savings on your Stampin' Up! purchases, now is the time. There has never been a better deal on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit, so don't let this opportunity pass you by.

TOTALLY TOOLS FOR HOLIDAY GIFT CARD GIVING!

I have a Handmade Holiday Shopping Extravaganza coming up, and I have lots of goodies for the ladies, but need masculine things. Here is a little tool box gift card holder that I made. I purchased the pattern from Lynn Pratt and then went to work. It was a little labor intense, but I love the finished product!

Here is the box all closed up and ready for gift giving.



Just lift the lid, and there's a little gift card inside! I put my Kroger card in this one, but I'm sure it would look great with a Lowes gift card or Home Depot....




Thursday, November 18, 2010

REGAL SECENIC SEASON!

This is a card we did at our Friday club this month. I used the Stampin' Up! Scenic Season stamp set for both the image and the sentiment. I did a little masking and sponging to get the "moon" effect. I love the finished look!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

YOUR STAMPED TEALIGHTS BURN!

I have had tons of people email me asking if the tealights will burn with the tissue paper on them. The answer is YES! I burned a small one with the tissues paper and the card stock wrapped around it with no difficulty at all. I do suggest, though, that, as with burning any candle, you do not leave it unattended while it is burning!

Here is a link to a video where the gal has some lovely tea lights she made, and she shows actual photos of the tea light while it is burning. The post is about half way down her blog page. Just click HERE to see it.

VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR TEALIGHT BOXES!

It's Watch It Wednesday in the Rubber Room. This week I'm going to be sharing some quick packaging ideas for stamped tealights. Here is a photo of a four-box of tea lights.


Watch the video below to see how quick and easy it is to package tea lights in either a package of four or a package of three. I will walk you through step-by-step instructions on putting these packages together, and I will also give you the dimensions and patterns for your boxes!


I hope you enjoyed this Rubber Room Watch It Wednesday Video!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

PRETTY, PRETTY PACKAGING!

I spend so much time making all my handmade gifts for the holidays, that I love to package them in pretty packages. Tomorrow on Watch It Wednesday in the Rubber Room, I will share how I decided to package my tealights.

Last week on Watch It Wednesday I shared with you how to stamp your tealights, and I "recycled" the original package my tealights came in.

I was so inspired by the response to the tealights, that I decided to stamp some regular-size tealights. They didn't come in packages I could recycle. SO, I made some little boxes with cardstock and then used a Stampin' Up! Window Sheet for the lid on the box and added some ribbon.

Here are a couple of samples of the ones I made.



Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for the Watch It Wednesday Rubber Room Video, and I will give you the patterns for both of these boxes, and walk you through making them!

RUBBER ROOM VIRTUAL CLASSROOM IS UP AND RUNNING!

Yesterday was the "big launch" of the Rubber Room Virtual Classroom. I believe we have worked all of the bugs out and are going to have lots of fun with our little Gingerbread House!


Want to learn how to make this adorable little container for goodies, tags, gifts?? Just use the Buy Now button at the top of my left side bar and sign up today. The Rubber Room Virtual Gingerbread House Classroom will be open until December 31st.

Click HERE for all the Virtual Class details!

Monday, November 15, 2010

TRULY WONDERFUL WAY TO START THE WEEK!

WHY NOT GIVE YOURSELF THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT~~THE GIFT OF DOING A JOB YOU LOVE!
Last week I gave you a heads up about this amazing deal. Well, today is the first day of this special~~and it is ssssooooo special you don't want to miss out!

FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME STAMPIN' UP! IS OFFERING 50% OFF THE STARTER KIT FOR ALL NEW DEMONSTRATORS!
Sign up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during this special and you will get over $310 in Stampin' Up! crafting & business supplies for only $87.50.

From November 15-30, you can purchase either the Standard or Digital + Starter Kit at 50% off the regular price..... plus free shipping! AND this kit is customizable too!

This is an awesome opportunity for someone looking for a new career, or just for the hobby demonstrator who wants to take advantage of a great discount on great products! The starter kit is not only a fantastic savings, it includes the benefits and discounts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with no obligation to sell, hold workshops or purchase anything further.

HERE ARE A FEW BENEFITS YOU WILL RECEIVE AS A STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR
1) Take 30% off your first Stampin' Up! product order placed within 45 days.
2)Save 20% on all future orders
3)Pre-order from the 2011 Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs starting Dec. 1.
4)Sale-A-Bration is around the corner and free stamp set opportunities multiply!
5) Enjoy tons of learning tools, including video tutorials on the Stampin' Up! demo site.
6) Stampin' Success Magazine delivered to your door each month (packed with creative inspiration).
7) Demonstrator perks and freebies throughout the stampin' year!
8) When you join my downline family you will also receive business training and can attend any of my Stampin' Up! classes and/or workshops for FREE!

WHAT'S IN YOUR STARTER KIT FOR THE LOW PRICE OF $87.50? LET'S TAKE A LOOK!

FIRST UP~~RUBBER STAMPS! Remember, you may substitute any current stamp set (wood or clear-mount) of the same price or less as the stamp or standard wheel you are replacing.
3 Wood-Mount Stamp Sets:
113500 Fun & Fast Notes (p. 70) $33.95
115360 For All You Do (p. 103) $28.95
120173 So Many Thanks (p. 18) substitute to $9.95 or less

1 Clear-Mount Stamp Set:
118571 I {Heart} Hearts (p. 46) $18.95

1 Standard Wheel:
109679 Fast Flowers Stampin' Around Standard Wheel (p. 70) $6.05

NEXT UP ARE THE ACCESSORIES WITH ALTERNATIVE SELECTIONS!
118486 Clear Block C (p. 192) OR substitute with any clear block $6.95 or less
117155 Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (p. 175) OR substitute with your choice of Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
120954 Getting Started Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock (8.5 x 11, p. 165) OR substitute with any Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock (8.5 x 11)
100730 Whisper White Card Stock (8.5 x 11, p. 169) OR Card Stock 8.5 x 11
114616 Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon (p. 191) OR any ribbon $8.95 or less
102283 VersaMark Pad (p. 195) OR Ink Pad $8.95 or less
101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 169) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad
102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 166) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad
105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 166) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad
103133 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 166) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad
119677 Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker (p. 166) OR any Stampin' Write Marker
119679 Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker (p. 167) OR any Stampin' Write Marker
119787 Marina Mist Classic Ink Refill (p. 167) OR any ink refill
104332 Snail Adhesive (p. 197) OR any adhesive $6.95 or less
102394 Stampin' Mist (p. 198) OR Stazon Cleaner (109196)
119525 Chocolate Small Song Bird Tile Décor Elements OR Décor Elements $7.95 or less

FOLLOWED BY MUST-HAVE ACCESSORIES (NO ALTERNATIVE SELECTIONS)
Stampin' Around Standard Self-Inking Handle
Uninked Standard Cartridge
Single Blender Pen
Single Stampin' Sponge
Stampin' Scrub
Stampin' Dimensionals
Décor Elements Applicator Tool

LAST, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, BUSINESS SUPPLIES (no alternative selections)
Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
Catalogs (8)
Mini Catalogs (8), when available
Definitively Decorative Brochure
Recruit Folders (5)
Recruit Brochures (20)
To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
Hostess Benefits Forms (10)
Project Sample Sheet
Hostess Brochures (20)
Customer Order Forms (50)
Stampin' Up! Logo Décor Elements

WANT MORE? HERE ARE SOME OPTIONAL ADD-ONS (these must be added when you sign up)
STAMPIN' MEMORIES ADD-ON $50
119710 Brights Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 12 x 12 OR Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 12 x 12, $9.95 or less
120272 Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower Stamp Set OR Stamp Set $31.95 or less
118708 Celebrations Quick Accents OR any Quick Accents
117164 Celebrations Designer Series Paper OR any Designer Series Paper
119812 Green Leaf Printed Album 12 x 12 OR Album $22.95 or less

DEFINITELY DECORATIVE ADD-ON $40
118261 Love You Décor Stencil OR Stencil $14.95 or less
114115 Chocolate Manhattan Flower Décor Elements OR Décor Elements $23.95 or less
121019 Chalkboard Oval Labels Décor Elements (3) OR Décor Elements $5.95 or less
114893 Chocolate Flower Décor Elements OR Rose Red Flower Décor Elements (115161)


THINKING ABOUT THE DIGITAL + STARTER KIT?
HERE'S WHAT IT'S GOT FOR YOU!




FIRST UP~~MY DIGITAL STUDIO SOFTWARE (118108)

NEXT IN LINE~~RUBBER STAMPS
111532 Party Hearty Wood-Mount (p. 54) $26.95
118571 I {Heart} Hearts Clear-Mount (p. 46) $18.95
120173 So Many Thanks (p. 18) $7.95 (your choice to $9.95 or less)

RUNNING A CLOSE THIRD~~ACCESSORIES WITH ALTERNATIVE SELECTIONS
118486 Clear Block "C" (p. 192) OR Clear Block $6.95 or less
120954 Getting Started Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 8.5 x 11 (p. 165) OR Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 8.5 x 11
100730 Whisper White Card Stock 8.5 x 11 (p. 169) OR any card stock Stock 8.5 x 11
119747 Brights Designer Buttons (p. 186) OR any designer buttons
109034 Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (p. 191) OR any ribbon $4.95 or less
101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 169) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad
102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 166) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad
105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 166) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad
103133 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 166) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad
119679 Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker (p. 167) OR any Stampin' Write Marker
119677 Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker (p. 166) OR any Stampin' Write Marker
104332 Snail Adhesive (p. 197) OR any adhesive $6.95 or less
102394 Stampin' Mist (p. 198) OR Stazon Cleaner (109196)
119525 Chocolate Small Songbird Tile Décor Elements OR Décor Elements Item $7.95 or less

THE MUST HAVES (items with no alternative selections)
Stampin' Scrub
Décor Elements Applicator
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots

NEED MORE? HERE ARE YOUR OPTIONAL ADD-ONS (must be ordered in conjunction with your Starter Kit)
STAMPIN' MEMORIES ADD-ON $50
119710 Brights Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 12 x 12 OR Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 12 x 12, $9.95 or less
120272 Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower Stamp Set OR Stamp Set $31.95 or less
118708 Celebrations Quick Accents OR any Quick Accents
117164 Celebrations Designer Series Paper OR any Designer Series Paper
119812 Green Leaf Printed Album 12 x 12 OR Album $22.95 or less

DEFINITELY DECORATIVE ADD-ON $40

118261 Love You Décor Stencil OR Stencil $14.95 or less
114115 Chocolate Manhattan Flower Décor Elements OR Décor Elements $23.95 or less
121019 Chalkboard Oval Labels Décor Elements (3) OR Décor Elements $5.95 or less
114893 Chocolate Flower Décor Elements OR Rose Red Flower Décor Elements (115161)
NOTE: Stampin' Memories and Definitely Decorative Add-Ons must be ordered in conjunction with the starter kit.

There are tons and tons of awesome benefits to being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from all the fun and creative support you get from Stampin' Up! to all the fun and creative support you get from other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators AND all the wonderful new people you get to meet and friends you'll make AND opportunities to travel to demonstrator events AND discounts on all those Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories.... this list goes on and on; so join today and have some fun!!

If you'd like to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for the awesome price of $87.50 click HERE to sign up online. When you sign up you will need to use this password: Rubber Room

Sunday, November 14, 2010

FROWL SANTA 6x6 SCRAPBOOK PAGE!

I am a little behind in posting photos of my 6x6 scrapbook pages for my First Friday club, so this post will catch me up! Club doesn't meet in December, so this is the scrapbook page we did at their November get together; but it is for Christmas.

We used lots of punches and had tons of fun putting this "frowl" santa together!



Saturday, November 13, 2010

DAY OF GRATITUDE 6x6 SCRAPBOOK PAGE!

This is the 6x6 scrapbook page we did in our First Friday Club last month. I used the Day of Gratitude stamp set available now in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. The background was rolled with the Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel.