Monday, January 31, 2011

BIG SHOT LETTERPRESS PLATES INSTRUCTIONS!

I have been getting lots and lots of questions regarding the new Letterpress Plates Stampin' Up! is now carrying. So, today, I am going to share with you a video that was made by Shannon West, a Stampin' Up! employee. In this video Shannon shares lots of tips, tricks and techniques for you to use to get an awesome image from your Letterpress Plates. Take a peek!



I hope you enjoyed this video! Remember, there is a link on my right-hand sidebar for the Stampin' Up! You Tube Channel, where you can find more technique videos!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

STAMPIN' UP! IS HIRING AND THERE'S NO BETTER TIME TO JOIN THE FUN!


Do you love Stampin' Up! products? Have that ever-growing Wish List? Well, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, and you can get those goodies with a discount! AND during Sale-A-Bration the Starter Kits are 15% off! That means the Standard Starter Kit(valued at over $310) or the Digital Starter Kit (valued at over $320) is only $148.75! AND your starter kit ships for free! PLUS when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you get this bonus bundle FREE. That's a $50 value for FREE!


This FREE bonus bundle includes:

119883 Heart to Heart (or any punch), on page 202 in the Idea Book & Catalog
120806 Something Special Simply Sent (or any Simply Sent) on page 183 in the Idea Book & Catalog
117114 Live, Laugh Love stamp (or any Simply Sent Stamp) on page 183 of the Idea Book & Catalog
121620 Color Coach on page 165 of the Idea Book & Catalog

When you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, you will save 30% on your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days), PLUS you will earn hostess benefits AND receive a minimum of three Sale-A-Bration items (1 for every $50 in product purchased).

If you decide being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is not for you, there is no penalty to drop and you keep the kit and everything you purchased at a discount! Join now, and you will enjoy full demonstrator privileges through March 31, 2011. Love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (and I'm sure you will) to stay active beyond June 30, 2011$300 in product sales is required (includng your own purchases)

When you purchase your Stampin' Up! Starter Kit with me, you will become a member of my downline family, with some EXTRA bonuses! My downline family is welcome to enjoy two monthly demonstrator get togethers (one during the day and one during the evening) each month. PLUS you are welcome to attend any classes, open houses and/or workshops I have in the Rubber Room for FREE! You will also receive any virtual classes for FREE, as well as any tutorials I do for FREE!

SIGN UP ONLINE NOW AND START ENJOYING YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR BENEFITS! JUST CLICK HERE AND START HAVING FUN!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

THAT MICHELLE STRIKES AGAIN WITH PUNCH POTPOURRI THIS TIME!

Here is another one of Michelle's awesome creations! I just love the elegant look of this card!

For this card Michelle used the Punch Potpourri stamp set, which is a Level One Hostess Set and it's FREE! You read that right! When you host a qualifying workshop with a minimum of $150 in sales, you can pick this as your FREE HOSTESS SET; AND in addition to the FREE HOSTESS SET, you will receive $15 IN FREE MERCHANDISE THAT YOU PICK! Being a hostess is so easy! Contact me to schedule a date and time, and I will host in the Rubber Room so you won't have to clean or get rid of the family, etc... It easy and so much fun to earn FREE STAMPIN' UP! STUFF!

Friday, January 28, 2011

SIMPLY SENT MEDALLION MEDLEY ALL DRESSED UP!

The Stampin' Up! Simply Sent kits are one of the quickest, easiest ways to make hand-made cards that are absolutely beautiful. For this card I used the Simply Sent Medallion Medley card kit and just "dressed it up" a bit. Check out the Product Parade below for a list of the accessories I added.

This kit comes with printed embossed cards, envelopes and self-adhesive die-cut ticket-corner labels. You can add a greeting or sentiment in the self-adhesive die-cut, attach it to the card front and you're ready to go in an instant!


FOR YOUR SHOPPING PLEASURE AND EASE, HERE IS THE PRODUCT PARADE!


Simply Sent Medallion Medley #121788 $11.95
Say It Simply Stamp Set #122324 $7.95
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock #115316 $6.95
Old Olive Classic Ink #102277 $5.95
Basic Rhinestone Jewels #119246 $4.95
Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119767 $6.95

CLICK HERE TO ORDER ALL YOUR STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

BLESSED MOTHER WITH FRAMED TULIPS EMBOSSING FOLDER!

Thanks for stopping by the Rubber Room today! Yesterday in my Watch It Wednesday Video I shared with you a great little "tricky technique" to make any size frame with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. This is the card I shared in my video.



As I promised yesterday, here are the details for the card. You can see the complete list of supplies below in the Product Parade!

Concord Crush Card Stock 8 1/2 x 5 1/5; score the 8 1/2 side at 4 1/4 (this is your card base). 3 3/8 x 4 1/4 and 2 7/8 x 2

Whisper White Card Stock 1 3/4 x 2 5/8

PEAR PIZZAZZ Card Stock 5 1/4 x 4 (emboss with Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder) 3 3/8 x 4 1/8~~NOTE YOU WILL TRIM THE 3 3/8 SIDE AFTER EMBOSSING WITH THE FRAMED TULIPS EMBOSSING FOLDER! Your piece that attaches to your card will actually end up being 3 1/4 x 4 1/8

I colored the flower stamp from Blessed Mother with Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush and Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Markers. The Crumb Cake is the center of the flower.

I made a double bow with my Linnen Thread and my bow maker and attached it with a Mini Glue Dot.


HERE IS THE PRODUCT PARADE FOR YOUR SHOPPING PLEASURE!



Pear Pizzazz Card Stock #119795 $6.95
Concord Crush Card Stock #119792 $6.95
Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50
Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush Stampin' Write Markers #119801 $14.95 (6 pack of In Colors)
Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker #120967 $3.50
Framed Tulips Embossing Folder #121809 $7.95
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335 $7.95
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439 $99.95
Blessed Mother Stamp Set (wood mount) #121913 $14.95 (clear mount) #122063 $11.95
Clear-Mount Block "D" (for clear-mount stamp set) #118485 $8.50
Linen Threat #104199 $4.50
Mini Glue Dots #103683 $4.95
Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95; refill #104331 $4.50
Paper Snips #103579 $9.95

CLICK HERE AND SHOP NOW!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ANY SIZE FRAME WITH YOUR FRAMED TULIPS EMBOSSING FOLDER!

Welcome back to Watch It Wednesday in the Rubber Room. In today's video I will share with you a great little "tricky technique" on how to make the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder frame any size you want! I got this idea from Sharon Fields, another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator who shared it in a written tutorial, that I found fascinating and inspiring!


I hope you enjoyed the video and the "tricky technique"!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow, and I will share with you all the details on how I made this card, along with the Product Parade containing a list of all the great Stampin' Up! products I used to make it!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

LET THE SALE-A-BRATION BEGIN!

IT'S FREE GIFT TIME~~AND A GRET DEAL FOR NEW STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATORS TOO!



Sale a Bration is the biggest (and one of the best, in my opinion) promotions of the year!! Stampin' Up! offers a FREE gift with every $50 you spend between January 25 and March 31, 2011 !! No LIMIT... spend $100 get 2 gifts, spend $150 get 3 gifts AND Hostess Rewards!


If you haven't received your Sale a Bration mini catalog yet, you can view it online HERE, or visit the Rubber Room and pick up a copy, or contact me!

The FREE Products are AWESOME with so many great new things ranging from stamp sets, to Decor Elements to ribbon and buttons... even MDS downloads for FREE! There are even stamp sets from the 2011 Idea Book and Catalog included in the SAB Mini.

For every $50 you spend when you place an online order with me HERE you will be able to enter the code for one FREE item!


DO YOU WANT TO....
earn free stamp sets & supplies?
enjoy a discount on everything you purchases?
be part of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator family?
purchase new Stampin' Up! stuff before all your customers?
make a little extra money?
take 15% Off your Starter Kit?
receive a FREE PRODUCT BUNDLE worth $50?

If you answered "heck yeah" to any or all of those questions, you should definitely consider becoming a Stampn' Up! Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration and joining my demonstrator family! Get 15% off your starter kit (for only $148.75 you will get over $310 worth of great Stampin' Up! products) AND a FREE product bundle worth $50 when you join between January 25 and March 31, 2011. You can CLICK HERE for more information about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Monday, January 24, 2011

ADORABLE ADORNMENT!

This is one of the cards Keri made for us at our demonstrator get together. I love the Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze combination. She used a Baja Breeze Adornment and some of the Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding from the Occasions Mini Catalog to accessorize her card!



Thanks so much for sharing, Keri; I love it!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

WHAT''S UP???

WOW! No Rubber Room post yesterday? What is up with that? Well, it was a very long day, and there was no energy for a visit to the Rubber Room Blog for me. I did miss everyone, though.

Saturday was my first obedience class with Harvey, and, man-oh-man, does Harvey need lots of work. He was extremely distracted by all the other dogs and ab-so-loot-lee out of control! He was barking and trying to get to all the other dogs.... I felt like I had been run over by ten trains by the time we were done. Of course, he took a nice long nap when he got home~~I know how exhausted he must have been. And I just tried to get over it, after a nice long cry! Needless to say, last night was just about relaxation and not about stamping. Well, relaxing and trying to put the memory of the class out of my mind.

I do have lots of card ideas to share, though, so I will make it up to you! Last week on Thursday was our demonstrator play day and we had lots of fun. I will get those photos onto my computer and start sharing them with you this week.

THAT MICHELLE!

Well, "That Michelle" has struck again! This is such a beautiful card, and very simple and elegant. I just love it. It may definitely be one I copy for some of my clubs in February!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents, Michelle!

Friday, January 21, 2011

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR FREE BITTY BUTTONS!

MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011 is your last day to order the Filled with Love Bundle and get your FREE bitty buttons!


The Filled with Love Bundle includes the Filled with Love Stamp Set (in wood mount for $32.90 or clear mount for $26.90) and the Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (for $9.95). You can use the link on my left side bar here to check out all the details. The Filled With Love Stamp Set is available in the Holiday Mini Catalog through January 3, 2011; after that, it will only be available with this promotion. CLICK HERE to order your Filled With Love Bundle and receive your FREE BITTY BUTTONS!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

RECIPE LUNCHBOX TINS!

I recently had a customer order two recipe boxes made from lunchbox tins. Here is what I came up with for her.

This is one of the dividers that goes inside the box to divide her recipes into salads, main dishes, etc...


This is a little recipe card holder and the recipe card. She will have to provide her own favorite recipes, though.


These are photos of the two different recipe boxes!



Check out the Product Parade below to see what you will need to order to make your own recipe lunchbox tin!

RECIPE LUNBOX TIN PRODUCT PARADE!

This is your Product Parade for the recipe tins in the above post.

Riding Hood Red Card Stock #111348 $6.95
Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50
Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Marker #120971 $3.50
Pear Pizzazz Marker (set of 5 In Colors) #119801 $14.95
Basic Black Classic Ink #101179 $5.95
Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink #119784 $5.95
Tart & Tangy Stamp Set #111514 $12.95
From The Kitchen Of Stamp Set #114964 $29.95
Scallop Circle Punch #119854 $16.95
1 3/8" Circle Punch #119860 $15.95
1 1/4" Circle Punch #119861 $15.95
Round Tab Punch #104294 $6.95
Retired Rockability Designer Series Paper #114039 $11.95
White Grosgrain Ribbon #109025 $4.95
Black Grosgrain Ribbon #109027 $4.95
Celery Grosgrain Ribbon #109031 $4.95
Sticky Strip #104294 $6.95

CLICK HERE to order any (or all) of these fabulous products 24/7 from my website!

MY "DOVE" CANDY SOURCE REVEALED!

For those of you who asked, my Dove candy source is Walgreens. They were marked .59 per box and were on sale 2 for $1 and then I had some reward points I used so they ended up being .25 per box. Very inexpensive little treat. I would suggest, though, that if you like the Milk Chocolate, you might want to purchase the dark chocolate ones, because once you open a box to see what they look like inside~~well, you know you then have to eat the whole box.....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY DOVE CANDY TREAT VIDEO!

I do believe that Watch it Wednesday was perhaps not meant to be this week. I forgot a major piece when I was putting the video together, so I had to stop and make it two separate videos (I think you all can handle that, though). Then there were lots of problems trying to upload the video and I called tech support and my camera guy.... after three hours, I finally gave up and thought I'd save it for another day. I downloaded my program onto my laptap and tried going at it that way... then finally figured out how to save an "mts" file and upload it to You Tube... I was able to, at long last, get it together, though, AND Watch It Wednesday is actually going to happen before Thursday!

The video this week is a tutorial on how to make a little Dove candy treat holder. Please see the post after the videos for photos and a Product Parade! I know you won't want to miss the Product Parade, because these are about the cutest darn things, and they are so versatile and so easy!!



Here is the second half of the video for you!


I hope you enjoyed Watch It Wednesday in the Rubber Room and will make plans to come and visit again very soon!


TEMPLATE, PHOTOS AND THE WATCH IT WEDNESDAY PRODUCT PARADE!

Here are all the "DEETS" for the Watch It Wednesday video presentation above!

This is the template. You need a piece of card stock cut 6 1/4" x 2 5/8". Score your piece of card stock on the 6 1/4" side at 2 7/8" from each edge. It's that simple!!


This is the treat I show you how to make in the video, and there is a detailed Product Parade below containing all the items you need to make this exact treat holder!


Here is a "variation" on the treat holder. For this one I used Eat Chocolate stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog.


Yet one more "variation", this one using the Ice Cream Parlor items and Punch a Bunch Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. NEED these items? Just contact me to schedule a workshop, and I will show you how easy you can get them for FREE!



OKAY, HERE'S THE PRODUCT PARADE FOR THE VIDEO TUTORIAL!

Basic Black Card Stock #121045 $6.95
Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50
Glimmer Paper (MY FAV!) #121790 $3.95
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits #117332 $11.95
Big Shot #113439 $99.95
Heart To Heart Punch #119881 $16.95
Bitty Buttons #118761 $4.95
Rhinestone Jewels #119246 $4.59
Mini Glue Dots #103683 $4.95
Sticky Strip #104294 $6.95
Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95; Refill #104331 $4.50

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

GLIMMER PAPER AND EAT CHOCOLATE!

The Glimmer Paper in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog is so beautiful and it punches with a nice crisp edge. We used it tonight at my Mini Catalog Open House to decorate a little box of chocolates. The boxes were the door prizes and everybody got to make their own. I know you'll NEED to make one of these little beauties; so just check out the complete shopping list below and then use the link to place your order!

Here is a picture of the side view of the box and then one of the top view of the box.



Here is your shopping list!

Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50
Red Glimmer Paper #121790 $3.95
Real Red Classic Ink #103133 $5.95
Eat Chocolate Stamp Set (wood mount) #121931 $17.95 (clear mount) 12206 $13.95
Clear-Mount Block "C" (for use with clear-mount stamp set) #118486 $6.95
Small Heart Punch #117193 $5.95
Modern Label Punch #119849 $16.95
Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95; Refill #104331 $4.50

CLICK HERE to order these great products from my website 24/7!

Monday, January 17, 2011

SWEET CENTERS SCRAPBOOK PAGE!

This is the 6x6 scrapbook page we made at our First Friday Hostess Club. We used the inlaid embossing technique with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. You can find the complete list of products in the Product Parade below.



Here is your complete Stampin' Up! shopping list.


Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50
Real Red Card Stock #102482 $6.95
Basic Black Card Stock #121045 $6.95
Real Red Classic Ink #103133 $5.95
Sweet Centers Stamp Set #116521 $29.95
Heart to Heart Punch #119881 $16.95
Square Lattice Embossing Folder for the Big Shot #119976 $7.95
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439 $99.95
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049 $11.95
2-Way Glue Pen #100425 $3.50
Paper Snips #103579 $9.95
Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95; Refill #104331 $4.59

CLICK HERE and order your Stampin' Up! supplies 24/7 from my website!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

BUILD A BLOSSOM STAMP SET WITH BLOSSOM PETALS PUNCH!

This is a card we made at my First Friday club using the new Blossoms Petal Punch and matching Build A Blossom stamp set. See all the product details in the Product Parade below.


It's time to go shopping; and here's what you need to put on your list!

Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock #119795 $6.95
Blushing Bride Card Stock #119796 $6.95
Blushing Bride Classic Ink #119786 $5.95
Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink #119784 $5.95
Say It Simply Stamp Set #122324 $7.95
Build A Blossom Stamp Set (wood mount) #121923 $25.95 (clear mount) #121994 $18.95
Clear-Mount Block "C" (for use with clear-mount stamp set) #118486 $6.95
Clear-Mount Block "B" (for use with clear-mount stmap set) #117147 $5.95
Small Oval Punch #119863 $15.95
Large Oval Punch #119855 $15.95
1" Circle Punch #119868 $10.95
Blossom Petals Punch #121808 $16.95
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335 $7.95
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439 $99.95
1/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon #119262 $5.95
Candy Cane Buttons #121718 $8.95
Mini Glue Dots #103683 $4.95
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95
Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95; Refill #104431 $4.50

It's easier than ever to order your Stampin' Up! products online, 24/7 from my website. JUST CLICK HERE and start shopping!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

NEW ADDITION TO MY LEFT SIDE BAR!

I have added a new button to my left side bar! This button allows you to subscribe to my Rubber Room Newsletter. I usually send only one to two newsletters per month. In my newsletter you will find class descriptions, Stampin' Up! specials and general stamping news. It's FREE to subscribe to and receive my newsleters. Just look for the "Sign up for the Rubber Room Ramblings Email Newsletter" link on my left side bar (directly below my Labels); enter your email address and start receiving my newsletters!

Friday, January 14, 2011

NATURE WALK and THANKS FOR CARING!

This card was inspired by one I saw on the Stampin' Up! blog where Stampin' Up! demonstrators share ideas. It was made by Debbie Henderson. I have used the Nature Walk stamp set, the Thanks for Caring stamp set and some Elegant Soriee Designer Series Paper. You can see a complete list of all the great Stampin' Up! products that make up this card below in the Product Parade!



Here is the list of products!

Baja Breeze Card Stock #111352 $6.95
Soft Suede Card Stock #115318 $6.96
Soft Suede Classic Ink #115657 $5.95
Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650 $8.50
Nature Walk Stamp Set (wood mount) #121925 $25.95 (clear mount) #121997 $18.95
Clear-Mount Block (for use with clear mount stamp set) "D" #118485 $8.50
Thanks for Caring Stamp Set (wood mount) #121901 $19.95 (clear mount) #121961 $14.95
Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper #117163 $9.95
Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882 $15.95
Snail Adhesiv #104332 $6.95; refill #104331 $4.50

CLICK HERE to order what you need to make this card!