Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MORE NEWS!

My eldest son is visiting this week, and we are spending lots of family time together enjoying all the things he misses living in Washington. I am loving having him here, and am having so much fun that I will not be doing a Watch It Wednesday Video tomorrow. My hubby is taking the day off work and we're doing Dim Sum in the morning, shopping at his favorite mall after that and then home for the guys to do some yard/deck work and me to do some business work and then dinner with extended family and a movie after that.

I will be back next Wednesday for Watch It Wednesday, so please make plans to stop by!

FLOWER GARDEN EMBOSSING FOLDER!

This is a really simple card made with the Big Shot Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!


I inked the positive image on the Flower Garden Big Shot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with White Craft Ink, inserted some Basic Black Card Stock into the Embossing Folder and then ran it through my Big Shot. Then I simply added a greeting!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

HAPPY HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

As you may have guessed, I am taking the weekend off to enjoy it with my family! My eldest will be home tomorrow for a few days of fun; St. Mary's Polish Fair tonight for some dancing with hubby; Tigers Game tomorrow; Cookout Monday.... The only thing that can make it better is if it would just stop raining!!

Enjoy your nice long holiday weekend!

Be sure to visit next week for more creative papercrafting ideas!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

QUICK AND EASY COASTERS!

Here is the photo of the coaster made in today's Watch It Wednesday Rubber Room Video. This coaster is super-simple and quick to make, and it can be personalized for the perfect gift.




ENJOY THE VIDEO!


For this video I used a 4x4 drink coaster as my base. I cut my Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper, Window Sheet and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet all to a 4x4 size so it would fit right onto the coaster. You will need one piece of Designer Series Paper, one piece of Window Sheet and two pieces of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for your project.

Ready to make your own? Here is your shopping list:
Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper #122342 for $10.95
Window Sheet Medium #114323 for $4.95 OR Thick #114324 for $6.95
Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet #120805 for $14.95
Big Shot Bigz 3 1/2" Circle Die #128411 for $17.95


ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES NOW!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I AM HAVING WIRELESS/INTERNET DIFFICULTIES!

Just wanted to let you know I have not forgotten about all of you! Since I returned home Monday evening I have been experiencing on-and-off wireless difficulties. We have had lots of rain (still raining now) and my internet comes and goes seemingly of its own volition. I am assuming some little critter has uncovered the cable outside and now it's just blowin' in the wind and rain. We do have a cable repair guy coming, but rather than frustrate myself by posting only to have it disappear, I will wait until the cable is really working and treat myself to some fun-filled computer posting time. With any luck I will be up and running later today and can post a video tomorrow AND catch up on a few blog posts.

SORRY FOR THE DIFFICULTIES!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

C IS FOR CAT NOTE CARD!

Here is a quick little card I made using the C is for Cat stamp set. This is a perfect little note card for any cat lover!


For this card I just stamped the cat on Whisper White Card Stock with Basic Black Ink, and then I just added a little Rhinestone Jewel to her collar for some "bling". The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and I added a little Basic Black ribbon~~because, after all, every card looks better with a little ribbon!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

OFF FOR THE WEEKEND!

I am going to be in Indiana all weekend visiting family! I do have a post scheduled for Friday, but won't be posting Saturday or Sunday.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I will be back sharing more creative stamping ideas next week!

PRETTY POSTAGE BIRTHDAY GREETINGS!

Here is a birthday card I made that uses the new Pretty Postage Stamp Set available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog.



Want to know what would make this card even easier to make? It is a matching punch, of course. AND Stampin' Up! has given us one. That's right, the Postage Stamp Punch is also available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog.

ORDER YOUR PUNCH AND STAMP SET HERE!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

STAMPIN' UP! BLOSSOM BOQUET TRIPLE LAYER PUNCH!

Welcome to Watch It Wednesday in the Rubber Room, and thank you for stopping by! In today's video I will share with you directions on how to use the new Triple Layer Punches. For this card (and today's video), I will be demonstrating with the Blossom Boquet Triple Layer Punch!


I hope you enjoy the video and find the information very helpful!


YOU CAN ORDER YOUR TRIPLE LAYER PUNCH HERE!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

MORE FLOWER GARDEN FUN!

Here is a card "That Michelle" and I made with the Flower Garden Embossing Folder.

We added color to the embossed image using a blender pen and ink!

ORDER YOUR EMBOSSING FOLDER HERE!

Monday, May 16, 2011

MERRY MONDAY EVERYONE!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend! We had a pretty rainy one here in Michigan, and we ended it with a power outage~~but we did manage to get in a Tiger Baseball game on Saturday with no rain; which was very nice. It's always great to spend some family time.

Here is a card I made with the new Flower Garden Embossing Folder for your Big Shot. I think embossing folders are the easiest and fastest way to add some texture and depth to you paper creations, and Stampin' Up! has some awesome choices for embossing folders! In fact, if you look closely, you can see that I used my Flower Garden Embossing Folder for my focal point, and I "framed" it with my Framed Tulips Embossing Folder!



I kept my card simple with a "White-On-White" tone and then just "popped" it with some Early Espresso card stock. Very quick and easy card to make with a definite elegant tone.

ORDER YOUR EMBOSSING FOLDERS AND OTHER SUPPLIES HERE!

Friday, May 13, 2011

MASCULINE MADNESS!

I am totally loving some of the more masculine stamp sets available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog! Here is another creation my demo friend, Nancy, and I came up with when we were lucky enough to share a play date.

For our card we teamed up the Sail Away Stamp Set with some Elegant Soriee Designer Series Paper. I think it has a very elegant-masculine look. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (which is an absolute must have item~~it contains a sentiment for every occasion and reason)!

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

MORE FLOWER FEST!

I just love this stamp set~~and the fact it matches so many of our Stampin' Up! punches is a super bonus!

This stamp set is available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog, and it is a must have to fill all your floral needs! You can emboss it, color it with your markers, watercolor it, use your pastels to add color to the flowers, stamp it on colored card stock (if you're not into coloring), add some "bling" with jewels in the middle of the flowers.... the possibilities are endless. AND you can punch the images out with Stampin' Up! punches that match the shapes of the flowers! It doesn't get easier or more fun!!

ORDER YOUR FLOWER FEST STAMP SET HERE!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

DRY EMBOSS PARTIAL AREAS OF YOUR CARD STOCK!

Welcome to Watch It Wednesday in the Rubber Room! As promised, this week I am sharing with you a quick video tutorial on how to partially emboss your card stock, leaving a smooth area for you to stamp on. This card is a sample of what I will show you.


I hope you enjoy the video!


For this card I used my Square Lattice Embossing Folder for the Big Shot; the Pretty Postage Stamp Set and Postage Stamp Punch (both available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog); The Bold Blossom Stamp Set (also available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog). I also used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Classic Ink and Card Stock, along with Whisper White Card Stock. To add that perfect finishing touch, I used Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Satin Ribbon and Basic Rhinestone Jewels for the centers of my flowers.

If you would like to order supplies to make this card, please use the link below to order them 24/7 from my website.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES NOW!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MORE FLOWER FEST FUN!

Here is a really bright, sunny card that screams summer!

For this card I used some of the new colored embossing powders available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog, and I paired them with the fabulous Flower Fest stamp set, also available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog. I used my dauber and inks to sponge some color onto my flowers after I embossed them. And I topped it all off with my Square Lattice Embossing Folder for the Big Shot.

Want to try the new products in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog?
ORDER YOUR PRODUCTS HERE!

Monday, May 9, 2011

MASCULINE MADNESS!

Here is another great masculine card that's really quick and easy!

This is a card my demo friend, Nancy, and I made last time we had a "play date". We used The Open Sea stamp set, available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog, and some White Baker's Twin, also available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES NOW!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

INQUIRING MINDS!!

For all of those who have emailed and asked about the embossing on this card, here is your answer!

I scored a line 1/2" up from the bottom of my card and again 1 1/2" up from the bottom of my card. Then I put the top part of my card into my Square Lattice Embossing Folder, only up to my score line at 1 1/2" and ran it through my Big Shot. I then put the bottom part of my card, up to my 1/2" score line into my Square Lattice Embossing Folder and then ran it through my Big Shot.

I am not always good with "written" directions, so this week on Watch It Wednesday in the Rubber Room, I will show you how I did it. It really is easy~~after all, you gotta love easy!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

However you celebrate today, I hope it is just right for you!! Mom's are the best!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

THANK GOODNESS FOR MY GURU!!

Well, as you know, I recently experienced mega-computer difficulties and ended up having to get a new computer. I love the new computer, but it was missing several of my most-loved programs~~like my photo sizing program and the program I used to add my watermark to my photos.

THANKS TO RONNIE, MY COMPUTER/BLOGGER GURU, I am back up and running with a new program that will size and fix my photos and where I can add my watermark. Ronnie walked me through a "tutorial" from her last night, and I tried it out this morning.

Check out my photo below to see how good a teacher she is. Seriously, I am one old monkey you don't want to try to teach new tricks~~and I so appreciate Ronnie's help and patience!

YOU ROCK, RONNIE!!

If you are in need of computer/blogger help; check out all she can do for you HERE!! or use the link on my right sidebar to find her!

PRETTY POSTAGE FOR MOTHER'S DAY!

Mother's Day is almost here, and here is a quick and easy card to celebrate any mom on her special day!


For this card I used the Pretty Postage stamp set, which is currently available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog. AND guess what??? Can't guess??? Okay, I'll spill the beans. There is a punch that matches this stamp set, and it layers onto our Stampin' Up! square punches for quick and easy layering.

ORDER YOUR PUNCHES AND STAMP SET HERE!

Friday, May 6, 2011

MORE BOLD BLOSSOM BEAUTY!

Can you tell I'm looking for a little spring here in Michigan?


This is another card I made with the Bold Blossom stamp set, and I also used the Pretty Postage Stamp Set and coordinating Postage Stamp Punch. All of these items are available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog, and you won't want to miss them.

CLICK HERE AND ORDER NOW!

BOLD BLOSSOM BEAUTY!


My downline, "That Michelle" was kind enough to loan me her Bold Blossom stamp set to play with, and above is one of the cards I made. I love the little flower and butterfly! They just say "spring"!!!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR BOLD BLOSSOM STAMP SET NOW!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

MAKE DIFFERENT SHAPES WITH YOUR DECORATIVE LABEL PUNCH!

Welcome to Watch It Wednesday in the Rubber Room!

This week's video shares with you two different ways to use your Decorative Label Punch to make diffent shapes!

I hope you enjoy the video!


CICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR DECORATIVE LABEL PUNCH NOW!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

FLOWER FEST FUN!

With the new Flower Fest Fun stamp set (available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog) this card is super easy to make!

All the flower stamps in this stamp set can be punched out with Stampin' Up! punches. How quick does that make things~~no cutting!

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW!

Don't forget to order those matching punches while you're shopping!

Monday, May 2, 2011

THE OPEN SEA FOR FATHER'S DAY!

THE OPEN SEA!

This is a great card for Father's Day or any masculine-card need. For the above card I used The Open Sea Stamp Set for my focal point (available in the new Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog). The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and the Designer Series Paper is in the Bold Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack. This is a very quick and easy card to make!

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

THERE'S MORE TIME!!

How often have you wished there was just a little more time? Well, now there is! Stampin' Up! is still offering some items from the Occasions Mini Catalog. You can view the list of Occasions Mini Catalog Carryover Items HERE, or use the link on my left sidebar to view the list. These are items that were featured in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog that can still be ordered and don't appear in the new Summer Mini Catalog. So, if you had your heart set on ordering a few things from the Occasions Mini Catalog, and you didn't get to placing your order, be sure to see if what you needed is still available and visit my website TO PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!

AT LONG, LONG, LAST!!

Well, my computer problems just seemed to be never-ending these last few months, so I ended up with a new computer and hopefully all the computer issues are behind me. I am still working on some program downloads and learning new programs for my photos and watermark.... it really is a never-ending learning process for me! With any luck, however, I will be able to begin posting on a daily basis again.

To start off with, I will be updating my blog with Stampin' Up! news and then will move from there to sharing some great card ideas for some of the stamps featured in the new Summer Mini Catalog and, of course, more Watch It Wednesday Videos.

I thank you all for your patience!

SUMMER MINI CATALOG ITEMS ARE HERE AND THEY'RE AWESOME!

The Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog and it's contents are now available!

Beginning today, May 1st, 2011, you can start ordering items from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog! These items will be available to order through August 31, 2011; and you definitely won't want to miss out on them. This mini is filled to the brim with exciting new stamp sets, My Digital Studio Downloads (for your digital scrapbooking needs), new Triple Layer Punches (that are VERY COOL), twine, embossing powders and much, much more.

Haven't seen the Summer Mini Catalog yet? CLICK HERE AND VIEW IT ONLINE! Ready to place your order, CLICK HERE AND ORDER 24/7 FROM MY WEBSITE!Be sure to visit my blog often, as I have lots of samples made with the gorgeous items in the Summer Mini Catalog to share with you!

HELP FIND A CURE FOR BREAST CANCER!

With the new stamp set called "Strength & Hope" you can Help Find a Cure!


Beginning today, May 1st, The Strength & Hope Stamp Set and Digital Kit are both available from Stampin' Up! You can see them on the last page of the Summer Mini Catalog or CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT NOW!

You can help Find a Cure for Breast Cancer by purchasing the stamp set and/or the digital kit. For every stamp sets and/or digital kit, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to The Breast Cancer Reasearch Foundation. CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER AND JOIN IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER!