Monday, December 17, 2012

SAVE UP TO 80% NOW!

It is time for a Clearance Rack BLITZ! Lots of new items have been added to the clearance rack (300 + items), and right now you can save up to 80% off!

Visit my online store HERE. It’s amazing what you will find there! For instance: Some current colored Stampin’ Write Markers for .99; Pleated Ribbon for $1.39;
Heat Tool for $11.99; Select Classic Stamp Pads for $2.39; and LOTS LOTS MORE!

Maybe you've been very nice and need to do a little Christmas shopping for yourself?

Monday, December 3, 2012

NEW WEBSITE FOR STAMPIN' UP!

Stampin' Up! has updated their website, and it is so new and FRESH! Yep, I said FRESH!!
There are all sorts of pictures you can roll over and click to get more information and there is so much news and so many ideas..... you have to check it out! It is like a small little community of stampers all in one spot; and it will give you a small sampling of what a small-business feel Stampin' Up! has and how much we love all of our customers and consider them an important part of SU! Please visit the new website and leave a comment letting me know what you think.
CLICK HERE FOR FRESH!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

SO MUCH FUN!!

Well, the Online Extravaganza is over, and I hope you all enjoyed it! That doesn't mean the fun stops, though. There are still so many really great opportunities right now for having fun with Stampin' Up! AND saving money too. I don't want to let any of them fall through the cracks, so here are the wonderful ways to stamp, save, scrapbook, papercraft and have lots of fun!!

HOLIDAY PACKAGING BUNDLES ARE HERE!
I always love to make handmade gifts to give for the holidays, and these two Holiday Packaging Bundles are absolutely adorable; quick and easy to use; and will save me some money too! You can pick from two different packages (or get one of each :o)

This is the PETITE TREATS BUNDLE!
The Petite Treat Bundle includes:
10 Glassine Bags (3" x 5" x 1 1/2") with die-cut edges;
8 pieces of Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt;
10 yards of 3/8" Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon;
Order #132770 for $13.50 (a $16.85 value)

This is the TRIMMINGS & TAGS BUNDLE!
The Trimmings & Tags Bundle includes:
25 Gusseted Cellophane Bags (5" x 3" x 11 1/2");
25 double-sided Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (4 1/2" x 3 1/8");
10 yards of 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim;
Order #132769 for $13.50 (a $16.85 value)

You can order your HOLIDAY PACKAGING BUNDLES HERE!



HOW ABOUT A FREEBIE? I love FREE stuff, especially when it is as fun as this FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!
I think this is the cutest download!
JUST GO HERE AND DOWNLOAD YOUR TAG FOR FREE!!


TALKING TAG NOW AVAILABLE!
Voices evoke so many special memories, and the Talking Tag is a super easy way to put a smile on someone's face when they hear your voice!
This holiday season (and all year through) you can give the gift of sound~~your voice personalizing your sentimentment or maybe even singing a little ditty?? Handcrafted projects show loved ones how much you care--let your voice tell them too! With Talking Tag, you can record your own personal message that recipients can access by scanning the Talking Tag. Attach them to cards, invitations, gift tags, business cards, catalogs, scrapbook pages, wine bottles . . . well, anything!

PURCHASE THEM BY THE SHEET HERE! You get 10 tags for $7.95 (item 129723).

YOU CAN STILL GET FREE INK~~I KNOW, INKREDIBLE!!!

Join my Stampin’ Up! Rubber Room Ramblers family before December 16th, 2012 and you will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Ink Pads - you can choose from Brights, Subtles or Regals. That is ten ink pads (a retail value of $49.95) for FREE!

JUST $99 is what it costs to join my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Family!
Your FREE ink pads ship with your Starter Kit, which ships for FREE!
You get to choose EVERYTHING you receive in your Starter Kit – pick $125 worth of items in the Catalogs that you want – anything at all!
You also get a business supplies pack valued at $65 which includes catalogs to give to your friends & family
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE! JUST $99 gets you $240 in products that ship to you for FREE!


WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BECOME A STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR AND JOIN MY DOWNLINE FAMILY?
1) You get 20% off of all of your purchases!
2) You get 30% off of your first order of $150+!
3) You can join online instantly and place your first order immediately!
4) You get Hostess Benefits on your orders and take advantage of the same promotions as customers!
5) You get mini catalogs a month before your customers, and you could get the brand new stuff very early!
6) You get access to exclusive forums to be able to chat with other demonstrators an share ideas and creativity!
7) You are able to attend convention and Regional training events!
8) You get a magazine that is exclusively for demonstrators and is full of business and creative ideas!

Those are just a few of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Click HERE for all the details and to join my Rubber Room Ramblers team today!


DON'T FORGET YOUR FREE APP!
It is true, the FREE Stampin' Up! Simply Sent App is here, and it is so cool. It is for your iPhone and/or iPad. Download this FREE Stampin' Up! Simply Sent App, and you can send a quick e-card, birthday wish, love note... AND you can customize your creation with one of your photos! After you design your card, you can send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR APP NOW!

Here is one of the cards I made very quickly for Thanksgiving!

There you have it~~tons of fun and savings!! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DON'T FORGET THE EXTRAVAGANZA SAVINGS!

I just ordered the My Digital Studio 2+ for only $39.98~~that's a 50% savings! There are so many great deals to be had during the Holiday Extravaganza, but tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28th, is the last day to take advantage of these great savings. Don't miss out, ORDER HERE NOW!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

THE NEW STAMPIN' UP! STAMPIN' TRIMMER IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Isn't she so beautiful~~I love her!! The new trimmer was originally introduced in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog, but she has not been available until now. Check out this video and see what makes this lady so special; then go HERE and purchase her for your very own!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

IT IS TIME FOR THE ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!


The Online Extravaganza promotion is Stampin' Ups! biggest online sale of the year, and it will last for ten days. Plus there will be two bonus days! During this 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts--up to 50 percent--on some of your favorite products!

The first day of the sale~~Monday, November 19th for 24 hours~~AND the last day of the sale~~Wednesday, November 28th for 24 hours only~~in addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours. That's a true Stampin' Up! DOORBUSTER!!

You can visit my Online Store and order all your discounted products; start your holiday shopping early; or get a few stocking stuffers for yourself; or get a holiday stamp (or two) to do your holiday crafting...

Click here for a printable PDF flyer.


HERE ARE THE DETAILS!
•Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
•Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
•There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
•For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
•You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

TALKING TAG NOW AVAILABLE!

Voices evoke so many special memories, and the Talking Tag is a super easy way to put a smile on someone's face when they hear your voice!
This holiday season (and all year through) you can give the gift of sound~~your voice personalizing your sentimentment or maybe even singing a little ditty?? Handcrafted projects show loved ones how much you care--let your voice tell them too! With Talking Tag, you can record your own personal message that recipients can access by scanning the Talking Tag. Attach them to cards, invitations, gift tags, business cards, catalogs, scrapbook pages, wine bottles . . . well, anything!

You can purchase them by the sheet! You get 10 tags for $7.95 (item 129723).

ORDER YOURS HERE!


STAMPIN' UP! TEST PRODUCT NOW AVAILABLE!

Stampin' Up! is now offering the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine as a test product!

This is the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine from Sizzix--and Stampin' Up! is offering it as a product test. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. This holiday season, Give the gift of texture. The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only. The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine DOES NOT die cut. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.

To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special Texture Boutique Bundle (item 132700) that includes the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and the Flower Garden and Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folders for $39.95 (a $45.85 value). Or purchase just the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (item 132657) for $29.95.

Here is a very cool video showing exactly how the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works and how much fun you're going to have when that "Man In Brown" delivers yours!
PLACE YOUR ORDER HERE BEFORE THEY'RE ALL GONE!!

FREE SIMPLY SENT APP FOR YOUR IPHONE/IPAD!


FREE Stampin' Up! Simply Sent App is here. It is for your iPhone and/or iPad. Download this FREE Stampin' Up! Simply Sent App, and you can send a quick e-card, birthday wish, love note... and you can customize it with one of your photos! After you design your card, you can send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook.

DOWNLOAD SIMPLY SENT APP FROM ITUNES HERE!


Here is a card I just whipped up using my new Simply Sent App!!
This is so fun~~I can't wait to send little notes of encouragement to my downline family; love notes to my family; thank you cards to all those who are so kind to me; photos of my friends and I to put smiles on their faces.... I know you are going to love this app, so go get it now!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

SERIOUSLY?

I am in total shock right now for sure! I just realized that I have over 100,000 blog hits. I simply cannot believe it.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VISIT. I TOTALLY APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND HOPE YOU KEEP ON VISITING THE RUBBER ROOM!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

BIG, WARM WELCOME!

Huge shout out and big, warm welcome to Beth. Beth accompanied me to Regionals in Lansing this weekend, and she had so much fun and got so excited about the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator job opportunity, that she signed up to be a demonstrator and became the latest addition to the Rubber Room Ramblers Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Family. Beth also took advantage of the SU! special this month, and in addition to all the great Stampin' Up! products Beth picked for her starter kit, she is getting ten Classic Ink Pads for FREE (an entire color family of her choosing); plus all the other great advantages of being a demonstrator. You can go HERE to see all about this awesome opportunity! Then go HERE to sign up to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and join my Rubber Room Ramblers downline family!

I love my job and all the flexibility and creativity... and the list goes on and on. Most of all, though, I love all of the wonderful customers and friends I have made and sharing this great opportunity with others. We all need a job we like and to fill our days with great friends and customers and lots less stress. Take a stand against stress this winter, and see how fun a job as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator can be.

If you want more details, please feel free to call me at 248-652-4606 or email me at ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com

RUBBER ROOM RAMBLERS ROCK!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

THANK YOU!

This morning I am sending a big shout out with a huge thank you! I have been recovering from open heart surgery and I am now working hard at cardiac rehab continuing my recovery efforts. Last night I went back to work, and it felt awesome! I love my job, and I am blessed with the greatest customers! I thank all of you (customers, friends and family) for all of your support. I am slowly getting back to my blog postings, so please keep stopping by for Stampin' Up! Specials and creative inspiration!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO BECOME A STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR!


New demonstrators who join my Stampin’ Up! Rubber Room Ramblers family before December 16th, 2012 will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Ink Pads - they can choose from Brights, Subtles or Regals. That is ten ink pads (a retail value of $49.95) for FREE!

JUST $99 is what it costs to join my Stampin’ Up!Demonstrator Family!
Your FREE ink pads ship with your Starter Kit, which ships for FREE!
You get to choose EVERYTHING you receive in your Starter Kit – pick $125 worth of items in the Catalogs that you want – anything at all!
You also get a business supplies pack valued at $65 which includes catalogs to give to your friends & family
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE! JUST $99 gets you $240 in products that ship to you for FREE!


WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BECOME A STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR AND JOIN MY DOWNLINE FAMILY?
1) You get 20% off of all of your purchases!
2) You get 30% off of your first order of $150+!
3) You can join online instantly and place your first order immediately!
4) You get Hostess Benefits on your orders and take advantage of the same promotions as customers!
5) You get mini catalogs a month before your customers, and you could get the brand new stuff very early!
6) You get access to exclusive forums to be able to chat with other demonstrators an share ideas and creativity!
7) You are able to attend convention and Regional training events!
8) You get a magazine that is exclusively for demonstrators and is full of business and creative ideas!

Those are just a few of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Click HERE for all the details and to join my Rubber Room Ramblers team today!

FREE CLASSIC INK PADS!

GRAB SOME FREE CLASSIC INK PADS!


When you hostess a workshop, or place a customer order, between now and December 16th, 2012 with minimum sales of $450 (before shipping and taxes), you will get an entire color group of Classic Stampin' Pads absolutely FREE! And you get to pick which color group you want to receive. As part of a trial program, this promotion will also include online orders from my online store.

Contact me to schedule a workshop, or place your order with me, so you don't miss out on this INK-redible special!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

MORE SINGLE STAMPS AVAILABLE!

Stampin' UP! has now added more single stamps to their pilot program! These stamps are sold in two assortments and ARE NOT SENTIMENT/WORD STAMPS. You can see the single stamp images and prices using the links below. REMEMBER, single stamps are also 15% off today only!!

SINGLE STAMPS ASSORTMENT 1

SINGLE STAMPS ASSORTMENT 2

CELEBRATE DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY WITH FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS!

TODAY STAMPIN' UP! BEGINS A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION FOR DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY!
And Stampin' Up! sure knows how to celebrate! They are giving you THREE FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS!
You can get your FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS right from my website HERE!
AND, you can also received 50% OFF DIGITAL KITS from my website HERE!

SPOOKTACULAR STAMP SAVINGS TODAY ONLY!

TODAY ONLY SAVE 15% ON ALMOST ALL STAMPIN' UP! STAMPS!!
This is such a great deal, and stamps make the perfect holiday gift for you and/or your crafting friends. Don't let this savings opportunity pass you by!

•Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp Stampin' Up! sells will be 15 percent off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
◦Background stamps
◦Personalized name stamps
◦Incentive stamp sets from the supply list (available to demonstrators only)
◦Cookie press stamps
◦Single-image stamps

This DOES NOT include
◦Hostess sets
◦Bundled stamp sets
◦Digital stamp brush sets

•There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
•Any order type qualifies for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online)

Don't forget that last week SU! added over 70 items to the Clearance Rack. That means you can place an online order and get some awesome Clearance Rack savings AND then add sale stamps from the current catalogs right to that order for even more savings on shipping!

You can order three different ways today:
1) from my website HERE
2) Email me at ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com
3) Call me at 248-652-4606

I do have cardiac rehab and training this afternoon, but please be assured that if you email or call me, I will get back to you this evening.

HAPPY SAVINGS!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

BIG THINGS HAPPENING AT SU! ON MONDAY!!

WATCH FOR DETAILS ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 2012!

Three big things are happening at Stampin' Up! on Monday, October 29 that you will not want to miss!

SELL-A-STAMP SPOOKTACULAR!
For 24 hours only, almost every stamp Stampin' UP! sells will be reduced 15 percent! The goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before.

WEEKLONG CELEBRATION OF DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY!
Stampin' Up! will start a weeklong celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day. You can get FREE downloads and 50 percent off digital kits!

WINNING PROJECT KIT!
You voted for it—you got it! The winning project kit will be announced AND available starting October 29.

You definitely don't want to miss out on all these awesome events! Be sure to check back on Monday for all the details on how you can participate in all the excitement!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

GREAT DEALS ON THE CLEARANCE RACK!

Stampin' Up! has added lots of awesome items to the Clearance Rack. Any of these items will make wonderful gifts for the crafter on your Holiday Shopping List or just a treat for you; and you can get savings upto 75% on some items!

Remember the CLEARANCE RACK ITEMS are on sale ONLY WHILE SUPPLES LAST and you can only order from the CLEARANCE RACK on my website.

CLICK HERE; CHECK OUT THE GREAT DEALS AND SCOOP UP THE SAVINGS!

Friday, October 5, 2012

STAMPIN' UP! GIVES YOU A HOLIDAY GIFT EARLY!

Order any one of the bundles below during the month of October, and get the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack for FREE!
You can order the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set & Candlelight Christmas Special Designer Series Paper (Wood-Mount Bundle #132260 For $47.90 or Clear-Mount Bundle #132261 for $38.90)

OR the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle & Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (this bundle includes the matching framelits) (Wood-Mount Bundle #132262 for $62.90 or Clear-Mount Bundle #132263 for $55.90)

With whichever bundle you order, you get the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack FREE (#127857)

ORDER YOUR BUNDLE HERE!

OR, you can email your order to me at ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com

SINGLE STAMP SALE PILOT PROGRAM

Stampin' Up! is launching a Single Stamp pilot program, that it will last until January 2, 2013.
For a long time I have gotten the question from my customers "why can't I buy just this one stamp?" Well, the answer was easy, "because Stampin' Up! only sells that stamp in a set". Not true now! If you were a customer who wished they could buy just that one stamp singly, this is a perfect pilot program for you.

During the pilot program the single stamps will be sold in clear mount only and will be packaged in cello bags (not plastic cases). But, you can order our clear plastic stamp storage cases empty and store your single stamp(s) in them.

The pilot program will include three different stamp sets.

For the details and individual order numbers for the Perfectly Penned stamp set CLICK HERE!

For the details and individual order numbers for the Word Play stamp set CLICK HERE!

For the details and individual order numbers for the Seasonal Sayings stamp set CLICK HERE!

You can ORDER YOU SINGLE STAMPS HERE!

Or send an email with your order to me at ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

FOUR WEEKS POST SURGERY TODAY!

Haven't been home for four weeks, and it is hard to believe that four weeks ago was my quadruple bypass surgery, but I have been making steady progress and getting stronger every day. So here is a little update.

I saw my cardiac surgeon yesterday and he cut me loose, and said I never wanted to see him again (he was right about that). He also told me I could lift my hands above my head. Celebrated that treat by washing my own hair today. He also said I could start driving on Saturday. Yep, you can consider that a "heads up" for those of you planning to be on the road. My weight restriction went from 5 pounds to 12 pounds.... Just all kinds of good things happening here!

Speaking of good things happening here, my dear demo friend, Nancy, came to stay with me today, and she brought some great cards to make--it was several hours of stamping fun in the Rubber Room; and after four weeks of no rubber and ink, this day was way awesome!

I visit my cardiologist next week and I am hoping for the okay to start cardiac rehab. It is strange how I never liked exercise, and now I realize what a privilege exercise is and cannot wait to get started again!

The only bad thing is that Nurse Judy's stay is coming to an end. She went home this morning (I am sure her hubby and doggies are way happy to see her), and she won't be back until Monday evening. She will be back to help me get all my gardens, flowers, pots, deck....all cleaned up and ready for Winter. And maybe we can get a little canning in. She will help me transition into cardiac rehab and then head home and back to a little more normal life for her. I will be way sad to see her go. She has been my rock and so supportive through this whole thing. Always encouraging me to walk a little farther, or try going up that hill, or do just one more step. But she was always reminding me not to do too much, take nice long naps, and LET THINGS GO! I will way miss her!!

Plan to spend more time each week in the Rubber Room, and will hopefully be posting some stamping stuff again soon!

Classes, clubs and Rubber Room events have all been cancelled for October, but I do plan to be up and running in the Rubber Room in November.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Big hugs, Chris

Thursday, September 20, 2012

RECOVERING SLOWLY BUT SURELY!

I wanted to take time to let you all know that as of yesterday, (Wednesday, September 19th, 2012) I was three weeks out of open heart surgery for my quadruple bypass. I am making great strides in my recovery, but it is going slowly. My incisions are healing wonderfully, and I am stronger each day.

The stairs present a big difficulty for me, and today is the first day that I have made it downstairs into the Rubber Room. I am way happy to be here, though! Rather than put stress on myself to be ready for classes and stairs in October, I am going to cancel all October classes, clubs and Rubber Room events. I do plan to be 100% by November and celebrating my recovery success by getting back to work in the Rubber Room!

I thank you all for your patience, your prayers, your thoughts and your friendships. You are all blessings in my life!

If you would like to place a Stampin' Up! order while I am recuperating, please feel free to call me at 248-652-4606 or email me at ckolly@wideopenwest.com or use my website at www.cre8withchris.stampinup.net to order online 24/7.

Monday, September 3, 2012

HOME HAS NEVER FELT SO GOOD!


I have made it home! I am so glad to be here, and still have much work to do. Have not made it upstairs or downstairs, but I can walk to the mailbox. And I love to open it up and find all those beautiful cards and well wishes! You guys are the best, and I really, really appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers. As much as I would like to see you and visit, I simply am not ready for visitors yet. My "Visitor Goal" is to be able to sit up for ten minutes without being winded or needing a nap. I will keep you all updated on my progress.

Thank you all so very much!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

RUBBER ROOM CANCELS SEPTEMBER!

I am currently in the hospital, and I will be undergoing a quadruple heart bypass surgery in the morning. Estimated recovery time at this point for me is 6-8 weeks. It is with a very sad heart that I am cancelling all Rubber Room activities currently scheduled for September. I am planning a successful surgery and a speedy recovery, and I hope to be back in the Rubber Room in October! I will keep you updated as to my
progress.

Monday, August 13, 2012

STAMPIN' UP! SO SORRY SYMPATHY CARD!

This is a sympathy card that my dear friend and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Nancy, and I made.
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For this card we used Serene Silhouettes stamp set for our focal point, and we markered the colors directly onto the stamp. The sentiment is from the new So Sorry stamp set, and it is definitely a "must-have" set. It can be used for so many different occasions. Then we added a little dazzle to our card by using the Large Scallop Edgelits and the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders; both for the Big Shot.

ORDER YOUR STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES HERE!

Friday, August 10, 2012

ONE SCENTSATIONAL STAMP SET!

This is another card that Nancy and I made. It seems the holidays have hit early. Due mostly from all the excitement created with the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!
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For this card we used the Scentsational Season stamp set with the Holiday Collection framelits. You can order these two products together in a bundle and save 15%
ORDER YOUR SCENTSATIONAL SEASON BUNDLE HERE!