Monday, February 27, 2012

EASTER EGG CANDY HOLDER!

Isn't this just the coolest way to display your favorite chocolate egg? I have been dieting, and keeping the candy in this pretty box is a sure way to keep me from poppin' it in my mouth!
I got the pattern for this little project from Kim Score~~she rules the punch world in my book. AND her pattern is FREE. I made a couple tiny little changes and used some Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, and I added a little ribbon on the top of my box (instead of her beautiful bow). I decided to go with the little ribbon, so that you can just grab hold of the ribbon and pull the top off.

Thanks, Kim, for the awesome pattern!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

FRESH VINTAGE FREE STAMPIN' UP! STAMP SET!

Here is one of the make-and-take cards we made at the Rubber Room Occasions Mini Catalog Open House last night. I love the elegant/vintage look it has!
To make this card we used the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set (FREE in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog) and markered our image with Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke Stamp N' Write Markers and then stamped it onto some Very Vanilla Card Stock. Then we set a Labels Collection Framelits for the Big Shot over our stamped image and cut out the "label" shape. We also used some Soft Suede Card Stock and our Labels Collection Framelits to make a "label" shape to layer our Very Vanilla "label" shape onto. We added another layer of Very Vanilla Card Stock that was embossed with the Tulips Frame Embossing Folder for the Big Shot. To give our card an elegant/vintage look we daubered/sponged some Soft Suede Classic Ink onto our embossed tulips!

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MOUTHWATERING!

I am practicing posting from my iPad. I am determined to get this figured out!

This is a card we made last night at the Rubber Room Occasions Mini Catalog Open House. It is made with the Stampin' Up! Stamp Set called Mouthwatering (available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog) and Pumpkin Pie card stock.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

STAMPIN' UP! BUTTON BUDDIES!

This is a really bright baby card made with Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Up! Card Stock!

We made this card in a club last week, and all the ladies loved this little "plaid" technique using the Striped Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the Big Shot (a FREE SAB item)! We also used the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the Big Shot (another FREE SAB item) and the Button Buddies Stamp Set, Tiny Tags Stamp Set, Oval Punch, and tiny tags punch.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GET YOUR FREE PRODUCTS HERE!

Sale-A-Bration is an awesome time to scoop up some great FREE Stampin' Up! Proucts!


It is Sale-A-Bration Time~~that means time for FREE items; A DISCOUNT when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator AND MORE FREEBIES when you're a hostess!!

The selection of items in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog this year are awesome! There are stamp sets, card stock, designer series papers, buttons, brads & ribbon, embossing folders, fabric, and much more!
AND, There are lots of ways to enjoy Sale-A-Bration and take advantage of all the opportunities to get FREE Sale-A-Bration items!


EARN FREE PRODUCTS! Order a minimum of $50 (before tax and shipping) on any Stampin' Up! product from January 24 - March 31, 2012, and get one FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. AND when you spend $150 or more, you will earn Hostess benefits too! (for every $50 you spend, you get to pick one FREE SAB item)

HOSTESS A WORKSHOP! Hostess a workshop during Sale-A-Bration with total sales of $150 or more (before tax and shipping, and you receive a FREE exclusive Stampin' Up! tote (see it on page 3 of th Sale-A-Bration Catalog). AND if your workshop totals $400 or more, you earn the tote AND a bundle of three products including stamps, designer paper, ribbon and brads (all three products are on pages 6 and 7 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog)

JOIN STAMPIN' UP! When you join my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Family during Sale-A-Bration, you receive the starter kit loaded with products valued at more than $345, for only $125 (that's a $50 savings)! AND you will receive a FREE package of designer series paper OR free digital downloads every month for the rest of the year (upto a $120 value)!
You can join Stampin' Up! as a Hobby Demonstrator and just try out being a demonstrator to see if it is right for you. Join Stampin' Up! now and enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits thru June 30, 2012 with no obligation to purchase anything further or host workshops, and there is no penalty to drop.

Monday, February 20, 2012

TRYING SOMETHING NEW!

I spent some time over the weekend downloading apps on my iPad and trying to figure out how to takes photos, add watermarks and post to my blog all from my iPad. Below is my first try! I need more practice with my camera, but I am pleased with the results, all things considered. And nobody was injured in the process~~no kicking the dog or taking shots at my son (who was supposedly helping me)
After you check it out (and are done laughing), please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, or if you have any tips!

FREE OUTLINED OCCASIONS STAMP SET!

This is a really quick and easy card to make and it is perfect for lots of occasions. Just switch out any sentiment from the Outlined Occasions FREE Stamp Set (available in the Sale-A- Bration Catalog), and you are good to go. I also used my Stampin' Up! Heart to Heart Punch and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder for the Big Shot.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

A QUILTING WE WILL GO!

This gorgeous creation comes to you compliments of "That Michelle"!

To create her card, "That Michelle", cut 16 squares of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog) that were 1" x 1". She then glued all her squares onto a regular piece of copy paper. When they were all glued down, she put a Heart Framelit (the Framelits Dies Hearts Collection is also available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog) on top of all of her DSP squares and put it through the Big Shot to cut out this beautiful heart! To accessorise this gorgeous card, she added some Blusing Bride 3/8" pleated Satin Ribbon (found in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog) and two little hearts punched with the Heart To Heart Stampin' Up! Punch that have little Basic Pearls Jewels in the middle of them. "That Michelle" shares the best stuff with all of us in our demonstrator group~~and then I get to share it with you!

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ELEMENTARY ELEGANCE FREE STAMPIN' UP! STAMP SET!

During Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Up! is offering some awesome stamps and Designer Series Papers that coordinate with one another, and here is a perfect example!

This card uses the Elementary Elegance FREE SAB Stamp Set and some Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, also a FREE SAB item. I love the "frame" stamp in this stamp set because it coordinates with so many greetings, and the Curly Label Punch fits perfectly in the frame!

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FRESH VINTAGE, FREE FROM STAMPIN' UP!

I LOVE FREE! That's what you get from Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration (going on now until March 31st). With every $50 you spend you can pick one item from the SAB Catalog for FREE!

This is a quick and clean card made with the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set. I used two of the 2010-2012 In Colors from Stampin' Up!, Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait. This is a very easy card to make and the Peach Parfait really makes the Poppy Parade pop!

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

RUBBER ROOM BLOG UPDATES!

I have been unable to post to my blog for the past couple weeks, and I have really missed it! I believe that I am finally back on track and that things just might be settling down enough that I can begin to post again on a regular basis. I will be adding some "extra posts" over the next few days, and I hope you will enjoy being back in the Rubber Room with me.

ICE CREAM SODA!

I found this pattern online, and I fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I printed it off and can't find it again to give the creator credit. If you created this great card, please let me know. I would love to give you credit and include a link to your blog!

I shared this card with my demonstrator gals, and they enjoyed it. I did make a few changes from the original card idea, but didn't venture too far off her idea. I made my straw from some leftover holiday Designer Series Paper that I had on hand, and I also added some Cherry Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder to the "ice cream" part, so it's nice and smelly. I'm telling you, this card is just so stinkin' fun!



This is a little close-up view so you can, hopefully, see a little of the shiny part where it was embossed, and you also get a good view of the Glimmer Paper, which I LOVE!


Wondering how I got pink Glimmer Paper? It is actually Silver Glimmer Paper! You read that right. I took a little bit of Regal Rose Re-Inker and put it in the top of one of my brad holders (the little plastic container), and then I took my Aqua Painter, dipped it in the re-inker and brushed it on my Glimmer Paper~~voila, Glimmer Paper in any color your heart desires!

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TOTALLY TOOLS WITH A FAUX METAL BACKGROUND!

The faux metal background is a quick and easy way to add lots of texture to your card and give it a unique look. AND it is so easy to do!

For this card I used the Totally Tools Stampin' Up! stamp set. I embossed my hammer on both Real Red card stock and some Brushed Silver card stock. Then I cut the images out and layered them on top of one another so the hammer had a silver head and a red handle.

For the Faux Metal Background, I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 5 1/4" x 4" and then I also cut a piece of tin foil (regular ole' tin foil) to approximately 5 3/4" x 4 1/2" and I glued the tin foil to my piece of Whisper White card stock and then flipped it over and folded the "excess" tin foil over the back of the card and glued it there also. Then I just took my piece of tin foil wrapped Whisper White card stock and put it inside my Houndstooth Embossing Folder for my Big Shot and ran it through the Big Shot. I told you it was easy!!

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CREATIVE ELEMENTS STAMPIN' UP! STYLE!

Creative Elements is one of my favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets! The stamp images in this set are so versatile you can use them for sympathy cards, "artsy" cards, birthday cards.... the creative possibilities are endless!

I wanted to keep this card simple and easy to make, because we were making it at a Rubber Room event. I used some Daffodil Delight and Basic Black card stock and classic ink. I also used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder for the Big Shot to add a little texture to my background.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

MORNING MADNESS!

It's almost time for Morning Madness. Be sure to RSVP by Tuesday, February 7, 2012 to join the Morning Madness get together on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. We will make four great cards useing stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog, the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. PLUS, we'll learn a new stamping technique. You won't want to miss all the fun! Cost of the class is $15. I will provide water and coffee, and you will need to bring along your favorite paper crafting adhesive.

Friday, February 3, 2012

FRESH VINTAGE SALE-A-BRATION STAMP SET!

The Fresh Vintage Stamp Set is just one of the great FREE items available in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

For this sympathy card, I paired up the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set with the Paper Doilly Large Sizzlits Die for the Big Shot. The doilly die is available in the Occasions Mini Catalog, and it is so delicate and fancy!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

LET IT SNOW!

I'm thankful for a sunny morning, but that means that Phil saw his shadow when he popped his head outside ths morning.

I suppose that a winter lasting well into March or even early April won't be all bad. We really haven't had too much snow and cold yet, so I guess I just need to "buck up". After all, I do live in Michigan!

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY TO ALL!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

TRY MY DIGITAL STUDIO FOR FREE!


Want to try digital scrapbooking without paying a lot of money? Well, here is your chance. The Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio is now being offered for a FREE 30-Day Trial. Here is what your FREE 30-Day Trial includes:

* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
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* Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between.
* Access to our professional print services.

This is a great opportunity to try your hand at digital scrapbooking and see if it is for you. With the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio all of your digital scrapbooking images, punches, etc... will coordinate with all of your other Stampin' Up! products, so you can easily add dimension and texture to your scrapbook once it's been printed.

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WHEN CAN WE EXPECT SPRING?

February 2nd is GroundHog Day~~the official "telling" of when spring will arrive!


Will the world-famous Punxsutawney Phil groundhog in Punxsutawney, PA see his shadow on February 2, 2012? If he does~~there's going to be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't~~the forecast is for an early spring.

So far it's been a fairly mild winter here in Michigan, and I'm hoping for an early spring!