Saturday, March 31, 2012

HOW ABOUT A SNEAK PEEK??

Beginning tomorrow (April 1, 2012) you will have an opportunity to purchase a brand-new suite of products from the 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog! This is an awesome suite of products, and this little basket highlights two of those products.
Last Saturday "That Michelle" and I were lucky enough to be able to attend a stamp camp that some of my customers put together. We played with a few of the products that demonstrators were able to preorder and that our customers can begin ordering tomorrow!

For this little basket we used the Petite Purse Bigz L Die for the Big Shot and some of the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper. We used four little purses for this basket and then filled it with some Easter candy. We also used six of the little purses and put them together to make a bigger basket. This is surely one versatile die, and it is adorable!!

Be sure to check out all the Summer Smooches Special Offer details tomorrow. I promise this is not an April Fool's joke. You really will be able to purchase a suite of brand-new products that will be available in the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog!
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Friday, March 30, 2012

CAN I DO IT BY APRIL 1ST?

It is really hard for me to believe, but I am very close to having 90,000 hits on the Rubber Room Ramblings blog! I am very excited. I hope to hit the 90,000 mark by April 1st, so if you are visiting here and like what you see, please pass along the link.

I thank all of you for visiting, and I hope you've been inspired and will return often.

ALTERED JOURNAL FUN!

"That Michelle" is off to Italy in the morning. I am so very jealous, but excited for her! We got together earlier this week and made a couple of journals so she can chronicle her travels and share them all with me when she gets back.

We added a little pocket on the inside cover so she can put little momentos from her sightseeing inside the pocket.

A journal is a great little gift idea when you are taking a trip and travelling with others. Consider giving everyone in the group a journal to jot their thoughts in during the trip and at the end of the trip you can share the journals with one another and see what each of you liked the most, disliked, wouldn't do again....
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

MORE EASTER TREATS!

This is another one of Brenda's Easter creations.
She put some Easter Pez candies and other little goodies in a cello bag and used the Stampin' Up! Top Notes Die for a bag topper and then made a cute little bunny out of punches. This is a great treat bag for little ones!

Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Brenda!
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN FOR SALE-A-BRATION IS ON!

The final day to take advantage of all the great Sale-A-Bration FREEBIES is March 31st. Don't delay order or join my Rubber Room Ramblers Stampin' Up! downline family today and scoop up those FREEBIES.
SEE ALL THE DETAILS ON WAYS TO EARN FREE STUFF ON THE BLOG POST HERE!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

SO MANY GREAT NEW THINGS ON MY BLOG!!

I just really love all the new gadgets on my blog~~not as much as I LOVE my blog design gal, Ronnie, over at VK Designs; but almost.

Now, when you see the little green printer on my posts, you can print just that blog post or the entire page of posts~~I am way excited about that little button! If you want just that post, click on the heading for the post, and the post will show on a page by itself; click the printer and from there you can print the post or email it to a friend.... Want the whole page of posts, just click the printer!!

In the top corner of my right sidebar you can "click here and shop 24/7" which goes right to my Stampin' Up! Website where you can order any day and any time of day or night!!

There is a new "contact me" button on the top of my blog where you can send an email directly to me!!

In the top corner of my left sidebar, you can LIKE me on FACEBOOK and follow my Rubber Room Facebook page; then you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter; and then subscribe to my blog so that when I post to my blog, you will get an email~~never miss another Rubber Room Ramblings blog post again!!

About 3/4 of the way down on my right-hand sidebar there is a link where you can connect with my TOTALLY FAB BLOG LADY AT VK DESIGNS!! She's the best and so talented!

BRENDA'S EGG HOLDERS!

I just love it when my talented customers share their creations with me! These are some egg holders my customer, Brenda, shared with me. They are so lovely.
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The original post with these egg holders can be found HERE!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Sale-A-Bration is an awesome time to scoop up some great FREE Stampin' Up! Proucts, AND you only have until March 31st, 2012 to get your FREE items!
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 (Rubber Room Ramblers) 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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I LOVE MY BLOG LADY!

Okay, do you like my new blog look? I love the colors and the added gadgets. I can't imagine a better spring makeover for the Rubber Room Ramblings Blog! My SU! Downline family are Rubber Room Ramblers, and we've got our own little membership button now; and it's so cute! I visited my blog from my IPad, and tapped my little arrow to the left of my address bar and then checked
"add to home screen" and I got a great little "app-looking dealio" on my IPad. When I tap the cute little delio, it takes me right to my blog!

Ronnie, at VK Designs is the greatest! She has a waiting list, but the wait is well worth it! Go and check her out.

Let me know if you like my new blog as much as I do!

Friday, March 16, 2012

"THAT MICHELLE'S" BABY DRESSER CARD!

This is the card "That Michelle" shared with us at our demonstrator get together. It is just so adorable!
For all the little "goodies" in the top drawer we used the Stampin' Up! Packed For Baby stamp, which is available in the Occasions Mini Catalog. We colored them with Watercolor Pencils and then used the Blender Pen to soften the colors. Then we cut all the little pieces out!

ORDER YOUR PACKED FOR BABY STAMP SET HERE!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

CIRCLES GALORE!

This is the card Linda shared with us at our demonstrator group. I love all the little circles layered on one another; and the accents make them look like little flowers.
Linda used the Distressed Dots Background stamp for the big dots on the card; then we just punched circles of Designer Series Paper and accessorized it with buttons and jewels. This was lots of fun to make!!

ORDER YOUR CIRCLE PUNCHES HERE!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

TRIPLE TREAT FLOWER!

This is the creative card Caroline shared at our demonstrator get together. We got to use lots of products from the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Catalog.
Here is the rundown of all the FREE products we used to make Caroline's card: Triple Treat Flower Single Stamp (which coordinates with the Fancy Flower Stampin' Up! Punch, the 5-Petal Flower Stampin' Up! Punch and the 1/2" Circle Stampin' Up! Punch), Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack. Need to know how to get theese goodies for FREE? Well, it's easy. For every $50 you spend between now and March 31st, 2012, you will get to pick one item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for FREE! With all these great products, this was a quick and easy card to make.

PLACE YOUR ORDER HERE AND PICK YOUR FREE PRODUCT!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

INSPIRED BY NATURE!

This is the card Beth shared with us at our demonstrator get together. I love the colors and the technique!
Beth used the Inspired by Nature Stampin' Up! Stamp Set and the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. We used the crayons to color directly onto the flower stamp, and then we spritzed the stamp with some water to moisten the Watercolor Crayons. I think this is such a cool way to get the watercolor effect, and so easy! The Watercolor Wonder Crayons are definitely a must-have item for achieving a soft watercolor look for all your paper-crafting endeavors.

ORDER YOUR WATERCOLOR CRAYONS HERE!



Monday, March 12, 2012

MIXED BUNCH AND PUNCH!

Last Wednesday evening was our demonstrator get together, and now I have some awesome cards to share with you! This is the card Terri made to share with us. I love how bright it is, but the embossing on the black gives it a very elegant feel.
For Terri's card we used the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set and the matching Blossom Punch. Both of these items are available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.

GO HERE TO ORDER YOUR PUNCH AND STAMP SET NOW!

Friday, March 9, 2012

MIXED BUNCH AND MATCHING PUNCH!

On Wednesday our demonstrator group got together to share, and "That Michelle" brought these cute little gifts for all of us!
For this cute little flower "That Michelle" used the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the coordinating Blossom Punch (both available in the Occasions Mini Catalog). I believe the chocolate is a Rolo, not sure, though, as it is still in the middle of the flower and not in my belly YET!

ORDER FROM THE OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG HERE!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

EVERYBUNNY LOVES EASTER!

"That Michelle" is spoiling me with her awesome creations once again! I just love this bright and cheery Easter card she made.
For her card That Michelle uses lots of great Stampin' Up! products. But a few of my favorites are the Silver Shimmer paper she put through her Big Shot using the Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die (available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog), which is so beautiful. And I LOVE her focal point image, which is an image that comes from the Stampin' Up! Stamp Set called Everybunny. This stamp set has some great images that are definite must-have items for your Easter cards. Here's a picture of the stamps in the stamp set.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMP SET NOW!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY WISHES!

For some reason, I never seem to have enough birthday cards, and especially not enough masculine birthday cards. This simple card will fit that bill perfectly!
For this card I used somed Well Worn Designer Series Paper with some Very Vanilla and Early Espresso card stock. I also used the Wonderfully Worn Background Stamp; the Large Tag and Extra Large Tag Punches and the Stripes Embossing Folder for the Big Shot. I also used the Happiest Birthday Wishes, which is a hostess stamp set that can purchase when you hostess a workshop.

ORDER YOUR STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES HERE!

Monday, March 5, 2012

A BRAND NEW STAMPIN' UP! TOOL!

I just love new Stampin' Up! tools! The newest one to join the Stampin' Up! awesome tool lineup is the Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate, and it is to be used with the Simply Scored Tool, AND you can order it online today! Check out this video and see how cool this tool is!!



ORDER YOUR SIMPLY SCORED DIAGONAL SCORING PLATE HERE!

Friday, March 2, 2012

A DIFFERENT EGG TREAT HOLDER!

I saw this little plastic egg stand, and I had to make it. I have no idea who the originator was, but if you made it originally, please let me know, as I would love to give you credit.

This little stand was so easy to make with my Big Shot and a few punches! I used the Bitty Box And Envelope Bigs XL Die for the Big Shot as my "stand". The Beautiful Wings Embosslits for the Big Shot made the cute little butterflies. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched with the Word Window Punch and layered onto a piece of card stock that was punched with the Modern Label Punch. With all the great tools Stampin' Up! offers, this was a very quick and easy project! I even stuffed my egg with a couple Reeses. We'll be making this project at my First Friday Club tonight, and I am hoping it is a hit with the ladies.
ORDER YOUR STAMPIN' UP! TOOLS HERE!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

These little chocolate egg stands were so much fun to make, that I had to make a couple more. I think they are just the cutest things!