Tuesday, April 30, 2013


This is one of my favorite sets from the Spring Mini Catalog, and I love that it has framelits to match it!  This is a little 3x3 box to hold post-it notes.  Keri and I made these cute little boxes when we were in Lansing.  We also used the Rain or Shine stamp set for the umbrella.

Here is the box when you open it.  We put a little piece of Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper inside the lid of the box too.  I think that just sort of ties the inside and outside of the box together.
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Monday, April 29, 2013


Look at this awesome new project kit!

How cool, flowers you don't need to weed or water!!
This project kit is perfect for making gifts for Mother's Day, teacher appreciation, thank you for the bus driver, hello to the new neighbor, or just because.This is truly a no-maintenance bouquet. All you have to do is enjoy! This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.

As if that weren't enough, the kit contains a "baker's dozen"! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn't normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you'd like to give a little "thank you" to.


•2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry

•13 Vintage Faceted Buttons

•13 green floral wire stems

Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

The item number for ordering is 134542 and the cost is only $12.95.

This kit is available beginning today and on a "while supplies last" basis. Don't miss out, order early!!

Check out this video and see how easy it is to assemble these awesome flowers!

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Nature Walk is one of the stamp sets that is soon retiring, and I will really miss this one! 
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I am having a retirement party to honor all of the great stamp sets, accessories, tools..... that are retiring in June.  Please join me for lots of fun, door prizes and three make-and-take cards!  Monday is the last day to RSVP.  Party time is 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. on May 6th, 2013.  Cost of the party is $10.  All you have to do is RSVP, bring your favorite adhesive to the party with you and enjoy!  I will prepare all the cards, and I will provide decaf coffee, water, snacks, door prizes and lots of fun!

Friday, April 26, 2013


I had lots of requests for the box pattern for the 3x3 cards I posted yesterday.  I am almost embarrassed to share it, because it is super-duper easy!   Lately I seem to have become the queen of quick and easy, and this is just another example of that.  So, here it is!

This is what the box looks like when you slip the belly band off.

To open the box, I lift the top flap up, and flip the bottom flap down. 
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I started with a piece of card stock that is 3 1/4" x 10 1/4".  Score the 10 1/4" side at 3 1/2", 4", 7 1/2" and 8".

For the belly band, use a 1" x 9" piece of card stock.  Score it on the 9" side at 2", 2 5/8", 5 7/8" and 6 1/2".  Then just decorate the belly band as desired.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


I love this stamp set, and I am so glad it did not retire!  Something about it just says bright and happy to me!
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This is another set of four little 3x3 cards and a little matchbook-type holder with a belly band to keep them all safe!  Keri and put this together in Lansing using Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Gumball Green.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Retirement rolls around every year at this time~~and I am always sad to say goodbye to some of my favorite stamp sets.  I am also, very excited to see all the new things coming out in the new Annual Catalog. 
Some retiring items have been discounted up to 60%~~who doesn't love a good deal on something you really NEED?   Retiring items are available  "while supplies last".  Don't be disappointed by missing out on the opportunity to stock up on some of those favorite items you can't live without! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


This is another project Keri and I made while we were in Lansing.  We used some of the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper with the Happy You hostess stamp set and we filled our boxes with candy!

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Monday, April 22, 2013


I am a real sucker for a stamp set with a matching punch.  It just makes being creative so easy!  Stampin' Up! has a Spring Surprise special going on right now that offers just that:  a stamp set that matches a punch.  It is the cute little scallop circle punch in the Spring Mini Catalog, and it is coupled with a stamp set called A Round Array, which will be available in the new 2013-2014 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.  The stamp set and punch are being offered right now as a bundle and they are discounted too!  Here is a little sneak peek of a  box for 3x3 cards (and some 3x3 cards) that Keri and I made when we were at the Creative Excape in Lansing.  Check out how cute this stamp set is!

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You can see the entire stamp set and place your order for this special Spring Surprise HERE!

Friday, April 19, 2013


Our wedding anniversary is coming up, and I am notorious for forgetting it.  And all of the sudden my hubby is asking me for a card like every other day.  The lightbulb goes off, and I have the perfect anniversary gift idea~~I won't look like a lame wife for forgetting and he gets something he can really use!

While Keri and I are planning our projects to take to Lansing, we decide this is a great stationery holder and we both really like it.  I take it as one of the projects that I will prep and decide to make masculine cards to go inside!  This is the stationery holder and cards that Keri and made while we were away at Lansing. The cards are all blank on the inside and can be used for any occasion/occurrence.
This is the inside of the box:

This is the outside of the box and one of the cards (it holds 4 cards and envelopes and they are all the same)
We used The Open Sea Stamp Set with Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Whisper White card stock.  We stamped in Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso ink, and then we sponged a little Crumb Cake ink on top of it. 
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Thursday, April 18, 2013


Ronda and Tamie always do such a wonderful time hostessing our Creative Escape Weekend in Lansing, and I surely do appreciate it!  Here is a photo of all the little "gifties" that they made for everyone who attended!  I love the cute name tag.  The little smashed bottle cap will be going on my bag as a luggage tag.  The purse WAS filled with yummy candy.  The round container with the flower is full of bottle caps, which I will put to good use in an upcoming class.  AND the little pocket with the butterfly is full of ribbon!!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013


There are only six more weeks to order all those items you love from the 2012-2013 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, so this is a great time to host a workshop!  AND IT JUST GOT SWEETER!

When you host a $350 workshop between now and May 30th, you can earn an additional $30 in FREE products.  I have several workshop dates available, so contact me to reserve your date!

OR, you can host an online party!  Gather your friends local or long distance; I will give you a hostess code to get you started; and you are up and running. Please contact me for details!

OR, if you want to join my Rubber Room Ramblers demonstrator family before the new catalog debuts, now is a great time to do that too!   Join now through May 30th and you get an EXTRA $30 in your Starter Kit! You will receive $155 worth of products for only $99, plus FREE SHIPPING!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013


I always think time goes by way too fast, and often wonder where it went.  Now is no different.  I cannot believe that it is almost time for a new Stampin' Up! catalog.  You read that right.  The 2013-2014 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog goes live soon, and you can order from it beginning June 1st.  This means that it is now time to pre-order your catalog and get ready to start drooling!  Pre-order your 2013-2014 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog between now and May 15, 2013 and pay only $2.  Email me to reserve your catalog at this great price today!


Friday, April 5, 2013


Check out this video from Stampin' Up!  It details the new color changes and shows them in their groups.  They are absolutely beautifl and make these color groups truly gorgeous!


Stampin' Up! has announced a new Color Refresh! We all love color. At Stampin' Up! Color is fundamental to who they are and what they offer. It's important for Stmapin' Up! to stay up-to-date with color trends, so they are thrilled to share their updated line of colors.  I am certian you will be as excited as I am by the new possibilities!

There will be some retiring colors and some colors that were previous In Colors and even a totally new color.  Here's the chart that shows what is happening in with the Color Refresh:

What is happening with the retired color?  Well, they are only available "While Supplies Last".  That means, if you want to stock up on a favorit color, you need to do it right away.

For those of you wanting to order and stock up on those retiring colors, now is a perfect time because you get FREE SHIPPING from April 6th thru April 8th.


Thursday, April 4, 2013


Stampin' Up! has just announced FREE Shipping on EVERYTHING for Three Days!

How exciting is this?  I know I am way excited.  That is a 10% savings~~and I love it.  I know my club gals will be glad to save some dollars this month; and I am sure you will be too.  So don't forget to place your Stampin' Up! order April 6-8, 2013! 

REMEMBER:  Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)! Did I mention that the FREE SHIPPING is on everything?


To take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING submit your order online by Monday, April 8, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)

Hugs from the Rubber Room