Monday, March 31, 2014

MONOGRAMMED STAMPS!

This past weekend I made my way to a Creative Escape Weekend hosted by Ronda Wade and Tamie Ackerson.  This is the biggest treat I give myself every year.  These ladies know how to spoil and pamper you.  This year every person who attended (59 women and one gentleman) received a personally monogrammed stamp in their goody bag.  Here is mine.
Every time I use this stamp, I will remember this wonderfully awesome weekend and think of all the fun I had and Ronda and Tamie and their kindness.  This stamp will put a smile on my face every single time I use it!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

It is the end of March, and that means time is running out to participate in a few of the great deals Stampin' Up! is offering.  Midnight March 31st is your last opportunity to scoop of these deals, so order now and don't be sad later.






SALE-A-BRATION comes to a close.  You have one last day to place a minimum $50 order and receive exclusive SAB stamp sets and accessories.  You can get all the details HERE


BECOME A RUBBER ROOM RAMBLER now and get $150 worth of great Stampin' Up! Products in your starter kit for only $99.  Check out the specifics HERE

BEST OF 25 YEARS STAMP SETS!
THE "BEST OF" Stamp Sets will not be available to purchase after March 31st, 2014.  You can see all of the "Best Of" Stamp Sets and order numbers HERE

REDEEMING "BEST OF" Stamp Set Sticker Cards.  You will have until April 30, 2014 to redeem your sticker cards for FREE stamp sets.



FREE MARKERS.  If you want the Free 2012-2014 In Color Marker Set, you must sign up for My Paper Pumpkin by March 31st.  You can get all the details HERE

If you have any questions about any of these promotions, please feel free to contact me.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

HAPPY WATERCOLOR!

This is one of my favorite stamp sets available in the Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up!
The soft feel to this card makes it perfect for me to use as a sympathy card or a get well card or even a card to just brighten someone's day.  I like the Pool Party and Basic Gray color combination a lot.  This card inspired one I saw made by Beth McAlexander.

DEMO DIVA REMAKE!



I made this little treat holder for some Rubber Room events before St. Patrick's Day.  You can see that one HERE.  Siince the holiday passed, I did this little remake for our Demo Diva group.  I love Stampin' Up! Punches.  They make creating so quick and easy,

Thursday, March 27, 2014

OCCASIONS STAMP-A-STACK TIME!

There will be an Occasions Stamp-A-Stack in the Rubber Room on April 14, 2014, and this is one of the cards we will be making.
Once again, I am using the Rich Razzleberry card stock.  I think I am rediscovering it or something, because lately I really like that color.  I paired it with Smokey Slate here, and I think it is a hit!  The flower comes from Simple Stems and the verbage is from Express Yourself.  This card was inspired by France Martin.  I swapped out the stamp set and words, but I really liked her design.  Want to join the SAS fun?  You can get all the details HERE.  Ready to sign up?  RSVP HERE!

MONOCHROMATIC PETAL PUNCH!

I had written down several monochromatic color combinations I wanted to try, and this was one of them.
This card uses Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder.  It is the perfect card for anyone who loves the color purple in all of its splendor.  I also used the Petite Petals Punch and coordinating Stamp Set, along with some little pearl jewels.  This is the perfect card for any occasion, or no occasion at all.  The inspiration for this card came from Lyssa Griffin Zwolonek, and it was the perfect card idea for me to use those monochromatic combos I had been saving.

TIME TO RSVP!

Morning Madness is scheduled for April 8th from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and this is one of the cards we will be making in April.  You must RSVP by Monday, March 31st in order to attend.  You will make four cards during this class.  I will provide coffee, water, a light snack and all the materials to make all four cards, including envelopes.  All you have to do is RSVP by Monday, March 31st and bring your favorite adhesive with you to class.  Cost to attend is $15.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TIME TO HEAD HOME!

Well, I have had a great time visiting, but I will be heading home today.  Tonight I will get unpacked, do laundry and put my list together so in the morning I can get all prepped and ready for my Creative Escape Weekend in Lansing that starts on Friday.  I will be exhausted when April rolls around.  But it will definitely be a 'Good Exhausted'!  Will try to keep up with the quick posts.  I have my Occasions Stamp-A-Stack cards ready to go, so hopefully I can take pictures and share those soon.

SIMPLE STEMS


One of the cards I will be sharing in the Rubber Room this month.  This was made with the Simple Stems stamp set and the Hardwood background stamp.  Both of these are available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Monday, March 24, 2014

SIMPLE STEMS


This is a card I CASED from J K Cards.  I love the Hardwood Background stamp because it is so real looking.  I also used the Simple Stems stamp set and the Fab Phrases stamp set to make this card. 

SIMPLE STEMS


This card was inspired by Lorri Hellig, and I love the layout.  The unique opening is made using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch available in the Occasions Catalog , and the Designer Series Paper is the Sweet Sorbet DSP available for FREE in the SAB catalog.  The stamp set is Simple Stems, also available in the Occasions Catalog.  My Rubber Room gals will get to try their hands at making this card in April.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

TAKING A BREAK!

I am in Indiana for a few days visiting family.  You know what that means, just quick posts when I get a few minutes.  I hope you have a wonderful few days.

PETITE PETALS


I love the Sahara Sand and Rich Razzleberry with Old Olive color combination on this card.  I used the Petite Petals, Gorgeous Grunge, and A Dozen Thoughts stamp sets.  Dawn Olchefske, inspired this awesome creation.  

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

This is one of the cards we will be making in the Rubber Room in April.  
This card was inspired by one of my favorite demonstrators, Becky Roberts.  I love the simplicity of this sympathy card, and the fact you can easily send it to a male!  The stamp set is Thoughts and Prayers,  and the Woodgrain background is available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

SPIRAL FLOWER DIE TOPIARY!

Okay, so I see another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lynn Weiss, has created this awesome topiary, and I love it.  I jokingly send it to "That Michelle" and ask if she is up for making it.  Of course, "That Michelle" is the only person I know personally who would tackle such an adventure.  And tackle it we did.  I took on the responsibility of covering the pots, painting dowels, putting foam in the pots and adding the ribbon.  "That Michelle" made the flowers.  Today we got together finished the flowers, plugged in the glue guns and we were off!  It was a wonderful time, and I ended up cutting enough more flowers that I can put another one together.  "That Michelle" is going to put three more together~~she is the woman!!  Here is how it turned out.
When they are side by side like this, they sort of look like "That Michelle" and I.  I am, of course, the shorter one, and "That Michelle" is the taller one with the bright yellow bird.

Here is an up close view of what the flowers look like.
I am going to Lansing next weekend, and I will probably be taking my flowers so I can roll them and put my other topiary together there.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.  Thanks so much, Lynn, for sharing your creativity and "That Michelle" for making me think it was possible, and then making it possible!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

KARIN'S BIRTHDAY CARD!

This is a card one of my Wacky Wednesday gals shared with me tonight.  I loved it so much, she asked if I wanted to keep it.  Of course, I jumped on that!  This card is so sparkly and the Watercolor DSP is a perfect background for it.
Thank you so very much, Karin, for sharing this with me.  I am definitely going to try the vellum strip with the dotted background stamp and some glittery-silver embossing powder!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LOOK WHAT'S ON SALE THIS WEEK!

You guessed it!  Tuesday has once again come around, and it's time for more Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

ORDER YOUR WEEKLY DEALS HERE!

Friday, March 14, 2014

PEACEFUL PETALS!

Here is another Demo Diva Swap card made by Terri.
Terri used the Peaceful Petals stamp set for her swaps.  I really like the color combination she used.
Peaceful Petals
Peaceful Petals
Wood #133104   Price$28.95


Clear #133107   Price$20.95

ORDER YOUR PEACEFUL PETALS HERE!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

PEACEFUL PETALS!

This is one of Terri's cards for our Demo Diva Occasions Catalog Swap.
You are probably wondering, how many swaps did I get.  Well, I got lots of awesome swaps, and I am having a ton of fun sharing all of them with you.  I love how bright this card is and combination of yellow and black together is so striking!  Terri used the Peaceful Petals stamp set to make this card.  Thanks for sharing your creativity, Terri, and for coloring all these beautiful flowers!
Peaceful Petals
Peaceful Petals

Wood, #133104   Price
$28.95
Clear, #133107   Price:  $20.95

ORDER YOUR PEACEFUL PETALS HERE!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

NEW PHOTOPOLYMER STAMPS HAVE ARRIVED!

There are two new Photopolymer Stamp Sets available, and they are the cutest!


Not familiar with the awesome Photopolymer Stamps offered by Stampin' Up!?  Watch the video HERE and see what you've been missing.

All Photopolymer Stamps are offered on a "While Supplies Last" basis.  That means, when they are gone, they are gone and will not be put on backorder or reordered.... they just disappear.  Visit HERE to see all the Photopolymer stamp sets currently available (including these two new beauties).

SEE THE FLYER WITH ALL THE "DEETS" ABOUT THE NEW SWEETIE PIE STAMPS HERE!

ORDER YOUR PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETS HERE!

HIP HIP HOORAY SUPER SALAD SATURDAY!

I think the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit is one of the best Kits Stampin' Up! has offered!
The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit costs only $19.95, and includes all the materials you need to make 20 Note Cards.  It is such a great deal, and makes the most adorable cards.  This Kit is perfect for so many things: a great gift for a new stamper and/or papercrafter; the best project for your scrapbooking day (just think, all you need to pack is the kit, paper snips and some adhesive); an afternoon of relaxation and crafting, while making all your cards for upcoming events....  what you can do with this kit is only limited by your imagination.  The Kit comes with instructions to assemble all 20 cards, but you can easily personalize the cards to your taste and skip the instructions.

Because I love hosting events in the Rubber Room and being creative and socializing with my papercrafting friends, I will be featuring this Kit on Saturday, April 12th at the Hip Hip Hooray Super Salad Saturday event in the Rubber Room. You can get your stamp on and visit with friends and have lunch all in one afternoon!  The event runs from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and costs $25.  You will need to bring your favorite adhesive and a salad bar item to share (I will assign you an item to bring when I send your reminder/confirmation).   You must RSVP for all this fun by Tuesday, March 18th, 2014.  This will allow plenty of time for your kit to arrive.  

RSVP HERE!