Friday, August 29, 2014

THE BEAT GOES ON!

 It is hard to believe it has been two years since my quadruple bypass surgery.  Sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago, and sometimes it seems like just yesterday. I have made a lot of adjustments and changes in my life since surgery, and I am more certain than ever that I am a work in progress. I am thankful every day for my family, my friends and the many other blessings in my life. I am truly thankful to my heart surgeon and my cardiologist and the all nurses at Beaumont Hospital who helped me to become a survivor.
This is a picture of my dad, who died way too young (only 59) from hereditary heart disease.  I miss him every single day!  

I have become a proud supporter of the American Heart Association and am thrilled that I am well enough to participate in the American Heart Association walk this year. Hereditary heart disease runs in our family, and this is a cause that is very important and dear to our "hearts". I will be walking in Indianapolis, IN on September 13th, and I will be walking with a team that includes my son, my brother, my sisters, my nephews, and some very dear friends. Our team is called "The Beat Goes On" and we are walking to help support the AHA in finding a cure for heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer in America, and it is time we changed that. Please visit my AHA walk page and show your support by leaving some encouraging words and/or a donation.

VISIT MY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION WALK PAGE HERE!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!

SU! and the Rubber Room are on overdrive today, my friends!  Check out all the specials ending soon, the new catalog release, a new hostess set......  Don't miss out on the latest, hottest deals!

AWESOME FREE STAMP SET FOR HOSTESSES!

I love the font on this stamp set, and there are so many wonderful words in it and it's FREE!


I was able to earn this stamp set in July through a promotion for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, and I love it!  This stamp set is called Good Greetings.  From now until October 31st, when you hostess a workshop with a minimum of $300 in sales, you will receive this stamp set absolutely FREE!   I have several hostess dates available, so contact me to schedule your workshop today!


SCHEDULE YOUR WORKSHOP HERE!

ONLY THREE SHORT DAYS


TO GET A FREE/DISCOUNTED BUNDLE!

"BIG" OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE "BIG" MONEY!

As all my Rubber Room customers/clients know, I LOVE my Big Shot, and I use it all the time!  Stampin' Up! is now offering BIG savings on BIG SHOT BUNDLES!  When you purchase a Big Shot in August, you will receive one of five FREE STAMP SET/FRAMELITS BUNDLES of your choice.  You can pick from any of the five Bundles below.

Of course, at Stampin' Up!, we want everyone to be able to save BIG.  So, for those of you who already have a Big Shot, you can still purchase these designated bundles at an amazing 15% off.

This promotion is only for the month of August.   Order your Big Shot today, get your FREE BUNDLE and make all those holiday projects super easy!
Bundle
Item Number
Stamp Set
Framelits
Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle WM
138923
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$33.75
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle CM
138920
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$31.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle WM
138924
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$42.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle CM
138921
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$35.95
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM
138925
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$43.25
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM
138922
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$37.25
Flowery Daydream Bundle WM
138911
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$54.25
Flowery Daydream Bundle CM
138910
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$45.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM
138644
Bright & Beautiful
Star
$50.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM
138200
Bright & Beautiful
Star
$43.95

ORDER YOUR BIG SHOT AND FREE BUNDLE HERE!
ORDER YOUR BUNDLE FOR A DISCOUNT HERE!

FREE MERCHANDISE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT!


This is a super sweet special I could hardly wait to share with you!  This special lasts for one week only, so PLEASE do not delay.  From August 21st through August 28th, when you join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator and pay $99 for your Starter Kit, you will get to pick $150 in current merchandise for your Starter Kit.  That is an extra $25 worth of FREE stuff!

AND, your FREE stuff can be from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  That's right.  Today is the first day you can order from the Holiday Catalog, and you can get $50 in FREE goodies from the Holiday Catalog when you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator before midnight tonight.

Why Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?
There are a hundred excellent reasons to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, but here are just a few:
  • Ongoing 20% discount on all of your orders (and a additional 10% on top of that in the first 45 days).
  • Earn additional income of up to another 20% of your sales.
  • VIP access to new product releases and pre-order before they hit the streets.
  • Earn free stamps with various promotions.
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips, and more!
  • Receive the bi-monthly Stampin' Success magazine filled with stamping and paper crafting articles and ideas.
And, as an added bonus, when you join my SU! family and become a Rubber Room Rambler, you will receive even more awesome benefits!  Here are just a few.
  • You can attend any workshops and/or classes I have for free
  • You are invited to participate in the Demo Diva night I have each month in the Rubber Room
  • I will provide personal creative and product training
  • I offer personal support from me via email and/or phone
REMEMBER....
For one week only, August 21-28, 2014, you can choose $150 worth of product for only $99! 
AND there's no shipping on your kit either.   

THE STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG IS 'LIVE'!

Beginning today, August 28th, 2014, you can start ordering all those delightful products in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.  There are so many great items, you will have a hard time deciding~~so get a few!

If you do not have a catalog, you can view one online HERE or stop by the Rubber Room and pick one up. The holidays are just around the corner, and now is the time to start making all your wonderful holiday gifts.

ORDER FROM THE MINI CATALOG HERE!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW STAMPIN' UP! WEEKLY DEALS!

A new week, and new sales!  What's your top pick for this week?
Place your order HERE and enjoy big savings today!

Monday, August 25, 2014

YOUR FREE BUNDLE DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

GET A FREE BUNDLE BY AUGUST 31, 2014!

"BIG" OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE "BIG" MONEY!

As all my Rubber Room customers/clients know, I LOVE my Big Shot, and I use it all the time!  Stampin' Up! is now offering BIG savings on BIG SHOT BUNDLES!  When you purchase a Big Shot in August, you will receive one of five FREE STAMP SET/FRAMELITS BUNDLES of your choice.  You can pick from any of the five Bundles below.

Of course, at Stampin' Up!, we want everyone to be able to save BIG.  So, for those of you who already have a Big Shot, you can still purchase these designated bundles at an amazing 15% off.

This promotion is only for the month of August.   Order your Big Shot today, get your FREE BUNDLE and make all those holiday projects super easy!
Bundle
Item Number
Stamp Set
Framelits
Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle WM
138923
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$33.75
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle CM
138920
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$31.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle WM
138924
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$42.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle CM
138921
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$35.95
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM
138925
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$43.25
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM
138922
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$37.25
Flowery Daydream Bundle WM
138911
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$54.25
Flowery Daydream Bundle CM
138910
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$45.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM
138644
Bright & Beautiful
Star
$50.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM
138200
Bright & Beautiful
Star
$43.95

ORDER YOUR BIG SHOT AND FREE BUNDLE HERE!
ORDER YOUR BUNDLE FOR A DISCOUNT HERE!

ONLY THREE MORE DAYS!

There are only three more days to sign up to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and get an extra $50 worth of awesome Stampin' Up! products for FREE!  This is the Short and Sweet opportunity, and it is going to end on August 28th. See all the details below!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

SWEET SPECIAL AT STAMPIN' UP! HAPPENING NOW!!

This is a super sweet special I could hardly wait to share with you!  This special lasts for one week only, so PLEASE do not delay.  From August 21st through August 28th, when you join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator and pay $99 for your Starter Kit, you will get to pick $150 in current merchandise for your Starter Kit.  That is an extra $25 worth of FREE stuff!

Why Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?
There are a hundred excellent reasons to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, but here are just a few:
  • Ongoing 20% discount on all of your orders (and a additional 10% on top of that in the first 45 days).
  • Earn additional income of up to another 20% of your sales.
  • VIP access to new product releases and pre-order before they hit the streets.
  • Earn free stamps with various promotions.
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips, and more!
  • Receive the bi-monthly Stampin' Success magazine filled with stamping and paper crafting articles and ideas.
And, as an added bonus, when you join my SU! family and become a Rubber Room Rambler, you will receive even more awesome benefits!  Here are just a few.
  • You can attend any workshops and/or classes I have for free
  • You are invited to participate in the Demo Diva night I have each month in the Rubber Room
  • I will provide personal creative and product training
  • I offer personal support from me via email and/or phone
REMEMBER....
For one week only, August 21-28, 2014, you can choose $150 worth of product for only $99! 
AND there's no shipping on your kit either.   

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

STAMPIN' UP! BLOOM WITH HOPE HOSTESS STAMP SET!

Here is another one of "That Michelle's" New Catalog Swap Cards.
"That Michelle" used the new Blendabilities to give her flowers that beautiful water-color look.  She also colored her Rhinestone Jewels with her Blendabilities.  You have to be a hostess to purchase this stamp set, and I have hostess dates available for September, so please contact me if you want to have a great time stamping with your friends AND earn this stamp set.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

STAMPIN' UP! WEEKLY DEAL TIME AGAIN!

Look what's on sale this week at Stampin' Up!
I love these weekly deals!  This week my favorite picks are the butterfly punch and the square framelits.  Although the Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details will be very pretty for the holiday cards.  What's your favorite must-have?

Monday, August 18, 2014

BLOOM WITH HOPE MEETS "THAT MICHELLE"

More swap cards from the demonstrator new catalog swap.
"That Michelle" made this swap using the Bloom with Hope stamp set.  This is a Stampin' Up! hostess set, which means when you hostess a party, you can purchase this stamp set with your hostess dollars.  This is one of my favorite flower sets, and this stamp set also comes with five (5) different greetings and/or verses.  For me any stamp set that has words becomes about ten times as versatile.  "That Michelle" also used her Blendabilities to give these flowers that gorgeous water-color look.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

RELAX AND CREATE RETREAT IS COMING THIS FALL!

October 25th, 2014 is the beginning of a wonderful tradition and one you will definitely want to be a part of.  This is a great opportunity to get those creative juices flowing and get a jump start on your holiday gift giving projects!  Space is limited~~~be sure to register early!


 
RELAX AND

CREATE RETREAT!


DATE: October 25, 2014

TIME:  9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Avon/Rochester Moose Lodge
     
                     3967 Livernois 

                     Rochester Hills, MI  48307

COST:  $75

 
RELAX & CREATE RETREAT INCLUDES:

1)  Six unique and fun projects to create

(the frame pictured above is 
one of the

projects)

2) A goody bag filled with awesome SU!

products

3) New Product Demonstration

4) Yummy taco bar lunch with caramel-

apple dessert

5) Snacks, water and coffee all day

6) For all your shopping needs, a store

full of handmade items, stamp sets,

stamping kits....  

7) Raffle with totally great prizes

8) Lots of time to relax, create and enjoy
 
 
Space is limited, so register early!  Payment is due

when you register and is non-refundable.  If you

are unable to attend, you may pick up your packet

after the event,  or have someone pick it up for

you.   

Registration will close when space is full (no later

than October 1st).


 
*you need to provide your own adhesive (if

you forget,  there will be some available for

purchase at the event).



Thursday, August 14, 2014

THREE PANEL MOUNTAIN VALLEY FOLD CARD!

Remember the Demo Diva Shoebox Card share I showed you yesterday? 
 Here is a picture if you don't remember.

Here is a little video I made with a tutorial on how to cut your card stock to make this card.



Here is a template.


Please let me know if you have any questions.
 

A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR YOU FROM THE RUBBER ROOM!


I am inviting ten (10) people to place a minimum $100 order and share the $1,000.00 party/workshop hostess benefits.
The first person to send me their order gets their choice of $25 in FREE merchandise or one 50% off item, and so on; so don't delay.  You want to be one of the first people to get your order to me!  Normally you would have to spend $150 in order to receive $25 in FREE hostess benefits, so this is a great way to save a little money and get some great products.  Also, right now Stampin' Up! is offering the Big Shot Bundle Special and when you purchase a Big Shot, you have your choice of five different bundles for FREE.  That means, you could order the Big Shot as part of your $100 order, pick one of the five bundles valued at up to $54.25 for FREE AND get an additional $25 in FREE merchandise of your choice.  Or you could place your $100 order and get the Big Shot at 50% off and get the FREE bundle...
You can even team up with a friend to make the $100 purchase, and then split the FREE products.
SEND YOUR ORDER TO ME HERE!

 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LAST CALL FOR WACKY WEDNESDAY!

Tomorrow is the last day to RSVP for Wacky Wednesday.  Wacky Wednesday is next Wednesday, July 20th, at 7:00 p.m..   If you like three dimensional items, you won't want to miss this get together.  Here are the three items we will be making.

First up is this cute little Bubble Gum Box.  It looks like a milk carton and the lid just slides up.  This pattern came from SU! Demonstrator, Sam Donaldson.

 Here is the box all opened up.  I think this DSP is so fun and perfect with the gum balls!

This is a box "That Michelle" shared with me.  The lid opens at an angle, and it is very unique!

This is what the box looks like open, and there are 4 tealights inside.

This is a box with hidden boxes inside that my demo friend, Nancy, shared with me.

Here it is all opened up so you can see the boxes.  Nancy put candy in mine, and I loved it!

I originally was not going to include the Bubble Gum Box in the Wacky Wednesday group this month, but I thought it was so cute, I had to add it. That means, you are getting all three of these great items for Wacky Wednesday this month. Cost of the class is $15 or FREE with a $25 minimum purchase that night. You will need to bring your favorite adhesive with you, and I will provide all the materials you need for these three projects, coffee, water and a light snack. Don't forget to RSVP by noon Tomorrow, August 14th.


MY DEMO DIVA CARD FOR TONIGHT!

This is the card I am going to share with my fellow SU! Demonstrators at our Demo Diva get together this evening!
Nancy and I had an opportunity to get together and share some creative ideas last week, and she shared this idea with me.  The "pattern" was a little hard to understand, but I figured it out.  I think the Divas will love it!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TUESDAYS AT STAMPIN' UP!

I love Tuesdays at Stampin' Up! because that's when demonstrators get to see what is coming up AND what's on sale this week.  It is much more exciting than going through Sunday's newspaper to see what is on sale at the local grocery store that I can treat myself to.  This week is like a double treat, because Stampin' Up! introduced a new Photopolymer Stamp Set that is too cute.  You can check out the new Weekly Deals and the new Yee-Haw Photopolymer Stamp Set below.

NEW WEEKLY SPECIALS!

You gotta love a Tuesday that starts with new Stampin' Up! Weekly Specials!  Looks what's on sale now!
This deal with the Envelope Liners Framelits Die has my name written all over it!  I think envelopes lined with DSP add a very classic look to any handmade greeting card, and when I can save some money, I feel like I can add that classic look to every card I send!  Which one of these deals is for you?


YEE-HAW, NEW PHOTOPOLYMER FROM STAMPIN' UP!

This is the newest addition to the Stampin' Up! Photopolymer Stamp line.  How do you like it?


Here are a few samples made with the Yee-Haw Stamp Set, and I love them!

The Photopolymer Stamps offered by Stampin' Up! are of the highest quality, and I truly enjoy working with them.  Placement is so easy!  You can easily line up words and phrases, or stamp flowers lined up perfectly with their stems.  Visit the link below to see how the Photopolymer Stamps work, as well as all the Photpolymer Stamp Sets Stampin' Up! is currently offering.