Thursday, May 26, 2016


It's Pop-Up Party Time in the Rubber Room! Be there OR... "be square". The Rubber Room is always a wonderfully fun place to be, but this Sunday evening it will be overflowing with fun!! My sale tables are full of retired stamps, punches, framelits, embossing folders and so much more. AND it is BOGO time. When you purchase any item from a sale table, you get to pick an item (of equal or lesser value) out of any current catalog for FREE! AND I am extending Sale-A-Bration! When you purchase $50 worth of goodies, you can pick an item from my SAB table for FREE (while supplies last). AND for each item you purchase from the sale tables you will get a FREE door prize ticket. AND when you make a purchase from the sale tables, you will get your 2016-2017 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog for FREE!

When you stop by, you can also check out lots of new products. I will have card samples; you can see the new In Colors and some of the Designer Series Paper that is gracing the pages of the new catalog, as well as some punches and framelits and kits....

 It is going to be a party you do not want to miss! Mark your calendar now and make plans to come and relax; enjoy some chocolate and refreshments (perhaps a glass of wine); spoil yourself with lots of creative ideas; maybe win a door prize; and just treat yourself to a little break before the holiday! This Sunday, May 29th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Please let me know if you plan to stop over or if you have any questions.
call or text (248) 909-8016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Now is the time to book your SU! party for June and enjoy these extra benefits.

Want to mull it over before you pick your party date?  Well, keep these things in mind while you're mulling: 

Host a qualifying workshop ($350 minimum sales before shipping and tax) and receive $35 in EXTRA Stampin' Rewards.  For instance, with a minimum qualifying order of $350, you will receive $77 in Stampin' Rewards.  Stampin' Rewards are Dollars you can use to purchase anything in the catalog.  That means, you get to pick out $77 of superior Stampin' Up! products, and it won't cost you a penny.  

Want more EXTRA Stampin' Rewards? Just host  more than one qualifying workshop and enjoy the EXTRA $35 for all of your qualifying workshops. 

Your shopping list is HUGE (that will happen when you lay eyes on this terrific catalog)?  Hostess Rewards can be put towards the purchase of a Starter Kit.  This makes the Starter Kit even more awesome!  Let's say you hosted a party and had $475 in sales (before shipping and tax), that means you would have $101.50 in Stampin' Rewards.  That is plenty of Stampin' Rewards to put towards the Starter Kit ($99).  Now you get to pick $125 in merchandise and it won't cost your anything (not even postage).

There are so many wonderful things packed inside the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog that hosting a party in June is a wonderful opportunity to share those items with your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors~~heck, even total strangers will love what's inside this catalog!    Receiving an EXTRA $35 in Stamping Rewards is like the chocolate frosting on your creative cup cake because your new catalog shopping list is sure to be a long one.

Contact me today and let's get your workshop booked!

Call or text me:  248-909-8016


One of the Hostess Only Stamp Sets Stampin' Up! Demonstrators could pre order is called Love You Lots, and this adorable little Frog is part of that Stamp Set.  The entire stamp set is absolutely the cutest, but this is my favorite (but I am partial to the frog--perhaps a frog and prince thing??).  I also used the Painter's Pallette Stamp Set and the Thoughtful Banners stamp set is where the sentiment is from.  The Thoughtful Banners stamp set also has a matching punch that will be useful with so many other stamp sets.  Talk about "flexible" that punch will  definitely be workin' overtime.

Want to get these new products before the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes live on June 1, 2016?  When you sign up to join Stampin' Up! and become part of my Rubber Room Ramblers Team, you will be able to order new products as part of your Starter Kit.  How cool is that?  It's so cool, you might need to throw a sweatshirt on!  Not only that (yep, it gets even cooler), you will get 8 brand-spankin' new 2016-2017 Catalogs in your Starter Kit too!  AND (I know, you are freezing now; right?) your kit is totally customizable~~you get to order $125 worth of product that you pick out, and it only cost you $99 and ships for FREE!  BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE (feeling like you are in the North Pole for sure because this is such a totally cool deal)...  drum roll here....  you get all the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and a Rubber Room Rambler!!  

Have questions about how you can take advantage of this way-too-cool deals?  Call or text me at 248-909-8016

With the new catalog coming out, I am always nostalgic about having to say goodbye to some of my favorite stamp sets and accessories, but I am also re-energized with all the wonderful new products and opportunities for even more creative expression.  It is  like my business is exciting and fresh and new all over again. With all this re-energizing going on, I am experiencing the "play time itch".  I spent Monday playing with some other SU! demonstrators; we have Demo Diva night tonight and will be sharing lots of new ideas; Sunday I am getting together with even more demonstrators to do a shoe box swap and share even more creative play time....  I am finalizing my June calendar with plenty of time for play in the Rubber Room and lots of new offerings (including an awesome Product Premiere Party you definitely want to be a part of).  

But, sadly, I was beginning to feel guilty about being so busy playing when my house is badly in need of cleaning, my laundry is piling up, my family is clueless as to what a homemade meal is....  

Gemini Daily Horoscope
You may feel lighthearted and in good spirits today. Perhaps you’re thinking about ways to escape your daily routine, get out, and have some fun by adding a bit of whimsy to your normal activities. If your schedule has been hectic lately, a desire for play could indicate a need to let go of work and enjoy life more. By embracing this lighthearted attitude and allowing it room to express itself in your life, you will go a long way toward meeting your need for play. Playfulness can also enhance your imagination when engaging in creative pursuits, so you might want to write, draw, paint, sculpt, or simply daydream. The important thing is to honor your desire to be playful today rather than squelch your feelings.

By honoring our need for creative expression and playfulness, we can benefit from increased enjoyment and vitality. As adults, we may feel guilty about having fun when there is work to be done. Our desire to play and express our creativity, however, often indicates a deeper need for freedom and relaxation. If we can honor these feelings rather than push them away, we become happier, stronger, and more balanced people. We then have more energy to channel toward other areas of our lives. If you embrace your playful mood today, you can create a sense of enjoyment and fun that will positively affect all areas of your life. 

I no longer feel sad and am, once again, CREATIVELY RE-ENERGIZED AND READY TO PLAY!    

I highly suggest you make some plans to visit the Rubber Room and play around a bit.  I know it will help you to feel creative and inspired and ready to have some fun and de-stress for a while.  

New catalogs are ready for pick up; new products are parading around the Rubber Room, and, as always, lots of samples with the awesome new catalog products are on display!

I can't wait to see you, so contact me and let's make plans to get together.  OR join my Rubber Room Ramblers Stampin' Up! team and enjoy all the perks of being a demonstrator, being part of my team AND sharing all the creative fun.  OR RSVP to an upcoming Rubber Room event. Or schedule a party and share all the fun of the Rubber Room with your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors....  There is plenty of fun and play time to be had, so decide what works for you and TREAT YOURSELF!

Call or text me:  248-909-8016
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Check out the Rubber Room Event Calendar HERE

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Had a wonderful, wonderful day yesterday with two talented SU! demos and terrific friends! So cool when I can be such great friends with the people I work with! This is a sneak peek of some of the products in the new 2016-2017 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. I used some Washi Tape on DSP and then added a ribbon. My first time with that combination, but I think it turned out pretty cool.

I have new catalogs in, so please let me know if you NEED one!

Sunday, May 15, 2016



Playing with new goodies from the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. The good times start at noon and continue until four on Monday, May 16, 2016. I will have new catalogs available too! Leave a comment and let me know if you can stop by and join Janet Angi, Nancy Gelle and me as we make lots of awesome samples with wonderful new products!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Catalog Pre Order!  This is one of my favorite times to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I get to pre order all the new goodies before my customers.  This means I can start making lots and lots of samples to share.  I have a few play dates AND a few swaps ready to go in the next couple weeks.

I hope you will put a date or two on your calendar to visit the Rubber Room and fall in love with the new products!

Thursday, May 5, 2016



What is Paper Pumpkin, you ask.  
Paper Pumpkin is a fabulous and fun paper crafting product that is delivered to your door once a month in "kit form".  All of the pieces are pre-cut, pre-scored, and ready to assemble. Each kit includes a stamp set and ink, which you can use again and again.  That's right, those items can be used over and over; they are not just for your kit.
Take a quick minute to watch this short video and see how fun and fabulous Paper Pumpkin is!

The Rubber Room will be hosting a club called the "Paper Pumpkin Party  Pals".  We will meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. to put our Paper Pumpkins together and have some fun.
1.  For only $17.95 to  $19.95 per month (including shipping!), it's cheaper than therapy!
2.  When you sign up for the 12-month prepaid subscription, you will get $21.54 in FREE products, which you get to pick AND you only pay $17.95 per month for your Paper Pumpkin.
3.  Everything in your kit comes pre-cut and pre-scored AND the stamps, inks and special accessories are included.  You don't need any extras; except for some snips and possible your favorite adhesive.
4.  It all comes in one box~~simple to grab and bring to the Rubber Room with you.
5.  You can make awesome projects to give as gifts (or spoil yourself with) every single month.
6.  It comes right to your door.
7.  What is in your kit each month is a wonderful surprise!  Who doesn't love a great surprise delivered to their door each month?  Talk about anticipation!
8.  You get an instruction sheet complete with everything you need to know about how to make your project.
9.  It is perfect for sharing.  You can make your kit with your kids, your neighbors, family members, friends  or other "Paper Pumpkin Party Pals".  After all, it is fun to spend time creating with somebody else.
10.  YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED!  The Paper Pumpkin Party Pals night is your guarantee that you will make time once a month to take time out for yourself. You will get to relax and create something awesome each and every month!  I will supply some coffee, water and a light snack.  All you need to do is bring your Paper Pumpkin and get ready to relax and have some fun.  
Not able to get out?  No worries.  You can have Paper Pumpkin delivered each month and schedule your own time to relax and enjoy some creative down time.
YOU CAN ORDER YOUR PAPER PUMPKIN TWO DIFFERENT WAYS:                         1. Become a monthly subscriber (auto pay from your credit card each month); 
2. Purchase a pre-paid subscription.  Pre-paid subscriptions can be for 3 months; 6 months or a whole year.
And mark these dates on your calendar to join the Paper Pumpkin Party Pals:
June 23rd; July 28th; August 28th (3rd Th instead of 4th Th); September 22nd; October 27th and November 17th (3rd Th instead of 4th Th).
Please contact me if you have any questions.


Jacki Bolhuis did this great comparison to show the differences between our existing SU! In Colors and the all-new In Colors being unveiled in the new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I can hardly wait to get my pre order and start playing with these new colors!


Another SAB Celebration Door Prize.  I covered a little note pad with DSP and added a little butterfly punch.  Butterflies were my "theme" for the day.  This is an excellent way to use up some of the DSP you are collection.  AND this little note pad is small enough to stick in your stamping bag or your pocket book...  never be without a piece of scrap paper again!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


It is easy to get them now, before the catalog begins on June 1, 2016
  • ORDER THE ULTIMATE BUNDLE!  Order the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for only $99 and customize it with your choice of up to $125 in product (that's $26 in FREE product)  AND it ships for FREE.  But wait, there's more.  Your Kit will include 8 brand new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogs that you can share with your friends and family!
  • ADD NEW 2016-2017 CATALOG PRODUCTS TO YOUR KIT NOW!  When you sign up now, you have the option of adding a select group of products from the new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Just look for "New 2016-2017 Products"  Everyone else has to wait until June 1, 2016 to order these tremendous products!
  • ENJOY 20%  SAVINGS!  After you purchase the $99 Starter Kit, you’ll get at least 20% off on subsequent demonstrator orders (while you remain active).  That means that beginning on June 1st, when ALL 2016-2017 Annual Catalog products are available for purchase, you will be able to order as a demonstrator and get all those items on your shopping/wish list at 20% off!
  • BENEFIT FROM  EXCLUSIVE RESOURCES!  After you purchase the $99 Starter Kit, and join Stampin’ Up! you can enjoy all the discounts and perks of being a demonstrator–even if you order just for yourself.  Purchase your Starter Kit through me, and you become a member of my Rubber Room Ramblers SU! team.  My team is composed of wonderful demonstrators who enjoy the benefits of both the Rubber Room Ramblers Stampin' Up! team AND the Rubber Queen SU! team, which is lead by Ronda Wade. We are a truly wonderful group of paper crafters who love business builders and hobby demonstrators alike.  We like getting together to swap, have group meetings and enjoy the art of paper crafting together while also enjoying the wonderful company and friendships this team offers.
  • TREAT YOURSELF!  It doesn't matter if you join for the fun of stamping with friends, spending time on my private FB group; sharing with other demonstrators at group meetings or on our Team Blog; saving money; etc...  you deserve to treat yourself to this life-changing experience!


Made this cute little frame too for a SAB Celebration door prize.  It is actually a little 3x5 frame; perfect for a desk or to hang as part of a collage with photos of friends.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


I hosted my first ever Rubber Room Sale-a-Bration Celebration on Saturday.  I am so very blessed with awesome customers and a wonderful Rubber Room Ramblers Stampin' Up! team.  I took Saturday to say a huge Thank You to them and to spoil them a wee bit.  

I decorated some of these travel mugs with some DSP and put them in the door prize basket.  There were lots and lots of trips to the door prize basket and the hand made goodies were a big hit.

Hugs from the Rubber Room