Saturday, December 28, 2019

JANUARY 2020 RUBBER ROOM SCHEDULE IS HERE!

I absolutely cannot believe that 2020 is right around the corner.  There are super exciting things happening in the Rubber Room in the new year that I know you are going to love and be excited about.  Here is my January calendar.  Please click on the Class Schedule button at the top of this page to see full descriptions of these events as well as what we'll be making, costs, times, and RSVP dates.

I can't wait to start the new year with your happy face enjoying my creative space.

Friday, December 27, 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas filled with family and friends and lots of  fun!

May the new decade bring you love, joy, good health and much happiness!

It's going to be an exciting year in the Rubber Room filled with lots of new adventures, and I am looking forward to sharing my relaxing, creative space with you very soon.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!

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Registration closes at midnight.  Use the link and register now to save your spot.
We are going to have a blast stamping the day away.
The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost to participate in this Rubber Room Mini Mania Celebration is $50. In addition to the 16 cards/projects you will make, your day full of treats will include a chili and cornbread lunch, snacks throughout the day, coffee, water and a hot cocoa bar. Plus, a prize wheel and raffle items, and lots of samples.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MINI MANIA IN THE RUBBER ROOM

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

RAKs on CREATE WITH CHRIS LIVE!

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to give our random act of kindness gifts. These are just, simple, easy-to-make treats. When you pass them out to unsuspecting people, it puts a smile on their face. Be sure to check them out and perhaps make a few to hand out and spread some extra joy this holiday season.

Friday, December 13, 2019

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH MINI MANIA!

The new Stampin' Up! January - June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration catalog are both amazing! They are packed full of great products that coordinate seamlessly with one another, and I am excited to share some of these high-quality products with you. I am super excited to share this wonderful day if creative inspiration with you!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

CREATE WITH CHRIS LIVE!

Happy Tuesday!  This is my Create with Chris Live FB from last night.  Please join me as I share some of the great make and takes from OnStage in Lansing, as well as some of the cards we made at a recent shoebox swap.  These are all sneak peeks from the Mini Catalog coming in January.  Be on the lookout for it!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

CHRIS'S CARDS, CARDS AND MORE CARDS!

December 19th from 10:00 a.m. to noon and/or 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. is my regular card class, Chris's Cards, Cards and more Cards! Come and enjoy making 8 cards (2 each of four designs). This month we will focus on thinking of you and thank you cards. Of course, after the holidays, we all need to send out a few thank you cards. Sadly, as we all know, the holidays can be a pretty difficult time for some of our friends and family, so let's make some encouraging thinking of you cards to brighten their after-the-holiday blues. Class is FREE with a minimum $25 purchase at class, or you can pay $15 when you RSVP.
If you aren't local and can't enjoy the Rubber Room in person, this class is available as a To Go Class.
RSVP by noon on Monday, December 16th, 2019
RSVP by email: ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com
RSVP by text: 248-909-8016

SIP, SNACK AND STAMP!

Let's get together to relax, sip, snack and stamp. We'll be making some stocking stuffers, gifts for co-workers, friends, and RAK items. RAK is Random Act of Kindness, and there is never enough of that to go around during the holiday season. We'll make the perfect little treat to leave with your tip; to give to your favorite cashier, mail person, etc... We'll enjoy some mulled wine, coffee, tea and holiday snacks all afternoon.
Cost of the class is $15 or FREE with a minimum $25 order Sunday afternoon.
RSVP by noon on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019.
RSVP by email: ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com
RSVP by text: 248-909-8016

Monday, December 2, 2019

BUILD A BEAUTIFUL ROSE WITH YOUR STAMPARATUS!

I love this Christmastime Is Here Suite.  I will be sending out some Christmas cards with this set, so I needed a quick way to stamp each image.  In today's video I share with you how I set up my Stamparatus to streamline this process.  I hope you enjoy!

WHITE WASH CHRISTMAS ROSE!


It's the first Monday of the month, and that means it's Blog  Hop time. This month we're sharing holiday cards with you, and I am super excited, because I love the new Christmastime Is Here Bundle.  It is so versatile.  You can watercolor with it or use your Wink of Stella to make it sparkle. The framelits cut gorgeous Christmas Roses from the Designer Series Paper and the DistInkTive image gives your stamped images and dimensional, life-like look with no effort at all.

I offer an entire class featuring this suite of products, and today I'm going to share this beautiful Christmas Rose that I made using the white wash technique and giving it some "glitz" with my Wink of Stella. 


First stamp your image on a piece of scrap Blackberry Bliss Card Stock in Versamark Ink.  Sprinkle some White Stampin' Emboss Powder over the top of the image and then heat emboss it.
Squirt a little White Craft Re-Inker onto an acrylic block and use your AquaPainter to paint in the rose.  I only painted in the rose, but you can do the leaves, or the entire image.  Get creative and make it your own card. Then cut this image out using the coordinating framelits.  I cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss Card Stock 3 3/4" x 5" and Embossed it using the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder.  Before using the Embossing Folder, you can always add a sentiment and heat emboss it using Versamark Ink and White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

Don't forget to use the links below to visit the other blogs hopping with us today.  Be sure to leave a comment so we know you visited.


  1. GlitterGlamGirlsRubber
    Room Ramblings - Christine Kolly

  2. GlitterGlamGirlsStampin' Created By U-Lisa Bauer

  3. GlitterGlamGirlsStamping with Tamie - Tamie Ackerson

  4. GlitterGlamGirlsBasement Bunch Stampers - Kim Vogel

  5. GlitterGlamGirlsOrange Peony Papercrafts -
    Cheryl Grigg

  6. GlitterGlamGirlsDawn's Creative Chalet -
    Dawn Bourgette

  7. GlitterGlamGirlsThe
    Creativity Barn - Laura Anderson



Friday, November 29, 2019

STAMP IT UP SATURDAY IS HEADED YOUR WAY!

Have you seen the amazing new January - June 2020 Mini Catalog?

It is packed with so many great products and coordinating items. The suites and bundles and stamps and accessories are filled with creative inspiration. We absolutely have got to celebrate these items. In fact, Tamie and I want to celebrate and spoil you for an entire day. We cannot think of a better way for you to start your new year and your new decade off!

We hope you will join us on January 4, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for a day filled with stamping fun. We will feature four stamp sets throughout the day, and you will make four items with each stamp set.

Talented demonstrators will have tables filled with gorgeous displays featuring mini catalog and SAB catalog products.

There will be snacks and candy available all day long, to keep you energized as you take in all the creativity and inspiration. Plus we will have some chili and cornbread for lunch to warm you up and fill your belly.

We're not stopping there, though. We will also have door prizes and a raffle too.

Your cost is only $80 for this wonderful adventure! Registration closes December 20th, so please CLICK HERE AND REGISTER TODAY!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

BLACK FRIDAY SALE TIME!

I am super excited to send you a FREE accessory and some amazing tutorials that are sure to inspire you AND to give you FREE shipping on orders placed before Monday, December 3, 2019. I appreciate you supporting my small business.
You can order 24/7 from my website: www.rubberroom.stampinup.net
If you want help with your order,
email it to me at: ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com
or text me at 248-909-8016.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

STAMP IT UP SATURDAY!


I am in LOVE with the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, and I know when you see it, you will be too. My dilemma: I cannot afford everything my heart desires from that little gem. If you find yourself in the same situation, come and enjoy a day of stamping with us and the opportunity to use some of the stamp sets, suites and bundles you don't have. Plus, you just might win a raffle bundle or an accessory on the prize wheel. It's going to be a great day of fun. Be sure to save the date and watch for registration details coming soon.

Monday, November 25, 2019

CREATE WITH CHRIS LIVE!

Tonight was the night for Create With Chris Live.  I shared with you the Christmastime is Here Suite class I did yesterday.  And then I made all the 3D items I made for our day before OnStage class.  I hope you like the creativity and find it inspiring!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

GORGEOUS SHOE REVERSE IMAGE!

If you have never tried the reverse image technique, or have forgotten about how amazing it is, here is a quick refresher on how easy it is and what a WOW it packs.
I hope you enjoyed this awesome technique, as well as a few peeks at the new Occasions Catalog.
You can order 24/7 from my online store at:  www.rubberroom.stampinup.net
You can email your order to me at: ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com
You can text your order to me at: 248-909-8016

I appreciate your business, and I encourage you to shop local and/or small-business during the holidays.  It's that personal connection that stimulates the kind and caring community.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

ONSTAGE IN LANSING!

I had a great time over the weekend at OnStage in Lansing.  A large part of our local team got to attend their first OnStage and we had a blast.  Monday on Create with Chris Live, I shared some of the goodies we got and a sneak peek into the new catalogs.  Grab a hot beverage and enjoy!
Now that you've seen all the new goodies, I know you are as anxious as I was to get them in your hot little hands.  All demonstrators get to pre order a month before the catalogs go Live, and now is a great time to join, save some money on your Starter Kit and get to pre order from these catalogs in December.
The SU! Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalog.  You pay $99 for $125 worth of merchandise (which you get to pick), and it ships for free.  During the Online Extravaganza, lots of "staples" are on sale, so you could maximize your starter kit dollars even more when you fill it with sales items like card stock, ink pads and a few bundles to get you started!
When you join our Rubber Room Rambler team, you get lots and lots of extra perks.  To name a few:
1) monthly team meetings; 2) a monthly Demo Diva night where you can stamp with other demonstrators in the area; 3) free monthly tutorials from 15 talented demonstrators around the United States; 4) free business training and/or one-on-one coaching; 5) team only incentives...  the list of Rubber Room Rambler team perks is long.  And these are perks in addition what Stampin' Up!spoils its demonstrators with.  PLUS, you also have access to Rubber Queen perks, and my up line Ronda Wade, the Rubber Queen team leader offers lots of perks too.
Have questions? 
Text me:  248-909-8016
Email me:  ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com

Ready to become a Rubber Room Rambler?
Join 24/7 HERE

FREE AS A BIRD BUNDLE IS 15% OFF!

I love this bundle. You can create these cards in a jiffy, and they look like you spent all day making them.





I love all the different sizes of the nestling dies. They are perfect for cutting images AND making frames!




The Free As A Bird Bundle is an additional 5% off today and tomorrow. Stampin' Up! discounts every bundle by 10%, so with the Online Extravaganza, you can save 15% on this gorgeous bundle. If your a demonstrator, you enjoy a minimum additional 20% off. From now until November 22, you can enjoy savings on bundles, card stock, and even ink pads. To see the whole list of sale items HERE
Place a minimum $30 order using host code: 7HWZ7XAX
on my website during the Online Extravaganza, and I will send you 15 amazing and creative tutorials that are sure to inspire you! My website: www.rubberroom.stampinup.net
Need help placing your order? Text me at: 248-909-8016 or Email me your order at: ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com

IT'S ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA TIME!


The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza has begun! Woohoo!! Let the savings begin.
See everything that's on sale HERE
Enjoy savings on bundles, card stock, and even ink pads.
Place a minimum $30 order using host code: 7HWZ7XAX
on my website during the Online Extravaganza, and I will send you 15 amazing and creative tutorials that are sure to inspire you!
Need help placing your order? Text me at: 248-909-8016 or Email me your order at: ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CREATE WITH CHRIS LIVE CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS!


This is my Create with Chris Live  sharing some great Christmas cards.  I hope you enjoy it!  
I am happy to help you place an order.  You can email me at ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com or you can text an order to me:  248-909-8016.  Or you can go right to my website at www.rubberroom.stampinup.net.  If you are ordering from my website, please use hostess code: 7HWZ7ZXAX.  When you use this hostess code and place a minimum $30 order, I will send you an amazing PDF filled with wonderful tutorials for great creative projects.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

GORGEOUS DANDELION WISHES!

Look at these amazing cards Megumisstampinretreat shared. I love this technique, with embossing with White Embossing Powder and then coloring with your Blends. For her samples she used the following Blends: Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party.

The Dandelion Wishes stamp set is our Product of the Week this week. It's super versatile, adorable and only $20.
Here's the skinny on the Product of the Week.
You can order it from my website 24/7: www.rubberroom.stampinup.net
Or you can text me your order: 248-909-8016
Or email your order to me: ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com
When you place an order in November and use hostess code: 7HWZ7XAX, I will send you an amazing packet of tutorials to use just in time for the holidays!
Be sure to stop back this week and see lots more samples and ideas for how you can maximize your use of this amazing stamp set.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

DANDELION WISHES IT IS!

I love our Product of the Week this week. Be sure to check out Create With Chris Live from last night and see lots of cards made with this stamp set using lots of different techniques.


Here's the skinny on the Product of the Week.
You can order it from my website 24/7: www.rubberroom.stampinup.net
Or you can text me your order: 248-909-8016
Or email your order to me: ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com
When you place an order in November and use hostess code: 7HWZ7XAX, I will send you an amazing packet of tutorials to use just in time for the holidays!


Be sure to stop back this week and see lots more samples and ideas for how you can maximize your use of this amazing stamp set.


Monday, November 4, 2019

CREATE WITH CHRIS LIVE!

Here's my Create With Chris Live from last night.  I share a new Product of the Week and a cool WhiteWash technique too.  ENJOY!


NOVEMBER GLITTER AND GLAM GIRLS BLOG HOP!

Thank you so very much for stopping by and joining our Blog Hop.  Please be sure to use the links below and treat yourself to lots of creative talent.  This month our blog hop is all about the holidays.  
As I am sure most of you know, Stampin' Up! is featuring a brand new "While Supplies Last" suite called Christmastime Is Here, and I LOVE it so much I have designed an entire class around it!  I have been having tremendous fun playing with all the items in the suite and participating in swaps with it, and this is a card I shared at our Demo Diva night in October.  I wanted to share this really cool technique with you.


This is a close up of the Christmas Rose.   

To make this card, I used my Versamark Stamp Pad and inked the Christmas Rose outline stamp and stamped it onto Crumb Cake Card Stock.  Then I sprinkled Whisper White Embossing Powder over top of the inked and stamped image and heated it with my Heat Gun.
I used a Light Cherry Cobbler Blend to color the berries.  Then I took some White Craft Ink Refill and put a few drops on a clear block.  I used my Aquapainter to pick up the Craft Ink and color the rose with it.  This technique gives the rose a white-wash look, that is very elegant.
I used the Roses Die framelits to trim the stamped and colored image.  Then I mounted it on a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock that was embossed with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, the adhered it to the Specialty Designer Series Paper and then onto the Mossy Meadow Card Base.
Here are all the items you need to recreate this card:
Please use the links below and enjoy this blog hop.  Be sure to leave some comments along they way so we know you enjoyed our creations.
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  1. GlitterGlamGirlsRubber Room Ramblings - Christine Kolly

  2. GlitterGlamGirlsStampin' Created By U-Lisa Bauer

  3. GlitterGlamGirlsStamping with Tamie - Tamie Ackerson

  4. GlitterGlamGirlsBasement Bunch Stampers - Kim Vogel

  5. GlitterGlamGirlsOrange Peony Papercrafts - Cheryl Grigg

  6. GlitterGlamGirlsLynnzcrafters - Lynn Streifert

  7. GlitterGlamGirlsDawn's Creative Chalet - Dawn Bourgette

  8. GlitterGlamGirlsThe Lady and Her Stamps - Raquelle Bath

  9. GlitterGlamGirlsThe Creativity Barn - Laura Anderson

  10. GlitterGlamGirlsThe Craft Sergeant - Tara Stay