Thursday, January 30, 2020

CHOOSE KINDNESS!


The Choose Kindness class is a new addition to my class offerings in 2020. This is where I get to promote “Choose Kindness”, and celebrate with treats! Come and make 3 treats you can hand out as Random Acts of Kindness, or put them in a lunchbox or briefcase or neighbor’s mailbox. See someone who’s having a tough day; give them a treat. This is a time where you can relax and get out for an hour. There’s no big commitment of time or money. Just join me in the Rubber Room and make something you can give to someone to help make their day a little brighter, or just put a smile on their face. Cost is $6
Choose Kindness happens one week from today on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. You can pick 10-11 a.m. or 7-8 p.m., whichever time slot works for your schedule.
RSVP by noon on Monday, February 3, 2020. You can text me to RSVP at 248-909-8016 or email me at: ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com or by leaving a comment here.

OMG, THIS DSP!!

I am always bragging on how much I love Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, and this card is a perfect example of why. Not only does it coordinate beautifully with all the products in the Peaceful Poppies Suite, but it is so beautiful that you can make it the focal point of your card. A simple piece of DSP and a sentiment, and WOW! Happy Mail is the best, especially when it's this gorgeous!
Thanks so much, Gail Grace, I LOVE my card!
I will be featuring this suite at my monthly class, Cards with Chris, on Thursday, February 20th from 10:00 a.m. to noon or 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. You will make 8 cards (2 each of 4 different designs). Cost is $15 when you RSVP or FREE when you place a minimum $25 at class. You can RSVP by email at ckolly@stampingismybuisness.com or text me at 248-909-8016
If you need some of the products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite, you can find them in the Mini Catalog, and you can order them 24/7 on my website: www.rubberroom.stampinup.net or email me, and I am always happy to help you place an order. ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

COORDINATION IS KEY!

Look what's coming February 4th! Because I am a demonstrator, I was able to pre order all of these items, and I am in LOVE! These make my crafting time so much more productive. As always, when it comes to coordination and ease of use, Stampin' Up! has knocked it out of the park.
Can't wait until February 4th? Well, the SU! totally customized Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalog, and right now in addition to $125 worth of merchandise for only $99, with FREE shipping and a FREE Paper Pumpkin, you can pick an additional stamp set and you get a FREE mini paper trimmer and a FREE pack of 6x6 DSP. Because you customize your kit, you can put these coordinating items right into your Starter Kit.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

LOOK WHAT'S COMING UP!

February will be here before we know it, and we need to be sure we have time scheduled to get out and enjoy some fun.  It is super easy to stay indoors where it's toasty warm and cozy all winter long, but that's a recipe for depression and weight gain (been there and done that too many times ;o(
Don't let that happen to you.  Make plans to treat yourself.  Get out and enjoy some crafting time with friends.  There is a lot happening in the Rubber Room, and I know you'll find a class or event you will love. 
For full class descriptions, costs, RSVP dates, etc... please visit my website at:  www.rubberroom.stampinup.net or use the "class schedule" tab at the top of this page.
I look forward to stamping with you soon!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CREATE WITH CHRIS LIVE!

Check out the cards we made during Cards with Chris last week, and a quick and easy way to make them pop by adding some color and bling.

THREE SPOTS JUST OPENED UP!


I have had three BINGO cancellations for Sunday. It's going to be a great time as we BEEt the Winter Blues with some Bingo, some bee-themed make and takes and goody bag, snacks, warm beverages, a raffle and prize wheel, and, of course, snacks, creativity and tons of fun. Please RSVP by noon on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by email me at: ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com or text me at: 248-909-8016. I look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES BINGO!



Need to beat the winter blues? BINGO in the Rubber Room is the perfect event to do the trick. We'll be playing BINGO and making cards and enjoying lots of great prizes throughout the afternoon. This day is going to be filled with a goody bag and so much fun you will surely forget about all the cold and snow happening outside. Cost to participate is $50 and includes a goody bag, make and takes, door prizes, BINGO, lots of BINGO prizes and even a raffle for an entire set of Stampin' Write Markers. Be sure to register before noon today, January 16th. Just click the Register button below to save your spot today.
REGISTER

Monday, January 13, 2020

SO SENTIMENTAL CARDS AND CARDS WITH CHRIS SNEAK PEEK!


This is Create With Chris Live from tonight, January 13, 2020.  Take a sneak peek at new preorder coordinating items, and also at cards from Cards With Chris this Thursday.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

LOVELY LILY PAD SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS!

Are you a Paul Harvey fan who needs to know "the rest of the story"? Here is a quick video (about 6 minutes is all) that Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! home office did sharing some of the inside scoop about the Lovely Lily Pad Sale-a-Bration items. She not only shares how to use the "reverse image" stamps, but she also shares how this gorgeous DSP was made, and it is an amazing little story that surely intrigued me. The Lovely Lily Pad SAB products are like a whole suite of FREE SAB products. Seriously, there's a stamp set, framelits, DSP and the sequins and twine. Plus the DSP matches 16 different SU! colors. Whether your color palette is Regals or Brights or a combination of both, you are going to love this gorgeous DSP and the entire suite of FREE PRODUCTS!

Sit back, relax and enjoy this wonderful little video.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

OMG! THE JANUARY - JUNE MINI CATALOG IS GORGEOUS!

Have you seen this amazing new January - June Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!? It is tremendous, and do mean, tremendous! There are so many creative ideas inside and gorgeous colors and color combinations and coordinating products AND many items in this catalog coordinate with FREE items in the Sale-a-Bration catalog. If you want these catalogs to drool over and spark your imagination, please leave a comment below. I will be mailing catalogs on Thursday.
Already have your catalogs and drooled all over them? You're my kind of people. I would love to help you place an order, share some of my samples with you and invite you to the Rubber Room to craft with me. Please let me know what you need.

Monday, January 6, 2020

MINI MANIA IN THE RUBBER ROOM!

Mini Mania in the Rubber Room was Saturday, and we had a blast.  Check out all the cards we made while celebrating the wonderful products in the new catalogs.

CHOOSE KINDNESS



I am super excited about this brand new class offering for 2020, and I can hardly wait for Wednesday (January 8th) to get here.  It starts this Wednesday and you can pick what time works best for you, either 10 – 11 a.m.  or 7 – 8 p.m. in the Rubber Room

This class is where I get to promote “Choose Kindness”, and celebrate the monthly holidays with treats!  Come and make 3 treats for next month’s holiday i.e. in January we make Valentine treats.  These are treats you can hand out as Random Acts of Kindness, or put them in a lunchbox or briefcase or neighbor’s mailbox.  See someone who’s having a tough day, give them a treat.  This is a time where you can relax and get out for an hour.  There’s no big commitment of time or money.  Just join me in the Rubber Room and make something you can give to someone to help make their day a little brighter, or just put a smile on their face.  Cost is $6
RSVP by email:   ckolly1960@gmail.com
RSVP by text:  248-909-8016
PLEASE RSVP BY NOON TUESDAY, JANUARY 7TH.

Friday, January 3, 2020

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN 2020 IN THE RUBBER ROOM?


There are lots of different classes and events being held weekly, monthly, quarterly and in conjunction with a new catalog and even randomly throughout the year.  This document will explain a little about what they are, when they happen, where they happen, how to RSVP, etc... everything you want to know about the Rubber Room is here. I love sharing my creative passion with you, and I hope you will check out this schedule and visit my little piece of creative heaven soon.

MONDAYS—CREATE WITH CHRIS LIVE ON FACE BOOK--Each Monday on Face Book
At 7 p.m. each Monday I do a Face Book Live on my FB business page:  Rubber Room Ramblings, Stampin’ Up! With Chris Kolly

TEAM MEETING—The second Tuesday of each month in the Rubber Room and on Face Book
Doors open at 6 p.m. and meeting is Live on our Team Page beginning at 6:30 p.m.  We do recognition, RRR, RQ and SU! news and updates, incentives, make & takes, prize pail, presentations and a raffle

TEAM TALK TUESDAY—The last Tuesday of each month 8 p.m. 
I do a Face Book Live at 8 p.m. on our team FB page and answer any questions our team members have.

ALWAYS CHOOSE KINDNESS—The second Wednesday of the month 10 – 11 a.m.  or 7 – 8 p.m. in the Rubber Room
This is where I get to promote “Choose Kindness”, and celebrate the monthly holidays with treats!  Come and make 3 treats for next month’s holiday i.e. in January we make Valentine treats.  These are treats you can hand out as Random Acts of Kindness, or put them in a lunchbox or briefcase or neighbor’s mailbox.  See someone who’s having a tough day, give them a treat.  This is a time where you can relax and get out for an hour.  There’s no big commitment of time or money.  Just join me in the Rubber Room and make something you can give to someone to help make their day a little brighter, or just put a smile on their face.  Cost is $6

DEMO DIVAS—The last Wednesday of each month, 6-8 p.m. in the Rubber Room
Shoebox Style Swap.  This is a super-fun social time for all demonstrators in the Rochester Hills and surrounding area. The only rules: 1) you must be a demonstrator to attend; 2) the swap you share must be made with all current SU! products; and 3) you need to join the Demo Diva Face Book page and RSVP on that page when you are able to attend. This is a FREE event designed to give demonstrators a place to interact.

ONLINE FUN TIME STAMPERS’ CLUB – Orders must be made by noon the second Thursday of each month.
This is a brand new super-exclusive online club that’s going to be so exciting.  You will become a member of a private Face Book group where I will share a Face Book Live video each week for the entire month using one stamp set and one accessory.  Throughout the month, I will share four different cards/projects using that stamp set and accessory.  As part of this exclusive group, you will also receive Project Sheets for each card/project I share during my FB Live.  You will also have the opportunity to purchase a monthly kit.  Your kit will contain all the materials you need to complete the cards/projects I demonstrate each week.  Please note this kit is not a part of your minimum monthly product purchase.  You must make a six month commitment and make a minimum $30 product purchase each month.  Your monthly order must be placed by noon the second Tuesday of each month online at my online store using a hostess code that I will provide you.  At the end of your six month participation, I will send you a special gift to thank you.

CHRIS’S CARDS, CARDS AND MORE CARDS – The Third Thursday of each month, 10 a.m.—Noon or 7-9 p.m. in the Rubber Room
Have some fun while you make 8 cards (2 each of four designs). Each month we focus on one amazing stamp set and all the wonderful cards you can create with it. 
Class is FREE with a minimum $25 purchase the day of class, or pay just $15 when you RSVP. 

PAPER PUMPKIN—The Fourth Friday of each month 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Rubber Room
Bring your Paper Pumpkin Kit and your favorite adhesive and enjoy the company while we put our kits together. I will have lots of "alternative" ideas for different ways to put your kits together too.

SIMPLE STAMPING SATURDAY—The second Saturday of the month from 1 – 3 p.m. in the Rubber Room.
This is the class for beginner stampers who are just learning how easy it is to be creative and enjoy crafting when using Stampin’ Up! Products.  We will explore and learn about one new product each month while we make 4 different cards/projects using that product. 
Class is FREE with a minimum $25 purchase at class, or $15 when you RSVP.

PERFECTLY POSH PINTEREST PARTY – Quarterly, Friday Night 7-9 p.m. in the Rubber Room
We all love Pinterest and making cool things.  During the Pretty and Posh Pinterest Party we will make an amazing Pinterest-Worthy creation.  This is the perfect time to grab a friend (or two) and relax with a little wine and cheese and start your weekend with some creative fun.
Cost varies depending on the project.

BINGO – Quarterly, Sunday Afternoon 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Rubber Room
Play BINGO, make cards and enjoy lots of great prizes throughout the afternoon. Cost for BINGO is $40 and includes some awesome SU! product, make and takes, door prizes, snacks,  and even a raffle with amazing current products.

Be sure to check my monthly calendars, as I also offer card buffets, catalog celebrations, wine-down Wednesdays and other fun parties randomly throughout the year.  Plus monthly calendars give detailed descriptions of stamp sets we’re using, holidays we’re celebrating, etc…

You can see all current class/event descriptions on my website under “events” by going to http://www.rubberroom.stampinup.net
or under the Class Schedule on my blog at:  http://www.rubberroomramblings.com

Are you looking for a fun night out with your friends?   Do you need invitations, centerpieces or party favors for a party you’re hosting?  Want to do something fun and unusual for your child’s birthday party? How about a craft night monthly or quarterly for your child and their friends; or you and your friends?
I would love to work with you to coordinate the perfect individualized event to meet your creative paper crafting needs.

AREN’T LOCAL, BUT STILL WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
All of my classes can be taken “To Go”.  Be sure to inquire regarding “To Go” costs and contents.

Doors open fifteen minutes before the class/event
Unless otherwise stated, all classes/events will be held in my in-home studio
The Rubber Room, 517 Augusta Drive, Rochester Hills, MI  48309

Like and follow me on Face Book at:  Rubber Room Stamping Friends group
and/or my business page at:  Rubber Room Ramblings, Stampin’ Up! With Chris Kolly


RSVP by text:  248-909-8016

Thursday, January 2, 2020

CHOOSE KINDNESS IN 2020 AND PASS IT ON!

I am going to be spreading a little more kindness this year, and I would love for you to join me. This is the perfect way to treat yourself to some relaxation and make some goodies to treat others with at the same time.
ALWAYS CHOOSE KINDNESS—The second Wednesday of the month 10 – 11 a.m. or 7 – 8 p.m. in the Rubber Room
This is where I get to promote “Choose Kindness”, and celebrate the monthly holidays with treats! Come and make 3 treats for next month’s holiday i.e. in January we make Valentine treats. These are treats you can hand out as Random Acts of Kindness, or put them in a lunchbox or briefcase or neighbor’s mailbox. See someone who’s having a tough day, give them a treat. This is a time where you can relax and get out for an hour. There’s no big commitment of time or money. Just join me in the Rubber Room and make something you can give to someone to help make their day a little brighter, or just put a smile on their face. Cost is $6

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

ONLINE FUN TIME STAMPERS' CLUB NEW IN 2020!

There's a new club coming to town that you're going to love.
It's the EXCLUSIVE ONLINE FUN TIME STAMPERS’ CLUB.
This is a brand new super-exclusive online club that’s going to be so exciting. You will become a member of a private Face Book group where I will share a Face Book Live video each week for the entire month using one stamp set and one accessory. Throughout the month, I will share four different cards/projects using that stamp set and accessory. I will not use these cards/projects anywhere else. They will be exclusive to members of this club. As part of this exclusive group, you will also receive Project Sheets for each card/project I share during my FB Live. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a monthly kit. Your kit will contain all the materials you need to complete the cards/projects I demonstrate each week. Please note this kit is not a part of your minimum monthly product purchase and will be sent without stamped images. You must make a six month commitment and make a minimum $30 product purchase each month. Your monthly order must be placed by noon the second Tuesday of each month online at my online store using a hostess code that I will provide you. At the end of your six month participation, I will send you a special gift to thank you for being a part of this amazing club.
Please text me at 248-909-8016 and let me know you are excited to be joining the club.