Thursday, July 2, 2015

Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cupcakes

 
My friend and downline, Teresa, created this adorable cupcake card for everyone to make at the Demo Day I hosted Sunday. This is the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set called Sprinkles of Life.

 
Teresa used the new In Colors for her make & take. She had the new green lace ribbon, but I'd put the layers together before adding the ribbon so you'll have to pretend. The card is Watermelon Wonder. I like how the colors of sprinkles coordinate perfectly with the designer paper. The apple from the Tree Builder Punch, which is the one that works well with this stamp set, makes a great cherry for the cupcake! We used a green marker to ink up the stem.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You've Got This and Typeset

 
My bestie, Kim, created this card for a make & take at our Demo Day Sunday. It uses the You've Got This clear-mount stamp set, black and Sahara Sand inks, and vanilla card stock and seam binding with the scalloped tag topper punch.

 
I like how Kim repeatedly stamped the background stamp in the set on the card front. It adds a lot of texture and interest. The flower was stamped on Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper and cut out, then adhered with dimensionals. Love it!
 
 
 
It's a big day in our house. Our son is starting his first college class today - and he's 16! He'll take just one class for two months, then three classes (a full load) in the fall. I'm so proud of him.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Markers and punches top Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

If you like banners, sequins, punches and markers, you'll love this week's Weekly Deals. They started today. Go to my online store at http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net to order, and while you're there, check out the Clearance Rack!

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Build A Banner Kit Item # 138379
Regular Price: $23.00 US/$28.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.25 US/$21.38 CAN



Silver Sequin Trim Item # 138399
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN



Brights Sequin Assortment Item # 138389
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.50 US/$4.38 CAN



Smoky Slate Thick Baker's Twine Item # 138415
Regular Price: $3.50 US/$4.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.63 US/$3.38 CAN



Fun Flower Punch Item # 133785
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN



Classy Designer Buttons Item # 138393
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.20 US/$5.25 CAN



Calypso Coral 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134569
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.90 US/$6.13 CAN



Fuse Fast Adhesive Item # 129026
Regular Price: $10.00 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.50 US/$9.38 CAN



2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Item # 133654
Regular Price: $15.00 US/$19.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.50 US/$13.30 CAN



2" Circle Punch Item # 133782
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sprinkles of Life tree top

 
Sprinkles of Life gives you more than ice cream scoops and clouds - you get tree tops too!

 
This was a quick and easy card for my 20-card class. The tree top and trunk stamps were inked in Early Espresso on Soft Sky card stock and cut into a banner with some Soft Sky twine around that layer and a Wisteria Wonder banner that was embossed with the Decorative Dots folder. The Tree Builder Punch fits hand-in-hand with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set - punching out a tree trunk/limb and the cloud shape.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Embossing folders part of Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

Happy Tuesday! It's a gorgeous day in the Pacific Northwest and I'm happy to see my herbs and veggies growing well. Here are the Weekly Deals for you. Please use this link to my online store to order - http://therubberroom.stampinup.net. Thanks!

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Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies Item # 137547
Regular Price: $40.00 US/$49.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $30.00 US/$36.75 CAN



Gold 1/8" Ribbon Item # 134583
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN



Pink Pirouette 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134574
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN



Silver Glimmer Paper Item # 135314
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN



Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons Item # 127555
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN



Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 135817
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN



Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133739
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

You've Got This

 
Everyone loves a beautiful flower. In the new catalog, Stampin' Up! has come up with this one in the You've Got This stamp set.

 
 
This is a Whisper White card with a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White layer that's been stamped with Pool Party and black ink. Then Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso markers were used to color the flower. The banner is hand-cut and popped up with dimensionals after being stamped with a sentiment from the same stamp set. The image is equally beautiful not colored in.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sprinkles of Life silver lining

 
Stampin' Up! hit the ball out of the park with this year's Sprinkles of Life stamp set that benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. For every Sprinkles of Life stamp set sold, SU! donates $3. It adds up fast!

 
I started with a Whisper White card and added a layer of Soft Sky card stock. Two of the clouds and all of the rain drops were stamped directly on the Soft Sky layer. The third was stamped on a scrap and cut out, then adhered with dimensionals. I cut a 3/4" strip of Soft Sky card stock into a banner for the sentiment and added a couple of rhinestones. This was a design at my last 20-card class. I had a silver painty marker and a white gel pen that my customers could use to outline the clouds for the "silver lining." This one shows the white gel pen.
 
Just so you know, there's a coordinating Tree Builder Punch so you can punch out the clouds (which are also ice cream scoops, among other things), so you may want to buy that with the set.
 
To purchase the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, please use my Online Store at http://therubberroom.stampinup.net. Thank you!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hats off to you!

 
Ordinary people do extraordinary things every day. Sometimes I have a card on hand that actually gets to that kind of person in a timely manner. Ha!

 
One of my club members earned her associate's degree from our local community college recently, and I am so proud of her. As a 30-something mom of two, a military wife who's moved many times and has had to start and stop her education a few times, she's endured a lot physically and mentally and yet has pursued her dream of a degree and achieved it.
 
This card is a CASE from http://lovinglifeslittleblessings.com. I used a Deco Label Framelit for the Guy Greetings sentiment and hat stamps (photopolymer, so I adhered both stamps to an acrylic block and stamped once). It's a Crumb Cake card with Typeset designer paper and a 1" x 5-1/2" strip of Basic Black card stock.
 
Congrats Shauna! You're my hero.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lego birthday card

 
I have a fondness for Legos, as did my boy when he was younger. I still have buckets full of them.


The best thing about this Boys Will Be Boys birthday card is it uses one ink - Garden Green - and just a circle of Very Vanilla card stock. The circles are sponged and adhered to the card front with dimensionals. Simple and cute. The sentiment is from Teeny, Tiny Wishes.
 

I love the random critters we get in our backyard. Even though our dog is out there quite a bit, we have squirrels, opposums (a baby walked through last night), morning doves and a wide range of other birds. My hubby and kids built this bird feeder. The squirrels launch themselves from the fence or poplar trees about 4-5 feet away. This morning, a squirrel popped his head out of a hole that was widened by other squirrels. Needless to say, no birds nest in there!
 
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Calypso Tap Tap Tap

 
Doesn't it figure that it'd rain since I watered my plants outside yesterday evening? It's a cooler morning, which I enjoy. I've been stamping cards upstairs in my loft, which gets pretty toasty when we have weather in the 70s and 80s. Morning hours are best!
 
This is the kind of card you could use for many occasions, and is one from my most recent 20-card class.

 
I started with a Calypso Coral card and added a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock. The images were stamped in black and Calypso Coral ink, then I added a few rhinestones for bling. The ribbon is retired. I have three big containers of ribbon that I'm going to clip away at for future classes. I CASE'd the design from Tara Bourgoin at cantstamptherain.blogspot.com, though her card was another color and with a vertical layout.
 
 
I've spent time the past couple of days picking salmonberries. It's the first year doing so. As you can see, they come in a variety of colors - sometimes on the same bush! They resemble a raspberry, but don't taste the same.

 
I only picked a cup of salmonberries the first day, so I added a few cups of raspberries to make jam. It's delicious! I made tags for the small jars, which will be gifts for friends and family. Then the other day, I picked more berries. I got enough that I only added a cup of raspberries. Equally delish! I guess I'll pick salmonberries more frequently. It's no wonder bears love 'em.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ribbons, thinlits and glitter for Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

If you're looking for a great deal this week on a variety of products, look no further than Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals. Plus, if you order online thru me - http://therubberroom.stampinup.net - your name will be entered into my drawing for FREE hostess benefits. Use the hostess code 7ENAJFHV.

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!
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Sweetheart Punch Item # 133786
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN



Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon Item # 134550
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN



Marina Mist 1/4" Cotton Ribbon Item # 134561
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN



1" Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN



Whisper White 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134573
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN



Circle Card Thinlits Dies Item # 133480
Regular Price: $33.00 US/$41.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.75 US/$30.75 CAN



Gold Stampin' Glitter Item # 133457
Regular Price: $4.00 US/$5.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Guy Greetings: You're My Anchor

 
Since it's June, and Father's Day is next weekend, I had a couple of man card designs for my 20-card stampers last weekend. This one uses a photopolymer stamp set called Guy Greetings. All three stamps came from that set. I used Crumb Cake and Marina Mist ink pads and card stock. I CASE'd this card from fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Deb Naylor at Unfrogettablestamping.com.
 
I've got an order going in today! If you're local and you'd like to order something and pay only 10% shipping, please email me a.s.a.p. If you're not local, you can still put in an order today - use this code
7ENAJFHVat http://therubberroom.stampinup.net - and if my kid draws your name, you'll win the hostess benefits!


Monday, June 15, 2015

I got a monkey on my back - Zoo Babies

 
I busted out the monkey and elephant from my Zoo Babies stamp set, which I haven't used for some time, for my 20-card class last weekend. That's what happens when I rearrange my stamp area - I "discover" stamps I've neglected for awhile.

 
I used Soft Suede and Wisteria Wonder ink pads and card stocks, along with a banner cut from Elegant Eggplant, and a retired designer brad (another discovery!). The birthday sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set.
 
I've got nine more designs to show you in the coming days. Tomorrow is Tuesday, which means Weekly Deals, so come back to see those! I have an order going in tomorrow, so if there's anything you'd like, let me know and shipping will only be 10% instead of the minimum $6.95 (local orders only, and you pick up at my house).

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Satin ribbons, zig zag folder and more Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

I hope you're having a great day. I spent all day purging my stamp area of retired items. I even found a couple stamp sets that retired 2+ years ago! If there's anything you're looking for, please let me know - stamps (wood, clear and photopolymer), punches, embossing folders, thinlits, framelits, edgelits, etc.

Now for the Weekly Deals - save bucks on satin ribbons, thinlits and more. Please order via http://therubberroom.stampinup.net (my online store). Many thanks!

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Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies Item # 135854
Regular Price: $33.00 US/$41.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.75 US/$30.75 CAN



Alphabet Rotary Stamp Item # 133769
Regular Price: $15.00 US/$18.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.25 US/$13.88 CAN



Pansy Punch Item # 130698
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN



Gold Glimmer Paper Item # 133719
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN



Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133738
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN



Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon Item # 134549
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN



Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon Item # 134548
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN