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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Welcome Spring with latest digital downloads, including 2 FREE!

FREE No Regrets Pocket Cards -- Digital Download
FREE No Regrets Pocket Cards - Digital Download Item 133387
Regular Price: $0.00
Preferred Price: $0.00
This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 1-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Perfect fit for our divided page protectors
* Fun divided pages to add a little pizzazz to your pages

Colors:
Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pool Party


Happy Things Pocket Cards -- Digital Download
 

Happy Things Pocket Cards - Digital Download133383
Regular Price: $6.61
Preferred Price: $5.95
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This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 7-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 30-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 5 embellishments
* 3 punches

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Perfect fit for our divided page protectors
* Fun divided pages will make documenting your life a breeze

Colors:
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse, Old Olive, Pool Party, Sahara Sand
* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software


SwallowTail Stamp Brush -- Digital Download
 

Swallowtail Stamp Brush - Digital Download133011
Regular Price: $3.28
Preferred Price: $2.95
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This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 1-piece stamp brush


Spring To Life March Wallpaper -- Digital Download
 

 FREE Spring To Life March Wallpaper - Digital Download133025
Regular Price: $0.00
Preferred Price: $0.00
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This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (desktop wallpaper in six sizes)
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Coordinates with the Spring to Life Kit for even more fun
Colors:
Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi


Pleasant Poppies Stamp Brush -- Digital Download
 



Pleasant Poppies Stamp Brush - Digital Download133012
Regular Price: $3.28
Preferred Price: $2.95
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This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 1-piece stamp brush


Lucky You Ensemble -- Digital Download
 




Lucky You Ensemble - Digital Download133461
Regular Price: $8.83
Preferred Price: $7.95
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This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 4-page d├ęcor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 29-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 1 Designer Series Paper
* 10 embellishments
* 1 punch

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* A lucky little ensemble for St. Patrick’s Day fun
* Coasters, bottle wraps, mini banner, and more will bring some luck o’ the Irish to your home this year

Colors:
Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Pear Pizzazz, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Spring To Life Kit -- Digital Download
 

Spring To Life Kit - Digital Download Item 133026
Regular Price: $11.06
Preferred Price: $9.95
LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING
This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 11-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 15 embellishments

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Gorgeous woods, leaves, and flowers give a relaxing feel that will invite spring to arrive
Colors:
Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

I'd love to be your demonstrator if you don't have one! You may order digital downloads anytime, day or night, at your convenience via my Online Store - http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net. Thanks!


Feeling Sentimental CASE; band fund-raiser tonight

 
I love monochromatic cards like this Feeling Sentimental one. I'd love to take credit for it, but I CASE'd Alli Ohran. I love a good man card too. My club members made this card this month. It looks just as good with the old bike in the same stamp set. You can get Feeling Sentimental for FREE when you order $50 thru March 22. This card uses a couple of my favorite Spring Catalog embellishments - the silver designer buttons and the natural trim.
 
I'm excited about my band fund-raiser class tonight. I've already had donations come in. I'm donating all of my class fee, as well as 50% of my retired SU! sales.
 
To order anytime, please visit my Online Store at http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net.
 
Stamps: Feeling Sentimental, Essentials;
Ink: Early Espresso;
Paper: Very Vanilla, First Edition dsp;
Access: Silver Designer Buttons, 7/8" Natural Trim, Distressing Tool, sponge dauber, dimensionals.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Quick Madison Avenue card and NEW Online Stamping Class

 
This Madison Avenue card is a simple design from a recent 10-card class. I started with an Island Indigo card, adding a strip of Sycamore Street dsp and a 2-1/2" Whisper White circle. Two other Sale-a-Bration items - Pretty Petites stamp set and the Petite Curly Label punch - were also used for the little "hello" sentiment. To add a bit of sparkle, there's a large rhinestone in the middle of the flower. I'm looking forward to my 10-card class tomorrow evening. All proceeds benefit Poulsbo Middle School bands.
 
Online Stamping Class Now Available

Our new online stamping class is now available! This class shares innovative ideas to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and techniques. Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects. Check it out and talk about it. At $14.95 (item 133385) it's a great value for anyone.

PC InstructionsThe files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.


To order any of the products you see here, and the Online Stamping Class, please visit my Online Store at http://therubberroom.stampinup.net. Thanks!



A card for a friend


Sometimes you want to let a friend know you're there when she's going through a rough time, or just to let her know you appreciate her friendship. For occasions like these, I think this sentiment - from Teeny, Tiny Wishes - works. I pulled the colors for this card from the Sycamore Street dsp - a free Sale-a-Bration item if you order $50+ - and added a little Honeycomb embossing for a recent class. To step it up a little, some gals ran the butterfly through a dry embossing folder too. It really adds!

To order any of the items here, along with any promotion or anything in the annual catalog or Spring Catalog (both in the right column), or digital downloads, please visit my Online Store at http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net. Thanks!

Stamps: Teeny, Tiny Wishes;
Ink: Basic Black;
Paper: Whisper White, Sycamore Street dsp, Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry, and Pool Party card stocks;
Accessories: Postage Punch, Modern Label punch, Designer Brads, Basic Pearls, Honeycomb embossing folder, dimensionals.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Do a double-take of Dapper Dad

 
Why a double-take? Because these two cards use the same Fan Fair dsp, Dapper Dad stamp set, oval punch, sentiment, and Chocolate Chip ink. Crazy, huh? And it's my dad's birthday today!
 
 
Stampers at a recent 10-card class could make one of each of these cards using all of the same items - with the exception of the buttons/brads. I love it! I'll share more of the cards later this week.
 
If you'd like to purchase the Dapper Dad stamp set, and the other products used on these cards, please click on http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net and start shopping now! Thanks.
 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mixing up a little green goodness with Pink Paper Bakery

 
I love making a few St. Patrick's Day cards every year for a couple of friends and to hand out as random acts of kindness to customer service people with treats as I do my errands. It's just fun! This card combines my favorite supplies - punches and an embossing folder - in a clean and simple way. 
 
 
I am happy I was asked to be a guest designer for Pink Paper Bakery. Those girls make some marvelous goodies! Check it out for yourself here.
 
I went thrift shopping just this weekend for items to upcycle and smaller furnishings that speak to me, many of which get painted. So I had paint on the brain when I created this green card. You know, like paint chips. I started with Whisper White, then went to Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade and Gumball Green, running all of them through the Chevron embossing folder. I used the smallest heart of the Heart Framelits to make the shamrock, layering hearts on top. The stem was hand-cut. Of course I needed a little bling - with a large rhinestone - and a sentiment. This one is from the Got Treats stamp set.
 
Stamps: Got Treats;
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, Gumball Green card stocks;
Ink: Gumball Green;
Accessories: Chevron embossing folder, Hearts Framelits, Small Heart punch, large rhinestone, dimensionals.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Trust God with a beautifully simple card

 
This close-up photo shows how simply beautiful a single flower from the flower trim in the Spring Catalog can be. This one is sponged with a bit of Calypso Coral.
 
 
This Very Vanilla card was embossed on the front with the Lacy Brocade folder, then I folded a paper doily in half and adhered it under a strip of Tea for Two dsp. The sentiment is from the Trust God stamp set, punched with the Decorative Label and sponged with Calypso Coral, and adhered with dimensionals.
 
If you'd like to order any or all of these products, please visit my Online Store at http://therubberroom.stampinup.net. Thanks!
 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Unique-shaped card & trimming your taller embossing folders



Today, my bestie Kim shows how to create a unique card with the Labels Framelits AND how to trim down those newer and taller embossing folders so they'll go through your Big Shot either way. Also, Kim added the Sycamore Street dsp and butterflies to the card front before running everything through the Lacy Brocade embossing folder in the Big Shot.

Note: Please be sure to use Craft & Rubber scissors to trim your embossing folders - not paper snips. Kim followed the edge of the pattern at the bottom of the embossing folder. It's not perfectly straight, but it works!

Paper: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit card stocks, and Sycamore Street dsp (a Sale-a-Bration freebie when you order $50+);
Accessories: Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, basic rhinestone jewels.

You can order everything you see here through my Online Store (open 24/7) at http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ears to You single stamp cuteness

 
My friend and downline, Cheryl, created this bunny wonderful card, for me using the single stamp Ears to You. I sent Cheryl this stamp for promoting to supervisor. She's got two recruits now - congrats, Cheryl! Whoo hoo!!! I love the texture the embossing folder adds, as well as the rhinestone bling on the Pool Party satin ribbon.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Get organized with labels and photobook

Hello There Kit -- Digital Download
 
Hello There Kit - Digital Download Item #133374

Preferred Price: $9.95
This download was added on 2/19/2013

Download includes:
* 17-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 13 Designer Series Papers
* 26 embellishments

Features:
* Say hello to this adorable kit
* Fun and versatile to help you make cards, pages, tags and more
Colors:
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Going Gray, Primrose Petals

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Label This Garage Designer Template -- Digital Download
 
 
Label This Garage Designer Template - Digital DownloadItem 133270

Preferred Price: $4.95
This download was added on 2/19/2013

Download includes:
* 3-page decor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 47-piece SVG stamp brush set*

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Tackle that garage and get everything in place with these organizing labels

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software


Label This Playroom Designer Template  -- Digital Download
 

Label This Playroom Designer Template - Digital Download Item 133269
Preferred Price: $3.95
This download was added on 2/19/2013

Download includes:
* 2-page decor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 29-piece SVG stamp brush set*

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Turn clean-up time into a game
* Label the toy bins so the kids know where everything goes

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Serene Silhouettes  -- Digital Download
 

Serene Silhouettes - Digital DownloadItem 133015
Preferred Price: $3.95
This download was added on 2/19/2013

Download includes:
* 4-piece stamp brush set

Think Back Photobook Templates -- Digital Download
 

Think Back Photobook Templates - Digital Download Item 133021
Preferred Price: $19.95
This download was added on 2/19/2013

Download includes:

* 4, 24-page designer photobook templates (8" x 8")
* 39-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 2 embellishments
* 3 punches
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Get to know your grandma, grandpa, mom, and dad with these interactive photobooks full of fun questions
Colors:
Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

You can purchase digital downloads anytime! And if you order $50+, you'll get to select a Sale-a-Bration item for FREE. Did you know you can add downloads to workshop orders? Just ask your demo for the code! It's that easy. If you don't have a SU! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours! You may order anytime thru my Online Store at http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net. Thanks!

Monday, February 18, 2013

My team makes some of the nicest make and takes!

 
These are the make and takes from my last team gathering a couple of weeks ago. I used the Madison Avenue stamp set - free with a $50 order - for the first time here. I started with In Color Patterned Paper (Wisteria Wonder), adding a strip of Vine-embossed (another SAB freebie) Elegant Eggplant, and a Whisper White apothecary accent diecut.
 
 
Kim's make and take used the same sketch I used on my chalkboard technique card here. She used the Hearts a Flutter framelits to diecut the hearts from More Amore Specialty dsp, and popped them up on an embossed strip of Pool Party with a designer-label-punch sentiment from Delightful Dozen.
 
 
Mary Ann's make and take uses the Spring Sampler stamp set with Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp and a sentiment from Rain or Shine.
 
 
Barb A. followed a sketch challenge for her make and take. She used For the Birds stamp set and Sycamore Street dsp with the Cloudy Day embossing folder.
 
We have a fun group of demonstrators in my American Ink group. If you'd like to join us, let me know! You're welcome to attend a team meeting as my guest. There's never been a better time to buy a Starter Kit - you get $156.50 worth of high-quality Stampin' Up! product for only $99 plus tax (free shipping!). Contact me today if you'd like to take advantage of it at ericandterry@comcast.net or call/text (360) 509-8041.
 
And one more note, I'm hosting a 10-Card All-Occasion Class as a fund-raiser for the Poulsbo Middle School bands on Thursday, February 28, at 7 p.m. I'm donating 100% of the class fees, in addition to 50% of my retired items at the studio. I'd love your support! Donations are gladly accepted. Please let me know by Feb. 26 if you - and a friend - can attend. Thanks!
 
 
 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sharing our February team swaps

 
With this group of swaps, I'm caught up. Of course I still have a handful of make and takes to show you, so look for those tomorrow. My swap is above. It uses the You're Amazing stamp set, along with the Chevron embossing folder, Sycamore Street dsp and ribbon, bitty butterfly punch and a rhinestone. I pulled the colors for the hot air balloon off of the paper - Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, and Summer Starfruit. I purposely left my cards blank so you could add whatever sentiment you need.
 
Sharlene's card uses Hearts a Flutter and Hearts Collection Framelits

Oh, Whale! by Mary Ann
Ciao, Baby! by Heather (guest demo)

 
Love and Sympathy by Ginette

 
Feel Goods by Barb A.

 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My American Ink team swaps show a myriad of ideas

Kathleen's (guest demo) Word Play card
Barb's love-ly buckle card
Michelle used canvas creations and natural trim
Cheryl's That's the Ticket owl punch card
Ginette's Summer Afternoon swap
Lots of love with Seasonal Sayings by Mary Ann
One of our newer team members - Simona - made this swap
Kim's More Amore dsp and paper doily swap
Sherry's hybrid card (uses MDS)
Puddin's red glimmer swap with unique opening

 
 
These swaps were from my American Ink team gathering in January. And though many of them are valentines, they have ideas you can use on your own projects throughout the year. I love swapping with members of my team because they bring ideas as diverse as they are.

I've got a Stampin' Up! party this morning with a big group of ladies - many of them brand new to stamping. Should be fun!!! (Isn't that why we do this?) I hope you have a terrific Saturday.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Unlimited card ideas? Here you go!



If you've ever sat down to make a card and have no idea where to start, this is for you! I regularly use sketch challenges to create the cards I need for my 10-card classes, clubs, swaps, and other events. I may not follow the sketch exactly, but who cares? It's all about getting you started. Where you go once you've started is up to you. :-)

To find these ideas, just Google "sketch challenge." I tend to like the simpler sketches, because I find it easier to add layers and embellishments, rather than starting with a more involved sketch.

Here are my Favorites I have bookmarked:
http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com
http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com
http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com
http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com
http://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com
http://www.palspaperarts.com
http://retrosketches.blogspot.com.au
http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com
http://sundaystamps.blogspot.com

Now about the card in the video - I want to note that you get 40 sheets of 8-1/2" x 11" Very Vanilla card stock, which makes 80 cards when each sheet is cut in half. I only counted one 40-pack of Very Vanilla envelopes in the $55 price, along with the More Amore Specialty dsp, and Hearts Collection Framelits. Now thru March 22, for every $50 you order from Stampin' Up! (http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net is my Online Store) you may select the three ribbons and pack of buttons FREE (you can click on the Free Products graphic in my right-hand column to see other choices).

Thanks for visiting!

Have a sweet day filled with love

 
I hope you're enjoying Valentine's Day! I am. I started by visiting the local middle school with 85 of these treats to show the staff appreciation.
 
 
The most time-consuming part was pushing 10 ice cream-flavored candy hearts into the skinny cello bags. I used the Full Heart and Word Window punches with the valentine sentiment from Teeny, Tiny Wishes. I had to add a rhinestone for a little bling too. I made enough extra that I've been giving them out today as random acts of kindness (raks). I gave one to our mail carrier, the front office people at an eye clinic, the bank teller, and the cook at my Lions Club meeting. I've got a couple left to give to our host and server tonight because my hubby is taking me out to dinner! Whoo hoo!!!
 
 
My son's birthday was yesterday. Have I mentioned he's the best kid ever? He's smart and funny, thoughtful and kind. He didn't want anything for his birthday, including a party or any friends over. He just wanted his family. I thought it'd be fun to blow up some balloons to stick up around the house. I used a skewer to roll up some bills and put one each in 14 balloons. He first had to choose 14 balloons from the many I'd hung up, then use the skewer to pop them to get the money inside. It was fun and different! We laughed about it and had a great time last night. My son said he'll give me the money to put in his savings account. I love this kid!
 
Well, I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day! The kids will be home from school soon, so I have their valentines and chocolates ready for them.
 
If you'd like to purchase the supplies used to make these treats, here's a list:
Stamps: Teeny, Tiny Wishes (item 127802, $26.95);
Ink: Basic Gray pad (item 126981, $5.95);
Paper: Riding Hood Red (item 111348, $6.95) and Whisper White (item 100730, $8.50) card stocks;
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals (item 104430, $3.95), Word Window punch (item 119857, $15.95), Full Heart punch (item 119883, $16.95), basic rhinestone jewels (item 119246, $4.95), 1" x 8" cello bags (item 124134, $2.50 for 50).
 
You may order anytime, day or night, thru my SU! website at http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net. Thanks!
 
 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Creating hearts within hearts for valentine fun



You can make so many terrific things with the Hearts Collection Framelits. This is just a quick video to show how to make hearts within hearts for cards and other projects!

Big Shot "sandwich" for framelits: Multi-purpose platform with a cutting pad on top, then the card stock and framelit(s) and the second cutting pad.


Supplies used: Hearts Collection Framelits, Big Shot, More Amore Specialty dsp (2013 Spring Catalog), Silver Glimmer paper, Real Red and Pool Party card stock, white organza ribbon, Lovely Little Labels, Little Labels Punch Pack, white baker's twine.

You can order these supplies and more through my Online Store (open 24/7): http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Free digital download AND last day for $1 content discs

Free Label This Designer Template -- Digital Download
Item 133267 - Free Label This Designer Template - Digital Download
Download includes:
* 5-page decor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 88-piece SVG stamp brush set*

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Organize your craft room with all the Stampin’ Up! colors (even the retired ones)
* Free download
 
Make A Wish Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Item 133019 - Make A Wish Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download
 
Label This Craft Room Designer Template -- Digital Download
Item 133266 - Label This Craft Room Designer Template - Digital Download
Download includes:
* 4-page decor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 108-piece SVG stamp brush set* 

Up To Date Planner Template -- Digital Download
Item 133271 - Up To Date Planner Template - Digital Download
Download includes:
* 26-page designer photobook template (11" x 8-1/2")
* 106-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 7 Designer Series Papers
* 10 embellishments

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Plan your days, weeks, and months with this handy planner template
* Includes places for notes, lists, party plans, etc.

Colors:
Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Primrose Petals, Pumpkin Pie, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit
 
Note: These are svg stamps, which do not work with the original My Digital Studio.
 
Don't forget--today is the last day to snatch up content discs on the Clearance Rack for just $1 each.  Please order your digital downloads and all other Stampin' Up! products through my Online Store (open 24/7) at http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net. Remember - You get to pick one item for FREE from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure for every $50 you order (thru March 22).