Sunday, June 30, 2013

Customer appreciation event.

OMG what a day. This event went off really well but I am pooped.
I forgot to take my camera but Laurie was gracious enough to send me the photos that she took. If anyone else took any photos, please make sure and send them to me. Thank you everyone for a great day and a fabulous year. I broke some records for me this year.
RUBBER HUGS to all of you.

Michelle and Laurie 

Christina and Allyssa

Sarah our grand prize winner and Anita 

A group photo

Of course me. handing out goodies

The 3 musketeers. LOL. Laurie, Angela and Michelle 
There were 30 people there and notice all of these photos, they are smiling. It was a fun day and a great 10 year celebration for me. WOOHOO. Thank you all that attended and all that supported my business this year. I love you all.

Laurie also brought her card for the challenge in since she didnt email it to me but I have to figure out how to get it off my phone to my computer. Not too good at that.
When I get it I will post it.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

challenge cards

Here are the cards that I was supposed to post yesterday from the challenge. Sorry I was soooooo busy getting ready for the event that I forgot to post.
Ann Williams

Great job ladies. You are my heros, playing along and participating.

Well, here we are, Today is the day, A major celebration. Today is my customer appreciation event and my celebration event of 10 years strong. I love my job!!!!!!!!!!!
A lot has happened over 10 years, I didn't quite make it through all of the stuff to put in the auction but I do have a big chunk and oh my the memories as we were fumbling through all of the stuff that I have collected.
From my first card I ever made all the way up to today. What a difference. The colors that have retired and the new colors, Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait to see you all today. Hope you can still make it. My grand daughter played one of the two games and she was awesome. Lets Have fun today!!!
See you soon
Rubber hugs

Thursday, June 27, 2013

More Challenge Cards

So, here are a couple more challenge cards. Great job ladies.


Thanks for playing along.
I was sooooo sick yesterday but today feeling better, I was worried that I was going to have to reschedule the customer appreciation event. Thank god I feel better.

News on the event. Color chart ready. Projects ready. Prizes ready. Auction almost ready.
Game ready. Oh, this just in, Slim created a second game for us. Its going to be fun. Can't wait to see everyone.
Have a wonderful day and see you on Saturday.
Rubber Hugs

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

challenge card

We have a new creator, SHe is brand new to Stamping and for what supplies she has, she gave it a try. She didnt have ribbon yet so she went without it, Not bad for a first try.
Thanks for playing along Valerie and thanks for joining us. 

I hope some others are playing along but if not at least we have one participant this week.
Rubber Hugs

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

scrapbook class

Here is our Afternoon daydream scrapbook class, I sent out the email yesterday This class is a 20 page class, check out the email and if you didnt get it. Please let me know so I can send it to you. This kit has retired and there are only a few seats available. 7 I believe, so make sure you let me know so I can save one for you.
This is only a sneak peak. So that you see what it is but the whole 20 pages will be on display at the event on Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by
Rubber Hugs

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mastering Monday

Here is our Mastering Monday Challenge. I went around looking for ideas on the internet because I have been too busy on my event stuff to try something so here is what I found and would like you to try.

Four punched or cut images set up something like this, they dont need to be circle or square, just punched or cut out, You can later them on squares or circles if you want but you dont have to. Add a greeting on the top and some ribbon on the bottom and make sure its on either dsp or an embossed background.
Thanks for playing along this week.
Rubber Hugs

Sunday, June 23, 2013

another shoebox swap from meeting

Here is a shoebox swap that Heather Seeley Created. Again I made it, thats the difference with a shoebox swap, We bring the stuff to make our card and everyone creates one of each.

Thanks for Stopping by
Rubber Hugs

Saturday, June 22, 2013

love this card

This is a card that Jen Heffernan made for our shoebox swap. I have to have this stamp set. I just love this set, perfect blend. I also like how she embossed the mosaic by inking up the folder first.

I love the colors too and that a piece of DSP was stamped to create a wrap for the mug. This is going to be a fun set and we will be using it.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Rubber Hugs

Friday, June 21, 2013

Shoe box swaps again

Here is another shoebox swap from my meeting the other day. I love shoebox swaps because I actually get to make them and not just swap. Its more fun that way.

Again though there is no name on them because I made them but the designer for this one I am just not 100% sure but I think it was Shanti. 
We went to the last regional together with a few others and Shanti drove for us, it was nice and she is lots of fun. We played a road game where you had to find the next letter in the alphabet. LOL. 
Anyway, hope you like the card. It was using the new in colors and the mosaic madness bundle. 
Rubber Hugs
Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

another swap from my shoebox swap

This card was designed by Madeline and I love it. All you need to finish it is a greeting on word window popped onto Modern label and Finshed. 
I love the dress die now, at first I didnt care for it but I have made several really pretty cards now.
Thanks for stopping by.
Anyone got any more challenge cards.
Rubber Hugs

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Challenge Cards WOOHOO

Here are some challenge cards done by some of my customers, How about some more of you helping me out and sending me some cards too. :)
Anyway, here are the samples from 3 of the ladies.



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Swap from down line meet and a photo from Stampin Up

This is one of the cards we did at our shoebox swap, This was really easy and fun. I cant remember right now who the creator was and that is the downfall to us making our cards, there are no names on them when we are finished. 

Next I want to share something that Stampin' Up! has posted on the website, Its stamping using embossing folders. You dont run them through the big shot either you just ink them up and brayer over them, Lightly, just enough to get your ink on the paper. I love this idea. I think I might try it. 

Aren't their cards awesome.
I might have to try them tonight, When I do then I'll post them, just not sure if it will be tonight. 
Thanks for stopping by today
Rubber Hugs

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mastering Monday Challenge

 Ok so here is our Mastering Monday challenge, Using only one color, Create something  similar to this. I punched 3 shapes and layered them, Circle, scallop and butterfly. I used a piece of DSP and some ribbon and a scalloped piece along with a title. This should be an easy challenge. I am going to give away a pack of the assorted in color paper on this challenge so join us.

The prizes from the previous challenges are coming in on Monday so please let me know if I owe you a prize, I think I remember all of you but just in case. Refresh my memory.
Rubber Hugs

P.S. Here is a sneak peek of the game that Slim built for us for the customer appreciation event. I am soooo excited. I have a great idea thanks to Gwen on how to give you chances to win as well. WOOHOO. Its all coming together. Sorry the photo is a little blury but it was the best I could do after packaging up all the free prizes. Sneak peek on the prizes tomorrow.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Good Morning

Hello  Everyone. I have had a great weekend but oh my was I busy. Sorry for not posting I have taken pictures of all my cards and now I will be posting regularly again.
Thanks for being patient.
Here are 3 cards using same layout but each one has a different touch to it......
 The one on the left is the original one I made for my party on Friday, well someone "cough cough" made a mistake on hers so I switched blue ones with her and covered the blue by switching them around and doing the reverse on the tags and the flowers. My clay flower is too big on the one on the right though.
This one I changed the pink flower
Instead of stamping white ink on strawberry
C/S I stamped a Strawberry flower on white

This one on the left, above, I had posted originally for Friday morning but then at yesterdays party I tried it with the new Strawberry slush Stretch ribbon. What do you think.
Sorry for all the shadows. I didn't realize until I had them done. OOPS.
For the top 3 cards, I used Chalk Talk stamp set and frame lits, Midnight Muse and Strawberry Slush Card stock and Ink. Whisper White card stock, Strawberry slush stretch ribbon, the clay and clay molds, Crystal effects and the Argyle Embossing folder.
The lower 2 cards the only things different I used here are the mosaic embossing folder and the Quatrafancy Designer Series Paper

I cant take credit for these cards designs but I did change them just a little, originally I think I got them off my leaders group on Facebook. Th
Thanks for stopping by today.
Rubber Hugs

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Late party and stamp meet

Hey there, I stamped three cards yesterday but now I dont have time to post any photos, I will do it later today for tomorrow. I had a late party last night and I have to leave now for my up line meeting. Tune in  tomorrow for my cards posting.
Rubber Hugs

Friday, June 14, 2013

Clay flowers and buttons

Last night I was playing with my new clay molds and clay to make some buttons and flowers for my card that I'm making at my party tonight.

On the left is a dish full of buttons and flowers I made, They are easy and fun to make. The pink one is colored with marker and aqua painter with Strawberry Slush, one of our new In colors. THe card was made with one of the white clay flowers and Here are the ingredients:  Chalk Talk Stamp set, Whisper white and Strawberry Slush Card Stock, Strawberry slush ink, wide oval punch mosaic embossing folder and Quatrafancy Designer series Paper. I love this card and I love the clay.

Thanks for stopping by
Rubber Hugs

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Here are the last of my swaps from FIJI. I will be posting new stuff soon. 

 This butterfly card and the flower ones above are my favorites. I might just have to try this. Hope you all have a great day
Rubber Hugs

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Last weeks challenge card and 2 for this week

Hello everyone, I had one of my best challengers send me her card for last week's challenge on Friday last week and I missed it. Apparently I overlooked her message with her card. So, here is Betsy's challenge and what I mean by best challenger is that she has participated I believe every single week. If not all then most of them. So, here is her card........
I think she deserves a BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE because I had not gotten any last week and she sent one and I missed it. :( I will be sure not to let that happen again.

And now for this weeks challenge cards, I have a new player here and her name is Shania and she has only stamped with me once and for her to have only stamped once she did a pretty good job. Thanks Shania for playing along.
Also I got a card from Ann  so here they are............
Ann's Card

Shania's card

Thank you to everyone for playing along. Also a big thanks to everyone that has replied to the appreciation event I already have 22 rsvp's. WOOHOO. We are gonna have a blast.
One thing for sure I can tell you is we are making a color chart. Wouldnt you like to see all of the colors stamped and cardstock on one page, well, I have done it every year either at convention or at my upline meeting and its so nice to work with. especially when trying to match up colors. So, if you have not replied, remember you get tickets based on when you reply.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Rubber Hugs

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Here are a few more swaps to view. I am almost out and have some of my own coming up. Mostly right now I am creating swaps for my upcoming convention trip but I can't show you those, That is why I'm sharing all the FIJI swaps first. 

This grad one, I'm sure some of you recognize, I copied that and changed it a bit but thats why it will look familiar.
Have a Wonderful Day.
Rubber Hugs

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mastering Monday.

Mastering Monday challenge is this......

I made this card a long time ago. Not sure if you can see it or not, You can use punching in spots if you find a punch you want to use instead of a stamp. Have fun with it. Note the background has stamping on it and the frame of the white, You could also substitute those with Embossing if you'd like. I made this before the big shot was around. :)
Have a wonderful day.
Rubber Hugs

Sunday, June 9, 2013

wildflower meadow, dress die and by the tide

Here is a card using Wildflower meadow, I love this card
Love by the tide

This dress die is really fun to use.
If you have not tried it, Please do. Its fun.

By the tide again.

By the tide with watercoloring. Love watercoloring
I'm gonna miss the crayons 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Swaps again

 Here are some swaps that I really like. The first one uses the secret garden set and I love the way it done. The second one is a kite card and this is very unique. I show the outside and inside.

This sympathy card is also very nice, I think I have to try this one. 

 The layering on the flower one here is great. The triple time stamping using by the tide is lovely. I just love the triple layer look. And last I love this one using the bottle cap, Sad they retired those.

Thanks for stopping by today
Rubber Hugs