Friday, July 2, 2010

The New Catalogs Are Here!

Hi Everyone!

The new 2010-2011 Catalogs are here and it is AMAZING!!! My wish list is a mile long!!! :-D

Please let me know if you would like a copy of the catalog, please call me or send me an e-mail. I will be happy to provide you with one!!

Currently, I'm in the throes of making swaps for Convention (even though I'm sure you thought I had fallen off the face of the earth, since my poor blog has been sorely neglected), I will try and post something soon.

Thanks for keeping the faith!!!

Rubber Hugs,


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stampin' Up! Has New Colors Coming!!!

Stampin' Up!'s New Color Collections
I am SO excited about the new colors that Stampin' Up! is bringing out with the new catalog. While I'm sad to see some of the discontinued colors leaving (I'll be sure to stock up on my favorites . . .), I am SO excited to see and use the new colors.

There are going to be five NEW COLORS (see chart). The new colors are:

Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

There are 10 RETURNING IN COLORS (see chart). I'm TOO excited about these coming back:

Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi.
These are the colors that will be retiring in June:

glorious green
green galore
gable green
yoyo yellow
only orange
pink passion
pixie pink
orchid opulence
lovely lilac
brilliant blue
close to cocoa
creamy caramel
really rust
ruby red
cameo coral
summer sun
bordering blue
brocade blue
ballet blue
taken with teal
handsome hunter
pale plum
blush blossom
apricot appeal
barely banana
mellow moss
sage shadow
almost amethyst
lavender lace
basic brown
going gray

There will also be six new in colors, which I can't wait to see!!!
If you have favorite colors that will be retiring, you will need to order your re-inkers, cardstock etc. before they retire. Once they are gone, they are gone. Contact me by e-mail, or shop online at
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wings of Friendship

Hello Everyone!
This is a card I did for my January class. I can't remember where I saw this layout, but if you recognize it, please let me know and I'll be happy to give full credit. I used Flock Together designer paper and the stamp from Wings of Friendship which is a level 2 hostess set. I punched the Very Vanilla circles with the 1 3/4 circle punch and the Tempting Turquoise Circles are cut with the circles die for the Big Shot. The bottom half of the designer paper is the opposite of the top. Love how Stampin' Up! designs these things for us!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Giggles Good-bye "Bard"

Hi Everyone!

I'm sure you are wondering what a "bard" is, right? It's a card that is turned into a book for everyone to sign when you are leaving your job.
I made this adorable bee using Gretchen Barron's tutorial. The sky was sponged with Bashful Blue, also using a technique Gretchen has on her blog (I now have my own "mutual turtle") -- once you go on her blog, you'll know what I'm taking about -- he, he, he. That woman is an amazing stamper and artist!!! You can see her blog at: Her tutorials are VERY reasonably priced and you get a serious amount of photos and instruction.
On the pages of the "bard" I stamped different flowers as I was using a theme of "spring" and a new beginning for my friend Dawn and her fiance (of which, I didn't have the sense to photograph . . . ) and then matted them with different nestabilities and SU border punches. I am going to recreate a few of the flowers for cards as I had a ball stamping and coloring them. The side of the "bard" is bound using the Bind-It-All and I tied discontinued SU organdy ribbon on the side. The flower is punched with the new flower punch and the leaves are from the bird punch, both in the Occasions mini.
Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think about my "bard!" :-D
Rubber Hugs,

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wedding Thank You Notes

Hi Everyone!

I'm posting some thank you notes I made for a friend of mine. She wanted different cards for different individuals. This first card is for the minister (what gave it away???). :-D

I used the Bridesmaid paper and the new border scallop punch.

This next card was for her flower girl. I used the dress that Patty Bennett had on her blog. I punched the hearts from the new small heart punch in the Occasions mini.

This next card was the thank you for the parents. I brayered the Bermuda Bay ink on the Bridesmaid cardstock. The sentiment is from Elegant Thank You.

This card was for her God-daughters. The heart is punched from the Bridesmaid paper and the Bermuda Bay heart is from the sizzlet. Once again, I had brayered color on the Bridesmaid paper and used the reverse side of the Bermuda Bay ribbon to make a knot. The sentiment is from Thank You Kindly.

This card was for her God-sons.

Thanks for taking a look. Drop me a comment and let me know what you think.
Rubber Hugs,

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Butterflies!

Hello Stampers!!

This is another card my Wanda's Webcam Wonders in Denver, Colorado made. This is a CASE from Judy Wiles, a stamper in the group I found here in South Carolina. Isn't this incredible??? I love her use of color.

I used Taken With Teal for the card base. Pumpkin Pie is the next layer and then Whisper White. The square punches are the same colors as are the butterflies which are punched out with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. The flowers around the bottom are from Vintage Vogue and are stamped in Apricot Appeal randomly around the sentiment (from Well Scripted) which was stamped in Taken With Teal. It's kind of hard to see, but the punched squares also have the same flower in the coordinating color stamped on it. The bottom of the Apricot Appeal piece is punched with the border punch from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Thanks for taking a look. Let me know what you think!

Rubber Hugs,


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chocolate Easter Bunny

This card is a CASE from a swap I received from Christina Crawford. She is an AWESOME stamper!!! It's hard to see, but the second layer of the card is embossed with the SU dotted folder. The scallop is cut with the scallop die and the circle is cut with the Circle Scissor. I rubbed the Versamark pad across the scallops and used clear embossing powder. Clear embossing powder for the Chocolate Bunny also. Stuck the pink gingham ribbon on her neck with a glue dot. The circles are popped with dimensionals. The inside is a Very Vanilla piece that has the bottom punched with the scallop border punch. I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I stamped the Happy Easter sentiment from the Well Scripted set in the Occasions mini.

Thanks for looking!

Rubber Hugs,


Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Greetings Everyone!!

Okay, this is going to be a really loonnnggg post, so get your drinkie poo of choice and relax. First off, sorry that I've been missing all this time. As you know, I had bi-lateral hip replacement surgery last year. I was doing okay on my rehabilitation, but my mojo just wasn't there. Talk about not having ANY energy to do anything. Then . . . I had to go back to work. Well, I'm sure I don't need to explain any of THAT to you, right?

Well, anywho, I am now in the throes of attempting to purchase a house, so I'm having to go through my "considerable" stash and pare it down a bit. A bit??? Yeah, right. I need to get rid of a ton of stuff. So, this is my first go round on culling out stuff. I'm pricing things to sell, so let me know what you want/need/can't live without. :-D

Below, you will find a list of stuff I currently have for sale. Trust me, there will be lots more. I will update this list periodically as I have more time to go through my stash. Most of the stamp sets have never seen ink (shame on me . . . I know) and all are in great condition. I have also put "UNM" beside the stamp sets that are unmounted. They are also from a smoke free home. If you would like to see a photo of the stamp set, please let me know and I'll be happy to take one for you and send it to you. All sales are on a first come/first served basis. Once I receive an e-mail from you requesting a set, I will place a "pending" beside the set. Once I receive payment, it will be changed to "Sold." Please e-mail me at to let me know what items you want. Also include a zip code so I can give you a grand total with postage. I will accept checks, money orders and Paypal. Paypal payments will also go to I can also send you a statement for Paypal. Shipping will be by Priority Mail ($4.90 for a flat rate envelope and $10.95 for a flat rate box (fits from 2 to approximately 7 sets) plus delivery confirmation ($0.80). I am not responsible for damaged goods during shipment. If you would like insurance, that will be an additional cost. If you are local, you are welcome to come to my house to pick up your items. Thanks for taking a look. Feel free to forward my list to anyone who may be interested.

*Edited to add pending status on some items*

$4.50 --Soft Sky Cardstock (5) *pending for all*$
4.50 --Wild Wasabi Cardstock (6) *pending for all*
$4.50 --Groovy Guava Cardstock (4)
$4.50 --Purely Pomegranate Cardstock (5) *pending for all*
$4.50 --Vintage Violet Cardstock (1)
$4.50 --Blue Bayou Cardstock (5)
$7.25 --Purely Pomegranate Stitched Ribbon (1) *pending for all*
$7.25 --Groovy Guava Stitched Ribbon (2) *pending (1)* (1 remaining)
$7.25 --Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon (3)
$6.50 --Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon (3) *pending for all*
$6.50 --Soft Sky Stitched Ribbon (4)
$8.00 --Merci
$8.00 --Friendship Blooms
$8.00 --Birthday Whimsy
$10.00 --Love It
$10.00 --Colorbox Metallics (non SU)
$8.00 --Colorbox Brights/Subtles (one petal loose)
$10.00 --Colorbox Earth/Regals
$9.00 --Colorbox Earths Refills (4 bottles) (Never opened)
$9.00 --Colorbox Regals Refills (4 bottles) (Never opened)
$9.00 --Colorbox Brights Refills (4 bottles) (Never opened)
$9.00 --Colorbox Subtles Refills (4 bottles) (Never opened)
$9.00 --Big Blossom
$10.00 --Sew Seasonal
$10.00 --Nature’s Secret
$8.00 --Polka-Dot Posies
$8.00 --Occasionally (UNM)
$8.00 --Noteworthy (UNM)
$5.00 --Stars & Swirls
$5.00 --All About Occasions
$10.00 --Fun Filled (UNM)
$8.00 --Quick Cards
$5.00 --Around the Block
$8.00 --Brushstroke Hummingbird
$8.00 --All I Have Seen
$10.00 --Borderline
$8.00 --Aged to Perfection
$8.00 --Just Vine (UNM)
$8.00 --By Design
$8.00 --Background Sampler
$10.00 --Sketch It
$8.00 --Provencal
$8.00 --Sassy Sayings I
$8.00 --Sassy Sayings II (UNM)
$8.00 --Simple Sayings
$8.00 --Mini Messages
$8.00 --Bundle Up
$8.00 --Key to My Heart
$8.00 --Sweet of You (UNM)
$8.00 --Framed Fun (UNM)
$8.00 --Oh My Word (UNM)
$8.00 --Word Play
$12.00 --Island Blossoms
$10.00 --Everyday Expressions
$10.00 --Shapes & Shadows
$10.00 --Stipple Celebrations
$8.00 --A Is for Adorable
$8.00 --Eclectic Background
$8.00 --Happy Occasions
$8.00 --Garden Blocks
$8.00 --Lexicon of Love
$8.00 --Dream Come True
$8.00 --Beautiful Batik
$8.00 --Letters From Friends
$8.00 --Notable Notes
$10.00 --Travel Sketchbook
$5.00 --Thank You Blocks
$5.00 --Mostly Flowers
$8.00 --The Fine Print
$8.00 --Flower Filled
$8.00 --Antique Collectibles
$8.00 --Event Full
$8.00 --Nice and Narrow
$10.00-- Love It

Okay, now for a couple of cards I've created/CASED. :-D These two are from my most recent stamp class in Denver, CO. Becky is wonderful enough to host my classes for me and I Skype to talk and see everyone. It's too cool!!! Thanks, Becky!!!

This card is using the new Abundant Hope stamp set from the Occasions mini. I colored the image using Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery with a blender pen. The Whisper White piece is embossed using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I used the lace border punch along the bottom of the focal piece.

This next one, I used the small heart punch to make the clover and the oval punch to make the stem. The focal piece is embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder and popped on dimensional. I used the border punch from the Sale-A-Bration mini along the bottom. The greeting is from All Year Cheer III (sorry, couldn't part with those!). Layout look familiar??? Nice and easy.

Okay, I've bent your ear enough now. Thanks for looking and sharing my cards with me.

Rubber hugs,