Friday, November 17, 2017

Oh, Happy Day!

Good Morning, Stampers!

Today's card is a simple and sweet birthday card for a Birthday Swap I participated in. The background was created by mixing a little Sweet Sugarplum reinker to equal amounts of rubbing alcohol and spritzing it onto watercolor paper. As you can see, the result is a soft look that is the perfect backdrop for some flowers colored with Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive and Wink of Stella!
So shimmery!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Happies of Days
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Watercolor
Accessories: Stitched Shapes framelits, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Spritzer, Sweet Sugarplum reinker, rubbing alcohol, Ruffled embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Wink of Stella

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Grateful, Thankful, Blessed Card Class and Kit to Go

Good Morning, Stampers!

This week's kit to go is called Grateful, Thankful, Blessed. It is full of shimmery gold and copper embossing that makes these cards so elegant and perfect for this time of year. These cards won't last - get your kit right away!

ALL KITS ARE SOLD OUT 
THANK YOU!
Kit INCLUDES:
* All consumable supplies to create (3) cards
* All die cuts and embellishments
* Full-color step-by-step instructions

Kit DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Stamps/stamped images
* Inks
* Adhesives
* Shipping (US only)

SU!pplies Needed:
Stamps: Tree Rings, Colorful Seasons, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Paisleys and Posies, Lovely as a Tree, Vintage Leaves, Christmas Pines
Ink: Versamark, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso,
Accessories: Heat Tool, Copper embossing powder, embossing buddy, Seasonal Layers thinlits, Sponge, ¾” circle punch, Gold embossing powder, Gold Glitter, Aqua Painter, Leaflits framelits (optional)


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Introducing the STAMPARATUS!!

Good Morning, Stampers!


EXCITING NEWS! Introducing the Stamparatus, 
an innovative stamp placement tool! 

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you                              can do with it!
  • * Make multiples with ease
  • * Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • * If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • * Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • * Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • * Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
  • Need more details?
    • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
    • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
    • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
    • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
    • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
    • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
    • Magnet storage areas
    • Retail Price–$49.00 US


With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. 
It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the 
product arrives in our warehouse. 

  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. 
  • When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

PRE-ORDER begins Thursday, November 16th @ 12N (ET)

(Note, this link will not work until the pre-order begins 11/16 @ 12ET)

Need more information? Contact me @ www.rubberfunatics@att.net
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 

NOVEMBER 2017 MINI SESSION
is LIVE!

We are using stamp sets from the HOLIDAY 
catalog on our November projects!

* Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials...
12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items...
perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!

* All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection 
opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online

*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month
*Only $8.95 US per month

Create with Connie and Mary
NOVEMBER 2017 Mini Session
$8.95 US

BONUS PROJECT: 
Purchase both the October and November Mini Sessions and 
get a BONUS 2017 project using the Be Merry Ornament Kit FREE!
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2017 MINI SESSIONS, 
plus BONUS project tutorial
$17.90 US

Visit Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe!

Touches of Texture

Good Morning, Stampers!

I am back today with another 3" x 3" note card. These little mini cards are great for tucking into gift bags or attaching to a gift, or on top of a package. They are great to have on hand for any occasion!
Simply cut the card base to 3" x 6", fold in have and decorate!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Toches of Textures, Vertical Greetings
Ink: Whisper White, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Power Pink DSP
Accesories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, November 13, 2017

Jingle Bells

Good Morning, Stamper!

I am back from a fabulous time at the Stampin' Up! Onstage Live event in Salt Lake City but still have lots of things to share with you!

This is one of the cards I created for a 3"x3" card swap I participated in. These little mini cards are great for tucking into gift bags or attaching to a gift, or on top of a package. They are great to have o hand for any occasion! I have another to share with you tomorrow, so be sure to check back!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Seasonal Bells, Pretty pines
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red, Crushed Curry
Paper: Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Merry Music DSP, Christmas Around the World DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Bow Builder Punch, rhinestones, Bell punch, red permanent marker

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa


November Mini Session is OPEN!

We have (14) all-new holiday projects
to share with you just in time for your project planning!

BONUS PROJECT: 
Purchase both the October and November Mini Sessions and 
get a BONUS 2017 project using the Be Merry Ornament Kit FREE!
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2017 MINI SESSIONS, 
plus BONUS project tutorial
$17.90 US

Visit Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

To You, With Love

Good Morning, Stampers!

I'm back today with another swap card that I created featuring the Festive Phrases stamp set.
This would be fun for Valentine's Day or to celebrate an anniversary or wedding. Easy to change up the colors to make it a little more masculine, too!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Festive Phrases, Sheet Music
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Melin Mambo
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pink Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Lots of Labels framelits, Black Sequin Trin, Ruffle embossing folder, Treat Bag thinlits, Sweet and Sassy framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, November 11, 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Beauty of Fall

Good Morning, Stampers!


We are celebrating the Beauty of Fall this week at
Create with Connie and Mary!

I love the deep, rich colors of Fall - browns, reds and oranges.
The card I created features Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso inks.
I added a few touches of gold accents to add a
touch of elegance to the card.


I sponged Pumpkin Pie ink in the lower right corner
and added lots of little stamped images and 
gold accents. It's so pretty in real life!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Paisleys and Posies
Ink: Versamark, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Gold Foil Acetate, Gold Foil, Spooky Night DSP
Accessories: Paisley framelits, Basic Pearls, 3/4" circle punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat tool, sponge

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

The November Mini Session STARTS TODAY!!
Get (14) fantastic projects featuring your favorite
Holiday Mini Catalog products exclusively 
in this session - you won't see these anywhere else!

PLUS, we have a special bonus for October and 
November subscribers.

Go to Create with Connie and Mary for more
details and to subscribe.

Now, take a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created!
GO forward to see what Connie has created, 
or back to see what Debbie has created.