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** Free Set of Markers! **


 Start the new year off with a monthly creative escape delivered right to your door. Sign up for a Paper Pumpkin membership by February 10, and you’ll get a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers!

Just send an email to me or give me a call to learn more about this colorful  limited-time offer, or visit My Paper Pumpkin to get started today.

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January 28 - March 31, 2014

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Weekly Specials for You!

Hi, Stampy Friends!

Here are the new “Weekly Deals” from Stampin’ Up! for January 21- January 27!  You’re welcome to order through my online store, or just send an email to me if you prefer that I order for you.  Either way … these are one-week-only specials.   ;)


Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad      Price: $5.95 $4.46

Epic Day This & That Designer Washi Tape      Price: $4.95 $3.71

Extra-Large Oval Punch      Price: $16.95 $12.71

Reasons I Heart You Swatchbook Template - Digital Download     Price: $12.95 $7.77

Scallop Trim Border Punch        Price: $15.95 $11.96


Shaker Frames         Price: $4.95 $3.71

Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit       Price: $28.95 $21.71

 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons       Price: $5.95 $4.46

Looking Back

Hello everyone!

In the beginning of my stamping adoration, I found Stampin' Up!  Yes, I signed up as a demo after attending my very first workshop/party at my daughter's home.  She was happy, and so was I!

Through the years I've created lots & lots of rubber stamped projects, and I just couldn't start a brand new SU only blog without including some of that 'crafty self-history' here.  So while I continue to learn the ins & outs of utilizing more features of this blog style, I'm just going to add in some of my older project pics.  Some older goodies went to never-never land with the crashing of a former hard drive.  Others dropped off the face of the earth when I sent in a laptop for repairs.  (Yeah ... the first thing they did was replace the hard drive and give a toss into their dumpster.  Why return it to the owner?)  Live & learn, m'friends.   Guess I'd better hurry up & start sharing them here!

Let's get started!  Historical data first .... Here are a few of my long-ago SU projects:

Oh how I adored the "Paris in the Spring" stamp set!  The top flips up and the lower panel comes down to reveal another tag inside with the sentiment.  I made this for my first shoebox swap in San Antonio, TX. 
Do you remember 'Groovy Guava'?   Here it is (above) paired with 'River Rock' cardstock.

Another favorite set of mine above -- "Simply Circles".  I think I still have this set.  From this time forward, I have loved circles in stamping creations.  How about a bit of 'Pink Passion' paired with 'Only Orange'!

This one is a "tent fold" with the image filling up the remainder of the 5.5" height.  This froggy made it fun to explore using our watercolor paper along with the water pens! 

***If you've strolled all the way down the post to this point ... "High Fives" to you, m'friends!!   I'll return again soon with more to share!  

Happy weekend, y'all!

"Always" (circa 2008)

Hi everyone!

During the process of creating this new Stampin' Up! Only blog, I've discovered that just beginning with new projects created in 2014 would hardly do justice to the years of paper crafting love I've been enjoying along the way.  After all, my introduction to this wonderful world of rubber stamping & paper crafting began by watching my then-college-student daughter trim and ink up her very first Stampin' Up! set during a semester break.  My words to her that day?  "Where do I get some of this stuff?"

Truly ... It was love at first sight for me.  Before long, I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  "Why", you might ask?  Because if you want most of everything you're seeing in the catty or online, you're doing yourself a big favor by jumping right smack dab into the fun of Stampin' Up! ... and getting a discount on your own "necessities"!  

So, as a means of developing a bit of a little self-library or repertoire here on Texas Rubber & Ink, I've decided to pick & choose & share bits of my SU projects from along the stampy way in previous years.  I'll think of it as a bit of foundation for this new blogging era of my Stampin' Up! business.  Just sharing some of my SU projects from previous years. Some were shared on SCS, others were only shared in swaps. small mailing groups, or RAK's. This one is circa 2008:

Here's an SUO project from a time when I participated in a group of stampin' friends who loved to share SU ideas just amongst themselves. While this may be similar to a Valentine's card, I don't believe that heartfelt greetings should be confined to February 14!  Here's a card that I would be happy to share with any of my special loved ones at any time of year.  I've aimed for colors that can be considered 'unisex', not too feminine, not totally masculine. The beautiful heart image is embossed. Why should we save the beautiful SU "Always" set just for valentines?  Break out!  Send a heartfelt greeting this week! I'm going to do the same. Thanks for visiting today!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS >> "Always". 
INKS >> Craft Chocolate Chip, Craft Ruby Red. 
PAPERS >> Chocolate Chip, Shimmer White, DSP Bella Rose, DSP Ski Slope. 
ACCESSORIES >> Clear EP, Coluzzle, white gel pen, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, heat tool, foam tape.