Weekly Deals are Here! Sept. 30 - Oct. 6

It's time for the new round of sweet Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! 
This week's deals are valid only until Monday, October 6, so if something is calling your name, you'll want to consider before these deals expire.   ;)

Weekly Deals  *  Sept. 30 - Oct. 6

I hope you enjoy these!


Banner Punch Item # 133519
Regular Price: $12.95 US
Discounted Price: $9.71 US

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit Item # 134998
Regular Price: $19.95 US
Discounted Price: $14.96 US

For The Birds Wood Stamp Set Item # 132001
Regular Price: $32.95 US
Discounted Price: $24.71 US

Alphabet Rotary Stamp Item # 133769
Regular Price: $14.95 US
Discounted Price: $11.21 US

Ticket Duo Builder Punch Item # 126883
Regular Price: $15.95 US
Discounted Price: $11.96 US

Very Vintage Designer Buttons Item # 129327
Regular Price: $5.95 US
Discounted Price: $4.46 US

Hearts Border Punch Item # 133784
Regular Price: $15.95 US
Discounted Price: $11.96 US

Sweet Details Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 125742
Regular Price: $17.95 US
Discounted Price: $10.77 US

Lovely in the Fall!

Last week's Ways to Use It challenge called for using a tree or trees on a creation.

What a perfect time to bring out my long-adored Lovely as a Tree stamp set to play!  Not only is Lovely as a Tree the longest-running current stamp set by Stampin' Up!, but my set is one of those original wood-mount sets purchased "back in the day" when it was pretty much brand new in our catalog ... or Idea Book + Catalog, a.k.a IDB+C back then.  Some things should be kept ... just sayin'!

It's been a while since I've heat embossed, but it seems that I always come back to that technique in the latter part of the year.  

After white embossing the image, I colored the image with Blendabilities.  I really do like the way this looks IRL (in real life), as the colors are stunning to the eye.  After all coloring was dried, I toyed with the design itself.  My stampin' table has been constantly filled with holiday prep + planning recently ... and amongst the many items at hand was the new set of Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  That's how the "leafy" edge came to be for the tree image layer. 

Texture was added with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions folder and very subtle tone-on-tone stamping of the large oak leaf from the new For All Things set ... an absolutely beautiful seasonal stamp set for Fall, found in the Holiday Catalog.
Thanks a bunch for having stopped by today!  And to my local friends + customers, I'm really looking forward to our Christmas Stampin' Stack coming up next weekend!  See you soon!

Inky (((huggss))),


Additional products include:
InksBaked Brown Sugar + Cajun Craze + Versamark
PapersBaked Brown Sugar + Cajun Craze + Early Espresso + Hello Honey + Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Blendabilities in Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Old OliveCircles Framelits, Corner Rounder, Modern Label Punch, Gold Metal Buttons, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Get Your Free Stamps!

Earn your free Good Greetings Stamp Set now!

Now until Oct. 31,  you or your host will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches of  $300-that's in addition to the other exiting benefits! That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party or submit a qualifying order before Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more. Contact customers today to start scheduling parties!
Dates:  Offer available until October 31, 2014
The Fine Print:
  • Online orders, classroom orders, and workshop orders all qualify for this promotion.
  • Hostesses may use their additional hostess dollars on any current catalog merchandise. 
  • Orders larger than the qualifying amount are not eligible for additional sets
  • Qualifying order = $300 in sales (pre-tax and shipping); one set per order
  • Qualifying host has the choice of wood or clear mount stamp set
  • Order must be received at Stampin' Up! by/before:
    •  Friday, October 31, 2014; 11:50 PM (MST)

    You're welcome to contact me to schedule an event or to ask about other possibilities at any time!  

    Inky (((huggss))),


Let the Circle Card Framelit Play!

It's always a stamper's delight to get out a new-to-your-stampin'-table product and let it play! 

Well, in the case of the Circle Card Framelit, it is just as easy as can be!

I adore the new "Color Me Autumn" designer series paper.  This particular pattern includes Cajun Craze and Soft Suede colors, so choosing my inks & cardstocks was basically done for me! 

The Circle Card Framelit includes the scallop circle, the xoxo, and several more great dies for accent pieces ... definitely offering lots of creative possibilities.  And, making a card with 'movement' is so easy & quick!

Tex's Tip:  Due to the size of the Circle Card Framelit, you'll notice that when rolling it through your Big Shot, it will seem to require a little bit "extra" when the leading edge and the last edge roll through the machine.  It's completely normal, and simply due to the physics of the metal edges going through as such a long straight edge, rather than being turned to allow a smaller edge ease through the rollers first. 

Inky (((huggss))),


Newest Weekly Deals!

Oh, oh, ohhhhhhhhhh!  My stampin' friends, this week's brand new Weekly Deals are designed for the Big Shot lover and the paper-piercing lover in all of us!!   Woweeeeeeee!!!  

Pssssssssssssssst ....  
If you've been thinking that you can do without the 'Hamburger Box' Bigz Die .... NOW is the time for you to snatch one up!   Cute, cute stuff comes from that amazing tool!  (Just sayin'! ... ... )

Weekly Deals


Ovals Collection Framelits Die Item # 129381
Regular Price: $26.95 US
Discounted Price: $20.21 US

Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die Item # 133724
Regular Price: $42.95 US
Discounted Price: $32.21 US

Gold Glitz Dazzling Details Item # 133755
Regular Price: $2.50 US
Discounted Price: $1.88 US

Party Pennants Bigz L Die Item # 133732
Regular Price: $32.95 US
Discounted Price: $24.71 US

Festive Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 127857
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.96 US

Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 129387
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.96 US

Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 133778
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.96 US

Faces I Love Swatchbook Template - Digital Download Item # 134595
Regular Price: $12.95 US
Discounted Price: $7.77 US

Last Call!

Last Call for the Christmas Stampin' Stack!

If you're ready to get a great start on your Christmas cards, today & tomorrow are the final days to sign up  for my Christmas Stampin' Stack!  We'll be making 15 cards in one afternoon.  Yay!

  • 15 Christmas Cards!
  • includes 15 envelopes!
  • Prizes!
Seats are still available, and the final supplies order is being submitted the evening of Sunday, September 21.  So, call a crafty friend or two to join you, and join us for a crafty afternoon ... just 2 weeks away! 

Just in case you missed the original post ... here you go!   Hope to see you stampin' with us!


I'm downright tickled to announce that Texas Rubber and Ink! is making plans to hit the dusty trails highways bringing a Christmas card-making event to all who can come!
  • First stop:  Denton, Texas!     Homewood Suites - Cowboy Room
  • Why?   To get out there and share some stampin' fun!   
  • When?  Sunday afternoon, October 5, 2014 - 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Who's invited?  Stampers from here, there, and even yonder!
  •  Cost?   $25 per person, prepaid by or before 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Sunday, September 21, 2014.  I'm happy to accept your PayPal payment Or, just contact me for other payment options.  Once payment is received, you have a reserved spot for sweet and stampy fun!

Our agenda?     CHRISTMAS  Stampin' Stack!

featuring the brand new Stampin' Up! holiday stamp sets  
  • Make 3 each of 5 Christmas Cards - You'll have 15 cards ready to go!
  • Envelopes included!
  • Prizes! 

You're welcome to leave comments or questions below.  Or, use the Contact Bev button over in the left column of this blog!  Hope to stamp with you soon!



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Here it is ... the Fine Print
  • In the event you are unable to attend, your pre-paid kit of materials will be held for you.
  • Alas, this class does not qualify for downline discount.

Thank you for your reservation!  You can sign into PayPal via the payment button below for Texas Rubber and Ink's Christmas Stampin' Stack in Denton, TX, Sunday, October 5, 2014!  Your payment is your RSVP.  **OR, you're welcome to contact me for other payment options:  texasgrammyx2@yahoo.com

Purchase the Christmas Stampin' Stack

Make It! Paper Pumpkins!

Today I'm sharing one of the cutest ideas from Stampin' Up!  'Tis the season to be in the mood for Fall home decor for sure.  Pumpkins, Fall leaves, ghosties, & the fabulous colors of Fall are seen in nearly every store I visit.  If you're in a crafty mood after being visually inspired with the seasonal color, how about trying these table decorations?  One of SU's Sr. Staff Writers, Cindy B., shares her fun paper pumpkins with us today!   Thanks a bunch (or thanks a "patch"?), Cindy!

Paper Pumpkins!

This fun project is a snap to make using the Big Shot, the Circles Collection Framelits Die, and our new Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.
Cut approximately twelve circles and make a paper pom pom (http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/blog-post/corporate-blog/2013/04/16/tricky-tip-tuesday-pretty-pom-poms)—but before you start gluing the circles together, cut the bottoms off to allow the paper pumpkin to stand upright.

Cut a rectangular piece of scrap Kraft Cardstock to create a stem and add a tag made using the Ghoulish Greetings Stamp Set.
That’s it! Make a bunch of these to decorate your house for Halloween—or give them away as gifts!

Hope you'll enjoy using this idea for your own seasonal crafting & decor!  Thanks for stopping by!  


Latest Weekly Deals!

I had an order just waiting to submit today ... and then I checked the new Weekly Deals ... ...
From Millan.Net You guessed it!  I had to edit that order before send-off.   
{Oh my word!  You can save $8.24 on one of the items!!}

Here are this week's Weekly Deals

Hope you enjoy!

Sweetheart Punch Item # 133786
Regular Price: $15.95 US
Discounted Price: $11.96 US

Wooden Elements Embellishments Item # 132258
Regular Price: $4.95 US
Discounted Price: $3.71 US

Happy Hour Wood Stamp Set Item # 132013
Regular Price: $29.95 US
Discounted Price: $22.46 US

Label Card Thinlits Die Item # 133479
Regular Price: $32.95 US
Discounted Price: $24.71 US

Yippee-Skippee Wood Stamp Set Item # 131341
Regular Price: $18.95 US
Discounted Price: $14.21 US

Gold 1/8" Ribbon Item # 134583
Regular Price: $4.95 US
Discounted Price: $3.71 US

Tangerine Tango Baker'S Twine Item # 134578
Regular Price: $2.95 US
Discounted Price: $2.21 US

Write Stuff Ii Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 120881
Regular Price: $9.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.97 US