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Convention 2014 Highlights!

Bev's True Confession:  Aaaccck!  I'm having difficulty properly explaining all of my feelings about the past few days at Inspire. Create. Share. convention! 

Some appropriate descriptions include:
  • exciting
  • amazing
  • rejeuvenating
  • creatively inspiring
  • inspires business success
  • sharing creativity
  • sharing successes
  • joyful friendships renewed 
  • wonderful new friendships begun
  • heartfelt joy
  • overflowing enthusiasm 
And I must say, the list above is certainly not finished by any means.   My heart is full, my creative juices are overflowing, and the ideas for business building are swirling around in my mind like Christmas fantasies for children.  WOW-some!

Just for you:   Here's a delightful highlight video of the 2014 Inspire. Create. Share. experience ... just for starters.   

I invite you to consider attending Convention 2015 with me next July.  All Stampin' Up! demonstrators are invited to experience this delightful event each year.  For more information on becoming a member of my Texas Rubber and Ink team, please click here, or email me directly any time.

Inky {{{Hugs}}},


Relocating ...

Yes, just as the name 'Texas Rubber and Ink!' implies ... I'm in Texas.
And Summer has definitely arrived.

For those who might not have been here before (or yet), during a typical Texas Summer, you can expect humidity by the buckets full, and heat that causes thermometers to climb toward the top of the tube. I liken it to Florida ... minus the persistant rain showers.

I've been working at a feverish stampin' pace in an effort to get swaps created for the annual July crush of Stampin' Up! demonstrators spilling out of Salt Lake City's hotels like happy little trick-or-treaters being let loose on all neighborhoods at once.

Mass Production ... in a tidied up photo op

Well ... it's all relocated now ... OUT of the studio.  ...sigh...
I've made countless trips in and out to get supplies, then get forgotten supplies, sit down in the house - only to realize that I need to make another trip to the studio.  (Yay!  Steps count on the FitBit!!)

This is what happens when your air conditioner dies a quick but miserable death in the heart of a Texas Summer.
From Millan.Net
Lucky am I that the A/C works fine in the house.  But the estimated replacement of the air handler portion in the studio attic would pay for 2 trips to convention with expenses included such as air fare, hotel, + food.

Hmmmmmmm .... Looks like I've got my next year's work "cut out for me" now!   Yeeeeeeeeeeeeehawwwwwwwwwwwww!!  I'm headed to the right place to keep the happy mojo in motion!  (And the new A/C will be installed next week.  Whew!!)  

Just let me know if you'd like to join the delightful Texas Rubber and Ink team!  Contact me any time, and I'll save a spot just for you!

Inky {{{hugs}}},

May the Crankin' Force Be With Me!


It seems that practically as soon as I posted here yesterday ... my day was no longer in 'my control'.

My phone was either ringing or receiving texts at a near-record pace for a supposedly "quiet" Sunday afternoon.  If I wasn't talking to callers, I was replying to texts.  I even had to ask one speedy-texter to please wait until I finished up a call!

When it rains ... it pours.   But it was actually a dry day here in N. Texas. 

Then I received a notice that friends would be stopping in for a little break on their drive North from the southernmost area of Texas.

... ...Wait just a dog-gone minute ... ...

So now add in a dust cloth and a quick broom to the aforementioned rash of activity ... pronto! 

But don't forget dinner either.   That was settled with a brief trip about 1.5 miles down the road.  Whew!

So ...

Guess what's on my agenda for today????

Looks eerily familar doesn't it?

And oh yes .... The answer to yesterday's question was/is:
  • Picture me at the Big Shot, cutting out all of the above ... plus more elements to cut as well.   

  • THIS is what convention swapping does to otherwise-basically-rational people!

Happy New Week to You! 
Oh .... if you're working on swaps too, just bring'em over & we'll have a swappin' assembly day!   ;)


What Time Is It?

It's Crankin' Time in the studio!

Can you guess what I'm doing today?

Multiple Choice:
  1. "mass production"
  2. laughing at scissors
  3. lots of Big Shot play time
  4. all of the above
 My afternoon is definitely planned!  

Inky {{{hugs}}}


Ready for a Retreat?! Check it out!

Hey, hey, hey!!

Are you ready for a retreat full of classes, fun, and camaraderie?
Did I mention FUN ?!

***   Understand Blue: UNWIND Retreat: Ready to have a little fun in Salt Lake City? Since we almost got tossed out by the Fire Marshal for exceeding the space limit at the ...

Ahhhhhhh ... Just click the Understand Blue link above to see the entire offering!

Psssssssssssssst!   It's almost June ... so July is just around the corner!

Hope to see you there!

To Infinity and Beyond!!

While I haven't turned into a true scrapper as yet ... I was inspired again to try another digital scrapbook page.  Just like my previous scrap page, this one was developed for another Creative Crew Challenge, CCREW0414SF.    Tex's Tip:  Whenever you're viewing a Splitcoaststampers gallery, clicking on any keyword such as you see in the blue text will take you to all gallery entries for that keywordYou're invited to enjoy & play along in these challenges each month!

Enough chatter ... here's my 2nd effort using MDS!  (My Digital Studio)

We were challenged to use the scrapbook layout found on page 13 of the March/April Stampin' Success demonstrator magazine.   Being a beginner at scrapping, I find it's not nearly as intimidating with a layout to offer guidance.  Nothing has to be exactly the same as the provided layout ... but it's a great place to start!

This darling subject is one of my Grands.  The stamped sentiment is SO appropriate, as he spent literally months pretending to be Buzz Lightyear ... and of course he was "Buzz" for Halloween, too!  I chose the color palette to coordinate with Zeke's fabulous blue eyes and those "Nemo" swim goggles that were practically attached to him for days ... by his determination.   LOL

And as for the elements in this page?  Every single item I used was already included in the My Digital Studio software when I purchased it, including the title sentiment!

** Just as an update for local friends, my class this Thursday morning April 10, has only 2 seats left open.  If you would like to join us, please send an email to me via the Contact Bev button located in the left column of my blog!
** My next Stampin' Saturday class coming up on April 19th still has some open seats, and you're welcome to use the Contact Bev button to inquire & RSVP, or you can always find my scheduled classes in the lower right corner of my Stampin' Up! website(<<  You can also RSVP right from the the class description on my website. 

Yippeeeee Skippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

As of this morning, I am officially registered for Stampin' Up!'s Convention 2014, coming up later this summer in Salt Lake City, Utah!   If you would like to join me (and a LOT of other delighted demonstrators), you still have time to join my team and make those plans!  Learning couldn't get any better than this ... and the fun is truly immeasurable.  Check the Join My Texas Rubber & Ink! Team tab above for more information, or contact me directly.   Utah or Bust!

Thanks a bunch for your visit!  I hope I've sparked a bit of inspiration for you today!


You're Invited!

Hi everyone!

I’m sharing Stampin’ Up!’s reminder that Sale-A-Bration 2014 ends in just 10 more days.  If you’ve been wondering about or considering joining my Texas Rubber & Ink team with Stampin’ Up!, there are some extra benefits to joining right now, including a FREE ticket to our Stampin’ Up! Convention, 2014!

You’re Invited!

If you were to guess what 6000 feet of theatrical truss, 20 miles of cable, and 218 one-ton chain motors had to do with Stampin’ Up!, what would you say?

Go ahead . . . take a guess!

Give up?

They are just a few of the many things that go into making Inspire. Create. Share. (our annual convention) a success.

You’d think that bringing enough chain motors to suspend 16–1/2 city busses would be exciting enough, but trust us: it would be absolutely no fun without you!

We want you to join us this year for Inspire. Create Share. and experience one of our biggest parties of the year. Just think—you could spend three epic days and two nights learning new techniques, swap with several thousand brand-new stamping buddies, and take home more free goodies than you could shake a stick at. (No chain motors—we promise!)

But wait . . . there’s more! If you join Stampin’ Up! now, we’ll waive your Inspire. Create. Share. registration fee (an almost $300 USD value). That’s right . . . you can attend for FREE. You just pay your hotel and travel expenses.

And if that isn’t sweet enough, get this: if you join before the end of March, you’ll be eligible for Sale-A-Bration benefits. That means you’ll receive an extra $25 USD worth of products in your Starter Kit! So act now and join us for Inspire. Create. Share. 2014.

I welcome your questions, whether about this invitation to join Texas Rubber & Ink!, or about placing customer orders 24/7 at .

In any event, get out there a share a smile-worthy day!