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Grapevine, Texas ... Ready? Set? Yes!

Doors open Saturday, January 9 @ 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 10 @ 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Come to booth #18, share a Howdy & a Texas Inky (((hug))) with meenjoy a free Make n' Take,
and sign up for upcoming classes!

Exclusive Show Special from Bev (me!)  for everyone who purchases a starter kit, with Sale-A-Bration benefits too.
$99 kit includes $155 products - plus exclusive Bev-Bonus!  

Here's a peek at 1 of the 3 projects we're making in my class on Saturday and again on Sunday, both at 12:30 p.m.

My 3 class projects will include elements from the 
new Botanical Blooms and Botanical Builder Framelits, 
Bloomin' Love stamp set, and more!  
Purchase your class tickets at the door.

*Retired stamps + retired products will be available for cash purchase, along with Stampin' Up!'s variety of adhesives.

Hope to see you in Grapevine, Texas!
Y'all come!
Inky (((hugs))),

Sharing the Christmas Stampin' Fun!

We stamped the weekend away here in the studio!  Last fabby guests were driving out the driveway at 8:15 p.m.  There are now 80+ new Christmas cards are ready for addresses and stamps.  If you weren't here for this one, you're invited to the next Christmas Stamp-A-Stack coming up on Saturday, November 21.

The weekend's Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks both featured the beautiful Wonderland stamp set, and this particular new technique card was created by everyone across the day, in all classes:

The Wonderland stamp set was a natural choice for me ... I adore florals and foliage, whether forest-like or tropical.  Plant life truly one of God's most beautiful creations.

Here's how to reproduce this look at your stampin' table!

  • All inking is done inside the open embossing folder. Using the side with the flat areas between tree trunks facing up where you feel the flat areas, ink that area directly with your Soft Sky ink pad. You could brayer it, but there's really no need to bother. 
  • Then ink your trees image with your chosen green ink, and stamp that right on top of the still-open embossing folder, next to the hinged area. If you want more than 3 trees, wipe of that green ink with a paper towel before reinking the stamp ... so you won't contaminate your Mossy Meadow green with the blue from the sky. 
  • Place the card stock into your Big Shot plates sandwich carefully, without moving it around. Roll it through your Big Shot. 
  • Voila! Enjoy!
  • Ideas - Experiment with color blends for your sky, or
  • Try more than one color for the forest to create a sense of depth.

The sentiments within this set feature a truly beautiful font as seen on this banner, accented with a snowflake punched from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  'Silent Night' was stamped with Early Espresso ink in keeping with the earthy forest feeling of the card.  Never fear ... I'll include a complete list of supplies at the bottom of the post for your convenience.

"Fabby Stampin' Fun" happening here!  Mom + daughter creating together ... and I can hardly wait until we all stamp again!  I so enjoy the fun of stamping + sharing with wonderful peeps!

If you'd like to receive Evite email invitations to my events, email to request being added to my  Fabby Stampy Crafty Friends list!
Cynthia added her own artistic touch
with Night of Navy ink!

Check the complete supplies list at the post bottom for the things you'll need to make your own similar creations! 

Would you like to stamp the day away in Dallas?   

Please come join us, Friday, Nov. 13!

*** Click the above text for details and reserve your seat while seats are available! ***

Inky (((hugggsss))),

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Full House .... well ... Full Studio!

**Tomorrow's Stampin' Saturday class is at full capacity!   
Thus, RSVP's have been closed, but never fear! More stampin' happens here on a regular basis!  My schedule is always available at , or email to ask to be on my Evite list!
Today's Activities:
Anyone volunteer to tidy the studio?  
Oh wait ... snipping & cutting still ongoing ... too early to tidy.    Whew!
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New Arrivals * Christmas Stampin' Stack Fun!

Hello, everyone!
I've just returned to  Texas from an absolutely marvelous trip to Las Vegas. My  downline-remarkable-girlfriend took me with her, and my smile is still brimming  from ear-to-ear.  Thank you, thank you big huge bunches,  Julie!  Ooohhhhh, during this trip, a.k.a. blessing, I was able to spend lots of time with my cousin who is basically like a sister.   My heart is so full!
What was waiting for me upon my return?  Well here's part of it:

These items are intended for my upcoming Christmas Stampin' Stack on October5!  We'll be using the above products, plus other new holiday items as well!   

Want to come along?  You are definitely invited!  The details include:
  • 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 11:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday, September 15, 2014.  You'll find a PayPal button by clicking this green text to the original blog postOr, 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!
  • Plenty of Prizes! 
Round up a friend and join me for this Christmas Stampin' afternoon!  Thanks for sending the RSVP's & payments by Sept. 15, to allow me to get everything prepped for the fun.

Contact me with any questions, comments, etc.  I'm looking forward to sharing a delightful afternoon of stamping and inspiration with you!

Inky ((((huggss)))),

      Christmas Stampin' Stack! * On the Road

      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:

      Purchase the Christmas Stampin' Stack

      7-day Countdown ... and Stampin' Saturday!

      Time for a Friday Reminder!

      From Millan.Net   Stampin' Saturday happens here in the studio tomorrow!   And, there's still room for you if you'd like to attend.  **Just leave a comment here or send a message to me via the 'Contact Bev' button in the left  column to be sure materials are ready for everyone attending.  I'm sure you'll enjoy the projects ... not to mention the stampy fun & fellowship!    

      PLUS: 7-day Countdown!

      From Millan.Net    You can still join us in Salt Lake City, UT for Convention -  if you join my team within the next 7 days ... for $50.  Yep! New demonstrators within the next 7 days receive FREE admission to convention 2014!   It all equates to Inspiration, Training, FUN unlimited, Fellowship with wonderful new friends, and mile-wide-smiles that you'll wear long afterward!

      Hoping to see you soon!

      Stamping 101 & Bye Bye FREE Shipping!

      Just a reminder that FREE Shipping ends tonight at 11:50 PM Mountain Time!   

      This has been a very a popular special indeed.  And of course, I took advantage of the shipping savings myself!    

      Orders do not have a minimum to qualify ... so even if you just need to refill your favorite cardstock or grab up something before it retires, this is the last day to have it shipped directly to you at no cost for shipping! The free shipping is automatically added to your order until later tonight.    ;)                                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Extra news here in the studio!   My class schedule is always posted at my 24/7 website, .  Yesterday I received a call from someone who didn't want to wait until my next scheduled class ... and she has never stamped before, although is/was eager to learn!  This morning I came up with some custom ideas just for her, and we spent the early afternoon discovering stamping from the simple basics on up by using the products and actually creating projects that she can use right now!

      That's what it's all about for me .... Sharing what I love.   I'm still wearing a huge smile after having bunches of fun learning about inks, cardstocks, stamps, and the smile of satisfaction over creating something to be shared. We made a bit of a mess ... but it's definitely a "FUN" mess!

      Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!   I hope yours includes sharing some smiles!


      Class Bell is Ringing!

      Just a quick "Howdy, Friends!"

      I have 3 seats still available for tomorrow morning's class here in the studio (Saturday, April 19).  So, my local Ladies, if you're looking for a creative interlude to start off your weekend, send an email to me or a reply to this post, and you can join us!

      For now, you'll have to attend to see tomorrow's creations.    ;)    Today has been paper-cutting day for the class ... so if you hurry ... materials can be ready for you to stamp along with us!

      Today's teaser:  We will be using 'Gorgeous Grunge' and 'Starburst Sayings' stamp sets ... and the latest photopolymer set, 'Another Thank You'.  

      Gorgeous Grunge(C) Stampin' Up!
      Starburst Sayings(C) Stampin' Up!

      Another Thank You(C) Stampin' Up!

      I'll be hoping that you can join us .... if not tomorrow, then perhaps at one of my May or June classes!
      Have a blessed & happy Easter weekend, everyone!

      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!


      Fancy Flower!

      Happy Valentines Day!  
      Yet ..... How in the world did we get to Friday, already?! 

      It was my pleasure to create a card for the QFTD203 challenge today over at Splitcoaststampers.  Member Kathy LeDonne is being honored, and her Simply Sketched card was the inspiration for my sample below.
      I really like the way the upper dsp from the Fresh Prints dsp pack seems to emulate the pattern of the Fancy Fans embossing folder.  In fact, all 3 dsp papers used for this card come from the Fresh Prints pack!  

      Yeah ... I'm still in blossom-making mode here.    ;)   
      For this hand-made blossom, I stamped one of the blooms from the Secret Garden stamp set with VersaMark ink.  SU's Black Stampin' Emboss Powder was  used to emboss the image before fussy cutting.  Four of those blossoms were layered for this dimensional bloom. 

      And, for those who would like a listing of the additional items used ... ...

      PAPERS:  Crumb Cake + Basic Black;  Fresh Prints dsp paper pack

      From Millan.Net

         "LOCAL NOTES

      To my local stampy peeps, I have a new class scheduled for Saturday, March 1 !  Details are posted on the Class Schedule at Texas Rubber & Ink! .... the store.  There, you will find class information & RSVP button.  Hope to see you there!