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Studio Update? You Got It!

Studio update?
* Still uninhabited by stampers and myself .... but coming right along.

Carpet and tile has been removed, followed by sanding machine + elbow grease + chisels in lots of places.  Walls prepped to fill previous nail holes + that unknown variety of 'what alien oopsie happened there'.  Painting is finished in main room.  Girly room will be last.

 Tex's Tip:  When asking someone to remove your tile and prep for dye/stain .... I'd suggest a fave meal, various promises, and perhaps early-prep-cajoling in advance.  This job is not for the 'quicky'-do person.  And if you have to have it all done by class time in  (ex.) 5 days .... plan it for after that class ... unless you hire multiple worker bees.   

This week is really making a difference ... and this chick is happy-happy about that!

Along with renovation of walls and floors, more changes are in the works for classes.    Eeeeeeps!  

'Nuff said.
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}}},

Mixed Blooms & Class!

Good morning!

My past few days have been terrific, and I hope yours was the same!  Mine included classes here in the studio last Thursday and Saturday ... and the smile is still on my face ... really.  Indeed, teaching and sharing my joy in stamping is such a delightful part of my life!

These were a few of the stampers enjoying creative fun together here over the past week.  So many times I realize after the fact that I forgot to get pics of the actual class fun in progress ... Glad I remembered for a few brief moments on Saturday! 

This was one of our class projects during the past week.  It was fun to incorporate a new-to-them size!  This one measures 3.25" X 6.25" when folded.  If you just happen to have a bitty stash of the "open-end" envelopes Stampin' Up! offered several years ago ... (Uhhmmmm, I'm raising 'my' hand!) ... this card fits perfectly!  Otherwise, grab your trusty SU Envelope Punch Board and make a custom envelope that's easy-peasy and another perfect fit as well! 

This card features the popular 'Mixed Blooms' stamp set with matching 'Blossom' punch.  That so-fun sentiment is from the new photopolymer set, 'Endless Birthday Wishes'.  Oooooh, how I adore the many ways to mix the plentiful words & phrases in this set!  Alas, the 'Endless Birthday Wishes' set is temporarily sold out ... but will return soon.  Yay!

Inquiring Minds:  Wanna know what inspired this card?  It came from one of last summer's demonstrator-exclusive magazines from Stampin' Up! with just a bitty change for newer stamps!  (Love that monthly benefit happy mail!)

Now it's time for your own creative adventures!  
Inky {{{huggss}}} from Texas,

Project Supplies:
STAMPS:  Mixed Bunch (clear mount) (Block D) + Endless Birthday Wishes (temporarily sold out) (Blocks A & C for sentiment)