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OnStage 2016 Highlights!!

Hello everyone!

While it's always good to be back at home, I have to say ... I miss my stampy peeps already!!   I'm saying that with a gigantic smile on my face, so no worries of course.

While I prepare for Saturday's class, I've had to hold off on photo editing my personal OnStage photos.  No need for concern ... because next week when you've already seen the pics from so many other lucky attendees, I'll be showing you some of my pics!  LOL  

In the meantime, I want to share the official Stampin' Up! Highlights video from last week's OnStage Live event held in Salt Lake City, Utah.  If you were there, you will savor this, like me.  If you were not there, make plans to join us at one of the OnStage events coming up in November at various cities in the USA and globally as well!  Please *contact me*, or just *click here* to purchase a starter kit if you'd like to be spoiled and delighted all at the same time with the rest of us!

Inky (((hugs)))!

Kraft Bag Gift Card!

Good morning, stampy friends!   
Today I'm sharing a fun, yet truly easy-to-create idea for giving a gift card, or maybe a gift of game tickets, concert tickets, or even a super-special little photo-treasure.  

Of course, if you're giving sports tickets to your favorite date, you could change up the tag embellishment to something more in tune with the team or the occasion.  

This gift presentation is super easy.  Take a look!

I'd love to see your versions of this gift card presentation, so do  come back to share a link to yours!  

Inky (((hugs))),

Supplies for this version:

PAPER:  Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags, Cardstock = Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Whisper White;  DSP = Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper

INKS:  Archival Basic Black, Crushed Curry

STAMPS:  Birthday Blooms

ACCESSORIES:  Tags & Labels Framelits, Botanical Builder Framelits, Banner punch, Gold Metallic Baker's Twine, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Big Shot

Have You Wandered Through the Roses?

Have you wandered through the roses with the beautiful Rose Wonder stamps and coordinating Rose Garden thinlits dies?   I'm re-sharing one of my class projects from my 1st Saturday class in January, because I want to share the many new ideas found in the video added below!

Very clean 'n simple ... 3 cardstocks, 1 ink, 1 stamp set with coordinating framelits, and the Big Shot!  Voila!  The Rose Wonder stamp set offers 8 sentiments  ... yes, 8!   I've used it 3 times so far this year for sympathy needs, and will be using "You're in my thoughts 'n prayers" yet again in the next few days.  

Check out the Rose Wonder Bundle more completely in this video:

Now you can see why I feel the Rose Wonder bundle is truly value-packed with lots of options for your creativity.  Plus, during Sale-A-Bration you can add just 1 item to your bundle order and earn a free choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  If your wish list goes farther ... please touch base with me via email.  I want to be sure you get the most bang for your buck, so to speak.  

Remember to take a look at the latest Weekly Deals, too.  They're always listed over in the right-side column, and last only from Tuesday mornings until Monday nights.  

Inky (((hugs))),

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Got Smiles to Send?

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a creation that's actually a mix from the new Occasions Catalog with one of the free items you can choose from the Sale-A-Bration event.  Remember, Sale-A-Bration is in effect only until March 31!

I spotted the PPA284 sketch challenge on the last night before it ended ... but finished this project even though it was too late to be submitted for the challenge itself.  Hey ... no reason there to stop the creative enjoyment!  

The circle of designer paper is from the Sale-A-Brations Wildflower Fields DSP collection (p. 12 SAB).  The mix of colors is lovely, and my color palette for the card was chosen from this paper.  Easy decisions .... gotta love'em!

The blossom was cut with the Botanical Builder Framelits dies, (Occasions p. 26).  This time I cut the blossom from Whisper White c/s, and added Lost Lagoon ink to the center and outer edges with a Sponge Dauber.  There's a bitty flower die cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and a Rhinestone Jewel to finish off the center of the blossom.  The leaf was stamped with its coordinating stamp from the Botanical Blooms set (Occasions p. 27) ... which I swear is going to be a long-time favorite here for my personal stamping!

Check out this video featuring the entire bundle of products featuring the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Botanical Blooms stamp set, and the beautiful Botanical Gardens DSP!  

Pssst!  The complete bundle comes at a 15% savings over single pricing, and ... it qualifies you for a free Sale-A-Bration item all at the same time!  I've included it in the product list below.  

Questions?  Please feel most welcome to contact me!  

Is your 'wish list' adding up to a little more than you thought?  Purchase the starter kit for $99 ... but get $155 product of your choice plus free shipping!  

Inky (((hugs))),

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Bitty Little Boxes for Bitty Little Gifts

I'm so glad this next little item is so easy to make .... 
because I've made a plenty of them over the past month for sure!

It all starts with the Gift Bag Punch Board ... 

Whether you attended the Mini Retreat in Dallas last month, or you've attended studio classes here in recent weeks, perhaps you've  received one of these little gifties from me.  (Hmmmmm ... I wonder if they'll show up again during December stampy events?)

These boxes are the perfect "little" size ... the smallest sized box with cutting measurements listed right on the Gift Box Punch Board.  Starting with a 6" square cut of card stock, results in these 1 & 7/8" cubes.  You'll never lose the directions or cutting information since it's printed right on the punch board.  Yay!

These are the perfect little size for "little" things ... and my tag gives you a "little" hint about what has been found inside at recent events.   Chocolate hugs 'n kisses, of course!    I've had lots of glimmer paper fun creating the tags from Crumb Cake card stock, plus both Dazzling Diamonds and Red Glimmer Paper!  

To create the tags, I used the little "xoxo" die from the Circle Card Thinlits dies, the Tags 'n Labels Framelits, and the Snow Flurry Punch.  It would be just as easy to use a larger die from the Tags 'n Labels set to create a batch of cute tags for your upcoming Christmas gifts too.  

My first versions were left smooth, but I sampled adding texture this time, using the 6" square Brick Wall, Softly Falling, and Woodland Textured Impressions folders.  Since the boxes started with 6" square cuts of paper, it was a perfect fit for the new, larger embossing folders.

So "how" does the Gift Box Punch Board work?  Check it out right here:

That's it for today my stampy friends!  If I can help you in any way with your stamping questions or paper crafting needs, I'd love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.   If you're already shopping with me, I appreciate your patronage to the moon 'n back!  If you use this host code { 4CGPNBPJ  } on your December online orders, you can expect some snail mail from me to you for sure!  Or, if you have a little creative itch that beckons you to create with a discount and a wealth of team inspiration + endless sharing, I've saved an opening just for you within my team.  Grab a cup of something good and email me to chat.  I'm as close as your keyboard or phone.   

Inky (((hugs))),

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

What IS that Pumpkin We're Picking?!

So just what is this Paper Pumpkin you've been reading about??

50% off First Two Months of Paper Pumpkin

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).  Check out April's Paper Pumpkin kit video and see what it's all about!


Paper Pumpkin is perfect for those who have very few stamping supplies, yet want to sit down for creative fun without gathering & buying a bunch of unrelated supplies, then wondering what to do with them!  

**I'd love it if you'll use my name, Beverly Gerard, when you go to .  The code for 50% off the first two months is SAVE50 .  
Ready?   Set?   Create!

Inky (((hugs))),


A Tisket, a Tasket!

It's Friday .... Fabulous Friday!!   (Spoken especially for a couple of friends who have been counting down to the weekend.  (Psssssssssssssst, girls .... You made it!)

Yesterday was a 2-class day here in the studio.  The evening class is always a repeat of the morning class ... so it's really more of a participant rotation rather than a change in projects all in one day.  I'm always happy to hear requests from customers, and today's project was requested by a class attendee last month.  Thanks for the suggestion, Christie!
These little Peeps jumped into my cart the very first day I spotted them in a store last month ... just begging for a basket to be created especially for them.  I had little choice but to oblige!

I wondered how it would look "tuxedo style", so here's the one I demonstrated for the ladies to follow along.  Experimental try on the color scheme, and we all agreed that it's a favorite!  The darling little bows are so easy to make with the Bow Builder punch!

Here's an easy way to pick up a free choice from the Sale-A-Bration catty!  The Berry Basket Bigz die sells for $37.95.  By simply adding on another $12.05 in products to your basket die order, you'll qualify for your choice of one free Sale-A-Bration offerings!  Or if you would like to earn even more, please just let me know and I'll be glad to help you in any way that I can.  

Now, here's a great little video on how to create with the Berry Basket Bigz die!  

Inky {{{{huggss}}},


Nuggets, Gifting, & How To!

Hey there, m'friends!

I'm back again with another quick and easy gifting idea ... and ... another video tutorial to share!

Now this gifty happens to be "sweet".   And believe it or not .... ZERO Hershey's Nuggets were injured, maimed, bitten or eaten during the production or preparation of the following projects or video!   From Millan.Net Yep! I speak the truth.

These little gifties are easy-peasy ... and a basket full can be created in a very short time.  Vary the number of nuggets, change the colors or the season, get natural with twine or all prettied up with beautiful ribbons!
Whatever you do, have fun!  Turn on some Christmas music, sip some hot spiced cider, and bring out those Christmas papers 'n ribbons!


The Pumpkin at It's Finest!

Hold on!   This is merely "my" own little opinion.
But I honestly believe that the newest arrival in my mailbox .. the latest My Paper Pumpkin ... is one of the very bestest MPP boxes so far!

This weekend's Christmas Card Buffet kept me busy & happy until evening yesterday ... when I discovered this monthly box of creativity in my mailbox.  Stampin' Up! has already produced a fabby video sharing the fun of this latest arrival, so I'm here to share the video with all of you today!

If you would like to receive this monthly box of ready-to-create fun, just check out this informative link.  When you click the Join here button, please remember to select me as your demonstrator.  ;)

And now, for your creative enjoyment ...

Here's to a sweet new week at your house!  Thanks for your visit today!
Inky {{{{hugggsss}}}},


Let's Make Gift Card Envies!

Hey, hey, Stampy Friends!

Mr. Weatherman is convinced that the "polar vortex" is pouring itself across the USA early this week, from North to South.  NOT a snow bunny here ... I'll plan on stampin', hot cider, and/or hazelnut coffee while I attempt to be outside just as little as possible.  

In that case, here's an idea that you might add to your stampin' time during cozy creative times ahead!

Don't think for even a minute that I'm already decorating for Christmas just yet.  Not at all.  But as many stampers & crafters have been doing, "creating" for Christmas is in full swing here.

Yeah .... once I got started, then the ideas started rushing out!  My favorite is the "WIN" style.  Can you guess how I'll be using those? 

Imagine various Christmas papers used for each of at least 4 of these on my tree at Christmas ... one for each of my two children and their spouses.  No names ... just "WIN".   They'll each choose their own gift envelope.

Inside?    Did you guess??  
 Lottery tickets!

Here's how you can make your own personalized gift card treats in time for Christmas!  Enjoy!

6" X 6.25" dsp was used in the video, but further playtime revealed that 6" X 6" works as well!  Yay!
 I hope you'll enjoy creating with the oh-so-easy Gift Card Envelope and Trims Dies


Love Your New Big Shot!

Have your heard Stampin' Up!'s Big Shot news? 
It's definitely worth taking a good look!

Big Shot & Bundles



If you're anything like us, you absolutely love when BIG opportunities come your way. And because we all know the Big Shot is a big deal, we thought we'd offer you something you couldn't miss; an exclusive Big Shot opportunity that lasts for the entire month of August!

We want to help you put a Big Shot into the hands of every customer before the holiday catalog -full of sweet Big Shot accessories-is available to them. That's why with every purchase of a Big Shot in August, the customer will receive one of five free stamp set/framelits bundles below, their choice!
Not only that, but if they already own a Big Shot, they can still purchase these designated bundles at an amazing 15% off! This is one deal they won't want to miss-only available from August 1-31-as these bundles are one-time only exclusives.

Your Two Choices Are:

1) Buy the Big Shot and select your free bundle as shared below.
2) Buy a discounted bundle below at a 15% discount.
Item Number
Stamp Set
Discounted Price

Good Scoop!:
  • Purchase a Big Shot and receive a free bundle (choose one of the five exclusive bundles available)
  • Big Shots and Bundles entered on Hostess Free and 50% off merchandise, do not qualify for promotion.
  • There is no limit to the number of times a customer may participate.
  • Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set is part of our holiday catalog.
  • Promotion Dates and Deadlines: August 1-31, 2014
  • Don't forget to check out other great bundles already available in the current catalog, as well as clearance rack and weekly deals.

And as always, if you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact me:  .

Happy new week, everyone!

Psssssssssssssssssssssssssst!   Texas Rubber and Ink is traveling on down the road for some stampin' fun!  Check out those details right here, and make plans to join me along the way!

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}}},


Blendabilities Are Here!

From Millan.Net    We've been waiting patiently for the brand new Blendabilities, and today is the day!

Yes, you read that right!
I'm tickled to share that the following Blendabilities are now available for customer ordering from Texas Rubber & Ink, as of today, July 1:
  • Cherry Cobbler (item #130995)
  • Coastal Cabana (item #131000)
  • Daffodil Delight (item #130998)
  • Old Olive (item #130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie (item #130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry (item #131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (item #129370)
 Additionally, the following accessories are also available for your orders as of July well:
    • Color Lifter (item #129369)
    • Memento Ink Pad (item #132708)
    • Memento Ink Refill (item #133456)
    Just in case you've missed recent discussions during some of my studio classes, I highly recommend purchasing the Memento Ink Pad and the Color Lifter pen when you make your first Blendabilities purchase.

    What about future colors?
    Just a tiny bit longer and the release of the next six colors will be coming, so please stay tuned for future updates!   In the meantime, enjoy this Blendabilities video:  Basic Techniques:

    Happy Inky {{{hugs}}}, y'all!

    Back in the Studio Saddle & Rearin' to Share!!

    This country chick is back in the studio after a brief hiatus for some interior redesign & repair surgery.  How's it goin' just 9 days post-op?  Well, I walked for over 1 hour today, and yesterday, and a smidgy less the days before.  Not so shabby, eh?!

    So let's see just what's been happening on the Stampin' Up! front in the meantime!

    On April 28, I attended the SU 2014-2015 Catalog Premiere with a sideline member who came all the way over from Memphis, TN!  Carla & I had so much fun anticipating & stamping before the big event!  Finally, the big night (er ... uhhhhmmm ... "line") came!  Be still, wildly beating hearts!!!

    Soooooo ... what do you suppose has:
    • 5 brand new In-Colors - (They are 2 luv!! --- I'll share a video below!)
    • New Fuse Fast Adhesive
    • 9 new punches .... uhmmmm .... punches are always my favorites!!!!
    • 49 new SU-exclusive ribbons 
    • 7 new Hostess sets  -  Yep! These are head-turners, stampers!
    • 5 new Embossing Folders    (It's true ... I LUV EF's!)
    • A fabby new Photo-Index of the brand new stamp sets!!!  OMGosh!
    • 103 new Stamp Sets!!!   *including photopolymer, cling mount, and wood mounts
     Answer:  The 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalog!

     Now, I cannot share the "inside" of the bestest upcoming catalog ever ... but here's the fabby cover!

    Naturally ... with June 1st being the official "opening day" for shopping in the brand new catty ... I should remind you of a couple of "closing soons":
    • The SU Retiring List is selling out quickly!  It's while products last with June 4 being the last of the last!
    • The Occasions Catalog ordering date ends on June 1st. 
    Now for a great peek!   Remember I told you that the brand new In-Colors are 2 LUV?!   Here's a Stampin' Up! video to share the colors & some sweet inspiration to get you rubbing those stampy/crafty hands together after all of this awesome news!!   Enjoy!

    Sorbet Mini Gift Cards & Box!

    Are you ready to create?  How about this little mini gift card box set?!

    These little gift cards are easy-peasy to make.  Their finished size is 2.75" X 3 7/8" ... perfect for those hand-delivered gifts, such as those darling flowers you know your BFF simply can not resist!  I used the same simple layout on each card, simply varying the sentiment, with or without punched layers.  Whip up a group of these in just a few minutes, then you're ready to make their little custom-sized gift box!

    Gather up your favorite papers & cardstock, and get ready to create this cute little giftable.  Make some to give, but be sure to make one for yourself as well!  
    Ready?  Here we go! 

    I'm so glad you stopped by today.  Thanks for taking just a moment to let me know if you like it!  Here's the  complete supply list:

    *** Mini Gift Card Box Set Supplies:
    Stamps used on cards: Express Yourself (2014 Hostess set) + Four Frames + Four You + Love You to the Moon
    Paper: Basic Black + Whisper White C/S; Sweet Sorbet dsp (Sale-A-Bration 2014)
    Ink: Pool Party + Stazon Jet Black
    Accessories: Simply Scored Tool, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Trimmer, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips, Tombow Multi glue, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, bone folder, ruler, crafting knife 

    Challenge:  Created for the demonstrators' challenge, CCREW0314CF @ Splitcoaststampers - Show us what you love about the Simply Scored Tool
    Happy Stampin'!

    February! * Fun or Flurries?

    Can you believe it's already February, 2014?   
    And to top it all off ... I'm a wee little bit 'behind' on my blogging as of this latest flip of the calendar. 
    Solution?   Start correcting that issue ... right now!

    One of the January Creative Crew challenges back at Splitcoaststampers was to creative something other than a card for the CCREW0114HF challenge.  "HF" refers to 'Holiday Focus' ... and the challenge theme notes that January was National Hobby month.   (See why I'm a bit 'behind' now?)

    Well, I just couldn't resist jumping into these 3D snowflakes as my contribution:

    The one above turned out to be approximately 7 3/4" diameter, which is a nice "medium" size for hanging here in my studio.  I did happen to explore the original size I had viewed on the internet, but felt it was too large for my purposes, so I experimented with sizes for the starting square shapes to bring down the sizing for myself.  Here are a couple of 7.75" snowflakes that I used for packaging over the holidays.  All of the flakes were sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz for close-up shimmer ... a very easy & fun addition!

    Here's my video tutorial to "enable" your own snowflakes decorations.  The video was actually created before I had this new SU-Only blog ready for viewers ... so it still refers to my other blog, Savor the Journey.  Signs of the changing times!   I hope you enjoy it.     ;) 

    If you have questions, I'm happy to try to help in replies right here, or via my contact button/email in the left blog column.   Happy day to y'all!