CHA New Product Lines

Jan 30, 2012

Wow being at CHA from this side of the fence is so much fun!! I've had a blast meeting new people and seeing all the products! Did I mention the classes?!??

Paaaleeeaase the classes rock!

Ok so I'm testing out a new app on my phone thy let's me post on the fly. As I get a few hours here and there between classes I'll post some beautiful pictures of what I find!

Here are just a few.




I Love You Card

Jan 24, 2012


It’s that time of year again when we break out the hearts, love and all things pink! This year is no exception. My favorite color is pink so I’m really happy to be using it more and more these next few weeks.


I made this card for the challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers using the Belleek Pottery tutorial. This was so much fun! 


I used Tim Holtz ink Spun Sugar and a Cuttlebug embossing folder to achieve this look. I also used Spellbinders dies S5-030 Fancy Tags  Two #2 and S4-314 Lacey Ovals #2 and #4 with my Spellbinder Grand Calibur.


I then stamped the I Love You from the K-1160 Just My Type set in the same color for the center. Finally I finished it off with some white pearl Jellie Dots. and some ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for looking! I love all these new techniques. You should give it a try if you haven’t already.

Happy crafting!


Vintage Dressform Blank Card

Jan 11, 2012

With the new year, I’ve made it my goal to create a stash of cards before I need them so I’m prepared when the time comes. I was thinking it would be great to have a set of all purpose cards that I could make for different occasions. Well here is what I came up with:


I used some Kaiser Kraft paper over kraft cardstock to form my base for the card. Then I used the J-1074 Frame Heart Stamp in Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries over the patterned paper.


Doesn’t that look pretty over that paper?


I then covered this beautiful dress form in TRC-0010 Scrap Happy Glue and a mixture of G-120 You’re So Fine Glitter, Diva Pink and  G-101 You’re So Fine Glitter, Silver Medal. I then set the dress off even more with a few small rhinestones and a tiny piece of lace trim.


For the smaller vintage embellishments I used a technique I saw on Pinterest of painting on your shrinky dinks with acrylic paint and then over-stamping them before shrinking.


The acrylic gets a crackled look to it and with some sealer they would be fantastic for your next project! On the sheet above, I used the S-114 Vintage Treasures stamps set and the S-113 Steampunk Charity Wings set.


I hope you’ve been inspired today to get some of those extra cards made for your stash. You never know when you might need a card in a pinch. Better to have some on hand and prepared.

Happy crafting!


2012 The Rubber Cafe Design Team Call!!!

Jan 5, 2012

Hey everybody!  I just wanted to post this call that a great company is having. You should check them out at!

The Rubber Café is currently looking for a few crafty creative designers to join our design team. All international applications are welcomed. We manufacturer with love and care a unique line of rubber stamps right on our premises in San Diego County, California.

We are looking for designers whose work includes altered projects, clean and simple, elegant, mixed media, shabby chic, vintage, sewing projects … or anything you can think of using The Rubber Café products.

Requirements include:

  • Commit to a 6 month turn beginning February 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012 Provide one project a week highlighting The Rubber Cafe products.
  • Create one project a week and post it on The Rubber Cafe blog. Projects can be layouts, cards, home decor, altered projects, or anything in between! 
  • One project a month must be a tutorial featuring our Scrap Happy glue.
  • Post projects on at least two community websites such as and/or
  • Submit projects to magazines for publication. We do have a publication reward program for each active design team member.
  • Be an active blogger posting regularly to your personal blog.
  • Be passionate about your craft and have fun!!!

Benefits include:

  • Generous shipments filled with The Rubber Cafe products to use in your projects. These will include all of our newly released stamps/dies as they become available and they are yours to keep and love.
  • Participation in our publication and special project incentive program. This program is great for those wanting to submit to magazines or who already do get published. We want to reward our design team for those efforts!
  • Occasionally we partner with companies and you will also receive products from those partnerships for free.
  • All Rubber Café design team members receive 40% merchandise on our website with the exception of sale items.
  • Opportunity to work/demo in The Rubber Café booth at various shows.


To apply please include:

  • At least 3 projects that represent your style the best.
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and email with a brief introduction about yourself. We would like to know a little bit more about you.
  • A link to your blog/website and any online galleries showcasing your work.
  • A link to your current online resume or a list of your current design teams, guest spots, and publication listings if any.
  • A link to your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube channel, or any other social media site your are active in.

Please send your entries to: by January 20th, 2012.

We will announce our new Design Team members on January 23, 2012.

Good luck everybody!! We look forward to seeing your submissions.


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