Friday, September 30, 2011

World Card MAKING DAY !!! Party Starts Here

Welcome SplitCoast Stampers , Facebook followers, Email recipients , blog followers ... However you got here boy am I glad that you came.

It would be an awful shame for me to have to keep all six sets of Tim Holtz fall limited edition ink pads to myself . ( The thought had crossed my mind )

So here is the deal ... you need to answer 5 simple little questions on Rubber Cafe products and like us on Facebook or Follow our blog and you will get an extra ticket! . Once you have completed that you need to email us your answers, you then will be entered in our drawing for one of six Tim Holtz limited edition ink pads Valued at $18.00.

Winners will be announced right here on our blog ... October 4th purchase needed to win .

The QUESTIONS are in this post ... KEEP READING 

What is World Card Making Day ????

World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrating its sixth year in 2011, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making community -- hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers -- to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making. Join us in the fun on October 1, for World Card Making Day 2011!

We are kicking it into high gear ... card making for the holiday season ... and we just released some cuties ... Warren and Friends ... it will be hard to just choose one.

Did I mention we are having a site wide sale ... with your coupon code you are going to get 15 % off everything before taxes WCM2011
Enter this code in when you are ready to Check out for your discount ....

OK are you ready for your questions ?

1. What is the FULL name of our glue ?
2. What does The Rubber Cafe use to pick up Jellie dots or small embellishments (you may want to watch our video for this one )
3. When and where is our next convention ?
4.How many colors of You're so fine glitter do we have ?
5. If you could choose one of the NEW Warren and Friends stamps which one would you choose ?

All of these answers can be found on

"Hint" our Video, Tips and Technique page and product titles contain all of this information ... Don't forget to call or email a friend they just might know the answer or want to play along also !

One last thing ... we are changing our shipping rates ....

0.99 Anywhere in the US
1.99 Over seas up to 4 lbs


We will return tomorrow with some Crafty Spooky Goodness ... Stay Tuned ...


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat everyone! Everywhere you look Halloween is just around the corner, I for one already have my little one's costume, she is going to be a Pirate Princess...she looks so cute! I am sure you can find some really cute and spooky stamps right here at The Rubber Cafe, just like the ones featured in my card. I used H-917 You Need To Dust, D-488 You Shake my Bones, and Trick Or Treat
I stamped all of my images with black ink on Spellbinders™ S4-233 Labels Nine Die Template, I cut, embossed the label using the Grand Calibur then I air brushed the cut out with Copic markers. For my choice of pattern paper I used a selection of Halloween patterns from My Minds Eye. I added Labels Nine Nestabling™ Purple Rhinestones from Want2Scrap™ to make my Halloween scene pop. To top it all off I added yellow and orange buttons from Buttons galore down the side. I hope you have enjoyed my little Halloween card and stop back by all week for more creative projects from the rest of the Design Team members. Crafty Smiles, Terre

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Fun Scrapbook Page

Today is the last day of our week long Fall Scrapbook layout inspiration!

A day at the Pumpkin Patch is always such fun and a great place to take pictures too!  And if you are a Scrapper like me they are probably among your favorites to scrap!

This is a 12 x 12 layout.
I used Falling Leaves and Pumpkin and Corn stamps.
The title was created with some old sticker letters that I have had in my stash forever.

The cream panel under the pictures is for journalling but I haven't done it yet!

I used Spellbinder Label Fourteen for the Pumpkin and Corn embellishment.  I stamped it once on a cream panel and once on a larger rust panel.

After I colored the cream panel image I adhered it to the larger rust panel with Scrap Happy glue matching up the image.

For the leaf borders I stamped the Falling Leaves image several times in a row on a 1" cream strip and colored them with Copic Markers.

The punch is a Martha Stewart border punch.

I hope you've been inspired by all the Fall Scrapbook pages we've shared with you this week!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure you stop by tomorrow for some more great inspiration!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall 8x8 Scrapbook Layout

Hi there, thanks for stopping by.  This weeks challenge is "Fall theme scrapbook layout" so I made this 8x8 layout (cheaper to ship from Canada to Melissa in California lol) using pictures from my generous friends Tara & Mike and The Rubber Cafe Stamps, Feuradidy 1 on the bottoms of my thickers white stickers that I distressed with ink, Pumpkin & Corn and Fall Harvest (using the masking technique) then fussy cut and colored with Promarkers
I used Scraphappy glue to adhere the pearl strings and the white ribbon and the stamped images to the page.With the pearls and white ribbon I layed a strip of glue down and let it "dry" until it went clear and tacky and then layed them ontop, this works great when you need something with a little extra hold. I also used  Glossy Accents on the apples and a tad on the pumkins to give them some shine and dimention.

Well I hope you liked my project today and please don't forget to join in the fun.

Sabrina MacD

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Halloween

Hi! Happy Monday!

I love the theme this week – layouts. I often use my stamps when scrapbooking. I’ve had this photo of a pumpkin laying in the pile to scrapped for ages that was perfect match with some of the Halloween Clear stamp sets from The Rubber Café.

Happy Halloween

I had some problems getting the black cardstock really black, but you get the idea. I hope. :)

I started with stamping the spider web You need to dust on my photo with White Staz On. The three clustered pumpkins are from the Pumpkin Face Mix-N-Match. The orange patterned paper circles are stamped with 18th Century Proclamation and clear embossed on smooth vanilla colored cardstock and then inked up with Distress ink Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. The same goes for the pumpkins.

Happy Halloween2

The smaller punpkin is from the Trick or Treat set and the title is the awesome sentiment stamp Frightful Halloween. I simply stamped and heat embossed the title on orange cardstock and fuzzy cut it out. Love how it came out. :)

The design is based on this week’s sketch from Sketchy Thursdays,.

Take care!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Just Us Ducks!

This week was a layout kind of week at The Rubber Café and with fall around the corner I couldn’t resist making a layout that captured the essence of the season.

Here is my (now 10 year old) daughter. I can’t believe she was ever this little!


This layout was inspired by a Jana Eubanks sketch and I created it first by stamping the leaves using the G-773 Falling Leaves set on cardstock. I then fussy cutted and arranged them as a border at the bottom of the page.


I used our TRC0010 Scrap Happy glue to adhere both the ribbon and the leaves and it worked great! I LOVE that glue.


I used a crochet flower and made my own rosette for the middle using glots made from the Scrap Happy glue.  Making flowers is so easy when you have a base to start with.


The most exciting part of this layout was the journaling section. I got to use my Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine and the Labels One die set. I’m a long-time user of another machine and I have to say that the Grand Calibur is SOO much easier to turn!!  I then used the Nestabling Labels One BlackR to accent this beautiful die cut.


The blank space is there for my personal journaling that I will add later. This was my daughter’s first Fall event she participated in and I wanted to capture those memories in writing for her.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope your weekend is a wonderful one!


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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Give Thanks

Fall...I just love all the rich and elegant colors that come with the Fall Season. This weeks challenge was to create a scrapbook layout using Fall stamps to create elegant embellishments. For my 9 x 9 scrapbook layout I used a few wonderfully detailed fall stamps from The Rubber Cafe. I stamped I-984 Pattern Royale (love this stamp for backgrounds) on white card stock using black ink.I stamped and cut out Pumpkin Face Mix-N-Match and colored them with my Copic Markers, added just a little bit of  You're So Fine Diamond Glitter to the leaves to add some sparkle.
Isn't my niece so cute, her and her little pumpkin, the stamps just matched the size of her little pumpkin perfectly.
Yes, I hand cut out each of the Mix-N-Match pumpkins and adhered them to the layout .
Using Jewel Tone foils from Spellbinders™, I die cut this tag from S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents, stamped E-575 Give Thanks in the middle of the tag and airbrushed it with Copic markers. Thank you for stopping by my blog post, have a wonderfully creative weekend, Terre

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fancy Fall

Fall is just around the corner!

Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  My son is in the marching band so we spend fall at football games and marching band competitions.  We volunteer at the Harvest Festival and we keep pretty busy.  I love the foggy marine layer that hangs out every morning.  Basically, it's a great time of year!

I made this card for The Rubber Cafe challenge to make a fancy Fall card.  
I love this great fall image, Fall Harvest.

I colored the image with Copic Markers.

Here's the card I made.  I think the gold brads add a touch of class and the flower/ribbon/button embellishment make it a little fancy!

Here's a closer look at the flower.  I just punched two holes in the flower and then ran some twine through the flower, around the bow, and through the buttons.  

Fall Harvest by The Rubber Cafe
Cosmo Cricket patterned paper
Bazzill Basic Colored Cardstock
Prima Flowers
Cosmo Cricket Ribbon
gold Brads

You still have a little time to enter a card for this weeks Fancy Fall Card Challenge.

Check back tomorrow for the new challenge!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cards for fall

Thanks for stopping by today, here's my card for this weeks Fall challenge .
As you can see I stamped the Pumpkin & Corn stamp (one of my favorites) on Pugnacious Cream colored paper that I diecut with a spellbinders die and paired up with the green colored card stock with the next size up die.
I colored the image with promarkers and popped it up with foam dots.
I found little clasps (don't know the proper term) that I had in my scrapbooking stash.  I fed through some ribbon and adhered it behind my image with scraphappy homemade glue dots.  I attached some gems on top and that's all there is to it.

Hope you all had a great weekend and please submit your entries here for our weekly challenge draw.
Good Luck!

Sabrina MacD

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bad Weather

Hi! This week’s challenge is to make an Elegant Fall Card, and I thought of making it really clean, letting the “elegancy” be in the clean lines.

I love the Through a Window set and one of the sentiments is perfect for a fall card.

Bad weather

The background is made with the fabbie Pattern Royale background stamp. It’s magnificent! I heat embossed it and then went over the stamped piece of cardstock with some Distress Ink – Wild Honey and Vintage Photo.

All the info about the Elegant Fall Challenge can be found HERE. Hope you will play with us!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Elegant Fall Harvest

This week's challenge was to make an elegant fall card.  I decided to go with fall colors and some fruits of the harvest for my card.

I used the Bon Appetit set and colored it with the following Copic Markers: V09, V17, YG95, YG93, E44, E43, E42, E41.
I also used some Candi on this card...I used the Regal Gold on the Spellbinders Beaded Circle Die.  They are flat if you attach them with a Scrap Happy Glue as I did here, or you can pop them up with Candi Fix Foam Pads.

The come in scads of colors...and I used the chocolate color in the Chocolate Cherries set for my flower centers.  You can flip them over for a totally different effect, how fun is that?!

I did a bit of paper embroidery in some gold floss and layered it on an embossed background.  Be sure you Check out the Rubber Cafe Blog for the challenge rules and PRIZE information!  We hope you can play along!
~Michelle Pearson, Inspiration Blooms

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pumpkins and Shades of Brown

I LOVE Fall!  It’s my favorite time of year. The leaves turn beautiful colors, the pumpkins come out, and we start to appreciate and be thankful for what we have been given throughout the year.

So with this challenge I wanted to reflect on Fall by capturing its colors and of course its pumpkins!


By using the pumpkin from the CL-002 Pumpkin Face Mix n Match Set , I created this dressed up glossy pumpkin by double stamping it onto paper painted with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint and then popping it up with glots made from our Scrap Happy Glue.


Here’s a close-up. I like using the glue to make my adhesive dots because I can control the thickness and size I need.


I didn’t put a sentiment on this card because I wanted to leave that beautiful pumpkin in the center. I also used some leftover bling from the Nestabling Beaded Square Silver Rhinestones and used my markers to give it just the right Fall color I needed. That was fun and easy to customize!

I hope you were inspired to create your Fall card this week for the challenge! Add your link to the Fabulous Fall post for a chance to with a $20 gift certificate to the Rubber Café Store!



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Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall Is In the Air

Happy Friday Everyone......I can't wait for Fall to come to Arizona. This weeks challenge was to create an elegant fall themed project..I had to be kind of creative with my stamp choice as my stamps are MIA so with that being said I used a couple stamps that you wouldn't  think are Fallish but hey it worked for me. I took a standard cream colored tag and used I-987 18th Century Proclamation and D-436 Imagine from The Rubber Cafe. Stamped the entire tag with I-987 and then blended my Donna Salazar inks to create a rich and creamy aged look.
I cut and distressed a few creative scraps from Crafty Secrets and added a Maxi Mocha Swirl from Want2Scrap™, I also distressed then edges of the tag too, i admit i love to distress everything, not that you could tell.
I stamped Imagine on a new tag from Spellbinders™ S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents, the leaves from this collection where die cut out of  F-012 Precious Metal Foil, Thank you for stopping by The Rubber Cafe's blog today, I hope you enjoyed my creativity today and look for some wonderful Fall stamps right here at The Rubber Cafe. Crafty Smiles, Terre