Friday, August 31, 2012

The Rubber Cafe' -New Release Blog Hop - Final Day!




Welcome to The Rubber Cafe new release blog hop!  This is Day #5 our last and final day in our new release celebration!! If you’ve just joined in the fun, we are celebrating our new release called On the Fence bundle, which also happens to be our Grand Prize, so be sure to read on through the end of the post to see how you can be eligible for this fantastic set! As you can see this set comes with a new exclusive The Rubber Café die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts called On the Fence! And you'll find the creative options are endless!


Today we have two designers who are going to show you what this new custom die can do.

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Your first stop today is with one of our Designers, Kristine Reynolds.  Kristine’s card is a beautiful example of Kristines’ abilities and talents as a Designer.  Along with our On The Fence die, Kristine is showcasing some another newcomers to our line, the Wild Rose, and Friends Stamp Set.  Stamped and colored in warm buttery yellow.   

 
With lots of texture, glitter and layers this card is sure to make anyone's day-
You're definitely going to want to get a closer look, so hop on over to her blog HERE.

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Our second stop today is with one of our newest members to our Team, Jen Matott!  Jen is a true Mixed Media artist, and we’re so lucky to have her join our family!  I’ve been looking forward to seeing what she would come up for our New Release Hop.  I was not disappointed and I promise you won’t be either!  Here's a sneak peek into what she's been working on.   

 
Using the On the Fence die and the Window Garden set Jen has created this wonderful haunted house!  The details are amazing so to see the full effect you need to head on over to Jen’s blog post HERE
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Remember if you've just joined in the fun - there's still time to go back and check out each day from this past week, and leave a comment here as well as on each Designers blogs, and become eligible for the Grand Prize available! Follow us on FaceBook and you increase your chances. 
One lucky winner will win our New Release Bundle below valued at $69.99!!


All you have to do to enter the prize drawing is simply:

1. Leave a comment on our blog and each designers blog throughout the hop. Yes that’s it. Easy right? If you want to earn an extra entry, simply

2. Follow our blog and/or our Facebook page and then tell us you did that by commenting below.

Just be sure to come back here each day to find out who the participating designers are and then “hop” to each blog and leave a comment. If you have any questions, please ask. Our team will be watching the comments and will answer them right away.

Happy hopping and good luck!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Rubber Cafe - New Release Blog Hop-Day #4!

Welcome to The Rubber Cafe new release blog hop Day #4 in celebration of our brand new releases!! We are celebrating our new release called On the Fence bundle, which also happens to be our Grand Prize, so be sure to read on through the end of the post to see how you can be eligible for this fantastic set!  As you can see this set comes with a new exclusive The Rubber Café die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts called On the Fence!  And you'll find the creative options are endless!

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Today you'll just be hopping with one Designer- Me!- Karen Thede- http://imbydesign.blogspot.com
My project for today continues with my post from Saturday where I introduced the first part of my "Home Sweet Home" Wall hanging- 



Here's the rest of my wall hanging - the fun part of this project was in using the new  On the Fence die!  It's versatility amazed me!  Each time I've teamed it with the Window Garden set, but I tried to use it differently for each portion of my wall hanging. 


  • In the first part of my wall hanging I made the cluster of corigated chipboard roses with the On the fence die. I added sparkle by gently spritzing with a Frosted sparkle spray by Tsukineko
  • The middle 'Sweet' Shoppe, I used the die to cut my striped awning paired with theWindow Garden set this was fun! I also added a corner of fence on the lower edge cut again from corrugated cardboard.
  • The last 'Home' section I think may be my favorite! Here I used the Fence die as a fence, but my special twist, I wove my black gingham ribbon through for a finishing touch.     
Here's a close up of my roses. 
For a quick tutorial on how I made these, hop on over here to my blog- HERE
I also have more information and pics on the rest of my wall hanging. 

As you continue on the hop, don’t forget the great Grand Prize available! One lucky winner will win our New Release Bundle below valued at $69.99!!

On the Fence Bundle

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All you have to do to enter the prize drawing is simply:
1. Leave a comment on our blog and each designers blog throughout the hop. Yes that’s it. Easy right? If you want to earn an extra entry, simply
2.  Follow our blog and/or our Facebook page and then tell us you did that by commenting below.
This bundle comes with a brand new exclusive die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts called On the Fence Die!

Just be sure to come back here each day to find out who the participating designers are and then “hop” to each blog and leave a comment. If you have any questions, please ask. Our team will be watching the comments and will answer them right away.

Happy hopping and good luck!



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Rubber Cafe' - New Release Blog Hop - Day #3!

The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop
Welcome to The Rubber Cafe new release blog hop Day #3 in celebration of our brand new releases!! We are celebrating our new release called On the Fence bundle, which also happens to be our Grand Prize, so be sure to read on through the end of the post to see how you can be elgible for this fantastic set!  As you can see this set comes with a new exclusive The Rubber Café die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts called On the Fence!  And you'll find the creative options are endless!

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Today we have two designers who are going to show you what this new custom die can do.
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Michelle Pearson - http://www.inspirationblooms.blogspot.com/
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Cherry Nelson – http://cherrysjubileehome.blogspot.com/
Your first stop today is with another one of our Glueista's, Michelle Pearson. Michelle is new as a Glueista, but not new to The Rubber Cafe' -a past Designer on our team she always brings us projects packed with fun techniques that I'm sure will inspire you!   Today she is sharing a beautiful project using our Trailing Butterflies and Rose Garden sets.  Both a perfect match for our fantastic On The Fence die, don't 'cha think?

 
 
A touch of paper embroidery and some May Arts Ribbon adds some fun touches of detail. The On The Fence die was embossed and distressed with Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

To get an eye-full step on over to her blog HERE.

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Our second stop today is with one of our Design Team Members Cherry! Cherry always has something to Wow us, and this time is no exception. Cherry's project definitely inspired me to start thinking about my own Christmas cards!  This little beauty is sure to make anyone dream of a White Christmas this year!


Teamed with the Window Garden set from the On the Fence bundle, she's managed to use different elements from this set to create an inviting wreathe hanging from her window!

You can see the rest of her Christmas scene, over on Cherry's Blog – HERE.

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As you continue on the hop, don’t forget the great Grand Prize available! One lucky winner will win our New Release Bundle below valued at $69.99!!

on-the-fence-bundleAll you have to do to enter the prize drawing is simply:
1. Leave a comment on our blog and each designers blog throughout the hop. Yes that’s it. Easy right? If you want to earn an extra entry, simply
2.  Follow our blog and/or our Facebook page and then tell us you did that by commenting below.

Just be sure to come back here each day to find out who the participating designers are and then “hop” to each blog and leave a comment. If you have any questions, please ask. Our team will be watching the comments and will answer them right away.

Happy hopping and good luck!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Release Blog Hop : Day #2

 

The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop

Welcome to The Rubber Cafe new release blog hop Day #2 in celebration of our brand new releases!!

We are celebrating our new release called On the Fence! This set comes with a new exclusive The Rubber Café die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts called On the Fence Die!

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Today we have two designers who are going to show you what this new custom die can do. 

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Heidi Blankenship - http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/

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Debbie Seyerhttp://www.debbieseyer.com/

You’re first stop today is with our Glue-ista Heidi Blankenship. She has a great tutorial on how to make this beautiful rosette out of book pages.

You won’t want to miss out on all the beautiful details and work she has put into this stunning project. From the jewels to the ribbon and of course to the You’re So Fine Glitter, this project has it all.

To get the full step-by-step tutorial head over to her blog HERE.

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You next place to hop is with our new Design Team Member Debbie! Debbie wow’ed us with her mad project skills as a Guest Designer so much that we decided to officially ask her to join our family.

Debbie did not disappoint with this adorable basket.

Debbie used the Wood Grain stamp, and embossed the stamp using Jasmine Mix'd Media ink and white embossing powder onto kraft cardstock and then cut/embossed using the On the Fence Die template to make this cute basket.

Debbie also added a tag using the Friends stamp set. Inside she tucked some yummy cookies for her special friend!

You can see a tutorial on how to make this basket using the On The Fence die on her blog – HERE.

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As you continue on the hop, don’t forget the great Grand Prize available! One lucky winner will win our New Release Bundle below valued at $67.99!!

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All you have to do to enter the prize drawing is simply:

1. Leave a comment on our blog and each designers blog throughout the hop.

Yes that’s it. Easy right?

If you want to earn an extra entry, simply follow our blog and/or our Facebook page and then tell us you did that by commenting below. Just be sure to come back here each day to find out who the participating designers are and then “hop” to each blog and leave a comment.

If you have any questions, please ask. Our team will be watching the comments and will answer them right away.

Happy hopping and good luck!

trc-sig-michele

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Release Blog Hop : Day #1!!


The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop

Welcome to The Rubber Cafe new release blog hop.  This is Day #1 in celebration of our brand new releases!! We are very excited you’re here with us!!

Before we begin the hop, we also wanted to give a special shout out to all of our Facebook Fans!! We are inching our way towards 5,000 likes and we wanted to thank all of you for being such great customers, fans, and followers!

SO THANK YOU for making this year such a great one!!

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Before we get to the wonderful inspiration we have for you . .

What would a blog hop be without a great Grand Prize???


Not very fun huh? We’ve made this new release extra special by creating a fabulous Grand Prize! One lucky winner will win our New Release Bundle below valued at $67.99!!

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All you have to do to enter the prize drawing is simply:

1. Leave a comment on our blog and each designers blog throughout the hop.

Yes that’s it. Easy right?

If you want to earn an extra entry, simply follow our blog and/or our Facebook page and then tell us you did that by commenting below. Just be sure to come back here each day to find out who the participating designers are and then “hop” to each blog and leave a comment.

If you have any questions, please ask. Our team will be watching the comments and will answer them right away.

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Let’s get started with the HOP!
We are celebrating our brand new release called On the Fence! This set comes with a new exclusive The Rubber Café die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts called On the Fence Die! on-the-fence-die-template
What makes this die unique? It's versatility! At first glance, you might see just a fence but soon you'll realize it can be so much more. Today we have two designers who are going to show you various ways to use the Fence die and bundle. Please hop to the following blogs:

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Here’s a peek at what Tesa will be showcasing: a beautiful step-card.



She used the On The Fence die, Small Trailing Butterflies, Window Garden, and Friends set to create this stunning window garden scene! For more details and to leave comments, please hop to her blog.

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You’re second stop today will be with Michele who is showing us how to make beautiful flowers and embellishments using the On The Fence die and our Friends set.

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These vellum flowers are simple to make using our Scrap Happy Sheer glue and a few vintage buttons. For more details and to leave comments, please visit her blog.

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Don’t forget to follow us on the blog hop each day from August 27-31st to find out what all this die can do! Also leave comments on all the stops along the way to be eligible for the grand prize too!

Good luck and have fun,

trc-sig-michele

Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Release Blog Hop Begins Tomorrow!!


We are very excited to get our New Release blog hop underway tomorrow. Our Design Team has been working really hard on their projects and they are all ready to inspire you!

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This release is very special as we are introducing a brand new exclusive die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts. This die is exclusive to The Rubber Cafe and can only be purchased through our store.

So starting tomorrow August 27th and ending on August 31st, you'll begin to see just how fun this new release is!

You'll be presented with 2-3 projects per day starting on The Rubber Cafe blog. So be sure and visit us each day of the hop to see all the wonderful projects!

There will also be some fabulous prizes along the way!! So be sure to check back here each morning for more information.

Here is just a little bit of a preview for you:

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See you there!
The Rubber Cafe Team

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Home Sweet Home

It's another weekend!  I don't know about you - but this week just sailed by! 

Well we're busy here at The Rubber Cafe', getting ready for our New Release Blog Hop planned for next week, so check back in here tomorrow for our Sneak Peek intro and the rest of the week as The Design Team and The Rubber Cafe' Glueistas' share their cards and projects we hope will inspire you.

So today I'm here to send out a 'teaser' - my project today is a portion of my blog hop post.  Featuring the Window Garden set and On the Fence Die

 
I love my corrugated paper roses, and will share more about those next week.

 
I will say I used some Shimmer frosted white spray on the corrugated roses, and I just love the shimmer that they now have.
 

Supplies:
Stamps: Window Garden set
Ink: Memento Grey Ink,  Ranger- Watercolor markers, Crushed Cordoroy and Antique Linen
Paper:  Cosmo Crickett, Kraft cardstock, corrogated coffee sleeves
Embellishments:  misc metal embellishments
Tools:  Spellbinder's On the Fence Die

Friday, August 24, 2012

I'd pick you


Today I am sharing a card I made with newly released stamps,  Rose Garden and Friends from The Rubber Cafe.

I started by creating a 5 1/4" top folding Square card out of teal cardstock.
then I layered Basic Grey Serendipity patterned paper on to the card.
I stamped the sentiment in black ink on the left side.




I die cut a light red circle panel and a white circle panel with Spellbinder's Dies.
Those two circles were layered onto a darker red scallop edge panel and then adhered to the card.

To create the flower I stamped the larger rose image from the Rose Garden set three times in black ink on Pugnacious Signature White paper.  Then I colored it with markers.  

The bottom layer of the rose is the full image.  The second layer I cut away some of the outside petals and adhered it to the first rose with pop dots.


The top layer is just the center part of the rose cut out and adhered with a pop dot.
I added Patriotic Red Your're So Fine Glitter to the edges of the petals with Scrap Happy Glue.





I hope you enjoyed my project!

Don't forget to stop by next week to see all the fabulous new release projects the design team is working on for you!

Supplies:
Stamps: Rose Garden and Friends from The Rubber Cafe
Paper: The Rubber Cafe'- Pugnacious Signature White paper,Basic Grey Serendipity paper pad, Bazzill Basic Card Stock,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, copic markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' -Scrap Happy Glue, Patriotic Red Your're So Fine Glitter, Hunter Green You're So Fine Glittee
Other: Spellbinder's Dies,