Monday, December 8, 2014

my first video ever

This is my first video. I was very nervous and it needs work but here goes.
I will keep doing them and show you my progress as I go along

I love the card more than the video itself but I hope you like it.
Remember its my first and I have lots of improving to do but at least I did it.

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Star Shaker Card

One of the cards we made last weekend at our card buffet.
This card was inspired by created by one of the Founders Circle achievers and I can't find the original. But I changed it a little by embossing the lost lagoon piece with the Stars Embossing Folder. I got a lot of wow cards from those ladies. 
Thanks for Stopping by today.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pay It Forward Campaign

The holidays are fast approaching and I wanted to get this out there before I miss the chance to pay it forward. Remember last year when the Hinesburg Police Department bought my grandkids all of those christmas gifts..........

Well I want to PAY IT FORWARD and I need some help. 

All you have to do is this....
Order $100 between now and December 10th   OR
Take the catalog and Get at least $100 in orders from friends and family, or book a (New) party and I donate my commission
By new I mean it can't be an existing party. This has to be new. 

On December 10th I will add up all the $100 orders and all the $150 parties and I will donate all of that commission to 1 persons family. 

Here is how I will decide what family to give to......
Everyone that participates will give me 1 name and phone number and I will put all of the names in a hat and draw one lucky person. 

Or, if I get alot of participation, I will draw more than one name. 

Here is what you need to do. 
Go to my website 

or email me at
to place your orders. 
If you go to the website please be sure to enter the hostess code 


This code tells me that you were participating in the pay it forward campaign, please use it so I can be sure to get your name on the list. 

Thank you 
Have a wonderful weekend, 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Down Line Meeting Swaps

Here are some of the swaps from my last meeting with my Down Line.
Somehow I didn't get Beth's home with me. Someone else ended up with it so if someone has 2, please let me know. I let Mindy use it to complete hers and I never got it back. :(
Here are the swaps. Great job everyone

France Leblanc Copied this one
straight from the catalog
Betsy Rotax made this one. I think
my tree stems should have been
under the cherry cobbler c/s

Tammy Plankey
Love the design

Valerie Fitzgerald 

Tonya Ditzler
The Inside of Valerie's

Laurie Pelcher
Mindy Brown


I haven't been on much lately and I totally had to share this.
This was my 50th Birthday Card from a friend(Betsy Rotax)
Thank you Betsy. I love it

I am in the process of coming up with my very first video so stay tuned. I have to finish it within a week so as long as I can figure it out you will start seeing more of me.
Happy Halloween

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October Class to go

This was the class to go for October, last chance, I am ordering them today. I sent out an email with details so let me know

Have a wonderful day everyone 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

weekly deals

Here are this weeks Weekly deals

Now that I got on my blog again I will be trying to post regularly so make sure you come back.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Founders Circle fun. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!!

 Founders Circle was so much fun and we did so many things but I have not down loaded all of my photos to my new computer yet. So, here is what I have so far.

We Decorated and put together Gingerbread houses and this was our before photo, we all had holiday Group names and our team name was Silver Bells. This is us....
This is Shelli and Bonnie On the bus to Kanab with us. Giving us prizes is always fun, even for them.

This was our swap night, we all lined up along the hallway, in our pajamas and swapped 113 swaps. WOOHOO.
This was my bag that my up line(Christina Crawford) gave me.

This is what 113 swaps look like

This is all of us before swapping, in our pajamas, for a group photo

Our final night, we made Christmas ornaments and decorations to decorate a tree. We decorated
either 3 or 4 trees and this is ours and our group of helpers.
Founders Circle was so much fun. If I never make it again, I will always cherish the time that I had here this year. It was amazing to come HOME FOR CHRISTMAS with Stampin' UP!

Thank you to all of my family, Friends, Customers and Down Line for helping me get on this trip and for dealing with me while I worked so hard to earn such an amazing trip.
I know that I had a lot to do with earning this too because If I didn't work so hard, Even with a full time job and raising my 2 grandchildren I still pulled it off and I didn't think I would.
I love you all for your support and your efforts.
Bless You.
Oh and I can't forget to mention my Mentor, My Stampin Coach, Sara Rhodes. She pushed me through the year in challenges to make this work. Thanks Sara.
Special Thanks go to my helpers as well. They know who they are. Without all of you helping me create, cut and bag, I wouldn't have made it through. :)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Been away for awhile

WOW, I just realized I have not been here since July 30th.
How much have you missed me.

Well, I've just been pretty busy.
I will be getting back into posting daily.
Part of the problem is, I used to post at work in the morning when I got in early or at lunch and now the computer at work doesnt let me in.

I think I will have to carry my laptop to work and that way I can post.

Until next time, Here is a photo of a box we made recently. I am in the process of creating many more of these so that we can do a class of them.

Let me know if you are interested in coming to make a few of these. Different animals and holiday occasions.

Have a wonderful day.
Rubber Hugs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

more photos from convention of us girls

The first one is My Stampin' Coach, She works at Stampin' Up! and we talk once every two weeks. She challenges me and holds me accountable. She has helped me grow. 

The next two are all of us that went to convention. 
Val, Betsy, Mindy and Myself.
Sharon and Debbie are in the row behind us.

Thanks again for stopping by
Rubber Hugs

convention boards

Convention boards. 

Love these

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

more convention photos

Here is a photo of the Shelli Booth background. This is where everyone went to have a meet and greet with Shelli. You could also go there after to have some taken alone. The whole background is made of Big Paper Flowers. Its just so amazing what you can do with Paper. 

We also took a tour of the home office while we were in Utah and here are some of the great photos from there. Its just so much fun.

Inside the home office
its beautiful

 These were some silly girls that I was hanging out with. It was so much fun though.
Thanks again to Mindy, Valerie and Betsy for coming along.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Convention was amazing

    I have just returned from Convention and for the first time ever, I have earned Founders Circle!!!   I want to thank you all for your support in this, its been an amazing year.  Earning Founders Circle is not something I have accomplished alone though, I could not have done it without all of my customers and my awesome team. I do have a pretty good team starting and its growing so I'm hoping to only improve from here.

    I have hired help now and that seems to help a lot. Thank you to my helpers for everything you do. Its been an awesome year and without their help, I definitely could not have kept up. I learned while on the FIJI trip while speaking to other demonstrators that hired help is a plus in their businesses so I thought I'd give it a try. 

   Here are 2 of my awesome swaps that my helpers helped me create as well as other things they have helped with. 

Thanks for stopping by and remember to leave me a comment

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I'm back

Hello everyone.
     I am going to do this again. Maybe not everyday yet but subscribe to my blog so that you receive an email and when I post you will know it.
    I stopped blogging daily because only 6 or 7 were viewing my posts daily. I went daily for awhile and at first I was getting lots of visits and then it died down. SO, I must have been doing something wrong in my posts.

What I want to hear from everyone is what do you want to see?
What will make you come back for more?
I know, Giveaways keep you coming back but other than that when I dont post a giveaway traffic is a lull.
I can't do a giveaway every day, Though I wish I could but Just cant.
I am not video savvy so I can't post video's. I wish I could. Maybe someday I will give it a try. I have been tempted but haven't yet.

So, leave me a comment and tell me what I can do to keep you coming back.
That's what I need to hear to help me be able to improve

This is all about what you want so leave me a comment.
Rubber Hugs

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Weekly Deals

Here are this weeks deals. 

Rubber hugs
Catalogs are here, if you want one, just let me know

Sunday, May 18, 2014

craft room funny

Cruise walk a thon

Slim and I made Shelli's blog again.
Here is the photo that she posted.
This was a walk a thon to benefit homes for Haiti families and together our walk earned over $10,000 and then Stampin' Up! matched it, making the total $20,000 and that was more than enough to build 3 homes. WOOHOO. The homes there cost $6,000 to build.
this was us after 6 laps, still had 4 to go.

This is a couple we sat next to at dinner.
we chatted with them alot.
He pushed her the whole 10 laps 
If you would like to read more on the cruise from Shelli's point of view, you can go to
Reading her posts, she has heart and you can read it. She is an amazing woman.
Thanks everyone.
Have a wonderful day.

Monday, May 12, 2014

cruise 2014

Thank you so much everyone for making it possible for us to have such an incredible opportunity on this trip to the western caribbean. Its been amazing.
Here are a few photos to share with you for now.

The New Catalog.
Isn't it pretty.
They are being dropped off to
Staples for wire bounding
Wire Dress model decorated with
Stampin' Up! Ribbon
The ring toss game for prizes Daily

Another Wire dress decorated with
Designer Series Paper
Another wire Dress decorated
with cones of Designer Series
Wall Hanging made of Designer Rosettes
Note my size and you can picture the
true size of the hanging. Beautiful. 

This was one of the best vacations I have ever had. It was fun and amazing.
Did the zipline on the ship, the zipline on shore in Haiti and climbed the waterfall at Dunns River Falls. That was the most amazing time of all.
Thank you everyone for your support in this. I could not get on this trip if I didnt have the support of all of you. Thank you and God Bless.
Off to Disney for a few days and then I'll be back to hand out the catalogs. How many are anxious for those.
Rubber Hugs

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Cruise Time

Good morning everyone.
Well, I'm off. This is it. Sorry but I didnt have a chance to make anything and take photos to share here. However, I did make my swap for the cruise, that I thought I'd Share with you on my first day out.
This is a Betty Creation (with the help of Val and Gwen)since they have to be our own idea.
I hope you like it.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support in helping me earn this trip. Slim and I have had an awful week previous to leaving and we NEED this vacation. I just hope that I can take his mind of things enough so that he enjoys his vacation. Keep us in your prayers that he gets good news when we return.
Have a wonderful 2 weeks. 
Rubber Hugs
Betty and Slim

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A little Funny

Betty is taking off
I saw this today and thought I'd borrow it. I don't know how to create these but if anyone knows, Let me know. Hope you all have a wonderful 2 weeks and pray that those catalogs are waiting for me when I return so I can get them wire bound. Hugs to all of you. I would not be going on this trip if you were not supporting me in my business.