Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013!

It's been a busy holiday season so far for Red Rubber Designs!

First I want to thank everyone who submitted their application for the Red Rubber Designs Inspiration Team - there was such a wealth of talent to choose from! It was a difficult decision to pick just a few.

But choose we must and now I have the pleasure of introducing our new Team!

Of course, you remember Lynda Lindley, our new Inspiration Team Champion. She has done a tremendous amount of work getting us ready for 2014. I couldn't do it without her! You can also find her on her blog: Positive Force.

And now the rest of our Inspiration Team:

Mary Anne Guth - you can find Mary Anne on her blog: Sparkly Train

Kendra Sand - you can Kendra on her blog: Luv 2 Scrap n' Make Cards

Drea Slee - you can find Drea on her blog: Drea's Scraps of Inspiration

I am so excited to have these ladies on my Team! We'll tell you more about them in January.

I am also excited to tell you what this fabulous Team will be doing - I know you're going to like it! You may have noticed the recent change in our blog banner which gives a hint of what's to come. (If you're reading this in your blog reader, come on over and take a look -

Beginning on Thursday, January 9, 2014, we're introducing a new challenge blog: Red Rubber Inspirationals - right here on the Red Rubber Designs blog! And our mission statement should sound familiar: Enabling and inspiring YOU to create art!

We want to inspire you to pick up your stamps and USE them. We want you to know that any and every style of creating is unique and OKAY - that there is no "right" or "wrong". We want to show you that yes, YOU can create something beautiful with rubber stamps!

Won't you join us? We'll have lots more information and additional details in early January, so be sure to check in then!

I also want to remind you of the HUGE Inventory Blowout Sale going on now at Red Rubber Designs - designer paper, card stock, embellishments, tools and more are at least half off their already-low prices. Many items have already sold out, so don't delay as this is a fantastic opportunity to stock up on those crafty items you need.

And did you see? There are some new Cling Mount Rubber Stamps in the store, and we have a new Spotlight Stamp (at 40% off the normal price). There are also quite a few stamps on clearance. This is the last time these designs will be available in rubber, so get them while you can!

I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a joyful holiday season!

And I have a little present for you: Use the coupon code MERRY in your shopping cart through Christmas, and you'll get an extra 10% off of everything - even sale & clearance items! Ho ho ho! (Coupon code good through Dec. 25, 2013.)

See you in 2014!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I Am Thankful!

I hope all of my U.S. friends are having a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, filled with family and friends... and a little stamping!

As for me, I am very thankful for all of my stamping friends, all over the world - some of whom I've never met in person, but that doesn't seem to matter, does it?

I am thankful for my customers and their continued support over the last two years. Red Rubber Designs is nothing without you!

And I am thankful for my design team - past and present! They have represented Red Rubber Designs beautifully and continue to do so. I can't ask for better!

On a more personal note, I am very thankful for my family and my husband. DH is always willing (well, mostly!) to help me in the shop - I wouldn't be able to get it all done without him!

And speaking of design teams - did you know that Lynda (my new Inspiration Team Champion) and I are currently looking for a few good stampers? That's right - Red Rubber Designs is having a design team call for our Inspiration Team! Do you want to have some fun, work with some great rubber stamps and help to inspire and enable others to create art? Then please consider submitting your application to be on our Team! Deadline is Dec. 8, so don't delay!

I also want to take a few moments to remind everyone about some fun things going on here at Red Rubber Designs. I alluded to some changes last summer, and they are still going on: I have great plans for the future and continue to work hard to create stamping fun for you.

So far I've introduced Cling Mount Rubber Stamps and will continue to add more as time goes by. These are deeply-etched, high-quality rubber stamps already mounted on cling cushion and cut out - ready for you to start stamping as soon as your Red Rubber Designs happy mail arrives! I love that!

I've also opened a digital shop where you can get some old favorites and new, original stamp and paper designs! Be sure to visit and see what I've got there for you - and here's an incentive: Use coupon code THANKFUL to get 25% off of everything in the digital store! Be sure to put the coupon code in your shopping cart before going to checkout as I am unable to apply the coupon for you after the order is placed. Coupon code is good through Wednesday, December 4.

You may have heard about the Inventory Blowout Sale we're having in the store - there are currently over 240 products at least 50% off, and I'm still adding items to the sale! We have sold out of several items, so shop early to stock up on the crafting and stamping items that you need. Once it's gone, it's GONE! I want to drastically reduce the inventory I have on hand, which means fantastic savings for you!

Also, something new in the store: Clearance Stamps! There are over 120 unmounted stamp sets on sale. Again, once they are gone, they are GONE! So if you want these designs in deeply-etched rubber stamps, get them while you can!

I'm not restricting the savings to Black Friday or Cyber Monday - I'm extending these savings through the rest of the year! (Or while supplies last, anyway!)

I know at this point there you are probably wondering and I'll answer it here: No, Red Rubber Designs is NOT going out of business! I am simply putting my priorities (and my shop!) in order to continue to do what I love: Stamp. And to inspire others to stamp and create art!

Stay tuned as we move forward into the new year - I have some more fun things up my sleeve! I wish you the best the holidays have to offer, and don't forget to take time to stamp!