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Important Update!!!! Changing My Blog Delivery Service


Howdy Rubber Redneck Readers!

Tuesday I briefly mentioned about changing my blog delivery service. Here is the run down. Feedburner, the newsletter/email delivery service I have used for the last few years for sharing my daily Rubber Redneck blog updates by email and RSS feed, is not working correctly. Some of my subscribers are getting updates, but many are not.

In order to reactivate service for those subscribers who aren't getting my blog updates and avoid a future Feedburner shutdown of delivery for those who are, I made the decision to move the email and RSS delivery service to Feedblitz, a much more stable provider.

Many of you received an email from me yesterday (through Feedblitz--the new provider) transferring your subscription from Feedburner to Feedblitz.  If you received it, you don't need to do anything further. You should be good to go with updates (starting today) unless you opted out.  For the next week, you may get duplicates of my blog updates because both feeds (Feedburner and Feedblitz) will be temporarily active until this transition is complete. You can unsubscribe to the Feedburner account at any time (at the bottom of a Feedburner delivery update) but I will be shutting down Feedburner permanently after May 7, 2014 and any duplicate updates should end automatically. If you have problems or questions please feel to email me catrules97@yahoo.com

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL TRANSFER TO FEEDBLITZ YESTERDAY, you just need to subscribe to delivery of my blog updates through Feedblitz HERE If you aren't sure whether you already subscribed or are active, you can try to subscribe at the same link and it will let you know if you are already active or step you through the subscription process if you haven't. 

To ensure that the updates you want actually reach your inbox, please add the FeedBlitz email address -- FeedBlitz@mail.feedblitz.com -- to your email white list (or address book) now. 

Thank you for your patience during this transition!!! I appreciate it!! I am confident you will see many more bloggers doing something similar as they learn what is happening.  



Stampin' Up! Promotions!! FREE Big Shot!!!!

(October 1st-31)

Join My Team HERE and get a FREE Big Shot!!!

Yes you read that right!!! I am so excited to share with you that Stampin' Up! is offering an AMAZING promotion this month!!!!!!!!

Sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and receive the Big Shot FREE or up to $100 in Stampin' Up! Products!!!! Wowzer what a fantastic deal!!!!!!!!!! Already have a Big Shot then use the $100 to pick out $100 worth of Dies!!!!!! This offer is for anyone who purchases the starter kit!!!

Been thinking about Joining Stampin' Up?

*Want to get the catalogs before everyone else?
*Want to purchase new stuff before everyone else?
*Want to earn FREE Product?
*Want to earn some extra Money?
*Want to get a discount off your Stampin' Up!?
*Want to Join my Team?

Then you should consider joining Stampin' Up! and my team!!! I would love to have you on my team!!! Now is a better time to join than ever!!!

Email me with any questions you may have

Join Today~ CLICK HERE and then Click JOIN NOW

Promotion Details:

  • New Demonstrators who sign up during the promotion period will receive a Sizzix Big Shot Machine or $100 in Stampin' Up! products of their choice from any of our current catalogs (the Big one, or the Holiday Mini - your choice).
  • New recruits can sign up online and will be given access to the Promotional Product Bonus  approximately one hour after they complete their online application (you will be provided a link to the ordering system for redemption via email.
  • In this order type, you will either enter the item number for the Big Shot (item 113439) or the item numbers for up to $100 in Stampin' Up! products. Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!
  • New Recruits should ensure that their free total comes as close as possible to $100 without going over since the Promotional Product Bonus order type will not allow items beyond $100 to be added to the order.
  • Those who mail in their sign up applications can simply list the items they want for free on their accompanying order form.
  • New recruits will have until November 30, 2011, to redeem their product bonus.

Starter Kit

  • New recruits may purchase the standard or Digital+ Starter Kit, and may add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Software Add-On for the regular add-on price.
  • New recruits may substitute a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder ($7.95 or less; see pages 218-219) for the Always Bird D├ęcor Elements (p. 233) that comes standard in the Starter Kit.

What are you waiting for this is one AMAZING offer!!! Join the Stampin' Up! Family!! I would love to have you on my team!!!

Join Today~ CLICK HERE and then Click JOIN NOW



Monday's 3D Challenge Owl Picture Frame using the Two-Step Owl Punch

Morning everyone!!

Before I get to today's share a few things first. Thank you all for who visited my blog over the weekend and left comments!!! I thought the blog hop was fantastic and we have a lot of talented gals!! I know my wish list got bigger for the Sale-A-Bration Brouchure. lol The winner of the blog candy giveaway is Bev Gomez!! Congrats Bev!!! I will be emailing you. Thank you again for all your comments I appreciate all of them!!!

This is the biggest promotion of the year!!!! January 25th- March 31st you can earn FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure when you purchase $50 in merchandise before shipping and tax!!! There is no limit!! Spend a $100 get 2 FREE Products, spend $150 get 3 FREE Product and Hostess Rewards too!!!There is a lot to choose from too!!! The Sale-A-Bration Brochure is FANTASTIC, plus you also have another 60 Stamps Sets to pick from that is listed in the back of the brochure that you can get FREE!!!!!

Don't have a Sale-A-Bration Brochure just email me and I'll be happy to send you one!!! You also will be able to VIEW it ONLINE on my blog and the Stampin' Up Site.

For each $50 you spend ONLINE WITH HOLLY HERE you will be able to enter the item # for one FREE product!!!! The FREE Product offering is FANTASTIC this year, so many new things!!! There is Stamps, Decor Elements, Ribbon and Button Pack and MDS Downloads!!!! WOWZIER!!! Lots and lots of goodies to pick from!!!!

Been thinking about Joining Stampin' Up?

* Want to get the catalogs before everyone else?
*Want to purchase new stuff before everyone else?
*Want to earn FREE Product?
*Want to earn some extra Money?
*Want to get a discount off your Stampin' Up!?
* Want to get 15% off your Starter Kit?
*Want to get a FREE Product bundle worth $50?
*Want to Join my Team?

Then you should consider joining Stampin' Up! and my team!!! I would love to have you on my team!!! Now is a better time to join than ever!!! Get 15% off your starter kit and a FREE product Bundle worth $50 when you join between Jan. 25th-March 31st, 2011

Email me with any questions you may have

Join Today~ CLICK HERE and then Click JOIN NOW


Today's share is the 3D Challenge I posted over on Stampin' Addicts website! If you never been check it out, it is geared towards Stampin' Up! if your a demo be sure to sign up for the demo forums and then give a shout out to me catrules! Today's challenge is to make this little picture frame!! Isn't it just cute!! I used the Owl-Two Step punch this is a must punch!!! It is soo much fun to play with!! I used the following supplies to create this~

Big Shot item #113439
Little Leaves Sizzlits item #114511
Play Date DSP item #117168
Pinking Hearts Border Punch item #117649
Two Step Owl Extra Large Punch item #118074
3/16 Corner Small Punch item #119871
1 1/4" Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon item #119768

Hemp Natural Twine item #100982
Jewels Basic Rhinestones item #119246

If you would like to purchase the supplies I used to make this project or place an order  shop ONLINE HERE, email or call me too!! Just click on the Shop Now button when on my Stampin' Up! Website



1. You will need a 4 x 4 Chipboard Coaster, don't have one then cut 1 piece of chip board at 4" x 4".

2. Cut 2 pieces of Early Espresso card stock at 4" x 4". Take the 3/16 Corner Round Punch and round all 4 corners on both pieces, then snail to the coaster.

3.Cut 1 piece of Old Olive card stock 3 3/4" x 4", punch out the bottom with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch.

4. Cut 1 piece of Whisper White card stock 3 1/4" x 3 1/2, snail it to the Old Olive card stock from Step 3.Take 1 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, cut it and fray one side. Then wrap around the bottom and secure the ends with Glue Dots. Wrap a piece of Natural Hemp Twine over the top of it twice. Using the Big Shot and the Little Leaves Sizzlit Die; die cut a leave out in Old Olive and attach with a Glue Dot. Take the Owl Two-Step Punch and create your owl. Mine was done in Early Espresso, Old Olive, Real Read, Whisper White card stock and Play Date DSP. Then add a Jewels Basic Rhinestone to it and pop up with a Stampin' Dimensional. Then place Stampin' Dimensionals on the back and place in the center of the Early Espresso card stock.

5. Cut 1 piece of Early Espresso card stock  2" x 4", score at 2". Fold it in half apply Sticky Strip to one end and attach to the back of the coaster. This is your stand for the picture frame.

Tutorial Video


Supplies Used~
Old Olive, Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Play Date DSP
Acc.~ Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Small Heart Punch, 3/16 Corner Round Punch, 1 1/4" Real Red Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon, Natural Hemp Twine, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great day!!!