Rub-ons & plastic salad bowls...


make nice little centerpieces for scrapbook workshops. Found these plastic salad bowls at Target yesterday afternoon with the intent of having them hold inks & stuff in my workshops tomorrow. Was just going to use them as they were...but then I got to thinking...I have lots of rub-ons...I could put them to use...and make something interesting (LOL - I have lots of time to screw around with stuff like this, right?).

I used Making Memories rub-ons and a couple from Heidi Swapp. I love the cursive Making Memories font. And Heidi's are awesome - they seem sturdier than some others I have encountered and have no "ghost-like" outline around the letters.

Just so you know, the one on the right says, "embrace imperfection." This is essential when working with lots of rub-ons on round plastic bowls.

Plastic salad bowls & rub-ons...all in all, a good match

54 thoughts

  1. Lynne

    2005-06-24 08:35:06 -0400

    great idea as I've been looking for unique ideas to place containers on my desk!
    Sorry, I know you don't know me, but I love being inspired! Thanks!

  2. Loni

    2005-06-24 09:41:35 -0400

    So cool, Ali!! Aren't rub-ons grand! Honestly. The greatest invention ever. I've used them to add quotes to things (like my mom's magnet board in the kitchen) and label some of my glass jars in my scrap room.

  3. heather

    2005-06-24 09:42:08 -0400

    Love the idea! I've used the rub-ons on lots of things, but not plastic salad bowls! Hope you guys have a great time.

  4. jamie

    2005-06-24 10:18:38 -0400

    you are the coolest-- woman!!!! love how cute these are!

  5. tracy

    2005-06-24 10:35:58 -0400

    Now aren't those just the cutest things. And I was just at Target. Good thing I am only three blocks away.

  6. Jill

    2005-06-24 10:54:46 -0400

    Oh MY. Yummy. You know you have a scrapbooking "problem" when.... 1) you start putting rub-ons on everything in your house; or 2) you see someone else who did it and think, "darn it! Why didn't *I* think of that?"
    Very clever, Ali — we would expect nothing less! :) Now I have to go BACK to Target (because, really, who isn't there *every* day?!) and see what ELSE those rub-ons will stick to!
    GOOD FOR YOU! :)
    PS: Have been sucked into browsing all over 2Peas today — I think you must have *sheaves and sheaves* of stickers at your house, all missing the precious S — am I right? :)

  7. Krista Goodwin

    2005-06-24 10:55:22 -0400

    How cute and creative of you! Very cool, Ali!

  8. Carma Lexow

    2005-06-24 11:38:22 -0400

    That is why we love you. Can't wait to see them in person at the Class tomorrow. All of us at No Bare Pages Scrapbook Co. await your arrival.

  9. Chrissy K

    2005-06-24 12:37:02 -0400

    you are always thinkin chick!!! These would be great at a crop.. a little gift... you are too good!!!.. and for the record I think ( could be wrong) that still has HS rubons in stock.. had issues transfering the "playbill" ones but they are soo cool!..
    Thanks for the inspiration Ali ( as usual! :D )

  10. Trina Jaynes

    2005-06-24 12:37:28 -0400

    Very cool idea, Ali!

  11. Kass

    2005-06-24 13:07:09 -0400

    what a brilliant idea! You're a legend Ali!

  12. jen

    2005-06-24 15:28:33 -0400

    Aaarrghhh...I just got home from SuperTarget...I wish I had seen this post first!! Of course, it's not as if I won't be going there again!! LOL!! Great inspiration! I love the Embrace Imperfection....I must remember this!

  13. Alissa

    2005-06-24 15:56:27 -0400

    What a cool idea! But, what can I expect for the coolest chick I know! :)

  14. Amanda

    2005-06-24 16:13:46 -0400

    Darling! I so want to take your classes! Maybe one of these days we will be in the same place and the same time. Happy weekend!

  15. sheila

    2005-06-24 16:15:49 -0400

    You're my favorite - I always scan the pages of my CK magazine looking for Ali's pages before I look at anything else. Are you really coming to Tulsa for the OK convention? I'd LOVE to take one of your classes.

  16. stephanie/pearose

    2005-06-24 16:22:54 -0400

    Terrific idea for rubons! Love that-aren't you the creative genious :)
    Thanks for sharing such a super idea!

  17. nadine

    2005-06-24 16:59:12 -0400

    this is pretty much the most awesome thing ever. ;) but i'm wondering, what happens when you wash them? will the rubons come off?

  18. Kerry

    2005-06-24 20:50:16 -0400

    Now those are cool. Stellar idea. Enjoy your classes this weekend!!

  19. Bonzairn

    2005-06-24 21:41:43 -0400

    I LOVE IT - "Embrace Imperfection!" Can I have that as my scrapbooking/card creating motto!
    : )

  20. Lisa Russell

    2005-06-25 01:11:58 -0400

    Cool idea!! Great thinking! Thanks for the idea, Ali!

  21. Jen

    2005-06-26 14:06:46 -0400

    Now this is COOL!

  22. Jen

    2005-06-26 14:34:46 -0400

    Okay, so here I was all poised and ready to run out and get the same bowls at Target first thing tomorrow morning and then...I read the rest of your post and saw that you had done these yourself. You are just too clever! Of course, you did! What was I thinking?
    They are just fabulous. More inspiration, as usual. Thank you!

  23. Kristin

    2005-06-27 11:06:20 -0400

    Those would be perfect on tables for a wedding or baby shower. Very, very cool idea!

  24. Eva

    2005-06-30 21:35:03 -0400

    These are so Cool! The sayings like "Embrace Imperfection" were your mantras, weren't they? You only used a couple during the class (embrace imperfection, go with the flow, and it's okay), what were the others?

  25. Krystyn

    2005-07-05 17:06:17 -0400

    Great! So I went to Target tonight and here I sit putting rub-ons on 2 acrylic salad bowls. I love them - so very cute! Thanks for the great idea.

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