Archive | September 2014

Weekly Deals

Oh my, I almost let Tuesday go by without posting the Weekly Deals. We are so crazy with packing…the big move is this Friday! Please give me about a week to get some more cards posted. My craft room is almost all packed…sniff, sniff. Here are the awesome deals for the week. Click on the image and you will be directed to the Weekly Deals so you can order on line!

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Pumpkin Trick or Treat

Here is the third card we will make in our September card class. I love these little pumpkins from the Fall Fest Stamp Set in the new Holiday Catalog. The ghost is pretty cute too! You’ll see him on my treat packages in my next blog post.

Pumpkin Trick or Treat

This card is black with Pumpkin Pie DSP from the Brights Collection. Once again…pretty clean and simple but it can be made into a WOW card with some extra embellishments. You might try using Stampin’ Markers to make the stems green and the pumpkins in Pumpkin Pie. Maybe some more Linen Thread looped behind the Apothecary framelit. I’m sure you can think of many other ways to make this card “pop”.

By the way…I fussy cut the pumpkins BUT there is a set of framelits to do the job for you…Fun Fall Framelits Dies 135856 in the Holiday Catalog. You can save 15% by ordering the Bundle and get both the stamp set and the framelits 137628.

My last order was kind of rushed and I forgot several items. My excuse is that we are moving on the 26th to a house a little more than half the size of our current home and packing is a nightmare! How do you decide what NOT to take! ūüôā

My posts may become a bit more sporadic as we approach the “big day”. ¬†My plan is to unpack my studio FIRST so that when I need down time from unpacking and arranging I can retreat to my own space. ¬†I’ll let you know how that works!

The only retired stamp set I used on this one was the Tags 4 You and only the words inside the stamp. I used Old Olive marker for the words.

Since this card is black I put another Apothecary shape inside in Whisper White for the message.

Pumpkin Trick or Treat shade

This is the kind of card you can make in mass if you want to make them for a child’s classmates or your co-workers. In my next post I’ll show you the little treat packages I’m making for two of my grandchildren to give to their classmates in First Grade and Pre-School.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets:  Fall Fest 135194; Retired Tags 4 You 131823

Cardstock:  Basic Black 121045; Brights Designer Series Paper Stack 130134; Whisper White 100730

Ink: ¬†Pumpkin Pie 126945; Stampin’ Write¬†Markers (Brights) 131259

Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003; Linen Thread 104199

If you like my card then leave me a message. ¬†Also…I ALWAYS invite you to send me photos of your creations. With your permission I’ll post them on my blog.


Happy Stamping!  See you soon with a couple little treat packages.

Peek-a-Boo Halloween

As promised…here is the second Halloween card for our September Class. I REALLY like this one. I’m sure my grandchildren will LOVE it.

Peek a boo Halloween sun

Here it is in full sunlight. I’ve been experimenting with outdoor lighting. I’ll show you the shade shot next. Let me know which you prefer.

As I mentioned in my previous blog post I used retired items. I can’t help it…sometimes the stamp sets are just so perfect and you really like them so you just can’t part with them. I used Tags 4 You 131823 and Halloween Hello 131721 Stamp Sets as well as Tangerine Tango ribbon 130812 which is very similar to the new 3/8″ Stitched Satin in Tangelo Twist 133669.

Peek a boo Halloween shade

This shot was taken in the shade. I used a Tangerine Tango card with the layer of black. I punched out the Hexagon shapes in the black so that the Tangerine Tango would show through. I used Snail adhesive to glue down the black but now wish I had used Stampin’ Dimensionals so that the black would stand out (we will in class). I did pop up the Decorative Label and Label Bracket pieces.

Peek a boo Halloween, Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside. I used the Labels Collection Framelits so that there would be a nice area to write a message.

I’m thinking full sunlight is too much…I like the shade shots better. What do you think?

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used:

Stamp Sets:  Four Frames 123442; Retired Tags 4 You 131823; Retired Halloween Hello 131721

Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango 111349; Basic Black 121045; Whisper White 100730

Ink:  Tangerine Tango 126946; Memento 132708

Accessories:  Hexagon Punch 130919; Decorative Label Punch 120907; Label Bracket 132153; Labels Collection Framelits 125598; Retired Tangerine Tango Ribbon 130812


I hope you like this card as much as I do. ¬†Remember…you can WOW this card with embellishments. I’ve shown you a pretty basic card so that you can put your creativity to work and make this design your own. Remember…I’d be delighted if you decided to CASE this card. I only ask that you mention my name as your original inspiration. Also…keep in mind that just because I used Retired stamp sets doesn’t mean there isn’t something different you can use…such as Freaky Friends 135161 or Tee-Hee-Hee 135125 from the Holiday Catalog.

Speaking of the Holiday Catalog…if you don’t have one yet…just contact me so that I can get one to you. It is full of wonderful new products!

I have one more card to share with you and a couple little treat packages – so keep following my blog.

Happy Stamping!

Weekly Deals

Here we are…another Tuesday and new Weekly Deals. There are some really great deals this week. I love the Sweetheart Punch, Label Card Thinlits and I have used Yippee Skippee more than I ever dreamed I would. Take advantage of these prices and place an order on line by clicking on the image below and it will direct you to my website.

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Halloween Hello

Here’s the first of our cards for the September Card Class. Our focus is Halloween…surprise! If you have children or grandchildren you probably send Halloween cards. I have 3 grandchildren and a 91 year old mom who LOVE to get cards for any occasion.

Halloween Hello 2

When I came up with this design I just pulled out all my Halloweeny type stuff so I’m sorry but I did use some retired items like the Halloween Hello phrase and some of the Washi Tape. I forgot to order the Ghoulish Greetings Stamp Set in time for this class ūüė¶

It’s difficult to see but I actually taped down my Washi Tape first then ran the Whisper White through the Big Shot with the Chevron EF.

Halloween Hello 1

I popped up both the tag and the pumpkin with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The difference in the two photos is one was taken in full sunlight and the other in the shade.

I added a few veins on the little leaves to make them stand out a bit.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used:

Stamps:  Fall Fest 135194

Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi 108641; Tangerine Tango 111349; Whisper White 100730

Ink:  Wild Wasabi 108641; Garden Green 126973; Tangerine Tango 126946; Memento 132708

Accessories:  Epic Day Washi Tape 131269; Chevron Embossing Folder 127749; Scalloped Tag Topper 133324; Linen Thread 104199


Hope you like my first Halloween creation and feel free to CASE it. (CASE = Copy And Share Everything)

I love hearing from you so please feel free to leave a comment (positive of course) ūüôā

Happy Stamping!

Weekly Deals and NEW Stamp Set!

If it’s Tuesday…it must be time for new Weekly Deals!


Just click on the image and it will take you directly to the Weekly Deals.

And…that’s not all…there is a new Photopolymer Stamp Set. It is soooo cute and I’m getting it for sure! Check this out!

Click here to see what is new!

Happy Stamping!

Paper Pumpkin is AWESOME!

I know I have been talking about how great Paper Pumpkin is in my classes and on my blog…but really…it is! The kit comes complete with everything you need right to your own mailbox! I made up the cards in the August PP last night in about 30 minutes and ONLY used what materials were in the box.

Here’s what arrived:



Aug PP kit


It’s difficult to see but Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots were included. Those rose colored items are sequins, the little silver pieces are the brads for the envelopes and Bakers Twine for closing the envelopes. As usual, a Color Spot, directions and Photopolymer stamps were also included (in your first kit you will receive a block).

Within 30 minutes…here’s what I made:

Aug PP finished

And…the most surprising thing is that here is what was left…enough to make 8 more cards using my own cardstock & envelopes:

Aug PP left


NOW is the time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin! You get 50% off your first two months if you do the monthly subscription by September 10 (after that date the kits will keep coming for only $19.95 a month if you choose). There is no risk since you manage your own Paper Pumpkin account. If for any reason you want to stop your subscription after your first two months you do it yourself.

Another advantage to subscribing to Paper Pumpkin is that you will be notified when back kits or replacement kits are available. I actually ordered two more replacement kits for the July Paper Pumpkin – I’ll show you in a future blog post.

Visit to sign up

All I ask of you is that you use the Promo Code: HALFOFF 2 and choose¬†me as your demonstrator ūüôā



So…what are you waiting for…give it a try for the first two months at 50% off…you can’t lose!

Happy Stamping…with Paper Pumpkin!