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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Cat

This is a quick and simple card I CASED from a swap I received at the Chattanooga Regional Event.  I thought it was so fun and just loved the colors!  I don't think there is ever a bad color combination where Rich Razzleberry is concerned.  Check out the subtle shimmer on the spider web.  That's the new Illuminate Pad.  I also used my paper piercing tool to add a little interest in the upper left corner of the Whisper White square.  I have used this card as a make and take, as well as a Club night project and it was a hit!  I also made 10 more and sent them out to family and friends.  Definately a winner for me!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Beautiful Fall Leaves With Texture

This lovely fall card was made using the new Woodgrain Embossing Folder both on the background and on the leaves, which were cut out with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.  I inked up the Woodgrain Embossing Folder with Always Artichoke Ink to create the unique two-toned look.  I love the classic fall colors with a splash of bling, using Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Paper:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler
Bling:  Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons, Metallic Brads, Linen Thread

Saturday, October 27, 2012




Monday, October 29

Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off!
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
  • Background stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Cookie press stamps
  • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
Soooooo, look through your wish list and get ready to place your order on Monday, October 29!  You may order online on Monday, October 29, or send me your order over the weekend and I will place your order on Monday.


Below are links for the flyers showing you the new options for purchasing single stamps from existing stamp sets.  Please note:  The Pinecone Christmas Tag is from the set Tags Til Christmas.  There is a misprint on the flyer, listing the name of the stamp set as "Christmas."  Even these single stamps will be included in the 15 percent off Spooktacular Sale!  That means 15 percent off the price shown on the flyer!  Too cool!  

Sooty Leaves

This lovely card filled with fall colors was made by smudging color onto glossy white card stock and actually burning the paper until it was black with soot.  Then I stamped a clean dry stamp on the soot to lift it off and reveal the color beneath.  Spraying it with a sealer was next to keep the soot from smudging.  This is one of the projects we made at Friday Night Stamp Club and was inspired by a swap card I received at the Stampin' Up! Regional Event in Chattanooga.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Guest Stamper Judy Besancenez

This card was made by Judy Besancenez, another member of my Friday night Stamp Club.  Judy has been stamping with us for about a year and a half now.  When she joined, she had never stamped before and now is creating absolutely beautiful art work!  Punches and the Big Shot are her favorite tools and she certainly makes great use of them.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Thank You

I just can't get enough of this French Foliage Stamp Set!  Here I combined some layered stamping with Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Crumb Cake; then topped it off with a little gold embossing powder.  The  beauty and simplicity of it makes a stunning card.  Sorry for the poor photography.  I was on my way to deliver this card when I realized I hadn't photographed it.  At a stoplight, I snapped a quick picture with my phone.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the card.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Guest Stamper Pam DeCiechi

This lovely card was made by guest stamper Pam DeCiechi, a new member of my Friday night Stamp Club. She used the Lovely As A Tree set and a simple technique of stamping the image, then cutting it apart and separating it slightly for a very creative and classy look.  Another beautiful fall project!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Baby Bundle

This the the adorable set I made to take to the shower for my neighbor's daughter who just adopted twin girls.  There are two of everything on the card, including two sets of hand prints on the inside of the card from the Baby Prints Stamp Set.  Thanks to Teri Seippel for the inspiration for the dresser card.

Guest Stamper Margie Schlinker

Here is the sweet card that I received in our latest card swap.  The artist is Margie Schlinker.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Guest Stamper Julie Morgan

Here is another lovely card made by Julie Morgan, a member of my Friday night Stamp Club.  She has only been stamping with us for a short time, but has such a wonderfully creative mind.  Thank you so much for the beautiful card, Julie.  I have posted two images, showing you the inside and outside of the card.  Please leave  a comment below.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Guest Project Spider Web

I have such creative ladies in my Stamp Club and am so proud of their creations!  A couple months ago, they decided to do a card swap on Club night and I just have to share with you what they brought.  This project was made by Billie Pryce.  This is a Jiffy Popcorn container still full of popcorn.  How cute is that!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Friendship Swap

This is one of the swap cards I took to the Chattanooga Regional Event.  It's a sweet, simple sentiment to share.  Although you can't see it well in the photo, I sponged the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink over the image, giving it just a subtle sheen.  Makes a great effect!  Please leave a commet and let me know what you think.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Masculine Birthday

Here is a masculine birthday card made with the long-time favorite Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  I also used a retired set for the sentiment.  The background was created by inking up the new Woodgrain Embossing Folder before inserting the Always Artichoke paper.  Doesn't it make a great background image!  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Single Stamps Available

Stampin' Up! is trying out something new! You may now purchase single pieces from these select stamp sets: Word Play (120651), Perfectly Penned (122892), and Seasonal Sayings (128009). The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.  Contact me for item numbers for each stamp.  You will not find this information on the Stampin' Up! website.

  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one.
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • This offer is not available in Quebec.
  • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!

Beautiful Fall Colors

Fall is my favorite time of year with all the lovely colors and bright, sunny days with a crisp coolness in the air!  To mirror those lovely colors and crisp feeling, I have created a couple fall cards to share with you.  Cajun Craze and More Mustard get a tremendous amount of use this time of year.  I just LOVE those colors!  The DSP on the anniversary card is from Comfort Cafe, and the images are from Gently Falling and Embellished Events stamp sets.  I CASED this card idea from a swap card I received from one of my customers.  Thanks for the inspiration, Judy! 

The 4.25 x 4.25 square card at the bottom uses images from French Foliage and Language of Friendship stamp sets.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of them.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chattanooga Regional

Last weekend, I had a wonderful time in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the Stampin' Up! Regional Event.  There were lots of great samples to see, ideas to share, make and takes, and free goodies from Stampin' Up!  Here is a picture of me at our table with my Aunt Phyllis who was kind enough to go along with me.  She is a great source of inspiration and encouragement for me in my Stampin' Up! business and I thank her so much.  I could never have made that 10 hour drive without her!


Animal Punch Art

Hello!  I haven't posted in quite some time (again).  It's always that challenge of getting a good photo, transferring it to my computer, getting a watermark on it, then posting here to share with you.  Sigh!  Someday it has to get easier!  Well, I will certainly get better at it eventually!

Today I want to share with you the fun punch art critters we made at my Funday Sunday event.  The original designs came from Jackie Topa and I just tweaked them a little.  They were certainly a lot of fun to make and just so adorable when finished!  Hope you like them!