Thursday, October 20, 2016

Stamp Class and Recipe!!

Today was our Christmas Stamp class.  I decided to have it early so that the gals could get a head start on their Christmas cards.

Here is one of the 6 cards that we made today!  

They had a great time and so did I!!

We had a nice lunch, afterwards, as one of the gals brought Croissants and Chicken Salad for lunch and I made a dessert.  They asked if I would share the recipe on my blog, so here it is.

1 1/3 c. flour
3/4 c. chopped nuts
3/4 c. margarine or butter
3 oz cream cheese
1 c. confectioner's sugar
9 oz Cool Whip
1 Pkg. small instant butterscotch pudding
1 Pkg. small instant coconut pudding
3. c. Milk
9 oz container Cool Whip
1 c. chopped nuts or toasted coconut

Mix flour, 3/4 c. chopped nuts and butter.  Press into 9x13 pan.  Bake 15 minutes at 350ยบ.  Cool

Cream together cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and add 1 (9 oz) container Cool Whip. Spread over cooled crust.

Mix together puddings and milk, stir with whisk until thick.  Spread over cream cheese layer.  Add 1 (9 oz) container of Cool Whip on top and top with chopped nuts or toaster coconut.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Yet another Fall card

My inspiration for this card came from a SU demonstrator in Germany.  You can check out her blog, here.  When you go check it out, leave her a comment and tell her Char sent you!!  :-)

Anyway, I saw it on her blog and couldn't quite figure it out, so I wrote her and asked and she kindly gave me the directions.

So, I am sharing them with you!!  Basically, you brayer Soft Suede ink onto the Woodland EF on the side that is not raised.  THEN, you cut a leaf using the Leaflits Framelits and place that inside your embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot.

Using the Leaflits Framelits, again, you then cut out another Maple leaf from a piece of 4 x 5 1/4" Whisper White card stock and layer that onto your 81/2 x 5 1/2 Crumb Cake card and then 'fit' your 'cut out' leaf inside.

Stamp a sentiment onto a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, and layer it onto a piece of Early Expresso card stock. I also used a strip of the Neutrals Designer Series Paper.

The bow was made using the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon but just removing one thread from the ribbon.  FUN way to get some sturdy thread to make a bow.

The embellishments at the top of the card are the Metallic enamel shapes.

FUN card to send for Fall birthdays!!!

Thanks to Christina from Germany for sharing with me how she created this card!!

If you haven't gotten the Leaflet Framelits or the matching stamp set, it is a MUST HAVE!!!  It is one of my favorite sets in the catalog.

Have a great day!!!


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

My Favorite time of year

Fall is my most favorite time of the year!!  It's probably because it follows summer which is my least favorite!  And, that is only because it gets so warm in the summer months and I am more of a cool weather person.

Actually, I love all the seasons of the year for their own differences.

But, Fall being my FAVORITE, I tend to make more cards at this time of year than any other.

This card was FUN to make.  First, I made the leaves using watercolor paper, re-inkers and SU Aqua Painters.

After the paper dried, I then used the Vintage Leaves to stamp my leaves and the Leaflits Framelits to die cut them.  On the larger leaf, I stamped a tree from the stamp set, Sheltering Tree to give it a 'veiny' look.  (if that's a word)
I used the Woodland embossing folder and lightly brayered Soft Suede ink onto the trunks of the trees...making sure I brayered the 'raised' side.  Then, I ran it through my Big Shot.   I stamped the smaller leaves from the set "Among the Branches" in a combination of Soft Suede and one of the greens....sorry, I didn't take note when I did that.....something I am really bad about doing, sometimes.

I'll be sharing more Fall cards in the upcoming days although I am already working on Christmas cards.....weird, huh?  But, my Christmas class is this Thursday because my customers wanted to get an early start on them.

Thanks for stopping by!!!  And, if you would be so kinds as to leave a comment so that I know you were here, I would appreciate it so much!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!  

Have a great day!!


Friday, September 30, 2016

Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin’ Up!

I just did get this new embossing folder earlier this month when the UPS truck stopped at my house with some supplies.  I love it!!!

For now, I thought you might like to see just how exciting this new folder is!!  It is different than most embossing folders in that it's thicker!!

Let me know what you think!!!

Have a great day!!


Thursday, September 29, 2016


Time is running out . . . there are just a few more days to take advantage of the most amazing Paper Pumpkin offer ever! Right now, first-time subscribers can buy their first month and get their second month FREE!

Use promo code “BOGO” at by October 10. You’ll pay $19.95 for the October kit and get the November kit for FREE! 

I have to tell you that when I first signed up with Paper Pumpkin, some of the kits I wasn't overly fond of BUT, then I found a Facebook group called Fans of Paper Pumpkin and they have so many ideas of what you can do when you aren't especially fond of the present kit. The things that those gals come up with are amazing.

I so enjoy receiving my kit, each month, now!!  This month, September, we received a darling kit with little 'test tubes' that you filled with candy and decorated.  How fun!!!

It's always fun anticipating what the next kit will be....and if I don't happen to like it as much as another month, I just look on the Facebook page and get TONS of ideas of what I can do with it.  FUN FUN FUN!!!!

And, all the work is done for me.  All I usually have to do is stamp and assemble, not thinking of what to's all figured out for me.


Then, click on Shop Now and Paper Pumpkin!!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Designer Paper Series sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buy 3 get 1 FREE! Designer Series Paper SALE

 THIS IS THE VERY BEST SALE on paper of the entire Stampin' Up year. Buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free all during the month of October! Here's what you need to know before you go shop: 

  • Sale includes all the papers shown below! Mix and match or get four all the same, it's up to you! 
  • There are 8 different packs to choose from, including two brand new from the Christmas catalog!
  • Enter any three packages and the next one you select will be free. No limits!
  • Note that the sale doesn't include Specialty papers or the Stacks of papers.

To place your order, just click on the papers that you want and it will take you to my online store.  Once there you can order any and all that you like.

If you are a first time customer, please create an account with Stampin' UP!  And, be sure you click the little box so that I know who to thank. (although you can order as a guest but I will have no way of knowing who ordered and will not be able to send a Card Buffet to)

I have a Card Buffet that I sent to my customers each month when they place a qualifying order of at least $25.  So, I would need your e-mail to know where to send it!

Have a great day!!!  And, better yet, Have FUN shopping!!!


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My New Acquisition

 We went shopping, yesterday, for wedding supplies but while we were in Michael's, I saw this Washi Tape holder (well, it's actually called a Craftstack) that I have been wanting for a long time, but  I was waiting for it to come on sale.  Well, it finally did...and at a time I was actually AT the 50% I snatched one up for myself!  I got the larger one.  There is also a smaller one with just two drawers, I believe.
I don't have tons of Washi Tape, but I like things organized and this is the best thing I have seen to organize Washi Tape.

I think it originally was something that was used for seasonings, for your kitchen cupboard, but I am quite sure some crafter figured out really soon that it would be an awesome addition to a stamp room. YouCopia makes them.

Here is what it looks like open!

I only opened the two drawers because I don't have any more Washi tape.   And, the neat thing is....if you get another one, they stack!!!

I like that it is up on a shelf out of the way, but easily accessible.

And, I think I am going to go get another one, if they are still on sale, as I got an idea and checked it out....and found that I can fit my little Ink Spots in those drawers, too.  So, I'll have one for Ink Spots, that I get with my Paper Pumpkin every month.

LOVE having things organized and easy to find.

By the way, check out the new items they have put on the clearance rack HERE. FIVE pages full!!!

Here are just a few items that SU has put on clearance. There are punches, framelits, stamp sets, paper, embellishments and more!
Hope you are having a fantastic day!!!
And, remember, too, the September weekly special is over with today!! Tomorrow starts a new week of specials.