Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thank you Thursday!!!!


I  hope you have enjoyed the last month of Stampin' UP!'s Thank You Thursday's. I, for one, have enjoyed saving money this month.  :-)  I hope you have found some items that helped you save some money, too.

Here are just a few of our beautiful ribbons.......that have been discounted as a special thank you!!

I don't know about you, but I can never have too much ribbon.  Each spool has 10 yards each.   

I thought I would share a card that I made using the Smoky Slate Chevron ribbon.

Hope you have a Fantastic Day!!!  Go do something fun......

Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon 
Item # 130010
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN
Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item #130018
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron RibbonItem # 130019
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron RibbonItem # 131151
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron RibbonItem # 131152
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Deals...

It's Tuesday, again, and that means that Stampin' UP! has posted their Tuesday weekly deals.  Oh what fun!!

Remember the cute little Turkey that I showed you a few days ago?

Well, I used the Blossom Petals punch at the end of this post, to make the 'feathers'.
What a great deal!!!  It's only a little over $5 and if you order it, now, it will be there within a week and you can make up some of these cute little guys to send or to make place settings for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Just click the links and they will take you directly to my online store!

Have an AWESOME day!!

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.12 CAN
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN
Ovals Collection Framelits DiesItem #129381
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Paper Snips Item # 103579
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$11.21 CAN
Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN
Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Regular Price: $6.79 US/$9.19 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.09 US/$6.89 CAN
Keep This Memory Photobook TemplateItem # 129879
Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.98 US/$10.97 CAN

Monday, October 28, 2013

Black and White Thank You

Sunday, I took part in a challenge.  The challenge was to use either an oval or a circle (or both) on your card!

So, I chose to do both!  The reason I chose to do both was....I don't have every SU punch so I had to be creative!

I had just received the Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Mosaic punch and Modern Medley DSP so decided I would use those in creating my card.

My mind has been on Christmas and making Christmas cards so I decided to step away from Christmas and do a thank you card.  Although, the little Mosaic punch does remind me of an ornament  :-)

I absolutely love using punches and embossing folders!!   And, you can barely see them...but there is bling at the top of the punches and also in the O in You!!

If you don't have these items, you can order them at my online store 24/7.

Mosaic Punch 

2 1/2" Circle Punch

2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch

Large Oval Punch

Modern Medley DSP

Whisper White Cardstock

Basic Black Cardstock

Jet Black Staz-On ink

Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thank you for stopping by!!  I always enjoy comments and would love to know if you chose to make a card I have featured.  You can share that card with me at

Have a great day!!!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Getting Organized and last day of 25% off sale

I missed a couple of days of sharing due to cleaning and reorganizing my craft room.  Oh the sense of accomplishment!!! :-)

Usually, I am ahead of the game, with my posting.... but getting this craft room organized seemed to take over my entire weekend and I am still not finished.

I have been PURGING my craft room, big time.  I have way too much 'stuff' to be able to really concentrate in here.   And, there is even more out in the garage.

Now, I want even MORE that I have become a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator. So, I made up my mind, if I want MORE, I have to make room for it, right??  And, that means....I need to get rid of other stuff. Right?  I mean, there is only SO much room!!

Most of my 'STUFF' will be put in boxes for a big garage sale coming this June....but some 'STUFF', I am boxing up and I just can't bear to get rid of it, quite yet.  Who knows, maybe by June...I'll change my mind.

I don't know about you, but I seem to be able to create so much easier when I have a clean and organized room.  I always have to clean my desk off entirely before I can start on a new project.  Not sure why that is....I don't actually think I am anal...but then maybe I am.  I want everything in it's place and a place for everything.

That can be a challenge for a small bedroom turned craft room...but I am UP to the challenge.

I'm not finished......but hope to be by the end of the week.

Here's the inside view of the card!!

This would be great to give to your favorite person at one of those drive-thru coffee stands or to anyone that just loves coffee!!!

And, you could even attach a coffee gift card to the inside :-)

Remember tomorrow is the last day for the 25 stamps for 25% off sale.  Don't miss out....lots of great stamp sets!!!!
Here is the link

But, most important of all.....have a GREAT DAY!!!!


Friday, October 25, 2013

Where oh where.....

has this month gone to???  Oh you realize....that Halloween is just 6 days away?  I have to admit, we don't do much for Halloween, I prefer to decorate for Fall.  We do pass out candy to the little ones (?) that come knocking at our door....but other than that, I just would rather concentrate on FALL!!!  My most favorite time of year.

I am taking my 18 year old Granddaughter one of these cute little bags filled with her favorite candy!!  She loves Candy Corn,  blech....I would rather see chocolate in there.  :-) But, it's what she likes.

I made up some extra bags for her to give out to her friends at college and also those Turkey treat cups that I showed yesterday.

Need I remind you that Thanksgiving is just 34 days away??? That is just a little over a month.  Then.....CHRISTMAS!!!!!

How are you coming along with the Christmas/Hanukkah cards?  Hopefully, I can help you in the weeks to come!!

To make the little owl bag above with the exception of the nose, as she used the blossom builder punch and SU doesn't carry that any more.  But, this is what we did in class....and I didn't take time to re-do it.  :-(

Top Note Stampin' Up! Bigz Die

Price$21.95          113463
You can use the Top Note die to create cellophane bag toppers from any piece of card stock or Designer Series paper. Simply cut image using the die, stamp or embellish it, and fold it over the top of a cellophane bag (fold in half lengthwise for medium bags and widthwise for small bags). Voila! You've made a custom bag topper in no time!


1-3/8 Inch Circle Punch  119860

1 Inch Circle Punch   119868

1/2 Inch Circle Punch    119869

Medium Flat Cello Bags    102757

Add your nose, the candy of your choice....and staple the back of the Top Note (after it is folded) to the bag....and put the front of the Top Note over the bag and adhere.

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Have a gorgeous day!!!  It's bright and sunny here in Central Oregon.....did I say I LOVE FALL???!!!!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Turkey Treat Cup Card

This is a card we made in class....

Of course, you can't send these through the mail (well, you CAN but you would have to put them in a box of some sort)

I came home and made 10 more of these, using a different 'nose'.  I punched the nose using the Petite Curly Label punch, cut in half diagonally.  I thought it turned out really cute.

We used the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Sweet Treat Cups, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, google eyes and Teeny Tiny Wishes.  (a very versatile set with 24 sentiments for most every holiday and other events for the entire year)

Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper
Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper
Price$10.95    132184


Sweet Treat Cups  $2.95  116802

1-1/4 Inch Circle Punch
Price$15.95    119861

Teeny Tiny Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price$26.95      127802

Just a reminder that Stampin' UP! has a sale going on till October 28th....25 stamps for 25% off.

Click here to see the complete list!  And, click here to order at my online store.
Lots of fun stamps!!!

Hope you have a GREAT day!!!!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Snow Day!!

Well, thankfully, not yet!!!  At least not here in Oregon!

But that is the name of this adorable stamp set, Snow Day!!

And, ooooh, how fun to 'build' a snowman inside your nice cozy house with the 12 stamps included in this set!!

Don't you just love BLUE for a Christmas theme???

The cardstocks Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Whisper White go perfectly with the Winter Frost designer series paper.
Warm wishes sentiment is also a part of the set!!

There are so many fun papers in this Designer series.

I shared with you, yesterday, about the 25 stamps for 25% off!!  Hope you get to take advantage of that!!!

Today, being Tuesday, Stampin' UP! has added more sweet deals!!  I want to try these adorable cookie stamps!

Weekly Deals 3

Don't forget for 24/7 online ordering just click on my website here.

I will have a new monthly newsletter starting in November, this will be in addition to my blog, but will have updates on classes, Stamp of the Month clubs and other can sign up in the box at the top left.

Have a great day!!!!  I have some more fun things to share tomorrow!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Well, I knew it was coming and couldn't WAIT to see what stamps that they had listed!!  Well, I just peeked....and most all of them were on my huge list of stamps I 'need' to buy :-)

This morning, they posted the list!!  Rather than post a bunch of can click here and it will take you directly to my website where you will see the above photo....just click on that....and you can go check them out. :-)

If you have your catalog handy and just want to see the list of stamps, here is the list for you!!

A Dozen Thoughts - Reg. $18.95;  Sale $14.21
A Gift for You (Single Stamp) - Reg. $4.95;  Sale $3.71
ApothecaryArt - Reg. $27.95;  Sale $20.96
Betsy's Blossoms - Reg. $21.95;  Sale $16.46
Bright Blossoms - Reg. $12.95;  Sale $9.71
Christmas Star (Single Stamp) - Reg. $9.95;  Sale $7.46
Crazy,Mixed-Up Love - Reg. $14.95;  Sale $11.21
Cuddles & Kisses - Reg. $18.95;  Sale $14.21
Gently Falling - Reg. $28.95;  Sale $21.71
Gifts of Kindness - Reg. $18.95;  Sale $14.21
Gorgeous Grunge - Reg. $17.95;  Sale $13.46
Happy Day - Reg. $16.95;  Sale $12.71
Hearts a Flutter - Reg. $18.95;  Sale 14.21
Hello Lovely - Reg. $24.95;  Sale $18.71
Itty Bitty Banners - Reg. $11.95;  Sale $8.96
Jewish Celebrations - Reg. $18.94;  Sale $14.21
Label Love - Reg. $17.95;  Sale $13.46
Lotsof Thanks - Reg. $16.95;  Sale $12.71
MorningPost Alphabet - Reg. $34.95;  Sale $26.21
Oh,Hello - Reg. $18.95;  Sale $14.21
OrnamentKeepsakes - Reg. $25.95;  Sale $19.46
SnowflakeSoiree - Reg. $21.95;  Sale 16.46
That's the Ticket - Reg. $16.95;  Sale $12.21
Yippee-Skippee!- Reg. $14.95;  Sale $11.21

ZooBabies - Reg. $19.92;  Sale $14.96

Now, off to put in my order :-)

Have a Fantastic day!!!


Monthly Newsletter....I DID IT!!

So, I'll hand myself a bouquet of of my favorite flowers!!

I decided that I needed to send out a monthly newsletter rather than relying on my blog to get the word out about my card clubs, classes and other things.

This way, those that want to know ahead of time about what's going on at Paws N Stamp with Char will have it all in one place rather than scattered about many blog posts.

My idea is this, after I get everything set up....probably after the 1st of the year....I'll be sending out updates about monthly card classes where you can sign up to take part via e-mail.  Yes, that's right.

I'll send out a monthly newsletter giving you different options of things to take part in.  I plan on having classes in my home from time to time and I will be starting up Card Clubs where you can get 5 other people together to form a club.   You commit to 6 months at $25 a month and every month a different person receives the hostess benefits!!   For a workshop to qualify for hostess benefits through Stampin' UP, you must have a $150 this makes sure you meet those requirements. aren't limited to that when it's your turn.  You can gather more orders and have an even bigger workshop.

These can be virtual clubs.....and I will explain all that later.....where you pay ahead of time and then I send out your card kits, by a certain date and you can get together with the other members and make your cards.

You can also opt to have a real life workshop where the 6 of you get together and we do the cards together, each month.  Still the same requirements.....6 people/6 months!  And, someone different gets to be the hostess each month.  Of course, it will depend on where you live, too ;-)

Also, I will have mystery hostess workshops online.....hopefully each month.

I'm really excited and hope you will join me on my new journey!!!

Please feel free to share my blog with friends and have them sign up to my blog and also my Monthly newsletter.

And, remember, I am on Facebook, too.

Please visit me and LIKE my page :-)

Have a Great Day!!!!!


Monday, October 21, 2013

I'll have a Blue Christmas

Ok, I know, that title smacks of Elvis. Sorry, couldn't resist :-) But, this card, other than color, is in no way blue or depressing.

This is the second card we made at my Open House!!

I love how the stripes in the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper coordinate with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions folder.

Before I list the supplies used, I wanted to update you on some ideas I have floating around in my head.

First off, if you would like to be on my mailing list for my monthly newsletter (which will be starting in December) where I will be sharing upcoming classes, stamp camps, Stamp Clubs, any specials SU may have and other information....please send me an e-mail so that I can get you on the list.  I may send out an e-mail with this information until I can get my newsletter set up.

The reason for the e-mail, in order to send out a Monthly Newsletter, as opposed to only posting here on the blog is that most people read their e-mails sooner than they do the blogs they follow and I wouldn't want you to miss anything.  PLUS, I don't want to send e-mails to people that may not be interested.

It's going to take a little bit to get myself up and going with all these new ideas I have floating around in my there is STILL so much to learn, especially with blogging.  But, hang in there with me.......I'll git er done!!! for the card!!!

Here are the supplies I used:

The sentiment, Believe from
Snowflake Soiree Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Silver 1/8" Ribbon 132137 $4.95

Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Folder132174   $7.95

  Festive Flurry Clear Mount Bundle  133285    $46.95

Scalloped Edge Border Punch  119882  $15.95

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246   $4.95

Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 131297 $6.95

You can purchase these items at my online store 24/7.

Have a Great Day!!!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Oooh those Framelits!!!!

 Oh gosh, I absolutely love the Thinlit dies that Stampin' UP has come out with.  I can't seem to quit making cards with them.

This is one of the cards that we made at my Open House on Thursday, October 17th.

Doesn't it just speak Christmas with the red, green and silver???

And, how easy to put together!!

Learning how to put the designer paper on just right so that you can run the entire card through the Big Shot took a little practice, but after that, I was popping those babies out like crazy!!

I hadn't ordered the Christmas Collectibles Bundle, yet, so I used the ones that I already had that are a carry over from the catalog.  They are not retired.  They are just not in the main catalog.  But, because they are easier to find, I will list the Christmas Collectibles Bundle.

Here are the items that I used to create this card:

Christmas Collectables Clear-Mount Bundle

Chevron Border Punch

Silver 1/8 Ribbon

Christmas Messages Clear-mount Stamp Set

Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2X11 Card Stock

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

Season Of Style Designer Series Paper

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Remember you can do your online shopping 24/7 at my online store!!!

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Have a fantastic day!!!!