Saturday, October 31, 2015


I just wanted to share a Halloween card that we made at October's stamp class.
I guess I should have taken a photo of the inside of it, the little flap opens up to reveal the sentiment inside.

Fast, easy and cute!!
Love those spider web doilies...and they can be used for other things as well, just turn them over to reveal the other side, which is white.

Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween.
We are just now starting to get Trick or Treaters...but wanted to get a card up before the day was finished.

For anyone living nearby, I am having a Class on November 7th from 9:30am - 11:30am.

Here is one of the cards that we'll be doing.  It's using the Northern Lights technique.

And, if you can't attend, this card is also part of the November Card Buffet.  With just a minimum $25 order, in the month of November, I will send you a PDF file with all the instructions for 3 different cards, to your e-mail.

More information on the tab at the top of this blog labeled Card Buffet.  Or sign up for my monthly newsletter where you will get notified of classes, Card Buffets and learn different tips and I also share card ideas.

Have a great night!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Vellum Lamp Shades

My Granddaughter and I decided to have some fun, the other night, and we made these Halloween Lamp shades.

We bought some wine glasses at our local Dollar Tree and also a package of two battery operated tea lights.

We printed a lamp shade onto Vellum and then cut it out.  Then, we just stamped our images onto the lamp shade using Staz On black ink.  We put it on our little Halloween designed wine glasses....but the image on the glasses was covered up.

This was just a 'trial' run to see how it would go.  So, we decided it would be better on just plain wine glasses with no images or writing.

So, we made another trip to the Dollar Tree, the other day, and got three different sized/shaped/colored wine glasses and are going to play with those soon, using Designer Series Paper.  We want to see if it we like it best with a stamped image on vellum or the designer paper.

It's really looks cute when the lights are turned down.  I only have one template for the lampshades so I may go in search of some more sizes and different ways to use the lamp shades.

Always looking for fun ideas to make!!

Hope you try it!  You can dress up your table for Thanksgiving/Christmas or for any type of dinner.  You can even make them to give away as little 'thank you' gifts.

Have a fantastic day!!!

Don't forget about the 15% off sale that SU is running through October 23rd. Just two more days to save on any stamp in the two catalogs....with the exception of Bundles, Host Stamps and Rotary stamps.

Check it out here.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

15% off on ALL stamps

What FUN!!!!!


That's right, for the next four days, Stampin' UP is having a catalog wide sale on ALL their stamps except the Bundles, Rotary stamps and our host exclusive stamps.  Get that list out that you have been making and take advantage of this sale from BOTH catalogs!!!

AND, is there is a required minimum?  Nope, you want just one get 15% off.  You want 20 sets....the same....15% off!!!  Don't wait....the only thing that is limited is the TIME!  So, if you are ready to save some money on your wish list....start HERE.

Have a great day and have fun shopping!!!


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....STOP and read!!! Sale on all stamps!

Hold the presses. Were you planning on ordering some stamp sets soon???  DO NOT ORDER, yet!!!  

Yes you read that correctly.  Just, this morning, I received a notice from SU that they are going to be having a huge sale on regular priced stamps in both catalogs starting tomorrow, for 5 days ONLY.  (October 19th until October 23rd)

I do not have any more information than that as they said that they would give us more information on MONDAY.  So, I will be anxiously waiting along with you!!!

I will update you as soon as I get that information!!

I am assuming that:

This does NOT include bundles (stamp set with a punch or framelits) since they are already at a 15% discount, rotary stamps, host sets or clearance rack stamps.

But, I will let you know the full scoop, tomorrow morning!!

If you had been planning on ordering some stamps soon.... take a break, today and look through the Stampin' Up! Holiday and Regular Catalog and make a list of all the stamps you would like.  

THEN, Check back on Monday for any additional updates. 

Remember, when you order, to use the Hostess Code for this Month  X7ETPBKR and you will receive a hand stamped card and special little gift in the mail from me.  

IF your order totals $150 or more, do not use the hostess code as you will earn hostess rewards for yourself.

NOW is the time to take advantage of this great sale...and get those stamps you have been wanting!

WhooooHoooo!!!  Now I am off to peruse the catalogs to turn in my own order, tomorrow!!

Happy Dance, Happy Dance!!!


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SU Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up Weekly Deals October 13 - 19, 2015

We have some more great deals this week that are on sale through Stampin' Up!!  Check them out and place your order soon, so you don't miss out!!
Metal Pearls
Metal Pearls Text
Classy Designer Buttons Item #138393
Regular Price: $6.00 US
Discounted Price: $4.50
Wild Wasabi Ribbon
Wild Wasabi 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 134570
Regular Price:  $7
Discounted Price:  $5.25
Decorative Mask
Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks 
Item # 133777
Regular Price:  $3
Discounted Price: $2.25
To place your order, click here to go to my online store 
If your order is $150 or more, you will qualify for Stampin' Rewards, so don't use the Hostess Code!!
If it isn't over $150, please use the Hostess Code  X7ETPBKR
If you use this hostess code, you will receive a little something from me by mail!
To use the Hostess Code, after signing in, go to the "shopping bag" page - there will be a place at the bottom left that says
Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply:

"Just copy and paste the above hostess code in that box and click "Apply"

Have a Fantastic Day!!!


Monday, October 12, 2015

How to use the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

How much fun is it to create your very own little treat bags using whatever designer paper you choose?  And, then just decorate as you wish.  You can even make smaller treat bags following the instructions in the video.

Today, I am prepping for a class on Wednesday, but wanted to share this video with you as I'll be making some of these cute little treat bags to give to the gals who attend my class.  Hmmm, what to put inside...that is the question ;-)

I'll have some photos for you in the next day or two.

Enjoy the video and if you want to purchase this cool Framelit set, you can just click on this link.

Have a fantastic day!!!


Friday, October 9, 2015

Getting a head start on Christmas

 These are just a couple of the gift tags that I made yesterday.  I made about 12 of them.  I had fun putting them together.  

I have to say that I realllllly love SU's holiday Designer Series Paper called Home for Christmas.
I have used this paper on cards, tags and even a count down to Christmas flip book I am creating.

I also used the Very Vanilla 1 1/4 Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon on the tags.

The ribbon doesn't show up well on the gift tags.

Here is a better photo of it. It's very pretty!!!

I also used the red glimmer paper, it just adds so much to cards and other projects as well.

Red Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!

I'll share some more of the fun I have been having in my stamp room as the days and weeks go by.  So stay tuned.

I really need to get my Christmas cards started.  Actually, I have them started, just need to pare down the ideas and get busy getting them all made.

I's not even Halloween, yet, but I get distracted so easily that I need a really big head start on Christmas.

Yesterday, I sat down and watched a movie but wanted to be productive at the same time, so I worked on the gift tags, a little Advent countdown project and two more projects that I'll be sharing with you soon.

Enjoy your day!!!


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Let the Fall decorating begin!!

Yes, Fall has finally arrived!!!  It's been a long drawn out summer....actually starting in February.  Not really, but the clear blue skies and warm weather started in February and we are just now starting to get down into the 60's and 50's.   Yesterday, was in the 70's so it's still not our typical Fall.  But, who's complaining?

I decided to get some fall decorating done.  I don't do an overabundance of decorating but one thing I did do, this year, was to make myself a framed printable that I found online.

I went to Pinterest and just typed in "fall printables" and came up with a boatload of them.  I chose my printable and printed it off onto Very Vanilla card stock and put it into a frame that I happened to have out in the garage.  I decided that I might like it better if I had a larger frame and had a piece of coordinated card stock as a mat behind the printable.

So, yesterday, I went to the Goodwill in the next town and I found several frames that might work.  :-)  I'll see if I like it better that way.

While I was out, I found some other fall 'buys'.  Every thrift store I went to, had their Halloween/Fall items displayed prominently.  I didn't want to bring home more 'stuff' just because it was on sale.  But, couldn't resist these things.

 I got a pair of these wall sconces.  $1 each.  Hmmmmm, I don't even use tapered candles anymore but oh well, they are still cute.

 This cute glass Pumpkin cookie jar was $5.  Probably wouldn't have paid that much at a yard sale but the money was going to help shelter animals, and I liked felt it was a good purchase.

A nice big platter for $1.

Can't wait to see what they'll have for Christmas decor!

Have a great day!!!


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tuesday Deals

Here we are again, another Tuesday and more SU Tuesday Deals!!

Check them out!!!

Weekly Deals from October 6 through October 12...

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill by Stampin' Up!
Price: $7.50 $5.63
Gusseted Cellophane Bags by Stampin' Up!
Price: $4.50 $3.38
Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die by Stampin' Up!
Price: $43.00 $32.25
Metallics Sequin Assortment by Stampin' Up!
Price: $5.00 $3.75
Old Olive Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Price: $3.00 $2.25
White Perfect Accents by Stampin' Up!
Price: $5.00 $3.75

Check them out at my Online Store 24/7.

The Hamburger Box Bigz die ....$10.75's always fun to get a Bigz die on sale!

While you are there, you may as well check out the Clearance Rack, too.  There are a lot of great deals to be had.  

Texture Boutique Machine
The little Textured Boutique Machine is still available for just $14.99.  It is so handy to keep at your stamping desk and great to give as a gift.  At only $'s a GREAT bargain.

Have a Fantastic Day!!!!