Archives for October 2009

Spooky Sweet Treat

Sweet Centers

We made these fun little treats for stamp camp this month.  I am going to be making several of these for the kids that will be dropping by our house for Halloween.

They stamp up quickly and are fairly easy to put together. I found a quick way to make them that allows the little tricksters easy access to their  treats.

Sweet Centers

I stamped the image and cut it out and then punched the center out with the 13/4 inch circle punch. I then layered it onto the only orange card stock and punched the center again. This left an opening for the sweet treat cup.

Sweet Centers

I used the perforating blade on the cutting tool and made an X in the center of the card front. Then I adhered the punched out sentiment on the inside of the card.

sweet treat cups

Without removing the protective tape on the Sweet Treat cup, I placed it inside my stamped piece and centered it on the card front (without adhesive). While holding the cup in place, I removed the stamped piece and then marked  lines where I wanted to place the filled cup. Then just attach the stamped image over the cup. Lots of fun to make!

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Sweet Centers

Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink and Green Galore marker

Paper: Green Galore, Only Orange and Whisper White Card Stock

Fun Stuff: 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Cutting Tool, Sweet Treat Cups

Happy Stampin!


Holiday Planner

Holiday Planner

 Holiday Planner

This is a fun little planner that I made to organize the information I’ll need for all of my holiday plans. Actually I use Microsoft One note to sort things out and then I’ll print things off and have a nifty little pocket organizer to carry them around with me, while I shop.

I used a regular school folder and cut it down so that it would be better sized to fit in my purse. I only had white ones on hand and so this paper from last years catalog worked best for what I had in mind. The folder is one of those simple class folders (no brads) that are available at back to school time for just pennies each. I cut about 4 inches off the top and then folded the back and front in half vertically. This gave me 4 pockets in an accordion fold.

Christmas Planner

I glued the two center pockets together from the back to make a center page rather than an accordion fold.

Organized Christmas

I  covered the front and insides with cut designer paper and stamped simple images to decorate each section. I didn’t have any red embossing powder and I wanted my titles to be opaque so I decided to cut them out with my Cricut machine. I thought it would be quick and easy. NOT! Gluing all of those skinny individual letters took forever!


holiday Planner

I used the last pocket for a receipt envelope. Of course, when the envelope is overflowing, there is more room in the pocket for extras.


I covered two pieces of chipboard with DSP and included some note pages and then bound it all together and added ribbon and a stamped image to decorate. This will be a fun little place to keep lists of all kinds. Wish lists, shopping lists, menus, party needs, Christmas card list.


Decorating was quick and easy. Lots of punched pieces and a few cut out images.

Thanks for stopping by!



Stampin’ Stuff


Delightful Decorations ~ Spotlight on Christmas


Real Red ~ Baja Breeze


Real Red ~ Old Olive ~ Baja Breeze ~ Ski Slope DSP

Fun Stuff

Large Star ~ 5 Petal Flower ~ 2 3/8″ Scallop Oval Punch ~ 1 1/4″ Circle Punch ~ 1″ Circle Punch ~ 1 1/4 Square Punch ~ 1″ Square Punch ~ Red polka dot grosgrain ~ Baja Breeze satin ribbon ~ School folder ~ E-cut letters ~ Envelope ~ White twine


This week’s Deal!

Deals week 3





















Ooooh some really fun little goodies on sale this week! I love the Library clips! Call me to place an order and I will hold all orders until this weekend and combine shipping or you can place an order in my online store!



Autumn Days


This is another card we made for Stamp Camp this month. I love the Autumn Days set! The pheasant and sun (punched circle) are popped up.

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Autumn Days and Grateful Greetings

Ink: Ruby Red and Close to Cocoa Classic Inks

Paper: More Mustard and Ruby Red card stock and Autumn Traditions DSP

Fun Stuff: Pop Dots, sponges and 1 inch Circle Punch




I’ll be posting again later today with a fun Chritmas Planner!


Thanks for stopping by!







October Deals-Week 2

More Great Deals For You!

We have another deal of the week for you! This week some of our Sizzix dies are on sale. See the details below. You can email me to place an order or you can order directly from my online store  where you may also want to take advantage of our Clearance Rack (The Clearance Rack items are available only in my Online Store) This Deal of the Week is good until 11 AM, Monday, October 19th.



















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This is a card we made for Stamp Camp this month. You may recognize that it is the same design layout as the WCMD challenge.

The images are masked to achieve the grouping shown here.


Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps:  Autumn Harvest

Ink:Black Staz-On Ink, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango, and Close to Cocoa classic ink refills

Paper: Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White card stock and Autumn Traditions DSP

Fun Stuff: Elegant Eggplant 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon, Aqua painters









Fall Fancy Favor Box


Wouldn’t these make fun little table favors for Thanksgiving? This was one of our Stamp Camp Projects this month. I am sure you’ll recognize the stamp set.

We used the Fancy Favors Bigz XL die to cut the box from Chocolate Chip Textured card stock. The punched window has a piece of acetate behind it to hold the goodies in and the bag is actually closed using one of our cute little Library Clips with a bow attached.


Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Autumn Splendor and Grateful Greetings (both from the Holiday Mini catalog)

Ink: Old Olive and Dusty Durango classic inks

Paper: Chocolate Chip Textured card stock, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stocks

Fun Stuff: Big Shot machine and Fancy Favors Bigz XL die, Movers and shapers die and Punch Windows, Modern Label punch, 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Acetate sheet, Library Clip, Old Olive 5/8 grosgrain ribbon, candy




 Thanks for stopping by!











WCMD Contest Entries

 A Big thank you to everyone who played along on World Card Making Day!

You won’t have to wait till next year for another challenge, we’ll be doing this again. Not always for a free set, but a challenge is fun right?!

This card was submitted by Debby Evans and she won the  Design Challenge drawing and the Autumn Splendor set. 


This is a card Mary Pearson sent in and she is the lucky winner of the any card drawing and won the Sincere Salutations set

 This entry was sent in by Kelly Douglas

 A card by Sharon Staiger

And this entry was sent in by Diedre Long

Adorable cards everyone, Thanks for playing!


Count Down To Christmas!



Are you ready to count down to Christmas? I vowed to get more projects on my wish list finished this year. I am trying to get organized early and break it down into smaller tasks, so things don’t get left to the last minute.

The first thing to do is  organize ideas and make a few lists. You can start with a simple list on your computer or make a fun little notebook like this one to help keep track of things. Of course you will want to decorate it to get in a festive mood!

This is one of our On Board Journals. The nice thing about them is that you can add pages if needed, by using the Spiral punch. I’ll be showing another neat holiday planner next week so stay tuned for that.

If you too, did your own rendition of Scarlett’s “As God is my Witness” speech last year and want to play along, then your task for the next few days is to start jotting down what projects you would like to do for the upcoming holidays. Even if you just want to make cards, planning ahead is the key to getting them mailed out early rather than at the last minute.

Start by deciding how many cards you need. If you attend Stamp A Stack, chances are you will stell need  more than 25 cards. Make your  Christmas card list and begin deciding on what stamps you will use and what additional supplies like paper and ribbon you may need. You will want to have your supplies on hand early, so that you can break the tasks down into small weekly tasks. This makes the job less overwhelming and  it doesn’t seem like such a chore (because you tried to stamp them all in one 24 hour period, and yes I speak from experience!) So you should be thinking about ordering and shopping for supplies now as it could take a week or two to decide on what you want to do and get things gathered up.

As you make your card list,  you may want to start gathering all of your addresses together in the same place. If you put them all in your planning journal, you will have them in one spot and be ahead of the game next year!

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Delightful Decorations

Ink: Old Olive and Real Red Classic Inks

Paper: Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP and Whisper White card stock

Fun Stuff:On Board 5×5 Art Journal, Old Olive 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, Real Red 1/4 inch grosgrain  ribbon, Spiral Punch, Pretties Kit, Red and White twine, Little Leaves Sizzlet and Big Shot Machine, Tombow Multi glue and Sanding block, needle and thread










World Card Making Day and Mystery Hostess Winners!

Trendy Trees


 Just a quick post to announce the winners of this weekend’s contests! 

Katie McCullough is our lucky Mystery Hostess! Congrats Katie, enjoy your goodies!

Debby Evans won the Design Challenge set and Mary Pearson won the any card challenge. Congratulations to each of you and thanks so much for playing along!

 This is a card we did for camp a while back. I’ll get the World Card Making Day cards posted tomorrow.




Stampin Stuff

Stamps: Trendy Trees

Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango Classic Inks

Paper: Sweet Always DSP, Regal Rose, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White card stock

Fun Stuff: Tangerine Tango striped ribbon, paper piercing tool, mat pack