No Tricks- but lots of Treats

The owls were for my son, in 3rd grade.....
This is what my Daughter took to kindergarten today

Recipe:  Lots of candy and a whole weekend of rain!!!


Winter Post & Season of Joy

Here are 2 more versions of my November card kit. I picked 2 other Christmas sets to show some versatility in my card kits. I used all the same inks and accessories. the only thing I added was a little bit of white gel pen to the ornament card on the Season of Joy version.
Click HERE to see the original kit using the Snow Swirled stamp set.
Stamps: Winter Post and Season of Joy
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ski Slope Designer series paper
Ink: Kiwi kiss, Riding Hood Red, Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, White Stazon
Accessories: Red Riding Hood Taffeta, White Taffeta, Kiwi Kiss satin, silver cord, Curly label, scallop circle, scallop edge, ticket corner, 1-1/4 inch circle, 1-3/8 inch circle, and 1-3/4 inch circle punches, dimensionals white embossing powder, white gel pen.


Bella Scallop Thank You

Stamps:  Say it with Scallops
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Chocolate chip, Bella Rose
Ink:  Chocolate chip
Accessories:  Scallop edge, Scallop Square, ribbon, brads, marker


Just Jawing pirate

This would make such a CUTE party invite for a little boy!-- Change it up to pinks & purples and it would be perfect for a girl!

All Supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamps:  Just Jawing, All Holidays
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, kiwi Kiss, Ghostly greetings, black, whisper white
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  1/2 inch circle punch, wide & large oval punches, chunky black glitter, brads, dimensionals


A Season of Friendship Frame

Ok, this is an instance where "In-Person" is WAAAAAY Better.  These pictures do nothing for this frame.  Its so pretty.

I cased it from the Mini catalog. and its hanging in my stamp room!

ETA:  the frame is from Walmart

All Supplies are Stampin Up!

Stamps: Season of Friendship
Paper: Kraft, very vanilla, 
Ink:Chocolate chip, earth elements for the fall leaves, rose red for the flowers, old olive for the summer leaves, baja breeze for the snowflakes.
Accessories: brads, sponging, lots of cutting


Trick or Treat Paint bucket

I left the can rather simple- the words on the paper say it all.  

Stamps:  Eat, Drink & Be Scary
Paper:  Ghostly Greetings, pumpkin pie, old olive
Accessories:  Various Ribbon, mini paint bucket, brads, scallop, circle and tag punches


Crazy for Cupcakes Class By Mail

This is my Crazy For Cupcakes class by Mail.  I have SOLD OUT of the Classes that include the turquoise punch box tin. If you have your own punch box and if you would like to purchase the kit with out the punch box tin I will be taking orders until 10/31

What is included in this "Class by Mail" kit?  all the pre-cut card stock, designer paper and embellishments to make the following 17 projects:  
  • 5 Standard A2 Birthday cards with envelopes
  • 1 Money Holder
  • 1 Gift Card holder
  • 4 small Gift Notes (3x3)
  • 4 Basket & Blooms Treat Baskets with Tags
  • 1 Top Note Birthday reminder book, (prebound)
  • Paper , ribbon and buttons to decorate your punchbox
  • Plus full color instructions
Details:  Orders will be taken through October 31st, 2008.  This is a pre-order & pre-payment. 

Everything fits neatly into the punch box for storage.  Be prepared quickly for any Birthday.  This collection features the new Stampin Up! designer series paper Rainbow Sherbet and the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set.  The stamp set is on sale this month and the discount is reflected in the price.

ETA 11/1:  Sorry I am no longer offering this class

To complete the kit you will need markers for coloring, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, the "crazy for Cupcakes" stamp set, tempting turquise and  black ink pads

Kit paper & supplies will be placed on October 31, 2008. All "Class in the Mail" kits( and/or completed gift sets)  will be mailed by November 15th, 2008 (unless something is on backorder which is out of my control). Orders shipped to U.S. addresses only.  Due to new Stampin' Up! Policy I am unable to include stamped images in any class kits by mail.  


Wow Flowers gift set

This was a prize last month for my Quarter Auction.  I cased this set from Mandy at Paper Inklings : HERE.  the directions Purse Box for cards is from Andrea Walford, click here, (she got it from Diana Gibbs)

I changed the set ever so slightly and added a BUNCH of glitter.  There was lots of sparkle in this little package.  

All supplies are Stampin Up!

Stamps:  Wow Flowers
Paper:  Summer Picnic DSP, Riding Hood red, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine tango
Ink: Riding Hood red, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine tango, black
Accessories:  lots of punches, ribbon to match, Brads and glitter


Its Christmas in the "hood"

This is soooo stinking cute.  I was inspired this weekend to create a card similar to some I have seen with the new Papertrey Home for the Holidays set with the house.  I already have another version of this brewing in my head.    

Snow is made with liquid applique.  But can also be made with tulip puffy paint.  I hand scribbled the wreaths for the doors. and the sky was quickly colored with Bashful Blue ink and the water brush.  On the inside I stamped Merry Christmas.  

LAST CALL :  I am closing My SU Ribbon Share and SU Designer Paper Share on the 25th- Just 2 more days and a few more spots!  Click Here to see the details

All supplies are Stampin' Up! (except the Liquid Applique)

Stamps: Neighborhood wheel, Heard from the heart
Paper:  Real red, Mellow Moss, whisper white
Ink:  black, bashful blue (sky)
Accessories:  Markers for coloring, liquid applique, Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon


Snow Swirled and so much fun

Above is My November Card Kit of the Month. This version uses Snow Swirled. To show the versatility of this card kit collection I made 2 other versions of this same set of cards using different stamps. I will share each collection throughout the week.

CLICK HERE to see the other versions or if you would like to order the kit

All Suppiles are Stampin' Up!


Stamps: Snow Swirled

Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ski Slope Designer series paper

Ink: Kiwi kiss, Riding Hood Red, Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, White Stazon

Accessoreis: Red Riding Hood Taffeta, White Taffeta, Kiwi Kiss satin, silver cord, Curly label, scallop circle, scallop edge, ticket corner, 1-1/4 inch circle, 1-3/8 inch circle, and 1-3/4 inch circle punches, dimensionals white embossing powder


Halloween treat bags

I earned Just Jawing for free!  Yes- its a great perk to being an SU demonstrator- Free Stamps!  I found the treat bags at Target in the Birthday aisle- on clearance.  Cute colors!  So I decorated them for my kids to take to school for Halloween parties.  They will have a HUGE assortment to pick from this year since I made a bunch at my Sweet Treats for Halloween class and these, plus a few others I have made.  

The bags were trimmed to about 4 inches tall.  

All supplies are Stampin' Up unless noted

Stamps:  Just Jawing, Party Punch (retired)
Paper:  Whisper white, black, pumpkin, lovely lilac
Ink:  black, pixie pink
Accessories:  round tab punch, slot punch, matching ribbon


Will Mr. Twigster Please stand up?

My very 1st Free Standing Pop-up card:

Isn't he cute???  I followed the instructions from Splitcoast.  You can find them HERE
The snow is glitter.

All supplies are Stampin Up!

Stamps:  Mr. Twigster, Best Yet
Paper: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Holiday Treasures DSP
Ink: Black, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Accessories:  Curvy label punch bundle, slot punch, Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Fire Rhinestone Brads


Apple Cider Quarter Auction Prize

I participated in a Quarter Auction last Month and this was one of the Prizes.  What's a Quarter Auction?  It's really, really!! fun and some ladies are REALLY LUCKY.  The Auctioneer holds up the prize and describes it.  If you want to bid on the Prize You hold Up your paddle or paddles. Each paddle has a number on it.    Each prize has a bid amount- 1, 2, 3, or 4 quarters.  You toss the amount of quarters in the bin on your table when you hold up your paddle.  Then the auctioneer calls random numbers pulled out of a bin.  The 1st paddle with the number called is the winner!  So for just a $1.00 (or so) you could have won this prize!

Lots of direct selling Consultants participate.  There were demonstrators from Southern Living, Longaberger, Lia Sophia, Tastefully Simple, Party Lite, and many more.  Its not just stamping...plus all my prizes are completed Projects.

Back to the prize:  This is a Bitty album I made with the Apple Cider paper from last year.  I modge podged the cover and each page has matching paper.  I made a matching 8.5x11 frame with matching paper.  

So - if you Live in Phoenixville, Collegeville, Spring City, West Chester (PA) or anywhere near these towns come on out for a fun night of bidding and prizes.  Its Friday November 7th from about 7-9pm.   Email me if you want to join in on the fun.  I'll give you a coupon and I get credit if you can make it.  

Stamps:  True Friend
Paper:  Apple Cider DSP(retired) Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Craft ink to match with clear embossing powder.
Accessories:  Bitty Album, Picture Frame, ribbon, punches


A birthday Thanks

These were the Thanks You notes for My daughter's 6th Birthday party.  You can see the invites HERE and the Party decorating HERE.

I wanted them to be ice cream theme related, but I just could not make it work.  So we went for the Birthday cupcake (Crazy for Cupcakes set that's on sale this month).  Its is layered on a 3 layer flower, cut from the scallop circle nestabilities.  I sponged the edges and then snipped into each petal to give dimension.

For the inside I used some CTMH stamps to thank each girl for the fun party and the great memory Sydney has.  The group photo is die cut with the Top note.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Friendship word puzzle(CTMH)
Paper:  Georgia Peach, So saffron, Regal Rose
Ink: Black
Accessories: Scallop circle nestabilities, crimper for the leaves, sponge, top note sizzix SU die.


A quick tutorial

I had a bunch of ladies Email me about how to make the mask for the card from this post.
 So here is a quick tutorial on how to make the scallop square mask:  

Hope that Helps!  


The Season of Friendship

A double Duty swap card.  I  made this for a Demonstrator swap I am in as well as a team email swap I am in.    Hope they like it.  I used a new flower brad to cinch the ribbon.  I made a small cut out in the top note so the brad could fit in.  The entire Tee top note panel is popped up on dimensionals.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamps:  Season of Friendship, Holidays and Wishes
Paper:  Palette of prints in More Mustard (hostess), vanilla, chocolate chip
Ink:  Earth Elements- various colors for the leaves
Accessories:  top note die, wide oval punch, sponges, wide double stitched ribbon, flower brad


Chocolate Chip Silhouettes & The Life

1st - the card. 100% cased from HERE. Its stunning and I just had to copy it.

This is how I usually find my dog Jake in the morning. What a good night sleep he has! for him, Life is good!

This is the 4th card in my October card kit. I am closing the orders tomorrow-- 10/15. Click here for the details.

All supplies are Stampin Up! except the poodle of course!

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Best Yet (hostess)
Paper: kraft, chocolate chip, white
Ink:  versamark, chocolate chip
Accessories:  ticket corner punch, curvy label punch, wide stitched ribbon, flower fusion too, brad


A Friendship Box

I made this for a co-worker who was having a really tough week.  She loved it and so did I- it was so hard to give this beauty away!  These scallop envelope boxes are super easy to make and have a really nice WOW factor.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamps:  Pocket silhouettes
Paper:  Tangerine tango, haiku
Ink: kiwi kiss, tangerine tango
Accessories:  Scallop envelope die, so saffron ribbon, breads, cello bag


Fright night

I love the friendship tree!

Stamps:  Season of Friendship, Eat Drink & Be scary
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, black, ghostly greetings paper
Ink:  Pumpkin pie, basic grey, black, chocolate chip
Accessories:  large scallop dies, square scallop punch, ribbon, sponging, slot punch


Tangerine Tango Passion

I brayered this card in Pumpkin after I black embossed the silhouette. the pumpkin alone was not working, so I layered it with Tangerine Tango card stock. the ribbon is layered as well, black over top of the tangerine striped ribbon.

this card is in my October card kit that highlights the Inspired by Nature stamp set. details can be found here.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, big pieces(retired)
Paper: Tangerine tango, Black, whisper white
Ink: pumpkin pie, versamark
Accessories: ribbon, black embossing powder, wide oval punch


Ribbon & Designer Series Paper Shares

I am currently running a Stampin' Up! Ribbon Share and Stampin' Up! Designer Series paper share.  If you would like information on what groups and pricing, CLICK HERE

I look forward to hearing from you!

Convention Scrap Page- converted

Does anyone else out there have several piles of unfinished projects???? I sure do and this was one of them! Above is the 8.5x8.5 scrap page we made at convention. I don't own any scrap books that size, not to mention I did not want to waste the page, so I transformed into a 12x12. I took an 8.5x11 sheet of Kiwi Kiss to match, scallop edge punched it and layered it with the original page. The base is 12x12 Sahara sand card stock. I love that wide double stitched ribbon!!

Stamps: Flight of the butterfly
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin pie, rose red, Sahara sand
Ink: versamark, (I think), white kraft ink for the chipboard
Accessories: buttons, wide double stitched ribbon, scallop edge punch, flower fusion too, chipboard,


Christmas card designs

One of my club members (Hi Perrie)  asked me to design some Christmas cards for her.  She sent me a page of stamped images that she loves and these are what I came up with.  

So How did I do? It was a fun little challenge and best of all she loved them and she has already added a few of the items used in the cards to her last club order!  (I am sneaky, LOL).  These designs lend themselves to a variety of stamped images.  Check out your stamps- Do any of your holiday images fit these layouts??  & The glitter is there-look close!

Stamps:  Unknown
Paper:  Holiday Treasures, Celery, riding hood red, chocolate chip
Ink:  Brown, from what I can see
Accessories:  Wide oval & square scallop, scallop edge & circle punches, various ribbon and Brads, piercing tool,  dimensionals, markers for coloring


The crazy bird

I made this bird a while back- maybe even July or August? It was when I learned the technique of ribbon fraying. You pull a small piece of the end of the grosgrain(only 1 end works) and you unravel the ribbon. That's how I got the crazy Birds hair.

The Bird is cut from the Oval coluzzle in so saffron. I sponged the edges in pumpkin ink. The grass is hand cut from scraps then I ran them through the crimper. The nose and legs are also hand cut. To see my inspiration, click here.

Stamps: circle of friendship (retired)
Paper: so saffron, old olive and rose red card stock and DSP
Ink: rose red, pumpkin
Accessories: ribbon, oval coluzzle, paper crimper, circle punches


Club Card Spoiler!!!

Yes, that Monkey is still hanging around....

Isn't he cute?  I cased this from a card I received from a swap I am in.  Unfortunately the original artist did not put her name on her swap card.  Big bummer- since I really want to give her credit!

I have to admit that the Sock Monkey is on my least favorite sets list!- I know there are lots and lots of you out there who LOVE him to pieces.  After this card, and the bib card- he is starting to grow on me.  I am sure to make at least a few more seriously cute projects with him.  (wink)

Stamps: Sock monkey, Fresh Cuts
Paper: Kiwi kiss, close to cocoa, black, vanilla
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, black
Accessories:  DMC thread, curly label punch, dimensionals, markers for coloring


Big Shot club projects

Each month, as part of the club, my Big shot club members get to make 4 projects. These 1st 2 you have seen before in previous posts. I loved them so much I had to share them with the girls.

This project utilizes the pillow box die. I cased this from Angie Juda. You can see hers HERE. Its super cute don't you think!

This project uses the top note, folded into a purse. We made these at a Diva Day team event last month. the chocolates fit in perfectly! The club girls made theirs in bashful blue designer prints paper and chocolate chip. so cute

I hope the girls enjoyed the projects!


Nature in Red & Black

This set is so fun and surprisingly easy to use. This is another card Featured in my October Card Kit of the Month program. Click here for details.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Curly Label punch bundle, fundamental phrases
Paper: Kraft, riding hood red, black
Ink: Riding hood red, basic black
Accessories: Curly label punch bundle, top note, jumbo eyelets, sponge, red riding hood taffeta ribbon


Pocket Silhouettes swap card

I am participating in a swap group with a few other Demonstrators. Twila and Becky have blogs and are in the swap group but I am not sure about the details of the other ladies. I will add them later if they have blogs. This was last months card submission, anything from the new Fall Winter Idea book & Catalog. I chose Pocket Silhouettes.

To get the green background, I used a technique called reverse masking. I took a piece of scrap copy paper and punched 4 square scallops from the new SU square scallop punch. I overlapped the corners so the scallops would be even in the middle. I sponged through the mask with Kiwi kiss ink. Then I stamped the images over it with Chocolate chip ink.

I just finished this month card- I'll share that this week.

ETA:  I used a 4x4 pice of paper for the mask.  Any size scrap paper will do as long as you can punch 4 squares from the scallop square punch and overlap the corners when you are punching.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper white, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Kiwi kiss, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Square scallop punch, god brads, striped in color ribbon.


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