Simply Sunday: Sweet Treats

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back with my Simply Sunday card today that features the cute “Jar of Haunts” stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (click to view). No tricks today … only treats!

I was totally excited when I saw this stamp set in the Holiday catalog because it coordinates with the “Everyday Jars” Framelits. I love when Stampin’ Up! introduces a new product that works with a product we already have … that way we get twice as much use out of it (and it saves us money!).


Today I’m using the jar with the candy corn for a quick -n- simple card. The color pallet was based off of the … you guessed it – the candy corn, making the card fun and colorful. Both pieces of the Designer paper I used come from the “Halloween Night” Specialty Designer paper. (Not included in current promotion)

The cute little candy dots are the “Halloween Night Enamel Dots” … one anchors the banner and the other two were added to balance the card and add some fun texture. The bow comes from our In-Color collection: Peekaboo Peach … it works nicely with our color scheme.


I brought the candy corn color scheme into the inside of my card as well … why stop with the fun on the front! I also added a few more candy corn to finish it off. I used my Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie markers to color all my candy corn.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … I will be bringing you more cards from the Jar of Haunts all week long! Then on Friday I will have a special Halloween card for you! Halloween is just around the corner.

Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by.

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A Few Spare Parts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this Friday? I am excited to share this totally cute card with you today!!

Have you ever just looked at a stamp set or a crafting item and this “IDEA” pops into your head? Well that is exactly what happened to me when I opened my September Paper Pumpkin kit! Right away my thoughts went to our Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and a little item I had in my kitchen cupboards … Intrigued??

Well wait no more because here it is …


I’m just in love with the Cookie Cutter stamp sets (Halloween and Christmas) they are just the cutest! But when my Paper Pumpkin kit came and I saw the little test tubes, something just clicked!! I remembered I had some little candy bones left over from last Halloween’s cupcake decorating, so I put it all together!

Seriously, aren’t there days when we all could use a “few spare parts”! I couldn’t resist. Hmmm … if we didn’t have the “Halloween Nights” designer paper in our background, you might be able to send this off to someone going into a surgery … they would need to have a good sense of humor though!

I hope you had as much fun with this card as I did creating it! Thanks for checking in on me today.

I think from now until Halloween … I will reserve my Friday posts for Halloween and we’ll call it Friday Frights! You may see a few in between as well 😉

 Have a Frightfully Fabulous Friday!

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Two 4 Tuesday: Halloween Fun

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have 2 cute Halloween cards to share with you. One that was inspired by the Designer Series paper I used on my scrapbook page on Sunday and the other is made from the “Cookie Cutter Halloween”.

Let’s start with the cute little scarecrow from the “Cookie Cutter Halloween” … these little characters are just irresistible! You can purchase the punch separately or get the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle like I did… then you be set for Christmas too!


I teamed up our cute scarecrow with the Halloween Scene / Spooky Fun Bundle … this is where the fence and the pumpkins come from. It’s amazing how well all of these stamp sets to together. I also used the “Watercolor Wash” background stamp to create an little depth on the card.

As simply as our scrapbook page was on Sunday, it was just as easy to create this cute Halloween card …


I used the “Halloween Night” Specialty designer paper with the houses and used this fun “dotted” pattern as my background. I matted it in Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie … I love the pop of color – it brings your card to life!

Another pop of color comes from the moon, which was punched from the 1-1/4″ circle punch and stamped with the “Happy Halloween” from the “Jar of Haunts” stamp set. I’ll be sure to share my creations from that set with you too!

I love the “Halloween Night” washi tape so I added it to the background to break it up. I used the black with the silver bats, which inspired me to add the silver ribbon from the “Glitter Ribbon” Combo pack found on page 37 of the Holiday Catalog. Nothin’ like a little razzle dazzle on your Halloween card!


Hope you enjoyed this introduction to Halloween fun … I will be sharing much more with you.

Thank you for hopping over to my page today ~

I hope you have a wonderful day.

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My Hero Recap …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy 4th of July!!

Today I just wanted to post a recap of all the cards that I created so far, using the NEW My Hero Stamp Set. I will share all 7 with you today …


Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Stampin’ Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.


Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.


How you can help!

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.




Our homes are filled with more than help, they’re filled with hope

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of

their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

I appreciate you staying with me to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s a foundation that touches my heart, as our children are our future. I’m proud that Stampin’ Up! is a RMHC partner.

Have a safe and wonderful day ~


Way to go Champ!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a fun card to share with you direct from the Stampin’ Up! files!

For a boy who loves to play, create our Champ card. It can be for anything, really: athletics, academics,  music, or an achievement in any of his other interests. Let’s begin with the “Skating By” stamp set …
way to go champ


  • Fold a piece of Basic Gray Cardstock in half to create the card.
  • Adhere an uneven piece of Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper to the card.
  • Stamp the boy holding the trophy in Basic Black Archival ink on a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock.
  • Using the Aqua Painter, color the boy and trophy with Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, and Sahara Sand ink.
  • Adhere the stamped cardstock to the card.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink on a separate piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. Cut out the sentiment and attach it to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Cute right … quick and easy so you can send it off to your little leaguer or soccer star!

Thanks for checking in with me today…

Have a great one!


Sweet, Sweet Candy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Weekend to you! Many of you know besides being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, a blogger, Mom of 3, grandma of 11 and great-grandma of one … I also manage the candy store in my hometown.

So, what do you think I thought of when I say that little candy stamp in this months Paper Pumpkin kit?

Yep … a sweet but simple card featuring the candy! I used it to create the background …


I wanted plenty of color so I chose the Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cucumber, Watermelon Wonder and Wisteria Wonder and stamped that little candy stamp all over!

Then I chose the “You’re So Sweet” as my greeting and stamped it in Watermelon… that is when I decided to create a banner to highlight the greeting. For a bit more pop of color I added the Daffodil Delight and Crisp Cucumber behind it. (Subliminal message: Green and Gold)

The entire card front was matted with the Watermelon Wonder to make the greeting stand out and then that was layered onto the Whisper White background.


Cute & fun card for any occasion … birthday, sweet sixteen or just because!

Thank you for joining me today ~

I hope your day is filled with fun and lots of color!




More Treat Bag Fun for You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised, today I have a treat bag with a window! Let’s have a little fun here today … I’m using the  Treat Bag Thinlit and Happy Haunting Designer paper. I’ve chosen a different pattern of paper today so I can show you that this is not just for Halloween.

For those of you who know me well, you know I love Star’s!! Here they are in full force, and to top it off … our thinlit die has a star in it too! I used it to cut out my window and make another star to bring in the orange color from the inside of the bag (reverse side of paper).


You simply place the star or other shape that you would like to use to create a window in the center of the largest die. If you want to fill your treat bag with smaller goodies, simply adhere a window sheet inside before assembling your treat bag. (Too hard to do once it’s all put together).

So … if you want to treat someone that “rocks” with a fun little gift, what would you give them? Why “POP ROCKS” of course.  So clever (or fun) … Pop Rocks + Star paper = Rock Star!


What a quick and simple way to brighten someones day! Hope you enjoyed!


I also have something special to share with you …


To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stampin’ UP! is going PINK . . . or at least our October Paper Pumpkin boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, Stampin’ Up! will be making a donation on our subscribers behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Stampin’ Up! will donate

  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.

Together, we will make a difference!

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Subscribe! If you’re new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you’ll want to hold onto forever-and we’ll donate $2 because you’re new!
  2. Stay active if you’re a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
  3. Spread the word! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new subscribers it’s doubled, so let’s get the word out and raise as much as possible.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world.  For more information, please visit:

Thank you for visiting with me today.