Seasonal Chums: Jack-O-Lantern

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is day 2 of my “Halloween Week” … oooooh we are going to have so much fun!! There will be cards, projects and even a scrapbook page!

Today’s card is one of the projects we made at our September Stamp Club. The Seasonal Chums bundle is a cute new item in the Holiday catalog (page 47) and are more than just “tags”. Look what we did …

We made a cute little window card that exposes our greeting and highlights our Jack-o-lantern. The images are easily cut out with the coordinating framelits dies.

The background was created with the “Brick Wall” embossing folder and gives our card the added texture it needed. 

The Circle and Stitched framelits were used to create our window … a double cut on the Lemon Lime cardstock gives us a pop of color and draws your eye to the focal point.

Our little Jack-o-lantern was colored with the Blender pens and ink pads … including his backside! The grass was pulled from the “A Little Wild” stamp set which also has the double stamps.

Thanks for joining me today. Stop back tomorrow to see what else you can do with these cute little stamps!

Have yourself a wonderful week!


Just for You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Squeezing in a quick post from my phone (again) as my Charter internet service was down again last night! But as promised …I have another cute card from our “My Hero” stamp set.

I created this one using the “pumpkin” from the stamp set and the wave pattern from the Swirly Scribbles Framelit dies! My color pallet is Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla.


I curled two of the pieces to add some fun dimension to the card … and it reminded me of pumpkin vines. The little spots come from the Swirly Bird stamp set. It just all coordinated so nicely together.

My greeting comes from the “Watercolor Words” stamp set. The bold font of this set fits right in with the whimsical feel of today’s card.

Thanks so much for taking a part of your day to visit my blog, stop back tomorrow to, as I will be sharing another “My Hero” card and some of the fun we had at our Kick Off Party on Monday.

Have yourself a beautiful day !




Do You Believe in Ghosts … Spooky!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I continue with my “Halloween Week”.  I know that it’s Tuesday and I usually post the new Weekly Deals, don’t worry I have the link that will take you directly to them! You won’t miss a thing, I promise.


A quick and simple card created with the “Happy Haunting” designer Series paper…. this just makes card making so easy! I put my little ghosties on the bottom and stripes on the top! I finished off the bare edges of my paper with the “Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon”.

My greeting comes from the “Among the Branches” stamp set (it’s bundled with the Woodland Textured Folder) which I embossed in black on Pear Pizzazz. I used the “Circle Framelits” to cut it out.


I added the two little banners to a a touch more color and give the card . Wow … those creepy little eyes staring back at you from the inside, kind of gives me the goosebumps! Well, it is Halloween!

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to take you to a “spooky” place … the dark side! I showed my Stampin’ Technique club this month a neat way of sponging a background on a colored piece of cardstock …

We began with the So Saffron cardstock and started sponging with the Crushed Curry. I like the way the Curry bring depth to the yellow tones. Next we blending in Tangerine Tango and finally blended our edge in Cajun Craze. It creates a bit of a haunting effect … don’t you think?


Now that I had my background complete I wanted to add something new … I’ve been dying to get my hands on the “Sleigh Ride” Edgelits Dies (but why wait till Christmas!)

I used the “trees” die and added it to my background … yes, I liked the look. Hmmm … what next, the Spider Web Doily of course! Yes … I liked that too!

Yes, it’s a bit on the dark side, but I figured even Halloween likes to shine, so I matted my background with the silver glimmer paper and added my “Spooky” greeting also from the silver greeting. You can find “spooky” in with the Seasonal Frame thinlits dies.


It’s a bit unique yes, but I liked the way the glimmer paper lighted it all up. A little Hocus Pocus I would say!

Thank you so much for “dropping” in.

I hope you have a fabulous Friday!




Simply Sunday: Howl-o-ween Sneak Peak!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I told you that I would share a cute card created with the Howl-o-ween stamp set that I won at Convention. It is a quick and easy card and they layout works for anything!

I started with my Howl-o-ween stamp set and teamed it up with the “Cherry on Top” designer series paper stack. I chose the little candies … how appropriate


for Trick-or-Treat! I simply stamped the greeting on Crushed Curry and punched it out using the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch. I followed up by punching out a black circle with the 1-3/4″ punch.

For the highlight … I punched out a piece of the designer paper and covered it with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds!! It just adds a sweet touch of sparkle to the card.

Just think of all the different type of cards you can create using this layout… three simple punches, some pretty paper and a greeting!


Look for the Howl-o-ween stamp set in the upcoming Holiday catalog. If you are a current customer of mine, yours will be arriving mid-August!! 

If you would like to have a catalog (and you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator) and would like me to be your demonstrator – please e-mail me at

Thank you for taking the top to stop in today … stop back and see what I have for you tomorrow!

Have a beautiful Sunday ~