Simply Sunday: Halloween Haunts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend! I’m having fun creating in my Stampin’ Studio for the upcoming Holiday Retreat! Still have a few spots open … if you’d like to join in the fun.

We celebrated our 10th Annual Retreat this past Spring, so this Holiday will kick-off our next 10!! It’s going to be jam packed full of great projects and surprises!! Message me if interested!


Today’s card will showcase yet another pattern from our Spooky Night Designer Series paper (actually 2 patterns!) and the new Labels to Love stamp set found on page 45 of the Holiday Catalog. The stamp set coordinates with the Everyday Label Punch found on page 12.

I couldn’t resist using this fun polka dot pattern … but don’t just keep it for Halloween, this paper can be used for any occasion. The cute little pumpkins are actually from the flip side of the polka dot paper.

The greeting was stamped with Memento ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. I punched it out and then trimmed it down. I punched 2 more labels from Paper Pumpkin cardstock… one to mat the greeting and the second I flipped vertical and attached 2 black rhinestones to it.

With the help of the Everyday Label punch, Labels to Love stamp set and the cute Spooky Night Designer Series paper, it was easy to create this quick -n- cute card!

Thanks so much for sharing your Sunday with me.

Take time to relax this weekend ~

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Spooky Halloween Cat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a video that showed the new Designer Papers from the Holiday Catalog … Nice, right!  We’ll today I want to share one of those designer papers with you …

Potions, pumpkins, witches’ hats, cats, and eerie trees; this Halloween-themed Designer Series Paper has it all!

Spooky Nights Designer Series paper is the heart of this card.  Let’s start with the fun background … this cute paper sure lets you know what holiday it’s trying to get across!  We’ll the other side has a nice stripped pattern and was used as the small banner that has our greeting.

The spooky little kitty is actually designer paper too! And has a coordinating punch!!  And, of course the stamp set was designed to coordinate as well!! WOW!!! Oh yes, and our larger banner is the backside of the kitty!

I did use the Spooky Cat Bundle to help me create this card – so easy and fun! You can either stamp a cat image or punch it right from the designer paper. The cat punch so far is a BIG hit!

I used the 2″ Circle Punch and So Saffron cardstock to create my moon, which really creates a focal point for my cat.  I added a sassy little hat to my kitty which is also another pattern from the designer paper.

To finish it off… I added a Black Rhinestone to anchor my banners and one to the hat to add a bit more sass! A few dimensionals to pop up my kitty and the card is complete.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween card as much as I enjoyed making it. I being sharing more from this spooky little in the future!

Today’s Color Pallet …

Thank you so much for joining me today on this holiday weekend.

Stay safe and have fun ~

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Parade in Review …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today before I share the card parade in review … I’d like to ask if you would join me in a prayer for one of my stampin’ friends from my Thursday Night stamp club. She is going into surgery today … we hope she comes out with good news, that there is no cancer but we fear she is headed for the fight of her life.

I use the power of positive energy and prayer all the time, for all my friends and family. My niece came out of her double lung transplant earlier this week, and is now breathing on her own. There are miracles all around us.

I thank you now for your prayers and support … we are a real power together.

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Here is a review of the cards that I have made this past week with the “Jar of Haunts” stamp set …






Again, thank you and take good care.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Jar of Haunts Card Parade …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the last of my Jar of Haunts card parade. I noticed that there was one little stamp that I hadn’t used yet … the spider! Makes sense because I do not like spiders and I pretty much stay away from them.

It appears that the little spider that is coming down from the ceiling has tipped over the jar so his friends could all escape! Yikes!


Simple card highlighted with a little sparkle … the Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper & Halloween Night Specialty Designer paper. I cut my circles wit the “Layering Circles” Framelits.

I thank you for following along with my parade of cards, I’ll be back tomorrow with my “Friday Frights” cards.

Let me know what stamp set you would like to see featured in my next “Parade of Cards”.

Thank you and have a great day!




Card Parade Day 4 …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hoping your having a wonderful Wednesday! I must say, I’m having quite a bit of fun creating all of these different Halloween cards with the “Jar of Haunts” stamp set. I know my grandkids are going to love them!! I’m thinking my grandson Aaron will like this one … green slime will make him smile (he’s such a boy!)

There was your warning message … I went on the scary side today. My card features green slime, eyeballs and tombstones!


For the green slime I actually mixed the Cucumber Crush ink with my Wink of Stella and painted the slime in the jar and on the pumpkin. The eyeballs come in blue, brown and green and are very bloodshot!

Sorry I used a discontinued punch for my tombstone but it really worked out well. Then I sponged it a little to create an aged look.

The background is the silver webbed specialty paper from the Halloween Nights Designer Specialty paper. I admit that I “fussy cut” the pumpkin and the stem … but other than that the card went together quickly.


If you think it looks creepy here … you should see it in person, the flash makes it sparkle a bit too much, it really looks errie – I just love it!! lol

Have yourself a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll be back tomorrow with day 5 (the last day) of my Jar of Haunts card parade.

Thanks for following along ~



Jar of Haunts Parade of Cards Day 3

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Tuesday to you!!  I have another “Jar of Haunts” card for you today, with a touch of humor. Why would I do a parade of cards …. easy, I want to share all the fun and different ways you can use this cute stamp set.

Many years ago one of my stampin’ friends told me she loved all the cards I made, but she would like to see more than just one from a stamp set … well, since then it has been my mission to share multiple card ideas with you.  You will find this on my blog, in my clubs, at my classes and even at my retreats.  It’s a great idea … Thank you Sandy!

On that note, here is card #3 for “Jar of Haunts” …


It seems to be the “rage” to stack things now days, so I thought it would be fun to stack my pumpkins. It was all fun and games for these three until one of them got canned! And he doesn’t look to happy about it either!

You will see a reoccurring theme in my parade of cards, because not only am I using the same stamp set, I’m using many of the same cardstocks, designer paper and embellishments. It want to show you the true value of our product suites.


Just as I did yesterday, I water colored my pumpkins using my ink and Aqua Painters. The designer paper and enamel dots are from the “Halloween Nights” product suite, and I used the doily again for an added pop of color. I even added a touch of the Wink of Stella again!

Hope you are having as much fun as I am at this parade … I’ll see you tomorrow with another one!! Do you think it will be cute or scary?? That is the question.

Have an awesome day ~

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Jar of Haunts Parade of Cards Day 2 …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is day two of our “Jar of Haunts” stamp set card parade. Today we are going to delve into the spooky side!  Our little jar of haunts has himself all wrapped up.

Today I started with the Halloween Night Specialty Designer paper. Those may look like little with dots, but they are actually silver foil and that is where the glare on the card front is coming from.

I wanted a neat Halloween color pallet… the only thing missing is the orange but we did that yesterday!


My base is Elegant Eggplant and I teamed it up with the Cucumber Crush… these two colors look great together for Halloween. I water colored my little buddy with the Aqua Painter and Eggplant Envy ink, and his face is done in Cucumber Crush.  

You will find the doily with the 2015-2017 In Color Doilies in the annual catalog. I thought it added a nice touch to the card and highlighted our greeting which is stamped in Eggplant Envy. As I did on yesterdays card, I added the Halloween Nights Enamel Dots to the card – it just adds a fun pop to the card.


Inside you will find a pair of ghoulish eyes … Made even creepier when I used the Wink of Stella pen and Cucumber Crush ink to paint his eyes!! You must try this!! I went back a brushed the Wink of Stella over his already colored face but the effect is slightly different.

This card really falls into the Quick -n- Easy category … even the watercoloring with the Aqua Painter went quick and it some dimension to our little friend.


Thank you for checking back on my “Jar of Haunts” parade of cards, I’ll be back tomorrow with card 3.

Have a wonderful day ~

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