No Toil … No Trouble … Just treats!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

To the catalog went LIVE yesterday and of course I had to put another order in (you know, things I didn’t pick up on the pre-order) lol.  Truth is, is buy in stages … my Halloween and Fall first, with a touch of Christmas. Yesterday, a few more Christmas items for my upcoming Holiday Stamping Retreat. (Which is Sold Out) Thank you ladies!!

Today however, I’m focusing on Halloween … before you know it, those little ghouls and goblins will be ringing our doorbells in celebration of the holiday.  I like to make special little treats for my grandkids and this year decided not to recreate the wheel but copy the cute projects in the catalog!!

My Bakers Boxes should be arriving tomorrow! I’m going to create the cute little green box with the spider webs.  So easy to color … just fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with alcohol, then add a few drops of the ink refill. The alcohol allows your ink to dry much quicker than if you would use water.

The tag is quick -n- easy to make with the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper! There are so many cute patterns, I don’t know which one I like best (but that little ghost does pull at my heart strings).

Here is my little ghost card …

And since we are having fun with the Designer paper, what do you think about the “bat” pattern?  I took this paper and sponged on some fun color effects and this is what I ended up with …

You can get full details … just CLICK HERE.  And while I’m bragging about this amazing designer paper, lets talk about how it coordinates so nicely with the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and Cauldron dies.  Some of the dies actually cut images from the Toil & Trouble designer paper!!

There’s my little ghost again! He just seems to keep turning up throughout this entire blog post! This entire product suite will make your card and gift making as easy as a ghost floating through air.  A totally versatile product suite… so stop back tomorrow because I have another cute project for you to “gift” your little ghouls and goblins!

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your Friday with me! I’ve listed the products used for the projects I shared today. Click on any item for more details or to begin your shopping.  Don’t forget I’m tracking your Virtual Rewards Points … I will be sending out more on Monday!!

Have a wonderful weekend ~




Halloween Week: Technique Tuesday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you have kicked off a good week! Today I’d like to invite you to my Technique Tuesday being held during my Halloween Week!

Our technique today is masking … but I have a special stampin’ tip to share with you that will make masking with the Seasonal Chums stamp set possible.

Because the stamps are created as “tags” … they are placed “head to head” so when folded, you can die cut a cute little tag that has a front and back … you can see this on my blog yesterday.

You can see the lines that I’ve drawn on my stamp … that is where I’ll cut them apart. I call the cut a “Puzzle Cut” so that the two pieces can be put together tightly and will then work properly with the it’s coordinating dies.

Now you are ready to stamp as your single stamp has now turned into two!!

When doing the masking technique, I stamp my image on a scrap piece of paper (not cardstock) and then cut inside the line. This way you don’t get the “unstamped” space or gap.

Stamp your Jack-O-Lantern in the center of your cardstock, then place the paper pumpkin (mask) over the top. Now you can stamp your plain (back) pumpkins … remove your mask and your plain pumpkins will appear as if they are behind the Jack-o-Lantern!

Color your desired way …. Watercolor pencils, Aqua Painters or you can use markers like I did here.  I matted my artwork on Basic Black cardstock and then onto two different patterns from the Spooky Nights Designer paper.

I finished off my card with some of the left over Bakers twine from my September Paper Pumpkin kit. I like the orange bling on it … lol.

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial, tips … and card. I would appreciate if you could like my post (bottom left hand corner) or drop me a comment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you join me for my Wednesday … WOW!!

Have a great day ~



Simply Sunday: Trick or Treat

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m so excited to kick off “Halloween Week” … All week long I’ll be sharing Halloween cards, projects and more with you! Can’t believe that Halloween is just around the corner, so here we go!

Today’s card is super simple!! I began with the “Spooky Night” Designer Series paper. The piece I’m using was designed to stamp on … Isn’t that cool!!

Can you see the one in the center with the moon and tree branch?

That’s what I used. It cuts to a perfect 3 x 3 square, or you could trim it a little smaller to add a mat behind it … which is what I did. I also used what I call the “fun dots” designer paper as my background!

Super cute … Super easy! Take your 3 x 3 moon with branch designer paper and stamp your owl directly onto the designer paper!! I used the Archival Black ink and the owl from the Spooky Cat stamp set!

Our Trick or Treat greeting also comes from the “Spooky Cat” stamp set and then was cut out with the single banner from the “Bunch of Banners” framelits dies.

Did you notice the Lemon Lime In-Color cardstock behind the owl and greeting? I just wanted a pop of color and this did the trick!

I want to Thank You for stopping by today. I hope you hang with me all week to see all the fun and creative Halloween projects I have in store for you!

On that note … I wish you a good day!



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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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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Happy Halloween to You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you check out the video yesterday?  Cute right? Well, today I have an alternative project I’d like to share with you …


I teamed up the September Paper Pumpkin with the adorable “Halloween Night” Specialty Designer paper. Use the paper as a background and add a few banners and you’ve got a great start to a quick -n- cute card.

I added the little striped banner from the Paper Pumpkin kit along with the tag which completes are card.


Remember all the stamps are also included in the Paper Pumpkin kit … they are valued around $14.95, and when you add all the other goodies, it makes Paper Pumpkin a steal!!

Take advantage of our BOGO sale and get October as your first kit, and November for FREE! As a subscriber … you can get any past kits! FYI ~ Our stamps are exclusive to Paper Pumpkin and will not be available anywhere else.


Hope you enjoyed today’s alternative project … stop back tomorrow and see what I’ve done with the tube!!  Oh …….. I can’t wait to show you!! See you then.

Thanks so much for dropping in on me today,

Hope your day is a good one.

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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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Beware of Black Cats!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another cute Halloween card to share and just in case you missed them yesterday … the Weekly Deals will also be featured.

My card today highlights the fabulous bundle; Happy Scenes stamp set & Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies, and it that isn’t fun enough … I’ve lured the black cat over from the Festive Fireside Framelits too!


I wanted my black cat to be peering out the window on Halloween night, and what would one expect to see but a creepy little spider and a full moon! The full moon was created with the 1-1/4″ circle punch and the masking technique. I sponged on So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Perfect Plum to create my All Hallows Eve effect.

I wanted a nice sturdy house to protect me so I used the “Brick” embossing folder. To create the weathered look of the brick, I simply dragged my VersaMark™ pad across it. So simple but it really creates an awesome effect.


 To complete my card I finished off the inside and wished you all a Happy Halloween! And Many More … is the stamp set my greeting comes from.

Thank you for stopping by my Halloween home and meeting my little black cat!


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