Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As Halloween grows near and my week long Halloween showcase is almost at the end … I have a treat to share with you! I have been feelin’ the love this week and was surprised by a couple of treats myself!

First, a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my friend Nancy. Stampin’ has brought us together, our siblings brought us closer, and a true friendship has emerged …


They are so beautiful (just like Nancy) and they make me smile each time I look at them.

Today as we arrived for our stamping class, our lovely host Tina, who opens her home to our group each month, also created this cute little treat for each of us!!


I have to share a close up of this little pumpkin … he’s so stinkin’ cute!


Thank you ladies … you are wonderful 🙂

As for my treat, I created a handy little box to tuck all my candies in! I love the 2-4-6-8- boxes but needed something bigger so … I came up with this!


I cut 2 – 6 x 9 inch pieces out of the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper.  You score at 4″ and 8″ which leaves you a 1″ flap for sealing your box.

You will also need to score horizontally at the 2-1/4″ mark… that will create your bottom flaps. You do a little trimming on the bottom flaps so they close nicely (and all edges are adhered). Simple!!

If you would like a copy of the instructions, just send me your e-mail address to me at … ( and I will send you directions. No purchase necessary! Just giving a little back or all I received this week.



Thank you so much for dropping by today ~

Have a wonderful weekend …






EEK … Spiders!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you had a chance to check out my blog yesterday and the multiple treat boxes I made with the “Curvy Keepsake Box” die. I share Halloween and Christmas boxes.

Today, I will continue with my Halloween week with my latest design that will make you go EEK!! Just image an walk through the forest and low and behold … it’s filled with spiders!! Spiders Everywhere!!

This card was quick and easy to create. I began with the “spider” pattern from the Happy Haunting Designer Series paper. The you simply run it through the Bigshot using with Embossing Folder – Woodland.


With a light touch and the side of your marker, color the “raised” tree’s from the folder. That ‘s it.  A bit of Tangelo Twist for a pop of color and a simple greeting … “EEK” from the Little Letters Thinlit Dies.

You know what’s really creepy … it reminded me how we used to run through the cornfields when we were kids, later I learned how many spiders live in those cornfields! EEK!!!

Thank you for stopping by ~

Have a “fabulous” Friday!


TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you need to order any of these supplies to create your project, just click on the link below.  Thank You!




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!

Now for your WEEKLY DEALS … Just click on the logo below.


Thank you for checking out my blog today!

Hope yours is a good one.


TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Click on any item for details or to begin shopping.  Thank You!



Alternative Treats that Wow!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a new video for you and a new twist on a familiar product … Our Treat Bags.  I LOVE learning alternate ideas to use for our products!  It shows how versatile the product is and what a good investment we have made!

Here’s is a cute treat bag made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die & two of my designs:

     Treat Bag 2    000_2565   000_2550

Here are a couple treat bags that are 1/2 the width…cute right?

Treat Bag

Sit back and watch this short video as it shows you exactly how to create the “MINI” Mini treat bags!

This is a GREAT product to have in your stamping supplies – it’s fabulous for all occasions! You saw my Halloween bags, now image … Christmas! How about Birthdays, Baby Showers, Thank You Gifts & more!

What would you make with yours? I’d love to know! Lets see how many different ideas we can come up with 🙂

Thank you for taking time out of your day to spend with me!

Have an awesome day!




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.