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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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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