Guest Stamper … Jenny’s Christmas Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you had a nice weekend … it looks as if we are in for a fabulous week here in Wisconsin.  Warm days and cool nights and today being the first day of Autumn – I love it!

Today I am going to share a card from my sideline / stampin’ sister Jenny F… we did her card as a Make & Take at our meeting. Jenny used a masking technique and sponging, as I did yesterday but it’s a totally different look, another beautiful Christmas card.

We began by stamping our greeting … you can choose any greeting that you have at home or one of the new ones in our Holiday catalog.


The second step was a torn piece of paper, a sponge and the gray ink to create the layers of snow.  Just lightly pull the ink into the paper to add a bit on ink and a softness to the line.

Next, was the Serene Silhouette stamp set and we used markers to color it so our birds could be red.

The moon was created next with a mask made from the 1-1/4″ circle punch and two-way glue pen.  The two-way glue pen when applied and then let dry, will work like a post it … sticky but removable.  Once the circle is placed on the card, you simply sponge around it to create clouds, then lift it off and you’ll have the Moon!

Lastly we added glitter … always a holiday favorite on your cards.

Thank you for stopping by today, hope it’s a good one.



Fun, Friends & Free Stuff …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have a great card to share with you that features the “Good Greetings” stamp set!  Great news…  From now until Oct. 31,  YOU will be able to earn the exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your stampin’ party or customer order reaches $300!  That’s in addition to the other exiting benefits!

That’s right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from through Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.


Let’s get ready to party!  The only way to earn this exclusive stamp set is to host a party or place a qualifying order; the Good Greetings Stamp Set will not be offered for purchase and only lasts until October 31!

I am teaming up the “Fall Fest” stamp set from the Holiday catalog with the “Good Greetings” stamp set.  I shared a Fall Fest card with you as a sneak peek, but the catalog went live yesterday.  Click HERE to see that card share.

I used the “masking” technique to create the moon and cloud effect, using Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy.


 The pumpkins were stamped with the Pumpkin Pie and topped off with the Old Olive marker.  The faces were done in StazOn.  I also sponged Pumpkin Pie on the pumpkins so the lines weren’t so obviously white.

My greeting was highlighted with the use of the Word Bubble Framelit dies… It’s a great stamp set!  I’d love to help you earn it 🙂

Stop back tomorrow, I will share a card featuring the “Good Greetings” stamp set and “Festival of Tree’s” stamp set from the Holiday catalog .

Thanks so much for visiting me…

Have an awesome day ~


Here is a list of ingredients used to create the card (except the Hostess set: Good Greetings/ Listed above)  Click on any of the items for more details or begin shopping.



August Best of 25 Stamp Set & Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

I was excited, as you can image, when I saw the Best of 25 flyer for August…   I’m a bit of a Halloween fanatic, but never really expected Stampin’ Up! to release the best of 25 Halloween!  But here it is, and it has some of my favorites too!

I love the house and the tree in this set, so today I’m going to share with you a card I created using the tree.

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For our 25-year anniversary, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back some of their favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release— one set per month—during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image!


Hang on to your 25-year proof of purchase sticker, and adhere it to your Stampin’ Up!® collectors card, which is included with each stamp set.  If you don’t have one, let me know … I will get one to you right away!

For every six Best Of sets you buy, you can send in your collectors card for a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Must be redeemed by April 30, 2014

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If you click on the “Shop Now” button, it will take you to the Halloween section.

When you get to the Halloween items, check out the banner … Isn’t that cool.  I just may have to create that for the Halloween party this year.


I used the “masking” technique to create the moon…. then sponged the sky with Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy ink.  I stamped all images with the black StazOn.

The greeting is from the stamp set “Halloween Bash” found on page 21 of the Holiday Catalog.  After stamping it, I cut off the “celebrate” then the “halloween” … leaving a bit of the “crawly” so I could adhere the “celebrate” over the top.  Hope that made sense!  lol

I don’t know what it is about Halloween, but I really do enjoy the holiday!  Must be the spooky movies I watched as a kid.  Feel free to share you thoughts about Halloween, or this card!  Thanks.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Gettin’ ready … Halloween is just around the corner!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A bit of a chill in the air this morning in Wisconsin … almost feels like fall.  Which brings me to our card today – Halloween.

For those of you who have been stampin’ with me awhile, you know that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  I think it’s just fun, and I love seeing kids dressed up… makes for so many wonderful memories!

Today’s card is wishing you a Halloween Hello from the stamp set “Halloween Hello” found in the Holiday Catalog on page 21.  There a so many cute stamps included in this set, but I chose the bats for this one.  I’m OK with bats as long as they are on my cards and NOT in my house!  Ewwww… the stories I could tell.


This card as quite easy to make, begin with the Masking Technique, then sponge on the color.  I used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Black.  I did stamp the bats with the Black StazOn (my favorite black ink).

Hope you can see the “glitter” on the bats… Oh my, Stampin’ Up! has glitter for us Halloween fanatics!   You get both the Black and Orange Ultrafine Glitters!   I think my bats may have turned out better (glitter wise) if I had used the Heat & Stick powder … but, I actually stamped my bats first and then masked and sponged.

I stamped the Halloween Hello greeting from my mask… love the clear stamps for that!  Then put the mask in the 1″ circle punch and punched it smaller.  I used the 1-1/4 circle punch again (original mask size – for moon) and punched a Pumpkin Pie mat for the greeting.

Couldn’t make a card without some noticeable texture, so a added a touch of pumpkin pie under the stamped piece and embossed it with the Woodgrain folder.

Here is a list of ingredients that I used to create today’s card:  If you click on the item number, it will take you right to my store page, and you can get a better look at the product.






Halloween Hello – WOOD



Halloween Hello – CLEAR



Black / Orange Stampin’ Glitter



2-Way Glue Pen



1” Circle Punch



1-1/4” Circle Punch






Woodgrain Embossing Folder

blog insert - shop nowYou may shop anytime, night or day (even in your jammies) with my on-line store.  Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper promotion … Buy 3 – Get 1 FREE!


Do you love Halloween as much as I do?  Then keep your eye out for an upcoming “Halloween Party”.  We’ll be stampin’ cards & more!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you tomorrow!

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