Simply Sunday: Paper Pumpkin Style

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today’s Simply Sunday cards come direct from my 2015 July Paper Pumpkin Kit … what can be simpler than that! It was in my mailbox yesterday and as soon as I opened it and saw the cute stamps, I new it was a winner!


I just think the verses are so stinkin’ cute!! You will be able to use these again and again. I’ve got the video for you to view …


Was I right … Cute, Simple, and at your fingertips! Or Mailbox …


Click here to learn more about signing up for your Paper Pumpkin subscription. Not only will you receive exclusive stamp sets to use again and again, but you will have access to past kits and refills!

Stop back tomorrow … I’ll have an alternative project for you to see! I will be using “my” favorite greeting in the stamp set!  Can you guess which one it is??

Thanks for sitting down with me this Sunday and checking out my blog.

Have a wonderful day ~




A Halloween Walk in the Woods

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today’s card share is a bit spooky … follow me through a walk in the woods on a dark, dark night. BOO!

I love Halloween and it’s just around the corner, but there is still time to create some awesome cards and projects.

Today’s “BOO” card begins with the “Motley Monsters” Designer Series Paper using the wooded background with scary little eye’s staring back at you! These designer papers are so much fun and easy to create with!


This card only called for a greeting which I borrowed from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit. If your not signed up … you have till the 10th of this month, Friday, to begin this months kit!  Check it our HERE.

I embossed my greeting and added some little friends (spooky eyes) and then colored them with the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.

As always, I let the designer paper guide me to my color pallet … Basic Black and Hello Honey! And … don’t forget to add some spooky eyes to the inside of your card & envelopes!


Oh yes, those little eyes come from the “Freaky Friends” stamp set which I will be sharing more of.

Have a wonderful day … and stay out of the woods at night! LOL



Technique Tuesday & Weekly Deals

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

So … How did you like the “Glitter Paper” technique yesterday?  So simple, and so pretty!  Well that brings me to my exciting announcement…  I am featuring a “technique” each Tuesday!  Yep, Technique Tuesday and it begins today with the wonderful “Chalkboard” technique!

I also have the weekly deals for you … and are they great!  I have them all, so look forward to seeing some projects made with a few of these items!

Today’s card share is simple to do, and looks so nostalgic with the Chalkboard Technique.  I have chosen “Another Great Year” stamp set as my featured set today.


I have seen several ways to do this technique … here is my take on it.  Simply begin with a piece of Basic Black cardstock and wipe your embossing buddy across it.  This will help keep the stray embossing powder off your card and gives you the appearance as if you just wiped off a chalk board!  At least you don’t have to clean the erasers!  Ooops … showing my age again!

Next, ink up your desired image with the white CRAFT ink.  I like to flip my stamps so the rubber is up when inking … it gives you much more control and you can see how exactly where you are placing the ink.


Stamp image onto black cardstock…. Sprinkle the White embossing powder over your inked area, tap off excess, and emboss with heat gun.

Now you can add some designs, or color in parts of the image with our fabulous “Stampin’ Chalk Marker”.  It was meant for this technique and is fun and easy to use.  Here I highlighted part of the banner and added a simple border around the card.


You can use this technique alone as your focal point as I did today, or frame it with one of our beautiful designer series papers – that would really make it pop!  My technique clubs made Christmas cards using this technique, so feel free to experiment … and have fun.

The Chalkboard technique is really hot right now … just take a look around, you’ll be surprised  at how many different places you will find it.

Thanks for visiting me today ~


Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …




 Another Great Year Stamp Set – WOOD


 Another Great Year Stamp Set – CLEAR


 Embossing Buddy


 Whisper White Craft Ink


 Stampin’ Chalk Marker


 White Embossing Powder


 Heat (Gun) Tool



Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Dress Form Pop’ N Cuts Item # 130100
Regular Price: $21.95
Discounted Price: $16.46
Circles #2 Originals Die Item # 114526
Regular Price: $15.95
Discounted Price: $11.96
3 Inch Circle Originals Die Item # 122125
Regular Price: $17.95
Discounted Price: $13.46
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127749
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96
Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123130
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71
Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die Item # 124587
Regular Price: $32.95
Discounted Price: $24.71
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127750
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96
Ahoy, Matey Ensemble – Digital Download Item # 130078
Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $8.97

How to create your own “Glitter Paper” …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m back today to put a little “sparkle” in your day!  My card share today is an easy technique that I love to do when I need a quick card but want to jazz it up!  I will see how easy it is to make your own glitter paper.

I used the “Watercolor Wonder” Designer series paper, it is so pretty I just can’t keep my hands off this stuff!  Cut your designer paper to the size you want.  I decided to use it as my card front, so it measures 4″ x 5-1/4″.


Place this on a scrap piece of paper and dab the entire VersaMark Ink pad directly onto your designer paper.  You could brayer the VersaMark on, but this is much easier.

Now I move the designer paper onto another scrap piece of paper, or you can use an embossing powder tray, because you will now cover the entire piece with “Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder”…. tap off any excess powder.  Now grab your heat gun and emboss!  You now have a beautiful …. designer … glitter paper!

My greeting comes from the “Friendly Phrases” stamp set, and I stamped it the the Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  This is also the color I used for the base of my card.

I repeated the embossing steps on a scrap piece of designer paper (is there scrap designer paper?  Maybe not) … I then punched out a butterfly using the “Elegant Butterfly” punch.  To finish it off, I added a small string of Rhinestones to the butterfly.


The greeting and the butterfly were popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed the card share today.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  And a “Happy Birthday” to my daughter Sarah today!


Circle me happy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As I said yesterday … I would make you a card from some of the items listed in the “Weekly Deals.”

Today’s card will feature the “Circles Collection Framelits” and the “Bermuda Bay Ink Pad“.  You will also get a “Sneak Peek” from the the New “Blessed Easter” stamp set!  Available January 3rd … tomorrow!!

Circles Collection Framelits Dies

Circle Collection Framelits Dies
Item # 130911
Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad

Bermuda Bay Classic Pad Item #131171
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46

I have always wanted to make a “Circle” card, and since I was featuring the Circle framelits, I thought… “no better time than the present!”  What do you think?


I used the Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana cardstock and inks.  To create the circle card, you begin with a “folded” piece of cardstock.  Align your circle die (here I used the largest, which is the scallop) above the fold.  This will give you a folded card.  If you place it under the fold… you will end up with 2 circles.  Next, I layered the colors by size so I would end up with the white center.

I then inked up the flower from the “Blessed Easter” stamp set (in the new Occasions catalog) with the Coastal Cabana ink … “omitting” the greeting.  The greeting on today’s card comes from the stamp set “Yippee Skipee” found on page 37 of the main catalog.


To complete my card and add a bit of dimension, I used my blender pen and added some of the Bermuda Bay color into the tulips.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have an awesome week!

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Circle Collection Framelits



 BermudaBay Ink Pad



 BermudaBay Cardstock



 Yippee Skippee Stamp Set – WOOD



 Yippee Skippee Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Blender Pens (Set of 3)

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Happy Birthday Brother …

Hello Stampers ~

I don’t know about you, but this month is just flying by for me!  Can you believe it is already the 18th of June!

On that note … I’d like to send a Happy Birthday out to my brother Richard today.  I created a “quick card” using the “My Digital Studio” software.  I will admit, that I have had it for a while, but have spent most of my time creating slide shows and scrapbooks with it.  For some reason, I just never got around to creating cards with it!

So today, my brother will get the first Birthday card that I created with my MDS program!


I must say, one of my favorite things about the “My Digital Studio” … is that nothing retires!  Once you purchase a download – it’s yours to use forever!  I just love the classic car which comes from  “Adventure Awaits” download.  I have a soft spot for the “vintage look”.

 The inside greeting comes from “Fantabulous You“… I couldn’t resist!   There are so many different styles of downloadable goodies, including some of your favorite stamp sets!


I love using the MDS… it is fun and you can let your creativity run wild!  If you don’t like what you did, you can just delete it.  How cool is that!

And for those of you who are busy or have busy little hands around, when you’re interrupted… just hit the save button!  (No clean up required)  It’s a great time saving tool that can get you back to your card and scrapbook projects.

Give it a try … Stampin’ Up!  offers a 30-day FREE Trial.  Just click on the button below … It’s fun, it’s easy and you can always delete your mistakes! (tee hee)


Let me know when you try it out, and feel free to share you projects with me.  You can e-mail them to me @ (Maybe YOU could be my next “creative” guest!)

Have an awesome day!

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