Sweet, Sweet Candy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Weekend to you! Many of you know besides being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, a blogger, Mom of 3, grandma of 11 and great-grandma of one … I also manage the candy store in my hometown.

So, what do you think I thought of when I say that little candy stamp in this months Paper Pumpkin kit?

Yep … a sweet but simple card featuring the candy! I used it to create the background …


I wanted plenty of color so I chose the Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cucumber, Watermelon Wonder and Wisteria Wonder and stamped that little candy stamp all over!

Then I chose the “You’re So Sweet” as my greeting and stamped it in Watermelon… that is when I decided to create a banner to highlight the greeting. For a bit more pop of color I added the Daffodil Delight and Crisp Cucumber behind it. (Subliminal message: Green and Gold)

The entire card front was matted with the Watermelon Wonder to make the greeting stand out and then that was layered onto the Whisper White background.


Cute & fun card for any occasion … birthday, sweet sixteen or just because!

Thank you for joining me today ~

I hope your day is filled with fun and lots of color!




Truly Grateful for Autumn …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday marked the first day of autumn … my favorite season. I love the colors, the warm days and cool night, sweaters, caramel apples and the smell of the leaves. Yup, I love it all.

Today I promised an alternative idea for your Paper Pumpkin kit. Just a little reminder of the stamp set that comes with the kit …


I had so many ideas popping into my head with this stamp set. I will share one today, another at a later date, but the rest are reserved for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers … their treat for choosing me as their Paper Pumpkin demonstrator.

You may join my Paper Pumpkin Pals … HERE. Plus, you’ll be helping out Breast Cancer and the same time you treat yourself to Paper Pumpkin.

In honor of the season, I chose the leaves and did the Rock -n- Roll technique – that is why some are two different colors …


The Rock-n-Roll technique is very simple … Ink up your image in the lighter of the two colors, and then simply roll the very edges of the image into the darker color ink. Since these were so very small, I just kind of tapped the very edge onto the ink pad instead of “rolling” the image around.

I thought of adding a texture to the background but I really loved the simplicity of this card … it speaks volumes. Sometimes less is more.


Hope you enjoyed today’s alternative project … stop back tomorrow, I have some more “spooky” for you! My sister teases me that not everyone loves Halloween as much as I do .. I know, some of you like it more!! lol

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me, see you tomorrow!