Sunday, October 19, 2014


Hello there! I'm back to share another project that I didn't know I had. This was September's Paper Pumpkin Kit called Boo-tiful Bags. I guess I was gonna wait to post them til after my grandson's and me filled them with candy, but that hasn't happened yet, so I thought I'd better share them before we give them away.

This was such an awesome kit, I've already ordered 2 Refill Kits~I think they're a bargain for $7.95 each. And so quick and easy to put together too, even a 2 year old can do it~Quinten put all the stickers on:)

I'll have both of my grandsons on Friday, so stuffing these with candy will be our project. Can't wait:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Hello there! I didn't think I was going to have anything to share with you today, but lo and behold, I went out to get the mail and my little orange box was waiting for me! I know it's coming every month, but when I see it sitting there I let out a little squeal every month:) Complete giddyness. It didn't get here til late in the day and it's overcast, so my pictures aren't the greatest, but you get the idea.

Stampin' Up! has really stepped up their game with these kits. If you haven't tried them yet or canceled, you might want to give them a try. They seem to get better and better every month. This month's kit is called Sweet As Pie, and as you can see, the eight boxes make up a pie that you can fill with treats.

The stamp set is my favorite yet. It comes with 4 sentiments that say: Happy Thanksgiving, Thankful For You, There's No Such Thing As Too Much Pie, and my motto~Holiday Calories Don't Count. I'll definitely be putting these to use:)

I know feathers are trendy right now, but I just think they're kinda weird. I'm thinking about getting some Refill Kits, but I may come up with something different for the feathers. Besides the fun surprise every month, another perk of subscribing to Paper Pumpkin is that you can purchase past kits or Refill Kits. You can also save $ with Prepaid Subscriptions. You can order 1 month, 3 month, 6 month & 12 month subscriptions. You save $1 per month with the 6 month, and $2 per month with the 12 month subscription. And you can put them on a Workshop order and get Hostess Benefits off of them:)

My daughters, my son's girlfriend and myself have been getting together every month and having a great time making projects...and I'm thinking these prepaid subscriptions might make for some awesome Christmas presents~the gifts that keep on giving! And some freebies for me too:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 17, 2014


Hello there! I wanted to share a birthday card that I made for a restaurant in town celebrating it's 17 years of business. The name of the restaurant is Martinis so I thought Happy Hour would be the perfect set to use:) Anyone who brings in a birthday card gets a prime rib dinner for only $17 and a piece of yummy birthday cake afterwards:)

I started with a Whisper White base and added a layer of Basic Grey on top. I used the cityscape image from the limited-time photopolymer set Calling All Heroes in Black StazOn onto Whisper White Cardstock, and cut it out. I then butt it up to a piece of Basic Black Cardstock, colored the windows with Daffodil Blendabilities, and adhered it. Next, I drew a Martini glass onto a piece of Vellum Cardstock using the Squares Collection Framelits as a stencil for the triangle parts. I colored the inside vellum with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities and punched out a few bubbles using the 1/4" Circle Handheld Punch. I strategically  placed Glue Dots under the bubbles to adhere the card together and attach it to the base.

Next, I used Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Elegant Eggplant Markers to color each individual letter and punch each out with a 1/2" or 3/4" Circle Punch. I added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper underneath the banner and sprinkled some st the top using the Confetti Stars Punch.

To finish it off, I made a custom envelope using the Envelope Punch Board and Confetti Celebration DSP. I colored the stamp with Basic Grey, Basic Black and Bermuda Bay Markers and stamped onto Whisper White. I used the Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits to cut it out and added an In Color Clothespin to hold a piece of Crushed Curry Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in place.

I hope I was able to convey to Martinis how thankful I am to them for bringing some big city fun into our little town:)

Now, onto my next project...bagging up 1200 bags of candy for our Operation Christmas Child Packing Party next week. If you're in the area and want to help pack some shoeboxes full of goodies to send to needy kids all over the world, plan to come to First Christian Church in Burlington at 6pm. Last year we filled over 1000 shoeboxes in less than 2 hours, and we're sure to beat that this year! Hope to see you Tuesday night! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Hello there! Here is the Hostess gift I made this month. I used the Fry Box Die, which helped me whip up this cute little turkey in minutes. I ran a piece of Soft Suede through the Big Shot and made my fry box using Fast Fuse adhesive. I used Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie & Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for his feathers along with the Modern Label and Word Window Punches.

I used a 1 1/4" Circle Punch for his head and used the Tree Punch for his hat in Basic Black. I added a buckle using Champagne Glimmer Paper and a retired 1/4" punch. I used the same punch for his beak in Crushed Curry Cardstock, scored it down the middle and adhered with Liquid Tombow. I used the Owl Builder Punch in Cherry Cobbler for the heart. I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and used the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut it out. I cut the top off of a Gusseted Cellophane Bag and filled it up with Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. I finished it off with a piece of Crumb Cake Thick Baker's Twine that came with the Under The Tree Tag A Bag Accessory Kit.

These would make fun little favors to decorate your Thanksgiving table with. Stop back tomorrow for a festive card. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Hello there! I wanted to share the sign I've been working on for my father-in-law's class reunion. I was hoping one of the alphabet dies I had would work for the letters, but no such luck, they were all too small. So I got some stencils at Staples, traced them onto Elegant Eggplant Cardstock, and cut them out. I butt 2 pieces of 12 X 12 Basic Grey Cardstock together and was able to use an old alphabet die set for the banner. I cut them out of Whisper White Cardstock and adhered them with Liquid Tombow. I attached the banner with Dimensionals.

I had two sets of school colors to work with~purple & grey and purple & gold. I wasn't quite sure how to pull that off, but I decided to use the common color in the center, put the grey banner at the bottom and incorporate gold at the top...somehow. The Brushed Gold Cardstock delivered:) I used the Party Pennants Die-which I got on sale during the Weekly Deals, yay! I scored it 1" from the top, folded it and ran a long piece of Basic Grey Baker's Twine across the back of the pennant pieces. I then used Fast Fuse to adhere the flaps down. I then made rosettes from the Regals DSP Stack and added a Whisper White cirle on top and a Basic Grey circle on top of that. I used another retired alphabet die set to cut the letters out of Brushed Gold Cardstock and attached with Dimensionals.

I stuck a couple of skewers into the top of the foam core and made a couple of the pompoms from the A Little Sumthin' Sumthin' Gift Box Kit. I wrapped some washi tape around to secure them. Finally, I made 2 more larger rosettes with the year they graduated onto Brushed Gold and then Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I added some Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Basic Grey Baker's Twine and Gold Metallic Twine.

This project was a bit of a challenge, but Grandpa loved how it turned out, so all is good:) Make sure to stop back for another project tomorrow. Thanks so much for coming by:)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Hello there! I wanted to share these cute pumpkin pals with you from Club Card Night. This is the project my Club Members made last week. For the tall guy, I used a piece of Tangelo Twist Cardstock measuring 8" x 2", and scored at 3 1/2" and 4 1/2". The short one was 5 3/4" x 2", scored at 2 1/2" and 3 1/4". The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch was used on both ends.  I used Fall Fest with Basic Black ink and Old Olive for the leaves. I used an Old Olive Marker for the details and the Fun Fall Framelits along with the Big Shot to cut them out. I used the Simply Scored to add a little extra detail, scoring the tall pumpkin at 1/4" and the short one at 1/2".

I used the limited-time Hostess set Good Greetings in Basic Black on Old Olive Cardstock and layered a piece of Flashback DSP underneath. I used Liquid Tombow to close the tops and added a piece of Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim. I finished them off with a Linen Thread bow. These would be a quick & easy project for you to make for all your little goblins this Halloween season. Make sure to stop back tomorrow. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Monday, October 13, 2014



Hello there! Here's the last card we made last week at Club Card Night. I got some help from our Stampin' Success magazine again with this one. Actually, I copied it exactly except I added the woodgrain embossing using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder (duh) along with the Big Shot. I started with a Whisper White base and added a piece of Motley Monsters DSP. I added a layer of Crumb Cake Cardstock on top that was stamped with Mingle All the Way in Soft Suede.

The plump little pumpkin was stamped in Tangelo Twist using Fall Fest and cut out with Fun Fall Framelits. Buy them both and save 15%:) Before I stamped the pumpkin, I wiped off the ink on the stem and colored it with an Old Olive Marker. I then used a Tangelo Twist Marker to draw the lines. I love the added depth and texture those lines give. I stamped the leaf in Old Olive, added the detail with an Old Olive Marker and attached it with a Glue Dot.

I finished it off with a piece of Linen Thread that I wrapped around a skewer and sprayed with alcohol. I held it in place for a minute or so and got the cute little curves. I attached it to the back with a Glue Dot. Another fun & quick & easy card:) Make sure to stop back tomorrow for a couple of goodies. Thanks so much for stopping by!