Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Candy, candy, candy!

Halloween is almost here!  I love Halloween for lots of reasons, but having a reason to make up cute little packages is probably my favorite!  Kids love this time of year for the candy, but we crafty moms love it for the packages : )

This super cutie starts with a Polka Dot Tag a Bag.  These kraft bags are food safe and so much fun to use for lots of projects.  If you like to give something other than candy on Halloween, these bags are the best.  Of course you can put candy in as well, but they will hold a serious amount!  
One of my favorite things to give out is popcorn.  Yep, microwave popcorn.  A much healthier alternative to candy and just as much fun.  These little bags easily hold a microwaveable popcorn package, and they do it with style!

To decorate the package I used the Banner Framelits to cut out a piece of the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the witch from the Freaky Friends set in Momento black ink.  I then used my Blendabilities to color in the witch and her broom.  If you don't have the Blendabilities, you could use StazOn and color with your markers as well.  
Stamp the Ghoulish Greetings sentiment in White Craft Ink on Basic Black Card Stock.
The stars are punched from Gold Glimmer paper and that ridiculously cute twine is on page 45 of the Holiday Catalog.  

What would you put in this bag for a spooky treat?

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mingle All the Way SOTM

This month's Stamp of the Month is Mingle All the Way
A great set with lots of fun sentiments for this Fall and Holiday season!

Would you like to get all three of these projects, full color photo tutorials and supply lists, the Mingle All the Way clear mount stamp set AND priority mail shipping right to your door??

Friday, October 10, 2014

Blackberry Christmas Glimmer

I'm a huge fan of non-traditional Christmas colors on cards.  Green and Red are great, don't get me wrong, but I love to use colors you might not expect on winter themed projects.
This card uses Wisteria Wonder (one of my all time faves) and Blackberry Bliss.
Do you just love those snowflakes in the background?  Do you recognize the stamp??  
It's actually from the Seasonally Scattered set and says "merry" surrounded by snowflakes.  With careful placement the sentiment is covered, but the snowflakes shine through as an awesome background for our elegant trees.
Festival of Trees is probably my favorite set right now!  I love the images, love the fact that it's photopolymer and it has a matching punch!  The best part is you can bundle the stamp set and punch together and save 15% which makes this bundle only $27.95!  That's right!  A punch AND a stamp set!  I'm digging it! I love saving money just as much as the next person : )
It's hard to see it's beautiful sparkle, but that tree in the front is actually punched from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  The trees along side it are stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink on Wisteria Wonder card stock and punched out.  Stamp your 'merry' sentiment first in Blackberry Bliss on your piece of Whisper White card stock.  Stamp your "Be Joyful" in Blackberry Bliss as well.  That sentiment comes from a Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set.  Another photopolymer it makes placement for perfect stamping a breeze.  
I used SNAIL adhesive to adhere the two Wisteria Wonder trees on top of my snowflakes.  The Glimmer Paper tree however is popped up on a dimensional.

This beautiful card will be part of my Christmas Stamp a Stack this month. So you can create 3 of these as well as 3 other designs for a total of 12 cards!  Class fee is only $15 or place a minimum order with me that day and you'll get your cards for free!

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Grateful for Fall

Yesterday was World Card Making Day and I spent it with my fabulous upline at the Gettysburg Outlets sharing my love for card making!  We made a card using this same set, For All Things.  It's just beautiful and makes creating a simple, yet stunning card beyond easy.
I used the Hardwood Stamp for the background on this card in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake Card Stock.  Add your sentiment with Early Espresso ink and it will complete the rustic look to this fall-feel card. For those who joined my Stamp of the Month Club last month, this was the stamp set we used.  Check out my video tutorial for this beauty below.

Friday, October 3, 2014

This month's classes at a glance!

Stamp of the Month Club
Mingle all the Way

October 15th - Click "Stamp of the Month" tab at the top for all the information

Christmas Stamp a Stack

Saturday, October 18th 10-2 (open house style)
Create 3 each of these 4 designs for a total of 12 cards.
$15 or FREE with a min. order that day

Just Cards Class

Friday, October 24th 7-9pm
Create these 6 all occasion cards, envelopes included!
$12 or FREE with a min. order that night!
This class is also available by mail!  Place a minimum $30 order using Hostess CodeGB6JVZXV    , and I will send you these projects automatically for FREE!

Technique Class - Heat Embossing

Friday, October 24th 7-9pm
Learn heat embossing tricks and tips while creating these 3 cute Christmas projects.
Min. Order required for this class.  Runs concurrently with my Just Cards Class, take one or both!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stamp, Stock and Save!

It's time to Stamp, Stock and Save!  From stamps to paper, we've got you covered!
Select stamps are 20% off and other essentials are 15% off!

Hurry!  Sale is only from October 1st through the 6th!

Want to save even more AND get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper each month for 6 months?!
Join my awesome team of Paper Peeps and Stampin' Up! will give you a FREE pack of DSP each month for 6 months*!  How awesome is that!  Now add your 20% discount to the deals with Stamp, Stock and Save promotion and you can save 35% and 40% on those items!  
Talk about an awesome deal!

And the Winner is...

After a month of orders and tickets being earned, we have a winner!!
Congratulations to Wendy G.!  You are the winner of the Get Your Santa On stamp set with 3 super cute Christmas tags!!!  

Abby was crazy excited to pick the winner, as you can see!  She loves to draw winners for random prizes and this one was no exception!  Thank you everyone who placed orders this month as well as played along with my Facebook games to win tickets in the drawing!  I truly appreciate each and every one of you!