Fall Fest Stamp Set

Fall Fest Stamp Set

We are getting mighty fancy with the Fall Fest stamp set today.  

The Fall Fest stamp set the perfect pumpkin stamp and even comes with a fun Ghost image. 

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The matching framelits makes crafting with this set even easier. 

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The Little Details

This is a fun and fast fold that worked great for this card using the Deco Label Framelits.  

To create the fold for the base of the card simply cut your cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  On the long side of the cardstock, score at 3 and 8 1/2.  The Deco Label has dimensionals on the underside of the right side to keep in place and make opening this card very easy.   

I started this card by first stamping the Thanks image from Seasonally Scattered stamp set.  To add multiple colors I inked the image using Cajun Craze ink and then went around the edges and lightly inked Old Olive classic ink.  

The Pumpkins were stamped with Tangelo Twist ink and then cut using the coordinating Framelits.  I did ink the stems with an Old Olive marker by just taking my finger and wiping off the Cajun Craze.  Getting inky just proves the fun I was having in my stamp room.  

Everything is adhered with Dimensionals except for the Autumn Wooden Elements which I used Mini Glue Dots.  

The last little detail for this card is to use the Natural & Old Olive Two Tone Trim and unravel the two twines.  I then unraveled more of the Old Olive twine more and then gently tied them around the pumpkin stems.  Love how they naturally have a wave in the twine providing just the right look for the pumpkin stems.  

The Fall greeting was stamped using the For All Things stamp set.  I love the fonts in this particular set.  This is also a great stamp set for creating home decor pieces for Thanksgiving. 

Below you will find the links to all the products used for this card.  

Don’t forget about the Weekly specials currently on sale.  GREAT punches and other fun products on SALE until Monday night 11:59 MT.  

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Have an AMAZING weekend and CRAFT something pretty!!!
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Decorate for Halloween!

Decorate for Halloween!

We are about to embark on one of my favorite creative outlets- Halloween.  

Halloween lets my mind go crazy in the imagination department.  I can use fun bright colors or I can be dark and drab.  It’s just a fun season to let loose and enjoy.  

While I realize not everyone enjoys this particular season for their own reasons, I respect that.  I love the skulls, the witches, ghosts, pumpkins and monsters because they are FUN.  That’s it. 

Stampin’ Up! always goes all out in the Halloween products.  I always fall in love with the Designer Paper and stamp sets.  This year is no exception.  

Freaky Friends & Mingle All the Way

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I don’t know about you but I have a few Freaky Friends I could send this too.  I love the Mingle All the Way stamp set and how the fonts are perfect for creating Chalkboard Art.  I stamped the Spooky Halloween using Whisper White Craft ink on Basic Black cardstock.  If I had to do over again I would have embossed this with White Embossing powder.  The greeting would have popped a bit more.  
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I added the Freaky Friends stamp set using the skeleton. Oh my word cuteness.  He has a BIG head.  *giggle*

The card itself is easy to put together.  
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I love how the textured embossed stars on the bottom of the Blackberry Bliss cardstock coordinates with the Designer Paper and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  I simply used the star punch and used the negative piece so the designer paper would shine through the stars.  

Lastly, I added a few sequins.  I can’t get enough of them.  

Fry Box Die Cut

You could also use the Fry Box and create a quick treat box for school Halloween parties.  

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The Fry Box is the perfect die cut when looking to make a lot of treats and FAST.  It’s simplicity is awesome.  Two places to adhesive and BAM, you are done!  

Do you love it??

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Nothing over the top about this treat box.  Simple and duplicatable.  Once again I love how everything coordinates.  

My only problem this year is no more Halloween class parties for my kids.  Now that they are in middle school they don’t need the cute treats for a class.  I guess I will be adopting an elementary child this year.  LOL.  

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Frightful Wreath

If you really want to decorate for Halloween try our new Halloween Frightful Wreath.  

It’s CUTE as can be and easy to put together.  Their is a sweet beaded spider that you put together and it completes the wreath. There are several ways to put it together and the only tools you need are a glue gun and pliers for the spider. 

You can see my wreath hanging in this picture below.  

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There are many great products to decorate for Halloween this year.  It’s just a matter of researching what you want to create and putting it together.  What is your favorite Halloween product in the Holiday Mini this year?  

You can see all the products for these projects in the links below.  

Remember to check out the Weekly Deals this week.  The Hexagon Punch is on sale.  I love this punch to punch the ends of my banners.  It’s a perfect cut every time.  There is also the 2″ Circle punch on sale.  *I hate to admit this to you but I didn’t know we had a 2″ Circle Punch!*

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Brand NEW in the store this week: 

You're Wonderful stamp set

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Big Reveal- The Scrapbook Crop!

Big Reveal- The Scrapbook Crop!

If you could imagine me standing in front of you right now you would think that I had botox in my face from the frozen smile.  Seriously, my smile has not dropped from my face since leaving the big crop this weekend.  

It’s been so long since I had attended a scrapbook crop.  Like ten YEARS.  Yikes.  That will not happen again, evah!

There is something to be said about getting together with fellow crafters.  Smiles, laughing (more like high pitched giggling or belly laughing), eating, scrapping, crafting… It was AMAZING.  

It took me forever to get packed up and ready to go.  Being that I had not been to one in so long I didn’t want to forget something and I wanted it to be perfect.  Of course I knew I would probably forget something and I also knew nothing goes perfect.  Well, this actually was perfect.  I met the kindest people.  I have so many new friends.  Now you see why I have a frozen smile.  My cheeks hurt just telling you about this.  

I loved going around seeing all the fun things that people bring to crops.  Cricut cutting tools, Cameos, LOADS of paper, stamps, inks, embellishments.  They are LOADED.  Then they also have a system how it all goes together.  They even bring shelves, lights, and drink holders.  Boy, it’s been a long time since I had seen one of these in action.  

My end went pretty smoothly.  I had a blast with my make n takes.  There is something always great when you hear the oooh’s and ahhh’s when they create with stamps, ink and paper.  Of course I added a few fun punches and the oooh’s and ahhh’s did get louder.  (maybe I coaxed them a bit to be loud, giggle!)

This was another fun make n take we created-

For All Things stamp set, Stampin' up! We used the stamp set For All Things and just kept layering the embellishments.  I loved that the focal point of this card could be used on any project.  You could adhere this to a scrapbook page, a candle, a centerpiece or napkin ring for Thanksgiving.  I love the Autumn Wooden Elements.  They were a perfect addition for this card.  

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You can see how we unraveled the Gold Twine so that beautiful gold piece was hanging.  PLUS, we added a little bit of the Gold Sequin ribbon for a little more gold tone.  Oh WOW do I love Gold accents.  

The highlight was using the Hexagon punch for creating the “V” on the banner.  I love that punch and 99% of the time I’m using it for my banners.  

You can see all the products used for this card below in the links.  Click the links and it will take you directly to my Online Store.  

Here are a few pics from the weekend incase you didn’t see them on my Facebook Page.  Truly a fantastic weekend and I look forward to many MORE.  A huge thanks to Scraphappy for inviting me to come.  

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This was teaching my Gratitude Class: 

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This was a fun class along with my Halloween Wreath class.  I’ll be offering the Halloween Class again locally.  That wreath is adorable and really not hard to make at all.  

It’s time for me to get busy and create.  It’s been a big day with the dog as she had puppy school.  She was the smartest doggie in class (okay, maybe not but I thought so!!)  Stopped by and bought her a little treat, an Ice Cream cone.  

BrinYes, I was rewarded with the best dog mama award.  

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Festival of Trees |Stampin’ Up!

Festival of Trees |Stampin’ Up!

Yes, it’s 6 am and I’m off to my big weekend crop.  I am moving at a turtles pace.  When you work for yourself 6 am is just a naughty time to be up and running.  

I am very excited about this weekend however so getting up for the crop does put a little pep in my skip.  

If  you follow me on Facebook you might have seen the nightmare picture of my hallway packed tightly with my entire stamp room.  News Flash… It’s been 10 years since I was a vendor at a crop and I totally forgot what the prep time looked like.  I am so afraid I am going to forget something that I think I packed it all.  I’ll start to not put something in the bag and think to myself, “this is the BEST tool ever.  They have to see this!”  Problem is I have said that about every tool, stamp and ink I own.  

I almost need a U-Haul to get there.  Not only is this going to be CRAZY fun, I am going to have a REALLY clean stamp room when I get back home because unpacking is going to be a nightmare too.  

SO the great news is I am doing 4 make n takes at this event.  I am so so so excited about this.  

Of course, a few of the make n takes are not easy.  This is one of my downfalls.  I always want to keep dressing my card up.  I keep adding all the fun products.  I hope they enjoy it.  

I’m excited to show you a sneak peek.  Don’t tell them I shared with you….. 

Festival of Trees Stamp Set

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I just let out a BIG squeal.  This stamp and the matching products is WAY fun.  First, this set is a photopolymer making placement for Two-Step stamping EASY.  If you are unsure of Two-Step stamping, if you notice the tree image has little red berries? Those where stamped after I stamped the tree.  With photopolymer I was able to place those berries perfectly.  

Festival of Trees stamp set, Stampin' Up!
This stamp set also has a Tree Punch that fits the tree images PERFECTLY.  That means NO fussy cutting.  

Are you smiling?? I love this.  Even BETTER…. There is a bundle & 15% savings when you purchase the stamp set and Tree punch together- #137640.  

Festival of Trees stamp set, Stampin' Up!
I love the little bird image and of course the star at the top.  

You can see all the products used in the links below.  

Okay, I’m off like a herd of Turtles… for REAL now.  I’ll be posting on my Facebook Fan page all weekend and sharing more of the make n takes.  You will see them here as well.  

One last thing before I leave you… 

Stamps in the Mail- Registration OPEN!

Stamps in the Mail Registration for Round 25 has started.  This is ALWAYS the biggest round because it’s the Holiday Edition.  I am using the stamp set White Christmas.  It’s going to be an AMAZING round.  I fixed the date on the information page.  I had confused many that the deadline had been met.  Registration does NOT end until Sunday, September 14th.  So hurry, register today.  Click HERE to see more information.  

Have a SUPER duper Friday!!

P.S. My doggie now knows how to sit and stay.  Heaven help me with the “come” command.  She looks right at me and doesn’t budge.  Sigh.  This could be the tough one.  She is also getting healthy and is spoiled rotten.  <smile>
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Hello Fall |Stampin’ Up!

Hello Fall |Stampin’ Up!

Isn’t there something great about Fall and all the beautiful changing colors? 

Here in Florida we are not as lucky to see the changing of the leaves.  Something I miss terribly in Virginia.  Each Fall the leaves were brilliant in color and really breathtaking.  It’s funny how those that are native to the area don’t notice it as much because they have been there so long.  The same is true for those of us that live near the beaches. We take them for granted.  

I do love the changing leaves and now I will have to get my fall leaves fix with paper.  Not so bad, really!!  

For All Things

This stamp set is AWESOME.  I am loving the “watercolor” effect.  

I did do a little fussy cutting but nothing to make you really fussy over.  I love the leaves cut this way as it makes the card appear a little 3 D.  
For All Things stamp set, Stampin' Up!
You will notice on the Whisper White cardstock I used the Zig Zag Textured Embossing folder just on the bottom.  By placing the greeting banner across it worked perfect to hide the edge.  

This card is very neutral but of course it can be spiced up a bit with more colors.  I used my Fall fav color, Cajun Craze.  It’s reminds me of terra cotta.  It’s gorgeous. 

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The Spiral Border punch was just enough to add a little fun for the card.  

For All Things stamp set, Stampin' Up!
If you look really close you can see a little spritzer that I added.  It’s a gold tone using Alcohol and Gold Encore Ink.  Makes me SUPER happy seeing that sparkle.  

One last thing to note, the Autumn Wooden Elements are not only fun but they are pretty flat to touch.  I like this for mailing purposes.  

For many of you Fall is coming quickly.  I will live through you vicariously when the leaves change.  

You can see all of the supplies for this card below in the links.  

Now, let me tell you what’s going on in my stamp room.  Right now it looks like a bomb went off.  I’m a vendor at a crop this weekend and I’ve been busy as a bee getting make n takes ready, display stuff for my table, and classes prepped.  WOW.  You can barely walk in my room.  It’s awful.  It looks like someone has been creative so I shouldn’t complain.  I’m excited about this weekend and to meet new crafty friends.  Wish me luck.  

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Things to Remember: 

  • Weekly deals!  Check them out HERE
  • NEW Holiday Edition Stamps in the Mail.  Register Now.  More information found HERE.  
  • Follow the weekend cropping on my Facebook Fan Page.  Click HERE to follow.  
Tootles & love to each!!

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