October is here and there are so many projects I want to get done before the end of the year! Check out the latest sales and offers from Stampin’ Up!
Let’s face it – Who doesn’t love Designer Series Paper and who doesn’t love an incredible Sale. Back by popular demand is Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Sale. Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during the month of October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs, including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!
Who isn’t inspired to create when they have new stamps to play with. Now is the time to get those new stamps you’ve been waiting for.
Here are the product numbers, in list form:
Hey, Paper Pumpkin Fans – to give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. Two coordinating kits means you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, getting that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.
Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.
I have lots of classes coming up! Click on CLASSES & EVENTS at the top of this page to see all!
I have CLUB on Sunday, Oct. 8 and again on Saturday, Oct. 14. Here’s one of the projects we’ll be making:
It’s called a Recessed Panel Card. A great use of your Designer Series Paper!! Be a guest at club for just $10 or FREE with a $25 order!
I think all of us have had friends of family with cancer. Such a tough thing to go through. There’s no right or wrong way to navigate through that, but one thing I’ve seen over & over is COURAGE. Courage and faith.
As I write this post, my dear friend, Chari, is going through her first chemotherapy for breast cancer. I can’t be with her, but we keep messaging back & forth, and that helps a lot. When I first moved to Maui, I didn’t know anyone & I attended a Christian Woman’s Club luncheon. Chari sat next to me & I was so touched when she just came out & asked if we could be friends. Sure!! She & her husband were new to the island, also, and we all ended up spending lots of time together. We all learned to windsurf, had babies, spend many years together on Maui until they moved to Washington.
Here’s a card for Chari:
Double Z Fun Fold Card
Card Base Wisteria Wonder – 4 1/4″ X 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
Delightful Daisy DSP – two pieces at 2 1/2″ X 4″, one at 4″ X 5 1/4″
White layer – 3 1/4″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ & 6 3/8″
God bless you, Chari! You’ll get through this. There are so many people who love you & are praying for you!!
Here’s a fun Sketch Challenge from the SSINK Team! I love these challenges because they force me to come up with my own ideas. Give it a try!!
To make this card, I basically started with some stamp sets I’d been wanting to play with: Merry Patterns & Christmas Sweaters! The Merry Patterns Set can only be earned by placing a $300 order through the end of October!! Let me know if you have a big Wish List or would like to host a party! I chose the colors by looking at the Quilted Christmas 6 X 6 DSP. That’s a simple way to choose a color combo guaranteed to look great!
I don’t get a lot of use out of my sweaters here on Maui. But my daughter, Malia, is spending her first winter in Syracuse, NY, where I hear it gets mighty cold! She’s already made a request for sweater money.
Here’s a close up of that cute sweater…
Now head over to our SSINK Page to see what the other designers have done with this sketch! Give it a try!! We’d love to see what you come up with!
Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showcasing Animal Ideas! I chose This Little Piggy!
Most of you probably think of playing “This Little Piggy” with your babies. I think of something a bit different. My dad was a HUGE Big Band Fan!! I’d be trying to do homework after school and I’d be the one yelling at my dad to “Turn down the music!”. Glenn Miller had a fun song called, “Boogie Woogie Piggy” that we’d dance the jitterbug to. That’s the song I sang to my babies when I’d tickle their toes! Does anyone else remember that song??
Back to my card. My daughter, Malia, actually gets the credit for this cute card! She came up with this fun opening that has a 3rd circle on the inside for your personal note.
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure & hop over to the SSINK Page to see more animal ideas!
I’ll leave you with a picture of my handsome dad, probably taken around the time I was a baby.
I’m a coffee person! It’s the thing that gets me out of bed in the morning. My morning ritual is to sip on coffee while browsing through my email & planning my day. I’ve even got this thing that froths milk! Makes me feel really pampered.
I needed a card to give a Coffee Gift Card to a friend. This is what I came up with:
Fall Frenzy is today’s theme for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team! I’m not feelin’ the “fall” here on Maui! It’s just plain hot!
I came up with my card idea by following a sketch from Fab Friday.
Here’s my card:
I reached for the old standby… Lovely As a Tree then added a nice sentiment from Paisleys & Posies. The leaf embossing in the background gives it just the right touch. I’ve used sponges to give some color to the trees & grass.
Here I used the Tree Rings background instead of textured leaves. Which card do you prefer? I’m trying to come up with ideas for the September Cards, Etc Class!
Thanks for stopping by today! I’d really love to hear your comments to help me choose which card to make for class!
We have a fun Technique Challenge for you today for the SSINK Team… Ink on Embossing Folders!
This is my first time trying out this technique & I just love it!! It’s simple & fast with great results! Here’s my card:
Just used my brayer to spread some ink on the Brick Wall Embossing Folder! I really like the way it turned out & can’t wait to ink up my other Embossing Folders!
Stamps: Spooky Cat
Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Very Vanilla (4 1/4 X 11, score at 2 3/4 & 8 1/4) and inky embossed pieces (4 X 2 1/2- cut 2), Basic Black (2 5/8 X 4 1/8- cut 2), Spooky Night DSP
Accessories: Cat Punch, Black Rhinestone Jewels
Notes: The Spooky Night DSP has a page made to cut 3″ squares containing the tree with the moon behind it. I cut those squares 2 7/8 so that they’d fit onto the biggest scalloped square from Layering Squares Framelits.