October Calendar

These cute images are from Cookie-Cutter Halloween!  Love that set!  The holiday season is officially here!  I’m determined to stay on top of things this year!!  We’ll see what happens.

I have lots of fun classes scheduled in the next few months!  You can always see what events I’m having by clicking on CLASSES & EVENTS on the top of my blog.  Try to join us at some of the classes this month!

Be sure to head over to Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see their October calendars!

Downline to the Rescue!

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I’ll tell you the story behind this bag…

A couple of weeks ago I got over my head with a Stamping Class!  It was immediately following a Downline Meeting with my group, The Maui Big Shots!  I was basically prepped for my Christmas Gift Class, but had some texts & emails on Friday when I was at work.  I knew I would have to prep for a few more, but I figured I could do it during class time.

I ended up having 15 – 16 people at class!!  I still don’t even know!  Great problem to have, huh?!  I had no time at all to cut more things out.  I’m so grateful to several of my downline who stayed to help!!

I learned 2 important things from this class, actually 3:

  • Always prep a little more than you need!!  The more organized the better!!!
  • Don’t use the same supplies for different projects (unless you have duplicates).  I was using Real Red Ink Pads in 2 of the projects (with 1 ink pad) & had to constantly look around for the ink pad!
  • Third thing…I can count on my friends!! 🙂

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I just realized I should have made a pitchfork, not a broom.  Oh, well.  I know they’ll enjoy the little gifts they find inside!  Thanks again, gals!!

Scarecrows & Mummies for Fall

Today I want to show off the projects we made in our September Clubs!  The theme today for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration group is FALL, and these projects “fall” right into that category.Cookie Cutter Scarecrow Create With Cheryl

This fold is a Collar Fold Card.  I’ll give you all the details here, so that you can make it at home.

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Halloween, Paisleys & Posies
  • Inks:  Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper:  Pumpkin Pie Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Halloween Night Specialty DSP (5 1/2 X 4,  then make a cut at 2 3/4″ that’s 1 1/2″ long- I just use my cutter & place the paper at the 2 3/4″ mark & move the blade down to 1 1/2″ then cut up from there), Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White scraps
  • Accessories:  Layering Circles Framelits, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Stampin’ Up! Markers

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Here’s a Halloween version of the Collar Fold Card:

Cookie Cutter Mummy Create With Cheryl

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Isn’t he a cutie?!!

We also decorated Petite Cafe Gift Bag.  These bags are very good quality & food safe.

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Can you guess what I used to punch out the flower?  The balloon punch!  And I have to say I LOVE those gold binder clips!!  Very sturdy & shiny & cute!!Petite Gift Bag Create With Cheryl 2

Hope you enjoyed my projects today!  Let me know if you’re interested in trying out CLUB!  We meet once a month & you can come on either Saturday or Sunday.  I’m also thinking about starting a Monday Club if I get enough interest…

Basically, CLUB is FREE.  You just commit to placing a $25 order each month, and when it’s your turn, you get to be the hostess & get extra products that month!

Now, be sure & check out what cute cards the other SSINK gals have come up with!