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October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Do you have big plans for this spooky night?  This will be the first Halloween in our new community and I have a feeling it is going to be a busy night!  We have never lived in a house that got a lot of trick or treaters so this will be a new experience for us.  One of the neighbors estimated that we will get about 100-150 visitors!  I am looking forward to seeing all the costumes and also getting these 2 big bags of candy out of the house.

My friend Linda sent me this adorable Halloween card and treat.  She is so thoughtful and always surprises me with some fantastic stamped treats.

Lindamac booShe used the Peekaboo Frames die for the"Os".

Lindamac boo open
Here's looking at you!

Lindamac halloween treat
Cute treatholder with a yummy chocolate too!  Thanks so much Linda!  I loved it all.  Have a happy and safe Halloween!

CPC Magnetic Christmas Countdown Calendar and CPC Bonus Project Christmas Lodge Holiday Card Set & Gift Folder

Who doesn’t love to countdown to Christmas?!  This Magnetic Christmas Countdown Calendar is the perfect way to help celebrate and countdown to the upcoming holiday!  It’s created on a metal sheet so you can store the magnet pieces on the back as you count down.  This is a fun project to do with the kids or as a club or class project!!


This fun holiday project comes to you designed by Heather!  To get the instructions for Heather’s project, just subscribe to October!  And please leave Heather a comment and let her know how much you like her project!

Here's the BONUS project for October!

This is a fun project to put you in the holiday spirit!  Included in this project are instructions for four different Christmas cards using the Christmas Lodge stamp set and the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper.  The project also features instructions for a folder to package the set in for gift giving.  This project makes a great gift for someone special this holiday season (teachers, co-workers, neighbors, etc.!) and is also perfect for clubs and classes!



This festive project comes to you designed by Anne Marie!  

To get the instructions for Anne Marie’s project, just subscribe to October, and meet one of the other bonus project requirements of, subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting our badge/blinkie on your blog, or referring a friend and letting us know when they subscribe!And please leave Anne Marie a comment and let her know how much you like her project!!

Give Thanks

I have never been a morning person and  love to stay up late.  Since we moved  last December that has slowly been changing, now I am up way too early and you know I kind of like it.  Here's what made me thankful that I was up and about  this morning.

Morning 10-26The sky was gorgeous with that special morning light.  The  leaves are changing colors, falling, and the air has a definite crispness about it.  It is definitely Fall.  

Sharonb swap 10-11
Stamps:  Falling Leaves, Hand-Penned Holidays
Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party, More Mustard
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Spice Cake DSP
Big Shot: Finial Press TIEF
Extras: Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Gold Smooch Spritz

Thanks for stopping by today.  If I can help you with your fall crafting let me know!  Hope your day is crafty one!



There's Just Something About That Flower


I don't know what it is but there is just something about the Button Buddies flower image that makes me happy.  It is so easy to get a cute bold image and  that it punches out with the scallop circle punch just makes it even cuter. 

Button Buddies white on whiteSupplies
Stamps:  Button Buddies, Delightful Dozen
Ink Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, and Early Espresso
Paper:  Whisper White, Berry Blossom DSP, Silver Glimmer 
Punches: 1-3/4" Scallop Circle 
Big Shot: Tasteful Trim, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF
Embellishments: In Color Polka Dot brads

You know I love using the Big Shot.  It has really changed the way I craft.  Why do I mention this? If you have every thought you might like to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator you have less than a week to get in on a great deal and get a FREE Big Shot.    There are all kinds of Stampin' Up demonstrators from hobbyists to business demonstrators.  You decide and I will be there to support you.  Interested?  Go to my Stampin' Up website for more informtaion or contact me. 

CPC Flirtatious Gift Packaging Ensemble

Here’s a beautiful gift packaging ensemble perfect for giving gifts year round.  Ensemble includes instructions for a tall Cylindrical Gift Bag, a Medallion Gift Box,  a Designer Series Paper Gift Bag,  a Square Greeting Card, and Gift Enclosure Card!  Change up the color theme and use these items for any gift giving occasion!   Makes for a fun class or club project too!

Flirtatious Gift Packaging Ensemble
This pretty and very useful project comes to you designed by Sharon Field! To get the instructions for Sharon’s project, just subscribe to October.  And please leave Sharon a comment and let her know how much you like her project! 

Color Coach to the Rescue

I was stumped.  I hadn't stamped in a couple of weeks and I was feeling  rusty.  Usually when we go on vacation I take along a stamping project.  This time I didn't.  I needed make and takes for  a meeting,  so the pressure was on.  What to do?  I turned to my faithful Color Coach and found the combination Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, and Rich Razzleberry.  Love it!  Once I had my color scheme  I knew I wanted to use the Snow Burst TIEF from the Holiday Mini and the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch.  It was pretty easy after that, I just really needed to have s starting point and the Color Coach provided that for me.  Here is what I ended up with.

Baja,razzle,island birthday
I was happy with the way it turned out and I love this color combination.  Thank you Color Coach!  If you need a coach  on your stamp table let me know I would be happyy to help you add this valuable tool to your stamping supplies!


CPC French Foliage Folio Set

Here's another great project from Craft Project Central! This rustic autumn themed folio holds four coordinating cards and envelopes.  The set makes a perfect thank you gift, just in time for Thanksgiving.  Teachers, co-workers, etc. will love having this pretty folio and cards!  This project is also great to use for clubs or classes!

French Foliage Card Sampler

This handsome autumn project comes to you designed by Lynn!  To get the instructions for Lynn’s project, just subscribe to October!  And please leave Lynn a comment and let her know how much you like her project!

CPC Christmas Tree Pyramid Box and Card

Cute little packages tied up in string – these are some fun holiday things!  This little Christmas tree pyramid box is a sweet way to package small little treats or trinkets for the holidays – and when you open it up, the sides can unfold flat and make a pretty display.  The matching card completes your gift ensemble with just a touch of Glimmer Paper bling and country charm with the Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.  This project is also a fun and easy club or class project!

Christmas Tree Box & Card
This festive project comes to you designed by Rose Diehl!  To get the instructions for Rose’s project, just subscribe to October.  And please leave Rose a comment and let her know how much you like her project!

CPC Need for Speed Masculine Card Set

If you struggle with masculine cards, the Need for Speed is a great set to use.  Make a set (or several) of cards with a matching gift box and give them away to the guys (the kids’ male teachers, male co-workers, etc.) in your life!  Project includes instructions for a four different cards and a gift box to put them in!  This project is also a fun club or class project!

Need for Speed Masculine Card Set

This great masculine card set comes to you designed by Kris from Australia!  

To get the instructions for Kris’ card set and gift box, just subscribe to October.  And please leave Kris a comment and let her know how much you like her project!


WJOS (With Just One Stamp) Something for Christmas

Have you been thinking about your Christmas cards?  If you subscribe to my newsletter then you have been receivng the 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter.  Hopefully you have been enjoying the ideas I have been sharing.    If you want to subscribe to my newsletter then go  to the upper left hand side of the blog and sign up.  Please know I will never share your email with anyone else.

I have been working my way through the a la carte stamps.  I had so much fun with the Leaves of a Tree  and the Haunted Forest.   So I decided to try  Something for Christmas.  What sold me  is for $9.95 you get 3 sentiments and a cute row of ornaments, pretty cool and a darn good buy!

Wjos Something for Christmas

Stamps: Something for Christmas
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Real Red, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla, Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP, Red Glimmer paper
Punches: Scallop Edge punch
Ribbon:  Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Extras:  Gold embossing powder

Check out the a la carte stamps in the Idea Book and catalog starting  on page 17 and also in the Holdiay Mini catalog on page 43.  Hope to stamp with you soon!