Monday, September 19, 2011

Reunion lag

We had a great time at our Family Reunion on Saturday but I must be getting old because I am still worn out.

Today's card is a beautiful one that happened when I was in my monochromatic mood. Notice that I used the debossed side of the card stock. The butterflies are from the Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit and then sponged to really make them pop. Stamped the saying in my favorite color, Crumb Cake, and punched it out and sponged a bit around the edges. Added a little rhinestone and voila a card that was a breeze to make and probably would have taken 10 minutes if I didn't have to search for the supplies I needed. Maybe today should be a cleaning and organizing day!! It is extra gloomy here today so my advice is; GO STAMP SOMETHING!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


I got a forwarded email the other day from a dear friend and instead of just sending it on
I decided to act upon it. Here is the relevant part of the email...

You may have heard in the news that a couple of Post Offices in Texas have been forced to take down small posters that say

The law, they say, is being violated..
Anyway, we heard proposed on a radio show, that we should all write
" IN GOD WE TRUST" on the back of all our mail. After all, that's our National Motto,
and on all the money we use to buy stamps. We think it's a wonderful idea.

If you like this idea, please pass it on and DO IT. The idea of writing or stamping
"IN GOD WE TRUST" on our envelopes sounds good to us

So I emailed my friend back and told her that I was going to have a personalized stamp made from
Stampin' Up! and would she like one too. Of course she would and so would about 10 of my other friends.

Would you like a stamp that says; "IN GOD WE TRUST" to put on the back of your envelopes or to use on a patriotic card ? If so contact me today and I will get one made for you. The cost of this one line stamp is $10.95, plus S&H and tax, not a high price to show your pride in your country.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Still feeling spooky

Here is an oldie but goodie, a mummy candy bar holder. You pull up the ribbon and the candy bar appears. The paper is torn and sponged on the edge and glued on to look like a gauze wrapping. Towards the top you insert a length of grosgrain ribbon put the candy bar down inside and tie a bow. When you pull up the ribbon it brings up the candy bar. Kids love the motion of the up and down of the candy and most don't even eat it right away.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Freaky Friday

Still in the Halloween mood, I must be feeling very spooky this year. In a box of loose ends from my MIL's apartment clean out I found this lone glass. I remembered reading about stampin' on tissue paper and using Mod Podge to seal it to glass so I gave it a go.

I took a sheet of tissue paper that was leftover from between the SU! Window Sheets and stamped the skeleton from Piece of Poison. I intended to stamp random images but anyone who knows me well knows I CAN NOT do random. I tried, really I did, but I CAN NOT do random. Anyways, after I stamped I crumpled up the tissue paper into a ball and then carefully flatten it back out. Next I covered the glass, and parts of my arm, with Mod Podge and carefully covered it with the tissue paper. I set it aside to dry and trimmed the top edge carefully after it had totally dried. I then recoated it with Mod Podge and after that had dried finished it up with a coat of Clear Spray Sealer. It looks really cool close up and I really like the results. I know by now that you need the Piece of Poison set so call or email me today to order yours.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lantern found in the clearance aisle

So we were shopping at Home Goods the other day, just browsing, when I saw this little lantern on clearance for $4. I thought it was cute so I bought it and put it on the shelf in my Stampin' Sanctuary and that was that. Then as I was stamping skeletons from the new Holiday Mini, from the stamp set called Piece of Poison and I had an aha moment. Why not stamp skeletons in the windows of the lantern? So out came the White Staz On. Instead of risking breaking the window panes taking them in and out, I stamped on SU! Window Sheets cut to size. I think it came out great and the best part is I can change the windows as I see fit because I held them in place with mini glue dots.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Halloween Class

There are only two spots left in the Halloween Class next Tuesday, September 13th. Cost is $10. We will be doing the above projects and I have added a surprise project too. Call or email to reserve your spot.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thinking Halloween

I have never been one for Halloween and all that creepy crawly stuff but for some reason this year is different. Maybe it is because Kaylee talked me into getting a stamp set out of the Holiday Mini called Piece of Poison. She had to have it because of the rat image. Seems it isn't enough to own a hairless rat you have to stamp rats on everything in sight. Kaylee found some eerie dead looking flowers and put them in an old glass jar she found at a thrift shop. We made eerie looking water and Kaylee made a label to go on the front. It really looks like something you would find at the Adam's Family dinner table. Remember Morticia and how she would cut the roses off of the stems and just use the stems with thorns ? Hey, that gives me an idea.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy September 1st

Woohooo!!!! It is finally September 1st and that means you can order out of the fabulous Holiday Mini. There is something for everyone in this mini catalog and I do mean everyone. Fantastic Halloween and Fall sets, gorgeous Christmas sets and accessories and very sweet Valentine sets. I love the single stamps in the back. Everyone who has ordered from me should have received their mini by now, if you haven't or are a new customer who needs one, please contact me so you don't miss out on this mini which goes from now till January 3rd.