Tuesday, October 25, 2022


Ho Ho Ho! This month's Paper Pumpkin is Christmas fun!!! We give you some fun alternative ideas here!!!

Here are my alternatives:

I try really hard to keep to the supplies in the kit. That way you can create on the run with only the supplies handy. No need to have a ton of extra stuff! Altho that is fun too! But here I use pretty much only the items in the kit!

I really just kind of change things around. Come up with a different design. That's the beauty of these kits!

I was able to create 3 (of the 9) cards using kit materials! I did use another color ink but still!

This is what the standard kit looks like!

And this is all I had left!!!

June is next on our hop! Click on her name here or the icon below! Then keep going! Enjoy the alternatives!!!

Happy Stamping'!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2022


  Hi there! Thank you for joining us on our New at SU Blog Hop! We are a fun group of international stampers sharing some inspiration for your next projects!  This month we are going from simple-stepped up! Got a little (materials or time)? Keep it simple! Got a lot (materials or time)? Step it up! And don't forget somewhere in between!!!

Here are my cards this month:

So this is the grouping of simple, casual & avid cards using the same materials! With slight add-ons for the casual and avid cards! I've used the                      Ringed with Nature Bundle from our Annual Catalog. It includes the           Ringed with Nature Stamp Set, Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder and the Tree Rings Dies-and if purchased as a bundle saves you 10%!


The simple or beginner card is just that-very simple! They are usually one layer with just ink & paper. I created my own background by broadcast stamping the images from the stamp set, the added a simple sentiment strip.  This is basically a        ,one-layer card-except of course for the sentiment strip which is attached with dimensionals! I still can't get used to only one layer on my card  lol


The casual card usually adds a layer or two and some additional materials.  This one has a matte layer under the same broadcast stamped background as the casual, but it is embossed in with the Tree Rings folder! Then I used the folder & dies to create the "ring" for the sentiment.  Oh, just because I'm me I had to add some gems from the Leaf Label and Amber Gems Combo Pack and just a tiny bit of              Linen Thread! lol So this card is just a little stepped up!


The avid or stepped-up card has all that the casual card does just with a lot more bells & whistles!, Here I've added a second ring, stamped & fussy cut the sentiment, added some of the greenery & acorn from the die set, and brought in a leaf from the Leaf Label and Amber Gem Combo Pack! This card is very stepped up!

Bear in mind it did not take long to create all 3 cards! Not a lot of different materials were used either! Other than the 2 colors of cardstock (Very Vanilla &             Merry Merlot), inks, and the suite of products, the only other materials are the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack & Linen Thread!

This was a very fun project to do! I hope you can find some inspiration from one or more of the amazing blogs highlighted below!  There is some serious talent on this hop, and their ideas are sure to spark some creativity!!! Check them all out!! Enjoy!

Happy Stampin'!!!


Tuesday, October 11, 2022


Happy fall! Here on our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop this month we are looking at our favorite punches! They can be quick and easy, and there are a ton of great ones from which to choose! So much fun to choose!

Here's my card:

So the punch I'm featuring this month is the Scottie Punch! This one is near & dear to my heart as my son's name is Scott, and as his mom I've always called him Scottie! We aren't scottie collectors per se, but this one is so darn cute!!! lol It coordinates with the Christmas Scottie stamp set-yup-it'll be my Christmas card set this year!! lol And even best it comes as a bundle in the                               July-December 2022 Mini Catalog so you save 10%! A bit early for Christmas I know, but I just couldn't wait to play with him!!! lol

So here I did a simple book bind fun fold card!  Now the DSP we need to discuss!!! So it's from the Celebrate Everything DSP pack that is available only to our hostesses!!! This one is in the same catalog as the Scotties!! On your way towards this Hostess set!  There are 48 sheets of amazing different designs!!! We sometimes forget about these with all the excitement of the new seasonal DSP packs! But I love the idea of red/white/black!!! And the print is not overwhelming for this card!

It's also a peek-a-boo card-at least that's what I call it! lol The                   Layering Circle Dies work perfectly for this little guy! He "peeks" out when the card is closed & when opened he's still there! lol

Other materials used on the car are the Deckled Rectangles, Gingham Ribbon & the oh-so-fun-and-fabulous Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics (don't overlook these!!! Praying for so many more colors in the future!!!)

So next up on our hop is Cheryl! So go hop over to her blog by clicking on her name here or the icon below!! Then keep going!!! Enjoy our punch treats!!!

Happy Stampin'!


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