It's still hot in SoCal, but we're starting to see cooler evenings, which is the true start of Fall here. Although, the weather still can be a bit unpredictable now. It's mostly high 80's during the day, but there is a definite chill in the night air. Our Fall pattern paper, Come To Gather has some unexpected Fall colors mixed in. One of the prettier papers in the pack is this lovely Pear Pizzazz pumpkin patterns. Green pumpkins are … [Read more...] about It’s Finally Fall
At our last Downline Meeting, we made Halloween treats for our local Ronald MacDonald House. I love doing this project for the House guests. It's a little something that we can easily do to help brighten their day. We used the coffin boxes for our treat holders this month. The tops of the boxes were heat embossed with versa mark and a spiderweb pattern. Inside, we added monsters. The monsters are on a piece of window sheet and they pop … [Read more...] about Ronald MacDonald House Treats
A few weeks ago, one of Stampin Up's artists posted a similar card to this one I'm sharing today. Melody has such a fun, creative style - it's no wonder she's a professional artist. I took her idea with the sweet monster hiding behind a wall and made my own card. This little guy is actually quite short. I stretched him out to better fit my card. To do this, I covered the bottom half of the stamp with a post-it and inked only the top and … [Read more...] about Creepin It Real
Before I share today's project, I just want to remind you that today is the last day of the Stampin Up pattern paper sale!Now for today's project... Today's card is a gate fold card design. This is what the card looks like closed.Then you open both sides at the middle. Notice that the label and frame are centered over the middle of the card above. But, when you open the card, you see that it's attached on just the one side. To make sure my … [Read more...] about Ghoulish Gate Fold
Til the end of the school year! Is it wrong to be counting down already? Don't get me wrong, I love the structure of the school year. But, the go-go-go schedule leaves me completely exhausted. I feel like I need a ribbon that says "I survived the first month of school's parent meetings, open house, team meetings, and the first fundraising for the year." Hmmm... that's a lot for one ribbon. I gotta give credit to those who do this year … [Read more...] about Only Eight More Months…
As we rapidly approach the Holidays, I'm trying to use as many of the items I ordered from the Holiday catalog as quickly as I can so you can see a variety of products. There are so many great Halloween products, but I generally don't send Halloween cards. However, I knew I needed this "wicked" die cut for future scrapbooking purposes.My colorful background was made using the new Pigment Sprinkles. The new Sprinkles come in our Stampin Up … [Read more...] about Wicked!
Oops, I mean happy First Day of Fall. Now that it’s Fall, it’s the perfect time to start sharing more Christmas cards. I know it seems crazy early, but if you plan to make your Holiday cards, you need to start your planning and prep now. Even though I’m game to start sharing Holiday cards, I was worried that the bright traditional red and green colors might be a little much since people are still enjoying their pumpkin … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas!
Hello Friday! It's been a busy week around here getting ready for a couple more events this month. Today I'm sharing one of the make & takes that I'll have at the Just Crop Retreat tomorrow. This make & take uses the Harvest Hellos stamp set and the brand new Mini Curvy Keepsake box. We had a similar treat box called the Curvy Keepsake a couple years ago and it was super popular. The Mini version is about half the size of the other … [Read more...] about Harvest Hellos