Bring Out the Halloween Decorations

My daughter, Addie yelled, “Mom, aren’t we ever going to put out Halloween Decorations”?”

I admit, I was probably later than usual putting out the Autumn things/Halloween decorations. I like putting out the apples, baskets, Just plain old pumpkins, etc. My daughters both wanted to see something with Halloween sooner then later. Not necesarily Spooky, Scary type things, just “something” Halloween!

Ok, Ok. I put up the Halloween decorations but in a way that is still is kinda cute, a combination of a bit of Vintage/New Vintage and some current items from the Big Box stores.

Here is my Night time version on top of the coat closet-head high:


SkullI got this skull in the Clearance area of A big box craft store. He’s missing the back of skull but that doesn’t bother him or me none!

My Autumn Vignette at the bottom of my stairs before you go into my office. This can stay up through Thanksgiving which I like. It’s always a work in progress.


While shopping at a local JoAnn Fabric store I found this cool Door Screen that was 50% off-Yes! Why is it that the camera brings out the folds and wrinkles!!! (If my Hubby were shopping, He would have bought it 2 weeks after Halloween and got it for .50! That’s how He rolls. I like it and had to have it. End of story.


Ok-On to the Halloween card and the Home Decor Piece that inspired it.

I was inspired by our CEO and Co-founder-Shelli Gardner’s tag idea shown at Convention 2014 in July.


I made this card and and home decor piece in early September.


We have a card first then a piece of wood I found at Goodwill I think for .49.

Here is the VERY Scary Before-ugh can’t believe I bought it but I knew I could turn it into something.



It’s been sitting for awhile-well cured!

to this-Ta Da!


I used Black acrylic paint and the front was Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint. It was the perfect look and color. I stamped it with Tangelo Twist, added the paper and linen thread and I have a great Home Decor idea. I had a bunch of blocks cut up for most of my stamp clubs this month so that they could make one too.

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World Card Making Day 2014

Last Saturday, October 4th, 2014, was Officially World Card Making Day. But many do celebrate it for an entire week until October 11th. Yup, People all over the world have been crafting, Have you?

Ok, No pressure. I know how busy Life can be. However, I’m thinking a bunch of You do need to take a “bit” of time to do some creating.

I held a class at our Newest Coffee Shop-Peets! It moved right in where Caribou Coffee had been. 7 guests attended and one that was not able to attend last minute but still would get all the items from the class.

World Card Making Day 2014

We made three cards and one project that involved a Band-Aid Tin. I had 9 of these left from a Huge batch and it was the perfect little something to work with.

Here is what we made:

World Card Making Day 2014

I am very pleased how these pictures turned out. I will have you know that when I took this photo this morning-it was 43 Degrees out. Brrrrr. I know, those of you in Alaska and Northern states are going-Whatever! I staged my pics without a coat or sweatshirt and sort of hurried it along. I figured it has been awhile since I posted on my patio and it was a Beautiful Autumn Morning.

The close-up of the Band-Aid Tin.


My guests were able to pick from goodies to go inside such as Caramel filled chocolates, hard candies and Seasonal Anti-Bacterial gels.

More fun pic’s:

Check out my card!


Check out this Beauty!


As always, A Shout-Out to the Demonstrators who inspired my cards as well as Pinterest. Speaking of which, have you gotten the Pinterest Bug. Don’t worry, it’s safe but once it gets you, you can’t stop pinning! The first time I was on Pinterest, I remember My kids and hubby had been up around 8PM or so. I stopped Pinning around 11:30PM and everyone was in bed and the house was too quite. That was when I knew I had the pinning Bug. Never noticed the family had gone to bed. Great Mom/Wife- Right!! That was about 2 years ago. Since then, on it almost everyday, I have pinned so many things, everything from Kids things, food, Barns, to Obviously stamping. If you would like to visit me on Pinterest I have a Click on it button to the left of the screen and other places to find me.

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 Thinking about Joining Stampin’ Up! this month? Well, right now there is a Great promotion to help you along. Free Designer paper for 6 Months. Click here for more information. I would Love to have you join Me today. 17 years later for me-I wished I had signed on sooner. Just contact me today if you have any questions.


Don’t forget, I also have an Online Stamp of the Month Club. This is this Month’s stamp set. If you would like to stamp once in awhile, get fun ideas and add a stamp set once a month to your collection, check out my Online Stamp of the Month Club by clicking here. Hurry, Sign up by the 10th of the Month to get on that month’s stamp set. That means TODAY is the last day to sign up for this month’s stamp set.



Amazing October Specials


Amazing Early October Special #1

Do you need to fill up on Cardstock before the Holidays? Fall cleaning made you realize you could use a few new stamp sets?

Look no further-just click on this Stamp Stock & Save Widget!


Or download this Flyer.

Amazing October Special #2

Would You like to become a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator?

Have you thought about it and thought, MAYBE?

During the month of October,  New recruits receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months. That is an Awesome Deal, especially since our papers are so Beautiful and we have so many choices to choose from.

 Click here when you are ready to join Stampin’ Up!® and My team-the Dairy Best Stampers.

Amazing October Special #3

My Holiday Stamp Camp Registration is now up and ready for you to register today! If you live nearby Lake Geneva, WI (perhaps 2 hrs driving), You will want to attend this event. Generally, you leave well fed, full of ideas and lots of homemade stamped cards and goodies. Sound like something YOU would like to attend? Click here for more information or click on my Tag ornament to the right.



More Curvy Keepsake Boxes

As I mentioned in a past post, I would have more of this really fun box.

My first one:


This one is using Designer Series Papers-


Bring on the Cute.

A fun Scarecrow:


Of course-The Pumpkin version:


That’s a few of my Fall versions for you and I’m thinking a Turkey one is just around the corner.

Fill up these cuties with all kinds of candy or treats.

 The finished box is 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″.

It’s Tuesday. So, that means this weeks Deals are available. Just click on the button.
I will also like to make an announcement. You can sign up for my Holiday Stamp Camp 2014 at Midnight tonight-October 1st. Just visit my Event Calendar or the sidebar button with the Holiday Tag. Whoo Hoo! I am very excited at this years ideas. If you are available to come to my event in November-I would love to have you.
I will post again tomorrow to give you some quick info regarding My very popular and Biggest annual event.

Autumn Wreath

It’s a few days into Autumn, My Happy time of the year. Yippee!! Bring on that Fall Feeling. The stores may have already skipped Fall and jumped into -eek-Christmas but not me. I have a few weeks to make some stunning fall projects and ideas before Christmas comes creeping in. Don’t get me wrong, I love, Love Christmas and the Holiday Season. But, In it’s time. Right now, its creating all things Fall, Autumn, Autumnal, you get the idea.

This new wreath stamp from the Holiday Catalog was just the perfect stamp set to start off my Fall projects. I whipped up this card in no time at all.

Autumn Wreath-Loving the Fall season.

It combines three amazing stamps/sets. First I used the Hardwood stamp for the background, the Wondrous Wreath, and the Free Hostess Only set-Good Greetings.

OOPS-I had the set only available until Sept 30th and It’s available until October 31st.

Love the Ribbon


Here are the supplies I used:

There is a bundle with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits-you save 15%. I Highly recommend getting these to cut out your wreath perfectly every time. If you haven’t used your Big Shot lately-get it out!! For me, I am inspired by the Big Shot dies and Framelits. Having the right tools can make the stamps you already have do a whole lot more. Sometimes you may just need to upgrade your stamp collection with dies, or maybe a background stamp. The cooler weather may make you feel like doing Fall Cleaning throughout your home. While you are at it, clean out your Hobby area too. Take some inventory of the stamps and supplies you have. Maybe it’s time to do some Fall shopping too! You can shop 24/7 Online with me. Delivered straight to your door. So Easy.
Send me an email if you have any questions on projects I make, or perhaps about a Kids party, or booking a show.
Until the next fun Blog Post:

Special Delivery-Peat pot style

This project was inspired by a Fellow Demonstrator -Connie Stewart.

Every month my Church has a Card Club. We have Bible study for the first 45 minutes and then we create cards for the shut-ins, Widows and widowers, the sick, etc, the second 45 minutes. In August, our group met an hour early at a Menchies Frozen Yogurt store. A Tasty way to celebrate our year of Card Club.

We all drove back to Church and proceeded to make a few cards. When we were finished-I handed out flowers and suckers to the group. Then a few Peat pots and florist sponge.

And this is what they created.


Ooh the squeals of Joy from these ladies (ranging from 40-early 70’s).

Here was another made with Dum Dums suckers-a bit smaller but worked just fine.


So much fun! It’s an easy way to give a Beautiful Bouquet delivery-in a peat pot.

Supplies I used:

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Birthday Pack


This is a fun Birthday idea I put together for a recent Workshop. I used the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set. Although it is not in the Catalog, it is featured Online as one of our Photopolymer stamp sets. My Hostess, Chelby, was thrilled about using this set but needed ideas. A card and a gift packet, always a fun combo.


Just add rhinestones for a classy touch.


Our Chevron Tag-A-Bag Gift Bags are perfect either flat or with a few snips and Washi Tape you got a great way to present a gift.


I will tell you that the Photopolymer stamps are Fabulous and Easy to use. However a little heads up information to share. I found out that with our darker inks, the photopolymer stamps will be dyed/stained a bit. It looks like I did not clean them but I did and that is how they look afterward. This is normal. You can see right through it. Sort of like through rose colored glasses!


No worries. They are wonderful and a perfect fit with our Wood and Clear mount stamp collections.

Get your set today and start creating.


Here are the supplies I used.


Autumn Fry Box

Free Clipart

13yrs ago today 9/11

We Will Never Forget!

God Bless America!


A bit of Autumn is in the air.

It’s still a few days away but looking at my outside temp (46 degrees-brrr from the 70’s!), you would think it’s here. I am totally Ok with that. I love cooler weather, Love the Fall, Love Autumn. Bring it!

I am officially bringing the Autumn cards, ideas, projects and treats out for posting from this day forward!

So, I’m sharing a Fry Box I made a few weeks ago, just waiting to put up on a day like today.


Why, Yes, There is Chocolate and Caramel GHIRARDELLI inside the Fry Box. Yum!


Here are the supplies I used:

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Does this weather get YOU thinking about Fall? How about booking a workshop with me today. You just know you and your friends would have a blast seeing what’s new and create Amazing Hands- On goodies to go home with.
Before I go, I thought I would Share some gift Baskets I donated for the Walworth County Alliance for children Luncheon.
One basket has a Donated Kids party/Class and the other is a Donated Stamp a Stack Class-10 cards with 10 people.
I hope they go for Big Money and help the cause. Click here to see the information.
I am pretty much done with donations for the year but I have one more to put together this weekend.
Thanks for stopping on by and checking out my Creative Space on the Web!