Host Code Extended!

I am extending the "close" time for this month's Host Code to Monday, October 29 at 7 pm CT. Take the weekend to shop - we are over half way to the $150.

Use the code for a chance to earn the Hostess Benefits. 
FREE products!!


Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 30th Birthday with a SALE for you!! 
Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23
15% off Select Stamps! 24 hours only!!

Here is the list of stamps from the flyer. If you want a pdf copy, contact me TODAY and I will email to you!

Click to enlarge. I would imagine the Online Store will have them all together and a link to click to see them. Contact me if any questions!!


Thinking of You Sheltering Tree

Good Morning all! I was inspired by another color challenge this am and came up with two cards. Very similar, and I'll explain why I did two below! My Maple trees in my front yard look very similar to this right now!

Here is the color challenge from Color Throwdown that was my inspiration, their current challenge CTD514.

I started by flipping through my catalog to find a set other than Painted Harvest to use, although it would have worked very well! Sheltering Tree was my choice. The challenge Orange, Brown, Rust and Yellow becomes Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry in Stampin' Up! colors.

On both the tree is stamped in Espresso on Very Vanilla. On the top, I started with Crushed Curry and stamped the leaves over the tree. I then added Pumpkin Pie by turning the stamp slightly to the left, and Cajun Craze slight to the right. As I was doing that I wondered if the order of the colors made any difference in how the finished tree would look, so I did a second one and reversed the stamping order. There is a difference, but I think it is as much about the image placement and accents chosen then which color was first.

The top card has an accent layer of Crushed Curry and a Copper Trim bow. The bottom has Pumpkin Pie ribbon and accent layer' Blend. The Pumpkin Pie ribbon is the Whisper White Classic Weave that I colored with my Pumpkin Pie Dark Stampin Both card bases are Early Espresso. Thinking of You was stamped in Espresso at the bottom. Two very quick cards with unlimited color possibilities!!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm off to household chores and office work after taking most of the day off yesterday to rest. The snow outside is melting-yeah! Hopefully we can get back to Fall!

Product details and shopping links below!


Painted Harvest Thankful

Hey all! Look - a card!!

I have been spending some time in the stamp room, more projects coming soon. Today is a terrible day outside (cold and snowing!!) so I'm trying to get some things finished up! I had the Painted Harvest set out the other day for a project and decided a color challenge I had laying around might work with it. I was struggling to put colors together that worked with the flower. This probably isn't going to be a go to combo, but it works!

Here is the combo I found, from Color Throwdown Challenges. It is from several weeks ago, so I am not entering the challenge!

Colors are Red, Orange, Kraft and Green. In my Stampin' Up! world that equals Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake and Old Olive.

I stamped the flower background Pumpkin Pie, inside ring Real Red, center Crumb Cake and added random leaves and dots in Old Olive. Card base is Crumb Cake, background is Very Vanilla with the accent layer of Pumpkin Pie. I brushed the center of all the flowers with Stella for a slight sparkle. Banner punch helped with the saying. I fussy cut one flower and it is attached with dimensionals to accent the saying. Linen thread was tied around the end of the banner.

Product details below and link for shopping! Thanks for stopping by.

I'm going to go take a few snow pics, then head back upstairs.


Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale!


Starting today, October 8, WHILE SUPPIES LAST, or until the close for the October kit, 11:59 pm MT October 10, use the code FLASH1018 and get your first kit for JUST $5!!

Insider tip: Colors for the October kit will include Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Fig, Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy!!

Contact me if any questions!!



Sounds a little weird to say that! But the weather has definitely been feeling like Fall! Some quick notes to get the week and month started!

First, the October Host Code. Use it when you Shop My Online Store and your order is under $150. Your order ships right away, but the system ties them all together. If we reach $150, I'll draw for a winner of the FREE Merchandise!! Drawing on the 25th. 

Second, The World Card Making Day Specials start today and go through October 7, Saturday. Some great items there!! and 10% off!!

Third, the Stamparatus Accessories are available today as well!

Small Grid paper, Extra Plates, A Foam mat for Photopolymer and Magnets!!
The Holiday Catalog is also Live!! Time to think about the Holidays!! 
Make sure you stop by my Facebook Page to see what I'm up to. Still working my way through the stamp room (it may never end!) and trying to get back to creating along the way!!
Contact me if any questions!!