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Celebrating World Card Making Day....

People give each other cards to celebrate birthdays, weddings, achievements and more, as well as to commiserate or support. But how much does your sentiment mean, if it’s simply bought from a retail chain with little thought? Take some time this Card Making Day and create something heartfelt from scratch, and show the recipient that you’ve really thought about them.
Celebrate World Card Making Day by creating some hand stamped cards and sending them off to friends, family and loved ones.....

I had an event planned to celebrate tomorrow, Saturday, 10/1/16 but due to lack of interest, I have cancelled the event..... :-( But...you can still celebrate...just by sending out cards...I tend to hoard mine....and I'm not really sure why.....but let's let them go...send them out....brighten someone's day by them receiving a hand created and hand written card....it means so much! I have been told that receiving a card in the mail, whether it be hand made or store bought (EEK)...is l…

Paper Pumpkin BOGO Sale - Give it a try!

Hello Paper Pumpkin.....
Did you know....that you can get two Paper Pumpkin kits for the price of one?
Time is running out for our current BOGO promotion.....For just $20, you will receive the October kit AND November kit......what a deal?  But....time is running out....you only have until 10/10/16 to sign up and take this limited time opportunity.
And....here's the kit from September that you missed.....these cute little test tubes....the pencils and topper were created using the stamp set included in the kit.....
This kit includes 16 tubes with corks to create as well as an ink spot, tags, twine, adhesive dots, self adhesive tags, a stamp set and a ton of extras which you can use to create even more projects.  

How fun are these?

The first one is empty (for you to fill with whatever you want). The other two pictured here...one includes buttons for the crafter in your life and the other has candy corn (did I mention they now make Pumpkin Spice candy corn?).  What fun!

So...what …

Borderline Buddies Project Life Challenge

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Welcome to another week of Borderline Buddies
This week it was my turn to chose a challenge.....so I thought about it...for a few hours...and came up with Project Life.  
With so many wonderful products in the Stampin' Up! Catalogs, Project Life seems to always get the back seat....although I keep moving it up towards the front seat and I enjoy creating with it, but it always seems to be the "put off" portion of Stampin' Up!.
If you are not aware of  what Project Life is....well, in a nut shell...it's a create way to preserve your photos and your memories....in less time than normal scrapbooking would be....
But.....
It's just not about scrapbooking or memory keeping....it's more than that....you can create some really fun cards, 3D items and pretty much anything else you can do with SIP (stamps, ink and paper) you can do with Project Life....so....back to why you are here.....our weekly challenge.
Let's take a look and see what Leanna has to share…

World Card Making Day - Special Bonus Sale!

World Card Making Day is this Saturday, 10/1/16 and I will be celebrating by creating cards of all sorts all day long....will you join me?  Click on my onstore/demonstrator web site page on the side bar....and you can sign up right from there...or send me an email and let me know you would like to attend....for which session (as there are three) and that you will be joining me! In accordance with this celebration...it's a party,  right?  So we need some specials just for this day only, right? Well, here are a few specials I know you won't want to miss out on! 1383392015-2017 In Color Card stock15%$8 USD/$10 CAD$6.80 USD/$8.50 CAD1414132016-2018 In Color Card stock15%$8 USD/$10 CAD$6.80 USD/$8.50 CAD1416972015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper25%$11 USD/$14.50 CAD$8.25 USD/$10.88 CAD1416982016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper25%$11 USD/$14.50 CAD$8.25 USD/$10.88 CAD133774Envelope Punch Board25%$20 USD/$27 CAD$15 USD/$20.25 CAD141651Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit25%$27 USD/$36 CAD$20…

Eyeballs & Pumpkins.....a great treat? :-)

Ready for some pumpkins and eyeballs?  lol
I found these crazy chocolate eyeballs and some Dove pumpkins in a local store...and figured....wow...I need these.....

It's funny...I find myself looking at candy and other things all related to stamping.  When I saw them...I thought of our Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper Item # 142022.  


The base cardstock is either Pumpkin Pie or Basic Grey (I used two colors). 

The DSP is actually the layered piece on top....with the houses...

The "31" was a leftover from last year's Witches Hat kit...I never seem to want to throw away anything....and I always find a use for it....do you do that too?

I put the treats in our new 2x8 cellophane bags Item #141703

They are SUper cute...and SUper simple to create!
Have a SUper stampin day!
Glimmer Hugs!
Susan 

Bone Appetit---A Tasty Treat....

Do you need a quick treat to create for Halloween (or any other reason)...or just because?
This is a super fun and super easy treat to create.  
I purchased these chocolates at a local grocery store (which by the way they were on sale).

First, I put the chocolate in a 6x8 cellophane bag Item # 102210.  I used the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper Item # 142022.  I cut a strip of paper and then just folded over the paper to show off the other side...that's the best part of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper...it's two sided!

I also used the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon Item # 141427 and tied a bow.  

To create the tag, I punched a scallow oval out of the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper Item #142029. I stamped the saying from Mr. Funny Bones stamp set Item #142245  using Memento Black ink Item # 132708

I hope you enjoyed today project.  It's really simple and easy to create these to give out to coworkers, trick or treaters, neighbors, friends, etc. 
Have a …

A FREE Card Kit as a Special Thank You.....

Would you like a FREE Card Kit?
Yes....Please.....
So how do you acquire a FREE kit from Stampin' Sue?
All you have to do is place an order of $50 or more from me during the month of September and your card kit will be on it's way.....so...what will you be receiving?
Here's a video to tell you more about it.....

https://youtu.be/ZFE1DrJJ8TQ

Not only will you receive this FREE kit, but you will also receive a free additional thank you from me for your purchase.

Here are the cards which you will be creating:


I love these little pumpkins using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  

And this one uses the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set along with coordinating DSP,  ribbons and more!

In your kit, everything will be included precut, prescored....all you will need to do is the stamping as per Stampin' Up! policy, we aren't able to stamp the items for you.....but I'm sure you can use a saying or if you wanted to create them the same....you can purchase the items by visitin…

A Peep Ghost....who would have thought?

I'm still on the Halloween Treats.....can you tell?  (shhhh..I've even got more)...lol
So...Peeps....when I was a child...we only had Peeps at Easter time...now...there is everything Peeps...even ghosts!
Who would have thought?  lol
So I felt my Peep Ghosts needed a little sprucing up....so I used the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper Item # 142022 on page 51 of the Holiday Catalog.  
The reason this DSP is a specialty paper is that there are two sheets with a silver foil to them....this being one...the other being dots.....with a silver foil....the picture doesn't do it justice. 

All I did was take a piece and wrapped it around. I then created a tag using the Mr. Funny Bones stamp set Item # 142245 and a scrap of DSP from the same paper pack.  

I love this little stamp.....just perfect for this treat.  


I hope this inspires you to look at Halloween candy totally different...and just by putting a sleeve of DSP really makes it extra special!
Hope you have a SU…

Trick or Treat....I took the Treats! T hee!

As I am writing this blog post (as I usually do them ahead of time and then schedule them to be posted for the day/time I wish...I've been snacking...yes...I know...that's not a good thing to do when you are working on something and not really paying attention to what you are also doing...like...hey....who ate all of those......ummmm..nevermind....
So it's a good thing I took pictures of these last evening...because there are only a few remaining in the jar...lol
I had all intentions on posting my blog posts for the week last evening...but I'm having some issues with my internet/router.....what a pain!  We are so use to having everything working and at our fingertips....but I suppose.....we are spoiled....As I am currently attemping to download a video, do this blog post and watching Amazon Prime....lol...I don't think my router can take it all!  Needless to say, I have a new router ordered and en route as I type...and I cannot wait!
So....back to where I was goin…

It's a Halloween Borderline Buddies Challenge.....

Happy Borderline Buddies
Well we are back to our regularly scheduled postings....
I hope you enjoyed our little video shares from last week. I feel badly that Leanna had some issues posting her video....she is fairly new to this....and I feel she did an excellent job...I love seeing other stampers places....and see where and how they create.  We are all so different...in our creative minds....and I loved it...maybe there will be more to come for Leanna?  :-)
So this week...Leanna came up with the challenge....our theme is Halloween.
I was super excited to create something to share for this week's challenge.  
But first, let's take a look at what Leanna has to share this week...hopefully something different than mine....:-)  I don't know if you have noticed but it seems like great minds think alike...and we have been creating almost the same things....but I think this week has got to be different, right?  Let's see what Leanna has to share.....

http://stampingwithleanna…

Cheerful Tags and Gift Giving

It's time to celebrate.....there is always something to celebrate.  The Here's To Cheers set is great for creative packing. Use it with our gift boxes, cellophane bags, bottles and more!

We also have new 6 x 12" gusseted cellophane bags. Food Safe and great to wrap up a bottle of wine (like above) and even a loaf of bread. 
And the tags were created using the Here's to Cheers stamp set which comes in wood or clear and the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies are perfect for creating these tags....purchase the stamp set and dies and save 10% by bundling them. 
Here's another fun tag....and great packaging idea....quick and easy to create.
So next time you need a quick and lovely gift.... you can add a personal touch by creating your own tags! Here's To Cheers Wood-Mount Bundle143528Price:$52.00 Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Here's to Cheers Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Raise your glass for a rousing round of cheerful sentiments and intox…

How About Some Halloween Fun

How About Some Halloween Fun? Here are some fun projects created using Mr. Funny Bones....it's such a cute stamp set....and as you can see here....so much can be created with it....not just cards....but tags and even a fun Bingo Card Game. If you are looking for a fun way to give a Halloween Treat....here's a great idea using the stamp set Halloween Treat.  Item # 142249.  It's a wood block stamp and along with the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. 
Here's a sneak peek at the DSP....The package includes 12 sheets, 2 of each 5 double-sided designs, 1 each of 2 single-sided designs with silver foil.  The size is 12 x 12. It's acid Free and Lgnin Free,  It's perfect to create a fun belly band around our Glassine Gift Bags makes a cute little gift...filled with chocolates, a cookie or any other fun treats. 
Mr. Funny Bones Photopolymer Stamp Set142245Price:$17.00 There's nothing funny about broken bones; please help poor Mr. Funny Bones get his…

Holly Jolly Friends....

Holly Jolly Friends.... I feel like all I've been doing lately is Christmas....but it's so much fun all the new products from the Holiday Catalog.  The stamp set used to create these samples was Jolly Friends and also used was the coordinating punch Jolly Hat Builder Punch along with the Candy Cane Lane DSP and Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape.  I have a bit of a funny story to share.....when I sat down last week to create some projects using this bundle, I pulled out my stamp set and was so excited to create and punch....however, the punch was missing.....well I looked everywhere in my stamp room where it would be; however, it wasn't in any of those places.....I looked through all my drawers and every other place where it shouldn't be....but wasn't able to find them there either.  Well the only answer was to ...... clean.....yes...move my desk....and voila!  There it was!  A little late....as to create the cards that night, I had to fussy cut out the hat...…