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Time for some creativity.....

Thanks for stopping by my blog today....It's the weekend...and also the Halloween Weekend.... It seems like  Halloween is just as popular for decorating as Christmas is these days. The other day I was shopping in Target and I could not believe all the decorations they have out for Halloween....some really cool stuff too..... So are you dressing up for Halloween?  If so, what are you going to be?  Comment below..I'd love to hear your ideas...there are so many creative people out there... When my children were little I used to sew their costumes...I remember being a child and excited to head to McCroy's and purchase those costumes in the boxes...the ones that were so flammable...and those plastic masks with that elastic band on the back....that no only you couldn't couldn't see
I remember, back in the day (guess I'm showing  my age)...we use to head to the "beer gardens" that's what they called bars in my day...and the gu…

A Marking We Will Go....A Marking We Will Go.....

Yippee...Ya Hoo!  Are you with me?  Are you doing the Happy Friday Dance? Well, I sure am....I don't know about you but this has been a long week...and a cold week too....okay...we'll say...chilly..... Today, I thought I would focus on our Stampin' Write Markers...... Stampin’ Write Markers are one of the must-have supplies in my stampin' space, and I want to show you three ways to use them to color images.  Since they come in EVERY Stampin’ Up! color, they coordinate with all the card stock, inks, and embellishments you use on your cardmaking and paper crafting projects. 

1.  Direct to card stock:  When you want a very saturated color for an image, apply the Marker color direct to card stock.  2.  Apply with Blender Pen:  This is probably the coloring technique I use most often.  The effect is subtler than with the direct-to-card stock method, and you have more leeway to shade and blend the colors.  To use Markers with a Blender Pen, use something plastic as a palette …

Come Sail Away...Come Sail Away.....Come Sail Away With Me!

Hello and we are almost there.... Where? The Weekend.... woo hoo! So...Monday, like I was having my lunch at work..just eating the softest thing ever....a chicken patty...when OMG...all of a sudden...doing an inventory....what?  What is that sharp thing in my mouth?  OMG....inventory control filling is gone!  AHHHHH! So as I am writing this blog post....(it's Monday night)....I called the dentist right away....and they gave me an appointment for....what?  November 7th?  Really?  that's like more than 2 weeks away? molar filing is gone...who knows...maybe it's my tooth?  I did end up stating well that just doesn't work for, who am I, right?  Mrs. President...NOT!  Hello..filling inventory control...can you hear me?  lol I did manage to get an appointment for November 1st... Well....I didn't have any pain or soreness then...but before I left work...hey..what's that?  A little pain? So I doctor myself...head to CVS …

Borderline Buddies Challenge - DSP to the rescue!

OMG...It's another Borderline Buddies...and you know what that means.....'s Wednesday!  Woo's hump's half way through the week...but most importantly.....


So as I am writing this..yes...I do my blog posts ahead of time...well actually late this week because I do them usually on Sundays...but I had the craft show this anyhow (yes, I'm rambling) I am doing them actually  Monday....and yes...I had no post for guessed it...the craft show...t hee!  I don't have anything to post this is going to be a shell, and I'll come on back later (probably Tuesday night) to post...but...Leanna suggested that being we are having this huge Designer Series Paper Sale....what?  You don't know about our huge Designer Series Paper Sale?  OMG...where have you been crafter?

Here's a flyer (yes, I know what you are thinking)...she wants me to read that?�…

A crafting we will go....a crafting we will go.....

Hello and Happy Tuesday (hey, it's better than Monday, right) ..... lol Sorry for my absence....but as many of you know, I was very busy this past weekend... I was involved in my very first craft show for the holiday season (hopefully not my last) Saturday was time for finishing up projects (like my bone pens I ordered a month ago...and took a whole month to get here from China)....and getting everything together, which is a lot of work...I was a bit I had thought that my daughter, Michelle was going to be joining me on this adventure on Sunday, but I got the call early Sunday morning...she was heading to the ER...with severe pain and nausea and all that goes with that.....I was so worried about her...and didn't even care if I made the show or not...but it ended up kidney stones for her....the hospital gave her meds and a steroid along with all the other fun things you go home with from the hospital to check if you pass the stone (anyone that has gone through kidn…

Tin of Tags.....the perfect kit for creating your own gift tags

Tin of Tags Project Kit Item # 142011
Tags are a must-have for gift-giving and treat-taking. Add your own personal touch with handmade tags you make in minutes. Kit includes enough supplies for 30 tags, 3 each of 10 designs. Complete the kit using the Tin of Tags Stamp Set (item 142180). Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

To watch a video about this kit or other
Stampin’ Up! kits, visit the Stampin’ Up! channel on YouTube.

Kit includes
* Printed tags
* Die-cut shapes
* Silver and white baker’s twine, 7 yards (6.4 m)
* 6 red tassels
* 3 each wood snowflakes and bows
* Circle sequins
* Star sequins
* Washi tape, 5 yards (4.6 m)
* 3 silver doilies
* Printed tin box with lid

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, silver, Soft Sky, white

Gather with friends and have your demonstrator bring the extra supplies. Or make it on your own with these additional products:
* Tin of Tags Stamp Set
* Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Old Olive and Real…

Stiched With Cheer - Fun Stampin' Kit

Stitched with Cheer Project Kit Do you love to work with a needle and thread?  Do you also love to create cards?  How about pu tting the two together and create the perfect kit?  That's what Stampin' Up! has done for us....Two good things in one form....and everything included in the kit (except for an additional purchase of the stamp set if you wish)...or you can use one you already own..... This kit is perfect if you don't want to have a lot of extras left laying around after creating the 18 cards in this envelopes are also included.  Here are the kit contents: Stitched With Cheer Project Kit142012Price: $24.00Sew up the holidays with hand-stitched cards in festive designs. Kit includes enough supplies for 18 cards, 6 each of 3 designs, and 18 kraft envelopes and envelope liners. Complete the kit using the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set (item 142182). Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

Kit includes
* 18 card bases, folded size 4-1…

Borderline Buddies Wednesday

Welcome to another week of Borderline Buddies Wednesday I am having so much fun creating with our Designer Series Paper and with the current sale currently, now is the best time to purchase our DSP as when you Buy Three, you will Get One Free!  Woo Hoo! So when Leanna asked what we should challenge each other with this week.....DSP.....was certainly on my mind....and why not something other than a card.... as you can use DSP for just about any crafts you would like.  Let's take a look at what Leanna has to share this week....'s what I came up with.....(I gave a sneak peek on my Facebook Page this weekend)

These cute little clear boxes are just the perfect size for a little treat.  

The boxes come together very easily with no glue required.  Be sure to remove the protective covering off before assembling.....not like me who thought they were

I cut a strip of Candy Cane Lane DSP (Item # 141981) about 1 1/2 inches wide x…

Spooky Fun Bundle

I have a fun bundle to share with you today..... It's the Spooky Fun Bundle....and save 10% by purchasing the bundle Here's a cute little bag...perfect to give away those Halloween treats. It was created using the Spooky Fun Bundle along with our Halloween Night Specialty Paper Item # 142022
Here is the stamp set and coordinating Edgelits.....

Spooky Fun Photopolymer Bundle   # 144437 
Price: $36.75Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Spooky Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set
All the first images that come to mind when thinking of the Halloween season can be found in this set. The perfect way to start your Halloween stamp collection or top off and highlight what you've already got.
* Quantity: 19 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, g

Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies
* 6 dies
* Largest image: 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" (5.7 x 10.8 cm)
* Use with Big Shot

Halloween Night Specialty Desi…

Cut Out Halloween Wreath Kit

Happy Monday Hope you had a nice weekend...It was absolutely beautiful here in Northeast PA.   The chill of fall is in the air and the sun shined beautifully......and what did I do? I was inside some of the time being creative.....I'm a part of my very first craft show on Sunday and am busily preparing lots of great items to sell..... Here is one of them...... This idea was an idea I received from a very talented demonstrator, Erica Cerwin....she had a Christmas one....but I figured I could convert it into a Halloween's super fun to create and not that hard either.  I created this wreath using the Halloween Night Specialty Paper...which not to forget....our Designer Series Paper is on sale this month.  Purchase 3 of the paper packs and receive one FREE!  It's a great time to stock up on the really fun double sided papers! Here's a close up of the Halloween cut outs created by using the Halloween Cut Out Stamp set along with a coordinating punch.  I also u…

Create - Decorate - Gift Giving - Forever Evergreen Kit

Life is busy....time is limited....but the holidays are coming.....
Why not take away one less stress from your list of things to do...and have fun at the same time?

Decorate your mantelpiece with festive trees and seasonal decorations. This kit makes three trees in two sizes—one 13" (33 cm) tall, two 11" (27.9 cm) tall—each individually trimmed with handmade ornaments. See for yourself how kits make for easy creativity! 
You can order online through my online store...and have them shipped directly to you.
Having family over for Thanksgiving?  What a great tradition to begin...creating a handmade gift for the upcoming holiday season....and have the entire family jump in to help.
These make a lasting decoration you will be thrilled to use over and over again...and they also make a great gift or to sell at craft fairs!
Don't forget to order the coordinating stamp set to create your projects just like the pic…

Not A Paper Pumpkin Subscriber? Here's what you have missed.....

When I saw this on the Stampin' Up! Web Page, I just had to case you missed it.
Paper Pumpkin is a subscription based craft kit that comes to your door each and every month. What a great way to craft every month and not get bored.
Each month, this little box is left on your doorstep...filled with creative fun!
To Subscribe.....sign up right here

Let's take a look at what you missed in September..... The Happiest Mail Ever! Not sure if Paper Pumpkin is for you? Check out all of the great projects our artists were able to make using September’s Paper Pumpkin kit—then imagine the fun you could have with future kits!

Gift a pie—no oven needed!

How about some cozy hot chocolate mix....

Or....ring in the New  Year!

As you can see...a simple kit...which was created for one event...can be used a variety of ways.
So...what are you waiting for?
Subscribe today...there is never no obligation....cancel anytime, but I…