Sunday, October 4, 2015

Paper Craft Crew card challenge #164 and blog candy!

Time for another fun card sketch challenge #164 with Paper Craft Crew! 
Just a few things to think about as you play along with us this week:
  • Before playing along, please make certain you CLICK HERE to review our Challenge Rule!  we are doing another round of BLOG Candy… We have lots of great Stampin’ Up! products to give away!  When you play along, your name will be entered into a RANDOM drawing for Blog Candy.
  • When posting to your blog or other social media, please use keyword PCCCS164.
  • POSTING END TIME:  If you'd like to be chosen as a Top Pick, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 11:55 PM EST
  • The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with some great card samples using this week's card sketch - check them out below and join us in this challenge, OK? 


Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Cardmaking Day!

Today is World Cardmaking Day so I am celebrating both current and past Stampin' Up items with this card!  
A Thomas Kinkade meets Stampin' Up card...
My sister enjoys the nautical/maritime theme and goes to visit different lighthouses, and since I remembered I had a lighthouse stamp, I made this card for her.  The stamp used is called The Light of Peace by Thomas Kinkade/Cornish Heritage Farms.

I used the "spotlight" technique to highlight the lighthouse with cherry cobbler cardstock.
Sponge daubers were used to put the colors on the card.  Also the black glimmer paper, red baker's twine and cherry cobbler ribbon/cardstock were used - you can purchase most of these Stampin' Up products in my online store.

Can you see the little bits of silver and white ink I also used on the windows, fence, and waves?

How did you spend World Cardmaking Day?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October blog hop with Di's Country Inkers

 Welcome to Di's Country Inkers October blog hop!
 Isn't this the cutest blog hop button?! and thanks to Barb for her work on them!!
I used to never make Halloween cards since it only one day a year but ever since I started with Stampin' Up, I started to make them since there was so many awesome items, ideas, and colors available!  So here is my blog hop card:

I even made up a matching envelope with Stampin Up's envelope liners diecut - I have used those sooo much...other items used were a beautiful black doily, star sequins, and gold cording.  You can purchase all of these Stampin' Up items in my online store until the holiday catalog ends in January. You know next year will be here before you know it - the end of the year always goes super fast once Halloween is here, doesn't it?

Here are a few other closeup pictures of my card:

My card was based  on an upcoming card sketch design challenge #165 with Paper Craft Crew so more details on that are coming up.

 The next blogger on our blog hop is Diana:


Here is the list of all the bloggers participating - enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Do you need fall/autumn stamping or papercraft products?

Now that it is officially fall/autumn, we think about leaves, acorns, pumpkins, cooler weather, maybe school...(even if you live in Arizona!)

 Stampin' Up's holiday catalog has some great new products for stamping/papercrafts that are perfect for the fall/autumn theme.  Here are some of my favorites:

You can see more details about these fall/autumn products in my online store for Stampin' Up and/or click on the image of the holiday catalog on the side of my blog.

And don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack and weekly deals - it's easy to place your online order in my store!

Happy Fall!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Donate to breast cancer with Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a the monthly kit program that anyone can enjoy in the convenience of their own home - the perfect introduction to Stampin’ Up!  It was designed for crafters that want to create a project each month, but aren’t quite ready to build a stamp collection (yet).

Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin by visiting and click Get it….Choose me as your demonstrator…

What comes in my Paper Pumpkin?
A: It's a surprise each month—anticipation for the surprise is seriously half the fun!  No worries, though, you'll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories, instructions, exclusive products you can only get through Paper Pumpkin, and more! You will only need adhesive and everything is color-coordinated, measured, and cut for you! This makes it possible for you to complete each Paper Pumpkin in 30 minutes or less, unless you have someone else help you and then you both have FUN!

How much does a Paper Pumpkin membership cost each month?
A: Paper Pumpkin is $19.95 per month. Because your Paper Pumpkin ships automatically to you, we have already built in the shipping costs of $5.00 to the cost of each kit.

How do I start my Paper Pumpkin membership?
A: It's so easy—you can visit to sign up. Your membership will last until you cancel it. All you need to do is log on to your Paper Pumpkin account on and choose cancel before the 10th of the month and you will not receive any more Paper Pumpkin kits. If you cancel on the 11th of the month, you'll receive that month's Paper Pumpkin and will not receive any more Paper Pumpkin kits.

When do I need to sign up in order to get my Paper Pumpkin?
A: You need to sign up by the 10th of the month in order to receive your Paper Pumpkin for that month. If you sign up after the 10th―no worries! You will get your first kit the following month. You'll know your Paper Pumpkin is on its way when you receive your shipment confirmation e-mail.

Can I skip a month?
A: You sure can! Simply log on to your account on and click skip a month before the 10th of the month in order to skip the Paper Pumpkin for that month. If you click skip a month on the 11th of the month, you will receive that month's Paper Pumpkin and not receive the following month's Paper Pumpkin.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Paper Craft Crew - new changes and weekly card sketch challenge!

New changes to Paper Craft Crew!  
Here is this week's card sketch challenge #161:

The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with lots of fun card samples using this week’s card sketch; great ones for the upcoming holidays too!

  • POSTING END TIME:  If you’d like to be considered as one of our Featured Artisans, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:55 PM EST
  • VOTING:  Voting on submissions starts on Tuesday, September 15 at 11:55 PM EST.  Voting ends on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.
  • Before playing along, please make certain you CLICK HERE to review our Challenge Rule!
  • When posting to your blog or other social media, please use keyword PCCCS161.


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