Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Get it while it's hot!!!

Make the most of our Online Extravaganza by enjoying flash deals on select items and bundles at a 20%-50% discount! But quantities are limited, and this great opportunity only lasts from November 24 through December 2, so get yours before they're gone.   December 1 on special products-some that have never before been paired together-that are only available for 24 hours and while supplies last! These specific deals are extremely limited, so act fast!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Reminder:  Holiday Open House 

Saturday, November 22nd 1-4 PM 
at my home Join me for a holiday open house.  
Come by for holiday cheer
 and a special holiday make & take project.

Lots Handmade items available for purchase and lots 

of discontinued product will be available at reduced cost – some products are gently used, some are brand new! 

Light refreshments will be served. 
No additional purchase required.  All materials to make cards provided.  
Door Prize drawing!  Bring a friend and each of you will get an extra chance to win the door prize!  No need to be present to win 
Please RSVP to or (805) 522-2356 to get my address and directions. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Allysen’s Birthday Card

I saw a version of this card on Pinterest and fell in love with it.  I CASE’d it using Stampin’ Up! Materials. (special thank you to Dawn McVey – Raspberry Suite).

I started out by stamping an image of the low squat pumpkin and enlarged it using “Adobe Photoshop” to the 4” x 6” and transferred it to a piece of cardboard and also a piece of plain card stock.

I cut the cardboard into puzzle pieces, each on with a letter corresponding to its location. I then traced each piece onto various pieces of Crisp Cantaloupe DSP and put the corresponding piece letter on the back.  

I then sponged the edges of each piece with a dauber and Tangerine Tango ink.
I ran strips the Fast Fuse adhesive, across the piece of white card stock, attached the pieces of DSP in order and trimmed the edges. 

Using the Big Shot, I used leaf framelits to cut out some leaves in Mossy Meadow green card stock. 
I also used the Autumn Accents Bigz die. I then embossed them with an embossing folder and attached the leaves with a bow made from Venetian Crochet Trim arranged in a decorative way with mini-glue dots.  I attached the pumpkin to a card base of Crisp Cantaloupe with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
The sentiment is from Label Love cut out with the Artisan Label punch

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Lanterns


  Here is a cute Halloween Project you can create for trick or treat decor:

For this lantern you will need a mason jar (with or without a lid), a battery powered tea-light or votive. (DO NOT USE A REAL FLAME!!!), a ¾” watercolor wash brush and stamping supplies per your chosen design.  Mine are listed after the instructions.

First I measured a piece of Vellum to fit the jar.  I used a 12 oz Ball Jar that was just about 4” in height before the neck.  I secured the vellum to a surface on which I could paint.  The vellum will curl when it gets wet so you either want to use removable painters’ masking tape or clips to secure it and then be able to remove when you are done with the project.

With a dampened paint brush, I painted Basic Gray for the sky part of my paper and Tangerine Tango for the “earth” portion. (I added little water to dilute the color a bit)  Let it dry.            
Next I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the images of the house, ghost, trees, bats, etc. from the Holiday Home stamp set to create a spooky street scene.  I put my best images toward the center because later I would trim the ends to make it fit into the jar without overlapping.
With Blendabilities  markers, I colored the houses using the dark gray and yellow for the windows.
I rolled the finished scene in and inserted it into the jar, noting where it overlapped on either edge and trimmed off the ends. 
I dropped a flickering battery powered tea light into the jar and Voila!  (DON’T USE A REAL FLAME! YOUR DESIGN WILL BURN!!)

I plan to make others lanterns with spiders & webs and jack-o-lanterns to adorn my front porch and windows on Halloween.  Trick or Treat! 

My Stampin' Up! Supplies:  

Saturday, October 4, 2014


I’m getting ready to hold my first seasonal stamp camp for October on Tuesday Night, October 14th from 7-9.  This is an example of a card that we will make that night. BWAH-HA-HA-HA!

You can rsvP through my events page on this blog or send me a comment,
I will see you there! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stock Up & Save

Stampin' Up! is having a ridiculous 15% off sale on some of your favorite products!  From October 1 - 6 , you'll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive-all at a 15% discount!  Select stamps are 20%!

Now is the time restock your own supply, prepare for a holiday season And with Lots of Holidays right around the corner, it's a perfect chance to make cards!
Now is the time restock your own supply, prepare for a holiday season And with Christmas right around the corner, it's a perfect chance to make cards!

Be sure to place your online order before Monday, October 6, 2014; by 10:00 PM and use hostess code NPVEKAPW. Enter the hostess code when you view your shopping bag, you will do this before you checkout! 

If all of the orders placed to this hostess code, between October 1 to 6, reach over $300.00,  I will select a customer (that placed an order during the time-frame) at random, to receive the stamp set clear-mounted Good Greetings FREE!  This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more, offering 19 sentiments!

My Paper Pumpkin Workshop

Last night I held my Halloween "My Paper Pumpkin" workshop.  It was a special night to introduce the Paper Pumpkin subscription program to some of my friends. We had such a good time.  The September kit was appropriately Just in time for Halloween. 

Each month a kit comes with supplies to make quick & relatively simple projects. And you never know what goodies will be in the box: cards, journals, pinwheels, etc...poof...Surprise!  Just like Cinderella's magic pumpkin.  Monthly cost is only $18.95 or you can order subscriptions in longer time spans