Sunday, September 14, 2014

Please Vote!

I have a special favor to ask of you, stamping friends -- the Greater Baltimore Medical Center is participating in the Pink Glove Dance contest and every vote counts! If they win, they are donating the money to The Red Devils, an organization that helps breast cancer patients and their families. I was part of the pink ribbon at the end of the video -- I am sure you can spot me from a mile away -- LOL! It was so much fun, although it was a very hot and humid afternoon in June when that part of the video was shot.    

You can vote once a day for each email address you have.  So, if you have a work email address and a home email address, you can vote once a day with each email address.

Here is the link for the contest:

Thank you so much! Back tomorrow with a new stamping project....

Thursday, September 11, 2014

RemARKable Pinworthy Blog Tour: Scary Fun!

Welcome! Our theme this month is "Scary Fun" and I decided to make a little candy treat holder for Halloween.

It was easy to make with our new Fry Box Bigz Die and the Sizzix Big Shot Machine!  I cut 2 fry boxes:  one in Basic Black and one in Tangerine Tango.  I stamped the little bats from the Holiday Home stamp set (Catalog #135095, $15.95) around the edges of the Tangerine Tango box before I assembled it.  I added some texture to the Basic Black box with the Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Catalog #127749, $7.95) before I assembled it.  Be sure to use Sticky Strip when you put the boxes together to make sure they stay assembled once you put your treats inside.

Here are the two boxes separated:

And, then together:

I stamped one of the pumpkins from the Fall Fest Stamp Set (Catalog #135194, $15.95) and cut it out with the Fun Fall Framelits Dies (Catalog #135856, $24.95).  I bought both of these items as a bundle and saved 15% -- the bundle is only $34.75 (Catalog 3137628), and is not just for Halloween. The pumpkins and leaves can be used for Thanksgiving and other Fall-themed cards, too. I tied some Two-Tone Trim (Catalog #135838, $4.95 for 10 yds.) around the bottom of the box, then attached the jack-o-lantern with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I added some Fall Mix candy to one of our 4" x 6" Cellophane Bags (Catalog #102757, $4.50 for 50 bags) and tied it with our Two-Tone Trim. I stamped the cute little Dracula tag in the Merry Everything Stamp Set (Catalog #135068 Wood Mount $21.95, Catalog #135071 Clear Mount $16.95) in Black StazOn Ink, then punched it out with the Note Tag Punch (Catalog #135860, $16.95).  You can also bundle the Merry Everything Stamp Set and the Note Tag Punch and save 15% -- Woohoo!  The Wood Mount Bundle is Catalog #137635, $32.95, and the Clear Mount Bundle is Catalog #137636, $28.75.

I layered the Dracula tag onto a Basic Black tag that I made with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch (Catalog #133324, $22.95), then rounded the bottom corners with the Project Life Corner Punch (Catalog #135346, $7.95).  I ran the tag through the Chevron embossing folder to coordinate with the fry box, too. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the Dracula tag onto a Tangerine Tango Circle I punched with the 2" Circle Punch (Catalog #133782, normally $16.95, but it is part of the Weekly Deals so the price is $12.71 US until Tuesday, September 16!).  I attached the circle to the black tag with Stampin' Dimensionals, too!  I love to pop things up and give some dimension to my cards and tags! Just tuck this little candy bag and tag in your fry box, and you have a great little candy treat for a Halloween Party, or to give to neighbors, co-workers, or your favorite trick-or-treaters!

Now, it is time to see what Missy Bollinger has for us this month.  Just click on this link:

Happy Stamping (and Pinning!),

Here is the entire Line-Up of Blogs for this tour:

Anne Matasci -

Pam Staples -

Janet Wakeland

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New "You're Wonderful" Photopolymer Stamp Set

I am in love with this new photopolymer stamp set called "You're Wonderful."  I cannot wait to get my hands on it and ink it up!  Stampin' Up! just released this beautiful set -- don't you just love it, too?

You're Wonderful
Catalog #139158  Photopolymer  $23.95
I can see so many uses for this stamp set, and I love that it is photopolymer -- It will be so easy to stamp the words right inside the banners above and below the word "Wonderful."  And, the line art just begs to be colored in with our fabulous new Stampin' Blendabilities Markers.

I will be placing an order on Sunday, September 14th.  Let me know if you would like me to order one for you, too!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weekly Deals: September 9 - 15

Here are the Weekly Deals for this week!


What'S Up Punch Item # 133781
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

2" Circle Punch Item # 133782
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups Item # 116802
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter Item # 133751
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.69 CAN

Blushing Bride Baker's Twine Item # 134577
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129984
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Hexagon Punch Item # 130919
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

World Traveler Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 130066
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

 Happy Stamping,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Deal!

  • "I'm not creative enough." 
  • "I don't have time." 
  • "I don't craft; it is too messy." 
  • "I am not a crafter; I wouldn't know where to start."
If these statements sound familiar, then Paper Pumpkin is just what you need! Paper Pumpkin is not just for beginners—it’s great for everyone. It offers a creative outlet. It’s simple to complete. The projects are simple enough for beginners, yet designed by advanced crafters. The kit has so much more potential than the project alone. And each month Paper Pumpkin is automatically delivered to your door. How much more convenient can it get? With exclusive stamps, no repeats of ink colors in a year, and instructions and supplies for adorable projects, Paper Pumpkin is a great value.

And, now you can save 50% off your first 2 months when you subscribe by September 10, 2014. The first new Paper Pumpkin subscriber to join on my Paper Pumpkin website will receive a free gift from me. Sign up here
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT). 
But remember, you only have until Wednesday, September 10, to qualify for the 50% off special and get this fabulous gift from me for free:

The Framed Love Kit (April 2014) includes: 
  • Framed Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Spots®
  • 3 Sheets of die-cut heart accents 
  • 1 White cardstock piece 
  • 12 White die-cut tags
  • 1 Printed bellyband
  • 2 Printed pennants
  • 2 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • 7/8" Cotton Ribbon (1 yd)
  • Linen Thread (5 yds)
  • 12 Foam adhesive strips
  • 12 Mini Glue Dots®
  • Vanilla frame (4" x 4" opening)
Don't delay -- this offer expires on September 10, 2014 at 11:50 PM (MT).  

Happy Stamping,

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Washi Tape "Hi" Card

This cute little card is quick and easy to make!  I was inspired by a similar card on the Stampin' Up! website, and I gave it my own twist.  Here are the supplies I used to make this card:

Gorgeous Grunge
Work of Art
Lots of Thanks
Crushed Curry Marker
Real Red Marker
Pool Party Marker
Pool Party
Crushed Curry (8 ½ x 5 ½ folded to 4 ¼ x 5 ½”)
Pool Party (2 pieces cut at 4 x 5 ¼”)
Whisper White (2 pieces cut at 3 ¾ x 5”)
Real Red (small scrap for Word Bubble framelit)
Word Bubbles Framelits
Little Letters Framelits
Beach House Washi Tape
Real Red 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

I love how you can see the Washi Tape through the letters -- such a cute idea!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Weekly Deals: September 2-8

Here are this week's weekly deals!  Order online at -- just click on the Shop Now button.


Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds Item # 131272
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

White Simply Pressed Clay Item # 130685
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Strawberry Slush Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 131167
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.81 CAN

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 131161
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.81 CAN

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 122933
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.81 CAN

Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 122932
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.81 CAN

Back To School Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 130980
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

Happy Stamping,