Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit

Frightful Wreath with Halloween Street
This event is coming up at the end of the month, see more info HERE, we will be getting together to make this cool wreath. Boo-tiful decor for your home or office, it comes in a kit that is easy to put together - the whole thing only took me about 45 minutes!! 

The hardest part, the one you'll need your glasses for, is the beautiful spider accent. Its all hand made by you from the beads and wire included in the kit. Its not HARD, just the beads are so small, and perhaps I am just unfamiliar with bead work, Anyhow, for me, it was the longest portion of the creation taking about 20 minutes. For someone with better eyes and a better method for getting those little stinkers on the wire, it probably will be a snap! :-P
Beaded Spider Accent on Frightful Wreath, Halloween Street stamp on banner
The coordinating stamp set is called Frightful Wreath, but I wanted to use the single stamp Halloween Street, as I thought it was a little friendlier and less frightful ( I do have younger kids ;). It fits on the banner just fine!
Spider & wreath banner - Halloween Street single stamp used.
If you'd like to join the fun and make this with us, RSVP on Facebook, and either get me the money for your kit, or order your own online. You will need to allow 3-4 days for shipping. This can be made at home as a To-Go kit, but you will also need a Halloween stamp or the coordinating stamp set Frightful Wreath and ink to stamp the banner. To assemble the wreath you will need to have on hand a hot glue gun and pliers (for the beading). Detailed instructions and photos are included.  

This is a great addition to your decor, or a nice gift for someone. I'll also be sharing some alternate projects you can make from the kit items - an alternate wreath idea and two additional projects. 

The holidays come fast after Halloween, start early with me and make it easy on yourself! ;-)
Happy Crafting!

Good Greetings Hostess Set with Bright and Beautiful

Stars!! The Stampin' Up! 2014 Catalog is chock full of them!
Star embossing folder, star punch, stamps and framelits... You know stars will be usable forever, right?!? :) Bright and Beautiful is a gorgeous holiday set, only available in this Holiday Catalog - don't miss out and order yours today!!

Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set
Star Framelits
Star Textured Embossing Folder
Good Greetings Exclusive Hostess Set
Frosted Sequins
Modern Label Punch
Lost Lagoon Silky Satin Ribbon
Silver 1/8" Ribbon
See these products at my online store: 


Spending time with friends and family is a reward all by itself. But when you host a Stampin' Up! party, the rewards can be even greater! For just sharing what you already love to do with your friends, you can earn FREE Stampin' Up! products, including exclusive stamp sets--available only to those who host a party.
The Good Greetings Stamp Set is absolutely FREE when you reach $300 when hosting a party! That's right, this brand-new stamp set is in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31. This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more. Don’t miss the out on this stamp set. See more cards I've made with Good Greetings HERE.

Take a look at my calendar to see which day works best for you, then contact me to schedule your party!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Holiday Catalog is Live! Endless Wishes and All is Calm

You can now order from the Stampin' Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog!!

( Insert Happy dance Here )
One of the sets I'm excited about is Endless Wishes. It's good for the holidays ahead, but also could serve for general winter celebrations, or using just the sentiments various other events throughout the year. I paired it with the Specialty Designer Paper All Is Calm. I loved the color pallet of this paper from the moment I laid eyes on it!! Beautiful paper! Some of the other cute embellishments are added.

The holidays are coming - start your { Crafty } engines!! 
All is Calm and Endless Wishes
All is Calm and Endless Wishes - Celebrate the Season

Recipe: (click links to see item in my online store)

Basic Grey Cardstock Base
Endless Wishes Stamp
Metallic Silver Encore ink pad
All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper
Lost Lagoon 3/8 Inch Silky Taffeta Ribbon
All is Calm Snowflake Embellishment
Silver 1/8 inch Ribbon
Frosted Sequins
Whisper White Bakers Twine
Rhinestone basic Jewels
1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch
Handheld Stapler
Silver Mini Staples

Enjoy this long Holiday Weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Bright and Beautiful Christmas Card

This card makes me think of the manger scene, a simple wooden crib with a beautiful star overhead, the baby Jesus bringing peace and joy...It also reminds me of the Christmas tree, bright star on the top and peace and joy on every one's minds. 
Christmas Card - Peace and Joy on a Hardwood TIEF with the Bright and Beautiful star
cut with the coordinating Star Framelits

The star is from Bright and Beautiful, out of the new Holiday Catalog. I stamped it in Daffodil Delight, and then cut it out with the coordinating Star Framelits. I used the scoring blade on my Stampin' Trimmer to score from the tip of each star point to the center, and then lightly folded on the score lines to get the 3D raised look. Attached to the card with Dimensionals it adds a little pop. The cardstock and ink are Daffodil Delight, with Whisper White for the embossed layer.
Scored lines with a light fold for a 3D effect
Another Friday closer to Christmas! Let me know if you want to start working on Christmas Cards - we can get them done early!! ;-)
Happy crafting!

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin - Alternate Card Ideas

Seriously Amazing Kit August 2014
This months Paper Pumpkin kit was Seriously Amazing. ;-) Yes, it was! 8 cards and some pretty cool envelopes, with enough extra supplies to make more cards, or use for other projects!
I'm sharing some of my alternate projects this week, made using the supplies from the kit.

Paper Pumpkin August 2014 - Alternate with "Bokeh" Technique
Ok. Maybe not the standard Bokeh technique, but I tried my version! LOL I used sponge daubers and dabbed Strawberry Slush and Hello Honey over the whole card, trying to get the circular sponge rather than the usual soft blend with the daubers. Next I added some sponge dauber circles in Metallic Gold Encore Pad. Then I used the dot stamp from this months kit and added some more gold. Adding some sponge dauber dabs of Whisper white, and then the sprinkle of dots from Endless Wishes in Strawberry Slush, and then I had to STEP AWAY FROM THE CARD....
LOL Trimmed down and mounted on a siple white base, a little yellow bakers twine at the top, DONE!
and then I added the pink kit seqins and a gold one from the Gold Seqin Trim. OK now done... ok...

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit and Endless Wishes
This one was also an exercise in excess... I used some words from the Endless Wishes set, in Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow stamped randomly across the die cut. I had to layer the Mossy meadow because it had just become a blur of yellow! I added the pink seqins again - love those! - and mounted it over a Strawberry Slush cardstock layer. I used half of a card base from the original kit and mounted that onto a Hello Honey base. It reminds me of a Year Book, or maybe graffiti. What do you think?

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Idea - Gift Tag
This last one today is a Gift Tag. I used one of the smaller cards from the kit, a banner from the kit, and one of those card bases I had cut down. Added the circe and thread to the corner, and its a cute little tie on. An easy alternate.

I hope you've enjoyed these alternate ideas this week. The offer for HALF OFF your forst two kits is still going through September 10th! Take advantage of it and TRY IT! These kits are fun! Find out more on my blog post HERE.

Sign Up HERE and be sure to enter your Promo Code HALFOFF2 when you register! Membership is totally flexible, try your 50% off kits for two months, then ditch it or sign on. Its up to you! Need more info (or persuasion?! lol) drop me a note and lets figure it out! I've been a member for over a year and I love these kits! 

Happy Crafting!