JULY NEWS

1. Order PROJECT LIFE supplies now.

2. PAPER PUMPKIN can now be prepaid for gifts AND counts toward hostess totals.

3. Use HOSTESS CODE GQV7HB3A when you place your order and you will be entered to WIN $30 FREE PRODUCT.

Sunday, September 30

LAST DAY TO GET YOUR FREE SPOOL OF RIBBON

HOWDY STAMPERS,  WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING WE HAVE HERE IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS.  IT IS SPRINKLING, CLOUDY AND COOL WITH A SLIGHT BREEZE.  WE SO RARELY GET THIS HERE THAT IT IS A REAL TREAT!!  I LOVE COOLER FALL WEATHER AND IT SURE FEELS NICE.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY YOU CAN GET A FREE SPOOL OF RIBBON IN THE FUN IN-COLORS.  SEE MY PROMOTION HERE.

AND TOMORROW STARTS OUR FALL GLITTER QUEENS BLOG HOP.  WE WILL BE FEATURING IDEAS FOR FALL, HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.  LOTS OF IDEAS AND LOTS OF FUN.  OF COURSE THERE WILL BE BLOG CANDY ALONG THE WAY!!

COME ON BACK ON MONDAY MORNING AND ENJOY THE FUN WITH ALL OF US.

REST, RELAX, RESTORE AND GET READY FOR A NEW WEEK.  SEE YOU TOMORROW.

Tuesday, September 25

GLITTER QUEENS BLOG HOP - OCT 1-5

   GET READY FOR ANOTHER GLITTER QUEENS BLOG HOP!!  THIS TIME WE HAVE A FIVE DAY HOP WITH NEW ITEMS EVERY DAY.  WE WILL HAVE HALLOWEEN, FALL, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS ITEMS FEATURED.

I FOUND GEORGE THE BUNNY ON HIS ON BLOG AND COULDN'T HELP BUT POST HIS ADORABLE PHOTO - HOP HOP HOP...GET IT??!!

PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS AS WELL TO COME VISIT OUR SITES.  THERE WILL BE BLOG CANDY, TUTORIALS AND LOTS OF INSPIRATION.

REMEMBER OCTOBER 1-5.   SEE YOU SOON.

Monday, September 17

GHOSTS, GHOSTIES,,,,BOOOOO

I MADE A SUPER QUICK CARD THIS AFTERNOON AND GOT THE SUPPLIES ALL READY FOR MY CARD CLUB THIS WEEK.  AND....I DISCOVERED A NEW WAY TO USE MY PUNCHES!!  SOOOO AWESOME FOR SOMETHING CREATIVE TO JUST POP INTO MY HEAD WHILE I AM PLAYING WITH MY CARDS.

FIRST, HERE IS THE CARD:

THE BASE OF THE CARD IS BASIC GRAY, THEN A LAYER OF CAJUN CRAZE AND THEN THE DESIGNER PAPER (RETIRED) CALLED FRIGHTFUL SIGHT.  MY GOAL THIS FALL IS TO USE UP ALL MY DESIGNER PAPER BEFORE I PURCHASE NEW!!  I HAVE SO VERY VERY MUCH.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME RETIRED PAPER THAT YOU LOVE, I WOULD BE GLAD TO SHARE SOME WITH YOU!

BACK TO THE CARD...SEE THAT ADORABLE LITTLE GHOST IN THE RIGHT HAND CORNER THAT MATCHES THE PAPER AND THE STAMP?  I MADE IT MYSELF!!!  YEP I DID!!  HERE IS HOW I MADE IT:


YOU NEED THE 1 3/4" OVAL PUNCH AND THE WORD WINDOW PUNCH.

 I AM USING CONFETTI WHITE.  THAT IS WHY YOU SEE BITS AND PIECES OF STUFF ON THE CARD STOCK.  FIRST, PUNCH AN OVAL WITH YOUR PUNCH.

 THEN CUT THAT OVAL IN HALF.  YOU WILL MAKE TWO GHOSTS.


MAKE A MARK WITH YOUR FINGERNAIL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OVAL AT THE WIDEST PART.  USING YOUR WORD WINDOW PUNCH, PUNCH A SMALL SNIP OUT JUST A BIT LEFT OF CENTER.  THEN PUNCH AGAIN A BIT RIGHT OF CENTER.  USE YOUR BLACK MARKER TO MAKE THE EYES AND THAT'S IT!!  ISN'T HE ADORABLE??!!  REMINDS ME OF PACKMAN GHOSTS.


I MADE THE BANNER BY USING MY SQUARE PUNCH AND CUTTING A V IN EACH END.  I USED SMALL GLUE DOTS AND HUMPED IT UP TO LOOK MORE LIKE A BANNER.


THIS IS THE INSIDE, BUT THE 2 OVAL PUNCHED CS IS JUST SITTING THERE FOR YOU TO SEE.  ONLY THE COMPLETED GHOST AND THE BOOOO ARE ATTACHED TO THE INSIDE.

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS CARD AND VERY EASY TUTORIAL.  IF YOU MAKE SOME GHOSTS FOR YOUR CARDS, I WOULD LOVE A LINK BACK SO I CAN SEE THEM!!

BOOOOO TO ALL Y'ALL.


Sunday, September 16

a little bit done on my sew suite quilt

Hey Bloggers,   I got a little bit done on my applique SEW SUITE quilt.  I used my Big Shot and the 3 1/2 circle die and cut out some circles that will become buttons.

I ironed them onto my quilt top.  That's it.  That's all I had time for this week.  Work has been really busy and I come home exhausted and can't move from the couch after dinner.  But I hope to get a few more things completed this week.


I am doing several other sizes button circles as well as some other sewing shapes.  Stay tuned.

Here's to creativity!!

Wednesday, September 12

TRICK OR TREAT

HOWDY STAMPERS,

I HAVE A CUTE AND QUICK BOX/CARD COMBO FOR A HALLOWEEN TREAT.  LUCKY LIMEADE AND BLACK ARE THE COLORS OF THIS CARD STOCK.  I USED LAST YEAR'S HALLOWEEN DESIGNER PAPER FROM SU! BECAUSE I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE SPIDERS ON THE PAPER.

THE ONLY DECORATION I FEEL THIS NEEDED WAS THE SENTIMENT AND A FEW PUNCHED OUT BLACK BATS.


YUMMY TREATS LIKE NUGGETS OR PUMPKIN CANDIES, ETC. ARE PUT INTO THE BOX BEFORE GIVING THIS TREAT OUT.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN TREAT? I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF MY FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY AND DECIDED IT WOULD BE ANYTHING WITH CHOCOLATE.  LIKE THOSE SNICKERS MINI CANDY BARS.  YUMMMMM

I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF MY LITTLE TREAT ABOVE AND WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TREAT TO GET FOR HALLOWEEN.

HERE'S TO INKY FINGERS Y'ALL, AND CHOCOLATELY FINGERS TOO!!  


Monday, September 10

HALLOWEEN BUNNY

I CAME ACROSS THE CUTEST BLOG - BY A BUNNY NAMED GEORGE.  IT IS HIS VERY OWN SITE. GEORGE

HE IS A CUTE LITTLE BLACK MINI BUNNY WITH A LOT OF PERSONALITY.

I JUST HAD TO SHARE HIS HALLOWEEN PHOTO WITH Y'ALL.  HE IS SO ADORABLE.


HE IS SO SWEET TO POSE FOR HIS OWNER TO TAKE THE PHOTOS, ISN'T HE?? GEORGE IS SUCH A FUNNY NAME FOR THIS LITTLE GUY.

ON THE QUILTING FRONT:

I HAVE BEEN USING MY BIG SHOT AND DIES TO GET MY APPLIQUE PIECES READY FOR IRONING ONTO MY TOP BEFORE I BEGIN MACHINE SEWING.

ON THE CARD MAKING FRONT:

I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY NEXT WORKSHOP COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.  I HAVE ALSO BEEN WORKING ON A CHRISTMAS CARD SHARE THAT I WILL SHARE WITH YOU AS SOON AS I HAVE THE DESIGN FINISHED.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ON THIS PAST WEEK?

HERE'S TO CREATIVITY Y'ALL....AND TO CUTE BUNNIES!!

Saturday, September 8

TRYING SOMETHING NEW

HAVE YOU SEEN THE BEAUTIFUL FABRIC ON SALE IN THE CLEARANCE RACK ON MY SU SITE?  FOR ONLY 99 CENTS (!!!!!) YOU GET 3 OVER SIZED FAT QUARTERS OF DESIGNER FABRIC!!  YEP, ONLY 99 CENTS!!  LET ME TELL YOU I STOCKED UP FOR SURE ON THAT PRICE.  THEY ARE A BIT BIGGER AND WIDER THAN MOST FAT QUARTERS SO YOU SQUEEZE IN A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN A REGULAR SIZED ONE.

WITH MY NEW FOUND AMAZING DEAL, I GOT THE CUTE SWEET STITCHES DESIGN FABRIC AND AM GOING TO TRY AN APPLIQUE QUILT.  WELL, A CHEATER APPLIQUE BECAUSE I AM GOING TO MACHINE APPLIQUE IT.  DOES THAT COUNT??

ANYWAYS, I HAVE MY QUILT FRONT SEWN TOGETHER AND READ TO BEGIN APPLIQUEING ON MY DESIGN.  SINCE IT IS SEWING THEMED FABRIC, I DECIDED TO DO SEWING THEMED DESIGNS..HOW FUN IS THAT?
 THIS IS THE CUTEST FABRIC FOR THE FRONT OF THE QUILT...LITTLE GIRL PATTERNS ON A SOFT ORANGE COLOR.

AND HERE IS THE STITCHING FAT QUARTER THAT I WILL BE USING FOR THE DESIGNS AND I THINK FOR A SMALL STRIPED BORDER.  ONE MORE PIECE CAME WITH IT THAT HAS BUTTONS ALL OVER IT.  I WILL SAVE THAT PIECE TO SHOW YOU ONCE I HAVE MY DESIGNS CUT OUT!!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE TO COME!!

SEWING, GLUING, CUTTING, AND ESPECIALLY BUYING....IT'S ALL CREATIVE!!

IF YOU WANT TO GET SOME OF THIS AMAZINGLY PRICED FABRIC, CLICK ON MY SIGNATURE LINE BELOW AND THEN CLICK "SHOP NOW" AND "CLEARANCE RACK".  HAVE FUN GETTING THESE WONDERFUL DEALS!!

Wednesday, September 5

GREAT PUMPKIN BLOG HOP WEEK #6

HEY STAMPERS AND BLOGGER FRIENDS,

AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, I GO BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN POSTS ABOUT STAMPING AND POSTS ABOUT MY QUILTING.  WELL TODAY, I HAVE A POST THAT IS BOTH.  I CREATED A CARD FROM AN APPLIQUE QUILT BLOCK.  HUH??

I CUT A CIRCLE WITH MY BIG SHOT AND THE 3 INCH CIRCLE DIE OUT OF AN ORANGE PRINT DSP, THEN I USED MY SCISSORS AND CUT IT INTO PIECES LIKE I WOULD IF IT WAS FABRIC.  I ARRANGED HOW I WANTED THE PIECES TO BE AND GLUED THEM ON MY CARD. (GLUING SURE IS EASIER THAN SEWING!!)

THIS CARD IS MY OWN ORIGINAL DESIGN:

ISN'T IT CUTE?  IT IS LIKE AN EXPLODED VIEW OF SOMETHING WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS.  I GLUED THE PIECES ONTO ANOTHER PRINT DSP AND THEN ONTO VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK FOR THE CARD BASE.  I ADDED SOME VERY THIN RIBBON AT THE BOTTOM AND MADE A GATHERED BOW.


THIS IS A THANK YOU CARD SO I STAMPED THE LITTLE BANNER AND DIE CUT IT WITH MY BIG SHOT.  LOOOOVE MY BIG SHOT!!

IF YOU DECIDE TO MAKE A CARD LIKE THIS, PLEASE PROVIDE A LINK BACK TO MY BLOG SINCE I DESIGNED THIS CARD MYSELF.  THANK YOU.

NOW IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO POST YOUR HALLOWEEN/FALL CARD FOR THIS BLOG HOP.  YOU COULD WIN THE $50 STAMPIN' UP! GIFT CERTIFICATE JUST BY ENTERING!



Sunday, September 2

ANOTHER WEEK OF THE GREAT PUMPKIN BLOG HOP

HEY ALL,  I WAS THINKING ABOUT SOME FUN PROJECTS THAT I DID LAST YEAR AND THOUGHT THERE IS NO HARM IN DOING THEM AGAIN...ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE STILL CURRENT STAMP SETS AND ARE SO STINKIN' CUTE!!


FIRST I HAVE TO SHARE THIS CUTE PHOTO OF THE WESTERN GRANDKIDS WHEN THEY WERE JUST WEE LITTLE ONES!! (they are 12 and 10 now)  I BABYSAT THEM WHILE MOM AND DAD WENT ON AN EARNED CRUISE.  I BROUGHT WITH ME THESE ADORABLE MR POTATOHEAD TYPE EYES, HATS, NOSES, EARS, ETC.  THE KIDS LOVED THEM.  WE CREATED SEVERAL DIFFERENT "PUMPKIN CRITTERS" DURING THE WEEK I WAS THERE WITH THEM.  IT WAS A BLAST!!

I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THE HUMPBACK FRANKIE BEHIND MY SWEET GIRL.  I MADE THAT FOR MY DAUGHTER AND SHE DISPLAYS IT EACH YEAR.  HE HOLDS A CANDY BUCKET IN ONE HAND AND A FLASHLIGHT IN THE OTHER.  THIS IS FROM MY WOODWORKING DAYS.

I AM STILL CRAZY ABOUT THE MINI MILK CARTON DIE FOR MY BIG SHOT.  IT MAKES THE CUTEST CONTAINERS AND I MADE A CARRIER FOR 4 OF THE CONTAINERS. I USED THE WICKED COOL STAMP SET AND ALSO USED MY CONCORD CRUSH RETIRED CARD STOCK BECAUSE I JUST NEED TO USE THIS SPOOKY PURPLE!!

I PUT CRYSTAL EFFECTS ON THE SPOOKY, RIM OF THE HAD AND THE CANDLE HOLDER.
WHAT CANDY SHOULD I PUT INTO THIS FOR MY SON AND FAMILY?  ANY SUGGESTIONS?

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.  IF YOU USE MY IDEAS, PLEASE PROVIDE A LINK BACK TO MY BLOG.  I APPRECIATE IT.

HERE'S TO COOLER WEATHER SOMEWHERE, BUT IT'S NOT HERE IN TEXAS YET!! 102 YESTERDAY!!

HERE IS THE GREAT PUMPKIN BLOG HOP WEEK 5 BELOW:



Saturday, September 1

MAY WE ALL "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON"

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WONDERFUL HOSTESS SET YET?  I AM SMITTEN WITH IT.  I HAD READ ABOUT THESE POSTERS THAT KING EDWARD FROM ENGLAND HAD PRINTED OUT TO ENCOURAGE THE BRITISH PEOPLE DURING WWII.  IT SPEAKS VOLUMES WITH JUST A FEW WORDS, I BELIEVE:  "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON."  I THINK THIS SHOWS HE WAS A VERY WISE KING INDEED.

THERE ARE MANY TIMES IN OUR LIVES THAT WE CANNOT CHANGE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WE ARE EXPERIENCING, BUT WE CAN STRIVE TO KEEP OUR INNER PEACE AND "CARRY ON".  RIGHT NOW THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE FLOODED HOMES FROM HURRICANE ISAAC AND THE FLOODING RAINS OF THE REMAINING TROPICAL PORTION OF THAT STORM ARE EXPERIENCING HARD TIMES.  THE ONLY THING THAT WILL HELP THEM IS TO KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.  PART OF KEEPING MY INNER PEACE OR KEEPING CALM IS PRAYER.


 I CREATED THIS CARD IN VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK WITH MIDNIGHT MUSE LAYERS.


 I USED INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER FOR THE DECORATIVE LAYER BEHIND MY SENTIMENT.  I LOVE THE COLORS USED ON THIS DSP AND PLAYED IT UP WITH MY STAMPED CROWNS AND THE NARROW RIBBON.  NOTICE AN ADDITIONAL FOLDS OF RIBBON ON THE RIGHT SIDE UNDER THE FIRST CROWN?  I THINK THAT LITTLE EXTRA TOUCH REALLY MAKES THIS CARD SPECIAL.


THE CROWNS FROM THIS SAME STAMP SET ARE STAMPED WITH CAJUN CRAZE, SUMMER STARFRUIT AND LUCKY LIMEADE INKS.  THE CROWNS AND THE SENTIMENT ARE ATTACHED WITH STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS.

I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED MY CARD.  I MADE SEVERAL OTHERS BEFORE I DECIDED I LIKED THIS LAYOUT THE BEST.  I SAW SOMETHING SIMILAR SEVERAL MONTHS AGO ON MARY FISH'S BLOG (HEY MARY!) BUT HAD TO CHANGE IT UP BECAUSE I AM NOT AS SEASONED A STAMPER AS MARY IS AND I COULD NOT MAKE IT WORK LIKE SHE DID.  SO THIS IS HER IDEA WITH MY CHANGES AND FLAIR.  HOPE YOU LIKE IT.

WON'T YOU LEAVE ME A COMMENT TO LET ME KNOW YOUR IDEAS ON THIS CARD?  I SO APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS.

HERE'S TO CREATIVITY Y'ALL!!

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