August 30, 2016

Home Sweet Home for Halloween!

I've been showing you Sneak Peeks from the catalog and guess what? Two more days and the catalog goes live! You'll get to place your first order from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog and I hope you choose me as your demonstrator. I'll be posting a new Host/Hostess Code that you can use to earn some rewards from me! Keep watching for it.

Today I am showing you two new stamp sets and one new die set with my Halloween-themed projects. I love the color combination I used on this pair:

I know not all of you like to celebrate Halloween. To me, Halloween is a kids dress up day. I love how excited my 8 year old granddaughter gets when she is able to pick her own costume. So when I created these projects I had my granddaughter in mind.  I knew she would love the little vellum ghosts that I used on both projects and I kept the projects non-scary looking:

I used two new stamp sets called Halloween Scares and Sweet Home. The treat box is made with the new Home Sweet Home Thinlit Dies. Isn't it adorable?

Some of the pieces of cardstock are cut with the dies, others are stamped first and then cut. It was fun to add layer upon layer to create the shingled roof and then add all of the other elements to complete this cute project. If you have any questions on either project, make sure you ask!
Project Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets: Halloween Scares, Sweet Home
  • Inks: So Saffron, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, VersaMark
  • Cardstock: So Saffron, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Subtles Enamel Shapes
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear & Tape, Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies, Sponge Daubers, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

August 29, 2016

My August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Additional Projects!

I've heard such rave reviews about our August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit and I totally agree. What a great stamp set that was included in our boxes and what awesome elements and layers we got to play with. Before I show you my own alternative projects, a reminder that if you sign up now, we have a promotion going on "BUY ONE GET ONE FREE" by using the Promo Code BOJO and I will send you a free gift for joining under me as your Paper Pumpkin Coach:

Sign up here before October 10th: DEBBIE'S PAPER PUMPKIN STORE

Now on to my "Alternative Projects" that I had so much fun with:

If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber of mine, I will be sending you a special Paper Pumpkin Newsletter with all of the products and measurements I used for each project:

I leave you today with one tip. Do you hate to have ribbon that is all bumpy with fold lines? Did out a flat iron, run the ribbon through and voila.....nice flat ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

August 28, 2016

Split-Panel Layered Card Using Garden In Bloom!

It's Sunday, I know....I don't have a new video. I am still filling in working fulltime at my old job from over 10 years ago and I can't seem to grasp any free time to video with you! I only have a few weeks left to work and I'll be home again so hopefully I can get back to normal. Today I am posting a card I am calling a "Split-Panel Layered Card". My words, my card right?


Notice how I stamped in the center of my Whisper White Cardstock layer and then covered most of the edges with 2 layers of cardstock?

I also stamped and cut additional leaves and a flower to add to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. I love how the Pearl Jewels really dress up this card. Want to make one just like it? Here you go:
  • Card Base: Crumb Cake Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 4" x 5-1/4". Stamp the outline of the flowers from the Garden In Bloom stamp set using Peekaboo Peach Ink. Fill the flowers with the inside image stamp inked in Blushing Bride Ink. Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Cut 2 pieces of Crumb Cake Cardstock, one measuring 3/4" x 5-1/4" and one measuring 1-1/2" x 5-1/4". Stamp the sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set using Garden Green Ink on the bottom of the large cardstock piece. Cut 2 pieces of Old Olive Cardstock measuring 1/2" x 5-1/4" and glue them to the underside of each cardstock, showing about 1/8" border when you flip them over. Glue and layer both pieces using Stampin' Dimensionals on each end of the white layer, even with the outside edges.
  • Flower: Stamp 1 additional flower and hand-cut. Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Leaves: Stamp the outline of the leaves using Garden Green Ink 6 times to create 6 leaves. Stamp the inside image using Old Olive Ink. Hand-cut all of the leaves. Glue 3 tucked around the flower as shown and glue the other 3 somewhere on the stamped panel, tucking some under the layers.
  • Bling: Add Pearl Jewels to the center of each flower.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Garden In Bloom, Thoughtful Banners
  • Inks: Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Old Olive
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

August 27, 2016

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

Welcome to a new Saturday Blog Hop with my teammates from Create with Connie & Mary. Today our theme for the hop is "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". I immediately thought of my Fringe Scissors and layer upon layer of rainbow colors:

Each strip measures 1" x 4-1/4" and I used Perfect Plum, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Real Red Cardstocks. Once I had all the strips fringed, I glued the bottom color first and then layered them by overlapping about 1/4" on top of each other. The very top is a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper cut with the border die from the Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies. I then stamped a border at the top from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Perfect Plum Ink.

For the other layers I used the branch die from the Flourish Thinlits Dies with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the sentiment is from the Starburst Saying stamp set. I stamped using Perfect Plum Ink on Whisper White Cardstock and cut the shape using the 1-1/2" Circle Punch.

Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Starburst Sayings
  • Inks: Perfect Plum
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Tools:  Fringe Scissors, Stampin' Dimensionals, Flourish Thinlits Dies, 1-1/2" Circle Punch, Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies

Now you can follow the hop by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates, Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole, or Melissa at RubberFunatics:


Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

August 26, 2016

Kylie's International Blog Hop for August!

Welcome everyone! I have the pleasure of playing in Kylie's International Blog Highlight again this month. I love receiving Kylie's email each month inviting me to play! She is such an awesome team player!

Our Theme this month is Random Act of Kindness or Encouragement. I think everyone needs a little bit of encouragement in one way or another at some point in their life. For my card today, I used two techniques. The first is outlining my white-embossed images with a Stampin' Write Marker and the 2nd is coloring my flowers with Clear Wink Of Stella. You should see this card in person. It shimmers and shines and is truly beautiful:

Although I opted to go "Clean & Simple" with my project, I still have 3 layers on my card. Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Blushing Bride. Once all of my embossing, outlining and coloring was completed, I glued my last cardstock layer in place using Stampin' Dimensionals for height:

My last step was to add White Perfect Accents to my background. The three accents add just the right amount of bling. Notice how I high-lighted my sentiment with the Stampin' Write Marker? Doing this really makes the letters pop, don't you think?

Now that you have viewed my card, I'm hoping you will visit Kylie's blog and vote on my card. The more votes I receive, the better chance I will get to being invited as one of the top TEN spots on Kylie's international blog hop that she will organize a little later on.

Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: You've Got This
  • Inks: VersaMark, Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
  • Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
  • Accessories: White Perfect Accents
  • Tools: Heat Tool, White Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Clear Wink Of Stella
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

August 25, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Once Again!

It sometimes can be very comical where one finds inspiration for a project. Last night my husband and I took our beagle Ruger for an ATV ride and while we were going through the trails in the woods, my little light bulb went off. Of course as one sits riding, it is peaceful and quiet while admiring Mother Nature at work and one's mind keeps working overtime. It's hard not to!

This is a photo of our ATV and as you can see in this photo below, Ruger loves to ride. We have a dog bed for him in the back and we even have an extension on our canvas top that ties above him and to the back so he can't fall out and it also shields him from the sun. Yes he is quite spoiled!

So as we were riding last night, I was admiring all of the grassy fields and that's when an idea was born for this card using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies:

My thought this time was to stamp and cut a bunch of the tree leaves shape and use these to add layer upon layer at the bottom for the leafy grass. I love how this idea turned out. I have 2-3 layers in some areas:

I started out by first stamping my trees, some lighter than others by stamping twice without re-inking my stamps. I then added the sentiment and birds:

The mountains in the background were actually an afterthought. I tore a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a stencil and sponged the mountain layers in place. It really added so much to my card. I love the way everything worked so well together to create a masterpiece.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
  • Inks: Tip Top Taupe, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green
  • Cardstock: Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White 
  • Tools: Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers
And I leave you with this photo of Ruger napping in our ATV. Doesn't he look comfy? What a life!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

August 24, 2016

Holiday Catalog PRODUCT SHARES pre-sign up and MORE!

Note: Everything in this blog post will also be sent in my Newsletter today! This is a long post but LOTS of deals coming your way. Please read all three items!

Lots of you like to participate in my Product Shares when a new catalog debuts. I will once again order all the shares as soon as they are fill up each time with 4 people.

What is a Product Share? If you are new to me as your demonstrator or Stampin' Up!, a share is a list of products that I offer you and 3 other people combined. I order all of the products and split them all equally between 4 people. It's a great way to get a sampling of lots of products at a lower price. I have several options that will be available to you from the new 2016-2017 Holiday Catalog. Email me to reserve your spot and I'll send you a PayPal invoice. 


  • You will receive 36 sheets of 12" x 6" designer paper for all 6 packages of designer paper which includes: Candy Cane, Warmth & Cheer, Presents & Pinecones, Fancy Frost Specialty, Petals & Paisleys and Halloween Night.
  • You will receive 1 sheet of 12" x 6" Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
  • You will receive 1 sheet of 12" x 6" Copper Foil Sheets
  • Total number of sheets = 38
  • If you were to purchase all of the paper packs on your own, the price would equal over $100.00.
  • FREE: You will receive all the pieces to create the Sweet Home Christmas box on page 40.
  • This Paper Share will be shared by 4 people at a cost of  $26.00 which includes priority shipping to you!
  • Mini Pinecones = 6 each
  • Christmas Trinkets = 6 each
  • Mini Jingle Bells = 15 each
  • Fancy Frost Sequins (container divided into four)
  • Enamel Dots = 24
  • Mini Tassels = 6
  • FREE: You will receive 4 die-cuts of the Detailed Santa Thinlits Die to use on your cards.
  • If you were to purchase all of the embellishments listed, the total cost would be over $50.00
  • This Embellishment Share will be shared by 4 people at a cost of $15.00 each which includes priority shipping to you!
  • Ribbon included is: Candy Cane Red & White 6-1/4 yds each, Real Red Stitched Edge 2-1/2 yds, Kraft Rope Trim 3-3/4 yds, Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green & Gold 6-1/4 yds each, Silky Taffeta in Cherry Cobbler & Emerald Envy 1-1/4 yds each, Glitter Ribbon in Sweet Sugarplum & Silver 1-1/4 yds each, Ribbon Trio Pack in Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron & Rich Razzleberry 1-1/4 yds each, Halloween Night Twine in Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie 6-1/4 yds each.
  • If you were to purchase all of the ribbon individually, the total cost would be over $70.00
  • FREE: You will receive cardstock samples of the new embossing folders in Christmas cardstock colors. The embossing folders are Cable Knit Dynamic, Pine Bough, Pretty Paisleys
  • This Ribbon Share will be shared by 4 people at a cost of $20.00 each which includes priority shipping to you!
  • Paper Share 
  • Embellishment Share
  • Ribbon Share
  • FREE: You will receive all the pieces to create the Sweet Home Christmas box on page 40
  • FREE: You will receive 4 die-cuts of the Detailed Santa Thinlits Die to use on your cards
  • FREE: You will receive cardstock samples of the new embossing folders in Christmas cardstock colors. The embossing folders are Cable Knit Dynamic, Pine Bough, Pretty Paisleys
  • If you were to purchase all items individually the cost would be over $220.00
  • I WANT IT ALL SHARE will be split between 4 people at a cost of $49.00 each which includes priority shipping.
Please allow me up to 2 weeks to get the products ordered, sorted and mailed to you once I have 4 people for each share. Email me at to join in and I will PayPal you an invoice. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, let me know!


If you are someone that has NEVER tried Paper Pumpkin, I am giving away one FREE subscription. This subscription will be mailed directly to your home. All I need you to do is email me that you are interested in trying a one month subscription through me for FREE. That's it!

You need to email me before August 31st to qualify for my drawing. I will list the winner on my blog and contact you for your information by email! USA only please!



Have you seen the new Stampin' Up! catalog yet? If not, your copy should be here this week. Are you excited about all the new products? Now is the time to gather your friends, show them the new catalog, and get their orders! Or perhaps it is time to relax with your new catalog and make your own wish list!  WHY? I am having a $1000 Catalog Workshop to give everyone a chance to order, and to give EVERYONE a chance to participate in the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! HOSTESS!!

HOW? It's easy! Show the catalog to people you know (or refer them to the on-line catalog) WHAT? For every $1000 in orders, nine participants will receive $20 in free products, and one person will receive a
half price item!

Normally, you need to purchase $150 in order to receive $15.00 in free hostess products. By combining like this, EVERYONE is a HOSTESS! Everyone will receive EITHER $20 in FREE product, OR one 1/2 price item! WOW! This is so cool! AND.. you can submit as many $100 orders as you like! Sign up for several!

SO, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT? First of all, let me know that you are planning on participating. Then turn in your orders and payment (cash, check or credit card) anytime between today and Monday, SEPT. 25  or place an online order totalling $100.00 before shipping & tax. There are several ways you can turn your order in to me:

1. Turn your order in online at my website. As you are closing your order, you will be asked if you have a hostess code. At that point you will need to put the monthly hostess code. I will supply the first 10 hostess a special code to use after you sign up.

After completing the order, send me an email and let me know what you want for hostess dollars ($20) or what you would like to have for your 1/2 price item, depending on which hostess benefit is drawn for your name. Once all 10 hostesses have ordered, I will draw the names for both the 1/2 price item and the hostess dollars and order them. As soon as the hostess benefits arrive I will let you know!

The biggest advantage in ordering online is that your order will come straight to you! Also, you can order this way even if you are across the country, or not anywhere local to me! Yippee! When you order online with the hostess code, your order is delivered right to your door.

2. Send your order to me in an email. I will place it for you. Be sure to indicate what your choices are for both the $20 hostess dollars or the 1/2 price offer. Depending on what hostess benefit is drawn for your name, I will order your hostess benefits, and let you know when your order is ready for pick up at my home.

EVERYONE WILL BE A HOSTESS!! (Hostess benefits are based on ten $100 (or more!) orders. Benefits MAY increase or decrease depending on how many are participating~ we need to have 10 hostesses for all this work... so~ invite your friends to participate! I will place the names of all participants in a bowl and pick who gets which benefits.

Drawing will be as follows for the $1,000. Catalog event:
*** 9 (nine) people will receive $20.00 in free merchandise from the new Catalog. That's better than having a $150.00 workshop~ for only $100.00!!! WOW! Have you seen the new hostess stamp sets? I think they are the best yet! And you can only get them with Hostess Dollars!

*** 1 (one) person will get a half price item of choice.
You could get a Big Shot for half price ... a $55.00 savings, or a set of Stampin' Write Markers at half price saving over $55.00, or a whole family of stamp pads for half price, saving $27.25, or any of the the new Big Shot dies for for half price, or any of the many bundles in the catalog for half price! WOW!

I can get you order forms, etc. if you need these. Feel free to place your entire order on one order form, or do separate orders. Or just write it down and I will make out the order form for you. Or just email it to me. Shipping/Handling is 10% and tax is your sales tax + s&h. I can help you figure out the total if you like.

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to be a hostess without having to clean your house
and make snacks, or without having to order $150 of product! Sit back and look through the catalog and share it with friends. Orders will be picked up at my house, unless you ordered online.

Call or email me ASAP to let me know if you are planning on participating! REMEMBER.. EVERYONE IS A HOSTESS!

Don't have the new catalog? You can view it online OR let me know and we can arrange for you to get one!

NOTE: Once there are 10 $100 hostesses, I will email the new HOSTESS CODE for the online orders. So, watch your inbox for that information