Halloween 2005

I'm trying to scrapbook some of my older pictures so I can finally put my book together! These are the second to last pictures of 2005 that needed scrapbooked. This was Oscar's first Halloween and he didn't really like his vampire costume, so this was the only (decent) picture of him in it. I really wanted to try my hand at some punch art, so I made the pumpkins using a few different punches. I think they turned out great. To give them a little dimension make sure to sponge the edges of each punched piece. To make the "grass" I just randomly snipped the top edge of some Old Olive cardstock and curled the pieces.

Stamps: Contempo Alphabet, Short Order Numbers (retired)
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Basic Gray, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Stampin' Sponges, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Slot Punch, Paper Snips
Technique: Sponging, Punch Art


Christmas Ornaments

What's a girl to do when she can't sleep? Bust out the Stampin' Up! order that arrived yesterday and create something fantastic! That's exactly what I did this morning. I just got this Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, so I wanted to create something with that. Luckily I have these little round tins that were just screaming to be turned into ornaments! I cut circles from the DSP using my Coluzzle and adhered it inside the tins. I then filled them with that fake snow you buy at the craft store. I opted for the iridescent snow and I'm glad I did. It's so sparkly! I then put the lid on, wrapped them with a little ribbon and hung a tag from them. They came together so easily (tying the ribbon around them is the hard part) and turned out so cute!

Stamps: Season of Joy, Berry Christmas, Tags So Much (retired)
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Merry Moments DSP
Accessories: Alpine Ribbon Originals (retired - on sale on the clearance rack), Silver cord, Linen Thread, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Small Tag Punch, Tag Punch, Crop-a-dile, snow


Great Dreams

This was one of the items that I took to last week's quarter auction. And I apologize for the picture, but it was really tricky to take a picture of it since it's shiny. It is the small, white Great Dreams Decor Element applied to a silver magnetic board. This will be a great addition to an office or craft room.


Last Deal!!!

This is the last week of the Deals of the Week promotion!! And here are the deals.




Regular Price

Special Price



Princess Party Kit





Pirate Party Kit



This offer is available through Oct. 31 at 11:50 PM (MT).


Medallion Scrapbook Pages

These are the scrapbook pages that we completed last week at my scrapbook class. I just love the Medallion stamp so I was so excited to use it for these pages. And I love the punch of Taken with Teal against the Basic Black and Basic Gray.

Stamps: Medallion
Ink: Basic Black, Taken with Teal
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Taken with Teal, Whisper White
Accessories: Coluzzle, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Stampin' Sponges
Technique: Sponging


Love You Bunches

I just realized that I never shared last month's scrapbook class pages with you! I'm sorry. Here they are!!

Stamps: Sock Monkey, Contempo Alphabet
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Real Red
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Accessories: Close to Cocoa, Real Red, and Barely Banana Stampin' Write Markers, Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Jumbo White Grommets, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Hearts & Brackets Sizzix Die


Deals of the Week #3

It's time for the new deals!!! Here they are:




Regular Price

Special Price



Basic Jumbo grommets





Mini Library clips





Circle Designer brads





1/2" Library clips



If you haven't yet tried out these accessories now is a great time to do so! These can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, 3-D items, and any other wonderful papercrafting projects you come up with!

As with the other deals they are available by placing an order with me or on my website.

These deals are available through Oct. 26th at 9:50 AM (MT)


Deals of the Week #2

If you're a Big Shot owner you'll be happy with this week's deals!




Regular Price

Special Price



Perfect Setting Bigz XL die





Flower Burst Embosslits die





Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die



This offer is available by placing an order with me via phone, email, or on my website. And this offer is good through Oct. 19th at 11:50 AM (EST).

You're Invited

We're having a party in a few weeks and the invitations are going out today. This is what they look like! Are they manly enough? I think so! I was inspired by the tag on p. 112 of the IB& C. I think this is a great example of how you can be inspired, but put your own twist on it.

Stamps: Trendy Trees, Holidays & Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP
Accessories: Coluzzle, Stamp-a-ma-jig



I just added a Christmas Stamp-a-stack to my calendar! So save the date for Oct. 24th to come over and make 12 cards for $18. These are the 4 cards we'll be making (3 of each). If you RSVP by Oct. 16th I will include 12 envelopes with the class. All RSVPs are due by Oct. 21st. For more information check out my calendar.


Red Circles

Another great idea I got from Regionals is faux dry embossing. I've seen this technique before and I have used it maybe once before, but I think I need to use it again. It's so easy! All you have to do is punch out some cardstock in the same color as the cardstock you're going to adhere it to and then adhere it! It gives you a cool tone on tone dimension.

Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: 3/4" Circle Punch, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon


My Digital Studio

Stampin' Up!'s new digital scrapbooking program, My Digital Studio (MDS) is now available!!! You have two options for using Stampin' Up!'s digital images. You can purchase the entire collection of images and software for $79.95. You will get the installation disks with this option and it can be used on a PC or a Mac. If you purchase this option you do not have to purchase any additional images at this time, but newer downloads will become available in the future. If you already have a program that you use for digital scrapbooking you can choose to download individual products from my website. These will be available to download upon purchase. You will not receive them on a disk. Print services are also available for My Digital Studio, but you must have the software program to take advantage of the professional print services. You can print full bound books, calendars, and cards in true Stampin' Up! colors!

Stampin' Up! is also has a Starter Kit that includes MDS!! The Starter Kit price is $185 (over $295 value) and includes the following:
  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write markers
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)


Deal of the Week is BACK!!!!!!!

During the month of October, Stampin' Up! will offer several discounted products as "Deals of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required. Deal of the Week #1 ends Oct. 12th at 9:50 AM. This weeks deals are:




Regular Price

Special Price



Trio Flower punch





5-Petal Flower punch





My Way punch



These items can be purchased through me or my website, heatherhawkins.stampinup.net!