Noel Card Kit Available For A Limited Time Just Like the Holiday Suppliment

Just when you thought your wishlist from the STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG was long out comes the HOLIDAY SUPPLEMENT from Stampin’ Up! There are additional products, kits and more available in this awesome little add-on to the Holiday Catalog.

Holiday Suppliment Catalog from Stampin' Up! and http://www.handstampedstyle.com

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The products in the HOLIDAY SUPPLEMENT are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or until Dec. 31st.  If there is something in it that you just HAVE to have, I recommend you get it NOW before the product sells out!!  So now you have 2 resources for inspiration of festive projects to recreate at home.  Just wait to see the fun things that I have planned for November- samples coming this week!!

I have something exciting to announce on Thursday… so stay tuned for more details to come.

If you came to my CHRISTMAS CARD STAMP CAMP PART 1 then you should be gearing up to attend the STAMP CAMP PART 2 on Nov. 1st.  I have another surprise for a lucky select few…  if you missed out on getting your Christmas cards done in a flash as part of the awesome offering I gave for my CHRISTMAS CARD STAMP CAMP PART 1, don’t fret… I have a plan, but only for 6 lucky stampers.

PURCHASE A NOEL CARD KIT TODAY and get an invite to the STAMP CAMP PART 2 to create your cards in a flash!

making christmas cards in a flas using the Paper Pumpkin Noel Card kit complete with all supplies needed!! http://www.handstampedstyle.com

That’s right, when you purchase the kit you get to come to my Stamp Camp Pt.2 and create your kits so you too can be Holiday ready before Thanksgiving!!  What’s in the kit? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE 16 NOEL CARDS!

You get 16 card bases, 16 pre-printed NOEL tags, stitched star garland for 16 cards, stamp set, real red ink, adhesive, and envelopes.  Plus you will get to take part in the prizes and FUN of the follow Stamp Camp experience.

making christmas cards in a flas using the Paper Pumpkin Noel Card kit complete with all supplies needed!! http://www.handstampedstyle.com

Making these cards are super simple and you can even embellish the envelopes for your adorable cards!  So if you didn’t get to select a Christmas Card to make at the Stamp Camp Part 1, you can get in on Part 2 by purchasing this kit.

making christmas cards in a flas using the Paper Pumpkin Noel Card kit complete with all supplies needed!! http://www.handstampedstyle.com

Grab your NOEL kit today, the kicker is… there are ONLY 6 KITS AVAILABLE and once they are gone, they’re gone.  You don’t have to be local to get these kits, you can select the BY MAIL option and have the kit mailed to you, note only US addresses.

Want even more Stampin’ Up! Benefits?? Did you know that I had 4 Hostesses spend roughly $76- $125 this month and ALL received the GOOD GREETINGS exclusive Hostess stamp set for FREE!!  How did they do that when the qualifying order amount is $300??  Simple… they are part of my HSS HOSTESS CLUB.  So they had the power of the club to help them earn that exclusive stamp set for FREE!!  If you want the power of the club to help you earn FREE HOSTESS REWARDS then you need to JOIN MY HOSTESS CLUB TODAY!!  I have 2 spots for my club starting in November, and these spots fill quick!  CLICK HERE TO JOIN TODAY, have questions?  EMAIL ME and lets chat and get your questions answered.  You can live anywhere in the US and be a part of the Hostess Club- JOIN TODAY!

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How To Create LOTS Of Cute Cards In A Snap!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!  I am prepping for a few Vendor events coming up soon, and I decided to pair these adorable WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS for FREE when you purchase the FABULOUS FOUR SET!!

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This stamp set is great for lots of different occasions.

Let me show you what I did in a snap with these adorable NOTE CARD KITS and a package of Rhinestones of course, LOL!!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

The Watercolor Note Cards come with these adorable printed card bases, there are 20 total (4 each of 5 different designs).  I used a few coordinating inks and the sentiments from FABULOUS FOUR set, but if you were limited using Basic Grey or Black would work just as well.

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

These are so simple and quick to create, and just think you would be completely prepared for any occasion that may arise.  If you want in on this FAB offer EMAIL ME today and I will give you a special HOSTESS CODE to purchase the FABULOUS FOUR set with and I will send out your FREE Watercolor Note Card Set!!

Be sure to PASS THIS OFFER ALONG TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, simply use the SHARE BUTTONS at the bottom of this post, if you are viewing this in your email then CLICK HERE to view the post on my site and use the share buttons to recommend this to your friends.

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Project Life Really Is Life Made Simple

Preserving special memories and life’s unforgettable moments is overwhelming for many of us, especially when we think of traditional scrapbooking… you have page titles, themes, photo mats, cropping and trimming just to name a few requirements.  That is one (or several) of the reasons I have hesitated getting fully engulfed into it.  Then Project Life came along and it really has changed the way I think of an preserve my memories.  It’s SO incredibly simple it almost gives us anxiety, but it shouldn’t because some things in life should be simple, right?

In this month’s class we will be making an entire album in one class.  You will make a SEASONAL SNAPSHOT album, let me give you a glimpse of what some of the pages samples.

Simple Project Life Seasonal Snapshot album is a snap http://www.handstampedstyle.com

What’s great is with these Card Collections and Pocket Pages you really can effortlessly put together a complete album in less than 2 hours, plus with the Accessory Kits you can embellish to your hearts content!

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The SEASONAL SNAPSHOT Card Collection comes with everything to create Back-to-School, Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving, and Christmas pages.  It’s an all-in-one kit for sure!

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Of course there are spaces left for photo’s to be dropped in- this way once the Season is over you have your pages ready to slip your memories right into, then you do a little journaling and BAM- you’re done!

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The sample pages shown are the smaller 6×8 size, but you can fit 3×4 and 4×6 photos in these pocket pages.  Remember that the 12×12 pages are also an option with this class to, so if you are a 12×12 kinda gal, not to worry.

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I just LOVE the designs and cards that are available in this collection, PLUS you will have lots left over depending on what size pocket pages you choose.  I will also have some samples of things you could do with those extra pieces as well.  Those tutorials will be part of the video demonstrations, but we won’t be making them in class.

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I created this book for my kids, they are getting old enough now where they take their own photos.  They helped me select the cards for these layouts and each of them have a book.  Once they drop their photos in they will be able to journal away.

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Of course you can determine if you want to recreate the layouts exactly like the samples or put your own creativity to work and change things up.  I will have a variety of things to put your own finishing touches on your pages like card stock, punches, stamps, ink, embossing folders and framelits just to name a few.  It’s not required that you bring photos with you to class, but you are welcome to if you want to create a book for previous years.  This class is so simple but so fun and who can’t use 2 hours to sit down, distraction free to create a memory album for the entire season?

When you register for this class, what comes with it?

Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection, Your choice of 12×12 or 6×8 pocket pages, Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Kit (or you can substitute the Accessory Kit for the 6×8 album)- PLUS you get access to the online project video demonstrations for the album AND all the alternative projects that will be displayed.

To attend the LOCAL CLASS, REGISTRATION ENDS TOMORROW!!!  So Hurry and click the button below to register NOW, class dates are SAT. OCT. 25th from 2-4 PM and TUE. OCT. 28th from 11-1 PM.

This class is also available BY MAIL, which means everything will be shipped straight to you- and you will be able to follow along with the video demonstrations and of course everyone that registers for the class will have access to the printable step-by-step .PDF tutorials as well.

REGISTER TODAY!!

Preserve your holiday memories in a simple and fun way by creating a Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Album, REGISTER TODAY and create it with friends!!

Rootin’ Tootin’ Yee-Haw Is How We Do!

ALL THE BEST-ES LIVE IN TEXAS, lol!! Ok, so I don’t truly believe that but thought it was pretty funny when I came up with it in my head… and for those of you who aren’t married to a George Straight die hard, then you wouldn’t know he sings a song called “All My Ex-s Live In TX”.  So clearly I wasn’t THAT creative with the recreation.

I was given the assignment recently to create a “Texas” themed card by a friend of mine.  We have a welcome lunch next week for my Fitness Instructors Mom who just moved to San Antonio from CA.  We want to welcome her in true TX style, so we are all bringing native foods for her to experience… there will be a lot of spice!!  As part of this party we are giving her a basket filled with TX staples and goodies, and to accompany the basket… this perfectly themed card using YEE-HAW from Stampin’ Up!

Yee-Haw Set for a New Texan by http://www.handstampedstyle.com

I LOVE this set, YEE-HAW, probably because it comes in handy for situations like this.  I designed this card using the sketch we are working with this month from Stampin’ Celebration, check it out- it’s super fun!!

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I decided that the little sentiment area would be a great place for a lasso, oh and in case you hadn’t noticed- the lasso is glittered out!!  Because what newly deemed cowgirl can respectfully call herself a cowgirl without a glittery lasso??  I don’t think you can personally.  But the glitter doesn’t stop there…

I decided to create a sweet little glimmery 5 gal hat for the inside of the card.  Why just 5 gal??  Because she’s a lady of course… no woman carts around a 10 gal hat here in TX.  It’s hard enough chasing after the tumbleweed in a 5 gal hat alone…

Yee-Haw Set for a New Texan by http://www.handstampedstyle.com

I stamped the words down (which because this set is photopolymer and completely clear- placement was a breeze!!) then I cut out my cute little 5 gal hat from some Pink Pirouette card stock, colored the band with some strawberry slush marker and then adhered it straight to the inside of the card.  But then came the icing, literally… I covered the hat with a luscious yummy thick layer of Dazzling Details.  SOOOOOOO PRETTY!!

It’s your turn!!  Take a few minuets today and create something using the inspiration sketch for this months challenge.  Submit it to the challenge and not only will you get a chance to be selected as the Party Pick but you will get to see all kinds of inspirations from other amazing paper crafters.  Give it a go!!  Remember to register for your favorite classes this month too, they are coming up quick, kits and space is limited so click the images below to get more info and to REGISTER TODAY!!

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Picking Is Hard To Do- So Have It ALL!!

It’s a busy day, this Fourteenth of October.  There is a lot to take advantage of, for one there are still a LOT of classes coming up this month- have you registered for your favorites??  I am limiting the number of people in each class so that those attending, so the class assistance doesn’t get unmanageable for me.  Therefor, if you see a class you like I recommend that you register for it sooner than later so you don’t miss out.

Let’s see what’s coming up-

SIMPLE STAMPING CLASS Sat. Oct. 18th 11-1 PM & Tue. Oct. 21st 11-1 PM REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY!!!

Simple Stamping Class with http://www.handstampedstyle.comThen we are taking our BLENDABILITIES to a new level… in this month’s BLENDABILITIES UNLEASHED CLASS Sat. Oct. 18th 2-4 PM

Blendabilities Unleashed Kickoff Class with http://www.handstampedstyle.comYes, you are seeing this right… my BLENDABILITIES 101 CLASS is Sat. Oct. 18th from 2-4 PM as well, these classes are usually small enough to allow me to pop back and forth in between projects and techniques.  There is a lot of playing and getting familiar with the products in this class you will leave a PRO!

Blendabilities 101 Class with http://www.HandStampedStyle.com

This monthly local and online class will get you completely comfortable with Blendabilities!

Need some time to get away and stamp or get creative with the girls??  Then get your projects togehter and come on down… let’s CUT THE SCRAP at my OPEN CRAFT NIGHT!!

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Then we are going to make the most of this kit in the SIMPLY AMAZING KIT CLASS Sat. Oct. 25th from 11-1 PM, and although in the video demonstrations for the class you will learn all sorts of cool tips and alternative projects for this kit in the local class we will be making 16 cards and a variety of gift card envelopes.  This class is going to be a blast!!

Simply Amazing Kit Class http://www.handstampedstyle.com

This class has such variety and options its crazy!!

Last but absolutely not least… we will be making an adorable SEASONAL SNAPSHOT album in this months PROJECT LIFE MADE SIMPLE CLASS Sat. Oct. 25th 2-4 PM.  This is a super simple class and if you have been hesitant to try this product, don’t be… these pages couldn’t be easier and I am so excited to help you create an entire album in no time!!  It was SUPER windy yesterday so I will post pics of the class project tomorrow but this is the kit we will be using to create the album.

Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection from Project Life by Stampin' Up! with http://www.handstampedstyle.com

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Before you run off to register for all your favorites, be sure to check out the CURRENT WEEKLY DEALS that just started today- they are so AWESOME!!!

Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! good through Oct. 20th 2014 from http://www.handstampedstyle.com

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You have lots to do today!!  Register for your FAVORITE classes before the spots and kits are gone, and be sure to pop over to my Stampin’ Up! store to grab your FAVE products at a screamin’ deal this week.  Remember that these prices are only good through the 20th, wait too long and you will miss out!!

Fun Things On Facebook

Are you missing out on impromptu tips or hilarious happenings from HSS? If you aren’t a FACEBOOK FAN of HAND STAMPED STYLE then the answer is most likely, yes.  This last weekend I announced an event that I was invited to take part in, and only those that FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK heard about it.  It’s called CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER-

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Live in San Antonio TX, and want to get a head start on your Holiday shopping- stop by!!

There will be all kinds of vendors there from myself, where I will have all kinds of things from seasonal teacher/co-worker gifts to stamps and other creative tools, but there are a wide variety of other vendors as well.  You could quite possibly get ALL your shopping done in one evening.  Vendors like Abby’s Fine Jewelry, Younique Makeup, Velata Fondue, Scentsy Candles, and Grace Adele Bags just to name a few.  It will be a fun evening. You can get all the details HERE or click the image above.

If you RSVP for this event on my FACEBOOK PAGE I am entering you into a special surprise drawing for a FREE GIFT from me!!  I will have gifts and cards for every season from Halloween to Christmas, and almost everything in between.  There are kits and other FAB products as well.  COME BY AND POKE AROUND.

Take a moment and FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK, many have told me that they don’t bother with Facebook because it’s a time suck for them.  I would have to agree.  However there are ways to prevent that from happening and STILL be able to be part of the HSS community there.  The problem is that many try to stay informed in Facebook through their news-feed… and that will be overwhelming and derail all of us from staying focused.  I would recommend checking out my FACEBOOK PAGE directly.  This way you aren’t distracted with all the updates and food pics from your friends and family, when you don’t want to be.

Go straight to the source and see all the helpful tips, videos, updates, and more there directly on my FACEBOOK PAGE.  Something else to note, since Facebook decides for you what it is that YOU want to see- you won’t always see my updates in your feed.  SHOCKING I KNOW, but so very true!!  If you don’t interact with me or my posts often enough (either through comments, sharing, or liking) then Facebook assumes that you are not that interested and fills your feed with other items… many of which people have paid to put there.

There are 3 IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER when it comes to Facebook-

1) CHECK MY FACEBOOK PAGE DIRECTLY to avoid all the fluff when you don’t have time for it.

2) INTERACT WITH ME & MY POSTS by liking, sharing, and commenting on my posts to convey to Facebook that you in fact are interested in my updates and want to have them placed in your feed.

3) BECOME A HSS FACEBOOK FAN by liking me on Facebook- this way you are ensuring your feed updates for HSS by telling Facebook that you want to see more.

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Say It With A Custom Overlay Tutorial

As I was creating some of my PROJECT LIFE pages I was stamping on one of the photos… and to be honest I really didn’t like the way it was turning out… I am pretty sure over time the chemicals from the ink will eventually deteriorate the photo, and I started thinking, “How can I get this effect without stamping?”  Well fast forward a few weeks…

I was prepping for the upcoming PROJECT LIFE MADE SIMPLE CLASS for this month and in the accessory kit for the card collection being used was this adorable laser printed overlay- THAT’S IT!!

Seasonal Snapshot Overlays

I knew that was my answer for getting the effect of stamping on my photos without having to actually do it!!  Then I thought, well this overlay is cute but I want more versatility… how can I recreate this same effect??  So I tried to create some of my own, let me show you how I did it.

STEP 1- Cut a window sheet to the size of the pocket you want to use it in, either 3×4″ or 4×4″ or 6×4″

STEP 2- Open your catalog to select your desired image, I recommend using a fairly large image that is easy to trace.

STEP 3- To create a white overlay, trace the first image using the CHALK MARKER, then go back over the image with the WHITE SINGO GEL PEN

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STEP 4- To create colored overlays, place the window sheet over the catalog image you want and using the blunt end of Blendabilities marker trace the image.

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Now you can create ALL kinds of overlays for your pages or even use them on cards- the possibilities are endless!  Oh and something else you can do with your white overlays- use your SILVER or GOLD MARKERS over top the white layer and give a metalic effect to the overlay.

Creating Custom Overlays for Project Life pocket pages http://www.handstampedstyle.com

Here is what the images look like when they are laid over photos, I have to say that these overlays were not created with these pictures in mind, so they don’t fit or aren’t placed properly to accent the photos shown but I would select something more custom if I was making the overlays for this page.

Creating Custom Overlays for Project Life pocket pages http://www.handstampedstyle.com

I would have selected a brighter or lighter background photo for this overlay, and I wouldn’t have journaled on the photo in the space for the overlay either… but you get the idea.

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Give it a try, get some window sheets and your markers, pens and blendabilities out and HAVE FUN!!  Don’t have these supplies??  Well you can snag them from my STAMPIN’ UP! ONLINE STORE today and remember that you are rewarded for your business with my CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM!!  For every $35 you spend (prior ship/tax) you get a stamp on your REWARD CARD, once your card is full you get a $35 GIFT CERTIFICATE!!

 CHECK OUT THE HSS CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM TODAY!

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Good Greetings Is Going Fast

If you haven’t already seen the HOSTESS EXCLUSIVE GOOD GREETING STAMP SET yet, you may want to check your address… cause I think you are residing under a rock??  This stamp set is SOOOOOOOO awesome, I can’t even describe it in words that I have in my little vocabulary.  So I will just show you-

Good Greeting Exclusive Hostess Stamp Set from http://www.handstampedstyle.com

THIS IS FREE WITH YOUR $300 ORDER OR PARTY ORDER!!!

Seriously, I think I am in love with the fact that the font is ADORBS!  Oh and then there is the fact that it’s FREE! But don’t forget that it’s mostly awesome because it has SO MANY SENTIMENTS in it, this set retail would be somewhere between $30-$40!!  And the fact that there is a sentiment for EVERY occasion, that’s delicious awesome sauce right there!  I can’t say enough AMAZING things about this set, oh accept for one thing… see my HOSTESS CLUB MEMBERS have been getting this set (for the last 2 months) as an added perk.  WHAT?!!

Let me explain… first it might help if you knew how to get your hot little hands on this amazing set.

Good Greeting Exclusive Hostess Stamp Set from http://www.handstampedstyle.com

WANT TO GET IN ON AWESOME DEALS LIKE THIS? JOIN MY HOSTESS CLUB TODAY!!

All you have to do is host a $300 Workshop (home party) OR submit a $300 personal order and YOU get this stamp set for FREE!!  I mean FREE, which means that at $300 you earn $50 in FREE HOSTESS REWARDS, PLUS you get this set for free- and still get your $50 in FREE HOSTESS REWARDS!!!  Seriously… do you need a defibrillator yet??

I have had several people submit their own personal $300 order just to get this awesome set for free, BUT my Hostess’ in HSS HOSTESS CLUBS have been earning this FREE set since last month.  See they aren’t having to host a party or submit a $300 personal order, because they have the additional members of their groups helping them hit $300… yeah, it’s pretty awesome!!

In fact I had a convo with a Hostess yesterday who was trying to widdle down her FREE HOSTESS rewards list so she could still pay for this set, and she about had a coronary when I told her that this set was FREE in ADDITION to her HOSTESS REWARDS!!  It was pretty cool.  If you want to be a part of my HOSTESS CLUB NOW is the time, there are only 2 spots left, and the longer you wait the more spontaneous Stampin’ Up! specials.  When Stampin’ Up! announces an AWESOME SPECIAL the first ones to usually reap the rewards are my HOSTESS CLUB MEMBERS because they are already basking in the rewards of purchasing as a group… and when Stampin’ Up! sweetens the pot they WIN!!

Hostess Club Rewards with Hand Stamped Style

A Hostess Club takes ALL the work out of earning FREE HOSTESS REWARDS!

Oh something you may not know… you can live ANYWHERE in the US and be a HOSTESS CLUB MEMBER!!  Become a part of the winners circle, and JOIN THE HSS HOSTESS CLUB TODAY!!  Simply CLICK HERE for more info and if you have questions feel free to EMAIL ME anytime.  There are SO MANY PERKS that you will slap yourself for not joining!!

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Fast Fuse Tips Video With A Touch Of Frightful Wreath

Today I am going to finally start getting my home ready for Halloween and in order to do so I HAVE to create the most adorable and scariest seasonal kits found in the HOLIDAY CATALOG- FRIGHTFUL WREATH KIT!!  This adorable decorative wreath, perfect for this upcoming spooky season is SUPER simple to put together and the beaded spider is PERFECTION!!  Stampin’ Up! was kind enough to create a quick video for us to show us how awesome this kit is!

I can’t wait to get this cute decorative wreath on my door this evening.  In fact I am even enlisting the help of my kids… truth be told, they have been pestering me for WEEKS to crack this kit open to make it and I haven’t had time.  They said, MOM… it’s so easy we can do it by ourselves… to which I responded, “OVER MY DEAD BODY!!”  So maybe that isn’t the proper response, but to think that my kids have reached an age where they feel that it’s completely acceptable to touch another persons crafty kits… oh the humanity…

So clearly, we will be having some “creative” and “loving” family time this evening… get ready cause it’s about to get all Martha Stewart all up in here!

The other day in class, Saturday in fact, I had several stampers as me what the difference between Snail adhesive and Fast Fuse is… I hate to admit it but I hadn’t played with it just yet and could only share the info I had based off of what others have shared.  However I had ordered me a container of it to try and so on Monday I promptly pulled that baby out and gave it a go… I have to say I think I am converted!

If you live anywhere it gets SUPER HOT or really HUMID, you know that your projects sometimes come apart when using Snail… just simple physics will tell you when adhesive get warm it begins to break down and loosen… which sometimes happens with Snail adhesive.  I recommend you not leave projects made with it on your dashboard of your car in August (or any month aside from Feb. here in So TX).  BUT with this new FAST FUSE those concerns are a distant memory…  Check out this HELPFUL TIP VIDEO on how to use FAST FUSE and it’s awesome attributes and features!!

Awesome right?? I know, this stuff really is DABOMB.COM!! If you haven’t tried it yet, you must- it will change your life!!  Ok, so maybe that’s a little dramatic… but it will change your crafting experiences, that is true!

If you have questions you would like the answer to please feel free to ask!  I am always looking for new things to create videos for and provide you with the helpful info and tips that you are interested in.  That’s why I’m here!!  So leave a comment, or shoot me an email… in fact many of my tips and tricks are all kept in one place on my PINTEREST BOARDS.  If you don’t follow me on Pinterest then you should, cause I not only share crafty things BUT awesome things for all other lives quandaries there too.  When I find something that makes me go, “WHHHAAA….” or “HOLY S@#!” then I PIN that and you get to share in the knowledge too!!  It’s pretty awesome… and to FOLLOW ME there simply CLICK HERE and then click FOLLOW- but I would follow ME and not one specific board.  If you only follow one board then you will only see SOME of my awesomeness… who only want’s “some”??

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Spooky Treats Are Super Sweet With Paper Pumpkin

What better way to give away something sweet for Halloween than in a special spooky Paper Pumpkin printed burlap sack?  Well, I don’t think I can think of one that doesn’t involve Zombies… I can’t say enough awesome things about this newly revamped paper crafting kit subscription service.  Over the last several months I have gotten one amazing box of projects (and exclusive stamp sets) after another.  It really is the awesome-est!

I made these little tags not just to decorate these adorable treat bags BUT it’s time for another color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, and this month it’s all about the Black, Green, and Deep Purple… sssssssssssssppoooooookkkky!

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I decided to use several of the sentiments included in the exclusive stamp set that comes in the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I used Pear Pizzazz and Blackberry Bliss.  I stamped off the word Halloween and stamped Happy down full strength- I have to say I love this technique because it gives you SO much more bang for your buck when it comes to inks.  You can get at least 3 sometimes 4 different shades from just one ink pad when you continue to stamp without re-inking your image.  SO COOL!!

Here is the color inspiration we have for the challenge this month, I love that it’s just a little bit traditional in Halloween theme.

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First off I have to tell you that what’s so awesome about these kits is that they include more supplies than you would need to complete the projects inside… which is great for 2 reasons.  1) If you mess you then you have some back up pieces, but come on who really messes up?? It’s simply an opportunity for embellishment…  and 2) For those of you who never need your extra pieces you can make additional cards or tags with your left over goodies!!

This adorable kit came with these colored clothes pins and I used my PROJECT LIFE JOURNALING PENS to embellish the edges of my tag to make it resemble Frankenstein scars, LOL!!  I added a few of the kits embellishment spooky stickers, but there are also the exact same images in the stamp set, so if you wanted to make a matching card, as I will show tomorrow, then you can stamp one!!

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I love how super simple these kits are to put together, which some experienced stampers might think is no fun… but that’s where it gets awesome!  For those of you who want or need those “blinged-out-over-the-top” projects then you just embellish and add things from your own stash to take it to that level.  But if you want something sweet and simple just use what comes in the kit… the important thing to remember is that you can’t get your hot little hands on these items unless you SUBSCRIBE TO MY PAPER PUMPKIN!!

I absolutely LOVE it and both me and my daughter have a subscription… but my son keeps watching and I think it’s time for him to get his hands inky!!  You should definitely check it out, you would LOVE it.  There is so much flexibility in this service too… you can purchase a one, six, or 12 month subscription (which gives you a little better deal for paying upfront) or you can subscribe to pay monthly.  Each month is a different project, some are just cards, some are giftable (like this one) and some are various 3D projects.  It’s a little surprise each month.  You should absolutely check it out.

I am desperately trying to figure out what I should be for Halloween… each year my fellow Gym rat friends dress up for class…

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As each song went on, another layer of clothes came off… I don’t know how performers do it…

last year I was some kind of 80′s pop star… I searched for a Fox costume but clearly waited too long, well I am NOT going to let that happen again this year!!  So I ask you what would be a FUN or FUNNY costume for me this year??  Leave a comment to this post to let me know your thoughts!

Oh and one more important thing you won’t want to miss out on- the NEW WEEKLY DEALS!!

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Get in on these FAB Weekly Deals and remember to check out PAPER PUMPKIN, you will be so glad you did!!

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