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FlyerTH_Join_demo_Oct0113_USRight now Stampin' Up! has an amazing opportunity so you can join as a demonstrator for ONLY $25.00!  You get to select $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! supplies with your $25 registration.  So what are you waiting for?

If you want to join my team and the great group of Stampin' Pals then click here and sign up today! If you have questions, just send me an email using the button under Mojo's picture. The $25 offer is for a limited time only, so don't delay!

Tomorrow, I have a Clean and Simple (CAS) Birthday card using the Fabulous You stamp set, don't miss it.  See you then.

Make it a great day.


Freshly Made Sketch – Halloween Style

This week's Freshly Made Sketch #106 is a simple design yet is was difficult to come up with a unique card since I am late in submitting to the challenge. Here is this week's sketch:

FMS106I used a Retired stamp from Stampin' Up! yet it is one of my favorites for Halloween.  It is called Frightening Feline for all you cat lovers out there.  The image begs to be perched on a fence as the sun sets.  Let's get to the card…

Here are the details:

  • Card base – Cajun Craze card stock 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Photo paper – 4" x 4"
  • Stamp the Frightening Feline with Stazon Jet Black ink 
  • Punch a 2 1/2" circle from a large Post-It-Note and masked the stamped feline image
  • Sponge from the circle out to the edges Daffodil Delight, then Tangerine Tango and finally Cajun Craze ink to create the sunset look
  • Remove the mask and lightly sponge So Saffron over the stamped image
  • Cut a 1" wide piece of black paper from the Witches brew DSP and using the Designer Rosette Bigs XL cut out the fence
  • Sponging the folds with white craft ink gives the "fence" a weathered look

I think this is a fun card.  I hope you enjoyed learning how to create the sunset look with a little bit of light sponging.

Have a great Sunday!  Stop by tomorrow for a great promotion from Stampin' Up!.



FABULOUS Fall colors – PPA #174

The Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge this week is featuring some of my FAVORITE colors.  

PPA 174

These colors are throughout my home and give it a sense of warmth.   I wanted to create something different and special.  Sure the colors say Fall and Thanksgiving,  yet I  wanted to get outside that conventional wisdom.  


The Postage Due stamp set is a vintage look and Baked Brown Sugar is a perfect color to use for a vintage look.  So I decided to make that stamp my focal point. The colors Pear Pizazz and Pumpkin Pie keep the card looking contemporary.

Here are the details for the card:

A recipe as easy as Pumpkin Pie! 

I hope you have some fun with these great colors and play the Pals Paper Color Challenge this week.



Gorgeous Grunge Birthday Wishes

Several weeks ago the Pals Paper Arts had a color challenge with the colors Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry, and Early Espresso.

The first card I created was not what I wanted to post for the challenge sooo I went back to work and produced another card which you saw a few weeks ago, you can see it again here.

The original card I created sat on the corner of my craft table and it has grown on me.  Have you ever made a card that at first you were not pleased with and then later you looked at it again and liked it?


So does it look like I spilled this morning's coffee grounds on it or does the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set add depth to the card?  I would love to hear YOUR thoughts!

The flower comes from the Best of Flowers Stamp Set part of Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary monthly stamp set.  Here are all the flowers in the set (they're all great):

Best of Flowers
The sentiment was embossed with White Embossing powder and the image is from the Four You Stamp Set. The finishing touch is a knot tied with the 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in Crushed Curry.

I absolutely love this camel, need a smile watch it now.   Happy Hump Day!