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Stampin' Up! Best of Autumn Emboss Resist!

We had a really nice day with all our family home for dinner and the afternoon to celebrate Jessica's birthday. Of course I'm not prejudice, but I know I have a great family!

Although it doesn't look very fall-ish at my house yet, I was inspired by my Sunday Swap Day cards to create this card with the Best of Autumn stamp set, the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder, and the Autumn Accents Die:

Best of Autumn 1

I used the emboss resist technique on the Very Vanilla strip. I stamped the leaf image with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder, then embossed with my Heat Tool. After cooling for a few seconds I sponged the embossed images with Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Soft Suede ink. The clear embossing "resists" the ink and allows the Very Vanilla color to show through. After I applied all of my inks I gently rubbed over the images with a kleenex to remove the excess ink.

Best of autumn 2
The "give thanks" greeting is from the Best of Autumn set, as well as the pumpkin image I stamped in the lower right corner before embossing the Baked Brown Sugar layer with the Woodgrain Folder.

I cut a Very Vanilla leaf with my Autumn Accents Die, stamped the "give thanks" on the leaf, then sponged with the same three colors I used with the emboss resist. I tore apart a strip of 1 1/4" Burlap Trim to get the burlap threads I looped together and secured with a Vintage Trinket brad. After inserting the brad in the base of the leaf I adhered it all to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Best of autumn 3
For the inside I stamped with a phrase from Trust God, then used the emboss resist technique along with LOTS of sponging of Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.

That's all for now! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day! Fall is Here!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013Ah, Sunday Swap Day! The day I share some of the samples I receive in the monthly swaps I participate in! Today's theme is "fall"!

Ann Betty created this lovely offering with the Truly Grateful stamp set, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder, Sweater Weather Designer Paper, and the Circle Card Thinlet Die!

Ann betty 1
I love how EASY it is to add the Candy Dots to any project! Just lift with the point of your Paper-Piercing Tool or Paper Snips, then position on your project whereever you want!

After the project is flipped:

Ann betty 2

Next, Kelly Acheson created this Center Easel card with the same Truly Grateful stamp set, Crushed Curry cardstock, Chevron Folder, 1 1/4" Burlap Trim, and the Window Frame Framelits.

Kelly acheson

Mary Waring heat-embossed her offering with Tangerine Tango embossing powder to give the Magnificent Maple stamp a bit more texture. I love how the e.p. coordinates perfectly with the Sweater Weather Designer Paper!

Mary waring

Alas, the final sample for today had no name attached, but it is a lovely card none the less!The Early Espresso/Crumb Cake combo is a perfect setting for the shock of wheat one more time!

No name 1

And inside, a greeting for the Best of Greetings 25th Anniversary Stamp set!

No name 2

That's all for now! You can always click on the "Shop Now" button to shop in my Stampin' Up! Online Store!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin'Up! Stampin' Glitter Pumpkin!

I spent the day shopping with two of my three daughters, Jessica & Alisa. Tomorrow is Jessica's birthday, but she will be shooting a wedding so I won't get to see her. I intended to take my camera with me today to at least get a picture of us together, but rats, I ran out of the house this morning without it! Hopefully when we have our family get-to-gether on Sunday for her birthday I will get a few pics to share with you then!

I've been seeing some really gorgeous cards made with the Stampin' Glitter in the Holiday Catalog, so I decided to have a go at creating with it myself! This is tonight's creation:

Glitter pumpkin 1

I started by adhering a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet from the Annual Catalog to Very Vanilla cardstock. I then punched with the Extra-Large Oval punch three times. After removing the remaining protective cover to expose the adhesive, I then laid the ovals in a coffee filter and sprinkled them heavily with the Orange Stampin' Glitter. I pressed the glitter firmly into the adhesive with my fingers before tapping off the excess. I removed the glitter that wanted to cling to the backside of the ovals so I could assemble my pumpkin with Stampin' Dimensionals. I then adhered my pumpkin to the Early Espresso Core'dinations layer that I had embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder and my Big Shot. I also lightly sanded the woodgrain to bring out more of the texture. The card base and the Bird Builder-punched leaves are Always Artichoke. "Thinking of You" is from Wetlands, stamped in Early Espresso on a scrap of Venetian Romance Designer Paper that I then cut out with one of the Circle Card Thinlet Dies. For the four-petal flower on the word banner I punched the leftover cardstock from punching the ovals to punch with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 4-petal flower. I added the Pearl Basic Jewel before I added the glitter.

Glitter pumpkin 2
I decided I needed for this to be a get well card, so I used a phrase from the tried-and-true set, Thoughts and Prayers. The flower spray is from the same set. I added more glittered flowers and leaves in the lower corner to finish everything off!

Tip: When working with any of our Stampin' Glitters, you will need to remove any excess glitter from your project once you are done or it will end up with "glitter scatter", as you can see in my sample above. A few quick swipes with a Swiffer cloth should do the trick nicely!

That's all for now! I'm all tuckered out from our shopping day. Did I mention that two of my grandbabies, Jaxon and Oakley, went with us? I had fun with my daughters and my grandson! yay!

To create your own glittered pumpkins you can order the supplies from my Online Store. The link to my Online Store is over there on the top right side of my blog. Place an order, receive a hand-stamped thank you from me and Bluesox Rewards if your order is $25 or more!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Snow Day Froggie!

Ever since I mounted my Snow Day stamp set from the Holiday Catalog I've been thinking about how much the little face stamp looked like a froggie's face. I came home from Dawn's workshop tonight, sat down and made one! Lookie:

Snow day froggie 1

Isn't he just the cutest little guy?

Here's the flip side of the card, then I will show you how I made his little froggy face!

Snow day froggie 2

Up close:

Snow day froggie 3

His face and body are the Small Oval Punch. His legs are the Small Heart Punch, and his feet are from the Owl Builder Punch!

To make his little froggy face, first I stamped this face image from Snow Day on a scrap of Pistachio Pudding cardstock with Jet Black StazOn ink. Then I centered the eyes in two of the scallops of the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch like this before I punched it out:

Snow day froggie 4

Next, I put the stamped-and-scalloped part in the Small Oval Punch and punched again:

Snow day froggie 5
After punching this time I had to do a little bit of trimming around the edges of his cheeks with my Paper Snips, but that's all!

Here's my supply list:

Stamps: Snow Day, Yippee Skippee!, Wetlands, Postage Collection Hostess (happy birthday)

Cardstock: Coastal Cabana (my new FAV color!), Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper

Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Jet Black StazOn

Big Shot: Circle Card Thinlet Dies

Accessories: Small Oval Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch, Owl Builder Punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Sponge, Glue Dots, SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

If you find yourself in need of ordering some of these supplies to try your hand at making your little Snow Day Froggie, just click on the Shop Now Button at the top right side of my blog. If you have any questions, need a catalog, or would like to have an in-home or catalog party, just email me :

With my Bluesox Rewards program, all orders of at least $25 qualify for "Bluesox Tokens" to earn free stamps!

I would love to help you create your dreams!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Halloween Monster Montage!

My son Logan likes to drink those "energy" drinks, especially when he is driving the 3 hours home from college. Last weekend he came in with an empty nifty green "Ubermonster" Energy Brew bottle. When he asked me how did I want him to throw it away since it was glass I told him I wanted it for my blog. He thought I was crazy, but this is what I did:

Monster montage 1
I call it my "Monster Montage"! It's not my usual style, but I'm diggin' it!

Monster montage 2
I thought I had found a Circle Thinlet card similar to this one last week when I was blog surfing, but I didn't save it, not even to Pinterest, and now I can't find it anywhere, not even when I Google for it, so I just went ahead and made my own version. Did I just dream I saw this card? Sometimes I DO dream I'm stamping, so maybe so!

I used Basic Black and Old Olive cardstock with the Circle Card Thinlet Die. The eyes were made with the 1 3/4"  and 1" Circle Punches. Mr. Frankenstein's hair was cut with the Tasteful Trim Die, and his "bolts" are Basic Black Glimmer Brads. The light in his eyes is with the White Chalk Marker. I like the Chalk Marker almost better than the White Gel Pen when I need a thicker line of white.

The greeting is from Halloween Hello in the Holiday Catalog, punched with the Hexagon Punch and matted on a Basic Black Hexagon-punched layer.

Monster montage 3
When you open the card you see the rest of his "smile" and when the Circle Card "flips" you  see the "it's all about the candy", also from Halloween Hello.

Monster montage 4
I decorated Logan's "ubermonster" bottle with a tag that I cut with a Chalk Talk Framelit from Brushed Silver cardstock for the bottom layer, then one of the designs from the Witches' Brew Designer Paper on top. "For You" is a stamp from the Chalk Talk set, black heat-embossed on Gumball Green cardstock, punched with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch, then layered on a Basic Black Label Bracket. It is adhered to the tag with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Monster montage 5
 The tag is tied to the bottle with Pear Pizzazz Chevron Ribbon. I added a Basic Black Glimmer Brad to the ribbon at the base of the tag to cinch it up and for a little extra bling.

That's all for now! Thanks so much for stopping by today to see my "Monster Montage"!

As always, you can shop my Online Store for the products to create your own "monster montage" by clicking on the "shop now" button over there on the right side of my blog. I would love to help you with any project you might have in mind. Let me know if you need the current catalogs by emailing me at I would love to chat and help you out.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Pistachio Trim Tree!

Hey there! I just got home from a FUN workshop with some dear stampin' friends of mine! We stamped, ate, shared, and laughed ALOT! I am so priviledged to get to stamp with the White Street girls once a month!

Today's card is one I found inspiration from a Founder's Circle sample, so I have no idea who the creator was! It many have even been Stampin' Up! I CASED the idea, but then went ahead and made it almost completely my own:

Ribbon tree 1

This card turned out so cute, I'm really diggin' it!

Inside is stamped with more of the wording from the Wishing You set, as well as the tiny present in the lower right corner.

Ribbon tree 2

Here's the recipe:

·        Stamp Sets – Wishing You #131748 Wood $14.95, #131751 Clear $11.95 

·         Card Stock Early Espresso #119686, Crumb Cake #120953, Gumball Green #126840, Cherry Cobbler #119685 all $6.95 each, Very Vanilla #101650 $8.50

·         Stamp Pads Cherry Cobbler #126966, Crumb Cake #126975 $5.95 each 

·         Misc. Pistachio Pudding 3/8” Ruffle Stretch Trim #130020 $8.95, Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die #123126 $32.95, Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder #116824 $7.95, Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder #121809 $7.95, Circle Thinlets Card Dies #133480 $32.95, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439 $99.95, Modern Label Punch #119849 $16.95, Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882 $16.95, Pearls Basic Jewels #119247 $4.95, Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885 $4.95, Stampin’ Sponges #101610 $3.50, SNAIL Adhesive #104332 $6.95, Sticky Strip #104294 $6.95, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 $3.95, Craft Scissors #103860 $29.95     

     A Fun Stampingrox! feature of this card: I embossed the tree with the Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions folder AFTER I had adhered the ribbon to the tree shape! 

     That's all for now! I have a BIG DAY of stamping ahead of me tomorrow and I can't wait! Lots of ideas and plans rolling around in my head, so we shall see how many of them I can transfer to ink and paper by the end of the day!

      Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

A    All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin' Up! Halloween Owl Candy Pockets!

Hey there! I'm back with the Halloween treat holders I promised you yesterday!

I found similar little owl pocket treat holders on several different sites, so not sure exactly who to give original credit to, but here they are!

Owls 1

Aren't they just ADORABLE???? They are super easy to make, as you can see by the whole PILE of them I made in practically no time this evening!

Here are the dimensions: 8 1/2" x 2 3/4", scored at 4 1/4. Punch each end with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch. Fold on the scored line, add strong adhesive (Sticky Strip or Tear & Tape) along the long sides. Add the owl pieces and you are done1

I used Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, & Whisper White cardstock along with Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper. Punches used were the 2 1/2" Circle, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Small Heart, Label Bracket, and Hexagon.

I stamped images from the Holiday Catalog sets: Perfectly You Hostess Set, Tags 4 You, and Halloween Hello in Jet Black StazOn. I used Sticky Strip, SNAIL adhesive, Tombow Glue, and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here's each little guy up close:

Owls 2

Owls 3

Owls 4

Owls 5

Owls 6

Owls 7

Owls 8

I LOVE these little guys! They are so fun to make and one piece of candy fits snugly in them!

Whether you need cute little pockets for Trick-or-Treaters, Halloween Party favors, or for classroom gifts, these would be just perfect! I'm thinking I need to make some of these for Thanksgiving too, what do you think? If I do, I will be sure to share them with you!

That's all for now! You can purchase all the supplies to make these fun little owly guys from my Online Store! Just click on the "shop now" button on the right side of this blog to get there and start shopping!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin'Up! Witches' Brew Halloween Hello!

Hey there! Hope you had a good weekend! My church had their 85th Annual Homecoming Service yesterday with special music, a special speaker, and "dinner on the grounds"! The rest of our day was spent relaxing with our family here at our house!

I have another swap card for you today, this one by Pat Ertman. Pat combined the Halloween Hello stamp set with Witches' Brew Designer Paper and the Circle Thinlet Card Die:

Pat ertman halloween hello 1

I love all the fun halloween-ey patterns in the Witches Brew paper, don't you? The pattern on the left looks a little bit like googly eyes, and the pattern on the right is just perfect vintage halloween to me! Pat stamped her Halloween Hello images in Jet Black StazOn, then colored the candy corn with Stampin' Write Markers and the White Chalk Marker!

Pat ertman halloween hello 2
When the card is opened and "flipped", it reveals the little witchy from this same set. Pat stamped her on Summer Starfruit with Jet Black StazOn, then punched her with the 1" Circle punch to create a really easy full-moon effect!

That's all for now! I need to hit the hay because Liam is spending the night with me again for the second Sunday night in a row and he will be up bright and early! I usually go to his house in the morning, but there's some crazy railroad crossing construction going on between his house and mine last Monday and tomorrow, so we decided it would be best if he just spent the night with me on Sunday nights until it is over. I love my job! What other job lets me take care of my grandbabies AND stamp too??!

Halloween will soon be here! Will you be ready? Tomorrow I will have some fun candy projects for Halloween to show you!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin'Up! Sunday Swap Day Cuddles & Kisses!

Hey there! I had a fun day today! The girls had a wedding to shoot, which is not uncommon for Saturdays, especially in the fall, but the neat thing today was that I got to baby-sit both Liam AND Oakley! A 13-month old and a 2-month old! Wow, things were really hopping around here for awhile! Liam is fascinated by Oakley. He is very careful around him and mostly just likes to watch him wiggling and kicking in the swing. Needless to say, I had no time for blogging while they were here!

One of my monthly swaps arrived today, and it was fabulous! The theme this month was cards that move, with a focus on the Thinlet Card Dies. In honor of Liam & Oakley today, I'm going to share the two baby cards from the swap!

First up, Audra Moncur used Embellished Events with Cuddles & Kisses and the Circle Thinlet Card Die:

Audra moncur embellished events cuddles and kisses 1

She used Coastal Cabana & Whisper White cardstock, 2013-2015 In-Color Designer Paper, the Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder, Daffodil Delight ink and Basic Black ink.

Audra moncur embellished events cuddles and kisses 2
Inside she repeated the ducky from the front on the extra fold. I will have to show you how to do this, won't I? The verse is from Cuddles and Kisses in Basic Black.

I LOVE these flip cards, don't you? Back in the day when I first started as a Stampin' Up! demo, I learned how to make a flip card, but is was all squares and the folds had to be scored with the paper trimmer, then the flip part had to be individually cut with the trimmer too. It could be done, but now the Thinlet Card Dies and the Big Shot make it SO EASY!!!!

Next, Lorraine Duran partnered Soft Sky, So Saffron, and Whisper White with the Baby Prints and Cuddles & Kisses stamp sets for a softer look. Surprisingly, the Designer Series Paper is from the Winter Frost Designer Paper Stack! She used the same Perfect Polka Dots folder on the front flap, along with a So Saffron ink-dyed 3/8" White Taffeta Ribbon. A neat benefit of the Thinlet Card Dies; they come with more than just the basic die to cut and score the card! The Circle Thinlet Card Die has a total of 10 dies in the set! The So Saffron scallop circle on this card was cut with one of these dies and is created to fit perfectly! No joke!

Lorraine duran baby prints cuddles and kisses 1

Open the card "flips" to show the "it's a boy" from Baby Prints, and the extra added flap again provides more room for the Cuddles & Kisses sentiment. Lorraine also sponged a bit of So Saffron ink around the scallop circle on this side to keep the color continuity going.

Lorraine duran baby prints cuddles and kisses 2

That's all for today! To order your Thinlet Card Dies or any of the other supplies used to make these cards, just click on the Shop Now! button in the upper right side of my blog to shop and place yoru order at my open-24-7 Online Store.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



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Stampin' Up! Stamp For Nancy!

Hello! Today I want to show you up close three of the six cards we will be making at the "Stamp For Nancy" fundraiser this Friday night. Some of them you've seen before, but others are brand-new!

Cycle Celebration birthday inspired by Dena Rekow:

Cycle celebration 1

All of the stamped images are from Cycle Celebration. The card base is Bermuda Bay and then Birthday Basics Designer Paper is layered on Raspberry Ripple cardstock. A Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and Clear Dazzling Details will be our finishing touches!

Cycle celebration 2

Next, my original creation using the Label Love stamp set and the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Folder:

Label love 1
The Early Espresso card base is layered with Crisp Cantaloupe. Crisp Cantaloupe ink was added to the inside of the textured impressions folder by rubbing the inkpad directly onto the negative side of the folder. Lots of fun banners on this card, using 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Early Espresso cardstock, and Soho Subway Designer Paper. A single Early Espresso Candy Dot is the finishing touch in the lower right corner for this one!

Label love 2
Inside verse is from the Make a Wish stamp set, accented with the Off the Grid background stamp.

Next up is a Gingham Garden Washi Tape card. This card is just so bright & cheery!

Yippee skippee 1

Island Indigo card base, layered with Whisper White! The Bitty Butterfly was punched from the Melon Mambo cardstock, then the Artisan Label was punched around the negative image left after the butterfly piece has been removed. It is layered over several rows Gingham Garden Washi Tape. "You can never have too much happy" is stamped in Melon Mambo ink and accented by a Daffodil Delight Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack scallop circle flower and a rhinestone.

Yippee skippee 2
"Happy Birthday" is from the Rembering Your Birthday set. The bitty butterfly punched previously is used here as more embellishment!

That's all for now! I will be back tomorrow with the three Christmas Cards we will make!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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