Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sweet Halloween Treat

I am always looking for a unique treat bag at Halloween and our new Acetate Boxes fit the bill….they are not just for cards anymore!!
Isn't that just the cutest thing….and super easy!!  Using the Spooky Night Designer Paper….just wrap a 2” x  11” strip around the box.  Tie a  Black Shimmer Ribbon bow around the box.  And that cute little pumpkin comes right out of the Designer Paper….as a matter of fact there is a whole sheet of those cute little pumpkins!!

Look at them all….aren’t they adorable!!   This is the perfect treat box for school treats or for the “special” kids in the neighborhood treat or treating.

Acetate Card Boxes
Acetate Card Boxes
Price: $6.50
Easily give handmade cards as gifts with these clear card boxes.
* Each box holds 5 standard cards plus envelopes
* 10 boxes
* 4-7/16" x 5-13/16" x 5/8" (16.5 x 11.6 x 1.6 cm)

Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
Price: $11.00
Potions, pumpkins, witches' hats, cats, and eerie trees; this Halloween-themed Designer Series Paper has it all!
* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5)
* Acid free
* Lignin free
Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla


Super cute…super quick!!  Love them!!

until next time……


Monday, September 25, 2017

Harvest Blessings

Here is a quick post showcasing the painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  Every year I look forward to the Autumn DSP that comes out in the Holiday Catalog…..this year is one of the best!!  I love that there are images which can be fussy cut and added to a card or treat.  Here are couple of cards I offered at Stamp a Stack this past weekend…..they were a BIG hit!  (Unfortunately the color in my photo doesn't due it justice!!)

Love my sunflowers…. Check out the Black Rhinestones for the flower centers!!  They are not just for Halloween!!
And don't forget the inside!!


And here are some pumpkins…perfect for an Autumn Birthday!

And speaking of Harvest Blessings…..(the title of my post).  Here is a YUMMMMY snack mix I made for a recent Bingo event I held.  Everyone went home with a bag full of deliciousness!!


Again….I fussy cut the sunflower for the tag.   This is just a few bags….there were 30 of them!!!  Here is the recipe for this Harvest Blessing Mix….it is sooo good…a little sweet…a little salty!!

This Halloween harvest hash Chex mix is the PERFECT combination of sweet and salty. It tastes soooo good!! It would be awesome for a Halloween party or even Thanksgiving!
I use a big blue roaster pan and fill it full with a mix of
Chex cereal or Crispix Cereal
and a can of Peanuts
Then in a  medium sauce pan over medium heat mix ..
1 1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tsp of Vanilla
Heat until brown sugar is dissolved completely just to the point of boiling. 
Pour mixture of bugle/cereal/ pretzel / peanut mix until everything is coated.
Bake at 275 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  Let completely cool. 
After it is cooled mix in 1 big bag of Candy Corn/ Pumpkins and 1 bag of MM’s or Reese’s Pieces. 
This makes a nice , big, batch!!   Your friends and family will love it!!

Until next time…..

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop / Holiday Catalog!

Well this is it!!  Our final Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop.  We enjoyed our lovely trip to Thailand this past July.  And now our Stampin’ Up ! year will begin again Oct 1st.  But don’t worry….This awesome Blog Hop will be continuing in October as the Alaska Achiever’s Blog Hop!!   So welcome to the last Thailand achievers Hop ….it will be great!

For my blog post,we could choose anything from the Holiday Catalog.  What to choose????  There are sooo many wonderful stamps and products.  But I decided to go with a favorite of mine….Painted Harvest.   I love a good sunflower and this one is a beauty!!
This is a super easy, two step stamping set that is very forgiving……just stamp away…no careful lining up!! 

An extra addition I added to make the sunflowers have some texture is to add our new Embossing Paste colored with a chocolate chip reinker!

Just add some paste onto a silcone mat with a paste tool.  (Looks like frosting!!)  Add a couple drops of reinker, mix and place onto the center of the flower.  Easy as that!! It may not show well in pictures….but you have got to try it!!!  It adds wonderful texture to your card!! 


HINT!!   Make sure to wash your mat and tools soon after using, as it does dry quite quickly!

And finally….when I made this card, I found this darling little copper pumpkins at the Dollar Tree. 
So I added a tag with some copper trim.  Wouldn't this be perfect for a Thanksgiving place setting??




So I hope you enjoyed my creations!  Now it is time to hop onto the next site to see more wonderful Holiday Catalog ideas!!!

Until next time……

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Stamp a Stack Sneak Peek!!

In the beginning of August this year….I did several swaps with other Stampin’ Up! Thailand Trip Achievers to get ready for our  awesome Holiday Catalog.  Here is one of the swaps I  made to share with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators!!
Autumn comes up quickly here in the Stampin’ Up! world and for my Stamp a Stack classes I always like to make a card that will please those that just love Halloween or those that prefer just a Autumn themed card….well this card does both!!  And if you are coming to my September Stamp a Stack….you will be making this card!!
This handsome fellow comes from the Spooky Cat Bundle paired “purrfectly” with the Spooky Night DSP.
Spooky Cat Photoplymer Bundle
                                                                                                                                                                        SPOOKY CAT PHOTOPLYMER BUNDLE
                                                                                                                                                                                       Price: $31.50

Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
                                                                                                                                                                 SPOOKY NIGHT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
                                                                                                                                                                                       Price: $11.00

Just add some Stitched Ovals Framelits to create a pumpkin and you are all set to make a spooky Halloween or just a simple a Hello Fall card….whatever you want him to say…..the choice is yours!


                                                                                           “Nothing better than a big pile of cards!!”

until next time.........