Friday, October 7, 2016

Thinking of You!

Even though the holidays are very close we always need to have the 
Thinking of you cards for our friends
that just need a little cheering up for one reason or another. 
Here is one that is very quick and easy. 
The saying is from the hostess set on page 201 in the Annual catalog. 
The bubbles come from the Playful Backgrounds set on page 121.

This is another Christmas one and it also uses the Time of Year hostess set. 
It also uses the Peaceful Pines set.
The Cable Knit folder is a step up from other folders. 
Just come and try it out to see what I mean. 

Hope to see you at the Stamp Along on Monday!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Even though Christmas is still a ways off, we need to start our cards, if we haven't already. 
I do know some people that have theirs all ready to go in the mail already. 
I don't even have an idea for my own yet! 
I am a do it in December person. 
When do you do your cards? Do you have yours all ready to go? 
I always have to wait because I am afraid that a better idea might come along. 
I also like to send them at the last minute. I don't want anyone sending me a card because they got one from me. 
Here are a few that will be at the Stamp Along next Monday. October 10.

This one uses the cookie cutter punch and is from the set that bundles with the punch for the 10% savings. The ones that were on the last post are from the add on set for Halloween. I am sure that you will be seeing more of these next month but that punch is going to be busy enough with these for this month. These little gingerbread cookies, still on the cookie sheet, can be an Anniversary card just as easily as a Christmas card.  My cookie sheet is made from the brushed silver card stock that we used to carry. We now have the silver foil but I am determined to use some of my stash before it makes me move out. I hope you don't mind. 

This one is also using the discontinued brushed card stock. This time the copper. I really liked that card stock which is the reason that I still have some. I haven't used much of the discontinued items in the past but have recently decided to share them with you rather than let them take up space here. 
Isn't that pine cone neat? 
I like the black board technique for the angel also. I wasn't looking forward to coloring her so this is the perfect solution. 

This one is just in the "cute" category. 

Thanks for stopping by. 
The hostess code this month (until the Stamp Along) is 
if you are placing an on line order. 
Thank you!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Happy Fall!

Here is another one of those cute characters from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set. 
Which one of the four is your favorite? 
Check yesterday's post to see the other three. 

Here is another fall card. 
Thinking of you is such a popular theme. You can send it to anyone for any occasion. 
Better yet, you can send it for no occasion at all. 
Do you like to get a card in the mail? 

These will both be available at the Stamp Along next Monday. 
Hope to see you there. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Happy Halloween!

There are just too many cute stamps to not make Halloween cards!
Some of these could be Fall cards if you don't send Halloween ones. 
On this first one, you can choose either the Wisteria Wonder or the Pumpkin Pie as your background color. It is a Z fold card and the black strip is glimmer paper but it sure doesn't show up very well on here. 
Which one do you like the best?

These are two more of the cute characters in the set. Very easy to do with the punch. 

The Hostess code until the Stamp Along is
if you are placing an on line order. 
Thank you!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy October!

There are a couple of specials that start today. 
The following DSP is on sale.  
Buy three and get a fourth one free. 
This is good for the whole month of October. 
You can get this when you participate at the Stamp Along with free shipping. 

The next one is only good for a few days to commemorate World Card Making Day. 

2015-2017 In Color 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock

Price$8.00 $6.80
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper

Price$11.00 $8.25
2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock

Price$8.00 $6.80
2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper

Price$11.00 $8.25
Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit

Price$27.00 $20.25
Envelope Punch Board

Price$20.00 $15.00
Fuse Fast Adhesive


Since these deals are only good until Wednesday the 5th, you will need to have your order to me by noon on Wednesday or place your own order on line.  Please use hostess code  EFJYQTMP
Thank you!
Thank you to those of you that came to Schroeder's today for the Paper Pumpkin get together and to make a card for World card day! 
We had fun doing the Paper Pumpkin kit and sharing ideas. 
This is one of the cards that we did. 
It will be available for you to do at the Stamp Along. 
The stamp set is the one that came with the Paper Pumpkin and makes pumpkins, jack o lanterns, sun, sunflowers and has four sayings. It is a very nice set for fall cards. 
You can also make it into a Halloween card. 
The swirl on the cards is from Falling Flowers set. 
I have also added some other card stock and DSP that you can use on your card. 
If you would like to come to our next Paper Pumpkin gathering, it will be on October 29. 
You can still get in on the BOGO free if you sign up before October 10. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Play time

I wish I would have had enough time before the swap was due to do this.

This is the swap card that I did but I have now added the die cut in glimmer paper. 
What a difference that makes! 
The one on the left is the die cut itself. 
The one on the right is the scrap from the die cut. The one on the left is quite easy. 
I just didn't have the time to do that extra set of cutting and pasting for the fifteen swaps. 
Just thought I would share with you. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Swap cards III

Here are the remainder of the swap cards from my most recent swap. 
Do you like Paisley? 
This is a neat set but I haven't gotten it yet. Not sure if I should.
What do you think? Do I need it? 

This card almost makes me want to get it. I love these colors. 
I don't see a name on this one.
I am a Fall person and like all the earthy colors. 

This one is from the Basket of Wishes set. 
It was done by Tammy Stumpf. 
There is Wink of Stella on the veggies and makes them look good enough to eat. 
I don't have this set yet either. 
I really like it but not sure I would use it very much. 
Give me your thoughts for these sets. 
Leave a comment and I will have a drawing for the best advice as to which ones to get and why! 

Carla Bosselaar did this one with the Frosted Medallions set on page 37. 
She also used the Speciality paper on the same page. It is such an elegant card. 
Another set I don't have yet! 

Marg Gromann did this one. That foil overlay sure is striking! 
This set was carried over from last year. Some of you have this set already.

I am working on some more swaps right now as I will be going to an event next Saturday to gather more ideas to share with you. 
I will show you mine along with the ones I receive there. 

If you need to place an order before the next Stamp Along, please use the code
for your on line order. 
Thank you!