Tag Archives: Halloween

Cats and Halloween

By | October 31, 2016

First of all, Happy Halloween to everyone! This is the card that I sent out to my sister Karla. She always makes a beautiful pen & ink drawing for her Christmas card, but for other holidays throughout the year she has a wicked sense of humor, finding just the right store-bought card to match the… Read More »

Now For the Halloween Swaps!

By | September 3, 2016

I’m glad I was swapping with Ann and Susan, because as I mentioned in a previous post, I don’t have any Halloween stamps from the current catalogs! But while my friends designed their swap cards independently of one another and they used different stamp sets, they did use the same colors of cardstock and ink,… Read More »

Be Creative – Use What You Have!

By | August 24, 2016

While making some Christmas cards the other day, I suddenly realized that there are another couple of holidays before Christmas that I need to prepare for, but alas! right now I have no Halloween stamps from the current catalogs to work with. The fall Holiday catalog was just delivered to my door a day ago,… Read More »

Fright Night Extra!

By | October 31, 2015

Card on left by Kathy Degree. Card on right by Valory Degree. Extra, extra, read all about it! I’ve never put up two posts in one day, but tonight is an exception because the mail just came and I received another hand-stamped Halloween card, this time from my sister-in-law Kathy Degree. Kathy used black embossing… Read More »

Black Cat by Moonlight

By | October 31, 2015

This is a true Halloween tale that is worth telling because it includes fang-like teeth, razor-sharp claws and… blood! Eddie belonged to my husband first, and before we got married, whenever I went over to visit, things seemed OK. Eddie did appear to be somewhat wild, kind of high-strung in his play habits, but he… Read More »

Paper Pumpkin Wickedly Sweet Treats

By | October 24, 2015

It’s been an eventful week; teaching school and getting everything out of the master bathroom so that it could be completely demolished on Friday – yes, we are finally getting our bedroom and bathroom remodeling started! Everything went as planned except for one thing: Miss Egypt Egypt – whose middle name ought to be Mischief!… Read More »

More Stamping Fun With The Ladies

By | September 20, 2015

The Hostess Stamp Group came over yesterday, and Ziggy was in attendance again, greeting the ladies at the door, rolling over for a belly rub, and finally crawling into the empty Stampin’ Up! box for a snooze: The rest of us, however, were busy with our projects; one of which was the Christmas Window card… Read More »


By | September 13, 2015

Swap card by Judy Phillips Here’s a darling card that I got at the swap, and I wanted to show you how this demonstrator CASE’ed this card from the Holiday catalog. In “case” you haven’t heard this acronym, it stands for “Copy and Share Everything,” and among paper crafters, this is a legitimate way to… Read More »

If the Broom Fits…Ride It!

By | September 4, 2015

Here are another couple of swaps that I got at the demonstrator’s gathering last Saturday, and I’m showing them together because they are a good example of how to use a large single stamp in creative ways! Here is the stamp: The first example is a stand-up easel card that uses the whole stamp. The… Read More »

SU! Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

By | August 30, 2015

24/7 Stampers Moana, Jo, Valory, Susan and Ann Yesterday I spent a fun afternoon with my Stampin’ Up! demonstrators’ group where we did a “Shoebox Swap.” We each designed a card, and then put all the materials needed to make that card in a box so everyone at the gathering could make an example of… Read More »


By | August 24, 2015

Well, these past few days have been interesting… to say the least! And that is a very mild way to put it. First, I was minding my own business, teaching kindergarten, when a somewhat bewildered secretary, and then principal, had to let me know that out of the blue, the District Office had just sent… Read More »