Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

These were the favorite cards I made this Halloween season and I didn’t even use a Halloween stamp set!  I modified an idea I saw Shelley Gardner make at convention on a treat bag and turned it into a card.  It’s so me.  I love the big dots on the background, the natural looking paper, and the traditional Halloween colors.  I might make this card again next year!  lol 
Happy Halloween to you all!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Getting spooky!

It’s almost time for Halloween!  I’m hoping that the rain stops so the kids can enjoy their trick-or-treating here.  I still need to finish up the treat bags to hand out, but mostly I’m ready.  The jack-o-lanterns are shining on the front porch and we’ve got our costumes unpacked and ready.  (Well, I still have to find the dog’s costume.  I know it’s in the closet somewhere!) 

PS - Here's the updated backorder list:
*Currently, the following items are on backorder; backordered items will 
be available on or before the date indicated.*

133857: Partridge & Pears Stamp Set-October 29
135014: Good Greetings Stamp Set-October 29
131201: Pear Pizzazz Cardstock-October 29
131202: Smoky Slate Cardstock-October 29
131203: Soft Sky Cardstock-October 29
133679: Lost Lagoon Cardstock-October 29
136859: Belles FĂȘtesStamp Set-October 30
127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-October 30
130999: Old Olive Assortment Stampin' Blendabilities-October 30
135851: Wonderful Wreath Framelits Die-November 3
135853: Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die-November 3
131190: Brights Collection Cardstock-November 4
131191: Neutrals Collection Cardstock-November 4
131192: Regals Collection Cardstock-November 4
131193: Subtles Collection Cardstock-November 4
135859: Tree Punch-November 5
135823: All Is Calm Designer Series Specialty Paper-November 7
126199: Stampin' Pierce Mat-November 10
135053: Four Feathers Stamp Set-Availability not yet determined
135095: Holiday Home Stamp Set-Availability not yet determined
133675: Blackberry Bliss Cardstock-Availability not yet determined
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin' Pads-Availability not yet 
126973: Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad-Availability not yet determined

Monday, October 27, 2014

Weekly Deals!

Also please note that we currently have backorders of many items due to a worker strike.
Dockworker Strike Means Delays
We are experiencing some significant delays at our west coast ports due to a breakdown in negotiations with union dock workers. These delays have and will impact items until an agreement is reached. The Wonderful Wreath Framelits Die (item 135851), the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die (item 135853), and the Tree Punch (item 135859) are currently on backorder due to this delay and the list will likely get longer as the strike continues. This may also result in delayed shipping of the November Paper Pumpkin kit.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Feelin’ Like Fall

It was a hot and dry summer here in Oregon, but it’s now feeling very much like fall.  It’s cool, gray, and rainy.  I never thought I’d be happy with that weather forecast, but we really need the rain.  Anyway, with cooler temperatures comes changing leaves.  I love seeing all the pretty leaves.  Most are still on the tree, but they will be in their fall splendor pretty soon.  (And that’s your unofficial Northwest Fall Foliage Report!  lol)  Eventually the ground will look like this:
My dog looks so happy to be wearing his “Gentle Leader” collar. lol 
Happy Fall Ya’ll!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Get Ready for halloween

You still have a little time to get cards and treats made in time for Halloween.  If you are looking for a fast solution, here’s a good idea.  I only stamped the greeting on this card.  The rest was just paper.  I did cut out Frankenstein and popped him up so the card would have some dimension.  However, if you need to make a bunch of these in a hurry, you could easily skip that step.  The card took almost no time and I think it’s cute.   

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Let’s Get Together!

When:  Friday, December 5th from 5:30-9PM
Where:  Corvallis Chamber of Commerce
Cost:  $15 plus a dessert to share
Space is limited & registration will close on December 1st.
Let's celebrate the season together while making Christmas cards and eating yummy treats!  I'll have cards prepped and ready for stamping and assembling.  You just need to pick the ones you want to make and bring your own adhesive & scissors.  (Envelopes will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own to stamp a coordinating envelope for your cards.)  Your class fee will allow you to make 6 cards.  If time permits, you may make extras for only $1.50 each. 
The cost of the class is $15 plus a dessert to share!  Registration will close on December 1st, so be sure to contact me soon if you'd like to come.

**PS - I know you're thinking I've posted this early, but the holidays are just around the corner!  Also, I'll need an idea of how many people are attending so I will know how many cards I'll need to get ready.  See?  I'm not really crazy to be planning this weeks in advance!  hehe**

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scary Monsters!

Actually, not really.  I just have one monster on this card and he’s more funny than scary!  This was one of those cards that didn’t exactly turn out as planned.  It’s busy, but I think it’s fine for kids.  Also, when I stuck down my hexagons of candy corn, the glue oozed out and left shiny spots on my card.  I was ready to trash it, but then I decided to ink up the entire top of the card with Versamark and emboss it with clear powder.  It make the entire card shiny so you can no longer see the glue spots! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Deals of the Week!

Here are the things on sale this week!  Also, there is a new Photopolymer Stamp Set available this week, so I've added it to the list.  So pretty!