Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Happy October! What better way to celebrate than by featuring the super-cute-not-very-spooky Toil & Trouble Suite. What attracted me to this suite first was the...PAPER! You probably already guessed that, right? And to be perfectly honest, it was really about the witches! Too adorable!
I don't send many Halloween cards, maybe to my son and my niece and nephew. But what I do like to do is package up Halloween treats for the ghouls and goblins that I tutor. Ok, they really are sweet kids and they work really hard, so I like to give them a little something extra at the end of the week for a job well done. Who knows, maybe they're crafty, too!
Today's treat boxes used the Petite Treat Framelits Dies. I hadn't played with these yet and I was pretty amazed at how quickly these came together. Add Tear & Tape (on sale this week!) for adhesive strength, you've got a pretty handy dandy treat box for M&M's or other small candies or gifts.
How about a FREE Tutorial?
Nothing scary here! Throughout October, when you place a $25 order or more with me, you'll receive a free Toil & Trouble 4-Card tutorial. Simply use host code: E9WVTK9T and I'll send you your tutorial right away.
Products Used Today
Welcome to the Creative Inking September Blog Hop. I am so excited! This holiday catalog is amazing. I've been designing & crafting with it sine August and it truly is the best holiday catalog ever! There's so many amazing stamp sets, bundles, kits, and accessories, I've actually found myself wishing the holiday season lasted just a little bit longer.
This weekend, is my big Stamping in the Mountains Retreat. After months of planning, we're all ready to create and share together and all 5 classes will feature products from the holiday catalog .
From fall through the New Year, the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog has something for everyone. Why don't I show you what I mean? Take a look....
Let's see what everyone else made this month.
Stamp Sets and Bundles Used in Today's Showcase
September Customer Appreciation Special:
FREE! Exclusive Tutorial for all September VIP's.
The car is packed and I'm off to the Stamping in the Mountains retreat. We've been talking about this for months and I know everyone is so excited. The recent hurricane had us worried. I heard from the two of the three that hit hardest by the storm and they are still coming to retreat! Through all the loss and devastation, the need to get away ans surround yourself with friends and fellowship, as well as being creative is really a basic need. I can't tell you how thankful I am to be able to serve their needs this coming weekend.
Today, I I used the Falling for Leaves Stamp Set to count my blessings. I am so thankful that even though there is a lot of clean up to do, that my friends are all safe. We need creative downtime even more when faced with adversity to keep our minds off our troubles, and to let out some of that stress and negative energy.
September Ordering Specials
Remember, there are TWO Customer specials this month.
1. I have 25 Bonus Day Coupon Codes that are worth $5 each!
Yesterday's Blog DIY Card Kit Winner:
Robin Bell! Congratulations! Please IM me your address.
Would you like to win your own DIY Card Kit?
Leave me a comment on the blog every day in September for your chance to win!
Base: Early Espresso, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Cajun Craze, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Cajun Craze Layering Circle
Layer 4: Very Vanilla Layering Circle.
Have you ever made a card and thought "Hmmmm...no." Try as you might, it just doesn't work? Take your card from 'Drab to Fab' with just a few strategically placed embellishments! In this case, I really wanted to love this fun design using the Country Lane Designer Series Paper and Many Blessings Stamp Set. But it was just so "blah". I quickly grabbed 3 small Gold Metallic Peals and it really perked things up.
TODAY'S THE DAY!
You've been so patient! Goodness! It must be hard to sit see all these sneak peeks the last month and not be able to order out of the catalog. That's why I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! I get to place my order a full month before everyone else. (If you'd like in on that fabulous little perk, just let me know!)
Anyway...today you can finally order out of the new Holiday Catalog. You're absolutely going to love it. Here's a look at what's inside.
Today's Blog DIY Card Kit Winner : Gourdy VanGogh Congratulations! Please IM me your address.
Would you like to win your own DIY Card Kit? Leave me a comment on the blog every day in September for your chance to win!
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 2: Country Lane Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3"
Layer 3: Early Espresso, 1 3/4" x 2", punched with Banner Triple Punch
Layer 4: Crumb Cake, 2" Circle Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
September Sweet & Simple Class
Retreat In a Box
Can't make the Fall Stamping in the Mountains Retreat? Don't worry! I've got you covered. Come let me surprise, delight, and spoil you! This special edition retreat-in-a-box is perfect for fall crafting. We're showcasing fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects created just for you. Click on the image for more information.
September Card Club - Wishing You Well
September Christmas Card Club - Joyous Noel
Happy First Day of September! I look forward to this day all summer. Why? Because that means, I can officially start my fall and holiday crafting!
Today's Crafty Saturday Facebook Live event was full of information and stamping fun. It featured the new Many Blessings Stamp Set, which was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Ruth Snyder. This set is just perfect since it can be used throughout the fall and Christmas holiday season. If you had to choose just one stamp set from the new holiday catalog, this would be it! Speaking of the new catalog...it goes love on September 5th. Need a copy? Let me know!
There were a few announcements on today's Crafty Saturday Facebook Live:
Finally...I announced a NEW BLOG CONTEST! Throughout the month of September, leave me a blog comment on the blog post of the day. Each morning, I'll randomly draw a name to win a DIY Card Kit from me. Kits will include 6 card bases and coordinating Designer Series Paper. For example, leave a comment on Today's September 1st Blog, and on Monday, September 3rd, I'll choose a winner from those comments only. Kits will be mailed out on the Monday the following week. (***Contest valid for U.S. residents only. )
Phew.... I think that was everything! I hope you enjoy your Labor Day weekend. Go out and have some fun. You deserve it!
Base: Old Olive, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/4" x 4" (Cut 2; 1 for the inside)
Layer 2: Country Lane Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Old Olive, 2 1/4" x 3"
Layer 4: Early Espresso, 2" x 2 7/8"
Layer 5: Whisper White, 1 3/4" x 2 1/2"
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