Best of Flowers

Best of FlowersHello!

What pretty colors  for the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week!  I love them!! Have you checked it out yet?  I thought it was time for an elegant card, but one that can be for any occasion and any time of year.  The Best of Flowers stamp set is such a pretty collection, so it begged for me to bring it out and play!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Sets:  Best of Flowers (#133342 available in Clear), Best of Greetings (#133485 available in Clear)
  • Paper:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, So Saffron and Whisper White cardstocks
  • Ink: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, VersaMark
  • Cool Tools:  Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
  • Finishing Touch:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Regal Candy Dots, Natural Trim Ribbon, Hemp Twine (retired), Markers in So Saffron and Always Artichoke, Clear Embossing Powder

Tip of the Day:  You probably can’t tell from my photo but the flower was embossed in Always Artichoke!  It really is very pretty.  All you have to do is first VersaMark your stamp then place the stamp in the ink color of your choice.  Then cover the image with clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  Easy-Peasy!  After that was done, I used my markers to add color to the non-stamped areas.

I was going to post this card tomorrow but decided to give you all one last chance to enter the contest for blog candy from last Tuesday’s blog hop.  I am giving away the Halloween Bash stamp set and looking through my craft room for more goodies, so if you didn’t leave a comment on my Halloween Tri-Fold card, do so TODAY!!  The announcement for the winner is TOMORROW!

I also wanted to mention that the Clearance Rack has new items in it, as well as current DSP for discounted prices this week only.  Lots going on!!  If there is anything I can do to assist you, please let me know!  I really appreciate your support and always enjoy your comments.  The wonderful Halloween memories that you all shared were terrific!  Until next time,

Keep calm and craft on!



Blog Hop Halloween Treats

October Blog HopThank you for joining us for the Pals Halloween Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy our virtual trick-or-treat hop where you will either learn great tricks for your creative projects or enjoy a blog candy treat. 

You should have just left stop number 19 on the Pals Hop – Peggy Noe at If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

By Debbie Mageed, Halloween, Fun Fold, Tri-Shutter Fold, Stampin' Up!, Halloween Happiness, Best of Halloween, Mixed Medley, Halloween Bash, Notable Alphabet, Owl Builder PunchI have a confession to make – Halloween is not my favorite holiday, but I LOVED making this tri-fold card!  If you are wanting to make a WOW card – a card that really packs a punch – this is very easy to assemble and is both a card and home decor.  I could explain it to you but I really think the easiest way for you to make one is to follow this diagram.  It really is easy with the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer and Scoring Tool.  And the battery-operated tea-lights, wrapped in Witches’ Brew Washi Tape, makes the openings super-spooky!!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Sets:  Halloween Happiness, Best of Halloween, Mixed Medley, Halloween Bash, Designer Typeset Polymer, Notable Alphabet
  • Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Witches’ Brew DSP
  • Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Silver Metallic Encore Pad, So Saffron
  • Cool Tools: Scallop Oval Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Owl Builder Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Googlies (retired), Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

So, this is a great blog hop month so I thought I would give you a bonus idea!

Halloween Luminary

This luminary was very quick and easy to put together – just 4″ squares of DSP and vellum.  I used the circle framelit so I could place it exactly where I wanted it on all sides.  I stamped the vellum with the DSP in place so I knew exactly where I wanted to put it.  Then it was just a matter of punching holes and attaching all of the sides with ribbon.  Super fun and fast!!  To keep it safe, I have the battery-operated tea-lights on the inside.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Halloween Bash
  • Paper: Witches’ Brew DSP
  • Ink: Black Stazon
  • Cool Tools: Circle Framelit, Corner Rounder, Crop-a-dile (retired)
  • Finishing Touch: Pumpkin 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

IMG_0278[1]Now, for the Blog Candy!  I had so much fun with the stamp set Halloween Bash and LOVE the fact that it coordinates with punches, so I decided I would share the joy.  Please leave me a comment (located under the date at the top of this post) by 12:00 AM EDT Thursday, October 9th on this blog post and you will be entered into the drawing.  I would love to know what your Halloween traditions are and what is your favorite memory of Halloween growing up!

The next stop is Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping, stop number 21 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Keep calm and craft on!


  1. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  4. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  5. Debbie Crowley at  expressivelydeb…
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair!
  8. Kerry Willard Bray at  Stampgoodness
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  10. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  11. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
  12. Lisa Davis at Cherry Street Paper Treats
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  15. Nancy Gleason at  My Stampin Space
  16. Beth Beard at  My little craft blog
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  18. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  19. Peggy Noe at
  20. Debbie Mageed at  Secret Stamper <——-YOU ARE HERE!
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  23. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
  24. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  26. Margaret Moody at Margaret Moody