Tags 4 You

Tags 4 YouHello!

How is your weather this weekend?  The weather here in Michigan is getting cooler this week and it has me thinking about cool weather activities, like what my husband and I did today – driving around looking at the leaves changing colors, visiting area apple farms (bought wonderful Honeycrisp apples!), and drinking hot apple cider.  It was a beautiful afternoon and here in Michigan you never let one of those pass you by!  Sure enough, it is now raining so I am very happy we enjoyed it while we could! My husband has to be prompted to feel good about Fall because he just sees it as a sign for impending snow!  My philosophy is that we should just enjoy what we have right now.  Whatever you have – good or bad – will surely pass.

Spending the day like that naturally made me think about the upcoming season and realize that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Since all of my family live in Atlanta Georgia, we don’t get to spend it with them, so I will be sending them all cards this year.  Here is my first one (it’s NOT for you, Katy!) that I have made.  I absolutely love punch art so I have always wanted to make those cute pumpkins that I have seen on Pinterest.  What do you think?  I debated making the sentiment the focal point of the card or the pumpkins, but in the end, I decided to at least make the pumpkins stand out on this one.  I really like it!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set:  Tags 4 You
  • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • Cool Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punches, Bird Builder Punch, Label Bracket Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Crushed Curry  Chevron Ribbon, Linen thread

Tip of the Day:  Don’t forget to use your Color Coach!  I doubt that I would have put these colors together on my own but this was one of the color combinations suggested for Cajun Craze.  Wowza!  I love them together!

I sponged the edges of the pumpkin pieces with Early Espresso to accentuate the layers.  I also stamped a second sentiment onto Cajun Craze and just cut out the THANKS and popped it up with dimensionals.

I hope you like my card today!  If you do, would you please leave me a comment and let me know?  I would love to know what signs of Fall you enjoy the most!  While you are doing that, I just want to remind you of the great specials that Stampin’ Up! has going on right now to celebrate their 25th Anniversary!  Please take advantage of those while they are available.  I am looking for stampers who want to have fun AND save 20% on ALL of their products!  If that is something that would interest YOU, please email me!  I would love to introduce you to the most amazing stamping group that I have the utmost pleasure to be a member of.  Happy Fall!

Keep calm and craft on!



Blog Candy Winner Announcement


I just can’t tell you how much I loved all of your comments and feedback on my blog hop Halloween card!  Your memories were so wonderful and I hope you all will go through the comments to see how others celebrate Halloween.  The moment has come to see who the lucky winner of the stamp set, Halloween Bash is:


Cathy’s comment read, “What a really cute card! My favorite Halloween memories are of family; going out with my sisters in our tiny town when I was a girl and then when my own children were young. It was so much fun for me to make their costumes.”

Cathy: You have until Monday at 12:00 PM to email me and give me your U.S. mailing address.  If I do not hear from you before then, I will pick another random number.  Congratulations!

So, I hope you all will look at my latest card while you are here!  Have you “liked” my Facebook page yet?  There are some really great opportunities to save some money with Stampin’ Up! products right now.

Here are a few ways to save on Stampin’ Up! products!

  1. NEW INVENTORY ADDED TO THE STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK.  Huge savings on discontinued items!  Only available while supplies last!  Shop the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack.   
  2. OCTOBER HOSTESS REWARDS!  Place an order (including on-line orders) of $250 or more (before shipping and tax) and get $25 in bonus (additional) hostess rewards.  For example, instead of $40 in free product for a $250 order, you’ll get $65 in free product. Hurry, this offer ends October 31.
  3. THANK YOU THURSDAY SPECIAL!  Every Thursday a product will be featured at a great discount!
  4. WEEKLY DEALS.  NEW!  Be sure to check out the Stampin’ Up! WEEKLY DEALS (week long discounts updated every Tuesday) on select, current products.
  5. The Stampin’ Up! $25 STARTER KIT DEAL is the best one yet!  Stampin’ Up! is celebrating its 25th anniversary and YOU get the gift!  Take advantage of not only the kit but stock up (once you purchase the kit and join) with the 30% off one-time discount on a product order of $150 or more (plus you’ll earn hostess rewards based on the total before your discount).  Everyday discount is 20%. Hobby stampers are welcome with no long-term commitments or outside sales.  You will never find a better deal so what are YOU waiting for?  Please contact me if you have any questions or are ready to GO FOR IT! 

Hope to see you again soon!  Until then,

Keep calm and craft on!