Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Pocket for Your Thoughts

Another fun swap at YPP is called A Pocket for Your Thoughts. The swap is to make a pocket made with burlap, lace and quotes.

Here is my pocket.

Here is the video that tells all about it. 

You still have time to join. Sign ups are open until November 5, 2013.

Thanks for stopping, 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Baubles Bangles & Beads for YPP

There are so many wonderful swaps at YPP this month. You have until the 5th of November to sign up. Stephie "littleredwagonstudio" on YT has a great bead swap this month. The swap is Baubles Bangles and Beads Icicle Ornies. Stephie also comes up with some fun names. LOL
This is what I made today for the swap.
Here is the video telling all about my "Icicle Ornies."
You have until November 5th to sign up.
Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Altered Bead Box for YPP

Your Paper Pantry had another fun swap this month called Altered Bead Box. I had a lot of fun with this swap. It was a one to one swap.
This is what I made for my partner.
Sorry the picture is not very good but I have a short 3 minute video for you.

Thanks for stopping,

Raisin Boat Sale this weekend.

Raisin Boat is having a sale this weekend. Haunting Potion one of my favorite and four others.

Haunting Potions

This card was made with Haunting Potions

If you don't get Raisin Boats news letter you need to sign up so you don't miss the sales.

Here is the news letter I got yesterday. Hurry you only have until Sunday the 27th.

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Hurry! Grab your 20% Halloween discount
before it crawls away!

Frosted Frights, which features different spooky sweet toppers for a cupcake,
is one of five Halloween sets on sale at for a limited time!
Try our black liquid applique (or any other color) for frosting!

Raisin Boat is offering FIVE of its most popular Halloween sets at a 20% discount from now through Sunday, October 27, 2013! That brings them down to just $11.99 (before applicable tax and shipping) each, so take advantage of these spooktacular savings!

Click on each set name below to view the complete set:
Need some ideas for your creative tricks and treats? Check out just a few of the many ways you can use the above Halloween sets:

The witch hat is another cupcake topper from our Frosted Frights set. The background was created with our large Polka Dots background stamp, which covers an entire card front.

This cute, creepy-crawly bottle of treats features the bold graphic elements from Halloween All Around. Stamp the insides of the graphic circles with other images in the set! Be sure to also check out our selection of treat bags, bottles and more!

The two-step circular graphics from Halloween All Around are again featured above, along with our bottle from Haunting Potions (which has a customizable label).
See all supplies used here!

What's a dog's favorite trick on Halloween? SHAKE! If you love your furry friends, you won't want to miss out on fetching Howl-ween Hounds for your collection! To see supplies for the Scaredy Dog sample above, click here -- or here for the Happy Howl-ween sample.

The ghosts in Boo Hoo are dead-set on making you smile! This set is great for fast and funny Halloween greetings. To see supplies for ghost lineup card, click here -- or here for the embarrassed ghost sample!

Hurry to to get your 20% discount on any --or all five! -- Halloween sets featured in the sale!

AND if you're an active member of our Raisin Boat stamp rental program, you get an EXTRA 20% off these featured sets -- that's on top of the already-reduced rate!


What? You can rent stamps?!

This is often the stunned and delighted reaction we get when we tell stampers and scrapbookers that they don't have to buy and store every stamp set they'd ever want to use.

Through our stamp rental program, you can borrow ANY stamp sets in our entire collection, then return it for another one, and another one, and another one... satisfying all of your changing project needs, occasions and design tastes!

We do get quite a few questions on how our rental program works, and in response to that, we'll be featuring different FAQs in our ongoing e-newsletters. If there's a question you'd like to see addressed, let us know -- we'd love to hear from you!

For now, we'll start with this popular one:

"How do the monthly stamp set exchanges work?"

Your membership gives you the opportunity to get new stamp sets of your choice every month! On the other hand, it also allows you total flexibility to keep a set(s) for as long as you wish without late fees.

Your membership month is based not on a calendar month, but rather the date that you signed up for the plan of your choice. (For example, if you signed up on October 25, you would be eligible to receive new rentals every 25th of the month if you had returned your previous rentals. Or, if you returned your sets to us on October 30, for example, you would immediately be sent new ones that day because you were eligible as of the 25th.)

Feel free to enjoy your sets throughout your entire month (or longer - there are no due dates or penalties). Or, send them back right away as soon as you're done if you don't want them sitting around, and you'll be eligible for new ones on your next month's anniversary date. It's up to you!

View up-to-date membership summaries 24/7 at
If you're ever unsure about what you're eligible for, you can view up-to-date summaries of your membership and eligibility information anytime at when you're logged in with your email and password. The summaries are available on the "My Home Page" screen and "My Pick List" (both links are in the upper right corner of your screen).

We are always happy to answer questions about our rental program or our products at

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Artsy Fartsy Ticket Swap at Your Paper Pantry

Time for the November Artsy Fartsy Ticket Swap at Your Paper Pantry.
This month we will be making Ticket Tags. You will send 3 bags of 5 Ticket Tags and receive 3 bags of 5 Ticket Tags.
Your TICKETS must have To and From and a String to make it a Tag.  You can make them any size between 1.5 X 2 to 2.5 X 3.5. Just not to small or too big. If you have any questions please ask.
Here is what I have created for this swap.

This video shows what I have made for this swap. I hope that you find it helpful and that you are encouraged to join the Artsy Fartsy Ticket(Tag) Swap this month at Your Paper Pantry.

Sign up starts on October 25th and is open until the 5th of November. Tickets should be mailed to me by the the 25th of November.

See you at YPP!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cracker Box

I love to making every thing I see on YT. LOL I was watching Shonz14nw on YT. She was using the We are Memory Keepers new envelope maker to make cracker boxes. I have not bought one yet and keep trying to convince myself that I don't need one. I  like using my score boards to make envelopes. Plus I am running out of room for one more tool.
Now I know I could cut these on my Sihouette or Cricut but I just had to see if I could do it without them.
I used a Martha Stewart score board and a 7/8" Spellbinder square die.
I started with a sheet of paper 6.5 X8
The 6.5 side was scored at 1.5, 3, 4.5 and 6
Then I turned it and scored at 1.5, 2, 2.5 flip and repeat.
Line the square die up on the crossed lines. (See the video)
Then fold, glue, fill, and decorate.

So if you want to make these fun boxes and all you have is a score board and a square punch or die cut, then I have a video to show you how.

If you have the Memory Keeper envelope maker then head on over to Shonz14nw. Her's are beautiful!

I hope you find this useful.
Happy crafting!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Handy Candy?

Raisin Boat has new Halloween sets out and they sure are fun!  I made two cards today from the set Handy candy. I am loving this set..

Handy Candy

I was having fun creating a background with Memento Re-inkers on glossy paper. 

Then I wanted to make a Thank You card using this same set.
The spider webs are from Haunting Potions and the Thanks is from the set called Thankful   

Haunting Potions


The ink is Memento Ink, Dandelion, Tangelo, and Tuxedo Black.

Don't forget the Challenge this month at Raisin Boat. Make a Thank You or Thanksgiving card and link it up. You could win a free stamp set of your choice. And you don't have to use a Raisin Boat set but if you do it counts twice. 

Here is a video telling about my cards.

I hope I see your cards soon in the Raisin Boat Challenge.

Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Raisin Boat Challenge #16 Thank You

Can you think of someone that you need to say "Thank You" too?  It is always nice to have some pretty thank you cards on hand. This month Raisin Boat is here to help you out. Our challenge to you is to make a "Thank You" card. You could win a free Raisin Boat set of your choice. 

The challenge for  this month will help you can stock up on some thank you cards.  Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Remember, you can either buy  OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as  Happy Thanksgiving Day! or Thank You cards.

Here is the card I created to help you get started.

Here is the link to Challenge #16 Thank You. I hope you will all join the challenge this month.

Thanks for stopping,

Monday, October 14, 2013

LESSology October Challenge #30

It is time for another challenge at LESSology. This month the challenge is titled Kitchen Raid. I found this strainer when I was cleaning out my mother-in-law's house. I knew I wanted to make it in to a pincushion.

First I cut some circles from muslin.

I turned that and filled it with some crushed walnut shells. It is lizard bedding.  Crushed walnut shells are suppose to be good to clean and sharpen you pins.

Next I sewed the little bag in the strainer.

Then the fun part. I added lace to the back and started embellishing.

I added this beautiful piece of tatting on the front. Then I added ribbon, and flowers. 

Now this is hanging in my work area,
and is ready for my pins!

Here is the video I made while I was working on this project.

I hope you will join the challenge at LESSology this month.
Thanks for stopping,