Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Holiday Catalog Open House Sneak Peek

Holiday Catalog Open House

It's that time of year again!  Please join us for a fun crafting time at my Holiday Catalog Open House on Sunday, October 15th.  Come any time between 10 am and 4 pm, and enjoy easy make and takes, new product display, a chance to win one of the great door prizes, yummy food, friendship and more!!

If you are in the neighborhood of Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend or other wonderful places on the Olympic Peninsula and would like to come, please RSVP (click HERE) so that I can prepare your make and take kit in advance. 

October 15th (Sunday)
10 am - 4 pm
Meg's Stampin Studio (Sequim, WA)
 Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Spooky Cat Card Trio - September Card Club

Hello Stampers!  We made these cards at my Card Club last month featuring the Spooky Cat Bundle (146014).  Aren't they so cute?

Have I ever mentioned I like the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610) before?  It's so fun! 

It is packed with so many cute designs - pumpkins, witches' hats, cats, potions, eerie trees.  This Halloween-themed DSP has it all! 

Supply List
Stamps - Spooky Cat
Paper - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla Thick, Spooky Night DSP
Ink - Archival Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Tools and Accessories - Cat Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Black Rhinestones Jewels, Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine
Big Shot - Card Front Builder Thinlits, Layering Square Framelits, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, October 2, 2017

OCTOBER Stampin' Up! Specials

Happy October everyone!  This month is full of amazing deals from Stampin' Up!!! 

Celebrate World Card Making Day

For 10 days only (October 1 -10), get 15% off Note Cards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.  Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026), you will get TWO Fast Fuse Refills for FREE.  WOW!
  • Promotion Period - October 1 - 10, 2017 
  • Any order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Click HERE to see the flyer.  
  • Click HERE to visit my Online Store to view the sale items.  

Designer Series Paper Sale

By popular demand we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper.  Buy 3 packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October.  This sales includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs.  We are even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!  
  • Promotion Period - October 1-31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and and get one free during the sale.
  • Participants can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper they will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free.  
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin' Rewards does not qualify for this sale. 
  • Click HERE to see the flyer.
  • Click HERE to visit my Online Store to view the sale items.

A Season of Style Paper Pumpkin 

Every year Paper Pumpkin holiday kits are a huge favorite!  During October and November we are offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gift projects in our Paper Pumpkin kits.  Click HERE to subscribe before October 10th so that you get the first kit (October).  

Two coordinating kits means:
  1. you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts.
  2. you will have more creative options.
  3. you can get the handmade holiday touch without the fuss.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Merry Cafe Hello Fall Card - September Card Club

Happy Friday everyone!  Here is one of the Card Club projects we are making this month featuring the Merry Cafe Stamp Set in the Holiday Catalog.  It is absolutely gorgeous!!! 

I paired it up with the new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  This DSP pack is so pretty and I had a hard time selecting which patterns to use:-) 

This layout is great to mix and match different patterns of paper.  I'm not sure which pattern I like the most:)  How about you? 

Paper Measurements:

Tangerine Tango Card Stock (card base) - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Very Vanilla Card Stock - 4" x 5-1/4"
DSP Pattern 1 (green leaves) - 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (1 piece)
DSP Pattern 2 (pumpkins/multi-color squares) - 2" x 2" (2 pieces)
DSP Pattern 3 (orange w/white dots-multi-color leaves) - 2" x 2" (1 piece)
DSP Pattern 4 (Early Espresso) - 1" x 4" (1 piece)
Copper Foil Sheet (leaf die cut) - 2" x 2"

To embellish my card I added a Copper Foil leaf die-cut and a Copper Trim bow.  The leaf die cut is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The Copper Trim is amazing and is loose-weave with zigzag stitching.  You can actually stretch it out and make it like a mesh/net kind look. No wonder it's so popular!!! 

Supply List
Stamps - Merry Cafe
Paper - Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Painted Autumn DSP, Copper Foil Sheets
Ink - Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Tools and Accessories - 1/4" Copper Trim 
Big Shot - Coffee Cups Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!!!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Oh So Eclectic Embossing Paste Card

Happy Monday everyone!  Today's card is a step-up version of my Big Shot class card we did last month.  My Embossing Paste Basic Class is coming up soon and wanted to try more techniques to use the Embossing Paste

For this card I added a few drops of Tranquil Tide Ink Refill and Dazzling Diamonds to Embossing Paste on my Silicone Craft Sheet.  I used one of my Palette Knives to mix them well and then applied the mixture to a 4" x 5-1/4" Shimmery White Card Stock using one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks

I love these bright colors together - Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist!   How about you???

My Embossing Paste Basic Class is scheduled this coming Sunday, September 17th.  Can't wait to show how cool this product is!  There are some spots still available.  If you are local and would like to attend, you can register HERE.  Click HERE to learn more about this class. 

Supply List
Stamps - Oh So Eclectic, Bunch of Blossom, Label Me Pretty
Paper - Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer
Ink - Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Tranquil Tide Ink Refill
Tools and Accessories - Emboss Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Silicone Craft Sheet, Dazzling Diamonds, Pretty Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Clear Faceted Gems
Big Shot - Eclectic Layers Thinlits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Spooky Cat Halloween Scrapbook Pages

Hello Stampers!  Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!  I got to spend all weekend in my studio alone and let me tell you I had so much fun creating these adorable pages for my this month's Scrapbook Club.

Speaking of my Scrapbook Club this month, it is coming up this week and there are a few spots available.  If you are local and would like to join us, please contact me ( to reserve your spot.  Non-members are welcome! 

September Scrapbook Club Workshop
  • Date - September 7th (Thursday)
  • Time - 6:30 pm
  • Location - Dynasty Chinese Restaurant (Sequim, WA)
  • Fees - FREE with a minimum order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax).  Or pay $25 for your project. 
  • What to bring - Basic tools and adhesive

Here is the first page.  This page holds one 4" x 5" (Very Vanilla) and three 3" x 4" photos (Pumpkin Pie).

Aren't those pumpkins adorable???  I used the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set to stamp one pumpkin (the second from right) and four pumpkins are from the Spooky Night DSP.  I used the coordinating Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits to die cut all these pumpkins.  For the largest pumpkin I used Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.  So pretty!!!

Where do you get your inspirations for your creations?  My next page was created by an inspiration I got from a broken spool of my Silver Mini Sequin Trim that I received in a recent shipment.  I think it got tossed a lot in a box and some how one side of the spool got loose:-).  While I was putting it back together, I got an idea to make a big loop on a page!  Crazy, right?  I am not good at using sequins on my projects but I really liked this idea! 

To secure the sequin trim, I used Mini Glue Dots and Dimensionals under the paper and embellishments.

I am loving the Spooky Night DSP!  The patterns are fun and pretty, and the fact you can use the framelits to die cut some designs in a snap.  So clever!  The medium size pumpkin is a die-cut using Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper and the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits.  Make sure to save those tiny stars for the black pennant (see below).

My owl is stamped on a 3" x 3" patterned paper from the Spooky Night DSP and I added a hat from the DSP too. 

I stamped one cat using the Spooky Cat Stamp Set and then punched it out with the new Cat Punch.  My black cat is a punch-out of Basic Black Card Stock and I tied a bow to dress him up.  The black pennant is a die-cut from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits and I added some left over tiny stars from the pumpkin that I die cut earlier.

Supply List
Stamps - Spooky Cat, Pick a Pumpkin, Sheltering Tree, Sweet Home
Paper - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP, Gold Glimmer, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer (retired)
Ink - Archival Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Archival Basic Gray
Tools and Accessories - Cat Punch, Everyday Label Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Black Rhinestone Jewels
Big Shot - Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, Home Sweet Home Thinlits, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Spooky Cat Trick or Treat Card

Here is another Halloween card I made using the Spooky Cat Stamp Set.  For my card I punched out a black cat from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper with the new Cat Punch

How about this cute hat???  I added a small Black Rhinestone Jewel (144639) to dress it up a little bit.  I felt the cat needed something as well so added a bow around his neck.  Too cute!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Spooky Cat, Sweet Home
Paper - Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Spooky Night DSP
Ink - Archival Basic Black, Archival Basic Gray
Tools and Accessories - Cat Punch, Black Rhinestone Jewels, Black Baker's Twine
Big Shot - Layering Square Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!