Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monster Mash

Is this an army of green and black monsters?
No it is just my treat boxes filled with candy, that I made for my office staff. Which is good because some of these 'solders' are not in formation. I made some of them to look like Frankenstein and others like vampires.

I hope everyone enjoy them.
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

October Cards

Triple Layer Gratitude Card

I have seen this style (triple layer) card used a lot recently and thought “oh that is tough to do”. Well, it turns out it is not and I love the effect. Once you cut all the layers of the vanilla stock you simply layer them on top of each other and then begin stamping the images. Before taking them apart, I ran all the layers through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Impression embossing folder. I like the dimension and ‘funness’ (yes that is not a real word) of this impression folder. Okay back to the card, after running them through the Big Shot, you separate all the layers and then back them to the second layer color. I used More Mustard for the layer backing stock.  Once the backing color is adhered, I started layering them on the base stock (Chocolate Chip). On the second and third layer I added dimensional to ‘pop-it-up’ a little bit more. The ribbon used for this is Soft Suede,3/8” Taffeta Ribbon. The sentiment and images stamped are from the Day of Gratitude stamp set. This was a new set introduced last year and I was pleased to see it made its way into this year’s Annual Catalog. Colors used for this card were: Cajon Craze, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery.  Now that I know it’s an easy technique to do and that delivers such a ‘bang for your buck’, I think I will use it again.

Leaves, Happy Thanksgiving Card

This is pretty much a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) card from Mary Fish. I love the cleanness to this card while it incases the outdoors feeling of Fall. After I used the earth colors in the Gratitude card I wanted something a little crisper and I love the color combo of Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade and Crisp White. I ran the white background stock through the Big Shot with the new Woodgrain Impressions embossing folder. Also used and ‘new’ is the Autumn Accent Bigz Die and coordinating Wonderfall stamp set.  I have found when these two are used together it can be tricky at first. I think that is because we have been so spoiled with SU! new Framelits where you stamp first and then die cut out second. With this combo it is easier (for me) to die cut out all my shapes and then stamp the image afterwards.  Using dimensionals, I layered the stamped leave images on top of the Woodgrain and then added a bow and button (both retired) at the stems. The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and then uses the Word Window punch and the Bitty Banners Framelits layered together. I would say this is a Clean CASE.

Christmas Elf Shoes Card

Okay, now I am thinking do I ever think of my own cards?…..Yes, I know I do, but sometimes I love some that I have found from other talented stampers that I just have to CASE. This Elf Shoes card was from Becky of Inking Idaho (2011) and it was fun to start doing Christmas cards. Christmas seems so far away, but it is less than 2 months from now. I am sure we have a TON of things we are planning, doing and buying in the next 8 weeks…..yikes. The elf shoes are made by cutting a Top Note die in quarters and then using the Ornament and a 3/4 “ circle punch. Once cut/punched, I sponged the edges with black for some shading. The toes are 1/2” circles of the Red Glimmer paper. Bows are the Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon and the legs are DSP. The greeting is from the Seasonal Saying stamp set. You can buy this stamp as a set or a single stamp until January 2nd.. Colors used for this card are Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and White.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stampin' Up! is having a Spooktacular sale!

Yes, for one day only Stampin' Up! is having a Spooktacular sale!
Almost all stamps are 15% off!

BIG NEWS!! Stampin' Up! is doing a one-day Monday ONLY sale on almost all of our stamp sets!


  • Background Stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Cookie Press Stamps
  • Single Stamps
  • Hostess Sets
  • Bundled Stamp Sets
  • Digital Stamp brush sets

So - check your catalogs . .. now is the time to order! You can place an online order through my Stampin' Up website (see below link) and click on the Stampin' Up box in the upper right corner, or let me know what you want, and I'll place one big order on Monday evening...

I am following this idea from my upline Janice and if orders total $150 or more, I will draw a name from all the orders for someone to receive the Hostess benefits!

Order directly:

Katrina Benny >^..^< SU Independent Demonstrator

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Schedule of events

Wow, October is going to be a Stamp’ede of fun events for me.

October 6th – Bella Vista High School Craft Fair Janice has participated in this Craft Fair off and on for five to six years.  This will be my third year ‘helping’ her – ha, I really just keep her company – but, I truly enjoy the day. This year we are changing it up a bit, so you will definitely want to see the ‘new’ booth. We will be inside the cafeteria again – which is great because rain or shine we will be protected! Make sure to stop by and say hello.
October 8th – Mojo Monday
Even though this is the month of Halloween, we will be moving on to Fall and Christmas projects.

October 13th – Saturday Scrappers (and my brother’s birthday)
As mentioned before, we are done with Summer pages and we will be creating Halloween and Fall pages. So, remember to take a lot of pictures of your favorite pumpkin, witch, or ghoul to fill your pages.

October 20th – Homemade Holiday Event
Janice and I will be teaming up again and hosting a Holiday Stampin’ event. We will be doing five projects based on the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. One special project we will be doing is the Christmas Ornament on the front cover of the catalog. The cost for this event is only $25! It will be held at the Origin Coffee & Tea, in Rocklin, a non-profit coffee shop resolved to end human sex-trafficking. 

On a side note, a few more special days for me to celebrate in October are:
October 15th – my Wedding Anniversary and October 19th – Lauryn’s Birthday; both very special days in my life.

Oh, and then let’s not forget October 31st – Halloween!

I hope to see everyone come to at least one or all of these fun events!