Friday, October 29, 2010

When is a Ghost Really an Owl?

These little ghosts are made from the awesome Owl Punch, #118074 ! You just turn him upside down, snip off the feet and there's your ghost! The pumpkins are made with three circle punches each.
Aren't they cute?

Spooky Pieces of Heart Stampers

These ladies show why they are good at what they do.
And, they are having fun while they do it!
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Become a demonstrator with Stampin' Up and join the fun!
Speaking of hats...this one is a BOX!
Made by Judy Sumner, it is just too cute.
I love the way she used our Curly Label punch to make it look like it is a buckle.
Clever, so clever.
This cutie was made by Patty Schnell.
LOVE that little punched bat!
The Wicked Fun Designer Paper says it all.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Uhmm, Excuse Me Ma'am. You've Got Something On Your Hat!

Underneath that scary green cone is a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!
Maybe I should have said, "Excuse me ma'am. You've got something IN your hat!"
That Bitty Bat (#119279 Punch) is just hanging around, waiting for something interesting to happen. He doesn't know there's chocolate nearby!
The black 1/2" Lace Trim (#120988) is from the Holiday Mini Catalog. So soft. The Designer Paper is called Wicked Fun (#117400).
I think that little witches' hat IS wicked fun!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All Purpose Pretty-ness

Ever need a quick card for an occasion that sneaks up on you? That tends to be my typical day! So, when I saw this beautifully simple card made by my good friend, Jayne Singleton, (http://stampnpunch.com), I jumped on it with both feet, (in other words, I stole it!). She used the pretty designer paper, Greenhouse Gala, #117167. The colors in that packet are so warm and fresh. She stamped her sentiment, punched it out with the Modern Label Punch, #119849, then placed it in the bottom right corner.
This could be used for a birthday card, get well, sympathy, or any number of occasions. I am leaving mine blank until that occasion sneaks up on me.
When it does, I am ready!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Flowers with a 'Punch'!

My new favorite color is Cherry Cobbler (# 119685). It's such a deep, rich red. I used it as the base card underneath the Perfect Polka Dots (#117335) embossed Whisper White (# 100730). The stamp set is Pocket Silhouettes (#111672). I have used that little set for masculine cards, sympathy cards, and birthday cards. It should be in your 'go-to' stash of stamps! The little flowers were punched with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309). In the center of each, is a tiny little pearl from our Basic Pearls Pack, (#119247). It's all tied up pretty with the Certainly Celery 5 /8" Satin Ribbon (#117288).

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cute By The Inch-Silly Name-Elegant Card

Sometimes, Basic Black and Whisper White is all you need. The little design in the center is made using the Hostess, Level Two, Cute By The Inch stamp set, #116992. A tiny little pearl, #119247, is sitting in the center of that. What you probably can't see is that the black piece, wrapped with 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, #119262, has been embossed with a delicate pattern from one of the Texturz Plates series-Backgrounds #1, #114512.
All those elements come together to make a very quiet and elegant card.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ribbon Lamp Shade

You can purchase these pretty ribbons from my online store 24/7 at
along with all kinds of embellishments!
Stampin' Up! is so much more than just stamps and ink.
They have all kinds of fun embellishments.
For instance, RIBBON!
This is an inexpensive, mini lampshade from which I removed the actual shade to expose the metal frame. Then taking approximately 20" of our ribbon, I anchored it at the top and tied it off at the bottom, leaving a little 'fringe' of color. I used the Whisper White #114616 and Pretty in Pink #117289 Satin 5/8" ribbon. Early Espresso 5/8" grosgrain, #119753, and Certainly Celery 1/4" grosgrain, #109031. But any number of combinations would be pretty.
What a cute idea for a new baby's room.
Or favorite team colors for that hard-to-buy-for guy!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Re-purposing Calendars

Here is a clever way to use extra calendars.
Turn them into birthday cards!
Wish I had come across this idea earlier.
In the meantime, I'll make good use of the last few current months I have laying around.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Friends Never Fade

You can order any of these products from my online store
What an elegant card.
It uses the stamp set, Friends Never Fade, #118750. It is done here with my new favorite red, Cherry Cobbler card stock # 119685, and marker #119681. Accented with Basic Black card stock #121045, and ink pad #101179. The base card stock is Naturals Ivory #101849. The beautiful ribbon is the 1 1/4" striped grosgrain #115615. The Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, and Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, were also used.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hodgepodge Hardware Meets the Simply Adorned Baubles!

If you would like to order any of these Stampin' Up! products, you can do so at my online store anytime at http://www.pamdurso.stampinup.net/. Simply click Shop Now under the Products icon.
This little bag tag or key chain is fashioned from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware #111325. I took two of the rectangle pieces, placed my stamped image inside the opening, and secured it with Crystal Effects #101055 and Glue Dots #103683. A Pink Crystal Simply Adorned Bauble #121013, hangs from the bottom. I found the jump rings and lobster clasp at my local craft store.
This one is made much the same way only with the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware #112454 and a Vanilla Pearl Bauble #121014.
I am in love with this little button bracelet. The sound it makes while wearing it is so soft and musical. I was inspired by Connie Collins' version on the demonstrator website. It uses the Simply Adorned Bracelet #117342. I used the Brights Designer Buttons #119747, but you could use the Subtles #119745, Regals #119744, or Neutrals #119743, to match the season. (I also added the Bitty Buttons #118761.) A Simply Adorned Crystal Bauble thrown in there would be so cute too. There are 72 buttons in each Designer Button package, enough to make four bracelets! What a cute, economical little gift!

Look What Penny Made Me!

As a member of my sister's Stampin' Up! demonstrator group, The T.O.P.I.C.S., (Touching Others with Paper, Ink, Creativity, and Stamps), I was able to attend our annual weekend retreat in Texas. We had a blast! (If you would like to go next year, talk to me about becoming a demonstrator and you can go too!) As a little perk for attending, Penny made each of us one of these cute, cute monogram necklaces, made out of bottle caps! I put the little black 'Bauble' on the bottom. Isn't it cute? I love it. Thanks, Penny, and thanks for a wonderful weekend of stamping my little heart out!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I am starting a fun new club with great benefits!
Take a look at this:
Starting in November and after a four month period (in February), you will receive the BIG SHOT Die-Cutting Machine; the Extended Cutting Pads; the Decorative Strip Spacer Platform; the Extended Premium Crease Pad, the Standard Premium Crease Pad; the Decorative Strip Cutting pads; the Standard Texturz Impressions Pad; the Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber Pad; eight die-cut pieces from selected dies (two per month) for you to inspect!
A Level 1 Hostess Set
$15 in FREE merchandise
Three Sale-A-Bration items!
After four months of $49.25, you will receive all of the above! What a great way to acquire all you need to get started making beautiful projects with your new
Contact me today to get your name on the Club list.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Blitz!

The Clearance Rack has been operational for over a year now. It is a great place to discover discontinued Stampin' Up! merchandise for fantastic prices. Now, from October 5 - 18, they have added over two hundred more discontinued items--some up to 80 percent off!
Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:
*Orders for Clearance Rack items can be placed through my Online Store.
*Qualifying orders are eligible for Hostess Benefits/Stampin' Rewards.
*While the Blitz lasts from October 5 - 18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.
*All discontinued items are available only while supplies last.
*All sales of discontinued items are final.
Come see all the new items in the Clearance Rack and share them with your stamping friends. These are all discontinued items and are only available in my online store! To order online, simply go to my website, http://www.pamdurso.stampinup.net/ and click on the Products Shop Now icon at the top of the page. It will take you to the shopping page. The Clearance Rack icon is on the left of that page. Click that and you are on your way to some great savings!
Have Fun!