Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

'Nuff said!

Debra Currier

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Talented & Spooky Friends

I love receiving cards just as much as I love to send them.
Here are a few from my very talented and spooky friends.
Above is from Pieces of Heart member, Judy Sumner.
The 'skirts' are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
What a cute idea.
This one is from Patty Schnell, another Pieces of Heart member.
(Why don't you be a part of our very talented and fun team!)
Love that background paper and the punched bat.
(The Bat Punch, by the way is on the Clearance Rack on my website:
Mary Strande, my sweet friend,
who has recently turned me onto Thia food,
sent this one to me.
That little girl sitting on the pumpkin just makes me smile.

All I can say is
This is a pop-up card sent to me by my very dear friend,
Phyllis Phegley.
When you open it, all those little spooky things
jump up at you.
My favorite is the skeleton.
Doesn't he look like he is coming out of the grave?

Thank you ladies, for sending me a smile
in the mail.

Friday, October 28, 2011

BOO! Cuteness

Love this card!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Step away from the candy!

Is it just me, or are those eyes FREAKY?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Look Into My Eyes!

Halloween is so much fun to decorate for.
This is a little coffin candy box made from a template I
found on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website.
(Yet another reason to become a demonstrator!)
I used the Spider Web Embossing Folder on our
Basic Gray Card Stock and sponged Basic Black over it.
My camera didn't pick up the
Champagne Shimmer Spray
that gives the whole coffin an eerie effect.
Those very spooky eyes were made by using a
red Sharpie pen on our Rhinestone accents.
The little spider has one too made with a black Sharpie.
Kinda creepy, huh?
Not sure I would want to stick my hand in there to retrieve candy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Homage to an Artisan

I feel very blessed to be able to call Heather Klump a friend!
She has to be one of the most talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators
I have ever met.
And I am not the only one to feel this way.
Just recently, at the 2011 Convention in Salt Lake City,
Heather was named one of the Artisan Winners for her beautiful work.
We were all very happy for her, but knew there was no contest!
She is amazing and her sense of humor is just as unique!
She gave me a little dress made of the fabric from Sew Suite,
found in the Summer mini catalog,
especially for the Stampin' Up! bear.
I don't have that bear, but found one to show you how cute it is.
It came packaged in this cute little 'bag' in the Sew Suite designer papers.
Just adorable.
I also feel VERY lucky to have received this swap from her.
I think it is one of the prettiest Christmas cards I have seen.
Thank you, Heather,
and congratulations on your well-deserved award!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Have Your FREE Big Shot Yet?

Add ImageIf not, then you can't make this cutie!

To make this little birthday box,
I used the Fancy Favor Die and the
Finial Press Impressions Folder,
(say that fast five times!).

There are actually two.
One made with
Textured Pumpkin Pie Card Stock,
and one made with acetate.
Stick a little gift inside,
and you will make someone happy.

Make yourself happy by becoming a part of the Stampin' Up! family
and my Pieces of Heart team!
Get a Free Big Shot or
$100 in merchandise!
Contact me: stamppad@sbcglobal.net

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spooky Milk Carton

When is a milk carton spooky?

When you put two of them together to form a little treat box!
And, of course, it doesn't hurt to use Halloween colors,
(Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry)
scary stamps, (Wicked Cool),
and a little shimmery Smooch!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October Calendar

Penny's October Mini Calendar insert.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scallop Envelope Treat Holder

I stole this from my sister, Penny Thomas.
It makes my heart just melt, it's so cute.
Using the Big Shot,
(Have I given you enough reasons to sign up with Stampin' Up!
and get your FREE Big Shot these last few days?
I don't know how you can live without this stuff!)
cut two pieces from the Scallop Envelope Die. You will need to trim
the bottom so that they will fit together and form a little treat holder.
I have a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup tucked inside.
The texture on the front is from the new
Snow Burst Embossing Folder
found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.
The pumpkin is formed with three 3/4" Circles and
the leaves are from the Bird Builder Punch.
It's sitting on the Modern Label Punch.
Love the font on the sentiment, it's from the
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
Melt, melt, melt.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Recycled Treat Bag

I am not very good at recycling. I have to remind myself to do it.
This little treat bag made me feel like I was being 'green-conscious'.
When we receive orders from Stampin' Up! (love those days!),
the boxes are filled with a cushioning paper to keep everything safe
during shipping. It's a kraft/paper bag color and perfect for making
these Halloween treat bags.
I used the Scallop Square Clear Die.
The piece of paper is doubled and folded just before the bottom so that it is not
cut when run through the Big Shot.
I put adhesive on either side and then used the Crimper.
Decorate the front, slip in a treat and there ya go!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Birthday in a Box!

The Big Shot box dies have become my new favorite toys!
This one is called the Bitty Box & Envelope Die.

Inside is a balloon, birthday candle and two pieces of chocolate
covered with an address label stamped with the set called
It's a Wrap Occasions
A little birthday party waiting to happen!

Friday, October 7, 2011


This little lamb is so stinkin'
It would be pretty in Bashful Blue as well.
Made with these punches:
Scallop Circle
Word Window
Itty Bitty Shapes
Modern Label
The background is made using the
Perfect Polka Dots
Embossing Folder
and the
Big Shot

(Free this month when you become a member of my team!)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Awash with Flowers

I have always struggled with this two-step stamp set called
Awash With Flowers.
I think I was trying to make it line up perfectly, and it's not supposed to.
That's it's appeal.
I pulled it out recently, to give it another chance,
and found that I really like it after all.
The fact that it doesn't 'fit' took a lot of pressure off.
It ended up being a really pretty effect.
Change the colors and it will work for any season.
Just might be one of my favorite sets now!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Scaredy Cat Owl

Recently, I attended an all day event for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. We had so much fun, (thank you Sally and all!). We learned new techniques, saw lots of great ideas, talked about our businesses, ate a great lunch, and of course...STAMPED!
The card above is one of the fun make and takes we made.
I have always loved that little owl, but how cute is he in his witch hat?
It's made using an oval punch and the Petite Pennants Builder Punch.
The paper behind him is from the Frightful Sight package.
Whooooo wants some candy!

Sunday, October 2, 2011