Greetings my Fellow Ghosts, Goblins, and Spooks!

The weather is changing just a bit here in Southern California, but enough to get excited about Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas!  I love this time of year.  Autumn is really my all time favorite season.  The kid in me loves Christmas too, don't get me wrong, but I consider that a Winter Season celebration.

Let's take care of some Stampin' Up! news first!  It is WEEK 2 of the Special Offers for September 1-30!  New goodies for you to take advantage of and the fabulous prices. 

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Here is a peek of the products on special.

Sprinkles Punch


Click Here to see and order all of these fabulous Special Offers for Sept 8-14!
For October, Stampin' Up! is preparing their demonstrators for a pretty neat deal, so keep your  Looking-eyes-clip-art-0521-1102-0513-1231_TN
 on the blog.  I will be posting the fun as soon as we have all of the information – but I promise you it sounds like a great deal for all!

Here are just a couple projects I worked on recently.  Had so much fun doing them.  Some are Stampin' Up!, but there is one that is from a class I took at Michaels.  I hope to re-create it using some of the new Holiday DSP that I recently received.  Enjoy!

Santa card September #3
For our 3rd September challenge we were to choose a PIN that we liked and adapt it to our own.  Tami White used the cable knit folder for a cardigan sweater that is stinkin' cute, so I adapted it for Santa.  I used Real Red card stock, Black Glimmer Paper (from last years Halloween stash), Gold Shiny Paper, Pink Pirouette card stock, Pretty Pines Thinlits, 1/4" hand held punch for berries.  For the fur on his coat and hat, I used a medium called Snow-Tex, and his beard is a Cotton Ball!  I think he is pretty stylin'!

Sept challenge 1

This was September challenge #1.  We had to use at least three out five colors listed.  I chose Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, and Delightful Dijon and card is made from Very Vanilla.  Thoughtful Branches Bundle, Thankful Thoughts stamp set and Petal Bursts Textured Folder were fun to work with.  I still love the Thoughtful Branches bundle.  It is sooo awesome.

Sept challenge 2
This was our #2 challenge.  We were given two examples of templates and we used inspiration from either one to develop our own card.  Halloween Night card stock, Basic Black card stock, Halloween Night Specialty Designer paper, Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp set, Cookie Cutter punch, Basic Black Solid Bakers Twine and the Pumpkin Pie Marker were used on this card.

Sept 2 weekly challenge

Again, another challenge – these are great because it get you in and doing some creating.  It challenges your imagination.  This is a weekly challenge I participate in most of the time.  There have been times, I just couldn't find the time, but I am making a much bigger effort to do these weekly.  Good for the soul.

Here I used the Woodgrain Textured Impressions folder, Retired Vintage Leaves stamp and framelits, Thankful Thoughts Stamp set, Sahara Sand card stock, Early Espresso card stock, Cajun Craze ink, Retired Pumpkin Pie cotton ribbon, and Large and Small Oval punches (both retired).  Very sad to see the oval punches retired. 

Halloween tags from Michaels blog
These are the two house tags that we made at a Michael's class.  We have a great papercrafting teacher and we love to use inspiration from our favorite "Vintage" (her style, not her age!) paper peeps, Ginny Nemchak.  I love doing Vintage things, and hope to incorporate some Stampin' Up! embellishments and papers on some future projects.

Well, that is all for me this week!  We are going to visit Granddaughters and new Grandson in less than 24 hours.  I am very excited to meet Jackson Shedoudy.  He will be two months old on Monday!  He is such a cutie patootie. 

Have a great weekend all, and remember to make time for "Creating With Paper!"

Be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper.

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