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October 2012

Happy Halloween!!


It's Halloween and we can't wait. The pumpkins are craved, the candy is that the door and we are ready for the trick or treater's. I'm having mixed feeling this year as I'm excited for the day but I'm also sad as Emily has decided not to go out this year.Just another sign that she is growing up before our eyes. I'm looking forward to starting a new tradition of her helping me hand out the treats!!

I actually made this card back in the summer and have been saving it for today. I used the candy from the hostess stamp set "A Cherry on Top" and markers to make my Halloween Candy! I love how the spider is sneaking down to get one!!

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Supplies used on this card:

Stamps: Wicked Cool, Wacky Wishes and A Cherry on Top Hostess Sets

Ink: Old Olive, and Staz On Ink

Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Black and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Pumpkin Pie Brads, Paper Piercer Tool, Essential Paper Piercer Pack, Polka Dot Designer Series Pack, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip markers.

Thanks for stopping by, have a safe and Happy Halloween!!

Grab your Booties!!


Wow, what a windy storm we had last night! To all my friends on the East Coast, I hope that you are safe and sound!! Thanks to everyone for taking part in the One Day Stamp Sale. I can't wait to hear if Stampin' Up! broke their record!!

Just in time for Halloween, these booties are so much fun!! I had fun colouring the spots with markers and then added Crystal Effects to give that added shine!!

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Supplies used on this card:

Stamp: Bootiful Occasions

Ink: Pumpkin Pie and Black

Card Stock: White, and Black

Accessories: Crystal Effects, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, and Pumpkin Marker.


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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Spooktacular Stamp Sale!!


First I want to say a big thank you to all the ladies at Scrap and Crop Weekend Event and to Alicia for hosting another amazing event!! It was so great catching up with you and helping you with your layouts!! See you in the Spring!!


Today is the One Day Spooktacular Stamp Sale! Trust me you don't want to miss this one!! I have been a demonstrator of 6 years and I have never seen this before!!

Spooktacular Stamp Sale:

Monday October 29th is Stampin' Up's Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular sale where all stamp sets are 15% off (bundles and hostess sets excluded). I am so excited about this sale as stamps are rarely ever on sale!


Get out your catalog and create a wishlist and don't forget to think ahead and get Christmas gifts for your stampers - mom, daughter, sister, teachers, grandmas...and of course yourself! And personalized name stamps are on sale too - they are a truly unique gift! And all the better at 15% off.


I will be placing an order on tonight at 10pm. If you would like to take advantage of this fun sale, you can email me your order at, call me or text me!

This means all stamps in our current catalogues including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets

If you would like to place an order with me you can email me at, text me or call me. I will be placing an order at 10pm.

It's FAST and EASY to Shop ONLINE. Click on the shop now to see all the stamps!

All this excitement starts on Monday, October 29th at 12:00am to 11:50pm.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Scrap and Crop Make and Take


What a fun day we had yesterday!! The room was filled with lots of laughs, and the sounds of Cricut machines going like crazy!!

Today I'm showing the ladies how to make a 12 by 12 layouts for Fall. I have never done a layout with them before so it's going to be fun. I used all new products from the Holiday Mini.

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Supplies used on this Layout:

Stamp Set: Wonderfall

Card Stock: Early Espresso Core'dinations, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard and Lucky Limeade

Accessories: Orchard Harvest DSP, Autumn Accents Die, Big Shot Machine, Woodgrain Impression Folder, Bronze Buttons, Mini Clothes Pins, Champagne Glitter Paper, and Regal Brads.

Don't forget tomorrow is Stampin' Up Big One Day Sale. 15% off all Stamps Set (doesn't include the Hostess Sets, Digital Brush Stamps and Bundles). That is all the stamps in the Holiday Mini, the Idea Book and Catalogue and all the Single Stamps. You can email me your order from now till Monday at 10pm. I will be placing my order then!! Let's help Stampin' Up reach that goal of selling the most stamps in a single day!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Hello from Scrap and Crop!!


We are having a great time here at Scrap and Crop in the beautiful town of Stratford! It was so great seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones!

The room is hopping right now as the ladies are busy at work!! I wanted to share a few photo's of my displays for the weekend!!


Here is a close up of the my shelf displays.


This is my favourite thing that I have added new this year is my new Frame Displays. I have my wonderful husband to thank, as he did all the prep work for me this week!! Watch for these new frames to be hanging in the studio and they will be filled with Swap cards, and upcoming classes!!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! It's going to be a fun one around here!!

Reindeer Punch Art- True North Swap

Happy Friday!!

It's going to be a fun weekend, as I'm heading to the beautiful town of Stratford for our annual Scrap and Crop weekend. I'm so looking forward to seeing my friends and meeting new ones. I will be sharing pictures of the weekend and my make and take!

I wanted to share a card that Alison made using the Owl and Snowflake Punch. She had fun creating this super cute card!! I fell in love with it some much that this was the card that we made for my swap this month with the True North Stampers. The only thing we changed the nose to glitter paper!! I really hope the ladies like them!!

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Supplies used on this card:

Stamp: More Many Messages

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Black and White

Accessories: Owl Punch, Snowflake Punch, 1/2" and 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch and White Gel pen.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Twisted Christmas Card


I have seen many of these on blogs and finally had a chance to make one. This card is so cool as it's called a Twisted Card. It used one piece of 4 1/4 by 11 card stock and it fits into our envelopes. 

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Supplies used on this card:

Stamp: Perfectly Preserved, Border Banter and Scentsational Season

Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Holiday Collection Framelits, Cannery Framelits, Baker Twine Early Espresso, and Be of Good Cheer DSP

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Scentsational Season Holiday Fundraiser


I'm so excited to share the details of my upcoming Fundraiser with you. As we all know heading into the holidays can be a stressful time for many families and many struggle with providing healthy meals to their families. Statistics are showing that more and more people are visiting the local food bank for donations. I want to make a differences this Holiday Season, and the best way to do that is by donating a portion of my Holiday Fundraiser to the food bank.


With every kit sold, I will be donating $10 to the food bank so that they can purchase the food that they need for this holiday season. I also ask if you can bring a "Can" Good that day and I will also be dropping this off along with the donation! The best part is we will be spending a day crafting and at the same time helping local families this Holiday Season!!

Details for the Holiday Fundraiser:

Date: Saturday Nov 17

Time: AM Session 9:30 to 11:30 OR PM Session 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Place: Anne's Studio

Kit Details:
  • we will be making 8 cards (2 of each pattern) and a sweet little card set that will be perfect for a hostess, friend or for yourself! You will LOVE it!

Option 1:
  • $60 which includes the Scentsational Season stamp set and Holiday Collection Framelits PLUS the 9 projects( you will find these in the Holiday Mini, this is my favourite Holiday Stamp Set, who can resist those images!!)
Option 2:
  • $30 which is the cost of the projects and a donation to the Food Bank
Donation to the Dorchester Food Bank:
  • a minimum of $10 will be donated from each kit for this class!!! This makes me so happy!

What else you can look forward to:
  • treats, door prizes, treats, did I mention door prizes (LOTS) and more!!!!

Can't make it to class, but want to support the Holiday Fundraiser, you can purchase a kit. You will receive the following for your $60:

  • all consumable items bagged and ready to create
  • the stamp set Scentsational Season (in clear)
  • the framelit set Holiday Collection
  • an emailed PDF with a complete supply list and photos of the projects
  • entered in the door prizes as well
  • in order to complete these projects at home you will need a Christmas greeting, red ink (I used Cherry Cobbler), green ink (I used Gumball Green), brown ink (I used Early Espresso) and another ink colour for the tree topper star

I hope that you can join me for this festival day while we help make a difference this Holiday season!! Please register at by Wed Nov 7 to ensure that the supplies arrive on time. Also when you register please let me know what option you want when you register.

Looking forward to stamping with you!

Topsy Turvy Birthday Card


The other day while blog hopping, I came across this gorgeous card made by Wendy. As soon as I saw it I knew that I had to CASE it!! Thanks for the inspiration Wendy!

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Supplies used on this card:

Stamp: Topsy Turvy

Ink: Midnight Muse, Island Indigo and Summer Sun

Card Stock: White, Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, and Summer Sun

Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Polka Dot Impression Folder, Delicate Dollies Impression Folder, Midnight Muse Ribbon, Large Scallop Framelits, Word Window Punch, Rhinestones, Summer Sun and Midnight Muse markers.

Oh, I wonder what new downloads will be out today.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Simply Stars Halloween Blog Hop

Happy Monday!

Welcome to our first Simply Stars Blog Hop. You should have just arrived from my talented friend Tracey. Wasn't her project fun!!

We all know that we love Smores, and when I saw these Pumpkin Peeps in the store, I knew that I wanted to create a fun idea with them. I saw a similar idea on Pinterest but switched up the pumpkin for the ghost peeps!

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Supplies used on this project:

Stamp: Wacky Wishes, and Ghouly Ghouls

Ink: Black and Versamark

Card Stock: Black, White and Tangerine Tango

Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Window Framelits, Stripped Ribbon, Cello Bags, Howstooth and Scaringbone DSP, Googie eyes, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powders, Heat Tool Gun, Pumpkin Peeps, Chocolate Bar, and Graham Crackers.

Now it's time to head over to my friend Christine. I can't wait to see what she has made!!

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In case you just joined us, here is the links to all the other Simply Star's Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Blog Hopping!!


Simply Stars Halloween Blog Hop:

Martha Inchley

Laura Richey

Sundee Himburg

Nancy Vanderzwan

Steph Cremin

Susie Hamm

Tracey Collier

Anne Granger

Christine Dionne

Heather Summers