October Fun!

October Fun!

World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up!

What’s more fun than creating cards with friends? Up to 25% off select cardmaking essentials! To help you celebrate World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up! is offering discounts on select cardmaking essentials.

Here’s the list –

World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up!

These discounts are only available October 1-5, so shop now!

But, wait – there’s more!

Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

Thoughout the month of October, if you purchase three packs of Designer Series Paper, you can select one free! (Specialty Designer Series Paper and Paper Stacks don’t qualify.) This is a great way to stock up on the paper you love. I’ll post some templates and sketches you can use for your cards throughout October.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a wonderful day!

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Candy Lane Christmas Gift Giving Ensemble

Candy Lane Christmas Gift Giving Ensemble

Simple and sweet projects for Christmas Gift Giving using the Candy Cane Lane Suite, these projects will allow you to give everyone a little something to show you’re thinking of them at Christmas time. Make up several in advance so you always have one ready for the postman, neighbor, or co-worker.

Craft Project Central, Stampin' Up!

This project was designed by Beth for Craft Project Central. To get the instructions, simply subscribe to September, or select one of the 3- or discounted 6- or 12-month packages.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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Spooky Fun

Spooky Fun

Here’s a card I created a month or so ago, but hadn’t blogged it yet. It’s uses the new Halloween Scares set from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.


We don’t really “celebrate” Halloween, but I loved this house – and the fence. I stamped the house and masked the moon, then sponged around them with Rich Razzleberry and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Ink. I colored the windows with a Gold Wink of Stella glitter pen. It iave it a little more eerie look, I think. Finally, I added a tiny bit of ink to the doorway and steps.

It was really easy to stamp the fence pieces, cat, bats, and sentiment in Black Archival ink when I finished the sponging. I think it has a kind of ethereal, foggy night look about it.

It still needed something, though, so I added a bit of Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape along the bottom. It kind of looks like a road or sidewalk, with maybe some leaves strewn about. I want to check over my shoulder every time I look at the card.

This has been a wonderful weekend. Mike’s birthday was Friday, so we ran to the mountains to celebrate. It was so quiet and peaceful – and it was fun just having time together. I cooked a spicy Thai dinner on his birthday (Mike loves spicy food), and an Indian dish on Saturday. I’ll have to admit – I had to follow the food bites with a lick off a sugar free fudge pop on Saturday. It was delicious, but quite hot. Today was “left-over” day. He had Indian; I had Thai. I was able to save the fudge pop for dessert this time.

We got home around 9 p.m., unpacked everything, and I was just getting ready to start my blog when I heard a noise on the piano. I’m making some favors and centerpieces for our high school class reunion in October, and, for lack of a better place, they’re being stored on the piano for now. Miss Ashlynn (our crazy cat) decided to make a bed in the favor boxes. Ugh! They’re all crunched up now. I think I can salvage them, but that’s for another day.

Hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.

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Halloween Party Ensemble

Halloween Party Ensemble

Capture the spirit of Halloween with this party ensemble. It has everything you need to get ready for a spooky Halloween party that is totally delightful and not at all frightful!  Remember, if you don’t celebrate Halloween, this project can be easily customizable for any occasion by simply changing the designer series paper and the stamp sets.

Stampin' Up!, Craft Project Central, Spooky Fun

This project was designed by Liz for Craft Project Central. To get the instructions, simply subscribe to September, or select one of the 3- or discounted 6- or 12-month packages.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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Stamp-Off Friday – Autumn Is in the Air

Stamp-Off Friday – Autumn Is in the Air

It’s another Stamp-Off Friday with Susan, Jackie and me! I love this one, because it’s a fall challenge. Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors, the smells, the weather, the clothes…I love pretty much everything about it.

Here’s the banner for this week’s challenge.


Maybe the leaves were stuck in my subconsious. Or maybe I just think about falling leaves when I think “autumn.” Or maybe, just maybe, I hadn’t used my Vintage Leaves set for awhile, and I wanted to take them for a spin.

Whatever the reason, here’s my card for this week. And, at the risk of sounding a little immodest, I love it!

Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!

I stamped the leaves in Tip Top Taupe, then sponged “fallish” colors over them – Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Garden Green, Crushed Curry…There may be more. Once I start sponging, I go crazy and just keep layering colors until I’m happy.

I die-cut the leaves with the Leaflets Framlits dies, then tied them together with some “strizzles” of left over Burlap Ribbon.

The card grunge is from Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge. These are two of my favorites – and Touches of Texture and Ghoulish Grunge are right up there with them. They’re wonderful for adding a little texture to your projects. I kept it simple and only used two colors for my background – Cajun Craze and Tip Top Taupe. After adding the textures and backgrounds, I sponged the edges with more Tip Top Taupe ink.

This had to be a birthday card (from Birthday Blossoms), because today is my sweetie’s birthday!! (Happy birthday, Love!!) This isn’t Mike’s official card. His card has a big (and I mean really big) number on it, because I made it months ago with the Number of Years bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalog. Ah, well…maybe this will be his birthday card after all, because I’m not sure where the original is. *sigh* Hope I know someone else turning that big, huge number after I find it! (Oh, wait…my brother will be seeing those numbers next year! If I find it in time, I can send it to him next June.) And, just in case you’re wondering, I’m thinking he qualifies for almost every senior discount now! But, of course, they keep raising the bar. I thought the discounts started at 50. When I hit 50, they moved them to 55. Then they got upped to 60. They’ll probably by 65 or even 90 by the time I get as old as Mike. It is, however, quite lovely to be carded when you ask for a discount. Just sayin’! When I was about 27,  I got carded for buying carbonated grape juice that looked like wine. I smiled and thanked the cashier for asking, whipped out my ID, and then said, “you know…this isn’t alcoholic.” She apologized, but I assured her it was totally fine. I love it when people think I’m younger than I am, because I know that won’t last forever! One day, my hair will be more gray than brown, and my laugh lines will be more like craters. But, hopefully, even then I’ll still feel a lot younger than my years!

Now – enough of my blabbering. Check out what amazing things Susan and Jackie did with this project.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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Have We Got a Deal for You!

Have We Got a Deal for You!

There are a lot of fantastic deals at Stampin’ Up! right now. First – there are new special offers this week.

Special Offers, Stampin' Up!
Special Offers, Stmapin' Up!

You don’t want to miss these amazing deals, and they’re only available while supplies last, so order now!

Next up – Exclusive photopolymer stamps.

Exclusive Photopolymer Stamps, Stampin' Up!

When Stampin’ Up! first began offering photopolymer stamps, a new set was released each month. Now that photopolymers are a regular addition to the catalogs, the originals are on the clearance rack at 50% off! Again they’re while supplies last, so don’t wait. These are some of my favorite sets, and I know you’ll love them as well!

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!

And, of course, the Paper Pumpkin “Buy One, Get One” offer is still available. New subscribers who sign up for Paper Pumpkin by October 10 will get the October kit for $19.95 – and the November kit will be FREE! If you like kits and surprises and everything in one box, this is for you. Here’s the Fine Print:

  • Offer is invalid if the subscription is canceled or put on hold during the first two months
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95/month. But remember – you can put your subscription on hold or cancel at any time.
  • Open to new subscribers only
  • No valid on pre-paid subscriptions
  • Offer ends October 10, so sign up now to take advantage of this offer.

You can sign up here. You can also manage your subscription through this link.

In other news -I have three spots left for the Tin of Cards class on October 1. The class fee is $35 (includes the kit). It will be a super fun World Card Making Day event, I think. And what a wonderful way to stock up on birthday, thinking of you, thank you cards and more!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!


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Spooky Fun Party Ensemble

Spooky Fun Party Ensemble

Bats and witches and things that go “bump” in the night – it’s time for Halloween. Create spooky fun party favors and decorations with the Spooky Fun Stamp Set and Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. The gatefold card can be used as a greeting card or as a party invitation. If you decide not to host a party, the luminaries can light the way for trick-or-treaters and the favors can be your treats for goblins and ghosts at your door. The best thing about this project is that you can substitute another bundle and turn it into an ensemble for any holiday or celebration.

Spooky Fun Party Ensemble SP

This is my project for September for Craft Project Central. To get the instructions, simply subscribe to September or select one of the 3- or discounted 6- or 12-month packages.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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