Monthly Archives: October 2008

Fall Flowers Treat Box

This was the other shoe box project from last Saturday’s visit with rubber stamping artists Cindy Kicinski and Lesley Retherford.  Lesley provided this cute project.  She used the Stampin’ Up! stamp sets Eastern Blooms and Pocket Silhouettes stamped in brown and orange.  Then she adhered small, self-adhesive pearls to several of the flower centers.  Isn’t it just lovely?  It’s using the same box pattern as the Frankenstein Monster treat box.  Thank you Cindy and Lesley for sharing it with me.  I’m going to feature this box pattern at my December stamp camp.  Be sure to register to learn how to assemble this simple box using cardstock and a paper trimmer.

Frankenstein’s Monster Treat Box

I visited with 2 of my favorite rubber stamp artists Saturday, Cindy Kicinski and Lesley Retherford.  We had the best time stamping and eating sweets.  We each brought one shoe box project.  This cute little Frankestein’s Monster treat box was supplied by Cindy.  I just love it.  She said she was not the original designer.  If anyone knows who it is please add a comment to this post.  Whoever the original designer is deserves a huge round of applause.  

This monster is pieced together like the original Frankenstein’s Monster only this time it is from paper punches… that’s all… no stamping.  The black pupils are half inch circles, the whites of his eyes are 1 inch circles, his nose is made using the round tab punch from Stampin’ Up!  The purple knobs on the side of this head are punched with Stampin’ Up!’s word window punch.  His face and hair are made with the Top Note Big Shot die.  He was really easy to make.  After you punch all the pieces out, sponge all green pieces with coordinating green ink, then assemble.  They eyelids are attached with Pop Dots.  The “hardest” part was freehand drawing the mouth and scars.  Cindy recommended drawing the mouth first so if you messed it up you wouldn’t already have the whole piece assembled and you could easily start over.


This is a back view of the box.  The monster is just adhered to the front and the inside filled with your favorite goodies.

Pizza Party Invitation

I made these cute invitations for my son’s up coming birthday party.  He is having a pizza party at a local pizza chain.   I didn’t want to make traditional birthday invitations with balloons or present rubber stamps.  I wanted you to know it was a  pizza party as soon as you opened the envelope.  So, I found pizza stickers at my local craft store and adhered them to white cardstock.  I distressed and inked the edges of the white cardstock before I mounted them on brown cardstock.  Then I adhered it to the carmel colored cardstock.  I used The Angel Company stamp set “You’re Invited” and “wha-la!”… simple, quick, and cute invitations!

Christmas Card Making Event

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack
DATE: Monday, November 10, 2008
TIME: 12 noon – 8 PM
MORE: Its’ time to get the “Christmas Stamp-A-Stack” on the calendar.  The only way to get those Christmas cards done is to schedule it.  So, on November 10th (at my home) from 12 noon to 8 PM you will create 20 Christmas/Holiday cards, enjoy a yummy meal and catch up with new and old friends.  This will be an open house style event, so you can come any time during those 8 hours.  The cost for 20 cards and the meal is $30.00.  You must register by October 27.  To register, send an email to stating your request.  I can email a Paypal invoice or you can register by mail with a check.

Flying Witch Notebook Journal Diary

I’ve been creating all kinds of Halloween goodies and listing them on my Etsy website.  This is a mini composition notebook covered with Halloween cardstock, papers and die cuts.  Click on over and take a look…… Halloween is just three weeks away.  It’s time to get all your goodies lined up for all your trick or treaters… young and old.

Keep Stamping!!

Hello Fall Stamp Set

Hello Fall – (TAC-2977) Set of 6 – $5.95

Retail ($7.95)

Campatible Acrylic Blocks: 1-1/2 x 1-1/2, 2 x 2, 3 x 3 inches

Hello Fall is the October Stamp of the Month from The Angel Company.  When you purchase $30.00 in merchandise (before shipping and taxes), Hello Fall can be yours for the special price of $5.95.  You have to hurry the offer ends October 31st, 2008.

Click on my Angel website ( to place your order using your credit card.  You can also call or email to pay by Paypal, cash or check.