13 Days of Halloween · halloween

13 Days of Halloween ā€“ Day 3 | Shaker Windows

Hello There,

I’ve got my favorite, The Nightmare Before Christmas, playing in the background and just settled in with a cup of hot cocoa to get down to typing and uploading today’s video. It’s freezing in Baltimore and I’m afraid we may have skipped Fall altogether this year! I guess that means I should create more fall cards to make up for it šŸ™‚

I got the idea for these shakers from Rachel Tallman – she is amazing, I always get inspiration from her beautiful work. She did some of these with her spring blitz this year and I’ve been wanting to give it a try since then.

Here is what I came up with:

And here are some stills:


This one is my favorite of the bunch, mostly because of that ribbon – which took forever! I’m so disappointed that I lost the video of how I attached it but I will be making more of these and will add that in next time.

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Here’s a side view so you can really see the texture and dimension that ruffled ribbon created.


Love this guy! His expression is so great – I would love to have him as a trick or treater so I surrounded him with candy.

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My favorite part of this is the spider web – I used some scor tape around the edges on the back (before I put on the ribbon), and then just wrapped the string around the corners a few times. Then I glued all over the back and placed that down on some Neenah paper and trimmed around the edge again. Then I slid the ribbon behind the string on the front and stuck it down.

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All in all, I’m really pleased with how they came out. I used mostly items from the Halloween Kit I put together but will add links to the additional items used below. As always, thanks for stopping by. xoxo, Sarah

halloween · unboxing

Halloween Happy Mail Unboxing

Hello There,

Today I’m sharing a quick unboxing video of a surprise Halloween happy mail package I received from Alexandra. Thank you – you totally made my day!!!

Here are some close-ups of the goodies:

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Ahh – in LOVE with these rosettes. the picture doesn’t do them justice – that glitter is gorgeous šŸ™‚

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Thanks again to Alexandra! and thanks to you for stopping by! xoxo, Sarah

13 Days of Halloween

13 Days of Halloween ā€“ Day 2 | Giveaway winner!! & 5 Cards, 1 Kit


Happy Friday! A big congratulations to Lynn Griffin you are the winner of my giveaway – Please email me your address and I’ll get your goodies in the mail!

For today’s Halloween video I used the goodies from my Halloween card kit to create 5 spooky cute greetings cards. You can check out the video here:

Here are some still shots of the finished cards:


I’m in love with these web doilies! Wanted to put one on every card, but I refrained. I used a mini wobbler (trimmed down in half) to pop up a spider sticker and added some cotton thread for extra webbing.

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For the inside, I added the matching smaller spider and drew a web line with a marker. I used Simon Says Stamp’s new Frightful Fun stamps for all the inside sentiments and I stamped this one with Lawn Fawn Fake Tan ink.

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Such a lovely bunch of trick or treaters šŸ™‚ I used some Twisted Citron Distress Oxide to color the book page fringe and create a little grass for them to stand.

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Since the front was so busy, I left the inside simple.

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Those white pumpkins – something about the pink eyes is just adorably creepy. I popped this guy up with some foam squares and his spooky sentiment was the perfect finish to that embossed phrase.

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This sentiment was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and I finished off the inside with a sticker that matches the florals from the outside.

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I really love this card, it’s soft and very lullaby-ish (if that even makes sense, lol). I added some American Crafts gold paint to the book page and it really gives this beautiful warm sheen to it. Then I used my fingers to rough up the edges a bit.

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I love this inside too – the mix of white, yellow and orange makes me think of candy corn every time I look at it.

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I couldn’t resist using another one of those webs. The saying on the darker tombstone is really fun – this would make a great party invite.

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With that thought in mind, I finished this off with that frightful fun sentiment and a little bat sticker.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I was able to give you some spooky inspiration. xoxo, Sarah

As of right now I still have 4 kits available for purchase – if you’re interested grab one before they’re gone! link below.

13 Days of Halloween

13 Days of Halloween – Day 1 | Stamping Bella’s Oddball Frankenstein

Hello everyone,

I’m here today with my first Halloween card of the season. I saw these new oddball stamps from Stamping Bella and while I wanted each and every one, I narrowed it down to this guy. Isn’t he just delightfully grumpy?

I always love a reason to pull out my watercolors and Stamping Bella images are some of my favorites to use them with. I’ve left in most of the coloring process – if you’re just interested in putting the final card together you can skip to the 3-minute mark.

Here is the full video:

And here are still shots of the finished card:


Wasn’t sure what I would do with this sheet of glittery webbing when I picked it up but it was irresistible and I love how it looks as a background. The thick strands were easy to add glue to.


I decided to keep the inside simple and just stamped a repeat of the monster using some Lawn Fawn Grape Jelly Ink.


I stamped this image on Fabriano 140# Hot Press paper with Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink and heat set that with some Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Clear embossing powder.

As always, thanks for stopping by. xoxo, Sarah

Giveaway · halloween

Halloween Card Kit Giveaway!!

Hello everyone!

I can’t help but continue to feel a bit behind and I’d hoped to have my next 10c1k video done before starting on Halloween but it’s so quickly approaching that I dare not wait any longer to get started this year. I’ll still be doing my 13 days of Halloween series, but they won’t all be all in a row as I’m also wanting to catch up on the SSS kits and to add to the ever growing pile – I ordered the Stamptember kit as well. Thanks for your patience as I’m getting back into the swing of things. For those of you who don’t follow me on instagram, I hurt my wrist last week which put me even further behind and it’s still a bit sore, but I’ve taken off the splint and fingers crossed won’t need to wear it any longer…we’ll see how things go.

Below is a look at what’s in the kit – make sure you leave a comment on YouTube under the video to enter to win. I’ve also created 4 additional kits which can be purchased for $25 on my eBay shop.

Here are a few stills of the contents:

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These buttons are also for sale individually on my eBay shop for $4.50 each and shipping is included to anywhere in the US.

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As always thanks for stopping by and lots of luck to you in the giveaway! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit ā€“ SSS August Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

Hi There,

I’m back with part 2 of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp August 2018 card kit. These florals are absolutely gorgeous and I had so much fun coloring all the images. Here are the rest of the cards I created:

Here are close-ups of the finished cards:


This peony image is so beautiful and that background stamp was exactly what I needed to finish off the shabby chic look for this card.

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I love the look of a watermarked stamp, I really need to remember to do that more often.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Intense Black

Prismacolors: 912, 913, 989, 988, 1060, 1061, 1013, 928


So sweet and simple, this mason jar is lovely. I just let the image shine here on its own and added the twine bow at the top to finish off a pretty country look.

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The top portion of this flower pot would look great all along the border of a card.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

Prismacolors: 122, 922, 1013, 1009, 995, 994, 912, 913, 989, 988, 992, 1086, 289, 1014, 122, 923


This picket fence stamp is great to add to your scene building stash. Though it does take quite a bit of work to cut it out if you want as much detail as I do.

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I kept the inside simple since the outside was so detailed a grabbed a red ink to match that poppy flower.

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Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo

Copics: R17, YR07, RV66, RV63, YG45, YG25, E15, E13, E18, YR02, YR04


These watercolor cards ended up being my favorites of the bunch (along with the rainbow card from yesterday).Ā  I really like this technique of laying down the watercolor and letting it do its thing.

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I run out of ideas for the inside of cards sometimes – I think this is the first time I’ve mixed the different sentiment colors and really like the way it came out.

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As you may have guessed, the copics were my favorite way to color the poppy flower. Here I placed that wreath around an opening so you could see the sentiment on the inside. This would also be a great way to make a shaker card.

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I finished off the inside sentiment using some cardstock to match that poppy color and placed them so you wouldn’t see them through the opening.

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Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Copics: R17, YR07, YG45, YG25

So that will finish up the cards for this kit and whew, I’m feeling at least a little bit caught up now. I’ll be working on the September kit this week and get those videos up for you soon. Hopefully before the October kit arrives. I’m also putting together a Halloween kit – more on that soon, so stay tuned! xoxo, Sarah

10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit ā€“ SSS August Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)


I’m so happy to be back and sharing my SSS August 10 Cards, 1 Kit video…better late than never right ?!? I absolutely loved this stamp set. The flowers are gorgeous and it was full of so many different little sentiments to really make the cards your own. Here is the first half of what I came up with:

And here are some close-up photos of the finished cards:


That jar of flowers is just such a sweet image and really pops next to the black and white of the script paper and sentiments.

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For the inside, I stamped the jar image using Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh Ink. This is a nice light ink so it will be very easy to write over if necessary.

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Stamping Ink for all Copic coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copics: RV63, RV66, R35, R43, YG45, YG25, BG10


Cutting out those detailed fences was time-consuming, but so worth it in the end.

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That poppy was my favorite flower out of all of them. I was so happy with the inside of this card, I considered trying to do the same partial coloring idea for the outside of a card (and still might!)

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Copics: R17, YR07, RV66, RV63, YG45, YG25


I’m such a sucker for a rainbow – I literally love one on anything. This card makes me so happy šŸ™‚

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Every rainbow needs some gold at the end – this one has some gold washi.

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Rainbows, hearts, and clouds – I’m dating myself here but I just keep thinking “Care Bear Stare” when I look at it.


This wreath is just a gorgeous stamp. I really wanted some single flowers and leaves to color and add all the way around the ring. Though I’m not sure I would have wanted to fussy cut all of them!

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I was thinking of maybe adding one more flower to the wreath so I fussy cut it out but it didn’t look quite right. Luckily I was able to add it to the inside panel.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

Prismacolors: 1002, 923, 122, 912, 913, 989, 988


I was channeling some sort of flower shop with this card or maybe the inside of a potting shed. The variety of flowers in this set was amazing and I really enjoyed coloring these stamps.

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The contrast of that minty fresh and the tangy orange card stock is one of my favorite combinations.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Intense Black

Prismacolors: 934, 1008, 1009, 1063, 1051, 912, 913, 989, 988, 929, 994, 928, 1013, 1014, 916, 942, 1012, 122, 923, 945, 1032, 118, 1033, 920, 992, 911, 1002

As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards…Part 2 coming soon! xoxo, Sarah