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I have something new to share with you.  I have been sharing and blogging with you now for three months or so.  Just a little statistics here for you.  I have shared a Simple Friendshiptotal of  89 posts since the month of July.  Need I say that is a lot of papercrafting.  I have a small craft room approx. 10 x 10 and I am constantly reorganizing so I can utilize every inch.  I am being over run with cards.  LOL  So, I would like to offer them to you.  If you feel in love with any of the cards I have posted or would just like to have them for a visual sample, please drop me an email with your name and address.  Most of my cards are all occasions cards that could be used for just about any occasion.  I will be maling them in a brown padded envelope first class mail.  I’m asking $2.50 per card (includes envies) plus shipping $1.75 (Total $4.25).  If you would like more than one card I will lower the cost to $2.00 per card plus shipping.    Preferred payment is PayPal but I will accept checks and money orders.  Checks will have to clear before items can be mailed.  Remember -handcrafted cards make great secret santa gifts, a little something special for moms or anyone in the family.   Christmas is coming!!!!   Thanks for your support and I hope to hear from you soon.  Toodles

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Here’s a few more you make like:  Click on the picture to enlarge


Hot New Deal of the Week #3

Hi Everyone.  I’m back with the Deal of the Week #3 — Red Hot Off the Press.  See below for the fantastic deals available this week.

Throughout October, get all-new Deals of the Week—with select products up to 50% off!





Regular Price

Sale Price

October 19, 10:00 AM (MT) through October 26, 9:50 AM (MT)



Basic Jumbo grommets





Mini Library clips





Circle Designer brads





1/2" Library clips



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See Ya Tomorrow  Toodles

WSC102 – Simple Friendship

Deal of the Week 3 will be posted as soon as it is released

Happy Monday To All – I’m sitting here a little tired and gumpy.  The week end was full of softball games and boy I just about froze my tush off..  Three on Saturday Simple Friendshipand two on Sunday.  We didn’t win any of them.  Boo Hoo  Korts pitched about 1 1/2 games and she did well but unfortunately we didn’t  have any defense.  The games were close only by a few runs.  I know it is not all about winning, we built some character here, but OMG just one would have been nice.  LOL  Today’s card is for the WSC102 challenge over at fresh and fun.  I’m going to try a new format.  I hope this will be easier for you to follow.  Let me know what you think.

  • Stamp Set is Simple Friendship #113397 pg 105 of your catty
  • Card base is 6 x 6, scored at 3".  Tip. – Always take time and score your cards.  They will fold without your paper wrinkling.
  • It’s a simpe layout featuring patterned Designer Paper Thoroughly Modern #115673  Size is 5 7/8 x 2 7/8
  • Next layer is a 1" x 5 7/8" piece of Rose Red #102544 tied with a piece of White Taffeta Ribbon #109070
  • Next matt is a 2 x 4 piece of Rose Red, matted with Thoroughly Modern DP 1 7/8" x 3 7/8
  • My stamped image was inked with Basic Black and punched with the 1 3/4 circle punch and mounted with dimensionals.

Do you like to save money on stamp sets?  Be sure and check out my monthly specials.  I have two cards kits available.  I’m offering a 20% discount on those stamp sets when you purchase the card kit for $15.  Click here and here. 

Join My Team (Sandy’s Stampers) – Stampin’ Up is offering a Demonstrator Starter Kit for ($185).  This includes My Digital Studio.  WOW!!  Go to my SU website and click on Join My Team.  Just follow the easy instructions.  My password is SandyMurphy. 

 I’ve got to go and finish cutting paper for stamp club this Wednesday.  Thanks for stopping by, I truly appreicate your support and I’m ready to help you with all your shopping needs.  Questions welcome.  Happy Day .  Toodles

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Patterned Trees – Holiday Mini Level 1

Happy Saturday.  Hope you got to sleep in just a little.  Boy o Boy we had a great night of paper crafting.  Ten ladies came and made their Christmas Stamp A Stack cards.  And everyone went home finished.  Ta Da!!!!!!!  They made 20 cards of four designs.  If I remember right I cut cardstock for 250 cards.  That’s a lot of paper.  We all had a good time and ate some good food.  I’ll see you guys all back on Wed for Stamp Club.  Today’s card turned out very cute.  It’s another large card 5 x 5 but you could easily cut it down to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  I chose the 5 x 5 because I wanted to spuce things us a notch and use the Big Shot Scallop Square Die Cut.  The stamp set is Patterned Pines #116525 and it is a level 1 hostess set in the Holiday Mini.    You can receive this set for FREE by hosting a $150 workshop.  A great opportunity to gather family and friends for a fun stamping night.  Email me to set one up for you.  We can even have a workshop out there is cyber space.  LOL  Cardstock is Always Artichoke and the ribbon is the 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon #115608.  Soooooo pretty.  Wish my girls well today, they have a big big softball tournament this week end.  I hope the weather holds out.  Long johns I think might be in order.  LOL  Have a great week-end and please don’t hesitate to give me a hollar if you have any questions.  I’m always here to help.  Be sure and check out the specials throughout previous posts.  Deal of the Week 2 is winding down.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a fun fill week-end.  Toodles

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Mojo108 – Enjoy Every Moment

Happy Friday.  It’s so soggy here from all the rain.  We need a little sunshine to not Enjoy Every Momentonly help dry us out but to lift our spirits just a little.  Sunshine makes us happy.  Todays card is for the Mojo108 sketch.  I used Rich Razzleberry cardstock and Cottage Wall DP #115671.  Grrrrrrrrreat colors together.  I needed a rectangular shape and came across the stamp set Enjoy Every Moment #113622.  You can find it on pg 65 of your catty.  Speaking of catty’s  I’m always trying to organize and make room for new stuff and I have several left over from previous years (06, 07, 08).  I do not want to throw them away.  They are great for inspiration and color combo’s.  If you are interested drop me an email.  The price is right at $2.00 plus shipping if applicable.  My senitiment is from one of the All Year Cheer sets which are retired.

Don;t forget about Deal of the Week, Holiday Mini Special, Clearance Rack, My Digital Studio Special and the Demonstrator Starter Kit + MDS for only $185.

My Christmas Card Kit and Kit of the Month are still available.  All your products are included (except stamped images) and a 20% discount available when you place a Stampin’ Up order.  To receive the discount you must email me.

Hope the suns shines in your part of the woods.  Have a great week-end, Hope you get some stamping in.  Tonight is the big x-mas stamp a stack so I have a lot to do.  Picture This – A chicken jumpin’ around with it’s head cut off.  That will be me.  LOL  You gotta love it and I do.  Ta Ta For Now (TTFN)


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Serene Snowflakes Scrapbook Page

Good Morning To You All.  Today I am sharing one of our scrapbook pages for this months stamp club.  As I’ve said before I love making my own background paper.  Today I am featuring Serene Snowflakes Stamp Set 115438.  It is in the Holiday Mini and is a beautiful set of snowflakes.  The colors that I used are Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Orchid Opulence, and Ballet Blue.  You’ll have to remember to make a card with these colors.  They are absolutely striking.  It’s a pretty simple layout.  I did use the Eyelet Border Punch for some pizzzzzzzaz and the Snowflake Punch as one of my focal points.  I’m sorry I can’t sit and chat with you more today but I  have to run and do some cleaning and preparation for my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack.  Friday night will be here before I know it.  Be sure and take a second look and the Deal of the Week 2.  It will be winding down on Sunday.

I still have some card kits (X-max and Kit of the Month) available so take a peek at those too.  No better time to take adavanage of the workshop specials $250/$400. Check out previous post for all the deets.  Starter Kit still available.  Great way to pick up some products, receive discounts and it includes My Digital Studio all for $185.  Great Value!!!!!!!!!!!   Thanks for stopping by.  Ta Ta For Now

Crazy For Cupcakes Birthday Card

Good Morning Stampers.  Welcome back, it is so nice to have you here this morning.  It has been raining most of the night so I’m guessing that our last two Crazy For Cupcakessoftball games might not get played this week.  Big tournament this week end, so I hope the weather decides to cooporate with us.  My oldest granddaughter just turned 13 in Sept and she had a bowling party.  It was very nice, but now it is Kayleigh’s turn.  She is turning 11 and still wants Nana (me) to help her make her B/D invitations. (Say a little prayer for Nana because she is going thru the  I’m a big girl now and don’t need as much help from Nana symdrome).  LOL I’m sure their are a few of you out there that have experienced this already.  I’ve decided to enjoy this year while we can.  So this is Kayleigh’s birthday card.   I have found Pocket Cards are very easy to make and easy to change.  Kayleigh has changed her mind several times now on what kind of party she is having, so her card is not finished yet.  I’m keeping the insert blank a little longer until time runs out.  LOL.  My cardbase is Lavender Lace.  Its 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  The flap is matted with a retired designer paper (she’s a pink and purple kind of girl).  Stamp set is Crazy for Cupcakes #111618 on pg 68 of your catty.  I used my Oval nesties and colored in my images with markers (Creamy Carmel and Pretty In Pink).  For my stickles on my icing I just added some polka dots and colored the cherry with my Red Marker)  I did put some Crystal Effects of the cherries to make it pop a little bit. I used two white brads to close up  my card.  Everyone seems to like this design, It’s easy, quick and striking.  That’s what we want yes.  Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you enjoy the card.  If you get a chance check out yesterday’s post.  Stampin’ Up has some really great promo’s out their that will save you money.  Take care.  Ta Ta For Now

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Christmas Tag Holder Box

Good Morning To All –  Well, we got thru Monday that’s a good thing.  I worked very hard yesterday on Christmas Tags.  WOW  they take a long time to organize.  I think I had Christmas Tag Holder Boxevery Christmas color out and then some.  What a mess.  I think I got about 30 done.  Making tags is a project that you have to think ahead on.  But any hoo,  what am I going to do with these tags you say.  Friday night is our big Christmas Stamp a Stack and I always like to have some nice give aways.  I’m always browsing thru our catty for ideas and inspiration (it’s a very good source for this) and low and behold on page 14 of our catty there is a picture of a tag box and some pretty tags.  So today I’m showing you my version of a Christmas Tag Box.  It’s so cute, I just love it.  Of course, being a big Real Red fan the box had to be red.  I used a piece of acetate for the lid top and tied a big green ribbon around it.  It is filled with lots of tags to put on packages to make them extra special and pretty.  Who doesn’t love a pretty package.  I have a confession.  Tutorials intimidate me a little bit.  But I promise I’m working on it.  This project I must admit would be a good starting point.  Give me a little time and I see what I can do.  For my tags I used stamps that I had for the last couple years, but on page 14 of your catty the set called Christmas Punch is a very good place to start.  This set is a Level 2 Hostess Set.  To receive it Free you need to have a $300 workshop.  Also don’t forget the Holiday Mini Set Delightful Decorations on pg 7 with the coordinating punch.  Love those punches makes projects easy and perfect.  With this months promotion with a $250 workshop you can select one of these items for only $10.  You can’t bet that.  Now I can see your face turn from a smile to a frown but it is not that hard to do.  Invite some friends and family over for some coffee and cake,  decided on what supplies you will need. (paper, stamps, inks, etc) and whammy youv’e got yourself a workshop and in 5-7 days you can start making these cute little tags for all your gifts this year.    Great little secret santa gifts for teachers and co-workers.  You can even turn your box in to a candy box.  It would look cute as well with Hershey’s Nuggets.  Well I’m off to make my gifts for Friday night.  Have a super duper day.  Thanks for stopping by.  Ta Ta For Now (TTFN)

SPECIAL  REQUEST –  As most of you have already figured out by now that I am trying to gain your loyality and trust so I can build my client base of Stampin’ Up shoppers.  I would appreciate it if you would drop me a note (email) and let me know how I’m doing and if there is anything I can do (projects, specal promotions, card kits, discounts, etc) that would make you comfortable shopping with me.   I truly appreciate your support and I hope your are enjoying my style and my new site.  It’s such fun bringing it to you.

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Deal of the Week #2 – Hot Hot Hot

Hi Stampers!!! (This is  my second post so if  you didn’t see my card for the day please check it out below.)

I’m back just like I said I would, the Deal of the Week #2 has been released.  Check it out below for all the hot details. Email me to place your order.

These selected products are being offered to you at a 50% savings.  Yes, throughout October, there will be a select group of products coming your way at a 50% discount.  Check this weeks products out.





Regular Price

Sale Price

October 12, 10:00 AM (MT) through October 19, 9:50 AM (MT)



Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die





Flower Burst Embosslits





Bigz XL Cake 3 Tier Die




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Medallion in Soft Suede

It’s Monday Again Stampers, another week-end bites the dust.  Hope mother earth was kind to you.  We had half way weather, Sunday was a beautiful day and I was able to Medallionget the rest of my garden ornaments into the barn.  Boy our fall so far as been goofy.  We are supposed to have temps in the 70’s and we have been luckly to get lower 50’s.  I hope this doesn’t mean rough winter days ahead.  Has any one heard any predictions out there?  The girls have to ball games remaining this Wed and Thru.  Never a dull moment. In the next few days I will have a B/D card to share with you.  My Kayleigh is turning 11 in Nov.  My, My, where does the time go.  Now on to sharing my card with you.  I chose the Medallion backgroud stamp #115223 today.  Why you say.  Well it is fun, easy and makes a great statement.  At convention it was the #1 selling stamp set for SU.  That’s a tall order and I think that is has been displayed in everyway possible, so I look to color to set my card apart from the others.  Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Whisper White are my choices of the day.  I’m not an artist but I believe this would qualify as a monochromatic color scheme.  On my matted piece (Sahara Sand) I used a jumbo roller inked in Soft Suede.  I could not find it in the catty, so it must be retired.  I has swirls and a few small flower on it but you could use anything with swirls.  The medallion was inked in Soft Suede and stamped off just a little.  I used the Scallop Circle Punch in Sahara Sand and punched out the middle of the medallion for the center of my scallop.  Whew!!  Hope you caught all that. I then used a large gromet and my Crop-A-Dile #108362.  A wonderful tool for punching thru chip board and setting eyelets.  If you don’t have one be sure and check it out.  It is very easy on your hands.  You don’t want that dreeded ole corpal tunnel.  Nasty stuff take if from me.  Ribbon is Soft Suede Polka Dot turned over and the sentiment is from Kind and Caring Thoughts.  I know it is hard to get but it has some great verses in it.  I would suggest you think seriously about having a workshop.  With all the special promo’s that Stampin’ Up is having this month. (Deal of the Week, My Digital Studio, Holiday Mini Item for only $10. Clearance Rack, Starter Kit) is just another way to increase your workshops.  Give your friends and family a call for a girls night out.  I guarantee a little laughter, a lot of fun and everyone will have some ideas and cards to take home.  Drop me an email and set up you workshop today.  Thanks for stopping by, have a super duper day.  Ta Ta For Now (TTFN)

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Things Worth Remembering:

  • Deal of the Week –  I will post as soon as it is released @ noon our time
  • Holiday Mini Special – Have a $250 workshop and you can pick any one item from the Holiday Mini (except MDS and Hostess sets) for $10
  • Sweet Rewards Starter Kit – For $185 you can begin earning free stamps and products, get sneek-peeks and get to pre-order  PLUS receive My Ditial Studio with your demonstrator package.  Don’t delay, get started now.
  • Clearence Rack.  Go to my on-line store and check out the clearance rack at the left sidebar.  Changes daily so don’t delay
  • My Digital Studio – Half price when you have a $400 workshop. 
  • Christmas Card Kit – Get all the supplies to make 12 beautiful handcrafted Christmas Cards for your family and friends with a 20% discount on supplies
  • Featured Card Kit – Same as above.