Blog Candy – Stamp Winner!

As mentioned in an earlier post, I hired British artist, Paul Gunson, to custom design a holiday rubber stamp for the users of my rubber stamping community. I have an extra stamp left over and would like to give it away to one of my blog readers. All you have to do is leave a comment in this post. Winner will be drawn at random (using and will be announced on Friday.

The stamp was manufactured by the same company who manufactures Amuse Art Stamps. The quality is excellent and the image stamps beautifully. The stamp measures 3″x3″ and is mounted on cling foam for use on acrylic blocks.

Good Luck!



Wow, only three people signed up for the blog giveaway. Does that mean the stamp is hideous?? I, personally, think it’s fabulous :)

Our winner is comment #3 which was posted by BUNNY! Congratulations Bunny! Please email me with your name and address and I’ll get the stamp in the mail for you.

Thanks for playing!

Squish Box – Freebie

Today’s freebie template is a mini squish box (or mini explosion box). This template requires absolutely no adhesive which means that it can get put together really quickly. I really, really love this box and I know you will too.

This template can be downloading from the ‘Freebies’ section.

Freebie Tuesday!

I’ve had so many requests for these two shapes so I’ve put them together for this week’s freebie download. If you have a request, by all means, shoot me an email and I’ll see what I can do.

First up is a butterfly pattern similar to the one that appears on the cover of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue. The template contains two butterflies.

And last, but certainly not least, we have a pattern similar to the ‘Top Note’ die that is available for The Big Shot die cutting machine. This template contains two patterns (one smaller than the other) so that can be layered together.

Both templates can be dowloaded from the ‘Freebies’ section.


Template Tuesday – October 7

As most women do, I love to shop. I could literally shop til I dropped. While on one of my excursions to the ‘big city’, I saw the most delightful purse on display in a shop window. The bottom portion of the purse was black and the top portion was the most beautiful shade of lime green. It was calling my name and putting on it’s best ‘come hither’ look (yes, purses really can do this!) so I obeyed its orders and went inside for a closer inspection. When I looked at the price tag I almost choked. My mind began racing! Should I or shouldn’t I? I began wondering how much money I could get for my first born son! Thankfully, my love for my child brought me back to my senses. I stroked and fondled the purse, blew it a kiss, then left the store in a hurry.

All I have now are fond memories and today’s template. This is my version, albeit a paper one, of that gorgeous, gorgeous speciman.

Download the template.  Oops. Time’s up!

Nicole made this sample template for us a few weeks ago. I have since updated and modified the template a little bit. I hope to make a purse myself later on today, after the kiddies go to school. Until then, I leave you with Nicole’s creation.

Halloween Treat Boxes

So sorry for the lack of updates over the past couple of weeks, guys. I just haven’t been feeling very well (my doctors are still trying to find out whats wrong with me) and taking care of daily family duties has zapped me of most of my energy. Hopefully my latest round of blood work will show something.

Anyhoo, I do have another template for you. This one is a little treat box and, although it can be used for any occasion at all, I decorated mine (very simply) in a Halloween theme. This box is very easy to assemble and requires absolutely NO adhesive! Bonus!

Halloween Treat Boxes

This template can be purchased in my Paper Templates Webstore.

Next up, Christmas themed templates!!