Happy Halloween! 🎃


I hope today finds you SpOOkY and ScARy!  Did you make any Halloween treats?  If so, I would love to hear about them in comments at the end of this post…

It’s time to start making those Thanksgiving  and Christmas items now!

Here is a simply stamped card. This case is from Connie Stewart and is so simple and  stunning at the same time. One stamp set, with two colors of ink! I hope you like it as much as I do.

This card uses the Merry Christmas to All set using Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide inks.

I will be placing an order on Saturday, so if you would like this set, please let me know and I can place your order.  If you are ordering online, be sure to use Host Code DN2F9A7S to save on shipping.

Happy Halloween!

Monday,Monday, bah-dah-dah-dah-dah

Hi all,

I hope your Monday starts out like a song.  This week I will be sharing everything Christmas!  I will share several of the kits available in the Holiday Catalog.  If you haven’t used kits prior, seriously check them out.  It makes creating super easy with all supplies including instructions!

I held a Holiday Open House on Saturday which was well attended and we shared great conversation, crafting, food and drink.  What’s better right?

I will be sharing one of the make-n-take projects we did at the Open House.  Simple stamping with an elegant result, I am sure you will y agree.

Have a great start to your Monday!


It’s a 24 Hour Celebration Tuesday!

Only until midnight tonight!  Stampin’Up! is throwing a 24 Hour Stamp Sale.  Don’t miss out on your chance to save 15%.  Click on the picture above to see the list of selected sets for this sale.

Be sure to use Host Code UM74UKU7 when placing your online order today, as this will help save you even more.  If you want me to place your order, please contact me by 10:00pm this evening.

A couple more updates:

  • This Saturday is my Holiday Open House from 1-4pm.  Grab some friends and stop out for some Holiday crafting and cheer!
  • I will be placing a regular order on  Saturday November 3rd.  I will post the Host Code after today’s sale.

Have a great Tuesday, and happy shopping!

It’s a Stampin’Up! Birthday Celebration!

It’s a 30th Birthday Stamp Sale, but it’s for 24 HOURS ONLY- so time is of the essence!  Spread the word to your stamping friends right away.

One of my favorite sets that is included in this SALE, is the
Another Wonderful Year.  I just love the fonts and sentiments in this set.

Click HERE for the list of Stamp sets included in this SALE!

Use HOST CODE UM74UKU7 when ordering online to save on shipping!

Ordering begins at midnight tonight!  It’s only a party if you order😊


65 Days until Christmas!

Hi everyone!

This week I shared with you projects using the featured stamp set Making Every Day Bright.  I have one last project using the Bulb Builder punch to make this cheerful Christmas card! 

For this card I heat embossed each of the bulbs using the 2018-2019 In-Color embossing powders.  I will be sharing a video this week demonstrating this technique.  The pine branches are from the lovely Christmas Pines stamp set found on Page 98 in the Annual Catalog.  Don’t forget there are many seasonal sets to choose from in the Annual Catalog too!

Have a wonderful day, and SKOL Vikings!  💜


It’s Time for Prize Patrol Friday…

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to draw a WINNER!  If you commented, liked or shared on my website or Facebook page this week, your name is in the 🎩.  This week’s winner is Jackie Wiley.  Congratulations Jackie and thank you for your comments.

I would like to invite you to join my Create with Brenda Design Team Page on Facebook.  Here you are able to share your creations and be inspired by others as well.   It’s simple, just search the name Create with Brenda Design Team and request to join.  I am very excited to see what you have been creating too!

One last thing, but very important…  Stampin’Up! has announced on Tuesday October 23rd there will be a 24 HOUR SALE.  Be sure to check back on Tuesday for updates.

Tips and Technique Thursday!

Hello my stampin’ peeps,

I hope your week  has had many “Bright” spots!  I’m so excited that  the weather forecast for today is BRigHt and warmer!

Here is a project I want to share with you.  It is made with the featured  product of the week , “Making Every Day Bright”

This card was very quick and easy to put together, and who wouldn’t love to get this?  I used the Wood Plank Embossing Folder, the sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set, the edging is from the Delicate Lace Edgelit Dies using the Big Shot to cut, and of course the leaves are stamped and punch using the Making Every Day Bright stamp set  and the Bulb Builder Punch.  The leaves are colored with a variety of colors from the Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker collection.

Because the Thankful & Blessed holiday is upon us, let us reflect that message in our card giving.  The stamps in this set as I have said before, fit every season and many holidays too.

*tip of the week…   when using a punch, turn it upside down so the opening is facing you.  This allows you to line up your stamped image perfectly for punching!.

Have a great day, and as always, leave a comment!

Bright Ideas

Happy “hump day”!

Today I have a few “Bright” ideas using this week’s featured set from Stampin’Up! called “Making Every Day Bright”

Here is a cute 3×3 note card that uses the stamp set along with the Bulb Builder punch to firm the stamped flower petals and Pear Pizazz leaves. Notice the light bulb strand doubles as a decorative edge on this one.

This one changes the season and is the little penguin stamp, again using the Bulb Builder Punch to step it up.

I hope you enjoy and give today’s “Bright” ideas a try.  Remember… I love hearing from you and it also enters you in my weekly PRIZE PATROL drawing.

Happy Stampin’

The “Specials of the Week”

Here’s what’s happening this week:

  • I will be placing an order on Saturday 10/20.  Please have your online order in by noon.  If you want me to place your order, call or email it to me by noon also.  If ordering online, be sure to use HOST CODE  VK9KSGSU to save on shipping.  *if your order is over $150 in product, do not use the code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards to redeem for FREE product.
  • All customers who order in October will receive a package of the red rhinestones. *minimum $25 in product.
  • I will be hosting a Holiday Open House on Saturday 10/7 from 1-4pm at my home. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend for a fun afternoon of make-n-takes, light fare and refreshments.  There will be hourly prize drawings.  Hope to  see you!
  • Coming soon, Snowflake Showcase.  This is a limited time product offering that I’m sure you won’t want to miss.  More to come…
  • Be sure to leave a comment on any of my posts to get entered in my weekly PRIZE PATROL drawing.

Making Every Day Bright

Happy Monday stampers!

This week’s “Product of the Week” is the 27 piece photopolymer stamp set called Making Every Day Bright.

This set includes stamps for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, covering most holidays in between.  Because this is a photopolymer set, it requires acrylic blocks for mounting the stamps before stamping.  Here is a quick and easy card  I made using this set.

To make this even easier, there is a coordinating punch!  What a quick way to add dimension to your projects.

Check back throughout the week to see more projects using this very fun and versatile set.

Make it a BRIGHT and creative day!


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