A treat for you

Want a cute and quick way to give someone a candy bar this Halloween?  This little treat holder is the answer.

treat holderIt’s adorable, right?  And it’s made with only a 6″ x 6″ piece of double sided paper.  That means you can get 4 of these out of one 12″ x 12″ piece of DSP!  Just fold the paper in half, point to point, then fold the left point over to the right.  Fold the right point over, and finally end by bringing the top fold down.    It’s that simple.  You don’t even need to glue it if you don’t want to.  But I do recommend using your bone folder to get sharp creases at every fold.   Come back tomorrow and I’ll post a quick video showing you step by step exactly how to make these.

treat holder emptyI used the witches cauldron from the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set to decorate this, but you could use almost any stamp, sentiment & paper combination for whatever occasion you wish.  A candy bar is always in season!  You could also put movie tickets inside.    treat holder close upFirst I stamped the witches cauldron in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I used my stampin’ buddy and Versamark ink to stamp the sentiment onto the image I just stamped.  Wild Wasabi embossing powder makes the sentiment pop on the black ink.  A few Rhinestone jewels, colored with a sharpie marker, look like bubbles rising from the creepy potion being brewed!  My paper snips make it so easy to fussy-cut the cauldron.

135125GI’m giving away this stamp set;  all you have to do is leave me a comment and one lucky winner, randomly chosen, will be the winner!  Of course, the winner will have to get back in touch with me to give me their address so I can mail the stamp set to them.  I can only ship to the United States, so my apologies to my blog readers from Canada and beyond.

So, leave me a comment at the end of this post.   I’ll give my readers until 10 PM Friday night to leave me a comment to enter to win the stamp set giveaway.  A winner will be chosen and will have until Tues to claim their prize.  Good luck to all who enter!  I’ll post the video late Friday night or Saturday afternoon showing how to make these.

Thanks for stopping by,  see you soon.




Treats for your Trick-or-Treaters

I like to give special treats to those special trick or treaters in my life; whether they are in costume or not!  (Yes, I mean “my boys”, my co-workers and other family).  Of course, you could make a whole bunch of these to hand out to every trick or treater at your door if you really wanted to!

photo 2I used the Fry Box die and Basic Gray cardstock to make the box.  The image is from the “Merry Everything” stamp set.  I love the little dracula, and the little spider behind him.  This set has a coordinating punch, Note Tag Punch, which made cropping out the shape a snap.   Now, you know how I love the coordinating products.  But I love saving money just as much too!  And when these two products are bundled together, you save 15%!  Bonus!

Momento Tuxedo Black ink is my new favorite black ink.  It is crisp and dark, and doesn’t run when you color in it.  I stamped the image with that, then  I used my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker to color in his little face.   Old Olive cardstock and the Modern Label punch made a little splash of color behind the image.

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I love how this fry box can be stuffed with candy.  And it holds a pretty decent amount of candy.  I’m also planning on making these for Thanksgiving to set at each place setting.  I may fill a clear bag with either candy corn , or cookies to put in the box.   This little box is so versatile;  I could see it filled with nail polish & lip stick for a little girl’s birthday party.  Or Legos or Matchbox cars for a little boy.  What will you put in yours?

Don’t forget, I’m giving away the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set on Halloween!  All you have to do is leave me a comment.   All comments received this week will be entered in to win.  I’ll pick a winner on Friday!

135125GAnd if you’d like to order any of the items I used to make the treat box above, you can click here to go to my store, or click on the picture below.

It’s all about the shoes!

Mojo Monday 369Today is Monday so it’s time for another Mojo Monday sketch challenge!  You know that moment when you see something and you instantly know what you want to do?  You can just ‘see’ the finished product.  That’s how it was when I opened my email and saw the little thumbnail sketch of today’s sketch.  Here it is:

What was the first thing I saw?  Shoes.  Yes, shoes.  Specifically witches shoes from the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set.  And I knew my fav Halloween color combo:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry would make up the three panels.  I immediately envisioned those three pairs of shoes mounted on layers of the same colors and that panel on black.  Can you see it so far?   In my mind, I saw it immediately.  Here it is for you to see. Displaying photo.JPG


I played around with several colors of paper, solid color, patterned pattern until I came up with what I thought was just perfect.  Solid Old Olive cardstock embossed with the Decorative Dots TIEF.  That texture reminded me of ostrich skin leather; exactly what a witch would have her shoes made from, don’t you think?  Of course, the ‘ribbon’ had to be the extra thick chunky bakers’ twine in Old Olive.  I chose to put the sentiment on the insde;  I just love that saying!

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Can you read it?  “Whether you’re a good witch or a bad witch it’s all about the shoes”  Love it!

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think of my interpretation of this sketch.  I love to hear from you and really do cherish each & every comment.  And to show you how much I love your comments, I will be giving away the Tee-Hee-Hee photopolymer stamp set that I used to make this card on Friday!  Yes, I’ll be sharing some tricks and a treat just for you; my blog readers!   But you have to leave me a comment.  And come back each day this week.  I’ll be sharing Halloween projects all week long.  Every comment will be numbered in the order they are received from now until Friday and then I will choose one comment to be the lucky winner.  So leave me a comment and win a free stamp set!  Cool!

Want to order any of the products I used here?  Click here to go to my online store, or click on the item below.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space.  I hope you’ll be the winner of my blog Trick or Treat!


Don’t miss out on these promotions ending soon!

There are several promotions ending soon that I don’t want you to miss out on, so here’s a rundown of each of them:

Good Greetings Offer Ends Oct. 31st  Good Greetings is a fabulous stamp set that has 19 different sentiments for all the Fall & Winter holidays & beyond!  It is only available through October 31 as a host reward or as Stampin’ Rewards (when you place a $300 on-line order or combine orders with friends to reach $300).  It’s such a versatile set so don’t miss out. Come Saturday you’ll be crying that you didn’t get this set if you wait too long.   And here is a card I made with my favorite stamp in this set.  IMG_4059[1]Don’t you just love that?  So do I.  Now that you want this set for sure, please make sure you place a $300 order to get the stamp set.

FREE PAPER WHEN YOU JOIN   Promotions ends on October 31st also.  If you have EVER considered joining Stampin’ Up!, now’s the time to do it.  There’s no obligation, and you can drop without consequence.  But if you stay on, you’ll earn a free pack of Designer Series Paper each month for six months.  For just $99, you can select $125 of product (with free shipping) and earn a discount on future purchases.   There’s no obligation to sell anything; you can merely join for the discount to support your own hobby, or you can decide to make a few bucks on top of that each month; it’s totally up to you!   Either way, you’ll enjoy all the perks that come with the territory: product discount, early catalog releases and pre-order, access to our exclusive on-line community and more!  Click here to join or to learn more about the benefits, click here.

Weekly Deals.  Every Tuesday Stampin’ Up! offers up some great products at an amazing discount.  These are the items that are on sale today.  Check back tomorrow for more amazing deals! Weekly Deals Snapshot

Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Supplement.  Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Supplement was just rolled out as a supplement to the Holiday Catalog.  It features some amazing holiday themed kits, stamp sets, Project Life by Stampin’ Up! kits and more.  But, all of these items are only available “while supplies last” so grab yours today so you won’t miss out.

Ok, I’m glad I got all those promotions listed to remind you of what you might miss out on if you don’t act quickly.

But one last thing!  I still have room for you in my Virtual Stamp Club.  If you want info on my Virtual Stamp Club, how it works, how to sign up, etc.  please click here to view the original blog post and video I made explaining everything.   You’ll need to be signed up before the end of the month to join the November stamp club.

Thanks for stopping by – hope to see you in My Stampin’ Space again soon!

Nancy Gleason


Don’t Fear the Pom-Poms!


When I saw the October Paper Pumpkin kit was called “Sweet as Pie”  I couldn’t wait to see it!  When I saw that you had to make your own pom-poms, and all the yarn necessary to do that, I have to admit I was kind of fearful!  But this video takes away all my fear of making Pom-Poms!  In fact, I’m really looking foward to it now!  Watch & see for yourself:

Each little piece of pie is actually a box that you can fill with candy or whatever.

piece of pieAs much I really love the pie, I’m thinking I can’t really ‘serve’ that on Thanksgiving Day;  I usually have about 15 for dinner.  So what’s a girl to do?  Well, I could get an extra refill kit and make 2 pies.   Or, I could use my kit and create something else.  Here are some alternative ideas all made with all the parts included in the Sweet As Pie kit:

A Banner:  Oooh, I could decorate!  Love it!


A Card:  I love the idea of sending Thanksgiving cards. How totally cool is this?


Or I could create a scrapbook to preserve my Thanksgiving 2014 memories:

Memory Keeping

So what will YOU do with your Paper Pumpkin?   Please tell me.  Leave me a comment at the end of this post and tell me how you will use yours.

What?  You’re not receiving a Paper Pumpkin kit in your mail box each month?  Why not?  It’s so easy to sign up,  AND it’s only $19.95!  The Sweet as Pie Paper Pumpkin Kit includes instructions, alternative use ideas and:

  • Sweet as Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set (exclusive to this Paper Pumpkin kit)
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Spot ink
  • 8 food-safe pie boxes
  • 16 pie box label stickers
  • 4 sheets of die-cut feathers
  • 8 pieces of yellow yarn (9 yards each)
  • 8 cardboard pom pom makers
  • 1 sheet of large adhesive circles (to adhere pom poms)
  • 1 sheet of small adhesive circles

The Paper Pumpkin kits are great for the busy crafter, the person who wants to craft but doesn’t have a lot of time, ideas or supplies.  Don’t miss out any longer; sign up today!  Know someone else who would love it?  Give a gift subscription:

A GREAT GIFT FOR YOU OR A FRIEND!  Subscribe to Stampin’ Up! Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin kits or consider giving Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscription as gifts.  They are simple way to experience paper, stamps and ink without needing additional supplies.  You can add them to an on-line order with other Stampin’ Up! products, too!  

With a pre-paid subscription, you can choose the subscription length of your choice, and you’ll receive a redemption code where you can use it to redeem your subscription or gift it to someone else to redeem on mypaperpumpkin.com.

Item Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription Price (Shipping Included)
137858  1 month $19.95
137859  3 months $59.85
137860  6 months $113.70 — save $1 per month
137861  12 months $215.40 — save $2 per month

Here’s more information on Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscriptions.

Another perk for subscribers is that they can order past refill kits!   See what’s available here.

Well, I’m off to got tackle my Pom-Poms!  What do you think I am going to make with my Sweet As Pie kit?  Leave me a comment and tell me your guess, then go sign up for Paper Pumpkin so you won’t miss out next month!  And consider giving a Gift Subscription to someone you’re thankful for!  They’ll get their subscription redemption code in time to get their November kit!   It’s also a great way to get your Christmas shopping done a little bit early this year, without any hassle!  Now that’s “Sweet”!




You’ll be seeing stars!

Stampin’ Up! has done it again!  They seemed to have hit it out of the ballpark with the new Holiday Supplement catalog.20141020TH_HolidaySupplement_en-US

My first thoughts, quite honestly, were “A holiday supplement catalog?”  Really, I haven’t even gotten everything from the main holiday catalog that I wanted yet.   What more could they come up with to produce a supplement to the holiday catalog?”

But the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit (#138104 $25.95) is a knock-out!  It is a kit that gives you ALL the material you need to create 26 3-D stars, plus all the embellishments you need to jazz them up!  There is one star that is 15″ diameter (that’s one big star!) and you’ll make 5 each of 5 sizes ranging from 2″-6″.   Look at all the possibilities:

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit  Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit Many Merry Stars Simply Created KitMany Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

When I showed the ladies in my class last night and asked if anyone was interested in purchasing the kits and assembling them as a group, the screams of “YES!”, “YES!”, “YES!” was almost deafening!   If you’d like to join us, we will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 3rd at 6:00 PM at Walden Pond Therapy Center in Moosic, PA.  Just order a kit using this link  (and please use host code MY2GZETU) and bring your kit and come join us!   Can’t make it?  That’s ok, just order your kit and gather a friend, or find some alone time, and get creative.  Watch these videos to see how easy it is to assemble this kit.

That’s not the only thing in the 2014 Holiday Supplement Catalog.  Here’s a quick rundown:  Click on any item to see that item in full detail.

 Everything in the Holiday Supplement is only available on a ‘while supplies last’ basis.  I expect a sell out of the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, so order yours today before it’s too late!.
Don’t forget to check out our weekly deals while you’re at it:
CM1634BClick on the image above to go right to the Weekly Deals section of my website and see all of the items on sale this week.  Every Tuesday, Weekly Deals are updated so check back each week.
Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space.  I enjoyed having you here.  :)
Have a blessed day,

Stamp, Stock & Save!

Just announced:  In honor of World Card Making Day which is celebrated Oct. 4th, Stampin’ Up! has announced the Stamp, Stock & Save promotion.  Stamps, paper, envelopes, ink & adhesive on sale for 15% off now until Oct 6th!

Now is the time to stock up on basic cardstock, inks, & envies.  (Just think of all those cards you’ll be making & mailing in the next few months!)

Click Here for the downloadable flyer.

Click here to go to my online store and see what is on sale!

Want to take your paper crafting to a new level and learn new techniques?   Consider joining my Virtual Stamp Club.  Click here to watch the video I’ve made explaining what a VSC is, how it works, & why it’s right for you.  Then just fill out the sign up box below the video and you’re done; you’re in, you’re part of the club!  Easy peasy.

BTW:  I’ll be making cards on World Card Making Day at the Scranton Mini Maker Faire at Johnson College in Dickson City on Saturday, Oct. 4th from 10AM – 7PM.  Stop by & make a card or two with me :)

Happy Stampin’


My Take on #155

I needed to make a project for a workshop and I knew I wanted to use Endless Wishes.  I wanted it to be simple, yet ‘stepped up’ a bit.  As soon as I saw the sketch for this week’s Freshly Make Sketch Challenge, I had my layout!  I love it when things just come together like that!

Here’s the sketch:

And here is my card:Paper Players # 155

I love the simplicity of the snowflakes in this set; the blues & silver just beg to be used.  I used Soft Sky cardstock and a strip of Island Indigo cardstock on the base.  The tag was cropped & shaped using the Scallop Top tag punch.  I used Soft Sky ink to create the tone-on-tone effect on the Soft Sky cardstock.   I love all the possibilities of the sentiments and the font style in the set too.  The snowflakes & silver sequin from the Frosted Sequins are the perfect embellishment and give it just the right amount of bling.  Soft Sky & Island Indigo ink create the snowflakes on the focal point and Silver Metallic ink is reserved for the sentiment.

And, by the way, the ladies at my workshop loved it too!

Don’t forget:  You can stamp with me too, regardless of where you live or your hectic schedule.  My Virtual Stamp Club begins in a few short days.  Click here to find out more and to sign up.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space.  I hope you enjoyed todays post.  And I hope to see you in my Virtual Stamp Club soon!


Virtual Stamp Club Now Forming!

Festival of TreesWhen I posted this picture on a facebook group I belong to, the response was overwhelming!  Due to the many requests I had for instructions on how to make this card, I am pleased to announce that I am now offering a VIRTUAL STAMP CLUB!   This card will be one of the projects we make in the first VIRTUAL STAMP CLUB in October 2014.

I’ve had many requests from people asking what a VIRTUAL STAMP CLUB is, how it works, and, how to join.

I’ve made a video answering all of those questions and I’m sharing that video here.    And I’m sharing that with you, my blog followers and mailing list subscribers first.

I hope that you will join me in my Virtual Stamp Club.   Besides papercrafting, I  love teaching people how to rubber stamp!  The Virtual Stamp Club will allow me the opportunity to stamp with so many more people; geography will no longer be a barrier!  Here’s to stampin’ together!


September Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom #26 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

OK, I have to admit, when I first saw the Holiday Catalog,  there were SO MANY that went straight to the top of my MUST HAVE LIST!   I actually had my wish list by page #, rather than item because I knew I needed page 5, and page 41 for example.  And even though I did end up ordering more stamp sets than I planned on, I have actually used them all, and love each & everyone!  (And I have more on the way!  – I just had to have some more stamps & framelits that I didn’t get on the first order!)   But the set I chose to share with you today is Festival of Trees and the coordinating Tree punch (of course, this is a bundle so you’ll save 15% when you purchase them together).


I used the Trim the Tree DSP Paper Stack to provide the plaid patterned panel behind the focal point.   (I’m loving the Paper Stacks, I’m finding them to be more economical and more user-friendly than our 12×12 pkgs of DSP).

The images in the Festival of Trees are so simple & cute, but I really like the sentiment too.  It’s one of the ‘inside-out” sentiments as I like to call them.  It’s a great way to add a sentiment on the face of the card, and on the inside too.

Here’s the inside:  IMG_3824See what I mean about the sentiment?  A Merry Little Wish…For Lots of Joy at Christmas.  I know so many of you want stamps with a verse for the front and for the inside, so here it is.  And with 5 different trees, the star, the bird, the tinsel, the flower pot, the Festival of Trees stamp set has so much to deliver, esp. for only $15.95.  Bundle it with the coordinating Tree Punch and it’s only $27.95
I used the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits to cut out the piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock behind the tree.

I hope you enjoyed my simple, little project!  It was so fun to make, and I know I’ll be making alot of cards with the set in the next few months.

If you would like to order any of the products used, or anything else from Stampin’ Up!, you can click here or on the pics of each item below.

The next stop is Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains #28 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

  1. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  5. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  12. Shannon Jaramillo at www.EZPeasyCards.com
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  19. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  21. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  22. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  23. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  25. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  27. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space- – – YOU ARE HERE – – -
  28. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  29. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  30. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  31. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  34. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  35. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery




DON’T FORGET: Today is the last day to order your Paper Pumpkin kit for September. And if you have never tried My Paper Pumpkin, today is the last day to try it for only half-price. Use Promo Code HALFOFF2 and get the next two months for only $9.97 each rather than the regular price of $19.95 plus tax. Click here to order yours today!