Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the US. And thanks to all my readers for coming to my blog and sharing the love of stamping with me!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stampin' Up! Online Spectacular!

During this one week only, you and your customers can get incredible discounts--up to 50 percent--saving big on your favorite products, as well as qualifying for FREE SHIPPING with online orders of $150 or more.

Click on the banner "find spectacular deals" now to go to my Stampin Up online store!

Discounted Products
  • Discounted products (except My Digital Downloads) are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted digital downloads are only available on online order types.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the discounted products promotion.
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent.
  • Deadlines: Online Store:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)
Free Shipping
  • In order to receive free shipping, orders must be $150 or more before tax and shipping.
  • Free shipping is available for qualifying online orders only. Other order types will not qualify for this promotional offer.
  • Deadlines:
    • Online Store:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tags for Christmas!

Join me at the December Club Celebration on Tuesday, December 7, and make one of these great 6 x 6 tag pockets! (I copied this wonderful idea from the talented Kay Kalthoff.)

If you're already a club member, you'll get to make one tag pocket for free; otherwise, the cost is $5 or free with a $30 order. If you haven't already, please RSVP for how many pockets you'd like to make by Friday, Dec 3. I have a limited number of pockets available!

Monday, November 15, 2010

All I want for Christmas!

Are you hard to buy for??? Stampin' Up! has a GREAT gift idea! Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $87.50! That's half off the regular $175 price. It's an amazing opportunity, but hurry--offer ends November 30. Tell your family what you really want for Christmas--to become a Stampin Up demonstrator! 

Make new friends! Buy your favorite products at a discount! Earn extra cash to help with bills!

Go to

and use the password cardbuffet to join online--it's quick and easy! 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Music notes

My mom has been asking for some notecards that she could use for any occasion and that would reflect her specifically. Soooo, it had to be music. I gave her a big pile of these for her birthday last week, and she loves them! Hope you like them, too! I used the Polka Dots Embossing folder to add some texture and embossed the flaps of the envelopes to match!

Hope your day is noteworthy!


Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Ink: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Music Notes Wheel ( p 125), Big Shot, Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Custom Rag Quilt Purses for Christmas

After many requests, I've decided to offer custom Rag Quilt Purses for sale in time for Christmas! I'm only taking the first 6 requests, but the rest will be put on a waiting list! The cost is $35 plus shipping. If you'd like to order, please contact me by email at cardbuffet AT gmail DOT com and I'll send you a Paypal invoice. These will be guaranteed to ship by Dec 17. At this time, I can only take orders for within the US.

Here are a few samples--you can request any colors and I'll do my best. Click on the pictures to see a larger image.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thankful for leaves

This was my swap for November's club meeting last night. I used individual images from the Jumbo Wheel "Bright Blessings" (p 28, 115626). I love cutting apart the wheels to get a BUNCH of images at a low price! I'm starting to really like the color Cajun Craze for fall. And I didn't think I'd like it at all! Give it a try! 


Stamps: Bright Blessings Wheel
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, More Mustard
Accessories: 1 1/4" square punch, scalloped square punch

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Do you smell pumpkin????

Scratch-n-sniff is always a favorite technique at my events, and everybody had fun making this yummy pumpkin! We mixed a tiny bit of Allspice into clear embossing powder, then stamped the pumpkin from Paisley Prints in Pumpkin Pie Craft ink and embossed it. The room smelled GREAT! 

Stamps: Paisley Prints
Paper: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie Craft, Early Espresso Classic
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder,

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monster Candy

I forgot to upload this last week!

We made this at October's club meeting using the Make a Monster set and the Candy Wrapper die. So easy and fun! One of the great things about the clear mount Make a Monster set is the ability to build a "face" on a clear block, and then apply it to the monster all at once! Super fun! We used the Illuminate Top Coat Smooch to give the eyes a spooky shimmer.

Stamps: Make a Monster
Paper: Basic Black, Peach Parfait
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Staz On Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper die, 1/8" Old Olive ribbon, Illuminate Smooch Pearlized Accents