Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Papillon Potpourri Watermelon Wonder Thank You

Hi Stampers!

Here is a quick card share for you all before I head on out the door. One of my favorite cards to make are "Thank You" cards. This card is this month's customer "thank you's". I decided to partner up Watermelon Wonder with Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set. The greeting comes from my all time favorite "go to greeting stamp", Teeny Tiny Wishes. Made use of several punches and used up some my scrap pieces of Watermelon Wonder Designer Series paper from the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. 

Hope you enjoyed my card!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

World of Dreams Friendship Card

Hi Stampers!

It was so nice to finally bask in some beautiful sunny weather in Kailua Kona. Yesterday was a full day of Pop Warner football on the West side of the Island. Both boys play in the Pee Wee division while my hubby is the Hamakua Cougar's certified medic for all three teams. The heat and humidity was on and boy did I feel for those boys. At the end of the day, the three divisions all played well and there games were very exciting to watch.  Can't wait till next week where we will travel to the wet side to play to Kona Marlins.

Today's card share is a friendship card that I made. I used the World of Dreams Stamp Set that comes in either wood mount or clear mount. I decided to stay monochromatic and team up the set with the In Color - Tip Top Taupe. I used the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper for the bottom of the card. The stamped image is accented with Linen Thread, one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, In Color Blossom Accent and Rhinestone Jewels.

It's Monday and the start of a new week. Wishing you all a wonderful and great week!!

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Howl-O-Ween Treat Card

Hi Stampers!

Happy Aloha Friday Stamping Pals!....If you have been following me, you have noticed that I have been sharing cards from a recent card swap event that I have participated in. I hope you all are enjoying these daily shares. I felt that those that have made these cards put a lot of time and effort in creating their cards and that they shouldn't just be sitting in a drawer, but be out there for ALL to enjoy. I'm hoping that you are all enjoying these share just as much as I'm enjoying sharing them with you!

Here is a cute Halloween card using Stampin' Up!s Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set that is in the Holiday Catalog.  This stamp set has a coordinating Framlit that's make it so much easier to cut out the images---No fussy cutting!! In addition, when purchased together as a bundle you save 15%. I also love how the creator used the New Black Glimmer Paper for the the word "Boo".  The glitter paper can also be found in the Holiday Catalog. 

Unfortunately, there was no name to this card so I am unable to credit who the maker was.

Here is the full supply list:

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Vintage Leaves Fall Card

Hi Stampers!

One thing I love about Fall is the beauty of nature - the falling and changing of the color of leaves. Living here in Hawaii, we really don't get to get to experience this part of Mother Nature. Basically, in order for us to experience this, we must live it through the eyes of our friends and family that live in North America or create it through rubber stamping.

Here is a swap card share for you using Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Leaves Stamp Set stamped in the 2014 - 2016 In Colors and cut using it's matching Leaflets Framlit (You can purchase it as a bundle to get a 15% Savings). The greeting is from the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set. To add a little bit of character, there is some light sponging is Early Espresso on the Woodgrain embossed piece of card stock This beautiful card was made by Sheryl Spitzley.

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Hope you enjoyed today's card share!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Hi Stampers!

I just received my little red box in the mail yesterday!!! I am so excited!!! Look at these darling treat holders that can be made with September's Paper Pumpkin Kit--Love it!!!

What is Paper Pumpkin? Each month a fully designed project kit arrives at your door with stamps, inks, paper, and everything cut and ready for you to have some fun!
This month's kit came with the cute little stamps that made these gorgeous tags, Cajun Craze  Stampin' Spot and all the supplies needed to make these fantastic treats.

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Take a look at September's Paper Pumpkin video:

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sale: Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals Offer Good Through September 28, 2015

Hi Stampers!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far. Here is this week's Weekly Deals that Stampin' Up! is offering. Stock up on your Gold 1/8" Ribbon and Gold Stampin' Up! Glitter....perfect items for your Christmas Crafting. Did you also see that the Remarkable You Stamp Set is also on this special deal? This is one of my favorite stamp sets that is in the annual catalog. Grab this set while it's hot!

Here is a beautiful swap card that uses this set by Mary Knabe of Mason, Ohio. 

If you look closely, there is some light sponging on the background using Soft Sky Classic Ink. She also stamped the image twice...once on the background paper and a second time on a piece of scrap Whisper White which she then cut out the images and adhered them to her card with Stampin' Dimensionals to give a 3D effect. 

Here is the list of supplies used:

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Acorny Thank You

Hi Stampers!

Happy Aloha Monday!......Another wet and soggy day here in the 808....can I say that I am actually enjoying this rainy weather. We have been record breaking heat and  humidity temperatures lately that this much cooler rainy weather is much appreciated.

Here is another a swap card share for you today. Today's card is from Bernice Hallack. I just love this card with all the layers and fall colors. The images are from Stampin' Up!'s Acorny Thank You photopolymer stamp set and punched out using the Acorn Builder punch. The awesome thing about this stamp set and punch is that you can get some savings because it is available as a bundle package (In the supply list below, I have listed as a bundle package or individually). She also used In The Woods Designer Series Paper. Both of these items are in the Holiday Catalog. Her background in embossed with Woodgrain embossing folder found in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog. A full list of supplies used to make this card will be listed below.

Hope you enjoyed today's swap card share. Come back tomorrow and I will have another beautiful swap creation.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Team Stamp It Halloween & Fall Blog Hop

Hi Stampers!

Welcome to Stamp It's Halloween & Fall Blog Hop! If you are on our hop, you have just come from from Lori Mueller's awesome blog Stampin Dreams. If you have just joined in, welcome and to easily navigate throughout the hop, you can use the "Previous" and "Next" buttons to move through the hop.

Halloween has always been a time for some "trick or treat" goodies. I decided to focus my project share on "trick or treat" goodies using bags that you can easily make using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit die. These bags were made using the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set. Both items can be found in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.

These little bags are the perfect size to fit a snack bar or candies to be given out to "trick or treaters" of any age.

Here are some close up's of the treat bags:

Just for fun, I did a treat bag with a little bit of a punch art pumpkin.

Here is a quick tutorial to see how easy it is to assemble your treat bag.

I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween project. Now moving on through the hop, you will be heading over to see Karen's Stamping Page to see her awesome project.


Here are the supplies to make these treat bags:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Stampin Friends Everything Fall Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!

Hello and welcome to Stampin Friends Everything Fall Blog Hop! Some of our Stampin Friends have come together to share with you our creations focusing on the Fall season.  If you are currently on the hop, thank you so much for stopping by. You may have just arrived from Barbara Welch's Creative' Stampin Spot blog and wasn't her creations just amazing.   If you have just arrived here, you can navigate thorough the hop simply by just clicking the "Previous" and "Next" buttons to visit all of our Stampin Friends Blog Hoppers

This month, we are excited to have three Awesome Guest Hoppers:

Be sure to stop by and check out all of their wonderfully made creations!

When I think of fall, the first thought that comes to mind is colorful fall leaves and today, I get to share with you my Everything Fall Card. A Thank You card featuring a really cool stamping technique.  

This card was made using Stampin' Up!'s  Lighthearted Photopolymer Stamp Set that is in the newly released Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. One of the great things about this stamp set is  that it has a coordinating  Leaflets Framelit Die which is found in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog.  I also used designer series paper from the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper. This card was so fun to make using many different layers and bringing out the Fall colors. Take a close look at the leaves, there is a multi-colored leaf. That particular  leaf is made using "Joseph's Coat" stamping technique. I will have the dimensions for the different layers and all the supplies used to make this card on the bottom of this post. Here is a quick video showing how I created that colorful leaf:

My next project is cute little gift bag that coordinates with the card:

This is a really quick and easy gift bag made using Stampin' Up!'s Gift Bag Punch Board. The board is designed to make three different size gift bags. The measurements I used are the measurements to make the Medium size gift bag. You can see a quick video tutorial on how to make this bag by clicking HERE. The paper is from the In The Woods Designer Series Paper (the same paper from my card project) and the wording is also from the Lighthearted Leaves Stamp Set. 

I really hope that you enjoyed my projects and Thank You so much for stopping by and visiting my blog. Now it's time to head on over to Andrea Card Shop to see what awesome projects she has created. Click the "Next" button to continue on our Everything Fall Blog Hop.



Andrea T.



Maria Willis

Kim Smith

Mandy Reddyk

Barbara Welch

Siara Acdal (You are here)

Andrea P



Lisa Altman

Card Dimensions:
Base Layer 4 1/4" x 11" Early Espresso
1st Layer 4" x 5 1/4" Soft Suede
2nd Layer 3 1/4" x 4" Daffodil Delight
3rd Layer 1 1/4" x 3 1/4" Early Espresso (2)
4th Layer 1" x 3" Into The Woods DSP (2)
5th Layer 3" x 4" Early Espresso
6th Layer 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" Soft Suede

For Stamping:
3" x 4" Very Vanilla (2) 
2" x 2" Tangelo Twist

For the Greeting
3 3/4" x 3/4" Early Espresso
2 3/4" x 1/2" Whisper White 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin Organization

Hi Stampers!

Today, I will be sharing with you something a little different. How many of you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin? How do you store your stamps and instructions once you have already completed your monthly project? Those stamps by  the way are really cute and can be used for many other projects and you can even purchase additional Paper Pumpkin refills to make your favorite monthly projects (I'll tell you a little more about that later).  I got this idea how to store your Paper Pumpkin Stamps from Connie Stewart.....and I decided to make my version of a Paper Pumpkin Stamp Binder and share it with you all.

It's a really simple concept.....You take a 6" x 8" Project Life Album and alter it using your favorite Designer Series Paper. You use the 6" x 8" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages to store your stamps and instructions. For my album I used the Watermelon Wonder Designer Series Paper from the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Paper Stack. Made some flowers with punches and coordinating Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White card stock. Topping it off with some White Satin Ribbon.

Here is what it looks like on the inside:

Here is a supply list on what I used to make my binder:

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Thursday, September 3, 2015


Hi Stampers!

Today my card share for you is another beautiful swap card. I received this card from Kimberly Schafer. I just love how Kimberly chose the color combination of Stampin' Up!'s Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Tip Top Taupe and Whisper White. Her Trees and the sentiment comes from Winter Wonderland Stamp Set that is from the New Holiday Catalog.
She stamped the greeting on Vellum Card Stock using Cherry Cobbler ink. She chose to emboss her background using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder that is also in the Holiday Catalog - definitely on my next order.

Come back and visit me again here and on my facebook page. I will be sharing more of  the cards that I received from a recent holiday card swap.

Here is the full list of supplies for this card:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cheer All Year

Hi Stampers!

Can you believe that it's already September?....The year is almost over. My boys went back to school in the ending of July while most other children around the United States are returning this week. I always think that once school starts, it's Halloween, then Thanksgiving and  then Christmas. Boom, the year is done.....We need to figure out how to stop time from racing past us.

Yesterday was the launch of the Stampin' Up!'a Holiday Catalog and that was such an exciting day!! Remember, if you want a copy of the catalog, drop me a quick email at siarasweetsensations.com and I will send you one.

Today, I wanted to share this really cute Halloween card that I received from Brynn! She featured Stampin' Up!'s  Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and her greeting came from the Cheer All Year Photopolymer Stamp Set. I loved how she used the Spider Web Dollie and a strip cut from Black Glimmer Paper and accented it with the Metallic Foil Doilies that is found in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog. Such a cool combination!!!

Here is a picture of the inside of the card...I love how she stamped the spider in the corner just to add that little touch to make it all complete.

Here is a the full supply list for this card: