Tuesday, August 27, 2013


What fun I had this morning creating my pumpkin stamps from the new Undefined stamp carving set that SU! came out with where you actually design and cut out your own stamps!  Check out these great notecards...
I couldn't decide what font to use for the "thanks" but decide on the printed one all in caps thanks to my husband who has an eye for these kind of things.  What do you think?

I love SU!s baker's twine in tangerine tango that I got from the tag a bag accessory kit (130153) in the annual catalog.  It coordinates perfectly with the pumpkins on the card.  Other items I used were Pear Pizazz (131180), Soft Suede (126978) and Pumpkin Pie (126945) Classic Ink Pads.

Here's the kit (133402).

and here's what's left of what comes inside the kit.
You can even buy a refill kit which comes with just the things you need to make 4 more stamps (134808).

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Holiday Catalog Open House

It was so much fun at my Holiday Catalog Open House!  I never remember to take pictures during my classes/events but this is what it looked like the night before...
This is a really cute kit that makes 10 place settings for your Thanksgiving guests!  The candle is a battery operated LED light candle that I got from Michaels.
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit 133463
Thankful Wood Stamp 133313
2 things bundled together for a 15% savings 133341

Comes with these great table tents to label all your food dishes

Also comes with this great White Stampin' Chalk Marker to personalize each place setting 
Candle from Michaels, birch paper and chocolate chip accent tied together with linen thread, all included.

I made these little goody bags for each of my guests to take home with them!

Sweater Weather DS Paper 132184
Season of Style DS Paper Stack 132181
Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine from Tag a Bag Accessory Kit 130153
Bermuda Bay Classic Ink Pad 131171
Crumb Cake Card Stock 120953
Sahara Sand Card Stock 121043
Chalk Talk Framelits 129983
Curly Label Punch 119851
4x6 Cellophane Bags 102757

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Love the New Envelope Liners!

I just love these new envelope liners in the Holiday Catalog!  There is one for each of the three sizes of envelopes SU! carries and they really give your cards that extra special touch.

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439
Envelope Liners Framelits Dies 132172
Season of Style DS Paper Stack 132181
Note Cards and Envelopes 131527
Square Envelopes 107309
Whisper White Medium Envelopes 107301

Packaging Samples for My Holiday Catalog Open House

I'm preparing for my Holiday Open House on Saturday, Aug 24 at my house from 10 am to 12 noon.  Drop in, make a card, look at some great samples and products from the Holiday Catalog and if you want to place an order that day you will receive one of these mystery gifts below!


Oh Goodie! Wood Stamp 131886
Season of Style DS Paper Stack 132181
Tag a Bag Gift Bags 131370
Chalk Talk Framelits 129983
Brights Designer Buttons 130028
Season of Style Washi Tape 132155
Kraft Gift Boxes 124106
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine 123125
Tea Lace Paper Doilies 129399
1/2 " Seam Binding Ribbon 120992

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Holiday Open House Projects!

Come to my Holiday Catalog Open House this Saturday, Aug 24 from 10:00 to 12:00 noon.  Drop in, pick up a copy of the catalog, see some great project samples and make one of these four cards.  If you place an order that day, you will receive a free gift from me!

This is my husband's favorite card!   

Basic Gray Cardstock 121044
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 105117
3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Summer Starfruit 126846
Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003
Chevron Embossing Folder 127749
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder 117335

This is my favorite card!
Crumb Cake Cardstock 120953
Soft Sky Cardstock 131203
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad 126979
Sweater Weather DS Paper 132184
Epic Day This and That Washi Tape 131269
Magnificent Maple Wood Stamp 131868
Thankful Wood Stamp 133313
2 1/2" Circle Punch 120906
Linen Thread 104199
Chalk Talk Framelits 129983
This card is super easy to make and actually comes as a kit, no cutting necessary, everything is done for you to make 8 beautiful cards and envelopes with liners!
Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit 132158
Merry Little Christmas Wood Stamp 131826

I used the same design from the one above but changed the colors!
Whisper White Envelopes 107301
Season of Style DS Paper Stack 132181
Old Olive Cardstock 100702
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine 123125
Brights Designer Buttons 130028
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad 126953
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad 126966
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad 126979
Envelope Liners Framelits Dies 132172

Order on my ONLINE STORE anytime!



Monday, August 19, 2013

Our first 4 green beans from the garden!

Not enough for dinner but today I discovered 4 green beans "ready for the picking" in our garden.  I've looked before but never saw anything.  After moving around some leaves, then I saw them!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Getting Ready for My Paper Pumpkin Class

We will be making the above 2 projects for my Paper Pumpkin' Class this Tues night at my house.  The bottom picture is just another card that coordinates with the Pumpkin Try It Kit.  Get the Paper Pumpkin Kit for $10.00 for the month of Aug and Sept.  Normal price is $19.99 per month/includes shipping.  Click Here for Details! 
Materials used for Notebook and Butterfly Paint Chip Thank You card: Paper Pumpkin Try It Kit, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, Small Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch,White Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, Versa Mark, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry Card Stock, 3/16" Corner Punch, Brights DS Paper Stacks, and Sassy Salutations Stamp Set
Materials used for Feel Better Card: Crumb Cake Card Stock, Brights DS Paper Stacks, Elegant Butterfly and Small Butterfly Punches and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Island Indigo, Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit Classic Ink Pads, Pearl Basic Jewels, Gorgeous Grunge and Sassy Salutations Stamp Sets

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Summer/Fall Classes!

New Class Added: Stamp A Stack Christmas Cards 11/22 at my house from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  We will be making 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs with envelopes.  RSVP by 11/19 so I can have enough materials prepared for you!  Stamped kits available if you cannot attend class.
Class Fee: $18.00
Kit if not attending class: $20.00

Summer/Fall Stamping Class Schedule 2013

Tues 8/13 - Paper Pumpkin’
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly, affordable card kit that comes delivered to your door each month!  It’s professionally designed and comes with all the supplies you’ll need to create things like cards, journals, home d├ęcor and more in 30 min or less.  Every month is a surprise!  In this class, we will be using the Try It Paper Pumpkin’ Kit to make a little keepsake journal and notecard to take home!  And if you sign up by the end of the month, you will receive 2 monthly kits for the price of one!  Click here for details.
7:00PM-8:30 PM
My House
Tues 9/17 – Working with Clay Embellishments
Learn how to make flowers and buttons out of clay and color them to coordinate with your projects.  In this class, we will be making two cards each and also taking home the extra embellishments!
7:00PM-8:30 PM
My House
Tues 10/15 - Envelope Punch Board Cards Class/Halloween
In this class, we will be making 2 cards using the new Envelope Punch Board and a cute sour cream box filled with goodies.  And I'm offering the envelope punch board at 20% off the night of the class if you'd like to order one.
My House

Tues 11/5 -  Stamp a Stack of Holiday Cards at Morris Hills High School
Registration Required, click here for details

Sun - 11/3 Free Paper Pumpkin Class

Bring your October Paper Pumpkin Kit and let's work on these together.  For those that didn't order the kit, make a card from my kit and see what it's all about.  Let's see what we can create!
3:00PM - 4:00 PM
My House

Tues - 11/12 Thankful for You
In this class, we will be making 2 cards, one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas,  using  stamp sets and accessories from the Holiday Catalog!
7:00PM-8:30 PM
My House

Tues - 12/10 Packaging with Appeal
In this class, we will be making gift tags, bags and boxes and embellishing them with stamps, ribbons and accessories from the Holiday Catalog.  You will be taking home a sample of each project.
7:00PM-8:30 PM
My House

Please RSVP 3 days prior to class at maryannkasper@gmail.com so I can have enough materials prepared for you!  Refreshments will be served.  Bring a new friend and get a gift from me!  We will have so much fun!

Calypso Coral Nail Polish for me and Henrietta!

Okay, so the name of this nail polish isn't really Calypso Coral but because I'm a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I call it Calypso Coral.  The real name is Blazed by Wet and Wild.  But the reason I'm posting is because I've been visiting with Henrietta in the nursing home and doing her nails every other week (I will also bring one of my sons along to encourage her and the other residents).  But what is so cool is that whatever color nail polish she chooses for the 2 weeks, I paint my toe nails the same color and remember Henrietta, and how great it is to serve others, when I look down at my toes.  Believe me, without knowing God it wouldn't be on my heart to serve other people.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Marc and Margaret's Anniversary Card

I love this card and made it for our friends, Marc and Margaret.  Their anniversary is coming up on Aug 9th!
Ingredients: Epic Day DS paper, small butterfly punch, custom Tangerine Tango clay button, pearl embellishments, linen thread, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and my other new favorite stamp set, Gorgeous Grunge.  I got the idea for the card from my May/June issue of Stampin' Success.  Stampin' Success is full of the newest products SU! is coming out with and great ideas to use them!  By becoming a demonstrator, you can get this magazine, too, and get 20% off all your purchases!

Just for You Card

Got this idea from the May/June Stampin' Success.  Products used: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede Classic Ink, Gingham Garden DS Papers, Gingham Wheel, Brights Buttons, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Just for You and Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Sets and SUs paper doilies.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Volunteering at a Local Homeless Shelter

My family and I just got back from volunteering at a local homeless shelter during their game night.  We met Jose and his sister, Angelina, and Jeremy.  We were supposed to go outside to play with them but it was raining so instead we played games inside; Battleship, Monopoly Jr, Hi Ho Cherry-o, Leggo's, Lincoln Logs and my husband played catch with a ball with little Jose.  We were all tired by the end of the night but it was so worth it!  Hope to do it again, soon.

Muffins for my friend!


I made some gluten-free, dairy free blueberry muffins for my friend, Caroline, and packed it in this cute bag with matching tag;  products used for bag and tag:

Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper 
#129310 Gingham Garden DS Paper $10.95
#129123 Kind and Cozy Wood Stamp Set $21.95