Friday, October 30, 2009


Well, it is the day before Halloween and I am trying to restrain myself! My mom and my husband know what I mean! I just LOVE Halloween and I decorate more than Christmas for this holiday, but this year I am trying to keep it simple and take it easy. I am feeling anxious today though and contemplating dragging more from storage for a last minute update to the porch and yard! I need to make my tiny cemetary yet, get the fogger and cauldron out and buy a half bale of straw for the porch to hold the cauldron. It will be a busy day! I hope everyone has a festive and fun Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thinking of you!

This is a page of an album I made for my mother. This is an all -time favorite picture of me with my mom and dad! We are at the lake we my mom is an ocean girl though. I stay loyal to my lake, mostly because I think it is easy to get to. Someday, I will get back to the ocean again!
I have been thinking of my mom and dad alot lately, so I wanted to share this sweet picture of them with everyone! I love you Mom And Dad! Stephanie

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

You can scrapbook too!

If you have visited, you may have seen this scrapbook page. I am adding it to the blog because the image is larger, plus I happen to like to look at the little beach girl in the picture. This picture was taken many years ago, but I still love it! I love the way her hair is blowing in the wind. This page shows how you can use our large stamps for paper piecing on your scrapbook pages. The lighthouse is Cape Lookout in North Carolina and is stamped from that stamp available at october pumpkin.
Please remember there are a few days left yet to enter a card giveaway at You can enter to win a free card made by the stamp designer, Judith Fogt. Goodluck! Have a great day!

Friday, October 2, 2009

The great switcheroo!

Well, I do not know if I mentioned this in a prior blog BUT my pumpkins turned out to be gourds! No loss though they are all beautiful! It was great fun growing them. They literally grew overnight and fast! I can't wait to harvest the seeds this year too!

Today is day two of a card giveaway hosted by the designer of october pumpkin rubber stamps! You can get your free card by going to the blog listed and becoming a follower or by contacting the designer! This is a great way to get a free, super cute card with no obligation and to see what our stamps are like in a project! Remember

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Happy first day of October! We are excited here at our house, it is one of our favorite monthes. Two of us are October babies, so the celebrations are a month long. My daughter calls it her "palooza".
In celebration of October and october pumpkin rubber stamps, october pumpkin's stamp designer, Judith Fogt, is hosting a card giveaway on her blog, please hop on over to her site and sign up to win your card. This will be through October and a card a day will be given away! This is a chance to get free cards and see how cute the stamps are from october pumpkin!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

We all love candy corn!

This little cutie is from the Candy Corn Man Stamp Set from october pumpkin. The set has three stamps, but I used only one for this card. You can always find the stamps you need by october pumpkin at I hope everyone is getting in the mood for Halloween and fall-they are around the corner!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Trick or Treat!!!

This card was fun to make with the Ghost Walk Set from october pumpkin! I believe I may have accidently used an idea from my mother in the design...hope she doesn't get upset! LOL... I am sure it will be okay. Anyway, there are actually three ghosts on this stamp ( and you can see the stamp at the Etsy listing on the right of this page) and I cut one off to make my card. It was fun to make but I should have been making dinner instead ...uh oh!

By the way, HELLO to all the new followers and welcome! I hope you see things you enjoy and you try to make some projects! If you have an october pumpkin stamp project you have made, you can email it to and I would love to share it with everyone here!

Anyone that is new, please hop on over to to see october pumpkin's designer's blog ( it is my mom!)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Where does the time go?

This was a fun little papercrafting project! I didn't use any of my october pumpkin stamps but it was still fun! Last week ,our son, turned 23! I do not know how that could be! Anyway, I was baking a cheesecake for him and chocolate chip cookies when I realized I was having baking failures one after the other. Not one burnt pan of cookies... two! Not one hour to bake the cheesecake...three! I do not know what was going on. I gave up and ran to Graeter's Bakery and bought the last of the cupcakes, thankfully they had some! I felt I had to make them special in some way so that is how the cute picks came to be. It was fun and they were EASY! Try making your own for Halloween!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lighthouse Stamps are here!

Happy Sunday! Lighthouse Stamps are here and some are listed on Etsy. Three are up and eight will be the total over the next week so stop by and get a lighthouse stamp for yourself or a gift!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I wanted to log on and post a tiny bit of news! Go to ( my mother's blog)
There are brand new lighthouse cards posted that mom created! They are beautiful! She does such wonderful watercolor work!
Also, the Etsy shop has been featured today on the blog
That was some great news! If you are interested, check the site out under "stamping"!

To end my post, I wish for everyone to take a moment and send a postive thought the way of my mother and father, they are going through a tough time right now and prayers and love are needed! Thank you! Stephanie

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Seashell Card

Hi again! This card I made this afternoon, figuring I better get a move on since my swap is due next week! Yikes! I start with an idea in mind then I just sit and stare endlessly at my colors and end up with an entirely different card than what I started with. This one began as a dolphin card with turquoise blue colors, now , how on earth did I end up with a cream toned card with a shell on it? It is a mystery! Anyway, please enjoy! The pictures do not capture the pearl of the Bazzil Bling cardstock, but it really made the card pretty!

Working on the card swaps!

Hello! I am working ...slowly... on my card swaps. Fortunately, I can use my cards for Etsy and to swap. Then I thought, why must only one person get to share the card... we all love to see others work, so I am going to put some of the swap cards up to view on the blog! Enjoy! My style is simple so it should not be hard to duplicate this card.

The stamp set is from october pumpkin at

I used a sandollar punch from Martha Stewart and watercolored the Manatee with watercolor pencils. The textured cardstock and card are from Die Cuts with a View.

Have a great day! I am off to create a new card for the beach swap! Stephanie

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Hi! I am posting a cute, but simple card I have made for a card swap I joined with Split Coast Stampers. I am trying out "inchies" this week. They look so fun! This card uses a tiny stamp from the Ghost Walk set at If you would like to buy our stamps , type in october pumpkin as the seller.

Other good news is lighthouses are coming! Please go to and you can see the lighthouses in their pen and ink form. They should be available in August!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Here is my beautiful pumpkin blossom! Now, all we need are the bees and pollination and we will have pumpkins! The photo is lovely, but the sun was not out as promised by the weather forecast, so I do not have the illumination I really wanted in the photo. Maybe another day!

Pumpkin Blossom 2009

Hopefully, today I will get to my garden again and snap a photo of my first pumpkin blossoms for 2009! What joy! In keeping with the pumpkin theme, I have had a few requests via the Etsy store for Halloween and Autumn stamps. I have listed a couple darling and very versatile designs in the past two days. Take a peek! Ghosties will go up later today if you would like to check back. Above is a picture of one listing... it is not a project but it may inspire you to get your kraft paper out and get busy! I joined Split Coast Stampers last week and signed up for three card swaps, so I am sure those projects will soon be posted here for everyone to see. Please venture on over to the designer for october pumpkin has so many very cute cards and tags posted there! Have a great day!

Saturday, March 21, 2009!

Hello! I have fun news! The designer of october pumpkin Stamps has a blog now also! She is my mother, LOL! Please check the blog out for MORE great ideas using our stamps!

If you need stamps, come see us at seller- octoberpumpkin
If any of you out there have our stamps and would like to share your projects with the rest of us send an image to me at and I will get it up for all to see on my blog! I think that could be fun for all of us!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dreaming of Seaglass

This was a fun little card that started out from a creative block! Sometimes, I just have to get a bunch of my stash out and sit and stare and then it comes together like a puzzle. I thought I would watercolor the girl but after I stamped her on a piece of watercolor textured paper, she looked so lovely just as she is. She is stamped with Chestnut Roan and the stamp set from october pumpkin is Beach Kids. I roughed the edges of the brown textured cardstock for a mat and roughed the edge of the white cardstock with a razor from Heidi Swapp. They are on top of a navy cardstock that is scored and sanded. The starfish is chalked and is cut from a Cuttlebug die set. The rhinestones are Me and My big Ideas and are the "seaglass", I really liked the look they added! The brown grosgrain adds texture to the edge. I think you just can't have enough different textures with some projects, plus it is fun to mix and match and see what you come out with! Now, I am in the mood to expand my seaglass collection from Lake Erie, if only the lake would melt! Have a great day and visit october pumpkin at Etsy for your own stamps!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Easter is around the corner!

Unbelievable! I have a second project done today. This one is going to my mother and father's tomorrow for a treat! OOPS...I hope my mother does not check the blog out tonight! This is Pelican Pete from october pumpkin. He is just the pelican. The jelly beans are from a Halloween mini set for october pumpkin. I cut the beans out from the design to make them Easter beans. The image is stamped in Chestnut Roan by Colorbox then watercolored. CELEBRATE is from Studio G and the green tag is from Bazzill. The real jelly beans are from Mike and Ike and YUMMY!

Spring Colors

Hello! I am thinking about the spring colors soon to emerge, I am eager, how about you? Thankfully, March 8 we will have daylight savings time and receive another hour of daylight! This will help me get some projects done I bet! Today I made a card with the october pumpkin Palm House stamp. This is a large stamp fantastic for your larger cards or scrapbook pages!

Other views can be seen at seller-october pumpkin .

I stamped the image with Colorbox Black ink on smooth white cardstock. Then it was matted with a piece of green Core'dinations and the edge torn. The image is watercolored. I used a tan polka dot patterned paper by K and Company for the card base and a green ribbon from Paper Studio. On the palm tree I added rhinestones for coconuts-that was fun! I really liked how the card turned out! This card started out differently. I made an error I had to correct , so I ended up with a much better result due to having to correct the mistake. I cannot believe how that happens almost always!

Have a great day! Make a card for a friend and have some fun!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hi! I was so busy today I cannot believe I was able to make a card...but I did ,Yayy!! This card is made from the Shells and Sand Set from october pumpkin. I will have some other views of the card and stamp on (seller -octoberpumpkin) The view I wanted to post would not load so I will try the Etsy site. Again , I used my Chestnut Roan Colorbox to stamp, I told you I love it! The shell is colored with pink watercolor and layered with pop-dots. The "thinking of you" stamp is from Studio G. Papers are from K and Company and ribbon from Joann's. This was a fun card to make and you can't go wrong with the beach all year long!
I wanted to let everyone know that my mother is the artist that designs the stamp image that I use and that I sell at Etsy. I have loved her work all my life and treasure every piece she has ever given me. Last year, we began toying with the idea of starting a rubber stamp company and by the fall eight sets of stamps were designed and sent to be made. It was such a thrill to receive them and use them! If you check us out at Etsy there is more about how the stamps are made on each listing.
I see today I have 2 followers and I am so excited! I hope to get a project a day done for a bit so there is something to come back to everyday! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thoughts of warm weather!

This was a fun card to design since the colors are ocean and seaglass inspired! One of my other loves... SEAGLASS! What could be better than having rubber stamps I can use the colors of the seaside to fill in the stamped image! This stamp I love...I think because of the whale! It is from Ocean Sweet Home collection that includes three row houses. This stamp, Whale House, also
is a single stamp for purchase, but you will end up wanting all three! For this card project I used... a vanilla 5x6.5 inch card, K and Company Seaglass cardstock and Bailey cardstock for the tag, Core'dinations sand cardstock to mat the stamped image, Studio G " just a note "stamp
Colorbox Chestnut Roan ink, rick rack from my stash and of course Whale House Stamp from
october pumpkin! You can have your own Whale House and look at other stamps we have at and octoberpumpkin is our seller name!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

First Day to Blog!

Hello! I am Stephanie and I am BRAND new to blogging! It looks so fun and I enjoy so many other blogs that I am going to take the plunge and try it myself! Bear with me over the next few weeks as I try to create a more polished look!

My mother and I have a new rubber stamping business so that will be the focus of my posts and I hope to get many fun project pictures posted!

I also am a lover of all things paperart! So, I will be adding many of my favorite sites and things to my blog! It will be hard not to let my lists grow as my internet favorites do but I will try to edit!

Wish me luck and I hope we enjoy my blog together as time passes! Stephanie