Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 2017 Paper Pumpkin

Hey Stampers!  I'm not so patiently waiting for my Paper Pumpkin January 2017 kit!  Yesterday's holiday messed up the mail but I was happy to have the day off.  I spent it with my 6-year old granddaughter.  It was great!  We spent time coloring, playing with her American Girl dolls, building Legos, and getting her a haircut.  She wasn't thrilled about the last part, but I treated her to a Coldstone Creamery ice cream and she was really happy!

I'm hoping my Paper Pumpkin kit comes today.  I'm also waiting on a LulaRoe order so it could be a very happy mail day (fingers crossed)!  I love receiving my monthly Paper Pumpkin.  It's a little box of crafty goodness that I look forward to.  It has everything you need in the box except for adhesive. Then after you are done with your project, you have a little Stampin' Spot ink pad and an adorable stamp set to use on something else.  Subscribers can also order a refill to make more of the project.

There are two ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.  One is to sign up for a month-to-month subscription here:  PAPER PUMPKIN MONTHLY.  You can choose to skip or cancel (*gasp - why would you want to do that?!!).  When sign up, you will get a free clear block with your first kit.  Then you do nothing but wait for your adorable orange box.  The kit typically contains either a card kit with enough for 8, or a project kit which can vary.  This month is a Valentine's Day project.  It contains adorable treat bags you can give out to co-workers, family, etc.  I usually send a few over to another office.  They make my life easier and I make sure they know how much I appreciate it!

The second way you can subscribe is a prepaid subscription.  There is a 1-month, 3-month, 6 and 12-month subscription.  This is your best deal right now.  The 3-month is on sale for $55 and you get to choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog!  Choose a 12-month subscription and you will qualify for FOUR FREE items and you will save $2 per month.  Subscribe through me and I will send you a FREE gift!  Let me know if I can answer any questions.

*If you are already a subscriber, the only reason you would want to skip your monthly subscription is to purchase the prepaid on sale.  This sale ends March 31.

Click here for the prepaid:

It's too late to order the January Paper Pumpkin, but if you want to receive the February kit, subscribe by the 10th of the month.  Don't forget to choose the 3-month prepaid if you want a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  You can see the video here:

Friday, January 06, 2017


I'm in love with this new bundle in the Occasions 2017 catalog!  It's called Dragonfly Dreams.  It's very versatile.  I would use it for a birthday, get well, congrats, thank you, thinking of you card.

I made several of these cards at once.  First, I started with Whisper White cardstock and cut the dragonflies.  I stamped on another piece of Whisper White with the dots from the stamp set.  I used three colors - Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Perfect Plum, and then mounted it behind the dragonflies. I colored the dragonflies with the Wink of Stella pen but you can't see it in the photo.  I love the shimmery look!  I finished it off with some Metallic Enamel Shapes.

I decided to see what the dragonflies would look like in Pear Pizzazz on the white panel.  I liked the look even more!  The sentiment is from Sheltering Tree.  Let me know which is your preference.  And I will post a third on another day!

Check out the new catalogs here:

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Hey Chick!

Hey Chick!  I am in love with this chick from Sale-a-Bration!  I've made at least six cards using this. I am holding off posting a few because they are for my open house.  This one was made for someone at work who just had surgery.  I colored the chicken in with Stampin' Up! Colored Pencils.  I'm so glad they're back!!  Please let me know what your favorite Sale-a-Bration item is!  Mine is a toss up between the chick and the ice cream truck.  Thanks for stopping by!  Please go and check out the new catalogs by clicking below.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

December Paper Pumpkin

If you would like to see this month's Paper Pumpkin, click here:

Isn't it cute?   Love the little rotary stamp and I'm excited to finally have a Basic Black marker!  If you would like to subscribe to this fun monthly box of goodness, just click below.  You can sign up on a month to month basis, or you can buy a prepaid subscription.  Wait!  If you buy a three-month prepaid subscription starting January 4, you will get a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!   With a six month prepaid subscription, you would choose two FREE items!  Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stitched up

Hey Stampers!  I am loving the Stitched Shapes Framelits!  I received a gorgeous card from my good friend and decided to CASE the design.  Hers is much prettier, but you get the idea.  I wouldn't have thought of using multiple shapes on a card.  Thank you, Marlene!

Marlene's beautiful card:
(click to see her amazing creations at My Stampin' Therapy)

My card (using Stitched Shapes, Dragonfly Dreams from Occasions 2017 catalog, White Perfect Accents):

The Stitched Shapes Framelits are no longer available until the spring catalog comes out.  I would recommend being first on the list when they do, because they flew off the shelves!!  They're so versatile and I love the dimension it adds.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to be posting regularly soon.

Friday, December 09, 2016


Hi stampers!  I've been MIA again.  I hope to catch up soon.  I wanted you to know about the amazing deals in the close out sale.  Click below:

Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza!!

How exciting!  Stampin' Up! is having an Online Extravaganza starting November 21 - November 28.  There are some great deals!  Check it out here: