Paper Pumpkin May 2015

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you enjoyed the parade of cards for the past two days … thank you for joining me!  Today I want to share the May Paper Pumpkin kit with you  ….

50% Off First Two Months of Paper Pumpkin


Right now new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can skip to the fun for less! Get 50% off your first two months of Paper Pumpkin when you sign up by June 10. Go to and use promo code: SAVE50.

After your first two months, keep the creativity coming for just $19.95 USD/$24.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included). Each month a fully designed project kit will arrive at your door with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go.

It’s commitment-free! You can suspend your membership at any time. So, go on, sign up for Paper Pumpkin. You’ll love it—we guarantee it!

(For new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. Offer ends June 10, 2015 at 11:50 pm (MT).)

Sign up at by June 10 with promo code SAVE50!

Thanks so much for dropping by today ~

Have a good one!


Birthday Bash Card Parade Day 2!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I will share with you the rest of the card that I created using the “Birthday Bash” Designer Series paper. The paper is still on sale until Monday … click here to view!

I will start you off with my “hello” card. This is a great way to use up any scraps that you have around. The greeting comes from the “Hello You” thinlet dies. You can easily attach your die cut with our “Liquid Glue” … the small tip makes it easy to apply.


The pretty little flower was created with a combination of the “Pansy” and “Boho Blossom” punches. The center is actually the designer paper with the polka dot …then topped off with a rhinestone.


My second card is a simple but sweet “Make a Wish” card.  This comes from the “Perfect Pennants” stamp set. The simple layering makes a statement and highlights the greeting.



Sometimes in life you just have to “Do what makes you happy”! That I have found is hard for most women, because we are caretakers by nature … we usually put ourselves last. So … I challenge you to go do something that makes you happy … and let me know, I’d love to hear what you’re up to!


I used the same layout and greeting for these cards … just different paper, but both from the “Birthday Bash” designer paper. The stamp set is the “Hello Life” and the pretty little heart comes with it. The flower on the Navy card comes from the “Flower Shop” stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed the card parade that I have shared with you. I enjoyed your company … Thank you!

As we enter the Holiday weekend, I would like to take this moment that give “THANKS” to our Veterans who gave all to keep us free.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend ~




Parade of Cards: Birthday Bash Designer Paper …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As promised, I’m here today to share some fun cards created with the “Birthday Bash” designer series paper.  I couldn’t fit them all on one post, so I will share 3 with you today and 3 more tomorrow!!

I’m so excited to show you how fun and versatile this Birthday Bash DSP really is….

Let’s start out with a birthday card with party hats! Party hats? Really … Sure! You’re never too old to party! This cute stamp comes from one of our Hostess stamp sets “Let You’re Hair Down”.


I have to show you the inside too because the verse inside is too cute …



My second card is is a banner card, and the greeting comes from the stamp set “Big News”.  How appropriate is that considering you just got a sneak peek at a totally fun new product that will be introduced in the new catalog!  Let me just say this one item “punched” out all three sizes of the banners!


Here’s a peek inside …



My last card for today showcases each side of the same piece of designer paper … I love the two sided paper! The greeting is from the stamp set “Million and One”. I just adore this font, and so sad this set will be retiring in only a few more days!


The current catalog sales period ends on June 2nd … so as much as we are sad to say goodbye to some of our favorites, you are going to be just as excited to see the new catalog!!


Thank you for joining me for today’s parade of cards, and remember … I will have 3 more for you tomorrow using the Birthday Bash Designer paper.

Have yourself and fabulous day!


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …



Birthday Bash …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Quick post today sharing two of my favorite cards that I had made using the Birthday Bash Designer Series paper that is currently on the Weekly Deals list!

The first card has a fun colorful pattern and is teamed up with the the Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry and the “Chalkboard Paper” that is also included in the Weekly Deals.

The Chalkboard paper really is the focal point and it highlights our greeting which comes from the “Big Day” stamp set.


The next card showcased a technique that I did with the Blendabilities, so if you have them or sharpies … you can do this technique. On this card I used the confetti design which has “gold” in it. So much prettier in person!


I teamed this technique up with a past technique my club members learned … the Blackboard Technique!

We used the “Balloon Bash” stamp set on our  Chalkboard paper that can be found in the Weekly Deals.

Using designer paper on a card is a very cost effective way to jazz up your card and I used the “Birthday Bash Designer Specialty Paper” for this card. I love the confetti and glitz on this pattern.

Hope you enjoyed the cards, I thank you for stopping by.

Stop back again tomorrow as I will showcase “all” the patterns from the Birthday Bash Designer paper! It will be a celebration of color!!

Have an awesome day ~


Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have the latest installment of deals for you, and if you like Designer Paper for quick cardmaking than you are going to love this weeks deals!! One of my favorites Birthday Bash is on sale, along with the Maritime DSP … great for man cards or fun kids cards!!

The “Stacked with Love” Designer Paper stack is also on sale this week and so is the coordinating Washi Tape!!

Weekly Deals Banner

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

137783G Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper Item # 137783
Regular Price: $12.95
Discounted Price: $9.71
Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack Item # 137779
Regular Price: $6.95
Discounted Price: $5.21
Bright & Beautiful Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 135029
Regular Price: $24.95
Discounted Price: $18.71
Stacked With Love Designer Washi Tape Item # 137789
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 137365
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96
Maritime Designer Series Paper Item # 133696
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21
Chalkboard Paper Item # 137786
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96
Rose Coral Colorbox Chalk Ink Pad Item # 138091
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46


I love the Chalk Board technique so I’ll be stocking up on the Chalkboard paper … get it now while it’s on sale because it’s also on the retirement list!

For those of you who like to get a jump on the Holidays … you’ll love the “Bright and Beautiful” stamp set for Christmas (coordinates with the Star Framelits).

Just click on any of the item descriptions to learn more about the product and to begin your shopping.

Thank you for stopping by today … be sure to stop back each day this week as I will be showcasing the great products from the Weekly Deals ~

Have a great day!


Walk in the Wild 3

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today is my last of 3 cards that I have made for you with the “Walk in the Wild” stamp set.  I may have used one stamp set, but I have shown you three different techniques.

Today’s card share illustrates the “Reverse Masking” technique … so simple but so effective.


I used the “Labels Collection” framelits to create my mask, then I placed it onto the Very Vanilla and sponged Pear Pizzazz around the edges. Then with the Mossy Meadow ink and our ever popular “Lovely as a Tree” … I stamped layers of the pine to create stunning dimension.

I used “Close to Cocoa” to stamp my quail onto the front and then my greeting.  Although there is no layering, the Reverse Masking technique give an appearance of dimension.

Thanks for coming back ~ Hope you enjoyed all three of my “Walk in the Wild” series cards.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the Weekly Deals…

Have a fabulous Monday!




Simply Sunday … Walk in the Wild 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I got to spend some time with my granddaughter and my sister Eileen.  Yes stampers … we are planning an event, and as soon as I lock down the location, I will send you the details.  It’s going to be fun & exciting!!!  Tentative date: Thursday, May 28th.

Today is day 2 of my “Walk in the Wild” card share … I went pretty masculine on this one.  I am really going to miss this set! I love, love, love the moose.


I wanted something simple, yet a bit different from the textured embossing folders, so I went “old school” and crumpled up my “Baked Brown Sugar” cardstock, cut the edges, and then sponged it … to age it.  I love the warm color of the Baked Brown Sugar against the richness of the Early Espresso…. it even looks better in hand!

Next I stamped my moose with the StazOn™ Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, and did a color wash over the entire piece.  Just a little ink in the tray of the ink pad and my “Aqua Painters” and your done in mere minutes!

My greeting comes from the”Something to Say” stamp set … then I cut it into a banner, curled up the edges … sponged it (to age it) and then anchored it with an “Antique Brad”.  I used a Blendabilities pen (some of you are still using yours) or you can use a sharpie, to tone down the color a bit.


This angle shows the dimension in the card … I popped up the moose, the greeting, and the brad with my Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP: Use your craft scissors to cut the tines off the brad so it lays evenly on your project.

Hope you enjoyed today’s manly moose … and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow to view the last card from my “Walk in the Wild” series.

Remember, it is retiring so you will need to purchase it before the end of this month.  Just click the link I have posted for you below in my “Stampin’ Supply List”.

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So until tomorrow … Have a great day!