A Year in Review …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Like me … I’m sure you like to sit down every now and then and make up a bunch of cards for upcoming birthdays, holidays and such, but we all know life gets in the way sometimes and we don’t get the chance to get our stamping done …

Well, I have a solution!! Try our Paper Pumpkin kits – they come once a month and you can get fun cards and projects in minutes … no coming up with the design, no measuring … no spending 1/2 your time cutting everything out … just grab the kit and begin!

2017 was a great year for Paper Pumpkin! So join me and talk a ride down memory lane … Your carriage awaits! Watch this to take a look back at all the great kits we released in 2017!

Which was your favorite?  I have to say … Stampin’ Up! kicked off the year right with the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin: Adorning Arrows – 16 cute little Valentine boxes, but I only have 12 grandchildren to I made this cute card ….

Oh man … I like so many of them and who can resist those little “Bunny Buddies” in March! I added note cards and tucked them in the bag, and a full size card on this one ….

 And what about our June 2017 “One in a Melon” … that was so fun to make into cards, and the kids just loved the bags!!

I even used the stamps that were included in the kit to stamp my “Stampin’ Rewards” notifications!!

Can’t keep going without another favorite ….July 2017 and the “Positively Picturesque” …

I will say however, that Autumn is my favorite time of year so I could not resist the beautiful kit they put together for September: “Layered Leaves” …

and my favorite card of them all …

The rest of the year was just as fun and beautiful with the shaker cards in October and Stockings in November … Loved ’em!! We’ve come a long way baby and the Paper Pumpkins are bigger and better than ever before.

Take a ride with us (I have a special Facebook page for my Paper Pumpkin Subscribers) and try it out for a spin … Don’t forget with the Pre-Paid subscriptions you qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items (see catalog to the right). Click the links below to view or subscribe!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for hangin’ with me today.

Hope your day is a good one ~


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4 FREE Level 1 Items or
2 FREE Level 2 Items or
2 FREE Level 1 and 2 FREE Level 2 Items

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1 FREE Level 2 Item or
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Sale-A-Bration Product of the Week: Beautiful Peacock

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am sorry I’ve been away a few days, as many of you know, my Mom has been in Hospice for the past month and on Monday our Lord carried her back home. She has been freed from her pain and resides in the house of the Lord with her parents, brothers and loving daughter. So if I miss a day or two, please excuse me … however she was one of my biggest fans and loved to see the cards that we made ❤

Today I will be sharing the Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

From stunning and simple to full and fancy, the Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set does it all! With different options for the tail, you can create impressive layers that go seamlessly with the body stamp.

Thank you for stopping by today, and a big WELCOME to all my new readers who are now following my blog.

Have a wonderful day ~

Amazing You Stamp Set and Celebrate You Thinlits

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend!

Today I’d like to share with you a quick video that shows you a couple of amazing products you can earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration. Take a moment and come sit down with me …


Earn the amazing Amazing You Stamp Set and Celebrate You Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up! for FREE when you make a qualifying purchase during Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration event.

Stop back tomorrow for my Two 4 Tuesday post and see what I did with the Celebrate You Thinlets Die and the Petal Passion Product Suite!

Then on Wednesday come and check out my card created with both the Amazing You Stamp Set and Celebrate You Thinlits!

If you’d like a “hands-on” opportunity to see and play with the amazing products in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs let’s get together with your friends and have a party!

Contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com if you would like to host a workshop and receive FREE exclusive Sale-a-bration Host Benefits and all your friends can get FREE items too!! It’s a Sale-A-Bration Celebration!!


Hope to see you … and thanks for joining me today!

Have a wonderful day.

Card Share & Personal Invite!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yes, I took the day off yesterday, that is one benefit of having your own business ❤ So I’m back today with a super cute -n- quick card to you!

This month my Stampin’ Clubs are working with the Petal Passion Product Suite and the coordination Designer Paper, so I used another pattern from it and sponged “turquoise”  on it giving it the “Ombre” look … I did mine from dark to light!

I couldn’t resist using those darling Pandas from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set “Party Pandas” ….

Aren’t they just the cutest little guys you’ve ever seen!? Love them … and speaking of love, the greeting is included with the stamp set and they can be yours for FREE!! With a $50 purchase (before s&h) you can choose this or other exclusive stamps & product from our Sale-A-Bration catalog.

I punched out the greeting with the new Scallop punches found on page 17 of the Occasions Catalog. The awesome glimmer paper on the greeting and balloon are from the Myths & Magic product suite … that is also where you will find the coordinating Washi Tape I used on the outside and inside of my card.

AND  … if you like to party like a Panda, I’ve got a fun video to share with you. Sit back and watch how our Stampin’ Family parties … this is one of our On Stage events. We see new product introductions, how to use it, celebrate each others accomplishments, stamping demonstrations and the beloved PRIZE PATROL!!! Enjoy …

I would like to extend a personal invitation to you, to join my team of Stars and experience all the fun and benefits of being a part of this extraordinary family. We love what we do, we share what we love and we support each other like no other job I’ve ever had!!

Exclusive extras when you join during Sale‑A‑Bration

Join the Stampin’ Up! family during Sale-A-Bration (January 3–March 31, 2018) and get your Starter Kit for $99, along with TWO additional stamps sets included in your kit. Oh yes they did … and they can be “ANY” two stamp sets!!    JOIN NOW

Contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com … or just click the link above. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. There is no obligation!

My group has hobbyists and business minded people … We gather to stamp, to celebrate and to relax (We have demonstrator retreats too!) Love my Star’s… and so will you!!

So Party like a Panda …

… drop on in and check it out!

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me! I appreciate your time and attention.

Have an awesome day~




Two for Tuesday: Picture Perfect Party

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m back with 2 super cute, super easy cards that you can create with the new Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper stack! I made this easy peasy card with the candle pattern and the Happy Birthday Thinlet …

I used Bermuda Bay and Basic Black cardstock to create the big bold birthday wish on this card. I glued the two pieces together but “off set” them so you get the shadow effect which really makes the greeting pop!

My second card I used the designer paper with the circles on it. I really wanted to make this a FUN card so I used the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and Ribbon …

I also used a touch of black cardstock to mat my designer paper and to cut the “celebrate” greeting. The “YOU” is cut with the Silver Foil paper to create the focal point, and it coordinates with a couple of the dots on the designer paper.

The die cut greetings are an exclusive item that you can get FREE with a qualifying purchase. The Celebrate You thinlets dies are in our Sale-a-bration catalog and it’s our biggest and most fun promotion of the year… Seriously, who doesn’t like FREE stamps and / or accessories … and NOW Thinlets!!

Hope you enjoyed todays Birthday cards … we can never have too many of those.

Thank you for spending a part of your day with me, it’s always nice to hang out with a friend.

Have a great day!



Simply Sunday … Simply Fun!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back with a fun, quick card that I whipped together using my December 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit! This is really a versatile kit … and I love the die cut card fronts, makes them so easy to pull a card together (if you want to change it up a bit).

I turned the card sideways (as it was designed to be a vertical card) because I knew I wanted to create a “celebration” type card to be used for birthdays or congrats, or just to cheer someone up!

Everything I used was included in the kit except the balloons … I punched out the turquoise one from the Myths & Magic Glimmer paper and created my own Berry Burst by sponging the color onto the White Glimmer included in the kit!! Even the Bakers Twine and banner were included in the kit!

Did you know you still have time to get the January kit? Sign up before the 10th of January and you will get your kit in the mail within 2 weeks after that. If you purchase a Pre-Paid subscription … You’ll get SALE-A-BRATION Rewards as well 🙂

Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. Why? Sale-A-Bration is the one time during the year you can earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products. This is one promotion where everyone can benefit: new, existing, loyal, and even canceled subscribers can all earn rewards! I love it!

Here’s what you can earn when you buy a prepaid subscription:

3-Month Prepaid Subscription 1 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Item
6-Month Prepaid Subscription (saves $1 per month) 2 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items or 1 Free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Item
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (saves $2 per month) 4 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items or 2 Free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Items (Plus host benefits!)

Don’t forget that subscribers get discounts with 6-and 12-month subscriptions.

And who doesn’t want a fun, precut, and ready to stamp kit come right to your house!!

Contact me if you have any questions  … or if you are ready to subscribe …


I hope you are staying warm in this chilly weather, and that you have a wonderful day ~

Thanks for stopping by!

Click on the image to Purchase your Pre-Paid subscription. When you get the e-mail confirming your purchase … set up your Paper Pumpkin 🙂


More Blooms …

Hel Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo Hooo … I’m back in business (Yes, I had to buy a new camera) It will be nice to have a back up and this is a cute little slim one that will fit nicely in my purse!

Today I will finally get to share those two cards with you that I promised in “grey & pink”. I used Smoky Slate stamped on Smoky Slate for the background and also on the Whisper White.

I used an old photography technique where I added a touch of color (highlight) one flower which creates your focal point. It is delicate and so pretty… Wink of Stella was used in the center of the flower.

I simply used the Stampin’ Up! image to dictate where and how much color I added … just keep coloring over an area that has more grey.

The layout is similar to the Eggplant Envy card (which was my plan) and I used another greeting from the stamp set and punched it out with the circle punches.

My next card …

This card has the same layout but is now created as a vertical style card. Again the main flower is colored with a marker but not only did I add Wink of Stella to the center, but the entire flower!

I added a few rhinestones to draw your eye across the card and maintain that touch of sparkle to the card.

Glad you hung out with me until I could share the cards …

Thank you ~