Three Beautiful Watercolor Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend. The heat and humidity keeps me inside which was just fine with me, I have an entire box of goodies to discover from the Holiday catalog and my Catalog Launch party coming up in a week.  So … I’m starting with Halloween and working my way to Christmas. I hope you can join us because this is going to be a big one!!

I also hope you got a chance to visit my blog yesterday and check out the video.  The video showed you our August 2018 Paper Pumpkin and the beautiful watercolor card fronts and stamp set. On that note … Today I’m going to share three alternative projects from this card kit.

My first card I kept very simple yet I wanted to bring out the beautiful colors  in the card by using the Blackberry Bliss for my base and Old Olive to mat the watercolored design ….

It was such a simple way to revise the card.  I stamped the greeting onto the piece of the card I cut off and cut it out with the smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits and attached it with the Stampin’ Dimensionals which are included in the kit!  To finish the card, I used the Wink of Stella to highlight the butterfly on this card … my Mom loved butterflies.

For my second card I wanted to use and highlight the touching and tender verse that was included with the stamp set.  Just loosing my Mom this January, the verse brought tears to my eyes … it shows such gentleness and concern for those suffering such a loss.

To highlight this verse: The Loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind  I used one of the dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies from the Color Your Season promotion going on now. The verse was stamped onto the back of the card that I cut off and then I placed some of the greenery around it to frame it and give it some beautiful dimension.  Next I attached the floral frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals  and adhered the entire front to the Blackberry Bliss back.  I did stamp flowers (from the stamp set inside).

The third card was used because I wanted to use the die cut piece from the second card …

I love that the piece that was cut out also has the stitching (these amazing dies do a double stitch!) and that it lined up perfectly with the front!!  I tucked some of the greenery behind it again and added the twine to it … all included in the kit!  Simple yet elegant.  This Paper Pumpkin kit is one of my favorites … so beautiful and easy to make alternative (but not necessary!)

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Thanks for joining me today. Have a beautiful day ~ 


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Last day for 50% off ..

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I know it’s Friday but I have a few flashbacks for you today … Cute cards and projects that I have made with my Paper Pumpkin kits!! Today is the last day for new subscribers to get 50% off their first month!

At half the price, now is a great time to try out Paper Pumpkin …

Did I make a Christmas in July card … I sure did. I love to show the versatility even in our Paper Pumpkin kits!!

Hope you enjoyed checking out some alternative projects to the kits!  Remember … Today is the last day for new subscribers to get 50% off their first month! Click on this link to try it out …

Thank you for stopping by today …

I will be back tomorrow with another little sneak peek into the Holiday Catalog.

Have a great day!!



Simply Sunday: Who Loves FREE Stamps?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited today to share with you a special offer that I am starting today and will run through the end of this month!! I also have a cute “you are going to love this” alternative project from this months Paper Pumpkin kit!!  Stampin’ Up! has 3 great promotions going on this month and to send July off with a BANG … I’m sweetening the pot!!

For the next 10 days you will be receive a FREE Stamp Set and more with a qualifying purchase! Here are the details ….

For the next 10 days … I will also be sharing all sorts of cards and projects that coordinate with these amazing deals. The Stamp Sets available are Shown Below.

First up … Paper Pumpkin and the “Adults Only” Alternative project I made!!  When my daughter saw this cute project (She’s of age! lol) – She signed up so wouldn’t miss out on any more kits, and possibly purchase this one if it does not sell out!!


July 11-August 10 new subscribers get 50% off the first month! What a great time to sign up! And the graphic has such pretty colors!!! Is that a hint at what’s in the kit? Usually SU does that. SO FUN!! Sign up using this link so you can become my personal subscriber  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN

USE PROMO CODE: BLOOM0818 / And be sure to designate me as your demonstrator 🙂

This project was inspired by another Paper Pumpkin fan (a Facebook page you can join and see great projects) Deseree Krumm! What a cute idea and a perfect gift to share with a few people I know!! 🙂

Next up I have the FREE INK PADS when you purchase the Starter Kit.  Don’t let this scare you, you can do with your starter kit as you want! Hang around for the discount and the “perks” of being a demonstrator like: The upcoming “Holiday Catalog Launch Event” and Pre-Order, OnStage in Orlando this November, and the chat rooms, Facebook pages and group meetings …

OR … you could stay and earn a few $$ to help out with household expenses, buy new furniture or more stamps! lol

OR…  you can build it into a business and take fabulous trips and earn some real money. Stampin’ Up! has sent me to Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, the Mexican Riviera and Fiji … yes Fiji!!

Some of us started for the savings … so you don’t have to jump into anything right away. IT”S ALL UP TO YOU. That’s the fun part … enjoy the benefits and choose your level of participation.

Let’s stamp -n- chat … Contact me to set a play date 262-334-1009 or  There’s No obligation!  And I’m here as your #1 Support System, plus you have our team of Stars, fellow demonstrators and the entire Stampin’ Up! family.  READY??  Click Here / or just contact me to chat.


Admit it: you just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper (I’m no different)! By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! has brought back the incredible Designer Series Paper offer: You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during July! This sale includes select Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog (see list below).

Item Description Page Price (USD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00


Now to the FREE Stamp Preview …

Once you make your purchase, contact me right away with your choice (First come, First Serve) and I will get that in the mail for you along with your other gifts!!

Remember… these stamp sets are no longer available in the catalogs and they can be yours FREE with a qualifying purchase (also includes a special gift and hand stamped card from me).  YES … that is the Amazing you that coordinates with the “Celebrate You” Thinlit dies in the catalog.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding my End of Month Stamp Give-a-way or any of the Stampin’ Up! promotions!

Thank you for spending part of your day with me!

Have an awesome day and enjoy the rest of the weekend ~

Picnic Basket Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Didn’t you think those baskets and notecards were cute yesterday? Totally loved them but what if 3-D projects aren’t your style?  Well … I have a fun alternative for you! I love the baskets and thought that they would look cute on the front of my  card – sooooooooooooooo…

Oh My Gosh … I had so much fun creating this card and it was so easy!! I just cut one of the side flaps off the die cut basket, added the rim around the top and added the handle!!

Everything is die cut in this months Paper Pumpkin kit and some pieces already have adhesive on them so placing the strawberries in the basket were simple. Even the little leaves have adhesive so I pulled the two ends together (they were open) and it created a nice cupped leaf look!!

I had to shoot the card at this angle so you could see all the texture and dimension of this card!! The only thing I added to the kit was the card base in Real Red and the Night of Navy front which was embossed with the “Basket Weave” embossing folder!

Hope you have as much fun checking out this card as I did making it!  You could join in on the fun and sign up for next months kit … it’s a great time to try it out …


July 11-August 10 new subscribers get 50% off the first month! What a great time to sign up! And the graphic has such pretty colors!!! Is that a hint at what’s in the kit? Usually SU does that. SO FUN!! Sign up using this link so you can become my personal subscriber  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN


Thank you for joining me today.

Have a great day … it’s a great way to start the weekend ~

Beautiful baskets and matching note cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When you’re not riding bikes by the lake, looking for fireflies, or kicking back at a drive-in movie, we recommend that you add a new item to your list…

Schedule a lazy afternoon to craft these darling little baskets and matching note cards. They’re perfect for family parties, picnics, or for leaving on a neighbor’s doorstep. Watch the video now to find out why Picnic Paradise is bound to be your new summer “jam.”


July 11-August 10 new subscribers get 50% off the first month! What a great time to sign up! And the graphic has such pretty colors!!! Is that a hint at what’s in the kit? Usually SU does that. SO FUN!! Sign up using this link so you can become my personal subscriber  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN


Thanks for dropping in to visit me today. I’ll be back tomorrow to share an alternative project to the cute projects in the kit.

Have a great day ~

Simply Sunday: Blooming Savings

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have several projects I’d like to share with you. Each comes from our Paper Pumpkin kits … What can be simpler than that? Right now your first month is 50% OFF for new subscribers … this way you can take it out for a test drive!!

Want to make amazing projects without the prep work? Meet Paper Pumpkin—a crafting subscription kit by Stampin’ Up! Because sometimes the best way to get creative is INSIDE the box.

Every month, you’ll receive all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to make a fun, papercrafting project. Everything is precut and ready to go. Skip to the fun with us—sign up by CLICKING HERE!


I love having the kits on hand because then I’m ready if I need a quick card, or sometimes it’s a great afternoon project to do with my grandkids!!  They love it and I don’t have to drag out all my supplies.

These 3 cards came from the February Paper Pumpkin kit … and they are my alternative to the cards that was in the box.  I do this and share it with my Paper Pumpkin subscribers to give them a few more ideas to do with their kits!

This was a quick -n- easy card that looked like I worked so hard on yet the beautiful lazer cut card front was done for us!! I just added the Dazzling Diamonds behind the design and a little pop of color with the ribbon and mat.

This was one of my favorite months and you can tell because it was so easy to play with and come up with additional designs. In fact, I bought myself and extra kit because it had those kit little pillow boxes for treats … Yummy Fun!!

Here are the alternative projects I made from last months Paper Pumpkin.  This one was fun because it coordinated with the Broadway Bound product suite …

How are you liking all the amazing stamping projects? Are you ready to try it out? You may contact me with any questions you many have ( or message me below.

You may cancel your subscription at any time … or just put it on hold and then restart when your ready again. It’s fun and it’s flexible!!

If you’re ready to Skip to the fun and begin enjoyed your monthly stampin’ kit delivered directly to you — just CLICK HERE to get started!

Thanks for the visit today! I hope you think about this amazing offer, and please know I am here if you have any questions.

Enjoy your day ~

Happy 4th of July Cards & Projects

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

My apologies for the late post but as many of you know … sometimes the cards in our head, don’t always work out on paper!! This was my dilemma on this holiday day … Happy 4th of July to you!! So I’ve decided to share some 4th of July celebration cards I have created in the past …

Four years ago I held a Stampin’ Party and we did some fun projects with the Paper Pumpkin that month … here is what we made: Pinwheels to be used in several different ways!

a treat bag …

and a fun banner …

I used the left over straws in my banner creation and in the card below. I tucked a piece of Bakers twine into the straw to create a fire cracker!!  How clever an I … LOL

Since we’re looking at Paper Pumpkin projects, check out these cute summertime favorites ….

A couple more Red, White and Blue celebration cards …

And I’ll close with two Red, White and Blue cuties of my own … Lilly and Lori my granddaughters!


Thank you for checking out my blog on this 4th of July Holiday … I hope you are enjoying your day.

I’ll be back tomorrow with cards highlighting our Designer Paper!!