I’ll Bee Yours …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … I did it this time!  On Tuesday night I had a meeting at work and we decided to walk to the meeting place and back, just about the time I got back to my car, my knee gave out. Woooh … haven’t felt that much pain since I herniated the disc in my back!

I actually went to the doctor and he put me on bed rest (which means I can’t get into my stamping room!!) and steroids. He believes it’s arthritis and that I had a flair up.  So … please be patient with me while I work through this. I’m going to do my best to keep you informed through my posts.

Meanwhile, Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this kit has your number: 20 treat bags, 10 mini cards and envelopes, and embellishments. It’s everything you need to celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So, make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin! Watch this how-to video to see the I’ll Bee Yours kit in action.

I love those little bee’s and can’t wait to get my kit in the mail … Maybe it will be here tomorrow, my kids will bring it in and I can play!!

Don’t be afraid to message me for more information about Paper Pumpkin or put your question in the comment box below.  I will tell you that with the purchase of the 3-mo. 6-month or 12 month subscriptions … you will qualify for FREE Sale-a-bration items!

Thank you for checking in with me today… Are you shoveling out like we are? I’m not, I’m on the couch.

Have a wonderful day ~

PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTIONS … just click on any of the images for more information or to start your shopping.


My Alternatives for Something for Everything

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How is your holiday season going? Are you back to work … taking time off, or is life back to normal? I’m kind of caught in the middle, I’ve been back to work but I’m still not sure what day it is!! lol

Today I’d like to share three alternative projects to the December’s “Something for Everything” Paper Pumpkin kit. I am loving the 13 sentiments are included in this kit, and the backgrounds are so neutral that you are able to use any of the 13!!

Here are the cards as done per the instructions …

Since you had to wait an extra day for my sample … I’ve decided to share all three of them with you today. My first card used the base “as is” however I took the olive circle from the second card to pop my sentiment … then I added the cute flowers (these are all die cut adhesive… so it’s easy to assemble)

I also used the gold foliage from the third card (as shown above). The last step was adding the Rhinestones to my flowers and around the card.

The second card, which is the floral base … I used the hexagon shape from the third card, the gold foliage from the second, and the big flowers from the first card to create my bouquet. To really make it pop… I added a Terracotta Tile mat behind it.

Then I added my banner, stamped my sentiment in the Terracotta, and added a few of those cute little flowers!

My last card I did a bit of cutting … first, I cut the card base in half because the front have the patterns and backs of all the cards have a solid color. Once cut in half, I trimmed down the solid piece to 4″ x 5-1/4″ … then I centered my gold adhesive embellishment onto the solid piece and stuck it down.

Then I cut the image out, leaving a nice base. This technique is something I always taught my scrapbookers … paper saving! I also share it with my card makers, no need to waste good cardstock.  The patterned piece was cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″ so you could see the solid piece underneath, creating beautiful layers.

I kept this card front a bit on the simple side, but it’s pretty!

Once all my layers were done, I stamped my sentiment onto the gold edge banner … it’s actually the Terracotta Tile ink, but it is stamped off to make it a bit lighter to compliment the flowers.  I added three of them, popping the upper right-hand one up and then adding the bling to them. Sweet -n- simple.

Right now you can subscribe to get the upcoming January 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit and celebrate love in style. Your Paper Pumpkin is always looking ahead so your kits will be delivered in time for the upcoming holiday …

This kit gives you 20 treat bags, 10 mini cards and envelopes, and “BEE”-yoo-tiful stamps and embellishments. Subscribe by January 11 CLICK HERE

Thank you for sharing part of your day with me! Hope yours is a good one.

I will be back tomorrow with a little sneak peek into the new January – June Mini Catalog.  Did you get yours?


“Something for Everything”

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you all got to enjoy time with family and friends this Christmas … I’m sure some of you are still going! I have one more party, and that is with my downline … the ladies who have joined the Stampin’ Up! family within my team of Stars.

We are going to gather to celebrate the season, catch up and play with the new stamps and accessories from the Spring/Summer Catalog and our Sale-a-Bration catalog. Oh yes, we swap too, so there will be samples to share with you!

Today I’d like to share the December’s “Something for Everything” Paper Pumpkin kit. It includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Check out our video ….

Here are the cards as done per the instructions … When you stop back tomorrow, you will see some of the Alternatives that I have made from the kit.

Right now you can subscribe to get the upcoming January 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit and celebrate love in style.

This kit gives you 20 treat bags, 10 mini cards and envelopes, and “BEE”-yoo-tiful stamps and embellishments. Subscribe by January 11 CLICK HERE

Once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber … you can get any available past kits that you’d like.  You can do the monthly option now CLICK HERE or a 3mo. / 6mo. or 12month subscription BELOW. If you’d like more information, just let me know.

Thank you for stopping by today, I’ll see you tomorrow to check out my alternative projects.

Have yourself a wonderful day.


O Christmas Tree

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another alternative ideas for the Winter Gift / November 2019 Paper Pumpkin. I’ve got to say “WOW” … yesterday’s alternative project made a big hit on Pinterest.  Today I’m sharing the “tree” and have it all decked out for you.

The tag that the tree lays against comes in the kit, I did however stamp it with the cute little snowflakes that are part of the Winter Gifts stamp set.  I cut a background piece in Whisper White and sponged it with Pool Party and then stamped it again with the snowflakes.

I added three strips of ribbon to my background to add some texture and to bring in the color of the tree throughout the card.  These are mounted onto Real Red which coordinates with the Red Rhinestones I used to decorate it.  To add a bit more sparkle, I used the Iced Stampin’ Glitter from the Holiday catalog.

I have several more ideas that I will be sharing with my Paper Pumpkin Pals (PP subscribers with me) using the sled, deer, etc. If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, I can send you the link to these samples as well as sharing alternative ideas with you when future kits come.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope your day is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Winter Gifts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope this blog post finds you well this Sunday. Today I’d like to share with you a pretty card that I created using the contents of the November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit. Yesterday I shared with you a video on how to create the projects in the kit, and here are the finished projects …

These are so cute and you could actually face the front of a card with these if you are not into tags, or you can take the many, many pieces from the kit and create your own. That is what I’m sharing today, an alternative to the kit …

I took the tag from the “cardinal” and added the snowflakes.  The greeting is included in the set of stamps that comes with your Paper Pumpkin. That is one of the highlights of getting Paper Pumpkin … even after you’ve used all the goodies inside, you have a wonderful stamp set to use over and over again.

The snow flakes have two sides and I chose the side with the silver imprint to add a little sparkle and shine to my card …

The sparkle comes from the self-adhesive sequins that are also included in the kit … they are silver (they also have an iridescent white pack included too) and I love the way the silver sequins picks up the Pool Party cardstock.  Basically, that is all I added to this card that was not in the kit, a Whisper White base and a piece 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Pool Party.

It’s fun to create with these kits, and it’s even more fun to do them with a friend. I send out Paper Pumpkin Nights to my subscribers periodically to work on our kits! Wanna join us?

Thanks so much for sharing a part of your Sunday with me, I’ll see you tomorrow with a wonderful Christmas Card I’ve been waiting to share with you.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Santa Makes Creative Deliveries!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you looking for a special gift to send to your crafty friend or family member?  Have you heard of the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit offered by Stampin’ Up! I am a HUGE fan! Why? For starters, each month the red box gets delivered to my house and it’s a surprise as to what is inside the box! It is a class in the mail all prepped and ready to go. The only extra supplies I may need are clear blocks, scissors and adhesive. I love that the kits come with instructions and are completed within a short time span! It is PERFECT for all ages!


If you would like to join…click here to Linda’s Paper Pumpkin Pals!  Every month around the 11th, kits are mailed!

Take a peek at one of the latest kits. This Christmas, Paper Pumpkin has made adding handmade warmth to your gifts easy with our November kit. We think you’ll agree: It’s “snow lovely”! *wink* You get 24 fabulous, over-sized tags in 4 designs featuring cardinals, deer, snowflakes, and more. They’re easy to make and are simply bursting with holiday cheer. So don’t wait to make the season bright—start crafting your tags today!

Another great option, especially this time of year, is a prepaid subscription! A Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription is the perfect gift for all your crafty friends! Choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12 months and a fully designed project kit will arrive each month at their door with stamps, ink, and paper so they can skip to the fun part of crafting. Purchase a prepaid subscription today … I have the links for you below!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow and see an alternative project to this months Paper Pumpkin. I like to share different ways to use your kit. This gives you more versatility … you can make them per instructions or follow my alternative, or come up with your own!

Thank you for joining me today and I look forward to sharing my designs with you tomorrow.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Something for Everything …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m excited to share a sneak peek from Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin …

When sharing special occasions with special friends, it’s nice to have choices. That’s why Paper Pumpkin is delivering Something for Everything in the month of December. This smartly designed, versatile kit includes supplies for 12 full-sized cards and envelopes as well as a 13-sentiment stamp set you won’t want to miss. Visit my Paper Pumpkin page and sign up today!

Kit details: Makes 12 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

Check out this video for a fun sneak peek of December’s super-versatile card kit from Paper Pumpkin!

This kit delivers supplies for 12 cards and a stamp set with 13 all-occasion sentiments. Don’t miss out. Subscribe by December 10!

Let me know if you have any questions about this versatile kit … I’m thinking this is one you don’t want to miss out on, so if you’ve ever thought of checking out Paper Pumpkin … Give December a try!  It’s also a great month to “GIFT” Paper Pumpkin!!

Thank your for dropping by today … I’ll be back tomorrow with a little more from my Holiday Retreat!

Have an amazing day ~