Friendships Make for a Beautiful Day

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card that features the beautiful flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set and Brusho Crystal Colours. You’ve seen my step by step tutorial and I’ve shared videos on “how to” … Are you hooked yet?

Today you will see a similar layout to the past floral card but I’ve toned it down with Black & White and brought back the “Petal Passion” Designer Series paper! I liked the woodsy pattern and thought it would compliment my rose.

I added the “Burlap” Ribbon to add texture and bring in a natural element to the card.

My greeting was taken from the “Beautiful Bouquet” stamp set found on page 92 of the Annual Catalog. The flowers are beautiful and it does have coordinating dies however … I bought this set for the greetings!!  I’ll play the entire set and share that with you another day.

I have a lot of natural elements to this card but …

I wanted to add a little sparkle for my friend – Wink of Stella.  We met when we were 10 years old and we are still friends 50 years later. Amazing to think back on those days in our neighborhood ❤ Warm memories. She just lost her Mom too … I think they’re both watching over us again, just like they did 50 years ago.

On that note, I’m going to wish you a beautiful day. Reconnect with old friends by sharing a card and letting them know that you are thinking of them.

Thank you for stopping by.


Two for Tuesday: Brusho Crystal Colour Techniques

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On Sunday I shared a step by step tutorial on how I made my Brusho Floral card, today I’m going to share 2 videos from Stampin’ Up!.  One showing different techniques for the Brusho Crystal Colour and the second will show you how easy it is to create the card that is in the Occasions Catalog!

Watching the videos helped me learn some simple and more advanced techniques in coloring with Brush Crystal Colour, but the best way to learn is to get the Brusho in your hands and play!!

Here is the video that shows how easy it is to recreate the sample in the Occasions catalog … page 26!

I hope these videos and my Sunday post helped you to understand more about the new Brusho Crystal Colour. I will be sharing more cards with you and as I stated, will be hosting a class so you can get a hands-on experience with this fabulous new watercoloring medium.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope your day is a good one!



Celebrating 5 years!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy birthday to us! March 2018 is Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary and Stampin’ Up! is kicking it off with a truly exciting campaign. Not only are we celebrating five years of creating and sharing together, but we also want to say thank you to all of our customers and demonstrators who have helped us reach this great milestone. And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? This kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!

Promotion Details

  • The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
  • The free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.
  • The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of papercrafting projects.
  • The free gift holds an approximate retail value of $6-$8 US when compared to similar products offered by Stampin’ Up!.
  • Subscribe between February 11–March 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Five years of meeting you at your mail box. Creating & sharing millions of projects together. Inspiring countless smiles and glad hearts. We are celebrating our 5th anniversary and it’s all thanks to you! Thank you for all you have done to inspire smiles and glad hearts using Paper Pumpkin. Share your favorite Paper Pumpkin story on social media using #paperpumpkin5. And don’t forget to be subscribed by March 10 to receive your free gift and special 5th anniversary box!

Thanks for stopping by today to. Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin.

NOW is a great time to try it out … purchase the 3-month subscription and get Sale-a-bration benefits and the March kit with it’s FREE Gift!

Have a great day …

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Simply Sunday: Party Panda’s / Guest Stamper: Brenda

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share another cute card made with our little Party Pandas! This card was created by Brenda Morateck, one of my Star’s (someone who signed up as a demonstrator with me). This card is from our Star’s Christmas Party Card Swap.

The card swap challenge was “Something New” … either the Occasions Catalog or the Sale-A-Bration catalog and Brenda chose the Party Pandas

This card was created with the Petal Passion Designer Paper and the fun and bright Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock!

Our cute little Panda is highlighted with the help of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. You can’t go wrong with these little guys and you can get them for FREE with a $50 purchase during our Sale-a-bration promotion!

Thanks Brenda for the cute card, and I thank YOU for stopping by today.

Hope your Sunday is Simply amazing~

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 … 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~




Merry Christmas to you …

Hello.Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope that you are enjoying a beautiful and blessed Christmas with your family and friends. I am doing the same.

As many of you know, several of my family members are fighting cancer including my mother, so I have been spending extra time with her … this is one of the reasons I have not been posting everyday.

Stamping soothes my soul and I will be sharing my cards soon …. Today I want to Thank You for sharing your time with me this past year.

So I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays and I look forward to stamping with you in the new year … I have many new stamping events planned in 2018.

Thank you so much for your business, your friendship and your kind words and love. I pray you and your family have a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Gods Blessings ~