Be Thankful ….


Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m really excited to share my next alternative project with you! From the comments and the “pins” you really liked the Gold Leaf card, I do to but this card is full of color and gold and I think it’s my favorite so far!!

Stunning… right!  I just love all the layers of leaves … and they are all included in the kit! I pulled apart one of the envelopes and cut it into 3″ x 1″ strips, then I stamped the greeting on a left-over piece and punched it out with a 1-1/2″ circle punch … then layer. Viola!!


Incredible dimension is created by simply layer the leaves … no dimensionals were needed.

Many of you have asked how you can get this kit … Well, you need to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. If you sign up before the 10th of October, you will be able to purchase many of the past kits (hopefully including this one) Plus there are refills that you can also purchase!!

Why Sign Up NOW? …

HOW COOL IS THAT!!  Two coordinating kits! However, they work fine as stand alone kits. Give it a test drive and join us for the fun!!


Thanks for hangin’ out with me today! I hope you are having a wonderful week… the weekend is almost here!

I will have one more alternative project to share with you tomorrow, until then …

Have a great day!!


Simply Sunday: Be Filled with Thanks …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A little late in my posting but I couldn’t miss a Simply Sunday post! And what could be simpler than a stamping kit …. and what could be simpler than a kit that comes delivered right to your door (or mailbox)! Paper Pumpkin is the monthly stampin’ kit I’m referring to.

Here are all the goodies that are included in the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … What’s really nice is that when you are done making the projects, there are always left overs … not to mention a Stamp Set and an Ink Spot!! Definitely worth the money … but the surprise each month is priceless.

Included in this months kit are 8 Gift Cards with matching envelopes and 8 Pillow Boxes … complete with score lines and this beautiful pattern.

The Pillow Box is what I was playing with today. Yesterday I showed you the video which shared the Stampin’ Up! creations. I have altered it somewhat …

I changed the pattern of the leaves because I made a little boo-boo on my main leaf … so as we all do, I changed it up a bit.  I also placed my bouquet of leaves horizontally instead of vertically because I wanted to showcase the beautiful embossed Pillow Box as much as I could.

I also used the long tag verses the round one that Stampin’ Up! showed us in the instructions. I just wish the picture would have picked up the colors better … this looks a bit dull. I will need to work on my lighting!

I will be back all this week with more alternatives to the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  Wonder how you can still get this kit?  Sign up for Paper Pumpkin now, and you will be eligible to purchase past kits … including this one!

Why Sign Up NOW? …

HOW COOL IS THAT!!  Two coordinating kits! However, they work fine as stand alone kits. Give it a test drive and join us for the fun!!


Thanks for hangin’ out with me today! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Have a great week and check back to see more from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

A Simple Tool to Mangage Your Schedule…

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Friday to you … I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the weekend!

We are all locked into times and dates and such and what better way to manage your busy schedule than a calender. According to Wikipedia; A calendar is a system of organizing days for social, religious, commercial or administrative purposes.

And that’s what I have for you today! I normally don’t share my retreat projects but I had many requests, so here is the calendar our group made at the 2014 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat.


This cute little calendar was designed to sit on your desk, kitchen counter or where ever it’s handy for you. I began by choosing my color pallet, and I started with the “All is Calm” Designer Series Paper.

The base is Smokey Slate and the pop of color is the Lost Lagoon. I created the monthly template myself and cut it out for my guests. They were held together by the Candy Dots Brad Bases. We added a Rhinestone and colored it with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities marker.


The piece that holds up the calendar was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing folder. Since were making calendars, and calendars are about occasions … I chose the “A Fitting Occasion” and stamped the “made by me for you” stamp, and punched it out with the 1″ circle punch. The Soft Sky mat was punched with the 1-1/4″ circle punch.

I finished off the calendar with a banner stating “You Made My Day” … from the “And Many More” stamp set! The calendar was designed to lay flat so it could be mailed … what a cute gift that would be to get in the mail 🙂


Hope you enjoyed my project share today. If you are interested in attending an upcoming stampin’ retreat, send me your information and I will gladly add you to my mailing list. We host a Spring (All Occasions) and Fall (Holiday) Retreat.

Our retreats are loads of fun and you not only make cards & projects … you make friends.

Thank you for stopping by Linda’s Stampin’ Escape today.

God Bless and …

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