Beary Comforting …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am anxiously waiting my Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin kit, filled with curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, but until that arrives so I can share my projects with you … I want to introduce you to our December kit.

If you haven’t heard already, Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a wide variety of unique papercrafting projects for subscribers of any skill level! These themed, all-inclusive craft kits encourage customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

The holidays are a perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, it makes crafting easy, and you can gather with friends or family to create these special products … You can also give them as a gift!


Thank you so very much for checking out my blog today, please let me know if I can help you with your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Have a good day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Change of plans, I was going to share some alternatives to this months Paper Pumpkin but I’ve had many questions about Paper Pumpkin so I’m here to answer some of those questions ….

What IS Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers fun ‘n’ easy papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these themed all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set. As the subscription continues, subscribers will have a collection of cards and other creations for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies!

Each month Paper Pumpkin announces their upcoming kit with lots of hints about what FUN you’ll find inside … the September’s kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky. But, for those who don’t enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces offers many ways to customize your fall crafts!

The “Hello Pumpkin” Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the autumn season. Make them all the same, or mix ‘n’ match! What is a Cracker Box Treat package?

These are sooooo cute … I can’t wait to see what the treat packages look like in our “Hello Pumpkin” kit next month…. decorating them with the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces will be loads of fun!! Here are the Coordinating Colors in our Hello Pumpkin kit …

Autumn is my favorite season, decorating for Halloween is a blast, gathering with family for Thanksgiving is something I cherish each year … you can use this cute little treat holders for Halloween handouts or Thanksgiving place cards!!

I could not resist sharing this cute little graphic ….

You can subscribe to the Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit between August 11th and September 10th… you can also order additional kits once you are a subscriber! SUBSCRIBE HERE but don’t wait until the last minute … some kits have sold out before the deadline.

Let me know if you have any questions about our Paper Pumpkin crafting kit. I’d be happy to answer them. You can subscribe by clicking the link above or selecting a Pre-Paid Subscription below.

Thanks for hanging out with me today, I’ll meet you back here tomorrow!

Here are the links to the Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin kits … just click on the image and it will take you to my online store, and you can continue with your purchase. The 12-month Subscription Qualifies YOU for Hostess Rewards ($22.00 Free Merchandise of your choice!!)

You’re Amazing …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me say “Thank You” to all who messaged and emailed me about my daughter and granddaughter. Quick update: They are both home today resting … God is good.

Today I whipped together a card from the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit … they are really handy to have around when you need a quick card! Filled with great sentiments, card bases and embellishments!

This one is for my grand-daughter …

She loves bright colors and rainbows so this is perfect for her. She just love the cute embellishments I put on my cards!! Kids are fun and easily impressed. She just loves anything I make for her ❤ Isn’t that why we love cardmaking!!

I would like to invite you to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group … this Facebook group is a special little place where we can share, chat and talk anything Paper Pumpkin! You’ll be invited to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me. I have links below that you can subscribe to or CLICK HERE on this link.

Thank you for checking out my blog today … I’ll meet you back here tomorrow! Rainy days are perfect for stamping.

Sharing some Summer Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing some fun Paper Pumpkin information. I will get you my alternative tomorrow and I appreciate your patience. It’s been a whirlwind week … My youngest daughter was admitted into the hospital (after 5 doctor visits) with a severe eye infection. Then to find out that one of my granddaughters was involved in a car accident … so scary. The police officer said he was surprised any of them survived. She was admitted into the hospital and released with a broken arm which will need surgery.

On the bright side … my daughter Nicki is finally seeing an improvement and the doctors are taking her off the continuous antibiotic IV to the oral antibiotics. Whew!! If that works, she will finally be able to leave the hospital. And my Destiny “only” has a broken arm … I thank God and all our Guardian Angels for watching over us this week.

My Paper Pumpkin Pals should be receiving their June kits and they are fun! If you missed “MY” Alternative project, here it is …

The minute I opened the kit, this layout just popped into my head! Here is the video of what our kits includes this month …

In this month’s summery kit–inspired by Sara, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!–you’ll unbox enough supplies to design eight brightly-patterned card bases and coordinating envelopes. Plus, you’ll have plenty of pieces you can use to transform the yellow Paper Pumpkin box into a box of sunshine!

The most magical, all-inclusive craft kit of the summer is finally here! The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit is packed with everything you need to create nine postcard-style cards with coordinating envelopes, plus nine die-cut tealight bags.

What’s even more spectacular about this summery kit? The add-on that’s available along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 pre-printed card bases and envelopes, expanding the Summer Nights crafting experience by offering a traditional cardmaking opportunity. When combined with the leftover pieces from July’s kit, at least 20 additional cards can be made! For only $10.00 you can have the most expansive crafting experience of the summer.

I would like to invite you to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group … this Facebook group is a special little place where we can share, chat and talk anything Paper Pumpkin! You’ll be invited to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me. I have links below that you can subscribe to or CLICK HERE on this link.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me today. Have yourself a wonderful weekend!!

Parade of Pumpkins …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a special announcement from Stampin’ Up! about the April Paper Pumpkin kit that was designed by our CEO Sarah Douglas! For those of you who are not familiar with Paper Pumpkin … it is a monthly Stampin’ Kit that comes directly to your door!

This kit includes everything you need to make the projects enclosed … you may need a little adhesive and a scissors but that’s it.  Your first kit comes with a block for the stamps, of course the stamps, ink spots (small ink pad) and all the card bases, accessories and more! 

So today, I’d like to share some of my Paper Pumpkin pics and alternative projects so you can see how cute and fun these kits are … It’s like having a birthday every month!!








So much fun in a box and delivered right to your door … a stampin’ kit ready to go.  It’s a great way to get together with your friends.

Let me know if you have any questions or if your ready … Click on the link below and purchase a 3 month subscription, just to try it out.  Plus … you’ll get a FREE Sale-a-bration item as well.


Thanks for joining me today, hope your day is a good one!


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Want to make amazing projects?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On Thursday I shared some alternative projects from the April Paper Pumpkin kit (Click Here to View) so today I’d like to give you a sneak peek at the May Paper Pumpkin kit!!


You have until May 10 to sign up and get the May kit. The Many Manly Occasions Kit will contain eight cards and envelopes and is perfect to celebrate the men in your life! If you’ve put your Paper Pumpkin on HOLD for a bit … you want to make sure you get this kit sent to you!! Or start todayClick Here.


It’s fabulous, fun paper crafting product in “kit form” (pre-cut, pre-scored, ready to assemble) wrapped up in pretty, soft blue tissue paper in a bright, red box that gets delivered right to your mailbox each month. And each kit includes a stamp set and ink that you can use again and again even after you’ve created everything within the kit!

Let’s have a little fun with our May Paper Pumpkin …

PP Night Out


On Wednesday, May 25th / All Paper Pumpkin Pals …. Bring your Paper Pumpkin to my house & we will stamp together!   Have some treats too!

All my “Paper Pumpkin Pals” (All who subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me) will receive an invitation from me stamp with our May Paper Pumpkin kits.  I will have two alternative projects and some sweet treats to keep us energized! lol

If you are outside of my area … I will send you directions for the paper pumpkin projects we make and some of those sweet treats! It’s a great bonus to have your demonstrator managing a candy store!

Here’s one last peek at the May Paper Pumpkin …


 If you look close at both “sneak peek” photos you will notice two different patterns in the die cut front!!  Make sure you sign up before May 10th!!Click Here.

So … If you want to make amazing projects without the prep work, It time to try Paper Pumpkin—a crafting subscription kit by Stampin’ Up!  Every month, you’ll receive all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to make a fun, papercrafting project. Everything is precut and ready!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, either in the comment box or e-mail me at

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me!

Have a wonderful day ~


Be Still My Heart …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Be still my heart! Have you seen the January Paper Pumpkin kit yet? It’s full of fun surprises. You can make a banner and heart-shaped treat bags. Four words: Love. At. First. Sight!



What could possibly make Sale-A-Bration even better? Getting Paper Pumpkin involved of course! It just might be the easiest way for your customers to earn FREE* Sale-A-Bration items.

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Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

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Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

This offer will end on March 31, 2016


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks & Have a great day ~




Best Deal Ever ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I sent you an invitation to a livestream with Stampin’ Up! … Did you watch? Did you miss it?

Big thanks to everyone who joined us for our Paper Pumpkin livestream earlier tonight / last night. We had such a blast partying with you! If you missed it, watch here …

Here’s what we shared:

1. MEGA deal alert! For 24 hours only, new subscribers can sign up for just $5 (shipping included) for your first month! Go to and enter promo code 24HOURS… or click the link below. Hurry—this offer expires tomorrow night at 7:50 PM (CT). Best time to join EVER!

 For new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. Offer ends May 9, 2015 at 7:50 PM (CT).After the first month, the fun will continue for just $19.95 a month (shipping included).


Use PROMO code … 24Hours
2. The May kit! That’s right—we previewed this month’s kit. It is uh-MAY-zing! You do NOT want to miss this one. Trust us.
There you have it! Two GREAT reasons to sign up for Paper Pumpkin in the next 24 hours! Now . . . time to get busy. Call your family. Text your friends. Shout it from the rooftops. Share the promo code 24HOURS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so that no one feels left out.

The projects they shared were so cute … I will have more for you when I receive my kit (Yes, I’m a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber) and I always share additional ways to use your kits. I also have a Pinterest Page / Click Here to View. Check it out!

Once you decide to join my Paper Pumpkin Pals (purchasing through me) I will send you the “password” to view even more Paper Pumpkin projects. It’s new … but it’s growing fast.

Let me know if you have any questions …

Thank you for checking it out …

Have a wonderful weekend!


Something New for You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A quick post for you today … I hear we are having a beautiful sunny day and I think you should go out and  enjoy it!  I plan on it … as soon as I get off work.

So … something new for you!  Did you already see part of it yesterday?  Look up at the black banner at the top of my blog … I have added 3 new pages!

  1. Product Videos: These will highlight new products. Right now I have 5 videos showcasing products in our current Occasions Catalog.
  2. Stamping Technique Videos: You will find some fun techniques here, all in video form. Someday I’ll be making my own videos for you, but until then … you’ve got the best: Stampin’ Up!
  3. Stamping Retreats: This page explains more about our annual stamping retreats. Please let me know if you have any questions … I’d love to answer them for you.

I hope you enjoy exploring the new pages I have added to my blog. I want to give you the best information I can on our products and awesome techniques.


Skip to the fun with us this Friday, May 8 at 8:00 PM (CT) for a special livestream at


If you’ve ever wondered what Paper Pumpkin was about … here is a fun way to discover it. Stampin’ Up! is going to make it super easy for you to become the newest subscribers. Don’t be late because we’ll jump right in and have a lot to cover in a short time. See you then!


Hey …let me know if you’ll be watching!  I will 🙂

Have a great day ~