Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

More Paper Pumpkin fun!

Hey there!  Has your Paper Pumpkin kit arrived yet this month?  I am having so much fun with the February kit!!  It is called Wild Flowers and is intended to make 9 cards.  I took the whole thing apart though and am using it for different projects!  Today I made a mini album using all of the bits and pieces from the kit plus a few of my own scraps!  Want to see?

I used 2 card bases to create this little guy!  Everything you see here is from the kit except the Blushing Bride, White White and Pear Pizzazz pieces of  cardstock.  I nabbed those from my scrap pile!  This mini measures 2 3/4" x 4 1/4".

To create the book I cut 2 card bases in half and stacked them on top of each other.  I adhered them all front to back and then using a leftover piece of cardstock from the kit made a small seam binder for the edge. 

Here are the first set of pages.  The tag, the Crumb Cake paper, the flower stickers and the leaves are all from the kit!  I adhered everything in place and then cut down the leaves.  I stuck the flowers on with the dimensionals in the the kit and tucked the leaves in under them.

The stamped flower images and  the word "friend" are from the kit's stamp set.  I cut the banner from one of my scraps.

Third set of pages!  They use another tag and one of the beautiful flower stickers.  I added a tiny little bow using the linen thread from the kit.

Here is the back cover. You can see how I wrapped the seam binding around the edge to neaten the whole thing up!  Quick and easy mini album!  Yay!!

Here are all of the goodies I used to create my book today:

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If you are interested in becoming a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can click the picture and go read all about it!!  I absolutely love my monthly kits!!


Hope that you have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with lots more to share! :)






Tuesday, February 20, 2018

*Wheeeeee!!!!* Paper Pumpkin time!!!

Hey there!!  I am so excited!!! My Paper Pumpkin arrived today and it is an AWESOME kit this month!!!  I jumped right in and made 2 cards right away!!  I used the supplies from the kit (plus a few of my own!) and made alternate cards!  The thing I love most about these kits is that they are versatile enough to make all sorts of things!  You can most certainly make the kit as intended or go a little wild and make loads of other things!  I like to  do that second thing!  Here are the cards I made today:

I used Sweet Sugarplum as my card base. The friend tag and Crumb Cake layer are from the kit as well as the stamped images and the leafy die cuts you see.  I used Wood Crate Framelits to cut the heart out, but cut it from paper from the kit.  The kit is called Wild Flowers this month and is full of stickers and tags and die cuts and twine and pearls and an ink pad and comes with a super cute stamp set!

I stamped flowers behind the tag panel and wrapped the twine around the whole thing.  I tied a teeny little bow and added it to the heart.  There is a vellum banner tucked under the heart.  The kit comes with a whole page of those!

I love everything about this kit this month, but I think my very favorite thing is that tiny "hello sweet" stamp!  The font is beautiful!  There are several great stamps in the kit!

Here is the second card I made.  I used Flirty Flamingo as my card base.  I layered pieces from the kit and pieces from my scrap stash.  I stamped the little white panel and the word friend below the flower.  The flower is a sticker from the kit.

The green leaves are from a sticker sheet in the kit and the other leaves are made from vellum.  There are 2 pages of vellum leaves in the kit!  I embossed my card base using the Polka Dot basics embossing folder and added the heart from Wood Crate Framelits.   Both of those are from my supplies.

Here is a list of all the products I used to create my cards today: 


If you would like some more information about becoming a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can click the picture below and read all about it!  It is such a fun thing to get in the mail each month!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!


Ok, I am off to squeeze in a workout and make a dinner plan!  I hope that you have a wonderful day!  Big hug!  I will be back soonest with more to share!


Monday, February 19, 2018

Extra in my ordinary!

Hello there!  How is your Monday going?  Mine is off to a great start!  Started my day with coffee with the hubs and that is one of my favorite things!  He is sweet enough to make my coffee for me every morning and then we always share a really nice visit.  It is one of those little things that makes my life feel so full and wonderful.  I try to remind myself often that it is so important to appreciate those things!!  Then it was off to my stamp room!  I pulled out one of my stamp sets that hadn't seen any ink yet and just started playing. Here is what I came up with:

Are you a fan of the beach?  I love it!  I must have been feeling inspired by the ocean today when I started my card.  My card base is Pool Party and my layers are Crumb Cake and Whisper White. I roughed up the edges of the Crumb Cake hoping to achieve the look and feel of a sandy beach.  I used the stamp set So Many Shells for the images and the sentiment.  This is a 2 Step stamp set which gives you that fun look of dimension with your stamps.  I stamped my shells first and then sponged in some sand around them and then a beautiful cloudless blue sky!  Next went my sentiment and then some silver accents dots.

I stamped two of the shells on my base piece and then stamped the third one and cut it out.  I added it over the other two with a Dimensionsal.  It is always fun to add dimension to your card by layering!

Hard to see it in the photo, but I covered all of the shells and the place where the sand meets the water/sky with Wink of Stella.  It is a glitter  pen that adds just a touch of shimmer to your projects!  I would paint my walls with that stuff if I could find a big enough pen! LOL  Love it!!

Here are the goodies I used to create my card today:


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Also, if you have considered joining the Stampin' Up! family, now is a great time!!  In addition to getting your $125.00 kit for $99.00 you also get to choose 2 additional free stamp sets!! Woooo!  If you would like more information, zip me an e mail!  You can also click the picture to go and read all about it!  I would love to have you on my team! :)


Hope that you have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with lots more to share!