Archive | August, 2013

Congratulations to July’s Paper Pumpkin Winner

25 Aug

I received some great entries for the Paper Pumpkin Contest and I’m happy to announce that Jane Davison won the Yippee-Skippee! stamp set!  Jane’s name was randomly drawn from the entries.  I thought you might like to see some of the submissions below!

Created by Jane Davison

Created by Jane Davison

Created by Jane Davison

Created by Jane Davison

Created by Sann Sipka

Created by Sann Sipka

Created by Sann Sipka

Created by Sann Sipka


Created by Shelley Thompson

Created by Shelley Thompson


Swallowtail Sympathy Card

19 Aug

I hope I’m not wrong in thinking that a Sympathy Card can be bright and cheery too.  That’s exactly what this card is.  I love how the colors just pop!



  • Stamp SetsSwallowtail (#129216, $13.95), Best of Sayings (#133485, $14.95)
  • Card Stock – Daffodil Delight, White
  • Stamp Pads – Versamark, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango
  • Accessories – Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Black Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Decorative Label Punch, Daubers, dimensional, 4 sponge daubers


  • Daffodil Delight – 5-1/2” X 8-1/2” (half sheet)
  • White  – 4” X 5-1/4”


1.    Rub white CS with embossing buddy.
2.    Stamp butterfly in versamark on the white CS.
3.    Sprinkle black embossing powder on image and emboss using the heat tool.
4.    To add color, dauber on the ink starting with the inside (lightest color) and work your way out.
5.    Add ribbon by placing sticky strip across the card and then gathering the ribbon as you go.
6.    Stamp saying and punch out.
7.    Dauber daffodil around the edges of the saying and large white CS.
8.    Layer on top of the Daffodil.
9.    Add saying using dimensional.



18th Birthday Card/Gift Solution

12 Aug

I can’t believe my oldest, Christopher has turned 18!  Ugh….that just makes me feel old!  Well, as you well know, stamping a card for a teenager, much less a male teenager, can be quite the challenge.  But, I’ve finally found a set that makes it very easy!  The set is Gorgeous Grunge!

gorgeous grunge

I used it here, coupled with the Typeset Alphabet on my Big Shot and I whipped out a card in no time!  It was amazing how easy it was to put this together.

18th Birthday Card

When he opened the card, this is what he found.

18th Birthday Card Inside

Finally, we he opened the Pick One Card, he found this.

Gift inside

So which did he pick?  The Galaxy S4 of course, that thing is unbelievable!  Did you know you can move the text with your eyes????? Needless to say, he was very happy.

Stamp Set:  Gorgeous Grunge  #130517
Big Shot:  Typeset Alphabet Bigz #127553
Colors:  Gumball Green, Eggplant Envy, Midnight Muse

Now’s the Time, Get Your Paper Pumpkin Subscription at 1/2 the Price!

4 Aug


If you’ve been reading my posts, you’ll know that I love getting my little Paper Pumpkin package in the mail each month and then seeing what I can create with it. Although Paper Pumpkin is designed with the beginning stamper in mind, each kit is packed with wonderful inks and stamps and supplies that the advanced stamper can have fun with as well!  This is a great way to get your own class right in your own home!

Well, Stampin’ Up! has announced that from now until August 31st, any new Paper Pumpkin Subscriber can get the first 2 months for only $10 each month! That is 1/2 off the regular subscription rate of $19.95 per month and even better, as with the regular subscription price, the $10 includes shipping!  At the end of the 2 months, the subscription price will go to the regular price of $19.95 per month, but remember, you can cancel at any time.

But, I’d like to make the offer a little sweeter. Any new Paper Pumpkin Subscriber between now and August 31st will be entered to win one of 2 additional Paper Pumpkin kits. That’s right, if your name is chosen, that’ll mean you’ll get 3 Paper Pumpkin kits for the price on ONE!

Becoming a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber noting me as your demonstrator also allows you to enter the monthly contest to win free stamps and goodies. Right now, I offer only one prize per month, but as soon as I get 10 new subscribers, I’ll be offering 2! There has never been a better time to become a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber! If you get your subscription in before the 10th of the month, you’ll get in on August’s kit, so don’t drag your feet! Remember, you can cancel your subscription at any time.

So how do you subscribe? It’s easy, just click on my personalized link on the pumpkin below and it will take you right to the page that has already designated me as your demonstrator. You must enter the promo code Pumpkindeal to get the discount price!

If you want to read more about Paper Pumpkin, you can go to  Once you’re ready to sign on, just be certain to designate me as your demonstrator.I can’t wait for you to start enjoying the fun of Paper Pumpkin for yourself!


Check out this new product…thinlits!

3 Aug

I wish I had these in my possession, but just like you, I had to wait until now to order mine.  The video below has some great ideas though and shows you what these thinlits are all about!  Enjoy!