Wednesday, April 10, 2024

March Paper Pumpkin Memorable Meadows Alternatives

 It's been a Paper Pumpkin week.  I have been working on several of my Paper Pumpkin kits the last month or so, and I'm so happy to be sharing my alternatives for our March kit.  The last three kits have been amazing, in my opinion. I have been having fun creating different ideas. Here's my March kit alternatives:

The March kit is called Memorable Meadows, and it comes with all the parts to make 9 cards and envelopes.  I decided to stretch this kit (to 18 cards) and cut apart all the cards that came inside the box and used my own cardstock from my stash to create card bases. This kit also came with some wood elements that are very nice. However, I like to mail my cards and I was a bit worried that they might get damaged in the mail. So, I opted not to use the wood pieces and instead, either stamped on the designer paper or created a sentiment on another piece of cardstock when I ran out of the cardstock pieces that came with the kit.

Let's talk about the gorgeous watercolor designs on these cards. WOW! This photo does not do them justice.  Move over, Monet! Look how everything "goes together". The front of the card finishes its beautiful painting on the back, so when you cut these apart, you have a beautiful, matched design and 2 cards to boot! How sweet is that?  I added gems from my stash and a few pieces of purple from the January kit to add some interest to these gorgeous cards.

Let me know what you think. If you want to try our Paper Pumpkin kits, just click on the link on the right side of the page.  You're under no obligation to continue; you can stop or suspend your shipment anytime you like. And we do get a sneak peek of what's coming, so you'll have plenty of time to do that before your kit ships (as long as it's before the 10th of every month). 

Questions? Feel free to contact me and I'll answer any questions you have.  Also, we have a new catalog coming May 1st, so if you'd like one, click on "request catalogs" at the top of this page.  I'll get one out to you.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

January Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternatives

 So much is happening in my world! It's all good, so that's a blessing for sure.  I have been purging, re-organizing and creating for the last month.  Today I'd like to show you the alternative cards I made from our January Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin kit.  I loved this kit so much that I did buy a refill, so I could extend the love even more.  I always need a lot of birthday cards, so I combined some stamps from the January and February kits, to stamp sentiments on some of the cards.  Here's what I created:

By the time I'm done, I will have 30 cards from one kit and one kit refill! As you can see, I still have 3 more to finish and I may end up making even more. Not a bad investment. These will come out to about a dollar or less per card. That's even better than the dollar store ($1.50 store now).

I love the versatility in our kits!  Everything you need is right inside the box.  Stamps, ink, cardstock bases, envelopes, twine, embellishments.  There are always plenty of parts inside, and if you choose not to make alternatives, you'll usually have parts leftover for another time.  For these, I added some pearls and gems from my stash.  I cut the card bases apart to use as layers, then used card stock I have on hand to create the card bases.  I also used different inks that coordinated with the kit. Some sentiments were from previous kits, that just worked out well for these.

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.  And, if you want to try our Paper Pumpkin, please click on the link on the right side of this post.  You won't be sorry.  You can cancel or suspend your subscription anytime, so there's never a need to worry that you'll get a kit that you may not want.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Saturday, March 9, 2024

NEW Kits Collection !


Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is all about making crafting fun, accessible, and inclusive! We're always working hard to design a collection full of different product options to allow you oodles of options when it comes to finding that perfect project or gift. 

Kits can help you to focus on enjoying a creative experience with less preparation and planning. (Who doesn’t love that?) Our all-inclusive kits also allow you to be less dependent on specific products and not have to purchase extra supplies.

We love variety, which means that our collection is frequently changing as new kits are released and the availability of previous kits fluctuates.  I will always let you know when new kits have arrived, so you won't miss out on a single one.

Here's a quick look at our latest two new kits:

Frog & Friends Kit.  This kit is for the young ones, or, for seniors who want to feel young again! Look at these frog and sea friends.  Not only are these fun to make, you can play a game with them too! 

The Your Day to Shine Kit has nine cards; three each of three designs.  Use these cards for birthdays, friendship and uplifting messages. The insides are blank so you can write your own personal message.

If you'd like to take a closer look at these new kits, just click on my "shop" button and click on Kits.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

March Paper Pumpkin - Memorable Meadows

 Our new March Paper Pumpkin kit is AHHH-MAZZZ-ING!  Just look at all this beauty! Memorable Meadows is filled with enough supplies to make a whole box of all occasion cards. This month, there's an EXTRA gift inside too!  You'll get TWO stamp sets instead of one!  And did you know that this kit coordinates with our ever popular Meandering Meadows 6 x 6 Designer Paper Pack?  That means you can extend the Memorable Meadows kit, and create more projects just by adding some of the cardstock you already have on hand!  WIN ! WIN !

Just look at all these beautiful watercolors!  Soft, pretty and just in time for spring!

Don't forget!  An extra free gift is included!

If you love this kit as much as I do, and absolutely HAVE to have it, then sign up now (before March 10).  You can suspend or cancel at any time.  This kit is sure to bring you hours of fun crafting time.

Click on the red Paper Pumpkin box on the right.  You won't be sorry!

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Flowers and Thinking of You

Isn't it nice to think of someone special?  The memories, laughter, maybe a few's all part of the friendship.  I am so blessed to have so many wonderful memories with so many wonderful friends I've made throughout the years.  Some friends stay with us our whole lives while others, seem to flit by in an instant, leaving a lovely mark and memories to last a lifetime.  Family is family, but friends are our chosen family and today, I'm honoring all of my beautiful friends.   You know who you are; I love you all.


Friday, I posted that we will have some new Online Exclusives products available March 5. The Flowering Zinnias suite is one of my favorites. The bright colors of the designer series paper and the detailed images in the stamp set are perfect for a card or scrapbook page.  The embossing folder is gorgeous, and the dies cut out the images perfectly, including some of the flowers on the paper.

Stay tuned for more updates on the new Online Exclusives. In the meantime, have a delightful day!


Friday, March 1, 2024

Sneak Peek - Flowering Zinnias Suite

 Hello and welcome! I hope you're having a great day.  In just a few days, we will have another release of our Online Exclusives, ready for your crafting fun.  The Flowering Zinnias suite is absolutely beautiful, and there's just so much to say about it.  Here's a quick peek at what you'll get in this delightful suite of products.

Just look at this beautiful designer series paper.  And the sequins and embossing folder are fantastic too. The detail of the stamped images is crisp and clean.  Although I didn't use the embossing folder or the dies, I made good use of the paper, stamps and sequins.  

I don't know what this fun fold is called as I received one like it in a card swap I participated in.  I loved it so much I figured out how to make one.  I'm calling this a "Flip Gatefold".  

It does take one sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock to make one card, so I'm not sure I would be willing to make too many of these at once, but I love it just the same. I'm anxious to play with the embossing folder and dies soon. When I do, I'll share what I made.

In the meantime, I hope you have an amazing day. Happy stamping!

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Time is Running Out !

 Just a quick reminder that our Sale-a-bration promotion will be ending tonight at 11:50 PM (Mountain Time).  If you haven't yet taken advantage of choosing some really great FREE items, (with a qualifying order), you may want to do so soon. I thought I would take a few moments and share some of my favorites and the projects I've made with them.

Watercolor Melon Stampset


 Flight & Airy 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper 



Softly Sophisticated Bundle (stamp set & embossing folder)


Detailed Dogwood Stamp set


What do you think?  I've loved playing with these free products, and I'm sure you will too.  Check out the Sale-a-bration brochure on my right side bar. And also check out the additional items you can get for free on the flyer I've inserted just below:

 It's a great time to stock up on the essentials for crafting your favorite projects.  Card stock, ink, adhesives, embellishments, etc.  Why not get something free while you shop for the essentials?

To order, please click here:    (only use this link if your order is under $ 150 before tax & shipping).  Don't forget! All orders will receive a FREE GIFT from me too!  Thank you so much. I appreciate you.

If you would like to be added to my catalog mailing list, be sure to click on the "Request Catalogs" tab above. We will have a new catalog soon and you don't want to miss it. 

Enjoy your day. Happy stamping!

And, if you want to be on my list for the new Annual catalog that will be here soon, be sure to click the "Request Catalogs" link above.