Thursday, September 18, 2014


Hello there!  We have a sketch challenge for you over at the Pals Paper Arts, it's a nice CAS (clean and simple) sketch that is perfect for any occasion.  Grab your provisions and make something fabulous, you might be our next pick!

I started off knowing that I would like to give my cupcake builder punch center stage, it's been a while since I used it, and paired with the fun prints of the Sweet Taffy DSP, it's a perfect match.

The circle framelits made quick work for a great border for the cupcake to perch upon, and dressed up with a melon mambo/silver ribbon bow, is oh so sweet.

Have you stepped out of your red paper pumpkin box and used the stamps on other projects?  All three of these stamps were included in past kits, and since they are photopolymer, they are a cinch to line up.

Quick and easy, colorful and bright.  Let your DSP do the hard work of figuring out which color to use, all of my colors were simply picked from this one piece of DSP.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Hello there!  Are you ready for a great color challenge?  The Pals Paper Arts has a colorful challenge this week so create something fabulous and link it up, you could be our next pick!


I was a little unsure about this color challenge, but hey, it's called a challenge, so I pulled out my colors and went to work.

I decided on using my new Flower Patch stamp set with matching Flower Fair framelits since I have not had to chance to use them yet.  I really like the combo, and found it not too hard to line up the images with the framelits, it went pretty easy.

I am sure y'all know that I cannot make a card without my Big Shot, I just had to add the decorative dots to my whisper white panel.

Vintage lace?  Oh yes please!  I am loving the new Venetian crochet trim.

I inked up my Hardwood stamp in whisper white ink for just a hint of background.  This sentiment is part of the Flower Patch stamp set, there are three fabulous sentiments included.  I would be remiss if I didn't tell you about the Moonlight DSP stack, it has 48 sheets of 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 paper that is double sided and perfect for cards.

Of course Tate has a sailing shirt on, he has a lot of those, and can you spy the photo bomber? Paisley always has to have an eye on her family.

Tate had his first day of preschool on Tuesday, since his birthday is in November, he has one more year of preschool.  He loves going to school and couldn't understand why he had to wait to start this year.

There are just a few more days until the My Paper Pumpkin September kit is shipped, so order yours today.  New subscribers get half off the subscription rate for the first two months using the HALFOFF2 code.  September's kit is awesome, I've had a sneak peek.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy

Hello there!  Thank's for joining me today, I have a fun challenge to share with you.  The Pals Paper Arts are hosting a sketch challenge this week.  It's a great CAS sketch, so there is no reason not to play along.  Link up your creation and you could be our next pick!


The new Amazing Birthday stamp set is, ok I am going to say it, AMAZING!  I love the variety of images, they work together so well.  Check out the die cut banner stamped in real red on vellum, fabulous!

This color palette of the Flashback DSP is fresh and fun.  Since I needed a masculine card, I chose the more manly of the patterns.  Some wonky sewing (on purpose!) helps to add interest without being feminine.

This whole paper pack is just a little bit distressed but not "dingy" which is a nice effect.

A matching envelope is in order.  I always use the crumb cake medium envelopes, they are super sturdy and can hold up to even the roughest mailing.

It's back to school time!  Mackie started her junior year of high school on Monday.  I have a picture of her standing by the door with her backpack ever since kindergarten.  One day (hopefully soon) I will gather them all up and do something with them.

I also used the Amazing Birthday stamp set to make Mackie a little bookmark note for her first day of school.  I used the colors of her backpack for inspiration.  Hello honey, rich razzleberry, and night of navy, they all matched very well.

We also celebrated my husband Chris' birthday, it's been a very busy week.  Check out Mackie's smile, she got her braces off a few weeks ago, we are all very happy with the results.

Don't forget two specials Stampin' Up! are currently offering:
  • My Paper Pumpkin subscribe and save 50% off your first two months using the code HALFOFF
  • Big Shot Bundle, Receive a free bundle when you purchase a Big Shot.  Have a Big Shot already? The bundles are discounted and anyone can pick up a bundle at a discount.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

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