Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek at the November Paper Pumpkin kit!  The box is so adorable--can you imagine how awesome the contents are?  I am so excited!!!

I am already picturing what I think it will be and I am going to increase the number of boxes I normally get just to easily make my Christmas cards!  Do I know for sure that it holds a card kit?  No, I don't but I can make anything inside into cards!  

Subscribe now and get ready to make your Christmas cards easily and ready to mail by December 1st!  Once you subscribe, you can control how many kits you receive each month!  You can skip a month, cancel and choose the number of kits you receive.  

What Do You Have to Lose???

The $5 Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale ends tonight at midnight (or until kits sell out).  

*Do you love to craft but don't have room for a lot of supplies?

*Do you love to craft but struggle with ideas? 

*Do you love to craft on the go? 

*Do you love having exclusive products?

If you said "yes" to any of those questions, then Paper Pumpkin is just right for you!  And you can try out a full-sized kit now for just $5!


$5 will get you:

  • An exclusive photopolymer stamp set
  • A Clear Block
  • At least 1 ink spot
  • Full-color instructions
  • Everything else you need to put this kit together:  Cardstock, die cuts, embellishments, adhesive, and envelopes.

Here is a sneak peek of the kit:  Aren't these colors yummy?


As a subscriber, YOU control your subscription--you can cancel, skip a month (or two), add an extra kit.  You also have access to purchase past kits, if available.  Some available are only refills (don't have the stamp set), but you can use with your own stamp sets or I always have at least one extra stamp set I could send you.

Paper Pumpkin has a great Pinterest page and you can also check out the videos monthly on the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel.

Paper Pumpkin kits make great gifts too!  Wonderful for college students, teens, and a super way to have some "together time" with children and grandchildren.

What do you have to lose?

Subscribe at  Use Promo Code FLASH1018





Paper Pumpkin Sale!

Have you thought about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin but just haven't done it yet?  Well, Stampin' Up! is offering a limited number of Paper Pumpkin kits at only $5 to new subscribers!  

You can subscribe at and use the promo code FLASH1018 to get your first kit at only $5!  But it is only as supplies last--there are a limited number of kits at this price!  The October kit will not be Halloween (that was the September kit).  

As a subscriber, you will also be able to purchase available past kits.  There are some great kits still available!

Subscribe now!  Try it, you'll like it!  And your first kit is only $5!

Happy World Card Making Day!



Today is World Card Making Day!  Are you making any cards?  I am having my Open Studio hours from 11-4 and you can come and make a card with me!  Stampin' Up! is making it a little easier to make cards by having a sale that ends tomorrow!  You can save 10% on the items shown below

It's a great time to stock up on adhesives, note cards, cardstock, kits, and some stamp sets.

World Card Making Day Special Deals

World Card Making Day is the first Saturday in October (so Oct 6 this year).  

I am holding a World Card Making Day event at my house.  It is my normal Open Studio Hours (come anytime between 11 and 4).  You can come and play with all my products.  Try before you buy!  You can try out new stamp sets, new embossing folders, new dies.  You can bring your own projects to work on or just try out my supplies.  For WCMD, I will have a small make and take for you to make and there will be a Door Prize drawing!

Now, onto the sales!  Stampin' Up! is offering 10% off sales on any products--kits, stamps, cardstock, and adhesives!

Just click on the photo above to be taken to the Stampin' Up! website so you can better see what is available on this sale or click here

NOW is a great time to purchase a Starter kit!  For $99, you can purchase $125 worth of product.  With the WCMD deals above, you could really add value to your kit!  You can get yours at  Add a Stamparatus (if you don't already have one) and the new accessories!  I would love to talk to you about the kit and joining my team!

NEW Stamparatus® Accessories

Available beginning today, Stampin' Up! is offering new accessories for your Stamparatus®!  

You can now purchase grid paper to use on your platform and keep the surface clean.  So stamp away and then just throw away the paper!  Extra plates are also available--now even more surfaces to make your stamping easier!  Get an extra foam mat.  You can purchase these separately or get them together in a bundle.  I had created my own grid paper by cutting up my large sheets of grid paper but, wow is this easier!  Extra magnets are also available (Make sure you cover your magnets--I used heavy-duty glitter washi tape--and use only one at a time so that they don't attract and break).

Don't have a stamparatus yet?  You can purchase one here and make your stamping life so much easier!

Last Day to Redeem!

Today is the last day to redeem your $5 Bonus Coupons!  If you placed a $50 order in August, you should have received an email from Stampin' Up! with a coupon code.  One $5 coupon for every $50 you ordered.

Today is also the last day of the Dashing Along promotion.  Place a $250 order (either your own or with some friends) and you'll receive a pack of this beautiful Christmas paper absolutely free!  Nothing to do, no codes to add, Stampin' Up! will automatically send it to you!


More great deals coming up in October!

Treat Bags

I sit on the board of a non-profit (Blount Hospitality House) here in Huntsville.  It's like a Ronald McDonald house, but for adults.  We serve clients undergoing treatment for cancer and other illnesses, families of injured hospital patients, and parents with babies in the NICU.  We subsist on several fundraisers each year, as we are not fully supported by the local hospitals.  One of our fundraisers is the Blossomwood Witches' Ride.  This is a parade of sorts of women on bicycles dressed as witches who ride through the Blossomwood neighborhood handing out candy.  It's a fun time and the riders pay to participate.  All proceeds go to the Blount House.  This year I am one of the sponsors and as sponsors, we can put promotional items in the goody bags given out to the riders.  

I decided to make treat bags with candy and a business card inside.  That's got to be better than just getting a flyer in the bag, right? It has been a daunting task, one that I did not totally complete.  I needed to make 300 items and vastly underestimated the time it would take to make them.  Nevertheless, I made a valiant effort and got about half done with cute stamping and pretty papers.  The others will just have to get a bag of candy.  Oh, well, lesson learned!  It was a last-minute decision to sponsor this and next year I'll know to start a lot earlier!

I first made the treat bags in the September Paper Pumpkin kit.  They were so cute and I made good use of the stickers in the kit by not using them all on these treat bags and saved some for other, plainer bags.

I then used a lot of retired designer series paper, retired stamps, and current products to produce the rest of the bags I made. 

Here are some of the bags using the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper and the Cauldron Bubble bundle  (they were ideal for this project!).  I either used the dies to cut out the images or I fussy cut them/used my Scan N Cut.  I then used dimensionals to put them on the labels.

And here is the box of 150+ treat bags!

I'm happy to say I am thrilled to be done!