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Blossoming Basket Card and Paper Pumpkin Special Offer


I finally got to play with my favorite Sale-a-bration stamp set Blossoming Basket! The stamp set is part of a Bundle that also includes the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  You can earn this bundle of products FREE with a purchase of $100 (before shipping and tax) during Sale-a-bration.


I embossed the basket image on watercolor paper using the Versamark Pad and white embossing powder. I then colored the image in with an aquapainter using Crumb Cake ink, old olive and Blushing Bride ink. Blushing Bride ink is very pale, so instead of just squeezing the stampin’pad to pick up ink on the lid, I used a drop of the ink refill. That way I got more intense Blushing Bride color for the blooms. I added a little Sahara Sand ink to the bottom of the basket just for a just watered plant look.


The little butterfly image is just darling! I stamped him with the Black Archival Stampin’Pad and watercolored him with the Aquapainter using Old Olive, Blushing Bride and Crushed Curry ink. Using a drop from the refills to pick up the color. I embossed a strip of Crumb Cake Cardstock using the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder that comes with the bundle. I cut the Burlap Ribbon into strips for the little twine bow on the handle of the basket.


I hope you like my card and it inspires you to CREATE! Take advantage of  Stampin’Up!’s best promotion of the year Sale-a-bration! This promotion ends March 31!

Blossoming Basket Clear-Mount Bundle

Blossoming Basket Bundle clear mount #147505 wood mount 147504

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Don’t forget my March Host code special offer of FREE combo pack of Old Olive Stampin’Blends Alcohol markers! Just enter the code TF6TZZM3 in the host code box in my online store when your total order comes to $75 (before shipping and tax) ! These markers are $9.00 retail price and you will get them FREE from me. More info on this offer here.

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Do you like the convenience of having all your stamping supplies at your fingertips in a kit! Then Paper Pumpkin is for you! I just want to let you all know about this promotion that ends May 10! If you are a new subscriber to the monthly Paper Pumpkin program you get 50% off your first 2 months! Just use code SAVEFIFTY0418 when you sign up.

Prepaid Subscriptions

Remember you have complete control over your subscription! You can skip a month whenever you want to by just logging in to your account and suspend that months kit, just do so my the 10th of the month. You can cancel also at anytime! Paper Pumpkin makes a great gift too! Here is a link to find out more or to sign up for the Paper Pumpkin kits.

Happy Papercrafting,


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March Paper Pumpkin Kit


Look what I got in the mail today! The March Paper Pumpkin kit! It is a very cute victorian style kit!


I just want to show you how the kit comes. It is packaged very nicely and is like getting a gift box in the mail! As a matter of fact, this kit would make a great gift. The stamp set is darling and can be used again and again, it can be used for Mothers Day or a birthday.


It comes with everything you need to complete the eight cards. They included a gift this time in honor of My Paper Pumpkins 5th anniversary.


My Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription program that you have complete control over. You can skip a month or two or three if you want! Just log in to your account by the 10th of the month to skip that months kit, you will not be billed of course. You can cancel anytime. You can also just select pre-paid subscriptions for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months. More info on this option is found here.


Above is a video on how to put this kit together. Of course you can come up with alternative ways to make the projects too!

Here is a link to sign up for My Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription program!

Don’t forget my monthly Host Code offer for March! 


FREE Old Olive Combo pack Stampin’Blend Alcohol Markers valued at $9.00. Enter the above host code in your online order of $75 or more.  Offer ends March 30! More information on this offer can be found here.

Don’t forget Sale-a-bration ends March 31! Earn FREE stamps and accessories with each $50 in purchases!

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Happy Papercrafting,


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Wild About Flowers Card and Paper Pumpkin


Here is an idea for a retirement card. This card is made with the Wild About Flowers photopolymer stamp set. I decided on a quick and simple design as that is all you need with the images in this stamp set.  The cardstock used is Elegant Eggplant and Garden Green. I know it is hard to tell in the photo as the Elegant Eggplant photographed really dark.


I stamped some of the flowers on the inside. I hope Stampin’Up! will keep this set in the upcoming new Annual Catalog in June. They do retire their products and keep the product line fresh.


I added a little butterfly to the card for a pop of color. This butterfly was cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit that is currently retired.

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My Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription program by Stampin’Up! It is the 5th anniversary of this program and Stampin’Up! is celebrating by offering a FREE gift in the March kit which is valued at $6-8. So now is a good time to subscribe! Subscribe by March 10 to get the March kit! Remember you can cancel anytime or simply suspend your monthly shipment as long as you do so by the 10th of the month you want to skip. You would not be billed for skipped shipments.

I hope you like my retirement card and it inspires you to CREATE! I will list the supplies used below.

Consider trying Paper Pumpkin! You will enjoy the instant creativity this kit has to offer. You can subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin here.

Don’t forget my Monthly Host Code Special for February!


Special Offer: FREE Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’Blend Alcohol Marker. Enter the above host code in your online order of $75 or more.  Offer ends February 28. More information can be found here on how this monthly special works.

This offer would also qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item!

Happy Papercrafting,


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July My Paper Pumpkin

Have you heard of My Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’Up!? It is a monthly subscription program that includes everything you need for about 30 minutes of papercrafting goodness! This is a video of this months kit! It looks like a winner. I just received mine today and can’t wait to make the projects.

You can subscribe to the monthly program or buy prepaid subscriptions in 1, 3, 6 or 12 months shipments. If you subscribe to the monthly program you have complete control over the shipments you receive. You can choose to skip a month if you want and you will not be billed for the kit. You can also cancel anytime. They make great gifts as well! For more information visit

I hope you have a great day and have time to CREATE!

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April My Paper Pumpkin “Its a Sara Thing”

Have you heard of My Paper Pumpkin? It is a Stampin’Up! papercrafting kit that you can receive monthly or whichever months you choose to receive it. It is a fun project kit where everything is included in the kit except scissors, sometimes you will need those if ribbon or twine is included in the kit. I received the special kit for April designed by our very own CEO Sara Douglas.


It came is this flashy box!


It is like receiving a gift every month. It is a surprise, they do not tell you what the kit is about. It has always been high quality fun projects. It is not always cards. Sometimes it is a 3-D project like a treat holder.

This months kit included a FREE GIFT


Watercolor pencils! So fun! They include four Stampin’Up! colors! You get to use these to make the projects.

Here is the rest of the kit contents


They even included a brush to use for the watercolor project! Also included is an Archival Black Stampin’Spot and a great set of stamps. You would not be disappointed in this kit!

I don’t have time to complete the projects now. I had to work at the hospital today and I will have to save this for another day. You can see the completed projects on the my paper pumpkin home page here.

You can also buy pre-paid subscriptions in 1, 3, 6, 12 months increments in my online store  You can also subscribe to the monthly delivery of my paper pumpkin. You can skip a month or two if you want by just logging in to your paper pumpkin account and check “skip this months kit” you would not be billed for the months you skip. It is also easy to cancel your deliveries if you want.

Happy Stamping and take time to CREATE!