Monday, January 29, 2018

STAMPIN' UP! - Video

Last year, one of our Paper Pumpkin kits contained a watermelon stamp set. I saw where one gal had taken the rind stamp and conformed it to layers of the rainbow.

This year, in the Spring Occasions, Stampin' Up! has released a Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle!
This one, I might have to have LOL

What's your favorite color in the rainbow? 

I can't think of this stamp set without hearing the Lesley Gore song run through my head.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Me too, in a lot of ways.

I started out last week digging out my office area. I thought the project would take two, maybe three days at the most. I'm on day seven and I'm still not completely finished... but close.

My problem is that I just haven't felt well the past three or four days. I just don't have energy. My paper pumpkin sits on the table beside me.. unopened and I have cards I want - need - to do but all I want to do is sleep.. or at the very least snuggle against the pillows and play Majong until I'm actually sleepy.

Some might call it a symptom of depression. But trust me, I am not depressed. Sure, I miss my husband who has been gone for almost five weeks, but I work best when I'm alone - I accomplish more on my own schedule.

Maybe it's winter blah's. Or maybe I'm just not getting enough good sleep.

Whatever it is, I'll figure it out and be back to work as quick as I can.

In the mean time, I know I'll be off for at least another week. My sister is coming up for a week-long visit of just sister time. We'll work in our planners, play in our art journals, play scrabble and just visit. Who knows, I might even introduce her to Paper Pumpkin.. the box is still sitting here.

I noticed there were problems with the videos on a couple of previous posts. I've gone back and fixed those as well as checked the scheduled videos yet to run. Hopefully, they'll all be running smooth.

In the mean time, CREATE! Link me to what you're creating. And if you have a tip for beating the winter blah's, I'm willing to try most anything at this point.

Creative Blessings

Monday, January 22, 2018

STAMPIN' UP! - Video

I think Brusho's are something everyone who enjoys watercolor needs in their supply cabinet.  As you saw from my earlier attempt HERE.. there may be a bit of a practice scale to get the effect you want

I look forward to following the tips in this video as well as from other demonstrators videos as I practice working with these fabulous Brushos powders.

Have you ordered yours? 

Remember, if you need a copy of the Spring Occasions and SAB, simply drop me a note via the contact form and I'll put a set in the mail to you ASAP.

Creative Blessings!

Monday, January 15, 2018

STAMPIN' UP! - Video

Periodically, I will use Stampin' Up! videos to showcase products. They show them better than I ever good when it comes to the basics.. and face it - there are much more FUN ways to play with our toys then re-inventing the wheel.

During the 7-Day Launch I told you I loved the Bubbles n Fizz DSP.  Because I only by sets that I know I will use over and over, I've not decided yet if I'll be purchasing the BUBBLE OVER bundle so I wanted to let the company show how much fun you will have if this is your style!

What about this set calls to you? 
Creative Blessings!

Monday, January 8, 2018

STAMPIN' UP! - Video

I absolutely LOVE 'Let the Good Times Roll' Bundle. Just super cute with lots of possibilities.
My challenge - this isn't one I'd get much use out of - but I'd love to have one to display.

If you have kids, do kids parties, have friends (maybe even you) who love roller coasters, than you will LOVE this bundle, too. Me, I'm not a roller coaster fan. I can't even ride a kiddie version at the carnival without cussing like a sailor. LOL  I loved them as a kid. I'm not sure when petrification sat in. 

Do you love roller coasters?  What's your favorite one? Is there one on your Bucket List to ride?

Here's an 80's throwback...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

PAPER PUMPKIN - Red Box Challenge!

Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If so, then you won't want to miss out on this NEW incentive from Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Team.


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing; (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway. We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!
Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit (US | CA) that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.
Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing--but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!
Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


Here is the video for the January layout. From now on these will post around the 28th of the month prior. Just enjoying the holidays and trying to line things up for the new year!