June 2015 Paper Pumpkin

 June Paper Pumpkin (Yes, I know it’s nearly the end of July already!) Sneak Peek Subscriptions Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? I’ve subscribed off and on over the last few years and I’m definitely more impressed with the quality of the kits I’ve received in the last year than…

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Go Ahead and Splurge a Little Today and Save Some Money too!

The other day I was cleaning my stamping space to make sure I have room for all the items that will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog that will be arriving soon (never too early to prepare for new stuff!). In the process, I ran across some sweet little note cards that have been around for a little while. (OK, maybe a little while is an understatement.)

They were begging for a little color, so I got out my ink refills and aqua painters and got to work. After painting them, the notecards seemed a bit flimsy, so I cut off the fronts and adhered them to some Bermuda Bay cardstock, along with coordinating cardstock and designer series paper. Then I added Crystal Effects to the bubbles to give them a little dimension. Here’s how they turned out:

They were so much fun to color!
When was the last time you colored or painted just for the fun of it?
If you’re like me, it’s been a while.
Right now is a great time to try it!

Until Friday, April 10, 2015, you can splurge a little on Stampin’ Up! Products because Shipping is FREE! That’s a great deal because normally shipping adds a minimum of $6.95 to your order. So now you can use those $$$ to buy the crafting products you love 🙂

Go ahead, I give you permission.

Get a couple of ink refills, an aqua painter or two and some pretty paper and give it a whirl!

Spritzing Hooray It’s Your Day

Spritz Your Cares Away! After I played with the spritzer a couple of times, I was ready for my second spritzing adventure. (If you missed my first attempt, you can see it here). So I created a birthday card with the Hooray It’s Your Day Simply Created kit and matching…

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Creativity is for Everyone

 Creativity “I’m not creative”. How many times have you heard someone say that? Yet, is it really true? The Creative Process When someone makes that statement in reference to card-making, to me it means “I have not had the chance to play and explore enough to feel confident in using…

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Stampin’ Up! Another Side to Best Year Ever!

In the past few days I’ve shown a couple of cards with one sheet of paper from the Best Year Ever package, available as a FREE ITEM when your Stampin’ Up! order reaches $50 (before tax & shipping). Today I’m excited to show you the reverse side of this paper…

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Versatile Best Year Ever Paper

Tonight is a frigid night here in Wisconsin, so I’m at home playing! As promised in my last post, I have two more samples using the 3″x 3″ squares that we cut from a 3″x 12″ piece of the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper. Happy Birthday Card: Cut a…

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Big News Birthday

Birthday cards seem to be the cards I need most often, so I like to keep a variety on hand. Today’s card is an easy (less than 10 minute) card for the Song of My Heart Christmas party Shoe Box Swap. If you’re not familiar with shoe box swaps, basically…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 5

If you’ve just joined this series of Everyday Occasions cards, you can see the 16 cards created from this kit in my previous four posts, beginning Monday, August 18th. Wow! 16 cards PLUS the 10 cards made in the workshop, for 26 cards total, and I STILL have stuff left.…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 4

After the workshop I mentioned on Day 1 of this series, I had 10 card bases left. I made three additional 3”x3” thank you cards to complete the set of 4 small cards yesterday, so now I only have one of the original card bases left. BUT I still have LOTS…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 2

Don’t forget to check the great weekly deals available this week! The links are in the sidebar, or just click the Shop Now button to go to my online store and select Weekly Deals. Yesterday I shared the first four cards I created with the Everyday Occasions kit after my…

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