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Posted on August 21, 2017

Sunday Crafting With August Paper Pumpkin

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Paper Pumpkin

Hey Stampers! Happy Monday! Today I wanted to share my Sunday Crafting with August Paper Pumpkin projects. Sunday morning was spent at church with my KidZone First and Second Graders. It was promotion Sunday so it was quite wild and a little tearful for some of the younger ones. We got through it and parents picked up everyone so I didn't have to bring home an extra child! After lunch with hubby I settled into my craft room to start my Sunday crafting with my August Paper Pumpkin. My kit arrived last week but I've been so busy I hadn't even had a chance to open it.

I was happily surprised when I looked inside. Two of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral were featured in the projects.

I had quite a few extra stickers and stamped ovals left over so I grabbed one extra sheet of Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral cardstock and made a few extra cards. I usually do end up with extra supplies each month which is only one of the great features of the Paper Pumpkin kits.

I just love my Paper Pumpkin subscription! Each month, a bright orange box arrives in my mailbox complete with everything I need to make cards, home decor, or holiday-themed projects.

You might wonder why I would get a “kit” when, as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I already have quite a bit of supplies in my craft room. Let me let you in on a little secret. Truth is, sometimes, I just like to pull out a project, follow directions, and end up with cute cards without all the cutting and measuring! I enjoy this on Sundays especially when I'm just kicking back and relaxing.

If you've never had an orange box filled with a fun crafting project arrive in your mailbox, now is the perfect time to give it a try and save money!

If you subscribe before September 10, Stampin' Up! will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make adorable projects—all for 50% off!  That's only $9.98, including shipping! What a great deal!

To get this amazing box of goodies, sign up using promo code HALFOFF0917 at by September 10. That's it, easy peasy! Then just watch for an email letting you know that Paper Pumpkin is on its way! This half price offer is good for your first month and after that, the price return to $19.95 (still an amazing deal!)

The orange box is always filled with cute projects like these:

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll give Paper Pumpkin a try; I know you won't be disappointed!

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Posted on October 15, 2014

Creating A Thanksgiving Table Decoration Is Easy Peasy

Holidays / Special Days/ Stamping

Creating a Thanksgiving Table decoration IS easy, peasy; how? Just make cute, little drumstick favors using Stampin' Up!'s Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags! Your kids can definitely join in this fun craft!


Create the top of the drumstick “frill” by using a 3-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Fold and cut every 1/2″. You can wrap around a pencil or marker to fluff it up a bit!

Creating the orange feather is also an easy, peasy task, when you use the Four Feathers Product Bundle. You'll even save money by purchasing the bundle, rather than purchasing the framelits and stamp set separately.

“Stuff” your decoration with  candy, notes of thankfulness, Scripture, small toys….whatever works for you!

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Posted on May 3, 2014

Right Or Left Brain?

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

If you use the right side of your brain, you will see the man's face move. I am definitely right brain (which does not fit at all with the Accountant part of my “day job”)…go figure!

right brain left brain

Leave me a comment and tell me if you are a righty or lefty!

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Posted on April 1, 2014

This Is Your Brain On Crafts….

Tuesday Tips/ Videos

I just read the most interesting article that supports what those of us in the crafting vortex have known all along! Crafting, whether it is knitting, painting, stamping, scrapbooking, tatting, etc., has a beneficial effect on the brain.

One of the benefits that neuroscientists are beginning to acknowledge is  that crafting can protect the brain from damage caused by aging….who else is thrilled to hear this??!!!

One of the reasons I joined Stampin' Up! in the first place was for an “escape”; whether in my own studio, or with other kindred crafters. Who knew that we would now have a scientific reason for our habit…woo hoo!!

If you'd like to read the whole article, click here.


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