Paper Pumpkin 5 Year Anniversary

Hi Friends,

I’m so excited about Paper Pumpkin !

I can hardly believe it’s been five years!

But it has and Stampin’ Up! is inviting all of us to CELEBRATE!

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, NOW is a great time to sign up!

A pretty box arrives each month (or you can opt to skip a month if you desire) with a fun crafting project!

Sign up before March 10th and you’ll be part of the celebration!

Click on this link:

and follow the prompts!

Ok friends…back to my stamping table!

Hope to hear from you soon and remember, sign up BEFORE March 10th to take advantage of the surprise!

Here are some examples of cards that I have made from my recent Paper Pumpkin boxes:


Barbara Lash signature line

Half Full Embossing Paste Bricks

Hi Friends,

Embossing paste is FUN and easy to use!

It creates another dimension and interest to what ever project you are making!

Add a hint of color to it and you have yet another layer of dimension!

This card was copied from one done by Demonstrator, Tami Hewlett.

I love her color combos and the added Embossing Paste gives it a bit of elegance.

What do you think?



 Here is a video by Stampin' Up! showcasing this fabulous new product:


Stay tuned for another gorgeous card with a different palette of colors.



Embossing Paste Class

Hi Friends,

I wanted to invite you to a class I have coming up on Saturday,January 13th at 9AM.

It's based on our new embossing paste which looks so elegant but is SIMPLE to use!

We will be CASEing a card from Dawn Griffith. 

This is just a beautiful card.

I love it and in real life I think YOU will too!

We will be making a total of SIX cards with envelopes-all using the White (which we will color) and the NEW Silver Embossing Pastes!




141979G embossing paste


Here is a video from Stampin' Up! showing this embossing paste in action:



Your class fee of $40 includes:

  1. White Embossing Paste
  2. Palette Knives
  3. Embossing Masks
  4. Six cards with envelopes      

AND we also will be using the STAMPARATUS!!!!!!!!! FUN FUN FUN!!!!!

So come on over on January 13th! It will be a great way to start stamping in 2018!

PLEASE RSVP by January 3!

hugs to all,


Stampin’ Blends Are Available

Hi Friends,

They are here!  The Stampin' Blends are available for purchase!  If you have not tried these yet, you are missing out! 

Here are a few cards that I made with them.  Can you see how beautifully they blend and show shading?


The markers can be purchased as single makers, in two marker sets by color, or as a whole collection.  We currently have 12 of our exclusive Stampin' Up! colors, plus two shades of skin tone and a color lifter for a total of 27 markers.

I have been enjoying these new alcohol markers and I'm sure you will too!

Another tool to add to your inventory of fun options!

So to entice YOU, how about a class?

Sunday, November 26th at 9AM

My home in Franklin

We'll make 4 cards -generic –you can use them for any occasion.

We'll use the Just Add Color Designer Series Specialty Paper.

I have all of the Stampin' Blends which you can use,  but in the class fee, you will get four.

YOU can select which four you like when you register for this class!

Class fee which includes your choice of FOUR Stampin' Blends plus four cards with envelopes is only $30.00

PLEASE rsvp by THIS FRIDAY November 17th! 

PLEASE make sure you tell me which Stampin' Blends YOU want!

Now if you want ALL the Stampin' Blends, my deal is this:

Purchase the entire set and I will give you a package of Whisper White Thick Cardstock (AC p. 194) FREE!!!

This card stock is great to use with these markers!

So if you haven't tried this Thick Card stock yet, this offer might be just for YOU!


hugs to all!


PS –This set would make a GREAT Christmas Gift!! HO HO HO!




Here is a quick video about the basics of using Stampin' Blends.


Improve with Wine

Hi Friends,

 I LOVE this stamp set – Half Full -designed by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,  Linda Bauwin!

When a Demonstrator surpasses $1,000,000 in sales she/he gets to DESIGN their own set!

How cool is that!!!!!

And I love the cards we just made at my class on Saturday!

For this one, we used a  base of Crumb Cake card stock. Then a layer of Very Vanilla and topped off with another layer of Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and THEN a Gold Foil Snowflake with fresh Fig and Gold Metallic Edge ribbons!

A little stamping, cutting  and Wink of Stella and voila!

What do you think?

Of course this was copied/tweaked from a card in Stampin' Up!

Check this one out and then come back this Wednesday to see the second card we made!





Pleats For My Friend

Hi Friends,


My sweet  friend Kathy Durgan, and fellow Demonstrator is VERY CREATIVE!

This is a copied/tweaked version of one she sent me.

I am so grateful to Kathy for her sharing AND TALENT!

It’s a fun card to make – kinda like sewing but only with paper!

You can purchase any of the supplies to create this exact card and I’ll be happy to send you the free PDF with all instructions!

 It's not as hard as you might think!

Simply a matter of folding your Designer Series Paper into folds –and there you have it!

I embossed the Whisper White card stock, then added the ribbon with a bit of Tear& tape.

Cut out the ovals with framelits,  added some bling ( of COURSE!) and used Dimensionals to adhere that layer.

Done! and VERY PRETTY!!!!!



 Here is a list of all supplies used to make this card.  Click on anyone of the pictures to be directed to my online store 24/7.