• Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    Sweet Springtime PP Possibilities Blog Hop

    Sweet Springtime PP Possibilities Blog Welcome to the Sweet Springtime PP Possibilities Blog Hop. I have two projects for you today… I did two to use all the left over parts of the cut little milk carton that I cut up… Starting with what I cut off of the milk carton. Do you see it?? It is the “awning” of our Springtime card. Using the ‘wreath’ and cutting it in half to make our ‘garland’. The only added piece on this card is the ‘Springtime Greetings’ sign that was added. I was excited to see the Baker’s Twine in the kit. It is not just for bows, hahaha. Here is…

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    Destruction Winter Spring Kitty in one week.

    Destruction Winter Spring Kitty Here is the start of the week… Destruction Winter Spring Kitty ALL in one week. Things are sure getting Crazy around here. Do not panic, Joe and I were sitting on the couch one night and were talking about the fireplace. He could not get the parts needed to fix it. We both did not like the stone on it. So out it went. Joe does not like it when I take photos of him working… BUT You know that I do it anyway. I know that you guys like to see. So does my Dad. It really turned into a HUGE mess. Shocking I know.…

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    Peek at Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin

    Peek at Memorable Meadows Paper There are times that sneak peeks just do not give us enough information, right?? Well, this Peek at Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin, is all I needed to see. I am getting super excited. Not only for the box, the FREE extra stamp set too. Every March Paper Pumpkin celebrates its anniversary/birthday. The best part is that we get the gift. You know that this one makes me happy because I have all my favorite colors in there. Will you be joining me?? For what?? Getting your box and stamping along with me, of course. You can sign up today and see what fun is in…

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    PP Possibilities Lovely Lavender Blog Hop

    PP Possibilities Lovely Lavender Blog Welcome to the PP Possibilities Lovely Lavender Blog Hop. I know we have a bunch of stops and we are excited to share some fun, creativity and ideas with you. So lets jump right in… Using all the parts from the kit. The only thing I added was a little piece of Basic White and the I Love You sentiment on the right. Which is from the Country Bouquet stamp set. Using a 1/8 circle punch adding two holes to each piece. The two ends are one of the cardbases. The two ‘tags’ are next. The center is one of the sentiment pieces. I am…

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    Sweet Springtime February Paper Pumpkin

    Sweet Springtime February Paper Ohh, do you see that baby bunny and chick?? The Sweet Springtime February Paper Pumpkin peek. Why get excited?? Well, spring is getting closer!! Plus, Paper Pumpkin is a great gift!! Plus when you take advantage of the prepaid subscriptions right now you can get FREE stuff from Sale-a-Bration!! Contact me if you have ANY questions or… Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Seed Planning a Plant and Kitty laziness.

    Seed Planning a Plant and Kitty Ohhh, the collection of new seed catalogs has been arriving. This week I have Seed Planning a Plant and Kitty. There are catalogs that I have gotten from before and a few new ones. I look forward to planning what I need and what new things we want to try!! Joe and I have been talking about the garden. Well the veggie garden that is. You know that I will always plan flowers. But letting the garden rest last year I am looking forward to seeing what we can get in this spring. Kinda along the same lines… I received this ‘variegated’ violet today.…

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    Thursday Only FREE Shipping, $75.00 Orders

    Thursday Only FREE Shipping This Thursday Only FREE Shipping!!! You will want to check your gift list AND you list. Get in on the FREE Shipping. You must make a product purchase of $75.00 or more to get the FREE shipping. However, if you have a super short list contact me direct and I will add your stuff to my order. Online order, Please be sure to use my current Host Code Z3YQA3HC. This code not only insures that you are shopping with me but that you get a Thank You card from me too!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Warm Wishes Paper Pumpkin, final days

    Warm Wishes Paper Pumpkin TODAY is the last day to sign up to get your own Warm Wishes Paper Pumpkin box. This box is full of fun. It includes 8 boxes for gifting. There are two different designs. However if you are not in need of boxes there is an amazing add on that makes cards. I know that I am loving last months Home of the Hollidays box. In case you did not know these coordinate. I love being able to extend the life of my box. However, I love making alternatives too. Did you know that I do a live twice a month were we make the cards…

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    PP Possibilities With Love and Gratitude Hop

    PP Possibilities With Love and Gratitude Ohh did you come from Elizabeth’s Blog?? I am so happy that you are here. Today is all about PP Possibilities With Love and Gratitude. I have a fun fold for you and all that I added was a bit of cardstock. Now do not forget to check out all the way to the bottom so that you can do the whole hop. There are fourteen different stops!! There is sure to be some GREAT inspiration!! Wanting to use the ‘card’ portion of the kit. I added a piece of Lost Lagoon and Basic White. The bag was cut from another alternative that I…

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    Home for the Holidays Paper Pumpkin peek

    Home of the Holidays Paper Pumpkin How cute is the Home for the Holidays Paper Pumpkin peek. The October Paper Pumpkin is the first of two boxes for the Holiday Season. Okay… I know that someone is going to say that it is too soon. However, I love being able to get ahead. Fingers crossed anyway!! Please someone tell me that I am NOT alone. Just to pass along some important information. The October box is cards and the November box is typically a more gifty kind of thing (ie gift card holder, treat boxes, or even stockings. I hope that you can join us for the Paper Pumpkin fun.…

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    Fun in the Sun Paper Pumpkin alternatives

    Fun in the Sun Paper Pumpkin I have three alternatives for you from the July Fun in the Sun Paper Pumpkin box. Have you joined the Paper Pumpkin fun yet?? The above treat holders are a shorter version of the Mystery Card Night project from the August live. Which by the way is on both YouTube and facebook. Using a little bit of the panels to decorate the treat box. Here is some of the extra left over after cutting up some of the panels. I used the starfish to ‘hide’ the edges of the pieces. Plus they are too cute. I also shared an idea for the sun in…

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    Dad’s 80th Birthday Party 4 states of family.

    Dads 80th Birthday Party Lots of family for this party. We had family from four states, Illinois, Indiana, Texas and Florida too. Here is the birthday boy with Trevor and myself. It was fun to be able to spend time with ALL the family!! I know that Dad had a great time. That smile of course says it all!! Check out the group. There are three generations of family here. I was soo fun. Food was great, all the smiles were amazing, We did have a few that technically aren’t family, however, they are. It was awesome to see Valarie, plus Lonnie and John. It has been just too long…

  • Pages, Journals and Books,  Paper Pumpkin

    September Peek Add on for Paper Pumpkin

    September Peek Add on Here is a super fun September Peek Add on for Paper Pumpkin. I will admit that this one looked totally different then I was thinking. Thinking a bit more, I am liking the change. Keep in mind that there are Notecards not full size cards and Treats boxes too. I know that there are folks that usually use these paper pumpkins for goodies for grandkids and kids. Here is the add on, dang this is soo pretty!! Do you see that there are what seems like stickers too?? I can not wait to get mine!! Should I add one for you to my next order?? Let…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Sales Classes and loads of things going on!!

    Sales Classes and loads of things Yes, it starts today… Sales Classes and loads of things. Here is one of the sales… Kits Collection, you get 10-30% off ALL kits. Reminder that these are an online exclusive and here is your …. Do not forget that you have Bonus Days coupons if you purchased in July. Remember those weird and crazy looking code things you got in your email from Stampin’ Up!? Yup, those are the ones. You can use them all month long. Do not forget to use them!! Have you been looking for a way to make a bunch of cards all at one time. However, the stamp…

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    Enjoying Creatures and Landscape today.

    Enjoying Creatures and Landscape today What an amazing week I had… Wow… travel, weeds, chickens, kittens and also Joe. Starting by Enjoying Creatures and Landscape today. Here is a bug for you first. This big caterpillar will soon be a Beautiful Monarch Butterfly. I found it under a broken clay pot. I was please to see it. As I do love my butterflies. I very much look forward to finding the soon to be chrysalis. However, the best will be the butterfly. The journey I am sure will be an amazing thing to watch!! See the bird bath in the photo on the left?? It was over there that I…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Welcome Inn additional Alternatives for PP.

    Welcome Inn additional Alternatives I have some Welcome Inn additional Alternatives for the June Paper Pumpkin for you today. Starting off with this ‘Ombré’ looking one. I actually was surprised at how close in color the Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight one was. The Boho Blue for me was the great in between. Ohhh you know what, I wonder how it would have looked with the Boho Blue in the middle. I have not yet purchased the dies that go with the Countryside Inn Suite. As you can see though I was able to trace and fussy cut one. Using the negative from one of the ones of the…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Loads of Sales starting TODAY!!! Check this

    Loads of Sales starting TODAY!!! First up today for the Loads of Sales starting TODAY!! They have refreshed the Clearance Rack. Hurry you do not way to miss out on these GREAT deals!! Let me just say that I have seen some items at over 50% off. Be sure to check here!! This two day ONLY sale is one that you will want to check out too. Refills, past kits and soo much more. All of this also up to 50% off. This is a great way to introduce a friend or loved one to this amazing Crafty Subscription box. What a Great Gift Idea too!! Combine the above two…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    June 2023 PP Possibilities Welcome Inn Hop

    June 2023 PP Possibilities Welcome Inn Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!! Did you love Deb’s idea?? Today is all about the June 2023 PP Possibilities Welcome Inn. I have another fun idea. It kinds ties into what my team and I are focusing on in the month of July, Random Acts of Kindness. No this does not include the DSP pack. However, the only extra is ribbon and one piece of Basic White cardstock. I was thinking I would use more of those labels and sentiment pieces. Did you get the add on die cuts?? As of this post they were still available. I love them!! Contact…

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    Fun in the Sun Paper Pumpkin subscription

    Fun in the Sun Paper Pumpkin Are you looking for some Fun in the Sun Paper Pumpkin might be just what you need!! This box looks to be warm weather ready!! Have you been on the fence about this crafty subscription box?? Ohhh, you know any craft ideas are always a good thing!! Need some different ideas too??? Well, I have you covered with that too!! Join the crafty fun!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin for June addon

    Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin I have a super fun peek for you today!! Here is what we are looking forward too!! The Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin for June. However, there is more… I love more!! There is a super cute 3 piece diecut add-on for this one. I want to say… PLEASE HEAR ME!! That this add-on is while supplies last!! And you know how quick the frog one sold out. If you do not know then let me just say it was only a few weeks. I want to be sure that you do not miss out. I will be putting in an order right away so if you…

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    Addon for Exploring InColor Paper Pumpkin

    Addon for Exploring InColor Paper Did you know that the May Paper Pumpkin includes the 23-25 In Colors?? Well, there is also an Addon for the Exploring InColor Paper Pumpkin. Do you remember the New Horizon DSP from a little over a year ago?? Yup, if you liked that you are for sure going to want to get this box!! However, you will not want to overlook the Add on either.. Oh dang it is also one that you may want to have to keep in your stash. And really what not, 18 cardbases and coordinating envelopes all for $10. Dang, right?? Dontcha love the colors?? From left to right……

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    PP Possibilities Ten Years of Growth Blog Hop

    PP Possibilities Ten Years of Growth Hello everyone, welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities blog hop!! Today we are celebrating PP Possibilities Ten Years of Growth. Can you believe it?? Ten years?? I do not know about you, but I have been a subscriber since the VERY BEGINNING!! Here is my alternative for you this month… Wanting to see what I could come up with with just the addition of some cardstock. No not just any cardstock some retiring soon Polished Pink cardstock. Using the Polka Dot cardbase and cutting off a 2 1/4 section of the top of that cardbase. Then trimming a bit off the top and side…

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    Happy 10th Anniversary to Paper Pumpkin

    Happy 10th Anniversary to Paper Pumpkin I want to take a minute to talk about something that I have gotten for 10 years straight. Yes, I love it! Yes, I use it!! However, things have changed. First though I want to say Happy 10th Anniversary to Paper Pumpkin. Yes, things have changed. In the beginning we got rubber stamps. Typically only a couple. Also in the beginning there were only FOUR cards. Can you believe it?? Seriously!! In the beginning I do not recall too many patterns on the INSIDE of the envelopes either. Jumping Forward to NOW… HOLY COW!! There are typically 9 cards in each box. The stamp…

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    2023-02 PP Possibilities Sunshine Smiles

    2023-02 PP Possibilities Sunshine Smiles Come and Hop along for some Amazing ideas for your subscription box. The 2023-02 PP Possibilities Sunshine Smiles blog hop. Please be sure to leave some love along the hop. I am a new member to the hop. I am super excited to see what these amazing ladies have some up with. Here is what I have come up with for you guys today. You guys know that I love the WHOLE Suite for the Rain or Shine. This little fun fold using some of the DSP and Mango Melody cardstock. Although, I also added the Stitched Rectangle dies and the Basic Border dies too.…

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    Key to my Heart Paper Pumpkin alternative.

    Key to my Heart With Valentine’s day past, How else can you use this amazing box?? What kit?? The Key to my Heart Paper Pumpkin for January 2023 box. For this idea I added the Turtle from the Rain or Shine bundle. Do you see him peeking from above the key? This card was made two weeks ago in a live over on facebook. Did you know that I do that every other week?? Well how did I make this one?? Well we started off cutting up the envelope. That is the Fresh Freesia with the keys. Grabbed my Basic Borders dies and fancied up the flap with they die…

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    2023/01 Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Key to my Heart.

    Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Key to my Heart Hello everyone!! I am new the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop and am super excited to be here!! Here we are in January 2023 already and lets have some Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Key to my Heart fun!! Heart shaped card is what I have to share. Did you get the add on boxes! I sure did. Use your heat tool to loosen the glue. Now using the two heart pieces we will create our card. Using one of the hearts, trace the heart on basic white. Be sure to NOT cut the whole thing. You need a scored section for the card hinge.…

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    Kitties and forgetting things before my travels.

    Kitties and forgetting things before So much to get together this week. It was however a Kitties and forgetting things before leaving week. I did not even get out of the driveway before I saw this. Donnie was “scratching” at the storm door wanting to talk with Mr. Gorilla Cookies. He was there long enough for me to notice, park the truck and grab my phone. It was still going on when I continued on. I am hoping that it is a friendly display. However, I am not sure. I will be sure to share a few things from my weekend of shenanigans later this week. I am do not…

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    From the North Pole Alternative, Paper Pumpkin

    Yes, I am at it again with Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. This one is from November, From the North Pole Alternative including the North Pole Sacks. Remember me talking about those?? I did bring in an extra piece that I had from the October HoHoHo Paper Pumpkin kit. However, only the snowflake piece. I added Crumb Cake cardstock to the front, shocking I know. That tag is all the kit. The Glimmer Snowflakes, yup those are from the kit too. Even the iridescent snowflakes, from the kit. Adding a few strips of Crumb Cake cardstock between a few of the pages for stability. I know it is kinda tough to see…

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    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies maybe fall.

    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies With all that is going on around here. I know we are getting ready for Christmas. However, I did want to share this alternative ideas using the Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies. Guess where you will find this one?? Yup, you guessed, over on YouTube. I even added a bit of details to help this Gingerbread house look a bit more like a cabin. I hope you like this video. Okay, I know it is more fall like… I needed to share this idea. because I could also see this as a winter scene. Imagine the Aspen dies and adding in this cabin…

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    The LAST day on Specials from Black Friday!

    The LAST day on Specials Today is The LAST day on Specials from Black Friday. Did you see that I am doing a Giving Tuesday to Shop with a Cop for my local Marshall County chapter. I really want to be sure that I can give as much as I can to this fun cause. Did you see my story about why?? Check it out here! I know that time gets away from us so that is why I want to be sure that you will not miss out on this Shopping Special! Do you have a Take Your Pick Tool?? If not here is a bit of information for…