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  • Paper Pumpkin,  Sampler

    December 2020 Beary Comforting Alternative

    December 2020 Beary Comforting Yeah, its Paper Pumpkin December 2020 Beary Comforting Alternative day!! This super cute and easy to use kit was just PLAIN fun!! The critters were so cute holding cupcakes, gifts or even heart depending on how you intended to use it. The sentiments included in the kit Hooray!, Get well soon, You are on my mind, which lends to lots of things. This Beary Comforting set also gave me an idea. What a fun sampler or even scrapbook page. I went with 12 x 12 sampler. Perfect for decorating a child’s room?? In my live I share how to create that balloon using the You are…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Mystery Card Night,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Year-End Clearance Rack and MUCH more..

    Year- End Clearance Rack has begun… Ohhh, man so many things at a reduced price, have you gotten what you want?? You will not want to wait. Really, there are things that are already not orderable. Here is the shop link. If you need help or assistance please let me know. All the items that are in this sale are from the Aug – Dec Mini. There are even items that are 50% off. Happy Hunting, here is the link to the price list. In case you are interested in what is still going to be available. Here is that link. Keep in mind there are two tabs there. One…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    December Sneak, October Alternatives.

    December Sneak, October Alternatives. Here is the December Sneak, October Alternatives and a few ideas. What do you see?? I see cupcakes and a super cute bear. Also, I know the following… Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 cards and coordinating envelopes. Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm) Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White Are you wondering what sentiments will be included?? I sure am. My guess is at least a Happy Birthday. How about you? Share in the comments. October Alternatives. First the photo on…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Joy to the World reminder and September Alternatives.

    Joy to the World See, I knew I would remember. Joy to the World reminder… Your last day to sign up for the “October” kit is TODAY, Saturday Oct 10. You have until 11:59 central. So there is still time!! What is this?? Well, this kit will be an easy way to make your Holiday/Christmas cards. This all inclusive kit includes… Ink Exclusive stamp set Die Cut images Cardbases Envelopes And all you need to make the project as directed!! How about a few ideas from last month’s kit?? In my Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club we go live a couple times once every one has received their kit. We…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    September 2020 Paper Pumpkin first alternative.

    September 2020 Paper Pumpkin You got the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin, right?? Bust open that box!! You can super easily flip to cards but the treats are SOOO cute!! Let’s talk a minute on the design. Are you a stripe lover?? Or are you a plaid lover?? You know where I sit, haha. You also know how I LOVE options!! Remember, options… make either side or both!! But the card uses the middle section of the “cracker” treat section. And yes, if you loook super close you can see the score marks, but ARE YOU REALLY going to look that close?? I promise that the recipient is not! How about…

  • Clubs,  Mystery Card Night,  Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class

    What is going on in the Craft Room!

    World Cardmaking Day. So here is what is going on in the craft room. Yes, decisions have been made…. we will do both… an in person event and on online. Same usual time and we will have two lives… One at the normal 10:30 am (central) and one at 3:30pm (central). The in person event is going to be in the form of a stamp camp. More information to come. Since this has been such a hit… it will be added to the calendar of events. Mark the second Friday of each month for this fun event! If you did not join the group yet on Facebook go ahead and…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Uncategorized

    Get Your September Paper Pumpkin with extras!!

    September Paper Pumpkin You will NOT want to miss out on the September Paper Pumpkin! I can tell you it is PACKED full of goodies. Treat packaging that is. The fun part is that you can use these for either Halloween or just fall themed treats. You will be able to make 20 treats packages. Remember I said that either Halloween or Fall. Here is the fun part. If you pick to do Fall then you have all the Halloween parts to use and vice versa. I can not wait to see what the pieces are going to be!! Not sure how to use all those extras?? Head on over…

  • Girls Night,  Paper Pumpkin

    Girl’s Night needed Paper Pumpkin treats

    Girl’s Night needed Paper Pumpkin. You know I love making little treats for in person events. Soo, Girl’s Night treats this time!! They were perfect. The windows were open, we had snacks and laughed! A fun summer night with friends! I am not sure it could get much better?? Well, maybe a few more friends and maybe crafting outside… Ohhh we should have done that. Joe had the fire going and the “vodka lights” lite. DARN it! We should have!! There is always September 4th, fingers crossed the weather cooperates!! I will try and remember, but you guys need to remind me too!! I was thinking when I made these…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Have you been wondering about Paper Pumpkin?

    Wondering About Paper Pumpkin, Still?? Are you still wondering about all the Paper Pumpkin talk?? I would like to share a few things… that you might be wondering about! There are two ways to get Paper Pumpkin. One – a monthly subscription, you get billed on about the 11th of the month. Second – a prepaid subscription, which are one, three, six and twelve months. This can be gifted as well! The crafty fun box comes to you usually around the 20th of the month. The supplies in the box are about everything you need to make as the instructions state. Your first box will include a stamp block as…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Spend Bonus Days, Machine, and Share information.

    Bonus Days, Machine and Share… Did you earn Coupon codes?? You will want to be sure to use them. You will need to go back in your emails. I did NOT get them on your behalf and can NOT replace them. You can email them to me so that I can use them on your behalf. Each code that you have is worth $5. And trust me those darn thing ADD UP!! I sure hope you are as excited as I am about this up coming kit!! I was talking to some friends today and was reassuring them that WE collectively will surely come up with some SUPER fun idea.…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Did you know about the Pumpkin Whispers … a paper club?

    I would love to have you join us over in the Pumpkin Whispers… a paper club. Are you curious about Paper Pumpkin and want to see what it is all about? Have you not heard about Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is an all-inclusive subscription box. Full of crafty exclusive items. Everything you need to make the box as instructed. However if you like to stray from the directions join us over on Facebook for just that! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Craft Subscription Box or Paper Pumpkin

    Craft Subscription Box Did you know that there are two ways to start your Craft Subscription Box or “Paper Pumpkin”?? As shown above you can do a Prepaid Subscription which you would do through the regular shopping link. The second way is through a month to month subscription, which gets billed to you credit card after the 10th of the month. A perk to this month to month that you you can suspend your subscription for a month. Why?? Well, we all know that things happen and how nice is it that Stampin’ Up! has your back… Then just restart again the next month. Here is another fun fact!! You…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Last of the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

    Last of the June 2020 Alternatives Ohh, man the alternatives have been amazing!! Wouldn’t you agree? I know I have enjoyed creating with June 2020 Paper Pumpkin. Mine started with this post. But sure did not end there… but I am sad to say that the last of the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin alternatives are in this post… You will be able to get your hand on the July kit soon. Did you know however that you could now sign up for the August kit?? I would love to have you join us on the Pumpkin Whispers …. a Paper Club group to help me create a few alternatives and…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Bonus Days, Earn in July… Use in August.

    Yeah, it is back again this year!! When you make product purchase of $50 you will get an email with a $5 coupon… And then in August you can use all your coupons. YEAH!! Just be sure not to delete them. You can also forward them to me if you know you will be ordering through me. This also exciting because in August the Mini Catalog will be live, yeah more goodies to get! I know this is just tooooo much. Printing a retraction… A couple of weeks ago I told you, in a post, that the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss would be out for you to purchase in August.…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    June Paper Pumpkin Blog

    Paper Pumpkin Blog Alternative. You can check out all the alternatives here.. I love how the coordinating set turned out. Are you wondering?? humm, what is that card from?? I used the sticker for the box. Double stamped the sunshine, first in Poppy Parade and then again in Black. The gift bag, is actually a “bagalope”. I used one of those beautiful envelopes for treats! More double stamping on the sun. Added the black twine from and old paper pumpkin to keep the lid on. Lemon candies are inside!! Check back for more alternatives after Thursday’s Pumpkin Whispers.. a Paper Club live! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin,  YouTube video

    June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Box

    Did you want to bring some sunshine to a friend?? We really only get one box. So why not have a way to make a few more boxes! I know a few friends that I will be sharing some sunshine with not that I have a few more boxes to fill! I am even more excited to be able to share a video on how to make them too!! This video will walk you through all the measurements and cuts. The actual scores are in the comments of the video. My two versions of the box and the last is the size comparison to the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes (153069)…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Coming soon times two and FREE bundle?

    Have you been thinking of getting Paper Pumpkin?? This coming kit for July looks to be super fun!! The bonus part is that there is a card add on too!! WHAT?? How fun to be able to make a few as the kit directs and then make a few cards out of it too! Win, Win for sure!! Need more ideas? You know you can join us on the facebook group Pumpkin Whispers … a Paper Club. I am sure we can come up with some fun alternatives together! I hear you are thinking about this… Yes, you… let me just say, that you really can not go wrong! You…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

    Get your kit here!! I know you want to join in the fun next month!! When you get your kit we can make projects together!! It really is a lot of fun. For the above alternatives we used two of the card bases cut them up to make even more cards!! Confused?? I am sorry, check out the live here. How did we do it?? We took on card base and cut the Just Jade pattern off. Took the second card base and cut the rainbows off. The measurements would end up at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Then take both of those and cut in half at 2 3/4…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

    You are amazing!! Ohhh, I forgot to take a picture of the ones as the directions state… ohhh well. I will post those maybe tomorrow!! How about we play with the left overs to make clouds. Ohh yes, we can use them over and over!! During the live on Thursday we could not decide which cardbase color to use.. sooo I did up all four colors. I have to tell you … I love them all! Join me with your kit in two weeks for more alternatives! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    This, That and a Pumpkin

    Ohh, I am very happy to say… that SU heard the demonstrators and customers pleas to not retire this Pierce Mat. It is currently out of stock, however it will be available very soon!! Why would you need this?? The photopolymer stamps sometimes need a little extra pressure. And this is my go to for that amazing crisp full image! Do you believe that this is round four already?? geezz, I sure miss our classes, in person. Maybe soon! but until then let us keep stamping and spreading sunshine to those we love and maybe even those we just like a little… just kidding. I just got my May paper…

  • Fairs / Events,  Hamscher Homestead

    Crunch Crunch….

    Joe is home AND…. Ohhh YES!! He made the first batch of caramel popcorn… Sorry but my fingers are just toooo sticky!! Crunch Crunch CRUNCH!! Guys he is home for the next 9 days… hummm, do you think we will be getting into trouble?? I can pretty much guarantee it! Check back on Monday to see what has been going on here. Well, besides pop corn eating!! Ohhh, one more thing! Are you on Facebook?? If you are you will want to head over and see what is going on in the… This is an invite only event!! And if you are half as much of a shopper as I…

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    DDD, PP and AC

    You should have gotten a reminder email for this class on Wednesday. Are you not sure what this is about, please contact me directly!! Here is your sneak peak of the June Paper Pumpkin, did you miss the bottom of Monday’s post?? Sara, the SU CEO, helped to design this upcoming kit! I have a little insider info… you are going to want to get this box FOR SURE!! There is an additional idea that you will want to do with this kit!! Nope, that is all I am going to say!! For those that guessed, this box is the new Annual Catalogs. Are you ready to get your first…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    First Alternatives for Aprils Paper Pumpkin

    I think we knocked it outta the park on the first of the alternatives, thank you ladies for joining me on Thursday. I sure hope you had as much fun as I did!! This upcoming week will be fun because I will be able to share from the Paper Pumpkin Blog and more, much MORE!! Silly me, when I set up these, I had them backwards.. Above, left, is how the directions state. Right, is our alternatives from the Pumpkin Whispers..a Paper Club Live. Not a ton of changes but I am loving the changes we made. How about you?? Speaking of changes…. Have you noticed that they added color…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowering Trees…More then one build going on…

    The top two are my magnolias… The one on the left is out front. The one on the right is out by the back forty. I am sorry, I thought the bottom left was a better picture, that is the plum tree… ohhh please hold off until it gets a weeee warmer! However, the bottom right is one of two Redbuds out front and they are about to BURST. Five brand new straw bales… ready for planting!! Joe was moving the BIG dump truck today, which means the garden edge needs to be tilled again. Good thing the discs are still on the tractor! hummmm I went to check on…

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Grapefruit Grove…. with an alternative.

    Did you know… How nicely Grapefruit Grove paired with Terracotta Tile?? Here is your sample… What do you think?? The Grapefruit Grove is the layer cardstock AND the inside of the boots. YES, I am still having fun with the boots!! Still, sending to EVERYONE that I know I think??? hummm, because who could not use a bright and happy card like this? I sure could!! Let’s start spreading some more sunshine!! On the left, is the Shimmery Crystal Effects, yes you can still get it!! One the right is the Wink of Stella, a favorite for MANY!! Give a comment if you are on team wink?? If not, WHY??…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Clearance Rack Refresh and …

    There are some awesome deals available on the clearance rack!! Be sure to check your list … and check it twice, even. Did you hear yet?? The May Paper Pumpkin will have some of the new 2020-2022 In-Colors as a feature?? Ohhhh soo exciting!! You will want to be one of the first to get your hands on this kit!! Photo is the link to sign up and get your own kit!! And Friday, April 17, is the last day to sign up for round two…. Positive Thoughts and Birds?? How can you go wrong?? There is an option for EVER budget! Need more information please contact me! Hugs and…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    March 2020 Paper Pumpkin

    In case you are not on social media…. And in case you have not seen ANYTHING from this last months Paper Pumpkin. The above picture is “as the directions” state-ish… haha. In this time of staying home and social distancing, I want to remind you that Paper Pumpkin is here for you!! What do I mean?? This amazing subscription box, is a “rain or shine” kinda thing. It comes to your mailbox each and EVERY month, if you choose. For a cost of around $25. All the supplies including embellishments, ribbon/twine, most adhesives AND envelopes to match. Do you see them in the background (above)?? But for me… and here…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Last Sale-a-Bration call

    One last try… Today, is the last chance to sign up and get all the EXTRAS!! DSP pack FREE Mini trimmer FREE Lastly, Stamp set of your choice, FREE. Do you have a want list?? How long is it?? Be honest, really!! This is the perfect way to get things from your list at a discount. How about a way to earn some extra money?? Yes, please! I can certainly help you with all of the above. Want a team of your own?? You can do that too! Joining my growing team benefits you in several ways. Supportive, encouraging and giving to all its members. We want to grow and…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    5 Days, 4 days and My Wonderful Family

    You only have 5 days left… Have you checked out the third release?? It is all stuff from the annual catalog. I have a couple things picked out already!! The Red Rhinestones are just one thing. In addition to those the Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, yes, please! What do you still have on your list?? Contact me I am sure I can help you find SOMETHING!! Only 4 days left… Check your emails… I sent out a special email on Wednesday talking about this up coming “Class”. If you need more information please contact me! This is just a little sneak peak at what the April kit will be all…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Time got away from me today..

    Surprise?? The mailman dropped off these FABULOUS boxes to me today!! YEAH, Paper Pumpkins!! Three of them are gifts… but the other two are for ME!! Well kinda. I am very much looking forward to getting some alternatives ready for this months kit! Will the team meeting canceled due to this “THING“. I look forward to going live next week Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 central time. Remember you need to join the ‘Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club’ to be able to watch the live! Sorry to say… That these little cuties still have not been touched. I am sad too! I have been finishing up the stuff needed for…