Friday, May 31, 2013

Last days

Don't forget, these are the last days to order from the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog and today is the last day to order from the 2013 Spring Catalog. Beginning today you can order from the NEW 2013-2014 Annual Catalog! Woohoo! Don't miss out, get your wish lists out.....check out the catalogs over on the right.

Have you been following the My Pumpkin Challenge? You should head over and check it out. The May Challenge is complete and the winners have been announced! There were so many creative entries. It is fun to see what everyone is creating with the My Paper Pumpkin Kits. 

My friend Dolores made these cards with her kit!



Did you get your May kit? If you have made some fun projects, cards etc. be sure to link them up to the My Pumpkin Challenge. If you are looking for inspiration stop by and see all the wonderful ideas others are sharing. 

Check back tomorrow as we begin the June Challenge over at the My Pumpkin Challenge.

Have a great weekend! As for me, I have a full weekend planned with softball, a dinner date, dance recital and Denver Comic Con 2013. You don't know what Comic Con is?? I am sure I will have some stories to share! Stay tuned.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

More than meets the eye

Hello! I hope you are having a great day. I just want to take a moment and say that my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Oklahoma. I cannot imagine what they are going through. It really puts life in perspective. Each day is a gift! Be sure to hugs your kids everyday and take a moment to remind your loved ones you are thinking about them!   


At my Stampin' Class last weekend we played with some of the items that are retiring from the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog.  I wanted to showcase the First Edition Designer Series Paper because I love it so much. It is so versatile and since it is a neutral color it compliments just about everything!


I found the idea for the petite treat box on Pinterest. The talented Dawn Olchefske has a how to video and measurements for this treat box on her blog! Be sure to check her out. She is so talented and very inspiring.

The next day, as I was preparing my weekly project for the My Pumpkin Challenge I thought the petite treat box would be perfect!

I just had to score and cut the blue card base to make the box (per Dawn's instructions). Then I used the "word bubble" from the kit as the handles. I cut off the ends and trimmed them the shape of a handle and wrapped the twine around them. I masked out the letters on the Seriously stamp except for the "iou" in the middle to change it up a bit!

I am learning that the possibilities are endless when it comes to the My Paper Pumpkin kits! What you see in the kit is definitely more than meets the eye.

Please head over to the My Pumpkin Challenge to see many other creations. Get inspired.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bye Bye Birdie

This weekend at my Stampin' Class we said farewell to some of the products that will retire from the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog. One of my favorite stamps sets is retiring: Aviary item #120462


Isn't it an adorable set? Don't miss out, be sure to get it before it is gone! 
Click here to see what other items are retiring.

I made this birthday card and matching wine tag for my friend's birthday.

It was inspired by this card that my friend Jessica made!  

What stamp set will you miss the most from the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

My Pumpkin Challenge - More ideas

Have you had a chance to participate in the My Pumpkin Challenge yet? We would love to see your My Paper Pumpkin Creations. It is so fun to see how creative everyone is with their My Paper Pumpkin kits!


Here is my sample for week three of the Challenge! I used products that came in the April kit - Seriously.


Each week I have been challenging myself to use only the items that came in the kit. I cut the patterned paper in half and then sponged the edges with the Cherry Cobbler ink spot that was included this month. I also cut the (Old Olive/Very Vanilla) label into a banner! I was able to add a couple of special touches to change it up a bit!


Be sure to head over to Jessica's blog to see what she created this week!

Don't forget to link up your creations to the My Pumpkin Challenge! While you are there you can see what others have made with their kits.
Have a beautiful day!



Monday, May 13, 2013

I love Melon Mambo

I really love Melon Mambo......at least for this week! I go through phases of really loving a certain color and this week it is Melon Mambo. I love it! It is so bright and cheery. It is vibrant and it coordinates with so many colors! Now that I am sitting here writing this, I just thought of some more color combinations that I have not tried yet! Here are a few cards I made using Melon Mambo. I had to make a few cards so they all look pretty similar! What is your favorite color? Do you have one favorite color or many favorites?








A couple of other things I truly love is my kids! They woke up on Mother's Day morning and made me breakfast in bed! How cute is that?


They each made me a handmade card (I could not be more proud) as well! I am one lucky momma.



Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Seriously, it's so much fun!

Have you had a chance to create with your My Paper Pumpkin kit yet? I love them! The kits contain everything you need to get started making your handmade projects; stamps, paper, embellishments and envelopes!

Do you want to share your creations? Head on over to the My Pumpkin Challenge and show us your cards or projects. It is a fun place to get inspired by others. Here is my creation using the Seriously kit that was delivered to my door in April.

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I used all the items that came in the kit plus my own adhesive and paper cutter. I did not want to use the phrase "love your guts" so I masked a portion of the stamp and only inked the phrase "love you." 

I cannot wait to see what you are making. Link up your blog at My Pumpkin Challenge and share your ideas!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Join the My Pumpkin Challenge

I am excited to share something new and fun that I am a part of, it is called the My Pumpkin Challenge! My dear friend Jessica, started this new challenge blog to encourage everyone to be creative with their My Paper Pumpkin kits each month. It will be a place to get inspiration and share your Paper Pumpkin creations. Jessica invited me to be a My Pumpkin Challenge Designer and I am very excited to be a part of her team. Be sure to visit her website as she always has the most amazing creations to share.

So, please be sure to head over to the My Pumpkin Challenge and join the fun!

Have you subscribed to the My Paper Pumpkin kits yet? No? What are you waiting for? Click on this link My Paper Pumpkin to get started! Be sure to sign up before the 10th of the month to get your kit!

And.......I must tell you!

The weather forecast was correct.  If you read my last entry here, you will remember I mentioned Denver still had snow in its forecast. Yes, it is May 1st and it is snowing in Denver. We can go from 80 degrees to 30 degrees in just a couple of days! Gotta love it!

Thanks for stopping by!
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