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My Paper Pumpkin

Hello Stampers!  Well, I have had a lot of questions lately about the fun new My Paper Pumpkin, so I thought I would try to clear things up for you!

Paperpumpkin

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started

It's so easy to get started. Simply contact me and I will get you all signed up! Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

The very first Paper Pumpkin will arrive on your doorstep starting in March-if you sign up before March 10.

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)   
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!  You will use this clear block for every kit you receive.

Still Got Questions? We've Got Answers

Does my Paper Pumpkin kit project come with instructions?  Yes, of course it does!  The instructions will tell you everything you need to know!  And they are easy to follow!

How long will it take me to make each Paper Pumpkin project?  We have designed each Paper Pumpkin to be completed in 30 minutes or less!  We think of it as a spa treatment for your creativity!

Now for my special surprise!  I will be offering a FREE class each month for us to put our kits together!  It is always more fun to stamp with friends!  I will also have an additional project for you to make with pieces from your kit!  And it will be FREE!  Our first scheduled get together will be Wednesday, March 27th, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Now put this date on your calendar, and contact me to get your subscription started today!

Pp welcome kitThis is what your welcome kit will look like!  You will be able to make four fun cards.

Not quite ready to commit yet?  You can give it a try with the Try It Kit!

Pp try itThis is what the Try It Kit looks like.  You will use it to make a cute journal. 

You can sign up for both too if you would like!

Still have questions?  Contact me and I will get them answered for you! 

Ready to sign up?  Contact me and we'll get you started!  Remember to contact me by the 10th to get started in March and come to the FREE class as the 27th!  Out of town or can't make it to the meeting?  Join My Paper Pumpkin with me and I'll sent you the extra kit and a pdf each month!

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My Digital Studio downloads and calendar

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to My Digital Studio Tuesday!  Don't you just love Tuesdays???  Today I wanted to show you a few of the pages of my annual calendar that I make for my mom and myself every year.

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Calendar 2013-004February

Calendar 2013-006March

Calendar 2013-008April

Calendar 2013-010May

Calendar 2013-012June

I just love how user friendly My Digital Studio is!  Wouldn't you love to be able to make these personalized gifts for friends and family too?  Just try the FREE 30 day trial of My Digital Studio and you will be able to do it too!  Plus you can always visit www.mydigitalstudio.com for tons of samples as well as how-to videos and answers to all of your questions!

Here are this week's downloads:

No regrets
Free No Regrets Pocket Cards - Digital Download      133387

Preferred Price: $0.00

This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 1-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Perfect fit for our divided page protectors
* Fun divided pages to add a little pizzazz to your pages

Colors:
Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pool Party

Happy things
Happy Things Pocket Cards - Digital Download      133383

Preferred Price: $5.95

This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 7-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 30-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 5 embellishments
* 3 punches

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Perfect fit for our divided page protectors
* Fun divided pages will make documenting your life a breeze

Colors:
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse, Old Olive, Pool Party, Sahara Sand
* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Lucky you
Lucky You Ensemble - Digital Download      133461

Preferred Price: $7.95

This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 4-page décor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 29-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 1 Designer Series Paper
* 10 embellishments
* 1 punch

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* A lucky little ensemble for St. Patrick’s Day fun
* Coasters, bottle wraps, mini banner, and more will bring some luck o’ the Irish to your home this year

Pleasant poppies
Pleasant Poppies Stamp Brush - Digital Download      133012

Preferred Price: $2.95

LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING

This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 1-piece stamp brush

Spring to
Spring To Life Kit - Digital Download      133026

Preferred Price: $9.95

LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING

This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 11-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 15 embellishments

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Gorgeous woods, leaves, and flowers give a relaxing feel that will invite spring to arrive
Colors:
Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Spring to life
Spring To Life March Wallpaper - Digital Download      133025

Preferred Price: $0.00

LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING

This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (desktop wallpaper in six sizes)
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Coordinates with the Spring to Life Kit for even more fun
Colors:
Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi

Swallowtail
Swallowtail Stamp Brush - Digital Download      133011

Preferred Price: $2.95

LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING

This download was added on 2/26/2013

Download includes:
* 1-piece stamp brush

 

Don't you love it when Stampin' Up! gives us FREE downloads!  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store right now to grab your free downloads!

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Easter and Sale-a-bration swaps

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you the rest of my swaps from my last team swap.

P1130656Lynn's card.  She used one of the new individual stamps, Ears To You (132659), Sycamore Street designer series paper (127540), and the Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack (130812).

P1130658Julie A.'s card.  Julie used the new Spring Sampler stamp set (w - 125510 c - 125512) from the Spring catalog.

P1130657Karen's card.  She used the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set (w - 129651 c - 129654) and the Vintage Verses stamp set (w - 129633 c - 129636) from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

P1130659Sarah's card.  She used the Cloudy Day embossing folder (127022) from the Spring catalog.  Love that embossing folder!

P1130660This was my swap.  I used the Sycamore Street designer series paper (127540) from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

These cards should again make you want to definitely own several of the Sale-a-bration products!  Remember that with every $50 order you place, you can receive one item from the brochure for FREE! 

And don't forget about the two Single Stamp Assortment sets that are available!

Assortment 3

Assortment 4

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Sale-a-bration cards

Hello Stampers!  At my team meeting earlier this month, we held a swap.  Our theme for this month was Sale-a-bration items or Easter.  Here are some of the swaps that I received:

P1130654Julie W.'s card.  She used the Madison Avenue stamp set (w - 129657 c - 129660) and the Sycamore Street designer series paper (127540). 

P1130655Pat's card.  She used the Vine Street embossing folder (130492) and Sycamore Street designer series paper (127540).

P1130661Anne's card.  She used the Sycamore Street designer series paper (127540), the Feeling Sentimental stamp set (w - 129627 c - 129630), and the Petite Curly Label punch (129405).

P1130662Alice Marie's card.  She used the Sycamore Street designer series paper (127540), Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack (130812), and the Feeling Sentimental stamp set (w - 129627 c - 129630).

P1130663Lisa's card.  She used the Sycamore Street designer series paper (127540) and the Feeling Sentimental stamp set (w - 129627 c - 129630).

I think these cards are all beautiful and should definitely make you want these Sale-a-bration items!  Hop over to my Inkin With DInk online store to place your order today!  I've also still got dates open and it's not too late to hold your own private class with your family and friends!  Contact me today to get yours scheduled!

Here is the Sale-a-bration brochure!  Remember that you get to pick out one item for FREE with every $50 order!

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Show n' Tell

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to share with you some more pictures from our team meeting last Sunday.

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This is our display table.  It contains all of our show n' tell projects plus our challenge entries.

Here are some close ups of some of the show n' tell items:

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We had two challenges for the month.  The first one was to make an Easter goodie.  Here are the entries:

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The second challenge was to make an Awesome jar which was showcased on the Stampin' Up! customer website.  Here are the jars:

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Finally, here is Pat winning the door prize which Julie made!  It was a beautiful clip board!

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Keep watching and I'll be showing the swaps we received from our team swap!  Want to know how you can swap with us next time?  Contact me and I'll tell you how!

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Pop-Up Posies class

Hello Stampers!  I'm really excited to tell you about a special class I am holding next month!  I purchased the Pop-up Posies Designer Kit (131395) from the Spring catalog and discovered that it was so fun to play with!  So I am holding a class to help you put your kits together and see some other things you can do with them!

P1130620-001Here is what we will be making in the class!  The cost of the class is $20 and will include the Pop-up Posies kit, plus supplies to make three cards and a cellophane bag.  The kit even includes a stamp that coordinates with the tags!  I will have some other samples available for you to see of projects made from this kit.

The class will be held on Saturday, March 16th, at 10:00 a.m., at the Arnold Hobby Lobby.  You must register and pay for this class before March 6th so that I have time to order your kit.  To register, please call or e-mail me.  I can either take your credit card number or send you a paypal link.

If you are out of town, or can't make it to class, you can purchase a class kit for the same price.  In your kit I will include instructions photos to assemble your projects.

I would love to have you join us for this fun class!

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Oh, Hello card

Hello Stampers!  Tuesday night I had a little Sale-a-bration Celebration at my house!  I invited some new stampers, and a couple of stampers who haven't attended my classes for awhile!  We had a great time!

I sent everyone this card front:

P1130624-001And told them to bring it along and we would make it into a full card while they were here for class!  Here is our finished product:

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We used the Oh, Hello stamp set (w - 130730 c - 130733) from the Spring catalog.  It is a really pretty stamp set!  We also used the Honeycomb embossing folder (129378) and the new Bitty Butterfly punch (129406).

The flower that I put on them is the new Flower Trim (126869) from the Spring catalog!  I have to say if I have ever really LOVED a Stampin' Up! embelishment, this has to be one of them!  These come in a roll of flowers that you can just cut apart as needed.  For these flowers I mixed some rubbing alcohol and re-inker in one of our spritzer bottles and squirted it on the flowers!  Too simple!  I have also colored them with just an ink pad and sponge dauber!  If you haven't gotten any of these yet, you HAVE to!!!

Hop over to my Inkin WIth Dink online store today and order these products before they are gone!  And don't forget that during Sale-a-bration, you get to pick a free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure for FREE for every $50 that you spend!

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My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to My Digital Studio Tuesday!  I just love these days and the fantastic digital downloads that comes with it! 

Did you notice my new Easter blog signature?

Easter signature-002I love how easy this is to create for every season!  I simply added a punch with a mat.  Then I inserted the stamp of the bunny in the balloon.  I didn't want it all one color, so I went into the color tool and colored all of the different parts of the stamp!  It is so fun!  Then I added my text boxes and I was finished!  It was that easy!  And it is that easy when I create any project in My DIgital Studio!  Why don't you try it out for FREE today and see what you think!

Here are today's downloads:

Hello there
Hello There Kit - Digital Download      133374

Preferred Price: $9.95

This download was added on 2/19/2013

Download includes:
* 17-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 13 Designer Series Papers
* 26 embellishments

Features:
* Say hello to this adorable kit
* Fun and versatile to help you make cards, pages, tags and more
Colors:
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Going Gray, Primrose Petals

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Label this garage
Label This Garage Designer Template - Digital Download      133270

Preferred Price: $4.95

This download was added on 2/19/2013

Download includes:
* 3-page decor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 47-piece SVG stamp brush set*

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Tackle that garage and get everything in place with these organizing labels

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Label this play
Label This Playroom Designer Template - Digital Download      133269

Preferred Price: $3.95

This download was added on 2/19/2013

Download includes:
* 2-page decor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 29-piece SVG stamp brush set*

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Turn clean-up time into a game
* Label the toy bins so the kids know where everything goes

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Serene silhouettes
Serene Silhouettes - Digital Download      133015

Preferred Price: $3.95

This download was added on 2/19/2013

Download includes:
* 4-piece stamp brush set

Think back
Think Back Photobook Template - Digital Download      133021

Preferred Price: $19.95

This download was added on 2/19/2013

Download includes:

* 24-page designer photobook template with four cover design options (8" x 8")
* 39-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 2 embellishments
* 3 punches
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Get to know your grandma, grandpa, mom, and dad with these interactive photobooks full of fun questions
Colors:
Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software


Dink It Up! team meeting

Hello Stampers!  Yesterday was our February team meeting!  Once a quarter, we have a full day of stamping fun!  We were cut down a little bit on our time, because I had so much new information to share with everyone about Stampin' Up!, but we did manage to get a technique training and four shoebox swaps in!

Lynn taught us all how to do the chalkboard technique!

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Here is her beautiful card:

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Here are the cards from the shoebox swap:

P1130638-001 Julie's card

P1130639-001Sarah's card - didn't think I liked this stamp set, but love it on this card!

P1130640-001Anne's card

P1130641-001Lisa's card - we stamped the image, embossed it, then colored over the top with bleach!  Too cool!

What a great time we had!  Plus there is always lots of great food to share!  Would you like to join us next month?  Contact me and I will let you know how easy it is!

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Valentine's cards

Hello Stampers!  I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day yesterday!  Here are the cards that I made for my girl's this year.

I always make a penguin card for Casie:

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And I always make an elephant card for Amie:

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I just love the new Henry Says stamp set from the Spring catalog!

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Valentine's decor

Hello Stampers!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I have been waiting for this day so that I could show you the neatest Valentine's decoration that I saw!  When I was on the shuttle heading from my hotel in Orlando to the airport, a gal was holding this and let us all take pictures of it!  I'm sorry, but I don't know who she was!

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Sorry for the glare of the plastic sleeve.  Here are some close-ups:

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It's so neat isn't it?  I didn't get a chance to recreate this, but it is definitely on my list for next year!  Have a great Valentine's Day!

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Valentine scrapbook page

Hello Stampers!  Some of you may know that I hold two scrapbook page classes every month.  Each month my pageis themed to that month, so of course this month I had to do a Valentine's page.  Here is the page that we will be making in my classes this month:

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Here are the dates and times of my scrapbook classes this month:

Saturday, February 16th  10:00 a.m.  (Hobby Lobby - Arnold)

Tuesday, February 26th  1:00 p.m.  (First Baptist Church - Arnold)

Please RSVP and bring your own adhesive!  Hope to see you there!

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My Digital Studio valentine's and downloads

Hello Stampers!  It's time for the reveal!  This is what I showed you yesterday that I was making into a Valentine goodie:

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And this is what I turned them into:

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Aren't they adorable?  And oh so easy!  All I did was go into My Digital Studio 2 and create a new project.  I simply added 3/4" Circle punchs and filled them in with different shades of reds and pinks and then a Valentine symbol.  That's it!  I filled the entire page and printed them out on my home printer.  I then punched them out and adhered them to the bottom of kisses!  Just think of the possibilities!

These are for the teacher's and staff at my daughter's high school.  Teacher's just don't get appreciated enough!

Here are this week's downloads:

Free label
Free Label This Designer Template - Digital Download      133267

Regular Price: $0.00      Preferred Price: $0.00

LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING

This download was added on 2/12/2013

Download includes:
* 5-page decor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 88-piece SVG stamp brush set*

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Organize your craft room with all the Stampin’ Up! colors (even the retired ones)
* Free download

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Label this craft
Label This Craft Room Designer Template - Digital Download      133266

Regular Price: $8.83      Preferred Price: $7.95

LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING

This download was added on 2/12/2013
Download includes:
* 4-page decor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 108-piece SVG stamp brush set*

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Just what you need to tackle the craft room organizing project
* Find a place for everything with an adorable label to make it quick and easy to find later

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Make a wish
Make A Wish Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      133019

Regular Price: $4.39      Preferred Price: $3.95

LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING

This download was added on 2/12/2013

Download includes:
* 7-piece SVG stamp brush set*

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Up to date
Up To Date Planner Template - Digital Download      133271

Regular Price: $16.61      Preferred Price: $14.95

LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING

This download was added on 2/12/2013

Download includes:
* 26-page designer photobook template (11" x 8-1/2")
* 106-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 7 Designer Series Papers
* 10 embellishments

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Plan your days, weeks, and months with this handy planner template
* Includes places for notes, lists, party plans, etc.

Colors:
Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Primrose Petals, Pumpkin Pie, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Don't you just love it when Stampin' Up! gives away FREE downloads!!!

Remember that you can still give My Digital Studio a try for FREE for 30 days!  Contact me and find out how!

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Valentine's

Hello Stampers!  I have been so busy these last few days trying to get all of my Valentine's made!  I want to show you one in the first stage, and see if you can guess what they are going to be! 

P1130609-001I'll have a little gift for anyone who can guess correctly what this is going to be before I post the final project tomorrow!  Just leave me a comment or e-mail me with your guess!

Here are the Valentine's that I made for my preschoolers:

P1130610-002The toppers were made using My DIgital Studio 2!  I used the Officially Awesome Valentine download to create these.  Did you know that conversations hearts fit into our 1" X 8" cello bags (124134) just perfectly?  Love it!

Come back tomorrow and see what else I created using My Digital Studio 2!

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