2020 Backstage

2020 Backstage

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

PPP Blog Hop: Lovely Day


Welcome to the monthly Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love Paper Pumpkin and love to share our enthusiasm for this monthly box of fun and creativity with you. The Paper Pumpkin kit is designed so you can follow the instructions provided in the kit to make the projects, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild (as we have!) Hop along with us, as we will share alternate ideas on how we used the February Paper Pumpkin Kit: Lovely Day.

This month's kit made 9 lovely cards, 3 each of 3 designs. Here are the cards as designed:


I knew you all thought I would make a box, since you know I love making boxes from the printed card bases, so...I didn't! Instead, I decided to make a fun fold card using some of the leftover pieces that would normally be thrown away. I used the inside "burst" pieces that came from the blue colored card. I used two of them, so I could put one on the inside, and one on the outside covering the inside one, making it a surprise when the card opens.


I used Stampin' Blends to color the cake frosting and candle, but did use the provided stamp to color the cake itself. I stamped Celebrate in Rococo Rose and Rich Razzleberry, 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation colors, randomly on the background before adhering the cake piece. 


Thanks so much for taking the time to hop with us!  Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Deb's blog to see what fun alternate project she has to share with you!

It would be awesome if you leave a comment on our projects along the way!! 

Next month Paper Pumpkin turns 7, and we get the present!!! Everyone will get an extra stamp set in their kit!! Make sure your account is active by March 10th, to get this deal! If you aren't a subscriber and don't have a demonstrator, I would love to have you sign up with me! Click here: http://bit.ly/2pnIV5R


About the March Kit
Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
Notecard size: 5" x 3-1/2" (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
Envelope size: 5-1/8" x 3-5/8" (13 x 9.2 cm)
Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron
About the FREE Stamp Set
 The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4x6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Valentine decor

I will be putting the Valentine decor away, but cannot change it out just yet. We are getting new flooring and the table tops need to be cleared, so the tables can be moved out. Stay tuned for what's to come.....




Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

ICS Blog Hop: Lovely Lily Pad


Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! 

The February theme is Thinking of You. This can include; sympathy, get well wishes, thinking of you, etc., you get the picture...

I am using the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set and Lily Pad Dies, and the coordinating Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper. These are all FREE Sale A Bration items! 

I found a sketch I liked, and then made my card based on it. Here is my card:



And here is the sketch from Splitcoaststampers: 

Inline image


I tried to use bright colors to add a little cheer to the life of someone who was feeling under the weather. I used the Pigment Sprinkles on the lily and the pad because I wanted some color variation in them. I dampened the watercolor paper with an Aqua Painter, and then sprinkled a little bit of the crystals onto it. I used the brush on the Aqua Painter to move the crystals around. I love how the crystals burst into the colors, almost like magic. Use the crystals sparingly, tho'. On my first attempt, I used too much and the color was so dark!

 I really like how it turned out. Hope you do too.

I cannot wait to see what the others have done! Would you join me, and hop along to see what they have created for us? Hop with me over to Audra's blog to start & see what project she has to share with us!


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Monday, February 3, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop: Power of Hope



Thank you for joining us on the monthly IDEAS Blog Hop. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a monthly bundle of tutorials for our customers and team members. The February bundle theme is our favorite Sale A Bration item or bundle. 

Sale A Bration, for those of you who may not be familiar with it, is the best time of the year!! Well...for stampers anyway! It is when Stampin' Up! offers freebies for different levels of sales, additional freebies for hosting parties and even more freebies for signing up with Stampin' Up! Ask me if you want more information!

Anyway, let's get back to the blog hop. I have chosen the Power of Hope bundle to make my projects. It is a beautiful Asian set with a stone looking 3D embossing folder. I won't show you my projects, you have to get the bundle to see those, but here is an  alternate card using the Power of Hope Stamp Set, and the My Meadow Stamp Set. Don't they pair together nicely?




The tutorials include current Stampin' Up! products, have color photos, supply lists, step by step instructions, and feature both imperial and metric measurements! There are over 20 projects included, both cards and 3D items included. Would you like a copy of the instructions of all the projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me, or your participating demonstrator, to find out how to get your tutorial bundle! They are available for a very low cost or even better, for FREE! 

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me, or their participating demonstrator, to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Leave me a comment before you hop on over to Odette's blog to see what her favorite Sale A Bration item or bundle is and what she has to share with us! 

Until next time....
Happy Craftin'!




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