Sunday, July 30, 2023


 Hi friends!

Sorry, I have been absent. We are camping (in our kids front yard) in Missouri. We cannot go many place due to our pups. We don't know anyone in Tennessee to sit for us like we did in California. So, we take them with us in our camper. We hadn't seen the Missouri kids since last October for Staci's wedding; we  decided to pack up the pups and head to Missouri. 

We had done this from California during 2020, when everything was closed down in CA. We left and drove to Missouri and camped in their yard then. We had a month long trip and had so much fun with the grands and great grand. Now 3 years later, we have another great grand! Having just as much fun just doing everyday things with them; coloring, drawing, sharing a meal, timing them when they are swimming, watching them hula hoop, and more....

The pups have a decent size area to hang out (no fenced yard) and love their pup tent!

I hope to be back to doing Facebook lives later this week, if I can ever get my husband to leave here!! 

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities: Fun in the Sun


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 July Paper Pumpkin Kit: Fun in the Sun.


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

I normally try to focus on the stamp set, so I can show my friends and family what to do with it once the kit parts are used up. This month didn't have many images, making it a little rough. 

I did use one of the kit die cuts, and embellishments. I also used pieces of the Bright & Beautiful 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

Here is my alternate:

Hope you enjoy the Blog Hop, and are truly inspired to make some alternates with your kit. Or not, cuz it is cute just the way it is! Leave us some love along the way, if you see some thing(s) you like! Click on the list below to hop along.

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!

Don't miss out on the August Paper Pumpkin kit....
Meaningful Flowers

This kit includes:

  • 8 cards; 4 each of 2 designs
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • 1 Pretty Peacock Ink Spot
  • Linen thread
  • Vellum and precut paper pieces
  • FREE Distinktive stamp set
  • Adhesives
You must subscribe by 8/10/23 to get this kit! Click here!

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Stamptacular 24 Hour Sale


Hi friends!!

Have you been eyeing a stamp set (or two, or three) from the 2023–2024 Annual Catalog? Well, we have good news for you! On 19 July 2023, Stampin’ Up! will hold its annual 24-Hour Stamp Sale! It will only be here for a limited time, so get ready and act fast!

         ·   There is no limit to how many stamp sets may be purchased.

·   The 15% discount will apply to all stamp sets from the 2023–2024 Annual Catalog (excluding host stamp sets).

·   No discount code necessary—the 15% off discount will be applied automatically.

 And don’t forget that Bonus Days are still going on! So, you will save this month and next!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon to be used in August! It will come via email, so don’t delete it! 

Use Host Code: XBMXT92B, or click here to order!

Until next time...

Happy Craftin'!

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Inspire Create Share Blog Hop - New & Returning Core Colors


Hi friends! Thanks for joining me on another Inspire Create Share Blog Hop. Every year we get new In Colors, and we focus on them and make some great project using them. But this year we also had a Color Refresh. Meaning, we have some new core colors to celebrate! Some of the new colors are returning prior In Colors, and some are new colors altogether! While it is sad saying goodbye to those colors we have had for awhile and will miss, a color refresh is definitely an exciting time at Stampin' Up! 

I chose two returning colors to focus on, and to also show how well they coordinate with existing core colors. Blue Lagoon and Pretty Peacock are so pretty together, but look how the Calypso Coral pops along side of them! 

I cannot resist these cute little birds and their glasses from Bird's Eye View:

I didn't color him in, as there was so much color going on around him, that I thought he would be ok left white. 

And of course, you need to stamp the inside!

Thanks for hanging out! Let's go check out the next blog and see what color(s) Joni has to show us. Click on the Next box below to get there!

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

IDEAS Blog Hop: Holidays - Taco Fiesta


Hi friends!! Thanks for joining the IDEAS team as we hop along and see some holiday project. Yup, that is the theme for July, "Holidays". What do you think of when you hear that, Christmas, Easter, or ?? Well, some people call vacations holidays, so the word encompasses a lot! This bundle is filled with so many fun holiday projects from Christmas to New Years to Family Fishing Holidays to Easter and Birthdays, suitcases, handbags, a seaside holiday and even a Taco Fiesta Party!! 

Can you guess which one mine is? Well, I hate to disappoint, but my designs are exclusive to the bundle, so you will have to get it to see. But, I have another card designed using the same technique as my bundle project to share with you. Consider it my gift to you, a bonus, if you will! And I didn't think about the fact that my Taco Fiesta was in the bundle, or I wouldn't have named my post as I did, but too late to change now....

Here is a collage with snippets of some of our projects. You can see the variety, even here:

Here is my bonus card for you:

You give the cupcake a few twists before you place it in the envelope, and when it is taken out, the cupcake does a few spins! Just a little fun for the recipient! 

This tutorial bundle includes 27 projects from 14 global demonstrators, over 75 pages of fun!! 

Have you seen enough? Would you like a copy of the tutorials for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact your member demonstrator or me.  I offer three options to acquire our IDEAS tutorial bundle:

1. Place a $35 order with my online host code: XBMXT92B, or click here

2. It is free for all of my team members, join here.

3. Purchase it for $15 USD.

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 to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support!

Will you go with me as I hop on over to MaryKate's blog to see what fun holiday she chose to showcase?