Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mothers' Day; Stampin' Up new catalog and more info with pics!


Hoping all mothers (whether to human children or furbabies!) have a super nice day today!!  And that everyone is enjoying some part of the updated COVID relaxed requirements, such as masks not always required, vaccinations, and more places open to visit.  And Stampin' Up has come out with their new annual catalog, which you can view in my online store at:   There are some beautiful refreshing items in this catalog, so you will want to check it out.  And don't forget to look at the Clearance Rack for some really great deals on retired products while supplies last.  

There are brand-new in-colors in this catalog as well - take a look: 


Which one is your favorite?

Here are a few of the new products in the catalog:

One more item to share is this month's Paper Pumpkin kit.  It's a
SUBSCRIBE-A-THON!  With the Paper Pumpkin SUBSCRIBE-A-THON, new subscribers can steal the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit at an un-bat-able deal—$5.00 USD | $7.00 CAD!  Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED SUPPLY of Batter Up! kits to offer at this special SUBSCRIBE-A-THON rate.

  • The sale will continue until all allocated kits are sold out, or until the May subscription period ends on 10 May—whichever comes first. If the allocated kits are sold out prior to the subscription period, the sale will end and the subscription price will return to normal.
  • enter the code HOMERUN0521 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price!
  • This promotion price will only apply to new month-to-month subscriptions; prepaid subscriptions are not eligible for the discount.

Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park! With the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, it’s your turn to go to bat for all the people who’ve gone to bat for you. This month’s timeless kit with a “throwback” theme contains enough grand slam supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life! 

A beloved baseball-themed kit would be incomplete without the sport’s signature, sticky snack—the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple sticks of the chewy staple; chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later. Send a seventh-inning stretch in a classic card with all-star stripes, a nostalgic nod, and a stamp set fit for an MVP! But, before you give it all you’ve got, give this month’s promotional video a watch at  See what the Batter Up! kit is all about, then share the message with your friends, family, and be sure to order one for yourself at Play ball!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
    • 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 White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
  • Comes with the official bubble gum of the MLB—a ballpark favorite! Chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.

Subscribe to the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit until 10 May at  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you have any questions, send me an email, OK?  Have a great day!


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Paper Pumpkin monthly kits - easy & convenient to craft in your home!

 Sorry I haven't been here lately, one of our furbabies, Tootsi, has been sick and we had to take her into the emergency vets....finally with daily strong antibiotics (which she doesn't like, of course) she is getting much better.  So today's post is in her honor!  Here is our Tootsi (tri-color mini-Aussie, 9 years old):

Better than a box of puppies!  Yep, having a subscription to Stampin' Up's Paper Pumpkin is not only fun and convenient, it's super easy...better than flowers or chocolates!  Check out this video to see why Paper Pumpkin is more fun than a box of puppies:

You can see that Paper Pumpkin is like a mini class delivered to your doorstep every month - not only can you get a prepaid subscriptions that allows you to pay ahead for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months, but you can suspend (for a month) or cancel at anytime.

  • Every kit comes with an exclusive stamp set to use over and over!
  • We also send at least one Classic Stampin’ Spot with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, so it’s easy to build a collection of colorful ink.
  • Every new subscriber receives a clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and to use throughout their subscription. 
  • It’s an incredible value! In addition to a stamp set an ink spot(s), the kits are packed with supplies many to make awesome projects like cards, home d├ęcor, gift packaging, and more. For example, our card kits (6+ per year) always include 8 cards—at least!

  • Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. Headed out of town? Grab a kit to create during some downtime. It’s all contained in one little box, so it’s easy to take anywhere!
  • It’s a surprise in your mailbox every month. Because who doesn’t love happy mail? Only $22/month.
  • Every month, we share a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit so that you can pass it along to your subscribers. Just go to to link over to our YouTube channel.
  • You can create the project as we intended, or if you’re feeling the urge to get a little creative, head on over to our Pinterest page. We link to our subscribers’ brilliant projects every month.
  • Every subscriber has exclusive access to our selection of past kits. So, when a kit runs out, you can buy more—either as a full kit or a refill (without stamp set and ink). It’s also a great way for you to show your customers the types of kits they can get with a subscription. Click here ( US | CA ) to see our current selection of past kits, available while supplies last.

 Sign up on my online site here:

Month-to-month subscriptions allow you to easily sign up and get started. Sign up before the 10th of any month, and we’ll ship your kit around the 15th each month. You can suspend (for a month) or cancel at anytime.

Here are the upcoming kit:   About the March Kit -Name Here’s to You. Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • 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: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray
  • Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box. 
  • With fields of wildflowers, scenery of mountain majesty, and sentiments of celebration, you’ll let your loved ones know that the views from the hilltop are always worth the hike!
  • Nature-lovers will appreciate the beauty and adventure of March’s marvelous kit. From skies of blue to forests of green, the inspiring imagery of the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit will send subscribers into the great outdoors!
  • The kit’s exclusive Here’s to You Stamp Set has a sentiment for every celebration! Commemorate every milestone at any season of life with this versatile stamp set.
Subscribe to the March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 February and 10 March at:


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