Thursday, September 22, 2016

Drop everything!

I'm trying something new and I want you ALL to come join me! I'll be on Facebook LIVE tonight from 7-8PM central time. There will be prizes, projects, and fun gift ideas! Come join me!

Here is a link to the door prize form! Everyone is invited!

If you can't make it live, the content will still be available for you to check out when it's convenient! (But the prizes will be given away live, so come if you can!)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Paper Pumpkin August 2016: Botanical Blooms

Whoa NELLIE! This has been a CRAZY week! Because school started back up and I would have one less person in the house during the day, I had the crazy idea that it was time to paint the house. NOT my best decision! Well, the paint was a great decision, the timing? Not so much!!! Needless to say, we made it through the week, and the unscheduled illness (which I should have predicted! School=germ factory!!!) The painting is done, and I FINALLY have a case insert to share with you!

Before we get to it though, I want to apologize, because my original plan was to email this out to everyone who signed up on the ***NEW LIST*** right over there ---------------->
but since life happens, and I didn't get around to it, I'm going to do a ***GIVEAWAY*** instead!!!!! If you've already signed up on the NEW LIST, good news! you're already entered! If you haven't signed up yet, you have until 10AM Saturday (Sept. 3rd) morning to do so!

You'd think with all the organizing you, my friends, do with these case inserts, I'd be a little more organized than I am. Well, I'm organizing my leftover Paper Pumpkins this week and I'll be giving away a paper pumpkin refill kit! Maybe even two! Maybe even a full kit! Who knows??? You'll have to check back on Monday (September 5th) to find out! That gives me a deadline to get it all organized! :) Anyway, this giveaway is my little way to say thank you for visiting my blog, and for your GENEROUS comments! Give yourself a hug and a thank you from me!!! (And signup so you can win some Paper Pumpkin goodies!)

Oh! And something else exciting! My computer crashed and deleted everything (not exciting) so I had to start from scratch with the case inserts! The exciting part is that I think I fixed the sizing problem. It SHOULD fit perfectly now! You may notice a few other minor design changes, but nothing big. Please let me know if this size works better for you for printing! I'm hoping it does!

While I LOVE this stamp set, I wasn't in love with all the paper pieces in the kit, so I changed it a little, and came up with this, which I like a lot better:

I just stamped directly on the card base instead of the square piece of designer paper and die-cut it instead with the Leaflets Framelits Dies! I love it! Sometimes with the Paper Pumpkin kits, you might get a kit that you aren't in LOVE with, so think of it as a challenge to turn it into something you DO love! Whether it's a color change, a shape change (like this one for me!) a focal point change, a layout change, adding a layer, adding an embellishment, etc. etc. (you get the idea!)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Exciting updates!!!

Hello friends!

I am SO excited to announce that I am now offering monthly class tutorials! (Start your happy dance NOW!)

You can find them on the "Classes to-go" page, but you will FOR SURE want to enter your email on the ***new list*** to the right. If you enter your email on THIS list, you will receive the actual PDF of monthly Paper Pumpkin case inserts (instead of figuring out how to print from the pictures I post here!) AND you will receive updates on new class offerings!*

Why would you want a class to go? WELL, let me tell you!

1. You are a busy demo who would love to add another monthly class but don't have time to plan more cards. (I've done it for you! Complete with a list of materials to prepare and additional materials to have on hand!)

2. You are a demo OR customer interested in learning a new technique. (Buy the class kit and you will receive cardstock and most embellishments needed to create 3 cards using a fun technique!)

3. You are a customer who loves Stampin' Up! product, and would love a bonus with purchase! Like a free tutorial... (Perfect! Watch for the monthly hostess code (now until August 31st, use hostess code ZKKVR9GF) and spend at least $25 to receive the Technique Class: Emboss Resist PDF for free!)

(***if you are placing a large order ($99 or more, contact me first so we can figure out how you can get the best benefits. Free product? Permanent discount? Talk to me!)

4. You love being a Paper Pumpkin customer, and are ready to take it to the next level! (Great! Here's your chance to learn a new technique every month!)

August's class kit features the emboss resist technique. It includes a 3 page PDF (1 page for each card) with a photo, materials list, and instructions on each page. All cardstock comes precut or diecut and scored (if applicable), and most embellishments needed to complete the projects. You will need a few things in addition to the class kit, including stamps of course! and adhesive. You can find the rest of the items needed at the bottom of this post. Check to see which supplies you already have on hand, and then order the rest today! Remember, place an order of at least $25 using hostess code ZKKVR9GF and receive the PDF FOR FREE! (Until August 31st. The PDF being offered will be different each month.)

So what are you waiting for? Enter your email on the new list, and then go get the August class kit!

*Notice there is still a "blog posts to your inbox" list which is just that: getting notified when there is a new blog post. But that's ALL it is. So you'll want to signup on the new and improved list!

Additional Products Needed List *if you plan on offering the class to your local customers, you may need additional dies and Big Shot products. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Paper Pumpkin July 2017: What a Gem!

Oh. My. WORD!!! I LOVE this months Paper Pumpkin!!! I'm for sure buying refill kits for this one! They are PERFECT (and just in time!) for this months customers thank you gift. Also great to attach to a birthday bag, or as party favors, and they would be GREAT for any church youth group! 

The sayings remind me of one of my favorite "motivational" scriptures (aren't they all motivational???) Matthew 5:16 that says "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." (KJV) Whether you are a Christian or not, it's a great reminder that we are each unique, and have something to offer as a light to this ever darkening world. No matter how small your efforts, you can improve the world around you. As Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi said, "A little light dispels a lot of darkness."

Who wouldn't smile at a shiny little treat like this? It's almost too pretty to open! You're going to have to put something extra special inside to be sure not to disappoint! Ideas: mini candy bars, a few embellishments or a small spool of ribbon, earrings, or other sparkly jewelry, or... wait for tattoos. I have a TON leftover from Valentine's. (I may or may not have bought an extra dozen or 30 boxes. They were 90% off at Hobby Lobby! Tattoos don't expire!) 

Speaking of treats, I have an extra surprise for you. I'm finishing up a video on how I make these case inserts. So check back soon! Or better yet, sign up to get notified by email every time I post! (See that box on the right side? Yep, the one right under the sparkly buttons you can click to find me on Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Etsy!) If you aren't yet a Paper Pumpkin subsriber, check it out here:

Thanks again for stopping by! And thanks to all of you subscribers who left comments of appreciation for these case inserts. If you keep commenting, I'll keep making them! Thank you!!!

Friday, July 1, 2016

LOAD of Paper Pumpkins!!!

Holy Moly this was 5 years ago!!!
Oh my goodness. So, I keep going back and forth with Paper Pumpkin. Should I continue to make the case inserts? Should I continue my subscription? Yes? No? Well here's what I decided after my New Catalog Kickoff party: even though some of my monthly boxes sit collecting dust, they were a GREAT quick and easy make and take to leave on the table, instructions included, when I had ZERO time to prep! So subscription? CHECK! I can't give up this sweet monthly treat!!!

Case inserts on the other hand... here's the deal. My computer is on it's last leg (or whatever the computer equivalent of a leg would be) so it's not as easy as it once was to create the insert and post it. HOWEVER, if there are enough people who use them, please leave a comment below and I will continue. Otherwise, I'm gonna have to be done. I have no idea how many people really do use these printables. So, if I can get say... 50? comments below I'll continue. That being said, here are a few printable case inserts of the past few months and a fun alternate project I made for my little entryway display shelf with this months SUPER CUTE kit!!!

Printable for May
 Printables for April
March printable is in the works... check back soon. I'll also have printables for a few of the stamp sets that are exclusive to card kits! (Watercolor Wishes & Oh Happy Day...) 

Also, don't forget to leave your comments! Otherwise, once I finish what I've already started, this will be the end of the printable case inserts. Just let me know if you use the case insert or not! Thanks for stopping by!