PPP Blog Hop – Winter Woods

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Howdy!

Yay! It’s that time again…Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!! We get to show off our alternates for this month’s amazing kit! I know everyone is adoring those trees, but I veered off in a different direction.

Here is the card designed for the October kit – Winter Woods:

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It’s a lovely card and I will probably make most of them just like this to make my Christmas card making time go faster! I make about 100 Christmas cards that I send out to family and friends, so any quick help from Paper Pumpkin is appreciated!

I wanted to use the lovely sparkly paper after taking out the trees to make something. Actually, I got the idea of using the scraps to create other shapes from my friend Crystal. She cut out balloons, banners, and stars…I saw it for the perfect paper for snowflakes!

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I love snow and snowmobiling! During our first winter here we did our first snowmobile run to an area only for snowmobiling. It was so gorgeous! So, I chose to make a scrapbook page. I’ll make more pages to include more pictures, but at least I got it started. I have a good picture in mind for the oval…just didn’t have it printed out yet (the only drawback of digital pictures…you don’t print them out as fast!)

The snowflakes and branch came from the Seasonal Layers dies that coordinate with the Colorful Seasons stamp set.

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On a 12×12 piece of Night of Navy cardstock, I used 1 of the envelopes and cut it open to have the wood background, then I cut the trees from the card out in an oval and will put a picture inside the oval to hide the Shaded Spruce background. I also did a frame of falling snow using the stamp and white embossing powder. That was the largest embossing area I had ever done! It kinda curved my paper…not sure what I could do differently…if you know…please comment below!

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Well, what do you think? I am pretty happy with it! Felt good to scrapbook again! Will be doing more soon!

Now it is time for you to hop on over to Darla Watson’s page and see what fantastic alternate she came up with! Come on back later and you can check below for specials and supply list.

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your own Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments below! I love to see what others create! 

Blessings, June

 

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  • Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.
  • Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce
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Snowflakes are falling on my head!

Hello – Hello!

Ok, actually rain is falling on my head…has been for the past week and is forecasted to for the next week! Snow is in the mountains though! WooHoo!

The snowflakes I am referring to are from Stampin’ Up! From today until the last day of November these items will be on sale! They are NOT in the Holiday catalog…they are special! I’ll be showcasing them next week…after I make the stuff that is in my head this weekend!

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Here are the stamp sets: Happiness Surrounds

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and Snow is Glistening

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Here are some other fun items to go with the snowflake theme…Snowfall Thinlits! Gorgeous!!

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And to make them even better…White Velveteen Paper! What?! Yep, it is so soft and…velvety!

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And Snowflake Trinkets! So fun!

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I bought the Happiness Surrounds, Snowfall Thinlits and Velveteen paper and will be playing with them this weekend! Come back on Monday and see what I created!

In the meantime…here are some samples of what Stampin’ Up! has created. Enjoy!

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If your order is less than $150, please use this Hostess Code and I will send you a personal Thank You card and gift. If you place an order over $150, you’ll get the rewards and a special Thank You from me!

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

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Hello, Hello!

If you have seen my posts before, you know I am a huge fan of Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! In case you are new and have not heard of Paper Pumpkin…or heck, in case you have seen me mention it, but didn’t ask what it was…let me tell you about this amazing monthly kit! The joyful mail I get each month!

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit from Stampin’ Up! that comes right to your mailbox. All the hard work of designing the cards and cutting out the cardstock and diecuts is already done for you! All you have to do is put it together! Inside is everything you need to make a minimum of 8 cards. Sometimes you get little crafts that are 3D items like treat baggies or tubes for Halloween, or stockings and bunnies for Christmas and Easter. The crafts vary depending on the Holiday coming up. Mostly, it is amazing cards that are simple and easy to make. There are instructions to follow for each type of card, usually 2 designs and you make 4 of each design. Then there are leftovers that you can use to make more cards. Envelopes for the cards are always included, as are the stamp set and ink that you need. There are embellishments and adhesive as well! In your first box, they even send you a clear block to use each month for stamping!

Here are some examples from past kits. Current Paper Pumpkin subscribers have the opportunity to purchase past kits.

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So, there you have it! Paper Pumpkin is a fun box you get in the mail each month and you get to make all kinds of cards and crafts! And, it’s only $19.95! You can’t buy 8 cards for that! You’d get maybe 3, if you’re lucky! Your family and friends will LOVE your handmade cards! Trust me! Mine do and yours will too!

This next box is decorated for Christmas, so there will be Christmas themed items in it and that can help you get your holidays started. What better way to say, “I love you and am thinking of you” than with a handmade card at Christmas time?!

I will be posting more Paper Pumpkin projects in the future. I tend make 1 of each of what the instructions say and then I often veer off and do my own alternate cards and projects. However, I have been known to love their design so much that I just made what came in the kit and used the extras for my alternates. There are always plenty of extra embellishments and you can even mix items from other boxes! If I need a Birthday card, but the current kit says Thank You, I will just go to another kit and get the stamp I want. That’s the beauty of it all! You get to keep the stamps and ink as well as all the leftovers to use as you wish!

Ok, I could keep going on and on, but I won’t.

If you want this box of FUN coming to your mailbox next month, then CLICK HERE to start your subscription now! You need to register before the 10th of November! Don’t wait! DO IT NOW! You won’t regret it!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along!

Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop!

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Hello!
Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop-Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of creative fun! This is my first time hopping with this group, however, I am sure it won’t be the last since I am a huge Paper Pumpkin fan!
The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your own creativity run wild.
On this hop, we will be sharing many alternate ideas with you on how to use the September kit called ‘Frights and Delights.’
I like to start out making at least 1 of each of the planned projects in a kit first. I just haven’t bought any candy yet, so I thought I would use one of Paper Pumpkin’s images. They look better with candy in them than empty. Aren’t they cute little packages?? I’ll be using them for secretaries and teachers at the schools I sub at and where my son goes.
Then, I see where my own creative juices flow…here is what happened this month…
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I have made up my mind to do more scrapbooking and have therefore challenged myself to make at least 1 scrapbook page with the kit contents each month. For this, I need to add a 12 x 12 piece of card stock, which is in Rich Razzleberry today. Normally, I would use the included cards to back the photos, yet since this kit did not have cards, I did have to grab some other card stock as well. In this case, some Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, and Cajun Craze. Ideally, I would like to use as much from the kit as I can to show you that you can do it too. Also, this month, to have a change of pace for non Halloween folks, I added in a fall stamp set called Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers thinlits.
I used 2 of the cellophane bags and cut them on one side. Then I did a fan fold and adhered the sides together after tying them in the middle with the bakers twine from the kit. I made the bakers twine long enough so that I could tie it in a bow around the stems of the leaves.
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The leaves are stamped in Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry. The leaf overlay is cut from Mango Melody. I used glue dots on the back of the leaves to stick them to the cellophane fan circle.
For the title, I embossed one of the flower thinlits onto the silver paper that was in the box. I just used a scrap of it. I thought they came out pretty cool. I was attempting to cut the flower and instead it did this. I liked it, so I didn’t run it through the Big Shot again. I also used the Stitched Framelits to make the ovals around the title. I use these A LOT! I absolutely love them! You can also see that I used Rich Razzelberry ink to stamp a bunch of leaves all over the back ground to give it some extra pizzazz and add to the falling leaves…
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After making the scrapbook page, I thought I should make a card using as much from the kit as I could. I needed to add cardstock for the base of the cards, yet, the rest is from the kit itself. These 2 cards came together pretty quick!
This first one, I used Gorgeous Grape cardstock and cut 1 inch off the bottom of the top part of the card. Then I used the spider web cellophane bag and cut it open to make a cover for the top of the card. I used the small and large spider on the same stamp block to stamp the bottom border. Then used the silver pumpkin to adhere behind the jack-o-lantern. I stamped the sentiment and tied some of the bakers twine around the fold to disguise it.
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The only thing I don’t like about this card is that you can see the glue dots that I used to stick the bag to the front. Not sure what else I could have done.
The next card I like better…
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I used a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock and Whisper White cardstock. I used the Gorgeous Grape ink for the stamping after putting almost all the stamps onto 1 block to make a word and picture collage. I saw somebody on a facebook site do something similar for a scrapbook page background and was reminded that I had once done that for Christmas cards from Paper Pumpkin a few years ago. I love using that idea when you have lots of little stamps!
I used the same block of stamps to stamp the background with Versa Mark ink. Then I added the silver circle behind the ghosts eyes to give it that eerie look. I cut off part of the tag and edged it with the Gorgeous Grape like I did the whole card and the worded rectangle. Gotta love distressing! I tied some of the black and silver bakers twine around the fold and tied a bow. I used dimensionals for the back of the tag and the ghost. Simple and quick card.
There you have it. 3 fairly quick and easy alternates to a very fun paper Pumpkin kit. Did you have to go Halloween? No, you did not. Could you if you wanted to? Naturally! Paper Pumpkin is for anyone and any level of crafting that wants to get products you can’t buy anywhere else.
Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun!
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Coming next week…Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE! Don’t miss out. Check with your demonstrator to start getting your box in the mail. If you don’t have one, I am happy to get you started with your subscription to Paper Pumpkin!

HOW the FLASH SALE WORKS:
Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at a special introductory rate. The flash promotion price for new subscribers is $5. The flash promotion starts October 8, 2018. The sale will continue until supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on October 10, whichever comes first.
If the supply runs out before October 10, they will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which features a one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).

CLICK HERE or on the picture above and make sure you use promo Code FLASH1018 to lock in your $5 box of October fun!

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin! Now hop over to Deb’s blog to see her fun creation.
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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along!

Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

Aloha R&R

Hello, All!

We made an impromptu camping trip to Yellowstone over the weekend and had a blast! It did require some prep time, hence the lack of posts again. School starts tomorrow, so I will have more time for almost a week before I start substituting again. I am already booked 3 days next week. My plan is that any days that I am not subbing, I will be working on Stampin’ Up! as well as scrapbooking and therefore, blogging!

Right now I am not feeling so great, but I really wanted to get this blog post in for this challenge because I have worked on it 3 times! I sat down and worked on it 2 other times and just didn’t get inspired or was just not happy with what was coming together on this page. So this will be quick and straight to the point because earlier, when I sat down to work on this page, it just flowed right out of me and I was feeling pretty confident and happy with the results! 3’s a charm, right?!

This is one of the pages from my Dad’s Life Album. Not everything in it is SU!, but that is ok. I have tons of scrapbooking stuff that I have had long before I even heard about SU!.

The challenge is August Blend-A-Sketch Challenge for Scrap Our Stash. I think this is the first time I have entered something with them since I haven’t really scrapbooked much since leaving Tucson in 2015.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my scrapbook page:

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So, I needed to blend these 2 sketches together and use arrows.

I used the diagonal from the left sketch and did some tearing for my left corner and then placed the title on top of the pictures.

I used the stacking of the photos and the journaling box on the side as well as the rest of my title from the sketch on the right.

My arrows go across the top and along the right side of the page.

What do you think? I am pleased with how it turned out!

Enjoy the rest of your evening! I am headed upstairs to lay down and get rid of this nausea. Until next time…

Happy crafting!

Blessings, June

14 Things I Love…

Hello! Happy, happy Friday!!

Here is a mini scrapbook I have been working on for Scrap4Less! I will be doing a class on it February 12th, here in Colorado Springs. You can Sign Up Here. Let me know you saw it here first and I will have a little surprise for you!

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This book pulls out and is called a flip book because the pages flip as you pull. It is from Teresa Collins. The heart punch is from Stampin’ Up!, as well as the number stamps. They are actually retired and are called Big Deal Numbers. The letter stickers are from Sn@p. Some of the stickers used inside are from WeRMemoryKeepers. The heart banner is from a Sizzix BigZ. The paper is My Mind’s Eye, if I remember correctly. I really need to learn to write these things down before I cut things up! All these items, that are not SU!, are items sold at Scrap4Less once a month at the 2 day crop. You really should come check it out if you live in, or are visiting, Colorado Springs!

I won’t show the inside pages until after the class…I don’t want to spoil the surprise! There are 14 pages to declare your love for your spouse, child, parent…whoever you love and can describe it in 14 different ways! I made one, in the past for my husband, at a class back in Tucson. I still have it! I think it is in the Valentine’s box. If it is, I will share it with you after I get that container out of storage. It is what inspired me to create this album for a class.

Just a little FYI…because you all know I am a Stampin’ Up! demo and most of this is not SU! The supplies I use are mainly ones that Monique sells at Scrap4Less. Occasionally, I add something from Stampin’Up!, like the heart, however, it is her store and her crop, so I use her materials.

That’s it for today! Need to do more creating, so I have more to post! Staying healthy will be top priority! I trust you are all healthy!

Enjoy your day! Have fun this weekend! I know I will…I will be crafting and watching movies!

Blessings, June

SU! Christmas Pines and Beyond

Hello! Happy Middle of the Week day!

Christmas Pines stamp set and framelits isn’t just for Christmas! It’s for any outdoorsy scrapbook pages as well as cards! I thought this was so perfect! We were out among the trees and I needed embellishments! Pine needles and pine cones…PERFECT!

I used the stamps for one page and and then used the framelits for 3D embellishments! Still kept it simple, but the added greenery really helped make the pages pop! As I look at them now…I could have had more pop with more layers of paper! I was towards the end of the album and ready to have it done, I think. The stamping and framelits did help, though! I have not put this set away with the Christmas sets because there is so much I can do with it!

The red hearts are from the Sweetheart punch by Stampin’ Up! Love my sister and brother-in-law and so it was perfect for their picture with the Grand Teton in the background. The round punches are also from Stampin’ Up! They are the 2 3/8 ” scalloped punch (replaced by thinlits) and the 2″ circle punch.

Are you tired of Yellowstone pictures, yet? I sure trust not. I have one more post to go with my sisters album and then I was going to start my own…maybe I will do some Christmas pages for a bit and then go back to Yellowstone. I did do 3 gift albums of Yellowstone pictures. I could kinda use a break myself.

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, June

Card sketch turned scrap page

Hello All!

I trust you all are having a lovely January! I am enjoying mine! I’ve been getting a lot done at home, doing some subbing, crafting, and blogging. I can’t complain, that is for sure!

Here is another challenge that I completed, yes, before end of deadline and never entered. I’m ok with it!

This one is from Sketch Saturday, another of my favorites! I used to do more of their cards before I started blogging. Now I use them for scrapbook pages when it works. This one worked!! A very simple page for a simple and all telling picture! The hemp ribbon is left over from a Paper Pumpkin kit. There are always left overs from the kits and I love to use them on my cards and scrapbook pages! (Psst…they are running a special on Paper Pumpkin right now for Sale-A-Bration, check it out here!)

There you have it! Another page done and posted! Off to more creations!

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, June

Book Inspired Scrap Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr! We have off from school today, so…here is another challenge layout.

This was very different and a first for me! I liked it! It’s from Scrap Our Stash, another challenge blog that I like to participate in. Yes, I had this one done on time and never made it to the computer. Ok, I am still new at all this, so I am cutting myself some slack. There is probably an easier way to do all this, however my steps are as follows: I do the page, I take a picture with my phone, I then use Phonto to put my name on it (which it looks like I missed this one! And maybe all the others, gosh darn it, too late now!), then I have to email it to myself, download it to the computer, and then create the post and blog about it. That is a lot of steps that I would like to figure out how to make easier. If you know…I am all ears!! I probably could just use my phone, but I find that hard because I can’t see everything in one fell swoop like I can on the computer! So, in my defense, I did all these pages for challenges and then with my son home from school, I never made it to the computer. Heck, I didn’t even do the Phonto part until the other day…and apparently have forgotten to download those and have ended up using the regular photos. Sheesh! I will learn this stuff! One day, I will! Newbie, I know!!

Ok, back to this cool challenge! They gave us the book cover of the Grinch and said we had to add striped paper and enamel dots OR sequins. Well, enamel dots it is because sequins for a camping layout just seemed ridiculous! Hahaha!

First I stamped the back ground using the Glamper Greetings camper (still available!). Found some striped paper that added some color and looked outdoorsy. Then the enamel dots that color coordinated with the papers. The friend from the same crop that the trees came from also had this awesome grass die-cut…so I borrowed it and made tons of grass in many different shades of green! You’ll see in other posts that I used it a number of times! Plus, I still have some left over for my own Yellowstone album! Sweet!

This was fun and such a cool idea! many folks went with Christmas, so I thought I did pretty good with a camping/glamping theme! What do you think??

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, June

Out of the Box! SU!

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Crafting weekend for you, too?! I’m scrappin’ all day today at a Scrap4Less crop and we’ll see what happens on Sunday! Hubby will be home, so it might be a movie day!

Here is another sketch challenge that I did over the holidays! This is another sketch from Stuck?! Sketches…a great challenge site! I love working with sketches! Most of the folks who entered this challenge and even the design team used stars. I chose white birch trees as my large back drop! Shh, not an SU! framelit. I was at a crop and a friend of mine showed it to me and it was so perfect for this page, that I used it! That elk was in the trees and it all blends nicely together! I put the Bald Eagle in a circle using the 2″ circle punch from Stampin’ Up!and then backed him up with a couple layers of papers. The tab punch is a retired item from SU!, but one of my favorites, so I use it often. I even have the stamp set that goes with it, which I used to embellish the paper.

Again, working on an 8×8 page to do a 12×12 sketch was a bit of a challenge, yet…it came out pretty good! Don’t you think? I even have a few trees leftover to use in my own album. Sweet!

Alrighty, off to scrappin’ my day away! Then I will have more to post! Cool beans!

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, June