Notepad and Pen set

One of my favorite things to do is to make little gifts for everyone that attends my retreat weekends.  In July I hosted a Getaway Retreat weekend for my PAWS team and some other local demonstrators.  We had a fun creative weekend together and I showered them with little gifts throughout.  This week I’ll be sharing with you what I gave them.  My theme was the new 2018-2020 In Colors. 

On Friday when everyone arrived they had a sign with their name at the table plus a notepad and matching pen.  This was their Lovely Lipstick gift.  The notebooks and pens came from the office supply store and I decorated them with Designer Series Paper and tied them up with ribbon and a tag. It was the perfect thing for taking notes on the shoe box swaps everyone shared and for making a wish list!

Supply List

  • Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon
  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Crafting Forever stamp set
  • Stazon ink
  • Aquapainter
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • 1/8″ handheld punch
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Tear & Tape

Here is a closer look at the tag.  I stamped the “stamp” image and water colored it, then fussy cut it out to add to the tag.

I shared the name signs yesterday but here it is again.  The supply list is below.

Supply List

  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Shimmer White card stock
  • Stazon ink
  • Aquapainter
  • Lined Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • Grapefruit Grove ink
  • Pineapple Punch ink
  • Call Me Clover ink
  • Blueberry Bushel ink

Thanks for visiting today.  Come back to see the next pillow gift everyone got.

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Join the Family

Today is the last day to join the Stampin’ Up! family and my PAWS team AND get a FREE set of ink pads.  That’s right a full set of 10 ink pads from the color collection of your choice – choose the Brights, the Regals, the Subtles, the Neutrals or the In-Colors.

You will get to add 10 free ink pads to your starter kit.  And you can put anything you want in your starter kit!  If your wish list is long then this is the time to join the family!  The Starter Kit is $99 (plus tax) and includes:

  • $125 in catalog product of your choice
  • business supplies – catalogs, orders forms, etc
  • a past Paper Pumpkin kit
  • FREE Shipping
  • BONUS – Free set of ink pads ends July 31, 2018

Read more about my PAWS team here.

Before I went on the Alaska incentive trip I had a weekend Getaway with my PAWS team.  We had a blast and I’ll be sharing the special pillow gifts I made for everyone at the event.  Each table had a name plate that I made using the Lined Alphabet set. 


Can you guess the theme I had going for this weekend?

I’d love to have you join the PAWS team and the Stampin’ Up! family.  Time is running out for the ink pad special – it ends July 31st.  You can always join my team at any time though. 

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Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop

Hello my friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month our kit is – Picnic Paradise.  Think summer bright colors, fruit, baskets, gingham.  It’s a fun kit that just makes me smile. 


While I like the mini cards and envelopes that are in the kit I wanted to see about using the parts to make full size cards.  So that’s what I set out to do.  I actually made two sets of cards – one using the pieces of the cards and one using the envelope.  Today I’m sharing the envelope cards.  My ideas are quick as I’m getting this ready before I head out to Alaska for the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip. 

Mini Envelope Cards

I took each mini envelope and cut it apart and then used the front to die cut a stitched square using my Big Shot.  I stamped the greeting on the cut piece.  For each card I cut a coordinating piece of card stock to 3″ square and stamped the stitched lines around the sides.  I tied 24″ twine around the card stock and tied in a bow.  Stamp the lines on the card base before attaching the layered square to the front.

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Card stock – Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel, Poppy Parade
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

I saved the rest of the little envelopes to use for something else – the insides are printed with the Gingham checks.  Here is a close up of one of the cards.

I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

The Blog Hop Continues

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Haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin yet – well new subscribers can get 50% off their first month.  Use the code BLOOM0818.  Sign up by August 10th – go here

Thanks for visiting today.


Alaska Ordering Special

It’s time!
After a hard years work in 2016-2017 it is finally time for the Alaska Incentive Trip.
I want to thank you all for your support of my Stampin’ Up! business.
Everyone helped me achieve this amazing trip.
Thank you to Stampin’ Up! for the opportunities you have given me.  I have met so many amazing people and have had the opportunity to visit amazing places.  This trip my boys are joining us and I’m so excited for us all to be together. And Greg & I will get to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary while we are on the ship!

While I’m away I have an online ordering special from July 19 – July 30, 2018.
I’m still working hard to earn the trip for next summer – a cruise to Greece in 2019.

All online orders receive a hand-stamped card in the mail.
Orders $30 or more (before S&T) will receive a gift of the Basic Pearls.
Orders of $60 or more (before S&T) will also receive a gift of my favorite Linen Thread.
Gifts will be mailed to you after August 15th.
You must use the hostess code for July and
complete your online order by July 30th.


Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Order online here – use hostess code FSYDU9M4 for July 2018.