To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, STAMPIN'UP! is going PINK . . . or at least our October boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, we will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Stampin' Up! will donate

  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.

Together, we will make a difference!

Here's how you can help: 

  1. Subscribe! If you're new to Paper Pumpkin, Click on the Paper Pumpkin icon on the right to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you'll want to hold onto forever-and we'll donate $2 because you're new!
  2. Stay active if you're a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
  3. Spread the word! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new subscribers it's doubled, so let's get the word out and raise as much as possible.

Remember, those who get the October kit will not only be donating to a good cause, but they will also get a one-time only, pretty pink Paper Pumpkin box! No one will want to miss it. Promise.

More About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. This year BCRF has invested $58.6 million in research, to support over 235 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H. Lauder Founder's Fund focused on metastasis. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator's highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. For more information, please visit: www.bcrfcure.org.

Additional Details: 

  • New subscribers are those who signed up between September 11 and October 10, 2015 and have not been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber at any time in the past.
  • All funds will be donated in US dollars.
  • Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just as awesome as always, but we should probably let you know that it is not a pink project. That's all we're saying. ?
  • Funds will be donated based on number of subscribers instead of boxes shipped. But, if you want more than one pink box, you can always increase your subscription quantity by logging into your account at PaperPumpkin.com before October 10.

Until next time ...

To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, STAMPIN'UP! is going PINK . . . or at least our October boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, we will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Stampin' Up! will donate

  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.

Together, we will make a difference!

Here's how you can help: 

  1. Subscribe! If you're new to Paper Pumpkin, Click on the Paper Pumpkin icon on the right to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you'll want to hold onto forever-and we'll donate $2 because you're new!
  2. Stay active if you're a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
  3. Spread the word! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new subscribers it's doubled, so let's get the word out and raise as much as possible.

Remember, those who get the October kit will not only be donating to a good cause, but they will also get a one-time only, pretty pink Paper Pumpkin box! No one will want to miss it. Promise.

More About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. This year BCRF has invested $58.6 million in research, to support over 235 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H. Lauder Founder's Fund focused on metastasis. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator's highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. For more information, please visit: www.bcrfcure.org.

Additional Details: 

  • New subscribers are those who signed up between September 11 and October 10, 2015 and have not been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber at any time in the past.
  • All funds will be donated in US dollars.
  • Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just as awesome as always, but we should probably let you know that it is not a pink project. That's all we're saying. ?
  • Funds will be donated based on number of subscribers instead of boxes shipped. But, if you want more than one pink box, you can always increase your subscription quantity by logging into your account at PaperPumpkin.com before October 10.

Until next time ...

Just a quick post today. I entered this card in the SUO Challenge #131 – Get Well Soon

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The Cajun Craze card base is a standard 11 x 4¼, scored & folded at 5½. The accent layer is Bohemian DSP 4 x 5¼. The sentiment is from Perfect Pennants stamped on Very Vanilla in Delightful Dijon and cut out using the Lots of Labels Framelits; I also used the same label to cut the Delightful Dijon backing.

I used the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch on all of the corners of the 3, 1½ x 1½, Delightful Dijon accent pieces.  The flowers are punched out of leftover cardstock from the August Paper Pumpkin kit with the Petite Petals punch. I added Cajun Craze candy dots to the flower centers.

I rather like it. What do you think?

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WOOHOO!! Fall is finally arrived (officially Wednesday 9/23/15) - my favorite season of the year! Last weekend we finally got to go camping. We spent a great couple of days at Tippecanoe River State Park. We have never camped there, it's a beautiful park. We enjoyed crisp mornings, warm days, and cool nights around the campfire.

But this weekend it's back to the Craft Room for more card challenges and to start to prepare for October's stamp classes and workshops.

I have 3 cards to share with you today. The 1st is for MOJO415.

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This is just under the wire as the challenge closes at 6pm.  I used the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set, Boo to You Framelits, and the Note Tag punch. A little masking and a little brayering completed the overall effect of a Halloween card.

The next 2nd card is for the SGGW challenge.

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The medallions are 1½ x 1½ pieces of Delightful Dijon punched on all four corners with the new Curvy Corner Trio punch, also in the Holiday Catalog. The flowers were punched out of leftover cardstock from the August Paper Pumpkin kit.

 You can find other posts from this amazing group of artists at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/sggwc/?ref=bookmarks

The 3rd card is for the Paper Players challenge PP263

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I used the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder again. This time with Very Vanilla and I brayered the trees in soft suede. The leaves were cut with the decorative die from the Square Pillow Box Thinlits

Here's a list of all the products used:

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That's it for today, have a great week!!
Until next time...

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Just 6 Days 'Till the 2015 Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog Launch

This year's catalog is AWESOME!! I'm excited and I hope you are too!! This is the best Holiday Catalog yet!!! 8 new project kits, 38 new stamps, 2 new embossing folders, 3 new punches, 15 Bundles that save you $$$... not to mention the new Designer Series Papers (DSP), ribbons, and embellishments.  They will all be revealed on Sept. 1st. Order early so the products you want don't go on backorder - you know they do every year!

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time...

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Just 7 Days 'Till the 2015 Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog Launch

This year's catalog is AWESOME!! I'm excited and I hope you are too!! This is the best Holiday Catalog yet!!! 8 new project kits, 38 new stamps, 2 new embossing folders, 3 new punches, 15 Bundles that save you $$$... not to mention the new Designer Series Papers (DSP), ribbons, and embellishments.  They will all be revealed on Sept. 1st. Order early so the products you want don't go on backorder - you know they do every year!

Until next time...

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Just 8 Days 'Till the 2015 Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog Launch

This year's catalog is AWESOME!! I'm excited and I hope you are too!! This is the best Holiday Catalog yet!!! 8 new project kits, 38 new stamps, 2 new embossing folders, 3 new punches, 15 Bundles that save you $$$... not to mention the new Designer Series Papers (DSP), ribbons, and embellishments.  They will all be revealed on Sept. 1st. Order early so items on your "Wish List" don't go on back order - you know popular items always do 🙁 

Until next time...

I needed a Get Well Card for a very special male this weekend and this week's Sketch & Stamp Challenge was just what I needed for inspiration. Sketch and Stamp 118  http://www.stampingandbloggingblog.com/sb-sketch-stamp-118/

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Cardstock: Very Vanilla (basic 5½x4¼, 5x3¾ & 2½x2½), Early Espresso (5¼x4 & 2¾x2¾, 5x½), DSP (Adventure Bound Paper Stack 5x¾)                                       Stamps: Guy Greetings, You've Got This     Embossing Folder:Brick Wall                     Ink: Early Espresso.

Stamp the car on the piece of 2½x2½ before you emboss it. Stamp the car again on a piece of scrap very vanilla and emboss it with clear embossing power. Fussy cut the image out and pop it up with dimensionals. I also stamped the car on the envelope.

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Hi Everyone - Hope your 4th of July weekend was safe and pleasant. Due to the rain and flooding that took place in Indiana the last of June many of the campgrounds that we frequent were closed so the hubby & I spent a quiet weekend at home. He watched Wimbleton and the Tour de France and I spent time in my craft room. It's rare that I get 3 days in a row to do nothing but stamp.  I had a lot of new product from the new 2015 Stampin'Up! catalog that I had yet to play with.  I was in stampin' heaven for the better part of 3 days. I have never entered a challenge before so I thought, why not - what do you have to lose? So instead of just one, I entered 2.  I've always had a hard time with restraint 🙂 Here are submissions and where they went.

This one went to the Weekly Sketch Challenge by Stamping And Blogging - SB 111

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The is next one was submitted to Stamping Gals Gone Wild on their Facebook page.

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 So what do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Until next time, Happy Stampin'