Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

     February paper Pumpkin - Many Happy birthdays

I get many questions about Paper Pumpkin.  It's a monthly subscription you receive via snail mail where a bright orange box arrives with everything in it you need to create that month's project, cards, wreaths, journals all kinds of creative goodness! 

You can choose your subscription, it can be one month, 3 months, 6 months, etc.   You can also stop it at any time.  But why would you?!  You will love the projects that show up at your door and it gives you step by step instructions on how to put it together.

Right now you receive a FREE stamp set or product of your choice when you sign up for a 3 month subscription for $55.00

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If your a creative and you want to change up the kit and create your own things, you can do this too. Here are some more ideas with this months kit.



As always, hang onto that stamp set so you can use it on future projects—like this card. The geometric line images create simple background in any color scheme.


This kit is on fire! Don’t let the fun burn out—hahaaaaa!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Rustic Love

Want to try something different? 
I made this card by lightly brushing on white acrylic paint with a sponge brush to a piece of kraft cardstock.  Let it dry and take a floral stamp and stamp in a light brown.  I used Baked Brown Sugar ink pad on top of the brushed white to get this effect.
Looks nice and rustic!

I stamped the image and cut out the frame with the deco labels with the Big Shot machine.  Added some gold threading and white baker's twine. 
Hope ya'll are having a wonderful president's day weekend. 

Also excited to announce that my Etsy shop is now open and ready for you to come and see my flour sack towels!
Visit my store HERE

Friday, February 17, 2017

Toadally Awesome!

Sharing how "toad"ally awesome YOU are today!
Appreciate everyone of you that inspire me to be creative and share ideas with you all.  I truly love creating in different areas of my life and I want to thank you all for cheering me on everyday!

This card is made with the Jar of Love stamp set and the adorable Your Sublime stamp set has this cute toad in it.   

Yesterday my sweet friend Colleen took me to high tea at the Village Bakery and Tea Cottage.  Now don't laugh.  I truly have never had tea, maybe a sip at sometime in life, but have never embraced coffee or tea.  So this was truly an adventure and new experience for me!  Remember first of the year new adventures?  Well, here is a first for me!!   And it was ah-mazing!  

It was a four course lunch of delisciousness!  (is that a word?)
soup,scones, salad, sausage rolls, mini sandwiches, fruit, desserts.
Did I say desserts???   oh my!  If you are local, I suggest you trying this delightful place.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Photo Tiles

Have you ever tried putting a favorite photo onto a tile to create a sweet picture paperweight or a coaster?
It's super easy and great fun. 

Start by going to your local Lowe's or Home Depot and purchase a box of natural tiles.  You get 9 in a box for a mere $6.00.
Get some Vellum cardstock and choose a photo that you love.
On your printer first copy your photo onto a piece of copy paper.  Then reset in the copier and add your vellum paper to your tray.  Print in black, let dry and cut to fit your tile.

Using a sponge brush, lightly brush a thin layer of Mod Podge on the tile, then add the photo and lightly brush a layer over the top of the photo making sure you leave no streaks of mod podge.
Let dry.  Once completely dry, using Staz On black ink stamp a word of your choice.   

Monday, February 13, 2017

Love Never Fails

Another one of the projects we did at the creative class was make these white washed signs.   
I started with plain blocks of wood cut at 6 x 6", then on the left I used an old paint brush and some white acrylic paint and dry brushed the wood block. 
 You do this by barely brushing the paint onto the wood.
The wood block on the right was whitewashed.  This technique is done by puttina a bit of the white paint on a paper plate and adding some water so that it is a liquid consistency.   Then using a sponge brush, lightly paint the white paint onto the block. 
 Pretty easy.  Let dry.  
This is where I challenged my creatives.  I hand lettered Love Never Fails onto the block. All they had to do was color it in with a black sharpie and add a ribbon if they wanted. They turned out super cute.

Here's what it looks like before you paint it.

This is the dry brush technique.  

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine Candy Tin

Yesterday we got together for my creative class.  It was a fun filled morning as I challenged my ladies to try new things.  This was one of the projects they got to make.   I used some tins I had and made a divider for the inside.  We then filled them with See's candie and Dove chocolates.

The decorated top of the tin is a label sticker and I used some stamps from past Paper pumpkins.  You can decorate the top with any Valentine stamps you have.  

Don't these look delish!  I love chocolate!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine gifting

Packing up some love today to gift to a dear friend.  Using my coffee valentines to grace her package.
We all need to love on and lift each other up.
  Even on days when it's not Valentine's day. 
What plans do you have for your favorite valentines?