Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all! Before we get going – here’s some great news! Stampin’ Up! has the Copper Foil Sheets back in stock! Best getcha some while they last! Here’s a link right to them in my Online Store. 🙂
So, here we are on day 3 of the Aussie Occupation. Last week – Wednesday? – when I “met” Finn online – I started imagining life with my new dog. We would take long walks together – he’d ride everywhere with me – we’d be a Therapy Pet team – herd some sheep – run some Agility. I’d sit at my desk and make cards while Finn slept angelically under the table….
Whoa! I can hear you laughing, y’all! Was it that last thing? The sleeping Aussie puppy?
I think it might happen – but….maybe 6 years from now! Today? This year? Yea. Not so much! This little dude is either asleep or going 1000 miles an hour! And there’s frequently not much warning about when that status is going to change…
Don’t get me wrong. He’s a sweet love and I wouldn’t change getting him for anything. But…I feel like I just brought home quadruplets! And this morning they turned two! For all you moms out there who still somehow manage to have a job and do something besides chase the kids….I salute you!
Today was another big day…first we watched some squirrels while chewing on our collar….
Then to the doctor for shots….
and then home for the post-vet crash. Those shots wipe a little kid out! 🙂
So it was a busy day for both of us. Which is why I decided to put my October Paper Pumpkin kit together for y’all today! Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to get a little creative break from your children – two legged with thumbs or four legged without (thank the good Lord that he doesn’t have thumbs!). It comes with everything you need to knock out some great projects – including ink!
The October kit is a particularly good one called Season of Gratitude! It’s got Fall leaves and wonderful sentiments. And it makes shaker cards!
Eight cards, to be exact – you can make them vertically or horizontally, and use any of the sentiments in the Season of Gratitude stamp set that comes in the kit.
So I put them together – with the easy to follow instructions. It’s got all the Foam Adhesive Strips and Fall-colored sequins to make lovely shaker cards.
You use the crackle image to stamp the pre-cut Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon and Pumpkin Pie squares and they end up behind the – pre-punched- leaves in the embossed Very Vanilla panel.
And – the kit includes 8 lined envelopes – I added a Cajun Craze leaf to the front of each of them.
I ended up with 8 great thank you cards (okay, the one in the picture above will need a little remedial work!) – and I have some Baker’s Twine and sequins left over. I think I’ll make a Vintage Leaves shaker card soon!
Consider Paper Pumpkin – it’s a nice little orange box to have sitting on the shelf just waiting for a day when all the kids and the job and the grocery shopping gets in the way of a little “me” time! 🙂
If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.
Now – the Ordering Special!
Stock up on Stampin’ Up! Envelopes this week
Stamps-N-Lingers Envelope Stock Up Ordering Special
For all Stampin’ Up! orders of $50 or greater placed through me between now and Sunday, 23 October – You get to choose a free pack of Stampin Up! Envelopes or Note Cards & Envelopes!
Here’s the Deets:
Simply place your $50 or greater order and then email me your selection! I’ll order the envelopes or note cards & envelopes when I place my Host Order on November 1 and I’ll send them out (along with your thank you gift if you’ve added the Host Code or have an order over $150) to you just as soon as my Host Order arrives.
Here are your choices!
HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.
Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale
Thru 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!
Item # Product Name
141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645 Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660 Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654 Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630 Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640 By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986 Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981 Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Tomorrow is Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day – so I’ll be back in your Inbox at 7am Eastern! See you then! 🙂
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!