Stampin’ Up! December Paper Pumpkin Peek and a Little Blog Candy!

Good morning, y’all – happy Friday!  Can you even believe we’re heading into the last weekend of 2018?  Sheesh!  Before you know it…the Big Ball will be dropping and we’ll be eating collard greens and black-eyed peas!

Well – WE sure will!  Why tempt fate by NOT eating them?!?

As we head into a new year and make our resolutions to be more efficient.  More organized.  More….together!…Stampin’ Up! and Paper Pumpkin helped us out with the December kit!  It’s called Day by Day and it created a cute 18- month calendar, complete with a box for gifting!  Super cute!

The kit contained the exclusive stamp set Day by Day, and two Ink Spots – one in Grapefruit Grove and one in Pool Party!

Each month – 18 of them, in fact! – has its own page, with a customizable sticker for the top.  And – the stamp set includes a cute little circle die, so you can stamp-circle important dates in each month!

The final calendar is really cute, especially with its pretty Pool Party ribbon!

Stampin’ Up! put together a quick video – check it out to see how to put your kit together, if you haven’t already!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re 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.

And – get signed up now (or at least before 10 Jan 19!) to be on the list for the January kit -which is a fun kit filled with all you need to make Valentine’s Day Treat Holders!  Check it!

Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition Go Wild for Valentine’s Day

January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Valentine Kit called Be Mine. It combines everything you love about Paper Pumpkin-style treat packaging with adorable critter coordination in the popular Animal Expedition Kit!

About the Kit

January’s Paper Pumpkin kit is a Valentine kit coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite. Here are a few more details:

  • Makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party

Subscribers must have an active subscription by 10 January 2019 to receive the Be Mine Valentine kit.

Supplies are limited, so don’t wait—subscribe today!

In the event of supplies running out, Stampin’ Up! will end the subscription period early and stop taking new subscribers for January. So – don’t wait!

Now – read on to find out about the Blog Candy – AND to get signed up for the 2019 Occasions Catalog Bundles!  They’re a GREAT deal – and they’re just around the corner! 🙂






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. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Blog Candy for the New Year!

In a rare fit of “thinking ahead” – I ordered an EXTRA December Paper Pumpkin!  Whoo-Hoo! So…if you’d like to get your hands on this fun calendar kit – get entered now!

To enter to win this kit, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, 1 Jan 19 and let me know your resolution for the New Year!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winner will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Wednesday, 2 Jan 19!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Special Bundles Available

As you’ve come to expect, I’ve put together a couple of sweet-deal bundles for you to help get you going with a new catalog.

I’ve curated 7 bundles for you, bringing you the wonderful new 2019 Occasions Suites – and snag some free goodies!  On top of the savings you’ll receive a free Stampin’ Blends Combo and you’re going to be able to pick Sale-A-Bration products, too!

Take a peek – then get all the deets and a sign up form on my Special Bundles Page!

Bundle #1:  All My Love Bundle – $132 You’d pay around $162 to buy all of these goodies when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #2:  Floral Romance Bundle – $109 You’d pay around $132 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #3: How Sweet It Is Bundle – $80 You’d pay around $95 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #4: Happiness Blooms Bundle – $95 You’d pay around $115 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #5:  The Gingham Gala Bundle – $71 You’d pay around $84 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #6: Needlepoint Nook Bundle – $79 You’d pay around $84 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #7: Classic Garage Bundle – $83 You’d pay around $99 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Each of the bundles – Suites, really! – will save you some green – and you’ll get to select a FREE Blends Combo – either Mossy Meadow or Balmy Blue!


It’s easy to order!  Fill out the form on my Special Bundles Page now.  On 27 Dec, I’ll send you a PayPal Invoice and then I’ll place the orders first thing on 3 Jan and get your bundles on the way to your door!   Easy Peasy!

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂 Thanks for your understanding, y’all!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open

My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open!  Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200!  This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of!  Makes pretty good sense, huh?

Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!

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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix


The other night – on Christmas Eve Eve, we built a little fire in our outdoor fire pit – first one!

Finn “helped” gather wood.

By which I mean – Wayne gathered wood – and Finn tried to get it away from him!  Thought it was a new form of Tug!

Sorry – between the dark and me laughing – this picture is…not so good! But you get the picture!

We finally got enough wood together to have a decent little fire.  I had us some hot chocolate and a couple of Texas Cowboy cookies.  So we sat and contemplated the flames for a while, with our guard dog keeping us safe from…whatever he thought he heard!

It was a very pleasant evening, indeed!


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50 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! December Paper Pumpkin Peek and a Little Blog Candy!

  1. Kate

    Sounds like an “Oh, how lovely was the evening, was the evening” 🎶 sort of evening. Love it!
    Hog Heaven gone is making the collards ‘n peas harder to come by. 😕

    • stampsnlingers

      I bet Safeway deli has both and they’re probably pretty good! I cheat and buy frozen greens! 😉 It was a lovely evening for sure! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  2. Holly Paulson

    Happy New Year. The December paper pumpkin looks wonderful.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Holly – it’s fun! Happy New Year to you, too! 🙂

  3. Debra Anderson

    I don’t usually make resolutions for the New Year b/c New Years Day is about as long as they last…LOL! This year though, I am making a resolution to ORGANIZE my craft room!!! Have label maker/ WILL ORGANIZE!!! We shall see what will be. It seems like an overwhelming undertaking but I don’t want to end up on an episode of “Hoarders”.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – OMG yes. Craft Hoarders. I see a new DIY channel television series! I could be the pilot episode! Good luck with that, Debra!! Thanks! 🙂

  4. Paula Poindexter

    What a nice way to end the year. A nice evening around the fire pit.
    Your Texas Cookies sound interesting. What’s in them?
    Sweet Finn just doing his thing.
    I hope to be a bit more organized in the next year.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity and your videos and Mr. Finn with us.
    Looking forward to another year.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks Paula – sounds like my resolution. It’s a hard one for me, for sure. Good luck with it- and thanks for the kind words! The cookies come from The Food Charlatan and they’re amaze-balls! I made them just like the recipe called for – except used maple chips cuz that’s what I had! Here’s a link:

  5. Ha! Finn is very helpful in all things. 😉 Sounds like a perfect evening to me!

    • stampsnlingers

      It really was – too bad our plans to repeat it were foiled by…rain rain and more rain! 🙁 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  6. Patricia

    My New Years Resolution: Wake up with a smile &
    try not to eat as much processed food or sugar.

    • stampsnlingers

      Good ones, Patricia! I’ll wish you luck on those!! Thanks! 🙂

  7. Pam

    Hi Mary! My New Year’s resolution is getting organized. Not very original, but our closets and storage room are have been neglected for too long. Of course, trying my hardest to stay organized is a big part of my resolution.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes yes yes. Me, too. I have GOT to do it – I’m overrun! Good luck to you, Pam!! Thanks! 🙂

  8. Karen

    My resolution is to send more cards in 2019. I love to make them but don’t always get them sent out in a timely manner.

    • stampsnlingers

      Sounds familiar! Which is why I always have a huge stack! Good luck with that one, Karen – thanks! 🙂

  9. Carrie Purkis

    Love your comments and talent in putting cards together, so much inspiration.
    Really haven’t thought of a resolution, have been trying to come up with a “one liitle word, ” something along the line of prayer…. always, consistently.
    Thanks so much

    • stampsnlingers

      Sounds like a worthy resolution, indeed! Thanks so much for the kind words, Carrie! 🙂

  10. K. Boyer

    I’d like to have more time to craft and be creative! And of course, try to eat healthier and continue walking every day. Thanks for a chance to win. I do love calendars!

    • stampsnlingers

      You got it – good luck in the draw. And – yes, those sound very much like my own resolutions!! Thanks! 🙂

  11. Babe O'Mara

    My New Years resolution is to send more “just because” cards. I need to stay more in touch with friends and family so sending a card for no reason seems like a good idea to me. Thanks for a chance to win.

    • stampsnlingers

      That does, indeed, seem like a great resolution! I hope you achieve it, Babe! Thanks! 🙂

  12. Kathy Beemer

    Love the little campfire story. Finn is so cute. What are Texas Cowboy Cookies? Share the recipe? And my NY resolution is nothing new under the sun……I want (need) to lose weight. Wish me luck!

    • stampsnlingers

      Texas Cowboy Cookies are a yummy recipe I found on The Food Charlatan’s blog. Here’s the link: I made them exactly as written – expect I used Maple Chips instead of PB cuz that’s what I had for the first batch – and I loved it so much that I used them again in the second! Enjoy!! Good luck with your resolution, Kathy – thanks! 🙂

  13. Lila

    Hi Mary, I really have enjoyed your inspiration this year. The cards you make are so pretty. I really want to lose some weight this year and your article was a great inspiration. It will be something to read every time I think I think about quitting with a weight control program. Thanks.

    • stampsnlingers

      Sounds pretty familiar, Lila – I’m now at the “keep what I’ve got” point. Feels like a life-long battle, huh? So happy that you’ve enjoyed the blogs and cards this year!! Thanks! 🙂

  14. Elisha Smith

    Okay – I have to make the Cowboy Cookies – YUM! Love your fire pit – what fun – so glad Finn contributes! Lol! My resolution is to do a total overhaul on my craft room so I can be more creative. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – and do NOT forget to eat some of the batter. It is RIDICULOUSLY yummy!! Happy baking, Elisha! And good luck with the craft room overhaul. That’s my number two goal this year (#1 – maintain my weight loss!!). Happy New Year! 🙂

  15. Kathy Fennell

    Resolution? 1) Loose another 20lbs 2) Clean out my craft room and donate the supplies to the local retirement home & 3) Find a way to win the war with USPS for all the un-delivered cards that I made for
    family & friends and paid extra postage on as well. Now probably 2 to many so I will go with!!!! I will find a way to win the war 🙂 Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year!

    • stampsnlingers

      If you win THAT war, let me know, please. I have an ongoing battle with USPS!! Grrr! Good luck, Kathy – and thank you! 🙂

  16. Maryanne Willequer

    On the personal side, o am hoping to pray more in 2019. On the fun side, I hope to make cards using as much DSP as I can! Time to put a dent in the paper stash, I think. Thanks for all the great projects you had in 2018, Mary!

    • stampsnlingers

      Great resolutions, Maryanne! Good luck in achieving them – thanks! 🙂

  17. Angie

    Sounds like a perfect evening – just love a good fire. I’m afraid my New Year’s resolution is not very original: I’m going to exercise more . . . I think I’m really ready!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Original or no – we ALL try to do that! Good one, Angie! And good luck! 🙂

  18. Nyoka Smith

    Hi Mary, I hope I am doing this right to be entered in the running for the Paper Pumpkin give away !! My resolution for 2019 is ” DESTASH, DESTASH !!!!” I am overflowing !!! Happy New Year to you and yours !!! God Bless !

    • stampsnlingers

      You definitely did it right! 🙂 And yes. DESTASH. It’s the first on my list of “how to get the craft space organized”. And – my LEAST favorite part! Good luck! 🙂

  19. Karen

    You have inspired me to lose weight! Thank You!

  20. Karen L.

    Happy New Year to you & all. I usually don’t do resolutions for the year because they don’t make it too far!! But, this year I am going to TRY to be a little more aware of what & when I eat…..hopefully keep the 17lbs off that I have lost & maybe a few more will drop off……plus, I want to try to look on the positive side of things. We have so much to be thankful for in our lives & try to appreciate it & pass it forward. Thanks for a wonderful year of great ideas in the card dept. & all the great antics of your “fur-children”. Happy 2019!

    • stampsnlingers

      Excellent goals, all! Thank you so much, Karen – glad you’ve enjoyed it! 🙂

  21. Jeannette Haynes

    I really don’t make resolutions because I’m too weak to make them last … ha! Tho, my new year’s goal is to clean out my work room since I have tons of retired stamp sets. Also, to use more of my hoarded DSP. Thanks for a chance to win a cool Paper Pumpkin kit. I sure do like your blog and Finn’s adventures!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh gosh yes – I have GOT to empty out my retired stamps! Good luck with that one, Jeanette! Thanks! 🙂

  22. Carole

    Since I am not a regular subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, this would be a great chance for me to try it. Plus I get to make a beautiful calendar if I win. Thanks for that chance.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes it would! Thanks, Carole and good luck in the drawing! 🙂

  23. Kay V.

    This months Paper Pumpkin looks really fun. I have already started my resolution for 2019. Cleaning out every closet in my house and purging all those things that lurk there that I do not need or even remember why I kept those thing. Have one closet done and it looks great. So far so Good.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Kay – good luck in the draw. And in the closet cleaning out – I need to do that, too – SO BADLY!! 🙂

  24. Claudia Ingram

    Finn’s Fan Club is a delightful part of your blog, Mary! This year I’m resolving to place a gratitude journal on my nightstand (done) and post in it each night before I turn out the light.

    • stampsnlingers

      Excellent resolution, Claudia – good luck with it. So happy you enjoy the FFF’s! 🙂

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