Stampin’ Up! Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin and…some Blog Candy!

Mornin’, y’all!  By the time you get this, I’ll be at the airport.  Hopefully on the INSIDE of security and sitting working on the computer at the gate.  They’re telling folks to be 3 hours early – both in Atlanta AND Baltimore.  So… that’s fun!  😉  Hopefully they’re just being Nervous Nellie’s.  Debbie Downers.  Worried Wanda’s.  Fashed Frieda’s!

Keep your fingers crossed for me!

So today – I wanted to share a quick sneak peek at the January Paper Pumpkin kit!  It’s super cute and made 24 fun little treat holders in two designs.  It coordinates perfectly with the Animal Expedition Suite in the Annual Catalog, too!

If you haven’t put your kit together yet – here’s a peek!

Aww!  How sweet would those be filled with a little chocolate and sent to school with your kids on Valentines?!

Do they still do that at school?

Anyway – the kit comes with a fun exclusive stamp set and a Melon Mambo Ink Spot…

And all the fixin’s to make your twenty-four treat holders!

Here’s a quick video on how to put the kit together…

So – that’s what’s in your January box…

Now – let’s talk February!  If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – there’s still time to get signed up!  And – I think you’re going to want this one.  Here’s a hint…

Can you guess what might be inside the February kit?  I think it’s going to be pretty….succulent!

Ha – I’m qwackin’ myself up!

Take a quick peek as the talented designers of this kit share their creative process!

So – ready to get signed up?  You’ve got until 10 February to make sure that you get this succulent kit.

And, there are two ways to get in on the fun.  You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started – and get the February kit as long as you do it by 10 Feb.


…and this is the BEST WAY to go right now during Sale-A-Bration!…do a Prepaid Subscription!

Get Free Goodies With a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products!

During Sale-A-Bration, prepaid subscription earn free SAB goodies!

To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Hope you’ll take the plunge!  Earn free Sale-A-Bration goodies and get the cool February Paper Pumpkin kit coming right to your door!

Now – check out below for a chance to win a little Blog Candy!






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.

Retired Goodies Still Available

A lot’s gone out the door – but…a lot HASN’T!  🙂

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle – while you help me make some room in my crafty spot!

Blog Candy!  Win a Past Paper Pumpkin Kit!

In the course of moving my stamp room and doing a major re-organization, I found some things I’d forgotten I had!  Lucky for YOU! 😉

I came across a couple of past Paper Pumpkin kits that I’d bought as extras.  So…I decided to give them away to two lucky winners!

You could win the Friends of a Feather kit…


the Pining for Plaid kit…

To enter to win one of these kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, 28 Jan 19 and tell me your favorite Sale-A-Bration freebie!

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

The winners 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, 29 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!!

Sale-A-Bration Going On Now!

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s way of saying Happy New Year – and it’s our favorite time of year!  Shop, host and/or join the team to get great deals and extra bonus goodies!   Check all the deets on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Earn a FREE product every time your order reaches a threshold. For example, if you order $150 in merchandise, you can then choose 3 level 1’s or 1 level 1 and 1 level 2 Sale-a-bration items. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels:


Through 31 March, hosts with qualifying orders or parties can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards! Below are qualifying amounts and additional Stampin’ Rewards that you can receive.  Don’t forget…these rewards are available when you place an order of $250+ or host a party/workshop with an order total of $250+!!


Through 31 March, recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose from two offers. These offers are IN ADDITION to the regular Starter Kit offering.

Join my team between 3 January and 31 March and you’ll get the extra bonus in product and/or the Craft & Carry Tote, depending on which kit you choose!

– Option 1 Starter Kit includes:  $175 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice for only $99+ applicable taxes and it ships for FREE!

– Option 2 includes:  $175 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice plus the awesome Craft & Carry Tote for only $129+ applicable taxes and it ships for FREE!

You can read more details about the joining promotion with the optional tote add on here.

You can see more details about being a Demonstrator as well as information about my team on my Join My Team page.  I’d love to have you join our team – we have all types of Demonstrators from those who only purchase for themselves and get the discount to those running a full-time business and everywhere in between!  We can help you no matter what your goals are with Stampin’ Up!.

Check out the Craft & Carry Tote!

The new Craft & Carry Tote is exactly the bag every stamper needs!  The tote bag is available only to customers who choose the optional add on for their Starter Kits during Sale-A-Bration!

It’s a really awesome bag and it holds a lot!  It measures 9-1/4″ x 16-1/2″ x 7″ and it’s got removable dividers inside the bag as well as lots of exterior pockets!

You can read more details about the joining promotion with the optional tote add on here.

You can see more details about being a Demonstrator as well as information about my team on my Join My Team page.

Get all the details on shopping, saving and/or joining the team during the BEST SALE OF THE YEAR!!  Check it out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Get the Coordinating Animal Expedition Suite!

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

Finn has some of the cutest little – err…BIG!…hands I’ve seen on a dog.

You’ve seen them in pictures so you agree, I know.

But – they’re not just cute!  They’re functional!

Lid scooting all over the floor while you’re trying to lick the brown off of it??

No sweat!

Finn will be on vacay from the paparazzi while the Chief Paparazzian is away.  He’ll be back soon!


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76 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin and…some Blog Candy!

  1. Such a cute Paper Pumpkin Kit! Looking forward to seeing next months kit too. And those big feet do come in handy sometimes…for holding stuff while you’re eating, for chasing squirrels and stopping on Mom’s foot when we get excited about chasing stuff. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – better HIS big feet than the ponies’….just saying! 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Holly Paulson

    What a fun prize. Love your Facebook lives.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Holly – I appreciate you watching!! 🙂

  3. Carole Doody

    Since I have not subscribed to Paper Pumpkin this would be great blog candy! Anyway, my favorite freebie from Sale A Bration is the Lasting Lily stamp set. So pretty and versatile. Thanks….

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – good luck in the draw! Consider signing up to get some free SAB goodies – AND to get that February kit. I can’t WAIT to see the cards in that one! Lasting Lily is indeed gorgeous! Thanks, Carole! 🙂

  4. Patricia Allison

    Butterfly SAB paper! So beautiful and fun to use! Oh, and the friendship sentiments… Part of My Story… wonderful! 😊

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – love those sentiments! And the paper is spectacular!! Thanks, Patricia! 🙂

  5. Kathy Beemer

    Good luck with your travels. My SAB gave is the Hello Cupcake…..

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Kathy! Will be home before I know it! Hello Cupcake is so cute!! 🙂

  6. Patricia Owens

    My favorite Sale-A-Bration item is the Tea Time Framelits, a must have for the Tea Together stamp set in the Occasions Catalog!

    • stampsnlingers

      And those Framelits are going to carry over into the Annual Catalog! So – get them FREE now and have them when they’re NOT free! 😉 Thanks much, Pat! 🙂

  7. Karen

    Sale-a-bration has some great stuff, but my favorite is the organdy ribbon—so pretty and adds so much to cards. Safe travels, Mary!

    • stampsnlingers

      That ribbon is getting a LOT of votes! Rightly enough! Thanks much, Karen! 🙂

  8. Cindy

    So many good SAB options but Home to Roost gets my vote for the best! Safe travels!

    • stampsnlingers

      That’s a good ‘un, for sure! Thanks much, Cindy! 🙂

  9. Joan

    New to the blog but love the content! My favorite Salebration pick this year is the ribbon 5 pack. Such cute colors.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – it’s gorgeous, easy to work with, makes great bows AND is FREE! It’s the SuperFecta! Thanks, Joan – welcome to my blog. I appreciate you reading! 🙂

  10. Pat Doucette

    I love the stamp set home to roost and will be receiving it shortly, and I can hardly wait, hope you have a great trip

    • stampsnlingers

      Have fun with it, Pat – it’s got great…everything! Thanks so much – so far so good! 🙂

  11. JRGH

    my favorite sale-a-bration item is the Lasting Lily.

    • stampsnlingers

      It is definitely gorgeous, isn’t it?!? Love! Thanks! 🙂

  12. Kate

    I can do better than crossed fingers!!!
    The paw-man indeed. Thumbs redundant.

    • stampsnlingers

      Don’t need no stinkin’ thumbs! 😉 Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  13. K. Boyer

    I really like all the ideas using Hello Cupcake. The butterfly dsp is really cute too.

    • stampsnlingers

      Butterfly DSP – oh yes!! I haven’t played with Hello Cupcake yet – but…it’s really sweet. See what I did there?!? Thanks!

  14. Maryanne Willequer

    Gracious! Where does one start when choosing a favorite SAB item? Could it be the DSP? Or perhaps the stamp sets? I think my favorite has to be the beautiful foil sheets! They make me ‘dream’ in Technicolor about all the possible cards I will make using them!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh yes! They ARE gorgeous, aren’t they?!? Such a quick way to add a little POP to a card! Thanks, Maryanne! 🙂

  15. Linda Brady

    My favorite Sale a Brations item freebie is the Home to Roost stamp set. I’m not a “chicken person” but I think he looks like so much fun to color with the blends. The sentiments are nice. And I think this set will make great guy cards, which I have trouble with. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Paper Pumpkin Kit!

    • stampsnlingers

      I have trouble with masculine cards, too – but, you’re right – Home to Roost offers lots of possibility! Thanks, Linda – and good luck in the draw! 🙂

  16. Claudia Ingram

    I really like the Home to Roost stamp set. The tuft of grass stamp is going to be quite versatile.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – I love that image, too!! Thanks, Claudia!! 🙂

  17. How does Finn react when you are packing to leave

    • stampsnlingers

      He isn’t a Finn-Fan of me leaving, that’s for sure. He’d like to be an official service dog and go with me everywhere. Heck – I’d LOVE that!! But – he likes riding to the airport and he likes to meet me at the airport on the other end, so…he mans up! Thanks for asking, Judy! 🙂

  18. Freddie Traister ( I'm a female)

    I’m 64 and new to this. I’m trying to get started. I watch your videos. I would like to enter your paper pumpkin giveaway. Thank you and have a blessed day.

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Freddie! Welcome to the wonderful world of Stampin’ Up! You are officially entered in the give-away! And, if there’s anything I can do to help you get started, please get in touch! Thanks! 🙂

  19. Lila

    My favorite Sale-a-Bration item is the Home to Roost stamp. I love the rooster since I have them myself. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s really cute – I love the grasses image in that set! Thanks much, Lila! 🙂

  20. Mary Laffin

    Hope things went smoothly and you had plenty of time to sit and relax/do computer work instead of standing in line. also hope the flight was on time and everything went smoothly.

    • stampsnlingers

      It was all that and more! It’s cold cold cold up here – but there’s no snow on the ground so the driving was easy! Good hotel – lots of places to eat. And the airport was easy! Thanks so much, Mary! 🙂

  21. Barb E

    My favorite Sale-A-Bration item is the Botanical Butterfly DSP. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh boy – yes yes YES!! I LOVE that paper, too! 🙂 Thanks, Barb – and good luck in the draw! 🙂

  22. Babe O'Mara

    My favorite item in the SAB catalog is the organdy ribbon, 5 rolls that match the gingham paper.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – I love it. Beautiful AND a great deal!! Thanks, Babe! 🙂

  23. Kathy Fennell

    Hey Mary! Safe travels 🙂 this week. I would have to say that my favorite Sale A Bration item is the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack! What a deal…..right? 5 full spools of the most beautifully colored & bright ribbon & you might be able to use it on a card & not have to worry about the USPS damaging it and charging you extra to mail it!!!!! 🙂 That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Kathy! Yes – I LOVE that ribbon! It’s so pretty and it makes GREAT bows!! 🙂

  24. Linda Blair

    My favorite item for free in celebration is Lasting Lily I have a soft spot for flowers especially Lilly’s !

    • stampsnlingers

      And it looks so realistic! Beautiful stamp set, for sure! Thanks, Linda! 🙂

  25. Kate S

    My favorite is So Hoppy Together–I love fun stamps!
    Lasting Lily was really close for my favorite.

    • stampsnlingers

      You’re definitely allowed to have a fave “fun” AND a fave “serious” goody! Thanks much, Kate! 🙂

  26. Debbie Hilands

    My favorite celebration item is Lasting Lily. Just received mine today can’t wait to make some cards.

    • stampsnlingers

      Have fun with that gorgeous stamp set, Debbie! 🙂 Thanks!

  27. I love Hello Cupcake stamp set! I’ve had so much fun making cards!

  28. Angie Brewer

    The gorgeous butterfly paper is my absolute favorite. Love your inspiration.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – I think it’s mine, too. It’s just too pretty! Thanks, Angie! 🙂

  29. Hi Mary (and Finn)!! I so love the Hello Cupcake. Being kind of new to Stampin Up, my collection is growing. I, too, would love to be picked for a Paper Pumpkin Kit!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Laura! Thanks for leaving a comment – and, yes – Hello Cupcake is really cute! Good luck in the draw! 🙂

  30. Paula Poindexter

    Hi Mary. Hope your work trip goes quickly for both you and Mr. Finn!
    Oh my goodness. How to choose a favorite sale-a-bration item.
    Home to roost stamp set. Botanical Butterfly DSP. Tea Time Dies. The 5 pk of ribbon. All have wonderful qualities .
    Have a good week.

    • stampsnlingers

      I know what you mean – it’s a really REALLY good SAB offering!! Thanks so much, Paula! 🙂

  31. LuAnn Hilton

    My favorite is the lLasting Lily stamp set. Can’t go wrong with free stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Right?!? My very favorite price! And for a stamp set as gorgeous as Lasting Lily!? Winner winner! Thanks, LuAnn! 🙂

  32. Cee Davis

    My favorite is Home to Roost. I purchased some of your retired stamps sets, all were in fabulous condition, thank you!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – I’m so glad that you like them! Hoping you have many happy days of crafting! And yes – Home To Roost is wonderful! Thanks, See! 🙂

  33. Karen L

    BRRRRR!! We in Minnesota are in the deep freeze as well…….looks like about 10 upcoming days of zero & below temps for us!! YIPPEE!! I think I like the “Hoppy Together” stamp set. I make a lot of grandkid birthday cards & they would make such fun cards for the kids! Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy. Have never done a paper pumpkin kit…..maybe it’s time to try one!

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Karen! It IS time to try one! Fingers crossed for you in the draw! And yes – Hoppy Together would be the very cutest for kids birthday cards!! 🙂

  34. Fran

    Sale a brat ion has so many great items that it’s hard to choose just one! I’m going with so hoppy together because my grandkids love it,lol.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – that’s a GREAT reason to love that adorable set!! Thanks much, Fran! 🙂

  35. Karen

    Hello Mary! Favorite Sale-A-Bration item this year would be Part of My Story stamp set. Lots of great sentiments. Enjoy your week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh yes – that one IS chock-a-block filled with great sayings for all our projects!! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  36. Oh. My. Gosh. How does one pick a favorite SAB item THIS time? There are so many wonderful things there. That said, and doing the Eeny, Meeny trick, Botanical Butterfly DSP came out the winner. I hope I am a winner too as I don’t have either of those PP kits. I am not a steady user of PP, but they are getting better. Love the January one, and I have lots of little ones to whom to gift the treats.

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – fingers crossed, Julie! 🙂 And – yep. Even without eeny meeny – the Botanical Butterfly DSP wins my vote!! 🙂

  37. Sherry Sparks

    Organdy ribbon pack! So sad it is not available right now.

    • stampsnlingers

      But it’ll be back – so…be watching for it’s return! 🙂

  38. Angie

    Well, I’ll take all freebies! LOL I guess it’s a toss up for me between the butterfly dsp and the foil paper. The foil might just be the winner, since I didn’t have any “colorful” foil. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – I love the colored foils! But that DSP…man. Hard to pick! Thanks much, Angie – good luck in the draw! 🙂

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