Fun In The Sun!!!

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The July 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Fun in the Sun was just that!!! This kit included 3 each of 3 designs that were bright and fun beachy theme! They were the perfect summer card to create right now!

Fun in the Sun, July 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit,

I honestly don’t know which one is my favorite because they all were super cool. The greetings were cheery and fun for these cards but also great to use again and again all year long!

July 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Stampin' Up,

All of these cards used the stair step technique which is really fun for creating a scene with you card. You can really add depth by adding a new layer on each of the steps. Just be sure when you place your adhesive on the image that it stays low enough to only hit the stair step and doesn’t adhere your card together.

Beach Themed Stampin' Up Card,

This one might be my favorite only because I love Adirondack Chairs. Also, the greeting is amazing and I feel it to my core! Which one is your favorite from this Fun in the Sun Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below!

Be sure to sign up for the August Paper Pumpkin Kit before the 10th! Click here to sign up now!

Happy Stampin’


Exploring In Color!!!

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I realized I never shared the May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Exploring In Color! There have been many times I come back to my blog to look at a past kit so I thought I would still share this one even though it’s long overdue!

Exploring In Color May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit,

This kit was very masculine and full of nature scenes. Honestly, the cards were so beautiful as is, I didn’t want to cover the scene! A simple greeting and some Linen Thread was perfect to create a quick and simple card. Many of the colors used in these cards are the NEW 2023-2025 In Colors – Wild Wheat, Boho Blue, Moody Mauve, Pebbled Path, and Copper Clay!

Father's Day Card May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit,

This kit came at the perfect time because I created many of them with a Father’s Day greeting! I like to send out Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards to lots of men and women in my life so this kit was perfect for adding to my stash to send out!

May Paper Pumpkin Kit 2023 -

I am not sure that I have a favorite from this kit. All of them were about equal! Which one is your favorite?!?! Did you use them for Father’s Day Cards or just masculine cards?! Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to get signed up for Paper Pumpkin, CLICK HERE!!!

Happy Stampin’


Sunrise or Sunset?!?

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Which do you prefer – Sunrise or Sunset?!?!? Honestly I am a bit torn but if I had to pick just 1, it would be sunrise. I love that early morning crispness, the birds chirping, and that feeling of newness. It’s a brand new day to be amazing! I love that! Although I will say right now, I’m not happy to see sunrises because that means the kids woke me super early. LOL

Sunrise or Sunset with Circle Saying Stamp Set,

This beautiful card uses the Circle Sayings Stamp Set and coordinating Circle Punch! I am loving this bundle WAY more than I ever thought I would! It’s just super versatile and I love that birthday greeting! It is small and scrolly and fabulous!

I used Azure Afternoon for the card base as well as that color from the Brights Designer Series Paper Pack! Next, I layered this with a piece of Night of Navy cardstock! I thought about coloring all of the waves and everything but then I stopped at just the sun and I love it! What do you think?!?! For this card, I used Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blends. If you want a bit brighter or more yellow/orange, go for the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends! Another option is to use both and really highlight the sun! 🙂

Check out the supply list below if you wish to recreate this card! It can be a sunrise or sunset….it’s all up to you!

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June 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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I just realized I never shared the June 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit! Here are the beautiful cards that I created! Claire and I did this kit together and she used 1 of the card bases and then various pieces. This made my 3rd set of cards a little different from the instructions!

June 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit,

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit because I’m in love with that blue and white pattern. There is an antique dishes set that is blue and white and I love that too. Actually any blue glass makes me happy!!! I’m also excited that it’s not just this Kit, but I can continue creating with this beautiful pattern because of the coordinating Countryside Inn Designer Paper in the Annual Catalog!

I love the card above the most. At first I was hesitant with the greeting and thinking of when I would ever use this card. Then I realized, I should make these cards and make myself use them. I could give one to my parents after a visit or my sister when Claire and I go visit next week. Another one can go to the neighbor for having us over for a 4th of July party! See….make cards that are out of the box to make yourself use them!

Countryside Inn Stampin' Up,

This one is my second favorite! I love how that border is popped up and really gives dimension to the card. The color combination is also super fabulous! It’s the perfect card to have on hand for random #happymail to be sent out!!!

Welcome Inn Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin Kit,

The card above was created with the random leftover pieces I had. Since Claire used some vases and flowers and such for her card, I only had a few items left. I think it turned out fabulous and I really enjoyed stamping along with her to create these June 2023 Paper Pumpkin cards. She was even singing, “You can do anything, anything that you want.” It was super cute and also so true. You can copy a card that you see exactly or you can modify it. You can do anything that you like!!! Great advice from a 5 year old!

Be sure to get signed up for the July Kit before Monday!!! Click here to get your Kit!

Happy Stampin’


Hot Summer Deals!!!

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Summer is officially here! The sun is shining, the temps are up and Stampin’ Up! has some hot summer deals too! The best thing is that you can stack these deals! Woot Woot!

Hot Summer Deals,

First things, first…..FREE SHIPPING!!!! I love free shipping because if I am going to spend money, I would rather spend it on the product I love than on shipping. Am I right?!?! So today only, orders of $75 or more will get FREE SHIPPING! Remember when you order $75 through me any month, you also get the Free Paper Pack of the Month which is Bright & Beautiful!!!

June Free Paper Pack,

But wait there is still more…….Stampin’ Up! is also having their Designer Series Paper Sale this month! I love that they are doing this now because there are so many new papers in the Annual Catalog that I want to try out! So far my favorites are the Let’s Go Fishing which I’m using for the June Online Card Class which is Friday!! I also am loving the Bright & Beautiful which I used a lot last month. Masterfully Made and Countryside Inn are 2 others that I snagged on sale!!! Click here to shop and save on these papers too!

I hope you enjoy these amazing hot summer deals today and all month long! If you prefer to message me your order rather than placing it online, that works too! I’m always happy to help you!

Happy Stampin’


Gone Fishing!

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Summertime calls for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors, right?!?! I love the outdoors but allergies and mosquitoes also love me so we try to find a balance! This month I am creating with the Gone Fishing Bundle and having lots of fun! These cards are fabulous, masculine, and perfect for lots of different man occasions!!! Join in the fun with the Online Card Class!

Let's Go Fishing Online Card Class,

I really struggle with masculine cards so I like to create and entire class dedicated to that. This time I went with the Let’s Go Fishing Suite from the NEW Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog! The outdoorsy feel and rich color combinations are just perfect! This class will be offered in person (June 29th) and online (June 19th). If you wish to participate in the Online Class, check out all the details and ways you can stamp along here!

Gone Fishing Stampin' Up Stamp Set,

Here is one of the samples we will be creating in the card class! You will notice some New In-Colors like Pebbled Path and Wild Wheat as well as some classics of Mossy Meadow and Basic Vanilla! I have to admit I haven’t stamped with Basic Vanilla in what feels like ages. It seems all of the designer papers have used Basic White! It was nice to switch it up for a change!

I hope to see you online or in person to stamp these fabulous fishy cards using the Gone Fishing Bundle later this month! Click here for all the details!

Happy Stampin’


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Little Monkey!!!

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Hi! I’m Laura and I LOVE monkeys. I like REALLY love them! When I was a kid, I said that was what I wanted to be when I grow up! The kids have lots of monkey toys because I’m trying to push it on them as well! LOL When I saw the Little Monkey Stamp Set and coordinating Punch, I knew I had to have it!!!

Little Monkey Stampin' Up Stamp Set,

Here is a quick and simple note card that I created! The hardest part of this card is the coloring and that’s not even hard! I would call it more like time consuming than hard. In the photo above, I stamped directly onto the Note Card. After coloring this one, I did see a bit of bleeding from the markers to the inside of the card. So for my event, I had everyone stamp onto a layer of Basic White and then add that to the Note Card either flat or with Stampin’ Dimensionals! The colors I used were Memento Black Ink, Early Espresso Ink, and Granny Apple Green Ink and Blends! Super cute and fun!

Stepped Up Little Monkey Card!

Monkey Builder Punch,

Here is another card I created! This one is stepped up a bit! I used Tahitian Tide as my card base and stamped the leaves all over in Granny Apple Green! Then I stamped the branch onto Granny Apple Green and ripped the top and bottom for a little bit of texture! Next, I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy and layered it onto Night of Navy cardstock for a little more POP! The monkey was stamped in Early Espresso onto Pecan Pie and then punched out!

Which card to you like more – the simple note card or the stepped up version?!? Let me know in the comments below!

If you love monkeys too, check out the supplies listed below!

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Moody Mauve Monochromatic!

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Do you like to create with all the colors or stick with just 1?!? What do you think of my Moody Mauve monochromatic card?!? I’m a little bit of both! I love all the colors but sometimes I enjoy creating with just 1.

Moody Mauve Monochromatic Card,

Here I started with a Basic White card base! Then I took a piece of Moody Mauve cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added a layer of In Color Designer Paper to the lower half (3-3/4″ x 3″). There are so many fun prints in this designer paper pack that you can use for this card or even mix and match to add more color to your card! Next, I added a strip of Moody Mauve Textured Ribbon across the card where the designer paper ends. This sort of smooths out the line from designer paper to cardstock! Simply adhere the ends of the ribbon behind the cardstock and then add this layer to the card base.

For the focal point, I used the Circle Sayings Stamp Set and coordinating Circle Punch! Bundle & Save 10% when you purchase these together! Normally I stamp first and then punch it out but in this case I do the opposite. I punched out the Basic White cardstock first and then stamped the floral image near the bottom edge. Next, I stamped the greeting above that. I was afraid that if I stamped the 2 images and then punched it out they would be too far apart and not fit in the punch. Finally I added this to the card front with Stamping Dimensionals and finished it off with a Moody Mauve Dot! This completes my Moody Mauve monochromatic card!

What color would you use to create this card? Let me know in the comments below!

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Bright & Beautiful Class!!!

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Announcing the May 2023 Online Card Class…….Bright & Beautiful! This suite from the New Annual Catalog is super fun and bright colors! Everyone celebrates a birthday so it’s perfect to have in your collection! The confetti and stars make it versatile to use for many other occasions too!

Bright & Beautiful Online Card Class,

The Online Stamp Class will be Friday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m. CT on my Facebook and YouTube!!! You can watch on either platform for FREE!!! You can also check out past classes too! Even if you don’t own the stamp set/bundle, there are lots of great stamping tips and card layout ideas! Check out the Online Class Playlist here!

If you would like to participate in this stamp class, you certainly can! There is the option to get the PDF Tutorial which has all of the measurements, step-by-step directions, and color photos of each card! You can then cut and prepare your cards at home! Another option is to purchase the PDF Tutorial and Card Kit! With this option, I will mail you pre-cut cardstock, ribbon, and the embellishments to create the cards! You can then stamp along with me LIVE or at your own pace! Click here to check out your options!

Mark your calendar and I can’t wait to see you next Friday at the Bright & Beautiful Online Stamp Class!

Happy Stampin’


It’s Gonna Be May!

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Are you all singing the NSYNC song now? It’s Gonna Be May….technically Me! Anyway, this month we have lots of sing about like….the NEW Annual Catalog! New In Colors! New Core Colors! And Claire turning 5! OH MY!

It's gonna be may, New Annual Catalog,

Here she is! Oh so beautiful! I love the bright colors on the front! Speaking of bright colors, we welcome Azure Afternoon, Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, Pecan Pie and welcome back Blueberry Bushel, Berry Burst, Lost Lagoon, Misty Moonlight, Lemon Lime Twist, Pretty Peacock!!!! So far I am loving Berry Burst and Bubble Bath together! I also love Afternoon and Blueberry Bushel!

Stampin' Up In Colors,

As for the New In Colors…..I can’t say I am as excited! At first glance, I will admit they aren’t my jam. You all know I love bright colors! It’s all good though. I have played with them and I do think that Moody Mauve and Boho Blue are pretty amazing. Pebbled Path is growing on me. As for the other 2 (Wild Wheat & Copper Clay), I’m just not sure I will use them a lot. That’s okay! Every color is not for everyone. Let me know what you think of these colors in the comments below!

May Free Paper Pack,

As always, the Free Designer Paper Pack for the month is……..Glorious Gingham which feature the new colors! Lemon Lime Twist, Pecan Pie, Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, and Pretty Peacock are the colors in this pack! All orders of $75 or more, placed this month through me will receive this paper pack for FREE! Click here to shop!

Happy Stampin’ and back to singing….It’s Gonna Be May!