August Paper Pumpkin


With the August Meaningful Flowers Kit you can discover messages of friendship and loyalty in the flowers. This kit includes 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs, and 8 coordinating envelopes. The kit is special because of the way it uses the meaning of flowers. On each card, you’ll find a small inscription of what the flowers represent. As you craft with the included vellum and watercolor paper pieces, you’ll know you’re sending a message of encouragement and loyalty to your recipients. Besides the beautiful message, there are beautiful watercolor designs. Each forget-me-not and lotus flower was hand painted just for you. Getting a lovely paper craft that carries real meaning has never been easier!

And don’t wait, because anyone who subscribes to this month’s kit will get a FREE stamp set! This Distinktive stamp set is perfect for a variety of occasions! 


This kit includes:

  • 8 cards; 4 each of 2 designs
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • 1 Pretty Peacock Ink Spot
  • Linen thread
  • Vellum and precut paper pieces
  • FREE Distinktive stamp set
  • Adhesives
  • Final card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bubble Bath, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Orchid Oasis, Pretty Peacock, Tahitian Tide

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin here today

or by August 10th and discover the beauty!

New Festive Tags Kit


Introducing the newest addition to the Stampin’ Up! Kit’s Collection: The Festive Tags! Tis the season to start your holiday crafting. This kit will help you create festive tags for your favorite time of year. Show your family and friends how much they mean to you with custom tags.

Take a look at the video below to see more.

This kit includes: 

  • Supplies to create 15 gift tags—3 each of 5 designs
  • Printed tags, printed die cuts and stickers, adhesive, and embellishments
  • Includes printed sentiments in English, French, German, and Dutch
  • Finished tag size range: 1-1/2" x 2" to 2-1/2" x 3"
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, and Real Red


Shop this kit in my store here

Even though this kit is brand new, it still is on sale!

Get any of our kits here

Recipe to Share

Cooking up

Mark and I have enjoyed this salad several times this summer.  I hope you try it, and like it!


Orange Almond Salad

1 large head red leaf lettuce

1 red onion, separated into rings, or 2-3 chopped green onions

11 oz. mandarin oranges, drained

4 oz. sliced almonds, (toasted, optional)



1 tsp. grated orange peel

1/3 cup orange juice

2 T. red wine vinegar

1/2 c. vegetable oil

2 T. sugar

1 pkg. Italian dressing (dry)  


Shake all ingredients together in a glass jar or plastic bowl with lid. Refrigerate leftover dressing.

Cherries Class

I'm so excited about this class~

These projects are so cute!

Your friends and family are going to

LOVE receiving them!

But if you haven't already

let me know you are coming,

you need to RSVP by Tuesday!


So! Come on over to our home and enjoy

making these cards together!

Look below to see each project front, and then see the inside.

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How cute is this little purse?

Fill it with some chocolate covered cherries

for a special gift for a special friend!


The class will be held in our home at

770 Reisling St. in Centerton,

on Saturday, August 19, at 1:00 pm.


The cost for the class (including envelopes) is $25.00.

(You may pay for the class when you come)

Bring someone new to me, and you and your friend

get the class for half off!


Please RSVP for the class by Tuesday, August 15,

so that we can get everything prepped for you!


Can't wait to have fun creating with you!


Kit Sale Starts Today


Starting today through August 31st, save up to 30% on amazing kits from the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! What are you waiting for? Start shopping and collect them all! This is a limited-time offer you won’t want to miss.

Plan ahead! These kits are great gifts!

Who in your family and friends would love to find a

Stampin' Up! kit under the tree this Christmas?

These kits are an amazing deal, even at regular prices~

but with these discounts... they are awesome!


Shop all our kits in my store here

Recipe Sharing


Did you know that I love to cook?

My husband can't believe how I love to look at cookbooks!

I'm always checking out new recipes and trying them!


So, from time to time I'll be sharing some recipes here.

You'll have to let me know if you try them!

And you'll have to share some of your

favorite recipes with me!


We've been having "soup weather" here~

we love a bowl of hot flavorful soup for dinner!

Here's one of our faves!


Italian Soup


16 oz. Italian Sausage (Trader Joes’ Chicken Sicilian, or other flavor)


4 cups chicken broth

2 cups water

9-12 oz. pkg of tortellini ( I like to buy fresh tortellini from Sam's or Walmart)

1 can garbanzo beans—drained

1 can stewed tomatoes

1/3 cup country Dijon mustard (The kind with the seeds)

½ tsp. dry oregano

¼ tsp. black pepper

1 cup fresh spinach, shredded, stems removed

Fresh grated Parmesan cheese


Cook sausage out of skin with garlic. Drain fat. Add chicken broth and water and bring to a boil. Add pasta, cook 4-5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients (except spinach and Parmesan). Heat thoroughly. Add spinach and cook 1 minute after it wilts. Dish up and top with parmesan. Serves 4. Enjoy!

Birthday Card Organizer Kit Class



Have you seen the Birthday Card Organizer Kit?

It's amazing!


What does it do?

It helps you stay organized with

all the birthday cards you love to send!


We all love to send birthday cards, right?

But do you ever forget to send them?

Or are you sometimes late?


Well!--This kit helps you stay organized!

It comes with pockets for each month,

and a place to write the dates

you want to remember on each month's pocket.

Inside the pocket you can place the cards you want to send that month~ pretty cool, right?


The kit comes with the supplies needed to make 12 cards-six each of 2 designs.


I thought it would be fun to use the supplies in the kit to make different cards, so there would be several choices!

It was SO fun!

Using the supplies in the kit, you can make six of these two basic designs, for a total of 12 cards.


Below you will see the designs I came up with, using the supplies in the kit, and a few other supplies I added in.

There are 16 total designs.

Would you like to join me and make these new designs?

It's so fun to do!


This class will be taught by Zoom.

There are two dates to chose from:

Friday, March 24, at noon PST,


Sunday, March 26, at 4:30 PST.


The fee for the class (for all the supplies I'll send you)

is $8.00, plus $8.00 for shipping

(which includes tracking)

for a total of $16.00.

You may pay this fee with a check or with Venmo.

(I'm sorry~ I can't do credit cards for this)

Please let me know what you would like to do.


You will need to RSVP by Tuesday, March 7,

in order for Mark and me

to get all the supplies cut and mailed to you.


You will need to order the Birthday Card Organizer Kit here.


You will also need:

~ Memento Black Stamp Pad

(Item # 132708)

~ Evening Evergreen Stamp Pad

(Item # 155576)


~ Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush

(Item # 141897)

You may order these products HERE.


Don't forget to add on to your order so you can get

your FREE Saleabration products!

Its never good to leave free stuff on the table!

You can add on anything from the Clearance Rack!

(info below)

You could add on the "Wreath of Blooms" kit!

(see below)

You could add on ANY kit!


I can't wait to make these cards with you!

I know you will love making them, and I know

you will get great use from this amazing kit!

New Saying Thanks Kit


To help you say thank you to the people who make your day, every day, we are releasing the Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! Because everything you need is in the kit it is great for new stampers and/or children who love to craft!

Make nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

This kit includes: 


  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker's twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

Watch the video below to learn more about the kit.

Get any of our kits here.