As many of you know that we suffered a great loss in our lives last week. Jesse (our Springer Spaniel) was attached by 2 pit bulls in our backyard. He suffered a big gash in his chest/neck area, several bites on his nose, his canine tooth was twisted, and all the bruising in his entire body was too much for him to recover. After being in the hospital 4 days and having 2 operations, he passed about 1:20am Saturday morning.  This has left a BIG hole in our lives. Our house is too quiet, not that Jesse was noisy. But with two dogs, playing and following me around it was louder.  I think of all the places he would normally be and he isn’t there……So please understand while I work through this tragedy that I won’t be posting regularly.

Jesse would sit and just survey the yard. I took this photo not too long ago.

While I was taking a shower, this is how he would lay on our bed. On my husbands pillow, one leg up. Not on the blanket I have on the bed for him…….

He was my husbands dog. When Dave was having some anxiety issues, Jesse was always right next to him. It was like he knew something wasn’t right. We found out yesterday that his mama is a hospice dog. I guess the apple doesn’t fall from the tree…..He was such a sweet boy. We miss him so much.

Thank you for your patience,

Embellishment Shares for the Holiday Catalog

Isn’t this catalog a beauty? Wait until you see what is inside. If you can’t wait until September 4th, join my team. You can order from the Holiday Catalog for your kit. We have a GREAT sign up special going on right now through the end of August. $99 for a $155 worth of products you choose, FREE shipping and also a $10 off coupon to use in September. Contact me, I’m happy to help and would love to have you on my team.


If you want it all, but your budget just won’t allow it. How about getting a little of everything? I will be bundling up all the NEW Embellishments from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. You can find the embellishments through out the 2019 Holiday Catalog. All of these  Embellishments will be brand new to us.  Cost: $28.00 plus Shipping. I will determine the shipping once I get all the products in my hot little hands. For the Annual catalog the shipping ended up being about $3.50.  This is what you will receive:

  1. Toile Enamel Dots-40
  2. Jingle Bells-6
  3. Gold Pizza Boxes- 1.75 (yes GOLD pizza boxes)
  4. Star Elements-2.30
  5. Brightly Gleaming  Foil Elements-1.80
  6. Ice Glitter-a pinch
  7. Snowflake Sequins-pinch
  8. Tags & Feathers-7
  9. Monster Mash Enamel Shapes-20
  10. Coffin Boxes-3
  11. Googly Eyes-25
  12. Holiday Rhinestones-35
  13. Snow Domes-2

I will be adding a little something to each share. You won’t want to miss it, just sayin’………

*Anything that is on a sheet like the Sequins, or Rhinestones will be approximate.

Reserve your Embellishment Share Now!

Please send:, Name, Address & Email to:

I will put you on the reservation list and email a PayPal Invoice on August 28.

Deadline to RESERVE and PAY: Sept. 3, 2019 If you don’t have PayPal, you can pay the invoice with your credit or debit card when you receive the invoice.

US addresses ONLY.


  • August 28th: I will email a PayPal invoice to everyone who has reserved a share
  • Sept. 3th: Deadline to pay
  • Sept. 4th: I will order all the Embellishments
  • Sept. 13-21: I will divide everything up and package with labels and order numbers.
  • Sept. 22nd: I will start shipping Embellishments Shares (assuming there are no backorders)

Now, say you would like to get on a Paper Share for the Holiday Catalog. Contact my friend Patty Bennett.

Grandma’s House, Congratulations on Your New Home

When I first saw Grandma’s House stamp set in the Annual Catalog, I knew it would be perfect for me. Why? Because the images are small enough for me to feel successful coloring.  I am still a “work in progress” on my coloring skills.  I love to color but still feel like I can’t quite get the shading right. I saw a card very similar on the Stampin’ Up! site and thought I can do this! My sister and Brother-in-law just moved into a new condo, so this stamp set would be great to use. My BIL now works at the Pentagon. WHAT? Yes, he does! Which is why they moved. Not sure of his position, but do know that he is super, super smart.

I started off with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 5 1/2″.  Next layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White. I used the largest Stitched Shape Circle die to cut out the window. Then I marked where the cut out was at on the card base and sponged Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay in the circle.  I stamped the sentiment from the Delightful Day stamp set in Memento Black Ink.

Then I stamped the house onto Shimmer White cardstock and colored in with my Stampin’ Blends. I pretty much colored it like the SU card, so my shadows don’t look too bad. I’ll list the colors I used below. Once it was colored I cut it out. I put Dimensionals on the back and also on the top layer. That piece went down first, and then I tucked the sides (where the grass is) behind the circle just a little.

I added the 3 of the Frosted Flower Embellishments to the “sky” and added a double Linen Thread bow.

Supply List:

New class added to my calendar, August 15th, 6:30-9pm. Get all the details HERE!

Happening this month: (only 5 more days to take advantage of this awesome promotion.)

Receive a $5 coupon code for every $50 you spend in July to use in August. No limit. You can combine codes for one order.

Do you want to receive a discount on ALL your stampin’ products? This promotion is for you. $99 and you receive:

  • $155 of products of your choice, (that’s $30 more FREE products)
  • FREE shipping
  • A $10 coupon code to use in August

You don’t have to have classes, you can be your best customer and get a discount on all of your stampin’ products. No obligation, if you decide this isn’t for you, don’t place any more orders. No questions asked. Its really that simple. I would love for you to join my team. We have meetings every other month, plus you will be invited to my Upline’s meeting. Both of us have Facebook groups that keep you informed, share ideas and samples (if you want) and support each other. So you can be involved or not, you decide. Something to remember; if you sign up in July, you will be able to pre-order from the Holiday Catalog. If you sign up in August, you will be able to order from the Holiday Catalog for your starter kit. If you’ve been following me, you know why I signed up, to be able to pre-order before everyone else. I have to say, I have met so many people through Stampin’ Up! I really wouldn’t know what to do with myself without stamping. In November I will be going to OnStage, (mini convention) with a bunch of my Stampin’ Friends. Its a whole day seeing new products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs, make n takes, business tips and so much more.

Please contact me if you are interested, lets chat.

  • The August kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags. To receive this kit you must subscribe by August 10.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is a separate purchase for those who would like to convert their August Paper Pumpkin kit into cards.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle card designs offer a great sneak peak of the designs and elements to come in the August kit.
  • Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the add-on without having to purchase additional kits.
  • Just as you would with any other Stampin’ Up! product, you will need to purchase the add-on bundle via my online store. You will not be able to add it to a Paper Pumpkin subscription purchase.
  • The price for the add-on bundle is $10.00 usd/$13.00 cad and is available for Paper Pumpkin subscribers only. This add-on is available beginning August 1, while supplies last!
  • Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin Here!
  • Order the add on kit in my Online Store HERE! 
  • Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885)

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