Many Manly Occasions

Designs with flowers, buttons and bows are easy for me. Cards with geometric shapes and patterns that would appeal to those not interested in flowers takes a little more design time.

Paper Pumpkin must have been thinking of me because the Many Manly Occasions May kit arrived with an easy DIY design. I brought the kit along in case we had time while visiting with family to create.

Sara, Jim’s niece, created this card for her Dad…That’s Jim on the right side of the photo.

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Cathy, Sara’s Mom, created this card:

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If you know Cathy, you might be receiving her birthday card!

Looks like something you might enjoy sharing with family and friends? Paper Pumpkin is available by purchasing prepaid subscriptions or as a pay as you go month to month option.

Order subscriptions at my online store here: Shirley’s online store  A 12 month subscription essentially earns you the 12th box for free because the price is $2 less per month. A 12 month subscription also earns you host rewards to spend on anything in the catalog! Subscriptions of 1, 3 and 6 month are available as well but don’t earn you host rewards. A promo code will be emailed to you when you order subscriptions. Enter the promo code here at the paper pumpkin website after creating an account so Paper Pumpkin knows where to ship your boxes to.

Want to try it without a subscription? Sign up here at the paper pumpkin website to receive a June box using the month to month option.

Make sure my name is in the upper right corner of your screen or pick me as your demonstrator when prompted so your pumpkins are linked to me. I’ll send you a thank you card once I receive notice you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.

Thanks for stamping with me today!

 

 

Fun Fridays – Crazy Cat Edition!

I have a new experience for today to report. A purple cat and friends in Spencer’s house!

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I am sure he is going to haunt us tonight! Spencer’s only experiences with cats resulted in cat’s fleeing for the nearest hiding spot. They did not understand he just wanted to play. And he could not figure out why they looked like a funny looking dog. Hmmm…not sure if I have those memories scrapbooked but they are certainly lively ones that I remember without layouts to review.

Here are some of the friends that will be residing with Jim and me that will remind us of Mary.

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I like the flat cat…

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Finding these photo holders were an Oh Snap! moment. Card samples and instructions can be above the stamping area now thanks to Mary.

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We would rather have Mary and Spencer still in our lives rather than trinkets and memories to remind us of their presence. Circle of Life Lessons are just the hardest ones to learn. Trinkets and memories and a purple cat will help us get through to easier days.

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Shirley

Mary’s Remembrance Card

We gathered to remember Mary, Jim’s sister who passed away recently. She was a paper crafter too. I had found a stash of Love Blossoms DSP a few weeks ago that I thought she would like but did not get a chance to share with her.

I was thinking that Mary would like it if I could incorporate paper crafts somehow in her gathering. Snickers were her favorite candy so I wanted to include a bar. I also wanted to include a comforting verse. Looking through my stamp stash, I found the retired Love and Sympathy stamp set had just the verse I was looking for.

I CASED my own CASE from Tuesday’s post to create this design.Shelli Garder #onstage2016 CASE

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I think her favorite part would be the kitty stamp.

I could not decide if I wanted to include the doggy stamp to add a little Spencer when I was assembling them. After a night’s rest, I awoke knowing I should stamp it. So I did. On the back. He would have liked that.

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Watch my how to video here:

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Paper Pumpkin = Easy Crafting Fun!

I eagerly await snail mail delivery around this time every month for this…

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A Paper Pumpkin! Stampin’ Up! created a 90 second video that explains what PP is.

They also share a how to video after everyone receives their boxes so they don’t spoil the surprise! Watch this 90 second video to see the May kit assembled.

Looks like fun? Want to earn host rewards by gathering your friends for a Paper Pumpkin Night Out where we open a box and create what is inside? Contact me to schedule a date. You can also order subscriptions at my online store here: Shirley’s online store without hosting a PPNO. Order a 12 month subscription, save $2 per month and you earn host rewards for yourself! A promo code will be emailed to you when you order subscriptions. Enter this promo code here at the: paper pumpkin website after creating an account so Paper Pumpkin knows where to ship your boxes to.

Want to try it without a subscription? Sign up here at the: paper pumpkin website to receive a June box.

Thanks for stamping with me today!

 

Shelli Garder #onstage2016 CASE

Stampin’ Up! throws a party for demonstrators a few times a year. Onstage events are open to any demonstrator. The April event was hosted in Salt Lake City, Utah, a short drive from the mother ship I call the home office.

For those that did not attend or want to relive the experience, two general session videos were posted on the demonstrator website. Shelli Gardner, our co-founder and board chair, shared a gift card holder similar to the one I created by CASEing her design.

CASEing stands for Copy And Share Everything. CASEing is a great way to create something quick. Substitute what you have on hand and voila! You have a unique creation!

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Watch my how to video here:

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Shirley