Durand Royalty Crazzee Daze Stampers!

Durand Royalty, Ally, Vanessa and Sophie shared popcorn and pop with Crazzee Daze shoppers. I invited them to stamp a greeting card and they enthusiastically accepted!


What they created…


And then I got a photo with them because they are Royalty!


Thanks for brightening the Masonic Lodge and stamping a card with me!

Congratulations and wishing you fun times and good memories during your reign. Hmmm…I could help you scrapbook those memories. I just thought of that as I was typing. Could be fun and a keepsake for you too!


What a Gem – Alternate Paper Pumpkin Project

The What a Gem Paper Pumpkin Project kit creates 8 treat holders. But I decided to create this greeting card instead:

7 26 2016 1-001

I used the kit contents, these stamp sets and pool party statin ribbon and cardstock.

7 26 2016 2-001

As I was creating 8 of these cards, I was trying to think of anyone that is expecting. Nope, I got no one so I’ll be ready when I do! I can also see using this card for new puppy or kitty additions. Just add images peeking out from the corner of the buggy from our new Bella and Friends or Pretty Kitty stamp sets.

Watch the how to video to see how I transformed a 3-D box into a mostly 2-D card!

Looks like a fun paper crafting kit delivered right to your snail mail box? It is! Ask me how to get started!

Thanks for stamping with me today!


Card Kits to Go for Ronald McDonald House of Madison

Lori, a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, and I met at the RMHC to assemble card making kits that the families can take with them to the hospital or back home with them.

This was our assembly line:


Partially filled boxes which are recycled Paper Pumpkin boxes!


Ready for stamping!


That’s Us! Me on the left and Lori on the right. Thanks for helping Lori!


If you would like to help with donations, our greatest need are envelopes, glue sticks and wood mounted stamps. Smaller, kid friendly images are best. If you have older stamps that you will not be using and would like to donate them, we will take them. If you would like to help with the next box assembly event, contact me for details.

Thanks for helping with your favorite charity whether it is RMHC or a different one!


Fun Fridays – Where in the World is Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad have been taking advantage of no puppy duties to galavant around Pepin County with me. First stop was at a favorite eatery. We played “Where in the World is Mom and Dad?” with my sisters so I thought I would invite you to play along as well. Here was the first photo:


Clue number 2:


Mom and I started the Jenga game:


The reward for my sisters’ guesses was a photo of Mom and Dad:


And this is where we were:


They have curly tops too so if you want soft serv and chicken, this is the place to be!

Hope you are having a Fun Friday!

Shirley on vacation at Mom and Dad’s

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Projects

Paper Pumpkin is a versatile kit that can be used as intended or as a base for fast creation of other projects. It is a happy surprise in snail mail boxes each month across the United States and Canada. I have shared alternate projects using the June 2016 Banner Surprise kit in this post here. 

A third alternate project was created by adding tip top taupe cardstock, whisper white cardstock and envelopes to supplies included in the kit.

7 6 2016 1-001

I created a how to video to share assembly tips.


Paper Pumpkin is affordable at $20USD a month plus tax. Shipping is already included in the price! If you would like to save $1 or $2 per month which is like getting the 12th month for free, order your subscription through my online store.

Still not sure if PP is right for you? Stampin’ Up! shares youtube videos so you can browse past kits there.

Ready to sign up for a month to month subscription? Click this link so your subscription is linked to me. FAQ’s are at this link as well. As a thank you, you will receive alternate projects in your email box.

You have until July 10th to get your Paper Pumpkin subscription started. Processing starts on the 11th of each month. If you wait too long, you will miss out on the fun July kit!

Thanks for stamping with me today!