Diane's response & the newest PP....

Such a clever response from my friend, Diane, that I thought I would share it with you ~ hope you don't mind, Diane...........(the winner by the way ~ Kingston Trio!)...........

Hi Susan Elise

I’m probably too late for the answer to the MTA. I am so glad to hear

From you. So sorry you got the “ crud “ for Christmas. I was getting

worried. It’s not like you to keep your adventure from us.

My biggest fear was you took a photo of something at the white house

you shouldn’t have and got arrested…………… not.

Anyway…………. Glad you got the extra nickel to pay to get off the train.





Winter Woods

While I am spending the day at the UNIQUE BOUTIQUE (do come visit if you have a little time ~ it is a super event!) I thought you might like to see this video of the October PAPER PUMPKIN.  Mine arrived several days ago and I have not had time to put it together but I am looking forward to it ~ the cards are lovely!  Stampin' Up! announced that the November Paper Pumpkin will coordinate with this one ~ it will be tags ~ can't wait to see it!


To receive your November PAPER PUMPKIN you must sign up by November 10.  You can sign up with the link below and you will be signed up as my friend/customer.  I appreciate your support and know you will enjoy the next PP!


Paper Pumpkin ~ making the holidays easier

The November Paper Pumpkin Kit makes it easy to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!  It will contain 24 holiday themed gift tags in 4 designs and 4 sizes!  I will be adding a Friday Night Pizza Paper Pumpkin Party to my schedule in January ~ I hope you will join me and bring YOUR Paper Pumpkin Box!


Winter Wonders November PP

I know, I know...........

To deliver more of what you love this coming  holiday season, in October and November Paper Pumpkin is offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!  I know, I know ~ it's MUCH TOO EARLY to be thinking about the upcoming season BUT you do know how quickly it descends on us!  CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW


August PP Alternatives

HAPPY SEPTEMBER!  I love the stamps in the AUGUST PAPER PUMPKIN box so this weekend I used them with some designer series paper in my 'stash'.  The paper is so pretty that I saved it from years ago ~ I can't remember how many years ago ~ do you remember this paper????



August 5



Add-On Bundle

The August Paper Pumpkin kit had the option of adding a coordinating bundle for just $10, above.  Today, online, I found some great samples created by a demonstrator, Karen Bernhardt, using the ADD-ON BUNDLE ~

Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle 1

Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle 2

Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle 3

In addition to the 'left overs' in the August Paper Pumpkin Kit the projects/cards above include the use of the Gather Together Bundle on page 47 in the Holiday Catalog.

July Paper Pumpkin

We are off to our cottage but guess what arrived right before we walked out the door?  That's right ~ my July Paper Pumpkin!  So, you know what I will be doing while we are on 'vacation' ~ again!  What a month!  I really can't wait to get back to work on August 1st and to see all my friends again!  Paper Pumpkin is so convenient as a 'take with you' craft project ~ want to try it ~ click the Gorgeous Grape link below to sign up.  You completely control how many boxes and how long you want to continue!  It's fun!



Fall Crafting?

07-11-19_header_pp_gift_of_fallI am definitely not ready for 'fall crafting' but I thought it best I let you know that PAPER PUMPKIN has something special going on in August.  In addition to the August Pumpkin in your mail box Stampin' Up! has coordinated a card kit (24 card bases of two designs with coordinating envelopes) available August 1 for $10.  This would be on a regular order, in fact ~ if you will let me know I can place the order for all of us.  I will have more information for you soon.  Here's the video............


I am still trying to catch up with myself after our fabulous trip.  We left Rome on Sunday morning and arrived home about eight that night.  Add the six hours difference and that was about two in the morning.  Needless to say all I accomplished on Monday was sleeping, laundry, sleeping, laundry, repeat!  I seem to be better adjusted now so I am getting ready to pack up for my niece's wedding in Nashville.  I have wonderful pictures to post but I will have to wait ~ hope you don't mind.  I will try to do another post tomorrow but then it will be the beginning of next week before I can guarantee consistency!  So glad to be back on my blog!!!!

Purrrrfect for a hot afternoon...


I finished the swap I was working on this afternoon (34 full cards to swap on the cruise) ~ sorry not to post yesterday but I had to get that swap in my suitcase!!!  So, next is to complete my current PAPER PUMPKIN ~ 16 little cards with 16 envelopes  (and lots of extra laser cut elements!).  And, a really cute storage pocket to carry them in.  It is designed to have on hand for sharing random acts of kindness and I am making them to hand out next week ~ in Italy and Greece!  PAPER PUMPKIN makes it easy to share what you love!