I’m Back!

Did you wonder where I’ve been?
Did you think I fell off the face of the earth?

Well, I didn’t fall, but I did travel.
My husband and I traveled to Peru for nearly a week and although I brought his lap top and cards ready to be posted, between spotty internet and not having my computer, blog posts were just not happening.

Overlooking the coast of Lima, Peru

But now I’m back and will be posting regularly again starting tomorrow.

For now…


I just wanted to remind you of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Product Share I’m doing.  There are only 5 more days left to get in on this great opportunity!

New catalogs (especially the Annual Catalog) can be overwhelming (and costly) with all the new product.  My Product Share gives you a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper and/or Ribbon.  I offer a variety of options according to what you’d like to receive.

Here are the details for my share:

New Designer Series Paper Share – $28 plus $6 for Priority Mail

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP packs unless otherwise specified:

  • Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Pack – (12) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack – (12) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack – (12) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack – (10) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Whole Lot of Lovely – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Naturally Eclectic – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Coffee Break – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Pick a Pattern – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Be Merry – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Birthday Memories – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Delightful Daisy – (6) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Eastern Palace Specialty – (5) 6″ x 6″ sheets and (2) specialty paper- 3″ x 6″ sheets
  • Bundle of Love Specialty – (6) 6″ x 6″ sheets
  • Foil Frenzy Specialty – (12) 6 x 6 sheets
  • Just Add Color – (6) 6 x 6 sheets

In all, you’ll receive 116 – 6” x 6” sheets of designer paper plus 4 – 3″ x 6″ sheets of specialty designer paper!

New Ribbon Share – $35.50 plus $6 for Priority Mail.

You will receive:

  • Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Smoky Slate 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Blushing Bride 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Calypso Coral 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Island Indigo 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Basic Gray 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Bermuda Bay 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Crushed Curry 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Old Olive 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Pacific Point  1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Pumpkin Pie  1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Rich Razzleberry  1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Berry Burst 2/3″ Finely Woven Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Fresh Fig Berry Burst 2/3″ Finely Woven Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Lemon Lime Twist Berry Burst 2/3″ Finely Woven Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Fresh Fig Berry Burst 2/3″ Finely Woven Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Tranquil Tide Berry Burst 2/3″ Finely Woven Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Copper Trim 1/4″ – approximately 1 yard
  • Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Bermuda Bay 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Peekaboo Peach Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Poor Party Solid Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine – approximately 2 yards
  • Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding – approximately 1 yard
  • Emerald Envy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding – approximately 1 yard
  • Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding – approximately 1 yard
  • Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding – approximately 1 yard
  • Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Silver 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Dapper Denim 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Emerald Envy 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – approximately 1 yard
  • Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – approximately 1 yard

To sign up click here.

Banners For You – Happy Anniversary

Today’s card was inspired by the challenge this week at The Paper Players.

My card today starts off with Tempting Turquoise as its base color.

I took the Banners For You stamp set and stamped some leaves (Pear Pizzazz) and flowers (Real Red and Tangerine Tango) on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I matted it on some Tangerine Tango cardstock and adhered it to the card.

I stamped the banner in Tempting Turquoise and the sentiment in Tangerine Tango and cut it out using the coordinating Bunch of Banners framelits.  I adhered the banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog coming out June 1st, I’m offering a product share.

Product shares are great in that you get a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper and/or Ribbon (and there are a ton).  If you bought every new ribbon and Designer Series Paper, it would cost $532, but to get a sampling of them is under $70!

Click here for a look at everything that you’ll receive in the product share.  I do offer something for everyone (single shares, double shares, etc.)  Sign up by May 31st to get yours!

PRODUCT LIST:

NEW Happy Birthday Thinlits

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.  It may look familiar as I accidentally did this one a few weeks ago.  Happy hopping!

My card today starts off with Night of Navy cardstock.  I took a smaller panel of Old Olive cardstock and dry embossed it using the NEW Oh My Stars TIEF (available for order starting June 1st).  I then matted it on some Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the card.

Next I used the NEW Happy Birthday Thinlits (available for order starting June 1st) and cut out one Night of Navy and one Daffodil Delight “Happy Birthday.”  I offset the Night of Navy one a little bit underneath the Daffodil Delight and adhered them together.

The “To You” comes from the Banners for You stamp set which I stamped in Versamark ink and then sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I added a few Daffodil Delight and Old Olive enamel shapes to finish it off.

Enjoy!

Now click on the button below to see what Amy’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Gray
  6. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Sale:

FIRST-TIME subscribers enjoy three months at 25% off your Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Don’t forget to subscribe with promo code: STARTHERE beginning tomorrow to get this great deal!

CURRENT HOST CODE: RWPPW4HJ

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

Celebrate Good Times

Today’s card was inspired by the challenge this week at Fab Friday.

My card today starts with Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  I took some Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon and wrapped around it a few times.

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and used the Celebrations Duo embossing folder to make the “celebrate” impression in it.  I then used Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, and Rich Razzleberry ink to stamp circles around the “celebrate.”

I stamped the “Good Times” from the Happy Celebrations stamp set in Dapper Denim ink and then matted the Whisper White on Dapper Denim cardstock.

Enjoy!

2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog coming out June 1st, I’m offering a product share.

Product shares are great in that you get a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper and/or Ribbon (and there are a ton).  If you bought every new ribbon and Designer Series Paper, it would cost $532, but to get a sampling of them is under $70!

Click here for a look at everything that you’ll receive in the product share.  I do offer something for everyone (single shares, double shares, etc.)  Sign up by May 31st to get yours!

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Sale:

FIRST-TIME subscribers enjoy three months at 25% off your Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Don’t forget to subscribe with promo code: STARTHERE beginning tomorrow to get this great deal!

CURRENT HOST CODE: RWPPW4HJ

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

PRODUCT LIST:

NEW Fresh Florals DSP

My card today was inspired by the challenge this week at Sunday Stamps.

My card today features the NEW and beautiful Tranquil Tide 2017-2019 In-Color.  I used the cardstock as the base to my card which I then dry embossed using the Softly Falling embossing folder.

I took a pattern from the NEW Fresh Florals DSP and matted it on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the card.  Looking to get a sample of this beautiful DSP?  Check out my 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Product Share here.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Better Together stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I took a Delicate Doily and cut out the middle and adhered it behind the sentiment before adhering it to the card.

Enjoy!

2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog coming out June 1st, I’m offering a product share.

Product shares are great in that you get a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper and/or Ribbon (and there are a ton).  If you bought every new ribbon and Designer Series Paper, it would cost $532, but to get a sampling of them is under $70!

Click here for a look at everything that you’ll receive in the product share.  I do offer something for everyone (single shares, double shares, etc.)  Sign up by May 31st to get yours!

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Sale:

FIRST-TIME subscribers enjoy three months at 25% off your Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Don’t forget to subscribe with promo code: STARTHERE beginning tomorrow to get this great deal!

CURRENT HOST CODE: RWPPW4HJ

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

NEW Daisy Delight

This week’s card was inspired by the challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

Last Wednesday I received my Annual Catalog Pre-Order.  As a demo, I get to order from the new catalogs about a month before they go live to the public.  Believe it or not I’ve been so busy this past week I didn’t even open the box until yesterday.  This is unheard of!

But I can now say the box has been opened, the paper has already been cut up and used, and the new ink colors have been stamped.  I LOVE the new product!

Today’s card is a simple CAS card using the NEW Daisy Delight stamp set and NEW Delightful Daisy DSP.  (Looking to grab a sampling of this GORGEOUS DSP – check out my Annual Catalog Product Share below or click here for more details.)

I started off with Daffodil Delight cardstock as my card base.  I took one pattern from the Delightful Daisy DSP and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.  Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the daisy image from the Daisy Delight stamp set in Daffodil Delight and then matted it on Daffodil Delight cardstock.

Lastly, and my favorite part, the sentiment.  I send so many thank you cards and am always looking for a good “Thank You” sentiment and I LOVE this one – I love the font and the look of it.  It was stamped in Night of Navy ink and matted on Night of Navy cardstock.

Enjoy!

2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog coming out June 1st, I’m offering a product share.

Product shares are great in that you get a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper and/or Ribbon (and there are a ton).  If you bought every new ribbon and Designer Series Paper, it would cost $532, but to get a sampling of them is under $70!

Click here for a look at everything that you’ll receive in the product share.  I do offer something for everyone (single shares, double shares, etc.)  Sign up by May 31st to get yours!

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Sale:

FIRST-TIME subscribers enjoy three months at 25% off your Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Don’t forget to subscribe with promo code: STARTHERE beginning tomorrow to get this great deal!

CURRENT HOST CODE: RWPPW4HJ

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

Happy Birthday – Two Ways

This past week we celebrated both my husband’s birthday and mom’s birthday, which happen to fall the same day.

For their birthdays I thought I’d create one birthday card and make it two ways, one feminine and one masculine (or neutral).

Here are the two birthday cards:

For my mom’s card, I used Emerald Envy as the base.  I specifically picked this color because Emerald is the birthstone in May.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped flowers in two corners.  I used the Penned & Painted stamp set and Watermelon Wonder (full strength and stamped off for lighter color) and Mint Macaron (full strength and stamped off for lighter color).

Next I used the Large Letters framelits to cut out the “B-Day” in Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  I straightened out the “Happy” from the Banners for You stamp set and stamped it in Emerald Envy ink.  I added a few rhinestones to finish off the card.

For my husband’s card, I started out with Basic Gray cardstock.  I used the Balloon Adventures stamp set and Old Olive and Smoky Slate ink to stamp the balloons in either corner.

The “B-Day” was cut out using Old Olive cardstock this time and the “Happy” this time was stamped in Smoky Slate ink.

Enjoy!

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Sale:

FIRST-TIME subscribers enjoy three months at 25% off your Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Don’t forget to subscribe with promo code: STARTHERE beginning tomorrow to get this great deal!

2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog coming out June 1st, I’m offering a product share.

Product shares are great in that you get a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper and/or Ribbon (and there are a ton).  If you bought every new ribbon and Designer Series Paper, it would cost $532, but to get a sampling of them is under $70!

Click here for a look at everything that you’ll receive in the product share.  I do offer something for everyone (single shares, double shares, etc.)  Sign up by May 31st to get yours!

CURRENT HOST CODE: RWPPW4HJ

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

PRODUCT LIST: