One in a melon Paper Pumpkin Alternate projects: Watermelon Scrapbook page, treat bag and card

Saturday Series: One in a Melon

I am so excited about this month's Paper Pumpkin!! It's right up my alley! It's really perfect  timing for these hot summer days in Texas, doesn't  some nice cold watermelon sound good?  Yum!!! On Saturday's I like to showcase one product used in several different ways, so I hope you enjoy what I came up with from this month's Paper Pumpkin. I made a scrapbook page and a card-completely different than the provided instructions and a fun treat bag.

First, here's a video from Stampin' Up about this month's Paper Pumpkin.









Now you can see why I was so excited. Well here is what I came up with from my kit.



Are those colors great or what!!




To make this card, I simply cut the  original card in half, and put a mat of Melon Mambo cardstock behind it.  I used the new 2 1/4" circle punch to punch the watermelon rind. I then stamped the watermelon and punched it put as well. I used the circle tag that came in the kit and added the word 'friend' from the Lovely Words thinlits.  Of course the sentiment that came in the kit, was perfect for this card!!  Pretty fun and quick!


Here's the bag I made. This went together in a snap, there was adhesive in place ready to go! I added the pineapple and made my watermelon like I did in my card.  I love the little clothespin, it just finishes it off! What a fun bag!


This is what I put in my bag, a perfect summer gift!!




Here is my scrapbook page!! I just love how it turned out!! I have been scrapbooking since 1996, and have NEVER put tissue paper on a scrapbook page, but it was easy!! I adhered the tissue paper to a piece of Melon Mambo to add stability and I smoothed it out to get the wrinkles out! I was so excited how clean the tissue paper looks! I also used a couple of tags from the Paper Pumpkin kit, to make my title pop and to add a little journaling spot!



I have just fallen in love with the way the tissue paper worked here. I made the watermelons with the tissue paper too!!





I can't wait to put some pictures on this page!!!

I hope you enjoyed my alternate projects I made with this month's Paper Pumpkin. Need info about Paper Pumpkin, click on the Paper Pumpkin icon, on right hand side of my blog!! It's like Christmas every month, a great gift idea for you or someone else!! I send my mom one every month, she loves it!

Have a great day!! Thank you for stopping by today!! Come back soon as I will be posting more regularly, my life has settled down a little!!


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Soft Saying's kit







Tool Tuesday: Soft Sayings kit

Have you seen the Soft Sayings Kit on page 11, in the new catalog? It's pretty fantastic!! I decided to showcase this card kit, because it is all-inclusive!! It comes with a stamp set, card bases, envelopes, and twine!! It also comes with a block and a ink spot. Seriously this kit has  it all!! I really like the colors and all the different sentiments in this kit!! I am also excited that you can buy a "refill" and not the whole kit, if you wanted to make more!! How cool is that!

I have a video from Stampin' Up to share with you about the kit.  I also have two cards to share with you that  I made using stamps from this kit, nothing else. To me this kit is a two -for- one, you can make all the cards in the kit and then use the stamps to make more cards that you design. Or if you fall in love with this kit, make the kit, then buy a refill and make more cards.....you decide!! :)) This is the first time I've seen Stampin' Up have refills on kits!! GREAT idea!!!



I stamped the flower and popped it up! What a fun, easy card!! By the way LOVE the new Lemon Lime Twist!!



This is such a fun card!! I stamped the flower in Berry Burst and then used the Blender pen over the flowers and added the small  pop of color!!

Watch this video!








Have a great night!! Sorry I haven't shared much lately been busy, thanks for checking in!!!


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National Scrapbook day!!


Once a month I have a class called Super Saturday, it's a one day retreat that we "tear it up"  and have a great time!!!  Ha-ha!!!Well this Saturday was no exception, we crafted, stamped, laughed and had a great time!!! We made 4 double page scrapbook pages and 4 cards and why stop there...lets make a treat too!!! We had a potato bar with all the fixin's and cookies, cupcakes,  salads and lots of goodies!!


Here are the scrapbook pages we made:



How sweet is that?? This is such a perfect page, to get those Easter pictures and memories down on a page!!




I love the little Easter Basket here, I can't wait to put my pictures to put my pictures on this page.






One of my favorites parts of this layout is the fun title!! I used the Layered Alphabet here, which is perfect for scrapbooking. It's not too big, the font is fun....just perfect, it's (sniff-sniff) also retiring!!!




I just love how this page turned out, the colors are so soft and soothing!! 


One of my favorite embellishments is the shirt, just perfect for the beach!! I stuffed the flip-flops in the "sand".  To make the sand I sponged Crumb Cake on Sahara Sand Cardstock and then used Gorgeous Grunge to add sand! I used the Day at the Beach stamp set on this page,  to make the sun hat, sunglasses and flip-fliops, it is on the retiring list!! To me this stamp is a keeper, great stamp for cards and scrapbook pages!!!












This page was one of the favorites of the day. It's just perfect for all kinds of pictures. I used the Flower Shop stamp set and matching punch to make this page!! The  leaves are from Botanical Gardens Framelit-which is also retiring!!






I like the saying here, it just says it all!!! Don't ya think??





Here is a fun summer page, I got this idea from Rachel Tessman. It's a bright and fun page, all ready for summer!!!





I really like the sun here. I used the Sunburst framelit, and just trimmed it up to a sun with some sass!!! ha-ha!!





Here are some pictures of us having fun!!
























Here's our potato bar!! being creative makes us hungry!!







Have a great day, and check back tomorrow to see the other fun projects we made.

Click here for the retiring list.

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Stampin' Up Watercolor Wings and All things Thanks gift tag


I wanted to share this fun tag I made using the Watercolor Wings stamp set. I added this tag to the Watercolor Pencils set, to make it extra special.  I used colors that went with the box, Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi. I added a little Baker's Twine and it just finished it off, see what you think.




Have a great day and be sure to check out all the deals on the retiring list they are selling FAST!!!



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Paper Pumpkin A Sara Thing


Tool Tuesday: Paper Pumpkin

April is Paper Pumpkin's 4th anniversary!! Sara Douglas the CEO of Stampin' Up created this month's Paper Pumpkin.


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Bold, Vibrant and Artistic-with a little bit of sass is how Sara describes the kit she designed. I have met Sara and know her style, I can't wait!!!











I LOVE getting my little orange box in the mail.....but this black box with that little hint of lime color...oh I can't wait!!!

As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there’s more! She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! It’s a surprise, but you won’t want to miss it.
What do you need to do? Just sign up for Paper Pumpkin by April 10: click here
Need some more details on Paper Pumpkin?
  • Each month you receive a unique, surprise kit with a project. It’s colour-coordinated and everything is pre-cut
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, accessories and .
  • Each kit gives you about 30 minutes of fun
  • Your Paper Pumpkin ships around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month.
  • A Paper Pumpkin subscription is just $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There’s no commitment, you can cancel or put your subscription on hold at any time. You can also prepay 1, 3, 6 or 12 months at a time (great gift idea) and save money with the latter 2 options.
  • Once you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can buy previous kits as supplies last. Sometimes complete kits are available, at other times, it’s just the consumables so that you can make more.
  • Great for beginners and experienced crafters!! It's like Christmas every month!!




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