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Something Spooky This Way Comes

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome back to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! This month we are popping up because there is something spectacularly spooky here! The September ’18 Kit, Frights & Delights! This special edition kit is perfect for the Halloween season! It came with three adorable little goodie bags and tags that allowed us a vessel to fill yummy treats and pass around.

Check out my previous post and coordinating YouTube video for when I made these adorable bundles of sweet goodness!

The little bags were way too adorable, and I wanted to save as much of the materials as I could to make them all! But that didn’t stop me from making two fabulous alternate CARDS to share with you today! Two different styles, one is more “vintage-antique-shabby-chic” and the other is “bright-and-fun”! Which style is your favorite?

Don’t forget to check out my tutorial video below to see how these cards came together. Click on the NEXT button to hop over to Candy’s blog where she is going to show you her delicious project!

Click the image below to check out my YouTube video tutorial!

Did you know that RIGHT NOW new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can get their first kit for only $5?!?! WHOA! This is unheard of! It’s the best deal I have seen since Paper Pumpkin started! You’re definitely going to want to jump in on this. Not only do you get a box of creativity and supplies delivered to your mailbox each month, but you have SO many resources for alternate projects and other ideas on ways to use the supplies in your kit. You have nothing to lose and craft supplies to gain by giving it a try!

If you already have a demonstrator, be sure to ask them how you can get your kit for only $5 this month! If you don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to help you out! Just click on my Paper Pumpkin link and sign up using the code FLASH1018. This promotion will start on October 8, and run through October 10, or until supplies run out! There’s a limited number of kits available, so make sure you sign up quick!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code HR9T4RDU when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Stamping Saturday Sneak Peeks!

Come and take a sneak peek at the samples I’ll be demonstrating at my Stamping Saturday, September 3.


Two sessions, first starts at 10am PDT and features two Halloween projects. The second session starts at 3pm PDT and features a card using Thoughtful Branches, and another card showing off water coloring with the Aqua Painters.

Be sure to get your catalog ready, because we will be playing games with prizes! Be sure to head over to my Facebook page to participate with me live and get in on those games!



Autumn Festivities

So if any of you were with me last year around this time, you will know that I have a few traditions. The Rennaisance Faire, making Chex Mix, carving pumpkins, baking holidy cupcakes, and dressing up for Halloween. The Rennaisance Faire was a blast. I made my costume, but didn’t finish it, so instead of having the proper undergarments, I had to make due with a second-hand store dress. It worked okay for that day, but I needed to buff up my costume for Halloween. Here are a few highlights from the Ren Faire. Sorry there aren’t more photos, I forgot to put the SD card back into my camera. . . ugh.

Of course Chex Mix is always my favorite Autumn snack. I love to put in extra Chex, I use the long pretzel sticks instead of the twists, I use mixed nuts, although I think I might be changing this to just cashews, and I like to add extra seasoning. Instead of the required amount of seasonings and liquids, I usually double this amount. It makes it so much better. ^_^ I also prepare it in the microwave instead of the oven. Six minutes total, stirring every two minutes and lay out on a sheet pan and papertowels to cool. It’s much faster, and tastes just as good!

Chex Mix

Our pumpkins turned out way cute this year. Matt decided to use the template that came with the carving tools, while I decided to do a little free-style. It didn’t turn out quite as I had hoped, but it was still cute. I used one of the flat carving tools to scrape away the outer flesh of the pumpkin, revealing the pulp interior. The light was able to shine through, but only just and it needed to be very dark in order to see the design.

Glimpse of my Design

Both Pumpkins


Lit Pumpkins

The cupcakes will come in another post, followed by my updated Halloween costume. Stay tuned for a new sewing pattern as well! ^_^