April 2015 Paper Pumpkin

If you follow me on Instagram, (which by the way, I love) you saw this photo of my daughter Addison opening the Paper Pumpkin box.


She has been so excited to open the box every month. Both my daughters will each make at least one of the cards or projects found inside the box each month. Some months they get all of it-other times, I share it with my Senior group that stamps twice a month with me.

Mother’s Day is coming soon. Do you have your gift? What, not yet! How about Paper Pumpkin-Creativity in a Box. The gift that shows up once a month, 3 month, 6 Month or even a 1 year subscription. Now THAT would make for a wonderful gift. Just scroll down on my page to see the Paper Pumpkin buttons on your left or just Click Here and go directly.

Enjoy the current months box:



Retired Stampin’ Up! List 2015

I realize this post should have been up days ago on my blog but the Flu has hit our “nest”. I was the last one to get “some” of the fun!! Blah. Must press on. Here is what you have been waiting for:


Click here to see the Retired Stampin’ Up! 2015 list of stamps, ink, paper, etc.

The MY DIGITAL STUDIO program is ending as well. You can see the list here and get a discount of 30% off when you place an order on my site.

As always, there will be something you can not live without. Get it before its gone.

Of course the Weekly Deals:


And don’t forget about getting the Butterfly Thinlits/and bundles.



Oh, and you must visit the Clearance rack too. Visit here.

Happy Shopping and ENJOY!

 See you soon with some fun ideas to share. Time for some hot tea and a cozy blanket.


Get your Butterfly Thinlits

They-just-flew-in.Yup- Direct from Stampin’ Up!®:

After a (very) long migration, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies have landed in our warehouse and are now available for purchase!

Remember, you and your customers can take advantage of two special offers through April 30:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

So exciting. Now I can show fun projects with them again. Like this cute card I whipped up in 5 minutes:


Birthday Wishes card

I used Card Stock Vellum for the Beautiful Butterfly (#101856 $6.50). Here is everything else:

Celebrate Cards

A week ago I created a “Celebrate” card idea for my Hartford Ladies Stamp Club. I wanted a simple and clean card design.

Celebrate-WhiteSo easy to create.

I decided to try a different Celebrate version but in Night of Navy.


What do you think? Which do you like best? Both are gender neutral and can be used for Birthdays as well as Retirement. I say the latter because I am watching CNBC and the amount of Retirement commercials shown everyday are in the teens. SOMEBODY is Retiring and why not make it a celebration!

Funny thing, I forgot my Original stamp set with the Celebrate word in it in Hartford so I had to use what I had. I had brought my older daughter, Victoria to hang out with our group and I will say I was a bit more distracted then usual when cleaning up. Oops! Still, I like how they both turned out, with or without the original “celebrate” stamp.Here is what I used:

It’s Weekly deals Time-Check it out!


Today is the last day to sign up for my April Online Stamp Club. Just fill out the email form and I will contact you tomorrow to get your stamp set/or bundle. Click here to get started.

On the Horizon-April 21st-The Retirement List will be out. That means the Retirement of stamp sets, Accessories List, In-Color Group 2013-2015 inks, paper, markers, as well as My Digital Studio and all things Digital.


And an Update on Butterflies Thinlits Dies. I hope to have a Special Announcement from Stampin’ Up!® very soon about these guys. I understand that they will be available -POSSIBLY by Next week if not sooner. I have not been putting up samples using these guys since it may feel like-Hah Hah I got them and you can’t have them feeling! As soon as I know you can order them, I will put out a special post with all the details. Besides, I know ours are the Best in the stamping industry! That’s my take and I am sticking to it!!



April 2015 Online Club

It’s time. Time to sign up for my April Online Stamp Club.

Here are my samples. 2 cards and a fun bookmark.


If you would like to see more about my Online Club, click here. You have until April 15th to sign up. This month-get my samples too. April Stamp Club Option includes the Framelits if you have a die cutting machine. If not, you can get just the stamp set and I will include numerous die cuts using the framelits.



Last Day of FREE Shipping on Everything


It ends today Stamping Fans!!

It doesn’t matter if you order a Stampin’ Write Marker or a Big Shot. It’s Free Shipping!!

It doesn’t matter if you order one item or twenty items. It’s still FREE Shipping!

You can place an order of $150.00 or more and make yourself a Hostess. $25.00 in Free items of your choice to choose from.

Hurry, it ends today!!!!

If you have ordered through me before or it’s your first time, please put YES for the Contact. I want to be able to thank you for your order by sending a lil something. I can’t Thank You if you put No contact! That a bummer, because I would Like to thank you and I know you like to be thanked. Besides, I am making some fun little goodies to send out to my Online orders from the last few months. I would like to have you included in the mailing. Thank You.

Contact me by phone if you have an order and would rather call me (Central Standard Time-#262-374-0219) or place your order online now:

Just click on my Goose with my name below.

Happy Shopping! & ENJOY!


Strawberry Slush

Strawberry Slush. It’s a great color. The perfect color for Spring and Summer cards and projects. Not red, not pink, a blush of Strawberry. But this color and the other 2013-15 In-Colors will disappear end of May. So, right now, while there is Free Shipping, get your refills for your ink pads and maybe get the markers to match before they are gone. I do not load up on refills to resell. I get my own refills for my own use. When it’s gone, generally its gone. Sometimes the In-colors show up in the Clearence Rack, but I try not to take that chance.

My post for today, is all about one of the cards I made at Bible Card Club at my Church last night. We always need thinking of you cards. I used Strawberry Slush as my stand-out color on the card. One layer of White C.S. and then a smaller one. I did not put dimensionals underneath. I made it smooth instead. Only the dimensionals are under the flowers.


The flowers are fun with tiny little pearls added.




I really enjoy using this background stamp featured in the Everything Eleanore Stamp Set. It’s a great set for collage or vintage stamped projects.

Here is what I used:

FREE SHIPPING-April 6-April 10th, 2015

You have read this correctly!

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Get Free shipping on ANY orders placed in my Online Store April 6th-April 10th-Friday, No Minimum purchase required (excludes expedited shipping). Now this is Exciting!
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Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.

ONLINE ORDERS may combine:
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Save 25%
ACTUAL HANDS-ON WORKSHOP COUPON. Book An In-Home Workshop with me and have your Workshop between April 12th – June 28th, 2015 and Hostesses get 25% off their order. Clubs not included. Online Hostesses also ineligible. This Hostess Only Coupon must be printed and presented in person. If YOU cannot-Pass this coupon on to a family member or a friend.  Remember-I do travel up to 3 Hours in any direction from Lake Geneva, WI for a Workshop, Specialty Class, or KIDS Birthday Parties. This coupon is ONLY through Laura H. H. Zaraza, an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. Contact me today to Book your WORKSHOP.

Coupon Offer Expires: June 28th, 2015


Happy Shopping People!