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Paper Pumpkin: A Sara Thing – April 2017 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – A Sara Thing – April 2017 Kit Review + Giveaway

The one thing I love to see in companies is when the CEO’s and executive teams get involved with each aspect their companies.

Back in March I had seen that the CEO of Stampin’ Up was curating her own kit. I knew that this would be a unique and a one of a kind kit!

The kits names for the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit is called “A Sara Thing” in honor of the CEO.

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Stampin’ Up: Birthday Bright Project Kit Review

Stampin’ Up – Birthday Bright Project Kit Review + Giveaway

When I was young I knew my now husband since we were friends and hung around the same social circle. At the time I considered him my best male friend, yet there was one thing about him I did not know – he is from a large family. Now when I say a large family, I am not kidding – just his immediate family of sisters, parents and us there are 13 of us. That is starting from 5 people to 13 now, and this is not uncommon as you dig further into his extended family. The most people in one branch of the not to extended family rings in at 16 people with what started with 6 people.

Since there are so many people, and it seems to be constantly growing, there are many events, birthdays and moments to celebrate. Given the fact that there are so many special occasions, the need for cards is constant and ever-expanding.

The fact is that as much as we want to personally celebrate each individual achievement, birth, wedding, anniversary or seasonal holiday, it is impossible with a family of over 50 people and that is just in town! Card’s are simple easy sentiment’s that can be sent anytime, and for almost any occasion. With a simple card, the recipient knows we are thinking of them even if we can not attend, so when I got the Birthday Bright Project Kit I was able to make some cute cards, and stash them for the celebrations ahead. Continue reading

Paper Pumpkin: Bunny Buddies – March 2017 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – Bunny Buddies – March 2017 Kit Review + Giveaway

One of my favorite things about Spring is not only are the flowers in bloom with crispy air flowing through our lungs, it is the season of bunnies.

About 5 years, I lived on over 2 acres of land in the more rural area of town. One of my favorite things was when Springtime rolled around, and we would see hopping and fluff in our flower beds. I think bunnies are not only adorable, but they are also a wonderful mascot for this time of year.

Since the bunny is the unofficial official mascot, there is not better way to give Spring treats than in the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit “Bunny Buddies”.

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Smart-Fab: Disposable Fabric Sheets Giveaway

Smart-Fab: Disposable Fabric Sheets Giveaway

When I was at the Craft and Hobby Show last year, I came across a company called Smart-Fab. Smart-Fab is a rainbow of a fabric alternative that was full of color. Not only did the bright colors get my attention, but the material itself was so versatile and easy to use.

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Barron’s Coloring Books New Releases February 2017 Review

Barron’s – Coloring Books – February 2017 – New Releases Review + Giveaway

When I was younger, I remember purchasing a book that would help me prepare for the SAT’s and the other testing I would need to attend college. The book company was Barron’s and they were/are the go to for test prep books. So naturally when I saw that they also have coloring books I was surprised.

As it turns out, they do the test prep books, but also have a full line of coloring books, Barron’s Educational Series is not only education but also robust in their coloring book selections.

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Paper Pumpkin: February 2017 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – Another Great Year – February 2017 Kit Review + Giveaway

My entire life there is one thing that I enjoy doing – making and writing up invitations for parties. Truth be told sometimes I would have a party just so I could make invitations.

When my husband and I celebrated our marriage I went with an ocean theme since we live near the ocean and it was in the middle of summer. I made invitations with a beach and coastal themed and my thank you cards were vellum over a fish in ocean theme. The result was an invitation and thank you set that left an impression, and was unique.

As my birthday is approaching, well if you consider 5 months approaching, and I am already thinking about a party. Truth be told since it is an off year birthday (42) I had not planned on commemorating it, but when I saw the February 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit “Many Happy Birthdays” the party invitation adrenaline began.

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Coloring Planner: Stress Relieving Cats Review

Coloring Planner: Stress Relieving Cats Review + Giveaway

As a blog owner I have many hats, and many duties to accomplish throughout the day. Most of these I remember, and have a system’s in place for most tasks. Even with systems being in place it is nice to have a planner that I can make notes about meetings, calls and daily to-dos.

I have always gotten planners with colors, and a theme that I enjoy. If I can get more spaces for notes and such, that is always a bonus. When I recently saw the Coloring Planner: Stress Relieving Cats by Blue Star Coloring I got excited – not only was it a planner but a CAT themed planner! Continue reading

Stampin’ Up: Day at the Beach Stamp Set Review

Stampin’ Up: Day at the Beach Wood-Mount Stamp Set Review + Giveaway

When Stampin’s Up released their new Celebrations Catalog and I saw a beach inspired stamp set I was filled with happiness.

The reason that I was filled with such happiness is that I live close to the Pacific Ocean and I try to share the ocean with the people I care about that do not live here.

Short of packaging and shipping beach sand, there is a couple alternate ways I share the loce of the coast starting with teh cards. I have a vast collection of beach and ocean inspired stickers, but have loved the look and personalization of stamps. This new Day at the Beach Wood-Mounted Stamp Set had every stamp needed to create a beach day on a card.

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Dark Skies: A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book Review

Dark Skies: A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book Review + Giveaway

While the years scariest day is about 10 months away, it is nice to have a reminder of the mystical and magical throughout the year. I have discovered that there is no better way to dream and imagine, then when you are coloring.

One of my favorite things to color is unique and different images that inspire me to think and to imagine a different world. When I received the Dark Skies: A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book by Blue Star Coloring it made me think of the different and unusual images in the world. Continue reading

Stampin’ Up: Watercolor Pencils Review

Stampin’ Up: Watercolor Pencils Review + Giveaway

Recently Stampin’s Up released their new Celebrations Catalog, and contained therein was a simple set of colored pencils. When I saw these, my first thought was that they would be a great addition to my colored pencil collection. As it turns out these are much more than colored pencils – they are Watercolor Pencils. These particular Watercolor Pencils go on like a regular colored pencil but have the ability to become watercolored.

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