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Stampin’ Up! is making crafting even better with monthly kits from Paper Pumpkin. You can sign up for a single month, three months, or save and sign up for 6 or 12 months! About the 2nd week of every month, subscribers receive an email stating that their surprise is on its way! I LOVE GOING TO MY MAILBOX NOW! Yes, it’s THAT exciting!!

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What’s in the box? Well, here are two videos I have shared that will give you an idea!

Here’s a past Paper Pumpkin!

And here’s the one I received in the mail TODAY!

Paper Pumpkin kits from Stampin’ Up! are fun and enjoyable for simply everyone. All you need to do is decide which Pumpkin plan is right for you! Click the link, pick your plan, and be sure to name me as your demonstrator! It’s as simple as that.

More details HERE!

Now that you’re ready to sign up with Paper Pumpkin, visit me on Facebook at Kathy Bohannon Creatively Blessed

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I love the U.K. based magazine ‘Mollie Makes’.
Issue thirty-two was waiting for me on the shelf at Joann.

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The plant in the teacup? Little sewn petals of loveliness.
I love so many things about this publication and it’s one of my few magazine splurges.
I always look forward to discovering the latest issue.

This one has a very sweet kit attached. It has everything one needs to make two adorable fox pins.

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I happened to pick this up during a camping trip and was delighted to find everything I needed right there in that little pouch. I packed some craft items in the RV, but nothing like I would need for such a project.

Once I got “home” with the magazine, I opened the paper pouch and peeked inside.

Felt? Check.
Thread? Check.
Needle? Check.
No way would they include the pin backs- but oh, yes they did, so….
Pin backs? Check and check!

Would you believe I didn’t even read the magazine before I began cutting and stitching these cuties?

It’s true.

I found the pattern inside and began tracing.

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My supplies were so limited, but notepaper for tracing worked fine. As did tape for securing the pattern piece.

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I cut two at once.

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I sewed on the pin back.

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And began stitching.

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My stitches are terrible due to TWO puppies in my lap, no thimble and less than task lighting, but aren’t we supposed to rough it a little when we’re camping? This is as rough as I want!

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The directions were so easy to follow! I stitched the eyes and nose and voila! I have a fox in my camp!

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Here are my “helpers”.

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I made the second fox just like the first but I did have to trim the orange one a bit. You can see them here, on the right of the packet.

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I’ll be taking these two camp foxes home as a reminder of a very special find on this trip!
Thanks for stopping by! God bless!

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My friend sent me a pin from Pinterest of a banner that said: “Happy Camper”. Well, I just happen to have been planning a trip with Ninja Man and since we were taking the RV, I figured what better time to create a banner for our little home away from home?

Disclaimer and spoiler alert: I do not like the blue flag and will change it when we return home where all my nifty supplies are. I brought only the necessities (ok, really, I brought enough materials to create two banners PLUS a bag of knitting, and wouldn’t you know I “need” more stuff!)

So here’s the finished banner with the pitiful and soon-to-be-changed blue flag:

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Here’s how it all came together:
I used this kit from Stampin’ Up and may I just say for $19.95, it’s so much fun!

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Love it? I understand. I do too. You can order it HERE
Ok, so while you’re in my store, search for “ink”. You’re gonna need it. Just in case you are curious, I used Island Indigo, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler.

Here’s how I made it:
I used painter’s tape to secure the stencil to the pennant panel. Unless you want to complicate this by using rulers and (gasp!) math, you will need to do some “eyeballing” here. Mine isn’t perfect- but I try to just put the stencil in the same position each time, looking at top, bottom and each side of the pennant.

Because I’m in the RV, the lid to the banner kit worked great. At home I’d put paper down on my studio desk.

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I use THESE sponges from Stampin’ Up. Three for $3.50 goes a long way. I cut them in several triangles and usually staple a little tab so I’ll know what color is on them.

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Since the pennants are canvas and kinda white in color, I decided to ink the backs as well. Note the little handmade tab stapled onto the sponge.

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Once the front and back is stenciled, I added the letter to the circle on front.
I LOVE this kit. Really, I made one of these with 7 letters in ONE HOUR! I’ll post that later, as it’s a gift and a BIG SECRET.
Anyway, there’s a stencil that covers all but the circle. All you have to do is make sure the stencil covers the circle evenly.
Tape it down.
Now for the letter: eyeball the stencil edges to center the letter. You want to have the same amount of stencil on the left as you do on the right and the same amount on top as you do on bottom.

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Here’s a close up of the sponging. Want more? Sponge more. Want less? Sponge less. Make it as dark or light as you want.

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In no time at all, you have a GREAT banner panel suitable for PINNING ON PINTEREST FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!

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String them all together (easy since the grommets are already there!) and you have a banner! I used Krylon UV Clear spray (3 coats, front and back) because it’s going to be used outdoors.

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It was raining when I finished, so I had to hang my banner inside to see if I loved it. Well, I do- except for that blue panel- but it will be fine for now.

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And it is purely coincidence that it matches our RV exterior! Really serendipity.

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Thanks for visiting my blog!
God bless.

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I saw this fun wreath online and had to make one to display at my upcoming Christmas Open House! If you are local, it’s Saturday Oct 19!

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This wreath is made of Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper and ribbon, a styrofoam wreath and floral pins.

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I LOVE this paper! Not only is it durable enough to cut into strips and curl, it is fun and right on trend for the holidays. Cool thing though, it can really be used all year long for cards or scrapbooking!
Love it too? You can find it HERE

The ribbon is also Stampin’ Up. It’s 1″ stitched edge Cherry Cobbler grosgrain and I use it for cards but I think it’s perfect for hanging the wreath. Besides, the red in the wreath matches perfectly! You’ll find it right here!

The wreath came from Hobby Lobby. The label says it’s a 12″ white “extruded” wreath and cost $4.47. The pins, also Hobby Lobby, $4.99 for a pound. (I put the wreath sticker on the pin bag).

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Ok, here’s how to make one:
Order your paper and ribbon from my site here(thank you very much!).

Cut paper into 1 1/8 X 6 1/2 strips. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer

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Curl the ends of the paper strips. Tighten or loosen the curls as desired.

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Place the paper curl on the wreath and pin it down. It works much better if you just position it, hold it in place, then pin.

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I put the ribbon on like this so it would hang flat, then tied a bow at the top.

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Now all you have to do is cut, curl and pin to your heart’s content! It won’t take long to create this beautiful wreath to share as a sweet gift or to make your home even more special this Christmas! I love it so much I’ll be making a fall one next!
Thanks for visiting my blog! God bless you!

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Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription like none other! You get an awesome, super easy kit to assemble – delivered right to your doorstep. There are even more details, so send me a note if you’d like to learn more! Meanwhile, here is the trial kit- it can be ordered outside of the subscription. There are four super cute cards and envelopes!

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Subscription kit #1 will have TWO little notebooks to make!

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I love little pockets so I used this one (it came in the preview kit) to hold tiny goodies in my notebook. I’ll use those butterflies on random pages, just to add a personal touch.

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Check it out My Paper Pumpkin!
And please don’t forget to select Kathy Bohannon as your demonstrator!

Thanks for visiting! God bless,
Kathy Bo

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Y’all have been asking, so here’s more of what Stamping Up announced in Leadership last week! (Put on your I-can-get-WHAT-for-free?! seat belts…it’s gonna be a ride!)

TWO new sets of single stamps! Among the stinkin’ adorable stamps in this set are some super cute bunnies and oh… have you seen the fox?! Okay, I’ll just share it now:

Need that fox. In order to live a normal life.

Need that fox. In order to live a normal life.

But wait. There’s more.

Set #4, oh yeah.

Ok, y'all know we need all of these!

Ok, y’all know we need all of these!

And yet, there’s MORE! Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, which means cool stuff for all of us! A new set will be released every month, each set containing the MOST POPULAR STAMPS in the history of Stampin’ Up! along with a never-before-seen brand new stamparoo!

 Each set includes one never-before-released stamp! Woot!!

Each set includes one never-before-released stamp! Woot!!

As if that’s not enough, they are even giving away stamps.  What could be more fun than getting free stamps?

Here’s the dealeo: Each 25th anniversary stamp set will include a sticker to place on this card

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When you fill a line of stickers, you receive a set (up to $14.95 value) for free! Seriously?  Yes, seriously.  Stampin’ Up! not only makes the highest quality stamps, but ALL of the products I have ever used have been awesome.  That’s one reason I’m a demonstrator; I enjoy the discount.  While you can’t discount “free”, it sure is nice to know that anything and everything I use along with that free stamp will be at a super cool discount!

I know, I know. That was a lot… BUT there is even more.

True story. I can’t believe it either… but… apparently the Stampin Up! gurus gathered around the Big Table, looked at one another and said, “Hey, we haven’t done enough. Let’s add Sale-a-bration to this list, offer a LOT of free stuff and THEN HAVE A WHOLE NEW BOX OF SURPRISES TO UNVEIL AT CONVENTION IN JULY!” Then they all stood, cheered and danced Gangnam Style. (Speaking of true stories, Scott danced a little bit of this at Leadership. Later I told him it was worth the price of admission just to see him do it. Who is Scott? Scroll down, see his pix with Stalkie McStalker. You can thank me later.)

Anyway, here’s the deal on Sale-a-bration: Beginning Jan. 22, you will receive a free item from the Sale-a-bration flyer with every $50 order (before taxes and shipping charges). I’m not allowed to show you the flyer yet but dang skippy, I can share this much:

Got a $50 order? Get free stuff. OH YEAH!

Got a $50 order? Get free stuff. OH YEAH!

How do I get to see it first? Oh, it’s not a birthright… no special talents necessary.  How, you ask? HOW??  I thought you’d never ask…just go to my website: http://www.kathybo.stampinup.net and join for only $99. Paper, stampin’ and creative bliss. All for you. ‘Nuff talkin’, I’m heading to my studio!

God bless!
Kathy Bo

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This was my first Leadership and it was incredible!

Besides the surprise announcements, besides the Prize Patrol, beside the sneak peeks and previews, you know what is hardest to believe? That for only $99, anyone can be a part of this AMAZING famiyl called Stampin’ Up!

I know. It’s crazy. BUT it’s true!

Let’s get on with some coverage of day 3, the final day (sniff, sniff) of this awesome parTAY!

First, we all gathered at the Chapin Theater for General Session. We enjoyed presentations from several, including Shelli, again with super adorable clothes! She wasn’t feeling well but persevered and continued to “share what she loves”, a true inspiration!
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Here are some other pix from the day:

Rich shared a touching story that had us wiping tears! What a strong and brave young son he has.

Rich shared a touching story that had us wiping tears! What a strong and brave young son he has.

Everyone received something! Next pix will show you what's in the package! Have I said how much I LOVE what I do?!?!?

Everyone received something! Next pix will show you what’s in the package! Have I said how much I LOVE what I do?!?!?

Silver Glimmer Paper and embellishments. SUH-WEET!

Silver Glimmer Paper and embellishments. SUH-WEET!

Well, Hello!

Well, Hello!

Um. What can we say about Scott? All I can do is exhale! LOL!

Um. What can we say about Scott? All I can do is exhale! LOL!

Scott took this of us. One of us is a real Stalkie McStalker. I'll let you figure out who!

Scott took this of us. One of us is a real stalker. I’ll let you figure out who!

Outside of General Session, we toured the projects area, visited with Demo Support team members, had a chance to talk with the MDS gurus and saw great product demonstrations!

Outside of General Session, we toured the projects area, visited with Demo Support team members, had a chance to talk with the MDS gurus and saw great product demonstrations!

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Gee! Did I leave anything out? TONS!!! I just can’t post it all! Not only did we receive a preview of upcoming 25th Anniversary stamp set, but we enjoyed fun, fellowship, creativity and so much inspiration that I can’t possibly contain it all! Stampin’ Up! is a dream come true for me. If you want in on that dream or if you just want to make and share the amazingly beautiful things that we enjoy as Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, then I want to share it with you! wwww.kathybo.stampinup.net Maybe we will all go to Convention in Salt Lake City in July! Until then, I’ll be posting on a regular with the latest in products and techniques!
Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!

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