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I am so excited when my Paper Pumpkin surprise arrives in the mail each week! Even better is when I can use part of the kit to create something entirely different! The Paper Pumpkin for April 2015 features the base that this sweet greeting is built upon. That kraft sleeve is the Paper Pumpkin part. All other goodies are from the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up annual catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.

Y’all know how much I love vintage (as does Shelli Gardner, co-founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up!), so I couldn’t wait to put all these beautiful elements together. image

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And the fact that there is not a specific sentiment means this beauty can be personalized for any occasion.

As far as supplies are concerned, I had them all listed here with links to my store, but there was a glitch and I lost all of the text in this post! So sad when that happens!  I will gather those items and list again, complete with links. Meanwhile, visit my store here! 

Thanks for stopping by! God bless.

Kathy Bo

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Hearts, hearts and more hearts! That’s my thing all year long, so when the fabulous Scrap It Girl gave this challenge to those of us on the Design Team, I was just thrilled to share this card:

Be my Valentine!

Be my Valentine!

You can see this card in the previous post but now I can share the details!
I created this simple but sweet card with products from Stampin’ Up, and held a workshop where several ladies enjoyed making it. Here are some of them “loving” the creative process: image
What do I love most about this card? Well, hearts are my “thing” all year long – I have a heart on my pillow so when we change pillowcases I know which one is mine, I draw a heart on my take out cup or leftover box and I even have a heart on my toothbrush! It’s not so much about “mine” as it is that hearts just make me happy! So of course I ❤️ the heart!

Here’s what I used to create the card (and it’s a standard A2, which is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2″ card.)
Stampin’ Up:
Card stock: natural, real red
Stamps: the heart came from the Best of series: Best of Love
the sentiment is from Delightful Dozen
Ink: real red
Embossing folder: Beautifully Baroque
Sizzix Bigz Die: Top Note
Ribbon: Very Vanilla 1/2″ seam binding ribbon

Look for these items in my Stampin’ Up store

And if you LOVE hearts like I do, or if you just want to enjoy a fun challenge, play along here and you may receive something sweet!

Thanks so much for stopping by! God bless!
Kathy Bo

I'm a Scrap It Girl Design Team Member!

I’m a Scrap It Girl Design Team Member!

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I decided to wait until Ninja Man came home from work before opening my first gift from my friend Angela. Turned out, we had a city council meeting to attend and I only just now got to open it! I picked this one (Ange won’t be too surprised to know that is one of my favorite wrappings!)
To my delight, a package of Mary Engelbreit note cards! This is so sweet, and I will truly enjoy using them! Of course, a teapot is what makes it even more special, as I love a pot of hot tea, especially when shared with a dear friend!
I think I will write a note to a very special friend right now! This is so much fun! And 49 gifts to go! Can you imagine?


My dear friend Rebecca encouraged me to look into the Fruits of the Spirit, and today I have particularly embraced joy and self control. My eating was more disciplined (always a problem, that!) and I was truly joyful in the Lord! We should embrace them all, every moment, but during my 50 days of gifts and 50 Reasons Bible study, I am going to spend these weeks focusing on the Fruits as well.

Wow! What a build up to the big day, huh? God, loving friends, Ninja Man and the Fruits of the Spirit. Who could ask for anything more?

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