Paper Pumpkin Special is Almost Over!


Do you know about Paper Pumpkin?  It is a FUN, new monthly subscription for crafters, both beginners and experienced alike!  I bet you have a magazine subscription that you get but never read them – I sure do.  This subscription is one that you will LOVE to get every month and the time commitment for every project is minimal, less than an hour.  It comes with everything you need, so you don’t have to have your own supplies, but if you do, feel free to use them to make the project your own.   The projects will be anything from cards, 3-D projects, journals, with exclusive stamps that will not be sold anywhere else.

Here is one of the first projects we got, made the way the kit said.

Now here is what I did with the rest. Cute, eh?  Like I said, play with them any way you want and add the stamps to your supply.

Do you know someone that you would like to share your papercrafting hobby with – a daughter, sister, friend?  This special is a great way to get them started!  For 50% off the regular price of $19.95 for the first two months,

The special ends on August 31st so hurry to get signed up!  You can get started right here: Make sure you use the promotion code “PUMPKINDEAL.”  This subscription can cancelled at any time and even just suspended for a month – you decide!  What do you got to lose?  Let me know if I can help you in any way.  See you back here soon!  Till then,

Stay calm and craft on!


Mosaic Madness Birthday Cards


Are you all enjoying the last days of Summer?  We are trying to squeeze out every last bit we can get before taking my son back to the University of Michigan.  Having him home this summer has been such a treat, after missing him so much last year.  It’s almost like getting a “do-over,” you know what I mean?  Just in case we didn’t understand how wonderful it was to have him around before, here is another chance to really appreciate it!  Of course, making him feel that way is another thing!  We will be seeing him off this week and life will get real quiet around the Mageed house once more.


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I don’t know how you like the Mosaic Madness stamp set, but I see how versatile it can be.  It has such an old world feel – but not vintage and doesn’t need lots of layers to make it really look great!  It is a wonderful stamp set for both masculine and feminine cards, just choose your colors and you got it looking beautiful!

To demonstrate how you can change it up, here is another card that I made using the same stamp set.

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Just a little more involved with this card.  I needed my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the little stamps aligned into the vanilla cardstock after it went through the Big Shot with the embossing folder, but, oh, how I love the way this card turned out!

Both of these cards are easy to make, so I hope you will give them a try.  Which one do you like the best?  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment.

I hope you are enjoying the last days of August and hope to see you back here soon!  Until then,

Stay calm and craft on!


It’s All in the Details

Stamp Set: Mosaic Madness, Sweet Essentials, Label Love

Paper: Quatrefancy DSP, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Canteloupe, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi Very Vanilla cardstock

Ink:  Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Crisp Canteloupe, Baked Brown Sugar

Cool Tools:  Punches: Modern Label, Mosaic, Artisan Label, Scallop Oval; Framelit: Apothecary Accents; Embossing Folders: Modern Mosaic, Fancy Fan; Stamp-a-ma-jig

Finishing Touch:  Rhinestone basic jewels, Large pearl basic jewels, Red riding hood taffeta ribbon (retired), Dimensionals