Join My Email List

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz


Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin

Blog Archive


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Easy Ornament Gifts!

I LOVE ornaments just a little I mean ALOT! I put these on the outside of my MOPS Leadership bags. I got these from the Target $1 bin, inexpensive gifts is the name of the game!! I wish you could see the awesome sparkle they have!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011


I hope you are blessed today as we celebrate our Lord and Savior! We are have our little Christmas together as a family for the third year. We are missing our family this holiday season, but it is fun to create memories with our immediate family! Here is a framed art that is on my fireplace mantel I threw together this year. This is a pic of my boys from last Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas FUN!!

I did it again, got WAY behind! My photography business has been such a blessing and very busy these last two months, so my extra time has gone there. I am starting to finally slow down before this baby comes in just under 4 weeks, CRAZY!! Anyhow, I wanted to share some of the Christmas projects I have worked on. I LOVE giving homemade gifts!! I must admit I did not get as many done as I would have liked, but I still accomplished a few. First up, I made these magnetic boards for my MOPS Leadership team. I had purchased these at a local dollar store, and was able to use some of the HUGE stock of DSP (designer series paper) I have. ENJOY!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Father's Day 2011- Belated

I am sooooooooo behind with getting these things posted, but I am determined to catch you all up, so I can share the NEWer goodies I have! Here is what I made for Father's Day this year. I actually made 4 (slightly different) frames for the 3 sets of grandparents and of course daddy. For some reason I only have pictures of 2, boo! Enjoy these fun things!!

Friday, November 11, 2011


I can not post enough of these!! They truly are one of my favorite gifts to give as you can tell!! I also made this one for my hubby's Mom to match her Americana themed home. We were blessed to get all the kiddos together a year ago, so I seized the opportunity to get pics of all the grandkids and big kids! I need to make one of these for myself, we often forget ourselves don't we?!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Simple Gift Idea- Framed Art

I LOVE giving framed arts as gifts. You will find a lot of things like this throughout my home because I can decorate them to match my house. I made this one for my hubby's Mom! The frame was from the Dollar Store, and I used simple supplies! You will see I do a lot of simple things, but they are just as special!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

DSP Birthday Card- SIMPLE ROCKS!!

I love nothing more than to give handmade cards, but with my schedule it is not always possible to make the most elaborate cards (which I love doing by the way). So, here is a quick and cute card I made for my son's 3rd birthday last fall. I used a DSP (Designer Series Paper) set for most of this card!! I LOVE our DSP!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fun Birthday Invite "Hawaiian Party"

We just finished a HUGE Fundraiser Garage Sale for our MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) Group, which was fantastic, but not I am back to my creative stuff!! Check out this EASY invitation I made for my friend's little Maci. She had a Hawaiian themed birthday, how fun are these?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I like FAST and simple projects because frankly as the Mom of two little boys and a third on the way, my brain just doesn't function fast or focus on one thing to long. So, at the end of our MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) year last May, I made these quick and easy candy tins for my table. I literally used DSP (designer series paper) scraps, and some old accents I had. The container I found in the Target dollar bins (love them)!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Evan's 1st Birthday Card

As I was pondering a theme for Evan's first birthday this past April, I really couldn't come up with anything since, well, he was turning "1" and REALLY not in to anything. So, I thought polka dots could be fun! This card was sooo simple to make!

I used varying circle punches and lots of fun colors! I could use our Stampin Up! punches EVERY day, they make projects simple and fast!

Contact me to get your 'PUNCHIN" on!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Scrapbook Retreat #11

Here is the final spread I from my spring scrapbook retreat! As you are viewing this, know I am scrapbooking away AGAIN!! This time I plan to get WAY more done! It feels so good to begin the process of getting caught up with memories!! Enjoy our Christmas 2009 spread!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Scrapbook Retreat #10

Here is one of my favorites! I have been around pageants my whole life, and I was honored to serve on a few execultive boards over the years! Here is our "All The Jazz" year. Enjoy!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Scrapbook Retreat #9

Somehow, as usual I got behind with posting! So, enjoy some more scrapbook spreads from my last retreat!! I leave Thursday of this week for my fall retreat, and I am sooo excited! I have my pictures organized, designer paper organized, now onto solids and tools! I plan to get TONS done! Here is a simple but sweet spread of my family!

Contact me to help you get your scrapbooking started!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Special Gift for Special Lady...

I love making special gifts for people, and these two frames were a BELATED Christmas gift to our good friend Barb in Missouri! Her and her whole family love on our kids like their family, so I really enjoyed making something special for her!!

This was another project I completed at our scrapbook retreat! I can't wait in just a few weeks I will be at the fall retreat!! WHOO HOO!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Just Because Gift...for Renee!

I meant to post this one sooner, but I just realized that obviously didn't happen. So, better late than NEVER!! Here is a little wedding planner I sent to my friend Renee as she was planning her wedding. This is made from a regular Manila folder... there is such magic in the simple things!!

Cool huh? I wish I could totally claim this idea, but the original idea came from my downline Keri! She is AMAZING!! I just tweaked it a bit!! Thanks Keri for sharing!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Scrapbook Retreat #8

Here is a fun & wild spread for you! This is from my oldest brother's wedding...


Here is an offer to DIE for!!! I am beyond excited that Stampin Up! if offering a FREE Big Shot Machine! I am in LOVE with mine and use it soooo often! Here is how to get yours for FREE:

When you join my Stampin Up! team during THIS month of October. So, you will get this awesome machine in addition to your demonstrator starter kit ($175). I am celebrating my 10th year and I can tell you their are so many benefits to being a Stampin Up! Demonstrator!!

*20% Discount on products

*A free monthly issue of Stampin Up!'s demonstrator only magazine!

*Sneak Peak at brand new products

*Invitation to exclusive Stampin Up! events

*Free access to online community of 30,000 + crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000 projects.

*Plus, access to an exclusive video and training for your new big shot!!

For more information contact me, or you can go directly to my website and sign-up at my website here (password christie07).

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Scrapbook Retreat #7

Here we go AGAIN!! Are you getting sick of these yet? I'm not, but I may be a little! Enjoy this spread from Drew's 3rd Birthday!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Scrapbook Retreat #6

And.... I am a back with more fun scrapbook spreads. You didn't think I forgot did you? Enjoy this cute spread from Halloween 2010!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wedding Card- Remake!!

Okay, I loved the shower invitations I made for my friend Renee sooo much, that I decided to doll it up a little more for my cousin Jaime's wedding (using her wedding colors)! I am including the new one and the original one I made!



Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Mom's 11th Anniversary "Old Heifer" Invitation

I went bright and fun with my Mom's invitation this year! I can't believe this is the 11th invitation I have made her! CRAZY!! Enjoy!

Contact me to help you in the creation of your fun invitations, or ask my pricing to make them for you!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Scrapbooking Retreat #5

Maybe, just maybe I will get back in the saddle with updating this blog more often! I sure have enough content!! Enjoy this next scrapbook spread from my retreat! This is one of my favorites and as I was scrapbooking it I thought to myself, I sure am glad I took these pictures. Just priceless!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scrapbooking Spring Retreat #4

I am back home from a LONG two weeks away! Now, to continue on with the scrapbook spreads from my spring retreat. This spread went back to old school crafting. I thought I had some Easter embellisments and well..NOPE! So, I had made the eggs and basket! Enjoy!