Let’s Help Stamp Out Breast Cancer!


To show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, My Paper Pumpkin is going PINK!  And, for every subscriber in the month of October, Stampin’ Up! will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF)

Here’s how you can help: 

  1. Subscribe! If you’re new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you’ll want to hold onto forever-and They’ll donate $2 because you’re new! (Don’t forget to select me as your demonstrator…)
  2. Stay active if you’re a subscriber so they can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.

More About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. This year BCRF has invested $58.6 million in research, to support over 235 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund focused on metastasis. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an “A+” from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. For more information, please visit: www.bcrfcure.org.

I’ve been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber since day one.  We never know what is inside our kits each month – that’s a fun surprise!  I can tell you that the kits this year have been a-maze-ing!  In fact, elements of the August kit were an inspiration for favors for my daughter’s upcoming wedding!

Don’t delay – to be included in this worthy cause, you must be subscribed by this Saturday, October 10th!  Please join us in helping to stamp out this horrible disease all you have to do is click the icon and sign up…



Creative Circle Haunted House Blog Hop and Giveaway


Spooky greetings to you, and thanks for stopping by.  This month the Creative Circle Design Team got to work with Liz’ amazing Haunted House pattern! Hope you were as impressed with Fran’s project as I was; here’s my version:

beelinestamping.com 10-5-15AThe base was cut out from Basic Black cardstock, and then decorated with Happy Haunting designer series paper.  If you look close, the pattern on my house is actually little bats!  The floating ghosts were fussy cut from a sheet in this pack as well.  And how about that Black Glimmer Paper in the center?!  You can kind of see how sparkly it is, but you should see this stuff for yourself – it’s gorgeous! The decorations on top of the roof are pieces of a Spider Web Doily that I cut up and glued in place.  One side is black and the other is white.  Yes, I know the ‘iron’ decorations should be black, but it’s the artist’s prerogative to change the color to suit the design, right?beelinestamping.com 10-5-15B

As darling as this Haunted House design is by itself, it is actually functional as well.  There’s a slot in the back to hold a set of cards!  What a cute Halloween gift this would make!  And here’s my house with it’s set of cards:

beelinestamping.com 10-5-15CI just love anything to do with glitter and sparkle, so each of my cards had a glimmer paper element to it.  Stop back over the next few days for a closer look at each of them…

So, now that you’ve had a chance to see this pattern in action, I just know you want to make one of your own.  If you head over to Liz’ online store, the cut files for the house sell for $6.99.  Along with the files, Liz has created a video showing you how to assemble your house.  Get started on yours today!

Now, if you’ve been joining us on our blog hops, you know that each of us always has something to give away to one lucky reader and this month is no exception.  Just leave me a comment about your favorite Halloween treat, and on October 19th, I will pick a name at random.  The winner will receive, via mail, pre-cut base pieces to build a house with.  The decorating will be left up to you!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  It’s time to send you over to Sandy for her version of the house!

12032785_1037765192941200_3504039905526456546_o[1]Just in case you get off track, here are the stops:

Fran      http://www.fransabad.com

Barb      http://www.beelinestamping.com (you’re here)

Sandy   http://www.thescrapnstampshop.blogspot.com

Liz         http://www.lizhollowaydesign.blogspot.com




It’s a Halloween Blog Hop!

Oct 2015 Blog Hop Button ResizedIt’s beginning to feel very much like fall in my neck of the woods, and I finally feel like playing with my Halloween stamps.  Good thing – ’cause that’s the theme of our Blog Hop this month!  If you’ve arrived from Di’s blog, c’mon in for a visit; and if you’re just joining us, grab a cup of Witch’s Brew and hop along with us…

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The Witches’ Night stamp set was designed to coordinate with the Witching Décor Project Kit, but it’s a great set to use with other projects as well!  I used several of the images in today’s card.  I began with a base of Tangelo Twist.  The next layer is Blackberry Bliss that’s been randomly stamped in Basic Black with the spider web and flying bat images from the set.  A Spider Web Doily was layered on top of that.  I stamped the Trick or Treat focal piece in Versamark ink on Whisper White and heat embossed it with black powder.  A second image was stamped and heat embossed and I fussy cut the raven and layered it over the original image with dimensionals.  The ’31’ was punched from the second piece with the 3/4″ punch popped up, and colored in with the Tangelo Twist marker.  I love the way the black embossing is shiny -makes me think of trick-or-treating on a chilly, dark, rainy, night!  I matted the focal image on one of the leftover pieces from the Witch Hat kit.  The kit, unfortunately, has sold out, but I think I’ve made a pretty good case for using the stamp set for other projects!

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Here’s a closer view of the focal image.  I wanted to use the Lots of Labels framelits to cut it out so that it matched the mat, but I didn’t want to cut the Raven’s foot off. (ewwww!)  So I positioned the framelit over the image and traced around the inside, then fussy cut it so I didn’t have to cripple the poor bird!  LOL…

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Now, off you go to see what Kathya is going to haunt you with.  An ingredient list is below and in case you get lost in the dark, a list of all our hoppers is also below.  Happy Halloween!!






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Di           StampingWithDi

Barb      BeelineStamping  (you’re here)

Kathya  StampWithKathya

Crystal  StampinOnRoodFarm

Connie  TexasSchoolMarm

Mary      DoggAndPonyShow


Creative Circle Backpack Blog Hop

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Today, the Creative Circle design team is featuring another of Liz’s fabulous 3D patterns – this time it’s a backpack.  So appropriate as all the kids in my neighborhood have just gone back to school!  Here’s my ensemble:beelinestamping.com 9-5-15a

I’m a complete Vera Bradley freak.  In fact, I have two of their backpacks.  I just love all their floral patterns and the English Garden designer series paper pack really reminds me of Vera Bradley fabric.  I thought it was a good fit for my backpack ensemble.

Liz’s pattern has the flap and buckle on the front.  However, while working with it, I thought it would look nice with a pocket on the front, so I created a small gift card envelope using the Envelope Punch Board and attached it to my backpack.  Wouldn’t this make a nice teacher’s gift?  A Starbucks card in the pocket and some mini note cards with envelopes inside – what teacher wouldn’t like that?  Another thing the front pocket could hold would be some postage stamps – convenient to mail out the cards inside, eh?

beelinestamping.com 9-5-15cIf this looks like a lot of work to put together, let me tell you, it was a snap!  Liz’s pattern comes in both .pdf so you can hand cut it, and .svg to be used on an e-cutter.  There’s also a video tutorial showing you exactly how all the pieces are assembled.  Easy!

Would you like to win a copy of the pattern? Leave me a comment and tell me about one of your favorite memories of being in school.  On Sept 20th, I will pick a winner at random and Liz will send you a link for your free copy!

Can’t wait until then?  Go ahead and order yours today.  The pattern with video is just $3.99 and can be found here

Go ahead – you know you want to!!

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Ok, off you go now to see how Sandy decorated her backpack.  Thank you so much for hopping with us today!  I hope you have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.





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In case you get off track, here is a list of our hoppers:




Barb  (you are here)



Baby You’re a Star!

Sept 2015 Blog Button Resized“Hey!  Look me over!  Tell me do u like what u see…”   So this card has been hanging around my studio for a week or so and that’s the earworm that’s been running thru my head every time I look at it.  And now it’s in your head – you’re welcome!  Aren’t you glad you hopped over from Diana’s blog?  Ha!

beelinestamping.com 9-1-15Our theme this month celebrates Fall and Back to School.  Now I have to let you in on a little secret…  I’m usually the gal that suggests the monthly theme for our blog hop, and I’m the one who threw ‘Back to School’ out there.  So I sat down to create my card, and came to the abrupt realization that I have absolutely zero school-related stamps in my collection.  In fact, I have very few sets that would even be appropriate for kids!  (Doh!) I had a moment of panic until I stumbled upon my Pictogram Punches stamp set and saw the ‘You’re a Star’ sentiment.  I had an embossed piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock on my desk and went searching for a patterned paper to fit the theme and turned to my Cherry on Top DSP Stack.  Things were starting to gel, but the card just wasn’t doing it for me yet- it needed something else.  But what… That’s when I dusted off my Owl Builder punch and made a hooty little scholar to dress things up!  Some embellishing with the help of Bermuda Bay sequins and the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers gave it the finishing touch.

Dang!  I’m still humming the song – I think it’s about time to pull out the Purple Rain soundtrack.  Still one of my fav’s after all these years.  You’d better head over to Kathya’s blog before I start singing… ;-D

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In case we get separated, here’s everyone you want to visit today:

Di           http://www.stampingwithdi.com

Barb      http://www.beelinestamping.com  (you’re here)

Kathya  http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Crystal  http://www.stampinonroodfarm.blogspot.com

Ashley   http://www.stampinwith4hands.typepad.com

& Susan

Mary      http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com







We All Scream for Ice Cream

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Welcome to another edition of the Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring Liz Holloway’s latest 3D creation – the Ice Cream Parlor.  Did you enjoy the theme Sandy used for her shop?  Let me tell you – when I began working on mine, I had a general concept in mind of how I wanted my set to look, but somewhere in the middle of the creative chaos, this project took on a life of its own and I think I even amazed myself at how cute it ended up being!  So I won’t keep you in suspense any longer – here’s my version:

beelinestamping.com 8-5-15AThe longer I worked with the pink and white theme, the more this reminded me of my darling little Granddaughter and thus, Karly’s Sweet Treats came to be.  Here’s a recent pic of my muse:

IMG_5165Don’t you just love that little face?  She was nibbling on an iced animal cookie and has some of the icing all over her chin – the sweeter the kiss, I say!

Ok – back to the Ice Cream Parlor…  Despite the adorable exterior, this is actually a box that opens and the cards I made to coordinate can be stored inside the box!  The building sign acts as a handle that you can lift the top with.  Take a look…

beelinestamping.com 8-5-15CCleverly disguised, eh?  I just love it – it’s my favorite project so far!  What’s that?  YOU want to make one too?  We would love for you to do that.  Click on over to Liz’s store where she is selling the pattern for $$6.99 

We knew you’d be just as delighted with this box as we were, so Liz has given each member of the hop permission to give one lucky winner a free pattern!  For your chance to win, leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite Sweet Treat is.  The winner will be chosen at random on August 10.

Ok – now off you go to see what Liz did with the project.  Stop back over the next few days and I’ll have close ups of the box and each of the cards with details on what Stampin’ Up! products I used on each one.

Here’s a little video Liz made on how to construct the box.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the pattern!

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In case you get off track, here are all the stops on today’s hop:


Liz        http://www.lizhollowaydesign.blogspot.com

Fran     http://www.fransabad.com

Sandy   http://www.thescrapnstampshop.blogspot.com

Barb     http://www.beelinestamping.com (you are here)


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