April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

The design team I’m on at Use Your Stuff is having a Circle Challenge this week!  Circles are a challenge everyone can easily do, so jump over to Use Your Stuff when you have your Circle Creation completed.

My dear college friend, Sharon, is having a birthday this week so I decided to make this circle birthday card for her.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set has beautiful fonts and is the show piece for this circle challenge birthday card designed by demo Beth McCullough. This April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative makes use of some of my favorite kit parts.Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

A couple friends were over stamping this month’s Paper Pumpkin with me on Friday evening.  I love the Lemon Lime Twist with the black and white, so I chose to use some of the Paper Pumpkin kit parts on this card and make a Paper Pumpkin April 2017 Alternative card.  I used the washi tape from the kit and also the DSP lining from one of the envelopes.  The sentiment is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

Paper Pumpkin kit April 2017. Please see card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Click here to order a Paper Pumpkin kit for next month.  If you’re a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber, the refill kits for A Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin (April 2017) are available starting today.  Don’t miss out, they will sell out fast!

Saturday night was Prom for Abby and Keegan.  Here’s a picture of my kids before they met up with their friend groups.  I love the Lilac bushes shown in the background.  They smell wonderful!

We weren’t expecting any kids at our house Saturday evening. Before the night was over, Keegan and his girlfriend stopped over before the dance, Abby and her friend group came to have snacks and change before “After Prom”, and Ryan brought ten of his Okoboji Bible camp counselor friends for a bonfire in our back yard, and seven of them stayed overnight.  With three of our kids along with the seven guests, we had young adults sleeping on every couch and bed all over the house.  Sunday morning we sent them off after having cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs and bacon.  It was a fun evening!  I hope they all come back soon.  Superman and I are going to be super lonely when we become empty nesters in sixteen months!  I’ll probably have a lot more time to make cards though. 🙂

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  1. Rose

    Love the circle card and wish the best for your graduate!! He and his prom date looked so nice!!! Great they all stayed with you and enjoyed family time!!!Congrats to you for a job well done raising a great young man!!

  2. Pat Knight

    They do return sometimes!
    Loved that you fed them all cinnamon rolls, eggs and bacon! What good parents you are. And isn’t it wonderful that want to spend time at their home.

  3. Cheryl McAskill

    Careful for what you wish for…!
    No, I’m just kidding…I had mine come back several times…NOW, I do miss them!
    We are empty nesters and WE are the ones who moved away!
    Mr. Hubster and I are enjoying our time together as just a couple again!
    Visits back home are good…and anticipating!

  4. Jan Ross

    The best part of the day was – “home” is where they want to be – not off somewhere else. Home is definitely where the heart is…..and they know they are loved there.

  5. sharon stafford

    they will still come home when unexpected, just you wait and see

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