Stampin' And Campin'

Hi Friends!
Believe it or not, my husband came up with my blog title today!  This past weekend, we ventured out for our first camping trip of the season. It was pouring rain when we left town and snowing by the time we got to our campsite, a mere 12 miles away ;) . We went to a local favorite that wasn't crowded this weekend - I wonder why??!!  The much beloved Hyalite Canyon is very close and very well loved by a lot of Montanans. Normally in the summer, it's almost impossible to get a campsite but we had our pick this past weekend. We knew it would be chilly but we were warm in our "sissy" camper with all the bells and whistles except a TV.  We cooked almost gourmet food with Walnut Chicken, amazing scrambled eggs with cheese and diced ham and a side of bacon, made cookies and had ice cream. Our middle daughter came with us and we had lots of laughs, board game time and STAMPIN' time!  She had just received her May Paper Pumpkin kit and so she brought that along and we did some stampin'!  That was really fun and no extra tools or even electricity required! I love the convenience of the Paper Pumpkin kits and when the weather outside is not delightful, you can still have fun inside, even camping!  Here's a glimpse of the fun:







May's kit was the very special "Hugs From Shelli" kit and it was really fun to make up. My daughter is a first grade teacher and she goes through a lot of Thank You, Thinking of You and Hang in There type of cards!  We had fun making them and tweaking them just a bit to reflect what she wanted.  We also had a onlooker who supervised our work:


I also brought another kit that we didn't get to, but will save for next time and of course, the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog which will release in a couple of weeks!


I already have my wish list marked on my catalog!  The Yellow tabs are "gotta have as soon as possible" and the pink tabs are "ok, wait a couple of weeks".

Campin' and stampin' are great activities and I love when I can combine them!  We even did an easy hike up to Palisades Waterfall (4 miles instead of 2 due to road closures and having to park a mile away from the true parking lot) and it was crisp, refreshing and gorgeous!















We live in a beautiful place and enjoy getting out as much as possible, even when the weather isn't a perfect spring weekend.

Interested in the Paper Pumpkin kit for yourself or as a gift?  Need a little creative time while you travel?  It's the perfect solution!  This is a monthly subscription kit that comes straight to your door with everything you need to complete the project inside with the exception of a pair of scissors. The variety of kits is astounding with it mostly being card projects but sometimes involves gift giving projects like party favors or gift enclosure projects. I've loved them and in the meantime, you build up a supply of stamps and ink colors.  You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time, you just have to act before the 10th of each month to receive or not receive that month's kit.  Here's a sneak peek of what is coming in June!



Here's a link to sign up and request your own Paper Pumpkin!!

Paper Pumpkin link

Meanwhile, go for all the adventures, literally and creatively!!

Sarah