Thursday, May 23, 2013


Hello there! I'm back with another post for you! Two in one do you like that? I've been really excited to share this month's My Paper Pumpkin with you. I got it on Saturday but I was frantically working on my Artisan projects, so I had to leave it sit there in it's pretty red box. I have to admit I'm not much of a scrapbooker, so I wasn't overly thrilled when I initially saw this month's project. But the more I looked at the fun papers and stickers, it started to grow on me. I was going to lay everything out and then go back and plug in the pictures later. But I thought, who are you kidding, you'll never do it. I figured I had a bunch of pictures out anyway from my Artisan scrapbook pages, so I thought Just Do It! And I tell you, once I started plugging the pictures in, it was really fun! I was a little disappointed that there weren't more sample layouts, but after I copied the cover, I was having so much fun that I totally forgot to use the other 2 samples they provided. I was so mad at myself because they're really cute!

I won't bore you with a lot of commentary about the photos. I just want to show you several different options for your layouts.

I could have obsessed for days over these pages, but true to MPP form, I limited it to a couple of hours. Normally, you can complete the monthly project in about a half hour, but this one is a little more time consuming. But the end product is definitely worth it!

I left a couple of pages out because I used some of the same photos for my Artisan pages, so I didn't want to take a chance and disqualify myself. I'll post them later on. Once I started this project, I didn't want to stop. I added several more pages to the book with the extra DSP that came in the kit.

I have a confession for you. I've been a grandma for 7 years and have never had any pictures of my grandkids on me-gasp, I know...the horror! But now, thanks to My Paper Pumpkin, I do! I'm going to be the most obnoxious grandma out there now:)

I hope you enjoyed a trip through my little brag book, and I hope you'll consider signing up for My Paper Pumpkin to get your very own mini escape every month. Go to for all the details and to sign up. The best part of it is the surprise you have to look forward to every month. Try it, you'll like it!(And if you don't, you can cancel at any time:) Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Thank you so much Phyllis and James!!

  2. These photos are fabulous and I confess, it was super to read "your confession" because I was totally confused by your new grandma status (er, new to brag-book-status, then!). Your family is beautiful; such a blessing! Live well! :)

  3. Thank you Donna~they are a blessing. And so are you:)