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Hello There! PP436

Hello there!

I have finally caught up after our wonderful vacation to Puerto Morelos, Mexico.  It was sunny, relaxing and just plain beautiful.  Here is a sampling of our view, blessed…











Now for this week’s challenge over at









Here is my creation playing with Plaid or Checks.  I love this Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Stack.  The colors are beautiful and one side is large checks and the other is small.  I also used the Jars of Love stamp set that coordinates with the Everyday Jars Framelits.  A Big Shot and dies make creating so easy…  I hope you like my interpretation for the PP436 challenge.  Please comment, I love hearing from you!











Here are the products I used to create this project.  If you would like to order any or all of these products, just click on the product to be directed to my online store.

Have a great day!


Are you looking to De-clutter and get ORGANIZED?


Your space. Your way.

Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, your creative space should be tailored to you. Our new product line, Storage by Stampin’ Up!, provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize—your space your way!

Product Details

Product Launch: April 1, 2019

  • No order limits apply.
  • Storage by Stampin’ Up! will be featured in the 2019–2020 annual catalog.


*Inventory Disclaimer: Because Storage by Stampin’ Up! is a brand-new product line, our inventory levels for this initial launch are based on research of similar products and their existing demand. If our inventory of Storage by Stampin’ Up! products is depleted, we will turn items off until their inventories have been replenished.

Features and Benefits

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

Click HERE to calculate your layout.   Click HERE for pricing and HERE to place your order.

Stamping with Distinktive Stamps!








Paper Pumpkin likes to surprise you with innovative kit products every month, and in April, we have something fun and new: an exclusive stamp set that includes Distinktive® images! The Distinktive stamped images are photo-realistic, crisp, and clear.
We’re sure they’ll leave an “impression” on you!
· Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
· Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
 Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron

Subscribe or Reactivate by April 10th to get this Distinktive kit!

You can get your NEW subscription or REACTIVATE by clicking HERE. I also host a Paper Pumpkin on the Porch Party the first Saturday of every month for all of my subscribers. Lots of FUN, new FRIENDS and FABULOUS creativity! Let me know if you would like to join us.

Do you have the FEVER? PP431

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a great week.  Lots has happened at Stampin’Up! We are in the Final month of Sale-a-bration already!  and a 3rd release of FREE items to choose from with a $50 product order has been released.  HERE is what has been added.

It is also Paper Players Sunday and that means a new challenge.  This week it is SPRING FEVER!  PP43  and who doesn’t have “spring fever” right now?  Here is my submission for the challenge.   I really love playing along with these weekly challenges as it gets me thinking outside of my usual.  You should try it with me!

I am also starting something new at my Create with Brenda Design Team page on Facebook.  At the end of March, the 31st to be exact,  I will be giving away 1 Forever Lovely Bundle, that’s right, the stamp set and framelits to 1 lucky winner.  How do you get in the drawing you ask?  You must post a stamped creation to my Facebook page CreatewithBrenda.  Just ask to join if you are not already.   It can be any name brand stamp, does not have to be Stampin’Up!  Post your creation on my page with #March2019 and your in!  I know there was a lot of new product purchased last month, so let’s see what your doing!

Sale-a-bration Coordination kicked-off on Friday 3/1.  Look!  matching dies for your FREE stamp sets.  Can it get any better?  If you are thinking this for you, order now as they are a limited supply item and when they are gone, they are GONE!  Check them out HERE

If you are ordering online, and your order is under $99, please use the March Host Code below.

 Get Your CREATE on at the Winery! 

  • When: Tuesday 3/26/19
  • Where: Dennis Drummond Wine Company
  • Time: 6:00 pm  (meet me in the Bistro at 5)
  • Cost: $40
  • Registration is required by March 16th to

Sunday Funday! PP430

Hello all,

Well today the sun is shining bright, the wind is blowing like mad, but at least there is no SNOW!   I have sent out my weekly newsletter with all the happenings and specials at Create with Brenda and Stampin’Up!  Here is the link to today’s weekly newsletter, take a look and let me know if you would like to subscribe:)

Seeing how it is Sunday, there is another Paper Players Challenge PP430.  This week it is a sketch challenge, meaning that they give you the layout and you create the card.  Here is this weeks sketch.


And here is my interpretation of the sketch.  I loved using the dies that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration “Hello Cupcake” stamp set.  The Sale-a-bration Coordination release starts Friday March 1st.  See all the other great products used in this project below.  You can just click on the products to go to my online store!


I will be placing an order on the evening of Thursday February 28th , if you have something you would like to add,  let me know.  If you will be ordering online,  please use Host Code YER69B3T

That’s a wrap for today, I hope you enJOY your day!


Happy 6th Birthday Paper Pumpkin!




Exciting News!

Because Paper Pumpkin is turning 6, Stampin’Up! decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!

•The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
•Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
•This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
•The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

You won’t want to miss out on this party!  Subscribe HERE

A Clean-and-Simple Challenge! PP429

Hi all,

It was so fun participating in the Paper Players Challenge last week, I thought I would give it another go!  This week the challenge is a Clean-and-Simple Challenge from LeAnne PP429.  The guidelines are monochromatic (shades of the same color), minimal layers and embellishments, plenty of open space (white space), simple and uncluttered.

Here are the cards I created this morning.  I would love for you to leave a comment on which card you like best and why.  I have listed products used below each card.  If there is something you would like to order, click HERE and use February’s HOST CODE YER69B3T to receive your ordering gift from me!
















Giving the Paper Players Color Challenge a whirl this week!

Welcome to Create with Brenda!

I hope you are having a great day.  I am giving a color challenge a try today!  I have never done this before, so I hope I get all the links right 🙂    I am submitting this entry for the Paper Players Color Challenge PP428.  The challenge is to create something using Basic Gray, Melon Mambo and Smokey Slate.  Here is my submission.  What do you think?  I would love to get your feedback.








Here are the Stampin’Up products I used for my project.  They can be purchased HERE



Big Shot Blow-Out!

Hello my Stampin’ Peeps!

Available to my first 5 customers!  Starting February 1-28th, I will be offering a Big Shot special.  Here’s the deal, purchase a bundle from me, either online or workshop order, with a value of $40 dollars or more and I will sell you a Big Shot for just $79!

*you will purchase the Big Shot from me personally.

Here is a look at the available “bundles” from the Occasions catalog. Remember the bundle must be over $40.

Please note you  may order from the Annual Catalog as well.