Simply Sunday: Retiring Hero’s

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s that time of year… the Retirement List is out! It’s so sad to see some of our favorites leave, but you know there are some great new stamp sets coming!

One of my favorite stamp sets retiring it the Ronald McDonald House stamp set … “My Hero”. This stamp set touches my heart, because for every stamp set I sell … Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald houses that host families so they can be near their children in the hospital with life threatening illnesses. I can’t image having to go through that, I’ve been very blessed to have healthy kids and grandkid … that’s why it touches me so.

This stamp set is so versatile it should be in everyone’s stamp collection!!  I have 7 card samples for you from this one stamp set! Let’s begin with a card that wishes you well (and the little umbrella ties in with April Showers).

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The umbrella in the “My Hero” stamp set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits on page 193 of our annual catalog.

Our next card is easy to make and I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to make my eggs and the Layering Square Framelits for my greeting.  Once you have these framelits … you’ll wonder how you ever made cards without them!

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This is the card that bears the name of our stamp set “My Hero”. Here I pulled out all the punches to create this card. The greeting stamp coordinates with the Best Badge punch and the Banner Triple punch was used for the banners … let’s not forget our stars!

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Now here’s a fun one … I this card I used the pumpkin face to adorn the lines cut from the “Swirly Scribbles Framelits”. Gently use the end of your scissors to curl the free ends.

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I used the Heart stamp to create this cute little Valentine’s card. The pretty paper comes from the “Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper” and the Sweetheart Heart punch.

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 Next, our cute little “Celebrate” card. The designer paper is the “Festive Birthday”.  Again I used the Banner punch to create my banners and the band in the center was embossed with the Festive embossing folder to give it some texture and a little jazz!

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And last but not least is our Christmas card.  I used the “This Christmas” Specialty paper which is layered over the “Holly” embossed cardstock. Our greeting was punched out and layered over the Metallic Foil Doily and topped off with a Star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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I wanted to share all of these cards at once so that you could see how versatile this stamp set really is. You can be a HERO, when you purchase the “My Hero” stamp set … $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the US. It’s a easy way to help children fighting for their lives by keeping their families close to them.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering this stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by …

Stay healthy and have a nice day!

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SUGGESTED STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES …

Dragonfly Best …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m here to share with you my “alternative” project to the April Paper Pumpkin kit! Hope you all got your kit by now, because the card was created around the “FREE GIFT” that was included in this special kit… the Watercolor Pencils!!

With just a few strokes of the Watercolor Pencils in 3 of the 4 colors included in the kit, you can create a beautiful watercolor background.  They even included the paintbrush! Sweet 🙂  The watercolor paper was also included and cut to size!! All I did was mount it onto a piece of Melon Mambo and then onto the card base (also included).

I set that aside to dry and then cut my dragonfly from the “Detailed Dragonfly Framelits” from a piece of Basic Black cardstock in my scrap folder. Once the watercoloring was dry, I mounted my flower (pretty little embellishment included in the kit) added the dragonfly and stamped the greeting… Also included in the kit!!

So I didn’t have to add much to my card … just 2 pieces of cardstock to create this beautiful card. And at this time of year, I think it’s nice to give a little “Thank You” for all the hard work that some of our teachers do all year long.

Hope you enjoyed, and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Thank you for stopping back to see my “alternative” project from the April Paper Pumpkin kit!

PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTIONS …

Supply List

 RETIRING STAMPS …

Sale: $25.50

Price: $30.00

 

 

It’s Here …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s finally here … Sara’s kit! 

Skip to the fun with this month’s special guest trainer…Sara Douglass! Unbox April’s “A Sara Thing” kit with Sara herself, get step-by-step instructions, and receive expert tips and tricks to get the most out of this vibrant kit!

Too cool … I love it! And my granddaughter wants to sit down with me and play with it as well … Now that is what it’s all about ❤ !

Join me tomorrow and check out a fun card that I made using this kit. I love that we can add to or change these kits up a bit if we want to.

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Have a good one!

 

Easter Surprise

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share MaryJo Brydens card that she gave to me at the Shreveport OnStage Event. I’ve seen this one before but it is so much cuter in your hand! MaryJo did tell me that she cased this card from one she saw on Pinterest … by hey, we ALL do that!

The “SURPRISE” is the cutest egg created by using the Oval Framelits!! Isn’t that a great idea!? Let’s start with the stamp set that MaryJo used to lay down the color for her egg … the “Work of Art” stamp set. Her colors are Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Marina Mist and I believe Wisteria Wonder.

The pretty little flowers were created by using the “Petite Petals” punch and the “Wink of Stella” to give it that pretty sparkle! The pearls add a nice touch.

MaryJo added some texture to the pink cardstock by using the “Festive” embossing folder … You can emboss this either before or after you cut out the oval. I prefer embossing with my folders after I cut the image out.

It was so sweet for MaryJo to give me one of her swaps …I love these Stampin’ Up! events! You meet the nicest people. I feel the same way about all the wonderful people I have met who come and stamp with me!

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter tomorrow. Enjoy the blessings of family, good food and precious friendships.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTED STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

 

Sharing is Wonderful!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a cute little gift I received from our table mate from OnStage … MaryJo Bryden.

You see… when you attend one of these events the question “Are you swapping”? usually is part of the first paragraph! lol  Well, since I was not swapping, MaryJo was kind enough to give us one of hers …

 

This a cute little note holder. She created what we call a “matchbook” cover to protect the post-it notes. Such a cute gift and a sweet gesture from MaryJo to share with us.

Just a short post today to share with you a special something that someone shared with me Isn’t that what this whole industry is about!

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a wonderful day!

OnStage 2017 Sneak Peek!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have more fun to share with you from our “OnStage” Roadtrip. Our Saturday morning began with a beautiful sunrise … this is the view from our room:

Then we had breakfast ordered in, so once we were done eating we were ready for the day! Sarah checked in (I did that last night a CenterStage) and got her bag full of goodies which included a new stamp set. Now it was time to find a spot to sit …

We found a great table … I wish I would have gotten a picture of / or with these ladies (not shown in photo above), they were wonderful to sit and stamp with. They shared their blocks with us because of course I left mine at home! I wasn’t fully packed and still had to go into work the morning we should have been leaving! Oh well, it turned out OK.

Not only did they share their blocks … they shared their swaps both to look at and to take home!  I’ll be posting the 2 swaps I received from MaryJo Bryden tomorrow. This is just tooooo cute …

Now I can’t share all of the wonderful things they showed us because I’ll be sharing them at a later date either on my blog, or in my classes or even on retreat.

There always has to be fun and to have photo opportunities.  Stampin’ up! provides us with the coolest tools to commemorate our events …

Notice the “In-Colors” on the sign I’m holding? Yup … they think of everything! Speaking of In-Colors; I gave you a sneak peek yesterday, so how about seeing these beautiful new colors in action? Here they are in all their splendor and glory …

How do you like the coordinating Designer Series paper? Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to create beautiful cards without the stress … it all coordinates!

Well, I can’t say good-bye just yet … I have one more sneak peek from a new stamp set called “More than Chocolate”. This is a sample from one of the many boards of samples displayed for us at OnStage, and what else would a card making Candy store manager want to share …

Hope you enjoyed taking this little road trip with me and seeing some of the cool stuff we see at OnStage. If you want to see more … YOU should join my group of Star’s and the Stampin’ Up! family. It truly is a family of fun loving, like minded people who love to stamp. It doesn’t matter if you just do it for the discount or if you want to make it big! We as demonstrators fill the entire spectrum.

ME? I started for the discount, but deep down I wanted to earn the Incentive Trips (and I did) then when I needed to slow down a bit, I could … then I can pick it up again when I want. Do what works for YOU … it’s your dream! I’m just here to help and guide when needed. I have a fun group that likes to share, we have a private Star’s Facebook page, we have meetings and retreats and love to stamp!

You can contact me below or e-mail me for more information (NO Obligation) lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Have a delicious kind of day, and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow when I share MaryJo’s card with you.

Thanks ~