Head over to my Launch Party ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you have a relaxing weekend planned, maybe some stamping or enjoying family or friends. I will be partying with fellow stampin’ enthusiasts at my New Catalog Launch Party … We kicked it off yesterday but have a fun day planned today and more on Sunday!

You don’t have to be present the entire time … We’ll have some games and product introduction leading up to the event and a demonstration on Friday Night. The majority will be happening on Saturday and we’ll close it out on Sunday.

I’ll be sharing projects with you here during the week in conjunction with what I’ll be sharing during the Launch Party.

Join in on the FUN … Copy this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1497489893793307 and put it in the Search Box … then request to be a member! 🙂 I would love to have you! It’s going to be a party!!

Thank you for the visit, meet you back here tomorrow with a fun project.

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Not sure what you’re up to this weekend but I will be partying at my 2021 Mini Catalog / Sale-a-bration Launch Party … Will YOU join me?

Meanwhile … I want to share a video and some more information on out new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machines.

Creating die cuts and embossed designs is easy, thanks to Stampin’ Cut & Emboss! Our die cutting and embossing products do the work so you can have the fun.

Our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines offer multiple die cutting and embossing options for you whether your a beginner or seasoned crafters. Both of our Stampin’ Up!-exclusive machines offer the highest quality and make precise cuts and detailed embossed images every time. They’re also simple to store and easily portable, which makes packing for your events a cinch! They come with all the tools needed to get started right away, making it easy for you to have a fantastic die-cutting and embossing experience from the start.

Let me know what you think about the new machines, I personally love how smooth they roll through and how it packs up into a compact tool you will want to have in your craft room … and travel with!!

Thank you for joining me today, now head over to my Facebook party page CLICK HERE! Join in on the fun.

Borders Abound Shaker Card Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? Did you enjoy yesterday’s card? I hope so because I have the “Shaker Card” as promised, and I did it by video … much easier than posting step by step pictures. PLUS, it’s saved on my YouTube Channel CLICK HERE so you can view it again, anytime you want. While you are there, I would love it if you would “subscribe” to my channel … then you would be notified that I’ve added more videos when you open up YouTube!

Grab a cup and “escape” for a little while and I will show you how I created my Shaker Card …

My apologizes for the scratchy throat … I do most of my videos in the evening because my sinuses are kicked in first thing in the morning! lol

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog / and video! I hope you have a beautiful day.

Emboss Resist with Borders Abound

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I ran into some “technical” issues but I did manage to download last nights LIVE for you today, plus I have a close up of the heart so you can see the “resist” and Wink of Stella.

Grab a cup of coffee, tea or favorite beverage or snack (no … it’s not that long) just want you to sit back and relax for a bit and image you are around the table with all of us, stamping!

I love this embossing technique and all of the different ways you can make those images pop, but I must say … I have been having a blast playing with the Blending Brushes. It creates such a smooth application of ink.

Here is a look at the two cards, one has the “Oh So Ombre” paper with the light end on top, the other on the bottom. I prefer the light on top because it doesn’t distract the eye from the heart, and having the darker end on the bottom actually “frames” the Hello! You can see what I mean in the photo below …

I love the little flowers inside the heart, it makes it look so dainty and pretty. For those of you who know me well … you know I’m going to add some kind of sparkle, and Wink of Stella adds a subtle touch as to not take away from the heart images itself. And … it compliments our pearls.

They’re are so cute, aren’t they? You can also see in this photo the “smoothness” of the application of ink by using the Blending Brushes. The card may look simple, but it is soooo pretty.

I thank you for joining me today. Tomorrow I plan on having my “Shaker Card” for you!

Have an amazing day ~

Golden Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a card I created with the beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer paper with the window sheet with gold overlay that actually is designed to lay over the pattern … it’s stunning. Well, let me say, that is how I cut it … with window sheet on top of the designer paper! Today I’m going to share what I did with one of the other pieces left over from that cut …

Now you can really see the beauty of the gold overlay and how it adds a touch of elegance to the cards… now it stands alone and it really creates a stunning effect.

A few drops (tiny drops) of glue to attach the overlay and Vanilla cardstock together and then I matted my design with the Gold Foil paper. I added the Vanilla Gold Edged ribbon to compliment the gold on the designer paper and add just a touch more glitz.

I used our Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the front and give it more dimension. I stamped my sentiment from the Art Gallery Bundle with VersaMark and then heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. I then die cut it from the coordinating die, and to finish it, I added the gold dot to the greeting.

You you be joining me … I’ve got two events planned!! Tonight is my Facebook Live! I’ll be heat embossing in combination with a fun technique on a Valentine style card. Then I’d like to invite you to my Mini Catalog & Sale-a-bration Launch Party.

Join me … there will be able to see this and many, many more cards along with LIVE Demonstrations this weekend during my Mini Catalog (Sale-a-bration) Launch Party! CLICK HERE & REQUEST MEMBERSHIP You have to be on Facebook as this is where the “Group” is.

How are you liking this designer paper / suite so far? Thank you for joining me today.

Have a terrific Tuesday, and hope to see you later ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Fine Art Floral Designs

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper … this time I chose the “specialty” paper which has “gold on one side and silver on the other” and the pattern aligns with one of the designer papers … so pretty! Let me show you …

I did not choose to do the same layout as yesterday mainly because I wanted to highlight more of the pattern and how the acetate overlay looks on it. If the hand painted designs weren’t pretty enough, the gold overlay add a touch of elegance to the card.

A few drops (tiny drops) of glue to attach the two together and then I matted my design with the Gold Foil paper. I added the white ribbon to bring out the white from the designer paper and tie it all in with our white background!

Then I used our Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the front and give it more dimension. I stamped my sentiment from the Art Gallery Bundle with VersaMark and then heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. (Sorry the lighting takes away some of the beauty … to much glare with the lights).

You will be able to see this and many, many more cards along with LIVE Demonstrations this weekend during my Mini Catalog (Sale-a-bration) Launch Party! CLICK HERE & REQUEST MEMBERSHIP You have to be on Facebook as this is where the “Group” is.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed today’s card … it’s perfect for a 50th Wedding Anniversary, a promotion, or a friend who is gold.

Have an amazing week ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Simply Sunday: True Friend Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I’m having fun making lots of card samples for my upcoming Mini Catalog Launch party. I hope you can join me … but till then, I have a pretty card to share with you today. I found the layout on Pinterest and it reminded me of a picture, framed and hanging on the wall.

What better designer paper than the FINE ART FLORAL Designer Paper with it’s “actual” painting design ….

The brush strokes come alive in this pattern. I matted the designer paper with Night of Navy to pull out the color from the paper. The larger piece is Mossy Meadow and acts as a frame which creates the picture affect. I chose Basic White as my card base which pulls out the white in the paper and really makes the designer paper POP!!

This picture really allows you to see the brush strokes in the designer paper… it gives you the appearance of texture. I added some texture to the card by adding the Elegant Faceted Gems, it also brought out the white in the designer paper.

The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy to give a nice flow of color, the sentiment is from the Garden Wishes Stamp Set and it completes my card.

If you like this card … wait till you see what I have in store for you tomorrow! Same layout … well, I don’t want to give it away, you’ll have to come back.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thank you for taking time out to stop by today.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

You’re Invited to My Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalog Launch Party ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you have a relaxing weekend planned, maybe some stamping or enjoying family or friends. I have been having fun planning and preparing for my upcoming New Catalog Launch Party … this will be held on Facebook from Friday, January 14th through Sunday, January 17th!

You don’t have to be present the entire time … We’ll have some games and product introduction leading up to the event and a demonstration on Friday Night. The majority will be happening on Saturday and we’ll close it out on Sunday.

I’ll be sharing projects with you here during the week in conjunction with what I’ll be sharing during the Launch Party.

Join in on the FUN … Copy this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1497489893793307 and put it in the Search Box … then request to be a member! 🙂 I would love to have you! It’s going to be a party!!

Thank you for the visit, meet you back here tomorrow with a fun project.

Gettin’ Punchy? Let’s Party!

Hello Stampin’ Friends & Happy Friday to you!

Today I am excite to share with you two brand new products that YOU can get for FREE!! One is the fabulous stamp set; Punch Party which coordinates with several of our punches and can be earned as a Host set. And the second is the fun designer series paper … Paper Blooms!

I would love to help you get both of these for FREE! If you are not comfortable with an in-home party … we can do a book party or a Facebook party … invite your guests and I’ll throw the party! Let me know if you have any questions about Hosting a party during Sale-a-bration … It’s really a great time to because your friends can get FREE stuff too!

These two weren’t made to go together but they sure make a great pair. I thought I’d start out with the Heart Punch Pack that can be found in the Annual Catalog … perfect for Valentines day. It’s a great time to tell a friend how much you care about them ❤

Let me share a fun technique I used for my card … See the “big polka dots” paper just above us? Yep … I punch my hearts from the Designer paper and then stamped my greeting onto it. You can get the Paper Blooms Designer Paper FREE when you make a purchase of $50 from either the Annual or Mini Catalogs.

The base of my card is Soft Seafoam and my greeting was stamped in Night of Navy which coordinates with the colors in our designer series paper.

Don’t you think that the font of my greeting fits perfectly with the whimsical pattern of our designer paper. I used the Old World Map embossing folder to add a bit more texture and completed my card with the White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon. I think this turned out just so stinkin’ cute!!

Thank you so much for dropping in for a visit today and checking out my blog.

Have yourself a wonderful weekend.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Love You Always Suite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share the new Love You Always Suite with you … a short video and a few samples to start.

With the “LOVE YOU ALWAYS SUITE COLLECTION” everything’s coming up hearts and flowers … it’s simply gorgeous! The elegant images and phrases ensure you have everything you need for love-inspired creativity.

The Love You Always Suite Collection includes

  • Always in My Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
  • Forever & Always Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
  • Floral Heart Dies (10% off)
  • Always Dies (10% off)
  • Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • True Love Designer Series Paper
  • Love You Always Foil Sheets
  • Love You Always Treat Box
  • Blushing Bride 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic Ribbon
  • Heart Charms
  • Matte Black Dots

Product colors: Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, Sahara Sand, Basic Black

With Valentine’s coming up quickly, this amazing suite is sure to have anything you need to make your holiday creations. But this is not only good for Valentines Day but perfect for your wedding occasion.

With all the fabulous papers and accessories, you’ll have even more fun! Love the black & white!

Thank you for joining me today, I’ll be back tomorrow with more new goodies!

Have a great day ~

The New Dragonfly Garden Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a video and card featuring the brand new Dragonfly Garden Bundle from the January – June Mini Catalog. I also highlights the Blending Brushes and how you can create a beautiful background so you don’t have to color in your entire image!

The video will also give you tips on how to maximize your designer paper when punching out the Dragonflies. Sit back and relax … Enjoy!

I do believe that when inking up your brushes, if they are very juicy like my Mossy Meadow was … you must start from outside your cardstock and move your way in using a circular motion. I will by trying more methods to see what I like best, and you’ll be the first I share them with!

My three ink colors for my background were the Mossy Meadow, Misty Moonlight and Blackberry Bliss …

It is hard to see on this photo but as I stated in the video, I used Wink of Stella on my Dragonfly. You’ll see another card in the video (my test card) which I used the Meadow Moments embossing folder and a lot more color variation! I prefer the Mossy Meadow card base and the Subtle 3-D Embossing folder. It allows you to stamp a greeting and then emboss it … and you are still able to read the greeting.

I hope you got a good look at the Dandy Garden Designer Series paper, if not you can watch the video again. It was designed to coordinate with both bundles as it comes from the “super” Suite “Dandy Garden”. I can’t wait to share even more with you … watch for your invitation to join my Mini Catalog Kick Off Party!! It’s coming soon.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Hope you enjoyed the video and the card. You can catch up and watch all my video’s CLICK HERE on my YouTube Channel.

Have a wonderful day!! And if you are in Wisconsin … check out the “Fog Frost” it is sooo cool. Don’t forget to take a picture!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Prepare to Sale-A-Brate!!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you get a look at yesterday’s card? I am thrilled and grateful that it has over 7K views already!! I have so much fun playing with all the new products … and speaking of new products, have you seen the catalog yet?

Check out this cute little video … just click on the arrow!

I have the new catalog also posted on the right hand side of this blog so you can take a peek if yours has not come yet. If it hasn’t … let me know!!

Along with the New Mini Catalog being released, it’s also time to Sale-a-brate!! There are three (3) ways to take advantage of our Sale-a-bration event …

  1. SHOP … Customers (and demonstrators) can earn FREE products for every $50 you spend (before ship/tax)

2. HOST … Hosting a party is a great way to earn FREE product, and it gives your friends a chance to earn FREE products too!! Let’s schedule a date and get you some catalogs. You’ve seen my online parties … I can do the same for you and your friends!! Demonstrations … Fun … and Prizes!!

3. JOIN …. When you join my team (and Stampin’ Up!) you will pick out $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS you will receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit! That is 5 paper stacks!!

Don’t forget to hop over to Facebook and join me LIVE tonight at 6:30 … I’ve got a fun technique and will be using some more of those new products!!

Thanks for joining me today. Please let me know if you have any questions about the New Mini Catalog or Sale-a-bration. I’d be happy to help you with any questions, or get you a catalog if you have not received one from me yet.

Have a great day and I’ll see you on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page for a fun LIVE demonstration.

Just Wanted to Say …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday you got a peak at the NEW Dandy Garden Suite, so today I thought I would share another NEW Suite … the Fine Art Floral Suite! This exquisite suite of products include a stamp set that is beauty in bloom, and is complimented with stunning hand painted designer papers … and it’s topped off with a touch of gold.

I began with a beautiful pattern from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series paper ….

The stunning paper was placed onto Mossy Meadow cardstock to highlight the greens in the paper and make the pinks and red pop!! My card base is white and my sentiment is cut out with white as well. I am using the Foam Adhesive sheets … yes, I am a bit addicted to them now.

This camera angle not only shows you the layers of this card but also gives you a nice close up of the pretty paper. These patterns were hand-painted and then photographed to create these stunning papers … you can see every brush stroke!

The secondary part of my sentiment comes from the Art Gallery Bundle which is included in the Fine Art Floral Suite. I stamped the greeting and then cut it out using one of the coordinating dies. The “Just want to say” is also included in the die set, bundle and suite! I then used the Wink of Stella to make the greeting POP even more!!

The layers and dimension on this card really accent the designer paper. I hope you enjoyed this peak into another product suite, and thank you for checking in with me today.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card as the Jan-June MINI and Sale-a-bration Catalogs go LIVE!! On that note, I just want to say ….

Simply Sunday: Simply Dandy!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s Simply Sunday looks at the Dandy Garden Suite from the New Mini (Occasions) Catalog. I will highlight the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack and the Cards & Envelopes! Talk about simple!

We will begin with the Cards and Envelopes … already printed to give you a head start, all you would really need is to add a sentiment and you’d be done!! But .. I didn’t stop there, I decided to add some of the embellishments from the Memories & More Card Pack.

You will get 20 card bases and 20 matching envelopes in the card & envelope kit (154301). Next I chose the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack … it includes 50 double sided cards in 3 different sizes, plus 4 sticker sheets!! The adhesive backed elements have 2 sheets of 2 different designs.

Although these have adhesive backs, I wanted them popped up so I used the Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped my sentiment from the Garden Wishes Bundle (156220) which contains the Garden Wishes stamp set. All of these items and more are included in this super suite … the Dandy Garden Suite.

All of these items will be available on Tuesday, January 4th! If you have still not received your catalog … please contact me to set up a time to “pick it up”. If yours comes in the mail later … pass it on to a friend!

Thank you for stopping over today to check out my blog.

Happy Sunday ~

Let’s Trim the Town …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share my collection of cards that I created using the Coming Home Bundle / Trimming the Tree Product Suite. The “SUITE” includes …

the “bundle” at a 10% savings, the designer paper, ribbons, and embellishments. The bundle includes the stamp set and dies … 10% savings! Lets take a look at all you can do with this product suite!

My first card highlights two of the patterns in the beautiful Trimming the Town Designer Series paper. I complimented this with the Beautiful World Bundle. The designer paper says holiday greetings in many languages … thus the world! Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to mix and create with several bundles.

My next card is a pretty quick -n- easy card to create. The background is our designer paper, the snow is cut with the dies, and then I hand stamped and colored a cozy cabin in the woods. This would also make a cute birthday card!

Ready for fun and a “waste not” card? The snow scene was created with the die and I flipped the middle one over so the curve was opposite of the others. Then because the dies actually cut out images from the designer paper … I cut out the ones on the bottom that were “not” full houses and buried them in the snow!!

I used the designer paper with the multi-language greetings again to highlight my Snow Globe Ornament. This was actually very easy to create and makes for a FUN card for the recipient!!

I loved using the Trimming the Town Designer paper to decorate the “other side” of the Christmas Countdown kit! The kit comes with everything you need to create a Christmas Countdown calendar, so … when they took out the candy and flipped the little boxes around … the created a cute winter scene!!

Here is my version of the “Slimline” Card … so easy to create when you are working with a designer paper that already has the perfect scene on it!!

This card highlights the designer paper … the background, tree and “layered” house are all cut from the designer paper. This card also features the “Foam Adhesive Sheets” … these are so cool to create with, it’s a double sided adhesive sheet that you can die cut!!

Here (above) is my “Shaker Card” created with an envelope … You heard that right, a clear envelope! It is FUN … Easy and you can Learn How when you CLICK HERE and watch my video! More of that amazing designer paper!! Here is another that would work perfectly as a snowy Birthday card!!

Ahhh … yes, my hand built retreat house!! This card shows how you can layer the houses to build on as big as you would like. I wanted a nice big one so I could invite you all to stamp with me!!

Last but not least is my simply pretty card that showed you how the new Blending Brushes can create a background to highlight your focal point. This card was showcased on yesterdays blog post.

I hope you enjoyed going through all of my “Coming Home” cards … this suite / bundle is fun and easy to create with. You still have two more days before it is gone forever. I listed the supplies below.

Thanks for hanging with me today ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥