Festival of Trees …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

So sorry I missed you yesterday … I was not on holiday, but was having technical difficulties, but I’m back and as promised I have the “Good Greetings” and “Festival of Trees” card to share.  Actually, two cards today!

A sweet and simple card for Saturday (now Sunday) that will brighten anyone’s holiday spirit.  I picked  Cherry Cobbler and Almost Artichoke for my color pallet.

The tree I used, one of five in the set is fun to use when you pop that second color in with the coordinating dots!  They even have garland included in this set.  If only decorating our trees at home where this easy!


My background was embossed with the “On Point” embossing folder that is also in the Holiday catalog.  You know … you could use it for a cute Birthday card – just have them pointing as if they were arrows!  Or for those of us from Wisconsin, turn it upside down … Ice cycles falling from our roof!  LOL

My greeting of course is the “Good Greetings” stamp set… Free with a qualifying party of order.  I used the square punch to create the banner ends and then curled them up for a more dramatic look.  A pretty little bow created with the bakers twine completes our first card.


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I used the same color pallet and stamp sets as I did for the first card.  I love showing how versatile the stamp sets are, and how different cards can look when just changing up a background.

On this card, I stamped the background with the “Good Greetings” stamp set instead of using the embossing folders.  I think this is a fun, creative way to use your greetings!

I created my focal point on this card with the use of the Oval Framelit dies, it really shows off our floral tree so beautifully.  The trees on both cards were popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I love that extra dimension on a card.


This card was completed by tying a simple bow with the Cherry Cobbler seam binding… it adds a bit more elegance to the card, where the bakers twine fit better on our first card.  Each type of ribbon has a purpose, and I’m so glad we have a wonderful variety to choose from.

Hope you enjoyed today’s showcase of the Good Greetings and Festival of Trees stamp sets.  The Festival of Trees can also be purchased in a bundle, with a coordinating punch!  I love coordinating punches… and Bundles!  Who doesn’t love to save 15%!

Thank you for stopping back …

I hope you have a wonderful day.


You may click on the image for more details or to begin shopping at my on-line store.



Fun, Friends & Free Stuff …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have a great card to share with you that features the “Good Greetings” stamp set!  Great news…  From now until Oct. 31,  YOU will be able to earn the exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your stampin’ party or customer order reaches $300!  That’s in addition to the other exiting benefits!

That’s right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from through Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.


Let’s get ready to party!  The only way to earn this exclusive stamp set is to host a party or place a qualifying order; the Good Greetings Stamp Set will not be offered for purchase and only lasts until October 31!

I am teaming up the “Fall Fest” stamp set from the Holiday catalog with the “Good Greetings” stamp set.  I shared a Fall Fest card with you as a sneak peek, but the catalog went live yesterday.  Click HERE to see that card share.

I used the “masking” technique to create the moon and cloud effect, using Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy.


 The pumpkins were stamped with the Pumpkin Pie and topped off with the Old Olive marker.  The faces were done in StazOn.  I also sponged Pumpkin Pie on the pumpkins so the lines weren’t so obviously white.

My greeting was highlighted with the use of the Word Bubble Framelit dies… It’s a great stamp set!  I’d love to help you earn it 🙂

Stop back tomorrow, I will share a card featuring the “Good Greetings” stamp set and “Festival of Tree’s” stamp set from the Holiday catalog .

Thanks so much for visiting me…

Have an awesome day ~


Here is a list of ingredients used to create the card (except the Hostess set: Good Greetings/ Listed above)  Click on any of the items for more details or begin shopping.



Travel the World! Last Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As promised, another swap card from our demonstrator gathering.  This card is from Kathy C… one of my Star’s!

Kathy used the Traveler stamp set.  My clubs used this last year and will love to have another sample.  How beautiful is this card!

Kathy began with the World Map background stamp … and used the new Blendabilities Markers and some sponging on this card. I love how it really defines the map.


The ship from the Traveler stamp set was stamped on Whisper White and then cut out with the Window Frames Collection Framelit and then matted with the same.  It really creates a nice focal point to her card.


Travel is only one of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! TODAY is the Last Day to take advantage of FREE additional merchandise.  You chose $150 worth of products for only $99.

Plus there’s FREE Shipping … It’s a great time to take advantage of the savings.  There is no obligation to do anything further, or you can chose to get your friends over and save 30% off your first order.

LET’S HAVE SOME FUN HERE …. Go get your Holiday Catalog, now turn to page 51.  Let’s Play BINGO!  What are some of requirements for a job / career?

Here’s a few of mine …

* Get paid to have fun – They say, If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life!

* Meet new friends – so true!

* FREE Stuff – Gotta love that!

* Be part of something great – I love being associated with a company who gives back to the community and the world.

* Stamp away stress … Many of my club members will agree to this!!

* Earn cash for a dream trip – HECK… You can earn that dream trip for FREE!  All expenses paid for 2.

These are some of my favorites, but I’ll admit … all of those items listed are true.  What drives you?

I would love for you to join my group of Star’s! We meet monthly, I send out newsletters, updates, and even fun card samples to inspire. I also host demonstrator retreats, where we meet up, catch up, swap, and stamp.

I can help you in however you decide to run your business (or not).  I do have hobby stampers in my group … and we are fun lovin’ stampin’ sisters 🙂  CLICK HERE JUST TO CHECK IT OUT

Take it for a test drive, if it’s not for you … you can stop at anytime with no penalties or harassment.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you consider joining my Star’s family and the Stampin’ Up! community.  It truly is an amazing and inspiring experience to be a party of!


Have yourself a most wonderful day ~


HOLIDAY CATALOG GOES LIVE TODAY …. Let me know if you need help with your order.

To shop the “Holiday Catalog” CLICK HERE


Here are the supplies Kathy used on her card.

To my Stampin’ Friends … I Heart You

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I am sharing with you a little peek into my Appreciation Party and a new card I designed to say “Thank You”!  Make sure you go all the way to the end … I don’t want you to miss a thing!

Let me start with one of the cards my Hostesses stamped.  We had a stamp camp after the dinner, but my hostesses were treated to two additional cards … my way of saying “Thanks” for stampin’ with me this past year.

The card was inspired by a fellow demonstrators card … the talent pool within our demonstrator circle is endless and very inspiring!


Because I will be sharing several samples with you … I will be listing the ingredients after each project, this will make it easier for you to pick out the items you want on your wish list.

The stamp set used is of course, a hostess set … I Like You, found on page 237.  The greeting comes from the Photopolymer stamp set; Endless Birthday Wishes.  My favorite thing about this stamp set is that you can create your own phrases!  Such as … have a lovely day!


I used different Designer Series Paper for the belly bands, but this one comes from the Park Lane packet.  The flowers were fun to make and topped off the box so nicely.

The door prizes contained samples of our newest embellishments from the annual catalog.  One of the goodies enclose was a yard of each of the 5 “Thick Bakers Twine” … which will bring me to my next sample!

I wanted to share a card that showcased at least one of the door prize goodies, and this is what I thought of …  All of the 5 thick bakers twine are present with hearts streaming down.  I want my stampin’ friends to know exactly what they mean to me, and how much I really do appreciate their loyalty and friendship.  I really do “HEART YOU”.


Hope you got a little taste of the fun that we had at the Appreciation party.  You can be there next year … I’m taking bookings right now for fall and Christmas stampin’ parties!

Contact me, ( lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) I’d love to share the exciting new products with you and your friends.

Here is a quick reminder of our current promotions … just click on anyone of them to get more details.  Thank you.

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Thanks for stopping by …

Hope you have a wonderful day!







Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have the weekly deals to share with you.  I also want to give a quick shout out to all the ladies who attended the Appreciation Party last night … THANK YOU again!  I had a blast, hope you did too.

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

130016L Marina Mist 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 130016
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $8.95
Clips Essentials Hardware Item # 129964
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46
Chocolate Chip 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 130014
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71
Circles Collection Framelits Die Item # 130911
Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21
Blossom Punch Item # 125603
Regular Price: $16.95
Discounted Price: $12.71
Vintage Faceted Buttons Item # 127555
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46
Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit – Digital Download Item # 126027
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $5.97


Wow… many great deals here, what is your favorite?  I love that the Circle Collection Framelits are on Sale and the punch.

I am also eying up the Playful Polka Dot Digital Kit … hmmm.  I guess you’ll find out soon if I get it or not. lol

CURRENT PROMOTIONS … just click on anyone of them to get more details, OR contact me.  Thank you.

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Have a great day, you deserve it!





“Hello” to another Sneak Peak!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I am sharing with you Eileen’s swap card from our Star’s group meeting on Friday.  It’s a sneak peek as this set is not available until Thursday!

Eileen used the “Four Feathers” Bundle (W-137629 / C – 137630) you can purchase the stamp set or framelits separately but a 15% savings sounds good to me!

Love the colors on this card… reminds me of a warm fall day!  Eileen used Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.  She used the “Arrows” textured folder to create the background.

Eileen Swap

I love how Eileen used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch with the “Four Feathers” bundle to create the focal point of the card.  She topped off the tag with the Gold Metallic Bakers Twine.

Also highlighted on the tag is the new “Color me Autumn” Washi Tape … coming in the Holiday catalog.

Eileen used the “Gorgeous Grunge” stamp set to add a bit more color to the Crushed Curry feather … I think it turned out spectacular!

Eileen Swap-close up

It’s amazing that adding that little bit of color makes the feather really “pop”.

I appreciate the visit today.  I’m sure you’ve enjoyed Eileen’s card as much as I have.

Here is a quick reminder of our current promotions … just click on anyone of them to get more details.  Thank you.

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Hope you have a fabulous week ~






Lovin’ what I do …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Man … I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!   If you read the blog yesterday you know I just met with my downline  (people I have recruited into my stampin’ family) and that I will be sharing those swaps with you.

Yesterday I spent the day finishing and packing up the Make & Takes for the Hostess / Customer Appreciation Party … Oh, I can’t wait for my stampers to arrive!  I’m so excited … we are going to have a blast!  I’ll post 🙂  It is amazing the lives you touch when you are in this business.

So today … I’m going to share the Make & Take I presented to the Star’s group…  A Masking Technique and a some stampin’ tips!

With summer coming to an end and fall right around the corner I wanted to share not only a new stamp set, but a something to really highlight it.


Lets begin with the masking, I used two post it notes together (if you don’t have the longer ones) … make sure the “sticky” edges are to the inside where you will be sponging.

I began with Daffodil Delight and started 1/3 of the way down the area to be sponged, this way the darker area is where you begin and you work your way up so the top is lighter.  You can always add more color but you can’t take it back off.

The Pumpkin Pie – start 2/3 of the way down so as you move up, it’s lighter and will blend beautifully with the Daffodil.  The Blackberry bliss will start at the bottom and again, work your way up.  STAMPIN’ TIP: I do this technique of sponging in a circular motion because that helps blend it nicely too.

The stamp set is the “HOLIDAY HOME” (135095) from the Holiday Catalog.  It is a photopolymer set so yo won’t have to worry about those smaller images falling off the blocks … they stick so nicely and being clear, it’s a breeze to align!


We stamped the tallest of the 3 houses in this set (there is also fun stuff for Christmas… very versatile) then we colored the house in to create a silhouette!  Don’t you just love it!  We left the windows alone so the color from our sponging would come through.

I just have to let you know that this stamp set has coordinating framelits (135857) and you can purchase it as a bundle (137631) too!  Catalog orders can begin AUG.28th in !!  Please let me know if you did not get your catalog.


Thanks so much for the visit … be sure to check back daily as I will be posting more of the Star’s gathering swaps and pics and samples from my Appreciation Party!

Here is a quick reminder of our current promotions … just click on anyone of them to get more details.  Thank you.

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Have a super Sunday~