Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s a bit chilly out today … 43° F.  It appears that fall has arrived!

Today I would like to share the weekly deals with you.  Again Stampin’ Up! has put one of our brand new punches on sale… the “Hearts Border” punch.  I just love it.

I also love the “Hip Hip Hooray” card kit! It includes Includes 20 printed card bases (10 ea. of 2 designs), 5 sticker sheets, 20 Kraft envelopes, 1 sheet of Stampin’ Dimensionals¨, 18′ Whisper White Baker’s Twine; 10 mini paperclips; 3-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block; 1 Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot. Hooray for quick, handcrafted cards!



Also on the top of my list is the “For the Birds” stamp set (wood). This is one of my first suggestion for new stampers because it gives you the best bang for your buck!  And, now it’s on sale.  It has a greeting for many occasions … Maybe I can find some of my cards and share them with you tomorrow.

Then there are the “Very Vintage” Designer Buttons … they are so delicate and beautiful, perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

Hope you enjoyed the new deals … please let me know if I can help you with a purchase.  You can click on any of the items for a full description and / or to begin shopping my on-line store.

I’d like to thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Stay warm and have a wonderful day ~



Marvelous Monday Card Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s the start of a new week and I have some great cards to share with you today.  These cards were created by the Stampin’ Up! Concept team … aren’t they just “marvelous!”


This sweet birthday card was created with the Flower Patch stamp set.




Wouldn’t you just love to find this bright and fun “hello” in your mailbox?  They used the “Draw the Line” and “Borderettes” stamp sets.


Last but not least … is our Thanks card from the stamp set “Another Thank You” … the “many” was omitted from this stamp to simply say “THANKS”.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you have a marvelous Monday!




Into the Pumpkin Patch ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Sunday to you.  Today I’d like to share the last of my Motley Monsters trio … three cards from one sheet of the designer paper.  Believe me, I have enough to make another 3 cards, if not more!

The beautiful leaves on yesterdays card were flipped over to the pumpkin side today … How fun would it be to walk through the pumpkin fields as cute as these.  My cat & bat are the leftovers from the Motley Monster line up on Friday’s card.


That’s what I call great left overs … all I did was stamp the “Trick or Treat” greeting from the Good Greetings stamp set. Don’t forget you can get this stamp set for free with a qualifying order or hosting a stampin’ party.


I added a strip of Crushed Curry for a pop of color and then wrapped it with burlap strings that I pulled off of the burlap ribbon.  I love that it’s crimped and adds a natural look and great texture to the card.

Another quick and easy card using the fun Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper. I’ll be back to share more Halloween and Autumn cards.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Simply Saturday: Grateful

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I shared a card using the “Motley Monsters” Designer Series paper and said that I would be sharing more. So today I have used the a piece of the leftovers from yesterday to create a fall card … a card of Gratitude.

My base colors are Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry which comes from the designer paper, and then I turned the designer paper (yes … this is from Motley Monsters) and turned it so the leaves appear to be falling to the bottom.


I used the new “Merry Everything” stamp set and the coordinating “Note Tag” punch, then topped it off with the “Tangelo Twist” ribbon.  You can save 15% if you bundle the two on your purchase.

I tipped the greeting so it also appeared to by gently falling with the leaves.  Don’t you just love autumn!?

The greeting was of course “popped” up with our Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Dimensionals. The inside was completed with a piece of Whisper White for your note, and a touch of the designer paper at the bottom.


Such a sweet and simple card that can be created in just minutes!

Thank you so much for stopping by Linda’s Stampin’ Escape today … I am truly grateful.

Have a wonderful day ~


Oh yes … I was going to tell you which of the “Motley Monsters” on yesterdays card was my favorite … It’s that cute little skeleton!  Here’s a list of ingredients for today’s card.


Trick or Treat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s FRIDAY!!! And it’s been a while since I did a “Fast -n- Furious” Friday so I thought I would bring it back today.  I have a cute and easy card for Halloween… your ghouls & goblins will love it.

We will begin with the “Motley Monsters” Designer Series paper. It is so fun to use, in fact … for the next 2 days I will share with you 2 more cards that are not only made with the Motley Monsters, but with the same sheet of paper!

Over the next few weeks I will be doing a Halloween showcase … so stay tuned!


For this card I simply cut this piece of paper down to 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ … I then matted it with Bermuda Bay and mounted it onto my Basic Black Base.  That easy!

The greeting is for our hosting promotion stamp set, Good Greetings.  You can get this stamp set for FREE by hosting a home stampin’ party, a book show, or by placing your own order … $300 in sales is all you need.  This is above and beyond your regular hostess dollars!  Sweet!!


The greeting is highlighted by the Word Window and Modern Label punches.  I used the smallest of the pearls and dyed them black with a Sharpe® … I like the way it anchors the greeting.  I used the Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up and create more texture.

Don’t you just love these Motley Monsters? Can YOU guess which one of these little guys is my favorite? Put your response in the comment box … I’ll let you know tomorrow which one it is.


Thank you for coming to my blog today …

Hope you have a sweet one!




Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you the Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit video.  It’s such a cute wreath to decorate with for the upcoming Halloween season.

Here are some additional samples that were shared at our Stampin’ Up! National Convention …

Sara_convention14_samples_20It is so cute, and a bit of a twist from the original wreath, just by cutting down the silver spider web.


Sara_convention14_samples_7 Oh my … this is the sweetest Halloween treat bag I’ve ever seen.  I love the partial spider web (or you could turn then into bat wings!)


Sara_convention14_samples_6Here is a cute Halloween card using the wreath kit supplies.  You choose how you want to decorate your wreath and have FUN with it!  Make sure you use us those left overs to create something cool.

Thanks for checking it out …

Have a fabulous day!



Pumpkins + Halloween = FUN!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

What goes great with Halloween … well, pumpkins of course! Better yet … Paper Pumpkins!  I love getting that pretty package each month and the surprise that is in store for me.

TO MY Paper Pumpkin Pals (subscribers) … watch your e-mails because your getting an invitation to make our September kits together. I’ll even show you another cute project for these fabulous items!

This months Paper Pumpkin was filled with Halloween treats, NO tricks! Just look at all these goodies.



I just love the stamps.. they Rock!!  One of the best benefits of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber … you get to keep all these great stamps, long after all the goodies are gone.

AND … they are exclusive to Paper Pumpkin … you can’t buy them anywhere else.

Check back … because I will be posting some cute Halloween cards using these great Halloween stamps!

Here’s a fun video to show you how easy these are to make.

These cute little bags will hold the sweetest of treats for your Trick 0r Treater’s.  What a special gift to hand out to a grandchild, niece, nephew, neighbor or a friend.


You can sign up for the next month Paper Pumpkin –


The Paper Pumpkin also makes the perfect gift … and Christmas is coming soon.

Hope you enjoyed the fun today.