Weekly Deals & Last Day of Sale-a-bration

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I will share with you this weeks specials and remind you that today is the last day to place an order for the Sale-a-bration freebies!

Time just seems to be flying  … and I don’t want this to be you


You can order from our Weekly Deals, they are pretty awesome this week, or the Clearance Rack … they have just added more great items!  Not sure what to order?

Try a 3-month My Paper Pumpkin Subscription ON SALE for $54.85 through 3/31/15 AND you can select 1 free Sale a Bration Item with that purchase!

Let me know if you need any help or have any questions…. and now ~

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Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Price: $39.95 $29.96
Chalk Talk Framelits Die
Price: $24.95 $18.71
File Tabs Edgelits Die by Stampin' Up!
Price: $10.95 $8.21
Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Hearts A Flutter Framelits Die
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Squares Collection Framelits Die
Price: $26.95 $20.21
Word Bubbles Framelits Die
Price: $24.95 $18.71


WOW … Don’t you agree that Stampin’ Up! has out done themselves this week? I loved the week they showcased the folders … but I love framelits!! And I think I’ll be getting those “Fun Frames” folders too! What’s your favorite?

Thank you for coming over to my blog today.

Enjoy the beautiful day ~



Love Story Project Life Card Collection by Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

From the Stampin’ Up! blog “Inspired By” /  I’d like to share this post …

Do you struggle with how to use the Project Life cards? Do you have a collection of cards that you haven’t even opened yet? Hopefully I can inspire you to open up your package and put it to good use! I love how versatile the Love Story Project Life Card Collection by Stampin’ Up! (item # 135308) is! These cards are in shades of white, gray, and black.

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For my projects today, I chose to use the white and gray cards for a softer look. This collection of cards allows you to bring whatever color palette you want to your projects. I decided to create a collection of cards that could either be used in a Project Life Photo Pocket Page (item # 135294)—or on cards or tags. Project Life cards aren’t just for memory keeping!

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How did I get started with my collection? First, I chose a color palette to add to these cards: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, and Pear Pizzazz. These colors just make me smile.

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After I decided on my color palette, I pulled out coordinating Color Collections Designer Series Paper Stacks. I used a combination of Subtles (item # 130135), Brights (item # 130134), and 2013–2015 In Colors (item # 130136). These Designer Series Paper Stacks are a go-to product for me. I absolutely LOVE them! I use them all the time on my projects! Then I grabbed a few of my favorite stamps, accessories, and my Aqua Painter (item # 103954) to get started.

Let’s take a closer look at the details on my Love Story Project Life Cards . . .

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After creating this collection of cards, I definitely had a few favorites. I bet you have a few favorites, too!  These are mine.

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Now that I have this collection of cards, I’m ready to create whenever I feel inspired—whether it’s a Project Life page, a card, or a pretty tag for a gift. I hope you feel inspired today to put your hands to paper and create!

I’d like to thank Sarah Sagert, 2014–2015 Artisan Design Team for sharing her beautiful work and expertise.

Thanks for stopping by ~


Simply Sunday … Spring Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a touch of “spring” with you. I have two cards that I created using the Sheer Perfection Vellum… I’m so sad this will be gone in a couple of days! I teamed up the Vellum with the “Crazy About You” stamp set and the coordinating “Flower Medallion Punch” on both cards.



My first card fits well with my “Simply Sunday’s” theme ….


Simple flowers with a touch of Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie from the Brights Collection of Markers. The vellum is placed over our Whisper White with a Basic Gray mat … popped up on a Daffodil Delight card base. Add a simple ribbon and your card is complete.


Inside I added a bit more of the vellum and created a greeting from the “Crazy about You” stamp set. The stamp set is great for creating your own sayings because it has so much to choose from.


My second card has a few more steps but still easy to recreate. I again began with the vellum and colored it in with an Old Olive marker … also from the Brights Collection. Because it takes a bit to dry, I dipped it in clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. This gave it some added texture and really made the green pop!


The vellum was mounted on Old Olive and then matted on the Basic Gray, and secured to the Old Olive card base. I used the Oval Collection Framelits for the greeting and topped off the flower with a rhinestone.


I finished off the inside with a couple of left over strips of cardstock and stamped the flower in the corner.  There are more great patterns in the vellum, and if you need to put in an order, do it before the Sale-a-bration period ends on Tuesday … don’t miss out.

As for my Stampin’ Tip … I wanted to show you a neat way I was shown to store my Photopolymer sets.

I took the clear sheet with the images on & slide it into my stamp case … make sure that the words are “backwards”, then you can place your photopolymer stamps directly onto the case. They stick just fine.

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With this set I needed to use both sides of the case, so I slide in a piece of plain white computer paper to block the writing that is on the sleeve.  You could do this to both sides if you like the brighter image on the left.

Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit my blog.

Have a wonderful day ~


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …  A combination of these supplies ($50 or more purchase) will get your your Sheer Perfection Vellum… FREE. Just type in item code: 138639

One free gift for each $50 in purchases…. (so 2 gifts for a $100 order, 3 gifts for a $150 order + $25 in hostess merchandise credit to spend any way you like!)  CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW

Final Days of Sale-a-bration

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Sale-A-Bration 2015 ends March 31, but there are still a few more days to get exclusive, limited-time product. Check out these beautiful projects for inspiration while making those last minute product selections!






Thanks for dropping by… be sure to stop back tomorrow as I will be posting 2 of my creations using the new SAB vellum and s great stampin’ tip.

Have a great day !


Spring is Coming ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share a card with you that will warm you like spring! The warm color combination of Rose Red and Daffodil Delight bring this card to life. The magical background was created using a technique call “Bokeh” ….


This is one of the cards I created for a Make & Take project at my March Star’s by Design Team meeting … My technique club participants will be thrilled to know that they will be learning this technique in our April meetings! They however will have two totally different designs, along with a technique sheet!

I will share the details of the technique with you in April, after my technique clubs are held. It’s really not that far away.

I used the “Petal Potpourri” stamps set with the coordinating “Flower Medallion Punch”. You can bundle these two items and save 15% … love that!  Also featured on the card is the “And Many More” stamp set … a must have in your collection. We just can’t have enough greeting sets, can we?

I hope you enjoyed this touch of spring, and have a wonderful day.

Thanks for stopping by ~


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

Click on any of the items for more details or to begin shopping.


Throw Back Thursday … Remembering When

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I thought I would do something a little different, something fun …

In March 2000 I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, so I have been celebrating my 15 years in many ways, and there are still more celebrations to come.

Today I’d like to share a bit of those past 15 years ….

I will have to start with 2003 – I don’t have any digital pictures to share from before that.

I’ve always loved this verse, and it’s so true … Many have come and gone throughout the 15 years, but you have all touched my life and I am so grateful that you have been part of this journey.

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“Home is Where Your Heart Is” was our very first Ronald McDonald stamp set. As you know, with each sale of a RMHC stamp set a donation is made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities serving terminally ill children and their families as well as an annual contribution of $100,000.

I’m so proud to be associated with a company who so strongly believes in giving back, not only to their community but around the globe.

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One of my favorites …. the covered bridges. Oh how I wish these would come back!

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My very first Stampin’ Up! cruise ALASKA!! … I couldn’t have done it with out you!Alaska cruise 001OMG … We were walking on a glacier!! Better yet, we took a helicopter to get to there. It was amazing, simply amazing. Thank you.

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Convention 2004 with my stampin’ sisters!

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This is the card that won my 2004 Christmas Card contest. The cards were put on my website and you voted. I should do that again … it was fun, and you ladies sent in some great cards!

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These two cards are from the 2007 Sale-a-bration Stamp Camp. Love that little fishie, and the word search background stamp was fun, fun, fun!


This yummy card was from our 2008 Kick-Off party! I think I still have a bunch of those beads in my back room! lol (With a whole lot of other stuff)



Our 2009 Incentive Trip to Hawaii. I don’t look that good in this picture, but our dancer does!


I had the privilege to go to the Arizona memorial and Pearl Harbor. Words cannot describe the feelings that I had while there. God Bless all the men and women who have or are serving our country.100_3217_0001b

2010 … 10 years! A gold pin with 2 diamonds from Stampin’ Up! and a surprise from my Thursday night Technique Club …


Flowers, a superbly delicious cake, decorations and wine! I’ve always said “I’ve got the best stampin’ friends in the world!”


2011 … The year we lost our sister Ruthie to Pancreatic Cancer. I would not have made it through that year if it hadn’t been for the love and support of my stampin’ friends, and my family. Ruthie was one of those people who was always happy … my inspiration, my sister, my friend. Miss youMEandRUTHIE


My 2012 Sale-a-bration / Mardi Gras Stamp Camp … Oh what fun that was! It’s about time I put some pictures of my stampin’ friends on here!!000_1069 Blossom Get Well Card

November 2012 … Our very first “STAMPIN’ RETREAT”.


We had a full house and have since added Spring Retreats. It’s an all-inclusive stamping retreat … just bring your smile and your favorite adhesive, Eileen and I take care of the rest!


Oh yes … and in the time honored tradition of Stampin’ Up! … we offer pillow gifts to our guests as well. Stampin’ Up! is the perfect mentor for taking good care of their stampers!

2013 … I earned the incentive trip to beautiful San Diego and kicked off “Linda’s Stampin’ Escape” blog!sandiego-harbor-island_2009_600x450

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2014 … More stamp camps, more retreats, stamp clubs, etc.



And what will 2015 and beyond hold? More fun, more friendships, more stamping!

I don’t want to get corny but my life really has changed because you are in it! We have laughed and we have cried, the love and support you have shown over the years is amazing. Love you guys!

Thanks for hanging out with me today and looking back at my past 15 years with Stampin’ Up! and you.

Have a beautiful day ~


S-A-B Product of the Week… In Color Accessory Pack

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

First, I hope you are having a great day, second I’d like to say that the stamp set that was used in yesterday’s card was LOTUS BLOSSOM. Correction made, now I can go on with my day – LOL.

I have some cute card samples for you today from our Inspired by Blog ….

Check out our new buttons and twine for a real good time! The exclusive, limited-time In Color Accessory Pack gives you 25 yards (total) of Thick Baker’s Twine and 30 buttons (total) in our 2014-2016 In Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist. Accent your projects, add bows to your packages, and revel in our sweet In Colors!


sAMP2Ahhh … here you see the buttons and twine teamed up with the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper … Love this stuff! My fingers are crossed that they put this in our Annual Catalog next year!!

SAMP5On this sample … the buttons and twine are brought together with one of the Project Life kits! Project life kits are a great way to get some quick scrapbooking done, and it looks fabulous.


I think this is my favorite … love that she used the word framelit and the Irresistibly Yours Specialty paper.

Speaking of favorites …. You were right, the Petite Petals Punch is my favorite of this weeks Weekly Deals bunch 🙂

We want to thank our talented artist, Janet Wakeland for sharing her cards with us.

Thanks for checking out my blog today ~

Happy Wednesday!