Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Great news for great savings today! Bonus Deals You Can’t Miss!


STAMPIN’ UP! SAVINGS STARTS NOW …Right now is the perfect time to enjoy more savings, because June 30–August 3, there are MORE items in the WEEKLY DEALS (save up to 30%) and extra items in the CLEARANCE RACK (save up to 60%)! You’ll want to hurry though, because Weekly Deals discounts are available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices.

WOW … so many awesome products on sale!!  Just click on the links above and it will take you directly to the Weekly Deals or the Clearance Rack.

2 Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: $18.00 $13.50
2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers by Stampin' Up!
Price: $15.00 $10.50
Brights Sequin Assortment  by Stampin' Up!
Price: $5.00 $3.50
Build a Banner Kit by Stampin' Up!
Price: $23.00 $17.25
Calypso Coral 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Price: $7.00 $4.90
Classy Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!
Price: $6.00 $4.20
Fun Flower Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: $18.00 $13.50
Fuse Fast Adhesive by Stampin' Up!
Price: $10.00 $7.50
Pretty Petals 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Assortment Pack  by Stampin' Up!
Price: $7.00 $5.25
Silver Sequin Trim by Stampin' Up!
Price: $5.00 $3.75
Smoky Slate Thick Baker’s Twine by Stampin' Up!
Price: $3.50 $2.63

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Last Chance to get 2 FREE Stamp Sets … Ends Today!

Recruit Promo


Take your passion for stamping and Stampin’ Up! products to a new level when you purchase the the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! thru me. Get two FREE stamp sets as a bonus if you join by June 30.


So … What do you get when you purchase $99 Kit??
• FOR $99 YOU CHOOSE: Up to $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for your kit. That’s $26 in FREE product.
TWO FREE STAMP SETS THRU JUNE 30! Choose any 2 stamp sets to add to your kit FREE.
FREE SHIPPING: The kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings
MORE SAVINGS: Enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days). Stock up and save on your favorite paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free products thru Stampin’ Rewards.
DISCOUNT ON EACH ORDER: You’ll receive a minimum of a 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active.
FREE catalogs
PREVIEW new product and purchase before everyone else!
TRY IT OUT … Take advantage of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits through at least three months (the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter). If you reach $300 in purchases and/or sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter, you’ll renew for another quarter! If not, you drop with no penalty.
NO OBLIGATION to host workshops or parties!


You may contact me with your questions or concerns …

I’m here to help you, and my Star’s Group can’t wait to meet you!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Remember to contact me if you have any questions on today’s announcements.

Have a wonderful day ~


Photo Tips From Becky Higgins

Hello Stampin’ Friends, Today I have a special post for my scrapbookers … Photo tips from Becky Higgins.

Becky has designed “Project Life” … a fabulous way to scrapbook, I’ve posted videos before to introduce you to Becky. She has also partnered with Stampin’ Up! to bring her scrapbooking ease to Stampin’ Up!s amazing designs.

Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and enjoy …

Photo Tips From Becky Higgins

Ever wondered how to improve the pictures you take? Check out some tips on getting those great, every day shots from Becky Higgins.

Those are great tips for scrap booking!  We sometimes overlook the obvious but then later wish we had captured those moment.

My favorite tip was using the different angle shots!  I’ll be using that one for sure.

Hope you enjoyed as much as I did.  I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for the Weekly Deals!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of our Bonus Deals! You can save up to 30% on even more Weekly Deals, or up to 60% on extra items in the Clearance Rack (while supplies last), but remember: Weekly Deals discounts are available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices, so contact me (lindaluvs2stamp@aol) before the deals run out!

I will post links for you tomorrow that will direct you to the Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack.

Have a good day ~


This cards For You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a card that will be just one of many featured at my New Catalog Kick-Off Party! We will be showcasing 7 stamp sets! You will make 7 fabulous cards – 1 from each of the showcased stamp set, plus you’ll get to use some of the new designer papers and embellishments!

Each of the 7 stamp sets will also have a coordinating board which will have 5 additional samples made from that stamp set!  If that isn’t enough … we’ll be raffling the boards off at the end of the night! You could go home with all those cards!

If you have not received your e-invite … then please message me ( or leave a note below with your e-mail and I will make sure I send you all the information.

Today’s card features the “Wilderness Awaits” stamp set. I knew I had to have this set … so many of my friends are dog lovers, and well … that fox is just too cute! I think it will make great masculine cards.


The elk is stamped on vanilla … I love that the designer papers take all the guess work out of coordinating my colors.The elk is stunning and I simply colored it in using my ink pads and blender pen.

I wanted a lot of color yet still maintain the masculine look so I used the Bohemian Designer Series paper, and mounted it on Island Indigo cardstock.

The greeting comes from the stamp set and was punched out with the 3/4″ oval punch (discontinued) but the back is actually from the bow builder punch!!  I just cut off the edges!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share and that you consider joining us on the 13th of July (remember to contact me for more details)   We’d love to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of you day!


Kissing Technique Card Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It appears I ran into some technical problems yesterday and my post didn’t show up when expected. Hopefully everything is back to normal!

Today I have a card to share with you that illustrates the kissing technique. Hope you got the chance to watch the video yesterday (or this morning!). I chose the “I Think You’re Great” stamp set from the new catalog. It has the perfect stamps for the kissing technique.


I inked up my cloud in Marina Mist and “kissed” it to the scalloped pattern stamp … It makes the cloud look a bit fluffier! The beautiful sun comes from the “Kinda Eclectic” stamp set and the greeting from our Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set “Sprinkles of Life”.

I used the new Silver Metallic Thread to create my silver lining behind my cloud. I think it turned out pretty cute.

From this angle you can see that I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop us the front of my card…. just a little added dimension.


As for the Kissing Technique Tip … If you’re working with a larger solid image in a lighter shade, you can kiss it to a more detailed image inked up in a color that is darker than your solid.  For example … use the solid balloon from “Celebrate Today” and kiss it with “World Map” or “Corner Garden”.  Play with it and have some fun!

Till tomorrow … have a great day.

Thanks for stopping by ~



Kissing Technique Video …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

(Sorry for the lateness … Don’t know why it did not post!)

Today I have a video for you that shows how easy it is to create using the kissing technique.  It’s really simple but adds some “zing” to your card.

Sit back and enjoy the video …

Now stop back tomorrow to see what I have created using the kissing technique. I’ll also have a great “tip” for you that really makes this technique say “wow”.

I also want to wish my daughter Nichole a very happy birthday today!!

See you tomorrow …

Have a wonderful Friday ~


Over the Rainbow …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Just a quick post to share with you today, some samples from the “Over the Rainbow” stamp set.

You will find these cute samples on page 21 in the catalog.  I can’t wait to get my set and begin stamping … so much you can do with this stamp set!


Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a colorful day!


Happy Thoughts ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m really excited to share my alternative project from the June 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit with you. I really love the way it turned out!!  I used only the items that were in the kit. There are two different styles of cards in this months kit, so I focused on one of the two …

First I wanted to show the card designer per the kit …


I have a tip for those of you who have not begun to assemble your kits yet … The white block for this style card is 3-1/2″ wide x 3-3/4″ length, be sure you assemble this way. I started with the largest block in the upper right hand corner, then worked by way around the block.

I love the way the twine is behind the flower … I’m going to have to do this more on my cards! 

Now it’s time to show you my design …



I began by cutting 2-1/2″ off the envelope liner (there’s plenty let to line the visible part of your envelope). This allows me to make my card horizontal vs. the vertical design of the original.

I then wrapped it with the twine. I love the texture it adds to the card and it really does tie the “Tip Top Taupe” color throughout the card.

I hope my card inspires you to challenge the design and have some fun creating! 

Thank you for stopping back to check out my blog.

Happy Thoughts …