Samples & Tips from the Stampin’ Up! Convention …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you some cute cards and tips that Stampin’ Up! shared with us at Convention.  One of my favorite parts of convention is the main stage presentations where the home office demonstrates new products and techniques ….


These cute 2 x 2 note cards were created with the “Watercolor Wishes” kit. Because this stamp set is part of the kit, they demonstrated this cute project as another fabulous way to use the stamps!

You’ll just cute the cardstock into 2″ x 4″ strips and fold in half.  She used one of my favorite paper stacks – Pretty Petals to create the envelopes and embellish with hearts!! The sweet little heart comes from the “Itty Bitty Accents” Punch Pack.

She also showed us how to make the envelopes for our little note cards! I love that she shared this board with us … now I can share it with you! Notice she used the punch board to trim the edges of the card 🙂


Convention is always a great time … learning how to use the products in more than one way, meeting up with friends from all over the country that you have made over the years, and making new friends!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share as much as I did watching the presentation and that it inspired you to pull out your designer paper and envelope punch board!


I have a list of ingredients below if you need to order any of the items listed. It will take you directly to my on-line store and give full descriptions of the item.

Thank you for joining me today ~




Now through September 10th …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

While at Convention we enjoyed many displays, so I’d like to share a tantalizing group of them with you… some of you may be walking down memory lane as you view these. It’s our Paper Pumpkin review …


These displays were huge! Inside the highlighted (red) area were the actual ingredients we found in our Paper Pumpkin kits … so here’s the close up as we saw it!


There were many months featured but I’m showcasing some of my favorites ….



Here’s a few more …



And then ….


Here is what the display reads …





No camera’s allowed beyond this point!

What!? … I can’t show everyone the next two kits!!  Oh heavens!! Let me just say, you won’t be disappointed, BOTH of these kits are awesome! (August showcases a great technique that my clubs raved over and September is the cutest projects just in time for the fall season).

Stampin’ Up! is offering 50% OFF your next two months  This promo is for new subscribers only


If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Dates: Now through September 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). CLICK HERE TO TRY IT OUT!

 Former subscribers can sign back up at anytime!

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Thank you for stopping by my today! Let me know if you have any questions with Paper Pumpkin.

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Have a great day!





Come along with me …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … life returns to normal today! Back home and back to work, but before all that, I want to take you along for the ride also known as Convention ….

Follow the pics to the end, then watch the fun Convention video!


I can’t waste a moment to enjoy the trip to Salt Lake City – here is a beautiful view from the plane of the Grand Canyon …


Isn’t it amazing! Now onto Salt Lake and a wonderful view from the sky!


I catch the wing in the photo when I can so my grandkids believe that I’m really flying in one of those big airplanes. But we do have to come down, and when we do … we enjoy ourselves.


After dinner (At the Cheesecake Factory!) we were strolling through the outside mall area and ran into Stampin’ Up! staff who had goodies if you were willing to play a few games! We (Eileen, Debi, myself and Brenda) and went back to our rooms with fun Stampin’ Up! product.

Time to kick off Convention! Loved the beautiful stage ….


With Shelli on a Mission trip, her daughter Sara took over the duties for her …



During our stay at Convention there was so much to do and experience. Here Brenda and Debi our playing with the Fast Fuse and learning the how to’s …


At the Show & Tell areas, the Stampin’ Up! staff showed us some of the new products in the upcoming Holiday Catalog and some of the fascinating things these products can do!


Below is one of several sitting area’s that Stampin’ Up! set up so that we could take a break, or hang out with some of our friends from across the country. Behind you can see the rows and rows of card samples! Convention is awesome … and a wonderful way to recharge.


Each year Stampin’ Up! hosts an incentive trip … Here’s what we will be working for this year!


Wow … it was an exciting Convention! I would love to show you more, but I’d have to buy you a pot of coffee! lol  Hope you enjoyed the trip … it was sad to say goodbye!

Check out the video …

Thanks for popping in on me today!

Hope you have a wonderful day ~


Home … with the Weekly Deals!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I arrived home from Convention “early” this morning, thus the late post. We had a wonderful time, spent Sunday hangin’ with some wonderful ladies (and fellow demonstrators) and Monday in the Genealogy library… I found my 5X great grandmother!

However … I was also planning some wonderful stamping events and classes!! There is so much to show you … I can’t wait 🙂

Today I have the weekly deals for you! Wow … we have some great product for you today!


With Halloween coming up … I will be getting the Black Stitched Satin Ribbon! Ribbon has always been the most cost effective way to embellish your cards & projects and now they have so many varieties on sale … awesome!!

Clicking on any of the products descriptions will take you to my website so you may view the full details of that product … it even shows you what coordinates best with it! Check it out …

133784G Hearts Border Punch Item # 133784
Regular Price: $16.00
Discounted Price: $11.20
Happy Patterns Decorative Masks Item # 138313
Regular Price: $6.00
Discounted Price: $4.20
Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine Item # 138411
Regular Price: $3.50
Discounted Price: $2.63
Melon Mambo 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138431
Regular Price: $9.00
Discounted Price: $6.75
Sweet Li’L Things Designer Washi Tape Item # 138387
Regular Price: $5.00
Discounted Price: $3.75
Pacific Point 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138427
Regular Price: $9.00
Discounted Price: $6.75
Lost Lagoon 5/8″ Striped Cotton Ribbon Item # 138418
Regular Price: $7.00
Discounted Price: $5.25
Basic Black 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138430
Regular Price: $9.00
Discounted Price: $6.75
Melon Mambo 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon Item # 134566
Regular Price: $6.00
Discounted Price: $4.50
Metallic Foil Doilies Item # 138392
Regular Price: $4.00
Discounted Price: $2.80

Thanks so much for stopping by… Have an awesome day!!

I’ll be back with a special treat for you tomorrow!!



Sneak Peaks from Convention!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Convention may be over but the fun will soon begin … with you that is!! I’m still in Salt Lake City and I have already begun planning so fascinating stamping events for you!

The new Holiday catalog is amazing so I wanted to give you a sneak peek before your catalog arrives next month…

Let’s start with one of my favorite holidays … Halloween! I actually won this stamp set during one of our “Prize Patrols”


And of course we have to have those “awesome” coordinating framelits to go with the stamp set!


Lets move on to my favorite season … Fall ~


A tantalizing peek at these most amazing coordinating products …. I received the stamp set (Happy Scenes) below for one of our “Leaders” gifts


And of course there is everyone’s favorite ….  Christmas!



And if lack of time is a concern … got you covered! The answer:  we have fun kits for you that include what you need, eliminates cutting (it’s done for you) and comes with full color instructions … easy! Oh … and one more thing … they are Shaker cards!! You’re friends and family will think you’ve worked for months … but that’s OK. lol


If your looking for something special this year … I have just the answer! I know you are going to fall in love with these beautiful ornaments and coordinating framelit dies! So pretty!!


There is so much for me to show you, but don’t just wait for a stampin’ event … invite your friends over and I will show how amazing these products are! Then earn some for FREE!!

So… what do you think so far? I’d love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful day ~



Hello Stampin’ Friends …

I won’t be posting my normal “Simply Sunday” post with you as I will be sharing a few pics from convention. The first is a sample of banners that are throughout the convention center …


I had a wonderful time at convention this year! Part of being here is “swapping” and here are 2 of my “Star’s by Design” team members Brenda & Debi. They both went home with some beautiful swaps!

brenda & debi

Convention is also a time to have some fun …

all of us

We all took some time out to have our picture taken together! I love this one. Enough goofin’ around … it’s time to gather with  all the demonstrators for our opening session … here is this years fabulous stage!


We celebrate our accomplishments … this year I was recognized for my 15 years and my sales …


Stampin’ Up! also shared the upcoming Holiday catalog (sorry, we cannot share photos of the catalog or the contents) Can’t wait to I’m able to share this with YOU!!

xmas sign

Let’s just say they brought to life the statement … Christmas in July!


There is so much more but I’ll stop here for now. Be sure to check back for more updates!

Thanks & have a great day!


Convention update…

Hello Stamping Friends,

I want to share so much with you today but I’m having connection problems with my new lap top here at Convention… I’m actually posting from my phone!!! Who knew!

I can tell you that I won Prize Patrol… a fun new stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!!!

Hopefully I will be back to normal soon. Till then… watch updates on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by …