Dropping in to Say HI …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I had the chance to spend time with my granddaughter and her little guy … He’s so cute!

Today I’d like to share with you the last of my “sneak peeks” into the Holiday Catalog because tomorrow it goes live!! Yes, you can finally order from this fabulous catalog.

For those of you who can’t wait … you should consider becoming one of my Star’s! There’s no obligation to sell (unless you want to make some money) you only need to keep yourself active to be able to see the catalogs early and order early … just one of the fun perks. Let me know … we’ll talk.

Here’s my card …

000_2493

I started with the fabulous “Into the Woods” Designer Series paper. Our designers actually hand painted the designs, how pretty, and it coordinates with several of our stamp sets.

I choose the “Acorny Thank You” stamp set because I felt like dropping in on you to say Hi! I think that is so cute. I love all the acorns too! Oh yes … it has a coordinating punch, which you can bundle and save 15% … gotta love that!

I highlighted my punching it out with the “Decorative Label” punch … you will recognize that one. It’s in our main catalog and I use it quite a bit.

I also wanted to add some texture to my card so I created a banner with the Burlap Ribbon. I don’t know, I think burlap looks great on fall cards. What do you think?

000_2496

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … I’d really love to hear what you think. You can comment below on this card or any of the “sneak peek” cards I have shared with you.

I’d also like to THANK all those who participated in my “Free Stamp Special” … I hope you enjoy you stamps. Thanks again!

Hope you all have a wonderful day … I’ll be back tomorrow with some new “Weekly Deals”.

Take care ~

blog-closing-small

Simply Sunday … BOO!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a fun Halloween card to share with you… A simple black and white card.

I am using the “Boo to You” Framelit Dies again today (pg. 49 / Holiday Catalog) along with the”Black Glimmer Paper” (pg.47 / Holiday Catalog).

000_2488

The eyes were created by simply punching out two “Extra Large Ovals” out of the Black Glimmer paper. I then faced the glitter sides together and cut a slant across the top… Now your eyes will both slant in.

To create the pupil of the eye, I simply cut a notch out of the eye with a scissors … if your a perfectionist, you can use the corner of a square punch.

000_2490

I used the new “Fine-Tip Glue Pen” (pg.43 Holiday Catalog) to adhere my “BOO!” greeting to the card front. I hope you had a chance to see my tips for using the glue pen in yesterday’s blog post.

The items in the Holiday Catalog will be available to you soon … Sept. 1st, 2015! If you don’t have a demonstrator or a catalog, I’d be happy to get one to you … just leave a comment below.

Thank you for popping in today ~

I hope yours is a good one!

blog-closing-small

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Wonderfully Wicked …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo … ran into technical difficulties again! But we got them worked out and I can share the “Wickedly Cute” card that I have made for you today.

For those who know me … you know I love Halloween and all things “Fall”, so I’m going to grab the coolest items out of the new Holiday catalog to show you! I knew the minute I saw the stamp set Project Life’s “Seasonal Snapshot 2015 … and the stamp Wicked” that I had to team it up with the “Boo to You” Framelit Dies! And really … would you use anything else but the “Black Glimmer Paper”?!!

000_2484

The Project Life’s “Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Stamp set is so fun and versatile … It’s starts you out with “Back to School” and carries you through, well January (snowflakes) and everything in between! And it is bundled with the Card Collection and Accessory Pack … See Page 38 of your Holiday Catalog.

000_2470

So … what do you think of the “Spider Web Doilies”? They are so much fun and easy to use … and you get 24 of them for only $4.50! I used the new “Fine-Tip Glue Pen” (pg.43) to adhere my spider web doily to the Pumpkin Pie paper.

I have some tips for you for using your “Fine-Tip Glue Pen” …

First, before trying to use your glue pen, remove the cap and pull off the protective cover.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to use my Crystal Effects without pulling the tab off of it before cutting the tip bigger (oh my … we all learn the hard way! LOL)

000_2472

Secondly, there is a “pin” built into the cover of your glue pen to keep the tip from clogging up! Use your finger to guide the pin back into the glue tip.

000_2477

I also used the “Fine-Tip Glue Pen” to attach my stars to the hat … can you see where the star’s came from?

000_2483

To create some fun on the inside of my card too, I used the “Confetti Star’s Border” punch and punched out a bottom border. I then used the stars to add color to my hat on the front.

I created my focal point by punching a 2-1/2″ circle of Elegant Eggplant behind my had. The hat is popped up with dimensionals to create some additional dimension.

Sounds like a lot of steps (not really) but it was super simple and fun to make…

000_2484

I hope you found my card wickedly cute! I have a lot more Halloween cards up my sleeve and can’t wait to share with you.

Thank you for hanging out with me!

Enjoy your day ~

blog-closing-small

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

The items highlighted from the 2015 Holiday Catalog will be available to order / http://www.lindaluvs.stampinup.net on September 1st, 2015 / Here are the items from the current catalog …

Feeling Grateful …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I was so busy with the cleaning and organizing of my purge yesterday (after work) that I totally forgot I had a blog to write … so sorry!

So today I’m going to leave you with this ….

11949278_1362546473874914_4995251630508420109_n

Thank you for stopping by … I will be back tomorrow with a Halloween tease!

Have a good day ~

blog-closing-small

 

Still time for FREE Stamps!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just wanted to update you that I still have some set available …

As a “Thank You” for shopping with me … I am offering you a choice of a FREE Stamp Set when you purchase $75 from my online store. It’s a great time to stock up on paper & accessories. Shopping the Weekly Deals and Clearance rack also qualifies.

There’s still time (& Free Stamps) – Ends August30th

Earn 1 free retired hostess/ stamp set with your $75 online Stampin’ Up! order!

000_2467 - GONE

After you place your $75 (or more) order with me online, email me and tell me which set you’d like! (lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com)

#1: Happy Winter retired stamp set (Wood mounted / Slightly used)  GONE

#2: Pretty Postage retired stamp set (Clear mount – new) GONE

#3: Good Greetings retired hostess set (Clear mount – new)

#4: Gentle Peace retired stamp set (Photopolymer – new)

#5: Afterthoughts retired hostess set (Wood mount – new) GONE

#6: Cute by the Inch retired hostess set (Wood mount – new) GONE

Please Note:  $75 min. online purchase does not include tax or shipping / Only 6 sets available!

This offer is only available through Linda Schnabel / If you select “no contact” I will not be able to send your set

Your stamp sets will be mailed to you after your order is placed.

Thank you for checking out my blog today.

Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

Have a wonderful day!

blog-closing-small

Watercolor Technique: You’ve Got This!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a “watercolor technique” card that was shared with us from the Stampin’ Up! home office. It highlights the new Archival Ink.

Archival Ink is permanent and perfect for watercoloring techniques. Use the archival ink pads to stamp your images from the “You’ve Got This” stamp set, and then use Blender Pens or Aqua Painters® to add color.

YouveGotThisCard_SW_Aug2515

Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink® Refills were used in combination with the Aqua Painters to color in the flowers.

Personally … I love the watercoloring technique and I’m so happy that we will be carrying the Archival Ink! You will find it in the Holiday Catalog which goes live September 1st!!

Short post today, but I thank you for stopping by!

Have an awesome day ~

blog-closing-small

Weekly Deals & FREE Stamps!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Tuesday again and that means a new set of stampin’ goodies have been put on our Weekly Deals list! Scroll down to see whats new.

I also have an exciting announcement …

My hard work (purging my house) will be your reward! I can’t believe how many retired stamp sets I found…  and I would like to share them as Thank You Gifts for your Stampin’ Up! orders!

Promotion starts today August 25th – August30th

Earn 1 free retired hostess/ stamp set with your $75 online Stampin’ Up! order!

000_2467

After you place your $75 (or more) order with me online, email me and tell me which set you’d like! (lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com)

#1: Happy Winter retired stamp set (Wood mounted / Slightly used)  GONE

#2: Pretty Postage retired stamp set (Clear mount – new)

#3: Good Greetings retired hostess set (Clear mount – new)

#4: Gentle Peace retired stamp set (Photopolymer – new)

#5: Afterthoughts retired hostess set (Wood mount – new)

#6: Cute by the Inch retired hostess set (Wood mount – new)

Please Note:  $75 min. online purchase does not include tax or shipping / Only 6 sets available!

This offer is only available through Linda Schnabel / If you select “no contact” I will not be able to send your set

Your stamp sets will be mailed to you after your order is placed.

Now on to our Weekly Deals …

CM100100B

You can include the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack items on your order to receive one of the FREE Stamp Sets listed above!

Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack by Stampin' Up!
Price: $8.00 $6.00
Gold Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!
Price: $5.00 $3.75
Pansy Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: $16.00 $12.00
Silver Stampin' Glitter by Stampin' Up!
Price: $4.00 $3.00
Sweetheart Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: $16.00 $12.00
Very Vanilla 5/8 Satin Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Price: $7.00 $5.25

Did you know that the Snowflake Card Thinlet Die on the CLEARANCE RACK coordinates with the Happy Winter stamp set I’m giving away? Just a hint!

  Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies
Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies
Price: $32.95   Now $19.79

Thank you for checking out my blog today.  Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

blog-closing-small