Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a cute card that you can whip up with just a couple of punches and a fun embossing folder! Easy right! Cute too!


Those of you who have stamped with me for a while, know that I love to layer color on color … today it’s white. Layers on a card just add that extra touch … a little more love. The first thing I did once I decided to do the white on white, was emboss the top layer with the “Lovely Lace” embossing folder.

I like to combine my punches to create even more layering – it adds depth and dimension to the card. Here is used the “Petite Petals” punch on the Wild Wasabi, Rose Red and Island Indigo cardstock… this flower is the perfect size to highlight so many other stamp sets and projects.

I then added the little white flower – punched from the “Itty Bitty Accents” Punch Pack and topped it off with a rhinestone. I liked it … but wanted a bit more color so I added a mat in Rose Red and White – that really popped my flowers.


Awe … and you couldn’t find a better greeting to send some flowers to a friend than “because you’re awesome”.  This comes from the Sale-a-bration stamp set “Botanicals for You”. You can get this stamp set for free with a qualifying order of $50 (before shipping & handling).

I did hand cut my banner ends but you could easily use the “Triple Banner” punch. I use it all the time except when I let my sister use it to complete the extra packets of cards from my Catalog party.

Hope this quick -n- cute card inspires you to whip up a few cards for yourself.  Have fun and enjoy your weekend!

Thanks so much for joining me today.





Who wants a hug?? Bear Hugs that is!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Friday … Wooooooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooo!!!  Just a little excited to see the weekend on it’s way!

Today I want to share a “hug” with you … A bear hug! If you haven’t fallen in love with this stamp set you will, and it has a coordinating framelit set. This is an awesome bundle!



Give as many bear hugs as you want to give— you’ll never run out if you have the Bear Hugs Stamp Set and the Bear Hugs Framelits Dies. Watch how easy it is to put a bear hug in a card and send it anywhere.

Always great to see stampin’ tips from the home office at Stampin’ Up! I love watching the videos, it’s just like coming to one of my classes … well almost. They don’t have my snacks and chocolate from the Candyman!!

I’ll be sharing some of the fun we had at our Occasions/Sale-a-bration Stamp Camp where there was plenty of chocolate and snack food… and yes, cards! Lots of cards!

Thanks for dropping in on me today.

Hope you Friday is an awesome one!!



Beautiful Botanicals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a group of cards that were created at the Stampin’ Up! home office with the beautiful Botanicals collection! I “LOVE” this suite of products … I makes me think of warm exotic locations…. like Hawaii, Panama, the Caribbean (just some of the places I have gone courtesy of Stampin’ Up! and you!)


During Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration event, you earn FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards for every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products, including the very diverse Botanicals for You Stamp Set and Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack—two of our favorite Sale-A-Bration products!


One of the things that makes these products so cool is that they coordinate perfectly with the Botanical Gardens Suite from the 2016 Occasions catalog. Arrange all of these products together in a semi-organized way and you’ll come out with a set of four fantastic cards, as well as a nifty card holder. Life is good during Sale-A-Bration! Contact me lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com anytime before March 31st to learn how you can get your hands on these tropically-themed products.

Thank you for poppin’ in on me today …

Hoping your day is a beautiful one.





Happy Birthday to You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card that I created with one of our Sale-a-bration stamp sets … Flowering Fields! I actually won this stamp set at our “On Stage” event – delivered by our “Prize Patrol”.

I also used the “Wildflower Fields” Designer Series paper – they coordinate beautifully. I’ll just let you see for yourself …


I simply love this color combination … Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss. I stamped a simple background on the back and then added the strip of designer paper.

Our birthday greeting comes from the stamp set “Sunburst Sayings” from the Occasions catalog and is stamped in the Blackberry Bliss.

To draw your eye to the greeting and add a pop of color – I punched out a flower from the “Itty Bitty Accents” punch pack and highlighted with a rhinestone.

Then to balance the card out, I added my “Bitty Butterfly” and folded it in half to create more dimension and so it appears as if it’s in flight.


A cute simple card created with two of the items you can get free in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Remember with each $50 purchase (before shipping & handling) you can choose one item out of the catalog.

Thank you for coming by  ~

Have yourself a very special day!





Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post today to share the Weekly Deals with you!

The new Bear Hugs die… amazing! Let’s see what else is on sale this week …

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Looks like I will be adding some ribbon to my order!!  I love ribbon, I think it’s an inexpensive embellishment for my cards and scrapbooking and it adds that finishing touch, so when it’s on sale … I stock up!!
Thanks for checking out the Weekly Deals.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another beautiful card share that features one of our Sale-a-bration stamp sets!
Have a great day!

Hello … The Sky is the Limit

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you have time to enjoy a wonderful weekend! We were busy cutting and packaging all the make & takes for the New Catalogs Kick-Off party.  Today I’ll be doing the baking … can’t wait for my guests to see the cards!!

Today I want to share a couple of cards created by Stampin’ Up! and to remind you these awesome stamp sets are only available through January 15th … they are our Sale-a-bration items and you can earn them FREE!


Whether our Sale-A-Bration event is brand new for you, or this is your umpteenth year Sale-A-Brating,  here’s some information that will help you enjoy this exciting annual event.


What Is Sale-A-Bration?

Sale-A-Bration is an annual promotion event where you can participate three different ways:

  • Shop: for every $50 your customers spend, they’ll get a FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration reward-they’ll get to choose from several brand-new products that are available only during Sale-A-Bration!
  • Join: When customers join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, they get to choose an additional $30 worth of product for their starter kit-that’s $155 of products for only $99!
  • Host: when customers host a stamping party during Sale-A-Bration, they’re eligible to receive extra Stampin’ Rewards-up to $25 more that they can use on any Stampin’ Up! products!

The products offered January 5 through February 15th are the “Sky is the Limit” …


I love this stamp set, we’re always looking for man cards and this one fits the bill … and I think it’s a pretty cool set for a graduation as well.  You can coordinate this stamp set with “Going Global” from the Occasions Catalog or “Traveler” from the annual catalog.



The other stamp set offer for a Limited Time is the “HELLO” stamp set …US_AU_EU_16_SAB_Demo_Images-23

This stamp set is perfect for quick and easy cards!  A little watercoloring and some butterfly punches and you have a beautiful card.


How sweet and simple is this!  You can always step it up by adding some designer paper … that will really make the card pop all while keeping it simple.

In fact, our beautiful “Perfectly Artistic” Designer paper is also on the Limited time products, and you can see it here on these two projects.


Hope you enjoyed a closer look at our Limited Time products … time is going quickly so if you are interested in getting any of these items, feel free to contact me.  lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com  You can begin your shopping experience by clicking here.

DOREEN … Congratulations on WINNING the Blog Candy.  Please notify me by WEDNESDAY with your information so I can send it to you. 

Send Info to: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thank you for coming by today …

Hope your day is a good one!


Simply Sunday: They Say It’s Your Birthday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute birthday card to share with you and it is much easier than it appears!

I started with the “It’s My Party” Designer Series paper. Designer paper is my “go to” stampin’ supply when I need a quick card. It takes all the guess work out of choosing color patterns … it’s done for you.


I decided I wanted to go Basic … Black that is for my card base, then Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry for my pop of color. I really wanted my card to be special so I added the Silver Glimmer paper.

I knew I wanted to highlight the stars in the designer paper so I pulled out my “Stars” framelits! The ease of this card and how I cut my 3 stars was to layer all 3 stars inside of each other! AND … I did that from the silver glimmer paper that is now the mat behind the designer paper.

Once you have your 3 stars (2 smaller ones inside the largest) layered on your paper, run them through the BigShot.  Follow up by cutting the two larger stars out in the colors you desire. I used the Crushed Curry for my largest star, then Melon Mambo for the middle size star.  Now attach the colored stars to the back of the glimmer stars … I used glue dots, they work great without making a mess.


I come from the “Beatles” generation so when I say the “They Say It’s Your Birthday” … I just had to get the “Suite Sayings” stamp set! There are so many nice greetings for all different occasions, you’ll surely want to add it to your collection. I finished my greeting by creating a banner with the “Triple Banner” punch.

You don’t have to stick to the annual or occasions catalog when creating your cards and projects, these stamps and accessories where designed to coordinate together. I think my little birthday card came together nicely! So a “Happy Birthday” to you if today is your day!


And don’t forget … It’s Sale-a-bration! I’m sure that a nice combination of these products will warrant a FREE Sale-a-bration item of your choice.  I’ve listed the supplies below for you to view.

Thanks much for stopping by ~

Have a fantastic day!





Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Thank you to all who participated … I had so much fun reading each of your responses! To be honest, I have to agree with you all, especially the comments about too many stamp sets being great! I’m not sure I could pick just one set / bundle!

The top pick was the Botanicals … have that, LOVE it!!

The next was the “Rose Wonder / Garden” Bundle … Love that one too!  I will be having a special class featuring that bundle.  Watch for details on my blog… soon!

Our next stamp set was the “Bear Hugs” … now I don’t have that one “yet” but I was trying real hard not to by “everything” in the catalog!! It’s hard to choose … and he really is so stinkin’ cute!!

Then we had a tie for “Happy Home” and “Bloomin’ Heart” … I do have both of these too! Just started playing with the Happy Heart, and can’t wait to get my hands on the Happy Home.

And the “Die Brush” … AWESOME!! Love that little gadget so much I ordered another so my stampin’ friends can play with it too!


Our WINNER is …………..


Bear Hugs bundle. That bear is so stink’n cute! 🙂

Doreen – Please contact me by e-mail lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com with your information: address and I will get this out to you on Monday!!


Again … Thank you ALL so much for playing along!

See you tomorrow for my Simply Sunday share.

Have an awesome day!




Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So I had a bit of a dilemma … I have been so busy preparing for my upcoming “Occasions / Sale-a-bration” Catalog Kick Off Party that I forgot to create a card for today’s post. Oh No!!

So … what better thing to share than “BLOG CANDY” …


Yes, I will be giving away this FUN bundle of stampin’ goodies. With Valentines right around the corner I have the “Hearts & Stars” Decorative Masks. I just love these for my scrapbooking and card making! I also have the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and a bottle of “Smooch”.

All you need to do is respond to this question:


Just click on the “Leave a Comment” link at the bottom of my blog and let me know which items you fell in love with!! 

The Winner will be picked randomly at MIDNIGHT (CT) tonight and will be announced on Saturday’s blog!  Good Luck!

Can’t wait to hear from you.


Be Still My Heart …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Be still my heart! Have you seen the January Paper Pumpkin kit yet? It’s full of fun surprises. You can make a banner and heart-shaped treat bags. Four words: Love. At. First. Sight!



What could possibly make Sale-A-Bration even better? Getting Paper Pumpkin involved of course! It just might be the easiest way for your customers to earn FREE* Sale-A-Bration items.

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Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

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Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

This offer will end on March 31, 2016


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks & Have a great day ~




Birthday Bouquet Product Suite!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo Hooo … we are actually warming up! Hoping it gets to 20° soon!!

Let’s heat this up with the Birthday Bouquet product suite! Stampin’ Up! has thought of everything and everyone with this suite!

First up is the “Birthday Blooms” stamp set … it includes images and greetings that you can use all year long.

The stamp set coordinates beautifully with the “Birthday Bouquet” Designer Series Paper … you’ll also want to pick up the coordinating cardstock pack so you have all the core colors you need to create  your cards.


Check out the cute little “Honeycomb Embellishments” coordinate with the “Honeycomb Happiness” stamp set found in the Sale-a-bration catalog!! It’s yours free if you chose when you purchase $50 or more before shipping and handling.

The “Number of Years” bundle is an awesome addition to scrapbookers and stampers craft rooms alike!! You get the great stamp set and the framelit dies … stay tuned, I’ll be showing you my sample in a couple of days.

I hope you enjoyed this introduction to some great products that are included in the Birthday Bouquet product suite! Please let me know if you have any questions on any of the products you’ve seen here

Thanks so much for checking out my blog today.

Stay warm and stay stampin’ …




Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for new Weekly Deals!


I am so excited for this weeks deals … Oh my gosh, check out the new “Party Punch Pack”! And buttons, we can always use buttons. Just in time for spring … the “Berry Basket” Bigz Die! I can see it’s going to be a great week!

I hope you enjoy the Weekly Deals …

If you like great deals, don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack …

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Please let me know if you have any questions on the Weekly Deals or items you have found on the Clearance Rack.
Thank you for checking out my blog ~
Have a wonderful day!

Frosted Impressions Tutorial & Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a nice weekend and that you are staying warm.

It’s about -7° as I write this post … burr!! So with warm thoughts on my mind, I have created a “tropical” look for my card share today.

As promised … I have a step by step tutorial for you for the “Frosted Impressions” technique. I did not create this technique but fell in love with how easy it is to do, and the fact that it gives your card a unique look.

First, let’s begin with your window sheet.  Yesterday you saw my card that had just a small piece, but today the card will use a full quarter sheet. Pick out the embossing folder you want to use, place your window sheet into the folder and emboss.


Stampin’ Tip … When you emboss your window sheet, you may want to use a shim (a piece of paper) to give a little more height to your sandwich which will put more pressure on your window sheet and create a deeper impression.

Once you have embossed the window sheet, lay it flat onto a scrap piece of paper and with a sanding block begin gently sanding the embossed images until you it looks white / frosted. Colored scrap paper works best – you can see the sanded area better (we learned this is our stampin’ clubs). Wipe off any dust from sanding.


You are now ready to assemble your card … Use glue dots to hold down your embossed window sheet. I like to place the glue dots where it’s embossed & frosted so it’s harder to see.


Now for the card … think tropical!!  I used the awesome new “Botanical Builders” Framelit Dies. If you love this you will surely want the to purchase the bundle because it comes with the coordinating stamp set and designer paper. I love, love, love this product suite. You’ll find it on page 26 and 27 in the Occasions Catalog.


The flowers were made from So Saffron cardstock and enhanced with a sponge dauber with Calypso Coral ink. The color combination is so warm and tropical … so pretty! Had to add a little bling with a rhinestone to finish them off.

The greeting comes from the stamp set “Suite Sayings” … very versatile! I love all the different fonts and greetings for different occasions. I finished it off with a little black bow using the 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.


I did stamp on the inside of the card with a coordinating flower … and don’t forget to stamp your envelope. You know anyone would want to open that piece of mail first!

So you now that the step by step instructions for the “Frosted Impressions” technique … I hope it inspires you to sit down and try this quick and easy technique.


Please let me know if you have any questions about the technique or the card itself.  I’d love to help.

Thank you so much for spending some of your day with me.

I wish you a warm and sunny Monday!


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List ….


Simply Sunday: Frosted Impressions Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back today with a quick and simple card that highlights a new technique that my technique clubs learned this month … Frosted Impressions Technique

Let me start with the great new product suite: It’s My Party! I picked the “Party Wishes” and “Party Punch Pack” bundle. This cute stamp set and the coordinating punches are the focal point of the card. I also used the “It’s My Party” Designer Series Paper.


The cute greeting “A Party Without Cake is Just a Meeting” is embellished with a cute little cupcake which coordinates so sweetly with our candle designer paper.

The bottom of the card has the “Frosted Impressions” technique made created with the “Elegant Dots” embossing folder and Window sheets! Once you run it through the Bigshot you sand the impressions to give it that “frosted” look.

We even continued the party on the inside of the card by wishing you a “Happy Birthday” … with a cute little stamped cupcake!


Stop back tomorrow and I’ll have a Step by Step Illustration and another card sample for you!

Till then … Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!




Time to Play …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a fun new product bundle …. Playful Pals!


Time to play like Dr. Frankenstein and build your own creatures. But in this case, the lab is your home, the science is a stamp set, and the creatures are whimsical pets that will be adored by one and all. Combine the Playful Pals Stamp Set with the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies to create 3D animals. Learn how to create your own playful pals …

Here are the cute little note cards that Brandi showed you in the video …


So … what do you think? Pretty fun right!! I think I’m falling for that little doggie… to cute.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Let me know if you have any questions on these products.

Have an awesome Friday!!


TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Remember, purchases over $50 will qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item!