BLOG CANDY WINNER ANNOUNCED!!

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!

ARE YOU READY?  

Our WINNER is …………..

Doreen!

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!!

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Again … Thank you ALL so much for playing along!

See you tomorrow for my Simply Sunday share.

Have an awesome day!

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BLOG CANDY!!!

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” …

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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:

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE ITEMS IN THE OCCASIONS CATALOG?

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.

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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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This offer will end on March 31, 2016

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Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks & Have a great day ~

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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.

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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’ …

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Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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

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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!
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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