Stitched from the Heart … Begins tomorrow!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have an awesome announcement to share with you …


Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship. Now you  have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets.

Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies-set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares $30 No discount

(HC p. 11)

Greetings From Santa Wood-mount Stamp Set $27 $20.25

(HC p. 11)

Greetings From Santa Clear-mount Stamp Set $19 $14.25

(HC p. 15)

Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75

(HC p. 19)

Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set $35 $26.25


(HC p. 23)

Merry Mice Wood-mount Stamp Set $23 $17.25

(HC p. 23)

Merry Mice Clear-mount Stamp Set $17 $12.75

(HC p. 33)

Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75


(HC p. 43)

Suite Season Wood-mount Stamp Set $28 $21


(HC p. 43)

Suite Season Clear-mount Stamp Set $20 $15

(AC p. 31)

Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75

(AC p. 61)

Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set $26 $19.50

(AC p. 139)

Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 $15.75

AC refers to the annual catalog; HC refers to the holiday catalog.



With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. This incredible early-release set of 12 dies coordinates well with the stamp sets and these stamp sets will bring out the beauty of the Stitched Shapes Framelits – and they are all 25% off!

And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date.


Thanks so much for checking out our announcement today. Let me know if you have any questions about the new Stitched from the Heart framelits … or the discounted stamp sets.

Hope you are having terrific day!


Simply Sunday: Designer Paper Highlight

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share 3 simple cards that will highlight the Designer Series paper that are currently on Sale … Buy 3 / Get one FREE. Monday Oct.31st is the last day to get in on this deal.


Because they all have simple layouts, I will not go into detail on the cards… Let’s get you back to your weekend!

My first card is a “Congratulations” card which highlights two patterns from the “By the Shore” Designer paper.  The greeting comes from the “Guy Greetings” stamp set. The Dapper Denim banner under the greeting is actually a piece of the designer paper!



The simply beautiful sympathy card was created with the “Floral Boutique” Designer paper. One simple sheet of designer paper and a greeting goes a long way. It’s quick and can be either cute or elegant, depending on the paper pattern you choose.



My last card is bright and colorful and highlights 3 patterns from the “Fruit Stand” Designer paper. I used my Circle Framelits to cut out my greeting and pop it up.  I also cut the cute little flower from the designer paper and popped it up by the greeting. Something so simple really draws the eye to the focal point of the card.


I hope you enjoyed today’s card share. If you did … PLEASE click like on the bottom of the blog or feel free to leave a comment. It helps me when creating for you in the future.

Thanks and have a wonderful day ~


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Wishing You a Sweet Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo Hooo … the weekend is here! Hope you get time to savor it, and make it last as long as possible.

Enjoying time with friends and family is always sweet, and today I’m sharing with you a cute card created with the Candy Cane Lane product suite. This is one of the cards that my guests made at our Holiday Stampin’ Retreat.

Let’s begin with the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper …


You will see two different designs from this packet on our card. First the Crumb Cake and Whisper White  design (the reminds me of frosting) on the bottom, and then the two cute little houses! These houses are cut out of one of the designer sheets! (PLUS … it’s part of the Buy 3 / Get one FREE)

I didn’t do it on my sample, but at the retreat, we glittered the snow on the houses … it looked so cute! I added a 2″ Real Red Circle behind the houses to make them stand out a bit more.  The small house was “popped up” using our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The greeting comes from the same product suite, we used the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set. Love it, Love it, Love it.

Now time for the inside …


Grab your Washi Tape … I used it on the front of the card to add another pop of red, and on the inside of the card as well.

I’ll admit it, I was never a big Washi Tape fan but when I saw all the cute designs on the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape … I bought 2!!  I love it and it goes great on cards, plus you saw us use the Washi Tape on our tags.  So quick, so easy … and no mess!

Not a hard card to make at all, but super cute and oh so sweet! Hope you enjoyed this tasty little morsel.

Stop back tomorrow for my Simply Sunday series of cards, I’ll be sharing some of the Designer papers with you!

Till then, have a sweet Saturday!

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We All Love Pretty Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Everyone likes pretty paper—and Designer Series Paper is on sale this month, so this sale gives you the opportunity to collect all of the papers you love!
Use the template so you can really show off the paper and a variety of patterns. Just pull out your paper scrap bin and mix and match the patterns to your liking.


Why throw away scraps when they’re this pretty? Instead, use them up on this great card design. It’s like a sampler of Designer Series Paper! This card highlights the Moroccan Designer Paper from the Annual Catalog.


Use designs from one collection, or mix and match for more possibilities. Here is a sample using the template above, Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper and the circle punch.



Let me know if you need any help placing an order for these wonderful papers… Sale ends Monday, October 31st.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Hope you have a great day ~


Christmas Pines Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share 3 projects from the Christmas Pines Bundle.

Enjoy the sights and smells of the season with the Christmas Pines Photopolymer Bundle. These pieces invite images of warmth and comfort in every creation—from tags to packaging to cards. Plus, when you buy the stamp set and dies as a bundle you’ll save 10%!


This is one bundle from the Holiday Catalog that I don’t have yet so I wanted to be sure to share these projects with you because they are so cute. With just a little stamping, a quick run the the BigShot … add some designer paper and your done.

Check out the bundle here …

I don’t know which is my favorite, but if I had to pick, I think I would pick the box.  I love the color combination and of course … it has stars on it!!

Thanks for the visit, it is truly appreciated.

Have a joyous day!


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Star of Light … Retreat Style

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A little more news from our Holiday Stampin’ Retreat. Hope you don’t mind if I share a bit of our adventures …. it’s only because we wish everyone could join us.

Here are a few more of our retreat guests …


We were set up a little different than in years past because of some renovations they are doing.

One of the stamp sets that we highlighted for our projects was the “Star of Light” stamp set and Thinlets. This was also the card that Kathie said was her husbands favorite, also the favorite of my daughters … and many at retreat.


I saw many samples before I sat down to create my cards for retreat.  One thing I noticed was I didn’t see any samples with the inside die that I used for this card and I wanted my guests to see the full extent of what this bundle can do.

The greeting “Star of Wonder” immediately made me think of the musical notes designer paper from the “This Christmas” Specialty paper. I also maintained the basic colors for this card including the gold, however that gold star really creates the WOW factor on this card.

After our cardmaking session we broke away for lunch and were greeted by this beautiful sight …


Amazing … It looks like the heavens are reaching out to touch us. It was a wonderful day and I really do feel blessed to be able to host such fun events for my stampin’ friends.

Let me know if you have any questions about my retreats or the card I shared with you today.

Thank you for coming to my blog today.

Have a wonderful day ~


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Although this designer paper is not included with the “Buy Three, Get One Free” special, I just wanted to give a little reminder …


Tags for Christmas … Holiday Retreat Style

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a little piece of our Holiday Retreat with you.  Much of our time is carved out for stamping, but we also reserve a little time to explore the beautiful grounds around the lake.

Yesterday I shared one of our cute little houses from the “Sweet Home” bundle … today I want to show you what they looked like adorning the fireplace in the dining room. I think they would look so cute as ornaments on a Christmas tree!


Friday night we made some really cute “Christmas Tags” and we decked out a tin to hold all our tags in. The card was actually made on Saturday, but all the projects shown were created from our “Candy Cane Lane” product suite.


Our Saturday morning began with a stunning sunrise … Wow. 


The color was to vivid that is reflected onto the window of our house and turn everything a pretty shade of pink! We couldn’t of asked for a nicer weekend.


This fall our Holiday Stampin’ Retreat not only “Sold Out” but we had to turn some away. We limit the number of guests at our retreats so we can take care of and pamper our guests better. Quality over quantity… We would be open to offering an additional retreat for your group. Our next retreat will be our 2017 Spring Retreat.

Here are a few of our stampin’ guests …


Here is one guests comment …

Thank You again Linda for a wonderful weekend!! Everything turned out absolutely perfect. The cards are beautiful. Roger really likes them and commented on how talented you are. I thought the deer one would be his favorite but nope, his favorite was the star with the music designer paper! Shows what I know….. all the cards are just gorgeous! The food was also excellent! And the stamping group….what a nice group of ladies. As I said, everything was perfect!!!!! Please tell Eileen Thank You also! What a great team you make! Can’t wait until the spring retreat……
Many Blessings,

Kathie is right, we were also blessed with a wonderful group of ladies. We have met some awesome people through our stamping retreats… and stamping in general!

I will be back again tomorrow with a few more pics for you.

Thanks for joining me today! Hope yours is beautiful.


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