Check out the Chalkboard Technique …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a short video for you to watch that shows you how easy it is to do the Chalkboard Technique.  There are several ways to do it … you can choose which works best for you.

Supplies for this technique are very basic … Black Cardstock, White Craft Ink and your favorite stamp set. Let’s watch the video and then I’ll share my card with you ~

Our trainer Andrea shared in the video that you could also emboss with this technique, that is actually my preferred way to do the Chalkboard technique. I emboss white on white … White embossing powder with the White Craft Ink, then I use the Embossing Buddy for that chalky look!

Here is a card that we did at one of my Stamp-a-Stack events using the chalkboard technique.

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I would love to see what you’ve come up with.  Share it on my facebook page or by e-mail / lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit my blog.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Guest Stamper: Tatjana

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a cute card that was created for our Holiday Retreat Swap. Our stamper is Tatjana … she is also in my Thursday night stamp club and hails from Belgium! I thank her host “Cindy” for bringing her to our stamp club and introducing the fun of stamping to Tatjana.

Tatjana used the stamp set Mountain Adventure … doesn’t that just make you want to grab your jacket and mittens and go have some fun! Or at least a great cup of Hot Chocolate while we watch the adventure from the lodge.

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She used a simple coloring technique to bring your landscape to life. Hmmm, “coloring” … let me just say that’s a “hint, hint” for our upcoming Occasions Catalog.

I hope you enjoyed Tatjana’s card as much as we did at retreat … very impressive for her first swap card.

Thanks for stopping by today, it’s much appreciated.

Have an adventurous day!

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All That You Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have several stamped projects for you!  They will match up with the items that are on sale, because today is the last day to take advantage of the up to 40% off Extravaganza Sale.

We also have a “One Day Only” sale today … You can get all that you love at a great discount. Shop for yourself or shop for a friend.

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The first card is from our first “One Day Only” sale item … the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set and Punch Bundle.  Here I added a window sheet to create a fun, unique card that gives you a sneak peek at the inside of the card …

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I used Marina Mist Cardstock & Ink along with Night of Navy Ink and Silver Encore ink. The snowflakes were punched out and adhered to the front of the card.  You can also see that the “Softly Falling” Embossing folder was used to create some texture.

The next card features the “Hang Your Stockings”

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and the “Festive Flower Builder” Punch …

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I love making Poinsettia’s with this punch. They look beautiful topping off a gift! You can use foils, cardstock, vellum or designer series paper – any medium will look fabulous!

This punch also makes awesome sunflowers … some yellow petals and a Early Espresso circle punch for the center!!

And let’s not forget these adorable little houses you can make. Christmas, Halloween, Spring … a Dog House, a Hospital … why it can be anything you image!

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The Extravaganza Sale ends today ….

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CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING

Let me know if you have any questions, and Thank You for dropping in today.

Hope your day is a good one!

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Simply Sunday: Hang Your Stockings!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute project for you that is just meant to gather the family around the table. We’re making gift tags!! Pull out the BigShot, the Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies and the Hang your Stocking stamp set, and let the fun begin.

I started with 3 base colors … Real Red, Whisper White and Emerald Envy. Cut your cardstock in half so you have 2 – 5-1/2″ by 8-1/2″ pieces. Now place your cardstock into the cutter with the 8-1/2″ length across – cut into 4 – 2″ strips.  You’ll get 8 tag bases from 1 sheet of cardstock.

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I punched the end of the tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and then embossed the tags with Elegant Dots, Lucky Stars and the new Holly embossing folders to create some texture on the tags… gotta love that texture.

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When cutting the stockings … I cut several of each style in different colors and then just mixed & matched them to create fun, festive stockings. The greetings all come from the “Hang your Stocking” stamp set as well as the holly leaves cut with the thinlits and rhinestones to embellish the tags.

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Just so you know … the Christmas Stocking Thinlits are on SALE for 30% Off … if you want the coordinating stamp set, with the Sale it is a better deal than the bundle!!  Wooo Hoool

Hope I spread a little inspiration to not only create but to gather the family or your friends and spend some time creating these cute little tags. Tis the season!

Have a wonderful Sunday … and thank you for stopping by.

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Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies

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Price: $30.00 $21.00
Create a mantelpiece full of die-cut Christmas stockings with the Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot.

Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.

* 17 dies
* Largest image: 2-3/4″ x 2-13/16″ (7 x 7.1 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
* Use Precision Base Plate with detailed images

Just Click on any of the boxes to view the items on sale …

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Holiday Crafting Fun …

Happy Saturday Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m really getting in the mood for the Holidays! I’m planning my projects for our December Technique Clubs and a little something special because each group is having a Christmas Party as well. That’s means a little decorating too …

One of the items I’m decking out my table with is the “Forever Evergreen” project kit. While we were at our Holiday Retreat, two lovely ladies, Kris and Tatjana put them together for me!! This was Tatjana’s first retreat … she is an exchange student from Belgium.

These two ladies have never met before but stamping & the retreat brought them together – and that is my core reason for being a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator! If you took away my stampin’ friends and the only way I could get sales was on-line … I wouldn’t stay.  I treasure the friendships I have built and the friendships built between my ladies because we gathered around a table to stamp!! Love all you ladies ❤  The past 16 years have been awesome and I’m looking forward to another 16 years!

 

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I invite you to grab a cup of coffee and watch this video with me … See for yourself how kits make for easy creativity! 

 

The “Forever Evergreen” project Kit is ON SALE during our OnLine Extravaganza!

Decorate your mantelpiece or table with festive trees and seasonal decorations. This kit makes three trees in two sizes—one 13″ (33 cm) tall, two 11″ (27.9 cm) tall—each individually trimmed with handmade ornaments.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a lovely day.

 

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Kicking Off the Holidays …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Some of you may be on holiday yet today … that is awesome.  I have to go into work this morning to set up our chocolates table and decorate the window for Christmas. For those of you who don’t know, I also manage a Candy Store besides working on my Stampin’ Up! business.

After I return home from work, I plan I going into my Stampin’ Studio and begin creating samples for the upcoming Sale-a-Bration and Occasions catalogs.  This morning however, I have a cute card to share with you that I created with the November Paper Pumpkin.

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My technique clubs learned how easy it was to make “Shaker Cards” this month … so today I’ve combined the November Paper Pumpkin with the technique of the Shaker Card!!

During the OnLine Extravaganza, when you purchase $50 (before shipping & handling) with me, I will have a gift for you: The cards we created for Technique Club and the 6 x 6 Technique Sheet (instructions) and tip sheet for making the cards!  You also qualify for My Virtual Rewards point …

BEST DEAL YET – Today “BLACK FRIDAY” and on “SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY” … I will DOUBLE  your virtual rewards!!  This offer is only good through me, Linda Schnabel.

This is the perfect time to stock up on those items you need, or better yet … give the gift of creativity with any of our wonderful products!  Below are all the items on the “Extravaganza” list and our “Clearance Rack” … Here we go!

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Sale: $2.20

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Sale: $16.20

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Sale: $9.60

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