For the Birds …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a post direct from Stampin’ Up! Let’s discover ….

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… the Bird Ballad Suite! Get ready to swoop this adorable suite up because its beautiful imagery is a showstopper. There are so many ways to make this suite perfect for everyone in your life. With the elegant ribbon and the fun trinkets that come in the suite, all you really need is a pop of color to add just a tad bit of pizzazz, just like we did in the Thank You sample. But that’s not all you can do!

In our Thanks For Being You sample, we used a Kraft Pillow Box and wrapped it up with the cute scalloped lace included in the suite, and made everything pop with the stamps and dies.

You could even cut the beautiful images out of the Designer Series Paper just as we did in The World Needs More of You sample to explore your creativity. The sky is the limit with this beautiful suite, get ready to fly through every occasion with sweet sentiments and gorgeous birds.

If you love what you see and would love to get these items and more at a discount, consider joining my team. I’d love to show you the many ways to save on your purchases and get free goodies as a demonstrator as well … it’s a perfect time to test this out with our current promotion …

From July 1 until August 31, when you join the Stampin’ Up! family, you will receive an additional $30 to put towards product in your Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month to spend on more products. This means you will get to pick out $155 worth of product for only $99 … then get a $10 coupon code to spend the month after you join us. PLUS … when you sign up with me, you will be a member of our Star’s by Design group.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding either of the promotions. I’m here to help you discover your stamping path!.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

Two for Tuesday: Noble Peacock Suite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you, two beautiful cards that were on the “Swap Boards” on the Stampin’ Up! Greek Isles Incentive trip created with the Noble Peacock product suite. I chose these two to share with you today because one features the stamped peacock and the other – the die cut peacock. Both cards include the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer  paper as well.

The card is embellished with two pieces of the stunning Noble Peacock Specialty Designer paper … one in Blueberry Bushel and one in Old Olive.  The beautiful peacock is die cut from the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets in Blueberry Bushel.

The greeting comes from the product suite / Royal Peacock Stamp Set and is die cut with the Layering Circle Framelits.

The second of the two has our peacock hand stamped …

The creator of this card did a beautiful job stamping and coloring the peacock. The greeting also comes from the stamp set that is included in the suite and / or bundle and is embellished with the Blueberry Bliss Foil paper.

As on the first card the background features the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer paper.  I wish I knew who the creators were for these cards, and truly sorry I did not participate in the swap!!

I do not have this suite yet, so that is one of the reasons I wanted to share these two cards … they were beautifully done and we all know that it so nice to see additional samples

Thank you for joining me today. I have a list of the ingredients for you below, and if you are in need of a demonstrator … I would be honored to be your creative coach.

           

If you love what you see and would love to get these items and more at a discount, consider joining my team. I’d love to show you the many ways to save on your purchases and get free goodies as a demonstrator as well … it’s a perfect time to test this out with our current promotion …

From July 1 until August 31, when you join the Stampin’ Up! family, you will receive an additional $30 to put towards product in your Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month to spend on more products. This means you will get to pick out $155 worth of product for only $99 … then get a $10 coupon code to spend the month after you join us. PLUS … when you sign up with me, you will be a member of our Star’s by Design group.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding either of the promotions. I’m here to help you discover your stamping path!.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …. Remember that the product suites include the bundle, embossing folder, designer paper and foil sheets, plus the reversible ribbon and rhinestones! 

 

Card Samples from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared with you the “Wrapped in Plaid” Suite and today I will share a few samples!! Our last stop on our cruise was Katakolon and on our way into port I saw a monst amazing sight … a Lighthouse!! Most of you know I am infatuated with them and to see them from another country … WOW!!

We planned our excursion to Olympia … birthplace of the Olympics. Another amazing site to behold.

I’m sad to say … I’m on my way home. What a wonderful experience and beautiful people I have met in Greece and on the ship. Our captain announced we will be going through the straights, where Italy was on our right and Sicily was to our left.  To my suprise … I was greeted with another lighthouse! I just love it … Greece and Lighthouses too! (And all the amazing Stampin’ Up! goodies for sure!)

In case you did not see yesterdays post, this is the Wrapped in Plaid suite from the Holiday catalog …

And here are a few samples from these awesome new products ….

One more …

I have so much more to share with you but I must go and get to bed!! We have to be up in 5 hours to catch our plane home … See you then!!

Stampin’ Hugs,  Linda

Cats Away1Cat’s Away Sale

Because you’ve been so good to me this past year, I have a special SALE for you from today Saturday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 14th (Use Hostess Code: H9UWZVB3 )

All orders of $50 (before shipping & taxes) you will receive … 

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Virtual Rewards Point from Me and

  3. A $5.00 Bonus Coupon From Stampin’ Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $100 (before shipping & taxes) will receive )

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  3. Two (2) Virtual Rewards points from me and

  4. Two (2) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $150 (before shipping & taxes) will receive (Do NOT Use Hostess Code … YOU are the hostess!)

  1. HOSTESS BENEFITS … Mininum $15.00 of your choice

  2. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  3. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  4. Three (3) Virtual Rewards points from Me …

  5. Three (3) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin’ Up! to spend in August …

  6. AND a FREE package of the NEW Nobel Peacock Rhinestones!

Use this link to order so I know it’s YOU. Be sure to NOT select no contact, because I won’t know who to send all these goodies to!

Cats Away3

ORDER HERE

This is the perfect time to start shopping from the NEW Catalog and cross a few items off that Wish List and get some great card samples and extra goodies!!

 

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share.  I will have limited access while I am cruising but don’t be afraid to contact me with any questions you may have regarding my “Cat’s Away” sale going on now!  I will check as often as I can.

Cats Away1

Have a “PURRfect” day!

Sneak Peeks plus Mykonos and Athens …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my … I did not realize I have been MIA for two days, but that just means I have been exploring our ports and having a blast. One of my favorite ports was the charming seaside village of Mykonos, here is a photo of the windmills they are famous for, besides their hospitality.

I have a million pictures … I will share groupings of them on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page. Our next stop was Athens where we visited the Parthenon … Words cannot describe how amazing it is to view these ancient structures!

Stampin’ Up! has set up a hospitality room for us where we can go to daily and do a “Spin to Win” … plus they have filled it with samples from the General Session and Swaps.  Here is one of the Sneak Peeks into the catalog …

I can’t wait for you to see this designer paper in person … some of the Classic Christmas Plaids are adorned with gold foil accents!! (I don’t have it yet either), but I did get the tree stamp set and coordinating punch as a pillow gift one night!!!

This “Exquisite” gift from Stampin’ Up! was left on our beds after we returned from dinner and were departing Athens!  Our tour guide told us that the best Olive Oil is Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed … and that is what Stampin’ Up! has gifted us.

Oh yes … and not to forget the Ornament Punch pack from the new Brightly Gleaming product suite! Love all these amazing gifts … this just means I can show you even more when our Holiday Catalog kicks off!!

I will be back tomorrow with a sneak peek at some creative ways to use these punches ….

Till then, thanks for poppin in to see me today, and make sure you get in on my amazing “Cat’s Away” deal.

Stampin’ Hugs,  Linda

Cats Away1Cat’s Away Sale

Because you’ve been so good to me this past year, I have a special SALE for you from today Saturday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 14th (Use Hostess Code: H9UWZVB3 )

All orders of $50 (before shipping & taxes) you will receive … 

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Virtual Rewards Point from Me and

  3. A $5.00 Bonus Coupon From Stampin’ Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $100 (before shipping & taxes) will receive )

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  3. Two (2) Virtual Rewards points from me and

  4. Two (2) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $150 (before shipping & taxes) will receive (Do NOT Use Hostess Code … YOU are the hostess!)

  1. HOSTESS BENEFITS … Mininum $15.00 of your choice

  2. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  3. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  4. Three (3) Virtual Rewards points from Me …

  5. Three (3) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin’ Up! to spend in August …

  6. AND a FREE package of the NEW Nobel Peacock Rhinestones!

Use this link to order so I know it’s YOU. Be sure to NOT select no contact, because I won’t know who to send all these goodies to!

Cats Away3

ORDER HERE

This is the perfect time to start shopping from the NEW Catalog and cross a few items off that Wish List and get some great card samples and extra goodies!!

 

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share.  I will have limited access while I am cruising but don’t be afraid to contact me with any questions you may have regarding my “Cat’s Away” sale going on now!  I will check as often as I can.

Thanks for sharing a piece of your Saturday with me …

Cats Away1

Have a “PURRfect” day!

Get a Sneak Peek at our Make & Takes and more …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we visit the charming seaside village of Mykonos with its rich history. We will be visiting the Monastery and taking an island drive.

But before I share more of that, I want to share some of the stamping fun from yesterday!  We are 8 hours ahead of all my Central Time Zone stampers so while you’re getting ready for bed … I’m getting up and planning another adventure.

On Monday night when we returned to our rooms we got a really cute bag from Stampin’ Up! and it was filled with the “MOST WONDERFUL TIME PRODUCT SUITE” and a note that said we should bring this with us to Make & Takes on Tuesday (yesterday) morning…

Now, if you remember the “Everything is Rosey” … that was a product suite. Everything you need to create your projects are included. Stamp Set, dies, designer papers, embellishments and more, and that is what the Wonderful Time Product Suite is too.

How amazing … we got the entire kit, including the stamp set!!  There are a few more items included … the glitter was my take from the Spin to Win game, and the beautiful new Mercury Glass Designer Acetate was another gift left on our beds last night.

Here are the three cards that we made during our Make & Take session yesterday morning. I love how cute the Christmas tree’s look with the tinsel trim ….

Having a great time with Eileen’s daughter, my niece Carla!! We’re meeting so many amazing stampin’ sisters and others. The excursions are wonderful. Today in Mykonos our tour guide was very informative and when we were done we took a stroll on the beach. Mykonos has some of the most beautiful beaches and the water is soooo clear!

 

I’ll keep you posted on our adventures and more.  Thanks again for the visit and for those of you who are taking advantage of my “Cat’s Away Sale” … so many good for you as a Thank You for supporting me.  Love ya!! Linda

Cats Away1Cat’s Away Sale

Because you’ve been so good to me this past year, I have a special SALE for you from today Saturday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 14th (Use Hostess Code: H9UWZVB3 )

All orders of $50 (before shipping & taxes) you will receive … 

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Virtual Rewards Point from Me and

  3. A $5.00 Bonus Coupon From Stampin’ Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $100 (before shipping & taxes) will receive )

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  3. Two (2) Virtual Rewards points from me and

  4. Two (2) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $150 (before shipping & taxes) will receive (Do NOT Use Hostess Code … YOU are the hostess!)

  1. HOSTESS BENEFITS … Mininum $15.00 of your choice

  2. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  3. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  4. Three (3) Virtual Rewards points from Me …

  5. Three (3) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin’ Up! to spend in August …

  6. AND a FREE package of the NEW Nobel Peacock Rhinestones!

Use this link to order so I know it’s YOU. Be sure to NOT select no contact, because I won’t know who to send all these goodies to!

Cats Away3

ORDER HERE

This is the perfect time to start shopping from the NEW Catalog and cross a few items off that Wish List and get some great card samples and extra goodies!!

 

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share.  I will have limited access while I am cruising but don’t be afraid to contact me with any questions you may have regarding my “Cat’s Away” sale going on now!  I will check as often as I can.

Thanks for sharing a piece of your Saturday with me …

Cats Away1

Have a “PURRfect” day!

Sneak Peak into the Holiday Catalog!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As you read my post today I will be heading into Santorini, however I have a couple of sneak peeks for you into the Holiday Catalog, or as Stampin’ Up! calls it … the Fall & Winter Catalog!  No matter what you call it, let me tell you that it is packed full of amazing product suites, bundles stamps, and accessories!

While you are going to bed or sleeping, this is the beautiful sunrise I (we are now 8 hours ahead of my hometown time) as I wrote out this blog post for you ….

Yesterday our morning started out with a nice breakfast overlooking the ocean and running into our table mates from last night! It’s so nice to really be able to build a friendship with other stamping professionals. You know we talk shop … or should be say STAMPING!! Next we were off to our General session where we saw demonstrations and new products.

The pictures didn’t turn out as nice because the screens are not as big as when we are at a Stampin’ Up! event, but here is one of our new products …

Beautiful bell images to stamp and die cut (equally as beautiful) in the BELLS ARE RINGING Bundle.  Speaking of bundles … look at the bundles of goodies we left General Session with …

Oh … Oh … there is the catalog, along with 2 brand new stamp sets, some really cool foil embellishments and wrapping paper!! Oh my gosh, I have so many ideas swirling around in my head! However, we still have a fairly new Annual Catalog, and I still have lots to show you there too. If you have your Wish List prepared ….

I also have an amazing offer to you while I’m gone. It’s a great way to put a little dent in your Wish List and cash in on some fabulous benefits designed for you.

Cats Away1Cat’s Away Sale

Because you’ve been so good to me this past year, I have a special SALE for you from today Saturday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 14th (Use Hostess Code: H9UWZVB3 )

All orders of $50 (before shipping & taxes) you will receive … 

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Virtual Rewards Point from Me and

  3. A $5.00 Bonus Coupon From Stampin’ Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $100 (before shipping & taxes) will receive )

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  3. Two (2) Virtual Rewards points from me and

  4. Two (2) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $150 (before shipping & taxes) will receive (Do NOT Use Hostess Code … YOU are the hostess!)

  1. HOSTESS BENEFITS … Mininum $15.00 of your choice

  2. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  3. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  4. Three (3) Virtual Rewards points from Me …

  5. Three (3) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin’ Up! to spend in August …

  6. AND a FREE package of the NEW Nobel Peacock Rhinestones!

Use this link to order so I know it’s YOU. Be sure to NOT select no contact, because I won’t know who to send all these goodies to!

Cats Away3

ORDER HERE

This is the perfect time to start shopping from the NEW Catalog and cross a few items off that Wish List and get some great card samples and extra goodies!!

 

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share.  I will have limited access while I am cruising but don’t be afraid to contact me with any questions you may have regarding my “Cat’s Away” sale going on now!  I will check as often as I can.

Thanks for sharing a piece of your Saturday with me …

Cats Away1

Have a “PURRfectly” Beautiful day!

Cruising Fun and Sneak Peek!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night we had a wonderful dinner in the dining room and meet some wonderful people at our table. I went outside of my comfort zone and ordered some fried calamari … a little chewy but it was good.

We also went down to the Hospitality Room to say “hi” to fellow demonstrators and to “Spin the Wheel” …. whoo hooo, I won a die set from the upcoming holiday catalog.  When returning to our room in the evening we were presented with a beautiful pillow gift … a leather bag / back pack and some new black dimensionals … oh yes, you heard me … black!! That will be great when working with our darker cardstocks!!

What do you think of the new CUP OF CHEER die set? I love the little mugs and candy canes, and of course it coordinates with they oh so cute … CUP OF CHRISTMAS Stamp Set.  Yes, it comes in a bundle too!! It was a wonderful evening, but I crashed at 8:30!! lol

Today we are at sea … not such a bad view to wake up to this morning, and to top off this beautiful view …

… we will be joining our fellow demonstrators for our General Session, where we get to see new product demonstrations using the Holiday Catalog goodies, WIN some PRIZES from the Holiday Catalog and then we GET the Holiday Catalog!!

Tonight is formal night so time to get dolled up and sit down for an amazing meal, then I’ll go through my photos from our General Session so I can post more sneak peeks with you tomorrow!

Till then, have a wonderful day, and thank you for checking out my blog!  Don’t forget my “Cat’s Away” Sale … CLICK HERE for details.