Hey Boooooo …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Check out this little cutie direct from Stampin’ Up ….

We know Halloween is on the way, but don’t be “afraid” to stray from a traditional color scheme. Combine our Cutest Halloween Bundle with soft, subtle shades for a happy and light-hearted Halloween card!This is so adorable!

I will be demonstrating “Halloween” tonight on my Facebook page LIVE!! Come join me – I begin at 6:30 pm Central. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll see you tonight at 6:30

Christmas Whimsy

Hello Stamp in’ Friends ~

The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is the perfect program for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects.

Our newest kit is the Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you!

All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

Details


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—4 each of 2 designs.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, gold foil die cuts, gold twine, and coordinating envelopes with gold foil accents. 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

What a perfect way to begin your crafting, the Christmas Whimsy is fun and easy to create, and a wonderful family activity too! Order yours today CLICK HERE and you can have your Christmas cards done before Thanksgiving!

Thanks for joining me today, hope yours is a good one.

Simple Sunday: Wintry Cabin

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready for another card from the Peaceful Cabin Bundle and Peaceful Place Specialty Designer paper? Today’s card highlights the pattern with several cabins on it … it is so pretty, I just had to use it and share it with you.

If you’re looking for a quick & easy card to make this holiday season this could be exactly what you are looking for …. You will get 12 cards just from this pattern!

I also love that this beautiful card could be sent to your best girlfriend or your brother as we would all love to spend some time in that lovely A-Frame house … at least I would. As a child I had a fascination with them, so unique and beautiful!

Here is the entire packet of the Peaceful Place Designer Series paper …

I chose to compliment this designer paper with a pop of Real Red to usher in that holiday feeling. The swish of the ribbon adds movement to the card like the breeze of winter winds.

I used the Everyday Label punch to showcase my sentiment and then added a pop of the red behind it to make it really create it as the focal point …

A touch of the Wink of Stella on the two main cabins in the woods really adds that wintry shimmer to our scene. I added a little sparkle to my card with the Wonderful Gems. These are adhesive-backed, faceted gems with gold glitter flecks. You see a touch of that shimmer in the ribbon as well … it coordinates so lovely together.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing a part of your Sunday with me.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Peaceful Cabin

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled to share this card today … My Stamp Club is meeting this week and we are using the Peaceful Place suite which includes the Peaceful Cabin Bundle and Peaceful Place Specialty Designer paper. You can find these goodies in the Mini catalog on pages 36 through 38.

I thought they would love to have another sample to use when they get their products from this suite so I came up with this little beauty ….

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set, to another place, and escape. This versatile set has stamps you can use separately, or you can pair them for a peaceful, wintry scene. You’ll be creating the warmth which reflects the beauty of the season by adding these serene greetings and images to your handmade cards, gift tags and more.

The calming nature scenes and muted color schemes in the specialty paper will set the perfect mood for your cards or scrapbook pages.

Although the trees look black they are actually Evening Evergreen as is the mat behind this beautiful paper. The cabin is cut from Basic White and all of them are popped up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals …

I stamped the greeting in Evening Evergreen. The greeting comes from the Time of Giving stamp set from the Time of Giving Bundle (I’ll be sharing samples from that bundle in upcoming posts).

The coordinating products in this suite make it so easy to create these amazing cards … I think this card would also make the perfect birthday card. Who doesn’t love a cabin in the woods, the perfect escape!

Thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by and visit!

Have a nice weekend ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

My Top 3 Pinterest Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Ready for some Friday Fun?? Last night I met with my Stamp Club and we were talking about “Pinterest” and I shared “what I thought” was my #1 “pinned” card … I was wrong, so I thought it would be cool to share my Top 3 with you today!! Let’s see if any of these are the ones YOU pinned!

Card #3 ….

It is the Cute Halloween Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog!

This card was featured on my Simply Sunday series of cards … and you can view the entire post by CLICKING HERE!

Card #2 ….

Well … this little cutie is going to look VERY familiar because it was just highlighted yesterday with the Penguin Playmates Designer Paper cards …

That Polar Bear is so cute and the card is so simple to make, (check out yesterday’s post for directions) it’s not a surprise this is in the Top 3, however … I thought it was the #1 Card!!

Hmmm … which one do you think it is?

CARD #1

This card BLEW all the others away with over 13K hits! Not bad considering it hasn’t been out there that long! Are you ready to see it??

It is the “Tidings of Christmas” in Misty Moonlight

A Merry & Bright card for sure coming from our Tidings of Christmas suite … these stocking are are quite lovely and the pretty paper makes this a perfect card to send to all your friends and family. To see the original post / how it was made just CLICK HERE.

I’ve put a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post so you can shop for what you need to make these popular cards! And you still have a little time left to grab those Sale-a-bration Freebies! Instructions can be found by clicking the links by the picture.

I thank you for following my blog and checking in today.

Have a nice weekend ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Still time to Party with the Penguins!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo Hooo it’s “almost” Friday and I’m thrilled to share some cute cards that I have created with the Penguin Playmates Designer paper. You’re going to love this paper not just because it is sooo stinkin’ cute, but because you can get it for FREE! It’s one of the Sale-a-bration items you can choose. Let’s check out the first of two cards …

Because we’re showcasing the designer paper, I will tell you that I fussy cut my images out, but he’s a big ‘ole cuddly Polar Bear so he was pretty easy to cut out!! Once my images were cut out, I picked my colors … his scarf is Just Jade so I coordinated my ink with that, then I decided to use Soft Sea Foam for my card base and the ink that I applied with the Blending Brush.

Once I applied the ink … and it dried, I decided to add some pretty texture by using one of the folders from the Wintry 3-D embossing folder. I just fell in love with the snowflakes and swirls! This gave me the idea to tuck one of the Wonderful Snowflakes behind my Polar Bear. The greeting comes from the Festive & Bright stamp set.

My second card now highlights the sweet little penguin and his snowman buddy! I wanted to highlight the black from the characters so I used in as my card base and my greeting, which also came from the Festive & Bright stamp set.

I used another pattern … which matches my penguins hat as my back drop. I also used the Wintry 3-D embossing folder for texture and to set the stage for my playmates! The snowman is enhanced with Wink of Stella and he’s so happy he started to juggle the cute “Opal Rounds” … also known as snowballs!!

Why am I sharing all these cards? Because I have one more for you … I’m sharing these littel cuties because of this ….

I would not be doing my job as your creative coach / Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if I didn’t tell you that our Sale-a-bration ends in less than 2 weeks and when the items are gone … they are gone 😦

My last card today is a quick and simple card that highlights this cute pattern and had a banner greeting (Sorry for the pun!)

This is an item you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase… but time is running out. I have a list of supplies below. These are easy Christmas cards that you can make… I’d be flattered!

Thank you for checking out my blog today ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Flippin’ for Waterfall Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today, I’m sharing the fabulous flippin’ Waterfall card with you … this fun is just that, FUN!! I have three cards and a short video for you today.

Let’s start with the first card I created using the Beautifully Penned Designer paper from our Sale-a-bration catalog (FREE with a $50 purchase / before Ship&Handling)

I gave the flowers a hint of color using my Flirty Flamingo ink pad and Sponge Daubers. I then went over the flowers with the Wink of Stella.

The second card was created with the Cute Halloween Designer paper … you can find this adorable paper in the Mini Catalog.

The background paper comes from the Pattern Party Designer paper which is one of our Hostess Gifts!! You’ll see in the video how I embellished the paper with a pop of color….

You will want to watch the video as it shows you how simple the cards are to create, and how budget friendly this layout truly is. I even talk about how you break down the costs.

Enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions …

The crucial dimensions you need for your Waterfall card is the Waterfall itself: 9-1/4″ x 2″ … Punch one end and flip to score other side: Score at 2″ … 2-3/4″ … 3-1/2″ and 4-1/4″. Then you will need your “band” which hold down the sliding part of your card: 4-1/4″ x 3/4″.

The last card that I shared in the video was the Christmas Card that I created using the Penguin Pals designer paper … another Sale-a-bration item!! I want to remind you that our Sale-a-bration promotion ends in about 2 weeks … wow, that time sure flew by!

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your day with me. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

There’s Magic in Every Beginning …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a treat for you today, direct from Stampin’ Up! …

In the In Your Words Stamp Set, there’s a sentiment for every season. Whether you’re wanting to send sympathy, happy birthday wishes, or a friendly note just because, this stamp set has it all!

This “Fantabulistic” stamp set is FREE during Sale-a-bration as a Hostess Gift … I would love to help you earn it! If time is an issue, gather your friends and we can party on-line!!

No work for you … just Host Rewards, and your friends can enjoy FREE Sale-a-bration rewards too with a qualifying purchase. I’ll do LIVE demonstrations, games, give-a-ways and more!!

Just click on my email address on the bottom right hand side where it says “Contact Me”. Let’s get the party started!

Thank you for dropping in today ~ Linda

Peaceful Christmas ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

About the Kit

Name Peaceful Christmas

Details

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, silver foil

You can CLICK HERE to subscribe to the monthly kit or you can pre-purchase from the choices listed below.

Thank you for the visit today. Let me know if you have any questions about our Paper Pumpkin kits … I’d be happy to help you.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Simply Sunday: Beauty of the Earth Card Parade

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a treat for you today … a simple yet beautiful Slim Line card and a parade of other cards that were created from the amazing Beauty of the Earth Suite. I will also be sharing some fun techniques on these cards so, grab a cup of coffee and sit back with me while we go through these creative gems!

First up is my Slimline cards, this card fits in a business size envelope … I’m using two different patterns from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and joined them together with the pretty Gold Fine Art Ribbon; it has a touch of sparkle, so I had to add the Genial Gems to keep the sparkle going.

The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set / bundle. I chose the Cinnamon Cider as a mat and Merry Merlot as my card base … they pull those colors out of the designer paper. I find this suite / bundle very gender neutral … who wouldn’t love these cards!

My second card I’m using the same pattern of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper and the Beautiful Trees dies. Another simple card when using your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set included in the bundle.

Ready to see another card using the same paper? The amazing thing is that each one looks sooo different! I used a landscape layout verses the portrait as I did on the first two cards and created this unique card. I also used Night of Navy on this card to pull out the blue in the designer paper.

I created the frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies … I love this look, it’s new and fresh and highlights the designer paper. I added the tree and greeting from the bundle …

Now lets change things up a little by using a different pattern from our Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and a fun technique … the “Split Card Technique”. I’m using Old Olive and Early Espresso to coordinate with my designer paper. You can watch the video to see how to create this card yourself by CLICKING HERE!

Yesterday I shared the next card with you … the card base is Early Espresso and so is the tree itself, it made the Misty Moonlight designer paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper really pop, and when I added the leaves to the trees … WOW! The leaves on the bottom are just another die cut of the top … just cut up into smaller pieces to lay upon the ground. So pretty!

The last card I have to share with you, used the same watercolor background paper but I’m changing up the seasons. Once the leaves are gone … well, winter comes next, and it makes for the perfect Christmas card …

I just love this card and I used the Chalk pen and Wink of Stella to add snow to my tree! How fun is that! I just wanted to show you that this is not just another tree set, but a bundle / or suite that can be used for any season … or any reason!!

Don’t forget it’s Sale-a-bration and you can get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog with the purchase of the suite or the bundle!! If you choose the suite … just add on a few more items and you’ll have enough to get my FREE Delicate Dahlia Class!

Thank you for joining me this Sunday for my card parade, I hope you enjoyed the many styles of cards. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Stop back tomorrow because I have another card that will knock your socks off!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Autumn Inspiration …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a simply beautiful card the Beauty of the Earth Suite that highlights the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper and Beautiful Trees dies. These can be found on page 11 of your Annual Catalog.

This suite makes it so easy to create beautiful Fall cards … and well, that IS my favorite season!! I love the smell in the air on a warm Autumn day and the way the sun shines through the leaves now that they have transformed into magical colors, it looks like they are being touched by God himself!

Can’t you just feel the warm sun on your face and while it makes the leaves almost glow …. and them smell of fall …oh my gosh! That is what inspires me! Nature … You don’t need to be an artist to create beautiful cards for your friends and family. And if your in need of the the inspiration and tools to get started, it’s all right here for you. Here is the stunning paper I used for my card ….

Check out this amazing color pallet … perfect for Fall!! Look at the image on the left side, I did exactly what Stampin’ Up! did in this catalog photo!! Our catalogs are also a great place to find inspiration. So you now follow my blog, make sure you follow me “Linda’s Stampin’ Escape” on Facebook and even my YouTube Channel for more inspiration!!

As I said, I took the example out of the Annual Catalog to begin my card. My background is also designer paper, in fact, it’s from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper in this suite. The suite includes the designer paper and the bundle 3-D Bark Embossing Folder!

My card base is Early Espresso and so is the tree itself, that made the Misty Moonlight designer paper really pop, and when I added the leaves to the trees … WOW! The leaves on the bottom are just another die cut of the top … just cut up into smaller pieces to lay upon the ground. Simple … right.

Just a little closer Iook at the card so you can see the watercolor detail of my background paper, and how the fallen leaves look. The greeting comes from the Beauty of friendship stamp set / bundle. Because we are still in our Sale-a-bration period through the end of September … You can get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog with the purchase of the suite or the bundle!!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and feel inspired by this beautiful season called Autumn.

Thank you hanging out with me today. Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Only 3 weeks Left of Sale-a-bration…

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sale-A-Bration Time!

Have you heard the news? Stampin’ Up! just released an exciting new Sale-a-Bration catalog full of rewards! Wait, what? Sale-a-Bration in the fall?

Yes, you hear that right. Don’t worry, you aren’t caught up in some crazy time warp back to January and February – it’s our first time to celebrate Sale-a-Bration twice in one year!

That means, for the first time, you can earn Sale-a-Bration rewards while getting all the gorgeous goodies you need for your Autumn and holiday projects from the newly released July-December Mini Catalog!

Sale-a-Bration is the most popular sale of the year because you get bonus rewards whether you shop, host, or join.

SHOP – Choose exclusive reward stamp sets or other items with each purchase of $50. Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $100.

HOST – Earn IN YOUR WORDS STAMP SET with party sales of $300.

JOIN – Choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for only $99! We’ll also throw in a bundle of your choice FROM OUR CURATED LIST.

Check them out now and see which rewards are your favorites. Watch our Sale-A-Bration Intro Video.

Have a beautiful day ~
Stampin’ Hugs, Linda


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From August 3 through September 30th, when you join my team and become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can choose a bundle from our curated list from the new August-December 2021 Mini Catalog to your Starter Kit for FREE.

The customizable Starter Kit is already a fantastic value, so adding an entire bundle from a brand new catalog is the frosting on top of the cake!

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Thank you for joining me today. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about Sale-a-bration.

Have a wonderful day ~

Beautiful Dahlias Gift Bag …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a post from Stampin’ Up! that showcased the beautiful Delicate Dahlias stamp set, so I wanted to share it with you too! It’s perfect for tucking that special little gift or card into …

The Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set adds a timeless touch to any paper project from tags to treat bags! Stamp a bold background with the set’s large dahlia stamp, then soften the look with a layered stack of die-cut elements, ribbon, and twine. Isn’t this bag breathtaking?

You can get the Delicate Dahlias stamp set for FREE during Sale-a-bration, and when you place your order through me … You will get a FREE class!

The Class Includes:

  • You will be sent an invitation to join a private Facebook Classroom where all of the information, tips and more will be posted.
  • A PDF for each of the projects in the class which includes pictures, instructions and a list of ingredients.
  • You will also have access to a video for each of the projects.

Hope you enjoyed today’s cards and all the tips shared in the video!! I thank you hanging out with me today.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Delicate Dahlias …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have two cards, the video and the details for my Delicate Dahlias class. Does FREE * FREE equal a WIN * WIN?!! I would hope so 🙂 You can get the Delicate Dahlias stamp set for FREE during Sale-a-bration, and when you purchase enough to get yours … You will get a FREE class from me!

The Class Includes:

  • You will be sent an invitation to join a private Facebook Classroom where all of the information, tips and more will be posted.
  • A PDF for each of the projects in the class which includes pictures, instructions and a list of ingredients.
  • You will also have access to a video for each of the projects.

Here is the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE … I also have both cards to share with you today as well.

My first card was done in Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie … sounds yummy doesn’t it! The tips shared in the video really helps in the alignment of the two step technique.

You’ll notice that I’ve changed a few things from the video. I noticed that my greeting was a bit crooked … don’t you hate when that happens!! So I just stamped it on another piece of paper and punched the ends like I did on the Cherry Cobbler card coming next.

I also used my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend to color my Opal Rounds. I also stamped some leaves and added them to the card … wow, it really makes the colors pop!

The distinktive stamps in this set really bring the dahlias to life …

I used the Scalloped Contours dies to create the background, and the Lovely Labels punch for my greeting. I didn’t want to get “too fancy” and take away from those stunning dahlias!!

I couldn’t get my “name game” to spin my winner here on my blog, so I’ll be sure to spin next week … I don’t want to miss my rewards to my loyal LIVE fans!! You guys rock!!

Hope you enjoyed today’s cards and all the tips shared in the video!! I thank you hanging out with me today.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Oh So Happy

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card straight from Stampin’ Up! …

Our Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set is available for a limited time only during our Sale-A-Bration event. Spend $100 (USD)* or more to get this exclusive Sale-A-Bration item for FREE! (You can select your FREE items at checkout.)

If you are liking the Delicate Dahlia’s … be sure to join me tonight for my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook LIVE at 6:30 pm Central Time. You will see more of the Dahlia’s, hear some great tips and be the first to hear a special announcement.