Sweet as You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised … I have a cute card for you today using the Basket Weave Embossing folder that comes in the Blooming Basket Bundle. The use for this project is so unexpected & cute and is the brain child of a fellow demonstrator, so I took it one step further and made a pie in the tin!!

What other type of pie can a girl from Wisconsin make who frequently visits beautiful Door County but Cherry Pie!! The pie was made with the Layering Oval Framelits, once cut you can emboss the oval to create the crust “weave” pattern. The scallop adds the “pinched” area of the crust …. all was sponged with Crumb Cake to give it that “baked” look.

I free handed the pie tin from Smokey Slate … I wanted to use the Silver Foil but I was out! Guess I’ll be putting in an order in soon! lol

The Door County Cherries were created using the “May Flowers” Framelits and the 1/2″ Circle Punch using the Red Glimmer Paper. Door County Cherries are magic 🙂

The greeting comes from the “Cool Treats” stamp set … I think it fits perfectly on this card, and makes a fun Birthday Card!!

Hope you enjoyed seeing another way you can use this fun embossing folder, and I thank our community of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators for sharing so freely 🙂

Thanks for checking out my blog today  …

Have a wonderful Monday!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List: Just click on any item for a picture and more information, or begin shopping.



Simply Sunday: Springtime Foil Specialty Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Sunday all … How did you like yesterday’s card with the Blooming Basket Bundle?  Today I’m sharing my card created with the Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper …

The designer paper includes 12 sheets; 3 each of 4 single sided designs. The foils are Gold, Silver, and the beautiful Rose Gold!!

I chose the beautiful floral pattern with the Rose Gold foil and colored it using the Stampin’ Blends; Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Combo packs. These are the same colors I used on yesterday’s card.

The Stampin’ Blends on this glossy, foiled paper creates a beautiful watercolor look.  The bold pattern makes it easy and fun to color.

I used the same greeting as the other day from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set … that also comes in a bundle with coordinating thinlits dies. I cut the greeting out with the Lot’s of Labels framelits. I finished off my greeting by adding 2 gold circle Metallic Shapes (from the same pack as yesterday). Coordinates nicely with the little dots on the designer paper.

This view really shows the elegance of the paper and how beautifully it colors using the Stampin’ Blends. See how when the light hits it the “rose” really shows on the Rose Gold foil.

This really is an amazing designer paper and I’ll be sharing more with you.

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to stop by and visit. Stop back tomorrow to see the cutest “trick” I’ve seen done with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.

Have yourself a happy day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Wish List … Did you know that if you purchased the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle you could get the Springtime Foil Designer Paper for FREE!!


Here for You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared that Stampin’ Up! has released “MORE” Sale-A-Bration items for us to choose from for FREE!! I’m so excited to share with you my two “had to have” items in the SAB catalog …

Here are the Blooming Basket Bundle and the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Paper.

Today I will share a pretty card that I created using the Blooming Basket Bundle.  The beautiful stamp set has a coordinating Embossing Folder (which will be available in the upcoming (2018-2019 Annual Catalog).

My color pallet began with the Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake with a touch of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (Old Olive Stampin’ Blends).

The Crumb Cake was embossed with the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder and a spritz of water … this softens the fibers on the cardstockt and allows it to emboss without putting to much strain (tearing) your cardstock.

I stamped my basket image with the Archival Black onto the Shimmery White cardstock… Then it’s colored with the Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I also used the “Color Lifter” to go back over my colored area of the basket and created the highlights!

The greeting is included in the stamp set and was punched out with the Triple Banner Punch. I finished off my card with a trio of Hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes colored with the Pink Pirouette and Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends! I love how the light reflects on these cute little enamel hearts!

This bundle is FREE from our Sale-A-Bration second release catalog with a $100 qualifying order. (That is $100 before ship & taxes).  Please let me know if you have any questions about our Sale-A-Bration or …

If you’d like to host a Stampin’ Party and really take advantage of all Sale-A-Bration has to offer, and have a great night or afternoon stampin’ with your friends.

Thanks for joining me today. Stop back tomorrow as I share my card using the Springtime Foils!

Have a beautiful day ~

Today’s Suggested Stampin’ Supply List …


Second Sale-A-Bration catalog release begins today!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today Stampin’ Up! releases a second booklet with more fabulous products you can earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!

What is Sale-A-Bration?

The biggest sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. There are 3 ways to enjoy Sale-a-bration benfits …

#1.  Shop

 For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving your customers more flexibility and options for their free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience! 

#2. Host a Party


When Sale-A-Bration goes live on January 3, consider the exciting hosting opportunity …. When you host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 MORE in Stampin’ Rewards! Plus … you’ll enjoy an evening with your friends making some cute hand stamped cards … I’ll show you how fun and easy it is!!


These rewards can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to also join and become one of my Stars / and the Stampin’ Up! family. 

#3.  Join!

 In addition to hosting, you’ll also want know about the fantastic benefits of joining as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. This opportunity begins January 3, as well. Joining at this time gives you the starter kit at $99, PLUS the choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.)
Plus, the kit ships for free!
It’s a great time to try out and experience the benefits of joining the Stampin’ Up! family and my Star’s group!! I’ve got 17+ years of experience and many tips for you to get the maximum benefits and fun!!
Let’s chat (262) 334-1009 … Linda


Please let me know if you have any questions about the Petal Passion Product suite or our Sale-a-bration event.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope yours is a good one!

Wonders of Watercoloring …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

You’ve heard me talk a lot about the Aqua Painters, especially when working with the new Brusho Crystal Colour so today I’d like to share a video that shows more ways to use the Aqua Painter!

You’ll see two of our favorite products are the Aqua Painter and the Blender Pen. Both tools are used for watercoloring, or in other words, they both make you feel like a professional artist.


I will also share a video on our Watercolor Pencils … this way to can get a better look at what Watercolor technique works best for you. If you want a hands on try out … attend my Watercolor Technique class. Dates will be posted this weekend.

I use all of the products shown here today, they all have many different uses and also work beautifully together!

Remember to stop by again this weekend to a full list of Upcoming Classes and each day to see what else I have for you!

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to visit.

Have a wonderful day  ~


Supply List

Here is a cute card from Stampin’ Up!
that shows the Watercolor Wash Background and the Splatter!


Friendships Make for a Beautiful Day

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card that features the beautiful flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set and Brusho Crystal Colours. You’ve seen my step by step tutorial and I’ve shared videos on “how to” … Are you hooked yet?

Today you will see a similar layout to the past floral card but I’ve toned it down with Black & White and brought back the “Petal Passion” Designer Series paper! I liked the woodsy pattern and thought it would compliment my rose.

I added the “Burlap” Ribbon to add texture and bring in a natural element to the card.

My greeting was taken from the “Beautiful Bouquet” stamp set found on page 92 of the Annual Catalog. The flowers are beautiful and it does have coordinating dies however … I bought this set for the greetings!!  I’ll play the entire set and share that with you another day.

I have a lot of natural elements to this card but …

I wanted to add a little sparkle for my friend – Wink of Stella.  We met when we were 10 years old and we are still friends 50 years later. Amazing to think back on those days in our neighborhood ❤ Warm memories. She just lost her Mom too … I think they’re both watching over us again, just like they did 50 years ago.

On that note, I’m going to wish you a beautiful day. Reconnect with old friends by sharing a card and letting them know that you are thinking of them.

Thank you for stopping by.

Two for Tuesday: Brusho Crystal Colour Techniques

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On Sunday I shared a step by step tutorial on how I made my Brusho Floral card, today I’m going to share 2 videos from Stampin’ Up!.  One showing different techniques for the Brusho Crystal Colour and the second will show you how easy it is to create the card that is in the Occasions Catalog!

Watching the videos helped me learn some simple and more advanced techniques in coloring with Brush Crystal Colour, but the best way to learn is to get the Brusho in your hands and play!!

Here is the video that shows how easy it is to recreate the sample in the Occasions catalog … page 26!

I hope these videos and my Sunday post helped you to understand more about the new Brusho Crystal Colour. I will be sharing more cards with you and as I stated, will be hosting a class so you can get a hands-on experience with this fabulous new watercoloring medium.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope your day is a good one!