Happy Wedding Day Mini Treat Bag

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I know you just received your Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs however we still have some great stamp sets and accessories in our Annual catalog, so today I want to share with you a cute project that is on my website’s Idea Page!!

Let me introduce you to the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set …

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.  When Stampin’ Up! names a stamp set “Beautiful Bouquet,” you’d better believe they mean it! With sentiments for any occasion and countless ways to combine the floral images, this set will help you create beautiful bouquets that live on forever.

Stampin’ Up! teamed up this fabulous bundle with a familiar product – the Mini Treat bag to create this cute little project …

Recognize the Designer Paper? It’s one of the patterns from the Delightful Daisy package. I know many of you already have this designer paper! And who doesn’t love these cute little treat bags … so much FUN!!  What a great combination 🙂

I love going through the new catalogs, so many great items and ideas but lets not forget how awesome our annual catalog is too.  I will try to incorporate some of the past goodies with the awesome new stuff … can’t go wrong creating with that plan!

I thank you for dropping in on me today to check out my blog.  I’ll be working on some new creations for you.

Have yourself an awesome day ~




Two for Tuesday: Picture Perfect Party

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m back with 2 super cute, super easy cards that you can create with the new Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper stack! I made this easy peasy card with the candle pattern and the Happy Birthday Thinlet …

I used Bermuda Bay and Basic Black cardstock to create the big bold birthday wish on this card. I glued the two pieces together but “off set” them so you get the shadow effect which really makes the greeting pop!

My second card I used the designer paper with the circles on it. I really wanted to make this a FUN card so I used the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and Ribbon …

I also used a touch of black cardstock to mat my designer paper and to cut the “celebrate” greeting. The “YOU” is cut with the Silver Foil paper to create the focal point, and it coordinates with a couple of the dots on the designer paper.

The die cut greetings are an exclusive item that you can get FREE with a qualifying purchase. The Celebrate You thinlets dies are in our Sale-a-bration catalog and it’s our biggest and most fun promotion of the year… Seriously, who doesn’t like FREE stamps and / or accessories … and NOW Thinlets!!

Hope you enjoyed todays Birthday cards … we can never have too many of those.

Thank you for spending a part of your day with me, it’s always nice to hang out with a friend.

Have a great day!



A Few of My Favorite Things …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Christmas is almost here and our Holiday Catalog is full of wonderful stamp sets, however I cannot forget the Annual Catalog and the beautiful holiday stamp sets that are still available …

Here are a few of my favorite stamp sets in the Annual Catalog …

The most beautiful stamp set … greetings and dies that I could not pass up last year! So glad the “Star of Light” carried over into the annual catalog.

Another stamp set and die that I just had to add to my collection was “Santa’s Sleigh” … who doesn’t want this jolly ‘ol soul in upon their roof!

Another great stamp set is “Holly Berry Happiness” … I’m a big fan of Holly !and you’ll see it all over my home! It’s just Christmas to me, and the greetings and messages include in the set are perfect …

And if you are one who loves tradition then I’m sure you’ll love “Hang Your Stocking” as much as I do. These cute little stockings work well on tags and on cards … or both as you see below!

I have one more to share with you … “Father Christmas”. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa Claus. This set will work great with all the coloring techniques available … the new Stampin’ Blends or Watercolor Pencils are my top favorites!

Hope you enjoyed this flashback to the Annual Catalog! Our seasonal catalogs are awesome and I love to combine them with the great sets in our annual catalog as well.

Have a great start to your week ~

Stampin’ Supply List …


Sneak Peek #2 … Beautiful Day

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope your week is going well … we only have one more day until the weekend, so I think today is a good day for a Beautiful Day!

I’d like to introduce you to the Beautiful Day stamp set and the NEW Brusho Crystal Colour! I wish the camera had the ability to capture what our eyes see because the color of this card is much more stunning in person!

We embossed the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set in black on Watercolor paper. Then we used the Aqua Painter to wet the watercolor paper inside the butterfly …

Next (after poking a small hole in the cover) we tapped some of the yellow Brusho color crystals into the center of the butterfly. The water mixed with the powder creates a beautiful flow of color. Then we tapped green Brusho around the outer edges, we could blend the color with the Aqua Painter. Don’t worry … I will be holding classes on this spectacular new product!

OK … if that wasn’t pretty enough, I added Wink of Stella to add a touch of sparkle to my card, and it looked great with the Glitter Enamel Dots found in the Annual Catalog! I love how it all coordinates 🙂

I hope you enjoyed today’s card … I can’t wait to gather with you and show you in person how amazing and fun this new coloring medium is!

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a beautiful day ~

Two for Tuesday: Carols of Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Tuesday to you! Today I have double the “Carols of Christmas” from the Merry Little Christmas Product Suite, one of which is the winner from our 2017 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat.

Let’s start with the card that I cased from Dawn Olchefske (a fellow demonstrator who does beautiful cards). I was drawn to Dawn’s card right away by the beautiful simplicity of the card …

The “Merry Little Christmas” Designer Series paper is the backdrop to this card. The focal point is created by cutting the trees from the “Card Front Builder” Thinlits Dies out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper … the deer in black to coordinate with the rest of the card.

Next, I’d like to share with you the Winner of our Attendee Swap at our Holiday Retreat this year … Guest Stamper: Cindy P.

Our retreat attendee’s vote for the swap cards they like best and the winner receives a Gift Certificate from me to do a little extra Christmas Shopping from the catalog.

Cindy used the “Carols of Christmas” bundle from our Holiday Catalog … stunning! I love the Night of Navy tree’s behind the Silver Glimmer trees, it appears as a shadow and really makes the silver pop!

If you can’t get enough of the Merry Little Christmas product suite which includes the Carols of Christmas bundle … head on over to my website to see more samples! CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Thank you for stopping by today, hope your day is double the fun!



Time to get Festive …

 Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend … the weather sure was nice!

Today I have a quick -n- easy card made with one of the cutest stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog!! It’s the Festive Phrases stamp set found on page 45.

*This is a last-chance item and is available while supplies last. After January 2, 2018, it will no longer be available.  The wood mount stamp set is On Sale right now!

Here is a cute Christmas card …

The “Oh My Star’s” embossing folder was used to created a textured background. The pop of color comes from the 6 x 6 Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack.

*This is a last-chance item and is available while supplies last. After January 2, 2018, it will no longer be available.

Here is a Valentine project created using the Festive Phrases stamp set, and it can be found in the Holiday catalog along side of the stamp set!

So … you can see why I fell in love with this stamp set! The versatility is just one reason.  Here are all of the cards that I have shared on previous blog posts …

*This is a last-chance item and is available while supplies last. After January 2, 2018, it will no longer be available.

Thank you for hanging out with me today and checking back in on me. I took this weekend off from blogging to spend time with my family.

Have a wonderful week, and I’ll be back tomorrow with my Two for Tuesday blog post.






Just for Fun: Coffee & Pie

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share a card that we made at our Coffee Café class this past fall.  We had fun using many of the items for the product suite!

The intent of the photo was for my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page. I came up with the idea after I had posted a picture of a cool dessert and it got more views and comments than my cards … hummm!??

So I thought ….  

I thought maybe if I added a tasty treat with my card, it might get a bit more attention! lol

We used the Coffee Break Designer Series paper for our background and to create our focal point – which is the coffee pot & cup highlighted with the use of the Circle Framelits Dies.

The greeting was created by using the technique “Direct to Rubber” or coloring directly onto the stamp just the words you want to use. The little heart from the Corrugated Elements ties these both together.

It was a fun class and a fun card to make, and I hope you enjoyed the card as much as I enjoyed the dessert that goes with it!

Thank you so much for checking out my blog today.

Hope your day is a good one ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …