Wild About You!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I was shopping for a new laptop yesterday with not much luck, I’m just grateful (and blessed) that my 18 year old computer still lets me get my blogging done! She’s like a faithful dog… there when I need her!!

I’m going to share two cute cards with you today that feature the “Animal Expedition” Designer paper. Each day until the end of the month, I will be showcasing fun cards/projects that correlate with the Stampin’ Up! July promotions!

The adorable “Animal Expedition” Designer paper coordinates with the Animal Outing Bundle / Animal Expedition product suite on pages 26 and 27 of the Annual Catalog. These cute creatures can be hand stamped colored and then die cut making your layering a breeze …

This is a great stamp set if you love to color and have fallen for these cute little guys!  You can use the amazing Stampin’ Blends, the markers or the Water color pencils and Blender pen … any of these would give you great results.

The two cards that I’m sharing today were samples on one of the Display Boards at our Milwaukee OnStage event. This is a demonstrator event that Stampin’ Up! hosts  … they are full of fun, stamping, training and card swapping!! It’s just one of the great resources you have as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Now is a great time to join the family and take home a “color family” of Ink pads for FREE! Let’s stamp -n- chat … Contact me to set a play date 262-334-1009 or lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com  There’s No obligation!


With the 3 great promotions Stampin’ Up! has going on this month, I’ve decided to end July with a BANG …

Here are the Stamp Sets Available

Once you make your purchase, contact me right away with your choice (First come, First Serve) and I will get that in the mail for you along with your other gifts!!

Remember… these stamp sets are no longer available in the catalogs and they can be yours FREE with a qualifying purchase (also includes a special gift and hand stamped card from me).  YES … that is the Amazing you that coordinates with the “Celebrate You” Thinlit dies in the catalog.


July 11-August 10 new subscribers get 50% off the first month! What a great time to sign up! And the graphic has such pretty colors!!! Is that a hint at what’s in the kit? Usually SU does that. SO FUN!! Sign up using this link so you can become my personal subscriber  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN

USE PROMO CODE: BLOOM0818 / And be sure to designate me as your demonstrator 🙂

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding my End of Month Stamp Give-a-way or any of the Stampin’ Up! promotions!

Thank you for dropping by today ~

Enjoy your day!




Designer Paper Creations – A Parade of Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the late post … my laptop “CRASHED” and I’m working off my home computer that is older than most of my grandchildren – and they are in high school! lol

So today I’m going to share a collection of cards that I have created with the Designer Series paper!! I always use my paper for quick -n- easy cards when I’m in a hurry or to embellish a beautiful card for someone special.

The first two cards are created with the Petal Promenade 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper!  It is “realistic” and oh so beautiful …

I will be sharing more cards with all the amazing Designer Papers over the next week (even if I have to go out and buy a new computer or laptop)!

My next cards are designed with the Garden Impressions 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Pack

Here are the cards that I created with the Twinkle Twinkle 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper … From Birthday cards … to baby cards …. to Christmas Cards … you can’t go wrong with a little twinkle!!

You’ve seen quite a few cards created with 3 of the 10 Designer papers currently available with the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE promotion

Now here are a few of my older creations done with the Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack that is also included in this promotion …

One for the ladies (above) and one for the guys (below) …

and one more just because I love the Wood Textures Designer paper … and ALL the Designer Papers!

It is easy to see how versatile Designer Paper really is.  It can “be” your card or it can enhance your card. It’s perfect when highlighting techniques or showcasing a die cut!!

Sit back with your catalog and pick out your favorite 4 … because when you  purchase 3, you will get the 4th one FREE!

BUT WAIT … Don’t order just yet!!  Tomorrow I will be back with a special promotion of my own!! I will have a FREE Gift for your purchase.  DETAILS TOMORROW … so you will want to come back for that!

Thank your for your patience today and I hope you enjoyed this parade of cards.

I wish you a beautiful day today ~

Time for Tea …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s card is a sweet little card created by Stampin’ Up! and highlights the Time for Tea stamp set and the “Tea Room” product suite!

The beautiful Tea Room Specialty paper adorns the backdrop of this card and the touch of Vellum paper that was cut with an edgelit die from this suite adds a soft touch and draws your eye to the focal point of your card.

The Spot of Tea framelits were also used to cut the tea cup and the flowers for the card. The “Cheers” comes from the Time for Tea stamp set which has so many wonderful greetings and the font is bold and beautiful!!

What a beautiful stamp set this is (and love the coordinating dies) to make warm and wonderful cards and “gift” tags for your friends and loved ones! I think this is just perfect!!

Hope you enjoyed the card today. I have a list below of the products used if you would like more information or would like to purchase and of the items.

Have yourself a great day and share a smile … make someone else’s day good too!



Technique Tuesday: COLLAR FOLD

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you going crazy over the Buy 3 / Get 1 FREE Designer Series paper promotion?  Whew … I am (twice already) lol  But, what do you do when you love both sides of that designer paper??  Well I have a good answer for you today … the “Collar Fold” technique!

The Collar Fold shows off both sides of your designer paper and is really easy to do! So let me show you … Start with a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of designer paper, I used one of the colorful floral patterns from the “Garden Impressions” Designer paper.

Center your designer paper in your cutter at the 3-3/4″ (That is half of the 5-1/4″ length) Then place your cutter at the 2″ mark on the ruler … then cut to edge. YUP … that simple! Now you will just fold those cuts back.  You can tape them down or use a dimensional like I did on this card (to give it a little lift!)

When using a dark base like the Melon Mambo that I used here,  I like to tuck a piece of Whisper White behind it … it really makes the greeting stand out.  My greeting came from the “Beautiful Banquet” stamp set however if you were going to purchase the “Abstract Impressions” bundle … that is where the cute little flower die came from, they have some awesome greetings that would work great!!

I had to add the flower because I’m not to fond of bare edges so I topped off my flower with the cute little “Clear Faceted Gems”. Really makes the flower pop!!

Because the “Garden Impressions” designer paper is 6″ x 6″ there will be some paper left overs which you can tuck on the inside and jazz that up a bit as well.

Have some fun and flip those designer papers back and show off both beautiful sides!  Don’t throw those scraps away …tuck them on the inside or create other projects with them.

Thanks for stopping back today and checking out my Technique Tuesday. Let me know what technique you would like to see featured!!

Have a beautiful day ~



Designer Paper Party!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I hosted my “Designer Paper” class.  It was a fun night with wonderful ladies … lots of laughs but we still managed to make our cards!!  The focus was on paper techniques and folds because of the Buy One Get One FREE promotion from Stampin’ Up!

I love using designer paper … it can take you from Quick -n- Easy (still beautiful) to Upscale -n- Elegant!! Here is a card that we made last night, and if there is a name for this technique I don’t know what it is, what I do know is that I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time … and it’s EASY!!

This is another great way to use up your scraps!! Cut them into squares, use the new triple punch which has the corner rounder and viola … a quick and cute card!!  The pretty patterns in the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper are perfect for any style card … I love babies, but let’s think outside of the box. I think it’s perfect for birthday”s, graduations and more – why I bet you could even make a Christmas card out of it!!

The greeting comes from the “Detailed With Love” stamp set, you’ve seen me use this before and you can find it on page 39 of the Annual Catalog. It has great sentiments and pretty elements in it!  Better yet, it’s part of the bundle with the punch!! When you purchase the Detailed Trio Punch and the Detailed with Love stamp set as a bundle … you can save 10%!!

Love this shot …it really shows the dimension on this card.  I’ve also added a little bling to the card … of course!  The new Silver Bakers Twine (Pool Party) and the Faceted Gems, which I think are fabulous and so happy they stayed in the catalog another year 🙂

I thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the card!

Have a great day ~



Don’t throw those scraps away …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What do you do with those strips of designer paper after making a card … toss them?  Oh no!!  Today I have the perfect card that you can create with those left over scraps from your other card or scrapbook projects.

The strips of designer paper comes from the Brights and 2018-2020 In-Color Collections … aren’t they pretty!! The greeting comes from the Calligraphy Essentials stamp set found on page 11 of the Annual Catalog!

To create the multi-colored greeting the following markers where used directly onto the stamp: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Highland Heather.

The Delightfully Detailed Designer Specialty paper was tucked behind the greeting to add some beautiful texture to the card.

So … before you throw those scraps away, think of how you can utilize them on your next card.

Thanks much for stopping by, enjoy your day ~


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Simply Sunday: Butterfly Kisses

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you’ve had time to enjoy this beautiful weekend! I’ve been busy stamping, planning classes and visiting with my great grandbabies! Life is good!!

Today’s card features the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Paper … in fact, because of the sale, the last few days have featured our designer papers!! This quick card just takes a few runs through the BigShot and you’re pretty much done.

The “dots” on my designer paper inspired me to continue the circles in my design, so I cut out a Whisper White and a Soft Sea Foam with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The double cut “hollow” circle is done in the new Gray Granite color, which is also the base of our card.

I did tuck a little Soft Sea Foam behind the designer paper to tie in our major circle which highlights the butterfly.  Our butterfly comes from the Springtime Impressions Framelits and is cut from the Petal Pink.

To make this beautiful butterfly “pop” even more … I added the Basic Pearls, another item I always keep handy in my stampin’ stash!! You can see that my color pallet came from the Twinkle Twinkle designer paper … takes all the stress out of coordinating your projects.

My greeting comes from the Twinkle Twinkle stamp set, I just omitted everything but the “love you” by covering the stamp with Washi Tape!! Once the stamp is inked … just peel off the washi tape 🙂

This designer paper may have the intention of “baby” but let your imagination go wild and use your designer papers for any application!!” You may find that it’s just the touch you need.

I appreciate you spending a part of your Sunday with me and checking out my blog.

Have an awesome Sunday ~

Thank you,

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