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Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m sorry I missed posting the last 2 days but I was with family … we lost Art, my brother-in-law early Monday morning. Hard to believe that he was just on the Honor Flight last weekend.  He fought hard like the Marine he was, but has now joined his forever love again, my sister Eileen.  Fifty years ago they stood before God, family and friends to be united in marriage … God has now joined them together again.

During this holiday season, I am thankful for loyal customers like you! And because you are the heart of my business, I wanted to share this exciting news with you …

Stampin’ Up! is having a 3 Day Sale …November 20th – 22nd.

15% off Cardstock and Ink Pads in:

Neutrals Collection / Regals Collection / 2018–2020 In Colors / 2019–2021 In Colors

STOCK up on those basics! Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red (cardstock / stamp pads) & more!!!

PLUS… they have 8 different bundles that are also on sale!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW LIST OF SALE ITEMS

I don’t want you to miss out on these special savings!

You can order on line, or please, feel free to contact me …

and I will help you place your order before Friday eve!

email: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Call: 262-334-1009

or message me through facebook!

Just a reminder … For all of you who purchase $50 or more, you will receive your Virtual Rewards point as always, but you will also receive a special gift of appreciation from me in the mail.

 

Loyal & True: Guest Stamper … Gloria

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Today is the day we honor and salute all our brothers and sisters who served this country … whether retired, active or those who gave all, we celebrate their bravery and dedication. So today, I have a very special card made by my friend and fellow demonstrator Gloria Helmbrecht.

She is also served our country (THANK YOU GLORIA) and created this card for our Leadership event this spring (and she gave one to me)!!  Gloria used the Loyal & True stamp set …

I loved the swooshes of red so I asked Gloria how she did it, and she said she just sponged the background … Love it!!  It gives a lot of movement to the card, like the flag is actually waving.

The simplicity of the card really makes a statement … Today is the perfect day to share this card with you, as we honor the men and women who served our country and defended our freedoms… true hero’s. Here are my family members that came to welcome home Art’s Honor Flight this past Saturday …

Carl, Randy, Rita, Sam, Jereme, Richard, Sheila, Carla, Andy, and myself.

What an amazing experience it was to be able to welcome home all of these HERO’S … Makes me want to be there for each and every Honor Flight. Not sure I can do that but I’m thinking of some ways in which I can do something to help more soldiers make that flight … and I’ll be asking for your help.

My brother-in-law Arthur Schroeder is in the third row … far right.

Thank you to all the Veterans past and present We appreciate all you have done for us.

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate it.

Have a wonderful day,

Today’s Stampin’ Supplies …

 

 

Sailing Away: Bridge Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I held my “Sailing Away” Class … rescheduled because I was sick last week (Thanks Ladies) and we had a great time making some really amazing cards, learning a new technique and did two cards with cool fold cards.

One of these cards I am sharing with you today … it is the Bridge Fold card with a fun new technique I called Watercolor Waves.  I will try to explain it to you the best I can.  First let me show you the card …

We did this in Night of Navy cardstock and embellished it with the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and the Sail Away Trinkets.  The greeting and sun were punched out using the 1-1/2″ Circle punch, the mat behind the greeting was die cut using one of the dies from the set included in the bundle.

The inner part of the card is Balmy Blue cardstock which was embossed 1/2 way up using the “High Seas” embossing folder.  Then we used the Wink of Stella pen and Night of Navy ink to watercolor over our waves.  Start with the darker shades at the bottom of the wave and as the ink comes off the brush, it gets lighter as you go up the wave.  Once dry (and it dries pretty fast) use a sponge dauber and the White Craft Ink to sponge the tops of the waves … creating white caps!

The “bridge” that goes across the card was done in Night of Navy and Balmy Blue wrapped in the Night of Navy / Sahara Sand Bakers Twine.  Everything coordinates so nicely and can be found on pages 144 – 146 in the Come Sail Away Suite.  That can now be purchased with just one number, and includes the “Sailing Home” bundle of the stamp set and dies (at a 10% discount).

Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper in on Sale … Buy 3 / Get 1 FREE.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed designing it and sharing it with my class.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me.

Enjoy your Saturday ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

 

Loyal & True: Guest Stamper … Gloria

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Memorial Day to you… just a quick post today.  I have a very special card to share with you today that was made by my friend and fellow demonstrator Gloria.  She is former military and created this swap at our Leadership event last weekend (and she gave one to me)!!  Gloria used the Loyal & True stamp set …

I loved the swooshes of red so I asked Gloria how she did it, and she said she just sponged the background … Love it!!  It gives a lot of movement to the card, like the flag is actually waving.

The simplicity of the card really makes a statement … Today is the perfect day to share this card with you, as we honor the fallen who gave their all defending our freedoms… true heros.

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate it.

Have a wonderful day,

Today’s Stampin’ Supplies …

 

 

From All of Us …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Wednesday!! Today I have another card share featuring the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum … I’ll admit it, I’m having a hard time letting this one go!!  The stained glass imagery is perfect for coloring with your Stampin’ Blends.  I have a cute one for you … if you’re a Goldie Hawn fan you might want to call it “Bird on a Wire” … lol

Such a fun and simple card to make … I think the hardest part was how I was going to color the birds, coloring was easy, I just wasn’t sure what color they should be!  I get a little carried away like that! lol  What’s fun is that the colors blend so you can mix colors together and soften the edges.

The greeting comes from the Itty Bitty Wishes stamp set and then I punched them out with the 1-1/4″ and 1-1/2″ punches.  I think sometimes we are so used to grabbing our BigShot we forget to use our simple tools, like our punches. Quick and handy!!  But, speaking of the BigShot … I did use it to create a beautifully textured background with the Layered Leaves Embossing folder.

I will be back tomorrow with another from the Graceful Glass vellum … I can’t resist!

Thanks so much for joining me today, hope you have a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:  If you would like to purchase any of the items used in creating these cards and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions, please message me.

 

Saying Goodbye to the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

One of my favorite products is about to leave the catalog for good … the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum.  I have some of the cards I have created this past year to share with you today.

The Graceful Glass suite by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for all those moments you’ve wanted to steal the stained glass from a church. Brian from Stampin’ Up! shows you the products that make up the Graceful Glass suite, as well as several ideas and different ways to color the vellum.

I’m happy to say that the stamp set and coordinating dies will return in the new catalog … the vellum will be gone (and so will the 10% savings on the bundle).  I colored the vellum from the back with the Stampin’ Blends and then used the Wink of Stella to give it a little shimmer.

The next card is one of the cards that were displayed at our demonstrator OnStage event in Milwaukee last spring.  I love how Pat used the circle dies to create a frame and highlight the vellum.  Notice the wood designer paper … that just recently sold out.

The next card is one I did to showcase the flowers in the vellum pack … it’s one of my favorites, so simple and yet so elegant.  Again, I colored the vellum from the back using the Stampin’ Blends.

I’m on the road again this weekend traveling to Indiana for a Stampin’ Up! Leadership event. I’m a little nervous about this on … I’ve been asked to do a presentation on “Sales”.  This is not something I do but I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and facing the “public speaking” demon!  Talking you to my stampin’ friends is easy … so I’ll just pretend you are there with me.

Thank you for stopping by today…

Have a good one.

 

 

To order your own Graceful Glass suite,

Daisy Delights: Two Guest Stampers!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather … it’s been amazing and it’s suppose to be gorgeous today too. OK … I’m not the local weather person, so let me talk more about what I’m good at, stamping!  Today I have two really cute cards that were created by my Spring Retreat Attendees Kellie and Michelle.  The spring floral cards both used the Daisy Punch, which by the way … will be in the upcoming catalog and has another stamp set to coordinate with it!

Let’s start with Kellie’s card, she used both the Daisy Punch and the Daisy Delights stamp set…

I believe Kellie used Blushing Bride and Whisper White as her core color pallet.  The white background was embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  I love the little Happy Birthday Banner … it’s so cute and adds a sweet touch to the card.  One of my favorite embellishments, the Faceted Gems! Whether you use the Gold or the Clear, you can’t go wrong and I just love them with this daisy punch!

Count your petals on Michelle’s card …

Is this a card saying … He love me, he loves me not?  I’m not sure but it’s really cute!  Michelle’s daisies were punched out using the beautiful Shimmery White cardstock (No Wink of Stella needed!) this cardstock has a shimmer of it’s own,

Michelle’s color pallet consists of white and the beautifully bold Daffodil Delight, bright and happy! Her background was created using the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and was cut into 3 panels to highlight each transition of the daisy

Don’t you just love a punch that can create two totally different styles of cards… That’s what I call “cost effective”! lol

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to join me in “picking daisies”.

Enjoy your day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items used in creating these cards and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions, please message me.