Only Two Weeks Remaining of Sale-a-Bration …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With only about two weeks left to our Sale-a-bration promotion, I just wanted to share some of the benefits of this with you. My card today features the Lilly Impressions Designer Series paper which is one of the FREE items you can earn during Sale-a-bration …

I paired my FREE designer paper with one of my favorite new bundles … the So Sentimental bundle (page 20). This bundle includes beautiful sentiments and amazing die shapes to go with you sentiments or anything you choose. This threesome is perfect for making quick, easy … beautiful cards.

When you shop during Sale-a-Bration … YOU can earn a FREE product every time you reach a threshold. For example, if you spend $50 you can choose 1 Level 1 item … If you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.  Having 2 Levels gives you more flexibility to choose what you want, and the choice to pick products at a higher value.  See Levels / Amounts Below.


Level 1

Level 2




When you HOST a Stampin’ Party with qualifying orders ($300) YOU will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set! This is above the rest of your Hostess gifts. Plus you will receive a special gift from me and all of the projects I demonstrate at your party!! Let’s gather and have some fun … then we’ll sit down and pick out all your free goodies!!

Anyone who joins Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and their choice of stamp set*. / *Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.

Check out the quick video ….

This is the perfect opportunity to open that door and explore what may be waiting for you! You can take this ride and make it your own, or you can sit back and relax and just savor the discount while enjoying all the benefits that every demonstrator enjoys … let’s talk!  I’ll put on the coffee, let’s see what happens.

One last look at our card today …

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and let me know if I can help you with your Sale-a-bration order, or if your ready to host a stamp party!

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … You’ll choose a FREE Sale-a-bration Item with each $50 (before S&H) from either the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog or the Annual Catalog. You will also earn a Virtual Rewards Point from me to put towards a FREE Stamp Set of your choice for each $50!! Double the goodies.


Simply Sunday: Simply Poppies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back!! Yes, it’s been interesting to say the least to not have internet service for almost two weeks. So, today … I have 3 card shares for you!! Have some catchin’ up to do and you will enjoy the ease and beauty of these cards.

I’ve been working closely with my Hostesses as several of the bundles have gone from back orders to “Not Orderable”.  The poppies is one of these bundles so let me start with Friday’s card.  This card was a Make & Take for Kathy’s Stampin’ Party … it does not use any dies!!

Let’s begin with our background … A 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White which is stamped with the poppy field image using Poppy Parade ink pad on the bottom of the cardstock.  We did the same to the inside of our card.  Our greeting stamped in Momento Ink comes from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set … and our butterflies come from the “Enjoy Life” stamp set.

Our focal point is created using a 1-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper, this is backed with our Basic Black cardstock cut to 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and then popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here is a list of items used to create this card … and the two additional cards to follow … The two stamp sets and Designer paper are enough to qualify your for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!!

When I do a home Stampin’ Party, I always make sure that I have enough Make & Takes for everyone, so I cut extra.  Now … what do you think I do with those extra pre-card card packs? Well … this weekend I redesigned them!!
My second card is using the left overs from the Make & Take at Kathie’s party, so I’m using the same colors and cut pieces.  I wanted to change up the orientation of the card so I took the extra pieces of designer paper (and the mat) and cut them down a bit to fit them on horizontally …
As you can see from the photo … we stamped the base and the inside the same as we did on our first card, yet the new layout with the three blocks of designer paper really changes the card.
The greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and was punched with the Triple Banner punch and finished off with some Bakers Twine from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack.  Looks so good on this card.
My final card took the remaining Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper pieces and cut them down into squares (1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″) and did the same to our black mats….
Again … the base is stamped the same as the other two cards.  This card uses the Bakers Twine from the Magnolia Lane Combo pack to wrap up the bottom and add texture to the card.  The “Happy Birthday” comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and was punched out with Circle punches.
It’s amazing what you can do with just a little change up to your original pattern.  It’s fun to sit down and challenge yourself to change it up.
I want to Thank you for stopping back and spending some time with me today.  Hope your doing well, and that you are having a good day.  Linda


Peaceful Poppies with Z Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am here today to share a beautiful card that I made with my Stamp Clubs this month… we used the products from the Peaceful Poppies product suite and created the card incorporating the Z-Fold card pattern. Our inside piece to write your sentiments is cut down so the background colors shines through …

One of the highlights of our card is the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series papers … the handpainted blooms and watercolor washes make beautiful backgrounds. You can also use it to create a stunning focal point on your card.

I would like to show you the entire suite, and what better way to do that than to watch this quick video … It will also explain why the bundles were paired the way they were …

I have an amazing SPECIAL OFFER to for you to celebrate my 20 year anniversary with Stamin’ Up! … When you purchase the Peaceful Poppies Suite / 153938 … through me, I will “gift” you a $20 stamp set of your choice or $20 worth of product of your choice!!  This brings you to over $150 so you will also receive multiple Sale-a-bration items of your choice and $15 in Hostess Dollars!!  Please contact me to put in your order so we get you all the benefits!!  Don’t Wait … OFFER EXPIRES March 31st, 2020.

I chose the to highlight the Blackberry Bliss on my card, and the beautiful designer paper really draws your eye to this card. I used a fun whimsical pattern for the side, and the polka dot Blackberry Bliss – front and center!  I wanted to show off the great dies in this suite so I used the swirly circle die as my focal point.

I used Whisper White with my swirly circle die to showcase my “Happy Birthday” greeting. The greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. The “swirl” helps draw your eye to our pretty die cut flower … We started with a piece of Purple Posy and sponged Blackberry Bliss onto it to create depth … you will see this once you add the detailed die cut over it.

You will notice that our card “front” piece is cut to the same size as our inside Whisper White … this creates the pretty Blackberry Bliss background that actually frames the design and finishes off the card.  So pretty … so easy to make!

Here is the product suite in it’s entirety … check it out (click on the link) …

Supply List

Remember … I have an amazing SPECIAL OFFER to for you to celebrate my 20 year anniversary with Stamin’ Up! … When you purchase the Peaceful Poppies Suite / 153938 … through me, I will “gift” you a $20 stamp set of your choice or $20 worth of product of your choice!!  This brings you to over $150 so you will also receive 3 Sale-a-bration items and $15 in Hostess Dollars!!  Please contact me to put in your order so we get you all the benefits!!  Don’t Wait … OFFER EXPIRES March 31st, 2020.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to hang out with me and check out my card project and my special Anniversary Offer. I would love to get you all the extra goodies, when you purchase this suite.
Have a beautiful day, Linda


Rise & Shine for Sale-A-Bration

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Straight from the pages of Stampin’ Up! … we’re sharing news about something great!  Have you heard about Stampin’ Up!’s Reversibles stamps? These patent-pending, photopolymer stamps let you ink and stamp on both sides, giving you super-fun, mirror-image stamping and layering options.

And if this news isn’t cool enough, we have more: With our Sale-A-Bration second release, you can earn the Reversibles, 15-piece Rise & Shine Stamp Set (item 152303) FREE. Wait! It gets even better. This set also coordinates with our Cup of Cheer Dies (item 152303).  Remember … when you purchase the dies, your purchase goes toward earning the stamp set.

So … If you love a good latte, Stampin’ Up! has brewed up a stamp set just for YOU — and it’s FREE with a minimum qualifying purchase of $100.  I’m here to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for joining me today, can’t wait for you to see what I have for you tomorrow!  Linda


Foils are FAB!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you been shopping lately and seen the “new” fashions? Hmmmm … Reminds me of the ’70’s with the big flowers and bright colors!! Whew … I’m not going back there again! lol  However, it does look cute on a card!

Today I’ve got a card poppin’ with ’70’s style! I began with the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer paper and grabbed my Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  These cute little flowers are quick -n- easy to color in. Once done I took my colored paper and cut out the center using the Stitched Rectangle Dies! I want layer the pattern …

You can see the pattern is not really broken as it continues beyond the Bermuda Bay mat behind the cut out piece of designer paper.  I believe this is called the “Eclipse” technique … or Spotlighting. What ever you call it, it’s a fun and easy technique to do.

Once layered, I wanted to bring the “flower” into the card.  I tried to double the small daisy punch but it was still too big so I used the Small Bloom punch from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Punch twice, sponge a little color on the edges, use a glue dot to secure the two pieces together … and then I used the top of an Aqua Painter to push into my flower so the edges would pop up!  What was cool about that is it left a little dotted circle (not sure you can see from the pictures). Then I used a Faceted Gem in the center.

To finish off my card … My greeting comes from the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp set, also from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  This stamp set actually coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!! How fun is that.

I also want to mention that TODAY … March 10th is the last day to subscribe to our special Paper Pumpkin.  Paper Pumpkin is celebrating it’s 7th year!! This special kit includes two stamp sets and comes packaged in a one-of-a-kind box. Don’t miss this incredible value! Subscribe here:

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate it! Please let me know if you have any questions about the card or Paper Pumpkin … happy to help!

Have an awesome day, Linda


Don’t Throw them Scraps Away … CREATE!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent time in my stamping room doing some more cleaning and of course, stamping.  While cleaning up my area I found some scraps left over from earlier cards, well, the Flowering Foils is so pretty I didn’t want to throw it out so I decided to use it up….

The card samples I have shared previously using the Flowering Foils have been on the subtle side so today I’d like to punch it up with color.  We’ll be using the the “sponging” technique, and I’ve chosen the sponge daubers because they are a little easier to control the color / ink application.  I’m using Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Melon Mamba!

I decided to apply / sponge the ink onto the designer paper before cutting the flowers out.  You can see that some of the flower and foliage are cut off but I didn’t have the heart to throw it away.  After coloring the images I cut the flowers out knowing that they were going to bump up to the sides of the card front.

I used Soft Sea Foam cardstock to mount my flowers … however, I had to stamp my greeting first, then I ran it threw the die machine using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture…

So our piece is now stamped, then embossed and now the floral pieces were tucked up into the corners … both of the pieces were popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The strip of Grapefruit Grove ribbon was added to bring the color across the page.

The “Happy Birthday” greeting and sentiment below comes from the Peaceful Moments Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set and was punched with the 1-1/2″ circle punch and then a mat was cut from the Circle dies. Once everything was applied to the front, I mounted it to a Mossy Meadow base.

This angle really shows the foils and the dimension on the card from popping up the floral pieces.  Not bad for a bunch of scraps right!!  Don’t throw them away … just place the edge of the designer paper onto the edge of your card front.  Perfect!!

Here is a list of supplies that I used for today’s card.  You can click on any one of them for more information or to start shopping…

Now … I have added the Clear Faceted Gems to my flowers and used the Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends to color them.  So tell me … Do you like the card with or without the faceted gems?  Comment below.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog and discovering how to used up your scraps, and for joining me in a little fun by voting on the faceted gems … yes or no?

Have a wonderful day, Linda

Simply Sunday: Love You Lots

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share one of the cards that we made in our January Stamp Club using the Heartfelt Bundle.  I will tell you it’s not the best photo (I took it sitting on my couch) but I love the card … it is cased from fellow demonstrator Mary Fish.

The Heartfelt Bundle includes the Heartfelt Stamp Set and the Heart Punch Pack. Use the hearts and arrows in the Heartfelt Stamp Set to create treat tags, boxes, and cards for Valentine’s Day. The greetings are designed to convey love and friendship.

Use the Heart Punch Pack to create a paper heart and a scallop paper heart. Use punched images separately or layer for beautiful coordination. I wanted to show that the beautiful designer paper was created to be “punched” out if you choose. I teamed it up with another pattern from the designer paper.

We punched out the “designer” heart and backed it with a Flirty Flamingo heart punched from the scallop Heart punch included in the bundle.

The playful heart patterns in the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper have red and pink foil accents on some designs. Some images from the paper can be cut out using the Heart Punch Pack. This paper is excellent for valentines, cards, and scrapbook pages.

You’ll get 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.  It is Acid free and Lignin free! The designer paper colors include: Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Whisper White … we found making our cards that if you stamp off the Flirty Flamingo, you will get that pretty pink that coordinates with the paper!

Oh I can’t wait to get back into my studio and start stamping!! Do you know how hard it is to have off work and not be able to get in your stamp room … I’m going crazy! lol

Thank you so very much for stopping in today. I love using punches, it makes card making go so quickly.

Have a beautiful day ~

Today’s Stamping Supply List …. For more details on the product, just click on the link below, it will take you to my Stampin’ Store and you may begin shopping at that time. Thank you.  It’s Sale-a-Bration … with a $50 purchase (before Ship/Tax) you may choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item.