My Holiday Favorites …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

On Saturday I shared over 30 cards and 3-D projects of some of my favorite retiring items, and as we enter the last stretch I thought it would be fun to share my Christmas fav’s …. I’ve got over 20 samples, they wouldn’t fit onto Saturday’s post.

Most of my avid customers already have most of these stamp sets and dies or punches, they are fun to create with and are so very versatile.

Let’s start out with the DASHING DEER …

Dashing Deer brings the serenity on nature into this Christmas set yet can be made quite sophisticated.

Introducing Winter Wood …. I used these a lot together (Dashing Deer & Winter Woods) Again, you will see elegance intertwined with nature … pure beauty.

 

 

My next pick is the MAKING CHRISTMAS BRIGHT …. These two are fun and whimsical and sure to brighten up anyone’s holiday.

 

 

The last I’ll be sharing is MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL … This is the perfect stamp set and coordinating dies if you are looking for greetings and sentiments.

A women of few words today, but I think the card samples and products speak for themselves. I have enjoyed using these for the past couple of years …

If you would like to purchase any of these items, I have them listed below.  If you would like help, please let me know by contacting me 262-334-1009, or lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thank you for kickin’ back with me today while we strolled threw these card.

Have an awesome day ~

STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

 

Merry Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I want to wish you very warm holiday season.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other end of the year festivities, we hope you enjoy this wonderful time with your family and loved ones.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!  Thank you for sharing part of this past year with me, Linda

Twas the Night Before Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Thought it would be fun to share the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack.  It includes fun Christmas images and designs: 54 total double-sided cards (6 each of 9 designs) in 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) and 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) sizes /  6 sticker sheets / Plus it’s Acid free and lignin free making it great for scrapbooking and cardmaking!

Watch as Santa works with our Night Before Christmas Suite to complete all of his projects. With a memories and more card pack, note cards and envelopes, and more…

Here is one of the cards that I created with the Night Before Christmas Memories & More …

Did you know…

… that yesterday was the Christmas Poem Day? The poem A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore (‘Twas the night before Christmas…) was published in 1823. The poem, which has been called “arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American,” is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today.

I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and thank you for being part of my stamping circle. Life is so much better when your surrounded by friends.

Merry Christmas ~

 

 

Christmas Card Parade …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the lack of posts the past few days but just like you I’m getting my Christmas preparations done (and working…lol). So today I wanted just to share some of my favorite cards from this season … Enjoy.

My Wrapped in Plaid (Perfectly Plaid Bundle) card below is my #1 Pinned card on Pinterest right now! Amazing … such a simple card. This tells me a lot about what stampers want … Pretty cards that are easy to recreate.

Below is a picture of the Mantle Gifts close up … A Gift Box filled with coordinating Gift Cards created from the Wrapped in Plaid Bundle. That Tree Punch has been a big hit this year!

I hope you enjoyed revisiting some of my favorites this past season … Looking forward to sharing a few more with you, and kicking off then new Spring/Summer catalog!! Hope you got yours, if not, let me know!

Thank you so much for joining me today … I have a little something special for you tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day.

Christmas Begins with Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a stunning card created with a technique I shared earlier and a bundle I have shared with you recently …. My Christmas Begins with Love card marries them both together.

Back in November I shared a card with you highlighting the “Stained Glass Glitter Window” technique …

and last week I introduced you to the Shine Bright bundle and another form of a “Stained Glass” look ….

Today, I’d like to combine the two and show you a stunning card! I love how this turned out …

The image and greeting are stamped directly onto the Window Sheet using the StazOn™ Ink and colored from the back with our Stampin’ Blends. I used the Dark Cherry Cobbler and Dark Old Olive Blends.

I colored a few layers to give it the deep rich color you see … laying it on top of the Sparkle Glimmer paper created that stunning stained glass glitter effect. I used Glue Dots to adhere the Window Sheet to the Glimmer paper.

I used the Holiday Rhinestones and the Basic Rhinestones to add even more shine to the card.  I place my rhinestones in the little circles on the image … and the a few under the greeting to highlight it and coordinate the color rhinestones from the top of the tree.

An easy card to make … but elegant to look at. I hope these cards inspired you to give the “stained glass” technique a try.

I’m so happy that you came over to my blog today … Thanks!

Have a great day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

 

 

Joy to All …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card to share with you that I created with the Shine Bright Bundle.  This one is all about the colors of Christmas with silver, green and red. Let me show you …

We first heat embossed our pretty tree in silver on Vellum cardstock … we used the Stamparatus to get perfect placement on our vellum. Once embossed we used the Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to color our images.  Regular markers would take a long time to dry on vellum and that is why we used the Stampin’ Blends… they dry quicker. We also heat embossed our greeting in Silver and punched it out using the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.

After coloring our tree, we attached it with Glue Dots onto the Whisper White so it would show up better on our card, and then matted it with a piece of Real Red cardstock … which was also the base of our card.

Our background was created by embossing a piece of Silver Foil cardstock using the Tin Tile 3-D embossing folder … I love that this pattern added some nostalgia (an old fashioned look) to our card. Now our tree was attached on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals, as was our greeting … after added a Real Red banner behind it to make it pop.

A touch of bling is all it needed now so we added the Holiday Rhinestone on the top of the tree and our regular Rhinestones where the little circles were on the stamped image.  That completed our card.

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as my Stamp Club enjoyed making it.  This is another form of the “Stained Glass” technique. Usually I color on the back but we wanted the brightness of the color on this card.

Thank you for joining me today … I’ll see you back here tomorrow!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Supply List

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator! ♥

Wrapped in Plaid Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am sharing some cute Christmas cards featuring the Wrapped in Plaid bundle! That Pine Tree punch makes cardmaking quick -n- easy!  I will be sharing several samples that I created, some from the Greek Isles Incentive Trip and from our Holiday Stamping Retreat … all to show the versatility of this bundle.

This little beauty was created from scraps …

I had the squares left over as well which I layered onto a gold background to pull the gold out of the Wrapped in Plaid Designer paper.  Since I wanted the tree to be my focal point of my card, I added a piece of Vellum Cardstock cut from the Stitched Framelits Dies. I then embossed my Christmas tree with the Country Floral embossing folder.

Check out all the goodies include in the product suite ….

This card was created for the Greek Isles Incentive Trip swap and shared for all of us to see ….

I created this card in a jiffy … This little cutie is my #1 card for views & saves on Pinterest! I always said that “simple” works … we all have busy lives, so whatever helps us is a win, win!

I used the Gold Edged-Foil and Envelopes set for the base of my card … and the gold trim is already on there to enhance the gold strips in the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series paper so it’s the perfect choice.  Once the Wrapped in Plaid Designer paper was attached, I die cut a circle and punched the tree into it.

This next card is one that we made at our Holiday Stamping Retreat … It’s so cute!

Another one from retreat using the Wrapped in Plaid but stamped in Non-Traditional colors …

Oh my … I found another from our Greek Isles cruise …

I have one more that I’d like to share with you. This card was one of the swap cards at my Holiday Stamping Retreat … This bundle can really create a wonderful array of card styles! What’s Your Style?

Thank you for hanging out me today!

I hope you enjoyed all these samples, and if this bundle is on your wish list … don’t let it slip through your fingers, it’s on the retirement list.

Today’s Stamping Supply List … Click on any of the items for more information or to begin your shopping.  Thank you.

Supply List

YIKES … I got one more to share!! This is the cute little gift that I created using the Wrapped in Plaid product suite for my Holiday Stamping Retreat Attendees! It’s a Gift Box filled with 3 Gift Tags!

 

A Gift for You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you are looking for some great Christmas gifts? Let me help you be the best Secret Santa ever!! And look no further than the Year End Christmas sale … Fill their stockings with fun and creativity without breaking the bank, and then … I have a special gift for you! With a purchase of $50 or more, I will send you a sheet of the beautiful Gold Glitter Enamel Dots … plus your virtual rewards point! Click on the image to view list!

These little beauties will add a touch of elegance to your Christmas cards … or how about a 50th Anniversary card!! When you purchase $150 … you will collect Hostess rewards, three (3) of my Virtual Rewards points, and two sheets of the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.  CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW!

While you are shopping … don’t forget the Clearance Rack, there are a lot of cute stocking stuffers in there!

I also have the CARRY OVER LIST so you know what items will be found in future publications / catalogs. Just click the link …

Please let me know if you need any help or if you have any questions.

Thank you and have a Happy Tuesday!

The Year-End Closeout Event Is Almost Here

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy December!  There is so much going on this month that I want to share with you … and I’ve got some great card samples as well.

The first image is a selection of the Pine Tree Punch, the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the Wrapped in Plaid Designer paper which are all on our 25 Gifts Under $25

Next I is a beautiful card that highlights the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper. It is so much prettier in the hand …

Our gold foil pizza boxes are also on the list and they are too … Wrapped in Plaid!!

Let’s not forget the Snow Front Stamp set that is on our 25 Gift for $25 … this one makes you look like an artist …

main shot

STAMPING NEWS ….

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is almost here! Beginning December 3 and while supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. I suggest to shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Stop back tomorrow on December 3 to all the details …

See you then!

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A quick post today with some cute projects direct from the Stampin’ Up! and the Let It Snow Bundle …

The Let it Snow Suite features plenty of cute images of snowmen and the Snowman Builder Punch. So in one quick movement, you can have all the makings to build your own snowman for all your cards and projects. You even get the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies that are perfect for little gifts!

You can design cute mini boxes that hold treats and more with the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle! With easy to use stamps, dies and punches in the Let It Snow Suite … you will enjoy creating for hours.

Hope you enjoyed viewing all of these cute samples … can’t go wrong with snowmen, and the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle is so much fun to play with.

Thanks for the visit today …

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

 

Christmas Time is Here …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

These pretty stamps and coordinating products are available now but only until supplies last. Today I want to share with you several samples along with a video that explains more about this product suite.  I also have pictures of the available suite, bundle, and coordinating products for you to view.

Join Tiffany as she shows you the gorgeous Christmas Time Is Here Suite! You will not want to miss out on this suite during the holidays. Get a head start on your paper crafting by ordering this suite, perfect for cards or scrapbooking.

Now that you’ve watched the video, let me share a couple samples with you so you can get a closer look at what Tiffany was describing in the video …

I love the softness of this image … embossed with white onto white and then watercoloring the images, it’s a beautiful card your friends will enjoy.

This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral, coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this Christmas season. It is available in a suite, which includes all the coordinating products … see below

Or … you can purchase the bundle and save 10%. You will also get the 10% savings on the stamp set & dies when you purchase the entire suite as well …

These are the coordinating products that are include in the suite or you may purchase them separately …

See those beautiful Gold Glitter Enamel Dots … I have plenty left to share with you!  When you purchase $50 or more, I will send you a special little gift in the mail which includes these beautiful glitter dots and you’ll get your Virtual Rewards Point … if you purchase $100+ … You’ll get two sheet of the dots and 2 Virtual Rewards points!!

Let’s check out more samples created with this product suite … these were created by Stampin’ Up! …

Before I leave you … I want to share a close up of the Christmas Time is Here Designer Specialty paper, it coordinates beautifully with the Gold Shimmer Ribbon … but of course, that is Stampin’ Up!s specialty – Coordination!

I want to thank you for hanging out with me today. Please let me know if you have any questions about this amazing product suite bundle, the stamp -n- die bundle or any of the coordinating products.

Meet you back here tomorrow!

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

 

O Christmas Tree

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another alternative ideas for the Winter Gift / November 2019 Paper Pumpkin. I’ve got to say “WOW” … yesterday’s alternative project made a big hit on Pinterest.  Today I’m sharing the “tree” and have it all decked out for you.

The tag that the tree lays against comes in the kit, I did however stamp it with the cute little snowflakes that are part of the Winter Gifts stamp set.  I cut a background piece in Whisper White and sponged it with Pool Party and then stamped it again with the snowflakes.

I added three strips of ribbon to my background to add some texture and to bring in the color of the tree throughout the card.  These are mounted onto Real Red which coordinates with the Red Rhinestones I used to decorate it.  To add a bit more sparkle, I used the Iced Stampin’ Glitter from the Holiday catalog.

I have several more ideas that I will be sharing with my Paper Pumpkin Pals (PP subscribers with me) using the sled, deer, etc. If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, I can send you the link to these samples as well as sharing alternative ideas with you when future kits come.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope your day is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Winter Gifts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope this blog post finds you well this Sunday. Today I’d like to share with you a pretty card that I created using the contents of the November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit. Yesterday I shared with you a video on how to create the projects in the kit, and here are the finished projects …

These are so cute and you could actually face the front of a card with these if you are not into tags, or you can take the many, many pieces from the kit and create your own. That is what I’m sharing today, an alternative to the kit …

I took the tag from the “cardinal” and added the snowflakes.  The greeting is included in the set of stamps that comes with your Paper Pumpkin. That is one of the highlights of getting Paper Pumpkin … even after you’ve used all the goodies inside, you have a wonderful stamp set to use over and over again.

The snow flakes have two sides and I chose the side with the silver imprint to add a little sparkle and shine to my card …

The sparkle comes from the self-adhesive sequins that are also included in the kit … they are silver (they also have an iridescent white pack included too) and I love the way the silver sequins picks up the Pool Party cardstock.  Basically, that is all I added to this card that was not in the kit, a Whisper White base and a piece 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Pool Party.

It’s fun to create with these kits, and it’s even more fun to do them with a friend. I send out Paper Pumpkin Nights to my subscribers periodically to work on our kits! Wanna join us?

Thanks so much for sharing a part of your Sunday with me, I’ll see you tomorrow with a wonderful Christmas Card I’ve been waiting to share with you.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Seasons Greetings Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card featuring the So Many Stars stamp set from the So Many Stars bundle. This simple card layout works perfectly to fit any occasion such as a birthday or welcoming a sweet new baby … so many possibilities.

One of the easiest ways to create a card is to bring out your designer paper and use it for the background. Today’s card features the Monster Mash designer paper … that’s right! The beautiful filigree pattern of the Monster Mash designer paper lends itself well to any occasion card. (Do you see a theme here … Our bundles and papers are very versatile).

The card is done in Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla taken from the designer paper. The star image was stamped onto the vanilla and was cut out using the Layering Squares Dies. Now if you are just getting into stamping, you won’t need the dies, just cut them out with your paper cutter. The cute rhinestone in the center comes from the Holiday Rhinestones!

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to highlight your greeting than a quick punch in the corner with the Detail Trio punch … don’t you just love that cute little accent and of course I needed to add a little bling!

If you’re giving a friend a beautiful card and want to give them a small gift to show your appreciation, why not use the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies … a yummy truffle fits perfectly in there, or you can use your imagination. Just something to have fun with.

When creating cards … use what you have (even if it was originally for a different holiday). Remember simple patterns work well … just change out the color or the stamp set and the card looks totally different, and you’ll have a stress free stamping day!

Thank you so much for checking in with me today …

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

Good news: three days of savings starts next week with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza on November 20–22, 2019. I just had to let you know about this upcoming sale, and check back on November 18 for more details.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Star filled Christmas Wishes Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautifully unique card that I designed for my Holiday Stamping Retreat.  It features the new Mercury Glass Designer Acetate which has a faux mercury glass finish on acetate sheets.  This unique acetate highlights our So Many Stars Bundle.

The sky is the limit with so many stars to choose from in the So Many Stars Stamp Set. Create galaxies of projects that dazzle like the cosmos. This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set; it allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want. It contains 21 photopolymer stamps so you can let your creativity flow! On this card I used one of the many greetings …

Our greetings were cut out from the Layering Ovals Dies. I used the Whisper White and the Seaside Spray cardstock and ink pad.  I love this new color … one from our newest group of our In-Colors.

The greeting is our focal point to the card but is highlighted with our swag of stars and and a sprinkling of outlying stars.  These Stitched Stars Dies create various custom die-cut stars with faux stitching and more in record time!  There are a whopping 23 stars dies … amazing! This bundle is definitely a must have for your stamp collection … perfect for birthdays, graduations, new promotion, sweet little baby … just to name a few.

Just wanted to share a different view of this card (above) … it highlights the layers and shows how the Seaside Spray color comes through the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet. Our pretty stars are then adorned with the Rhinestone jewels just to add another layer of sparkle and texture … so pretty.

Inside you also get a little peek of the stamped stars … don’t want to leave the inside plain as there are so many star stamps to choose from, and don’t forget to stamp your envelope too!

This was a favorite of many as they were thrilled to be able to use the new Mercury Glass Acetate sheet, and it turned out beautiful.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me and got to sit in for a minute at our Holiday Stamping Retreat. YOU should really think about joining us this Spring! 

Save the date: April 24th – 26th, 2020!

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!