Easter Surprise

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share MaryJo Brydens card that she gave to me at the Shreveport OnStage Event. I’ve seen this one before but it is so much cuter in your hand! MaryJo did tell me that she cased this card from one she saw on Pinterest … by hey, we ALL do that!

The “SURPRISE” is the cutest egg created by using the Oval Framelits!! Isn’t that a great idea!? Let’s start with the stamp set that MaryJo used to lay down the color for her egg … the “Work of Art” stamp set. Her colors are Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Marina Mist and I believe Wisteria Wonder.

The pretty little flowers were created by using the “Petite Petals” punch and the “Wink of Stella” to give it that pretty sparkle! The pearls add a nice touch.

MaryJo added some texture to the pink cardstock by using the “Festive” embossing folder … You can emboss this either before or after you cut out the oval. I prefer embossing with my folders after I cut the image out.

It was so sweet for MaryJo to give me one of her swaps …I love these Stampin’ Up! events! You meet the nicest people. I feel the same way about all the wonderful people I have met who come and stamp with me!

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter tomorrow. Enjoy the blessings of family, good food and precious friendships.

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Guest Stamper: Tatjana

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a cute card that was created for our Holiday Retreat Swap. Our stamper is Tatjana … she is also in my Thursday night stamp club and hails from Belgium! I thank her host “Cindy” for bringing her to our stamp club and introducing the fun of stamping to Tatjana.

Tatjana used the stamp set Mountain Adventure … doesn’t that just make you want to grab your jacket and mittens and go have some fun! Or at least a great cup of Hot Chocolate while we watch the adventure from the lodge.

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She used a simple coloring technique to bring your landscape to life. Hmmm, “coloring” … let me just say that’s a “hint, hint” for our upcoming Occasions Catalog.

I hope you enjoyed Tatjana’s card as much as we did at retreat … very impressive for her first swap card.

Thanks for stopping by today, it’s much appreciated.

Have an adventurous day!

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Guest Stampers: Trio of Christmas Stockings

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you some more of our Swap Cards from the Holiday Retreat. Our swaps are done by our guests, and when they swap they are entered into the card contest and a chance to win a Gift Certificate from me. It’s a lot of fun, and the best part about swapping … you get to go home with that many more cards!!

All three of the cards I’m sharing with you today were made with the “Hang Your Stockings” Stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies.  This is one you can bundle and Save 10% on.

Let’s begin with Linda S.  This was her first retreat but you would never have guessed it by her swap. 

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She used the Christmas Stocking Thinlits die to create both the stocking and the greeting. These are highlighted by having the beautiful designer paper behind it. You’ll find several great patterns in the “Warmth & Cheer” Designer Series Paper Stack.

Our next guest stamper is Marge G.  Marge has attended all of our Holiday Retreats only missing the Spring because she was a little snowbird.

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Marge started her card with the “This Christmas” Designer paper that can be found in the Annual Catalog (our big one) not the Holiday catty.  Marge also used the thinlits to create her card, and then she added a little sponging to really make it pop!  Don’t you love how she used the snowflake cut out from the stocking on her card … no wasted space here. 

The last of the stocking cards was created by Abby H.   This was Abby’s first retreat and she was also our youngest guest (her Mom & Sister have been here many times before).  We have several Mother / Daughter attendee’s … it is a great getaway to have fun together and bond.

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Abby not only used the thinlits, but she stamped her stockings! Now we get to see how cute the coordinating stamp set is, and what a nice job Abby did stamping and creating her card.  They are all lined up with the Brick background and ready for Santa!

For me … Everyone is a winner because they get to go home with extra cards and each card has a different style than your own.  Oh yes, and I get to keep a set … THANK YOU LADIES!!

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I hope you have enjoyed the trio of stocking cards today, and that it inspires you to grab that ink, pick up your stamps and begin having some “you” time and releasing your creativity!

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a great day!

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HIGHLIGHTED HOLIDAY STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES ….

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Guest Stamper: Connie C.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s guest stamper is “Connie Collins” … she is one of our Artisan Team members, and this card was featured on Stampin’ Up!s GET INSPIRED Blog. (Clear here to view full post)

My main reason for sharing Connie’s beautiful card is that she has featured the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (item 145372)

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The sentiment on this card was stamped using the Tin of Tags Stamp Set (item 142180) and die cut using one of the circles in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Then she placed it on a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits (item 141705) before attaching it to my card. Notice how the Layering Circles, Layering Squares (item 141708), and Layering Ovals (item 141706) Framelits Dies work perfectly with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

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The greeting comes from the  “Tin of Tags” stamp set, and is one of those that are currently 25% off!  I have the list here of all the stamp sets that are discounted… they coordinate with the new Stitched Shape Framelits.

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Online Extravaganza Starts November 21

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In less than two weeks, you can save up to 40% on select products during Online Extravaganza. Not only are there amazing deals to be had during this one-week only, online super sale running November 21-28, it’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends! This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special product discounts only available that day. Full details on items included as part of Online Extravaganza will be available on November 17 so make sure to check back for more information.

Let me know if you have any questions with the specials listed, and thanks for checking out my blog post today.

Have yourself a beautiful day.

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Merry Mice Swap Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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Today I have another cute swap card from the 2016 OnStage Event that showcases the Merry Mice stamp set found in the Holiday catalog.

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Did you know that the “Merry Mice” stamp set is one of those that are currently 25% off?  I have the list here of all the stamp sets that are discounted… they coordinate with the new Stitched Shape Framelits.

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Online Extravaganza Starts November 21

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In less than two weeks, you can save up to 40% on select products during Online Extravaganza. Not only are there amazing deals to be had during this one-week only, online super sale running November 21-28, it’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends! This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special product discounts only available that day. Full details on items included as part of Online Extravaganza will be available on November 17 so make sure to check back for more information.

Let me know if you have any questions with the specials listed, and thanks for checking out my blog post today.

Have yourself a beautiful day.

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OnStage with Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back from a fun weekend away with my downline and fellow demonstrators as we attended one of the OnStage events hosted by Stampin’ Up! These events are like mini Conventions.  They host these all over the world and we were lucky enough to have them host one in Madison, WI.

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Our Saturday event is open to all demonstrators and I spent my Saturday with some of my fun and fabulous downline! It was so great to see these ladies again and catch up. We’re spread all over Wisconsin but still find ways to connect.

From Left to Right ….Becky, Brenda (back) Debi (front), Kathy, Connie & Cheri.  Love those smiles … I am blessed with to have such a great group. I wish all of them could have came.  We all send our prayers to Mary Kate who is currently battling breast cancer.

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I love to spoil my downline a bit so I made sure we had some sweet treats like Chocolate Stars (Our group name is Star’s by Design) and some Trail mix to nibble on. I also had some cute gifts … I’ll share those with you tomorrow. Not all the decorations were mine, Stampin’ Up! likes to spoil us too, more about that tomorrow as well …

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We learned about the upcoming Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration (not to far away!) and got to see some of the new products up close and even play with them!! Just one of the great perks of being a demonstrator! We are not allowed to share this yet, but it won’t belong before we’ll be sharing samples with you.

Until then, I will share two cute cards with you that Debi received when swapping. I wish I had time to make up my own swaps this year, because the Midwest is the greatest place to swap … many talented demonstrators!

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Nuts for you and Swirly Swiggles were used to create this swap and the second card features the “Spotlighting” technique … Love this card!

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Thank you for checking back and hanging out until I returned.  I will be back tomorrow with more fun from Madison and our OnStage event.

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like, or what you need to become a demonstrator … shoot me an e-mail (lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) I’d be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns, and what I provide for my downline members. CLICK HERE for information from Stampin’ Up.

Have an awesome day!

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Guest Stamper: Janet Z

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a great “Man Card” for you that comes from Janet Z. and our Spring Stamping Retreats Attendee Swap! You’ve seen a few of the other cards from our swap already.

Let’s start with the stamp set “Guy Greetings” found on page 98 of your current Annual Catalog.

Janet used the antique car and cut and matted it using the “Deco Labels Collection” Framelits … this created a great focal point of the card. The greetings she used all come from the “Guy Greetings” stamp set.

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The designer paper really shows off the antique car nicely.

Something Janet did for the swap which I though was genius was to leave the inside of the card “unattached” because she stamped two greeting (one on each side of the cardstock) Happy Birthday and Happy Fathers Day … this way her fellow retreat attendee’s could use the card for the occasion that fit them best. I just love that idea!

This is why I love swapping and stamping with other stampers … we all share so many wonderful ideas!

Thank you Janet for the wonderful card, and thank you for checking out today’s blog post.

Have a wonderful day!

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