Curvy Card Parade …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share some pretty cards using the Quite Curvy Bundle which unfortunately is on the “Retirement List” … so sad. This is one of my favorites, I like the bright colors and the way the layers make the “sentiment / greeting” pop!

I have a video for you to watch and see my little tips and tricks to make layering this so easy!

Cool … right! Not sure why this one is retiring, it’s different than the others …. hmmm. Let’s take a look at another card …

Let me show you the bundle before I share even more cards …

Just looking at this bundle may not do to much for you … and don’t we all shop by “how things catch our eye”? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard … I never even looked twice at this … UNTIL YOU MADE THAT CARD!! Oh my gosh, I say that to my Stampin’ Sisters all the time … lol.

Here is just a sweet -n- simple card …

I think it’s time to take it up a notch!! I love this stunning card done with the Fine Art Floral Designer paper (Retiring: June 30th) and Pretty Peacock cardstock (Sold Out). Did you notice that both “curved” dies are used to create a beautiful flow of the card …

I have two more pretty cards for you that I think you will like ….

The card on the top right showcases one of the dies but done two different ways … and then it highlights the stunning Hydrangea Hill Designer Paper (Retiring: June 30th). The second card is created by stamping the leaves images and then die cut … there is just so many different things you can do with this bundle.

I hope you enjoyed this pretty card parade … If you have any questions on this bundle, let me know.

Have yourself a beautiful Friday ~

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Oh the Things We Can Do with Designer Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ Happy April 1st!! No Foolin’ … today I’m going to share all the different ways we have used the True Love Designer Series paper!

Let’s begin with one you may have forgot about; Using Scraps to Create a beautiful card. This super simple technique creates a fun pattern …. just add a greeting! Oh yes, and I added the Daisy Punch too.

The next up is the soft and pretty effect you get when you use your blending brushes to color the black and white images. I did add a little color from my Stampin’ Blends for the leaves, but I love how the brushed on color “goes out of the lines” to create a beautiful softness to the True Love Designer Paper.

If you prefer the “clean” look … I have the pattern colored strickly with the Stampin’ Blend Markers. Same pattern … Same color … I just wanted to show how different these two techniques look on your designer paper.

One of my favorites, and not something we normally don’t think to do: COLOR THE BACKGROUND. I was amazed the first time I saw someone do this technique … who would have thought!? I’m just glad they did, and shared it. Coloring the background just really made our pretty flowers pop off the page.

I have some fun with this one! Not only did I color the back ground, I did the flowers as well. This time though, I used my “Sponge Daubers” to add color to my flowers. They are smaller that the brush heads so you can get a little more precise with your ink placement. Both techniques add soft color your paper.

And …. yesterday’s card, where I showed you how to create an Ombre effect on your Black & White True Love Designer paper! I love all the options you have when working with a designer paper in Black and White … and your color pallet is limitless!! You can create “any” color designer paper now … and it’s FUN!!

I know there are more techniques we can do … how about a soft watercoloring, or bring out your Watercolor Pencils and Blender pen!! The possibilities are endless. The True Love Designer Paper “IS” on the Retiring List … so if you like it, don’t wait … it here only while supplies last.

Thanks for hanging out with me as we revisited some of the great techniques you can do with this special paper!

Have yourself a fun & creative day ~

Double “Z” Fold Card with Ombre Background …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share my card with you today! You’ll see how I created the Ombre effect on the pretty True Love Designer Series paper, and then use it while I show you how fun and easy it is to create the Double “Z” Fold card. I’ll be sharing my Facebook LIVE video with you as well as the dimensions for the card…

I really like the way this card turned out, a bit different and whimsical. Join me and sit a bit to watch how I created today’s card. Just click on the > to begin viewing …

Wasn’t that an easy card to make … sometimes watching a video just makes it easier to remember how to do it. Here at the dimensions you will need when cutting your for your card.

You can actually click on this picture and save it! Then you will have the dimensions to make as many Double “Z” Fold cards as you’d like! I love the surprise of a Z Fold card because when you look at the front of the card, it looks like a regular card front ….

You have a nice border all around … you can see the Ombre that we created, the cute daisy and even our colored droplets, but when you open it up … you are greeted with a fun fold that will put a smile on anyone’s face …

I want to thank you for spending part of you day with me today. I hope you enjoyed the video and feel inspired to try your hand at this fun fold … don’t forget to try out the Ombre technique as well.

Have a beautiful day ~

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Two 4 Tuesday: Plus Tips for Coloring Designer Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh yes … you’ve read that right, we are coloring our designer paper. I picked another pattern from the pretty “True Love Designer Series Paper”- (Retiring). You will be amazed at how simple this is to do, and what a stunning result you will achieve!! I picked the beautiful Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blend and coordinating cardstock for my first card.

I used the “Light” Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend to color the “background” … not the flowers!! Wow … what a difference that makes on your paper and look how it makes those beautiful white flowers pop off the page!

  • The Designer paper strip is 2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Black Mat 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic White background 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (Score at 4-1/4″)

Look what happens when you add some Wink of Stella to the flowers (I left one without Stella so you could see the difference it makes) ….

The white background was stamped with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink, and I chose a sentiment from the embossed with the Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set found in the Mini Catalog. Once stamped, I embossed it with the Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder.

For my second card, I colored the background using the “Light” Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend. Then … I used my Sponge Daubers to add “Blushing Bride” to the flowers and “Pear Pizzazz” to the leaves. Combining the colored background and then adding a touch of color really creates a stylish color design …

My Blushing Bride cardbase front was embossed with the Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder. I then layered my colored designer paper onto my “off center” Basic Black mat … I set the black off to really make a statement on this card … the greeting acts as the focal point.

  • Blushing Bride: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (Scored at 4-1/4″)
  • True Love Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black Mat: 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″

Then I just used scrap pieces to stamp my greeting and die cut it with the Stitched Framelits Dies, and the black mat from the Layered Circle Dies.

You can see how I off set the Basic Black mat from the colored Designer paper. I was going to add embellishments but it just didn’t need them!

Thanks for joining me today …. don’t forget to wacth Facebook LIVE tonight at 6:30. CLICK HERE for the link to my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page.

Have a beautiful day ~

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Creative Coloring: Stampin’ Blends

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another of my coloring techniques to share with the pretty “True Love Designer Series Paper”- (Retiring). I’ll refresh you with yesterday’s card and then share a new one with you. This fun designer paper is perfect for a variety of coloring techniques … it’s black & white!!

I am going to share today’s technique using the same designer paper pattern as I did yesterday. I want you to see the difference you get when using different techniques.

I’m using the Stampin’ Blends to color my designer paper today … don’t you just love coloring! I find it very relaxing and the Stampin’ Blends allow you to blend colors effortlessly and get such beautiful vivid colors….

Instead of the soft background that was created yesterday using the Blending Brushes, the control of the Stampin’ Blends leaves your background clean and open … so cool. For my greeting I used the “Free as a Bird” stamp set again.

I cut down my designer paper to 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and matted it with Basic Black measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. This was popped up after I laid a 1-1/2″ x 5″ strip of the “True Love Designer Series Paper” … just another pattern.

Thanks for checking back today, don’t forget to put my Facebook LIVE on your schedule for Tuesday Night at 6:30.

Have a great day ~

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Simply Sunday: Creative Coloring

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my the weekends go fast, don’t they! Hope you’ve been doing something fun, creative … or just enjoying spring coming. I have been playing with different coloring techniques and such with the pretty “True Love Designer Series Paper”- (Retiring). So for the next couple of days I will be sharing these creations and then on Tuesday, the designer paper will be highlighted when I demonstrate a “FUN FOLD” on my Facebook LIVE at 6:30. I hope you follow along!

This fun designer paper is perfect for a variety of coloring techniques … it’s black & white!! Today I’m keeping it quick and simple by just applying color with our Blending Brushes … did I say “quick”!!

This pattern is so pretty and easy to use the blending brushes because the flowers are bigger than some of the other floral patterns in the pack. On these flowers I actually started in the center and worked my way out in a circular motion.

I did just a little for the green … I kind of stroked the color on the single ones and then I went back in with the coordinating Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend to create a more detailed leaf.

The background has a soft pattern which created a textured look … so cool. I did my greeting using the “Free as a Bird” stamp set. It was punched with the Double Oval punch which is currently in the Mini Catalog.

To highlight my greeting, I added a layering of the Bumble Bee Ribbon (retiring) … it’s so simple to do; I just fill the back of the greeting with adhesive and then just lay the ribbon down. I use dimensionals then to help hold the ribbon and to pop it up.

What do you think … Do you like the addition of Wink of Stella to the card?? The first two pictures were taken without Stella!!

I hope you enjoyed today’s simple color creation, and join me daily to see additional coloring techniques with this paper … and don’t forget to head to my Facebook page on Tuesday for my LIVE presentation using a fab Fun Fold!!

Thanks for stopping in to visit today …

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Borders Abound Card Parade …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How is your weekend going so far? Hope well … today I’m sharing a parade of cards created with the Borders Abound stamp set. I love this set because the font is sooo beautiful and your can do so many things with the borders, so sit back and join me as we go through many different style creations you can do with this amazing stamp set.

The first two cute cards will showcases the Baby Wipe Technique. You will see two different ways to use those baby wipes!!

I am using Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point. You begin by laying out your baby wipes (I used the kind from the $ $tore) and then you add a few drops of ink in each color onto your baby wipe…

I chose these colors because I picked the snowflake border from the Borders Abound stamp set … now you can use this “inked” baby wipe as your new multi-colored stamp pad. I’m starting simple on my first card ….

I stamped my “multi-colored” snowflakes near the bottom and then added my Christmas greeting … this comes from the “Arrange a Wreath” stamp set. I believe I used this on the 5 cards I shared with you on Sunday (Click Here to View). The snowflakes were kissed with Wink of Stella … just a touch to add a subtle sparkle, and then I layered with the Pool Party to tie it all together. I wish the picture showed the Wink of Stella … so delicate.

My next Baby Wipe technique card, I used the same snowflake border stamp, but this time it’s inked with VersaMark so I can emboss my Whisper White card front in Clear Embossing Powder. Once embossed …. I took my “inked” baby wipe and ran it over the clear embossed image. WOW What a fun impact it creates on your card …

This is one of those fun techniques (one of my favorites for Fall cards) where you get more bang for your buck because you can create two different looks from your Baby Wipe technique.

Next up is a card that I created an Ombre effect. It showcases a succession of color … Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay in the center, then Pacific Point and Night of Navy.

This fun card can be done in an array of colors; pinks, greens or your primary colors … any of these would be pretty. Since my Bermuda Bay is the center color, I used it as my mat, ink for my greeting and Stampin’ Blends to color my embellishments.

Next, I want to share a card that is similar but I used my “Stamparatus” with this one so I could create even placement with each stamp and then the ability to stamp my greeting in between ….

I used the filigree border from the Borders Abound stamp set and aligned it onto my cardstock and then picked up the stamp with my plate … now you’re ready to stamp! The colors used are Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana …. each color was achieved by moving the plate down hinge by hinge.

Isn’t that cool … all the cards are so different, but wait … I have more!! I began this card with the “Emboss Resist” technique and ended up with not one, but two amazing cards!!

I could fill this page with instructions but wait … I have a video to share with you. Need a refill on your coffee? Filler up, sit back end enjoy … it’s not really that long! I just want you to be comfortable.

Have you fallen in love with that stamp set like I have? I’m so sad that it is on the retirement list! I must have said it a hundred times … I ❤ the font!! So here are a couple more cards that I used the greetings one ….

The last two cards feature the Peony Gardens Designer Series Paper … that will be retiring too. Don’t get me wrong … I’m super excited to get my hands on those new items, but it is still hard to see these old friends go … away …. forever!! Get yours while you can, it’s all available only while supplies last.

I hope you enjoyed today’s technique and cards … I’d love to know what you’d like to see. Leave a comment below so I can better meet your stamping needs.

Thanks for the visit today, it’s appreciated. See you tomorrow!

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

A Few of my Favorite Retiring Items …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared my Top 5 Tips for getting the most out of the Retirement List, today … I’d like to share my a few of my Favorite Retiring products that I hate to see go. One good thing about retiring the older products … we get NEW!!

Let me begin with one of the first suites I saw and just had to have; the World of Good Suite ….

From the Beautiful World Bundle to the World of Good Designer Specialty paper to the Antique Corners & Slides … this suite was fun to make cards with, plus it makes great scrapbook pages. It hurts to see these amazing items retire, but many items have great discounts so you can enjoy some sweet savings! Here are just a few of the creations I have made …

The dies are 75% Off plus there are great savings on the rest of the bundle as well …

Embellishments are also a must have in my craft room … I love using them on my cards and for scrapbooking. Here are a few of my favorites, and they include the Antique Corners & Slides that are included in the World of Good Suite ….

One more item I would like to share with you is the handy Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag. I used mine for my Stamparatus, some extra plates and a few projects!! This little beauty is sturdy and ready to do the job for you.

These treasures are a great find and won’t last long, especially with the great discounts offered.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my post today.

Enjoy your day ~

Floating Elements Technique / Easter Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share my technique video and three (3) cute cards with you today and the dimensions for cutting your cardstock!! I would also like to tell you that the LAST CHANCE Sale begins at 2 pm (central time).

I’m excited to share today’s cards and video with you … the FLOATING ELEMENTS Technique is really easy to create. With the help of an open die; like the oval … we created Easter Eggs!! Sit back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the video ~

So simple to create and aren’t they just the cutest!? With just one sheet of cardstock, some designer paper, your adhesive sheets and an “open” OVAL die you can create these cute Easter Egg cards. I’ll start with the one I made in the video …

In the video, I talked about the alignment of the pinks and how they draw your eye around the card, so I decided I was going to align my embellishments in the same way … that little bit adds so much texture to our card (even though the floating elements add texture as well). I also added a little bow to my butterfly which ties in the white and pink beautifully.

White Cardbase: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Layers: 5-1/4″ x 4″ and 5″ x 3-3/4″
Oval Dies and Foam Adhesive Sheet: Cut to 3″
Designer Paper strips: 3″ x 3/4″

The next card was our surprise card … this little beauty would be cute as a gift tag! I used the “subtles” designer paper on this one ~

I am going to be totally honest with you … I think the “Floating Element” looks better when we used the slightly smaller strips of the adhesive sheet; this way you cannot see the foam at all so it really appears to be “floating”.

I stamped my greeting directly onto the designer paper and accented it with another butterfly. This butterfly has a little “bling-bling” with the help of our Rhinestones.

During the video I talked about using the Adhesive Sheets with word dies, today I’m using the alphabet dies with the adhesive sheets and designer paper …

Just place your designer paper strips onto the adhesive sheets and align your alphabet dies onto it … I used a little scotch tape to hold down my letters, washi tape works nice too.

Once everything was secure, I ran it through my Die Cut & Emboss machine and created the card …

I added a little “HAPPY” to my Easter Card and another little butterfly to balance out the card and to finish it off nicely.

The Adhesive Sheets are a wonder … I love them, and now you know you can use them for much more than “popping” something up, you can create an entire technique around them … the Floating Elements Technique!

Thank you so much for hangin’ out with me today!

I hope your day is a good one ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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

151771

Layering Ovals Dies – 151771

Price: $35.00

159276

Basic White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 159276

Price: $9.75

148796

Well Said Cling Stamp Set (En) – 148796

Price: $45.00

148523

Butterfly Duet Punch – 148523

Price: $18.00 Add All to Cart

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Hey Chick … 2-4-Tuesday with Instructions

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready for more cute cards … I’ve two that I want to share with you today, so ….

What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles! The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends! Check out these cute cards …

HEY CHICK CARD ….

  1. Fold the Misty Moonlight card base in half (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; 21 x 14.9 cm).
  2. Stamp chicken image in Jet Black StazOn ink on Shimmery White
    Cardstock (2″ x 2-1/2″; 5.1 cm x 5.7 cm). Color the chicken using Bumblebee
    and Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Write Markers. Die cut the chicken using the
    Chick Dies and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  3. Stamp the sentiment in Jet Black StazOn ink on Just Jade Cardstock
    (1-1/2″ x 1/2″; 3.8 x 1.3 cm).
  4. Cut chicken wire design from Misty Moonlight Cardstock (3″ x 1-1/2″; 7.6
    x 3.8 cm) using the Chick Dies and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
    Adhere the die-cut piece to the card front along with two additional pieces
    of Misty Moonlight Cardstock (2-3/4″ x 1″; 7 x 2.5 cm).
  5. Adhere the sentiment, chicken, and a Linen Thread bow to the card
    using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD …

  1. Fold the Just Jade card base in half (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; 21 x 14.9 cm).
  2. Cut three banners from Just Jade Cardstock (2″ x 3″; 5.1 cm x 7.6 cm)
    using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Birthday Chick Dies. Set
    aside with three strips of Just Jade Cardstock (1″ x 4″; 2.5 cm x 10.2 cm).
  3. Stamp chicken and balloon image in Jet Black StazOn ink on Shimmery
    White Cardstock (2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″; 5.7 cm x 10.7 cm). Color the chicken and
    balloon using Bumblebee and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Write Markers.
    Die cut the image using the Birthday Chick Dies and the Stampin’ Cut &
    Emboss Machine.
  4. Die cut the sentiment from both Magenta Madness and Shimmery White
    Cardstock (2″ x 1″; 5.1 x 2.5 cm) using the Birthday Chick Dies and the
    Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  5. Adhere the Just Jade Cardstock pieces, including the die-cut banners, to
    the card. Layer the sentiment pieces, with the Magenta Madness piece on
    top and adhere to the card.
  6. Adhere the chicken image to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Adhere three Artistry Blooms Sequins to the card.

I thought you might like the step by step instructions for these cute cards. You may have seen the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog, but guess what—there are coordinating dies available too! And Stampin’ Up! brought back another similar stamp set with the same illustration style. Both bundles are only available for a
limited time—take a look below 🙂

I also have a Grand Announcement …

Thank you for joining me today! I hope I see you tonight for my Technique Tuesday Facebook LIVE on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape page.

Till then, have a great day ~

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Amazing Butterfly Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend! I was going to post my Paper Pumpkin alternatives but I’m going to share those with you soon!! Today I’ll be sharing two cards from the Butterfly Brilliance Collection designed at the Stampin’ Up! home office ….

The background was created with the dies included in the bundle … it gives your card some amazing texture! The little dots you see were created by “flicking” Melon Mambo ink over the cardfront… which in Blushing Bride.

Tips/Tricks: Die cut solid butterflies to make stencil. Ink with Blushing Bride ink.

This stunning card created the background the same as the ones that I had just shared with you … one stamp and your done!! What I love about this card is they highlighted one of the beautifully colored butterflies with a simple piece of Vellum! So cool.

Tips/Tricks: Color white twine with Seaside Spray ink and sponge dauber.

I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I did. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

I wish you a good day ~

Here’s the scoop: Sweet Ice Cream Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends

Here’s the scoop: with the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle, you can stamp ‘n’ cut tasty treats that look good enough to eat! Use the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to build a cool cone towering with cream, then use the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set to add color, sprinkles, and a coordinating sentiment.

Pair this delicious duo with the patterned paper, ravishing ribbon, and scrumptious sprinkle embellishments in the Ice Cream Corner Suite (or should we say, “sweet”) for even more frozen, flavorful fun! Did you see the background?

That is created with the Embossing Paste and our Masks, check out my video to see how easy it is to create backgrounds like this …

Cool right … and easy! Hope you enjoyed today’s blog post, give me a LIKE at the bottom of the page if you did. I’ve put a list of supplies below to your convenience.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a fabulous Friday ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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

Beautiful Butterflies & Retiring In-Colors

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me say “Thank You” to all of you who placed an order yesterday. Glad you took advantage of the FREE Shipping, and for those of you who will be joining me for the Butterfly Class!!

Today I have more butterflies for you … FIVE (5) Butterflies to be exact! I’m using the Butterfly Brilliance bundle using a simple layout and featuring the 2019-2021 In-Colors that will be retiring soon …

In my video that I shared with you, I used the Stamparatus to easily get great ink coverage on your cardstock, and that is what I did with each of these colors … I never removed the stamp, I just cleaned and re-inked.

Let’s begin with my favorite; the Pretty Peacock. This is such a beautifully rich color, like a jewel tone …

The card base is Basic White as is the front that I stamped on … the mat and ink colors are the In Colors. The greeting comes from the “Forever Fern” stamp set from the Forever Fern Bundle! I die cut my greeting using one of the Circle dies from the Stitched Shapes dies.

The next color is the Purple Posy, we had some trouble with the ink pads … mine is a bit juicy but I really like this soft color. I use the cardstock quite often…

I used the Metallic Mesh Ribbon behind my greeting to add some texture and a twinge of sparkle!! The little butterfly comes from the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle die set … it’s cut from the coordinating cardstock and highlighted with my Wink of Stella!!

Let’s take a look at the Terra-Cotta Tile …

Terra-Cotta Tile is such a warm color … well, it reminds me of Autumn and looks so good paired up with our other fall colors.

Now … another one of my favorites is the Seaside Spray …

I’m not sure what it is about this hue of blue but it is so soft and pretty. Look … it even compliments that Wink of Stella so perfectly! Sometimes Stella looks a little silvery, but one the Seaside Spray – it really compliments it. Now last but not least, we have the Rocco Rose …

We anticipate running out of Rococo Rose Cardstock (item 150882) in the next couple days. When this item runs out, it will show as not orderable until we are able to get more inventory. Because the 2019–2021 In Color Cardstock Assortment (item 149701) includes Rococo Rose Cardstock, this item will also be not orderable for a time. We have more inventory of Rococo Rose Cardstock coming in a few weeks; however, as this is a retiring color and the inventory we receive in a few weeks will be our final shipment, both the cardstock and cardstock assortment will only be available while supplies last.

I thought I would share a close up with you as well …

It’s always sad to see product go, but colors … Hmmm. I’m really going to miss the Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray!! I will be using them as much as I can before they go.

One good thing … we’ll be getting a full set of 5 fabulous NEW Colors! Whoop Whoop .. can’t wait to see what they are. What colors do you think will be coming?

Thank you so much for joining me today. I’d love to hear your ideas for NEW Colors!!

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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

The Brilliance of Butterflies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the day … I am announcing another class, you get to see last nights finished card, PLUS we’re offering FREE SHIPPING for 24-hours ONLY on all purchases of $50 or more! Last night on my Facebook LIVE, I introduced the NEW Butterfly Brilliance Collection. This is a “customer” pre-order as it will be available in the upcoming Annual Catalog, however … one item will not. Take a look at my video and check it out …

Here is the Host Code that links you direct to the Butterfly Brilliance Collection: CLICK HERE

Here is a list of benefits you will receive from me when you purchase your Butterfly Brilliance Collection from me ….

Oh no … this collection is listed as “Low Inventory” so if you like it … today is your best best, and why pass up the FREE shipping! Plus, you will be invited to my Facebook Classroom where I will have Videos to guide you through making your projects, PDF’s that you can click on, download and print … they have pictures and step by step directions as well. Plus you will see other samples and more in our Private Facebook Butterfly Brilliance Group (class).

I also want you to see how our card turned out last night ….

We used the “scraps of rubber” from the stamp set to create our own stamp which we used as a background element to highlight one of the butterflies we die cut from the designer paper!

Don’t forget … the FREE Shipping is TODAY ONLY~

Thank you so much for stopping by. I image you’re just as excited about the Free Shipping as I am. Please let me know if I can help you place your order!!

Here is that link again if you want to purchase this collection now … CLICK HERE

Be sure to stop back tomorrow … I have 5 cards that I will be sharing from this collection!

Have an amazing day ~ Linda

Sending Love … Posted for You Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a great weekend! Today I have two samples from the Posted For You Bundle that are featured in the Jan-June Mini Catalog. These cute cards were created by Stampin’ Up! ~

Here is a look at the bundle itself …

You will have fun all year long with the positively playful—and versatile—Posted for You Bundle! This bundle is perfect for crafters of all levels and features imagery and sentiments for all kinds of occasions. Add in some coloring tools, and you can really make your projects unique and beautiful.

Here are instructions to the Birthday Card ….

  1. Fold the Mint Macaron Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″; 14 x 21.6 cm) in half to create
    the card base.
  2. Adhere a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (12.1 x 8.9 cm) piece of Subtles Designer Series Paper to
    the card base at an angle. Adhere a 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (10.8 x 7 cm) piece of Blushing
    Bride Cardstock at the opposite angle.
  3. Stamp the circle image in Basic Gray ink on a 2″ x 2″ (5.1 x 5.1 cm) piece of
    Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the birds on branches image in Calypso Coral
    ink on a 2″ x 3″ (5.1 x 7.6 cm) piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock. Punch out both
    images using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. Reinsert one end of the
    circle image into the punch and punch again to create a square. Adhere both
    pieces to the card.
  4. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink on a scrap of Mint Macaron Cardstock.
    Adhere the sentiment to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Adhere three Playing with Patterns Resin Dots to the card

Here is the “Sending Love” card …

And the instructions for the “Sending Love” Card …

  1. Fold the Calypso Cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″; 10.8 x 27.9 cm) in half to create the
    card base.
  2. Stamp the floral image repeatedly in Calypso Coral ink on Blushing Bride
    Cardstock (3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; 8.9 x 12.1 cm).
  3. Stamp the “Love” image in Calypso Coral ink on a 2″ x 3″ (5.1 x 7.6 cm)
    piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Punch it out using the Rectangular
    Postage Stamp Punch and adhere it to the Blushing Bride Cardstock.
  4. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink on a scrap of Mint Macaron
    Cardstock. Adhere the sentiment to the Blushing Bride Cardstock using
    Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Adhere three Playing with Patterns Resin Dots to the cardstock and
    adhere the entire piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thank you so much for joining me here today.

Have a wonderful day ~