Field of Flowers: Stepped Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Sunday I shared a card with the Field of Flowers bundle and promised to share a “stepped up” version, so today I’d like to share a few tips & techniques you can used to step it up a bit! Here is Sunday’s card ….

The heartfelt greetings and beautiful images of meadows, flowers and a dragonfly allow you to express your feelings of friendship & love. It’s fun to pair with the Confetti Punch to create layered images of blossoms.

Today’s card is layered and I borrowed a sheet of the designer paper from the Forever Fern suite to begin. I added dimension in my greeting by stamping the “Thinking of you” on the Garden Green cardstock this time.

I wanted to change up the look of the designer paper, so I ran it through my embossing machine using the Subtle Embossing Folder … stunning!! It adds a subtle texture which really changed the look of the background … try it!

My card front is now smaller and the focal point on the card. I switched out the Daffodil Delight for the new In Color Bumblebee which gave me the opportunity to add the delightful ribbon that coordinates so nicely. No need to add rhinestones today … I did not want to detract from the overall look of the card.

If you look closely … you will see a “double layer” of stamping on the greens, this added depth and a slight change of color, even though I’m still using the Garden Green … I just didn’t re-ink my stamp. And “no” dragonflies on this card either.

It’s amazing what a little “steppin’ it up” can do for your card. Both are pretty … It all comes down to “your style of stamping”. Isn’t that beautiful?

Thank you so much for stopping back to visit with me today. Join me tomorrow as I share another look at all the new In Colors.

Have a beautiful day ~

Here is a list of the supplies I used to create this card. You can click on any image for more information, or to begin shopping. It will take you to my On-line store.

Simply Sunday: Field of Flowers

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I shared a card that featured the Field of Flowers stamp set, so today on this “Simple Sunday” … I’d like to share a card that I created featuring the Field of Flowers bundle.

You can celebrate love and friendship with the heartfelt greetings and beautiful images of meadows, flowers and a dragonfly. It’s fun to pair with the Confetti Punch to create layered images of blossoms.

The Confetti Flowers Border Punch, punches out flowers in six different sizes … and you can turn them into easy embellishments by layering them onto your stamped image like I did below …

The larger flowers I attached with “rolled up” Glue dots, and the rest I used the Multipurpose Glue … the centers were touched with a marker to add some color and then a dot of the Shimmery Crystal Effects was added. The larger flowers got rhinestones.

I stamped the greeting front and center in Garden Green to coordinate with my greenery and my card base. The Dragonflies were stamped around the greeting in Pretty Peacock and bedazzled with the Shimmery Crystal Effects on the body and Wink of Stella on the wings.

Thank you so much for taking a stroll through the flowers with me today. Join me tomorrow as I will “step up” my Field of Flowers card.

Have a beautiful Sunday 🙂

Here is a list of the supplies I used to create this card. You can click on any image for more information, or to begin shopping. It will take you to my On-line store.

My Favorite: World of Good Suite

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I posted a video with 4 New Product Suites, and asked what “Your” favorite was, and what you thought “My” favorite would be … well Lynne, you were correct! My favorite new suite is the “World of Good”, fitting for what this world is going through right now.

This enchanting suite is full of inspirational sentiments for your graduates, dear friends and travel adventures … right up my alley!! How about you?

On today’s card I featured the impressive World of Good Specialty Designer Series paper as my backdrop to my hand stamped sentiment. I stamped off on the “world” stamp so the sentiment would become the focal point.

Once stamped, I matted my sentiment with Basic Black to coordinate with my base and then added the Antique Corners. I wanted to add a “slider” too so I slipped a piece of cardstock through and cut a banner end.

I think using the Antique Corners & Sliders gave the card a “memories” feel … and when you are telling your friend that they make the world a better place, I think you’ve got some “history” together ❤

Lynne told us that her favorite suite is the Forever Fern … also a great suite. The designer paper is stunning and well, greenery can be used anywhere and for any occasion! Here is the very first card I made with that suite …

You are sure to see a lot more cards featuring both of these amazing new product suites. I’m still interested to hear from more of you and what you are lovin’ in the new catalog.

Thanks so much for joining me today, I’ve got some cool stuff to share with you tomorrow!!

Have a wonderful day ~

Here is today’s stamping supply list …

Gorgeous Posies: From Simple to Spectacular

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is an exciting day for more than one reason … not only is the New 2020-21 Annual Catalog going LIVE, but I have a beautiful card share with you today. Yesterday I showed you two different layouts for your card … the first was quite simple, and the second was more layered. So …

How can you take a project from simple to stepped up? It’s as easy as adding an embellishment here and a technique there. This card share comes direct from the home office, and the cute stamp set Gorgeous Posies found on page 8 of your new catalog. Let’s see what this stamp set can do …

  • Simple (Sample on Left). We are back to basics with our stamps, ink, and paper. There is still a little layering with the card front added to the base, and the greeting stamped and added as well.

 

  • A bit stepped up (Middle sample). Add a Crumb Cake base, and add layers using cut out flower and leaves.  Add some Flowers for Every Season Gems, and Rococo Rose 1/2″ (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon for texture.  Then spatter the background using a Water Painter and ink adds some beautiful dimension to the card.

 

  • Really stepped up (Sample on Right). Create a dramatic background with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder and sponging a touch of color onto it. Cut all the stamped flowers and greenery to create some beautiful layering.  Swap the ribbon for Forever Greenery Trim. Finish off your card with some Flowers for Every Season Gems.

Amazing how some subtle changes or a fun technique can change up your cards.  They are all pretty but what’s your stamping level … which card do you prefer. Honestly … I see myself doing all three, just depends on the occasion!

Thank you for joining me today … Let me know if you need a catalog! If you have yours already, let me know what you want to see!!  I’m putting an order in today … at 1pm central time when the catalog goes live.

Have a wonderful day ~

 

 

Two 4 Tuesday … Tasteful Touches

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On Sunday I shared the 5 New In Colors with you, which I teamed up with the Tasteful Touches stamp set.  So today I’d like to show you a peek of the Tasteful Touches stamp set.  It is a stamp set filled with fun textural elements you can use on your cards or scrapbooking.

I used the feather from the stamp set and couldn’t decide how I wanted to stamp them, so I made two cards.  I also used a simple technique called Direct to Rubber to enhance my feather.  My color pallet is Bermuda Bay and Whisper White … with a hint of Pacific Point. The greeting is stamped with Momento Ink. Here is the first …

On the first card here, I inked up my feather stamp with Bermuda Bay ink and then used my marker … brush tip, and edges my feather with the Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker. This creates a soft, two-tone effect. I stamped it first in the lower left hand corner, then with a “huff” moistened the stamp with my breath and stamped the second image in the lower center.  The sentiment was stamped right in the middle.

I matted the stamped piece with Bermuda Bay with an 1/8″ border and using Stampin’ Dimensionals, attached it to the Whisper White base.

The second card / layout …

The feather is inked the same way as the first card but this one is stamped above and below the greeting / sentiment. This mat has a 1/4″ edge around it and then mounted onto a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White and then mounted onto a Bermuda Bay base.

My question for you is … Which layout do you like better.  Do you like the feathers above and below the greeting, or both feathers gently falling under the greeting.

As you can see, I could not decide which way I liked the feather placement.  I would love to know what you think, which way you prefer … just jot a little note below in the comment section.

One thing for sure … I like the way “tipping” the edge of the feather with the marker (direct to rubber) looks. The two tone feather looks great.

Thanks for stopping back today to check out my blog and please feel free to share your thoughts below.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List … The Tasteful Touches will be available at 1pm Central Time on Wednesday, June 3rd.

 

Simply Sunday … A Splash of Color: Our 2020-2022 In Colors

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend, and thanks for stopping by! Yesterday I shared the new 2020-22 In Color; Magenta Madness! Today I have samples made using the rest of the 2020-22 In Colors: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight.

The card features one 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of pattern paper from the 2020-22 In Colors Designer Series paper.  The photo shows the other patterns along with the ribbon and the enamel dots.

I made all of the samples using the 2020-22 In Color Designer paper with the “dots” and teamed it with different sentiments from the New “Tasteful Touches” stamp set.  Let me introduce you to “Bumblebee” …

Just like yesterday … I embossed it with the “Subtle” embossing folder and punched two daisies out of Whisper White with the “Medium Daisy” punch.

If you like warm earth tone, you will fall in love with the new Cinnamon Cider ….

These cards are cute and easy for you to recreate and with the different sentiments, you can’t go wrong.  You can also save by buying your cardstock in the “assortment” instead of purchasing each of the color packages.

The next color, Just Jade is a beautiful “jewel” tone …

Each color to me … is a reflection of nature, which is why the jewel tones go so well with the earth tones, they have all been created by nature.

Finally comes Misty Moonlight ….

I have still not picked out a favorite, they are all beautiful and they go together so well.  They are also compatible with many, many of our current colors.  I will be sharing some combinations in future postings.

Which one is “your” favorite?

Thanks again for taking time out of your day to join me.

Stampin’ Supply List …

 

Something Old … Something New: Magenta Madness

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share one of the new 2020-22 In Colors: Magenta Madness! Such a pretty bright pink color … just makes you happy! With the new catalog going live in just days (June 3rd) I wanted to share some new, mixed with some old.  With a new catalog, we don’t want to forget about those wonderful products that have been our “go to’s” … they will work together splendidly!!

Check this out …

The card features one 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of pattern paper from the 2020-22 In Colors Designer Series paper.  The photo shows the other patterns along with the ribbon and the enamel dots.

I started with a Whisper White card base.  I choose the 2020-22 In Color Designer paper with the “dots” on it as my focal point. The front of the card; which is Magenta Madness was stamped with a greeting from the New “Tasteful Touches” stamp set.

Once I had stamped the cardstock … I embossed it with the “Subtle” embossing folder. It adds a soft texture to the card. Then I punched two daisies out of Whisper White with the “Medium Daisy” punch … both of these items can be found in the current catalog and will be available to use with all your new goodies.

With a little adhesive and a few Stampin’ Dimensionals our card is completed. Cute and easy for you to recreate. Let me know if you have any questions of the new products, or if you need a new catalog or are looking for a demonstrator.

My focus is to help you create beautiful, simple cards and teach you some fun stamping tips.

Thanks for joining me today.

Stampin’ Supply List …

 

Watercoloring with Pigment Sprinkles

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ve got 3 cards I’d like to share with you that highlights watercoloring with Pigment Sprinkles and the alluring “Beautiful Day” stamp set. Both are slated for retirement and will be gone after June 2nd.

Water coloring is so easy … just sprinkle and spritz!!  I do use the AquaPainters to help move some of the water around. You will want to begin with our watercolor paper … I like to secure it with some washi tape.  The washi tape will hold it down after you spritz with water.

I believe in … “Less is More”, start out light with both your Pigment Sprinkles and then with the water. You can always add more but it’s a little harder to take away. However … if you have to “take away” and pull off some of that water – grab some paper towels, they soak up nicely.

Check out our first sample with our flower …

Our flower was cut out and mounted onto some designer paper in black and white, this really makes the flower pop.

Using the sample layout …

Even when you bring in some color, the flower still pops.  By embossing the background with the Layered Leaves (also retiring) you add some texture that compliments the flower.

I have one more sample for you … this one highlights the pretty butterfly from the set.

After this one dried, I added the Wink of Stella and some glitter dots to add a little sparkle … so pretty.  I wish I could have found the purple one, also …. very pretty.

This is such a fun and easy technique and you can experiment with colors and really create an amazing butterfly or flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope I sparked some interest in trying your hand at watercoloring. Save some time to enjoy this upcoming weekend, it’s supposed to be wonderful outside.

Have a great day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supplies …

 

Sharing Sunshine Card Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a NEW product that was designed for this unprecedented time we are all going through … ALL of us – Worldwide.  Stampin’ Up! has designed something special to help us say how we’re feeling … with heartfelt sentiments and a some lighthearted sayings. Check out the great samples using the “Share Sunshine” imagery. Best thing … it’s downloadable so you’ll have it in your creative hands in just minutes! HOWEVER … It’s Only Available Until June 2nd!!

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program they’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the “Share Sunshine” PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from fellow demonstrators and you … our customers.  It’s amazing how many discussions have centered around … toilet paper!!

You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:

  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

Help us make a difference today! Purchase your copy here

Thank you for joining me today, and thank you for helping one of these organizations, as you can specify your preferred charity!

Have an awesome day ~

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 …

 

Memorial Day Tribute …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States military…a somber but important day each year.

However, the weekend also gives us an opportunity to stop and remember those veterans who have taken a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight and have recently passed away.  I share this video in honor of my Brother-In-Law Art Schroeder who we lost only one week after he was on the Honor Flight this past November.  He served in Vietnam … he will be in the third section of this memorial

What an amazing opportunity it is to be a part of welcoming these veterans home as they returned from their Honor Flight. I will do it again … I am so thankful for our Veterans.  May they find peace as they join their brothers and sisters that we honor today.

We you Art

The reason poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle is because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended. This is described in the famous World War One poem In Flanders Fields.  Today, it remains an iconic symbol of honor for the sacrifice of our veterans.

Thank you for taking time out of this day to stop by and view my post. These poppies are beautiful and the thoughts behind them can range from sympathy to joy … aren’t flowers amazing?

Enjoy your day and take a moment to remember those who gave all … to give us our freedoms.

Simply Sunday: Sneak Peek Forever Fern

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share a NEW stamp set with you today! Yes, it comes with all the bells & whistles in the product suite; dies, designer paper, embossing folders … oh my!!  But today, we are taking it back to the basics; Stamps … Ink … and cardstock. Simply beautiful.

The new Forever Fern is filled with beautifully designed realistic foliage, and will steal the show when you create with this set! Just take a look …

So much beautiful foliage to choose from … I picked 3 different types of leaves, the speckles and the greeting.  There are four ink colors: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce and Pretty Peacock.

The little skinny leaf foliage was stamped in Garden Green, I then stamped the “bushy” foliage in the Pear Pizzazz and the little leaves were stamped in the Shaded Spruce.  The greeting and the speckles were done in the Pretty Peacock.

I love those little speckles … they really do seem to tie everything together so nicely and adds some dimension to a “stamped only” card. This is perfect for beginner stampers as you can get beautifully hand stamped cards with a small investment.

Those of you who have to have it all … well, that is there for you as well!  With coordinating dies, embossing folders and embellishments, you are going to have a blast!!  Don’t worry … I’ll be sharing samples of some “jazzed” up cards for you.

We all need quick cards once in a while and this will fit the bill for either a feminine card or … you can most definitely make a masculine card with this set.

Enjoy your Saturday, and I thank you for dropping in to check out my blog.

Here is a list of today’s card supplies: The Forever Fern will be available for purchase on June 3rd, when the 2020-21 Catalog goes live …

 

Saying Good-bye to Old Friends …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m just compiling a few of my favorite stamps -n- dies that are retiring in a showcase for you. I’m going to miss some of these, but I am excited to start sharing some of the new items coming out when the new catalog goes Live June 3rd!!  Grab a cup of coffee (or wine … depending on when your viewing) and join me on this journey ❤

I’d like to start with my favorite Halloween set … Spooktacular Bash.  This is a “Fun Fold” card that we made in our Stamp Club this year!  Watch as it opens into a display of “fun” …

Spooktacular Bash Bundle 153040

Here are a few more projects from that bundle …

Z-Fold Spooktacular Bash Bundle 153040

Spooktacular Bash Bundle 153040

If I’m correct … The “Monster Bash Designer paper (150447) is currently ON SALE for ONLY $4.60! It appears that the stamp set has already sold out, but if you look closely … I only used it for the greeting. Yikes! However … the Coffin Boxes are available and for only $2.80

Coffin Treat Box 150451

Coffin Treat Box 150451

If you love Halloween like I do … Now is the perfect time to pick up these goodies at an AMAZING Discount!!  Heck, while your laying low during the Covid outbreak … you can have this all planned out.

Next on my list is the DINOROAR … Why is it going 😦  I’m so sad, this is such a cute bundle!

Should we get serious now? lol  Let’s talk flowers … perfect since we are in “planting” season right now.  How about we start with the amazing Beautiful Promenade ….

Or how about the Love What You Do stamp set …

The Embellishment Kit which has the pretty tags and embellishments you see on the cards included in the pretty gift box and the Pearlized Doilies are both on sale now!!

One of my All-Time favorite stamp sets and a big hit on Pinterest; Flourishing Phrases ….

Love, love, love this stamp set and dies … and the greetings are awesome for all occasions!  I don’t see many “Just a Note” anymore unless it has musical notes around it. Which is fine sometimes, but sometimes, I like to send “just a note” to a friend to let them know I’m thinking about them.

I’m going to stop here, because if I start on Christmas … I’ll have you here for hours! 😉  I hope you enjoyed sitting with me and looking through a few of the retiring items (my favorites). I’ll have a list below of the items shown here today.

Thank you for joining me! Enjoy the holiday weekend.

STAMPING SUPPLY LIST ….You’ll see the beautiful Glimmer paper on some of my cards … just a “heads up” that all of the Glimmer Papers are retiring! Sparkle, Gold, Silver … yup, they are all on the discontinued list.

 

 

 

 

 

Tasteful Textures: Just Believe Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo hooo … it’s Friday!  And I’m excited to share one of the three cards that my Stamp Club made this month. This month we highlighted the stunning Tasteful Textures bundle. Shabby chic has just reached another level with the beautifully designed Tasteful Textures Stamp Set! With sentiments to make someone happy.

Create flowery die-cut backgrounds in record time using the Tasteful Backgrounds Dies. Dies help you create unique die cuts with just a quick run through your die-cutting and embossing machine. Best of all, this one is currently on Sale for only $21 which brings purchasing these two items separately cheaper than the bundle!!

The card was created with the floral die cut which shows off the beautiful Pretty Peacock Foil from the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets.  The club members were shown paper saving techniques along with some fun sponging tips to create a beautiful background.

I think this stamp set is perfect for what’s going on in the world today, we need to “Just Believe” that we will all get through this. Believe that “Good Things are Sure to Happen”. I believe they already have …

Check out the sentiments to this stamp set again, you will agree that it really reflects what we are going through and how we are feeling.  My favorite …. “Take time to do what makes your soul happy” I think many of us have found a little bit of that while we go through these uncertain times. Many of you have re-discovered your creativity … or is it that we just have a little more time.

I have a SPECIAL OFFER for you …

When you purchase the Tasteful Textures stamp set & Tasteful Background Dies I will send you the PDF (Full Instructions with pictures and tips) for this card, and two additional cards that feature the other 2 dies!! I want to help you get started creating with your new set.

 

Remember the dies are on sale so it’s less expensive to purchase separately. I have the links below so you can get started … as soon as I get the notification that you have purchased these items … I will send them to you via email (so be sure your email is updated when ordering).

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Weekend, and thank you so very much for joining me today.

Here are the links to the supplies used today.  My offer will end on June 2nd, 2020 as that will be the last day to order ANY items on the Retirement List.

 

 

Oh Happy Day!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back today to share 2 cute cards with you.  The card that was in my head did not come out the way I wanted … seems I can’t manipulate a stamp on paper like I can in my head! lol  So the first card I’m sharing is actually the second card I made.

If you remember the Paper Pumpkin cards I shared yesterday …

Well, I took the parts of 2 of these cards to reconstruct “my alternative”!!  I started with a Whisper White card base and added a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock after embossing it with the Subtle embossing folder.

I then took the bright and fun card front from their “Your Amazing” card and added it to my card front … I did put a piece of velum behind it, this was included in the kit.  I thought it looked a bit like a rainbow of different colors of course, so I added the clouds from the “Hey” card.  Here is what I came up with …

It’s on the simple side but it’s Oh so colorful and looks like a whole lot of fun!!

My second card is part of what I had in my head when I was thinking about what alternatives I could do with this “colorful” kit.  I knew right away that I wanted to use the unicorn from the “Leave a Little Sparkle” for my alternative … the bright colors in the kit was a perfect pairing.

I started with the bright card base from the “Hey” card and then cut the base of the “Your Amazing” card (above) and added it to the front of my cardbase… this is where I stamped my greeting …

Oh my gosh … my granddaughter is going to LOVE this card!! To highlight the beautiful unicorn, I colored his mane in multiple colors and then added Wink of Stella. Oh how I wish this would have shown up on the picture … it is amazing!  To finish off my card, I added those cute little embellishments that were in the kit as well.

I love playing with these kits and seeing how well they pair up with other stamp sets … don’t forget, you get a stamp set in each kit!  These are exclusive to the Paper Pumpkin kits.

Hope I’ve added a little more fun and color to your day today. If you would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and give it a test run, I have the links listed for you below.

Thank you for stopping back and joining me today.  Hope your weather is as beautiful as ours is here today.  Enjoy …

Here are links to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin or the “Leave a Little Sparkle” stamp set ….