Happy Labor Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends and a Happy Labor Day to you!

Today I have a special card to share with you to celebrate Labor Day created with of all things, a Christmas Bundle … Who knew! This little cutie can be used for many occasions … I’ll show you how I did it and you can use it for any occasion you’d like ❤

Wikipedia states: “Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September in any given year to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.”

As I get older, I have begun to fully realize what this special weekend celebration means… the celebration of those whose contributions have built America and those who maintain the way we live our lives today. Amazing … isn’t it?

It’s those people who serve us in some way, whether it seems large or small … we all play a part in it somehow. I am most happy when I feel I am a service to others, it is that interaction with people that makes my heart happy. So as I see it, I have the best job in the world … a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – your creative coach!! I get to share my passion of stamping with you. So lets start …

Today’s card was created with 3 key elements … The Christmas Trimmings Dies from the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle, the Ombre Specialty Paper in the Annual Catalog and the “In Your Words” stamp set – a Host set shown in the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

I just love the great sentiments in this stamp set … so versatile and fun! And the fonts are “happy” and easy to read.

I’m using the Night of Navy Ombre Specialty paper for my background and my focal point which is the star. The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy and then the White piece was embossed with the Painted Texture embossing folder … adds a fun texture to our background.

The star was cut from the darkest section of my Ombre Specialty paper and mounted onto the front using dimensionals to add dimension to the card. I couldn’t resist adding the Wonderful Gems as they have flecks of sparkle in them and look coordinate so nicely with our Real Red card base. You can find those in the Mini Catalog … You can find all the ingredients to this card listed below for your convenience and shopping ease.

Hope you enjoyed today’s simple layout with some sparkle to celebrate our Labor Day!! I thank you for taking time out of your holiday to visit my blog.

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 

Friday Fun: More Pinwheel Tower Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back with more Pinwheel tower cards. I’ll be sharing the video replay of the Pinwheel Tower card again for our new viewers … it has the dimensions you need to create your own.

Let’s begin with the cute Pattern Party Designer paper with all it’s adorable patterns. In the video you heard me say that this has color on one side and black and white on the other, so….

For a pop of color, I did the Ombre technique using Bermuda Bay ink and my Blending Brush. I love how it turned out. I did “each side” as it lays flat the same … not intermingling the designer paper like I did on the other cards. So one side is Ombre and the other is ….

With some of the leftover Basic Black cardstock, I created a “pocket” to tuck in some money or a gift card into it!

Here are the dimensions for the Pinwheel Tower Card …

  • Tower: 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ … Score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″ which leaves 1/4″ flap to secure the tower.
  • Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. These pieces will be attached to the tower.
  • Designer paper cut 4 @ 4″ x 2-1/2″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4″ x 1-1/2″.

I used the Elegantly Said bundle for my greeting as I did on one of the other cards, and I dyed the edges of the Glitter Organdy Ribbon to coordinate and add a hint of color to the tag.

My next card highlights the stunning Expressions in Ink Designer Paper… The pattern was cut to flow around the entire card. I simply can not resist beautiful designer paper … it turns a “fun fold” card into something elegant …

I used the Create with Friends stamp set and stamped my greeting in Evening Evergreen … I adorned the card with the 2021-23 In-Color Gems, also the Evening Evergreen.

STAMPIN’ TIP: You save designer paper when cutting a 12″ x 12″ at the 4″ dimension instead of the 4-1/4″ because the 4″ cuts equally and the other leaves leftover.

Here is the video

I hope you enjoyed these additional cards. Thank you for joining me today ….

Have a wonderful weekend!

Here is a list of supplies used to create today’s cards. You can click on any one of them to view the product and get more details. It will take you directly to my store so you may begin shopping for the items you need. Thank You ❤

The PINWHEEL TOWER Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited to share the Pinwheel tower cards and more with you today. I’ll be sharing the video replay of last nights Facebook LIVE which shares 3 different versions of the Pinwheel Tower card with the dimensions you need to create your own.

Let’s begin with the cute Pattern Party Designer paper with all it’s adorable patterns. I teamed it up with the Elegantly Said bundle. I used the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color the Opal Rounds and White Glitter Organdy Ribbon.

This photo shows a piece of designer paper with a “pocket” to tuck in some $$ or a gift card!

Here are the dimensions for the Pinwheel Tower Card …

  • Tower: 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ … Score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″ which leaves 1/4″ flap to secure the tower.
  • Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. These pieces will be attached to the tower.
  • Designer paper cut 4 @ 4″ x 2-1/2″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4″ x 1-1/2″.

My next card highlights the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Paper and the Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon. I simply can not resist this designer paper and it turns a “fun fold” card into something elegant …

My last card is the Tidings & Trimmings bundle from the Tidings of Christmas suite in the Annual Catalog (the big book) The “Noel” used on my Whimsy Wonder card comes from this bundle as well … I love the color combination of this paper.

The dimensions for the designer paper are different on this card because I have “no border” around the edges. Here are those dimensions: Designer paper cut 4 @ 4-1/4″ x 2-2/3″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4-1/4″ x 1-3/4″.

STAMPIN’ TIP: You save paper when cutting a 12″ x 12″ at the 4″ dimension instead of the 4-1/4″ because the 4″ cuts equally and the other leaves leftover.

Here is the video

I hope you enjoyed the video and the cards. I will be sharing the “other card” mentioned in the video with you tomorrow.

Thank you for joining me today, and last night if you caught this LIVE!

Here is a list of the products I used on my cards. You may click on any one for more information on the product, or to begin shopping so you can start making these adorable cards. Thank you.

Look What’s New …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ I’m here today to share a replay of my Aug.-Dec Mini Catalog Box opening. Join me and check out the amazing new products in this NEW Catalog…. you won’t believe your eyes.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into the catalog. I have so much more to share with you … upcoming classes, clubs and virtual events! Thanks for checking in with me today. Have an amazing weekend!

Simply Sunday: Easter Wishes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I would like to wish you a very Happy Easter.  May your day be filled with love, peace and happiness.  We may not be close to our loved ones but our hearts will be filled with their love.

Enjoy this beautiful day I will see you tomorrow with the “Z-Fold” card and instructions.

Stampin’ Hugs, Linda

Color Your Season …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a quick little video that I created highlighted the collection of cards from the Color Your Season promotion that features the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Seasons Framelit dies.

I have 2 openings left for my Thursday night class … so contact me today if you’d like to join in the fun.

I hope you enjoy … it’s a compilation of the cards I have shared with you and an extra one or two.  This promotion ends August 31st, which means this is a Limited Time Only bundle or while supplies last.

Blended Seasons Clear-Mount Bundle – 149894

I also want to let you know about our Awesome August promotion …

Bonus Days are back!  Every $50 you spend in the month of August earns you a $5 coupon to redeem in September! It’s pretty awesome … Watch for an e-mail (SAVE IT) which includes your Bonus Days Coupon Codes! Then you can use your coupon codes to save in September when the Holiday Catalog is released.

There is a lot going on is August and I’m kickin’ it off with my Color Your Season class …

Two spots left for Thursday night … let me know (message me below) if you’d like to join us!  The focus will be on maximizing your stamp set and dies. We’ll also have snacks and a whole lot of fun.

Thank you for dropping in on me today …

Hope your Monday is a good one!!

Happy 4th of July Cards & Projects

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

My apologies for the late post but as many of you know … sometimes the cards in our head, don’t always work out on paper!! This was my dilemma on this holiday day … Happy 4th of July to you!! So I’ve decided to share some 4th of July celebration cards I have created in the past …

Four years ago I held a Stampin’ Party and we did some fun projects with the Paper Pumpkin that month … here is what we made: Pinwheels to be used in several different ways!

a treat bag …

and a fun banner …

I used the left over straws in my banner creation and in the card below. I tucked a piece of Bakers twine into the straw to create a fire cracker!!  How clever an I … LOL

Since we’re looking at Paper Pumpkin projects, check out these cute summertime favorites ….

A couple more Red, White and Blue celebration cards …

And I’ll close with two Red, White and Blue cuties of my own … Lilly and Lori my granddaughters!

   

Thank you for checking out my blog on this 4th of July Holiday … I hope you are enjoying your day.

I’ll be back tomorrow with cards highlighting our Designer Paper!!

 

 

Brightly Lit Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy  Monday!! Today I have a beautiful card to share that our Stamp Club did last month. I also want to let you know that TODAY ONLY …. FREE SHIPPING!!

We made this card from the Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle.  This is one of those stamp sets I just had to have … it reminded me of Christmas’ past. Everything about this bundle just brought back some beautiful memories. 

The designer paper comes from the “Christmas Around the World” … not only the plaid design but the wreath and bow!! The dies from the bundle fit perfectly with the designs on the paper.

The lamp post has two different styles of lights … I chose the ones that have the coordinating dies that cut out the “gold” we put behind the lamp! I love it when the light hits it because it appears to actually be lit up… it brings it to life. I borrowed the greeting from a favorite Christmas stamp set for last year (still available) … the Star of Light stamp set found on page 122.

These two stamp sets really make a good team, I think the verbiage works well with the lamp post! I also think FREE Shipping goes good with all your wants and must haves in either catalog!!

CYBER MONDY SALE …. 24 hours Only!

 

I want to offer you a special on Cyber Monday as well … I will DOUBLE YOUR REWARDS … That’s right. I will double your rewards points with each $50 purchase (before shipping & handling)

I know this is called Cyber Monday, but if you need help with your order … email me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com or call 262-334-1009. You will need your charge card but I will help you place your order.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Have yourself a wonderful Monday!

 

Simply Sunday: Guest Stamper … Cindy C.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a fun Christmas card to share with you created by our Guest Stamper: Cindy C.  This was one of our attendee swap cards at the Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat.

This simple sweet card was created using the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer paper stack. Cindy simply cut out the pretty trees from one of the several designs.

With just a little  ribbon and some oval cuts … our greeting highlights the entire card. Our retreat swaps are so much fun, and the talent and beautiful cards that are shared … amazing!!

I would also like to remind you that today is our last day for the Online Extravaganza …. you can save on the listed items.

There is so much more to see that is on sale! Love those framelit dies!!!

CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING

 

I also want to announce our CYBER MONDY SALE ….

I believe this is the best savings yet … it may not be up to 40%, but it is on EVERYTHING YOU WANT and need, so the savings will be greater! That’s 10% OFF of “everything” you purchase!

Let me know if you have any questions, I can help you if needed. THIS IS A 24 HOUR SALE … MONDAY ONLY.

Thank You for dropping in today and sharing a part of your Sunday with me.

Hope your day is a good one!

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Got to love a Sale & great cards!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have several stamped projects for you!  They will match up with the items that are on sale. Great time to take advantage of the up to 40% off Extravaganza Sale.

The first card is our … the Eastern Medallion Die set.  The entire product suite is so fun to work with. This is the only suite that I have done multiple classes on – it is so versatile.

 

The next card features the “Hang Your Stockings”

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and the “Santa’s Sleigh Dies” …

 

And let’s not forget these adorable little houses you can make. Home Suite Home Framelits Dies … Christmas, Halloween, Spring … a Dog House, a Hospital … why it can be anything you image! 

 

The Extravaganza Sale continues  with  …. Rose Garden Thinlet Dies!

There is so much more to see that is on sale! Love those framelit dies!!!

CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING

Let me know if you have any questions, and Thank You for dropping in today.

Hope your day is a good one!

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Here it is …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’ve been waiting to see what Stampin’ Up! has boxed up for us this month … It’s here! Check out the video!!

We’ve made it easy for you to get ‘er done with October’s Pining for Plaid kit—which will arrive on your doorstep in plenty of time for assembling and holiday giving.

The cards are a snap to put together; plus, you’ll get an immediate dose of the Christmas spirit as you enjoy this kit’s rustic pine trees, shimmering “snowflakes,” and merry greetings.

NOT A PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIBER? It’s not too late, sign up now for the coordinating November kit and as a subscriber you can order ANY of the available past kits (including this kit!!)

Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, our monthly stampin’ kit.

Order the 3 month subscription (below) or more and I’ll send you a cute Paper Pumpkin tote to carry your kits in.  With everything you need to create the projects in your kit, they are perfect for creating on the go!

You’ll also get a Virtual Rewards point for each $5o spent! Learn more about my Rewards points by clicking the link on the right side of my blog.

Thanks much for hanging in there, my computer went down but it’s back up and running again!

Have an awesome day ~

Shop for your Paper Pumpkin now …

 

My Girls …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

For a short work week, it sure did a toll on me … I’m wiped out! BUT … when I start putting together everything for my upcoming class, I get a renewed energy! I look forward to creating with my stamping friends!

Till then … I’m sharing something else that brings me joy and happiness, my grandchildren! Well two of them anyway (I have 12) these are the two littlest ~

Miss Lori … she’s two and ready to be the boss. She is a free spirit and loves to explore!

Then we have little Lily … just turned one last month! She’s more on the quiet side but watches and listens to everything.

I bought these little outfits for their birthdays and they were in heaven when their mama finally put them on!  It maybe a weekly outfit …if not more!

Oh yes … they were watching the 4th of July parade I our hometown.  Well at least Lori was …lol

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me.  I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday post.

Have an awesome day ~