Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my gosh … I got home from work yesterday and found the best thing in my mail box! No bills … just my Paper Pumpkin.  It is so stinkin’ cute!

Check it out, watch the video ~

Our Paper Pumpkin Bunny Buddies are bursting onto the scene just in time for spring! Every March kit comes with nine bunny cards and bags. Watch their personalities emerge as you customize each one with a face, ears, accessories, and a pompom cottontail. They are simply “ear”-resistible!

Stop back tomorrow and check out my alternative to the kits projects … not sure how I’m going to top these cute bunny bags!

Till then … Have a great day!


Throwback Thursday: Happy Easter

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m bringing back a really cute Easter card and a scrapbook page! With the products we currently have in our catalog today, you could easily recreate either of these two projects.

My “technique” that I was teaching when these were created was “Dying your Glimmer Paper”.  I taught my classes how to use your ink refills and either a sponge dauber or the Stampin’ Spritzers to color the Glimmer paper … NOW you don’t have too! With the beautiful colors of Glimmer Paper Stampin’ Up! has brought out for Sale-a-bration all you have to do is punch! No fuss required!

The first is my bunny card …

Both the bunny and the eggs were created with a combination of circle and oval punches … now, I think I would use the Layering Circle and Oval Framelits. You will have a greater choice of sizes this way. The little bunny tail was made with a flower punch.

I used the same format on my scrapbook page as I did on my card.  That is one thing that I have always taught in my classes.  Use what inspires you to create what ever you need.  How do you like the little chick I tucked inside the cracked egg? Again, made with the oval 🙂

OK, I have one more card that I want to share with you that I created using the “Dying your Glimmer Paper” technique …

You could easily recreate this card using the Sale-a-bration Glimmer paper. And you know what … the “Petite Petals” punch that I used to make this card is still in the catalog!!  You know what else would be cute … the Elegant Butterfly punch.

Just because something is old (Created 2014) … doesn’t mean it can’t be new again!

Thank you for stepping back in time with me today, I hope this inspires you to get creative and have some fun!

Have yourself a wonderful day ~


Below is a list of products I used and suggested products to create that projects shown.  You can purchase any of these items by clicking on the item.  Remember that you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more.

Parade of Pumpkins …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a special announcement from Stampin’ Up! about the April Paper Pumpkin kit that was designed by our CEO Sarah Douglas! For those of you who are not familiar with Paper Pumpkin … it is a monthly Stampin’ Kit that comes directly to your door!

This kit includes everything you need to make the projects enclosed … you may need a little adhesive and a scissors but that’s it.  Your first kit comes with a block for the stamps, of course the stamps, ink spots (small ink pad) and all the card bases, accessories and more! 

So today, I’d like to share some of my Paper Pumpkin pics and alternative projects so you can see how cute and fun these kits are … It’s like having a birthday every month!!








So much fun in a box and delivered right to your door … a stampin’ kit ready to go.  It’s a great way to get together with your friends.

Let me know if you have any questions or if your ready … Click on the link below and purchase a 3 month subscription, just to try it out.  Plus … you’ll get a FREE Sale-a-bration item as well.


Thanks for joining me today, hope your day is a good one!


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Simply Sunday: BEST. GUY. EVER.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the late post, computer troubles again … but my troubles actually worked out in the long run, because I stayed busy in the stampin’ studio creating more cards!

Today I have 3 cards to share with you!! All with the same layout, all with the same stamp set, and all with the same designer series paper pack! By the title of today’s blog: BEST. GUY. EVER. – you can tell that a “man card” was on my mind.

With Valentine’s Day only 8 days away … you’ve seen several cards already but not one specific for males. In the theme of my Simply Sunday’s, nothing creates a quick card like designer paper, and our “Serene Scenery” Designer Paper has awesome patterns for guys! I chose the antiqued wood look …


The Crumb Cake base matches perfectly with this paper! And yes, it is one 4 x 5-1/4 sheet … all the texture and depth is actually in the beautiful photography of that paper! Tomorrow I’ll share another card I created with this paper.

Next I chose the stamp set … the wonderful “Suite Sentiments”.  I love this greeting set, it has a little something for every occasion. Today you’ll see it used 3 times. I wanted the greeting to be the focal point of the card so I used the “Stitched Shapes Framelits”. Once cut, I mounted it with the Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it some height. With the help from the Confetti Hearts border punch, I punched out some hearts from the Pool Party paper and attached them to my greeting with glue dots. Nice & Simple.

This card is a simply sweet card to give to one of your friends. The designer paper pattern (Again, “Serene Scenery” Designer Paper) reminds me of a warm summer day, full of dandelions just waiting to make a wish upon. The greeting is from “Suite Sentiments” and again was die cut using the “Stitched Shapes Framelits”. 


My color pallet for this card is Old Olive and Early Espresso. I added the Basic Pearls to draw your eye around the entire card and create balance. Besides, they are pretty and your friend will love them!

Can you see the theme here? The same layout, with the same stamp set:”Suite Sentiments”, all with the same designer series paper pack:”Serene Scenery” and die cut with the “Stitched Shapes Framelits”.

The final card I created uses the Cloudy Sky designer paper, it’s realism reminded me of the Ascension of Jesus so I used it to create an Easter card. Simply and pretty. I used the smallest flower from the “Blossom Punch” to make my flowers, and since I already had the pearls out from the previous card, I used them again in the center of my blooms.


I know some of you are already gettin’ in the mood for the Superbowl, but I appreciate taking a minute out of your day to check out my post.  My team is out so if I watch it’s only for the commercials or takin’ a peek at the 1/2 time show.  Best bet is you’ll find me in my stampin’ studio 🙂

May the rest of your day be wonderful and your tomorrow even better.

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST: A purchase of $50 qualifies you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item and a Loyalty (Virtual) Rewards point from me!



Sealed with Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a card I created using the “Sending Love Suite”. Valentine’s Day is such a sweet holiday … whether is to your soul mate or a grandchild with the bold designs and traditional colors in this product suite it’s easy to send your love.

For today’s card I’m using the “Sealed with Love” bundle which includes the Sealed with Love stamp set, Love Notes Framelits Dies, and the awesome stamp set … Suite Sentiments. You’ve seen this stamp set before on my Friend Card.


I began by using the cool edge die that created this beautiful line of hearts.  It’s really easy, just line it up to the edge of the card and run it through the BigShot. I pulled up the inside of the hearts for a dramatic look and added texture.

I chose the designer paper with the pattern I thought looked a bit like stamps because I wanted to use the greeting from the Suite Sentiments stamp set … “Love is in the Air Mail”.  I just thought that was so cute!

The greeting was cut out and matted with the squares from the Stitched Framelit Dies … Good news, they will be available soon … I will keep you posted.


If you look closely, you will see the “lips” on the envelope … I didn’t get a shot of the inside but it is stamped with the verse “Sealed with a Kiss” and the lips … too cute! So many great greetings / verses in the Sealed with Love stamp set.

Hope you enjoyed, it was a big hit in my January Stamp Clubs. It was easy to create yet very dramatic.

Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit with me… hope yours is a good one.

Take care ~

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Creative Fun with Egg Cartons!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you seen the cute Mini Egg Cartons in the Occasions catalog?  They are on page 18 and tucked in the upper right hand corner. If you like crafting with your kids / grandchildren you should give these a try.

These fun containers are perfectly sized to hold small goodies. They come in a Natural Cream color and contain 8 cartons – each with 4 sections.  When closed they measure 4″ x 4″ x 2-3/4″ … perfect for little hands and little treats!


Here they are teamed up with the “Basket Bunch Bundle” …. Basket Bunch Photopolymer stamp set and the Basket Builders Framelit Dies. This is a fun bundle if your ready for spring or decorating for Easter.

Want to know another fun technique you can use on your Mini Egg Cartons?  Why you can color them by using the Stampin’ Spritzers found on page 180 of our annual catalog and any one of our ink refills.  Just think of all the colors you can make them!!


The Mini Egg Carton featured here is not only colored but is teamed up the “Hey, Chick” stamp set from our Sale-a-Bration catalog.  You can get this awesome stamp set FREE with a purchase of $50. You could start with the “Basket Bunch Bundle” … add in a pack of the Mini Egg Cartons, your spritzers and ink refills “any color” and it’s yours!

Let me know if you have any questions on what I’ve shared with you today, what Sale-a-bration is, or anything that comes to mind.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a wonderful 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. 


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.


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.


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!!


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!




Star of Light Trio of Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me say “Happy Veterans Day” … a big THANK YOU to all our current and past military men and women who put their lives on the line, and those who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms here at home. I U.

Today I want to share 3 beautiful cards that we made at our Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat featuring one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog … the Star of Light stamp set and Thinlits.

At Retreat and all my stamping events …. it is my mission to show the versatility of the stamp sets or bundles. Here we went from a simple card to beautiful elegance …


Let’s begin with the center card, created using Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder. Simple but pretty and it highlights the stamps, ink and greetings with just a touch of bling to draw your eye to the focal point of the card, the star.

The card on the left uses Pool Party and Island Indigo a fun color combination turned elegant when we sponged the background and used the Silver Foil paper for our star, topped with a beautiful die cut. (This card was cased from a fellow demonstrator) I wish the photo would have reflected the silver so you could see how stunning it really is. We also used the new Metallic Enamel Shapes on the card which works so well with the Silver Foil paper … this was one of our “All attendee Gifts”(also known as Pillow Gifts as they get a package of goodies on their beds as a Thank You for joining us)

Our last card on the right seems to be everybody’s favorite. It was really quite simple to make, but so elegant when done in Very Vanilla and Basic Black.  The Enamel Shapes were also used on this card – the package comes with both Silver and Gold.  The designer paper we used comes from the Annual Catalog called “This Christmas”. It’s a specialty designer paper because it is a little thinner than our normal designer paper… but you get more!!


I hope you enjoyed today’s card share, I would love it if you would please “LIKE” this post at the bottom if you did, and then tell me which one is your favorite!! The key ingredients to make these cards are listed below.

Thank you for spending a part of your Friday with me …

I hope you have a marvelous day!

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Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Throwback Thursday: Bring On the Holiday’s

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a few cards from the last two years that are still pretty relevant … meaning the core ingredients are still available in the catalog. Just sit back, relax and enjoy …

The wreath was always a favorite of mine and who can resist the red glimmer paper for Christmas, so pretty!


My next card is the simplest of cards yet so pretty. Actually you could use this layout for any occasion, but here we focus on Christmas. We have so many pretty holiday papers to choose from this year, you could really go all out this year.


I’ve got more of the beautiful glimmer paper for you … this time in silver, and it coordinates so beautifully with the Delicate Ornaments stamp set and framelits. My tops were made with the Silver Foil Paper and then I added a touch more sparkle with the Rhinestones.


Here is a little gift card holder I created many years ago, but it’s still one of the most popular and requested card when someone purchases a gift certificate from me.


We made these little gift card holders at our 2015 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat. The a pretty quick to make and a lot of fun to embellish. If you would like the instructions for this “Gift Card Holder” just place an order of $35 or more using the Hostess Code: JPBU2RN4 

Make sure to add your e-mail to your order and I will send it directly to you.  Remember, any orders over $50 will get you a virtual rewards point. (All order amounts are before shipping & handling)


I would probably be using the Candy Cane Lane product suite, in fact almost any of the holiday stamp sets this year would work great.

Hope you enjoyed the stroll down memory lane … If you have any questions about the products shown today, just leave a message in the comment box, or shoot me an e-mail at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thanks so much for joining me,

Hope you have a wonderful day~

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RMHC Day of Change …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card parade for you … featuring the “MY HERO” stamp set to honor the Ronald McDonald House Day of Change ….


October 15th is an extraordinary day. It is the day when the entire RMHC global system commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House. To celebrate, we rally around our Donation Boxes-our largest fundraiser- to ensure that we continue to keep families close to the care and resources they need to thrive.

Your small change can change lives for Ronald McDonald House Charities … Donate to a RMHC donation box at your local participating McDonald’s.

Today I just wanted to post a recap of all the cards that I created so far, using the NEW My Hero Stamp Set… Stampin’ Up!s exclusive stamp set created for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  

I will share all 7 with you today …


Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Stampin’ Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.


Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.


How you can help!

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.




Our homes are filled with more than help, they’re filled with hope

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of

their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

I appreciate you staying with me to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s a foundation that touches my heart, as our children are our future. I’m proud that Stampin’ Up! is a RMHC partner.

Have a safe and wonderful day ~

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You can choose from either a wood mount or clear mount stamp set …


Simply Sunday: Sweet Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends & a Happy Sunday to you!

A quick post for you today, but it’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, because our card was created using the “Candy Cane Lane” product suite!

You will need the “Candy Cane Lane” Designer Series paper, the “Candy Cane Christmas” stamp set and the beautiful “Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge” Ribbon. Just so you have everything handy … also grab your “Triple Banner Punch”, Whisper White and Early Espresso Cardstock, Real Red ink pad and your Dazzling Diamonds Glitter! Now we’re ready …


As you can see, the base of our card is Early Espresso as is our 1″ banner. This color not only coordinates with the designer paper, but made our house really “pop”. The banner on the opposite side, balances your card nicely.

The background reminding me of a snowy day (even though it was crumb cake) We are in the land of Gingerbread houses so I guess anything goes! lol 

Speaking of houses, our cute little gingerbread house was cute directly from one of the “Candy Cane Lane” Designer Series paper sheets! All we did was add a little glitter! The “Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge” Ribbon was added to anchor the house and add a pop of color to the card.  The house was then mounted with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Only thing left to complete the card was the greeting from the “Candy Cane Christmas” stamp set, and I truly with you a Sweet Season!

Thank you for taking time our of your Sunday to visit, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Better yet, have a sweet day ~

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Something Good to Eat!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have the cutest little 3-D projects to share with you today! Whether you’re planning for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or just autumn in general, Paper Pumpkin has you covered with Something Good to Eat! Fill up those trendy treat tubes and dress them up for any occasion. The designs and stamps are flexible for all your fall festivities!


You must watch this cute video …

Don’t think it’s too late! In fact, if you Sign up before the 10th of October, you’ll get your October kit and the November kit for FREE!!  Plus … as a subscriber, you can purchase any past kits Ta-da … that’s how you get any of the past kits you choose!!


Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 and get you second month for FREE!

I’d love to have you join my Paper Pumpkin Pals!

Thanks so much for joining me today, let me know if you have any questions about being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber or Paper Pumpkin pal.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see what I have created with this cute little kit!! It’s always fun to see the different ways to use your kits.

Have yourself a wonderful day!


They’re Back ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to announce the new items listed on the Clearance Rack … Oh my gosh, there are 5 pages of items!!

I would love to share some of my favorites, let me begin with “Banner Blessings” …


Then we have the very versitile holiday greetings: Christmas Bliss.  Christmas imagery that is perfect for beautiful holiday cards and tags. Recommended clear block sizes are H, C, and G (not included in the set).


And let’s not forget the beautiful Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum! These vellum sheets make gorgeous accents, invitations, and overlays.

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OH MY … there are just too many to post!  Take a look CLICK HERE and check it out for yourself. I know some of your favorites will be on there too, including some of those in-color cardstocks we were so sad to see go.

Let me know if you have any questions on any of the products or if you need any help.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to stop back tomorrow as I will be posting one of the lovely cards that we made at the Holiday Catalog Reveal party.

Have a great day today!


Here’s a link to the products I highlighted today from the Clearance Rack …

Top 3 Picks …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a nice and relaxing holiday weekend… I can’t believe that today is Wednesday already! This past weekend, I spent some time on Pinterest looking for some inspiration and when I went on to my page I was stunned to see the amount of pins some of my cards have received … totally flattering.

Now, that is not why I was interested … I want to see what YOU like. I love to share my cards and projects with you, but I want to be sure I create stuff that interests and inspired you. I love hearing your comments, and I appreciate the feedback. I really want you to get the most out of the products that you purchase from me, and to have a fun experience stamping and scrapbooking.

Today, I thought I would share the top 3 pins from my Pinterest Page …

No surprise that “Silent Night” was number 1 with 8.2k pins. This is one of my favorites too, and pretty simple to make!

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The second pinned card is my “Bloom with Hope” card with 6.5k pins. This card also showcased the technique of coloring with our Blender Pens. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ORIGINAL POST


The third most pinned card is my “Hello Sweet Friend” … also one of my favorites.  This simple card showcased the hexagon punch and coordinating stamp set… now retired.

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It’s been a bit of a stroll down memory lane, and although some of the stamp sets and accessories are no longer available, the techniques and the layouts can be used time and time again. For instance, the Blendabilities my be gone, but there are several ways of coloring … Aqua Painters, Blender Pens and our Markers. I’ll show you more coloring techniques with our new Holiday stamp sets.

Thank you for joining me today, and please … let me know when you enjoy what I have shared with you. It gives me insight on what you like, and what you want to see more of.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!