The Smallest Things …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s card is created with the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and coordinating punch. This is one of the bundles you can purchase and save 10% right off the top!

Don’t forget that the Bonus Days are going on now and all purchases of $50 (before Shipping & Taxes) will get you a coupon worth $5 to spend next month!


A simple card really, I began with a Whisper White base and a Soft Sky mat. The stem and leaves were stamped with Garden Green. I then set out to create my flower.

The flower was punched from Whisper White … 3 larger petals and 2 smaller petals. The center of the flower was punched from the smaller petal on the punch out of Crushed Curry cardstock. And finally the base of the flower was punched out of Garden Green from the star like image on the punch.

I put a dab of adhesive onto the bottom part of each of my 3 larger petals, put them together and fanning them out slightly to create the back of my flower.  With a dimensional… I added the Curry petal in the center.


I then began the front piece of the flower … the two pieces were adhered together and  fanned it out to cover the center piece and then popped them up with dimensionals as well.

To complete the flower, I wrapped the star like image around the front and the back of my flower and curled up the sides as much as I could so it appears the flower is sitting inside of it. This image really shows the dimension of the card nicely, including our banner.

The banner was punched from our triple banner punch and stamped in Garden Green with the words from the “Layering Love” stamp set. I love the wording in the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set, however I wanted to use this verse because it fit so well with just a single flower. The banner was anchored with 2 pearls to complete the card.


Hope you enjoyed. Please feel free to leave a comment, I love to hear what you think.

Thank you for checking in on my blog today…

Have a good one!



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Throwback Thursday: Tea Anyone?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Had a wonderful night stampin’ with my Technique club last night. A wonderful group of ladies and it was just what I needed … I’ve been working hard in my stampin’ studio on my retreat and it was so nice to interact with my stampin’ friends face to face. Wish I could have you all over!

Today for Throwback Thursday, we are going back to March 2012 to the “Tea Shoppe” stamp set … oh I loved this set! Here are some of the cards that we made using this set!

Today we have the “A Nice Cuppa” stamp set, and you can bundle it with the “Cups & Kettles” Framlits Dies…. What did we do before them!? Lots of fussy cutting! Ugh!  I LOVE FRAMELITS & PUNCHES!


This fun layout and color combination is what I really loved with this next card! Early Espresso (what else) and Pool Party … so nice together.


There were so many cute cards created with this set but this will be my favorite. Did you notice the corner of the card front is tucked behind the “you suit me to a tea” …. hmmm!


That’s because it locks the fun fold together. It’s like a card inside of a card (sorry for the poor photo quality) and the back is embossed to highlight the inner card. Unique and fun.

Now with the fun designer paper from the “Have a Cuppa” product suite … it all coordinates including the stamp set, cardstock and embellishments!  Check it out on page 34 and 35 of the Occasions Catalog. (click on the catalog on the right to view).

I hope this inspired you to create some fun projects using our new “tea cup” stamp set!


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

Have a good one ~



Beware of Black Cats!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another cute Halloween card to share and just in case you missed them yesterday … the Weekly Deals will also be featured.

My card today highlights the fabulous bundle; Happy Scenes stamp set & Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies, and it that isn’t fun enough … I’ve lured the black cat over from the Festive Fireside Framelits too!


I wanted my black cat to be peering out the window on Halloween night, and what would one expect to see but a creepy little spider and a full moon! The full moon was created with the 1-1/4″ circle punch and the masking technique. I sponged on So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Perfect Plum to create my All Hallows Eve effect.

I wanted a nice sturdy house to protect me so I used the “Brick” embossing folder. To create the weathered look of the brick, I simply dragged my VersaMark™ pad across it. So simple but it really creates an awesome effect.


 To complete my card I finished off the inside and wished you all a Happy Halloween! And Many More … is the stamp set my greeting comes from.

Thank you for stopping by my Halloween home and meeting my little black cat!


Here are the weekly deals and below I’ll have the ingredients for today’s card …

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If you liked the card you saw today and would like to purchase the supplies, just click on any of the products to begin shopping.  Thank you!



Delicate Ornaments …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With the release of the new 2015 Holiday Catalog, I wanted to share with you some of the amazing new products! I’ve already shared sneak peeks of Fall and Halloween cards, so today I’m going to bring you Christmas …

I want to focus on the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die and the new Precision Base Plate. This steel plate delivers improved performance with more detailed dies, giving you extra fine cuts.

Grab a cup of coffee and sit back to watch this video explaining how it works …

The beautiful card shown in the video is the same card as shown in the Holiday catalog on page 14 – there is where you’ll find the Precision Base plate.

The Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies are on page 15, and can be bundled with the Embellished Ornaments stamp set to save 15%. You’ll be seeing more of these in upcoming blog posts.


Today I’m using the Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies with the beautiful Winter Wonderland Designer Paper stack and Embellished Ornaments stamp set.

I wanted to use Early Espresso cardstock with my gold paper, but please note that you may need a shim to cut out the delicate ornament even with the Precision Base plate … it is a lot thicker and each BigShot is different. So this is just a “heads-up”.


I cut the gold paper with the solid image to back my Espresso … the color really gets pulled out when combined with the Winter Wonderland Designer Paper stack. I really loved building this ornament, can’t wait to sit down and “really” play with these.

The fine tip glue pen works wonders when layering these images! I even used it to adhere my designer paper… just put a dot of glue behind the dots on the designer paper. Once dried you can bearly see it.

The greeting comes from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and stamped in Early Espresso. I then popped up my ornament to give the card some dimension, the ornament itself give you beautiful texture.

I finished it off with a couple of little pearls and the gold thread. I love the way this card turned out!


I hope you enjoyed today’s card share and video.  If you like my blog … share it with a friend!

Have a wonderful day ~




Snowflakes in July ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope your day is going well. Yesterday I posted some of my favorite items from the Clearance Rack … one of them was the Snowflake Card Thinlit Die. We all love those “flip” cards, so today I’m going to show you one that we made at last years Holiday retreat…


We used Smoky Slate as our core color and then added the designer paper.  We slip the end of the cardstock over the top of the end piece on the die so it would not cut it off.  It does however leave you a nice score line so you can fold it in.


We even stamped on the inside, so you wouldn’t get bored when you open it up. lol

Simple to make … I’m sure your friends will flip over a card made with this fun framelit.

Thanks for stopping by ~


Watercolor Technique In Color

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we are over the hump and one day closer to the weekend, and a Holiday weekend too! A perfect time to celebrate.

Today I’m celebrating our new In Colors!! I have teamed them up with a great technique that I taught my Technique Club this past June. The Marker to Block Watercolor Technique … so simple but it can make a dramatic impact!


We took one of the clear blocks and colored it with our markers, you can add a second color to create a bigger WOW effect. Then simple spritz it with water until it starts to bead up … then press it onto your cardstock. We used the Whisper White … no special cardstock needed!

It’s an amazing site when the colors create the beautiful watercolor look. Let it dry a bit and then you are free to stamp. We masked the left side of the card so our image looks like it is captured in the block. The stamp set we used is the new “You’ve Got This” stamp set.

Here is the card done in each of our new In Colors. I marked them for you. Check out how nicely the ribbon, cardstock and inks coordinate!  Love it!!


I hope I inspired you to pull out your makers and spritzer and create some wonderful watercolor cards.

Thank you for joining me today …

Hope your day is full of color… Have fun!!




Thank You in Blackberry Bliss …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I just have to squeeze in one more card sample using the Painted Blooms Designer Series paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. 12″ x 12″ Acid free, lignin free… and it coordinates with Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi.

Today I’m going to share one of the cards that we made at the 2015 Spring Stampin’ Retreat. On this card they learned how to create this unique card using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch …


You can see that we used the Blackberry Bliss flowers. I thought they went well with the flower from the “Petal Potpourri” stamp set. Create a bouquet, a garden, or a single perfect bloom. These Two-Step stamps give you so many creative options–combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.


I used Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight inks to create the front floral piece. The greeting comes from the “Hey You” stamp set.

This stamp set was the “Pillow Gift” our guests received Saturday night when they returned to their rooms. This cute little clear mount set includes three greetings that work with some of the most frequent card-giving occasions.


The card was finished off with the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon all tied up in a bow. What a fun way to open a card … it will be just like opening a present!

Don’t forget that the Painted Blooms Designer Paper is on the Weekly Deals list for only $8.21 and the “Hey You” stamp set is currently on the retired list … and on sale!! Only a few days remain to get the items you wanted from the retirement list.

I have a list of ingredients below … just click on the items description for more information or to begin your purchase.

Thank you for stopping by …

and enjoy your day!


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

Whats Up? Coordination

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope all you Mom’s out there enjoyed your Mother’s Day!  Today I have a quick post sharing 3 fabulous products … and they all coordinate!!

Stampin’ Up! offers many high quality coordinating products. The What’s Up Punch coordinates with the What’s Up? Stamp Set and Eclectic Paper Piercing Template. This video will help you answer the age old question, Whats’ up?


Fun right!  Hope you enjoyed the video … I’ll be back tomorrow with the Weekly Deals, and then on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, I will be sharing masculine cards from the Walk in the Wild stamp set.  This set will be retiring at the end of this month.

Thanks for stopping by ~



Fun … New … Stampin’ Up! Videos

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share some great videos that Stampin’ Up! has just released on their YouTube Channel. Why am I sharing these? Well, the first one covers the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer paper that I have posted for the past two days, along with the newest of our Sale-a-bration papers; the Sheer Perfection Vellum (I’m waiting for mine to come, should be here today!)

We all love learning new techniques, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax & enjoy the Coloring Techniques – Sale-a-Bration Papers …

The next video is a recently released Sale-a-bration item; For Being You Stamp set. I have showcased this in past posts. Enjoy the Watercolor Wash Technique ….


And last but not least is the “A Happy Thing” stamp set. I’m showing you this one because it is one that I do not have so I thought you might find the video … Watercoloring with Blender Pens

There are only 8 more days of our Sale-a-bration period, I don’t want you to miss out! Please let me know if you have any questions, or need my help in any way. You can contact me @

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the videos.

Have a wonderful Monday ~


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

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Butterfly Birthday Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you have been able to enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having (in Wisconsin) … today we are suppose to hit 70 degrees!

Spring is such a wonderful time a year …. renewal, rebirth, and return of that glorious warm sunshine. Today’s card share was inspired by spring …


A card filled with butterflies. I used Wisteria Wonder and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!

I cut my butterfly out of the glimmer paper that I used for my mat … it’s a great way to save money.


I then simply placed the Whisper White embossed piece … I used the Spring Flowers folder from the Occasions Catalog. 


A simple Happy Birthday  is all it needed and I got that from the “And Many More” stamp set … I love the whimsical font, it’s so pretty and goes beautifully with our butterflies.  I used the Word Window punch for my greeting.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share, and I thank you for stopping by.

Have a wonderful weekend ~




A Year in Review ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today is New Year’s Eve day and I thought that I would share with you some of my favorite creations from this past year, what I discovered going through my cards is that you like them for different reasons!

Some you like because they are cute and easy to replicate, others because they have a really neat technique, so hard as it was to pick, here they are …


This was from a January post … I love the fun the Silver Vellum brings with the polka dots and the the flower spread that highlights the greeting! And who doesn’t love turquoise?!

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Here’s a cheery card with a lot of sparkle! This is a fun and easy technique you can do with any designer paper. Simply dab your VersaMark pad evenly over your designer paper, add “Iridescent Ice” embossing powder and heat! Soooo pretty!

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Everyone I know loves punch art … and here is my little Easter Bunny I did last year. With a few ovals, a circle and the Boho Blossom punch – I gave him life! And I especially love his little Easter Eggs … those are the silver glimmer paper died with our ink refills and a sponge dauber! Now we have the fabulous fringe scissors so you no longer have to cut grass the hard way!

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I love this one because I stepped out of my comfort zone! You don’t see me creating card with the abstract stamp sets but I really like the “Work of Art” set! Here I used the “Ombre” technique: different shades of the same color (or color family). Plus I used the new “Blendabilites” markers and colored my rhinestones!

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First of all … I love “The Open Sea” stamp set teamed up with the “Maritime” Designer Series paper, you just can’t go wrong. Here is the first time I did the “Reflection” Technique … I know, why did I wait so long? It’s really easy to do!

First stamp your image onto the cardstock, then I used a piece of “Window Sheet” stamped the onto that, flip it over so the ink is to the paper, align image and press down! It will come out lighter, but that’s OK … it’s a reflection!

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Here is another one of my fav’s … because it’s our Ronald McDonald House Charity Stamp set. Stampin’ Up! is a partner to the RMHC and for each stamp set we sell … $3.00 is donated to the Ronald McDonald Houses.

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Just think, if I sell 300 stamp set … $300 is donated! Add that by 10,000 more demonstrators … It’s really powerful, and wonderful! But don’t leave it up to someone else … get your stamp set and help in the fabulous cause… housing families so they can be close to their terminally ill sons, daughters, brothers, & sisters. It truly is heart-warming. PURCHASE NOW ♥

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My last (I’m not going to do Christmas because you just saw most of them, and can easily go back to review) I’m sharing my Halloween card… it is much simpler to do than it appears! Mask an area off – I used post-it notes and then sponge on your desired color.

I started with the Daffodil Delight at the top, then moved into the Pumpkin Pie, and last I sponged the Blackberry Bliss (LOVE that Color!). The stamp set is from the Holiday catalog called “Holiday Home” … I just colored in the entire image so it created a silhouette.

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It was hard to choose a few favorites, and I hope I represented the year well. I love sharing my ideas and new techniques with you.

If you enjoy my blog … please, pass it on to a friend and have them follow me too. I have so much more to show you in the New Year. I invite you to “LIKE” my Facebook Page too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today …

Take good care, have a wonderful New Year’s Eve!



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A Sweet Treat for you …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends and / or family. I’ve enjoyed being home for the past few days … this is such a wonderful time of year.

It’s also been a great month for deals, and it’s only getting better now that Stampin’ Up! has added even more products to the Year-End Closeouts!

Some of these items will knock your socks off. Like the Watercolor Winter Cardmaking Kit, regularly $24.95, for just $9.99!! Christmas made easy for next year!

That’s not all … Beginning today, until the 31st of December, I am treating you to “20% back on your purchase!” It’s my way of saying “Thank You” for being a stampin’ friend and loyal customer this past year.

Here’s how it works: For every $10 you spend, you get $2 back. Example: a $50 order will get you a $10 gift certificate / $100 will get you a $20.00 gift certificate delivered to your door to spend at a later date … Sale-a-bration is right around the corner!

They’ve added all sorts of Christmas sets at a steep discount–pick up any that you may have missed from the Holiday 2014 Catalog for really cheap!

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Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

Price: $25.95 NOW $20.79


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Under The Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper 135825
Price: $12.95   NOW $5.19



Cheerful Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set 135149
Price: $17.95   NOW $12.59


Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit 135869
Price: $24.95    NOW $9.99


REMEMBER… from now until the 31st of December, I am giving you “20% back on your purchase!” It’s my way of saying “Thank You” for being a stampin’ friend and loyal customer this past year.

I’ll send you a gift certificate to spend in the NEW YEAR during Sale-a-bration and it can be used to shop in the new Occasions catalog! This offer is only good through me and ends December 31st.


Offer is good for Year End Clearance, Weekly Deals (Savings up to 80%) plus my treat of 20% refund.  Shop any of our catalogs & specials.  Don’t wait, these goodies may not last till the end.

Thank you so much for stopping by ~


Please note that the refund (Gift Certificates) are based on purchase price before shipping & handling. Thank you. Linda

Wintertime Calm …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Since I took Saturday off from blogging, I figured I would share a special post with you today. I am going to show you a progression of cards, from simple to a touch of glitz.

I started ever so simple with the “All is Calm” Specialty Designer Paper and the “Wintertime” stamp set. I haven’t used it yet, but have been dying to get my hands on it and stamp!


My core colors that I used are Pool Party and Island Indigo … even though those are not listed on the designer paper pack, the Pool Party went well with the pattern I chose.

I simply inked up the stamp with the Island Indigo and stamped directly onto the designer paper… assemble and you have a cute and quick card! Simple can still be pretty.


Now … If you’re one of us who like some sparkle to your cards, my next sample illustrates what a few rhinestones can do for your card. Oh my that’s pretty!



If you’d like to step it up a bit more and highlight the greeting, simply stamp another image onto the Whisper White cardstock … cut it out … and mat it with a little piece of Island Indigo.


Wow… that really adds dimension and gives your card a new look.


If you still don’t have enough sparkle … then instead of the Pool Party mat behind the designer paper, you could use our beautiful (and new) Dazzling Diamonds Shimmer paper.


Look at how that makes the entire card pop! So whether you like a more simple and subtle card or full out bling … you can see how easy you can transform your cards.

So head off into your stamp room and have some fun! Feel free to share your projects with me ( I’d love to share your project with our stampin’ friends on Linda’s Stampin’ Escape blog… with your permission of course!

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~




Snuggles and Smooches …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you our newest “Photopolymer stamp set… Snuggles and Smooches”. It may seem like it is just for Valentine’s Day, but I think it could be used any time of the year when you want to share some affection with those you love.

Photo 1 - Snuggles and Smooches

Two of my favorite images in the set are the swirls. I’m sure you’ve noticed how trendy it is to wind up some Linen Thread or Baker’s Twine and use it as an element on cards and other projects. You can see on this card how the large swirl image helps accomplish a similar feel.

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The swirls also create interesting background patterns that can be used with a technique like emboss resist—as shown on this adorable little card.

Photo 3 - My Silly Valentine

Or simply stamp—as I did on this tag. The “Love” sentiment works great for creating a chalkboard effect.

Photo 4 - Love Tag

There are three heart images in this stamp set. They were drawn to coordinate with  three of our heart punches: the Sweetheart Punch, the Hearts Border Punch, and the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. The “Love” sentiment will also coordinate with either of the Tag Topper punches.

I can’t wait to see what you create with this stamp set—whether it’s a valentine for someone you love, notes of encouragement, memory keeping, or treat packaging.

(From our Concept Artist: Melody H.)

Was I right? Super cute projects today! This stamp set is already available – Click here to view!

Snuggles and Smooches Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Price: $15.95
This fun set will surely bring a smile to many faces and is a great way to let others know you love them. Recommended for use with clear-mount blocks A, D, E, and G. Blocks not included with set.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post …

and I hope you have the best day ever!!


A Simple Tool to Mangage Your Schedule…

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Friday to you … I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the weekend!

We are all locked into times and dates and such and what better way to manage your busy schedule than a calender. According to Wikipedia; A calendar is a system of organizing days for social, religious, commercial or administrative purposes.

And that’s what I have for you today! I normally don’t share my retreat projects but I had many requests, so here is the calendar our group made at the 2014 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat.


This cute little calendar was designed to sit on your desk, kitchen counter or where ever it’s handy for you. I began by choosing my color pallet, and I started with the “All is Calm” Designer Series Paper.

The base is Smokey Slate and the pop of color is the Lost Lagoon. I created the monthly template myself and cut it out for my guests. They were held together by the Candy Dots Brad Bases. We added a Rhinestone and colored it with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities marker.


The piece that holds up the calendar was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing folder. Since were making calendars, and calendars are about occasions … I chose the “A Fitting Occasion” and stamped the “made by me for you” stamp, and punched it out with the 1″ circle punch. The Soft Sky mat was punched with the 1-1/4″ circle punch.

I finished off the calendar with a banner stating “You Made My Day” … from the “And Many More” stamp set! The calendar was designed to lay flat so it could be mailed … what a cute gift that would be to get in the mail 🙂


Hope you enjoyed my project share today. If you are interested in attending an upcoming stampin’ retreat, send me your information and I will gladly add you to my mailing list. We host a Spring (All Occasions) and Fall (Holiday) Retreat.

Our retreats are loads of fun and you not only make cards & projects … you make friends.

Thank you for stopping by Linda’s Stampin’ Escape today.

God Bless and …

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