Celebrate World Cardmaking Day

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you have been enjoying your weekend, and our week isn’t the only thing coming to an end … we’re at the end of the month already! Is it just me or is this year just flying by?!

We just got an exciting announcement from Stampin’ Up!  To honor world cardmaking day, they have put out some great specials!! What I love and think you will to, are some fun new items and those staples that we use every time we create!!

One of the great items on this list is the “Notes of Kindness” card kit.  This kit makes it easy to create and send your heartfelt greetings.

* Makes 20 cards: 5 each of 4 designs
* Folded card size: 3.5″ x 5″ (8.9 x 12.7 cm)

To view the entire list of goodies, just click on this link … 10.01.18_FLYER_WCMD_US

This will allow you to download the list so you can have it at your fingertips.  The sale begins October 1st and runs through the 7th.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for stopping by,

Have a beautiful day ~


Dashing Along …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And HELLO Weekend!! Weekends rock and September is rockin’ with the Dashing Along “Host” promotion, in which you can earn a beautiful package (or more!) of the Dashing Along Designer paper … FREE!!

The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper has a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity with customers.

Check out this beautiful card created with the Dashing Along Designer Series paper and the Dashing Deer bundle from the upcoming Holiday Catalog! WOW …

YES … the dies that created the stunning background on this card come in the Dashing Deer Bundle.  This baby is on it’s way to my house right now!! I’m so excited with all the amazing stamp sets, bundles, card kits and accessories … Why don’t YOU be the first to host a holiday party in September and get the Dashing Along Designer paper and MORE FREE!!

I think this is an amazing opportunity, and I want to share it with all of you.  Besides, parties are fun!! I’ll do the work … you bake the brownies … we’ll all make some cute cards … then you get to pick out your free stuff 🙂  And yes, you can use your Hostess Benefits in the New Holiday Catalog!! AND Don’t forget to use your Rewards Codes.

The paper really is fun and will make your card making a breeze, just add the Dashing Deer Bundle and you be rockin’ this Christmas in style.  Keep an eye out for more card shares with this pretty paper.

Until then … Have a good day and thank you for the visit today!!





Simply Sunday: Dashing Along

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Sunday to you … and I hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend, and (for some of you) the extra day off work!

I’m excited to share with you a cute whimsical card and an amazing promotion to go with it!! Our September promotion is called “Dashing Along” and offers you a FREE 12 x 12 package of this amazing Designer Paper!

When creating the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity with you, our customers.

I hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only! So lets get on with the show …

This simple card is easy to create with the Dashing Deer Bundle featured on pages 8 and 9 of the Holiday Catalog and is most definitely highlighted with the Dashing Along Designer paper.

September is a great time to host a workshop … first, you could qualify for this great designer paper for FREE plus even more goodies, and you could pick them from the Holiday catalog!!  Because the Holiday catalog goes live on the 5th – you could be the first to show all your friends some of the beautiful product suites in the catalog!

Let me share another card that really shows you this great paper …

Wow … you can see 3 beautiful designer paper patterns on this card, and there is that beautiful deer again! I can see your friends dashing to the catalog to get a look at this bundle.

Hmmm … I can host a private party for you and your friends – sharing ideas from the Holiday catalog and YOU can be the Hostess! You bring the treats and your friends, and I’ll bring the fun and the card making packets!! What do you think??  Message me below or email me at  lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day weekend, relax, and take some time to look through your Holiday catalog … it goes live in 5! (Well … September 5)

Thanks for joining me today ~


Color Your Season Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful autumn card filled with color and a touch of Gold … oh so pretty.  This is just one of the cards that we created in my Color Your Season Class. I am head over heels with this bundle because there is so much possibility and so many occasions you can create.

This amazing bundle will cover every season and is perfect for Birthday’s, Christmas, Thank You, and even Weddings!

My card today brings on the warmth of the Autumn season and is the perfect card to share with “your” person, the friend that is always there for you …

The leaves were stamped with the VersaMark pad and heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  The amazing color in the leaves comes from the new Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen… simple yet stunning!  You could also use your Aqua Painter with the Watercolor Pencils and create a “softer” look.

The Watercolor Pencils and the Color Your Season bundle are only available through August 31st, 2018 or while supplies last! Tomorrow I will be sharing a “Reflection of the Seasons” which will highlight all of the cards that I’ve shared so far and another NEW Creation for you!

Today’s card was done on Very Vanilla, embossed with Gold and backed with Gold Foil Paper.  The beautiful greeting comes with this amazing stamp set and was also heat embossed in Gold …

As the leaves gently fall you will notice that we began with our greens and slowly adding Crushed Curry … then Cajun Craze and finally the Cherry Cobbler – just like the color changes in the fall. I wanted to add a gold leaf just to highlight the gold and pull everything together (plus it’s really pretty).

It really didn’t take long to color and blend on the card and it was very relaxing … brings you back to the days when you were a kid and your Mom gave you a coloring book to keep you busy on a rainy day. We don’t seem to take advantage of that type of downtime … now you can relax and create beautiful cards that will bring joy to a friend. Life doesn’t get better than that.

I thank you for stopping by today and spending some time with me. Stop back tomorrow for a “Reflection of the Seasons” which will highlight all of the “Color Your Seasons” cards that I’ve shared so far and another NEW Creation for you!

Have a beautiful day and share a smile with a friend.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Click on any image to view details or to begin your shopping at my Stampin’ Store. Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator when you purchase from me.



Technique Tuesday: Colored Foils

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share my card with you today because not only am I using the awesome new Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating stitched dies but I have a really cool technique too!!  Not only that … I’ve taken an old favorite and incorporated it into the card as well.

The card was created for my “Color Your Season” Class that I hosted last week … we made a Spring, Wedding, Autumn and a Christmas card, it is the Christmas card that I will be sharing with you.

This was the card that changed 3 times before I got to what you will see today … it was all about the background, but once I picked up the Wood Textures Designer paper … I knew that was it!!  You see, I have already pulled out the circle die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies to create my wreath.

The holly was stamped on Very Vanilla and colored with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and then cut into sections and wrapped around the wreath.  Our bow was created using the Silver Foil paper and the die from the bundle … then, I used the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and colored it!! I wanted red and I wanted the shine!! It works beautifully.  You can do it before or after you die cut.

Can you image ALL the new Foil colors you can now use on your projects!! Amazing and soooo easy.  And because the Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers it dries quickly.

The greeting is from the Blended Seasons stamp set and was stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched with the Triple Banner punch.  I also sponged the banner with Sahara Sand to age it a little.  The combination of all these single entities created a warm holiday card.

The red foil bow just adds a special touch to the card and really helps make it pop.  I also added just a touch of the Wink of Stella onto the holly berries.  You could also use the glue from the Fine Tip Glue pen … that will also give it a shine.

Thank you for stopping back to check out my blog post today.  You can purchase any of the items used for today’s card by clicking on any of the items listed below.

Have a wonderful day ~



There are No Mistakes in Stamping …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a cute card that I created from a “boo boo” that I made during my Color Your Season Class on Thursday night.  On our first card we stamped the floral image and colored it, on the third card we use two of the dies to create some layers …. however, I cut the die shapes out, out of my floral image Oh my …  so I created a form of the eclipse card!!

Can you see the beautiful layering? From a boo-boo it turned out pretty cool … lol.  My card front it popped up with the dimensionals, the second layer is adhered directly to the base of my card and the center is popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals as well… giving this card a very unique look.

It was created on Whisper White cardstock and was stamped in Momento Ink using the floral image from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set. I used the New set of Watercolor Pencils to color in my image and the blender pen to give it a more watercolor effect. Our class also used the Stampin’ Blends and Aqua Painters to create cards with this bundle and the new Watercolor Pencils (they are amazing) this whole bundle is amazing!!

Our colors of the Watercolor Pencils were Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green and Garden Green. Oh yes, and Crushed Curry for our flower centers.  Simply color just like you did as a kid, then use the Blender Pen to soften the look!  After layering the pieces I added the new Glitter Dots to the card to take up just a little of the white space.

See … there really are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities unfolding!! Hope you enjoyed todays card and that it inspires you to create outside of the box. Or at least, not to throw your boo-boo’s away!!

Thanks for checking in on my today, tomorrow I will share my “Sneak Peek” into the holiday catalog with you.

Have yourself an awesome day!!



Dashing Along Designer Paper Card Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So what did you think of the Dashing Along Designer paper .. cute right 🙂 and free is pretty good too.

The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper has a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity with customers.

I’ve got another card to share with you today …

First of all … the Dashing Along designer series paper is too cute!  I’m also lovin’ the Dashing Deer stamp set and excited that he’s tucked inside that UPS / Stampin’ Up! box that arrived yesterday. Can’t wait till Friday when I can bust it open and begin to play.

Thanks much for stopping by ….

Enjoy your day!!