Lighthouses & Sailboats ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s a beautiful day …. the sun is shining, it’s warming up and the snow is melting!!

The other day I shared my love of lighthouses with you, and yesterday my Paper Pumpkin came in the mail and when I opened it up … WOW!  Was Stampin’ Up! reading my mind? I believe they have their finger on the pulse of what their customers want!

With summer celebrations just weeks away, you’ll want to get a head start on putting this seaworthy kit together. This kit is full of nautical-style cards and gift boxes that will make your summer gifting and party planning smooth sailing. Check out the monthly unboxing video!

How did you like the tips she showed us …. Placing the stamps on the tag (upside down) to position them to fit, and then put push the block on top to get ready to stamp!

There are so many ideas I have with this kit!  Of course, masculine birthday cards (or Lake Lovin’ Cards!) But also … Scrapbooking trips to Door County (Eileen and I took an awesome boat trip – would be perfect) or the photos taken during a road trip along the Lake Michigan shoreline!!

Thank you for stopping by today, and check back with me tomorrow for a special card and Sunday for my Simply Sunday series.

Have a wonderful day!




Share What You Love 2 ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh My Gosh … when I got home from work yesterday I checked my phone for messages.  Five missed calls – OK … One message, so I listened and to my surprise I heard; “Hello Linda, this is Sara Douglass from Stampin’ Up!”

WHAT … are you kidding me!! Sara … CEO of Stampin’ Up!!  She said “I’m calling to congratulate you on your $500,000 Milestone.  That is a huge milestone, and a lot of stamps!” So tell me … how often does the CEO of the company you represent or work for, call you and congratulate you for your accomplishments? (Usually I got a bigger workload for a job well done!) Recognition is one of the reasons I have stayed with Stampin’ Up! for 18 years … Don’t we all like to be told we did a good job!

Did I mention … they also give their demonstrators a $1000 bonus each time we reach a $100,000 milestone!!  I am amazed and grateful to be associated with this wonderful company … Stampin’ Up!  Thank you Sara for the call … and I’m sorry I missed it!!

OK … I’m back to share the last of the bundles from the  …

Here is the video again … just in case you need a refresher (I would) lol


On Monday I shared to goodies packed in the Level 1 and Level 2 bundles, now here is the Level 3, or should I say “Got to have it All” bundle!!

WOW … that really is a bundle full of goodies!! I know I had to have it all (Got mine … perk of being a demonstrator) Not so we can have bragging rights … but so we can sit down and prepare a wonderful class or samples to share on our blogs with you.

I’m a face to face kinda girl … so watch for a class listing from me 🙂  Meanwhile, here are the cute cards that were shown in the video …

Remember, in the video, Brandi told us that she created the greeting on the left card buy using the “Make a Difference” stamp set … how cool is that!

Stampin’ Up! has one more bundle for us … the NEW IN-COLORS!!!!

I’d love to hear what you think!!

Thank you for checking back in with me today.

Have a wonderful day!


Share What You Love ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you made it through the weekends terrible weather … seemed bad all over!! I just took a peek at the upcoming weather and they are talking about 50 this weekend. That might not seem to nice to those of you in Arizona and surrounding areas, but it beats snow and ice with 50 mile per hour winds!  One awesome thing thing that came out of that weather was ….

Isn’t this hauntingly beautiful.  It was taken in Port Washington, Wi by Jeffrey Ewig Photography.  I love lighthouses and have always wanted to get an amazing photo like this … so you know next time there are high winds, I’m off to Lake Michigan with my camera!!  There are some beautiful lighthouses along Lake Michigan and it’s one of my favorite things to do on the drive up to Door County.

OK … now that I shared something that I love (besides stamping) I’d like to share a video that shows all the amazing items in the “Share What You Love” Suite.

So grab your coffee, sit back and relax while you watch this video.  Don’t worry … it’s not that long, I just thing you should take a nice break!!

Isn’t that an amazing product suite … I love it, and I will be sharing it!! I will host a class in May, my Clubs will get to use it, and my Retreat attendee’s will also be creating with this suite!!  All of the cards will be different …

This is the Level 1 Bundle! Great if you are a new stamper.

This is the card that was created for the video; simple but elegant.

I’d also like to share the Level 2 bundle. This is a step up for a more experienced stamper.  The block is gone (you’ll already have one) but you’ll get an additional stamp set and more … I love the box that contains the embellishments!!!

Since we’ve stepped up the bundle, we have stepped up the card …

It’s so pretty and I love the colors! The colors are so warm and the velvet ribbon adds a touch of softness. Who wouldn’t want this card!

Anyhow, I’m going to let you go now, but stop back tomorrow and I’ll finish showing you more from this fabulous suite.

Thank you for hanging out with me today.

Have a wonderful day!


Sneak Peek …Customer Preorder!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today  I have two cute card samples taken from one of the boards at our OnStage event earlier this month that I would like to share with you.

I found these cards come from the product suite “Share What You Love” and that is will be a preorder for our customers this May! You will be able to purchase one of the bundles before the New Catalog comes out in June.

Here is a beautiful card using the new designer paper, ribbon and embellishments.  There is also an embossing folder included in one of the kits ….

So pretty!!! Do you see the cute little colored pearls? This product suite has some many beautiful pieces to it.

Stop back tomorrow and watch a video that will show you the three different bundles and the beautiful products included in the kit. I will also have samples for you to view again.

Thank you for checking in on me today, and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow.

Have a beautiful start to your week.


Let’s Talk Sale-A-Bration

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Whew … we made it to the end of the week! I hope yours was good week and you have something planned this weekend, even if it’s to relax!

I’ve had a few people as me “What exactly IS Sale-a-bration”? Well, I could say that it’s Stampin’ Up!s most anticipated event of the year, but that still would not explain it very good, so let’s try this …

How fun is FREE stuff? Our Sale-a-bration Catalogs are filled with wonderful products that YOU and your friends (anyone) can get for FREE with qualifying purchases.  With each $50 purchase (before shipping & handling) you can choose a free item, the more you purchase, you more you can get for free!!

Here is one of the awesome stamp sets …. great for boys, or girls! Anyone who likes to ROCK!!  Check out all the amazing coloring options you can try with the Epic Celebrations stamp set!

The Epic Celebrations stamp set can be selected as your FREE GIFT with a qualifying order before March 31… that is when our Sale-a-bration ends 😦

Stop back tomorrow, I’ll be sharing “My Epic Creation” with you… lol  This really is a fun stamp set to work with.

But … that’s not all! There is more, let me just put this out there for you ~ If your ready for a change, want to try something new … need a little extra cash, I would like to invite you check out our starter kit … for $99 — You get to choose $125 worth of goodies (anything you want) PLUS 2 additional stamp sets of your choice.

I celebrate 18 years with Stampin’ Up! this coming Saturday and I’m in it for many reasons, here are a few …

#1 for sure are the friendships I’ve built, it’s a wonderful sisterhood and an amazing support system.

#2 is the confidence and self-esteem I’ve gained since I’ve started.

#3 is the recognition for a job well done … don’t we all like to hear when we’ve done a good job! As with anything, the more you put into it, the more you get out … Stampin’ Up! has sent me on 7 incentive trips – From Alaska to Hawaii, and Fiji to the Panama Canal. I would have never gotten to go on these fabulous vacations if not for you and Stampin’ Up!. 

#4 Which brings me to flexibility – you can work this business “around your life” and …

#5 the extra income is pretty nice too (I have to admit it)!!

I would feel terrible if I did not share this wonderful opportunity with you. Run it as a business or run away with the discount on all your goodies! It’s yours to do as you choose.

If you have questions, just shoot me an e-mail or message me. I’d be happy to answer any you may have. Let’s talk… that’s it!

I hope this post answers any questions you may have about Sale-a-bration, it’s a great time to build up your stamp collection for FREE!

Thank you for joining me today, and don’t forget, I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun card from the Epic Celebrations stamp set.

Have an awesome day ~




Happy Birthday… Happy Birthday… Happy Birthday!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

My cards today are all created with a simple layout and three (3) of our Designer Series papers …

My first card features the Wood Textures Designer Series paper and the Happy Birthday Thinlits dies on page 77 of the Annual Catalog.

Each card will feature the Happy Birthday Thilits Die… the next card features the Color Theory Designer Series paper and the Black Rhinestones for that touch of bling!


My last card features the Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper and a touch of vellum cardstock that helps to highlight the Happy Birthday Thinlits die.

All 3 cards are quick -n- easy to make and can be created for a special birthdaye just by changing out the designer paper.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


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 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!