Sneak Peeks plus Mykonos and Athens …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my … I did not realize I have been MIA for two days, but that just means I have been exploring our ports and having a blast. One of my favorite ports was the charming seaside village of Mykonos, here is a photo of the windmills they are famous for, besides their hospitality.

I have a million pictures … I will share groupings of them on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page. Our next stop was Athens where we visited the Parthenon … Words cannot describe how amazing it is to view these ancient structures!

Stampin’ Up! has set up a hospitality room for us where we can go to daily and do a “Spin to Win” … plus they have filled it with samples from the General Session and Swaps.  Here is one of the Sneak Peeks into the catalog …

I can’t wait for you to see this designer paper in person … some of the Classic Christmas Plaids are adorned with gold foil accents!! (I don’t have it yet either), but I did get the tree stamp set and coordinating punch as a pillow gift one night!!!

This “Exquisite” gift from Stampin’ Up! was left on our beds after we returned from dinner and were departing Athens!  Our tour guide told us that the best Olive Oil is Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed … and that is what Stampin’ Up! has gifted us.

Oh yes … and not to forget the Ornament Punch pack from the new Brightly Gleaming product suite! Love all these amazing gifts … this just means I can show you even more when our Holiday Catalog kicks off!!

I will be back tomorrow with a sneak peek at some creative ways to use these punches ….

Till then, thanks for poppin in to see me today, and make sure you get in on my amazing “Cat’s Away” deal.

Stampin’ Hugs,  Linda

Cats Away1Cat’s Away Sale

Because you’ve been so good to me this past year, I have a special SALE for you from today Saturday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 14th (Use Hostess Code: H9UWZVB3 )

All orders of $50 (before shipping & taxes) you will receive … 

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Virtual Rewards Point from Me and

  3. A $5.00 Bonus Coupon From Stampin’ Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $100 (before shipping & taxes) will receive )

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  3. Two (2) Virtual Rewards points from me and

  4. Two (2) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $150 (before shipping & taxes) will receive (Do NOT Use Hostess Code … YOU are the hostess!)

  1. HOSTESS BENEFITS … Mininum $15.00 of your choice

  2. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  3. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  4. Three (3) Virtual Rewards points from Me …

  5. Three (3) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin’ Up! to spend in August …

  6. AND a FREE package of the NEW Nobel Peacock Rhinestones!

Use this link to order so I know it’s YOU. Be sure to NOT select no contact, because I won’t know who to send all these goodies to!

Cats Away3

ORDER HERE

This is the perfect time to start shopping from the NEW Catalog and cross a few items off that Wish List and get some great card samples and extra goodies!!

 

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share.  I will have limited access while I am cruising but don’t be afraid to contact me with any questions you may have regarding my “Cat’s Away” sale going on now!  I will check as often as I can.

Thanks for sharing a piece of your Saturday with me …

Cats Away1

Have a “PURRfect” day!

Get a Sneak Peek at our Make & Takes and more …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we visit the charming seaside village of Mykonos with its rich history. We will be visiting the Monastery and taking an island drive.

But before I share more of that, I want to share some of the stamping fun from yesterday!  We are 8 hours ahead of all my Central Time Zone stampers so while you’re getting ready for bed … I’m getting up and planning another adventure.

On Monday night when we returned to our rooms we got a really cute bag from Stampin’ Up! and it was filled with the “MOST WONDERFUL TIME PRODUCT SUITE” and a note that said we should bring this with us to Make & Takes on Tuesday (yesterday) morning…

Now, if you remember the “Everything is Rosey” … that was a product suite. Everything you need to create your projects are included. Stamp Set, dies, designer papers, embellishments and more, and that is what the Wonderful Time Product Suite is too.

How amazing … we got the entire kit, including the stamp set!!  There are a few more items included … the glitter was my take from the Spin to Win game, and the beautiful new Mercury Glass Designer Acetate was another gift left on our beds last night.

Here are the three cards that we made during our Make & Take session yesterday morning. I love how cute the Christmas tree’s look with the tinsel trim ….

Having a great time with Eileen’s daughter, my niece Carla!! We’re meeting so many amazing stampin’ sisters and others. The excursions are wonderful. Today in Mykonos our tour guide was very informative and when we were done we took a stroll on the beach. Mykonos has some of the most beautiful beaches and the water is soooo clear!

 

I’ll keep you posted on our adventures and more.  Thanks again for the visit and for those of you who are taking advantage of my “Cat’s Away Sale” … so many good for you as a Thank You for supporting me.  Love ya!! Linda

Cats Away1Cat’s Away Sale

Because you’ve been so good to me this past year, I have a special SALE for you from today Saturday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 14th (Use Hostess Code: H9UWZVB3 )

All orders of $50 (before shipping & taxes) you will receive … 

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Virtual Rewards Point from Me and

  3. A $5.00 Bonus Coupon From Stampin’ Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $100 (before shipping & taxes) will receive )

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  3. Two (2) Virtual Rewards points from me and

  4. Two (2) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $150 (before shipping & taxes) will receive (Do NOT Use Hostess Code … YOU are the hostess!)

  1. HOSTESS BENEFITS … Mininum $15.00 of your choice

  2. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  3. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  4. Three (3) Virtual Rewards points from Me …

  5. Three (3) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin’ Up! to spend in August …

  6. AND a FREE package of the NEW Nobel Peacock Rhinestones!

Use this link to order so I know it’s YOU. Be sure to NOT select no contact, because I won’t know who to send all these goodies to!

Cats Away3

ORDER HERE

This is the perfect time to start shopping from the NEW Catalog and cross a few items off that Wish List and get some great card samples and extra goodies!!

 

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share.  I will have limited access while I am cruising but don’t be afraid to contact me with any questions you may have regarding my “Cat’s Away” sale going on now!  I will check as often as I can.

Thanks for sharing a piece of your Saturday with me …

Cats Away1

Have a “PURRfect” day!

Sneak Peak into the Holiday Catalog!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As you read my post today I will be heading into Santorini, however I have a couple of sneak peeks for you into the Holiday Catalog, or as Stampin’ Up! calls it … the Fall & Winter Catalog!  No matter what you call it, let me tell you that it is packed full of amazing product suites, bundles stamps, and accessories!

While you are going to bed or sleeping, this is the beautiful sunrise I (we are now 8 hours ahead of my hometown time) as I wrote out this blog post for you ….

Yesterday our morning started out with a nice breakfast overlooking the ocean and running into our table mates from last night! It’s so nice to really be able to build a friendship with other stamping professionals. You know we talk shop … or should be say STAMPING!! Next we were off to our General session where we saw demonstrations and new products.

The pictures didn’t turn out as nice because the screens are not as big as when we are at a Stampin’ Up! event, but here is one of our new products …

Beautiful bell images to stamp and die cut (equally as beautiful) in the BELLS ARE RINGING Bundle.  Speaking of bundles … look at the bundles of goodies we left General Session with …

Oh … Oh … there is the catalog, along with 2 brand new stamp sets, some really cool foil embellishments and wrapping paper!! Oh my gosh, I have so many ideas swirling around in my head! However, we still have a fairly new Annual Catalog, and I still have lots to show you there too. If you have your Wish List prepared ….

I also have an amazing offer to you while I’m gone. It’s a great way to put a little dent in your Wish List and cash in on some fabulous benefits designed for you.

Cats Away1Cat’s Away Sale

Because you’ve been so good to me this past year, I have a special SALE for you from today Saturday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 14th (Use Hostess Code: H9UWZVB3 )

All orders of $50 (before shipping & taxes) you will receive … 

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Virtual Rewards Point from Me and

  3. A $5.00 Bonus Coupon From Stampin’ Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $100 (before shipping & taxes) will receive )

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  3. Two (2) Virtual Rewards points from me and

  4. Two (2) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $150 (before shipping & taxes) will receive (Do NOT Use Hostess Code … YOU are the hostess!)

  1. HOSTESS BENEFITS … Mininum $15.00 of your choice

  2. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  3. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  4. Three (3) Virtual Rewards points from Me …

  5. Three (3) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin’ Up! to spend in August …

  6. AND a FREE package of the NEW Nobel Peacock Rhinestones!

Use this link to order so I know it’s YOU. Be sure to NOT select no contact, because I won’t know who to send all these goodies to!

Cats Away3

ORDER HERE

This is the perfect time to start shopping from the NEW Catalog and cross a few items off that Wish List and get some great card samples and extra goodies!!

 

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share.  I will have limited access while I am cruising but don’t be afraid to contact me with any questions you may have regarding my “Cat’s Away” sale going on now!  I will check as often as I can.

Thanks for sharing a piece of your Saturday with me …

Cats Away1

Have a “PURRfectly” Beautiful day!

A Simply Beautiful Card & My “Cat’s Away” Sale …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As you read my post today I will be heading to the airport to join my fellow demonstrators who achieved the Greek Isles Incentive trip. I am so grateful to all of you who have supported my stamping business. I want to share with you a beautiful card, and an amazing sale designed just for you.

Today… quick and easy cards are the focus because many of us are so busy these days, but will still need our creative time.  Have you ever had left over cardstock pieces from other projects (happens to me all the time)? Well, we can’t let that go to waste, can we? … Nope, we revise and make it a totally new card!

I used the left over pieces from my Magnolia Card Class to create this card.  To keep life simple and use up those left over pieces, I just added a pre-printed card from the Memories and More Card pack. This is a great card pack for scrapbookers, however, I use it all the time to make quick cards.  Check out the video to see what is in this card pack …

 

So what do you think about the Magnolia Lane card packs? Pretty great way to make quick -n- easy cards, and to create quick scrapbooking pages as well. 

NOW … I want to share a special offering I designed for you!

Cats Away1Cat’s Away Sale

Because you’ve been so good to me this past year, I have a special SALE for you from today Saturday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 14th (Use Hostess Code: H9UWZVB3 )

All orders of $50 (before shipping & taxes) you will receive … 

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Virtual Rewards Point from Me and

  3. A $5.00 Bonus Coupon From Stampin’ Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $100 (before shipping & taxes) will receive )

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  3. Two (2) Virtual Rewards points from me and

  4. Two (2) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin Up! to spend in August!

 

Orders of $150 (before shipping & taxes) will receive (Do NOT Use Hostess Code … YOU are the hostess!)

  1. HOSTESS BENEFITS … Mininum $15.00 of your choice

  2. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  3. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  4. Three (3) Virtual Rewards points from Me …

  5. Three (3) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin’ Up! to spend in August …

  6. AND a FREE package of the NEW Nobel Peacock Rhinestones!

Use this link to order so I know it’s YOU. Be sure to NOT select no contact, because I won’t know who to send all these goodies to!

Cats Away3

ORDER HERE

This is the perfect time to start shopping from the NEW Catalog and cross a few items off that Wish List and get some great card samples and extra goodies!!

 

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share.  I will have limited access while I am cruising but don’t be afraid to contact me with any questions you may have regarding my “Cat’s Away” sale going on now!  I will check as often as I can.

Thanks for sharing a piece of your Saturday with me …

Cats Away1

Have a “PURRfect” day!

TODAY’S PROJECT SUPPLY LIST ….

A Rosy Thank You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Don’t you just love Fridays!! I do … and I have the day off of work, it can’t get better than that 🙂  Although, I do have a pretty little card to share with you today.  It is from the Everything is Rosy product medley.  Today is the last day you can order this amazing product medley. On this card I showed my “Rosy” class, three fun and easy ways to use the Rose Gold Glimmer paint that is included in the kit … on this card we “stamped”!!

Stamping with this beautiful shimmer paint is only one way to use it, you can also spatter and spritz!!  I have the instructions for all 3 techniques noted in the “Card Instructions” when you purchase the Product Medley from me.  This view shows all the shine … love it!!

Do you see the cute frame around the “stamped” greeting?  That was part of the multiple images we got out of our one pass through the BigShot! They really enjoyed all the stampin’ tips during this class. It’s always my goal to show something fun and new at my card classes.  The beautiful floral embellishment is included in the kit … easy breazy card!!

This view shows a little more detail … sometimes all that shine and glimmer is a little bright for the camera! lol  Not for me, I love it!  The Rose Gold Foil paper in this kit is stunning and so many of the patterns in the designer paper have the Rose Gold Foil in it to coordinate so beautifully.

Please let me know if you have any questions on this amazing kit, just remember if you are thinking about ordering it … TODAY is the LAST DAY.  I have listed the items below for your quick reference or shopping… and I thank you!!

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you tomorrow.

TODAY’S PRODUCT LIST …

 

Simply Sunday … Simply Rosy

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping back.  I hope you enjoyed the 6 cards I shared yesterday from the Everything is Rosy Product Medley that were created by the amazing design team at Stampin’ Up!

Today I have a super cute card that I created for our Everything is Rosy Class last Thursday.  I love getting together face to face with my Stampin’ Friends … so watch for some upcoming classes.  I’m also going to reactivate my Monthly Newsletter … I hope you sign up to be on my mailing list, if you haven’t already. Just click on the link located within the black banner at the top of my page.

Enough business … let’s get to the card!!

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Another “simply” beautiful card … I began by choosing my designer paper which had both the Night of Navy and Melon Mambo (with brilliant streaks of Gold Rose throughout) so I decided to use the Melon Mambo as my base.

The greeting is framed in Rose Gold Foil and surrounded by our pre-printed die cuts which are all in the same color ranges as the designer paper so it matches perfectly (that’s why I love these product medley’s). The frame was die cut at the same time we cut the other frames and backgrounds for my last card… In fact, we cut enough with one pass through the BigShot to make 4 cards!

I thank you for taking time out of your holiday weekend to visit me today… this product medley is amazing and well worth the investment you’d make with your purchase, plus I will send you directions for the 5 cards we did in our class, which includes a Gift Card Holder … a big hit in class!!

Just a reminder … there are only 5 days left to purchase the amazing Everything is Rosy Product medley!

Enjoy your holiday weekend and be safe.

To purchase the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley … Click on the picture below.  Thank you!

 

 

Six on Saturday … Cards that is!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a card from my Everything is Rosy class … today I have 6 more card samples!! The Everything is Rosy Product Medley was designed with the avid crafters in mind. Who better to share projects and ideas than the avid crafters from our Concept Art Team. Here are some of the projects they shared on our recent video.

Our first two cards were created by Jen Campbell … This card uses the pre-printed die cuts that are included in the medley … the white leaves were cut using the coordinating dies in the kit.  She sponged Balmy Blue on the background … a nice way to supplement and add color to the Night of Navy and Melon Mambo.

The next card was created with colors not included in the medley.  She used a few of the pre-printed die cuts in the kit, but once you’ve used them up … you will have plenty of life left with this beautiful stamp set and coordinating dies …

The next two cards were made by Leanna and she uses the components of the product medley to create a shaker card!  She also used the Nested Stitched Framelits that will be coming in the new catalog …

Her next creation highlights not only the kit but the Rectangle Framelits Dies that are currently in the Occasions Catalog.  She also used Rocco Rose (NEW In-Color) instead of the Melon Mamba, adds some Pear Pizzaz with the Night of Navy and look at the softness it brings to this card …

The final two cards were created by Cindy Schuster.  You are going to love the Ombre card she created using the edgelit die that is included in the die package included in our Everything is Rosy product medley ….

She used Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink.  I love the lacy look this die creates when using it this way.  Let me say that it is also stunning when you die cut the Rose Gold Foil paper included in the kit.

On our last card Cindy uses a very different color pallet beyond the kit.  You can keep creating with the amazing stamp set and coordinating dies …

It’s just like any other coordinating bundle you purchase … just stamp, die cut and assemble.  The kit is amazing and I will have another card to share with you tomorrow.  Here is a picture of all the goodies included in your kit …

Please let me know if you have any questions about this product medley … I’m here to answer any questions or concerns you may have.  The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is only available through the end of this month (or until sold out).

Thank you for sneaking away from your holiday weekend to check out my blog, and I hope to see you again tomorrow to view yet another beautiful card using this medley.

Have a great day …

PURCHASE YOUR EVERYTHING IS ROSY PRODUCT MEDLEY HERE …