Snowflakes in July

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed the beautiful day yesterday! I picked up my sister Eileen and escaped for a little day trip to Baraboo! We did the Circus World Museum and the Merrimac Ferry … it was a good day!

Sunday I shared my Daisy card with you and said I would show you how versatile the Delightful Daisy Designer paper could be, well, I teamed it up with the amazing Colorful Seasons bundle from the Color Theory Suite and here is the result …

At first glance at the designer paper I got the feeling of a pretty snowfall … the beautiful new Tranquil Tide color, adds to the softness of a snowfall. Kind of brought me back to the days when I was a kid and loved to watch the snow first fall.

The greeting comes from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and was stamped in Tranquil Tide Ink. It was cut out with one of the oval shapes from the Stitched Framelits dies.

I made the snowflakes from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  When cutting from the Glimmer paper, I cut from the back (not the glittery side) because it cuts through easier. The new Faceted Gems were added to the snowflakes for even more sparkle and texture.

Another simple layout but the outcome is beautiful. With the heat wave that will soon be upon us … the thought of pretty snowflakes might be a little comforting!

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by today!

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Simply Sunday: Daisy’s Best

Hello Stampin’ friends ~

I hope you are having a beautiful day … Sunday’s are always a favorite of mine, they just seems to be more relaxing.

Yesterday I shared a card from the Delightful Daisy bundle, and although the bundle is not available at this time, there are plenty of other goodies in this product suite that you can play with.

Today we are going to see more of the Designer Series paper. The Delightful Daisy Designer paper has so many beautiful patterns that can be used year round (You’ll see what I mean tomorrow!).

This beautiful patterned paper with the big yellow daisies create the perfect background for a quick -n- easy card. I teamed up the paper with the Label Me Pretty bundle. This is another new bundle that can be used for so many different projects.

I tucked a strip of the new Old Olive Mimi Chevron ribbon … you will find this in the Color Theory Suite. So many of the new stamp sets and product suites coordinate so nicely together!

Well I’m off so you can enjoy your Sunday … thank you for sharing part of yours with me.

See you tomorrow ~

  

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Daisy Thank You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a simply beautiful card to share with you. This is just one of the cards we made in my Delightful Daisy class… Simple yes, but oh so pretty …

The beautiful background was created with the new Layered Leaves Dynamic Impressions Folder. I love how this folder creates so much texture and depth to your card. It’s best to give it a little spritz of water to soften the fibers in the cardstock … it will give you the deepest impression.

Our daisy was inked, then stamped off with the delicate color; Pool Party. I wanted the softest look of the stamped image … then we gently sponged a little more Pool Party in the center of the daisy.

The nearly white daisy with the touch of Pool Party really makes your flower POP against the Always Artichoke background. We finished off the daisy with one of the new clear Faceted Gems. My class attendees will get the Faceted Gems FREE with their purchase of the class bundle!

Our greeting was simple as well … a Thank You from the Daisy Delight stamp set (The bundle is currently unavailable to order, but should be back around August 1st).

This was a popular one in class, one comment was “This is so pretty and easy to make … I could make a ton of these!”

So I hope you enjoyed todays card as much as we did, and I THANK YOU for stopping by today!

Enjoy your Saturday ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List: (Daisy Bundle will be available after Aug.1st … Sorry for any inconvenience)

 

Simply Sunday: Colorful Seasons Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a quick –n- easy card that you are going to totally fall in love with … How do I know?  Because this is just one of the cards that my club members made at our Appreciation Party in June!

It really is simple to make ….

First thing we did was to create our background … on our block; we used our markers to color in ¾ of the block with Marina Mist and the bottom ¼ in Crumb Cake.  We then “spritzed” our block with water until it “beaded” up… then we simply pressed this onto our cardstock.  We used the Thick Whisper White, however I have made some with our standard Whisper White as well.  LET DRY.

While it’s drying you can cut out your die images (theirs was pre-cut for them) We used the awesome Adirondack Chair from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits with the Color Theory Designer Series paper.  The swirl for the sun was cut from from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits in Crushed Curry Cardstock.

Our greeting comes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. This bundles with the Adirondack Chair from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, and I recommend purchasing the Colorful Seasons bundle … save 10% plus get your $5.00 coupon from Stampin’ Up! and a virtual rewards point from me!

Speaking of the Virtual Rewards points … I sat down and updated everyone’s cards and I’m excited to be able to send all these “rewards cards” out to my customers!! Watch your mail box … they should reach you by the end of the week. You can always find out how many points you have by contact me … lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

I do believe the Colorful Seasons bundle is my favorite in the entire catalog!! Yes, there are many stamp sets that I love this year, but this is so pretty and so versatile … it’s my number 1.

Just image what you could do with this technique and these awesome dies. I will be sharing more with you but till then …

Enjoy your Sunday & just breathe ~

        

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Back with great news & cute cards!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I know I’ve been away from my blog for a while but sometimes life just gets in the way, but I’m back with some exiting news and those cute alternatives to our June Paper Pumpkin!

 

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

This was a big hit last year … and I know you’ll love it even more this year because you’ll also be earning a rewards points from me too!! CLICK HERE to view my rewards program.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this offer.  Now I’d like to share with you the alternative cards that I came up with from the June Paper Pumpkin …

When working with the kits … I like to stick to as many items from the kit as I can, the only thing I used outside of the kit on this card is the half sheet of white used for the base.

I just love these little watermelons … on the first card, I stamped all the images on the circle tag enclosed in the kit, then I cut it in half. The background is just the bag cut apart!

On the second card I used the card front for my pattern, the entire circle tag and a piece of the bag to create the banner.

I also used the cute little clothes pin that was used on the bag.  With just a little redesigning you can create these cute and simple cards.

I think the Paper Pumpkin kits are a fun and easy way to get into stamping! Comes with everything you need to create the cards and projects and you get to keep all the extra’s … the inks and the stamp set (yes, they are included in each kit as well).

Thanks for hanging in there with me, I’ll be back with more specials, class announcements and more card making projects for you! 

Have a great day ~

 

 

Eastern Palace Suite: A Note for You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Back today to share another card using the new “Eastern Palace Suite”.  This is also one of the cards we did in our May Stamp Club.  At retreat the ladies told me that they saw cards that were created with the Eastern Palace Dies that looked like a flower, so here is my version of the “flower” card …

I teamed the new In-Color “Lemon-Lime” with Early Espresso … it is so bold and fun, the flower look was perfect for this combination.  The background was stamped to give it a little dimension and I thought the design matched the little designs in the Designer Series paper.

The little leaf was cut from a piece of scrap left from cutting out the flower center. I used the Stitched framelits dies for the center.

We have less than one week to purchase the “Eastern Palace Bundle” … but this is some of the most fun I’ve had with a stamp set in a long time!

Here are the Eastern Palace Suite “Sneak Peek” bundles …

You can click on either of the bundles above to view the contents of each bundle. I love that you will get 3 of the 5 new In-colors!! Oh yes, and the free stuff. Please let me know if you have any questions on this product suite, or the bundles.

Don’t forget … we also have less than a week to take advantage of the retiring items (some up to 50% off) Once they are gone, they are gone, so don’t miss out. Contact me with any questions.

Hope you have wonderful plans with friends and family this holiday weekend, and take a moment to remember those who have paid the ultimate price in the fight to keep our country free.

God Bless ~

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Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.

 

Simply Sunday: Retiring Hero’s

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s that time of year… the Retirement List is out! It’s so sad to see some of our favorites leave, but you know there are some great new stamp sets coming!

One of my favorite stamp sets retiring it the Ronald McDonald House stamp set … “My Hero”. This stamp set touches my heart, because for every stamp set I sell … Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald houses that host families so they can be near their children in the hospital with life threatening illnesses. I can’t image having to go through that, I’ve been very blessed to have healthy kids and grandkid … that’s why it touches me so.

This stamp set is so versatile it should be in everyone’s stamp collection!!  I have 7 card samples for you from this one stamp set! Let’s begin with a card that wishes you well (and the little umbrella ties in with April Showers).

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The umbrella in the “My Hero” stamp set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits on page 193 of our annual catalog.

Our next card is easy to make and I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to make my eggs and the Layering Square Framelits for my greeting.  Once you have these framelits … you’ll wonder how you ever made cards without them!

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This is the card that bears the name of our stamp set “My Hero”. Here I pulled out all the punches to create this card. The greeting stamp coordinates with the Best Badge punch and the Banner Triple punch was used for the banners … let’s not forget our stars!

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Now here’s a fun one … I this card I used the pumpkin face to adorn the lines cut from the “Swirly Scribbles Framelits”. Gently use the end of your scissors to curl the free ends.

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I used the Heart stamp to create this cute little Valentine’s card. The pretty paper comes from the “Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper” and the Sweetheart Heart punch.

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 Next, our cute little “Celebrate” card. The designer paper is the “Festive Birthday”.  Again I used the Banner punch to create my banners and the band in the center was embossed with the Festive embossing folder to give it some texture and a little jazz!

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And last but not least is our Christmas card.  I used the “This Christmas” Specialty paper which is layered over the “Holly” embossed cardstock. Our greeting was punched out and layered over the Metallic Foil Doily and topped off with a Star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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I wanted to share all of these cards at once so that you could see how versatile this stamp set really is. You can be a HERO, when you purchase the “My Hero” stamp set … $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the US. It’s a easy way to help children fighting for their lives by keeping their families close to them.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering this stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by …

Stay healthy and have a nice day!

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