March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration Ends Today

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hard to believe that our Sale-a-bration promotions is coming to an end.  But don’t fret … you have all day today (till 11pm) to place your order. Don’t forget to pick out your Sale-a-bration Freebie and you’ll get FREE cards (with instructions) from me. Don’t let this happen to you …

Now…  a reminder of how this works, and then a review of all 10 cards!

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

I will post all the cards, then a list of the ingredients as some were used on multiple cards.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Please note that your card will have the Party Animal Designer Series paper and the coordinating cardstocks. Otherwise the overall design will remain the same, as will the directions.

Card #4

Card #5

Card #6

This is a double card which means  the small card opens up to another flap (right side) that also opens!

Card #7

This is a stop card and was designed to fit into a normal A2 card envelope!

Card #8

Card #9

Card #10

Pick your 5 favorites or get them all …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

And our Ultimate Starter Kit also ends tomorrow  …

Contact me with your questions, or concerns on either the card or the kit promotion.

Don’t delay both end tonight at 10:55 pm.

Thanks so much for hangin’ out with me today.

Have a wonderful Friday ~


A Review of the products used in our March Madness Cards …


March Madness: Card #8

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special card to share with you.  Card #8 of my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration fits the “theme” of this entire promotion … a Celebration! For today’s card I am using the “Birthday Blast” bundle.

I had a “blast” making this card! Two of my favorite color mediums together … the Elegant Eggplant paired with the Silver Glimmer paper.  I love this combination!! Why wait until Christmas to use your glimmer paper … we’re Celebrating!!

The “Star Blast Edgelits Die” cut like butter on the Precision Plate! And I saved all those little stars from the cut out images to add to my card. Check out the images (Click Here) to see the ensemble and a cute sample!

I stamped the images with the Elegant Eggplant ink onto Elegant Eggplant cardstock … love that look. If you want it more subtle, you can use your VersaMark® instead of the Elegant Eggplant ink.

You can see by the photo that I popped up the card front from the base and a few of the stars on the bottom.  The frame of stars was slightly lifted by rolling the glue dots and then placing them under the stars … it does 2 jobs for you; holds the piece in place and gives it a slight lift off the cardstock.  Oh yes … and I punched the bottom of the inside with the “Confetti Stars Border” punch!

Just think of the fun color combinations you can do with this bundle to celebrate birthdays or any accomplishments… school colors, team colors, or even a celebration of It’s a Boy … or it’s a Girl.  Have fun with it, it is a celebration after all.

Here is how YOU can get this card FREE  …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

Thank you for stopping by today, glad to be back on a better schedule!

Make today a celebration! Celebrate YOU!


TODAY’S SUPPLY LIST: Our “Birthday Blast” bundle is only $34.00 but if you purchase the “Confetti Stars Border” punch with it … You will qualify for a Sale-a-bration Item (Click Here) plus any 5 of my 10 March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration cards!!


March Madness: Card #7

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I never thought I would get here today!! Don’t want to bother you with my electronic troubles so let’s get right to the good stuff … today’s card!

Card #7 in our March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration was created with the “Lift Me Up” Bundle and an awesome card fold. It’s much easier to do than it looks, and this one will come with full instructions.

Along with the “Lift Me Up” bundle I used the “Carried Away” Designer Series paper that is featured in the Sale-a-bration catalog and free with a $50 purchase.  Remember, with a $50 purchase you can also pick 5 of my cards … they will come to you finished and with complete instructions!!

Here is another angle of the card so you can see how unique it is …

I love this fold … it always stands so nice when you’re showing it off on the mantle or TV stand! lol

Thanks for waiting, at least I got camera #2 working and the color is much better than from the phone 🙂  Looking on the bright side. These issues are so small compared to what many people go through daily.

Have a lovely day, and I’m off to get the next card ready so it posts at a regular time.


Today’s Ingredient List …

Sale-a-bration Celebration in Review

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we are going to review the first 5 cards in our March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration.  I was asked why I didn’t post the ingredients with my cards, so I will do so today.  This way you can make your “Wish List” out while your choosing your favorite cards.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with Card #6 … you won’t want to miss this one.

Let’s Review … MARCH MADNESS: CARD #1

The angle of this photo is a bit tricky on the eye … the black banner does not stand alone like shown. The back of the card actually closes to the end of the banner and a portion of the inside is exposed. It’s a cute and unique card.



A card for glitter lovers … Oh so pretty! I borrowed the greeting from the “Dragonfly Dreams” stamp set.  There will be more from the Dragonfly Bundle!!  What a beautiful way to tell someone “Thank You”.



This is one of the funnest birthday cards I ever made … and it folds down so you can tuck it in the envelope!  The Designer paper used here will be different from the card you will receive but no less cute! And … they all come with dimensions and directions!



Learn a fun new technique, combine it with an old but tried & true technique and you’ll have a beautiful card!



Love, Love, Love these chicks! Remember these are one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets that you can get FREE with a $50 purchase. Along with the card are the instructions on how to make the Chicken Wire!


Thanks for checking out my blog today. I will continue with our March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration tomorrow and Card #6.  I will also list the core ingredients along with the cards for you convenience.

Have a beautiful day ~


March Madness: Card #5

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s finally Friday!  Let’s have some fun …and what is more fun than the “Hey, Chick” stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalog!! At first I thought … why do I need chickens? But the more samples I saw and the more I played with this set, I was thrilled that I had it in my stamp collection.

Here is my version of the card …

I wanted my “chicks” to be talking to each other so that is why they are layered the way they are, and they are on top of a “chicken wire” background! That was created with the “Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions” Embossing Folder.

My “chicks” are colored with the new “Water Color” pencils and Blender Pens except for the red parts … I used our Real Red marker for that.

The “Hey, Chick” greeting comes from the “Hey, Chick” stamp set and the let’s celebrate (and the greeting inside) comes from the “Balloon Adventures” stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog. The greetings were all cut from our “Bunch of Banners” Framelits.

There are so many samples you can find using the stamp set on Pinterest, it’s too cute to pass up! And once Sale-a-bration is over (March 31st, 2017) it will be gone forever 😦

You may choose this as one of your FREE cards when you make a qualifying purchase during my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration.  Each card comes with a set of instructions, dimensions and stampin’ tips to help you.

Here’s the deal …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, and call your favorite chick to celebrate … just being friends!

Thank you for coming over to my blog today!

March Madness: Card #2

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have Card #2 of my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration! I also have some important updates to share with you concerning the Sale-a-bration gifts. Stampin’ Up! has added some new items, that is exciting, however … two of the previously released items have so to speak “sold out”. The supplies have been depleted and are no longer available.  (See Below)

Today’s card is featuring the beautiful “Floral Boutique” Designer Series paper and the “Stitched Shapes Framelits” dies, and one of my favorite techniques “Dazzling Diamond Dust”. The card is easy to make and can be done in a variety of Designer Papers and greetings!

Remember … you will get step by step instructions and the card dimensions when you choose this card and a qualifying purchase.


Sale-A-Bration has flown by! Times flies when you’re having fun, though, right? Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration— the year’s biggest promotion. We have added additional products for you to earn and enjoy. Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free the products.

* Please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final day’s products for free, you will need to use the item code noted below and not the regular item code.

Item Number Description
147361 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
147365 Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362 Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360 Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356 Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please let me know if you have ANY questions on the March Madness promotion (this promotion is only available thru me, Linda Schnabel) or the new products Stampin’ Up! has added to your Sale-a-bration items.

The sun is shining … Have a wonderful day!





March Madness Sale-a-bration Celebration

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I want to invite you to my March Madness Sale-a-bration Celebration! It starts today!

Beginning today, Monday, March 20th through Wednesday, March 29th … I’ll be featuring a card a day that highlights our favorites from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs here on my blog Linda’s Stampin’ Escape.

The celebration is you will get to choose 5 or all of these cards for FREE as my gift to you, for your qualifying purchase before shipping & handling. The madness is “how are you going to choose?”

Here’s the deal …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

Each card comes with full instructions and dimensions to make the cards you have chosen.

Now is the best time to order, before Sale-a-bration is over!  Get those items you need and want plus get the awesome cards and the Sale-a-bration items!!

You may place your order on-line or directly through me … either way will work for this great promotion.  Don’t let March Madness pass you by, get your goodies now!   You will have until March 30th to place your order and let me know which cards you want.

 Here is today’s featured card …

Today’s card begins with the “Window Shopping Bundle” … you can find this on page 43 of the Occasions Catalog, and highlights the beautiful new Glimmer Paper you can get for FREE in our Sale-a-bration Catalog.

The card front is cut a bit shorter to create a different look for your card, and the colors featured here are Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Basic Black. The die cut candle piece are part of the bundle.

Don’t forget, you may place your order on-line or directly through me … either way will work for this great promotion.  Don’t let March Madness pass you by, get your goodies now!   You will have until March 30th to place your order and let me know which cards you want.

Let me know if you have any questions on my March Madness Sale-a-bration Celebration. Be sure to stop back …Card 2 will be posted tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by ~


Fab Friday featuring “Hey Chick” Stamp set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s finally Friday and that’s just fabulous!!  Plus I get to leave work early today … Yaaa Hooo!  Now this day is just getting better because I have 2 cards to share with you that were created by 2 of the members in of my team: Star’s by Design.

I like the “Hey, Chick” stamp set but I haven’t even had time to use it, so when the ladies shared their fabulous designs on our “Star’s by Design” Facebook page I was thrilled.

The first card I’m going to share is from Kathy …

Along with the “Hey Chick” stamp set, Kathy used the “Hexagons Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder to create the background.  The chick was cut out with the Layering Circle Framelits.  This card is just totally cute!!

Now our next card comes from Connie … It’s a show stopper!

How fun is this card!? I love how it showcases all the birds but let’s you know that it is a birthday card.  Connie also used the Hexagons Embossing folder on the Elegant Eggplant paper.  You can also see the “Hardwood” background stamp on the first section of the card on the red background … the red is carried through onto the 3rd section of the card.

Hey, Chick … what do you think?  Cute cards right! And this stamp set is just one of the FREE items you can get during Sale-a-bration. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for hangin’ out with me today and checking out the talents of my team members.  We have a lot of fun … join us!

Here’s to a fabulous Friday, and a Happy St. Patrick’s day too!

Throwback Thursday: Happy Easter

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m bringing back a really cute Easter card and a scrapbook page! With the products we currently have in our catalog today, you could easily recreate either of these two projects.

My “technique” that I was teaching when these were created was “Dying your Glimmer Paper”.  I taught my classes how to use your ink refills and either a sponge dauber or the Stampin’ Spritzers to color the Glimmer paper … NOW you don’t have too! With the beautiful colors of Glimmer Paper Stampin’ Up! has brought out for Sale-a-bration all you have to do is punch! No fuss required!

The first is my bunny card …

Both the bunny and the eggs were created with a combination of circle and oval punches … now, I think I would use the Layering Circle and Oval Framelits. You will have a greater choice of sizes this way. The little bunny tail was made with a flower punch.

I used the same format on my scrapbook page as I did on my card.  That is one thing that I have always taught in my classes.  Use what inspires you to create what ever you need.  How do you like the little chick I tucked inside the cracked egg? Again, made with the oval 🙂

OK, I have one more card that I want to share with you that I created using the “Dying your Glimmer Paper” technique …

You could easily recreate this card using the Sale-a-bration Glimmer paper. And you know what … the “Petite Petals” punch that I used to make this card is still in the catalog!!  You know what else would be cute … the Elegant Butterfly punch.

Just because something is old (Created 2014) … doesn’t mean it can’t be new again!

Thank you for stepping back in time with me today, I hope this inspires you to get creative and have some fun!

Have yourself a wonderful day ~


Below is a list of products I used and suggested products to create that projects shown.  You can purchase any of these items by clicking on the item.  Remember that you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more.

Sale-a-bration Product of the Week: Inside the Lines Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’ve got less than 3 weeks of Sale-a-bration left, and I still have so many things to show you. Today I have more with the “Inside the Lines” Designer Series Paper.  Coloring books for adults are everywhere. They bring out the kid—and the Zen—in all of us!

Now you can jump on the trend with Sale-A-Bration’s Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. I love showing this fun paper … Here are some of the many ways to use it!

#1. COLOR THERAPY: Use markers for detailed coloring like we did on this gorgeous box. Just cut the paper out with a die, color, relax, and then assemble.

#2. OUTSIDE THE LINES: Use sponge daubers on the paper for a quick and easy but awesome effect. Just look at how easy it was to color in our card with the sponge daubers.

#3. LEAVE IT ALONE: Don’t forget that the paper has a cool black-and-white look from the start. Use it as a background and add a vibrant element front and center like we did with our fairy.

Remember how Becky used the “Inside the Lines” Designer Series Paper?  Becky used the “Leave it Alone” way to use this awesome paper.  Here it is again …

Whether your like the color therapy or the quick and easy, you’ll love playing with this paper! You can get if FREE with a $50 purchase during our Sale-a-bration promotion. Stay and watch the video …

Stampin’ Up! trainer, Carrie, showcases the versatile Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Series Paper.


This exclusive 12″ x 12″ paper is only available when you make a qualifying purchase during Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration event. Again, let me know if you need any help.

Thank you for checking in on me today!


It Could be YOU …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How did you like Becky’s cards yesterday? Awesome right? Again, these cards were from our Star’s by Design (private) Facebook page I set up for the ladies in my downline where we share ideas, card samples and more. A downline are the people who have joined Stampin’ Up! and our Star’s family with me.

It wouldn’t seem fair if I didn’t share this wonderful opportunity with everyone. Why? … It’s a great time to join my Star’s and the Stampin’ Up! family.  It’s time to Craft your own future!
  It’s Sale-a-bration so when you sign up before March 31 … You’ll get:

  • $125 worth of product for only $99 plus tax
  • FREE Shipping ($12.50 Value)
  • Two (2) additional stamp sets of your choice! (Value up to $100+)

  Wow … That’s over $230 worth of product for ONLY $99 and doesn’t even include your business supplies: Case of each catalog: Annual and Occasions, Sale-a-bration catalogs, Order forms, postcards, etc.

It’s also a great time because we have a few weeks left in Sale-a-bration … what does that mean?  It means you can host a Kick-Off party and let your friends and family get in on the Sale-a-bration, who doesn’t want FREE stuff!!  Hey … I’d even come to help you if I can.  Don’t wait too long, you’ll want to get your kit soon.
You could have a Mystery Hostess party and draw a name out of those that ordered and they get the Hostess Rewards, or keep them for yourself to build your business!  I have many ideas to share with you!  

Think about it … contact me, let’s talk.  You can reach me at

There is no obligation just to ask questions or Click HERE for more information.

Thanks for dropping by today ~

Simply Sunday: Guest Stamper … Becky!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited today to share with you three beautiful cards that we created by one of my Star’s by Design team members; Becky Salminen. We have a fun contest going on, on our Star’s Facebook page and Becky was gracious enough to share her cards …

All three cards are created with the “Inside the Lines” Designer paper that you can get FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase. The designer paper is teamed up with the “So In Love” bundle.

Becky’s first card was inspired by a card that she found on Pinterest … it used the largest of the three dies.  They are not difficult to make but are stunning to look at… she did a beautiful job.

The second card uses the circle dies and the elegant die from the “So Detailed” Thinlits dies that creates a “belly band”. The greeting comes from the So In Love stamp set which is included in the bundle.  You get both the stamp set and the dies in this bundle, you SAVE 10% and you’re only $2.50 away from the FREE Sale-a-bration item of your choice.

On the last of the three cards, Becky introduces color to her card … the splash of color really makes the card pop, even though they are lovely in Black and White as well.

You can easily create these beautiful samples with the “Falling in Love” bundle and the “Inside the Lines” Designer Series paper… and Becky’s awesome samples.  All three of the greetings Becky used come in the stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by today, I’m sure you have enjoyed Becky’s cards as much as the rest of our Star’s group did.  There’s always room, if you’d like to join us and join in on the fun!  JOIN THE FUN

There is Becky … in the pink and black on the far left side of the our Star’s Group! This was taken at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event held in Madison, Wisconsin.  🙂  We had a lot of fun that day!

Thanks again, and I hope you have a beautiful day ~

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Here is a list of products used to make the cards shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. During Jan. 4-Mar. 31, 2017.  All $50 orders receive a free Sale-a-bration reward!


Make a Medallion Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another video to share with you. It highlights one of the brand new Sale-a-bration items! The Make a Medallion Stamp Set. They coordinate with the Layering Circles Framelits.

Carrie from the Stampin’ Up! home office shares many ways this diverse stamp set can be used–for both the beginning and experienced stamper!  After seeing the cute cards … I think you will love this set as much as I do!

Get the Make a Medallion Stamp Set for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration (through March 31, 2017)!  I will still share my card with you using the Inside the Lines Designer series paper, so be sure to stop back.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a marvelous day!

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Need an Alternative?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you some alternative projects created from the February Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s always fun to see what else you can do with the original items in the kit. I’m sharing from the Stampin’ Up! Get Inspired Blog post …

This kit will help you effortlessly plan the perfect birthday surprise for someone you love. Whether you’re sending wishes their way in a card, creating party invitations, or giving a gift card, the pull tab candle cards will help you pull it off with flare!


And since the kit name is Many Happy Birthdays, here are some more ideas to keep the flame of creativity burning bright. First, using just the kit components, you could turn the many happy birthdays cards into mini happy birthday cards by making a set of tiny cards.


Next, transform the pull-tab pocket card into a literal pocket card. Just assemble the card base, trim the bottom, snip the end corners at an angle, and add some adhesive at the bottom to seal it shut.


As always, hang onto that stamp set so you can use it on future projects—like this card. The geometric line images create simple background in any color scheme.


This kit is on fire! Don’t let the fun burn out—order many more refills today, while supplies last.


The Many Happy Birthdays Kit is just in time to celebrate our fourth birthday in March! We’ve come a long way and look FOUR-ward to many happy birthdays with our Paper Pumpkin peeps.


Don’t forget, right now you can skip to the Sale-A-Bration with Paper Pumpkin! Get a 3-month subscription for just $55 and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

Stop back tomorrow and see what I’ve come up with!

Thank you for joining me today …

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Wedding Cheers …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I finally get to share with you the card I made using the “just introduced” Sale-a-bration stamp set; Reverse Words.  I wanted to do something a little different with this stamp set so here it is …


I used the “Rock -n- Roll” technique on the stamp … I started with Blushing Bride and inked up the stamp, the I “rolled” the Sahara Sand ink pad around the edges of the stamp so it left some of the pink in the center. Then I stamped it onto Very Vanilla cardstock.

I matted my greeting with the Blushing Bride cardstock and mounted it onto the base of the card.  However … before I did that, I layered some Blushing Bride cardstock onto my base and the beautiful “Falling in Love” Designer Series paper. I just can’t stop gravitating to this paper!


I wanted to pull the sparkly effect from the paper into my card. To do this I used my “Wink of Stella” to cover the entire stamped area (leaving the greeting in it’s mat form).  I then added the pretty little “Falling in Love” embellishment.

To carry the bling factor further into the card, I added one of the strips of rhinestones. They are fun and easy to use and it really complimented the card nicely. 

I love that this card is a slightly non-traditional wedding card but still has the special feeling.


Hope you enjoyed, and thank you for stopping back to check out my blog. Remember, the Reverse Words stamp set is in our Sale-a-bration catalog and can be yours FREE with a qualifying purchase.

Have a wonderful day …

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