Sharing a piece of my heart …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post to let you know about the Sale-A-Bration Second Release …

I’ll be honest, I’m having a hard time keeping up with my blog posts. Yesterday we moved my sister Eileen into Hospice, it’s been a long hard fight.  She fought her cancer even as we lost our Mom only a year ago.  I have no words except that I have been blessed to have such a loving and amazing sister. When it comes to my stamping business … she is the wind beneath my wings.  We did everything together.

Eileen is on left … sisters by birth, best friends by choice ❤ We are on our patio here relaxing a bit on the Mexican Riviera Incentive trip. I’ve never noticed till now that we were “twinning” in our “Pool Party” colored shirts.  I am off of work today so I can sit with her… she was always there for me.

She loved making cards, and we both agree that the catalogs just keep getting better and better.  Here is one of the beautiful new stamp sets in the second release Sale-a-bration catalog …

 

 

The All Adorned Photopolymer Stamp Set … it’s perfect for creating backgrounds, focal points and more with these graceful designs. Here is another sample created with the All Adorned stamp set.

 

Thank you for joining me today and for letting me share a little part of what has kept me a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for almost 19 years.  We have beautiful memories of all the amazing places we’ve gone to, and all the beautiful people we have met.  It’s an wonderful journey and I am so blessed and grateful to have shared this with my sister Eileen.

Have a wonderful day … and call your best friend ❤

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Our favorite party just got better …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got two great announcements for you today and a few more card samples!! First, lets start with an addition of new products coming out in a few days to celebrate our Sale-a-bration.  The NEW items will be available February 15th!!

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So lets take a look at these goodies … there is a peek in the photo above!

 

These cute cards were created with the NEW Painted Seasons Bundle.  This bundle can be yours with a $100 purchase and includes not only the 7 piece stamp set but the Designer Series Paper which showcases hand-painted imagery for each of the seasons. 12″ x 12″. Acid free, lignin free, with 12 sheets: 3 each of 4 double-sided designs.  Perfect for you stampers who keep going all year long!

Our second announcement is NEW to Sale-a-bration!! Our favorite party just got better …

Stampin’ Up! has announced a Sale-A-Bration Coordination … these are exclusive products that coordinate with our current Sale-A-Bration items.  These are going to rock your world.  If you looked closely at my cards yesterday, you would have seen the dies that coordinate with the Hello Cupcake Stamp set, and there is more …

They have created coordinating dies to pair with the Lasting Lilly and Oh So Happy Stamp sets.  Not only that … they have introduced a new stamp set “More than Words” that will coordinate with all the stamp sets. It’s a great set to add to your stamp collection.

Here are the items from Sale-A-Bration Coordination that will be available to purchase on March 1st, 2019. 

So … What do you think? Awesome Right. I love the introduction of not only new Sale-A-Bration items but the Sale-A-Bration Coordination where you can purchase the die cuts to your favorite stamp sets.  I will be sharing more samples from the addition to our Sale-a-bration catalog!

Want to know something really cool? When you purchase the coordinating products, you are qualifying for more FREE Sale-A-Bration items. Woo Hoo! Let me know if you have any questions about the products I’ve shown you today, or if you would like to schedule a stampin’ party.

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

 

 

Snowflake Showcase Parade of Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

At times during the month I have shared with you several beautiful cards from our Snowflake Showcase made with the stamp sets and dies.  I’ve loved working with this showcase of products and I’m sharing all of them with you today.   *Today is also the last day your can purchase any items in this product suite.

Love this card because I created it with the left overs … 

 

Don’t you just love the red card … it reminds me of a sweater! (lol … don’t ask me why?) The cute floral card was created with the Happiness Surrounds stamp set. And count me in for the watercolor background with the tree!!

 

Another from the Happiness Surrounds stamp set that is truly delightful and fun. The colors just pop!

 

Simple and Elegant in Very Vanilla and Gold … sheer Christmas.

 

This is my friends Margarete’s card … so beautiful and airy. I just love it and so happy she allowed me to share it with you.

 

This was one of my favorite cards that I designed for our  2018 Holiday Stamping Retreat … This is the card that generated the “scraps” that I used on the card at the beginning of the “parade of cards” …

 

Could not make a card sample without using the snowflake swoosh … it is one of the main reasons I had to have this die set (and coordinating stamp sets). 

 

Another card created with the Happiness Surround’s stamp set (lol … spelled it wrong on my card) This one was fun, we made it in my Advanced Stamparatus Class but it was easy to make!!

 

I could not let this day go by without sharing all these lovely cards with all of you who have purchased this showcase of products, and to remind everyone that today is the last day, so if you love it … don’t let it go.  It is gone for good after midnight tonight.


Thank you for joining me for my Snowflake Showcase Parade of Cards.  Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need help placing your order.

Have a wonderful day … let’s kick off the weekend right!

Here are the products available in the Snowflake Showcase ….

 

 

You’re the Friend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is a good day!! The Color Your Season promotion begins today! I have 2 cards for you from this amazing bundle.

This one will add a little “Spring” to your step …

Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! But don’t wait—these exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last.

This card highlights the Watercolor Pencils with a light touch to add some soft violet tone to the flowers.

Thanks for coming to check out the blog today.

Have a wonderful day ~

Season to Sparkle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a quick post to showcases a versatile stamp set that incredibly I do not own …Season to Sparkle.  You can find this bundle on page 43 of the Holiday Catalog.

This shows 3 different holidays that can be celebrated with this set. What would you make? If you have this set, send me a pic at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com and I’d be happy to share it with everyone!

Thanks much for dropping in …

Have a happy hump day!

Simply Sunday: Carols of Christmas

Hello Stampin Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a card from our “Carols of Christmas” stamp set that will be available to our stampin’ friends as an early release on August 1st.

Demonstrators have been able to pre-order this set since the 1st of July so we can prepare great samples / classes for you… mine is on it’s way!

This is a perfect card when you want to step it up a bit with die cuts but not have to spend all day on one card.  I would cut my trees and greeting out at the same time!

The greeting itself is done simply by coloring the stamp with the colors you want and then stamp. A little strip of glimmer paper and a bow out of bakers twine and you’re done!!

My initial “Carols of Christmas” Class has already filled but I would be happy to schedule a second class for those who are interested.

Thanks for stopping in to see me today.

Have a wonderful day ~

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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Beetles & Bugs Stamp Set …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you some really cute cards from one of our 2017 Artisan Design Team members; Shannon Lane.  Shannon took a stamp set that I didn’t look twice at and created these really cute cards that make me want this stamp set: Beetles & Bugs!

I’m not really into bugs, but Shannon takes this to a whole new level with her first project.  She said “Combined with the Hardwood Background Stamp (item 133035), making this display of (faux!) mounted bugs was so easy! Stamping the beetles was a blast; each piece lined up so perfectly and it was quick and easy to do.”

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Next Shannon has a birthday card with a bright collage of beetles …

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And just in case you have a little girl who likes bugs too ….

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Thank you so much for stopping by today; I really hope Shannon’s cards inspired you to create with the fun stamp set full of bugs! Who knew.

And Thank You Shannon Lane, our 2017 Artisan Design Team member for sharing the fun and coloroful cards. They really are Cute as a Bug!

Have a great day!

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So In Love … Happy Anniversary

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared with you the “So In Love” bundle, what did you think? Pretty right!

Well today I’m going to share a simply beautiful card that I created using the “So In Love” bundle. I began with with the largest of the dies and knew I just wanted it to highlight my designer paper.

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I knew I was going to use the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper so I chose the Very Vanilla cardstock as my base and cardstock to be die cut. I used the Precision Base Plate and die brush to cut and discard of the inner pieces with ease.

Next, I layered my designer paper onto my base, and then my die cut piece onto the designer paper.  I then added my “Happy Anniversary” greeting which I stamped in Crumb Cake on my banner.  I added the pretty little “Falling in Love” embellishment to anchor my banner and create and eye catching effect.

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How simple, and how pretty is this.  You could use this card layout with so many of our pretty designer papers, and there are plenty more greetings to use in this stamp set.

Hope you enjoyed … Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have an awesome day!

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So In Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a quick post but it’s packed full of stampin’ tips and samples from the So In Love bundle. We’re going to start with a video …

Carrie, from the training team at Stampin’ Up!, shares some beautiful project ideas and tips for using the So in Love Stamp Set and So Detailed Thinlits Dies from the 2017 occasions catalog.

I also want to share some additional projects that were created with this fabulous bundle …

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Here you can see the foliage stamp was used to create the background, then the flower was added to compliment the foliage and add some dimension.  A pretty bow and an banner with the “just for you” greeting completes this card. 

Look at the jar in the background … it was wrapped with one of the delicate bands created from the dies. Below the die cut band was used again to turn this simple bag into a beautiful gift bag.

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If you love pretty, delicate items … this is the bundle for you.  I can image all sorts of beautiful cards and gift packages that you could make for Wedding’s, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day … or a special friend.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks so much for checking my blog out today ~

I hope your day is a good one.

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Simply Sunday: That’s the Tag

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a simple and easy cards for you that delights the eyes with our beautiful “Falling in Love” Designer Series paper. The possibilities are endless when you teams this designer paper with the “That’s the Tag” Bundle!

On the first card I chose the “Falling in Love” Designer Series paper that had the delicate flower pattern. The color is Sahara Sand so I used Very Vanilla as my base and my tag.  I stamped the tag with the oval dot pattern and the thanks from the “That’s the Tag” stamp set from the bundle of the same name.

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I then added the pretty little “Falling in Love” embellishments from the Falling in Love suite. I placed them to align with the pattern on the paper and to anchor the greeting. Simple!

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My next card, I again used the “Falling in Love” Designer Series paper but chose the “Bokeh” style paper. Bokeh, which is pronounced bow-kay or bow-keh, refers to the wonderful out-of-focus light and shapes. The color pallet on my card is Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand.

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On our first card we used the simple oval tag for our greeting, on this card we stepped it up with the pretty flower die cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  Oh so pretty!

Again, the greeting comes from the bundle and I created a simple banner and then backed it with a touch of the glimmer paper to make the greeting pop.

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Simple cards to make but dramatic in texture and design. I hope you enjoyed today’s cards … I will be back with more of the items we used today.  You can see a list below.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your Sunday to visit me.

Have a wonderful day ~

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For You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have another template for you today along with card samples …

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Create a “window” on your Designer Series Paper using framelits or punches, then layer an image or greeting underneath. Try this template with several papers from the same collection and get a different look every time.projecttemplate_cardimage2

Our “For You” card uses the “Blooms & Bliss” Designer Series Paper and the “Love You More” features the “Fruit Stand” designer paper. Amazing how different the cards look even though they are using the same template (layout).

I’ll be sure to post more samples from the great templates I had shared with you.

Thanks for coming over to see my blog today.

Have a very nice day ~

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BOGO …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last week Thursday I shared the August Paper Pumpkin kit with you … today I’d like to share some fun alternative projects you can make with that kit. Being a Paper Pumpkin member is so much fun…

First, you get a stampin’ kit in the mail that has everything you need to create some great cards and/or projects, including the embellishments and the “exclusive” stamp set. Here’s this months …

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Many of my stampin’ community and fellow demonstrators are subscribers just for the exclusive stamp sets, because once you’ve completed the kit … you’ll still have a fabulous stamp set in your collection (and an ink spot / a small ink pad).  Speaking of the ink spots … I collect them too because they are much easier to carry when I get together with fellow stampers.

Here’s a card design with the components of this kit. With a stamp set like this and a variety of embellishments, there’s no stopping your creativity!

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Add the pocket card you’ve created from the kit to a Petit Café Gift Bag with a Gold Binder Clip and you’ll have a gift ready to for a special occasion.

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You can create a gorgeous background and a simply elegant design. The style lends itself well to water coloring as featured on this card.

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I’d love to see what you create with your Bold Botanicals kit. The refill kit is now available so you can keep on creating… but you must be a subscriber to purchase refill kits and past kits.  NOW … is the perfect time First-time subscribers can buy their first month at regular price and get their second month FREE! Use promo code BOGO at PaperPumpkin.com by October 10.

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I hope you have an awesome day … and thanks for stopping by.

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Something Old … Something New

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? Are you wondering what the “Something Old, Something New” may be?  Nope, I’m not getting married, nor am I making a wedding card! My “Something Old, Something New” is meant to inspire you to drag out your older stamp sets and pair them with some of our fun new products!

Today our card features the “Flower Shop” stamp set … I know many of you have this set, and we’re going to pair it up with the “Petal Burst” embossing folder – it creates a fabulous “touchable” texture.

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Our greeting “congrats” is also new to our Annual Catalog and comes from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. These thinlits actually are “bundled” with the “Sunshine Sayings” stamp set found on page 97.

Never be afraid to mix and match your old with your new … Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to coordinate products.  And it’s fun!

Enjoy the beautiful day …. and thank you for dropping in today.

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTED PRODUCTS …

 

Bear Hugs …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you get your Bear Hugs? This cute stamp set was introduced in the Occasions Catalog earlier this year. I was so happy to see that Bear Hugs made it into the Annual Catalog … they’re just toooo cute!

Today I’m going to share two cute projects created by Stampin’ Up!

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See … I told you he was cute! I also hope that you have the coordinating framelits dies so you don’t have to do all that “fussy” cutting – just pop it on your BigShot and it’s easier than rolling out pie dough!

You know the best thing about being a demonstrator (besides meeting so many wonderful people)? We get first dibs on the upcoming catalogs … and yes, I already put my order in from the new Holiday Catalog!

I won’t tell you how much I spent (just like some of my stampin’ friends… keepin’ their stampin’ secrets) It’s all cheaper than therapy!! Right stampers!

OK … back to our samples. This little cutie makes a perfect gift!

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I know there are many bee keepers out there who take pride in their honey and give it as gifts …. OH, it’s soooo good. Yummy!

NOW … Can I give you a little HINT regarding the Holiday Catalog? Well, you will find some awesome stamp sets that coordinate with some of our most popular stamp sets (and framelits) that are in the current catalog!!  Isn’t that awesome … I love it when Stampin’ Up! creates additions to our stampin’ stash so we have even more ways to use our products!

Remember, those of you who have purchased through me over the past year … your Holiday Catalog is being sent to you around the 8th of August and should arrive within 7 – 10 days (hopefully sooner). If you need a Holiday Catalog and you don’t have a current demonstrator, I would love to help you.

Thanks so much for the visit today, hope you enjoyed it.

Have a wonderful day!

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Today’s Highlighted Products …

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