Halloween Week: Meet me at the Gate!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is my last post for “Halloween Week” … and I’ve saved the best for last! I’m using the Graveyard Gate bundle and this gate is extraordinary! I love it!!

Make sure you keep following my posts, because you will see this gorgeous gate many more times!!

I started by cutting my gate with the help of the Precision Base plate and the Die Brush … makes creating this detailed gate much easier. Once the gate closes … you must lock it, and that is done with the dies that are included in the bundle.

Next, I worked on my background. I began with Whisper White paper and a 1-1/4″ circle punch and used it as a mask for my moon.  I sponged Daffodil Delight around the moon, then Elegant Eggplant, and Night of Navy after that. When I removed my mask, a bright white moon showed above! I dabbed the sponge over the moon just a bit to make it look more realistic.

I then sponged the bottom of the card with the Archival Black ink… I did not wait till it was fully dry, I stamped my gravestones over the top using Craft Whisper White! The white picked up some of the colors from the other inks and created an aged gravestone … so cool!

Here is a sneak peek at the inside… all done with one ink pad, just stamping off the ink on the gate so it looks lighter.

This entire bundle is so much fun, and don’t think that it’s only for Halloween. Make sure you follow my blog because I will be sharing more ideas from this great bundle.

There’s only 1 more month to Halloween so I shared the list of ingredients that I used to create this card.

Thanks so much for walking through the graveyard with me. I hope you enjoyed the techniques I used to create this card.

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST…

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Raising the Bar on Embossing

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a awesome technique video to share with you from the Stampin’ Up! home office!

Just when you think you’ve explored every aspect of crafting, another exciting technique appears! This video about faux metal embellishments will help you take your customers’ embossing to a new level.

Wasn’t that fun … My clubs will be doing this technique in the near future, then I’ll be sure to share the results with you.

Thank you so much for stopping by on this beautiful day. Every day is beautiful if you want it to be!

Hope your day is a good one ~

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 ~

        

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

Retiring: Botanical Blooms

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a very popular pair that will also be retiring! The Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. This was a fun one and you can create the most amazing cards and gifts.

Just look at the variety here …

This is a card that we did in our Technique group in which they learned the “Frosted Impressions” Technique.  It’s quite easy really … We ran a “Window Sheet” through the BigShot with an embossing folder and then we used a sanding block to create the “frosted” look.

These die cut flowers are so pretty and just a touch of sponging in the center gives you a multi-colored bloom … just like the real ones!

 

This was very easy to make with the dies and designer paper.  That paper is no longer available, it retired last year.  So if you have a favorite this year … get it now, they all retire!!

I love this simple yet elegant card and so easy to create. This one I doubled the flowers so you had the lighter one peeking through.

Not sure where I found this grouping … I may have pulled it off Pinterest or the Stampin’ Up! blog but again it shows how quick and easy it is to create with this pair: The Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.

Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shown today. If you love these pretty blooms, you won’t want to miss out.  You can click on the links below for more information, or to begin shopping.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ~

Hope your day is as beautiful as a tropical flower!

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Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.

 

 

Day at the Beach …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Before I begin today, I’d like to send out a big …

THANK YOU!

to all of you that participated in my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration.  You’ve got some great stampin’ supplies, fun Sale-a-bration stamp sets, and 10 great cards with instructions!  I was busy working on those last night! Keep an eye on your mailbox within the next couple weeks for your cards and instructions!

I’m also in the process of packing and getting ready for another Stampin’ Up! OnStage event. This is where demonstrators gather for some training, stampin’ and a whole lot of fun. I’m actually going with my daughter Sarah this Wednesday … and we’ll be headed to the Shreveport, LA event.  They are being held all over the world!

This is from our November 2016 OnStage where we got a sneak peak of the new Occasions catalog (actually we got to take it home!) the one you have now.  This time we’ll get our hands on the New “ANNUAL” catalog!! I am so excited!! I need to chill a bit … I don’t want any speeding tickets on our Road Trip to fun!

I thought it would be fun to highlight and share with you some of the fabulous stamp sets in our Occasions catalog. Today we’re going to pull out the flip flops and get ready for a “Day on the Beach”.

Here are the images we saw at our OnStage …

Choose the look you want to create with our Watercolor Pencils.  The “Hello Friend” card uses the pencils with the Aqua Painter; the “Hoping” card uses them with the Blender Pens; the “Brighten” card uses only the pencils.

My favorite part … THEY ARE FORMULATED IN STAMPIN’ UP COLORS!!!

Thanks much for stopping by today.

Hoping your day is a warm & sunny one!

     

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTED PRODUCTS …

 

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.

STAMPIN’ UPDATES:

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!

 

 

 

 

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.