From the North Pole …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

This year, trim your packages in style with glitzy Christmas gift tags with a little help from Paper Pumpkin! Our From the North Pole Kit includes everything you need to make 12 festive tags—4 each of 3 designs.

Get creative with classic Christmas colors and designs that will be the perfect accent on your heartfelt gift packaging.

Kit includes:

* From the North Pole Photopolymer Stamp Set

* Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Spot

* 12 printed tags: 4 each of 3 designs

* Precut paper pieces

* Mint Macaron glitter specialty paper die-cut pieces

* Mint Macaron twine

* Adhesive

Finished gift tag size: 2″ x 3″

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet

Don’t forget to shop the coordinating North Pole Sacks add-on to create extra-special gift and treat packaging. Add-ons are only available while supplies last so make sure to get yours today.

Join me tonight on my Facebook LIVE as I share even more with this magical kit ….

Hello from our 2022 Holiday Stamping Retreat

Hello my friends ~

Today I’m here to share a few pictures from our Holiday Stamping Retreat. This retreat in not like the others, we have a 1930 English Tudor Home so our group is small an intimate. Our guest may come as strangers but they leave as friends … even swapping phone numbers (besides their cards) lol

We stamp on Friday Night after our sit down dinner, and when they return for dessert and the hot cocoa bar …. they find a Pillow Gift on their beds ….

This year they received the In Color Grid Paper so they can have a nice pad to stamp on, and use the Red & White Glitter paper. I gave them several ideas on how to use that!

Here are a couple of our first time Retreat Attendee’s ….

By the looks of these two, you would think they have known each other for a long time! They just met this weekend, in fact … I just met them this weekend. I think they both plan on attending the Spring Retreat!

Here’s a pic of part of the gang (couldn’t get them all in this one shot) relaxing after our stamping session in the living room …

We enjoy some treats, hot cocoa and each others company! Before they retired to their rooms, we held a Swap Contest. Here are just a few of the cards.

Here are a few more of the swap cards ….

I will have plenty more to show you, including the top 3!!

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to check out my blog.

Hope you have a beautiful day ~

Halloween Card Parade ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Halloween just over a week away, I thought it would be fun to showcase many of the cards I have shared with you … a recap!

The first is not a card at all but a simple scrapbook page …

I was working on a “Window Card” and had all these circles left over so I simply attached them to my page … added a few cats and my darling granddaughter Lori. She is 8 now and loves looking back at her pages (that’s what scrapbooking does) lol

On to the cards ….

This card uses the Scary Cute Bundle and a Watercolor Wash background. You can CLICK HERE to view the original post.

Let’s look at another Scary Cute card …

This card uses the Blending Brushes to create a soft background for our little fairy! Add some of the Washi Tape and adhesive backed Stars and you have a quick and cute card any little girl would love.

Here is another using the same technique just different stamps from Scary Cute!

I thought I would do one more fitting a boy! Colors did not show up well on this one, much cuter in person with the Pumpkin Pie, Parakeet Party and Gorgeous Grape color pallet.

The next card was super simple but a favorite of many …

With a simple black and white design from the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper, all I had to do to jazz it up with some sparkle was add the Washi Tape!! Then I die cut the house and bats from the Scary Cute Bundle … you can see how versatile this bundle really is. CLICK HERE to view original post which includes a video!

One more card using the Harvest and Scary Cute …

Don’t you just love this … It’s a Fun Fold and it highlights those Scary Cute dies! You could add color to the Black & White but on this card I wanted the house to be my focal point. You can CLICK HERE to view the video for this Fun Fold Card!

Well, well, well … I didn’t realize how many Halloween cards I had so I’ll be back with even more tomorrow, and the second half of the Halloween Card parade on Monday!

It’s a beautiful day here in Wisconsin, hope you can enjoy it too.

Here is a list of the core supplies used for these cards ….

You Gnome Me So Well ..

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared my version of a card that I cased from the catalog. It was my challenge from my Design Team I’m on … so today I thought I would share that card with you! I picked “Hello, Baby” card in the upper right-hand corner on page 46 of the Annual Catalog.

He’s so cute … isn’t he? I liked the layout so that is the card I chose. I decided to swap out the Happier than Happy Bundle for the Kindest Gnomes bundle. I couldn’t resist the pretty Storybook Gnomes Designer paper that would be the backdrop for my cute little gnome. I am part Norwegian so I just love this new suite!

This card turned out so cute and and is the perfect layout for any occasion. Bonus … if you have designer paper scraps, this layout is the perfect one to use them up.

If you would like the PDF for this Gnome card … just comment below and I’d be happy to send it to you!

Thank you for joining today, have a great week.

Sending Hugs

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special card I’d like to share with you. I belong to a Artistic Design Group and we create for different challenges each month, this month we were to highlight the New In-Colors so here is my creation of Sending Hugs ….

Since I have been highlighting “Watercolor Techniques” I thought I would add it to my card for the design group as well. My In-Colors are Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party and are blended on the watercolor paper. My background is also Tahitian Tide and embossed with the Fern 3-D folder to create a beautiful texture, and lets face it … it’s much prettier to the eye.

This photo will show how I die cut the scallop circle to put a spotlight onto our stamped and die cut images, and how they are layered …

The stamped images, greeting and die cuts all come from the Splendid Thoughts bundle. I used the Double Oval punch to punch out my greeting. I introduced this bundle to my Stamp Club Party … it was a hit!! I picked this bundle because it is so versatile and you can use it any time of the year and for so many occasions.

The black mat and card base really makes my colors pop and with the greeting stamped with the Tuxedo Black Momento ink … it ties everything together. A little Wink of Stella on my stamped image creates a nice focal point to the card. I finished it off with a few Iridescent Rhinestones.

I hope you enjoyed the combination of my watercoloring techniques with the new Splendid Thoughts bundle … and two of our new In-Colors. The purchase of this awesome bundle will reward you with a FREE Sale-a-bration item and a virtual rewards point from me.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend ~

Here is a list of supplies I used to make my card…. Click on any item for more information or to begin your shopping spree.

Happy 4th of July

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am sending warm wishes on this Fourth of July ….

May we help in the guidance to oversee our nation prosper and grow for a brighter tomorrow. This begins with respecting and treating each other with kindness and understanding.

I love the stamping community we have built together, may we be an example to others.

Have a blessed holiday weekend. Thank you for stopping by!

Stampin’ Hugs, Linda


Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you have your wishlist ready … it’s FREE Shipping on all orders of $75 or more (before taxes) but it’s Today ONLY!

Time for you to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products! I’m so excited that on 21st of June only, they are offering FREE Shipping on orders subtotaling $75 or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only… so don’t wait, mark your calendars and have your Wish List ready.

Please let me know if you have any questions …

Thank you and have a wonderful day.


Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I was waiting to post until I found out what Stampin’ Up! was sharing on their BIG ANNOUNCEMENT today!! They teased us the other day with a message of a “global announcement”, but we had to wait until today to find out, so I’m sharing it with you right away!

Time for you to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products! I’m so excited that on 21st of June only, they are offering FREE Shipping on orders subtotaling $75 or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only… so don’t wait, mark your calendars and have your Wish List ready.

Please let me know if you have any questions …

Thank you and have a wonderful day.


Hey Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I thought I’d share a Warm & Beachy Card with you! Designed by Stampin’ Up! this card highlights the stamp set.

This card is so simple to make … with a few steps you will have created this cute card.

1. Stamp palm leaves in Evening Evergreen ink and trunk and coconuts using Soft Suede ink. Stamp the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink on Mint Macaron rectangle.
2. Die cut palm, coconut, and trunk images. Emboss the Crumb Cake piece.
3. Assemble palm trees and tear Crumb Cake piece at a slight angle.
4. Adhere Calypso Coral rectangle to card base, followed by the Crumb Cake embossed piece, ribbon and sentiment.

And you’re done! Easy peasy and oh so cute. I hope you enjoyed the Warm & Beachy Card today … I have more from this cute bundle to share with you!!

Thank you for joining me today,

Here is a list of the products used in today’s card ….

You’re Invited to a Mystery Hostess Party …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to invite you to my Mystery Hostess Party. I’m hosting it this Memorial Day weekend on my Facebook page … CLICK HERE!

Will you be the lucky Hostess that gets all the goodies!? There are three ways to collect points to see who will be our Hostess … plus there will be fun give-a-ways for participation.

You can start collecting points early and join in on the fun: Here is the link to begin shopping: CLICK HERE You’ll get 10 points for every $35 you spend.

You can also collect points for joining my team / purchasing the Starter Kit with all the marvelous NEW In-Colors. Just check out this deal …. You choose $125 worth of products from the catalogs, then Stampin’ Up! will add in the 5 NEW In Color Ink Pads, the coordinating Cardstock and Designer Paper, plus a stamp pad for you to stamp on!! OH WAIT … that not all, did I mention FREE Shipping too!! A value of over $190 for ONLY $99. Amazing!

Let me know if you have any questions … Let’s get this weekend started and hope on over to my Facebook page and see what’s going on!! CLICK HERE

Have a great day, Linda

Making Cute Cards from Scraps!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to show you a really cute card from the scraps left over from the Awash in Beauty Designer paper that I used on the last three cards … I still have four more to show you
after today!! Crazy right!

This card reminds me of my friend Mary … she always is posting pictures of her pretty kitties and her cute puppy, so this is in honor of all of you with four legged children!

I used the reverse side of the floral image on that sheet and loved the pattern … the cute little kitty relaxing in the chair comes from the Sit Stay Relax stamp set found in the Hostess Section of the new Annual Catalog. This is an exclusive stamp set created just for our Host/Hostesses.

You can get this by hosting your own party (in home or virtual … I do both) or if you place a qualifying order. I would also like to invite you to my MYSTERY HOSTESS PARTY this weekend on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page. More details to follow.

The Blushing Bride card base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ then scored & folded at 4-1/4″. The Awash in Beauty designer paper is cut (3X) to measure 1″ x 5-1/8″ and are secured to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White. The image was stamped onto Basic White using Blushing Bride ink and covered in Wink of Stella. I finished it with Crumb Cake ink.

If you’re not the one who has these cute pets hanging out at your house, you have a friend who does! Just think, you can make this cute card with scraps. Thanks for stopping by!

Here is a list of products that I used in my Making Cute Cards from Scraps post today …

Love to Stamp?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Do you love to stamp? Create cards, connections and memories when you join our community of stampers. We welcome everyone in our Stampin’ Up! and my Stars by Design family of stampers.

Are you looking for a discount … or are you looking for a change? You can now work for yourself … but you will never work alone in our stamping community.

During the month of May 2022, the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit includes an additional $66.50 of FREE 2022–2024 In Color products: In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Card Stock Collection, and the In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Assortments. This offer ends May 31, 2022.

The cost is $99 and you can select any current Stampin’ Up! products… up to $125. (Shipping is FREE!)

Also included is a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit!

We would love for you to join our Stars by Design Community and you can do so by purchasing the Starter Kit. Please contact me if you have any questions!  To learn more, CLICK HERE

Become part of a fun community who loves to stamp, create, make connections and memories! Check out the Starter Kit today! Thanks for stopping by today. Stampin’ Hugs, Linda

What’s NEW at Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A bit of some technical difficulty with my video last night so I will share that along with the Attendee Swap cards from my Stampin’ Retreat with you tomorrow! Today I’d like to share what new & happening at Stampin’ Up!

This post is not complete and I apologize … The format is not letting me add pictures or video’s at this time and I have to go to work! lol I promise to share more once I get this all figured out.

In Color Starter Kit 

Promotion Dates: 3–31 May 2022

  • New demonstrators can select any standard eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the $125 value for just $99!!
  • The Starter Kit includes business resources like catalogues, brochures, order forms, and postcards (business supplies)
  • The Starter Kit also includes $66.50 of FREE 2022–2024 In Color products: the In-Color Grid Paper, In-color Cardstock Collection, In-Color Ink Pad Collection and In-Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Assortment.
  • New team members who join Stampin’ Up! get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.
  • PLUS … A FREE Paper Pumpkin is included in your kit!
  • That’s a total of over $210 worth of product for ONLY $99!!! Whether you are looking for a discount on your purchases, making a little extra money, or are looking to build something more … Now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! and MY Team of Stars!! Contact me or CLICK HERE if you’re ready!

I will contact you as soon as I am notified that you have joined my team! Then we can chat about how you want to explore Stampin’ Up! … the benefits, the opportunities, and more.

Hope you have a wonderful day.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Linda