Celebrating 23 Years Today ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hard to believe it’s been 23 years since I signed up and started my journey with Stampin’ Up! and all of you. What a beautiful community of stampers I have encountered.

Here a just a few of the pictures / memories …. the people I have met, the places I have been … PRICELESS!

Stampin’ Up! Home Office in Riverton, Utah

Just part of our team … Upline: Gloria & Vicki / Sideline: Karen / Downling: Eileen, Anne, Rosie & Doris. The next two photos are some of my “Happy Stampers” at events I hosted. Some were so happy they joined my team as well … Ann Marie!

Stampin’ Up! events … Conventions, Leadership and more

Notice our shirts?? We made them for Convention with Pearl Ex & a technique called Shattered Glass!

Jerry Day was the President of the company then … Shelli is the Co-Founder and then CEO of Stampin’ Up! Her daughter Sara has since taken the reins, but we still see Shelli at Stampin’ Up! events.

It’s not all business at Stampin’ Up! events …. they make sure we have PLENTY of FUN!! It’s was 70’s Night … Connie and I are with Shelli and her husband Sterling.

Some of the amazing places that I have gone with Stampin’ Up! Many are Incentive Trips that I have “earned” through the years. It takes a lot of work but when you Love What You Do ….

YES … We stamp on the Incentive Trips too! I’m with Shelli again!

My Sister Eileen … Me … and my Brother Richard

All I can say is that is has been an amazing journey so far. Love all the people I have met, many of whom became friends. So grateful for all of the opportunities given, and the places I would have never seen … my heart is overwhelmed.

I am extremely grateful for all of YOU who have supported me over the past 23 years … I look forward to continuing the journey with you.

Oh Happy Day Card / Rain or Shine!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have another Rain or Shine card for you, in fact … I’m sharing them all here today. I like to share several samples of the same product so you are inspired to create / play with you goodies and to maximize the value of your purchase. I want to make sure you get your moneys worth!

You will enjoy this little cutie for sure …

Using the same pattern of designer paper as I did yesterday, you’ll want to start with a 3” X 4” and cut at 1” and 3” leaving you with 1” left (and a 2″ center). These are layered onto Basic White and the Mango Melody.

The turtle is die cut from the Rain or Shine designer paper … you want the one that is at the edge, then there is no waste because he looks pretty awesome coming in from the side of your card! The front will be attached to the Balmy Blue card base.

To finish off the card, stamp your greeting with Momento ink and punch from the Dual Oval Punch (Mango Melody from Scallop Oval). Attach 3 of the loose daisy’s using liquid glue to the sentiment on your card front and you are done!

There is so much you can do with this bundle, have you seen these yet?

These two bunnies, above and below have designer paper shirts!! Just stamp the bunny image onto the designer paper and cut it out (the die coordinates with the stamp and designer paper!) Love it!

And then there was yesterday’s card ….

So, are you falling in love yet? I’ll have more to share soon but I will be sharing Sale-a-bration samples with you because time is running out, only 11 more days to Sale-a-brate!

Have an awesome Friday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Celebrating 10 Years of Paper Pumpkin with a FREE Gift

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Paper Pumpkin’s 10-year anniversary and we want to celebrate how much we’ve grown! This month’s kit is all about happy greetings, organic and botanical designs digitally painted by our in-house artists, along with all-occasion sentiments to celebrate the happy moments in life and recognize the people around you who help you grow! 

And as part of our anniversary celebration, the March Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a FREE GIFT featuring a plant and pot builder to make all your projects plant-astic!

Did you say free? That’s right, this month’s kit includes a FREE stamp set to add versatility and creative possibilities to your projects. With unique plant and pot builder designs, there’s no better time to sign up or renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription and get your FREE stamp set!

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to recognize the people in your life who help you grow with greetings and beautiful botanical images.
  • 1 Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with digitally-painted designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 1 FREE additional stamp set, which includes a plant and pot builder to make plant-astic projects!

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8  cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Coastal Cabana, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Crumb Cake

Subscribe to the March Paper Pumpkin Kit before March 10th, 2023 by clicking here!

What is Paper Pumpkin?

Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully-themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage you to explore your creativity, try new techniques, and discover the potential in papercrafting.

Now is a great time to subscribe, because if you choose the Pre-Paid option of subscribing, you will also receive FREE Exclusive Sale-a-bration products. Click Here to Learn More About Sale-a-bration.

Subscribe to the March Paper Pumpkin Kit before March 10th, 2023 by clicking here!

Once you subscribe, you will be sent an email verification which at that time you will need to activate your subscription … it’s easy. Then your Paper Pumpkin kits will be delivered right to your mailbox!

Thank you for checking out my blog post today to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and the amazing FREE gift offered in this kit, and during Sale-a-bration.

Message me if you have any questions.

Have a beautiful Sunday ~

You can subscribe using the links above or you can click on any of the images below ….

Something Old & Something New

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to send a reminder that the Holiday Mini Catalog will retire in 2 days. You have today and tomorrow to grab any last minute items. I also want to share that Stampin’ Up! just released another card kit …

Now you to say thank you to the people who make your day, every day with Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! This lovely kit will be available January 5th ….

Make nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

Grab one for yourself and a friend as they make perfect gifts. It’s a great way to introduce stamping to your friends and loved ones … then you can stamp together. And don’t forget those retiring products!

Thanks for popping in today, hope your day is a great one.

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.