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

Join Us In Sharing Hope …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

April has been designated as the National Month of Hope in the United States to help spread hope around the world. We’re celebrating the National Month of Hope with our Share Hope Offer, which runs from mid-April to Mid-June! The Paper Pumpkin Hope Box will be available to you and your customers to purchase at a discounted price between 12 April and 14 June 2022. Even non-subscribers can get in on this limited-time offer.

It’s the perfect way to reach out to those who need a ray of sunshine and some kindness! Share hope by making and giving hope cards or by donating a Hope Box to someone in need, or to a hope-related organization that’s dear to your heart.

Join me back here tomorrow and I will share my cards with you. I have included the links to the boxes below. Remember … you do not have to be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber to get this kit.

Thank you and have a great day.

Introducing the “Celebrating In Color” Paper Pumpkin Kit

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Get ready to celebrate with the NEW 2022–2024 In Colors! This month’s kit is bursting with color and gold foil accents to really make your cards shine. 

Each kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—2 each of 5 amazing designs—plus 10 coordinating envelopes and 10 coordinating gift card holders! That means you can send your friends, family, or coworkers congratulatory words alongside a well-earned gift card to really show your appreciation for them. 

But that’s not all! This kit has a surprising bonus—a chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher! A golden voucher worth $25 USD | $34 CAD in Stampin’ Up! products will be randomly added to 200 Paper Pumpkin boxes. That means every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will have a chance to win!  The lucky subscribers will open their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin Box and find a golden voucher inside. 

Are you ready to subscribe? Check it out HERE or pick one of the subscriptions below.

Thank you for joining me today. Hope your day is a great one.

Are You Ready to Say Goodbye? Retirement List is here …

Last-Chance Products Ready or not it’s Retirement Time! Stampin’ Up! has just released the list of retiring products and some items are on sale. Now is the time to get those items on your wish list ordered before they are long gone. I highlighted a few of the products below that I adore and are on sale now. Here are my Top 3 Tips for the Retirement List:
  1. In Colors: All 2020-2022 In Color inks, paper, and embellishments are retiring. These items usually sell out quickly so don’t forget to add ink refills and extra cardstock to your craft stash. You don’t want to miss having these gorgeous colors in your collection!
  2. Bundles: Bundles, with their 10% savings, all retire! Even if the bundle items carryover to the next catalog the discount does not – so if you have your eye on a bundle, get it now and save!
  3. Stamps vs. Accessories: Retiring stamps are available through 2 May 2022. All other retiring items, such as paper, embellishments, and dies are only available while supplies last, so you don’t want to wait and miss out.
Have a beautiful day ~
Stampin’ Hugs, Linda


Stampin' Up! In Color Collection

Simply Sunday: Savings are in Bloom

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet your mini crafting companion: the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! If this is your first encounter, allow us to introduce you.

This mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s the perfect pick for budding beginners who want to branch out, papercrafting pros who want to craft on the go, or those who are short on storage space! With this trusty tool, any crafter can make precise cuts and embossed designs for their projects with one pass.

Starting 1 March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Sale: $44.75

Price: $50.25

Sale: $40.75

Price: $45.75

Sale: $41.50

Price: $46.75

Sale: $44.75

Price: $50.25

Thank you so much for joining me today. You can click on any of the featured bundles to find our more about them or to begin shopping.

Have a wonderful day ~

Celebrate Today Magnet Board ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a great Valentines Weekend whether it was crafting, spending time with friends & family, or watching the Olympics / Super Bowl (or all of the above!). Today I have something new to share with you ….

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is a fun one! With the Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit, you can create and customize your very own magnet board with included stickers to organize daily tasks and sentiments of positive affirmations. Since when have daily chores looked so cute?


Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit

$25 USD | $34 CAD

Each kit includes 1 sentiment sticker sheet in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, and German.


  • Kit includes one framed magnet board
  • Includes sticker sheets, double-sided cards, and double-sided paper to decorate with
  • Includes six magnet clips and two pocket envelopes to attach things to your board
  • Finished magnet board size (inside of frame): 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) 
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate

Thanks for stopping by today … Here’s to a great week!

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Cardstock and Ink Pads and Dies … Oh My!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Instead of a “Black Friday” Sale, Stampin’ Up! is doing a “Seasonal Sale” and sorry to say … but it ends today!!

You can enjoy 10% off card stock 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles & specialty ink pads) 20% off dies (Annual Catalog only) Who doesn’t need to restock after making Christmas cards … or if you are like me, you need to replenish to “make” your Christmas cards. Either way, now is a great time to pick up the basics and enjoy a savings … it’s like picking up milk at the grocery store ON SALE!

AND That’s Not all … Join Stampin’ Up! for Only $75 during the month of November. Choose any products totaling up to $125 (the sale prices can be used toward your order) Plus you’ll receive a complimentary Paper Pumpkin kit, catalogs to share, FREE Shipping and you’ll become a member on my Stars by Design Team!!  

Here are some helpful links for you …

To Shop Seasonal Sale: CLICK HERE

To Shop all products: CLICK HERE

For More Information about Joining Stampin’ Up! & My Team: CLICK HERE

To Join My Team: CLICK HERE

Let me know if you have any questions about the Sale or Joining my Team. You can contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol, message me below, or you can contact me through Facebook Messenger.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Enjoy your day ~

Our Season Sale Begins Today …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s a Three Day Stampin’ Sale …

Instead of a “Black Friday” Sale, Stampin’ Up! is doing a “Seasonal Sale” and it begins tomorrow, Tuesday November 16!!! You can get these sale prices on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday!!!! 10% off card stock 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles & 3rd party ink pads) 20% off dies (Annual Catalog only)

AND That’s Not all … Join Stampin’ Up! for Only $75 during the month of November. Choose any products totaling up to $125 (the sale prices can be used toward your order) Plus you’ll receive a complimentary Paper Pumpkin kit, catalogs to share, FREE Shipping and you’ll become a member on my Stars by Design Team!!  

Here are some helpful links for you …

To Shop Seasonal Sale: CLICK HERE

To Shop all products: CLICK HERE

For More Information about Joining Stampin’ Up! & My Team: CLICK HERE

To Join My Team: CLICK HERE

I invite you to join me tonight at 6:30 pm (central time) CLICK HERE to get to my page …

Let me know if you have any questions about the Sale, Joining my Team, or my Facebook Lives. You can contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol, message me below, or you can contact me through Facebook Messenger.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Enjoy your day ~

Friday Frights: Treat Pouches!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ I’m here but limping along on a not so stable laptop, so it’s going to be a quick post to share these cute little treat pouches that I made for you!

Each of these little cuties were make from the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and a few other accessories which I’ll share as I go.

This sheet of designer paper has the polka dots on one side and Pumpkin Pie and Black stripes on the other. I used the Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon and the “Little Delights” stamp set. I also used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on this one!

I actually used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on all of my Halloween Pouches …

I used a more subtle pattern on this sheet of the “Cute Halloween” Designer paper … I then highlighted it with a cut out of another sheet of the designer paper. That little bat trick-or-treating is just too stinkin’ cute!! I will share more designs along with instructions as soon as I hunt down a new computer … I don’t know what happened 😦 But … I’ll be back!!

Thanks for hanging out with me as I limp through my “technology” issues!


There’s Magic in Every Beginning …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a treat for you today, direct from Stampin’ Up! …

In the In Your Words Stamp Set, there’s a sentiment for every season. Whether you’re wanting to send sympathy, happy birthday wishes, or a friendly note just because, this stamp set has it all!

This “Fantabulistic” stamp set is FREE during Sale-a-bration as a Hostess Gift … I would love to help you earn it! If time is an issue, gather your friends and we can party on-line!!

No work for you … just Host Rewards, and your friends can enjoy FREE Sale-a-bration rewards too with a qualifying purchase. I’ll do LIVE demonstrations, games, give-a-ways and more!!

Just click on my email address on the bottom right hand side where it says “Contact Me”. Let’s get the party started!

Thank you for dropping in today ~ Linda