Happy Hearts Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have two techniques in one card for you; the Chalkboard technique and the “Coloring Embossed Images” … and together they just pop off the page! This is the card I created for my technique Tuesday LIVE last night, but I have a surprise … I have the other card that I suggested on the video! I am using the PUNCH PARTY stamp set again.

Kick back for a moment and watch the video (only about 20-25minutes) …

Such fun and easy techniques that together really make the card pop. The second card that you see is using the technique of coloring the “mat” multiple colors … I think it turned out pretty good. I just ran the Stampin’ Blends around the edge of the mat and then I ran the “Color Lifter” over it all to lighten and blend the colors together better.

Before placing the heart down onto the card, I wrapped some of the Bakers Twine from the “Snailed It” suite just to added a little extra texture and fun to the card. I really do like how the multicolored “mat” turned out… it draws your eye all around the card!

I hope you enjoyed today’s technique share and that you give it a try! It really is as easy as it looks, and you end up with a colorful FUN Card!

Thank you so much for joining me today, I’d love to hear what you think about these two techniques.

Have yourself a day that “makes your heart happy” ~

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 ♥ 

Let the FUN Begin …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The YEAR END CLOSEOUT begins today … AND they have updated the Clearance Rack as well!! WOW … it just keeps getting better! I have a few things to share with you today, first my video … it’s a walk through of the catalog and what’s retiring, what’s discounted and a whole lot of samples!!

This is a long one, but it’s go great info ….

As suggested in the video … if there is something you “really” want, get it early! Our mama’s always told us … “The early bird catches the worm”. I don’t know if that’s true but I do know that products are available while supplies last and that there are no guarantees.

If you would like to participate in the “Hostess Code” … I have it listed for you below. Just click on THIS LINK and it will take you directly to my store where you can shop with the Hostess Code. If you are spending more than $150 bypass the Hostess Code and CLICK HERE … you will want to claim any hostess benefits.

These are the samples I missed on the video ….

Let me know if you have any questions. I’ll be back tomorrow with my Technique Tuesday video!

Happy Shopping!

A Jolly Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a couple of projects that I created this weekend during my Countdown to Christmas party. I am showcasing the Jolly Gingerbread – November 2020 Paper Pumpkin.

Go grab a cup of coffee,tea or your favorite beverage, then sit back and relax and watch the video of my demonstration …

I hope you enjoyed the video and the sneak peek into my Countdown to Christmas party. We have a lot of fun … all done virtually for now. There are games and prizes, special offers, LIVE demonstrations and a whole lot of fun.

If you would like to be invited to future parties, please make sure you are on my mailing list.

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my blog. Have yourself a great day ~

Join me for a Sneak Peek …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’d like you to join me for a Sneak Peek into the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini and Sale-a-bration Catalogs!! As an attendee at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event, I had the opportunity to pre-order, before the demonstrator Pre-Order!! How cool is that!

I have some amazing product suites and Sale-a-bration items I can’t wait for you to see. I know some of you have been waiting for this video, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax … and enjoy!

My head is reeling with ideas to share with you, but before we get to that, we have so much more in the Holiday catalog!! As much as many of us would like to see the end of 2020 … I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas with family.

And … I hope you join me on Small Business Saturday to get a last look at our Holiday Catalog during my Countdown to Christmas party!! Here is the LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1497489893793307

I hope you join me for a fun day, some great demonstrations and some terrific specials and prizes! Have a wonderful day!

Forever Fern Tri-Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you are looking for a new Fun Fold that is quick and easy to make … look no further because I have a great card to share with you today. With a few score lines you can create this fun card!

I am using the Forever Greenery product suite that you can find on pages 108 – 110 in our Annual Catalog, so you’ll see the stamp set, dies, designer paper and the awesome Gold Hoop Embellishments.

I love this picture because it shows the designer paper was embossed with the “Subtle” embossing folder … it compliments the other designer paper next to it. They all look nice together.

Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage, sit back and relax while I show you step by step how to create this quick -n- easy fun fold card….

Such a super simple fun fold card to make. The designer papers make it easy to get complimentary patterns that look so good together. The Gold Hoop really adds a special touch to this card. Here is the full layout …

Here are the measurements for the card and designer series paper panels …

On my Facebook Live last night (in the video) I promised I would share a second card … a Halloween card! I chose my favorite for Halloween, the Magic in this Night product suite. Here is the front of the card …

Using 3 different patterns from the Magic in this Night Designer Series paper and Gorgeous Grape cardstock, we have the base of our card. We stamped some Gorgeous Grape bats and die cut them along with smaller bats out of the Black Glitter Paper. I created a belly band with the ribbon.

Such a cute little card for the Halloween lovers in your family. One of my stampin’ friends stated on my facebook comments that it’s and easy card to make but looks like you worked really hard! lol I must agree … it is fun and easy to make and can be used for any occasion.

I hope you give this card a try, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make. Have some fun with this one!

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Hope you enjoy your 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 ♥ 

Wednesday Wow: Watercoloring with Acrylic Blocks

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ll be sharing my Facebook Live presentation of Watercoloring with Acrylic Blocks and the three cards I created using this technique. Last night I shared two of the three cards. Kick back and watch the video, you’ll see how these cards found their beginnings …

The first was my quick -n- cute Halloween card from the Festive Corners stamp set. I used the Stampin’ Write markers to apply the ink to the block and then spritzed it with water.

I’m using the Festive Corners stamp set …. again!!

The second card I created using the markers on the Acrylic Blocks features the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and the markers to create a background.

My colors are Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzazz …

I used my Stamparatus for my sentiment, it allows my to ink it several times so it’s nice and dark and becomes the focal point of the card.

The second way to use this “Watercolor” technique on the Acrylic Blocks is to put the ink from the ink pad directly onto the blocks. It is applied thicker so the image will be bolder …

I used the Arrange the Wreath bundle and the Magic in this Night Designer Series paper to create this card. The fall leaves surrounding the greeting creates the perfect focal point for this card. Leaf colors are Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze which coordinates with the designer paper.

If you watched the video … you know that each week I do a drawing from all the people who watched and commented on the video … I invite you to join us next week Tuesday for another Technique! Here’s the prizes …

I miss meeting with all my stamping friends face to face, so the Facebook Live seems to get me a little closer to my friends!

Here is one last look at the three cards I created with this FUN technique …

The Watercolor technique using Acrylic Blocks can be used for any one, any stamp set … any holiday! Just look, we have a “Get Well”, a “Halloween” and a “Card of Thanks”.

Thank you for joining me today. I’d like to know how you enjoyed today’s cards…

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 ♥ 

Technique: Spotlighting Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I will be sharing my cards created with the “Light Me Home” stamp set using the Spotlight Technique. Spotlighting is a stamping technique that highlights a small section of your stamped image.

When creating cards using the spotlight technique, you will be stamping your image twice; one for your main image or background, and the second which will be cut or punched to create your spotlighted area.

Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and join me as I share how I created three cards with the “spotlight” technique. This is my Facebook Live video from last night …

I am sharing all three of the cards that I did last night while doing the Facebook Live presentation. I stamped several of the backgrounds using my Stamparatus and then colored on one of them to create several cards. Here is the first of three …

All of my “spotlighted” areas are popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals, just adds to the fun! It’s always nice to add some dimension and texture to your cards.

After my first card was done … I punched out the two other areas of the colored piece with my circle punch to create even more cards! I was able to get 3 cards from stamping the image 4 times with the Stamparatus. Didn’t you like how quick and easy that was to use?

I punched out the wreath for a spotlight and then used Real Red for the mat and Old Olive for the card base… this really brought out the colors used in the wreath.

On the “From Our House to Yours” … I highlighted the path to the home and used Basic Black for the mat and Smokey Slate for the card base (and the sidewalk that I colored with my Stampin’ Blends).

Because there was not a lot of color in this card, I added a touch of Smoky Slate to the light post and to stamp my greeting on … this was three pops of color, yet the sidewalk is highlighted. The Shimmery Crystal Effects also makes our “Spotlights” pop!!

This technique brings simple stamping up a level but with ease, and it plays well with the Stamparatus.

I hope this inspires you to try out the “Spotlighting” technique … feel free to send me your creation, I’d love to share them here on my blog! And I invite you to join me each Tuesday on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page to watch LIVE and get in on the prize drawings …

Just click on that ” f ” at the top of this page and it will take you directly to Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page … Don’t forget to LIKE / FOLLOW the when you get there … you won’t want to miss a thing!!

Thank you for hanging out with me today …

Enjoy your day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 ♥ 

Stampin’ Blends Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share the Facebook Live that I did last night demonstrating the Stampin’ Blends coloring technique. I used the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set …

This is a “Facebook Live” so you are going to hear me talking to the viewers as they arrive. I’ve also shared some tips and more. Pardon the wiggle, this was my first LIVE Video (still learning) I will be finding a more stable holder for my phone!

I hope you enjoyed, and I really hope that you learned a little more about our Stampin’ Blends and how easy they are to use. I really do believe that the large flower in the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle is the perfect image to practice on…. besides, it’s a beautiful bundle!

I will be back tomorrow to share another card from the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle using more of the dies!! Until then, have yourself a sunshiny 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 ♥ 

Oooh … that Mountain Air

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

One of the most requested stamps set and bundles I hear from you is masculine products, well … whether you consider this just masculine or perfect for nature lovers the Mountain Air Bundle is perfect for both.  Mountains, trees, moons and more! What else could you possibly want in a stamp and die bundle?

Grab your coffee and join me to learn more about this amazing bundle with this short video …

Perfect right! And the coordinating dies will take your crafting from point a to point brilliant! Take a look at the projects close up …

Don’t forget that with a purchase of $50 (before Ship/Tax) you will qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item!

Thank you for joining me today.

Hope you are having a beautiful day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

Celebrate with Cake

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Take a look at Celebrate with Cake by Stampin’ Up! in the new Beginner Brochure. If you are new to stamping or creating cards this video is for you. With custom note cards and envelopes, you cannot lose when creating these cards for yourself or others.

Don’t forget!  Our DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE BEGINS TODAY ….

Here is a list of the beautiful papers that are going to be on the sale …

Enjoy your Wednesday and thank you for stopping in for a visit.

Let me know if you would like more information on the Experience Creativity Brochure … our Annual Catalog or the New Holiday Catalog.

Simply Sunday: Sneak Peek Butterflies!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

My apologies for the “patchy” posts … Today I’m giving you a sneak peek into the Occasions catalog that we saw at our Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Orlando!!

I’m hoping to be back to my normal posting as I am on my way to Marshfield (3-1/2 hr drive) to get my camera back!! Won’t let that out of my site again … lol, I’ve got to much to share with you yet.

Let’s start with the “Beautiful Abounds” stamp set and coordinating dies …

For those of you who cannot resist butterflies, you will fall in love with the delicate dies and the beautiful coordinating stamp set … so elegant.

Here is a sweet and simple card that they showed us during her demonstration …

Those cute little wooden butterfly elements will be found in the upcoming Sale-a-bration Catalog … oh yes, you can get these for FREE!

I am so impressed with all the wonderful items in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs … I can’t wait to send them to you!!  Make sure you are on my mailing list. If you’ve purchased from me in the past, you are on my list.

If you are in need of a demonstrator, I’d be honored to help you and send you both the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.

Let’s take a look at a cute project next …

I am just in love with the new Gingham Designer Paper … don’t you think it’s so cute!! That is in the Occasions Catalog.  And the coordinating ribbon … in the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

I encourage you to be one of the first to host a Stampin’ Party during Sale-a-bration … I’m working on filling my calendar now, so message me below or email me at: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Now … I also want to share the OnStage highlight video that starts with Shelli (Co-founder) 15 years ago talking about her vision of Stampin’ Up! When you have a goal … dreams come true!

I had a wonderful time at ONSTAGE this November. It’s so exciting to see the upcoming catalogs, to celebrate our stampin’ sisters (and brothers) for their achievements, and best of all … see all my stampin’ friends from all over the country!

We’re having our Spring OnStage this coming April … Will you join me?

Thank you so much for spending part of your Sunday with me, it is greatly appreciated.

Have a wonderful day ~

 

It’s Our Birthday! Let’s Party

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have some exciting news for you today … Stampin’ Up! is turning 30, and we’re throwing a 24-hour stamp sale to celebrate the occasion. For ONE DAY ONLY, on TUESDAY, October 23, 2018 … you’ll be able to save 15% on select stamp sets!

Put on your party hats, and get ready to save. It’s time for It’s Our Birthday Stamp Sale! For 24 HOURS ONLY, you and your friends can save 15% on select stamp sets. This sale will be gone in a flash, so come celebrate with us! Choose your favorite stamp sets from the list below—and let’s get this party started!

ITEM#   DESCRIPTION     PAGE NUMBER  RETAIL PRICE     DISCOUNT PRICE
147069 TIME FOR TEA (Photopolymer) • Available in French 15 $17.00 $14.45
146695 ANOTHER WONDERFUL YEAR (Clear) • Available in French 21 $31.00 $26.35
146692 ANOTHER WONDERFUL YEAR (Wood) 21 $42.00 $35.70
147136 BEST BUNNY (Photopolymer) • Available in French 36 $16.00 $13.60
146655 ONE FOR ALL (Clear) 37 $22.00 $18.70
146652 ONE FOR ALL (Wood) 37 $30.00 $25.50
147383 BUBBLES & BUBBLY (Clear) 43 $19.00 $16.15
147380 BUBBLES & BUBBLY (Wood) 43 $27.00 $22.95
146709 IN EVERY SEASON (Clear) 46 $23.00 $19.55
146706 IN EVERY SEASON (Wood) 46 $31.00 $26.35
146594 EN ROUTE (Clear) 53 $21.00 $17.85
146591 EN ROUTE (Wood) 53 $29.00 $24.65
146673 FRIENDLY EXPRESSIONS (Clear) • Available in French 54 $19.00 $16.15
146670 FRIENDLY EXPRESSIONS (Wood) 54 $27.00 $22.95
146689 PEACEFUL PLACE (Clear) • Available in French 59 $22.00 $18.70
146686 PEACEFUL PLACE (Wood) 59 $30.00 $25.50
145835 APRON OF LOVE (Photopolymer) • Available in French 61 $21.00 $17.85
146239 HANGING GARDEN (Clear) • Available in French 62 $19.00 $16.15
146236 HANGING GARDEN (Wood) 62 $27.00 $22.95
146440 FREE CAKE (Clear) 70 $19.00 $16.15
146437 FREE CAKE (Wood) 70 $27.00 $22.95
146446 BIRTHDAY BACKGROUNDS (Clear) 71 $18.00 $15.30
146443 BIRTHDAY BACKGROUNDS (Wood) 71 $25.00 $21.25
140675 BALLOON CELEBRATION (Photopolymer) • Available in French 74 $26.00 $22.10
146420 BLOW OUT THE CANDLES (Photopolymer) • Available in French 77 $15.00 $12.75
145745 CAKE SOIRÉE (Clear) • Available in French 78 $35.00 $29.75
145521 CAKE SOIRÉE (Wood) 78 $47.00 $39.95

144344 A LITTLE WILD (Clear) • Available in French 85 $21.00 $17.85
143671 A LITTLE WILD (Wood) 85 $29.00 $24.65
146459 SWEET BABY (Clear) • Available in French 89 $23.00 $19.55
146456 SWEET BABY (Wood) 89 $31.00 $26.35
144967 LABELS TO LOVE (Clear) 103 $21.00 $17.85
144970 LABELS TO LOVE (Wood) 103 $29.00 $24.65
146842 BEAUTIFUL PROMENADE (Photopolymer) • Available in French 107 $21.00 $17.85
146729 KINDNESS & COMPASSION (Clear) • Available in French 108 $20.00 $17.00
146726 KINDNESS & COMPASSION (Wood) 108 $28.00 $23.80
146735 SUNNY DAYS (Clear) 116 $21.00 $17.85
146732 SUNNY DAYS (Wood) 116 $28.00 $23.80
147377 A BIG THANK YOU (Photopolymer) 122 $17.00 $14.45
146765 BEE THANKFUL (Clear) 125 $14.00 $11.90
146762 BEE THANKFUL (Wood) 125 $18.00 $15.30
146508 FLORAL FRAMES (Clear) • Available in French 135 $21.00 $17.85
146505 FLORAL FRAMES (Wood) 135 $29.00 $24.65
146519 SWIRLY FRAMES (Photopolymer) 137 $21.00 $17.85
146558 ALL THE GOOD THINGS (Clear) 151 $19.00 $16.15
146555 ALL THE GOOD THINGS (Wood) 151 $27.00 $22.95
146511 SWEET STORYBOOK (Photopolymer) 160 $21.00 $17.85
146567 BETTER WITH YOU (Clear) • Available in French 169 $19.00 $16.15
146564 BETTER WITH YOU (Wood) 169 $27.00 $22.95
146499 PICK A PENNANT (Photopolymer) 173 $21.00 $17.85

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Remember the SALE STARTS TOMORROW!!  You will still receive Virtual Rewards points on discounted items for each $50 (before shipping & handling).  You may turn in your rewards points only through me.

Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow ~

 

 

 

Celebrating 30 Years … celebrate free!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’re celebrating 30 years as a Stampin’ Up! family … and it’s all about family.  We are a community of demonstrators who love to stamp, share our work, help others and have fun!! And Stampin’ Up! rewards us for what we do!!

We invite you to watch this video and see why you won’t want to miss OnStage this November as we celebrate 30 years of sharing what we love! Hmmm … Family Vacation??

Last Week of Stampin’ Pad Family Promotion

The FREE Stampin’ Pad Family opportunity ends on July 31, so if you haven’t already, be sure to take advantage of this incredible opportunity! As a reminder, you will receive a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads of your choosing in addition to their Starter Kit. This promotion provides you with an incredible value!

Now is a great time to join the family and take home a “color family” of Ink pads for FREE! Let’s stamp -n- chat … Contact me to set a play date 262-334-1009 or lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com  There’s No obligation!

With the 3 great promotions Stampin’ Up! has going on this month, I’ve decided to end July with a BANG …

Here are the Stamp Sets Available

Once you make your purchase, contact me right away with your choice (First come, First Serve) and I will get that in the mail for you along with your other gifts!!

Remember… these stamp sets are no longer available in the catalogs and they can be yours FREE with a qualifying purchase (also includes a special gift and hand stamped card from me).  YES … that is the Amazing you that coordinates with the “Celebrate You” Thinlit dies in the catalog.

PAPER PUMPKIN 50% OFF!

July 11-August 10 new subscribers get 50% off the first month! What a great time to sign up! And the graphic has such pretty colors!!! Is that a hint at what’s in the kit? Usually SU does that. SO FUN!! Sign up using this link so you can become my personal subscriber  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN

USE PROMO CODE: BLOOM0818 / And be sure to designate me as your demonstrator 🙂

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding my End of Month Stamp Give-a-way or any of the Stampin’ Up! promotions!

I hope you have a beautiful day ~

Thanks for joining me!

Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper is our Sale-A-Bration product of the week!

Because Sale-A-Bration has so many delightful accessories, we paired this paper with the Shimmer Ribbon Pack to show off how well they work together. There are so many creative possibilities with the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper; anyone who loves curating designer series paper will want to place a qualifying order to earn it!

It also coordinates with the Bubble Over Bundle from the occasions catalog. Now that’s a bundle that could make you “pop” your lid!

This bottle created using the Vellum Cardstock and the fabulous dies in this bundle.  Want to see more?!!

Told you it would make you “pop” your top!! How cute are these samples! And so easy to make with the bundle … and when you add the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper you’ll just bubble over with happiness!!

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Bubble Over Photopolymer Stamp Set
This set is so versatile that you’ll simply bubble over with ideas. Uncork your creativity and add some serious pop to your spritzy projects.
* Quantity: 17 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (not included): a, b, h

Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
Create die-cut bottles in record time with Framelits dies and the Big Shot.
* 19 dies

I hope you enjoyed today’s post … a lot to take it but this product suite is just too much fun!! Remember, even if this is in the upcoming catalog, it will no longer be bundled,  so don’t wait to long … Get your 10% savings!

Thank you for dropping in today.

Enjoy you day ~

Got to Love a Card Kit …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a quick post for you … I’m going to be sharing a video of yet another Sale-A-Bration item!! This is our Mixed Medallions card kit.

Card kits are great to have on hand because you can whip out a card with no prep work and not much thought because the work is already done for you. Just check this out …

Get the fantastic Mixed Medallions Card Kit by Stampin’ Up! for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Stampin’ Up!’s biggest and best yearly sales event, Sale-A-Bration! Quickly and easily create 8 “thank you” and “congratulations” trifold cards. Everything you need is included!

NOW … Stop back tomorrow because I will be sharing some fun alternatives to this card kit!! Let’s get creative 🙂

Thanks for stopping today, I hope your day is a good one!