Christmas Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We made it through Monday!! I have a beautiful card to share with you that I have created while working on my Holiday Catalog Virtual Retreat Party. Today’s card features the Arrange a Wreath Bundle and Toile Christmas stamp set.

Beautiful layers of Seaside Spray and Whisper White cardstock are the base colors for the card. To create a “wintery” look, I used the Old World Paper 3-D embossing folder and added a touch of Wink of Stella onto the raised areas.

My wreath pieces were cut in Seaside Spray, Silver Foil and Whisper White … these were layered together and secured with the Tombo Liquid Glue. The Seaside Spray leaves have Wink of Stella on them and then they were all popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to create more depth to the card.

I stamped the greeting which comes from the Toile Christmas and cut it out with the Christmas Cardinal dies. The banner has Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back for a lift over the wreath. To complete the card I added Adhesive Backed Snowflakes.

So what do you think about todays card? I’m hoping you enjoyed it … there will be a “Special” announced on during my Holiday Catalog Party for the Arrange a Wreath Bundle …. this will include the PDF / Full Color instructions to create 4 beautiful All Season Cards!

If you would like to join in on the FUN … Copy this link:   and put it in the Search Box … then request to be a member! 🙂 I would love to have you join us! It’s going to be a party!!

Don’t forget to meet me on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape for a LIVE presentation for my Technique Tuesday event.

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of 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 ♥ 

Best Wishes Wreath …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have another card share from the Arrange a Wreath Bundle … this stamp set is so versatile that I had a hard time deciding which four I wanted to use in my class.

Tomorrow is the last day to register for my class …

The Thursday night class is now closed but I do a few spots left in the Saturday Morning class. These four stunning All Occasion Cards will kick off your creative juices again …
Both the In-Class and the Virtual Class include PDF files with instructions, pictures and ingredients so you can recreate the layouts with any of your future projects. You will also have access to the video so you can watch “how to” make the cards.
Save $10.00 on the class when you purchase the “Arrange a Wreath” bundle!
One more note on the class …. if you want to do the “Virtual Class” you can pick up your Card Kit from me, and will not have to pay the “shipping” fee … just the $17.50


You will be able to create Wedding, Best Wishes, Spring, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day, Fall, Halloween … Christmas, wow! Doesn’t even stop there …

Someone told me they didn’t find this bundle that interesting in the catalog, but once she saw the samples … she’s in for the Virtual (Card Kits) Class along with 2 of her friends.

Let me know if you have any questions about this class, or anything else. Thank you for stopping by today!

Gear Up for More Stamping …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend. I’ve been busy having fun planning and creating more cards and stamping events for you! First, I have a masculine card to share … it’s been a while so I thought this one would be a great card to kick off the week.

Our masculine card today is designed from the Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gear dies. Not only is it a great masculine card but it’s an “Easel” Fold card. The color pallet is simple: Real Red, Basic Black and Silver… oh yes, and a little Whisper White.

The amazing Garage Gear dies not only cut out the gears but emboss them so they have detail and texture which really jazzes up the card. Everything you need to start working on your cars are included in this duo.

The Easel card fold is simple to create … you don’t even have to measure once you have your 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base cut and scored at 5-1/2″ (half) … now just fold your top piece in half again.

If you prefer: Begin with your card base cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ and then score at 3-3/4″ and 5-1/2″. Then adhere your card front to the first section (or near the bottom when folded in half) … Only glue that part to the card front. This creates the stand. How you hold the card front up is by using one of the “gears” popped up.

I hope you enjoyed today’s masculine card using the Easel Fold. Now for the some fun upcoming events ….

I am so excited to announce the “Arrange a Wreath” Class. This class was designed for my regular class hosted in my home, or a virtual class. Both classes will include:

  1. Card Kit: All cards will be pre-cut and ready for assembly
  2. PDF Files which include Photos, Step by Step Instructions, and Ingredient List
  3. Access to Video Training! Learn step by step how to create the cards.

Please let me know if you have any questions with the “Arrange the Wreath” class. If interested message me below, by email or give me a call.

Now I have another event planned for you and it’s going to be a blast …

Again … contact me with any questions. I’m here to answer any questions that you may have, or to help you sign up for the class or take advantage of the cost savings by purchasing the “Around the Wreath” bundle. It’s one you’ll be thrilled to use over and over again.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. I appreciate the company!

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 PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE SJVAVZV9 When Ordering the Arrange a Wreath Bundle.

No Tricks … just Treats Wreath!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And a happy Saturday to you! I’m sharing a card with your today to illustrate what a difference a background can make! Then I will share the step by step process I used to create the background.

Here is a look back at yesterdays Happy Halloween card highlighting the Arrange a Wreath bundle …

Today we are going to use the very same layout as we did yesterday. Layouts are a great way to help you out when your stamping … it gives you a headstart on how to create your card, a pattern so to speak.

I wouldn’t sew a dress or make a quilt without a pattern so you can see how helpful it can be. You can use the simple layout for any holiday, occasion, and just because it shows a circle doesn’t mean you can’t use a square shape or even a star!

I have just started creating layouts … this one is quite colorful!! lol But it shows the “layering” … our weath, the banner for the greeting, and also shows a textured background.

Let’s see what it looks like in a real card ….

The background was fun and super easy to make …

  1. I began with the Smoky Slate Cardstock
  2. Emboss using the Old World Paper 3-D Embossing Folder
  3. Drag your Momento Black Ink Directly over the embossing
  4. Lightly Sponge some additional Black ink over cardstock to soften the harsh black lines.

I think this looks so cool and it really defines the dimension on the card! The wreath was made exactly like yesterday except, I layered my greeting this time to add even more color….

The “Trick or Treat” comes from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in the Annual Catalog. The I added the gorgeous Iridescent Pearls to both the banner and the wreath.

I want you to feel free to copy the card layout “pattern” … just right click on the image and “save” to your files. I’m hoping to make more but right now I’m focusing on “classes” 🙂

Thank you for today’s visit …. enjoy your Saturday. I’ll see you tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post.

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 ♥ 

Halloween Wreath

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrilled to share my “Arrange a Wreath” card with you today as promised in yesterdays post… I had so much fun playing with this, and I have only begun! I’ll be posting the class details this weekend.

Today’s card uses the wreath dies as the focal point …

The Black Glitter paper and Pumpkin Pie cardstock were cut with the “elm” style leaf and the Granny Apple Green was cut with the “oak” style leaves (this is the best way I can describe them).

The “Happy Halloween” comes from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set and was stamped on Granny Apple Green using my Stamparatus to double stamp it so it appears darker …

The background was fun and super easy to make … I began with the Gorgeous Grape Cardstock and layered the fantastic Metallic Mesh Ribbon over the top … it creates a creepy web looking background.

It adds cool texture and a little sparkle, pairs so sweetly with the Black Glitter paper ….

My final step to the card is to attach the wreath. I used the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals so they would not show through the wreath. It adds another layer of dimension and completes the card …

I love the bright colors from the wreath against the Gorgeous Grape and Metallic Mesh Ribbon, it really does give you that Halloween feel.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed and had fun making it.

Have yourself a great day and enjoy the beginning of your weekend.

Thank you for joining me today ~

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 ♥ 

Arrange a Wreath …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed the Watercoloring with Acrylic Block technique yesterday and the cards I shared. With the technique I introduced the Arrange a Wreath bundle …

This bundle is so fun to use and so very versatile! I used the fall leaves for this card but will be sharing so many more with you.

I’ll be sharing several cards in the upcoming weeks but even better, I’ll be hosting a class! I’ll be having an announcement with all the details out by the end of the week.

We’ll be creating “All Occasion” cards in the Arrange a Wreath Class … you’ll work with the new stamps and coordinating dies. More details to come…. just a little enticing to get you ready for the weekend and the announcement!

Thanks for stopping by today ~

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 ♥