Simply Sunday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Another quick post today … Yesterday Mom was admitted back into the hospital because she was not feeling good at all. We are still waiting for official word of what may have caused this again.

She looked better when I left last night than she did in the morning when my daughter took her in. So our hopes are high…. next we schedule a biopsy.

I know I’ve been busy but I still have a lot of Holiday Cards ready to share … gather your friends and let’s get together to see these products in action. I would love to be a part of your holiday preparations!

 

We can do an in-home party where you invite your friends over to stamp and see all the Holiday supplies, or you can host a book or On-line party.  Contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com or call 262-334-1009 to schedule some fun!

Thank you for stopping by today ~

It is truly appreciated.

Linda

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Our retreat stamping was in the bag …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today is Day 2 of my “Holiday Retreat” series and I would like to take you along to our first stamping session on Friday evening.  After a dinner of hot turkey sandwiches, fruit salad, taco dip & chips and more, we retreated to our stamping area …

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I set up the area before my guests arrive so they can just come in and begin the fun. The projects are pre-cut for them but they still get to do some of the BigShotting, embossing and punching.  On Friday we began with a project, an awesome bag they could take their cards home in and pass on for a gift.

I’m sure some of you recognize the “Paper Pumpkin” bag … One of the benefits of being a Paper Pumpkin supscriber is that you can order “past kits” when available … and this is one of my favorites!  I’ve personally used them many times.   Click Link for more information …

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I jazzed it up with our beautiful “Under the Tree” Specialty Designer Series paper found on page 5 of the Holiday catalog. A touch of Old Olive behind it really highlights the snowflake pattern.

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The precious snowflake comes from the “Snowflake Card Thinlit Dies” and is done in the stunning Champagne Glimmer Paper. I will admit that the large Rhinestones used for the center are now discontinued, but my guests learned how easy it is to color any of their Rhinestones and Pearls with our Blendabilities … we used the “Skin Tone Assortment”.

I swapped out the ribbon from the kit and used the “Natural & Old Olive” Two-Tone Trim for the handles … they look so cool! All the colors came together so nicely to create a beautiful holiday bag that could be given to a man or women.

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a few of the swap cards that my ladies created … we did an all occasion swap! There was a lot of talent in out stamping group!

The Stampin’ Supply List for today’s project is listed below.

Thanks for stopping by ~

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Just click on the “Weekly Deals” to view.

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STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST ….

 

 

Christmas Wishes in Silver …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are having a good weekend.  It’s a bit chilly here in Wisconsin, and I have to admit … I have turned the heat on a time or two!

In my last post, I shared with you a simple card using the “Joyful Christmas” stamp set, so I wanted to show you another that is entirely different.

Today’s card share is a non-traditional but stunning Christmas card.  Normally we don’t think of using black for Christmas cards, but paired with the beautiful Silver Foil Sheets, you can’t go wrong.

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I teamed up this color combination with the “Triple Time” Technique to create this elegant card.  It really was quite easy to create.  I began with a 4 x 4 inch square in the silver foil.  I cut my black mats 1/2″ smaller.  With that in mind, the silver squares are: 4″ x 4″, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″, and 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.  The black will measure: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.

Once all your layers are cut, you take out the black mats, stack up the silver … then stamp and emboss.

I used the Silver Metallic Encore pad as my ink medium, then the silver embossing powder.  You will notice some gaps between the layers of silver… it’s OK because your black mats will cover that up.  Be sure to align your stamped image before assembling.

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My Christmas Wishes come from the “Joy to the World” stamp set, and are also stamped with the Encore pad, then embossed with the silver embossing powder.

Hope you enjoyed the two different styles of the poinsettia, Joyful Christmas stamp set.

Thanks so much for sharing your day with me.

Stop back again for more inspiration.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 131802

 $22.95

Joyful Christmas – WOOD

 131805

 $16.95

Joyful Christmas – CLEAR

 131796

 $21.95

Joy to the World – WOOD

 131799

 $16.95

Joy to the World – CLEAR

 132178

 $3.95

Silver Foil Sheets

 109131

 $4.75

Silver Embossing Powder

 129053

 $29.95

Heat Gun

 119246

 $4.95

Rhinestones – Basic Jewels

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Carry-over list and card share …

Hello my stampin’ friends ~

Today I want to share with you the “carry over” stamp sets that are not in the catalog but are still available to order.  You guessed it, its Christmas sets!  Plus, I’ll share some of the beautiful cards we made last year at my clubs, classes and the annual Holiday retreat!!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD CARRY-OVER LIST

 First, is the “Ornament Keepsakes” stamp set (128048 – W / 128051 – C) and the beautiful greetings from “Greetings of the Season” (128030 – W / 128033 – C) 

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I used the “Coordinations Cardstock as a background, a Cherry Cobbler banner that draws your eye to our focal point … the ornament!  I then embellished with scraps (you got it) of the Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) and top it off with those precious “gotta have” Rhinestones (119246)

 

Next, the fabulous Two-Step Stamp Set, “Evergreen” (127970 – W / 127973 – C) You can make this with Always Artichoke and the NEW Pear Pizzazz or go wild and choose another color scheme!

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Last but definitely not least … 2 great samples from the stunning “Snowflake Soiree” (127922 – W / 127925 – C) stamp set.  The first is done in a soft neutrals pallet… Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake.  It’s such a warm greeting for the holiday season.  I used a brad from one of my favorite embellishments; “Vintage Brads” to tie the card together!

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The second is so simple, yet simply beautiful.  A very festive card when done in Whisper White and the simply delicious Cherry Cobbler!

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It’s not too early to start thinking about the Christmas cards that you want to share with your friends and family. 

 

If you can’t wait and want to purchase any of the items I shared with you today, just click on the link below to get started.

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Thank you so much for stopping by …

I appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to visit me!

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NOT IN THE CATALOG … But not gone!

Hello my stampin’ friends ~

I am still on this “new blog” high!  This is such an amazing way to keep in touch.  For those of you who can’t make it to my classes or join my clubs, you can still get ideas and stay “in the know” of all things stampin’ and scrappin’.

On that note …

I want to share with you the “carry over” stamp sets that are not in the catalog but are still available to order.  You guessed it, its Christmas sets!  Plus, I’ll share some of the beautiful cards we made last year at my clubs, classes and the annual Holiday retreat!!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD CARRY-OVER LIST

 First, is the “Ornament Keepsakes” stamp set (128048 – W / 128051 – C) and the beautiful greetings from “Greetings of the Season” (128030 – W / 128033 – C) 

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I used the “Coordinations Cardstock as a background, a Cherry Cobbler banner that draws your eye to our focal point … the ornament!  I then embellished with scraps (you got it) of the Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) and top it off with those precious “gotta have” Rhinestones (119246)

 

Next, the fabulous Two-Step Stamp Set, “Evergreen” (127970 – W / 127973 – C) You can make this with Always Artichoke and the NEW Pear Pizzazz or go wild and choose another color scheme!

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Last but definitely not least … I’ve got two great samples from the stunning “Snowflake Soiree” (127922 – W / 127925 – C) stamp set.  The first is done in a soft neutrals pallet… Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake.  It’s such a warm greeting for the holiday season.  I used a brad from one of my favorite embellishments; “Vintage Brads” to tie the card together!

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The second is so simple, yet simply beautiful.  A very festive card when done in Whisper White and the simply delicious Cherry Cobbler!

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It’s not too early to start thinking about the Christmas cards that you want to share with your friends and family. 

I’ll soon be posting a date for my “Christmas in July … Oops August! Stamp Camp.  We will kick-off the new Holiday Catalog at this event!

If you can’t wait and want to purchase any of the items I shared with you today, just click on the link below to get started.

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Thank you so much for stopping by …

I appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to visit me!

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