Still time to Party with the Penguins!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo Hooo it’s “almost” Friday and I’m thrilled to share some cute cards that I have created with the Penguin Playmates Designer paper. You’re going to love this paper not just because it is sooo stinkin’ cute, but because you can get it for FREE! It’s one of the Sale-a-bration items you can choose. Let’s check out the first of two cards …

Because we’re showcasing the designer paper, I will tell you that I fussy cut my images out, but he’s a big ‘ole cuddly Polar Bear so he was pretty easy to cut out!! Once my images were cut out, I picked my colors … his scarf is Just Jade so I coordinated my ink with that, then I decided to use Soft Sea Foam for my card base and the ink that I applied with the Blending Brush.

Once I applied the ink … and it dried, I decided to add some pretty texture by using one of the folders from the Wintry 3-D embossing folder. I just fell in love with the snowflakes and swirls! This gave me the idea to tuck one of the Wonderful Snowflakes behind my Polar Bear. The greeting comes from the Festive & Bright stamp set.

My second card now highlights the sweet little penguin and his snowman buddy! I wanted to highlight the black from the characters so I used in as my card base and my greeting, which also came from the Festive & Bright stamp set.

I used another pattern … which matches my penguins hat as my back drop. I also used the Wintry 3-D embossing folder for texture and to set the stage for my playmates! The snowman is enhanced with Wink of Stella and he’s so happy he started to juggle the cute “Opal Rounds” … also known as snowballs!!

Why am I sharing all these cards? Because I have one more for you … I’m sharing these littel cuties because of this ….

I would not be doing my job as your creative coach / Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if I didn’t tell you that our Sale-a-bration ends in less than 2 weeks and when the items are gone … they are gone 😦

My last card today is a quick and simple card that highlights this cute pattern and had a banner greeting (Sorry for the pun!)

This is an item you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase… but time is running out. I have a list of supplies below. These are easy Christmas cards that you can make… I’d be flattered!

Thank you for checking out my blog today ~

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 

Simply Sunday: So Spooky

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well, well, well … here we are and it’s Labor Day weekend already! The summer went by so fast, but I’m a fall girl and I love all the wonderful upcoming holidays, including Halloween. When I saw this designer paper I could not resist, I had to add it to my collection! It is the Cute Halloween Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog. (Formally the Holiday Catalog)

We begin with a simple layout to highlight 2 patterns from the designer paper …

I’m not much for raw edges so I brought the two patterns together by using the fun and amazing BeDazzling Specialty paper that is in our Sale-a-bration Catalog… FREE with a qualifying purchase. I used the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends to color it to match my card!

My cute, or should I say “Spooky” greeting comes from the Festive & Bright bundle. You know me … I like to get my money’s worth so I like to choose stamp sets & bundles that I can use for more than just one season!

I fussy cut my pumpkin and kitty although there is a punch for them … I love it when we have punches and dies that coordinate with our designer paper.

Sometimes cute and simple is all you need to send a little Halloween Hello to someone you love. I’ve got lots of cute Halloween cards to make … it just makes life easier! lol

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your Sunday with me. I hope the rest of your day is a good one ~

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 

Color Me Happy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited to share my tips and techniques from last nights Facebook Live video along with the cute card I created. I’m going to show you two ways to “color” or dye the fabulous “Bedazzled” Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog .. then I’ll be sharing a few more tips on coloring.

Join me for a sit down while I show you these great tips and how I got to finish my card!

I have to chuckle a little when I watch this back … I don’t know how I can misplace things when they are sitting right beside me!! Jitters … I guess. You can tell when I get a little nervous, I start talking faster! I’ll just keep practicing … but if you like the projects and you get some good information from this … that’s what it’s all about.

I love the way this card turned out … and I hope you give it a try! Remember the Be Dazzling Specialty paper is a Sale-a-bration item and is FREE with a qualifying purchase. I’ll have a list of ingredients below for you.

Your base is Old Olive and measures 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and you will score at 4-1/4″. The other Old Olive piece will measure 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ and will be the mat for the pumpkin. The card front is Very Vanilla and measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ … the small Vanilla piece is 3″ x 3-1/2″ and both were embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder to give the card a soft texture.

I used Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend to color / dye my ovals and the Old Olive to color my leaves. I also used the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to dye my White Bakers Twine which I wrapped around a paint brush (let dry) to create my curly vines.

The stem for my pumpkin came from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper… lucky I didn’t throw that little piece of scrap away!! Now it’s time to layer all together. Remember to start with one oval that should be front & center … the other two will go on each side.

My greeting comes from the Festive & Bright stamp set … I purchased this one because it contains many holidays so I can use it longer! You will have to stamp your greeting “before” you emboss it with your embossing folder.

Now I had some more fun with the beautiful White Glitter Organdy ribbon … If you have Stampin’ Blends … you can dye this any color you want!! OMGosh, it’s sooo pretty! The glitter picks up the color you’re dying it and totally transforms it.

I hope you enjoyed the video and all the tips I’ve share to expand the usage of your products … I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t share the full value of these amazing items.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you have a wonderful 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 

Light it Up for Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So how was your weekend? Hope you got to do something you enjoy to do, whether it be gardening, stamping, or relaxing! I have been taking a class all week to hon my skills in presenting you the best way I can! Soooo ….

I thought I’d have some fun with you today. If you follow me on my Facebook page (click here) you know I like to post games, so today we are going to play a “This or That”. How this works is you will pick the card you like best … This one or That one! Then you will respond in the comment section below.

Now … our first card you saw last week, it comes from the Festive & Bright Bundle

THIS … was created to showcase the “double” die to cut out the evergreen image and then to use the single die again to create a mirror image edge. It’s quite easy to use. The white you see to the edge is actually the inside of the card, and was stamped with the coordinating Festive & Bright stamp set.

On both cards I wanted texture on my card so I used the Wintry 3-D embossing folder package, and chose the evergreen / pine pattern. Looks nice with the die cut piece.

Now it’s time for “THAT” which takes the Wintry embossing folder to the next level. I’ve taken some craft ink and a dauber to highlight the pines ….

I wanted the embossed pines to stand out and to bring the white throughout the entire card. Does it work?

Which card do you prefer? THIS (With the plain embossed area)

Or … THAT (With the pines highlighted in white)

Just put your thoughts in the comment box below. I can’t wait to see which one you like best.

Thank you for checking out my blog today. Have a creative 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 

Looking for a creative night out … some time with friends? I’m hosting a class this Thursday … Contact me if interested or for information.

Festive & Bright Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m thrilled to share with you one of the cards I demonstrated yesterday during my Mini Catalog Launch party. I was sharing the versatility of this amazing bundle! You gotta love it when you don’t have to tuck it away for the year … it’s a go to set!

This card features the use of the holiday lights stamp and the unique dies designed to cut out these fun images …

The design of the card was created to showcase the “double” die to cut out the evergreen image and then to use the single die again to create a mirror image edge. It’s quite easy to use. The white you see to the edge is actually the inside of the card, and was stamped with the coordinating Festive & Bright stamp set.

I wanted texture on my card so I used the Wintry 3-D embossing folder package, and chose the evergreen / pine pattern. Looks nice with the die cut piece.

The light bulbs were colored with our basic Stampin’ Write markers … Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Shaded Spruce. The card base and ink to stamp the greeting are all the beautiful Shaded Spruce. Of course … I had to add a little Wink of Stella on the lights!

I’ll be back with more from this bundle but just couldn’t resist using this cute string of lights. This is perfect for stamping your envelopes as well. I love me a well rounded stamp set! And I love how Stampin’ Up! coordinates everything so it always looks good.

We are partying all day long with games & demonstrations if want you to join the party!! …

CLICK HERE: To get to my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page and join me for my LIVE demonstration tonight … and CLICK HERE FOR THE PARTY!! The Catalog Launch Party is in a “Facebook Group” so just request to be a member … we’d love to have you!

Thank you for checking out my blog today. I hope to see you tonight, and at the party~

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 

Penguin Playmates are here to Party!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo Hooo it’s Friday and I’m thrilled to share 2 FUN cards with you today!! I created these cards for my Aug.-Dec. Mini Catalog Launch party … have you joined us yet??

I’m using the festive & fun Penguin Playmates Designer paper. You’re going to love this paper not just because it is sooo stinkin’ cute, but because you can get it for FREE! It’s one of the Sale-a-bration items you can choose. Let’s check out the first of two cards …

Because we’re showcasing the designer paper, I will tell you that I fussy cut my images out, but he’s a big ‘ole cuddly Polar Bear so he was pretty easy to cut out!! Once my images were cut out, I picked my colors … his scarf is Just Jade so I coordinated my ink with that, then I decided to use Soft Sea Foam for my card base and the ink that I applied with the Blending Brush.

Once I applied the ink … and it dried, I decided to add some pretty texture by using one of the folders from the Wintry 3-D embossing folder. I just fell in love with the snowflakes and swirls! This gave me the idea to tuck one of the Wonderful Snowflakes behind my Polar Bear. The greeting comes from the Festive & Bright stamp set.

My second card now highlights the sweet little penguin and his snowman buddy! I wanted to highlight the black from the characters so I used in as my card base and my greeting, which also came from the Festive & Bright stamp set.

I used another pattern … which matches my penguins hat as my back drop. I also used the Wintry 3-D embossing folder for texture and to set the stage for my playmates! The snowman is enhanced with Wink of Stella and he’s so happy he started to juggle the cute “Opal Rounds” … also known as snowballs!!

These two are having so much fun … they want you to join the party!! … Join us to see what else I have in store for you this weekend as we “Launch this catalog” and party all weekend!!

CLICK HERE: To get to my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page and join me for my LIVE demonstration tonight … and CLICK HERE FOR THE PARTY!! The Catalog Launch Party is in a “Facebook Group” so just request to be a member … we’d love to have you!

Thank you for checking out my blog today. I hope to see you tonight, and at the party~

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