Wishing You a Season of Wonderful ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a really cute card to share with you. If you attended my 2016 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat, you may recognize part of it! We made a set of tags using the “Hang Your Stocking” stamp set and “Christmas Stocking” Thinlit Dies (143512 – Bundle & Save 10%) … and with all the demands of the Holidays, I needed a quick card so I used one of those tags ….


I apologize for the poor quality of the photo (my camera died) What next? Oh wait … Don’t ask!! Positive thoughts only 🙂  The color pallet of the card is Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and the new Emerald Envy.

I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder on the white background and the Lucky Star’s on the tag … a nice contrast but not over powering. The tag is just a simple 2″ wide piece of cardstock with the Scalloped Tag Topper punched at the top.

When cutting the stockings out … I just layered the dies on one color and cut them out, then I switched colors and repeated, this way you can mix and match colors! It’s a lot of fun and a great family project. Have some fun with it, make tags, make cards …  Make Memories

Thank you for taking time out to check out my blog today.

Wishing you a Season of Wonderful ~

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Guest Stampers: Trio of Christmas Stockings

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you some more of our Swap Cards from the Holiday Retreat. Our swaps are done by our guests, and when they swap they are entered into the card contest and a chance to win a Gift Certificate from me. It’s a lot of fun, and the best part about swapping … you get to go home with that many more cards!!

All three of the cards I’m sharing with you today were made with the “Hang Your Stockings” Stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies.  This is one you can bundle and Save 10% on.

Let’s begin with Linda S.  This was her first retreat but you would never have guessed it by her swap. 


She used the Christmas Stocking Thinlits die to create both the stocking and the greeting. These are highlighted by having the beautiful designer paper behind it. You’ll find several great patterns in the “Warmth & Cheer” Designer Series Paper Stack.

Our next guest stamper is Marge G.  Marge has attended all of our Holiday Retreats only missing the Spring because she was a little snowbird.


Marge started her card with the “This Christmas” Designer paper that can be found in the Annual Catalog (our big one) not the Holiday catty.  Marge also used the thinlits to create her card, and then she added a little sponging to really make it pop!  Don’t you love how she used the snowflake cut out from the stocking on her card … no wasted space here. 

The last of the stocking cards was created by Abby H.   This was Abby’s first retreat and she was also our youngest guest (her Mom & Sister have been here many times before).  We have several Mother / Daughter attendee’s … it is a great getaway to have fun together and bond.


Abby not only used the thinlits, but she stamped her stockings! Now we get to see how cute the coordinating stamp set is, and what a nice job Abby did stamping and creating her card.  They are all lined up with the Brick background and ready for Santa!

For me … Everyone is a winner because they get to go home with extra cards and each card has a different style than your own.  Oh yes, and I get to keep a set … THANK YOU LADIES!!


I hope you have enjoyed the trio of stocking cards today, and that it inspires you to grab that ink, pick up your stamps and begin having some “you” time and releasing your creativity!

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a great day!




Simply Sunday: Making Spirits Bright

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Before I share my card with you today, I want to take a moment to honor those we lost, those who helped, and those who lost their loved ones on this day 15 years ago.  It changed the face of America, but we became strong and rebuilt as we always do.


Terrorism is evil and still rears its ugly head all over the world … let’s stand strong together. We are one people and are more a like than we are different (Our Olympians and stampers are a good example of that). Let’s remember how this tragedy brought us together, neighbor helping neighbor, rebuilding together.

We’ll never forget but we move forward, and we live to honor those we lost.

Today’s card is “Making Spirits Bright” …

Yesterday I shared a video of our new “Cable Knit” embossing folder and promised a cute card using this folder.  It is a lot thicker than the folders you are used to using, this is so we can get the detail …


I used the cable knit as my background and with it’s deep emboss, it won’t get lost on the card, it stands up on it’s own. It’s done in Very Vanilla and mounted on Garden Green cardstock. The cute little stocking come from the “Hang Your Stocking” bundle.

Our “Making Spirits Bright” comes from the stamp set designed to coordinate with the “Tin of Tags” … however, get your moneys worth and use it on all it’s cards – it’s very versatile!

Let me know what you think … I’ve been missing my stocking die, but now we have the really cute bundle 🙂

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me. Let me know what you think of the card / embossing folder. I’d also like to know what you want to see … I’d love to help 🙂




Simply Sunday: Christmas Stocking

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It appears as if I have been distracted by this beautiful Wisconsin weather today! A perfect day with all the windows in the house open, plus a planning session for my upcoming Holiday Catalog Launch Party and Holiday Retreat! But I’m here now and sharing a simply cute card using one of the bundles that will be featured at these upcoming events!

Our color pallet was based off the “Presents & Pinecones” Designer Series Paper which mats the “focal point” … the stocking and our greeting: Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron and Whisper White.


Who doesn’t love stockings by the fire at Christmas? This is the perfect bundle … with so many options to create your stockings, you wont’ have to make any two the same! You can stamp any of the 5 designs, you can use the different textures included in the framelits, or you can simply use the basic stocking die to cut out a stocking from any of your favorite designer papers! SO MUCH FUN to play with 🙂

If you haven’t signed up for the Holiday Catalog Launch Party … there is still time, and we would love to have you join us. There are going to be 10 fabulous cards and plenty of fun and surprises! Bring your camera! Contact me at … lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com  RSVP due by Sept.9th for Monday. Sept.12th.

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The “Holiday Retreat” has already filled to capacity … but there is always Spring of 2017!

Thanks for checking in on me today! I’ll be back tomorrow at my regular time.

Have a wonderful rest of your day ~