Beautiful Thistle using Stampin’ Blends 3 Ways

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a video “replay” of last nights Facebook LIVE where I shared tips on coloring the Beautiful Thistle bundle with Stampin’ Blends. Then see how I took these tips and colored on 2 more stamping mediums – Heat embossed and the Fine Shimmer paper.

The results are stunning, so grab a coffee and join me ….

I got rave reviews from those who watched LIVE last night, and I am offering the same deal to you. When you purchase the Beautiful Thistle bundle before it retires (or sells out) I will send you the PDFs for these beautiful cards.

Here is a SHOPPING LINK for your convenience:

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you find something beautiful in every day.

I’m covering Cute and Classy Easter Cards today!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m sharing two quick & easy Easter Cards; a Cute and a Classy!! You can enjoy watching the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE and then I’ll share the cards close-up and personal!! lol

I started with the Quick & Cute Easter Card and the Enjoy the Adventure Memories and More card kit and envelopes and paired it up with the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer paper.

I did tuck a small Stampin’ Dimensional under my bunnies foot so he is popped up pretty good. There is a lot of texture and dimension on this card, even though it is a simple layout.

I forgot to mention in the video that the Rain or Shine is a “Specialty” paper, and it’s easy to see the embossed areas of my bunny. This paper is so cute and can be used for so much more than a “rainy” card … Easter!! Who knew!

If you would like to see more card samples from the Enjoy the Adventure then just CLICK HERE

Now let’s move on to our Quick -n- Classy card!

You have simplicity of this design and a great paper saving tip by cutting out your butterfly from the gold foil piece underneath the designer paper. I used the “Easter Blessings” stamp from the Daffodil Daydream stamp set … you can always use what you have in your stash!!

Another simple layout but with so much beautiful dimension and a bit of added texture from embossing our greeting in gold.

So glad you decided to stop on by today and take a look … hey, invite your friends to check out my blog as well. Love to share my creations and inspire as many as I can.

Have a great day ~

Easy Heat Embossed Birthday Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card for you! It’s an easy heat embossed birthday card that will WOW your friends and family. I created this with the Artfully Composed Suite. Yes, the same stamp set and dies that I just announced a New Class with.

This stunning beauty was done in Evening Evergreen (one of our in colors) and embossed in Gold. I took the basic card base cut at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ the scored and folded at 4-1/4″ and stamped the front of it with the leaves using the Evening Evergreen ink. I love color on color as it adds a nice richness to the card, and gives it dimension by just stamping.

Next, I used the VersaMark ink to stamp the leaves all over the Evening Evergreen front (5″ x 3-3/4″) and then covered it with Gold Embossing powder, tapped off the excess and heat embossed until it was a beautiful, shiny gold!!

Once embossed, I layered it onto a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Gold Foil paper. I usually cut out leaves or the mat for my greeting out of the center of the gold as not to waste any (can’t see that part anyway!!

Then I stamped my greeting in Evening Evergreen on a piece of scrap and then cut it out. You can use dies or punches if you prefer. I layered it with a piece of Evening Evergreen and cut to match and then popped it up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off the card, I added some of the beautiful Gold dots from the Brushed Metallic Dots. I appreciate you stopping by my blog!

I hope I inspired you to pull out your heat gun again and do some embossing, or better yet … join my class on June 16th (Find Details Here) and discover all you can do with this amazing suite of products. Today we just touched the surface with our Easy Heat Embossed Birthday Card!

Thanks again for stopping by! Linda

I have a list of the products used below for your convenience so you may add this to your stamping collection.

Color Your Season Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful autumn card filled with color and a touch of Gold … oh so pretty.  This is just one of the cards that we created in my Color Your Season Class. I am head over heels with this bundle because there is so much possibility and so many occasions you can create.

This amazing bundle will cover every season and is perfect for Birthday’s, Christmas, Thank You, and even Weddings!

My card today brings on the warmth of the Autumn season and is the perfect card to share with “your” person, the friend that is always there for you …

The leaves were stamped with the VersaMark pad and heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  The amazing color in the leaves comes from the new Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen… simple yet stunning!  You could also use your Aqua Painter with the Watercolor Pencils and create a “softer” look.

The Watercolor Pencils and the Color Your Season bundle are only available through August 31st, 2018 or while supplies last! Tomorrow I will be sharing a “Reflection of the Seasons” which will highlight all of the cards that I’ve shared so far and another NEW Creation for you!

Today’s card was done on Very Vanilla, embossed with Gold and backed with Gold Foil Paper.  The beautiful greeting comes with this amazing stamp set and was also heat embossed in Gold …

As the leaves gently fall you will notice that we began with our greens and slowly adding Crushed Curry … then Cajun Craze and finally the Cherry Cobbler – just like the color changes in the fall. I wanted to add a gold leaf just to highlight the gold and pull everything together (plus it’s really pretty).

It really didn’t take long to color and blend on the card and it was very relaxing … brings you back to the days when you were a kid and your Mom gave you a coloring book to keep you busy on a rainy day. We don’t seem to take advantage of that type of downtime … now you can relax and create beautiful cards that will bring joy to a friend. Life doesn’t get better than that.

I thank you for stopping by today and spending some time with me. Stop back tomorrow for a “Reflection of the Seasons” which will highlight all of the “Color Your Seasons” cards that I’ve shared so far and another NEW Creation for you!

Have a beautiful day and share a smile with a friend.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Click on any image to view details or to begin your shopping at my Stampin’ Store. Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator when you purchase from me.



Butterfly, Blooms & Birthdays …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share one of the cards that our attendee’s made at our 2016 Annual Spring Retreat. My goal for our projects is to share different ways that you can use your stamp sets and accessories so they create a better value for you.

Today’s card truly demonstrates that goal …


The Bloomin’ Love bundle was one of the stamp sets and accessories that we highlighted at this retreat and we used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die in a very different way! We used it as a pattern behind our butterfly!

Using the beautiful Wisteria Wonder cardstock for our card front, we cut out our butterfly shape from the Bold Butterfly Framelits, and then tucked the beautiful lace heart behind it.

(Don’t forget what I told you about bundles … current bundles will not be bundled in the upcoming catalog. Save 15% by purchasing your bundles before May 31st) Please use Hostess Code: HEESBTSZ

We embossed our birthday greeting from the stunning Rose Wonder stamp set (also has a bundle)

We also embossed the flowers which come from the Grateful Bunch stamp set (another bundle) and added them to our card. The flowers were attached at different heights by popping some up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Oh yes we did … we added a strip of the rhinestones to create our butterfly! Each of our flower centers also got a rhinestones! In fact, our attendee’s could add as much as they wanted because they each got a full package of rhinestones included in there projects bag.

So … did we inspire you to become creative with your framelits and thinlits? They are so much fun to play with.

Thank you for stopping by ~

Have a beautiful day!




Simply Sunday: Happy Birthday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we will keep it short and simple … I know many of you are preparing for your Super Bowl parties!

So let’s begin with our beautiful stamp set “Helping Me Grow” and the hyacinth flower. I chose Perfect Plum and Whisper White for my color combination … simple.


I heat embossed the hyacinth with the White Emboss powder then highlighted the flower by sponging some ink over the flower. It also creates a bit of a shadow around the blooms. Wipe off any excess ink with a tissue so it does not smear.

The greeting was stamped from the Rose Wonder stamp set … you will also notice that I used the die from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. I love that Stampin’ Up! creates their stamp sets to coordinate with each other.


Sweet and Simple … don’t we all love cards like this! Thank you for stopping in.

Enjoy your game day, no matter what you are doing!




White Christmas …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

OK … it is officially winter here!  Snow, slippery roads, and cold … I’m ready for spring!  However, I do love Thanksgiving and Christmas so I’ll hold out for those.

My card share today is a beautiful card that we made at our Holiday Retreat this year.   I think it’s my favorite of all the cards and projects we did (I love the look and the bling).


As you can see there are many layers here, but all done in Whisper White, which gives it that special look.  We used the “Beautifully Baroque” embossing folder to create some texture.

The “silver” embossed snowflake comes from the “Festive Flurry” stamp set found in the Holiday Catalog and can also be purchased in a bundle with the coordinating framelits.  The snowflake was centered on the stunning “Silver Glimmer” Paper which in now on sale!  Click on any of the highlighted items to see what is included in that stamp set.

Our greeting “Christmas Cheer” comes from the stamp set “Sweet Essentials” found on page 41 of our catalog.  I decides to create a banner for the greeting so it would stand out more.


Quite simple and very elegant with some holiday bling, you can see why I love this card.  Hope you enjoyed it as well.

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm.

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






 Festive Flurry – WOOD



 Festive Flurry – CLEAR



 Sweet Essentials – WOOD



 Sweet Essentials – CLEAR



 Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder



 Rhinestones (Basic) Jewels



 Heat Tool (Embossing Gun)



 Silver Embossing Powder

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

Best Wishes …. for savings!

Hello Stampers ~

Today I am sharing two cards…  Stampin’ Up! is having a sale on some of our most popular stamp sets.  Two of mine, the “Petite Pairs” and “Sweet Essentials” are featured today!

First, is a card that I received as a “swap” from my Star’s team member, Cindy Schneider.   Our Star’s group meets once a month to stamp, swap, share ideas and business tips!  Not to mention … we have fun too.


To create this card, we embossed in white, the flower from ” Secret Garden” (pg. 94) and then sponged with “Pretty in Pink” ink.  Although that is one of the discontinued colors … there are plenty of pretty pinks you can use.  The “Oval Collection” framelits (129381 / pg. 186) was used to cut the flower pattern out and frame it with the scallop mat.

Oh  yes, I need to mention the contrasting cardstock is “Early Espresso”… I love the way espresso looks with the pastel colors (try it with Pool Party!)

The card was embellished with the butterflies from the “Beautiful Wings” Embosslit die… these dies emboss onto the butterfly and cut them out for us!  We also have buttons and heart embosslit dies, all are found on page 188 of the NEW Catalog.


I’m thrilled to tell you that the fabulous “Petite Pairs” stamp set, one of three that is currently ON SALE!

You can save 25% when you purchase one, two or all three of the stamp sets!

Now I’d like to share a card that I made a while back that features the “Sweet Essentials” (pg. 41) stamp set!  ON SALE.  And y0u’ll recognize the cake from yesterdays post … Make a Cake stamp set.


Little stampin’ tip …

If your making a special card for a wedding or special friend, embellish the inside of the card too!

It’s doesn’t take much, but it will leave a lasting impression.


Feel free to leave a comment about today’s post, I’d love to hear from you.

Have a great weekend and Happy Stampin’



Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer, demonstrator, or online).

Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013

Sale Price Retail Price Description Item
$17.96 $23.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132070
$13.46 $17.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
$14.96 $19.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
$11.21 $14.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
$21.71 $28.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
$15.71 $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497