Technique Tuesday: Chalkboard Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a technique that was “HOT” a few years back but I still like to use!  Some stamp sets seem destined for this technique and I think the Little Ladybug is one of them.  The hand-drawn designs in this stamp set are a perfect match for the Chalkboard Technique.

I began by coming up with the layout I wanted to use … my Basic Black cardstock was cut just slightly bigger than my block: 5″ x 3-3/4″ so when I assembled my stamps onto my block, I knew how they would look on my cardstocd!  Here is a picture …

I even set the ladybug onto the block so I knew she would fit on there with the rest of my images.  Once the layout was set, I inked up my stamps with the White Craft Ink and then I embossed it with the White Embossing Powder.  You don’t have to emboss to get the Chalkboard look … but I like the bolder, brighter lines that embossing gives you.

Next, I used my Embossing Buddy and dragged it over the entire background to look like someone had just tried to clean their blackboard with a dirty eraser! lol

Time to create our ladybug. I choose the one that looks a little shy because it reminds me of my shy little granddaughter Lilly ❤ This will be her birthday card.  I stamped her with the Momento ink pad and colored it in with the Cherry Cobbler duo … then I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects to add some shine along with a sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter …  Lilly loves sparkle. Yes, I added even more glitter!

DID YOU KNOW … they have coordinating dies to go with the Little Ladybug stamp set!! Here is a list of all the supplies used:


The background was easily created with Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Momento ink pad, and the eraser on the end of a pencil … ink it up and use the eraser like a stamp, it works great to create those ladybug dots.

I want to thank you for hanging out with me today … I hope you’ve learned how fun and easy it is to create with the Chalkboard technique. The line images in the Little Ladybug stamp set really makes the Chalkboard technique and Little Ladybug stamp set a perfect pairing.

Have a great day! Linda

Fun Fold with Guest Stamper Cathy C.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Valentines Day!!  It’s a bit chilly here in Wisconsin … -9° Burr!! However, today’s card will warm your heart. It was created by my friend and Star’s team member Kathy Czerwinski and she’s sharing it with all of us. She made a “fun fold” card to showcase the Honey Bee Bundle!!

Kathy’s top flap or front of the card highlights the Sale-a-bration Paper the “Golden Honey Specialty” Designer Series Paper …

and you will also see the die cut bee’s from the bundle.  The sweet little greeting “Hey, Lady” comes from our Hostess Stamp Set “Little Ladybug”. Get the adorable Little Ladybug Host Stamp Set FREE when you host a qualifying party or place a personal order totaling $300 or more during our Sale-A-Bration promotion (January 3–March 31, 2020).

Once you open the front of Kathy’s card …

You will find a “gate front” to the inside, decorated beautifully with another pattern from the “Golden Honey Specialty” Designer Series Paper … This is a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase of $50 (before shipping and taxes).  I do want to mention the reason it’s called “Golden” and “Specialty” is because it has gold foil accents on some designs.

Let’s go through the gate ….

Kathy finishes off her card by stamping the bee from the Honey Bee Bundle and wishing a Happy Birthday.  I loved this card and was thrilled when Kathy said I could share it with you.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I do.  If you have any questions, you can email me at or just put your question in the message box below.  Someone else may have the same question as you 🙂

Thank you so very much for stopping in to see me today.  I hope you enjoy this Valentines Day ❤

Have a great weekend ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:If you don’t have a demonstrator and would love any of the items shown today, I’d be honored to have you as a customer. I do offer a Virtual Rewards Point for each $50 purchase (before Ship/Tax).

Little Lady Bug …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Got a cute card to share with you today that highlights the Ladybug stamp set that you can earn FREE as a hostess during Sale-a-bration.  I currently have have dates open that you can schedule so send me a quick message or hit the contact me button.

You could also host a book party  … share the catalogs with your friends because either way you will want them to benefit from Sale-a-bration too.  This little Ladybug is available to all hostess / customer orders totally $300 (before ship/tax).

Sale-a-bration if fun and an easy way to build up your stamp collection for less because your rewarded with FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase.

Let’s chat … set a date and have some fun!!  Whether you choose an in-home stamp party or a book show … I have a special treat just for you “My Hostess” that is above and beyond the benefits you get from Stampin’ Up!

Thank you for hanging out with me day.

Have a good day ~



Introducing the NEW Little Ladybug Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share some cute cards and a quick video on our NEW Little Ladybug Stamp Set.  Grab a cup of coffee and join me for some fun stamping tips! Why the rush on the Little Ladybug … because next month Stampin’ Up! is offering “Coordination Products” so there will be dies to coordinate with our ladybug, more on that down further on this post. Ready …

Host a stamp party and you can earn this stamp set for free with a qualifying amount during Sale-A-Bration from Stampin’ Up!. These cute little ladybugs can work with so many of your projects. Your friends will love using this set to make their own cards so you can have a little ladybug part!

You can host in your home … or you can invite your friends to my stampin’ studio … or you can have a book party! Let’s set a date, it’s a great time to get your favorite NEW items from the Spring Mini Catalog all while earning FREE Sale-a-bration items (you and your friends) and as hostess you can get the ladybugs!

Check out these adorable cards …

Don’t you just love the “Shaker Card” on the far right … Looks like we’ll need the dies for that card.  Here is a closer look …

Oh my Gosh … they have the little ladybugs inside the shaker … I love it!  Here is more information about the Product Coordination…

Please let me know if you have any questions or when you would like to host a stamp party. I’ll get you the supplies you need to have a great party … even book parties!!

There is so much fun going on right now in stamping … I’d love you to join me. I’d be honored to be your demonstrator, if you do not have one. And if you need those catalogs … let me know!

Thank  you for joining me today, I hope yours is a good one!