Simply Sunday: Wishing You Adventure

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a simple and pretty card created with the Greatest Journey stamp and the Enjoy the Journey Designer Paper (which you can get FREE during Sale-a-bration). This card takes it a step up from just simply using designer paper and a greeting.

We begin our usual 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base; I’m chose Basic Black, scored and folded at 4-1/4. Then cut a a 4″ x 5-1/4 piece of designer paper, then cut off 1-1/4″ off each side leaving a 2-3/4″ center.

Next cut a 4″ x 3″ piece of Basic Black cardstock which will be mat the 2-3/4″ center piece of designer paper.

I attached the two end pieces on first, then I secured the center piece of designer paper onto the black mat. You can still see the flow of the card but you have the interesting design element by layering it … I did not use dimensionals on the center piece.

I stamped the greeting and just cut the ends off at a slant… then I popped it up. The final touch was to add the black dots from the Classic Mat Dots.

Super simple but with an interesting twist … great for when you need a quick card. Thank you for spending time with me today.

Here is a list of ingredients that were used in today’s card …

Simply Sunday: Simple Glitter Fun

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I did a couple LIVE demonstrations on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page, and on my first stamp session I highlighted the “Red & White” Glimmer paper that is in the Mini Catalog. It is also one of the FREE Gifts I was giving away with orders placed during my Small Business Saturday event.

Here are the two cards that I made during my presentation. With just 1-1/2 sheets of Basic White cardstock and one 6″ x 6″ sheet of the Red Glimmer we created two simple and oh so cute cards ….

I also incorporated the Festive Pearls and Take Your Pick tool which were also FREE with a qualifying purchase during our Small Business Saturday celebration. So …. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and join me for the short video replay of yesterday’s LIVE presentation.

I hope you enjoyed the video and how easy these cards were to make. They are perfect layouts if you are in a rush to get your Christmas cards done.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Here is a list of supplies that I used for today’s cards ….

Quick Cards with Foam Adhesive Sheets Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my gosh … this video is perfect for those of us who need to make a quick last minute card! I will share some great tips to make your card making a bit easier, the Foam Adhesive sheet. Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a spell.

Let’s take a look at the video now …


  • Card Base / Basic Black : 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” then Score at 4-1/4”
  • Basic Black Card front Embossed: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (Scrap to die cut letters out: HELLO)
  • Foam Adhesive Sheet: 4″ x 1-3/4”

This card was so fun to create … a great way to use up some of those scraps and the result is a bold, fun and colorful card!

Don’t we all that some scrap designer paper left over as well, so cut your Foam Adhesive sheet the size of your Designer Paper (Mine was 3″ x 3″) and adhere it to the card front you just embossed. Finish off your card with a cute greeting ….

There are so many ways to use these foam adhesive sheets, but I think that “Use Your Scraps Up” Card is my favorite!!

Have fun creating and thank you for hanging out with me today.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 … Using Card Kits for Quick-n-Easy Cardmaking

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you always struggling to come up with card designs? Let me help you by introducing “kits” that work well together.  Today I am taking the base from one of the cards included in the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit and pairing it up with some of the amazing contents in the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Kit.  Creating with any of our card kits makes designing cards so easy.

Most of you know that I am a Lighthouse fanatic!!  They are so majestic and full of history … the are the guardians of the seas. OK … a little more about the card now!!  The base is from the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin, then I pulled the rest of the images from the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack.

The card pack includes 50 total double-sided cards (2 each of 25 designs), 4 sticker sheets, all Acid free, lignin free and work perfect for scrapbooking or cardmaking.  The background and base are both cards from the pack and then I started adding the stickers. Let me mention that the stickers are not flimsy stickers but sturdy die cuts with adhesive… the stand up well to your cards and scrapbooks.

The rope border, both greetings / verbiage and anchor are all stickers from the card pack.  The adhesive allows you to move it around a bit while you are creating, as long as you are not pushing it down too hard. We all need quick -n- easy cards, and these kits solve the problem!!

Did I forget to mention that the Paper Pumpkin kit has coordinating envelopes as well?  Once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber … you can purchase any past kits that are available. Plus … Pinterest is FULL of alternate designs!!


I really love the way this turned out. Did  you know that when you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can purchase past kits as well? So it’s never too late to start …  Click here to get your subscription started by August 10th for the August kit.

If you have earned Bonus Days Coupons last month … you can reap the rewards now!  Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1–31. Your Coupon Codes were emailed to YOU … If you have questions, please contact me 🙂

There is still time to get in on the EXTRA, EXTRA! Promotion …

From July 1 until August 31, receive an additional $30 in product for free in your Starter Kit. So instead of $26 for free, you can get $56 in free product (and of course free shipping as always). That’s right! Choose $155 worth of product for $99 + tax!! And if that wasn’t awesome enough, a $10 coupon code will be gifted to you the following month to use towards an order by October 31st.


Let me know if you have any questions about the Paper Pumpkin or our Memories & More Card kits. They really do make creating easy.

Thank you for spending a part of your Sunday with me.

Have an great day!


Simply Sunday: Congratulations

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We have now entered that time of year when “Congratulations” cards are a hot commodity! Graduations, anniversaries, weddings … even job promotions … these are all events that we need cards for so today I’d like to help you out by sharing a simple yet pretty card for such an occasion.


I chose Black & Gold because it can be used for any of the occasions I mentioned and it’s super simple to make. I’m using the new “Pop of Pink” Designer Washi Tape and the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.

Words are powerful. This set has the words you need for all occasions: thank you, congratulations, thinking of love, love you. Lift up your friends, send good thoughts to your family. I love this set!!

You will also need Whisper White, Basic Black cardstocks and our Gold Foil Sheets, plus one little scrap piece of vellum for the Bitty Butterfly!


I added the new “”Metallic Enamel Shapes” for the body of my butterfly and to finish off the rest of the card. They are cute and really match up nicely with the foil sheets. (Both come in Silver and Gold)

Don’t you think this makes a great “Congratulations” card … and so simple! A little Washi Tape, a little stamping, punch a couple butterflies and your done.

Now … Yesterday I promised to share a few other cards that we have done in our stamping clubs.



Our clubs meet 1 day a month. Each group has a minimum of 6 and a max of 10 participants.

There is no cost for your projects, however each participant is required to spend a certain amount each month … that amount depends on the amount of people. This is done so each of our participants gets to take a turn “hosting” … this only means “YOU” get the hostess benefits (free stamps and / or accessories). 


It is a commitment that you make to participate for the entire “club year” … 10 months. It goes by so fast, it’s kind of sad when we break for summer! So let me know if your thinking about joining us this fall.  Seats fill up fast!

Thank you for sharing a piece of your Sunday with me.

I hope you have a wonderful day ~


Today’s “Congratulations Card” Stamping Supply List …


Simply Sunday: Softly Falling Snow

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Welcome to my Simpy Sunday series … this is one of my favorite days to post. I love being able to show you how beautiful a simple, easy to make card can be.

Today our card begins with the new “Thick” Whisper White cardstock… it’s just a bit sturdier than our regular Whisper White but still easy to use.


My card front is a embossed with the “Softly Falling” textured embossing folder that can be found on page 24 of the Holiday Catalog. I then popped it up with dimensionals … I like to do that when I make a card with white on white.


The pretty little snowflake is one of our “Snowflake Elements” embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. On Friday I share that this technique is the one our Technique clubs did this month … so much fun. It was topped off with a Rhinestone.

The title or greeting “snow” comes from the framelit set “Seasonal Frame” and was cut from the beautiful Silver Glimmer paper.


I hope you had a nice weekend, and I thank you for sharing part of it with me.

Have a great day ~




Simply Sunday … You’re the Best!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have a cute card for you, and as promised I have used the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper and the “Simply Wonderful” stamp set.

Yesterday you saw Brenda’s swap that showcased sponging on the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper and I have shared in a previous post (Click here to view) how to create a watercolor background with your Aqua Painters. You can also brayer this fabulous paper but …

today I’m going to show you how simple it is to use your markers and just color!


Using my Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo markers (the original Stampin’ Write markers) nothing fancy … I simply colored the first 3 spaces with Pool Party, the next 3 with Bermuda Bay, the next 3 with Island Indigo, then back to Bermuda Bay until all the lines were filled in.

Then I used a “baby wipe” to clean off my specialty paper …. I wiped off the excess in the direction of the lines. Quick & gentle … just enough to get the excess ink off, it also helps soften any lines from my coloring.


Using my 3 colors from light to dark also created the “Ombre” look… a very popular technique!

I did team up the Sale-a-bration items with the Bundle of the “Petal Potpourri” stamp set and coordinating “Flower Medallion” punch that is in the Occasions catalog – page 23. If Stampin’ Up! bundles it … I purchase it, I love the 15% savings!! Gives me more money to buy more goodies!

To finish off my flower, I added some of our Dazzling Details glitter adhesive (glitter glue) to the center. I think it adds just enough glitter without being over powering.


How simple was that!? Just image all the color combinations you can do with this simple technique. This paper is amazing … you don’t want to miss out! Our Sale-a-bration period ends March 31st and all you need to do is make a purchase of $50 before shipping & handling and pick the Irresistibly Yours paper for your Sale-a-bration freebie!

I have the list of ingredients for making this card below. just click on any one of them to see more details or go to my on-line store.


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.

Have an awesome Sunday!


Today’s Supply List …

Need a card right away?

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m back!  My apologies for the break, I was busy in my stampin’ room preparing for my upcoming Spring Retreat!

Sometimes it’s a bit difficult to come up with a card when your busy … and who isn’t now days.  So today I’m going to share with you a fabulous solution to our problem.

Simply Sent cards!  If you have a Stampin’ Up! catalog, go to page 161, I chose the “Simply Fabulous” Simply Sent card kit.  It’s a pretty die cut note card …


I’ve laid out all the ingredients.  I know many of the people who I send cards to, like to display them so I added a folded base to my project.  Then I simply copied the images that Stampin’ Up! provides in the directions.


I used the “Anywhere Glue Stick” to adhere the die cut piece onto my cardstock.  It holds very well and you don’t have to worry about the adhesive left between the designs like you do with the snail adhesive.  Each adhesive has it’s purpose!

The greeting (Million & One Stamp Set)  is actually suggested in the catalog to pair with the Simply Sent.  I love this stamp set … the font is beautiful.


If you look in my archives or on my Stampin’ Up! website you can view more samples made with the Million & One Stamp Set.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today.

Have yourself a beautiful Sunday!