Stampin’ Blends Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share the Facebook Live that I did last night demonstrating the Stampin’ Blends coloring technique. I used the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set …

This is a “Facebook Live” so you are going to hear me talking to the viewers as they arrive. I’ve also shared some tips and more. Pardon the wiggle, this was my first LIVE Video (still learning) I will be finding a more stable holder for my phone!

I hope you enjoyed, and I really hope that you learned a little more about our Stampin’ Blends and how easy they are to use. I really do believe that the large flower in the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle is the perfect image to practice on…. besides, it’s a beautiful bundle!

I will be back tomorrow to share another card from the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle using more of the dies!! Until then, have yourself a sunshiny day!

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 ♥ 

Join me for a Facebook Live

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared my second card featuring the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. This card was created using the Stampin’ Blend markers, our alcohol markers which make color blending easy.

Today I’d like to invite you to join me for a FACEBOOK LIVE event in which I will be demonstrating the ease of these markers and simple tips for blending …

I’ve been demonstrating for over 20 years and love how easy the stampin’ blends are to use and to make your projects look like an artist created them. And they are the perfect tools for me to use for my very first “Technique Tuesday: Facebook Live” event.


or just put Linda’s Stampin’ Escape into your Facebook Search. I’ll begin at 6 pm/ central time.

Just a reminder that I have 2 spots left for my STAMPARATUS CLASS …

The Stamparatus is the perfect tool to have in your stamping arsenal … It’s a “positioning” tool and so much more! It stamps perfectly with your two-step stamping, it’s solves the problem of always getting a good image, and works wonders when stamping multiple projects (You will be learning how these problems are solved by the Stamparatus and some fun techniques as well)

SATURDAY, August 22nd @ 9:30 am

Classes will be limited to 4 attendee’s per class / COST: $15.00 … If these classes fill up, I will offer additional classes. Please RSVP by Wed.Aug. 19th … Let me know which class you will be attending

CALL 262-334-1009 or Email:

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope to see you later on Facebook!

Simply Sunday … Christmas in July

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared the specials that will be gone at the end of July and the new ones that will be starting in August … so today I want to share a beautiful card that marries two of them together!  I’m using the Blended Seasons bundle from the Color Your Season Limited Time promotions with the Designer Series Paper.

We made this card at my Star’s Team meeting yesterday along with a fall card from the same bundle … plus swapping with the other ladies who attended. It was a wonderful day reconnecting, fun, stamping and introducing new members.

I began with the “Under the Mistletoe” Designer Series paper (currently on sale) and teamed it up with the Blended Seasons Stamp Set in which I used the Holly Spray and the Merry Christmas Greeting.  I used the “second” of the three shaped dies to cut Whisper White.  These dies have the stitching of “both” sides of the cut!! So you can use the shape and the cut out for your cardmaking.

Once the shape is cut out, I stamped the holly spray on the top and bottom … it fits in there so nice!!

We then used the Stampin’ Blends to color our holly.  We used the coordinating Old Olive Stampin’ Blends along with the Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight. They works so nicely with this bundle.  You will also love the Watercolor Pencils in the new colors. Either one you use … a touch of Stella won’t hurt!!

I stamped the greeting onto a strip of Real Red cardstock and punched the ends with the Triple Banner punch. The entire piece was popped up and the completes my Christmas in July card for today!

I will keep the promotions listed below until the end of the month …

#1) Don’t you just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper (I’m a DSP Addict!!). Back by popular demand, Stampin’ Up! has brought back the incredible Designer Series Paper offer: You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during July! This sale includes select Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog …

#2) “Color is what helps me express my creativity and Stampin’ Up! offers 53 colors! Color can help you express your creativity too! Right now, for a limited time, Stampin’ Up! is offering a free family of Classic Stampin’ Pads to all new recruits. Join my team today, and get a color family of your own.”

#3) Our Blooming Summer Savings promotion is the bridge between the old and the new … New subscribers to Paper Pumpkin will get 50% OFF their first kit when they subscribe using code BLOOM0818 at by August 10.


#1) Introducing our NEW Color Your Season “Limited Time” products … Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018. This means products will only be available until August 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before August 31, it will be made unorderable and will no longer be available for purchase.

 #2) Bonus Days are back!  During August for every $50 you spend before August 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30.


One more promotion …

FREE STAMP GIVE_A_WAY This is my gift to those who shop with me during the month of JULY 2018

… these stamp sets are no longer available in the catalogs and they can be yours FREE with a qualifying purchase (also includes a special gift and hand stamped card from me).  YES … that is the Amazing you that coordinates with the “Celebrate You” Thinlit dies in the catalog.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding my End of Month Stamp Give-a-way or any of the Stampin’ Up! promotions!

Thank you for joining me today.

Enjoy this beautiful day ~


How Beautiful a Day Can Be …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this beautiful day? I know they say it’s going to rain today, but I’m looking for the beautiful side of the day!!  They say whatever you think … you attract! So who doesn’t want a beautiful day?

I am excited to share with you a beautiful card … I told you yesterday about the Stampin’ Blends and that they are coming back. And on Tuesday I shared one of my favorite suites in the new catalog, the Graceful Glass. So I’m combining these two to bring you my creation …

I chose to keep a very simple color pallet … Whisper White!!  I did this so I could really highlight the “Graceful Glass” pattern of the Iris’s. I had a hard time choosing which pattern from the papers!!

I used the Old Olive Light & Dark Stampin’ Blends and the Rich Razzleberry Light & Dark to color my Iris’s and added a touch of the Dark Daffodil Delight in the center of them. Once colored … I trimmed down the design to fit with the verse I wanted to use … ENJOY LIFE is the beautiful stamp set this verse comes from!

This was a must have for me (pg. 58 New Catty) the verses the fonts … Love ’em!! The cute little butterflies also come with the set and I couldn’t resist using the Enjoy Life stamp set with the Graceful Glass designer paper!

To adhere the Graceful Glass vellum to the strip of Whisper White, I put a dab of Tombo glue onto a scrap piece of paper and used my finger to gently add some adhesive. It’s a very thin layer, I could barely see what I put directly onto the back … and you can’t see it from the front!!  Wooo Hooo!! Now there is a Stampin’ Tip you can put in the bank 🙂

This card is so easy to make and is so beautiful … and I am so hooked on this stained glass paper. I guess a rainy day would be a great day to sit down, relax and start to color!!  Hmmm … I guess that would create a relaxing, “beautiful” day!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Let me know if you have any questions on how I created today’s card.

Have a “beautiful” day ~

Stampin’ Supply List for Today’s Card ….


Stampin’ Blends Current Colors Now Available

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Good news! All of our current colors of Stampin’ Blends are in stock and available for purchase in our North American markets. Thank you for your patience as we worked to restock this popular product. Our new Stampin’ Blends colors are still on track to be available mid-June. We’ll let you know as soon as we have more information.
Let your creativity loose with Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!’s alcohol-based blending markers in their exclusive colors. Here, Shannon shows you how to color and blend with different colors–resulting in beautiful creations you’ll love sharing with others. To get your own Stampin’ Blends markers, visit or contact me by clicking on the contact me button above!

I’m so excited that these fabulous Stampin’ Blends are available again!! Please let me know if you have any questions for me … I’m here for you.

Thanks for dropping in today so I could share this great news with you!! Stop back tomorrow to see what I’ve created with the marvelous markers!!

Have a great day ~

Passion for Coloring

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy New Year!! Today I’m back to share another card that features the Petal Passion Designer Series paper … and I’ve grabbed my Stampin’ Blends! The patterns in the Designer paper are so fun to color and what better to start with but the Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin’ Blends are really easy to use. I begin with my lighter of the two colors and then I go over the areas I want darker with the darker of the two … then I go back over with the lighter color and blend (soften) any harsh lines that were created when coloring.

My Stampin’ Blends colors are; Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry with a touch of the Light Pool Party! Plus, I’ve added the Wink of Stella onto a couple small flowers to maintain the white but add some sparkle.

I also used the Color Lifter to pull up a little color and add some highlighted areas to the petals. This picture not only shows the highlights but you can also see the Wink of Stella and the Clear/Glimmer Epoxy Shapes. (Did you know you could color these with your Stampin’ Blends?!)

The Stampin’ Blends are fun and easy to use and coloring is a great way to relax and color away the stress. That should check off one of your New Years Resolutions … take care of yourself more often and relax!!

Let’s not forget our greeting … it comes from the Petal Pallet which is part of the Petal Pallet bundle. Love the 10% savings when I purchase the bundles!!

Thank you for joining me on this New Years Day … that’s how I like starting my new year, with friends!

Have a wonderful and relaxing day ~



Stampin’ Blends & A Sneak Peek!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a video to share with you that explores used for our stampin’ Blends, plus you’ll see a sneak peek into the Occasions Catalog … they should be arriving in your mailbox!!

Let your creativity loose with Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!’s alcohol-based blending markers in their exclusive colors. Here, Shannon shows you how to color and blend with different colors–resulting in beautiful creations you’ll love sharing with others.

For those of you wanting to know more about the Stampin’ Blends, I want to be sure to share the Color Lifter marker as well …

I love how the Stampin’ Blends markers can create so much depth on your project.

Let Santa … or I know if you would like these for Christmas! I have added the attachments below. OR …

If you want it all >>> May I suggest you until January and then get in on the Sale-a-bration Rewards!! For every $50 you spend you get to choose a FREE item out of the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

Thank you so much, I appreciate the visit to my blog …

Have a wonderful day~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Happy Holidays & Stampin’ Blends!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a card that I created using a really fun stamp set and the just released Stampin’ Blends!! Pairing these two together was double the fun!!

I began by stamping the cute little elf onto Whisper White … I’ve been waiting to use this one!! Then I colored my elf with the Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends pairs.

I used the technique of laying the light colored alcohol ink (Stampin’ Blends) and then the darker color. I then go back and use the lighter color to blend the two colors seamlessly … oh it’s fun. Don’t you love the way his hair is highlighted … wooo hooo!

I chose the “Christmas Around the World” Designer Series paper because it has that old fashioned “retro” look just like our little elf!! Then just a block of cardstock on two corners to draw your eye to the focal point.

The elf itself was double stamped … then the greeting was cut out and popped up to give more dimension. He is just toooo stinkin’ cute! A simple layout but oh so effective to send a Happy Holidays!

Thanks so much for stopping in to check out today’s project, I hope you enjoyed it.

Have a great day … we are one day closer to the weekend!!