Spotlight Technique with New Horizons

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a twist to the SPOTLIGHT Technique with the New Horizons Designer paper. You can catch a replay of last nights Facebook LIVE where I showed “how” I cut and then let my guests choose which one they wanted to see put together. The great thing is … today you will see both cards finished off and ready to send!

Let’s begin with the video …

Now that you’ve seen the video, let’s take a closer look at those cards. I’ll start with the initial and simple SPOTLIGHT card. Here we just cut out a piece of our designer paper, and then the coordinating Blackberry Bliss cardstock as a mat.

The greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set … I think this is a must in your collection, so many amazing greeting for so many occasions. I put the link for you below.

Now we are going to “step it up” a bit or adding a twist to the SPOTLIGHT Technique by adding another layer (or two) ….

On the video I showed “how” I put this together but what I didn’t say is that the reason I used the Basic White as a mat, was to highlight the white that I used when heat embossing the greeting. Besides … it really does make the “SPOTLIGHT” pop!!

Did you notice the addition to the vellum? It’s the Layering Designs Vellum and can be found in the Annual Catalog. I think it really adds to the card … especially if you are sending this card “across the miles”!!

I love highlighting techniques that were used many years ago and we tend to forget … obviously they were popular for a reason. I love the SPOTLIGHT Technique and with the New Horizons paper.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope it’s a good one.

Here is a list of the ingredients used for today’s cards … excluding the New Horizons paper as it has already retired.

Sharing Several Techniques used on the Flowering Foils Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a picture on my Facebook page “Linda’s Stampin’ Escape” filled with some great ideas on how you can modify or transform your “Flowering Foils” Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I also have a list of these techniques …

Here’s some ideas on how to alter your Flowering Foils DSP – FREE with a $50 purchase!

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1) Sponge dauber or stampin sponges
2) Stampin Blends (can fussy cut out)
3) Stampin Write markers
4) Sponge Brayer
5) Run through embossing folder
6) Stampin spritzer w/re-inker
7) Wink of Stella (with re-inker)
8) Stamp directly with solid stamp
9) Pigment Sprinkles (with aqua painter)
10) Add lines with marker/pen

Let’s review some of the cards that I have shared with you that highlight the “Flowering Foils” Specialty Designer Series Paper….

Coloring with the Stampin’ Blends / Flowers “fussy cut” out ….

Using Sponge Daubers to add color ….

Using Sponges or the Sponge Brayer to add color (Ombre Technique) …

Leave it plain because it’s pretty!

Soooo … What are you waiting for?  Don’t wait too long.  It could be gone … That is what happens when we run out of product because of your overwhelming response.

The following items have already been discontinued …

The “Golden Honey Specialty Designer paper was just discontinued yesterday.  Don’t miss out on any of the Sale-a-bration items available.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with your order.  If you do not have a demonstrator already, I’m here to help you out.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Make sure you come back tomorrow and check out the card I’ve created using another one of the techniques listed above.

Have a great day!  Linda

Using scraps to make something CUTE!

Happy Tuesday Stampers!

How are you this fine day.  I have to tell you, I was a bit in a struggle with this post today.  You know, one of those days when your creativity bulb doesn’t seem to be shining as bright as it usually does.  So, here is what I did …

I went into my stash of cards and started looking for some inspiration.  I know, I know, I can go on Pinterest or other spots to find inspiration … but I make it my mission to create something “NEW” for you everyday!   I invite you to follow me on Pinterest … create a board and pin any or all of my samples for quick reference.

So here is the card I came across, and when I had it on display in my Stampin’ Studio, everyone was raving over it.  It’s different, and it’s pretty easy, and … it uses up our scraps!  One of the best “techniques” we should all know.


The designer series paper on this card has since retired but the stamp set is “Make a Cake” found on page 17, and the greeting is from the “Sweet Essentials” stamp set, both sets are found in the 2013-14 catalog.

Now … onto my “UPDATED” version.  I think it is too cute!


Isn’t this the best way to use up scraps!  Then top if off with that cute little flower from the “Flower Shop” stamp set and you can’t go wrong.  Really … “You can never have too much happy”!  Isn’t that a cute saying?  It comes from the stamp set Yippee-Skippee on page 37 of the 2013-14 catalog!  It’s one of the FREE stamp sets I got when I went to convention this year.  I love convention, it’s also a great place to be inspired, see old friend, making new ones and just have fun.

When using your designer scraps (and yes, you can use regular cardstock too) all you need to do is weave the scrap pieces together.  I lay them out to see what colors I like next to each other.  You need to be a bit careful when flipping it over to adhere it to your card so it doesn’t come apart.  Mine is a bit crooked … Did you notice?

To help you with the products I used on this card, here is a list of ingredients:






Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper



Flower Shop Stamp Set – WOOD



Flower Shop Stamp Set – CLEAR



Pansy Punch



Yippee Skippee Stamp Set – WOOD



Yippee Skippee Stamp Set – CLEAR



Rhinestone Basic Jewel



Stripes Embossing Folder

blog insert - shop nowSo, next time you are looking for inspiration, you can always go back into your stash of cards, come back here and click onto one of the categories that describe the type of card you need, or find me on pinterest!


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Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!

The Fine Print:

  • These items do not qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (workshop, customer, or online).
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Choose from the Designer Series Paper packs below for super savings in July!:  ENDS JULY 31st

Did yo know, that if you click onto one of the words highlighted in pink, it will take you to a link to show you that item of viewing place.  Check it out and let me know how you like it.

Have a great week!

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Layered Brayer Technique

Hello …

Oh my, weekends seem to pass so quickly!  I have been busy preparing for my Hostess / Customer Appreciation and Kick-Off Party.  I invite all my hostesses from the past Stampin’ Up! year to join me for dinner and a little bit of “spoiling”.  Hostesses qualify for this exclusive event by having a stampin’ party or they are in one of my clubs.

I have all types of clubs: scrapbooking (2 – 12 x 12 pages), techniques (most popular / 2 cards and a 6 x 6 technique sheet) and stamp-n-scrap (they make a card and 1 – 12 x 12 page).  I am currently filling my clubs for the upcoming 2013-14 stampin’ year.  We begin in September and go through June… we meet only 1 night a month.  I have weeknight, and Saturday clubs.

Membership includes your Make-n-Takes, all main and seasonal catalogs, club only specials / discounts, and an invitation to my hostess only appreciation dinner.

Here is one of the techniques my members have done in the past:

Layered Brayer


1) Heat emboss your chosen images on Glossy White card stock using VersaMark ink and Clear Stampin’ Emboss powder. Bold images work best for this technique.

2) Ink your brayer with a light color of ink, and bray your card stock.

3) Use a sticky note or scrap paper cut to desired shapes and sizes to cover portions of your card stock.
4) Ink your brayer with a darker color of ink, and bray your card stock again.

5) Repeat process if extra layers desired.

6) Remove paper scraps and wipe embossed images to remove excess ink.


Let me know if you are interested in joining one of my clubs, or get your friends together (min. 8 – max.12) and I’ll do which type of club you and your friends are interested in.

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Dream … The Open Sea

Hello Stampers!

Just a quick post today … I know your busy!

I wanted to share a card (I cased from a fellow demonstrator) that we did at one of my all day stampin’ events.  It’s a great “MAN” card and we used the “Triple Time” Technique.  It’s just perfect for the “Open Sea” stamp set (page 101)

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The colors just make this card!  We used Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and “my new black” …. Early Espresso!

I also want to show you a close up of the beautiful “Antique Brads”  (117273) – they go with so many styles of stamping.  This little one worked perfect for our nautical theme.

bradHave an awesome Saturday!

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