Lovely, Amazing You 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday, I told you I would share more of Jen C.’s beautiful cards, and I can’t wait to show you how amazing they are! I’m sure you will enjoy them as much as I did ….




Simply stunning … I love these cards! Again, thank you Jen for sharing these with us. I can’t wait to get my set and begin stamping!

Here is a look at the photopolymer stamp set itself …


Lovely, Amazing You (item #140594) $14.95 / Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C (not included in the set).

If you would like to purchase this amazing stamp set … JUST CLICK HERE

Thank you for stopping by my blog …

Have yourself a wonderful day!


Lovely, Amazing You

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As promised yesterday, I am going to share with you a beautiful Photopolymer stamp set that was just released! I already ordered mine yesterday because I could not wait to get my hands on it. I truly believe this is a “must have” in everyone’s stamp collection.

This great new set is just what you need to spread happiness to all. Its so versatile, you’ll find yourself using it over and over again. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C (not included in the set).


It’s the relationships we share that make life interesting and rewarding. This is what inspired our new stamp set, Lovely, Amazing You (item #140594) $14.95

What are the reasons you give cards, treats, gifts? For me, it’s to thank someone, to wish them well on a special occasion, or often just to say, “Hey, I’m thinking of you.”

Here are some ways to show your love, admiration, and appreciation. Let people know that you care, that you think they’re amazing, and that you might even love them more than chocolate.

Love You More than Chocolate

Hello Tag

Good Wishes Card
These wonderful projects were shared by Jen C. Big “thanks” for sharing her talent and creativity with all. I will have more of her beautiful cards to share with you tomorrow!

If you would like to purchase this amazing stamp set … JUST CLICK HERE

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope your day is filled with happiness!


To a Great Friend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Monday to you and I hope many of you are warmer than those of us in Wisconsin … burrrrr! It’s a bit nippy here with wind chills down around 35 below.

On that note, I’d like to warm things up by letting you know today is the day we kick off the Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs!

Something else that will warm you up is our beautiful “Painted Blooms” designer series paper. You can’t think anything but spring when you look at this pattern …


The flowers are so beautiful, and this was a left over piece from the card I shared January 3rd!

No fuss with this card, I simply stamped my greeting directly onto the designer paper! I used the “Simply Wonderful” stamp set which you can get FREE during Sale-a-bration which starts today!

If you are not familiar with Sale-a-bration … it is our most anticipated promotion of the year, with many ways to earn Free stamp sets and accessories. You can chose a FREE Sale-a-bration item with each $50 purchase (before shipping & handling)


I couldn’t resist not decorating the inside and you’ll be amazed at how much this beautiful stamp set mimics the designer paper. The stamp set is the new “Painted Petals” from the Occasions catalog – pg. 19. It’s a two-step stamp set so it was easy to stamp the pink petals and green stems. The greeting is also part of this set.

With the purchase of the Painted Petals stamp set, Painted Blooms Designer paper and the Blackberry Bliss ribbon, you will be pretty darn close to getting the FREE “Simply Wonderful” stamp set! Just add some needed cardstock or inks and you’ll be there.


Thank you for visiting my blog today! Please let me know if you have any questions of the products I showed you or Sale-a-bration. I

f you do not have a demonstrator and would like me to be yours, let me know if you need either the Occasions or Sale-a-bration catalog.

Stay warm and have a wonderful Monday ~





Occasions & Sale-a-Bration 2015 Sneak Peek: Celebrate with Cake

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s getting closer to Christmas, a busy time for all of us I’m sure. So I hope you can escape the craziness and join me for a minute… kick back and relax because I would like to show you a sneak peek from the Sale-a-Bration and Occasions 2015 Catalogs!

I love that Stampin’ Up! is always right on track with the “hot” techniques and latest products for stamping, and I’m excited to share with you the NEW Chalkboard Paper in the Occasions catalog. Cool right? Well hang onto your socks because they also brought us “Chalk Ink” pads!

Here is my card share today … This is one of the cards that I did as a Make & Take for my Star’s members for our Christmas party this year.


This paper is a bit heavier and has a smooth grain that pairs perfectly with the Chalk ink and our White Stampin’ Chalk Marker. The chalk ink is permanent and creates a realistic chalk effect. You can find these on page 25 of the new Occasions catalog.

Also from the Occasions catalog is our “Birthday Bash” Specialty Designer Series Paper …. I picked out the Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry colors from the DSP as my base colors because I thought it was gender neutral. It’s always nice to have cards around that can be used for anyone.


The Chalkboard paper really is the focal point and it highlights our greeting which comes from the “Big Day” stamp set. Yes, you already got a sneak peek from this set on Saturday (click here to view).



I love stamp sets that have a greeting and words to match that I can put inside …


Ice cream and cake … it’s making me hungry! I think I should have added some designer paper to the inside to add a bit more color! Hmmm … that is why I like stamping with my friends, we share ideas and end up with even better cards! Right ladies!!

Hope you enjoyed the break and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Till then, have a wonderful day ~



We’re Shakin’ Up December …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am really excited to share with you what I created using my December Paper Pumpkin! First I’d like you to watch the video on how to put together the cards in the kit ….

I think the videos are fun to watch, and they inspire me. However I already had my cards created before I watched this months video. I love shaker cards … Who doesn’t?

First I will show you my card from the kit, just a twist from the Stampin’ Up! instructions, and one more way you can put your cards together ….


For those of you who know me, you know I’m just like you and don’t want to see anything to to waste! Well, here is what the “greeting” sheet looks like …


and what do you think I thought of … that’s right, “Make a card out of that!” So I cut off the piece that I had taken my “hello” from, measured it and cut a piece of the “Dazzling Diamonds” Shimmer paper. I just used it a couple of days ago so I still had it out on my stampin’ table.


I love that the greetings are on adhesive sheets so I would not loose the little pieces from the h – e – l … well you get my drift! lol  So it was easy to transfer this onto the glimmer paper and add those little pieces to complete the word. I popped up the greeting with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Since I used the “Lucky Star’s” embossing folder for some texture on the base – Bermuda Bay cardstock, I punched out some additional stars with the “Confetti Stars Punch”. I attached them with “Crystal Effects” and a tooth pick!

This card was so simple to make, and I think it’s adorable!


Join me and my Pumpkin Pals … Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin

My Pumpkin Pals and I get together to put together our kits, plus I always have an alternative product for them. If we don’t get together, I post or send them additional samples ideas.

Paper Pumpkin makes the PERFECT Christmas Gift! Just click on the link above.

Try it out… we have 1 – 3 – 6 or 12 month subscriptions or do it month to month. Let me know if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer any concerns you may have.

Have an awesome day ~




Wintertime Calm …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Since I took Saturday off from blogging, I figured I would share a special post with you today. I am going to show you a progression of cards, from simple to a touch of glitz.

I started ever so simple with the “All is Calm” Specialty Designer Paper and the “Wintertime” stamp set. I haven’t used it yet, but have been dying to get my hands on it and stamp!


My core colors that I used are Pool Party and Island Indigo … even though those are not listed on the designer paper pack, the Pool Party went well with the pattern I chose.

I simply inked up the stamp with the Island Indigo and stamped directly onto the designer paper… assemble and you have a cute and quick card! Simple can still be pretty.


Now … If you’re one of us who like some sparkle to your cards, my next sample illustrates what a few rhinestones can do for your card. Oh my that’s pretty!



If you’d like to step it up a bit more and highlight the greeting, simply stamp another image onto the Whisper White cardstock … cut it out … and mat it with a little piece of Island Indigo.


Wow… that really adds dimension and gives your card a new look.


If you still don’t have enough sparkle … then instead of the Pool Party mat behind the designer paper, you could use our beautiful (and new) Dazzling Diamonds Shimmer paper.


Look at how that makes the entire card pop! So whether you like a more simple and subtle card or full out bling … you can see how easy you can transform your cards.

So head off into your stamp room and have some fun! Feel free to share your projects with me ( I’d love to share your project with our stampin’ friends on Linda’s Stampin’ Escape blog… with your permission of course!

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~




Snuggles and Smooches …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you our newest “Photopolymer stamp set… Snuggles and Smooches”. It may seem like it is just for Valentine’s Day, but I think it could be used any time of the year when you want to share some affection with those you love.

Photo 1 - Snuggles and Smooches

Two of my favorite images in the set are the swirls. I’m sure you’ve noticed how trendy it is to wind up some Linen Thread or Baker’s Twine and use it as an element on cards and other projects. You can see on this card how the large swirl image helps accomplish a similar feel.

Photo 2 - Oodles of Valentine

The swirls also create interesting background patterns that can be used with a technique like emboss resist—as shown on this adorable little card.

Photo 3 - My Silly Valentine

Or simply stamp—as I did on this tag. The “Love” sentiment works great for creating a chalkboard effect.

Photo 4 - Love Tag

There are three heart images in this stamp set. They were drawn to coordinate with  three of our heart punches: the Sweetheart Punch, the Hearts Border Punch, and the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. The “Love” sentiment will also coordinate with either of the Tag Topper punches.

I can’t wait to see what you create with this stamp set—whether it’s a valentine for someone you love, notes of encouragement, memory keeping, or treat packaging.

(From our Concept Artist: Melody H.)

Was I right? Super cute projects today! This stamp set is already available – Click here to view!

Snuggles and Smooches Photopolymer Stamp Set

Snuggles And Smooches Photopolymer Stamp Set 140326
Price: $15.95
This fun set will surely bring a smile to many faces and is a great way to let others know you love them. Recommended for use with clear-mount blocks A, D, E, and G. Blocks not included with set.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post …

and I hope you have the best day ever!!