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!


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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 (lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) 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!!


Good as Gold and many, many more!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Wow … It’s Sunday already! Boy the weekends just fly by. Come to think of it, so do the weeks and months, it’s already December and another year almost over … wow!

As promised yesterday, I will be sharing more card samples that I created using products from our Year End Clearance. (One of the items I wanted to share is already gone).

CM15BWhile supplies last.            


Yesterday I shared several samples from the Watercolor Wonder Note cards … today I have two more ideas for you!

Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes

Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes 133362
Price: $12.95 $5.19
Easiest DIY cards ever! Take a printed Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Card. Stamp or write on it. Done! Coordinate with the Watercolor Wonder suite.■ 20 printed cards on watercolor paper: 4 ea. of 5 designs
■ 20 Ivory envelopes
■ Card size: 3-1/2″ x 5″



Here is the “Good as Gold” Card kit … my samples. Stampin’ Up! also has patterns for you to follow in the kit, it’s all there for you and for only $4.39 you can create 8 fabulous cards for slightly over 50¢ a card!!

Good as Gold Card Kit

Good As Gold Card Kit 133512
Price: $10.95 $4.39
Quickly create thank-you cards in gorgeous Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango with rich gold accents! Also features Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding, and Sahara Sand.Kit includes
• 8 card bases (3-1/2″ x 5″)
• 8 envelope liners
• 1 sheet Gold Foil Tags
• 1 sheet printed die-cut tags
• 8 pieces Gold Elastic Cord (24″ each)
• 8 pieces Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine (24″ each)


Next, I’d like to share some card samples I made using the “Sweater Weather” Designer Series Paper. This is awesome paper for those “guy cards” you need to make. Pair it up with stamps sets like “Wetlands”, “Walk in the Wild” or any of our great greeting sets.

Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper
Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper 132184
Price: $10.95 $4.39
Warm colors and texture-rich designs will make you want to wrap up in your favorite sweater and scarf for a little seasonal crafting. 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12″ x 12″. Acid free, lignin free.
Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Whisper White.






I have one more item that I would like to share with you … the “Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die”. This works great for your scrapbook pages, cards and projects. We used it a lot for school projects and banners.

Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die 127553
Price: $89.95 $53.99
4 dies. Includes 26 letters, 10 numbers, and 1 symbol: ea. 1-1/4″ high. Use with Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads.

Road Trip - Sept ScrapClub


Hope you enjoyed today’s showcase of cards and projects using these fabulous products at unbelievable prices. They would make a great gift for the crafter on your Christmas shopping list… or a little reward for yourself.

Because they are year end closeouts … it’s while supplies last, and some are already gone. Don’t delay.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday ~





Endless Birthday Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with a card that takes us away from the Christmas theme …. and celebrates birthdays! We all need Birthday cards and I came upon this one going through my card stash.

This is one of the cards that I had cased (copy and share everything) from a Pinterest card and used at one of my stamp camps.


I love the color combination of Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, and Wild Wasabi. The stamp set is our “Endless Birthday Wishes” … endless because with such a wide variety of greetings you can put together.

Just click on the product description to view the stamp set direct on my on-line store …

Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set 

Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set 137553
Price: $13.95
Make celebrations and birthdays a little more fun with this handwritten photopolymer stamp set. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, and G (not included in the set).



STARTS TODAY!   Discounts to 80%!  Stampin’ Up! will be stocking up the Clearance Rack with lots of new goodies, including holiday products (just in time)!   Clearance rack items are available while supplies last so please be ready to order your favorites.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help….  lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thank you for stopping by …

Have a wonderful day ~


Gentle Peace with Blendabilities …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you a different take on the “Gentle Peace” stamp set. This beautiful stamp with it’s stained glass is perfect for the Blendabilities. I did use the Blendabilities and love how easily they blend … but now I want to share my card with you!


I love this card because my focal point is the holy family … I kept the star from the window to shine above them. A simple card but oh so lovely.

I wanted to show you that you can change up a stamp set by omitting or cutting out a part of it and giving it a whole new look. I enjoy hearing what you think … please leave a comment below.

There are only two days left for our Online Extravaganza, and today don’t forget to check out the Door Busters available “today only”.


Door Buster Sale… 30% Off the Blendabilities Bundle (140388) includes all 12 assortments! (except Skin Tone) Plus… When you purchase your bundle today from my on-line store, you will be invited to my  FREE Blendabilites class in which you will learn how to use and get the most out of your new markers!

There’s MORE… So you can get started “right away” I will include the Momento Ink Pad and Color Lifter Pen FREE!! They will be with your projects supplies when you get to class. I’ll have everything ready .. just bring your new Markers! With the Stampin’ Up! savings of 30%, the FREE Class, Momento Pad and Color Lifter Pen … your saving over $85!

Here is the list of today’s Door Busters ….

December 1 Door Busters

To view the rest of the deals by % of savings – Click on the icons below …. 

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Save this for the direct link to my on-line store and shop early Monday

Enjoy the savings. For those of you getting the Blendabilities … I will send you the class information shortly.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day ~


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share with you some wonderful samples from the Stampin’ Up! Get Inspired blog and Senior Staff Writer Cindy B.

Her projects were so pretty I just had to share, it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

If you’re a papercrafter, Christmas is probably one of your busiest times of the year. And I don’t know about you, but I pretty much want everything in this year’s holiday catalog . . . so deciding what to buy has become a serious problem for me! Is anyone else in the same boat? Here are some great samples …

Introducing the beautiful Nature’s Peace Stamp Set . Here’s what it looks like when you emboss it using VersaMark ink, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and the Heat Tool.


A gorgeous product from the holiday catalog is the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set. Use it to make a fun gift package. (Tip: cut the top of a Petite Café Gift Bag using the Large Scallop Edgelits Die.)


I used the same stamp set to create a tag that doubles as a Christmas tree ornament—and put it on one of our Takeout Boxes for a cute gift.


Here’s a fast and easy card made using the adorable Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set.


Last of all, check out this idea for a treat bag—again using that awesome Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set.


If you haven’t seen the holiday catalog yet, click here (US)—then tell us which products are YOUR very favorites!

Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer

Don’t you just love Cindy’s projects! What wonderful ideas and great tips. You can see Cindy’s post by Clicking HERE!

Stay Warm & Have a great day ~



Ornamental Pine Birthday Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s a bit “chilly” out today but I am grateful that the snow blast that hit our western states did not make it to Wisconsin – or should I say… my neck of the woods! Northern Wisconsin got snow.

Today I am going to share with you the Ornamental Pine Birthday card as promised, and my favorite of this weeks “Weekly Deals”.

Let’s begin with the card ….


My colors are based off the designer paper pack “Trim the Tree” which includes the Garden Green that I used as my base and my frame. The designer paper is cut 4 x 5-1/4″ … then cut a Whisper White and Garden Green slightly smaller. The white you will stamp on, and the green will be a frame!

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Align the Garden Green cardstock behind the designer paper and using the “Oval Collections” Framelits … you will cut through both pieces.


Take away the Garden Green and place the Trim the Tree Designer paper back onto the BigShot … using the “next size up” oval, align and cut.  Now when you place your Garden Green back behind the designer paper … you will have a frame!

Just to recap ….


Next, you will ink up your Pine with Garden Green ink and color in the stem with the Chocolate Chip marker and stamp onto the Whisper White piece you cut earlier. Stamp the pine cone in Chocolate Chip and cut out… yes, you have to fussy cut – sorry!

My “Happy Birthday” greeting comes from the “Making Spirits Bright” … a great set you can use all year long, and the greeting size is perfect!


OK … now for some more fun, let’s talk “Weekly Deals”! My favorite from this weeks bunch of deals is the …. Daffodil Delight Seam Binding! We had some great guesses, but no one guessed it right 😦

Daffodil Delight 1/2" Ribbon Seam Binding

Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Ribbon Seam Binding


Price: $6.95  New Price $5.21

Returning favorite now in even more colors! Soft and flowingÑdrapes like silk. 10 yds.

Don’t fret though ladies because I told you that I was going to be full of surprises this year, so each of you who responded will get a bolt of the Daffodil Seam Binding!!

I want you to know why I fell in love with it.  It is so easy to work with, and ribbon is always a great way to embellish a card without breaking the bank. Congratulations Olivia, Cheryl, Barb & Nancy!  🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay warm!




Ornamental Pine Clear-mount Stamp Set
Ornamental Pine Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Price: $18.95


Making Spirits Bright Clear-mount Stamp Set
Making Spirits Bright Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Price: $19.95

Simply Thankful Sunday …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A happy Sunday to you! Today I am going to share another transformation of Motley Monsters to a pretty card of “thanks”.


I began with a Tangerine Tango base and the Tango stripped Motley Monsters Designer Paper. I used the “thanks” from Seasonally Scattered … the multiple colors come from the Baby Wipe Technique. The “thanks” was highlighted by adding a touch of glitter.

I used the “Apothecary Accents” framelits to highlight our stamped design and was matted with Old Olive. I actually “fussy cut” the mat.

I added a sweet button from the “Very Vintage” buttons… it was colored with the Old Olive blendabilities and topped off with a pumpkin bow. The results are a cute, simple card of thanks.


Have a fabulous Sunday ~




Holiday Joy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Sunday to you! Today I’d like to share a simple card that I created out of my scraps from a retreat project!

Each retreat we create name tags for our guests, that are hung on the doors to their rooms. It’s just a cute little way to welcome them, and they get to take them home. Sorry I don’t have a photo of them this time.

This year we used “Star’s” … so not letting anything go to waste, I turned it into a card!


I used the Baked Brown Sugar which coordinates well with the “Under the Tree” Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Whisper White. And of course, the BigShot and Star Framelit Dies.

The negative from the star is what I’m using for my card, and popping it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to create that fabulous dimension we all love.


My greeting “JOY” comes from the Project Life December Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set …


You can find this stamp set in the 2014 holiday supplement. If you need the new supplement, please let me know. If you are a regular customer of mine, you will find it tucked in your last order 🙂

I coordinated my Cherry Cobbler seam binging with my greeting to complete the card. Don’t you just love sweet and simple Christmas cards!


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow as I will show you another version.

Have a simply serene Sunday ~



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All is Calm Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It’s Monday and back to work for many of us, so I’d like to begin with a simple, calm Christmas card.

Yesterday I showed you an easy layout which included the dimensions you’ll need to make the card. I also suggested that you could use this layout for any type of card, so today I’m here to show you …


The card was created using the Lost Lagoon cardstock and “All is Calm” Designer Series paper. The pop of Whisper White really makes the “Merry Christmas” stand out. The greeting comes from the “Making Spirits Bright”, found on page 48 in the Holiday catalog.

All of the layers are “popped” up, using the Stampin’ Dimensionals … it gives so much depth and texture to the card.

I couldn’t resist adding the beautiful silver glimmer snowflake to really make the card feel like Christmas. The snowflake comes from the Snowflake Card Thinlet Dies (9 dies) in our Holiday Catalog.


Hope you enjoyed my Christmas version of the simple layout I shared yesterday, and thank you for stopping by.

Have a great week ahead ~




Simply Sweet Layout …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today’s card share is all about the layout and showcasing the designer paper … Motley Monsters!  This is the last in my Halloween series of cards and super simple to make!


Here I have the “ghostly” side of the designer paper … the large piece is 4 x 3-1/2″ and the small is 4 x 3/4″. The Whisper White is also 4 x 3/4″ and all are mounted on the Sahara Sand cardstock.

My greeting is from the Paper Pumpkin kit … those stamps sure come in handy!

On this card I just used another pattern in the Motley Monsters and everything else remained the same!


Just think … Birthdays, Christmas … anything!  Let your imagination run wild.

The first card sample was popped up with dimensionals, and looks even better than the photo.

Let me know what you think … and have fun with this layout!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~



Simply Halloween

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have a cute, super simple Halloween card for you…


I used the “Freaky Friends” stamp set – I just had to have that little skeleton! Look at him just standing there … isn’t he just the cutest!

The “Happy Halloween” comes from that tried and true greetings set … Tiny Tiny Wishes. One of my go-to stamp sets.

I simply stamped my skeleton and greeting with Whisper White “CRAFT” ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. Most people use the VersaMark for embossing, but I love the way the “white on white” works.

The majority of my stampers who have done this technique, have purchased a White Craft pad.  You can find it on the bottom of page 210 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog or just click on the link in my Stampin’ Supply List at the bottom of this post.

I layered it on Elegant Eggplant and mounted it onto the Pumpkin Pie cardstock.


I used a bit of bling from the September Paper Pumpkin kit to finish off my card … SIMPLE.

Thank you for dropping by today! Stop back tomorrow for my last post of my Halloween Series. I will be highlighting the Freaky Friends and Motley Monsters Designer paper.

Have a wonderful day ~




Guest Stamper: Gloria H

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to share this cute Halloween card that I received as a swap from my upline Gloria at her fall regional last year.

I love the cute idea of using the flip card to create a monster … kids are going to “flip” for this card!


How easy is that! The Circle Card Framelit die and a few punches and you’ve got yourself a cute little monster.

Here’s the flip side …


Enjoy as is or embellish it a bit if  you wish.

Thanks for stoppin’ in and have a flippin’ good weekend.



Simply Sunday: Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope this Sunday finds you and your family well. Today I would like share with you a quick yet beautiful card, along with a paper-savings tip!

I will begin with the “Trim the Tree” Designer Series Paper Stack and the Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon.  My intent was to create a card that looked as magnificent as a present under the tree!


The Trim the Tree DSP is 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ and will have to be trimmed down.  Put your paper into the cutter horizontally (longest length) to 5-1/4″ and trim.



Now turn 90º – align paper to 4″ mark and trim.



Here is what you have … save your extra pieces as you will be using them!


As you can see, the skinny piece goes on the inside of your card, and the wide piece fits nicely on your envelope.  You will need to trim off just a small piece!  No scraps! HINT: Be sure to get it on securely as it needs to run the the post office machinery.


The greeting is from our Hostess special … YOU can earn it FREE by hosting a stampin’ party or placing a qualifying order of $300… gather your friends, it’s that easy.  Contact me for more information.

I hope you found this post as fun as a present under your tree!  Enjoy your paper savings!  To purchase any of these items just click on the links posted below.

Thank you for coming to my blog and have a great day!