April Showers & May Flowers …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As the saying goes “April Showers brings May Flowers” … certainly true in our gardens! Today’s card has both, a hint of showers with a bouquet of flowers! I’m using another pattern from the beautiful Tropical Oasis designer paper and teaming it up with the sweet little boots from the March Paper Pumpkin kit.

Before I get started … I also want to let you in on some amazing information! First, the May Paper Pumpkin kit is going to include the new “2020-2022 In-Colors”!! I’m so excited that you will get your hands on the new in-colors before they are released in the upcoming new Annual Catalog!!

Second bit of information and just as exciting is … Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack!! There are some amazing new items (I’m actually purchasing some to create a fun class!). I’ve posted some of my favorites on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page and I’ll have some with card samples here for you tomorrow!!

Like yesterday’s Gift Card Holders, today’s card was recreated from a “card pack” I had sitting around.  Here is the original card ….

Did you notice the pretty paper on this card?  You can see it above on the Clearance Rack listing.  It is the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Paper.  It is on sale right now!! They’ve just added to the Clearance Rack.

Today’s card uses the left over card kit and the Tropical Oasis designer paper I had left over from yesterday’s card!!  I try not to let anything go to waste!  I’ve also incorporated the two stamp set from last months Paper Pumpkin kit.  The color pallet was inspired from this pair of rain boots …

I bought these boots for my sister Ruthie as she battled Pancreatic Cancer.  The boots represent a story between sisters .  When I was 9 and Ruth was 12, we were walking home from school in a terrible snow storm.  I was little first grader, crying, and my feet were cold … I had a hole in my boots.  My sister Ruthie gave me her boots!! So … as she bravely fought her battle against cancer, I brought her the boots and told her that I was there for her, and it was her turn to walk in my boots She would not walk alone.

Although my sister Ruthie was capable of amazing things, she lost her battle to Pancreatic Cancer 7 years ago.  It’s amazing how a stamp set can make such a heart connection. I’m sure you have a stamp set that pulls on your heart strings as well. These cute little boots were fun and easy to color!  I love that Paper Pumpkin gives you exclusive stamp sets (these are very special to me). The little bit of bling added to this card are from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones … the add the perfect touch!

Wow … this post is not only full of information but a story too!  I hope I didn’t overwhelm you. I’m here to answer any questions  you may have on the Clearance Rack, Paper Pumpkin or switching up my cards.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. I’ll meet you back here tomorrow and show you some of my Clearance Rack favorites!

Have a wonderful Wednesday ~

Thank You from the Tropics Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m hoping yesterday’s card gave you a little distraction yesterday. I was asked about the flower … I actually used the Light Daffodil Delight Blends and then a Q-Tip to color in Grapefruit Grove and Real Red!  Today’s tropical card features the Tropical Oasis Designer Series paper …

The designer paper you see on the bottom of the card is actually the flip side of the pretty paper covered with palm and Bird of Paradise flowers.  I like the bottom portion designer paper actually adds the look of texture!

Speaking of texture, I’ve used the wider ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack to add texture, and it coordinates nicely with the paper considering I did not have the ribbon that is included in the bundle.

The greeting comes from the So Sentimental stamp set which is paired with the Stitched so Sweetly Dies … You’ll love the versatility of these dies and the all-occasion sentiments from the stamp set. You’ll love the 10% savings when you bundle them together too!

The Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper includes retro tropical images including palm trees, flowers, fruit, flamingos, and vintage surf woody wagons…. and makes me want to head to Hawaii. We maybe practicing “Social Distancing” so I’m traveling through my card designs!!

So … have I taken you to Hawaii with me?  Maybe Figi … or how about Belize?  You can create beautiful cards with lush foliage and tropical images on this designer paper, or how about using it for your scrapbooking?  Either way you can’t go wrong.  You can choose from the entire suite or just the bundle …

I think the Tropical Oasis Designer paper could really make our minds drift off to a warm, sunny place….

Thank you for joining me today, I enjoy our virtual travels!! lol   Let me know if you need anything!

Have a good day ~  Linda


Escape with me to the Tropics Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope this post finds you well, and doing OK. I’ve got a card for you today that will take you to paradise if only for a while. A quick -n- easy card using items from the Tropical Oasis suite….

You can add a pop of paradise to your crafting with lush foliage and tropical images. The Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle features retro tropical images and glorious colors to make a statement on your projects.

It’s just another day in papercrafting paradise when you use the stamps and dies to create your own dreamy designs. Invoke a touch of the tropics with bronze-finish trinkets including a pineapple, hibiscus, ukulele, and palm leaves. When you’re all done, hold the project to your ear and listen for the waves gently crashing onto the shoreline.

If you are eyeing a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item and would love an easy way to get there—how about a trip to Hawaii . . . by way of the Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle (item 153941)?

This breathtakingly beautiful suite captures the spirit of aloha with pineapples, palm fronds, hibiscus flowers, and more. You’ll almost smell the ocean and hear the waves washing over the white sand.

The Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle is filled to the brim with products that will make you dream of this island paradise.

  • Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set
  • In the Tropics Dies
  • Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper
  • Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder
  • Tropical Oasis Trinkets
  • Saddle Brown StazOn Ink Pad and Refill
  • Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack
  • 5/16″ (8 mm) Braided Burlap Trim

Best of all, purchasing the Tropical Oasis Suite will help you earn the Level 2 Sale-A-Bration reward of your choice.. or 2 – Level 1 items!

I actually crafted my pretty little flower with the Small Bloom Punch!  Take a look at Sale-a-bration again as they have added more products!! Click Here: SALE-A-BRATION

I want to Thank you for stopping by. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you, or feel free to leave a comment.

Have an amazing day ~  Linda.