I “Heart” You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have that cute card I promised you!!  I ❤ my Stampin’ Up! job and I ❤ this bundle.  I just had to share a least one more card with you from the Meant to Be bundle.

Did you know that the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies actually coordinate with the All My Love Designer Series paper … and the pretty flower hearts (2 sizes) can be cut with the dies.

Today’s card features the die cut heart … 

Oh my, my … isn’t this cute!! I love the floral heart with the Highland Heather Gingham Gala 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper.  I ❤ you! The “I” was die cut from the Large Letters Framelits Dies and “YOU” comes from the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies which were from our Sale-a-Bration catalog last year!

This year you can get the pretty Organdy Ribbon for Free… 5 bolts of ribbon: Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime and its on todays card. Isn’t it amazing what a little ribbon can do to a card?

I hope you enjoyed todays card, and I thank you for stopping back today.

Have a great day ~


Happy New Year! Happy Hearts!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready to take our “Meant to Be” stamp set to the next level?  Let’s start with the coordinating “Be Mine” Framelits and kick of the New Year in style!!

Today I have chosen yet another heart from our stamp set (so many different styles of hearts) and pair it with a pretty little heart die that will add that certain touch to your card …

Our color pallet today includes the Whisper White and the Flirty Flamingo which truly highlights this small heart pattern from the “All My Love” Designer Series paper.  The base is in Whisper White and the Flirty Flamingo somewhat mats the designer paper … the edge was cut with one of the dies included in the bundle.

Once the hearts were stamped using the Flirty Flamingo, they were die cut with one of the heart dies in the bundle.  Isn’t it pretty … I love the stitched area around the stamping and then the frilly ruffled edge.

The cute little hearts (that look like candy) are popped up onto a piece of Flirty Flamingo that was cut with the brand new Rectangle Stitched Framelits!  Wooo hooo …. been waiting for the rectangle and lovin’ the stitched edge.  🙂  The rectangle piece has also been popped up with our dimensionals to create depth and dimension on our card.

The card was completed with a small banner and a delicate little greeting announcing our love.  This card too is on the “simple” side in regards to assembly but fits with those of us who seem to “have” or “want” it all!

Thank you very much for spending your New Years Day with me!! I wish you and your family a wonderful new year filled with love, happiness and whatever you desire… including stamping! lol

Have a great day ~




Simply Sunday: Hello Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back today with a simple Valentine card … or just an I love you card. I kept with the traditional red and white for my color pallet, which is what our “Sending Love” Designer Series paper pack contains.

I picked the pattern with the little dots that connect the hearts. With that thought I wanted to use the Stitched Shapes Framelits (they are now available again for purchase)  I used the oval shapes to create a focal point… my greeting.


My greeting comes from the stamp set “Sealed with Love”. If you love this stamp set, consider the bundle and save 10% and enjoy the cute die cuts that are included.

I needed something a little different that had the Valentine look so I chose the “Sending Love Embellishments” … the wood embellishments add such a cute touch and a totally different color – natural. I used a Sharpie™ to color my Rhinestones and then placed them in the center of the flowers.


Cute -n- simple that’s all it takes to let someone know you love them.  The little heart that is stamped on the inside has the same pattern as our wooden heart.

Thanks for taking time on your Sunday to stop by.

Just want to say on more thing … GO PACKERS!!!

Have a wonderful day !

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Love You Friend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner what better bundle from the Occasions catalog than the “Bloomin’ Love” bundle. Today’s card focuses more on the stamp set, but you’ll soon see another fab card done with the Thinlit Dies…. what an awesome combination!

I wanted the basic “red & black” on this card – with a pop of white as my focal point. Of course the beautiful heart is stamped in the Real Red and centered on my card. That layered piece was popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.


The “LOVE YOU” stamp is included in this 16 piece stamp set… and I used it on my banner. My banner was anchored with the “Basic Metal Buttons” in silver, a piece of red cardstock punched from the Owl Builder Punch (his eye) and topped off with a Rhinestone!

I didn’t forget to stamp my inside as I made the card for some special friends …



I borrowed a stamp from another great stamp set that works great for Valentine’s day, Mothers Day and so much more.

If you look closely … you will see that I have textured the background. I chose the “Lovely Lace” because I thought that it went well with the flowers in the heart.  You could also use the “Happy Heart” embossing folder … either of them look wonderful.


I hope today’s card inspires you to pull out your supplies and stamp a few Valentines cards … if you need supplies, I have a list of those used on today’s card.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a wonderful day.





Love you always!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I would love to share with you the cute card that I made using some of the Weekly Deals. If you would like to see them again CLICK HERE.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I think our “Hearts Border Punch” and “Something to Say” stamp sets are a great combination to have around! Let’s not forget the Envelope Paper … I’ve combined them all for today’s post  …


This card is dedicated to our dear friend Alice … We loved stamping with you, your sense of humor, and your wit. You will be deeply missed, and we know there is a special angel watching over us ❤

I started with the Envelope paper because it would help determine my color pallet … I chose the “Watermelon Wonder” for my card. At this point I pulled out the “Envelope Punch Board” because I not only used the paper for my card but created a matching envelope. How fun is that!

Next I punched a strip of hearts with the “Hearts Border” punch and decided to put a strip of “Dazzling Diamonds” Glimmer paper behind it … gotta love that sparkle!

With so many greeting types in the “Something to Say” you think it would have been hard to chose from, but I was focusing on Valentine’s so the “love you always” was easy. It has a coordinating stamp “big ways, small ways” that I stamped on the inside of my card.


The little heart also comes in the “Something to Say” stamp set and I stamped that on the front greeting and on the inside of my card. On the front I added “Crystal Effects” to my heart and then sprinkled it with some “Dazzling Diamonds” while it was still wet … LOVE that effect!!

I finished off my card with a simple bow made from the 1/4″ White Cotton Ribbon. It’s so easy to use and I keep plenty on hand because it goes with everything!


Now you can see why I love our Weekly Deals this time (well, to be honest … they’re always good!)

Thank you for joining me today … I love the company!

We’re fighting some mighty cold weather here in Wisconsin … so stay warm! If you’re in one of those nice warm states … send some our way. Thanks again.


TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Please let me know if you need help or have questions on any of the items listed below. You may click on anyone for more details or to begin shopping.



Hugs, Kisses & Valentine Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

This weekend I shared with you our January Paper Pumpkin and an alternative project you can make with the kit. So what happens when you use up all the contents of your kit? Well … one of the best things about the kit is the stamps!! You can use them over & over & over!

Today’s card is using the stamps and fun stuff you have in your stamp room. Let’s begin with the “Red Glimmer paper”, left over from Christmas and our “Stacked with Love” designer paper that we used earlier this month.


I picked the XOXOXO paper because of the greeting I was using from the kit, and the Basic Black cardstock was the obvious choice for the base. It ties in beautifully with the designer paper and really makes our red glimmer paper pop.

I wanted to use the “Postage Stamp” punch because I thought it would be “fun” when “sending” hugs & kisses. I trimmed the center out of the glimmer paper that is behind the designer paper and used it to back my postage stamp.

I punched the center of the postage stamp so you could see more of the glimmer paper and it’s cute!


I took my left over designer paper and added it to the inside along with the hearts … stamped in red, from the kit. This picture also gives you a great shot of how I “popped up” the postage stamp punch and greeting.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card … remember, just because the rest of the items in the kit have been used, doesn’t mean you have nothing left to play with! Your stamps will last forever 🙂

Hugs & Kisses to my Granddaughter Cassie and sister Ruthie … today is their birthday! Love you both

Thanks for coming by and …

Have a marvelous Monday!


Lovin’ that Valentine Designer Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share another Valentine Card with you. I figured since I had all my supplies on the table yet, I could show you another way to use them!

If you are like me ….  you have a hard time throwing those left over pieces of cardstock and designer paper away!  Well thank goodness you didn’t, because look at what you can do with leftovers!


I cut yesterday’s scrap pieces down into 1-1/2″ squares and arranged them on a piece of black cardstock. WOW … how simple can you get! I added a heart, punched out of the Silver Glimmer paper and topped it off with a cute little bow made out of the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine.

Our greeting comes from the “Hello Life” stamp set that I used yesterday. I really like this stamp set. When you look at it in the catalog, just be aware the the pictures on the right side are only shown at 50%, the real size is what you see on my card and I think is a perfect size!!


As you can see from this peek inside the card that I used a few more left over pieces to embellish the inside. Nothing wrong with showin’ some more love.

Thank you for checking out my blog today … I hope you enjoyed the card.

Have a great day … it’s almost Friday!


My Stampin’ Supply List …


I Love You Valentine …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have the Valentine card as promised. A sweet and simple card that gets right to the point “I Freakin’ Love You”. The sentiment comes from our Yippee Skippee stamp set found in the main catalog … click on the right side of the screen directly on the catalog to view it.


Our sweet little hearts come from the Hello Life stamp set in the new Occasions catalog. I really love this stamp set because it can be used for so many occasions. I chose the polka dot heart to coordinate with the polka dots in our designer paper. The designer paper comes from the “Stacked with Love” paper stack on page 5 of the Occasions Catalog.

I masked the red heart and stamped the simple outlined heart so it appears to be behind the red. I then added a touch of glitter into it.

Thanks for stopping back today.

Have a wonderful Wednesday ~





Sweetly said with love …

Hello Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you a few card samples that come from Jen our concept artist. She is using one of my favorite new stamp sets “Hello Life” that can be found in the Occasions Catalog.

The first is simple but so adorable, and is created by repeatedly stamping the twin hearts across the note card. I will admit … I really love the script greetings!



The next is a shaker card … who doesn’t love those little hearts floating inside the big heart.  To create the striped background, she masked horizontal stripes using washi tape, then spritzed using Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill and the Stampin’ Spritzer.



On the final card she paired Real Red and Blushing Bride on the Crumb Cake note card, which highlights those cute hearts in the stamp set so sweetly.



Happy Valentines can be said simply yet sweetly and these cards are definitely proof of that. You know what they say … sometimes, less is more!

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a wonderful Sunday … and I must say “GO PACK GO”!




Simply Saturday … Valentine

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

Holy cow … I’m a bit late with my post today!  Got caught up in the Winter Olympics and then in my stampin’ room creating.  Funny how time flies … one minute it’s 9:30 in the morning the next it’s almost 2 in the afternoon!  On that note, let’s get on to the card share.

This Saturday share is simple and easy to make.  Sometimes we get so bogged down with trying to make impressive cards that we forget that sometimes simplicity is pretty!


I wanted to make one more Valentine’s card for you …. it’s less than a week away, so I simply layered the beautiful Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in Silver over Real Red mat.  My base is Whisper White.  Then I added a bow using the Real Red Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon.

Next step was to choose a greeting… I pulled “Happy Together” from the “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set.  I wanted to add a little flair to the greeting, so I turned it into a banner.  A simple heart punched out of the Red Glimmer paper was added to finish off the card.


Just think of all the wonderful cards you could make using this layout and some designer series paper!

Have a wonderful Saturday and I’ll see you tomorrow.


Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 A Dozen Thoughts – WOOD



 A Dozen Thoughts – CLEAR



 Fancy Foil Designer Vellum – Silver



 Small Heart Punch



 Red Glimmer Paper



 Real Red ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Just Sayin’… Two-day is Special

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have something special for you … two card shares and a treat.  Why you ask?  Well, today is my 200th blog post!  I am really excited to have shared my passion of stampin’, some of my travels, and even a bit of my home life & family with you.

Yesterday I shared a few of my favorite things from the new Occasions Catalog, and told you that I would create a cute card for you with the Just Sayin’ bundle.   In honor of my 200th post, I didn’t bake a cake, but I have BLOG CANDY!  Keep reading …

The first is with the beautiful “Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper” …


The card is sweet and simple to make.  I used two different patterns from the “Watercolor Wonder” designer paper.  The patterns coordinates perfectly so it’s easy to pick 2 to pair up.  Then, I simply stamped the “miss you already” greeting from the Just Sayin’ stamp set in Tangerine Tango, and cut it out with the coordinating “Word Bubble” framelits.

Ahh yes, and I must not forget the beautiful “Organza Ribbon“.  I keep at least 2 rolls on hand at all times because it works so nicely on a number of different styles of cards.

So, how are you liking the Just Sayin’ stamp set so far?  And how about the coordinating framelits?  No cutting … I love that!

OK … on to the next card.  With Valentine’s Day coming up, I just wanted to say “Love Ya”!


Oh my, it appears as if I have another “SNEAK PEEK” … this time it comes from the upcoming Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  The texture you see on the card comes from the “Decorative Dots” Embossing folder in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  (I am currently booking “stampin’ parties” if you’d like to get you folder and more for free… contact me).

Once I textured the cardstock for the card and coordinating envelope, I used the “Hearts Collection Framelits” to create the focal point of the card – the hearts.

I wanted to add a bit of “zing” to the card, so instead of leaving the background of the heart plain, I simply dabbed my “Versamark” onto the white cardstock, then heat embossed it using silver embossing powder and our spiffy new heat gun.  Did you know it has two temperature settings?  One is for drying … the other is for embossing!

What better greeting from the Just Sayin’ stamp set goes better with hearts than “Love Ya”.  I used Cherry Cobbler for both the ink and cardstock.  I then finished it off with a cute little bow made with the Silver Ribbon.

Both of the cards have coordinating envelopes.  These were created with the use of the “Envelope Liner Framelits“.  I think it adds such a nice touch when sending your hand stamped cards.

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OK … Now how do you like this dynamic duo – the Just Sayin’ Bundle?  Well, I love them.  In fact, I love the stamp set so much (and because we’re celebrating my 200th post) I’m giving away a “Just Sayin’ Clear Stamp Set“!!  That’s right … BLOG CANDY!


All you have to do is comment on what “you” think about this duo!  One name will be randomly chosen on Monday night at midnight (central time) … and then I’ll post the winner on Tuesday.  You will have 24 hrs to send me your contact information (lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) so I can get your stamp set out to you!  Good Luck … and thanks for following my blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Just Sayin’ Bundle (Save 15%) – WOOD



 Just Sayin’ Bundle (Save 15%) – CLEAR



 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper



 Envelope Liner Framelits

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

You & Me …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Friday!  Today’s card share is day 2 of the “Weekly Deals” showcase.  I also wanted to share with you some of the “new” by introducing you to the “Perfect Pennants” stamp set which is found in the “just released” Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set has a coordinating framelit die … Click this link to see bundle!

Here are the weekly deals I’ll be using today …

Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies
Item # 129021
Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21

Silver Glimmer Paper Item #124005
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71

Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder
Item # 127751
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

Regals Core’dinations Item # 129955
Regular Price: $23.95
Discounted Price: $17.96

Combining these 4 items was really easy and fun!  I began with the Regals Core’dinations paper … Cherry Cobbler of course, and embossed it with the “Fancy Fan Embossing Folder”.   Then I sanded the Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations paper to give it that two-tone look.


I knew I wanted to incorporate a new stamp set for you, so I chose the “Perfect Pennants” stamp set. Since it’s been soooo cold outside, I thought it was time to heat things up with another Valentine’s card … or Anniversary card, and chose the “You & Me” greeting.  I stamped it with Black StazOn and then stamped the heart (from the stamp set) in Pink Pirouette.

Next I used the “Window Frames Collection Dies” to cut out the greeting.  And what else would I mat this with … why the Silver Glimmer paper of course!  I then topped it off with 3 small hearts punched out of the Silver Glimmer paper.


I then added a simple ribbon bow to tie it all together.  To finish off the card … I punched a single heart on the inside.

Hope you enjoyed today’s “Weekly Deals” showcase.  I find it challenging and fun to create a card using specific items!  Sometimes a card idea pops in your head from other images, and sometimes it’s comes together by choosing a few of your favorite things.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Window Frames Collection Framelits



 Regals Core’dinations Paper



 Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Folder



 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – WOOD



 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Silver Glimmer Paper

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Happy Valentine’s Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr …. it’s cold outside!  Woke up to minus 11 yesterday, and not much better today and it’s been topped off with some snow!

Glad to see you came back to check out what I did with that extra heart!  Well, it’s a super simple Valentine’s card.


I grabbed my “Season of Style” Washi Tape … also from the Holiday catalog, and simply created lines  across on my card.   Washi tape is so fun and easy to use.  I secured the left side behind my card base, then brought it “through” the heart, so it was under one side and over the other!

Next I took the “Small Heart Punch” and punched 3 hearts out of the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Then I aligned all 3 hearts down the side of the card.  Each of the silver glimmer hearts were “popped” up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I’ve just got to add that dimension!

Next, I dug out my trusty … “Tiny Tiny Wishes” stamp set and added my Valentine’s greeting directly under the washi tape.  Can’t get much easier than this!  Quick, Simple & Cute!


Thanks for stopping by today… sniff, sniff (wiping away tear) … this is my last post this year.  See you next year.  I will have so much more to share with you in 2014.

I want to “Thank You” for following my blog this past year … I was amazed to see that I have 12000 hits in only 6 months of blogging.  My blogger friends tell me that’s “pretty darn amazing”.  I say … I have amazing stampin’ friends!  Again, Thank You!

I wish you a very Safe and Happy New Year!

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Hearts Collection Framelits



 Season of Style Washi Tape



 Small Heart Punch



 Silver Glimmer Paper



 Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set – WOOD



 Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set – CLEAR

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Love Letters …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you had an awesome weekend!  I must say… “mine was great!”  I got to spend time in my stampin’ studio creating and then I had a chance to watch some amazing athletes on Sunday.  I was so excited to see that “Sugar Todd” … hometown: Milwaukee, WI skated (speed) her way into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi!  I will definitely be cheering her on this January along with all the USA athletes.

And if that wasn’t enough, our beloved Green Bay Packers made it to the Play-Offs… beating the Bears no less!


Woooo Hooo … it was a great day!

Now I’d like to show you what I was doing in my Stampin’ Studio.  I decided I was going to use items that I bought from the Holiday Catalog, and then did not use!  So here is what I came up with ….


One of the items I picked was the “Pretty Presents Designer Tags” … normally used for Christmas (missed the boat on that one) so I decided to create a Valentines Card.

The tag is the focal point of the card, and if you look closely you will see that the tip of the tag is centered in hearts (like a bulls-eye for Cupid).

The hearts were created by layering the Framelits (Hearts Collection) onto my Real Red cardstock base … I used all but one of the hearts on this card.

I did trim off some of the tag, so it would fit nicer on the card with the hearts.


To add a little texture, I used the “Pretty Print Textured Impressions Folder” also from the Holiday Catalog (ends Jan 3rd) on my red cardstock after cutting the hearts out.  It was the script on this folder that made me think of “love letters”… and who doesn’t love to get a love letter, or a pretty card!

The only sentiment or greeting I used is the “XOXO” from the “Circle Card Thinlits“.  You can view all the neat dies that come in this package by clicking on the link.  This is one of the “flip card dies”.

So … not bad for trying to use up some of my Holiday catalog items, right?!  Let me know what you think of my tag idea (all comments will be put into a random drawing for a chance to win the Pretty Presents Designer Tags).


Now, I bet you are wondering what I did with that other heart … aren’t you.  Well, stop back tomorrow and I will show you what a cute little card I made with the left-over heart!

Thanks so much for stopping by, looking forward to reading your comments!

Have an awesome week!  The New Year is creeping up on us!

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Pretty Presents Designer Tags



 Pretty Print Textured Impressions Folder



 Hearts Collection Framelits



 Circle Card Thinlits



 Silver Glimmer Paper

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.