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” …

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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”!

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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!

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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 …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

134819

$43.95

 Just Sayin’ Bundle (Save 15%) – WOOD

134820

$37.95

 Just Sayin’ Bundle (Save 15%) – CLEAR

132994

$10.95

 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

132172

$26.95

 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.

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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.

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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 …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

129021

$20.21

 Window Frames Collection Framelits

129955

$17.96

 Regals Core’dinations Paper

127751

$5.96

 Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Folder

133227

$29.95

 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – WOOD

133230

$21.95

 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – CLEAR

124005

$3.71

 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.

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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!

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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 …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

125599

$26.95

 Hearts Collection Framelits

132155

$4.95

 Season of Style Washi Tape

117193

$5.95

 Small Heart Punch

124005

$4.95

 Silver Glimmer Paper

128748

$36.95

 Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set – WOOD

127802

$26.95

 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!

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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 ….

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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.

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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).

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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 …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

132179

$2.50

 Pretty Presents Designer Tags

132175

$7.95

 Pretty Print Textured Impressions Folder

125599

$26.95

 Hearts Collection Framelits

133480

$32.95

 Circle Card Thinlits

124005

$4.95

 Silver Glimmer Paper

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