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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

~ Swirly Bird Sailing ~

Hi My Crafty Friends!

Last weekend I attended a Stampin' Up! Regional hosted by my lovely upline Lorri Heilling. There were soooooooo many ideas that my fellow demonstrators shared all throughout the day.

Well, anyway, when I returned home, I was just so very eager to try this!!! It is called a "Gel Card".
After googling the term, I was inspired to put together this little pretty!

Instead of me re-inventing the wheel, I will encourage you to do your own search of the term...gel card.

Enjoy! Comments are always most welcome!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Annual Retired Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets, Ink & Misc For Sale!

Hi Friends!

It is that time of the year when I take inventory of my retired and very gently used Stampin' Up! items that I no long wish to keep and would like to pass on to a good home.

If there is anything that you do not see here, retired items only, please email me and if I have it and no longer need it, I am more than happy to sell it to you.

I will be adding to this list as I go through the various departments; ribbon, embellishments, designer papers, embossing folders, etc.

Clear Sets 2 set $15.00 & 5.00 shipping/handling

Apothecary Art, Awash with Flowers, Daydream Medallions, Easy Events, Raining Flowers

Clear Sets - $10.00 & $4.00 shipping/handling

Amazing Birthday, A Round Array, Best Thoughts, Bliss, Creative Elements, Cycle Celebration, Delicate Doilies, Forever with You, Hearts a Flutter, Hello Lovely, Just Believe, Lacy & Lovely, Madison Avenue, Mixed Medley, Mosaic Madness, Label Something, Notably Ornate, Outlined Occasions, Oh Goodie, Perfect Punches, Postage Collection, Post Card, Posy Punch, Pretty Postage, Punched Flowers, Punch Potpourri, Spiral Spins, Springtime Hello, Timeless Treasures, Tote ally Tess, Yippee Skippee, You are Loved, You're Lovely, Wildflower Meadow

Ink Sets include: pad, re-inker & coordinating marker
$10.00 & $3.00 Shipping/Handling

Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Gumboil Green, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Midnight Muse, Mossy Meadow, Peach Parfait, Pistachio Pudding, Poppy Parade, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Tangelo Twist, 

Please email me directly if you are interested in purchasing any of these stamp sets. They are from a smoke free home and are in very good condition.

Payment may be made via Paypal but please email me initially.

Thank you very much!

Happy Stampin'

~ Linda



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Live ~ Love ~ Grow


Hi Stampers!

Being that the temps here in sunny Phoenix, Arizona have soared recently into the 100's, I have been spending more time in my Stampin Studio.

These NEW Detailed Floral Thinlits are in our big, beautiful annual catalog on page 194, and of course, being that it is floral themed, I had to have this!

The background is night of navy card stock and the cut whisper white card stock is popped up with dimensionals. 

Simple and elegant!

Hope that you like it!

~ Linda

Thursday, June 9, 2016

$5.00 Paper Pumpkin $5.00

For today only!!! You can purchase a Paper Pumpkin Kit for only $5.00

This is a ONE TIME ONLY OFFER! 

Just click on My Stampin Up Website tab to the upper right of this post, enter ONEDAYDEAL and you can join me in one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE monthly craft surprises that come right to your door!

**Please Note:
    Offer starts June 9, 5 PM...Offer ends June 10, 11:50 PM

We can work on these kits together each month...you will not want to miss this opportunity!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Swirling Sailing...

All I can say is WOW! Attended my team  meeting last night and that is the one word that I have for this absolutely BEAUTIFUL make n take.

Best of all is that I currently am in possession of ALL of the supplies needed to re-create this little beauty!

When I returned home, my husband asked me if I had any plans for Wednesday evening...I said "no", he then proceeded to let me know that a good friend of his from work was having a Birthday Dinner!

How perfect...I thought! This card is going to good use almost immediately! 

Well you are probably just dying to know how this little creation came together...ok...I will spill the beans.

Recipe:
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Happy Birthday sentiment from Bonus Paper Pumpkin stamp set
Ink: whisper white craft ink, soft suede, dapper denim, real red, daffodil delight, crushed curry
Paper: dapper denim, marina mist, soft suede
Accessories: Swirly Bird thinlits, owl punch (soft suede dots), distressing tool (or edge of scissors), dimensionals

There you have it! Hope that you enjoyed today's sharing and have many happy days of stamping and crafting all year long!

~ Linda

P.S. Post a comment in the section below and I will choose one of you to send something Pretty!

Friday, May 20, 2016

May is the Month...


...of Pre-Ordering All New Stampin' Up! Products from the up and coming awesome 2016-2017 Catalog and Idea Book!

These 5 New In-Color bookmarks will be distributed to a select few of you whom choose to order from me at my June New Catalog Party! 

The names assigned to these beautiful, vivacious colors are, from top to bottom:

Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.

Can you guess my favorite? 

Save the Date: Saturday, June 18th 10AM - 12NOON

We will be playing with New goodies from the catalog and of course, some of my favorites!

Hope to see you then!

Happy Paper Crafting and Stamping!

~ Linda

Monday, April 11, 2016

Perfectly Penned



Found an inspirational pretty card on Pinterest showcased by Francie Martin. She is such a lovely, talented Stampin Up demonstrator and I enjoy hearing her cute accent!

Of course, I just had to have one for my very own...so I went searching for similar designer papers that would work, similar to the sample she created.

Recipe:

Stamps: Perfectly Penned (retired)
Ink: Midnight Muse (retired)
Paper: Midnight Muse (retired), Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Fan Fair DSP (retired)
Misc: Lacy Brocade embossing folder (retired), Jewels Basic Pearls, dimensional

There is a point to be made about this card...since the Stampin' Up! Retired List will be announced towards the end of April, I would suggest that if you really LOVE a particular color, embellishment, punch or what have you...order it SOON!!! Especially the retiring In-Colors as they sell out quickly!

Please let me know if I can help you in that endeavor!

Hope your week is Amazing and has some FUN built in to it!

Enjoy!

~ Linda

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Happy Birthday Artie!

Another year of celebrating my oldest son's birthday! Yes, today is the day! 

This is a case from a beautiful card that I pinned on Pinterest designed by Carol Lovenstein. 

For Artie's card, I made it into a full size 5 x 7. The Stampin' Up! balloon punch was on back order for a short while, but I received it just in time to make this little pretty!

Recipe:

Stamps: Happy Birthday, Everyone (hostess) soon to be retired, #imbringingbirthdaysback, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: silver glimmer, silver foil, whisper white, basic black, black glimmer (retired), blue glimmer (non-SU)
Misc: Balloon punch, Triple banner punch, dimensionals, silver twine 

There you have it for today! 

Happy Stampin!

~ Linda

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy Easter Chick!

It is hard to believe, but in a few short days, we will be celebrating Easter this year! Have been busy making Easter cards, but in the meantime, forgot to decorate the house...LOL!

So, I suppose that I just might break out my little Easter Tree which holds some mini Easter Eggs at some point!

Not sure exactly if we will be cooking on Sunday or going out to dinner as of today. But I do know that I will be visiting with my two special young ladies...my granddaughters, Keira and Kaely to give them their Easter presents and watch them go on their annual Easter egg hunt!

Oh...ok...

The Recipe:

Stamps: Honeycomb Happiness (SAB Free Set) retiring March 31, 2016, Well Scripted (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Cherry on Top dip
Misc: small balloon punch, honeycomb embellishments, Lucky Limeade bakers twine (retired)

Well...there you have it!

Enjoy!

~ Linda

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Terrarium Time


Spring fever has arrived here in beautiful sunny Phoenix, Arizona...probably a little earlier than most of the country!

Flowers are one of my all time favorites to create...next would have to be butterflies.

This project was inspired by one I saw on Craft Project Central. A dear fellow paper crafting enthusiast used her electronic cutter to make the actual terrarium!

Inside I decided to put a tiny terra cotta flower pot filled with pretty flowers using Stampin Up's Botanical Builder Framelits Dies from the Occasions 2016 Catalog.

The butterflies were made using the big and small butterfly punches, also Stampin Up.

Well...having done a little "research" this morning, I am now inspired to create a Butterfly bouquet that I saw on Pinterest...ok...next project!

Til we meet again...Happy Stamping...Crafting...Creating!

Enjoy!

~ Linda

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sky is the Limit

My dear husband and I celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary this past Friday, February 12th.

Our plans for both our Anniversary and Valentine's celebrations had to be postponed due to the fact that I had the flu.  I did not get the vaccine this year because of another health issue...long story...

Anyway, I have been quite busy in the Craft Studio making cards, crafts and cleaning up a little.

Well...I cased this little pretty from Robin Merriman and turned it into a full size 5 X 7 card to present to my hubby on Valentine's Day...Sunday Morning. 

Stamps: Sky is the Limit
Ink: Black Archival
Paper: black glitter, red glitter, whisper white, real red, basic black
Misc: World Traveler embossing folder, whisper white bakers twine, red satin ribbon (non-SU),
heart border punch, dimensional

By the way...TODAY is the last day that you can qualify to received this beautiful FREE stamp set with a $50.00 Stampin' Up! order! FREE shipping for this week only! (my personal promotion).

Hope that you like it!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Monday, February 8, 2016

XOXO ~ I LOVE YOU!

This is my next favorite time of the year! Valentine's Day!

I enjoy my hobby so very much! It brings me peace, comfort and joy! And I get to share these feelings with my relatives, friends and customers. This is a real blessing in my Life.

Today's little pretty is a combination of new items from our awesome Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog 2016. If you would like a copy of your very own...just email me with your name and address and I will get one out to you ASAP! Lindam530@cox.net

Recipe:

Stamps: Blooming Love, Botanical Blooms
Ink: real red, pink pirouette, black archival
Paper: real red, pink pirouette, pear pizazz, dazzling details, whisper white
Misc: Botanical Builders Framelits, Wink of Stella clear, dimensional

Well...there you have it!

Happy Stamping & Happy Valentine's Day!

~ Linda

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Picture Perfect

Hi Crafty Friends!

I know! Two blog posts in one week! Well that is what happens when Stampin' Up! exceeds my expectations with their latest Occasions Catalog.

Today's pretty is a case from Karen Squires. I LOVE the color combination she chose. 

Recipe:

Stamps: Picture Perfect, Hardwood background
Ink: Black Archival, Bermuda Bay, Smokey Slate
Paper: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride,
Pool Party
Misc: Botanical Builder Framelits, Pearls, dimensional, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon

Enjoy!

~ Linda

Monday, January 25, 2016

My Valentine

My second best favorite Holiday of the year is...yes...you guessed it! Valentine's Day!

This is a beautiful die in the New Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions catalog which I could not wait to get my hands on!

I love classy stamping and I think this is a fine example. The red, black and silver are a beautiful Valentine color combo!

Recipe:

Stamps: Blooming Love
Ink: Archival Black
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Red Glitter, Silver Glitter
Misc: Blooming Hearts Thinlits Die, 1/8 " silver ribbon, Itty Bitty Accents (small flower), Petite Petals punch, Dazzling Diamonds Rhinestones, dimensional

Hope that you are preparing for your Valentine Day Celebration!

Happy Stampin'

~ Linda

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Paper Cone Wreath


Happy New Year!


With the New Year comes new ideas, new projects and new crafting adventures!

This project is a Birthday Gift for a beautiful aunt and God-Mother of mine...she is turning 80 this month!

She loves pretty pastel colors, so this is what I came up with! Although it is not SU, I used my next best loved designer paper series Graphic 45. 

I did manage to use some retired crocheted flowers in the center along with some pretty pink retired  Stampin' Up! chevron ribbon.

Let me know what you think! Would love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin!

~ Linda

Monday, November 16, 2015

Four Feathers Birthday

Another birthday was celebrated this past weekend with some of our dear traveling buddies and fellow foodies! We had a blast! Our gracious hostess served a lovely brussels sprout salad with apples, along with some fluffy sweet potato dinner rolls, a side of mashed butternut squash and turnip. The main dish was a pork roast which had been marinating for three days! Was to die for!

Other guests provided some lovely appetizers and my dear husband created the very BEST...cheesecake! Yes, better than the Cheesecake Factory!

Oh, well...you are probably more interested in the above project which was for our Birthday Queen!
Turquoise is her favorite color and she likes southwest decor, so what better way for me to create something unique just for her!

Recipe:

Stamps: Age Awareness, Gorgeous Grunge, Four Feathers (retired)
Ink: tempting turquoise, versa mark
Paper: tempting turquoise, whisper white, vellum
Misc:  four feathers thinnest (retired), hello you thinlets, silver ribbon, dazzling diamonds, dimensional, pewter embossing powder, white embossing powder, iridescent ice embossing powder

Well...there you have it! I hope that you had an awesome weekend too!

Funny thing here in Phoenix, AZ right now...it is cold and rainy and what better thing to do...stay home and create!

Dinner is in the crockpot...some fall off the bone beef ribs in tomato sauce with some of Ken's homemade pasta!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Monday, November 9, 2015

Birthday Girlfriend


This past weekend I was invited to a girlfriend's birthday party. I created this gift bag and matching card especially for her. The bag contained a pretty plant that I thought she might enjoy!

Recipe:

Ink: Early Espresso
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Vintage Leaves
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Gold, Old Olive
Misc: Vintage Leaves framelits, Scallop Circle Die (retired), Soft Suede polka dotted ribbon (retired),
Gold Sequins, Woodgrain Embossing Folder 

All items utilized in creating the bag and card are Stampin' Up!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Monday, October 19, 2015

Falling Leaves

Happy Monday!

Wanted to share a pretty Fall card that I cased (copy and shared) this past week. Found this during my research and wrote the name of the original designer down somewhere...but I cannot find it! When I do, I will edit this post and include it.

I just LOVE the color combination on this little pretty!

This time of the year is one of my favorites here in the Valley of the Sun. The temperatures are cooling down significantly, only in the 80's now and believe it or not...I enjoy wearing a light sweater!

The Recipe:

Ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso

Paper:  kraft and white corrugated paper, merry moments designer paper pack, whisper white, delightful dijon, old olive

Stamps: Vintage Leaves

Accessories: cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon, non SU gold wide ribbon, gold thread, gold sequins, lace ribbon, leaflets framelits dies

Hope that you are happily creating something this week!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda


Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Fall

This banner was inspired by one of my fellow demonstrators C.J. Boyce. 

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year here in Arizona.  The temps drop and people begin to venture outdoors more often. 

Enjoy!

Linda

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Petite Purse Favors

Hooray! I finally figured out how to add photos to my blog via my new computer, an iMac!

Things that make me happy!!! Of course at the top of my list is creating goodies via my love of paper crafting!

These little pretties will be going to some awesome fellow Stamping' Up! Demonstrators this coming Saturday to celebrate Convention..at home style. We will be viewing some of it live and a fellow demo who is in Salt Lake City will be keeping us updated as to what is happening! I believe there will be nine of us in attendance...we are going to woop it up with Prize Patrols, a shoe box swap, favors, lots of goodies, enjoying lunch together and lots of fun!

This is the first year that I am not attending the annual Convention in Salt Lake City, UT.
Although I will greatly miss all of the excitement and fun, it was just not meant to be.

The purses are made of various retired colored Stamping' Up! card stock, the pretty floral folder that was featured in our Occasions Catalog earlier this year and some little flower embellishments that were added.

Of course, they contain a variety of little goodies that I purchased from Party City!

Hope that you are having fun creating lately...I know I am...it is just a tad too hot here to venture out in the middle of the day...so here I am in my Studio cutting and stamping away!

Enjoy!

~ Linda


Friday, June 26, 2015

Beautiful Bunch


Today's little bounty was inspired by a card that I created at an upline meeting earlier this month, the make n take was shared by Diane Dechaine.  I love the bright colors of the flowers!

Not too fussy, just enough...Just for You!

Recipe:

Stamps: Beautiful Bunch, sentiment from Watercolor Wings
Ink: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Paper: soft sky pink pirouette, daffodil delight, whisper white, pear pizazz
Misc:  Fun Flower punch, oval scallop punch, small oval punch, bird punch, spring flowers embossing folder (retired), dimensional, dauber

Well...there you have it!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Monday, June 15, 2015

Best Thoughts

Happy Monday!

Today's little pretty is a sample using one of the all new Stampin' Up!' Hostess sets - Best Thoughts, as featured in our 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.

Most of you know how much I love flowers...and I could not wait to receive this particular stamp set as I had a vision of what I wanted to do with it! I enjoy water coloring, and for this particular car I used black embossing powder to create the outline-border in which to watercolor each petal.

Recipe:

Stamps: Best Thoughts (hostess)
Ink: versamark, mint macaroon, soft sky, wisteria wonder markers
Paper: whisper white, basic black, wisteria wonder, soft sky
Misc: black embossing powder, NEW butterfly dry embossing folder, basic rhinestones, white signo gel pen, wisteria wonder silk ribbon, dimensionals.

Hope that you like my Monday share...try to keep cool and Stamp!

~ Linda

Monday, June 8, 2015

MOJO Monday 400

Hi Friends!

Mondays are always a challenge...LOL...a MOJO Monday challenge...although I will sheepishly admit that I am a week late. 

This little pretty was created with some retired Stampin" Up! designer paper. It is one of a kind.

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Attic Boutique designer paper (retired), soft sky, daffodil delight, crumb cake
Misc: scallop punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, pansy punch, petite petals punch, basic pearls, doily, soft sky seam binding ribbon, corner rounder punch, bitty butterfly punch, itty bitty accents flower punch

That is my share for today! 

Enjoy!

~ Linda

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Stampin Up 2015-2017 In Colors

Hi Stampers!

Today I bring you a sampling of the all new Stampin Up 2015-2017 In Colors. They are so very pretty and go well either together or combined with any of our beautiful color collections!

In my future posts, I will be sharing some of my projects with these very exciting additions in more ways than one. They are also accompanied by some very lovely lacey ribbon, which, at the top of this bookmark is attached some mint macaron!

Hope that you are having a lovely weekend so far. It rained here in Phoenix, AZ on and off all day yesterday, which is very unlikely for the month of June. Ahhh, the air is much fresher now and my little herb garden is just loving the natural sprinkling of water from above.

That is all for now...until next time...

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Sunday, May 31, 2015

An Open Heart

This is one of my favorite sets that Stampin' Up! carries in their Annual catalog. And...lucky for us...it will be in the ALL NEW Idea Book and Catalog 2015-2016 which will be premiering this coming Tuesday June 2nd around the world!

In my monthly class, we usually create three cards and I chose and cased (copy and share) this particular one from Kathleen Wingerson. I changed one of the elements because I like to see a little bling, blitz and sparkle pop!

Recipe:

Ink: Memento, sahara sand
Paper: basic black, sahara sand, whisper white, sahara sand dsp ( Neutrals paper pack), silver
Misc: black chevron ribbon, small star punch, dimensionals

Well...there you have it for today!

Happy Stampin"

~ Linda

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