Thursday, December 24, 2009

~ Merry Christmas Keira & Kaely ~

Hi Everyone!

Two of these Build a Bear Merry Christmas cards were made for my dear, little, sweet granddaughters, Keira & Kaely. I totally enjoyed playing with my new Build a Bear Stampin' Up! dies to dress these two little bears, much like my dear dil dresses "the girls".

Tonight I will be spending Christmas Eve with my son, dil, the girls and my dil's family, so I will get to hug and kiss and squeeze the girls to my heart's content!

Merry Christmas...I hope that you all have a safe, happy and very Blessed one!


~ Linda

Merry Christmas Gift Card Holder

Hi Everyone!

Just thought that I would share some Merry Christmas Cheer today by showing you a Gift Card Holder that I made for my son and dil. I totally cased it from one that I made at our weSTAMP Christmas Party, inspired by my friend Barbara Welch.


~ Linda

Friday, December 18, 2009

~ Fabric Flower Brooch ~

At the Stampin' Up! Convention this past August 2009, Shelli Gardner premiered this wonderful idea of cutting fabric using the Extended pad SU Flower Folds die #115970.

This past week my gracious upline Lorri Heilling had a get-together so that whomever attended could finish up some of their projects and one that I have been wanting to try my hand at was making these lovely brooches. Lorri let me borrow her die and I cut up some pretty material in reds and blacks and sheers and the above creation is what transpired!

Needless to say, now I had to order one of these dies for myself and I look forward to making these in various colors for gifts and possibly to sell.

I am going to wear this today when I meet my dear stamping buddy Anne for lunch in a little while.


~ Linda

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Gift and Matching Floral Brooch

Hi Everyone!

Isn't this beautiful! I received it at our weSTAMP Christmas Party and it was made by my wonderful upline and mentor, Lorri Heilling! How about the gorgeous brooch? My dear friend Barbara Welch made this for me. They match too!

You will just have to see me in action someday using my new tote and showing off the matching floral brooch...maybe at our next Paradise Valley/North Phoenix Saturday Morning Stamp Cafe on Saturday, January 16th in my home 10:00am 0 12:00 noon.

Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Something for the Tree


We made this quick and easy ornament in class was a total case, inspired by a wonderful stamping lady, Barbara Welch of my weSTAMP group.


~ Linda


Hi Everyone!

We made this cute and easy card in class also. I totally cased it from one of my ladies in my upline group weSTAMP, Melissa Sunde.


~ Linda

Merry Christmas

We made this pretty blue Christmas card in class on December 5th.
Hope that you like it!



Thursday, December 10, 2009

~ New Year ~ New Stampin' Up! Products ~

I am so excited!! Stampin Up has taken the best of both worlds to create these clear mount stamps. They are the same excellent quality rubber stamps they have always had but now the blocks are clear so you can see through them. I just got my first set and wasn't sure how I would like them but I have to tell you that they are FABULOUS! So easy to use and you can see exactly where you are stamping. These will be available to customers on Jan 5th!

Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! Starting with stamps in the NEW 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option.

Our new clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features

* Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
* Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
* Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
* Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
* Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
* Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
* Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

Hope that you are enjoying your Christmas festivities!

~ Linda

Sunday, December 6, 2009

~ weSTAMP Christmas Gift Exchange ~

~ Decorated Christmas Gift Box ~

~ Altered Hand Lotion ~

~ Altered Candle ~

~ Gingerbread Stew Recipe ~

~ Gingerbread Christmas Card ~

The above items were all tucked neatly into the Gift Box (top photo), for a present exchange, that I prepared for my very first weSTAMP Christmas Party. I totally enjoyed putting this project together!

Merry Christmas!

~ Linda

Sunday, November 29, 2009

~ Merry Christmas ~

Hi Everyone!

Well it is that special time of the year that we all look forward to!

Hope that you are all enjoying the festivities that you have planned.

Please remember that next Saturday, December 5th we will be gathering for:

~ The Paradise Valley & North Phoenix Rubber Stamping & Papercrafting Cafe ~

at my home which is located near Shea Blvd. and 36th Street.

10:00 AM - 12 Noon

We will be making Christmas cards and Merriment!

Hope to see you then!

~ Linda

Saturday, November 14, 2009

~ Happy Christmas ~

Hi Everyone!

Being that Christmas is only about a month away, in class this morning we all got to create a Santa Claus card using the SU Good Cheer stamp set. The image is colored in with several SU watercolor markers...the edges of the image were torn and brushed with SU bravo burgundy...mounted with dimensionals onto some SU soft suede cardstock and the card base is SU bravo burgundy, adorned with some SU Gold elastic cord which can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog...and little touches of glitter just add that extra zing to Santa...oh and Rudolph...isn't he the cutest reindeer with his bright red nose...all ready to pull Santa's sleigh throughout the night!

Til next time...Happy Stamping! Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Linda

~ Scallop Christmas Ornament ~

Hi Everyone!

This morning in class we all made a cute little Christmas ornament using the SU scallop punch. It was so much fun! There is a little bead on top and a bell at the bottom for decoration...these are so easy to make.

I think that I have used the SU scallop punch more than any other, either because it is one of favorite punches or it is simply very versatile.


~ Linda

~ Happy Thanksgiving ~

Hi Everyone!

This card was almost exclusively cased from a card that I received in a swap perhaps from my weSTAMP group, but there is no name on the back, so I apologize for not being able to give credit where it is, if someone knows who this person is, please inform me so that I may acknowledge her lovely creation.

We had so much fun this morning in my class which I host in my home once a month. Our little turkey friend's feathers are made using the SU scallop punch.

The sentiment is from the SU Grateful Greetings set which appears in the SU Holiday Mini Catalog.

Hope that you enjoy our little Tom Turkey card!

~ Linda

~ Bon Appetit ~ Happy Birthday ~

Hi Everyone!

This card was created for a dear friend of mine whose birthday is this week. She loves to cook and therefore I used the SU Bon Appetit stamp set. She is also one of my dear husband Ken and myselves' wine I topped the plate off with the wine and cheese stamp!



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

~ Burgundy Fabric Flower ~

This morning I got pretty busy around here in my Craft Studio.

Yesterday, I went to JoAnn's and browsed the fabric section and found a few very pretty fabrics with which to create some pretty fabric flowers using Stampin' Up!'s flower dies. I rarely take out a needle and thread, but when it comes to making something pretty, especially in the form of a flower, well I suppose that I tend to make exceptions.

My dear stamping friend Barbara inspired me to make these as she gave me a very pretty fall fabric flower to wear this time of year...Thanks Barbara!

Hope that you like this as much as I did making it!


Happy Stampin'! ...and a little sewing :)

~ Linda

~ weSTAMP Christmas Swap ~

Hi Everyone!

Thought that I would share with you today my swap that I made for last week's weSTAMP group meeting.

This is one of my favorite Christmas stamps sets from Stampin' UP! along with a couple of others. I decided to make this card using the Joy Fold technique. I enjoy making cards that are unique in the way that they open.


Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

Friday, October 23, 2009

~ Christmas Card Contest ~

Hi Everyone!

This card was created from some leftover cardstock from my friend Marjori's classes. She initiated a contest to see who comes up with the best card...what a great way to "use up" leftovers. I really like this idea.

This is my entry...what do you think?

Stamps: Snow Swirled, Home for Christmas

Ink: purely pomegranate (retired), very vanilla, old olive

Paper: old olive, purely pomegranate dsp (retired), glossy white, brushed gold

Accessories: gold brads, kraft taffeta ribbon, pink bling (non-SU)

Hope that you enjoy this as much as I had making it!

Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

~ Happy Halloween ~

Hi Everyone!

Since I had to cancel my class in October because of laryngitis, I am posting one of the projects that we were going to create. I had to make one for my nephew Thomas for Halloween and am going to make some cute "girlie" cards for my grandaughters, Keira and Kaely sometime in the next few days. is the card that I just about totally cased from my wonderful upline Lorri Heilling. I received this set "Under the Stars" at the SU Convention this past August in SLC as a "bonus". How cool is that?

Stamp sets: Under the Stars, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: chocolate chip, very vanilla

Paper: chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, retired SU (2008) dsp

Accessories: small oval punch, shrunken large scallop square die


Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

Monday, October 19, 2009

~ Stampin' Up! Deals of the Week ~

Week 3 Deals of the Week



Special Price


Basic Jumbo grommets



Mini Library clips



Circle Designer brads



1/2" Library clips


Dates: October 1-31, 2009

Promotion Details:

During the month of October, Stampin' Up! will offer several discounted products as "Deals of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.

Monday, October 5, 2009

~ Deal of the Week ~

Who doesn't love a deal? I know I do!!! Stampin' Up! has brought back the Deal of the Week for the month of October and what better time to get started on your holiday shopping!

This first Deal of the Week features three punches. The 5-Petal Flower punch was used several times in my monthly classes.

See below for all the details.

Week 1 Deals of the Week



Special Price


Trio Flower punch



5-Petal Flower punch



My Way punch


Dates: October 1-31, 2009

Promotion Details:

During the month of October, Stampin' Up! will offer several discounted products as "Deals of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.

Customer Weekly Deal Announcements:

  • Deal #1: Thursday, October 1, 2009; 12:01 AM (MT)
  • Deal #2: Monday, October 12, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
  • Deal #3: Monday, October 19, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
  • Deal #4: Monday, October 26, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)

Go to my Stampin' Up! website to order NOW! Or contact me via phone @ (602) 481-8587 or

E-mail @

P.S. Don't forget to check out the clearance rack when you're on my Stampin' Up! website. After you click on Shop Now, look on the left side column and in the categories listed Clearance Rack is second on the list.

Happy Stampin' !

~ Linda

Friday, September 25, 2009

~ Paradise Valley & North Phoenix Saturday Morning Stamp Cafe ~

Hi Everyone!

~ October FALL Meetup ~

Welcome to the Paradise Valley & North Phoenix ~ Stamp Cafe ~

Come and learn an easy craft! See the versatility of Rubber Stamping

Come join us! Refreshments and light snacks provided
$5 fee to cover the costs.

Saturday October 10th, 2009 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon

New Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog Available FREE!!!

Bring a FRIEND (first timer) and you both receive a FREE gift!!!

Lots to share with you!

Photos of previous projects can be viewed on my blog in earlier posts

We will be making 2 Fall/Halloween cards

Please bring your own Basic Tool Kit:
Favorite adhesive/glue, Scissors, Ruler, Bone Folder

Please RSVP before Oct 3rd, so that I may prepare materials

See you then!

~ Linda

Monday, September 21, 2009

~ weSTAMP Swap Card ~

Hi Everyone!

Fall is finally here. In Phoenix, Arizona that means the temperatures go from being super-hot to hot...hovering around 99 degrees, which is a huge relief from the 100's.

Anyway, I love this time of the year and this post will be up a little earlier than usual because while the swap is going on with my weSTAMP group, I will be on vacation with my hubby and two other couples visiting my home town...New York. We are renting an apartment on the upper west side near Central Park in Manhattan. The weather this time of year in New York is the very best.

The requirements for this month's swap card were to include something from our Holiday Mini Catalog and it did not take me very long to decide to use the lovely Night and Day Specialty Designer Series Paper (Item # 116768 page 11). I like the elegant look of black and white and this is the creation that transpired after some thought.

For the focal point, the Razzle Dazzle stamp, I initially inked my image with my versamark ink pad and then immediately into my SU classic basic black ink pad. Next, I stamped onto SU glossy white paper (Item # 102599 page 159 IBC). Then, I sprinkled some SU Stampin' Emboss Iridescent Ice (Item # 101930 page 188) on top of my image and utilized my heat tool to set the image. The result is a sparkling Razzle Dazzle flower.

Stamps: Razzle Dazzle, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: classic basic black, versamark, craft very vanilla

Paper: very vanilla, basic black, basic gray, DSP Night and Day

Accessories: scallops #2 die, circle cutter, eyelet punch, dimensionals, whisper white organza ribbon

~ Wonderful Friend Tri-Shutter ~

Hi Everyone!

This is the other card that we made in class. I recently was able to pre-order the New My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! and when I looked into the stamps that were part of the software, I was so happy to see one that I did not own, therefore I "stamped" them from the disc, in several colors to match the card stock that we would be using and printed them out and cut them for use as the sentiment on these little pretties!

Every one enjoyed making this and they all went home with one of their very own!

Stamps: My Digital Studio software - My Dear Kind and Wonderful Friend

Paper: Dusty Durango, soft suede, winter white, Razzleberry Lemonade dsp

Accessories: dusty durango ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots

Happy Stampin'


~ Linda

~ Flower Pot Card ~

Hi Everyone!

At last, I am posting the specialty cards that we made in Class at my home last Saturday September 12th.

This is a Flower Pot Card which was requested by class members and I was more than happy to share in the pleasure of creating this little pretty together with everyone in attendance.

Stamps: Curvy Verses (on inside of card)

Ink: Chocolate Chip - brushed on pot for the faux weathered finish

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! close to cocoa, always artichoke, rich razzleberry, pretty in pink, rose red, crushed curry, winter white

Accessories: gold brads, always artichoke ribbon, small oval punch, scallop punch, 5 petal punch, boho blossoms punch, eyelet punch, template for pot and flower


~ Linda

Saturday, September 5, 2009

~ Keira & Kaely's 1st Birthday Gift Bag x 2 ~

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for taking the time to visit today. The above photo is a gift bag for my little sweets birthday gifts, of course times 2...which makes everything twice as much fun!


Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

~ Pretty Grandaughters 1st Birthday ~

Hi Everyone!

Today I thought that I would share with you what I have been working on for the past few days for my dear twin grandaughter's, Keira and Kaely's 1st birthday.

This is a Tri-Shutter card, which we will be making in Class next Saturday, September 19th at my home.


Stamps: Princess Time

Ink: Stazon Black

Paper: SU pretty in pink, SU Tea Party Designer Paper, SU whisper white, SU basic black.

Accessories: SU large oval punch, 1/8" punch, SU boho blossoms punch, SU butterfly punch, SU horizontal slot punch, SU 5-petal flower, SU little leaves sizzlet, SU dazzling diamonds, glue pen, SU pretty in pink ribbon, SU clear rhinestone brad, flower cut-outs


Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

~ Holiday Mini Catalog 2009 is Here! ~

Hi Everyone!

The long-awaited September 1st date is finally here which means you can now order from the fabulous Holiday Mini Catalog. This is the best and biggest Holiday Mini that Stampin' Up! has ever produced -- jam-packed with wonderful new stamp sets, papers, ribbons and embellishments for Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas and other Winter Holidays. Also included is the fabulous new Build-A-Bear Line of products and a preview of My Digital Studio -- the revolutionary new digital scrapbooking and crafting software package that will be available beginning October 1st!

If you don't already have your own personal copy of the Holiday Mini Catalog and would like one that you can hold in your hot little hands, e-mail me at: and I'll be glad to drop one in the mail to you!


September 1, 2009 until November 30th 2009

Host a workshop of $250 or more and you can select any one item from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10.00* (offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio). This offer is valid for workshop orders only and does not apply to on line orders. The $250.00 does not include taxes and shipping.

On October 1, when My Digital Studio is released to customers and if you hold a $400.00 workshop you can purchase My Digital Studio at50% off retail price($39.97) plus a $10.00 item from the Holiday Mini Catalog. You can't beat this deal.

This is my most favorite time of the year! Fall is in the air, kids go back to school, the holidays are coming...all perfect elements for creating. Call me to book your fall workshop today, we can create together!

Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

~ Door Prize for weSTAMP ~

Hi There Happy Stampers!

Ok, so last month I won the door prize at our monthly weSTAMP meeting and that meant that I had to create something for August to be given away.

For several months, I have been wanting to make this Oh So Cute! purse which is featured by Gretchen Barron and originally created by Toni Sacrison, so finally now I had a reason! I thoroughly enjoyed playing with all of the pretty designer papers found in the Stampin' Up! Razzleberry Lemonade paper packet (115675). I collected some small items with the pure intention of making this little project fun, fun, fun! And, believe me it was :)

Hope that you all enjoy this little pretty as much as I enjoyed making it!

~ Linda

~ Give Thanks ~

Good Morning Stampin' Buddies,

This card was cased from: The color combination and different textures really caught my eye and needless to say, I had to make some of my own only to swap with my weSTAMP group last night.

Stamps: Give Thanks (Hostess Level 1) (115364)

Cardstock: Always Artichoke (105119), Rich Razzleberry (in color) (115316), Kraft (107070), Very Vanilla (101650), Pumpkin Pie (105117)

Inks: Pumpkin Pie (105216), Close to Cocoa (103139), Always Artichoke (105219), Soft Suede (115657)

Accessories: Little Leaves Sizzliets Die (114511), Crimper (101618), Hemp Twine (100982), Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon (115613), Wide Oval Punch (112082), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), SU Dimensionals (104430).

On the left side of the card, I brushed some pumpkin pie cardstock with a close to cocoa and always artichoke ink pad for the faux wood look.

The sentiment is popped up with dimensionals.


~ Linda

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

~ Shimmering Medallion ~

This is the #1 Best Selling Stamp with Stampin' Up! right now! There are so many possibilities with it and one of them was featured at Convention this year.

Here we have a Sneak Preview of one of the sure to be Hottest New Items in the Holiday Mini-Catalog, Shimmer Paint, which will be released this coming September 1st.

Stamps: Medallion (115223) Price: $17.95, Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370) $36.95

Inks: Soft Suede (115657), Shimmer Paint Champagne (Holiday Mini Catalog - 116806)

Cardstock: Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Suede (115318)

Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Curley Label Punch (112208), Modern Label Punch (116630), Silver Brads (104336), Rhinestone Brads Clear (113144), Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (109071).


~ Linda

~ Things I Love ~

This pretty card was cased but I am sorry that I do not have the source information. If one of you happen to know, please inform me and I will give proper credit to that person.

We made this card at our August Class using one of the stamp sets that I received at Convention this year. I just LOVE this set and so did the ladies that helped to share the excitement of making one of their very own to take home.

Stamps: Things I Love(115229) Price: $20.95
Inks: Real Red (103133), Chocolate Chip (100908), Certainly Celery (105217)

Cardstock: Real Red (102482), Chocolate Chip (102128), Certainly Celery (105125), Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches (104403, 104401), Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109052), Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (111367).


~ Linda

~ Saturday Morning Stamp Cafe August Projects ~

This is the Pretty Little Bird House that we made at class on August 15. The pattern can be found at My sample was created at a weSTAMP meeting earlier this year and was shared by my upline Lorri Heilling whose blog can be found here:


~ Linda

Friday, August 14, 2009

~ News and Specials from Stampin' Up! ~

Just For Kids August and September Special Promotion is all About the Kids! Place a $35 order from the "Growing Up" Section of the Catalog and receive a FREE set of Designer Buttons (you choose Playground (bright colors), Sherbet (pastels) or Button Latte (neutrals). This is a $7.95 value. Also purchase the exclusive Decor Elements Growth Chart for $24.95 and receive the applicator tool for free.

Don't forget the Great Recruiting Special right now. Even if you want nothing more than to receive a discount on your own Stampin' Up! purchases, this is a fabulous deal! You can purchase a Mini Starter Kit for just $85 or receive an InColor Product Bundle for FREE when you purchase the full Starter Kit. I would be glad to talk with you about the possibilities of becomming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. It would be wonderful to welcome you to the growing weSTAMP team.

Coming in September from Stampin' Up! -- the new, Revolutionary My Digital Studio -- state-of-the-art software to help you preserve your memories and so much more!

Also, a new partnership and new products featuring Build-a-Bear Workshops. I'll be getting to you with more information on both of these exciting announcements soon!

Happy Stampin' !

~ Linda

~ Paradise Valley & North Phoenix Saturday Morning Stamp Cafe ~

Hi Everyone!

We are going to have a FULL house tomorrow morning at my workshop/class!

We are going to be creating a 3-D Bird House and two cute cards. Both ideas are inspired by my Stampin' Up! Convention adventures!

We will be using a new product as a "sneak peak preview" of something very special that Stampin' Up! has created for involves some "Bling".

Stay tuned for my posting these cute, fun items to my blog sometime within the next few days!!!

Happy Stampin!

~ Linda

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Come and Join Me for the FUN of Being a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator!!!

Stampin' Up! is coming out with some new product lines.
Jewelry charm necklaces, Build a Bear stamp sets and Big Shot die cuts, A funtastic!, My Digital Studio Scrapbooking program!

Now through August 31st you can sign up to be a demo and save money too!

Benefits of becoming a demonstrator:

* 20 percent discount on all products. (New demos get a 30% discount on their first order, when placed in the first 45 days.)
* See and purchase new Stampin' Up! products first.
* Access to myriad of project ideas on the Demonstrator Web Site and in the monthly Stampin' Success magazine.
* Invitation to Stampin' Up! events, where you can learn from fellow successful demonstrators and Stampin' Up! staff.
* Become part of a world-wide stamping family!
* Demonstrator Business Web Site - available to all Stampin' Up! Demonstrators
All new recruits who sign up for a DBWS in their first three weeks of being a demonstrator will be eligible for a two months free subscription.

If you sign up before August 31 you get a great deal on fantastic products!

Recruiting Promotion
Dates: July 15 - August 31, 2009

Promotion Details:
Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with the limited-time $85 Mini Starter Kit. The Mini Starter Kit contains the following products:

Item Code Page #* Description Retail Value**

115360 118 For All You Do stamp set $28.95
115658 155 Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115656 155 Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115659 155 Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115654 155 Dusty Durango Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115655 155 Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
115657 155 Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
100730 155 Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") $7.50
115315 155 In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11") $7.95

*All page numbers refer to the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog
**All products may be substituted for like items; see Mini Starter Kit order form for details.

Each quarter (every 3 months) demos are required to sell $300 in product. You will have until December 31st to make your first $300 minimum. It is a breeze to sell Stampin' Up! products as they are high end quality, fun, and easy to use!

If you sign up with me as one of my downline, I will purchase a $21.95 or less (your choice) stamp set for you as a thank you. Even if you find it is not for you, and choose to drop after December 31st, when your first quarter would end, you still get all the products and freebies to keep.

Now why am I pushing for you to sign up?

Well, at Convention 2009, (which I just returned from!) Stampin' Up! told us if the 3000 convention attendees can recruit 1500 new recruits we (the convention attendees) will be able to purchase the new My Digital Studio Scrapbooking program for 50% off.

IF we recruit 3000 new recruits we (the convention attendees) can get it for free!!!
I want to share this cool new scrapbooking tool with you! I will let you come use it for free at my home, if you sign up to be part of my downline before August 31st!

You can call me at: (602)481-8587 and we can get together to do the paperwork. It's a fun hobby job! Every time I go to "work", it's a party!

Join the Fun...Share the Excitement!!!

Call me Today!!!

Happy Stampin'

~ Linda

Monday, August 10, 2009

~ Home Again ~

Hi Happy Stampers and Paper Crafters!

Above is a photo of my friend Barbara, Pam and myself at the Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 Gathering Place posing for a photo wearing our weSTAMP t-shirts.

This past week has been one of the most memorable in my life. For the first time, I attended a Stampin' Up! Convention. It was AWESOME!!! It was non-stop activities from just before we boarded our plane to Salt Lake City and began my flight home where I continued to meet many wonderful women (and a few men) who share the enthusiasm, excitement and LOVE of rubber stamping and paper crafting activities.

I was continually WOWed by everyone and everything. I brought with me just over 100 swaps and received some very unique items in return. There are no two alike.

If you would like more information and/or would like to hear more "in person" sharing of some of the Convention Excitement...

I invite you to attend my monthly Workshop/Class where I will be teaching you how to make a cute little bird house and 2 cards.

We meet at my home which is near Shea Blvd. and 36th Street (Route 51).

~ Saturday, August 15th ~ 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon ~

$5.00 Fee covers supplies and light snacks

New Stampin' Up 2009-2010 Catalogs are aveilable for $5.00 each

Please email me at: to reserve your spot asap!

Many Blessings to each and every one of you...with Love,

~ Linda

Sunday, August 2, 2009

~ See you after Convention ~

Hi Everyone!

Well, I think that I have posted just about everything and am up to date. Now the real fun begins...

Join us on Saturday, August 15th ~ 10:00 - 12:00 noon at my home for:

~ Paradise Valley Saturday Morning Stamp Cafe ~

We will be holding the drawing for the Gift Basket for which several ladies have qualified and one lucky winner will be going home with all of the goodies!

We will be making a cute little 3-D birdhouse and 2 cards.

I will have lots to share with you after returning home from Convention.

Also, please note that I will probably not have internet access for most of next week.

Hope that you all enjoy your Stamping and Paper Crafting adventures!

~ Linda

~ Razzleberry Floral Fold ~

Hi Everyone!

This little razzleberry delight will also be keeping me company on my travels to SLC.

It is part of a set created for a swap entitled "Fun Folds" which is hosted by one of my favorite stampers whom will also be attending Convention, Barbara Welch.
I hope that she doesn't see it before time, can some of you keep a secret with me?

Anyway, when I first received my new goodies which included the new designer paper Razzleberry Lemonade, I just had to use it for this swap. It is so bright and cheerful and I enjoyed the creative process for this particular card very much.

The card base is SU pretty in pink and then the next layer is one of the new SU in colors rich razzleberry. The corners on the right side were punched with the SU ticket punch. The new designer papers were sized to finish off the top layers of both the right and left sides of the card. The dsp for the floral element was cut from using the SU Big Shot circle scallops #2. The next layer some crushed curry cut using the die ~ Flower Layers and then softened with some SU ww craft ink and then embossed using the SU polka dot texture plate. The Melon Mambo flower was cut using the SU Sizzix Embosslits Simple FLower and a pearl tops it all off. To the right of the flowere is ww taffeta ribbon tied in a bow.

~ Merry Christmas in July ~

Hi Everyone!

This is also one of my swaps that I will be taking with me to SLC. I signed up for a Christmas Card swap and this is what transpired.

SU real red is the base and always artichoke (my fav SU green) begins the layering with very vanilla and some New designer paper ~ Merry Moments. The center of attention begins with always artichoke and the new SU hostess set Holiday Wishes Merry Christmas sentiment is stamped in SU real red on very vanilla cs. The ribbon, SU real red 5/8" grosgrain is done in a little bow and some real red brads finish it off to the right where the SU ticket corner was incorporated.


~ Linda

~ Butterflies in Bermuda ~

Hi Everyone!

Lately I have been busy, busy, busy getting ready for Convention. This will be my first time and I am so very excited.

This little pretty will be joining me in my stamping adventures in SLC this coming week!

Many new elements from Stampin' Up! were coordinated to create this card. I used the Textured Impressions folder Elegant Bouquet as the background. The SU Scribbles Swirls was placed at the upper left corner and the butterflies from the SU set Flight of the Butterfly were stamped and then punched out with the new SU Butterfly punch. The sentiment was taken from the new SU set Razzle Dazzle and the new in color polka dotted ribbon Bermuda Bay, accents the bottom right corner and to finish it off I clipped the corner with the SU Curly Label Punch.

Hope that you enjoy this!

~ Linda

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

~ Place an Order of $50 or more ... ~

For the month of July and be entered into a drawing to WIN this Beautiful Basket filled with Rubber Stamping and Paper Crafting items worth more than $25.00!!!

You will NOT want to miss out on this FREE Giveaway!!!

Email me at: TODAY!!! To place an ORDER!!!

Looking forward to giving this away to ONE Lucky Winner before I head off to Salt Lake City, Utah for my 1st Stampin' Up! Convention!!!


~ Linda

Monday, July 20, 2009

News Flash!!! From Stampin' Up!!!

The New Deal of the Week is......................

The Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware which is 35% off!!!
Have you seen everything that is included in this?
Check out page 178 in the catalog.
There are 200 pieces in this kit!!!
This kit normally retails for $29.95 and is now on sale for only $18.99!
This special is good through July 26th.
These are Beautiful Accent pieces for your card making and paper crafting projects.

Email me to order ~

Hope that you are having a GREAT Day!!!

~ Linda

Friday, July 17, 2009

Now is the Time to Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Good Morning!

There has never been a better time than now to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Becoming a demonstrator means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash-and who couldn't use that? From July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!

The special, limited-time Mini-Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started, including:

  • For All You Do stamp set
  • In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Business forms and tools
Additional benefits that you will enjoy as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator:

  • 20% - 40% discount on all of your purchases
  • 20% - 40% income on all of your sales
  • The opportunity to earn FREE stamps
  • Sneak peeks of new products
  • Access to the FABULOUS demonstrator website including video tutorials, daily samples, contests, and more!
  • The opportunity to earn FREE vacations!
  • Optional monthly meetings, swaps and demonstrator events!
Email me: for more information.

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