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

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