Saturday, August 21, 2010

~ 2011 Altered Calendar ~

These are the calendars that you can get at Michael's and I just LOVE to personalize them as little giftables!

I made two of these for some friends whose birthdays I will be celebrating with them tomorrow!

The Greenhouse Gala SU designer paper was used for these and the NEW Friends Never Fade stamp set.

For the coming week, I will be working on my weSTAMP swaps and a couple of other projects that need my attention...until then...I hope that you enjoy each and every day and make some time for Stamping :)

Love & Blessings,

~ Linda

~ Class Project ~ Just Believe ~

We made this card from the NEW stamp set "Just Believe" in class this month. The original idea came from a Make and Take that I did at Convention this year.

The girls wanted to learn how to watercolor with stamps and I thought that this would be a perfect example to teach them (and myself too...LOL).


~ Linda

~ Saturday Morning Stamp Cafe Class Projects ~

This is a little nail file holder. We made these at our monthly class and not only can you put nail files in these cute little holders, but you can put pencils, pens, candy canes, pixie sticks and anything you can think of that
would fit and you can change the colors and designer paper and add any type of embellishment to suit the purpose. Just make sure that you use extra sticky, tacky tape to hold it, especially on the bottom.

Isn't the NEW Daffodil Delight cardstock pretty and bright? It matches our NEW Greenhouse Gala designer series paper too!

For Convention, I made about 30 of these for my 3-D swaps because they were compact and easy to pack in my suitcase.


~ Linda

~ Saturday Morning Stamp Cafe Class Projects ~

Just had to make another card with the Morning Cup stamp set from SU, one to share with my class buddies. I cased this bright and lively card from Cindy Beach, her original can be found on Stampin Connection...thank you Cindy!


~ Linda

~ Morning Cuppa ~

When the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog came out earlier this year, I could not help but contain myself when I saw this brand new stamp set for tea and coffee lovers set! It is one of the first ones that I ordered and I just LOVE it!

The colors that I used on this care baja breeze, blushing bride and very vanilla. I really like how these two colors go together, they are so soft and complementary.

And the new punch featured is a sneak peak from our upcoming Holiday Mini, which you will NOT want to is the best one ever! Actually, I won this punch at Convention this year...I knew that I was going to order it, but I was so happy to have it in my hot little hands a few weeks before everyone else!

This card was made for a swap for the Dazzling Divas, an upline group which is led by my dear friend and stamping buddy Barbara Welch.

Hope that you like this one!


~ Linda

weSTAMP Swap ~ Catalog Case

For my monthly upline meeting with my weSTAMP group we were asked to CASE a catalog item and change a few things about it...therefore I chose this card which can be found on page 69.

I chose to change the elements on the Top Note Die...I love the Top Note Die and use it almost every chance that I get....maybe some of you have noticed this :)

Hope that you like it!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

~ Explosion Purse Giftable ~

Ever since I first came across an explosion box, I have wanted one. When I found this version ~ An Explosion Purse~ You guessed! I did the Happy Dance! I must apologize, that I am not able to locate the website where I first came upon this idea, so if someone out there recognizes this, please let me know and I will be more than happy to credit the wonderful person that originated this creation.

On top of it all, I was trying to come up with a giftable that would travel well to Convention and yes! You guessed right again! I made 10 of these little cuties for the group of ladies that I spent much of my time with while soaking up all of the fun activities and adventures of this past years' SU Convention.

It uses only one full sheet of 12 X 12 cardstock and you can customize it with designer paper to your liking.

Paper: SU basic black, SU dsp Night & Day (retired), SU whisper white, SU real red
Access: bone folder, score tool, SU large scallop circle die SU top note die, SU scallop punch, SU corner rounder punch, SU winter white satin ribbon, SU rhinestone brads, SU butterfly punch, SU rhinestones, velcro (for closure)

Until next time...Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

Thursday, August 5, 2010

~ Wining... ~

Hi All!

Today I would like to share a card that I created to send to a dear friend of Ken's and mine. He shares our love and appreciation of wine and food and hosted a very fun wine tasting party at his home last Saturday evening. My favorite wine, you might ask? Well, Ken and I have very similar taste when it comes to wine. He brought the one that I chose as my favorite that evening, a Chappellet Malbec...oh, so very nice :)

By the way, we are going to the California Wine Country for a vacation in a few weeks where we will get to tour the beautiful Chappellet winery in northern Napa Valley, I am sure it will be one of the highlights of our trip there.

Deets on the card:
Stamps: Studio Sketches, Because I care, Baroque Motifs
Ink: black stazon, cherry cobbler, early espresso, crumb cake
Paper: cherry cobbler, early espresso, very vanilla
Access: Textured Impressions Square Lattice Folder, dimensionals, marker spritzer, ink dauber

Happy Wining...oops...and...Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

~ Save the Date ~ Sat Aug 14th ~

~ Hi Everyone ~

Please Mark Your Calendars to Save the Date for:

 The Paradise Valley/North Phoenix Saturday Morning Stamp CafĂ© 

Lots to share with you since my return from the
Annual Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, UT

Where: 3536 E North Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85028

When: Saturday, August 14th @ 10 AM - 12 Noon

We will be Creating:
2 Watercolor Cards and 1 Crafty Item
Fee: $8.00 (Please NOTE the change)
Light snacks and beverages included

Bring a FRIEND (first-timer) and you BOTH receive a FREE GIFT!

Please RSVP by August 7th so that I may prepare materials accordingly to:
(602) 481.8587

If you have any questions give me a call
You can VIEW past class projects and ideas on previous blog posts
The NEW 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogs are here

Please BRING your BASIC Tool Kit:
Favorite scissors, ruler, double sided adhesive, etc.
You can borrow supplies that I have available

Hope to see you ALL then!

Happy Stampin'!
~ Linda ~

Monday, August 2, 2010

~ weSTAMP Swap Card ~ Catalog CASE ~

Hi Everyone!

Good Monday Morning!

Today I thought that I would take a little break from bringing you Convention Goodies.

Last Tuesday I attended my monthly upline meeting ~ weSTAMP. We were asked to create cards by cas'ing one from the New 2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. There were so many to choose from...but I finally decided on this one which can be found on page 69...I changed up the design on the top note die cut and here it is!

Hope that you like it!

Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

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