Thursday, July 28, 2011

My 2011 Stampin' Up! Convention Swaps

~ Very Vintage Organized Swap ~

This card was inspired by one of my favorite stamping friends, Diane Dechaine. She taught us how to make sweet peas at a Dazzling Diva downline meeting. I just LOVE making these flowers :)

Stamps: Artistic Etchings
Ink: basic black, blushing bride
Paper: confetti white, in color 2010-2011 dsp
Embellishments: pearls, blushing bride ribbon
Tools: word window punch, modern label punch, 2 3/8" scallop punch, Framed Tulips embossing folder,

                               ~ Bookmark 3-D Swap ~

This was my 3-D swap...I enjoy collecting bookmarks and thought that it would be good to have some on hand at Convention to swap.

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: tangerine tango, in color dsp
Embellishments: gold brad
Tools: fancy flower punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals, paper piercer

~ Precious Butterflies General Swap ~

This pretty hostess set arrived just in time in order for me to pull this swap together.

Stamps: Precious Butterflies
Ink: wild wasabi, pacific point, basic black
Paper: beyond the garden dsp, basic black, whisper white, wild wasabi
Embellishments: basic black satin ribbon
Tools: corner ticket punch, scallop trim border punch, dimensionals

~ Calendar 3-D General Swap ~

These little calendars come in handy around the house. They do not take up very much space and are just cute!

Stamps: peace within
Ink: basic black
Paper: concord cruch, melon mambo, whisper white, Hostess Cheerful Treat dsp
Embellishments: jewels basic rhinestones
Tools: curly label punch, modern label punch, small oval punch

~ Flowers & Lace General Swap ~

When I received this brand new lace punch, I got right to work with made about fifty of these for swapping and believe me to punch out all of those lace borders takes some good old fashioned muscle...I have to stand up and punch each time and the next day, I felt sore in my arms and legs.

So, if anyone asks me if I get a workout from stamping...they answer is a definite "yes". LOL

Stamps: vintage lace large roller (on butterfly)
Ink: basic grey
Paper: basic grey, confetti white, cherry cobbler
Embellishments: pearls, 1/8" very vanilla taffeta ribbon
Tools: lace ribbon border punch, flower garden embossing folder, big shot beautiful butterflies die

There you have it for today!

Check back as I will be posting the awesome make n takes that I have finished from Convention within the next few days!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

~ weSTAMP Monthly Swap ~

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Below is a card that I made for my monthly upline meeting with my weSTAMP friends. I just LOVE this stamp set that I received at Convention!

Stamps: Easy Events
Paper: tempting turquoise, pretty in pink, whisper white
Ink: basic black, tempting turquoise, pear pizazz
Misc: ticket corner punch, 2 3/8 scallop punch, whisper white satin ribbon, bakers twine white, pearls, dazzling details (premiering in the upcoming Holiday Mini ~ Sept. 1)

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Monday, July 25, 2011

~ Saturday Morning Stamp Cafe ~ July ~

Hi Stampers!

These are the projects that we made in my monthly class...

~ Easy Events Cuckoo Clock ~

Cuckoo clocks are a fav of mine. My grandparents had one in their living room and my cousins and I always tried to catch the cuckoo when it popped out...LOL. Needless to say, I do have one in my living room and just maybe when my little grandaughters are big enough, they might try to do the same!

Stamps: Easy Events
Paper: 2010-2011 In Color DSP, very vanilla, naturals ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Misc: 2 1/2" circle punch, corner ticket punch, chantilly crochet trim, chocolate chip satin ribbon,
bakers twine white, flower brads, pearls, dimensionals, crop a dile

~ Treat Cup Mini Bonnet ~

This is a 3-D item that I brought to Convention to swap. I did not have quite enough, well, hardly any little empty plastic containers that our beautiful embellishments come in, so I thought, hmmm...treat cups! And that is how these little pretties came about.

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: IBC Hostess dsp
Misc: treat cups, winter white satin ribbon
Filled with SU salt water taffy

~ Sweet Pea Lacey Lovely ~

While at Convention, I participated in a few organized swaps and brought home about one hundred and fifty little pretties that I could admire to my heart's desire...well...there was one with this color combination that just spoke to me...I just LOVE it! The original sample that inspired me can be found on Carla Blake's blog, which can be found HERE

Stamps: none
Ink: whisper white craft ink
Paper: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, whisper white, Flirtatious Specialty dsp
Misc: wisteria wonder ruffled ribbon, jewels basic rhinestones, bird punch, fancy flower punch,
butterfly punch, dimensionals, champagne shimmer mist (on flower)

And...there you have it! Hope to see you at next months Stamp Cafe...Sat. Aug, 20th!

Happy Stamping...

~ Linda

Thursday, July 21, 2011

~ Inking Idaho Convention Get-Together ~

My upline, Lorri Heilling invited me to attend Becky Roberts SU Convention gathering last Wednesday. I was so excited to finally meet Becky in person!!! She is such a dear, sweet lady and I just LOVE her work! You can view her blog  HERE 

Pictured from left to right are: Stefanie Austin, Lorri Heilling, Becky Roberts, Linda Rodenberg, Linda Bickley

We also had a 3-D and card swap...they are some of the BEST samples that I received at Convention!
Becky also had little gifts for each of us at our seats.

Our get-together was both fun and informative!

Happy Stampin' All!

~ Linda

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stampin' Up! Convention Garden Party

Photo taken last Wednesday, July 13th 2011 at the Stampin' Up! Annual Kick-Off Garden Party!
Here we are wearing our Sunday finest! LOL

Pictured from left to right are: Pam Hegarty, Barbara Welch, Jane Rappleyea, Linda Rodenberg


~ Linda

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

~ YOU are WANTED!!! ~

Yes!  YOU!!!

I want YOU to become one of my Pretty Inkers Team...YES!!! YOU!!!

Stampin' Up! is running an all-time special sign up promotion and for only...

~~~ $99 ~~~

You can become part of something so GREAT, so WONDERFUL, so REWARDING!!!
You will have my FULL support! If I can do it, so can YOU!!!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:

  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

+ PLUS +

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.
As an added bonus, first-time demonstrators can get two free months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) when they sign up during their first 21 days as a demonstrator. Subscribing to DBWS means having your own online store, blog, hostess portal, and much more!

Call me...602.481.8587, email me: Do whatever it takes to become part of something

Looking forward to hearing from a personal promotion YOU will be entered into a drawing for an


As always, Happy Stamping and hope to see you in class this coming

Saturday, July 23rd at 10am...please RSVP...asap!

~ very happy, excited SU Demo :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

~ Blog Candy Winner! ~

Drumroll please......................

Announcing the Blog Candy Winner who left me a comment, became a follower and emailed me!

Congratulations goes out to:

Carolyn Sharkas

Your blog candy will be mailed out when I return from the Stampin' Up! Convention.

Thanks to everyone that viewed my blog and left some very appreciative comments.

Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

Saturday, July 9, 2011

~ VC Rocks July Blog Hop! ~

Welcome to all of  my fellow happy stampers! This is my first time  participating in a Blog Hop! I am so excited!!!  The first stop on this HOP is:

You have arrived at stop # 27 ~ Pretty Inky!

More than likely you have arrived from stop # 26 ~  Kim Schwinkendorf's awesome blog ~

Our assignment was to create "Anything But a Card". I made about ten of these for a swap that I participated in with this awesome group of stampers!

Hope that you like what I have created for you to view is a Post It Note Holder! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE SU's new dsp Beyond the Garden, there are so many possibilities within this pretty paper pack!

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Beyond the Garden dsp, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Embellishments: rhinestone brads, ww satin ribbon
Tools: square scallop die, fun flowers die, floral fusion sizzlet, dimensionals, crop a dile, glue dots

Your next stop will be # 28 Nicole Smith's wonderful blog entitled Nicole's Stampin' Corner ~

Hope that you enjoy the Hop!!!

Happy Stampin' Always!

~ Linda

Friday, July 8, 2011

~ Blog Candy Alert!!! ~

Ok...I am in a REALLY GREAT MOOD lately especially with Convention just around the corner and you know what happens when I am in a REALLY GREAT MOOD?

~ Blog Candy Giveaway!!! ~

All YOU need to do is the following:

1. Leave me a COMMENT

2. Become a FOLLOWER

3. EMAIL me that you have completed 1 & 2

You MUST complete ALL 3 steps in order to QUALIFY for the BLOG CANDY!!!

Among the items in this GIVEAWAY will be a set of beautiful exclusive STAMPIN' Up! Stamps and
various other items.

I will draw from among the emails that I receive and announce the winner on my blog on Monday!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

~ June Sat AM Stamp Cafe ~

Hi Everyone!

I know! I know!  But I have a really good excuse! Next week I  leave for the Annual Stampin' UP! Convention in beautiful Salt Lake City, UT and my goal this year is to have close to 200 swaps!!!

Of course, the benefit for all of my class attendees is that you get the best of the best when I choose which projects we make in class...have I made you HAPPY now? LOL

~ Upsy Daisy ~

~ Summer Beach Bag ~

~ Daffodil Delight Build A Blossom ~

Our next Saturday Morning Stamp Cafe, at my home, is scheduled to take place on July 23rd ~ 10:00 to 12 NOON. I would just love to meet some new stampers to kick off the beautiful NEW Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog 2011~2012!

Please contact me for details:

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda 

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