Monday, September 3, 2012

Mojo Monday 257

Hope that you all enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend! My dh bbq'd a delicious flank steak tonight!

Let's get down to stampin' business now...this morning I was very excited to see today's sketch challenge over on Mojo Monday's blog. I really like the placement of the various elements on the card that I came up with, inspired of course by the sketch!

Stamps: Loving Thoughts
Ink: island indigo
Paper: DSP Fan Fair, island indigo, more mustard, riding hood red, very vanilla
Tools: fancy flower punch, hole punch, antique brad, silver brads, small scallop punch, bird punch leaf, small flower punch, jewels basic rhinestones, Edgelits-adorning accents, Emossing Folder-adorning accents

Everything just fell into place when I began with this beautiful designer paper. The colors included in the pack are: very vanilla, riding hood red, basic gray, crumb cake, island indigo, more mustard and pink pirouette.

Two of the papers are printed with lace, one has bicycles on it, one has an Eiffel Tower on it, and the no. 3 frame on the card is cut out from one of the papers with 11 other lovely adornments.

Hope that you enjoy my sharing today!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda ~

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Holiday Ornament ~ 2012

Good Morning!

Yes, it is a very good morning here in sunny Phoenix, AZ where the temperature is cooling off down to only 114 degrees...yesterday was hotter at 115. We do manage ok here, but I have found that I do not venture out much beyond 2pm, so I have been a little busy here in my Stampin Studio.

Have you seen the beautiful Christmas ornament on our splendid Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Well, sometimes I become a bit impatient about waiting to order something and I had a lot of inspiration from viewing a few you tube video tutorials on how to create this. So, I thought to myself, I can try to make one with the punches, stamps and paper, etc. that I already have. Not bad!

This is my first attempt, a prototype, it took me about 1 1/2 hours to punch out, cut up and glue this little pretty all together! There is no stamping involved, so that saved me some time too.

Stamps:ornament as template from Tree Trimmings (retired)
Ink: none
Paper: Christmas Cocoa (retired from a few years back)
Embellishments: cherry cobbler 3 1/2" scalloped tulle ribbon, linen thread, jewels basic pearl large, designer vintage faceted buttons, retired close to cocoa ribbon
Tools: glue gun, tombo multi adhesive, large scallop punch, ornament punch, BigZ XL designer rosette die, hole punch

Hmmm...not sure if I want to attempt to hold a private class to make these or just make them myself and give them as gifts...decisions, decisions.

Still have a few hours to get out there and run a few errands before the temperature soars.

Hope that you enjoy your day and have some time to stamp and create!

~ Linda

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mojo Monday Challenge 254

Today I was determined to participate in the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I am going to do my best to post one each Monday.

My computer needed a physical! LOL! It has been running extremely slow lately, so with my annual anti virus renewal, I also purchased a download that speeds ol Betsy up a bit...can't say it would do the same for me :) Ok, enough on that matter...on to the important stuff...

Stamps: Moving Forward ($3 from the sale of this set goes to Ronald McDonald House)
Ink: marina mist
Paper: marina mist, whisper white, Polka Dot Parade dsp
Embellishments: jewels basic rhinestones, 1/2" scallops dots ribbon
Tools: scallop punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, polka dots embossing folder

Lately, I have had this urge to create children's cards. I suppose that I owe this to my oh so cute little twin granddaughters, Keira and Kaely. Their birthday is coming up next month and they want Strawberry Shortcake as their theme. If you have any suggestions along those lines, I would enjoy hearing from you.

Til next time...

Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SU Convention 2012 ~ I AM Creative Class

This beautiful banner was made in the optional class, which I took on Friday night at the Stampin' Up! Convention this past July.

The room was full to capacity with eager and enthusiastic stampers from all across the US and Canada. We actually had about enough time to finish this project in the allotted two hour time period.

We had some awesome concept artists to guide us in creating each of the five flags. This is always such a unique learning experience as with each of the flags there is a technique to learn. I will be sharing what I have learned throughout the year via my private classes, club meetings and in home workshops! Looking forward to seeing you!

Hope that you enjoy what I am sharing today!

Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 253

Happy Monday Morning to all my stampin' buddies!

Today I decided to take part in, for the very first time, the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. You can follow this link: Mojo Monday Blog Let me tell you, I really enjoyed doing this!

So please allow me to share all of the Stampin' Up! goodies that I used to create this little pretty!

Stamps: Affection Collection
Paper: whisper white, cherry cobbler, primrose petals, Twitterpated designer paper package
Ink: cherry cobbler
Accessories: jewels basic rhinestones, antique brads primrose petals 3/8" stitched satin ribbon, Sizzlets large delicate doilies, textured impressions lacy border embossing folder, adorning accents embossing folder, 
Tools: heart punch, blossoms punch, itty bitty shapes punch pack, sticky strip, dimensionals, hearts collection framelit, paper piercing tool, stampin' pierce mat, big shot

Please leave a comment, I enjoy hearing your thoughts about what I post on my blog.

Happy Stampin' !

~ Linda

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


During August, we've only got treats-no tricks-for our new recruits! New demonstrators will get a FREE Howl-o-ween Printer's Tray project kit-a $60 value-just for doing what they already love. But it gets even better-when I recruit, I will get a FREE Howl-o-ween project kit too! That means that we get to create this beautiful project together!

For only $99 you can create you very own personalized  Starter Kit, choosing up to $125 in any current Stampin' Up! products!

Today also begins the release of our awesome Holiday Catalog! You will not want to miss all of the unique items that you can order for all of your Holiday Celebrations!

Stamp Club is this Friday at my home! If you would like to sign up for my next round, please contact me and I will be more than happy to add you to the list.

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Friday, July 27, 2012

~ Stampin Up Convention Gifts Swap ~

Hi Everyone!

Now, if you attended this year's Stampin' Up! Convention in beautiful Salt Lake City, UT...and you were part of my down line, you would receive one of these little pretties!

There were way too many ideas swimming in my head pre-convention as to what to create as gifts for my fellow, this year's idea was inspired by my lovely friend, Laura Fernsler.

What do you think? It is a mixture of multi-media items on a 4x4 artist's canvas. I so enjoyed making these, that I believe there will be more in the future!

Would you like one of your very own? Join my Team : Pretty Inkers AZ and sign up on my demonstrator I will be sure to get one out to you asap!

Hope that you enjoy your day...and be sure to fit some stamping into it!

Til next time...

~ Linda ~

Thursday, July 26, 2012

~ Stampin' Up! Convention 2012 ~ My Swaps ~

The theme for this year's convention was "I am". At several times throughout this amazing week, we were asked by various SU individuals how to fill in the blank. My chosen word was ~ Appreciative!

Being a part of this awesome company and all of the blessings it has provided me in my life, I thought the word appreciative was quite appropriate! I am appreciative of all of the lovely ladies that I have met throughout my 4+ years as a SU Demonstrator. So very many wonderful memories that I have shared with many of you, my blog buddies, etc...the list would take a book to instead of writing a book, today I will share my swaps that I took to convention this year. Enjoy!

The above was an organized swap hosted by Laura Fernsler. We each had to create 6 Big Shot flowers to swap. I received 6 lovely pins that I just can's wait to wear! Thank you Laura!

This was a 3-D item that I made for General Swapping. It is a water bottle tag with a packet of pink raspberry lemonade! I just LOVE an ice cold glass of this during the summer! Enjoy!

How about these little purses! I just LOVE purses! A girl cannot have too many purses...LOL!
The newsprint one on the left I received a sample at Leadership earlier this year and the little pink one was inspired my Lorri Heilling. It was originally a nugget purse, I enlarged it so that it would hold a different candy...dare I  put chocolate in it...would never have made it to Salt Lake City! :)
Oh, have I ever shared with you that I am a chocoholic? Oh, dear...

Well, please stay tuned for more Convention goodies that I will be posting...

Hope that you enjoy your day/week...and make some time for stamping!

Lotsa Hugs...

~ Linda ~

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bye Bye Blushing Bride

This pretty card was cased from Pat Brannin. She does some beautiful cards and I always appreciate her style when I receive them at Stampin' Up! events. Thank Pat! We used Blushing Bride card stock, such a soft, subtle pink, which is retiring, but may just make a comeback...keep my fingers crossed!

Hope that you enjoy what I share with you! I welcome your comments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

April Tea Party Class

In April's Saturday Morning Stamp Cafe we made the above two cards for class. We had a fun time having tea, snacks and of course, stamping!

~ Linda

Sunday, May 27, 2012

~ Hostess Club Forming ~

Hi Stampers!

Although I have not posted for quite a while, I have been contemplating a few changes to my
Stampin' Up! class offerings.

Currently, I am hosting in my home my Monthly Saturday morning Stamp Cafe, where each third Saturday of the month anyone can attend for a fee of $12.00 and create and take home two cards and a cute three dimensional item, along with light beverages and snacks.

Also, I am going to begin a monthly Hostess Club where six people sign up and commit to being a Stampin' Up! Hostess either in my home or theirs and each person gets a turn to be a Hostess. This includes a minimum of $25.00 in Hostess dollars for free when it is your turn!

Our very first Hostess Club will be the week of June 9th, and luckily you can join in the fun and adventure by contacting me for more information...


Phone:  (602) 481-8587

Our New Stampin' Up! catalog will be going live on June 1st and I am very excited to share one with you!

Happy Stamping!

~ Linda

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

All I need to know
I learned from the Easter Bunny!
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
There's no such thing as too much candy.
All work and no play can make you a basket case.
cute tail attracts a lot of attention.
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
Some body parts should be floppy.
Keep your paws off of other people's jelly beans.
Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.
To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.
May the joy of the season fill your heart.
Happy Easter!

Linda :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dazzling Details

101 ways to use Dazzling Details!

1. To outline the letters in your titles.
2. To outline the patterns, pictures & designs on your patterned papers.
3. You can add a little shimmer by spreading it around with your finger!
4. Use on handmade cards.
5. To make flowers glittery.
6. To make “glitzy photo corners!”
7. To make firework photos glittery!
8. To make the “trails” from butterflies and dragonflies.
9. To doodle dots and stitches.
10. Use it on stickers to really make them look special.
11. To outline the veins in leaves.
12. To add to the clothing stamps to make them look ready for a night on the town!
13. To make brads sparkly!
14. To make ribbon sparkly!
15. To make icing on cupcakes and cakes shimmer.
16. To make waves look 3-D.
17. For making cherries/fruit shimmer as if wet.
18. To make the “fire” on the end of a birthday candle!
19. To make rain drops or water drops from a watering can.
20. To make fairy dust around a fairy’s wand.
21. To decorate your kids school supplies instead of buying designer stuff.
22. To cover entire cutouts.
23. Use over the designs on grunge board. It looks great!
24. To add droplets on your Halloween LO’s.
25. To cover clear embellishments entirely and make them oh so sparkly!
26. Use under transparencies, to adhere them. Looks great for bubbles!
27. Use for decorating t-shirts.
28. Use dots to border a page!
29. Use for slug trails.
30. Use for snail trails.
31. To decorate tennis shoes.
32. To decorate buttons.
33. To decorate ribbons.
34. To make a spider web sparkle in a Halloween LO.
35. Use on handmade tags.
36. To add bling to hats or crowns.
37. To make jewelry gleam!
38. To make belts shine!
39. To add pizazz to purses & some shine to shoes!
40. To all or any misc accessories!
41. To decorate lots of things, especially stamped swirls or flowers.
42. Use generally anywhere on your LO, just to add some bling!
43. To make a circle or square of dots to frame closely in on a face or object in a photo.
45. In the center of flowers.
46. Use along swirly-swirls!
47. To make a thin (or thick!) border around anything (or everything!) on your page.
48. To highlight the shadow on stamped letters.
49. To stamp with them!
50. To embellish concert LO’s.
51. To make flourishes on your flourishes and make them look embossed.
52. To add bling to a star.
53. Use in flames to make them shimmer, glow & come alive!
54. To enhance Cotton Candy!
55. To enhance Candy Canes!
56. To enhance Icicles.
57. To enhance Water & Waterfalls.
58. To enhance Oranges.
59. To make the lines of a shooting star!
60. Use as paint (dot a little then spread with paintbrush)
62. To make a proper Disco Ball!
63. You can tear paper snow for cards or layouts & run it along the top edge of the snow.
64. To enhance ghost shapes or flakes. Add in the center of snowflakes.
65. Add to anything that you stamp!
66. To enhance paper piercings.
67. Use on die cuts.
68. To outline the jewel with Stickles.
69. To outline a journal box.
70. To decorate a cast.
71. To decorate gift bags.
72. To decorate wrapping paper.
73. Use on feathers for Mardi Gras or Las Vegas LOs.
74. Use with a stencil instead of ink.
75. You can print out stuff from Google, add Dazzling Details to make homemade sparkly stickers!
76. Add to the top of Thickers.
77. When glitter comes off of stickers/paper, you can fill it in with Dazzling Details to make it back to normal! Use it to glue more glitter on top of the sticker!
78. To make the eyes on a Disney Princess cut with your Cricut.
79. To create rays of sunshine!
80. To create a rainbow!
81. To make a heart (or hearts) shine!
82. To make stars glitter & shine!
83. To make moonbeams shine!
84. Use on diecut Christmas trees to make the bulbs sparkle & shine!
85. Add to your own Christmas ornaments or Christmas ornaments as gifts!
86. To add shine to a trophy.
87. To a title block.
88. To add sparkles to a Shamrock.
89. To add sparkles to an Easter Egg.
90. To add rays of light to a Christian cross.
91. To create firework frame around something (For example, a name or an object!)
92. To make fish glimmer.
93. To make water reflect (ocean, lake, waterfall, ripples, streams, fountain, aquarium, etc.)
94. To make a reflective mirror.
95. To highlight Art Deco from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s found in the backgrounds of pictures.
96. To highlight a monogram.
97. Use on inchies.
98. Use on tear bears.
99. To add bling to automobiles.
100. Use on your Disney Princess pages.
101. Use on everything & anything & as long as you still have Dazzling Details to use!
~ Linda

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Contest Winner!

Donna Gagnon is the winner of the beautiful Apothecary Art stamp set!

Congratulations on many hours of stamping fun with your new toy!

Friday, February 24, 2012

~ Free Stamp Set From ME !!! ~

As you all know by now, Sale~A~Bration is in FULL SWING!!! With each $50 purchase you make you are eligible for a beautiful FREE item from the current Sale~A~Bration catalog...WELL I want to make your purchase even sweeter :)

With each $50 purchase you make through me, you will be given a chance to win the above Apothecary Art wood mount stamp set valued at $34.95!!!

So, go ahead and make your purchase either by emailing me, phone, or via online and your name will be placed in the basket.

The drawing will take place the week of March have about one month to enter!!!

Happy Stamping All!

~ Linda

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