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

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