05/06/2015

CHANGE IS GOOD... RIGHT?

In the past three weeks, our kids and grandkids have been visiting from California. Also in the past three weeks, I purchased a new MAC computer. (I've never had a MAC and my learning curve is out of control and off the charts!!)

The girls and I have made lots of fun things in my craft room, but I can't figure out how to photoshop them for my blog. [big sigh] I did manage to get a picture of the girls from my Smart Phone to my desktop because my smart phone is smart. Please enjoy this beautiful picture while I continue my quest for knowledge. xox

 

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Hope to be back very, very soon.

Linda

 

04/28/2015

OUR COUNTRY...

I usually have several of my cards lined up ready to post for the next week or the week after that. With everything going on in our country (and Baltimore), I decided this patriotic design was my choice for today without any more delay.  I love America...

For Your Country

Banners

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The Striped Scallop Thinlits Die is perfect for a patriotic layout...

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Stars

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: For Your Country Stamp Set #134219-Wood / #134222-Clear, Pacific Point Cardstock #111350, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Pacific Point Cardstock #126951, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Striped Scallop Thinlits Die #133734, Brights Candy Dots (Real Red) #130931, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

For Your Country S&A

Patriotic basket

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04/27/2015

BUTTERFLY BASICS...

Butterfly

The background, frame, and butterfly all have embossed polka dots...

Butterfly2

The bow was an afterthought, but added a pretty touch...

Butterfly3

I cut the bottom of the card to match the Fun Frame...

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Butterflies

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Butterfly Basics Stamp Set #138813-Wood / #138816-Clear, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder #133739, Fun Frames Embossing Folder #133727, Beautiful Wings Edgelit #118138, Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon #135841.

The Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon is on the Clearance Rack. It was $5.95 and now $2.39.

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Ordersucircleblack

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04/24/2015

NEW CATALOG FREE!!!

FREE Catalog

LINDA'S STAMPIN' STORE

Orders must be placed between April 24th & May 4th

 

04/23/2015

FAVORITES...

These are three of my favorite stamp sets, and all are retiring...

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Great Outdoors
. . .

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Great Out3

THE PERFECT BLEND

Perfect Blend

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MILLION & ONE

Million

. . .

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Retired stamp sets, along with many other supplies and accessories, are available now and until June 2nd, or until products last. Many items are discounted up to 50%!!!

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04/21/2015

RETIRING PRODUCTS...

 

Retired Announcement

Download RETIRED LIST

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04/20/2015

MASCULINE PLAID...

Cards with a more masculine design receive extra kudos...

Celebrate

When I cut the squares out of the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper, the edges looked a little frayed, so I lightly sponged with ink from the Basic Black Stampin' Pad for a more finished look...

Celebrate2
 

Plaid, especially with masculine colors, works well for a manly card, and can be used for many different celebrations...

Celebrate3

Plaid spacer

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Fabulous Four Stamp Set #134171-Wood / #134174-Clear, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper #137780, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Stamping Sponges #101610, Neutral Candy Dots (Very Vanilla) #130934, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

Fabulous Plaid S&A

Cart

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04/17/2015

RUSTIC GATEFOLD...

Cards made into the GATEFOLD pattern

are a nice variation from standard folds... and super easy!

Rustic Gatefold

To add a little more of the Old Olive color, I'll wrap the yarn trim around the card before slipping it into the envelope. 

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The tree and "wood" paper worked well together...

Rustic Gatefold3

Open wide to the inside...

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HERE'S HOW:

Gatefold Card

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Fabulous Four Stamp Set #134171-Wood / #134174-Clear, Cardstock: Crumb Cake #120953, Soft Suede #115318, Old Olive #100702, Very Vanilla #101650, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper #137780, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad #126979, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Argyle Embossing Folder #127750, Tree Punch #135859, Natural & Old Olive Two Tone Trim #135837, Antique Brads #117273, Crumb Cake Medium Envelope #107297.

Rustic Gatefold S&A

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04/15/2015

PAPER FUN...

Use the Sea Street Stamp Set to make a whimsical card - or use the matching Maritime Designer Series Paper and snip, snip, snip a little paper fun...

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Stamp Set (Above) - or - Paper Fun (Below)

Paper Fun

It does require detail cutting - snip, snip, snip...

Snip, snip, snip

...but worth the extra effort!

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The only stamping on this card is the greeting...

Paper Fun3

Wave

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Timeless Talk Stamp Set #126605-Wood / #126607-Clear, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685, Coastal Cabana Cardstock #131297, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Maritime Designer Series Paper #133696, Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Pad #133642, Large Oval Punch #119855, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Googly Eyes (optional).

Paper Fun S&A

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04/13/2015

GREAT FRIEND...

This stamp set (Simply Wonderful) was offered during Sale-A-Bration. I wouldn't be surprised to see it show up in the new Annual Catalog coming out on June 2nd --- because it is SIMPLY WONDERFUL...

Great Friend

Stars

There were 7 stamps in this set. I've used 3 here...

Great Friend2

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Simply Wonderful Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration), Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration), Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Star Punch, Candy Dots Brad Bases #132293, Subtles Candy Dots #130933, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

Yellow Purse
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