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22 posts from July 2010

07/15/2010

YOU GOTTA' HAVE IT!

Occasionally, the most simple project is the most delightful.  Here's an example...

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I made this little basket-weave kit in less than an hour...

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It flew together, almost by itself... I'm serious!

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How? (you may be asking)...

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Well... I give all the credit to the embossing folder!

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If you don't have the new and popular Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, you should run (as fast as you can) to your Wish List and write this down:  #119976 / $7.95.

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This embossing folder is the best thing since sliced bread!

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I kid you not...

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YOU GOTTA' HAVE IT!

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It works like magic in the Big Shot Machine!


Big Shot Club

You gotta' have the Big Shot too!

Aarhussiggy 

Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, www.polkadotsandpaper.net  
 

07/14/2010

VERSATILE STAMP SETS...

The Elements of Style Stamp Set is a definite keeper.  There are five stamps in the set, and each one is versatile.  I especially like the flourish...

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A classic and timeless stamp set can be used in dozens of ways for dozens of occasions...

Thanks2

Supplies & Accessories: Stamp Sets #120099-C Elements of Style SMC, #120084-C Watercolor Trio SMC; Stamp Pad #101179 Basic Black; Textured Card Stock #121076 Riding Hood Red, #121078 Basic Black; Card Stock #101650 Very Vanilla; Embellishment #112454 Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware; Punches #119862 Designer Label, #119882 Scallop Edge Border, #119858 Boho Blossom; Adhesive #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

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PRODUCT NOTE:  Both stamp sets used on this card and pictured above, are in the Summer Mini Catalog which retires at the end of August.  If you love these sets as much as I do - and as much as my local stampers do - add them to your Wish List with a NLT 08/31/10 purchase date!

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Aarhussiggy

Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 

07/13/2010

A NAUTICAL JOURNEY

There are many elements of a voyage in this card... Colors of the sea... A map to plot the course... A compass to navigate... 

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The Extra-Large Cogs Double Punch adds to the design of the compass.  Don't you think so!

Journey2

And the Mini Library Clip also works well with the theme. The captain of the ship often has to secure his map when a storm approaches...

Journey3

 

Supplies & Accessories:  Stamp Set #120075-C Sentimental Journey SMC; Stamp Pad #101179 Basic Black; Textured Card Stock #121075 Marina Mist, #121078 River Rock & Basic Black; Designer Series Paper #117166 Newsprint; Punches #118873 Extra-Large Cogs Double, #119861 1-1/4" Large Circle, #119868 Medium Circle, #119857 Word Window; Embellishments #109857 Black Mini Library Clips, #119736 Black Brads; Adhesive #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals.
 
 
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This JOURNEY card is especially appropriate for a guy that loves the water and boats and all things nautical!
 
Aarhussiggy 
Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

  

07/12/2010

TOGETHER - IS A GOOD THING...

This is the perfect card to post after spending time with my family at a reunion this weekend... We were TOGETHER.  We shared FOOD & DRINK.  We sang and played lots of MUSIC...

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I've used three of the four images from the Studio Sketches Stamp Set for several cards the past couple of weeks.  It's definitely a versatile set...

Together2 

To give the card an old look, I used a Stamping Sponge to antique the edges of the papers as well as the Twill Tape Ribbon.

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Supplies & Accessories:  Stamp Sets #120057-C In a Word, #122222-C Studio Sketches; Stamp Pads #115657 Soft Suede, #101406 Jet Black StazOn; Textured Card Stock #121076 Riding Hood Red, #121078 Soft Suede; Card Stock #101650 Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper #117166 Newsprint; Punch #119855 Large Oval; Tool #108362 Crop-A-Dile; Embellishment #108431 Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet, #101610 Stamping Sponge; Ribbon #119970 Twill Tape; Adhesive #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals.
 
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Ocean 

Coming home to many emails referring to family reunions (both mine and yours), was so enjoyable.  Thanks very much!  As I sift through hundreds of photos this week, I'll pick out a few of my favorites for you.

In the meantime, I have new cards to post for every day this week! 

 

Aarhussiggy

Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 

07/11/2010

THE WEEKEND KEEPS GETTING BETTER...

Mariners
 
Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, www.polkadotsandpaper.net

07/09/2010

A WEEKEND (NON-STAMPING) POST...

I was born the oldest of eight.  The first photo below was taken about 20 years ago, and the second is more recent with our mother on her 85th birthday.  All that to say this... The eight of us, with our eight spouses, and our oodles of children and grandchildren, are gathering at the beach this weekend for a family reunion - and to celebrate Little Dude's 50th birthday! Little Dude is the nickname of our youngest brother.  And since he's 50, that makes the rest of us as old as dirt! 

We have many family traditions and annual celebrations that span decades.  For example, we have never missed being together at Christmas for our grand hoopla! 

The Currie Kids (that's us), are known around here as a very musical family, each playing an instrument while singing southern gospel tunes in four-part harmony. 

This weekend, we'll be doing lots of singing as well as laughing our heads off... eating too much... searching for sea shells... playing games... taking tons of photos... sitting around the bonfire... and sharing stories (even tall tales) while always trying to one-up each other.  Competition abounds.  We can't help ourselves.  It's in our gene pool.

The Currie Family Reunion graphic below has been screened on the front of 60 white T-shirts to be worn for our reunion photo while on the beach with the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop.  I can only imagine! 

Being a family with a Christian foundation has been the miracle ingredient that has brought us through the mountains and valleys of life - and we've had an abundance of both.

It is always a joy to post for you, whether it is about pretty stamped images or anything to do with matters of the heart.  xox

 

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Little Dude is in the green sweater above.

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 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

(also... wife, mom, grandma, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend)

 

07/08/2010

20 QUESTIONS...

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I know you'll have at least 20 questions about this card - like what I used to make it, and what the Card Stock color is, and which Designer Series Paper I used, and, and, and.....

LLL

.....Well, I woulda, coulda, shoulda recorded it all for you.  But please just settle for a look at LIVE, LAUGH & LOVE.  I simply ran out of time.  Sorry.  Tomorrow's more lengthy (already completed) post is about my weekend journey and gives you more than 20 answers to the questions of who, what, where, when and why!  <grin>

Aarhussiggy
Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, www.polkadotsandpaper.net 
 

07/07/2010

THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS...

"I feel better already!"  That's what my neighbor said when I took this GET WELL card to her.

Getwell1
 

All the ingredients to get well are included... a cheerful greeting for the heart, bright colors for the mind, and fruit for the tummy!  

Getwell2 

Supplies & Accessories:  Stamp Sets #122222-C Studio Sketches, #115068 Sincere Salutations; Textured Card Stock #121077 Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive; Designer Series Paper #117173 Island Oasis; Stamp Pad #101406 Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad; Stampin' Write Markers #119806 Many Marvelous Markers; Punches #119880 5-Petal Flower Extra Large, #119873 3/4" Medium Circle; Embellishments #119740 Pumpkin Pie Brads;  Adhesive #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

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FYI:  I'm on a roll.  I have more projects and cards in the wings than there are days in the week! Does that happen to you too?  My creativity kicked in big time. Maybe it was the fireworks that got me fired up!  Anyway, I'm having fun and can't wait to show you these 3 new cards - after I show you the 3 others in line ahead of them! 

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Aarhussiggy 
Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, www.polkadotsandpaper.net 

07/06/2010

A CARD FOR HIM...

One of my local stampers, Traci, asked if we could have a few more masculine cards.  So I made some.  Here's one...

Vest1

The recipient will have to untie the laces to open the card. That will take a few moments and create more anticipation to see what's inside!  The pocket flaps are accentuated by being mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals.

 
Vest2

 
Supplies & Accessories:  Stamp Set #118592-C Tiny Tags; Stamp Pad #115657 Soft Suede; Textured Card Stock #121078 Crumb Cake, #121076 Always Artichoke; Punches #119850 1-3/4" Extra-Large Circle, #119873 3/4" Medium Circle, #119869 1/2" Small Circle; Tools #108362 Crop-A-Dile, #105826 Mat Pack, #116631 Paper-Piercing Tool; Embellishments #105319 Copper Metallic Eyelets; Ribbon #104199 Linen Thread; Adhesive #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals.
 
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Aarhussiggy
Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, www.polkadotsandpaper.net 
  

 
 

07/05/2010

IT'S ALL SOOO SWEET!

We've been celebrating all weekend and our family is wrapping up the 4th of July holiday with a game of softball, a barbecue and ice cream!  I hope you HAVE A SWEET CELEBRATION today too...

Sweet1

Ummm Ummm Good...

Sweet2

The banana split is from the 

Absolutely Amaaazing Punch Art Album Class!

Here's a look at one of the 6"x6" album pages...

Sweet3 

The Absolutely Amaaazing Punch Art Album Class is on August 12th & 13th in my home stamping studio... Due to a full roster and many online requests, I'm offering a VIRTUAL CLASS also in August.  Details forthcoming.

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Here's a sneak peek at my newest cards beginning tomorrow...

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I've had an awesome weekend... INCLUDING LOTS OF STAMPING!

Aarhussiggy 
 

 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, www.polkadotsandpaper.net



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