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18 posts from September 2010

09/11/2010

WAAAAY OUT WEST IN OREGON...

I'm going to a Roundup... and a Rodeo... to see real Indians... and buff cowboys... and other cool western things... like boots with spurs... and roping tricks... and 10 gallon hats... 

I sure hope the Marlboro Man is there!  I can hope can't I?

 

DO YOU HAVE THIS STAMP SET?

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I don't have this stamp set... but if YOU have it and have a card made with it... and if you'd like to be a guest blogger... and share your card on my blog... with a link back to your blog... please email me and we'll exchange cowgirl information! 

 

Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Email me at stampingforfun@comcast.net

09/09/2010

A SUITABLE WORKSHOP CARD...

The design of this seasonal card is quite simple, but still contains a few special features enjoyed by my local stampers...

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...like the layered fall colors and textures...

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...and the peek-a-boo ribbon...

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...and the pretty copper eyelets...

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...and the variegated pumpkin...

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HERE'S HOW TO PAINT YOUR PUMPKIN:  Choose 3 or 4 Stampin' Write Markers.  Using the brush end, start with the lightest shade, coloring a spot here and there directly to the rubber.  When all the rubber is covered with ink, huff on the image before stamping.  Wahlah!

Supplies & Accessories: Stamp Set #116511 Grateful Greetings; Textured Card Stock #121076 More Mustard, #121077 Old Olive; Card Stock #101650 Very Vanilla, #119684 Cajun Craze; Stampin' Pad #119670 Early Espresso; Stampin' Write Markers #100076 More Mustard, #105115 Pumpkin Pie, #119678 Cajun Craze, #100079 Old Olive; Tool #108362 Crop-A-Dile; Embellishments #105319 Copper Eyelets, #111368 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon; Adhesive #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals.

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I love stamp sets that are made for MULTIPLE SEASONS AND HOLIDAYS... Check out these two sets.  You might want to consider them for your Wish List.  They are like the Eveready Bunny... They can just keep going and going and going! 

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 

09/08/2010

BELIEVE IT OR DON'T...

As I work on new cards and projects in my stamping studio, I'm always happy to be surrounded by drawers of beautiful papers and ample collections of supplies and embellishments. But when I make a mistake on a card, or smear something, or stamp crooked, I try to fix it before reaching for a replacement.  (It's part of the challenge.)  This card is a great example of that...

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When I first designed this card, the Designer Series Paper scallop was on the left side, just under the edge of the triangle.  BUT... When I stamped the greeting on Textured Card Stock, the inked image didn't turn out smooth.  So I took a piece of plain Card Stock, stamped on it and covered the flaw.  Whew!  Better.  But it needed something more...  Hummm... So I ripped the scallop paper edge from the left side, put it on the right side...  And it turned out to be... acceptable. 

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Some things have to be seen to be believed! 

Supplies & Accessories: Stamp Set #116948-W or 120453-C Just Believe; Textured Card Stock #121078 Soft Suede; Card Stock #115318 Soft Suede, 119684 Cajun Craze, #101650 Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper #117157 Patterns Stack Soft Suede; Stampin' Pad #101179 Basic Black; Punches #117191 Two-Step Bird, #119882 Scallop Edge Border; Tool #108362 Crop-A-Dile; Embellishment #108431 Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet; Adhesive #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals.

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And listen to this... When you purchase a regular pack of Designer Series Paper (12 sheets for $9.95), you are paying $0.829 cents a sheet.  On the other hand, when you purchase a Patterns DSP Stack (40 sheets for $19.95), you are paying $0.498 cents a sheet.  BELIEVE IT OR DON'T. 

Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

  

09/07/2010

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY...

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Mark the date on your calendar!

Watch for details right here on Friday.

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

09/06/2010

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09/03/2010

PLAY ALONG WITH US...

One of our most favorite stampers in the whole wide world is Sherrill Graff - and she's at it again!  Sherrill is offering a $400 STAMPIN' UP! SHOPPING SPREE to the winner of this contest...

LNSThe LATE NIGHT STAMPERS over at Yahoo are a group of fun-loving, creative stampers.  Here's how to join the game...  You need to collect 20 clues from the participating blogs and turn in your answers to Sherrill's email at istmpnv@aol.com.

HERE'S MY CLUE:  "Some things have to be ___________ to be seen."  (See page 109 in the Idea Book & Catalog for the answer.)

HERE'S HOW TO PLAY:  Write down the answer to my clue, then hop over to Sherrill's blog and you'll find more blogs with more clues!  THIS IS SO FUN!  www.latenightstamper1.blogspot.com.

Aarhussiggy 

09/02/2010

SIGNS OF AUTUMN...

AUTUMN CAME TODAY in a dozen different ways... The calendar skipped from August to September... The rain replaced the heat... A few curling leaves dropped... Kids started back to school... Pots of golden chrysanthemums were put out at Kroger's... A beautiful tote in fall colors was offered as a special promotion (below)... And look!  Today's card is made with CAJUN CRAZE CARD STOCK!

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Cajun Craze is my favorite color (today).

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Have you tried stamping on Designer Series Papers?

(I'll save the Marina Mist colors for another project.)

Fall Paper 

The Autumn Splendor Stamp Set is umm umm good!

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Supplies & Accessories: Stamp Sets #116503 Autumn Splendor, #117002-W and/or #120501-C Fabulous Phrases; Textured Card Stock #121076 Cajun Craze, #121078 Basic Black; Card Stock #120953 Crumb Cake; Designer Series Paper #117163 Elegant Soiree; Stampin' Pad #101179 Basic Black; Stampin' Write Marker #119678 Cajun Craze; Punches #117649 Pinking Hearts Border, #119849 Modern Label; Embellishments #119736 Basic Black Brads.

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Now, about that tote... Click on the JOIN MY TEAM button at the top of this page and learn more!  We could have such a blast working together (you and me), via the World Wide Web.  See that little sunshine over at the right?  Join my team and I'll provide you with the magic password!

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 

09/01/2010

SLIP INTO SOMETHING COMFY...

Yesterday's little black dress was dynamo, but it sure is nice to slip into something comfy... And JEANS are almost as good as jammies!

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I'm sure a teen girl would never part with THIS card.  It would be a keeper and end up on her bulletin board!

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You can tell by looking closely how to CASE this card (copy and share everything).  Don't forget to use your Stamping Sponge to antique the edges.  It's a natural touch for a jean motif.

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Supplies & Accessories: Stamp Set #117118 Hello, You; Textured Card Stock #121078 Crumb Cake; Card Stock #100867 Night of Navy, #119796 Blushing Bride; Stampin' Pads #102977 Night of Navy, #121030 Crumb Cake; Tools #108362 Crop-A-Dile, #105826 Mat Pack, #116631 Paper-Piercing Tool, #101610 Stamping Sponges; Embossing Folder #119976 Square Lattice; Punches #119857 Word Window, #119858 Boho Blossoms; Embellishments #105319 Antique Brass Eyelets; Adhesives #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals.

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TODAY IS THE DAY TO BEGIN ORDERING FROM THE HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG!  This inspiring catalog covers Halloween, Autumn, Thanksgiving and Christmas!  I promise you'll be impressed and excited about the diversity of all the new products...

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to be yours!  And if you'd like one of these fabulous little 43 page Holiday Mini Catalogs, let me know and I'll drop one in the mail to you!

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SHOP ONLINE WITH ME and receive Preferred Pricing.  Another benefit to SHOPPING ONLINE WITH ME is that you receive all your catalogs FREE!  And remember... I'm always available to answer any questions you may have.  Simply call, text or email at... 360-936-2030 and/or stampingforfun@comcast.netYou'll likely catch me in my jeans!

 

Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net



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