About Me & Stampin' Up! 

Years ago, my pastor's wife asked me if I would plan and host a monthly card ministry for the ladies in our church. I didn't own a stamp and had never made a card, but I said, "Sure. I'd love to do that!" 

I located a representative from Stampin' Up and signed on to become a (hobby) demonstrator so I could receive a discount on supplies. The church card ministry was well received and over the years expanded to include scrapbooking. We multiplied in numbers and averaged 45-50 women every month. The ladies sincerely enjoyed crafting together and over the nine-year period (108 events), developed enduring friendships. Along the way, I was inspired to turn my hobby into a business by setting goals and moving forward with a plan.

Stampin' Up has been perfect for me. It can be perfect for you too. (Part time. Full time. Lots of time. Little time.) Stampin' Up complements my Christian values and adds a pinch of creative harmony to each precious day. I have loved the journey and am thrilled to offer the opportunity to others. If you would like a little Stampin' sunshine in your life, contact me and I'll set aside some quality time for you!

I live in Vancouver, Washington, and of course, there is a Starbucks very near my home. I would love to meet you there and tell you the inside scoop about Stampin' Up! I will even bring a bunch of my fancy and fabulous cards to inspire you. Coffee, cards, and girl-talk... So fun! However, if you live in a city or state far away, call me and ask questions about how long-distance business friendships can thrive!! Oh yes!

With Heartfelt Joy!

About Me & Polka Dots and Paper

In August 2008, I created a Polka Dots and Paper website primarily to share business graphics with demonstrators.  The flood of emails inspired me to expand my vision, so in September 2009, this enhanced format of PD&P with a new design and a new blog format was born. 

There is more on this site than first meets the eye.  I invite you to click on each of the sidebar buttons to look for special treasures tucked here and there awaiting your discovery.

Whether you're a hobby stamper, a business demonstrator, a family scrapbook historian, or anything in between, there's something on Polka Dots for your viewing pleasure.  Thank you for your continued interest.  You make the journey a delight!

About Me & My Family

I was born the oldest of eight children and married my high school sweetheart.  My husband and I have 3 married children, 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren - so far.

I have many favorite things... music, the wonder of nature, autumn and a good book.  I will never have enough dishes or linens and own enough of both for dozens of elegant and/or snazzy table settings.

I like anything crafty.  I've made several beautiful quilts, painted with oils and created wonderful ceramic pieces.  I continually work on my family scrapbooks, making slow but sure progress.  I especially love rubber stamping and enjoy the friendships it brings.

I would like to be a writer, but there's only so much time.

I'm extreeeemly organized and always have a plan!  The plan part occasionally drives my husband crazy, but the grandchildren love it.

After many years of classroom and personal study, I've increased my knowledge of the Bible, and especially love to teach from the Old Testament.  If you ever want to better understand any part of Genesis through Revelation, get with me for a couple of hours and I'll give you a simple, concise, and very clear overview of the greatest story ever told.

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.


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lindaswebsite.stampinup.net / website & store

360-936-2030 / text-cell


  • Linda Aarhus

    Vancouver, WA • USA



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