Flying Home for Spring

Just when I thought things were looking good on my road to recovery I discover that I have a pinched nerve in my left lower back.  If you have ever had one then you know the pain I am going through that radiates down through my hip all the way down to my toes.  Seriously, someone please wake me from this nightmare!  I am managing to get a few hours of sleep here and there and managed to be able to sit long enough in my stamping studio to complete a swap project that I had intended to take with me on Saturday to a group meeting that I had to bow out of at the last minute.

But enough with the poor pitiful me crap, here is the card that I made to swap with my sister demonstrators in Amy Storrie’s Stamped with Joy group:

The theme was Spring and we needed to use current Stampin’ Up! products in our design.  I used three different stamp sets, an embossing folder and some Framelits more specifically identified below.  I will get these to my swap friends eventually!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below.

I attached the 3.00″ x 4.00″ piece of DSP to the 4.00″ x 5.25″ piece of Whisper White cardstock before I ran it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder.  If you have any questions regarding any other measurements or design elements, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Sitting Here for a Happy Birthday

Wow time flies when your personal life is a whirlwind.  I had a post all ready to publish on Valentine’s Day to share with you the card that I made for my husband but then our internet router sputtered and died on me just as I was about t0 publish it.  Once we figured out the router was the issue several days had passed and we got a new one finally, then it was time again for one of my infusions and of all things to happen my giant puppy decided to drag me down the sidewalk last Sunday causing me some serious bodily harm.  I have been alternating Tylenol during the day with pain Rx at night with muscle relaxers to try and dull the aches and pains and I am finally feeling a little better today.

I started designing today’s card project about a week ago and finished it up today.  It is not a typical design for me as it requires a little more artistic skills.  Here is the card so you can see what I mean:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart with a quick click on the thumbnails below:

I started off by stamping the swing in Memento Black on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and coloring with my Blends.  I then decide I wanted to sponge a sky background and used my daubers and Soft Sky and Marina Mist inks and lightly sponged the sky.  I had originally planned on using just the branches from the Seasonal Layers dies as supports for my swing but I couldn’t figure out a way to place them that would logically appear to be supportive of the swing.  So I hand-cut tree trunks from scraps of the Wood Textures DSP.  I then cut out two of the large leave bouquets from the Petals & More Thinlits and cut them into smaller pieces and placed them along the branches that I attached to the trunks.  The two pillows are stamped onto scrap pieces of paper and colored with Blends and fussy cut and glued flat to swing.  The dog is also stamped onto scrap paper and colored with Blends but is attached to swing with dimensionals.

If you have any other questions regarding any other design elements of this card do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Paper Pumpkin Milestone

Paper Pumpkin marks its 5 Year Anniversary with the March 2018 kit.

To celebrate this very special occasion, we are kicking it off with a truly exciting campaign. Not only are we celebrating five years of creating and sharing together, but we also want to say thank you to all of our demonstrators and customers who have helped us reach this great milestone. And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? This kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!

How do you get the March kit and FREE gift for yourself?  Simply become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber by March 10!  Yes, it really is that easy.

A monthly subscription is $19.95 (U.S.) and includes shipping. You can skip a month or cancel at any time. There are also pre-paid subscription options available which also qualify for Sale-a-Bration rewards.

Visit paperpumpkin.com or contact me for more information on becoming a subscriber.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Fruit Basket of Sweetest Strawberries

I’m back!  Sorry for the silence on my end.  I have been juggling family matters, doctor’s appointments and having ventured out into the general public I may have been exposed to the flu virus.  Fingers are crossed that my fever and stomach issues are not flu related!

Finally here is my final project to share with you from Amy Storrie’s group meeting back in January.  This project uses the Fruit Basket bundle which is one of my favorites and the little punches are so darn cute.  Here is the card:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding any measurements so you can make this project for yourself, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Sweet Cake Soiree Best Wishes

I am not a very good cake decorator but I feel like I am a cake decorating professional whenever I use the Cake Soiree stamp set!  I was oh so happy that Amy Storrie used the Sweet Soiree product suite for one of her projects last month.  However, she went “whole hog” on her original project including the decorative masks and silver embossing paste, two products from the suite that I do not have.

What did I do?  I modified her original design by substituting the cake image stamp to the one with the flowers on it.  I also added the thin silver metallic ribbon.  Here is today’s card project:

Amy’s cake on her card was stamped in Powder Pink on Whisper White cardstock.  Since I substituted the cake stamp image, I also stamped on Whisper White, but I used my Blends to color in the cake layers, using the darker shade on the tops.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding measurements or design elements of this card, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Epic Celebrations for Sale-A-Bration

I am getting close to the end of my collection of projects from the fabulous Amy Storrie’s group meeting last month (just two more to share with you after today’s)!  Today’s card uses Epic Celebrations, one of the FREE stamp sets that is available as part of Sale-A-Bration (FREE with every $50.00 purchase before taxes and shipping).  This is another one of those stamp sets that I didn’t think twice about until I started seeing projects others made using it.  Thank goodness it’s FREE and I now have it!

Here is today’s card project featuring this stamp set and two other FREE Sale-A-Bration items (can you spot them?):

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding the measurements or design elements of this card do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

P.S.  Contact me to find out how you can get some of these Sale-A-Bration items for FREE!

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Bird Banter Pun Fun

If you thought the Party Pandas were cute, then you will fall in love with the birds in the Bird Banter stamp set.  If you are a punster at heart, then the cherry on top is that several of the sentiments are tongue in cheek puns.  This is the perfect set to add your own sense of color and humor to your handmade cards.

Sadly I do not have this stamp set – yet.  But I really had fun with Amy Storrie’s project using this stamp set from her recent group meeting.  It is a really simple layout and takes very little time to put together.  Here is today’s card:

On Amy’s photo she sent to me, she had colored the bird’s head feathers yellow as well as its beak, but left the rest of the bird white.  I wanted my bird to have a little more attitude so I added a unicorn Mohawk and gave his body some color. Those Stampin’ Blends sure do come in handy!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart with a click on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding measurements or design elements of this card, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Bubble Over with Kindness

Soda bottles and straws bring back fond memories of my childhood when you could buy a bottle of ice cold Coca-Cola for 10¢ out of a vending machine that had a little glass door on the left that you would open, reach into and grab a bottle by the neck and pull (of course after dropping your dime into the coin slot).  When I first saw the Bubble Over bundle at OnStage in April it was the first and only bundle that I purchased on my Product Purchase Premium (a pre-order pre-order option for attendees).

I love that Amy Storrie included this bundle as part of her collection of projects at her last group meeting.  And of course her choice of colors makes this project “POP”!  Here is today’s card:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding any measurements or design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration Time

And here we have another project from Amy Storrie’s group meeting that again uses a stamp set that I do not have.  Fortunately for me, just about everything Amy used on this card is available for FREE as part of Sale-A-Bration with every $50.00 purchase (before taxes and shipping) so when I get around to ordering those other items that I now must have I can add these Pandas on for FREE!

These Party Pandas are very popular and if you have been looking at cards on Pinterest or Splitcoast Stampers then you likely have seen your fair share of projects featuring these cuties.  I have to confess that I was not that impressed with the set from seeing prior projects, but Amy’s card uses just the right balance of color, embellishments and bold stamping that makes this a must have set for me.  Without further delay, here is today’s card:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding any measurements or design elements of this card do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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A True Gentleman

Just when I thought I had everything I wanted from the Occasions Catalog, Amy Storrie came up with a project using a suite of products I do not have.  Today’s card uses items from the True Gentleman Suite which I now must have.  At this rate I will own everything in the catalog before the end of May!

This suite of products is the perfect solution if you struggle to create masculine cards for the men in your life.  Here is today’s card to show you exactly what I mean:

I’m not sure what I love the most about this suite, but the wood buttons and corduroy ribbon is right at the top.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart with a quick click on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions about the measurements or design elements of this card do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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