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The Share What You Love Suite early release for customers is in full swing and the projects I have seen on social media are simply amazing!  I am very limited as to what I have access to since I am still restricted to the downstairs of my home and cannot access my stash of tools and inks (and my husband is losing patience with me trying to explain to him what it is I am needing) so I feel a little handicapped on being able to wow you all with my projects.

Thankfully the designer series paper in this suite is so beautiful all on its own – you must see it in person to appreciate the pearl finish on the flowers and leaves.  Here is my card:

For the card base I used a Whisper White Note Card which is slightly longer than a standard card (6.25 x 4.25 when scored).

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I 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 design 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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A Beautiful Birthday in Stained Glass

With the arrival of the Stampin’ Blends to Stampin’ Up!’s arsenal of coloring tools, the “stained glass” look or technique has become very popular.  If you like this technique, but do not like heat embossing your images on vellum, then you will be over the moon with glee when you see the new product suite in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog called Graceful Glass (pp. 164-165).  This suite includes a stamp set and coordinating Thinlits dies, buttons, black cord and 6×6 designer vellum with images ready for coloring to be added to your project.

Here is a card that I made today using products from this suite:

The stained glass window image was printed two to a sheet on the 6×6 vellum and I cut it in half and then resized the height of the image to fit onto my card front.  I colored the vellum with my Blends and attached it to a piece of Whisper White cardstock before attaching to the card front with dimensionals.

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:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart starting June 1, 2018:

If you have any questions regarding the design 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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Share What You Love Suite

Stampin’ Up! created the perfect bundles for every crafter as a tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—their company the hub for creativity and human connection it is today.  Take a look at these exclusive Share What You Love Suite Early Release bundles, and let me help you get the one that’s right for you!

And you can also get a set of the new In Color ink pads!

NOTE:  The “Statement of My Heart” stamp set will not be available for purchase after May 31, 2018.

If you want to add this to your collection be sure to buy it before this promotion ends!

I created a card today using some of the products from this suite.  There was very little stamping needed for this one – I let the beauty of the designer series paper do all the work on this one!

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

If you have any questions about the design of this card, measurements, etc., do not hesitate to ask.  I am always happy to help.

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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Happy Mail of Well Wishes

T0day was my first full day home after being in hospital for eight days receiving IV antibiotics nearly 24/7 and having two additional surgeries on my ankle.  My picc line and I have become well acquainted as I am now self-administering IV antibiotics from the luxury of my home.  Not as bad as it may sound since no actual needles are involved.

My day was brightened when my husband gave me a piece of “happy mail” that arrived today.  It was a handmade card from one of my stamping sisters who lives in Ropesville, TX – Cheryl Holtman.  I absolutely love it and appreciate that she took the time to send me a card wishing me a quick recovery!

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

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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#OnStage2018 Swaps Share

I am posting from my hospital room – my home away from home for the last six days. During my stay I have been receiving saline and three different antibiotics through an IV (a picc line was inserted either last Thursday or Friday because my veins were becoming hard to find for the daily blood draws).

I have had two surgeries so far – one on Saturday to clean and manually debride the wound that won’t heal, the other on Sunday by a plastic surgeon who attached a medical product called Integra Dermal Regeneration over the open wound. Waiting on cultures to come back before I am released to go home with my IV pump.

I had promised I would share with you cards I received from our group swap. I didn’t expect to still be in hospital so I am going to blast you with the all at once!

I hope you have enjoyed viewing these lovely cards. I am fortunate to be part of a very talented team of demonstrators!

I’m going to try to call it a day and get at least a few hours of sleep before the nurses and techs come in to check to see if I need anything my vitals, etc.

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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Right Ankle Set Back

Just when I was getting into a somewhat regular routine in my little space I can maneuver in the downstairs of my home I am thrown a curve ball and end up back in the hospital. Unfortunately one of the surgical wounds on my ankle is not healing and is inflamed. Doctors prescribed IV antibiotics and intense wound care.

So my return to crafting fun will be delayed a little longer.

I do have some swaps from #OnStage2018 that I can share with you so keep an eye out for those posts in the next few days. For now I will sit here and “lick my wounds” metaphorically.

Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Last Chance Products

I previously shared with you the lists of retiring products from the Occasions and 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I thought it would be more fun to shop if you could look at thumbnails of the actual products.  Stampin’ Up! to the rescue with their sub-categories of products in the online store!

To view each category of retiring products, simply click on the categories below:

Now wasn’t that fun!?!

I am frantically working on my taxes and will return to my crafting fun as soon as possible.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Last Chance for Petal Palette Bundle

With the release of the Last Chance list of retiring products for both the Occasions and Annual Catalogs, and the anticipation of the upcoming release of the new products in June from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, it is easy to lose track of our crafting “wants” and “needs”.  Granted, sometimes it is very hard to separate the two (at least for me).  And I do not believe that I have ever cleared a single Wish List for any particular catalog since I discovered Stampin’ Up! back in 2005.

As one analyzes the retiring products list to see whether there is something that will not be available in the next catalog, you need to understand and make note of the special codes and refer to the key codes for certain products to fully understand why the product is on the list.  Sometimes the products themselves are not being retired, they will just no longer be offered together as a bundle at a 10% discount – such as the Petal Palette stamp set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies from the Occasions Catalog.

So to get to my point, if you have this bundle of products on your Wish List, buy them before May 31 to take advantage of the 10% bundle discount!

I used this product bundle to create a card a day or so ago and have been contemplating whether or not to share it with you as it is a bit more “colorful” that I am used to creating.  However, I thought why not – it may just be the perfect card for someone out there!

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:

(NOTE:  The Stampin’ Blends will not be available for purchase until late May or early June.)

Three of my stamping buddies at #OnStage2018 in Fort Worth used this bundle in the design of their swaps.  I have identified the person who created the cards if this information was provided:

While all four of our cards uses the same trio of roses, I love how each card has its own distinct look!

If you have any questions about the design aspects of any of these cards, including measurements or supplies used on the three swap cards, leave me a comment and I will respond ASAP.

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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Beautiful Day Butterfly for #OnStage2018

I am finally sharing with you today a project that I designed as my group swap at last Saturday’s Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Fort Worth, Texas.  Silly me had failed to take photos of my completed project so thanks to Amy Storrie for sending me a photo of the one she received.

I love both of the bold images that are the main stamps in the Beautiful Day stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  It was difficult deciding which one to use but I finally decided to go with the butterfly.  Good news is that this particular stamp set will carry over to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!  (YAY!).

Here is my card:

I need to work on my “blending” technique a bit more as I could never get the look I was going for and then after working on so many of the butterflies (I needed 30 swaps) my Daffodil Delight blends were nearly bone dry!  Oh the agony!  (I blame my right ankle for this one – lol.)

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

If you have any questions regarding measurements or other design elements, just 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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2018 Color Revamp – The 4-1-1

THE COLORS ARE EVOLVING!

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries.  When we see changes happening, we review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends.  This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!

In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, we decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.  With this revamp, you’ll have a new variety of shades that will inspire creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting.  Read on for more information!

THE DETAILS

There are still four color collections, each with ten colors.  There is also a new color group called Basics (Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White).  In order to keep our color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below.  These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections.  For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

IN COLORS

There are no changes to the In Color program.  Every two years we will continue to introduce five new In Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.

We also have previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

Without further ado, meet the new and revamped color collections:

IN COLORS:

NEW COLORS:

NEW COLOR COLLECTIONS:

NEW CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PADS

In addition to new colors, we also redesigned our ink pads.  The case is a new, more intuitive design and we’ve improved the formula of the ink, as well!

I can explain this in more detail if you are really interested, but all you really need to know or care about is that they are better and will still fit into your current ink pad storage unit of choice.

As you can imagine, the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is chock full of surprises.  Copies will become available for release to you, my friends, by mid-May.  If you would like to receive a catalog from me, just ask for one and leave me a private message with your address if I don’t already have it.

I am expecting my Product Purchase Premier items to be delivered today by Mr. Brown (a/k/a UPS) so I will have more Stampin’ Up! products in my downstairs area to play with while I continue to recover from my broken ankle. This means I should have something to share with you soon.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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