Posted on March 3, 2015 by Stamping School Linda
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack!
Matt and I are on our way to Lakeland, FL this morning to catch a baseball game! The Detroit Tigers are playing, which is a favorite team of my dad’s wife, who has always wanted to see a game. It’s going to be a sunny day here so should be a fun day!
Before I go off today, here are the Weekly Deals:
A few great items on the Weekly Deals this week, like the Circle Treat Cup. Those might be fun for an St. Patrick’s Day or Easter Shaker Card!
Remember that 4 new Sale a Bration items were added this month!
Gift with $50 purchase ends March 31st
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Posted on March 2, 2015 by Stamping School Linda
I love sketch challenges!
My problem is that I rarely have time to participate but I woke up early this morning to get my mojo on.
The Mojo Monday blog had this great sketch today:
And so I made this:
Glimmer paper is tricky to take a picture of but it’s peeking out from holes I die cut along the side, the bottom and the balloon string. The silver glimmer paper repeats 3x but my red repeats just 2x, which was less than I wanted but anytime I tried to add more red, it seems too ‘matchy’!
I resisted the urge to put a bow or something on it since I want to use it for a masculine bday card this month.
I used the Sale-A-Bration freebie stamp set called Big Day in Night of Navy ink. Stamped it again in Real Red, fussy cut that and glued in place. The lighter blue cs is Marina Mist and Silver Glimmer paper for the sparkle. The balloon is punched with my 3/4″ circle punch, sponged a little.
The little cut out dots are using the new Mini Treat Bag thinlits Dies. There are 3 super border dies in the set! It’s a pricey set of dies but so much you can do with the accessories alone.
Tomorrow I’ll post the Weekly Deals and anything else new coming out.
Go Stamp Something!
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Posted on February 28, 2015 by Stamping School Linda
Remember a few days ago I told you about the 4 new Sale-a-bration freebies that Stampin’ Up is adding for March?
I did a quick show & tell video so you can see those ‘in person’.
Pardon the HUGE bruise on my hand, I tried to cover it up but it’s determined to make an appearance. I have small veins apparently and had some IV issues during a recent eye surgery (yes, I’m seeing better!)
The new printed vellum is really pretty, isn’t it?
Whether you color it with markers or dry emboss it or just leave it on its own, it’s my favorite SAB item this year.
If you’d like a recipe sheet with measurements for these 2 cards, Click HERE
Click HERE to download the Flyer to print and view 4 new freebies
If you would like one or all of these new freebies, they are available until March 31st!
Choose 1 free with every $50 Stampin’ Up order from annual catalog, online Clearance rack or Occasions catalog.
Go Stamp Something!
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Posted on February 24, 2015 by Stamping School Linda
Whoa. This hasn’t happened in my 15 years!
Stampin’ Up is ADDING 4 new Sale-A-Bration freebies
for the last month of SAB, March 1st – March 31st!
I thought I had all I wanted. (As I type that, I realize that’s why they are adding more LOL)
These are good.
Thick baker’s twine and little buttons
Printed Vellum 6×6 paper stack!
A pretty new flower set and a fun greeting set perfect for blendies
Click HERE to view/print the PDF Flyer to see true sizes
Someone asked me how Stampin’ Up got the lemons stamped 3x but not overlapping. It’s a basic technique called Masking, a real staple for stamping when putting flowers in vases or a bunny peeking out of a basket. I like to use Post-it notes with the sticky all over the note for masking but you can use copy paper or a very thin vellum. Here is a video from the Stampin’ Up Corporate training team:
This week we have sequins, twine and ribbons on sale! $2.21 is a great deal on our twine. I love the Black and White since it goes with everything!
Go Stamp Something!
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Posted on February 17, 2015 by Stamping School Linda
I’m so lucky to swap with talented stampers each month! I thought I’d share a few of my favorites lately for some inspiration.
From the Herd is a fun stamp in the Occasions catalog.
Perfect for office, family or group giving as well as just a stamp that makes anyone smile!
One of my team mates found this photo on Pinterest and it looks almost like the stamp!
Kimberly Allen water-colored 12 swaps for our group, taking such perfect care in all the details!
This is a pretty vanilla and gold glittered card using the single stamp, Blended Bloom.
It was created by Mary Hall and she added Gold Glitz Dazzling Details around the petals and gold glimmer paper behind the doily. The Circles Collection framelits have the big scallop so she just folded a vanilla card and didn’t cut just an inch on the top fold to create the card.
A few good ones this week! If you don’t have the Pansy Punch, it’s a great flower punch that is mid-sized, not too big, not too small. There’s a flower set to coordinate in the annual catalog also called Flower Shop.
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Posted on February 10, 2015 by Stamping School Linda
Welcome a cute NEW photopolymer set!
It’s called Lovely Amazing You, set of 8 for 14.95 (US) #140594
I was lucky to get one free at the SU Leadership conference recently but I haven’t inked it up yet. What do you think we can do with that sweet, little envelope stamp in there? Off the top of my head, I’m seeing a little critter of some kind carrying the envelope maybe?
Here are 2 ideas from the SU art team:
I cannot believe that the Garden bundle from the Occasions catalog is on sale! It’s almost unheard of to see those go on a random sale only one month in! I already bought it but again, haven’t even inked it up yet! Hopefully can create something fun with it this week.
Don’t forget about getting your FREEBIES during Sale-a-Bration!
Save up to order $50 all at once and pick one SAB freebie listed below.
I have a class tomorrow to prep for so I must sign off. Go stamp something!
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Posted on January 30, 2015 by Stamping School Linda
Great day today here in Orlando at our Stampin’ Up conference!
LOTS of displays to inspire and tons of stamping demonstrations, too.
Diana Gibbs did a FAB demonstration on using the Occasions stamps in other ways, like this Valentine turned into a Birthday
Another one by Diana Gibbs, Look at this sweet bumblebee!
One of our gifts for projects to stamp when we get home is the 20 card kit called Hooray It’s Your Day! Can’t wait to get home and make these!
The display boards had beautiful samples but no names on them so if one of these is yours, let me know and I’ll add your name.
As with every event, time is scarce so I don’t take the time to edit photos so I can post quickly!
These are a few of my favorites:
Sarah (Shelli’s daughter) shared a great presentation and these 2 were my favorites:
I love the simplicity of the heart folder and punched hearts!
Nice way to use the window framelits, new flower punch and new embellishments!
Fun travel journal
and the one below is really a fun Valentine to put in a frame, too!
Off to bed so I can do it all over again tomorrow!
Go Stamp Something:)
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