Creative Fold - Floating Balloons

Floating Ballons 40th bithday

Today's Creative Fold Video was inspired by a 40th birthday I created for a dear friend.  Have you checked out the wonderful Number of Year Bundle?  This is a must have, as it helps personalize any birthday card, anniversary or special occasion card.

The set has 29 photopolymer stamps and the matching framelit dies has 11 dies.  I have had number dies before, but they were just not the right size, these are perfect.  You want to watch, as I am going to be releasing a new Stamp of the Month Kit next week with this bundle.  And it is over-the-top.  

Floating Ballons Blushing Bride  Linda Bauwin

I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to make the Floating Balloons shown in the video.  They are placed on the window sheet to make them look like they are floating.  This beautiful punch is part of a bundle with a stamp set that has 28 photopolymer stamps in it.  Always best to buy in a bundle as you receive a 15% discount.

To make this card I used the following pieces of card stock

  • 3 pieces of Whisper White cut at 4" x 5 1/4
  • 2 pieces of Rose Red that measured 4 1/4" x 6 both scored along the 6" side at 5 1/2"
  • 1 piece of window sheet measuring 4 1/8" x 5 3/8'
  • Silver and Blushing Bride Glitter Paper               

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Is this the cutest or what?

Stamp Retreat Bag Linda Bauwin

Oh my look what just arrived.  This my first ever personalized Stamp Retreat Bag.  I am so excited.  I have been doing stamp retreats for over eight years, and each year they get better and better.  This is only my third spring retreat.  I am always adding some thing with a new twist.  This year it is this adorable bag.  Want one?  Get your registration fee in as camp is filling with only 10 spots left.  

Registration is due by February 20 or when we fill.  So what do you get for your $185?  Five home cooked meals, lots of stamp products and project already planned out for you.  Lots of new and old stamp friends to spend the weekend  with.  The opportunity to compete in a name tag competition, bingo, and now this adorable bag.

I know there are many stamp retreats out there some even done through the mail, but I know this is the best value I have seen out there.  Most retreats like this with two nights lodging, meals, and projects all planned could cost you over $400 easily.   Come on you deserve a weekend for you for under $200?  Come join us.

Where we will be?  On the beautiful shores of Lake Erie at a Baptist Camp called Camp Judson in North Springfield, PA.  Take a look at the video and the camp.  I rent the whole camp so it's just us stamping the weekend away.  More details check out my calendar.


Exclusive Super Bowl Special From Me

Super Bowl Stamp Special Linda Bauwin

TODAY ONLY  Exclusive Super Bowl Special

Place an order in my Online Store Today using the information found below and you will receive 5 different full size cards from me in additon to my other monthly offerings.
Do you like my stamping style?  Do you want a FREE Sale-a-Bration Item?  Do you want to earn Loyalty Points for every $25 Spent?  What about a FREE pack of embellishments?
Get all this FREE TODAY ONLY in my Online Store in honor of Super Bowl.  Follow the Instructions Below.
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  • When ordering use this Hostess Code: MR67AED4
  • Order by February 30th to receive a free pack of embellishments- exclusively from me- PLUS a personalized hand-stamped card. 
  • If your order is more than $150, DO NOT use the Hostess Code--you will get Stampin' Rewards
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What makes me happy?

  Judy Goodyear Linda Bauwin

What makes me happy?  Receiving a hand-stamped card in the mail.  You go out to the mailbox  and the normal advertisements and bills are usually what I find.  But yesterday this beautiful card arrived with such kind encouraging words inside.  It was from Judy Goodyear from Rochester, New York.  What a blessing.

Do you send cards on a regular bases?  You know staying in touch by Facebook, Twitter, E-mail and the like, is great, but there is just something about a hand-stamped card that brightens peoples day.  I challenge each of you to send a card to some one who isn't expecting one.  I know it will mean a lot to them.

You know what also brightens my day.  My dog Sweetie.  She is such a comfort to me.  She has such unconditional love and support for me.  I can be having the must awful day and her little face just brightens it right up.  She is my official greeter when it comes to my classes.  


And look at her here checking out the Occasions Catalog with dear friend Leigh Amburgey.  Her Aunt Leigh has a special place in Sweetie's heart, as she is always bringing her treats and gives her lots of love.

Leigh & Sweetie taking a look

Kid's Birthday Cards

Kid's Birthday Occasions Club Cards Linda Bauwin

Check out this month's Occasions Club Cards.  The theme is Kid's Cards and I am very excited to share these cards with club members.  Not a member of my Occasions Club?  Not a problems you can come and make the four cards for $8 or get the class free with a $25 purchase.

You must RSVP a week early, and bring your own adhesive.  The Jefferson, Ohio club is help at 908 Webster Rd., Jefferson.  It is on two different dates.  The first is Tuesday February 23 and it an open house style you can come anytime from 1 through 6 p.m.  the second date is Saturday February 27 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Sure Hope you can Join Us.

Stamp-a-Stack Linda Bauwin

 There are still opening for my Stamp-a-Stack Class.  This is a FREE class with a $50 purchase.  You will make 14 cards-2 each of 7 Designs With Envelopes.  Class will be held at 908 Webster Rd., Jefferson also and you will need to bring your own adhesive.

Dates are Monday Feb 15 from 6-9 p.m. or Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. You must RSVP by February 12 if you are coming. Click here to register.
  Botanical Blooms Stamp of the Month Linda Bauwin

Have you check out this month Stamp of the Month Kit Botanical Blooms?  It my largest Stamp of the Month Kit to date, with 7 different cards.  And boy is it a hit.  Don't miss out.  Order yours today.  Send me an e-mail @ and I will send you a PayPal link.


Saying Good-bye to Limited Edition Sale-a-Bration Items

Honeycomb Happiness Sale-a-Bration Linda Bauwin

In today's video I show you a quick tip to use the beautiful Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper and the Hello Stamp Set. Both of these items are part of our Sale-a-Bration Sale, but are only available until February 15, 2016.  So you need to act before they are gone for good.

The Artistic Designer Series Paper comes in a pack of 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs that are 12" x 12". They are acid and lignin free with soft colors of Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay,  Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White.

I also used the Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set which is a Sale-a-Bration Item but will be available until March 31, 2016 the end of the Sale-a-Bration Promotion period.  This set is perfect to go with the quick tip I show you in the video.  Here is another card I did with the same technique.

Honeycomb Happiness Linda Bauwin

I used the Wink Of Stella on the ice cream scoops and they look so good it makes you hungry.

In the video, I talk about some lucky person winning a $50 gift certificate each week in February.  It was going to be my way of thanking all my loyal customers.   When I did that video, I never thought about this being consider gambling.  Because not all states allow gambling, I am not allowed to offer something like this on my blog.  So instead I am offer a free gift to who that order in my Online Store or purchase my Stamp of the Month Kit.  

If you are viewing this post through an e-mail click here to watch the video.



Look Who Came To Stamp With Me


Kim Williams from Butler, PA is such a blessing to me.   She came to visit last week with a bag of stamping project plus a cake and cupcakes.  I tell her she is my sweetest friend as she continues to bring me sweets.

We always have so much to catch up on when she comes.  So we needed to chat away before we could be creative, as we can't do both at the same time.  We even had a little visit from our Hola Girl Cindy Baughman from Hawaii by phone to help us with our creativity.

Cindy wants us to Face Time with her when we get together.  Even though we would love to.  Cindy needs to understand Kim and I have a hard time even doing selfies, so I have no clue how she thinks we will figure Face Time.   Maybe some day we will figure all that out and surprise her.

Wanted to share these great cards Kim brought for me to stamp.  You can find all the instruction over on Kim's Blog.

Bookmark Card Linda Bauwin

This card has a cute bookmark and uses the What I Love Stamp Set from Sale-a-Bration.

Vellum Rose Wonder Linda Bauwin

So love this card as it uses the Rose Wonder Stamp Set with vellum.  But check out the Expressions Natural Elements 'thanks".  Kim used the Gold Wink a Stella to color it.  Simply stunning.

Join Me For A Free Stamp-a-Stack

 Show Her Shadow Linda Bauwin

I would say at least 6 more weeks of stamping.  Winter is far from over in Ohio.  So I hope you mark your calendar and come join us for the Stamp-a-Stack.  Space is limited so plan ahead.

Stamp-a-Stack Linda Bauwin

Come Sale-a-Brate Sale-a-Bration

FREE Stamp-a-Stack

Make 14 cards-2 each of 7 Designs

With Envelopes

You must purchase $50 at event for free Stamp-a-Stack

 and Sale-a-Bration Product

Monday Feb 15 from 6-9 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon

Make 14 cards with envelopes

Come Sale-a-Brate Sale-a-Bration

At 908 Webster Rd., Jefferson, OH

Bring Own Adhesive

MUST RSVP by Feb 12

Space is limited so RSVP before the spots are gone.  You can do so by clicking here.


Stamp Retreat_Linda Bauwin

And there is still some room at my March 11-13 Stamp Retreat.  This is always so much fun.  Sure hope you can join us.  Want more details check it out on my calendar.  Deadline is fast approaching so don't delay.

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Pleated Card Front

Pleated Card Linda Bauwin

Today's creative fold video was inspired by this card created by Missy Shipman for a card swap I was in.  It uses the beautiful designer series paper Botanical Gardens and the Botanical Builders Framelit Dies.  The designer series paper and the framelits are both part of a bundle that also includes a stamp set.

This bundle is huge, as the stamp set has 17 photopolymer stamps, the framelit dies include 14 dies that match the stamp set, plus the designer series paper that is 12 sheets 2 each of 6 designs.  And the great part is it is my Stamp of the Month Kit this month.  You will also get the Perfect Pairings Stamp Set in this kit and an added surprise from me.  

If you already have this bundle, you can substitute other products in your bundle.  Here is the card I created for the video.  This is a bonus card, as it is not in my Stamp of the Month Kit, you will 7 other card designs in that kit

Pleated card botanical blossoms Linda Bauwin


When you watch today's video to learn how to do the creative fold, you will see me have a major senior moment.  Do you ever get something in your head and can't get it out?  Well that is what happens in the video and some times it scares me that this happens, but hay you got to laugh at yourself right?

So in order to make this pleated card I used a piece of card stock that measures 2 3/4" x 7 1/2" and I scored it at 1 3/8", 2 1/2", 4" and 4 1/2".  This is where I have my mental block.  You take the tip of the card stock and lineup on your trimmer at the 1 1/2" mark and you will cut at an angle to the 4 1/2" score line.


 Here are the cards I did using the same creative fold but with the Balloon Celebration Bundle.

Pleated Ballon Card Linda Bauwin

  Pleated Birthday Card Linda Bauwin

Don't Forget to Check Out This Month's Stamp of the Month Kit.

Botanical Blooms Stamp of the Month Linda Bauwin


Free Stampin' Up! Gift Every Day in February

Yes you read correctly!  Every day in February I am giving away a pack of Enamel or Candy Dots, Rhinestones or Pearls to every happy shopper in my Online Store or anyone who purchases a Stamp of the Month Kit from me.  This offer is only being offered by me.

Eighteen years ago this month I held my very first Stampin' Up! party and all I can say is I have been blessed with such wonderful supporting customers every since.  So this is my way of saying thanks.

How do you qualify ?  Place an order in my Online Store and use that week's Hostess Code  This week's code is  MR67AED4. You will receive a hand stamped card and a pack of dots, rhinestones, or pearls from me for each order  Yes you can order more then once.  Remember do not hit no contact, as I won't get your information to send your gift.  Plus you will still earn Linda Loyalty Points with your Online Orders and Sale-a-Bration Items.

You also will receive the gift if you purchase a Stamp of the Month Kit from me in February.  A new Stamp of the Month Kit was released yesterday and I plan on releasing another before the month is over.  

Have you checked out my Stamp of the Month Kits?  The Botanical Blooms Kit I released yesterday is the largest kit I have ever offered.  It has 7 fabulous cards in the kit.