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Reporting from the Bridge -Stampin' Up! Cruise

Bon Voyage Bucks


Thanks to you, I'm sailing away on the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas for an all-expense paid vacation with Stampin' Up!.  As my way of saying 'thank you' for your business and allowing me to be your demonstrator I have TWO, exclusive offers just for YOU with my Bon Voyage Bucks!

  1. Place an order in my ONLINE Store of $50 or more, between April 30th and May 11th and you will be among the FIRST TO RECEIVE THE NEW 2014-2015 STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG.  I will mail this catalog directly to you when I return from the cruise,  allowing you to be among the first to own it.  Flag your favorites with the adorable post-it-notes, shown below, oohhh and aahhh over the new samples - this catalog is YOURS!  This new catalog will ALSO INCLUDE my Bon Voyage Bucks coupon for your first order in June.
  2. Place an order in my ONLINE  Store of $50 or more, between June 2nd-June 30th and redeem your Bon Voyage Bucks coupon which provides you with a FREE PACKAGE OF 2014-2016 IN COLOR MARKERS!  That's right, an entire package of the five newest In Colors for FREE...valued at over $20!  These markers will be shipped directly to your home from me and not be a part of your online order allowing me to cover the shipping and taxes for you!                    Post-a-Note Folder_Stampin' Up!

Scalloped Tag Topper Side Fold Card

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Another Creative Fold Video using the must have Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  This time we are using it to create a side fold.  This awesome creative fold was shared with me by very creative, Linda Heller.

The words use the Chalk Talk Frames to cut them out.  Check out the perfect layering behind.  Do you know what created that layer?  You got it, my favorite accessory the Scalloped Tag Topper.

DON'T FORGET by clicking on the products at the end of this post, it will take you directly to my Online Store.  That is where you can purchase 24/7 from me and earn Linda Loyalty Points.  And starting tomorrow I announce how you can be the first to get in on my Bon Voyage Bucks with your online order.


  • #102482 Real Red Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored in landscape at 3 1/2".  You will mark side at the 2 3/4" and use this for a guide to punch each end and cut off extra tabs.  Fold the right tab in.
  • #100730 Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4" x 5" & scrap to stamp words and butterfly
  • #131297 Coastal Cabana Cardstock 4" x 5 1/4", 2 3/8" x 5 1/4" and 1 15/16" x 3 1/2" this is the piece you will use in scalloped tag topper punch for background
  • #132996 Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack comes 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"-project size 2 1/8" x 5"
  • #127023 Delicate Designs Embossing Folders 2 folders for card edges
  • #131260 Stampin' Write Markers 2013-2015 In Color Markers
  • #126949 Real Red Classic Ink Pad
  • #119251 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon 10 yards
  • #126889 Stampin' Trimmer                                                              

Today is the Day I am so excited!!

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Today I am headed to the Pittsburgh Mills Cinemark 17 in Tarentum, PA.  Why am I so excited about this?

I am going to be one of the first to see the 2014-2015 annual catalog . . . just as if I were at a star-studded Hollywood movie premiere! I'll get a sneak peak at upcoming new releases (AKA pre-sale products) AND-what would a premiere party be without a bit of SWAG (sealed with a gift)? No one will go home from this party empty-handed!  That's right I will get the new catalog.  I can't wait to wrap my arms around it.

I am being joined throughout the US by 32 members of my Stamping Family in theatres in their areas.  This is a real-time event.  It will begin at the same time (regardless of our time zones).  We will not have any time delay for the broadcast we will all review the catalog at the same time.

What is really cool is I have a new Stamp Family Member, Cindy Cooper, who will be in Long Beach, California for the live showing of this event.  I think that is AWESOME and I can't wait to hear all about it.

All the members of my Stamping Family who are attending these events, will be flagging their catalogs with these adorable post-a-note holders that Jodie (my assistant) and I made and I mailed to them.

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Aren't they adorable!!!  Would you like to have one of these adorable post-a-note holders and a new 2014-2015 Catalog of your own?  

Mark your calendar

You can have both, the adorable post-a-note holder and the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalog, starting on April 30th, along with an additional gift in June.  Check back here on April 30th for all the details.  You don't want to miss out on my Bon Voyage Bucks.

Retiring Hello Doily Background Stamp



Here is a look at yet another retiring Stampin' Up! Stamp.  This time it is a large background stamp called Hello, Doily.

This card was sent to me my a member of my Stamping Family Tracy Spangler when this stamp first became available.

Background Stamps are huge measuring 4 5/8" x 4 3/4" and you can get in either wood-mount or clear-mount.  I really love the clear-mount stamps and they (clear-mount) are ususally what I purchase.  The exception with me is with the background stamps I usually always get them in wood-mount.

These stamps are so big they require Block F which is $16.95.  Now with your clear blocks you can use over and over that isn't the issue.  I just find it hard to get the cling on smoothly, so that I have a good fit.  My 2 cents about background stamps.

This card features the retired color from last year Pretty in Pink in the cardstock and ribbon.  I will have to admit I loved that color and still miss it.

So that is why if you like this background stamp you must get ASAP before it retires and is gone forever.  This year for the first time when we run out of stamps on the retired list we will not be making more they will be retired.

DON'T FORGET by clicking on the products at the end of this post, it will take you directly to my Online Store.  That is where you can purchase 24/7 from me and earn Linda Loyalty Points.



  • #128610 Wood-Mount or #122847 Clear-Mount Hello, Doily Retiring
  • #121045 Basic Black Cardstock
  • #101731 Whisper White Craft Stampin' Ink Pad and Refill

What are you up to today? Come Stamp with Us!

If you live near Akron, Ohio, I hope you join us at Adventures in Stamping Stamp Convention.  Stop by say Hello, Do the make-n-take with Jay and check out my booth special.


This is the 20th Spring Anuual Convention for Adventures in Stamping.  It will be held at The John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street, Akron, OH 44308, Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, 27, 2014.   This is my 15th year with the convention.

Exhibit hall hours: Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday advance ticket holders will be permitted to enter the show at 9 a.m.

12 and under Free with a paying adult.

Stop by to Check out Sampin' Up!'s new Product line 



Scalloped Tag Topper Box Video and Last Day for Free Shipping

Scalloped Tag Topper Box_ Petite Petals Bundle

Well today's What's Up With Stampin' Up! Video Series is to showcase new product. But instead it is showcasing my favorite products.  Hope that is okay as it's a cute box..  

This box is created with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and just a half a sheet of cardstock.  Doesn't get easier than that does it?

The video showcases how to score this project and not the stamping.  So I want to point out that I used Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set for the background of my box. 

DON'T FORGET by clicking on the products at the end of this post, it will take you directly to my Online Store.  That is where you can purchase 24/7 from me and earn Linda Loyalty Points and

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Supplies Used

  • #131298 Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" scored on the 8 1/4" side at 1 3/4", 2 1/2", 5 3/4" & 6 1/2" on the 5 1/2" Side 1", 1 3/4" 3 3/4" & 4 1/2"
  • #131176 Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Ink Pad
  • #126840 Gumball Green Cardstock for the little leaves
  • #126889 Stampin' Trimmer
  • #114319 5/8" Organza Ribbon 15 yards per spool-about 9" used on this product
  • #119247 Pearl Basic Jewels 150 total: 50 each of 3 sizes
  • #114511 Little Leaves Sizzlits
  • #113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine   

This Week's Specials and FREE Shipping Ending

April 25

Don't Forget Free Shipping Ends Tomorrow

April 25, 2014

on all current catalogs, clearance, remaining

retiring items & weekly special

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Suppose to be a cold weekend in Ohio

What are you up to?

Hope you Join Me at


Adventures In Stamping is Ohio's premier, rubber stamp, scrapbooking and paper craft convention; offering the latest products and techniques by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, venders, and teachers.

Card Making, Scrapbooking and Paper Craft,

Great Exhibits, Booth Demo's, Make & Takes,

Door Prizes & Dream Basket Raffle each day.

 Lots of shopping and fun!!!

20th Annual Spring Convention

Located at The John S. Knight Center

77 E. Mill Street, Akron, OH 44308

Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, 27, 2014

Classes available 04/25 & 04/26

Exhibit hall hours: Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission at the door $7 each day.

Hope to see you there.  Stop by my booth and make the make-a-take with Jay and check out my booth specials, along with being one of the first to see our new product line.


Project Life

Petite Petals Sympathy Video

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Today's WOW Moment Video is this elegant Sympathy Card. It is done with my favorite Bundle the Petite Petals.  This bundle has the Petite Petals Stamp Set with 6 little adorable flower stamps and the little Petite Petals Punch.

This card is so simple to make but is so stunning.  The Apothecary Art Framelit adds a shadow box effect for the words.  These words are from the soon to be retired, or retried (check the retiring stamps and accessories list every day) Hostess Set Simply Sketched.  

The Embossing Folder used is the Square Lattice another Retiring Item.  When this folder is embossed it reminds me of little crosses, very fitting for this card.

Supplies Used

  • #100730 Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and a piece 4" x 5 1/4"
  • #129669 Wood-Mount or #129672 Clear-Mount RETIRING HOSTESS SET Simply Sketched
  • #126974 Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad
  • #126956 Pink Pirouette Classic Ink Pad
  • #134821 Wood-Mount or #134822 Clear-Mount Petite Petals Bundle Save 15% Bundle includes Petite Petals Stamp Set and Petite Petals Punch
  • #119976 Square Lattice Embossing Folder Retiring
  • #127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits Set of 4 different shape framelits
  • #113439Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine                                                               
  • DON'T FORGET by clicking on the products at the end of this post, it will take you directly to my Online Store.  That is where you can purchase 24/7 from me and earn Linda Loyalty Points and     Free Shipping lisa

Oh Hello Stamp Set

Oh Hello Stamp Set


Oh Hello Stamp Set is one of the retiring stamp sets from Stampin' Up!'s 2014 Retirement List.  This is a set of 7 stamps and it coordinates with the Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper that is also retiring.

The Oval Framelits is a perfect accessory for this set to easily cut out the oval.

The colors on this card is Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder and the retiring In Color Primrose Petal.

If you like any of these items: the Oh Hello Stamp Set, the Afternoon Picnic, or the Primrose Petal ink, cardstock, ribbon and other accessories you need to act fast, because this year once items are out of stock on the retirement list they are gone for good.

This card is from Stampin' Connection an exclusive area on the demonstrator web site where demonstrators across the globe share their creative works.  Would you like to have access to this site?  Join my Stamping Family and you to0 can be inspired by many creative idea.


DON'T FORGET by clicking on the products, it will take you directly to my Online Store.  That is where you can purchase 24/7 from me and earn Linda Loyalty Points and

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