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My Heart Can Not Say Thanks Enough

Linda Bauwin Sympathy

I have said many times it is the relationships I have made as a SU! Demonstrator that has been the greatest blessing.  Well over the last two weeks that is shown so true.  The out pour of love and support during this sad time in my life has been overwhelming.  I have felt every prayer and it gets me up in the morning to face another day.

My mailbox has been full of cards every day.  Jason & I have received over 400 cards.  We can't find words to say what this has meant to us.  So I simply say thank you.

I am taking one step at a time.  Trying to find my new norm with out my best friend beside me.  It's tough, but the good Lord is getting us through day by day.

There will be no Stamp of the Month Kits this month nor Exclusive Video for Online Orders.   I am available by phone or e-mail if you have any questions or would like to place an order.  I know some of you don't like to work with the internet.  Stamp Bingo and Christmas Club will also go on as scheduled.  

I am not sure when I will feel up to doing videos and daily posts, but I will be back, and I appreciate your patience as I grieve. 

Tomorrow is the Big Day that we can order from the Holiday Catalog, if you didn't receive yours in the mail, please let me know and I will get one out to you.

Holiday Catalog_Linda Bauwin

I am offering a special this month, if you order in my Online Store Using Hostess Code GX6GYJ6H.  I will send you a special gift in addition to you earning Linda's Loyalty Points.    If you order totals $!50 or more do not use the Hostess Code you will still qualify for the special gift.

Again I appreciate all of you with your thoughts and prayers.  Lord willing I will be up and running again the first of October.  In the meantime, if you have any questions please don't be afraid to e-mail or call.


My Heart is Heavy

Jay C. Bauwin

On Monday, I lost My Very Best Friend, My Business Partner, My Biggest Supporter, My Soul Mate, The Father of our Son, My Husband of 40 years and a Follower of Jesus Christ..  For those that knew Jay, know what I am talking about.  

He had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known.  A smile that could only make you smile back.  He also put everyone before himself.  Was always willing to lend a hand, or a shoulder to lean on.  He was a bus driver and he loved "all of his kids".  And I know all the kids loved Mr. B.  

And even though I feel such an empty feeling right now, I know without a doubt I will see him again.

For the time being, I am going to take a step back from my blog, Stamp of the Month and YouTube Videos.  I don't know for how long.  I just need to rest in Jesus' arms for awhile and grieve.  I have the blessed assurance that Jesus will get me through this trial.  Even though I do not understand why Jay's life was cut so short right this minute, I know God needed him and I will see him again.

If you would like to know more about this amazing man, that I was so blessed to have in my life you can see his obituary here. 

Creative Fold- Offset Card

Offset Card_Linda Bauwin

Today's Creative Fold Video is so quick and easy.  It uses the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  This stack of paper is so bright and cheery.  It comes 6" x 6" with 48 sheets that are double-sided, with 4 each of 12 different patterns.  I also used the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and Tree Builder Punch.  This stamp set and punch is part of my Stamp of the Month Kits.  Have you checked out this program yet?

This Offset Card has a base that is Tip Top Taupe and measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/2".  The folded part of the card, is Watermelon Wonder, and measures 4" x 8 1/2" and is scored at the 4 1/4".  The Offset part of the card measures 2 1/4" x 4 1/4".  Make sure you do not glue it down to high on the front of the card.  You don't want to pay extra postage.  You want to keep the card size to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

I used a piece of the Cherry on Top Designer Paper that measured 2" x 4" and a glue that to a piece of Cucumber Crush.  

Then with the Tree Builder Punch and the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, I created the front of the card.  Doesn't that ice cream cone look like you could bite right in to it?  Did you catch the video I did with the tips and tricks on using the tree builder punch?  If not you can view here.


Received Stamp Joy

This past week I received some wonderful Stamped Joy from my Very Special Upline Jill Olsen from St. George, Utah.  Jill is my 5th upline, that is direct sells talk, but she never fails to acknowledge my accomplishments in my business.

Jill Olsen_Linda Bauiwin

Jill will never know how much her cards have truly blessed and inspired me.  In fact, I do 40-50 cards each month that I sent to my members of my stamp family for their accomplishment, because of Jill's example.

Linda Bauwin Incentive

In fact my darling husband knows how much happiest these cards bring to me, he has been know to hide them from me when he gets them out of the mailbox.  Why?  He saves them, so when I am having a bad day he gives them to me, so I can remember the happiness I get from doing what I love.

SU! Cards_Linda Bauwin

I hope this post reminds you to send cards out every month to spread the Stamping Joy.  We all can use a card to brighten our day.

Ending Retreat Weekend

Stamp Retreat_Linda Bauwin

As you are reading this post, we are finishing up another fabulous Stamp Retreat at Camp Judson.  I know we are enjoying wonderful Quiches for Brunch with a fresh fruit bar.  The cooking staff at Camp Judson spoil us with their wonderful talents.

In the coming days, I will be sharing highlights of the weekend.  This post was done before the retreat, so I don't have all the details of what happened, but I am sure of one thing new friendships were born.

I personal was so excited going in to this retreat, as I have two internet followers coming all the way from Arkansas to join us for this weekend.  I am sure they will be packing up this morning with some fond memories and lots of cool projects.

The picture above can not capture all the projects these ladies finished.  As 5 of these projects are boxes or bags that hold up to 12 cards each.  Yes they did all the cards inside too.  Here is a look at their Emergency Birthday Kit, that was inspired by Cindy Baughman of Hawaii.

Birthday Emergency Kit_Linda Bauwin

Each retreat attendee received in their packets: a fourth of a pack of the Cherry on Top and the Gold Wild Designer Series Paper Stack, a half a pack of the Timeless Elegance and Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, a spool of Metallic thread and a pack of Metal Rimmed Pearls to use on their projects.  All these items plus lodging and 5 meals for just $185.

Don't forget Registration for my Holiday Stamp Retreat is open.  We will be focusing on the building projects from the Holiday Catalog.  Don't be left out.

New Release-Stamp of the Month Kit

Birthday Blossom_Linda Bauwin

Birthday Blossoms Stamp of the Month Kit


Includes set of 8 wood or clear-mount stamps 


Included in your kit.


  • All card stock and ribbon are precut for all 5 cards shown in picture, plus DSP (patterns may vary).  This kit has one creative fold card and all embossing, punching and cutting is done for you
  • All Envelopes
  • Ink Pads I used:  Memento Black, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder and the Blushing Bride Marker.   Other supplies used for kit:  Pansy and 2 3/8” Scallop Punch, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Gold Wild Designer Series Paper Stack, Blending Pen, 1” Lace Trim in Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder, Lots of Labels and Circle Framelites, Envelope Paper, In Color Blossom Accents, and Dazzling Detail.
  • PDF file with measurements of all 5 cards will be sent by e-mail plus videos when available by e-mail


For this kit you need the stamp set, if you already have, you can always choose similar priced items.  I do not sell the PDF file.  You can substitute ink colors.  Acrylic Blocks are not included in kit. 


The Cost for the kit


  • Kit Supplies with Wood Set & PDF File  $46.00
  • Kit Supplies with Clear-Mount Set & PDF File $38.00 


Please note these kits can only be shipped to the US, this is Stampin’ Up!’s policy. 


If you are interested in this kit, e-mail me at with subject line Birthday Blossoms Stamp Kit.   


I will send you a Paypal invoice.  Don’t have Paypal?  Not a problem.  You can use your credit or debit card. Remember you can add on to any kit with multiple kits or products.


You've Got This Card

You've Got This Card_Linda Bauwin

You've Got This Stamp Set makes such lovely cards.  The flower is so open and with the background stamp, that comes with it, there are just so many things you an do with it.

I used the masking technique with this card.  First by stamping the flower with the Memento Black Ink Pad on a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Whisper White Card Stock and on a piece of copy paper.  I cut out the flower from the copy paper.  Next I applied some 2-Way Glue and let it air dry a bit.  Next I placed this over top the image I stamped on the Whisper White Card Stock.

I inked the background stamp with Smoky Slate Ink and stamped over the flower.  I then removed the mask, which left the flower unstamped.   Make sure you watch the video for all the details.  I added some color with the New In Color Makers and some sparkle with the Dazzling Details.

To form the card, I adhered the Whisper White Card Stock to a piece of Smoky Slate Card Stock that measured 4" x 5 1/4".  I took a piece of Mint Macaron Card Stock that measured 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored in half to form the card.   The Smokey Slate Card Stock gets mounted on to the front of the card.  Add a stamped butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch, followed by the verse and your card is done.


Three Month Free Exclusive Tutorials

SU! Holiday Catalog_Linda Bauwin
Are you patiently waiting for this to arrive in your mailbox?

If you have ordered $50 from me in the last 6 months, Stampin' Up! informed me that your Holiday Catalog was shipped bulk mail today.

Once you look inside you will see all the amazing things you will need come September 1st, when the catalog goes live.

 Do you want to get a head start on your holiday projects?

 Your Christmas Cards???  

If you sign up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in August, you can order whatever you want (as part of your kit) from the Holiday Catalog!!! 

 Did you know that MANY PEOPLE sign up to be a demonstrator JUST FOR the DISCOUNT and the opportunity to order early????  

If you LOVE Stampin' Up! products, I highly recommend you do this!  

Right now, you can order the "demonstrator kit" and select $125 worth of products from either the Annual Catalog or the NEW Upcoming Holiday Catalog and pay just $99 (and get FREE shipping!) 

The kit alone is the best way to purchase products!!  

And then, you can get 20% off all purchases!  (even the bundles that are already 15% off--you get an additional 20% off!)  


Email me and I will send you all the information that you need!

PLUS as a BONUS TRAINING.  I will send you three months of my Exclusive Tutorials starting with this month's

Timeless Elegance Gift Card Book 

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Holiday Retreat Registration is Open

Registration Open for Holiday Stamp Retreat

October 23-25, 2015
Camp Judson
398 Holliday Rd  North Springfield, PA 16430    (814) 922-3834
 So excited Stampin’ in the Woods will be at Camp Judson again year.  It has 112 acres, with 1000 feet of lake frontage on beautiful Lake Erie along with dozens of wooded trails to enjoy.  They have a serene and natural setting, with spectacular sunsets, friendly staff, delicious food, handicap accessible buildings, and a variety of activities and beautiful clean cabins.  Check out the camp at 
Stampin’ in the Woods provides endless stamping opportunities all designed for you, and fellowship with other stampers.  We will be the only group at the camp, so we will be in both lodges Shreve & Corbley.  Both Lodges have full kitchens if we wish to use, and are very clean. 
This weekend will be TOTALLY about you and doing what you love, stamping.  No meals to prepare as the wonderful staff will be cooking for us and have our interests at heart.
The weekend will begin on Friday at 3 p.m. with check-in on Oct. 24. Dinner will be 6:00 p.m. and weekend will last until Sunday Morning, Oct. 25th.  The cost for this weekend is only $185 and full payment will be due by Oct.10th.   undefined
Space will be limited, so register early.   You can send payment to
Linda Bauwin, 908 Webster Rd., Jefferson, OH  44047. 
Sorry no refund after due date.  YOU ARE WORTH IT! When is the last time you had a weekend for yourself???   See you IN THE WOODS!!!!!
All projects are planed for you, and we will be focusing on the Amazing SU! Holiday Catalog.  You don't want to miss it.
For more information contact:
Linda Bauwin
440-576-7130 or


Front Panel Z-Fold Card

Front panel z-fold_Linda Bauwin

Today's creative fold video is so easy to make.  I hope you were able to watch my video on Friday, where I showed you how easy it is to add color to your Timeless Elegance Designer Paper?  If you missed you need to check it out.

Today's Creative Fold Video uses that piece of Designer Paper that measures 3 3/4" x 5" and I adhered it to a piece of Black Card Stock that measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".   You will use this on the front of the Z-Front.

To form the Z-Fold I used a piece of Very Vanilla that measured 4 1/4" x 11" and I scored at the 5 1/2" mark and the 2 3/4"  That's it.  Easy as can be.

Watercolor Wishes_Linda Bauwin

I used the stamp set that comes with Watercolor Wishes Card Kit.  Have you check out this kit? What a deal everything to make 20 unique cards, and I mean everything right done to the dimensionals.  When you are done you have a beautiful stamp set to use over and over again.  Check Out the video to learn more. 



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