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Third Day of Birthday Celebration

Have you cashed in on my Special of 60 Free Embellishments for my birthday yet? Time is running out as my celebration ends on November 3. Not sure how to receive your 60 embellishments?  Check out all the details here.

I thought I would share a birthday card that I have made a few months ago.

Birthday Blossoms_Linda Bauwin

This card uses the Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set and the New In Color from this year Watercolor Wonder.  It may be hard to see by the picture, but I used the 1" Dotted Lace Trim along the bottom of the striped Designer Series Paper.  Just adds a little elegance to the card.

Time for your trivia questions for today.

Are you smarter then a 60 year old?

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After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we ‘danced’ under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the ‘_____________.’

Nestle’s makes the very best . .. . . _______________.’

Answers

The limbo

Chocolate

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Faux Illusion Technique Video-Birthday Celebration Continues

  Faux Illusion Linda Bauwin

Today's video is a technique using the Faux Illusion with the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder.  So love this technique.

By stamping on the embossing folder it totally gives the card a 3-D look.

the size of the card was the standard 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" with the Early Espresso Card Stock being a 4" x 5 1/4" and the Pool Party 3 3/4" x 5" piece.  

When you sponge some color on the raised embossed image it makes the image looked really raised off the card.  Give this technique a try and share your results with me.

 

Today's "Are you Smarter than a Sixty Year Questions"

The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.’

 

’In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.’

 

Answers

1. To protect the innocent.
2. The Lion Sleeps Tonight

 

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Happy Birthday to Me

Happy 60 birthday, golden with diamonds, vector illustration

Today is the "Big 6-0".  Sixty is represented by Diamonds.  And I have been so blessed this last 60 years with many diamonds, in the form of great friends, family and customers.  Thanks to each of you for being part of my life.

Today also starts my 6 Days of Celebration with my Online Order Special of Sixty Different Embellishments for your Online Order.  Check out all the details here.

Are you Smarter then a Sixty Year Old?

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1. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. .In early 1964, we all watched them on The _______________ Show.

2. Get your kicks, __________________.’

Answers

1.  The Ed Sullivan Show
2.  On Route 66


Are you Smarter then a 60-year old?

Sixty Linda Bauwin

Well it is hard to believe, but tomorrow is my birthday and I will be SIXTY. All I can say is WOW.  So I want you to help me celebrate.  For the next six days, since it's a milestone one day of celebrating is not enough, we are going to celebrate.

I want to celebrate this milestone by giving you a special gift of "Sixty Different Embellishments".   You are reading correctly.  "Sixty" Special Embellishments for placing a "$60" order in My Online Store and using my Special Birthday Hostess Code of 2YTMPYYK.  And you still will get Linda Loyalty Points.  This special will only last for 6 days Oct. 29th - Nov. 3rd.

Plus every day for the next 6 days we are going to play "Are you Smarter then a 60-year old?"  I will give you two or three trivia questions to see if you are "smarter than a 60-year old.

Sure hope you play along to mark this special birthday with lots of fun and laughter as remember when.

Will give you one question today.  Try to guess before you read the answer.

06-11--The Lone Ranger Unsmasked

After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don’t know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.  Answer at the bottom of the post.

  Weekly Deal Oct 27

Answer :  The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.


Creative Gift Card Bag

Mini Treat Box Gift Card Linda Bauwin

Today's Creative Fold Video is not a card but a Gift Card Bag.  This is a project we did at my recent Stamp Retreat.   I used the beautiful Season of Cheer Designer Paper and the Reason for the Season Stamp Set.

Sorry about the Senior Moments in the video.  Some days my brain just doesn't want to engage.  Hoping you guys will understand.  Here are the sizes of the card stock I used:

    • 6" x 12" Designer Series Paper Scored on each side at 3/4" & 1 1/2"
    • 3 1/2" x 5" Mossy Meadow for the bottom of the bag
    • 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Mossy Meadow card pull out
    • 3 1/4" x 4" Whisper White Front of Card
    • 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" Mossy Meadow bottom of card to hold gift card        
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Beautiful Retreat Weekend.

Camp Judson Bauwin

My Fall Stamp Retreat this weekend had God's beauty stamped all over it. The fall colors were at their peak.   And the fellowship of the ladies that were there made the weekend perfect.

2015 Fall Stamp Retreat Linda Bauwin

There were many first-timers this time.  But as I always tell them, they come in as strangers, they leave as friends.  That is what I seen again at this retreat.  

There is just something about spending the weekend with a bunch of women and stamping.  It was hard for me to decide if I could pull this one off, but I am so grateful to everyone for getting me through it.

We had our usual name tag contest and the winners were over-the-top. Vicki Schoenbeck and Sandy Duncan taking the winning honors this time. 

Retreat Name Tags Linda Bauwin Retreat Linda BauwinWe had Mothers and Daughter stamping together, along with sisters, nieces and Aunts.              

Stamp Retreat Linda Bauwin

Lots of smiles
Lisa Retreat Linda Bauwin

Want to Attend a Retreat?

I have two dates scheduled for 2016 for now

Plan to join me either

March 11-13 or October 28-30, 2016


Curvy Keepsake Pumpkin Box

Curvy Keepsake Box Linda Bauwin

Check out this adorable Curvy Keepsake Pumpkin Box we made this weekend at my Stamp Retreat.  He was a big hit.

We used the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits, which have been so popular this last year.  In fact, I have a Pinterest Board just of different projects made with this thinlit.  Make sure you check it out.

To create this Pumpkin we used Pumpkin Card Stock and Ink with the stripe stamp from the Work of Art Stamp Set. The face was stamped with black and used the face from the Sparkly Seasons Stamp Set.

The adorable hat was done with a 2 1/2' and 1" Circle Punch and the Tree Punch, punched out of the Black Glimmer Paper then attached to one of our clothespins.   How cute is that?

It is highlighted by the wonderful Spider Web Doilies and a punched Bow, using our Designer Paper and our Bow Builder Punch.  Don't know of anyone who wouldn't want to get a Halloween treat in a cute package like this.

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Check Project for Retreat Weekend

Stamp Retreat_Linda Bauwin

What a prime weekend to be "Stamping in the Woods" at Camp Judson. Pennsylvania and Ohio's Fall Colors are at their peek.  Which just adds to this fun stamping weekend.

I have been doing stamp retreats for over 8 years.  Most years up to three times in one year.  Every camp is so different not just with the projects, but those that attend.  This weekend is no different a lot of first-timers. And as always, it is not just for my local gals, I have several coming from out-of-state.

Thought I would share a picture of the projects we will be working on.

Stamp Retreat Linda Bauwin

As you can see, the ladies will have lots to keep them busy.  Along with a name tag contest and a fun new game I know there will be lots of memories made.

Watch in the coming weeks, as I share some of these projects in blog posts and on my YouTube channel.

And watch for details for upcoming Retreats.  Working on a fun new twist to my retreats that you won't want to miss.


Quick Tip for Using Festive Flower Builder Punch

Festive Flower Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

The Festive Flower Builder Punch punches out several designs at one time.  This punch matches the Reason for the Season Stamp Set.

Reason for the Season Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

If you purchase both the punch and the stamp set at the same time, you will receive a 15% discount.  So for only $33.00 you receive the punch and a stamp set with 10 photopolymer stamps.  Great deal!

Did you check out the video I did using this set and punch to make a fall card?

In today's Quick Tip Video, I am going to show you a quick way to line up the stamps on your clear block to get perfect punch outs every time, with no waste.  This punch and stamp set is so beautiful and can be used for so many seasons.

 

Today I am leaving to go do another one of my Stamp Retreats, check out how those attending will be using this punch.

Festival Flower Linda Bauwin

Yo will want to check back in the coming days as I share more of the beautiful projects we will be doing this weekend.

Have you ever been to one of my retreats?  I design all the projects for you, no added fees.  All your lodge and food costs are included.  Watch for my 2016 schedule that will be released the first of the year.

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