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I Hope You Will Celebrate With Me

Hard to believe BUT . . .

#20thanniversary #lindabauwin
It is 2o years this May, May 5th to be exact, that I made a decision that changed the course of my life so differently. That decision was to sign up as a demonstrator.  

Because of that decision Jay & I were able to travel to many places that we only could dream about, something I am so grateful for.  I have made friends from all over the world.  And I came to realize I could set any goal I wanted, and could achieve it just by sharing what I love stamping.

So it's time to celebrate!!!  And that we will do the whole month of May.  great News Stampin' Up! will help with that celebration.  They have two special bundles you can order on Monday.  So you want to come back on Monday to see what I am offering during this month of Celebration and the new bundles.

First I wanted to share what was going on in my life in 1997 when I signed up.

  • Jay and I owned a hardware store that I worked in 60 hours a week
  • I knew lots about plumbing, electrical and home repair, nothing about stamping
  • I didn't like direct sales parties
  • Didn't know much about computers
  • Didn't know what a cellphone, blog, YouTube or Facebook was
  • And definitely didn't like to talk in front of people

That all changed when I picked up a business card in a craft store.  What was this stamping all about?  What I had to buy a catalog?  Or have a home party to see what it was about?  No not me?  

Months past before I finally agreed to a home party, and well can we say the rest is history.  My dear friend and neighbor Tracy Spangler said "I will help you we can buy a $100 a month" (the minimum at that time).  So told Jay I wanted to try it for 3 months to get my stuff at a discount.

Well it wasn't long before I wanted more and didn't want to spend it out of our family budget.  So Hardware Lady by Day, Stamp Lady by Night.  I truly loved what I was doing.

I was going out and having "women" talk, instead of how to fix a toilet or replace a light switch.  It brought excitement as I reached for goals.

And the real joy was when Jay decided to follow the stamping dream with me.  Will never forget when he said "You have followed my dream (the hardware store) for 24 years now it is time for me to follow your dream".  Follow he did in fact he loved stamping as much as I did, as he followed me to conventions, leaderships, and incentive trips.

Has the last 20 years been an easy road?  No

Have I wanted to quit at times?  Of Course

Would I change what I do?  No

Since Jays' passing 20 months ago,  Stampin' Up! has filled an even bigger void that I am so grateful for.  I could never imagine getting through the difficult months lately with out all the friends I have made from being a demonstrator.

I am so grateful for the members of my Stamp Family, other demonstrators, and of course all my customers who make each day such a blessing.  

So check back on Monday as we start our month of celebration.


Limited Edition Product Suite At A Discount

#easternpalacesuiteproducts #lindabauwin

Check this amazing new suite of products that will be available in the new catalog in June.  Great News starting on May 1 and run through May 31 you can get this new product suite at a 10% discount plus additional free product.  

Watch today's video on just how cool the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies are.  They are like no other dies we have had.  They are layering dies, just too cool.

#easternpalace #linabauwin

The bundle above is considered the Premiere Bundle contains:

  • Eastern Beauty Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Mini Tassels
  • Card Stock Pack--Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim (24 sheets-8 each color)
  • 3 New In-Color Stampin' Pads:  Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig
  • FREE:  Very Vanilla THICK Card Stock
  • FREE:  Very Vanilla Envelopes

Price of this bundle will be $103.50.  That is a 10% discount on the "bundle" of the Stamp Set & Thinlits, plus the 2 FREE products included! :  EASTERN PALACE PREMIER BUNDLE (item #147207)

Here is the second bundle it is a starter bundle and doesn't have the dies with it

#easterpalacestarterbundle #lindabauwin

This bundle will contains:

  • Eastern Beauty Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • 3 New In-Color Stampin' Pads:  Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig
  • FREE:  Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes

Price of this bundle will be $60.50.  This bundles includes the FREE Note Cards & Envelopes. EASTERN PALACE STARTER BUNDLE (item #147196)

If you are coming to Adventure's in Stamping in Akron, Ohio this weekend you can order either of these bundles with FREE SHIPPING.  Make sure you watch the video below to see how cool they are.  And while at the convention make sure you stop and see my display of finished projects with this suite.  Plus sit down and do the Make-n-Take.

Not coming to the convention, no problem you can order in my Online Store either of these bundles on Monday.  AND . . . You will be able to receive my 20th Anniversary Gift.   Check it all out on Monday.



Another Look At Retiring Bundles

#dragonflydreams #lindabauwin

 The Dragonfly Dreams Bundle is a must have bundle.  Now is the time to get before that 10% bundle discount is gone.  There are 1o photopolymer stamps in the stamp set and 5 dies that work so well with the stamps.  

#quickdragonflycard #lindabauwin

This card I shared a few months ago and was a great hit, as you can change it to any color and get a totally different look.  If you would like to see the full post along with a video you can do so here.

I also used this bundle as a Stamp of the Month Kit.  Did you get the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp of the Month Kit?  If you missed getting this kit but would like the PDF place an Online Order of $30 or more using Hostess Code Z36N3C2J and I will send you the PDF for free.  Here is what the cards in the kit looked like. 

Would you like more details on the supplies used for this bundle click here.

Another retiring bundle is the Cool Treats.

#cooltreats #lindabauwin

Not only is this bundle retiring, so isn't the beautiful Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  And this paper is on sale with a cool price of only $7.80.  That is for 12 sheets of Designer Series paper that makes the stamp set and framelits so well.

Did you see the cute Creative Fold Card I did on Tuesday using this bundle and paper.  Check it out below.


Here is another fun video done with the Cool Treats Bundle


SHOP NOW before it's too late and these savings will be gone.

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Don't forget you will get this PDF if you use the Hostess Code

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Time To Take A Closer Look

Have you taken a close look at the savings you will be missing in the new Catalog?  We all know we love savings and I am sure you looked over the retirement list and thought good some of the items on my wish list will still be available so I am good.  Well not necessarily.   If you have any bundles on your wish list, and they are carrying over in the new catalog, you will not get the 10 percent discount unless you order now.

I thought I would share some of my favorite bundles with you in this catalog.

Swirlybird #lindabauwin

I so love the Swirly Bird and have done so many great cards and 3-D projects with it.  Thought I would share a couple.

#swirlyscribbles #lindabauwin

The swirly line makes for a perfect border.  And check out this Creative Fold done with more pieces from that bundle

#swirlybird Linda Bauwin

Did you miss the post on this Creative Fold you can check it out here.

And how can you not love the Jar of Love Bundle?

#jaroflove #lindabauwin

This bundle has so many uses and looks totally different with so many different stamps.  Below you will see it done as a Shaker Card.  If you missed that post you can check out here, as there is a video that shows you how easy it is to make a shaker card with it..

#jaroflove #lindabauwin

 And I can't forget the adorable Snow Shaker Card.  Simply adorable.  There is a video to show you how to make this too.  So don't miss it.

Over the coming weeks, I will share more of the must have bundles leaving this catalog.  So stay tune.  If you haven't looked close at the retirement list maybe you should.  

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Fanfare Fold Video

You are going to love today's Creative Fold Card it is called an Fanfare Fold.  And not only is it super easy to make it is a great way to showcase Designer Series Paper.  Here is the card closed.

#funfarefold #lindabauwin

I used the Cool Treats Bundle, which includes a 36 piece stamp set and the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies that has 17 dies that match the set.  This card nicely showcases the matching Designer Series Paper Tasty Treats.  The paper coordinates so well with this bundle.  But . . . this paper is on the retirement list, but the good news it is on sale for only $7.80.  What a deal for 12 double-sided 12" x 12" paper.

Other items I used on this card were the Layering Oval Framelits, Tear and Tape, and the words from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set. The card goes together so easy.

Here is the card open

#funfarefoldvideo #lindabauwin

Make sure check out the video at the end for full details on how to make this card.

The measurements of Card Stock and Designer Series Paper are:

  • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Chocolate Chip Card Stock
  • 4 1/4" x 11" Watermelon Wonder Card Stock scored at 1 1/2", 3", 5 1/2", & 8" along the 11" side
  • 2 3/4" x 4" Chocolate Chip Card Stock
  • 2 pieces of 2 1/4" x 4" Chocolate Chip Card Stock
  • 1 1/4" x 4" Chocolate Chip Card Stock
  • 2 5/8" x 3 7/8"  Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
  • 2 1/8" x 3 7/8" Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
  • 1 1/8" x 3 7/8" Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
  • 2 1/8" x 3 7/8" Whisper White Card Stock
  • Scrap Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pool Party Watermelon Wonder Peekaboo Peach, and Crumb Cake for die cuts.


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Sad To See This Bundle Go


So surprise to see the Oh So Succulent Bundle on the Retirement List.  Succulent are so popular in home decor right now. This bundle comes with a 30 piece photopolymer stamp set and a 17 piece matching die set.   And then there is the matching Designer Series Paper makes creating projects a snap.


You get 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs and the best part it is on sale for only $6.60 but it is showing low inventory so don't delay if you wish to get this beautiful paper.  You will find Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe and Whisper White as being the main colors in this designer paper.

Here is a beautiful card done with this bundle and designer series paper.  I created it during a shoe box swap with other demonstrators.

#succulentstampset #lindabauwin

This card also uses the 3/8" Ruched Ribbon in Sweet Sugarplum that will also be retiring.  It comes in a spool with 10 yards of ribbon and is also on sale for only $5.60.  What a deal.  Make sure you check out all the items that are retiring in the links below.

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Only a few more days left to get this PDF

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Check Out How you can get the new catalog.

#2017-18sucatalog #lindabauwin


Big Event Is Next Weekend, Will You Be There?

#adventuresinstamping #lindabauwin


Hope you plan on joining Jodie and I at the Adventure's in Stamping Convention Next Weekend.

We have a fun FREE Make-a-Take planned for you.  You guessed it it's a Creative Fold.  But look what else you get to play with

#easternpalacesuite #lindabauwin

Stampin' Up! is releasing two new Exclusive Bundles for the month of May, with Free Gifts for the purchase of either of these bundles.   That's right, you will be one of the first of my customers to use these new products including the New In Colors.

Make sure and stop at my booth to look at the display done with these bundle, plus do the make-n-take.  But it even gets better. If you purchase one of these bundles in my booth during Adventure's in Stamping you will get FREE SHIPPING.

Once again during Adventure's in Stamping, if you purchase $50 or more you get FREE SHIPPING.  That is being offer on any product you buy including the retiring items.

So make that list of your must have items.  Drop it off at my booth when you enter the convention hall, my Booth is #1 just inside the door on the right side.  Go browse the other booths for what is new out there, and stop back to pick up your total for your order.

Would you like even a better deal?  Contact your friends before coming to the convention and collect a book party.  That way your friends will get free shipping, you will get free shipping PLUS Hostess Rewards if the orders total $150 or more.

Show Hours

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30

One-Day $7
Two-Day $12 (Best Deal)
Advance Saturday ticket holders permitted into the show at 9am!
Buy tickets online with Eventbrite

Tickets are available at the door, $8 each day
(12 and under free with paying adult)

Held at the John S. Knight Center
77 E. Mill Street, Akron OH 44308


Video Showing Negative Image Stamping With Celebrations Duo Folders

The Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders were introduced in the Occasion Catalog.  These folders create debossed impressions.

#celebrationsduoembossingfolders #lindabauwin

They work great with the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set to create cards like this one.

#happycelebrationbundle #lindabauwin

As you stamp over the debossed impressions, the ink doesn't go into the debossed area.  Well I learned a new way to use these folders, and you can get the tips on today's video.

I took part in one of Sherrie Robinson's Famous Shoe Box Swaps while at OnStage in Richmond, Virginia.  And I got to learn a this technique that I am calling Negative Imagine Stamping with the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set.  The card was designed by Cyndy Ponczek, and I so appreciate her sharing this technique.  

Check Out the totally different look by doing this technique.

#negativeimagestamping #lindabauwin

Check out how the word is darker ink instead of the white.  Watch the video to learn how to do this awesome technique.

The Confetti Embossing Folder, 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon and the Party Animal Designer Series Paper were all used on this card.  If you like these accessories, you need to hurry before they are gone, as they are on the retiring list of products.  These products are all on sale at some pretty amazing sale prices.  Check out the Retiring Items in the links posted below.


Get retiring items before they are gone.

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Still time to set this amazing PDF just by using the Hostess Code.

#aprilcustomerappreciation #lindabauwin


It's Time For Creative Inking Blog Hop Color Challenge


So excited with this month's Creative Inking Blog Hop, as it's a Color Challenge using Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.  Such fun spring colors.  And here in Ohio we are so ready for spring.

Thought I would do a Double Fun Fold Card for the Color Challenge, as I love Creative Fold Cards.  I have a video of another card using this same fold if you would like to see it here is the link.

#colorchallenge #lindabauwin

Here is the front of the card I used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits along with the Fluttering Embossing Folder. The main card base is 5 1/2" x 6 1/4" scored along the 6 1/4" side at 4 1/4".  I ran the top flap through the Fluttering Embossing Folder.

#creativeinkingbloghop #lindabauwin

The inside of the of the first flap measures 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" and is scored at the 4 1/4" mark along the 8 1/2" side.   The verse is from the Window Shopping Stamp Set.  The Very Vanilla piece measures 2 1/2" x 4" and the Pear Pizzazz piece measures 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" this is the same size of the layer on the front of the card.


Here is the card fully open, it is so bright an cheery.  The Pear Pizzazz piece of card stock measures 4" x 5" and the Very Vanilla measures 3 3/4" x 4 3/4".

Now it is time to hop on over to Sue Lehrer or hop back to  Lori Mueller.

Blop hop next Blog PRior

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Get retiring items before they are gone.

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Don't Forget To Reserve Your NEW 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Catalog

#2017-18sucatalog #lindabauwin


It's almost time.....the NEW STAMPIN' UP! ANNUAL CATALOG is coming in May-and goes live in June!  

Read this post CAREFULLY to ensure that you get your copy!  I will be ordering catalogs for everyone who requests one by April 25th-SO DON'T MISS OUT!  


If you ordered at least $50 from me between January 1st and April 25th, 2017 I would love to send you a FREE Copy of the new upcoming catalog!  If you have not yet purchased $50, you have until April 25th to place an order!  

BUT-READ CAREFULLY-YOU  MUST REQUEST YOUR COPY!!!  (last year many of the catalogs that I sent out automatically were not received because of incorrect addresses in the Stampin' Up! system.  So this year, YOU MUST fill out this form to receive your FREE COPY and e-mail it to me at! )

(EXCEPTION: Club Members and local customers)

NEW CATALOG REQUEST FORM (please complete this form to receive your FREE Catalog) and e-mail it me.

 If you are not currently a customer of mine, (or have not purchased $50) I would still love to send you a catalog, I just ask that you pay the shipping of $5.00.  I will send you an invoice for the shipping-Catalog is on me!  Send me an e-mail at and I will send you an invoice.

If you are a demonstrator Stampin' Up! will send you a new catalog with your first demonstrator order in May.