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With last minute decorating and shopping to do, I'm running short on time - so posting a few of my Christmas cards from last year. Continue reading
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Giving a handmade card is especially magical at Christmas... Very Merry... I trimmed the bottom edge with Paper Snips... And a matching envelope seals the deal... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Petite Pairs Stamp Set #128706-Wood / #122497-Clear, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack #135824, Large Oval Punch #119855, Paper Snips #103579, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Today is the last day to save a bundle! CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE SCOOP! Continue reading
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Our family had such a wonderful Thanksgiving. We gathered together for breakfast at 9AM, followed by the big meal at 2PM, then seconds at 8PM. We didn't go to our separate homes until 10:30 PM! There were so many blessings and so much GOODNESS, for which we were all very GRATEFUL... This simple bow tops the card... I used my old square punches to achieve the perfect layers... ...and extended the Autumn theme with the leaves... The leaves can be tucked inside the recipient's envelope. Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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We sincerely appreciate the service of our Military... and remember them throughout the holidays... I coated the Dog Tags with Crystal Effects... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: For Your Country Stamp Set #134219-Wood / #134222-Clear, Four You Stamp Set #130535-Wood / #130538-Clear, Garden Green Cardstock #102584, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Always Artichoke Stampin' Pad #126972, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack #135824, Crystal Effects #101055, Neutral Candy Dots #130934, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Download Online Extravaganza List! CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR HOT DEALS For every $50 spent, receive 2 PKS of cardstock! You will also receive HOSTESS DOLLARS for your purchase of $150+ CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 LINDA'S CLEARANCE RACK CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY DOLLAR STORE THANK YOU! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Continue reading
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Autumn is the hush before winter. (French Proverb) I punched a hole in each corner to thread the ribbon through... After die-cutting and embossing the leaves, I curled them with my finger for a little dimension... A sliver of color around the greeting is enough... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: And Many More Stamp Set #134273-Wood / #134276-Clear, Tangerine Tango Cardstock #111349, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Modern Label Punch #119849, 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch #134364, White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim #135838, Stampin'... Continue reading
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...from thankful me... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lots of Thanks Stamp Set #129687-Wood / #129690-Clear, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, Pear Pizzazz Cardstock #131201, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Cajun Craze) #130139, Cajun Craze Stampin' Pad #126965, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812, Regals Candy Dots #130932, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Very Vanlla Medium Envelope #107300. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Sunday after church we went to the Heathman Lodge (Hudson Grill) for lunch. While seated and waiting for our food, I admired the mural, painted high above on the wall. We eat there often, so I've looked at the mural many times, but with Thanksgiving just days away (11 to be exact), I decided to take a picture to introduce the theme of today's post... On the far left, and out of the view of my cell phone camera, Indians cook a meal over an open fire while the family on the right shares a feast together. At a glance,... Continue reading
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Even though the weather reports have been dreadful all week (ice and snow everywhere), I'm determined to celebrate AUTUMN, and all its beautiful colors, throughout November..... And besides, it's the time of year to be thankful... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Truly Grateful Stamp Set #131730-Wood / #131733-Clear, Soft Suede Cardstock #115318, Old Olive Cardstock #100702, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack #130134, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch #133324, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine #135639, Brights Designer Button #130028,... Continue reading
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Here I am with a lineup of pretty autumn cards to show you, and there's a blizzard all across the USA. The beautiful fall leaves in my yard are covered with snow and ice!! Never-the-less, the autumn card I had previously posted with tomorrow's date is scheduled to load at 1:00 AM and that's the way it's going to stay! Burrrrrrrr! Continue reading
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I've enjoyed hearing from many of you who own the FOR THE BIRDS STAMP SET. In spite of that, most of you have admitted that you have yet to put ink on the rubber. Perhaps this little birdie will motivate you to do some stamping with one of the eight stamps in this cute-as-can-be set... In order to get the embossed stripes to go in opposite directions, I had to turn the red cardstock on its side... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: For the Birds Stamp Set #132001-Wood / #126407-Clear, Marina Mist Cardstock #119682, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Smoky Slate Cardstock #131202,... Continue reading
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I still have several Autumn cards to show you, but wanted to post this Christmas card in case you're gathering ideas for a slightly different twist... Here's a front view to get a better look... I used a 3/4" square punch on each side but only punched 3/8" deep. Use your imagination. A different size or shape will also work... This inside view helps make sense of the whole thing... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Petite Pairs Stamp Set #128706-Wood / #122497-Clear, Garden Green Cardstock #102584, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Silver Glimmer Paper #135314, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack #135314,... Continue reading
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This sweet and simple greeting is versatile enough to be used for a variety of occasions... | | | | | | | | | | SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: For the Birds Stamp Set #132001-Wood / #126407-Clear, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder #135817, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Aqua Painters #103954, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #10730. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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. . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Truly Grateful Stamp Set #131730-Wood / #131733-Clear, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, Mossy Meadow Cardstock #133676, Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Lullaby Designer Series Paper #133695, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812, Decorative Label Punch #120907, Large Oval Punch #119855, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Essentials Pack #126187, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Neutral Candy Dots #130934, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Designing cards with the FOR THE BIRDS STAMP SET kept me quite entertained today. My creative button was in the ON position, so I let my brain take the lead. At first, the snowflakes on this Designer Series Paper seemed a bit lifeless, but my creative self knew that by adding dimensionals they would float in the air, like snowflakes really do, coming down-down-down to the ice skating rink... * * * * * * * * * * SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: For the Birds Stamp Set #132001-Wood / #126407-Clear, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Trim the... Continue reading
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Simplicity can be striking. Just because... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper #135824, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Project Life Corner Punch #135346, Regal Candy Dots (Cherry Cobbler) #130932, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I've had an enjoyable week. Presenting my husband, Jim, with a card-a-day, Monday through Thursday, definitely got his attention. This morning when we went out to breakfast, he talked about the projects that were a priority for him. (It's always good when he is doing the talking.) We ended up at Lowe's Home Improvement and bought 12 Arborvitae! They were marked down from $24 to $12. (Awesome!) Here's a photo of the Lowe's guy loading them up in our truck... Throughout the past few days, Jim drilled and hammered and trimmed all kinds of things. It was a good week!... Continue reading
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Can you get your husband to go clothes shopping? I can't! He really dislikes going to the Mall. So in this HONEY-DO CARD, I'm doing some sweet-talking by inviting him to dinner and a movie. (The movie theater is at the Mall.) Are you following my drift? It wouldn't take long to walk past Macy's on the way out. See where I'm going with this plan... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Of course, I'll... Continue reading
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Have you seen that commercial on TV where the guy Duct Tapes the broken refrigerator handle, and then the light fixture, and then the cabinet doors, and a few more things in the kitchen? At the end, everything falls apart all at the same time! That tickled my funny bone and motivated me to make this card. We don't have things Duct Taped around our house (except for this card), but I knew it would get my husband's attention... No chores written inside this card. Just mushy stuff. . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES &... Continue reading
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Today's HONEY-DO CARD includes a sweet reminder to my hubby that his power drill would be just the ticket to tighten up a few loose screws here and there... 1) My stamping room swivel chair is not swiveling too well... 2) The newspaper box on our front gate is a little wobbly... 3) The hanging bird feeders need to be reinforced due to squirrel strikes! It will make my day to get those things fixed! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Silver Foil Sheets #132178, Basic Black... Continue reading
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I HAVE A PLAN... This week I will give my hubby a card-a-day with a subliminal message pictured on the front, and a sweet hand-written note inside thanking him in advance for taking care of some things on my HONEY-DO LIST which (oh, by-the-way) has been neatly typed and posted on his bulletin board for several months. Today's card is about putting on his work boots and planting some new trees in our back yard... I'll keep you posted on the success of my plan! . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lovely As... Continue reading
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...FROM MY PINTEREST PAGE... CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY PAGE Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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On the first day of Christmas... My true love gave to me... A Partridge in a Pear Tree!! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Partridge & Pears Stamp Set #133854-Wood / #133857-Clear, Marina Mist Cardstock #119682, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Blender Pens #102845, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Subtles Candy Dots #130933, Whisper White Medium Envelopes #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading