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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
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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Using stripes, both vertically and at an angle, took this card from plain to perky... Adding the circle feature and a bow made me smile... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: A Round Array Stamp Set #129087-Wood / #129090-Clear, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack #135824, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pad #126966, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Simply Scored Stylus #125624, 1" Circle Punch #119868, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon #120992, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus,... Continue reading
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Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie are two colors I've used several times this season, because it's that time of the year and they look so great together... A little twist of Baker's Twine adds a smidgen of fun to this simple layout... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Garden Green Cardstock #102584, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock #105117, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack #135824, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Chevron Embossing Folder #127749, Flower Frenzy Bigz Die #133728, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine #135639, Brights... Continue reading
I will be back in town and at my computer on Friday and will send you the Book Card measurements then. Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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With striped Designer Series Paper, the Tiny Triangle Embossing Folder, and a little imagination, you can make a card that will be enjoyed by someone who likes symmetrical designs... . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Wetlands Stamp Set #126695-Wood / #126697-Clear, Island Indigo Cardstock #122923, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Paper-Piercing Essentials #126187, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Big Shot DIe-Cutting Machine #113439, Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder #133740, Whisper White Medium Envelope #17301. . . . . . . .... Continue reading
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Christmas is 85 days from today, but you don't need to wait that long to enjoy some early CHRISTMAS CHEER... LOCAL STAMPERS....... Watch for my HOLIDAY CHEER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE coming your way via email. SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set #135146-Wood / #135149-Clear, Garden Green Cardstock #102584, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack #135824, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Garden Green Stampin' Pad #126973, Cupcake Builder Punch (Dots) #121807, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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... to someone who makes others so HAPPY! . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Petite Pairs Stamp Set #128706-Wood / #122497-Clear, Coastal Cabana Cardstock #131297, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Lullaby Designer Series Paper #133695, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, Whisper White Baker's Twine #124262, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP HAPPY 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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So! What are you doing this weekend? Something fun? An adventure? Biking? Hiking? Swimming? Walking? SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Life's Adventure Stamp Set (Hostess) #133931-Wood / #133934-Clear, Really Good Greetings Stamp Set #130330-Wood / #130333-Clear, Mossy Meadow Cardstock #133676, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Tangelo Twist Cardstock #133677, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703, Mossy Meadow Stampin' Pad #133645, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Fall comes at different times in different ways depending on what part of the country (or world) you live in. As for me, I love this season and the beautiful colors it brings here in the Pacific Northwest... . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set #131961-Wood / #126422-Clear, Garden Green Cardstock #102584, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock #105117, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Blender Pens #102845, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Argyle Embossing Folder #127750, 1" Circle Punch #119868, Neutral Candy Dots... Continue reading
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I said BON VOYAGE to my husband for a few days. Our son-in-law and daughter are pastors at a church in California, and needed childcare while they attend a pastors' and wives' retreat. The minute he left, I missed him. That's what happens when you've been married for 50 years... The girls had a calendar on their fridge counting down the days when Papa would get there. He had just arrived when this picture was taken. These are 3 of our 12 grandchildren... Kamille, Kara and Kassidy. Happy Girls! . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES... Continue reading
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When I first imagined the design of this card, started picking out papers, and envisioned it in my mind, the "happy together" greeting was the perfect choice, because it all turned out to actually be..... happy together!!! It could be used for an engagement or anniversary card... I love, love, love this card! All the parts and pieces are so very happy together! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Lullaby Designer Series Paper #133695, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965, Whisper White Organza... Continue reading
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Ready... Set... Smile! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Traveler Stamp Set #134510-Wood / #134513-Clear, Petite Pairs #128706-Wood / #122497-Clear, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Silver Foil Sheet #132178, Real Red Stampin' Pad #126949, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder #135817, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch #133324, 1" Circle Punch #119868, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon #135840, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. CLICK HERE CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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When September arrives, its not long before trees change color and Autumn is upon us... Another season to be grateful for all we have and everyone we love... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Let Your Hair Down (Hostess Stamp Set) #133937-Wood / #133940-Clear, Mossy Meadow Cardstock #133676, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, So Saffron Cardstock #105118, Old Olive Cardstock #100702, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Old Olive) #130134, Mossy Meadow Stampin' Pad #133645, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Circles Collection Framelits #130911, Flower Frenzy Bigz Die #133728, Stripes Embossing Folder (retired), Brights Candy Dots (Old Olive) #130931, Stampin' Dimensionals... Continue reading
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Yep! ...Into each life some rain must fall! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Life's Adventure (Hostess Stamp Set) #133931-Wood / #133934-Clear, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack #133701, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Blender Pen #102845, Cupcake Builder Punch (Clouds) #121807, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, 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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Feathers are very popular these days, so it was nice to see a brand new stamp set called FOUR FEATHERS in our Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog that was released early this summer... The feather design possibilities are endless... /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Four Feathers Stamp Set #135050-Wood / #135053-Clear, Four You Stamp Set #130535-Wood / #130538-Clear, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Cajun Craze) #130139, Stampin' Pads: Cajun Craze #126965, Mossy Meadow #133645, Hello Honey #133643, Soft Suede #126978, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Argyle Embossing Folder #127750, Linen Thread #104199, Medium Envelope... Continue reading
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Gatefold cards are easy peasy but also fun... The hexagon angles and printed paper worked well together... Punch the bottom edge to make it fancy... Download Easy Peasy Directions SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Petite Pairs Stamp Set #128706-Wood / #122497-Clear, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Hello Honey Cardstock #133678, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack #133701, Lost Lagoon Stampin' Pad #133644, Hexagon Punch #130919, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading