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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
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I enjoyed a couple of creative days in my stamping studio last week, and made a dozen new cards to be posted here beginning Monday. In the meantime, I designed this card for one of my neighbors. She loves working in her yard so I knew she would like the flower image... Using the Scalloped Tag Topper added a nice focal point to this simple card design... The font in this stamp set won my heart... BLOOMING WITH KINDNESS STAMP SET SCALLOP TAG TOPPER SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Blooming with Kindness #131961-Wood / #126422-Clear, Blackberry Cardstock #133675, Whisper White Cardstock #100730,... Continue reading
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I was busy, busy, busy over the long weekend, (church, family and more family), but still had time to make twelve new cards. Here's a sneak peek... Can't wait to start posting them all... but first must photoshop and prepare. Drop in next Monday. Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it is likely that you've participated in a SHOEBOX SWAP at least once or perhaps many times. If you are not a demonstrator, and have never heard of a SHOEBOX SWAP, keep reading to learn about the fun of it all... . . . . . . . . . . At this swap, each demonstrator prepared one shoebox with all the supplies and tools needed to make identical cards of her own choosing. Here's a picture to show you what a completed SHOEBOX looked like... We all took our SHOEBOX, a yummy... Continue reading
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My husband and I are running out the door to host a Primetimers Family BBQ at our church. Later this evening, I have a Shoebox Swap (more on that later) with demonstrator friends in our area. All that to say, I've been having lots of summer fun - and making lots of cards to photograph and post. Here's a quick one made with burlap and the Autumn Wooden Elements out of the new Holiday Catalog... I used a piece of the burlap to tie around the card and make a bow... Can't wait to post some of the cards from... Continue reading
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The pretty paper, organza ribbon, and delicate pearls will be appreciated by any friend... ...especially a creative friend... O O O O O O O SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: And Many More Stamp Set #134273-Wood / #134276-Clear, So Saffron Cardstock #105118, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Starburst Framelits Die #132967, Modern Label Punch #119849, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. CLICK HERE TO ORDER 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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It's time to begin thinking about Autumn... Woodgrain embossing and brown twine added to the rustic design of this card... and watercoloring, tearing, and sponging completed the Autumn theme... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lots of Thanks Stamp Set #129687-Wood / #129690-Clear, Lovely As a Tree #128655-Wood / #127793-Clear, Cardstock: Cajun Craze #119684, So Saffron #105118, Always Artichoke #105199, Baked Brown Sugar #131296, Whisper White #100730, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad #126979, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Stampin' Distress Tool #127562, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine #135639, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. (I used the retired Stampin' Pastel Chalks for... Continue reading
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Many of our Stampin' Up! stamp sets are designed to express THANKS in one way or another. There are nine stamps in this set, and hundreds of design possibilities. Here's one... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lots of Thanks Stamp Set #129687-Wood / #129690-Clear, Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set #128751-Wood / #113252-Clear, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Neutral Designer Series Paper Stack (Crumb Cake) #130132, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Stamping Sponge #101610, Linen Thread #104199, Crumb Cake Medium Envelope #107297, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. LOTS OF THANKS STAMP SET THOUGHTS & PRAYERS STAMP SET LINEN... Continue reading
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My friend, Karen, is being faced with some life challenges, so I designed a handmade card in her favorite Stampin' color (Blushing Bride) and will send it to her via USPS... She's only an occasional stamper, but always notices every pretty detail on my cards. Things like score lines, piercings and frayed twine above. I love so many things about her, and that's one that makes me smile... I put this card in the mail on Thursday, and set this post to load on Friday. She'll receive it in the mail and see it online all on the same day!... Continue reading
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Twenty-one close friends and family from the church we all attend are leaving today for Madagascar, an island country in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa. Their final destination is the Madagascar Street Kids Center, part of the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries network of care points around the world. Our church travel team will be helping to promote holistic development of children that live on the streets, by offering nutrition, education and lots of TLC. A variety of building projects are lined up, as well as other tasks to expand the blessings of this humanitarian gift of love.... Continue reading
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Have you used the Envelope Punch Board yet? You can make lots more than envelopes with it. Take a look at this miniature file folder... I love office supplies, so I really like this card... Envelope Punch Board And Many More Stamp Set There are 23 stamps in this set, and so far I've made 8 cards with it. I still have 15 cards yet to make!! . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: And Many More Stamp Set #134273-Wood / #134276-Clear, Marina Mist Cardstock #119682, So Saffron Cardstock #105118, Whisper White Cardstock #100730,... Continue reading
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Time is running out! This special only lasts through July 31st!! Purchase three Designer Series Paper packs and you'll get one FREE! That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase AND receiving an extra DSP - FREE! There is no limit to the number of free DSP packs you can receive. Check out the qualifying Designer Series Papers below for this BUY 3 GET 1 SPECIAL... CLICK HERE TO SHOP AND SAVE! Continue reading
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On my last post (07/25/14), I told you I had a BONUS CARD. After die-cutting all five images at one time for the flower cards, I had five little pieces leftover. This is the bonus card I made from those five pieces... Actually, I like this card better than the original five cards... The pierced holes were an afterthought... An extra bonus. . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES Supplies were all the same as on the "AND MANY MORE" post! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I used my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine along with the Flower Frenzy Bigz Die to cut flowers for five cards (plus one bonus card) all at the same time (bulk cutting)... Five colors of Designer Series Paper were stacked, cut, and assembled to make five charming cards... It was a little tricky mixing and matching colors. If you try it, you'll see what I mean... Using the And Many More Stamp Set was ideal for this project because there were multiple greetings in uniform sizes from which to choose... These were the greetings that caught my eye... LET ME SHOW... Continue reading
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The Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set is one of my favorite. I love the pretty font, meaningful greetings, and the italic slant. The flower image has many creative possibilities also. I'm inspired to get busy and make some additional snazzy cards with it... And the All Abloom Designer Series Paper was a great fit... Feast your eyes on each stamp in this set... Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set And this is the first time I've used the new Die... Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine / Flower Frenzy Bigz Die SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set #131961-Wood / #126422-Clear, Mossy... Continue reading
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I had creative fun with a classic stamp set... ...a favorite in my stamp room for a very long time. I carried out the woodsy theme by embossing the envelope to match the card... Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set #128655-Wood / #127793-Clear, Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set #128751-Wood / #127805-Clear, Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock #131296, Old Olive Cardstock #100702, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Soft Suede Cardstock #115318, Jet Black StazOn Stamp Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Blender Pens #102845, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch #134364, Paper-Piercing... Continue reading
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The TRAVELER stamp set has six unique images. On 06/25/14, I made a card with the Globe image and just finished this newest card using the Train... You can barely see it in this photo, but the smoke is covered with a layer of plastic from a Window Sheet to give it a little shimmer... I used Candy Dots across the bottom. Does it remind you of a train track? SPEAKING OF TRAINS... On our first (cruise) trip to Alaska, my husband and I took a train excursion while in Skagway. It was soooo cold... But here's the best photo... Continue reading
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When I first saw the new Hostess Stamp Set, Let Your Hair Down, I envisioned making a card with a wild hairdo (well of course!)... | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Let Your Hair Down Stamp Set (Hostess) #133937-Wood / #133940-Clear, Crisp Canteloupe Cardstock #131298, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Fringe Scissors #133325, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch #134364, Rhinestone Basic Jewels... Continue reading
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There's no question that summer is really and truly here because everything, everywhere is ALL ABLOOM... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Hey You Stamp Set #134516-Wood / #134519-Clear, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Project Life Corner Punch #135346, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Neutrals Candy Dots (Black) #130934, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. GO ALL ABLOOM SHOPPING HERE Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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When darkness falls at our place, kids, grandkids, great grandkids and lots of extended family members will gather to shoot off fireworks as we have done for dozens and dozens of years. While the kids, dads, grandpas, brothers, nephews and uncles play with fire (literally), the rest of us (moms, grandmas, sisters, nieces, and aunts), will be sitting comfortably in lawn chairs, watching and praying that everyone will be safe. The best part of all is being together as a family! Of course... After the fireworks, we always have something good to eat. This year it is strawberry shortcake topped... Continue reading