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In the past three weeks, our kids and grandkids have been visiting from California. Also in the past three weeks, I purchased a new MAC computer. (I've never had a MAC and my learning curve is out of control and off the charts!!) The girls and I have made lots of fun things in my craft room, but I can't figure out how to photoshop them for my blog. [big sigh] I did manage to get a picture of the girls from my Smart Phone to my desktop because my smart phone is smart. Please enjoy this beautiful picture while... Continue reading
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I usually have several of my cards lined up ready to post for the next week or the week after that. With everything going on in our country (and Baltimore), I decided this patriotic design was my choice for today without any more delay. I love America... The Striped Scallop Thinlits Die is perfect for a patriotic layout... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: For Your Country Stamp Set #134219-Wood / #134222-Clear, Pacific Point Cardstock #111350, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Pacific Point Cardstock #126951, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Striped Scallop Thinlits Die #133734,... Continue reading
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The background, frame, and butterfly all have embossed polka dots... The bow was an afterthought, but added a pretty touch... I cut the bottom of the card to match the Fun Frame... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Butterfly Basics Stamp Set #138813-Wood / #138816-Clear, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder #133739, Fun Frames Embossing Folder #133727, Beautiful Wings Edgelit #118138, Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon #135841. The Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon is on the Clearance Rack. It was $5.95 and now $2.39. CLICK HERE... Continue reading
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LINDA'S STAMPIN' STORE Orders must be placed between April 24th & May 4th Continue reading
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These are three of my favorite stamp sets, and all are retiring... THE GREAT OUTDOORS . . . . . . THE PERFECT BLEND . . . . . . MILLION & ONE . . . Retired stamp sets, along with many other supplies and accessories, are available now and until June 2nd, or until products last. Many items are discounted up to 50%!!! CLICK HERE TO SHOP AND SAVE 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Download RETIRED LIST CLICK HERE TO SHOP AND SAVE 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Cards with a more masculine design receive extra kudos... When I cut the squares out of the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper, the edges looked a little frayed, so I lightly sponged with ink from the Basic Black Stampin' Pad for a more finished look... Plaid, especially with masculine colors, works well for a manly card, and can be used for many different celebrations... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Fabulous Four Stamp Set #134171-Wood / #134174-Clear, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper #137780, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Stamping Sponges #101610, Neutral Candy Dots (Very... Continue reading
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Cards made into the GATEFOLD pattern are a nice variation from standard folds... and super easy! To add a little more of the Old Olive color, I'll wrap the yarn trim around the card before slipping it into the envelope. The tree and "wood" paper worked well together... Open wide to the inside... HERE'S HOW: . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Fabulous Four Stamp Set #134171-Wood / #134174-Clear, Cardstock: Crumb Cake #120953, Soft Suede #115318, Old Olive #100702, Very Vanilla #101650, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper #137780, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad #126979, Big... Continue reading
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Use the Sea Street Stamp Set to make a whimsical card - or use the matching Maritime Designer Series Paper and snip, snip, snip a little paper fun... Stamp Set (Above) - or - Paper Fun (Below) It does require detail cutting - snip, snip, snip... ...but worth the extra effort! The only stamping on this card is the greeting... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Timeless Talk Stamp Set #126605-Wood / #126607-Clear, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685, Coastal Cabana Cardstock #131297, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Maritime Designer Series Paper #133696, Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Pad #133642, Large Oval Punch #119855, Whisper White Medium Envelope... Continue reading
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This stamp set (Simply Wonderful) was offered during Sale-A-Bration. I wouldn't be surprised to see it show up in the new Annual Catalog coming out on June 2nd --- because it is SIMPLY WONDERFUL... There were 7 stamps in this set. I've used 3 here... . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Simply Wonderful Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration), Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration), Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Star Punch, Candy Dots Brad Bases #132293, Subtles Candy Dots #130933, Whisper... Continue reading
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With several major holidays and special events on the horizon, I've spent extra time in my craft room stamping up a storm. Here's a rugged and masculine card I made for Father's Day... Note the realistic screw head. I used the 1/2 Circle Punch on Brushed Silver Cardstock, then scored the top with the Simply Scoring Tool and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake. It totally looks real doesn't it... I positioned the sign a little crooked on purpose... Please pardon the fact that I used a stamp from the Delightful Dozen set that retired last year. It was perfect... Continue reading
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Hello! I used the Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock today as a reminder that it will be retiring from our color lineup in a few short weeks... Sort of looks pink, but has a little peachy tint... Punch a 1/4" hole as shown and thread your ribbon through... Leave the fringe (or ribbon) long, to tuck inside the envelope when mailed... . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Four You Stamp Set #130535-Wood / #130538-Clear, Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock #131298, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack #137779, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980,... Continue reading
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I only purchased one package of the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack, but I intend to order a couple more. The paper is divine. It includes grasses, bricks, trees, water, rocks, logs, bark, plaids and more. We are approaching the date when the current Annual Catalog retires (June 2nd), and I have a few more things on my need-to-order list. How about you? . . . . . . . . . . To emphasize the space between both trees, one tree is behind the Whisper White Cardstock with a Stampin' Dimensional as a spacer. The second tree also... Continue reading
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I love designing with my punches and used 3 on this card. The Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch is the first to be noticed, and the Word Window Punch is obvious too. The Hexagon Punch shape is a little more subtle and simply looks like printed paper at first glance... To highlight the HEXAGON shape, I also used the Honeycomb Hexagon Embossing Folder... SWEET! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: And Many More Stamp Set #134273-Wood / #134276-Clear, Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock #131296, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper #137785, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439,... Continue reading
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Remember how Donnie and Marie used to sing "It's a Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock-n-Roll?" (I guess you have to be my age to remember that far back!) All that to say, this card is a little bit simple and a little bit it-will-do... But someone will like it! | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: For the New Two Stamp Set #137147-Wood / #138562-Clear, Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Garden Green #102584, Wild Wasabi #108641, Pistachio Pudding #131294, Wisteria Wonder #122922, Jet... Continue reading
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Offering condolences with the giving of a handmade card is a sincere and heartfelt way to share your love... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Love & Sympathy Stamp Set #128652-Wood / #122797-Clear, Elegant Eggplant Cardstock #105126, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Elegant Eggplant) #130139, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Wild Wasabi Stampin' Pad #126959, Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Pad #126969, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Beautiful Wings Edgelit #118138, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. SHOP WITH ME 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I made two of these GET WELL cards. One was for my collection and one for my friend, Jane. When I delivered her card, I also gave her a small black vase with a red rose. She seemed to get better quick - right then and there! All the vases were made with punches. Easy Peasy!! And I tied a tiny little bow with Baker's Twine... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Fabulous Four Stamp Set #134171-Wood / #134174-Clear, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack #137779, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting... Continue reading
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TONS OF PRESENTS JUST FOR YOU! Linda Aarhus (Grandma), Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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My design inspiration for this card came straight from the greeting: Today calls for something PINK with SPRINKLES on top! Clip, clip, and punch, punch, at the top... Stamp the greeting inside... Just adorable! . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set #131347-Wood / #131350-Clear, Strawberry Slush Cardstock #131295, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119249, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda... Continue reading
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Three of my grandchildren (Kamille, Kara, and Kassidy), live 750 miles away. All three were born with lots of creativity, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, when I send anything artsy and crafty. These Easter KID KITS are going in today's mail... I will be sending monthly KID KITS to the girls and look forward to posting them here as well. In the meantime, download the KID KITS FLYER and share with a friend... Download KID KITS FLYER . . . . . . Linda Aarhus / www.polkadotsandpaper.com Continue reading
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I just looked at the calendar and see that there are only 25 days until Spring arrives! And that means SPRING FLOWERS! Isn't that SIMPLY WONDERFUL!! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Simply Wonderful Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration) #139125-Wood / #139128-Clear, Pistachio Pudding Cardstock #131294, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Crisp Cantaloupe), Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Flower Frenzy Bigz Die #133728, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder #137365, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver,... Continue reading
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I either like the cards I make - or not. These three didn't make the cut! . . . . . . Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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This design out of the Park Lane Designer Series Paper Pack caught my eye. It's been a long time since I quilted with fabric, but I still enjoy quilting with paper... This is just a little photo trick I put together in Publisher... It's simple but sublime. Don't you think? . . . Just sayin' SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Crazy About You Stamp Set #138856-Wood / #138859-Clear, Basic Gray Cardstock #121044, So Saffron Cardstock #105118, Park Lane Designer Series Paper #133694, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (retired), Modern Label Punch #119849, Subtles... Continue reading