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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
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This is my first attempt using the Butterflies Thinlits Die... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Simply Wonderful Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration) #139125-Wood / #139128-Clear, Blackberry Bliss Cardstock #133675, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Park Lane Designer Series Paper #133694, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Butterflies Thinlits Die #137360, 1" Circle Punch #119868, Neutral Candy Dots (Black) #130934, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #10301. CLICK HERE TO BUTTERFLY SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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This time of the year is SIMPLY WONDERFUL... Winter is coming to an end. Valentine's Day is near. Spring will be here before we know it. And it's SALE-A-BRATION time!! SALE-A-BRATION is a simply wonderful time of the year at Stampin' Up! For every $50 you spend in the Occasions Catalog or the Annual Catalog, you receive a free gift out of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure! Isn't that SIMPLY WONDERFUL! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Simply Wonderful Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration) #139125-Wood / #139128-Clear, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack #137779, Jet Black StazOn Ink... Continue reading
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This stamp set is fun to use FOR kids and fun to use WITH kids! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Boys Will Be Boys Stamp Set #134135-Wood / #134138-Clear, Garden Green Cardstock #102584, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Garden Green) #130139, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264 (Garden Green & Daffodil Delight), Candy Dots Brad Base #132293, Brights Candy Dots... Continue reading
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I loved making this card kit because the Designer Series Paper is FABULOUS!!!! FREE DOWNLOAD Download Adventure Card Kit (3 PAGES / 16 COLOR IMAGES / DIRECTIONS) Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Christmas at our house began early and ended late! (...as in weeks early and weeks late!) Those weeks included the blessings of family get-togethers, an incredible beach trip, and many other end-of-the-year celebrations. But today, THIS VERY DAY, I'm back in my craft room to be crafty! I began by making this card with the Bow Builder Punch and the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set... Here's a close-up view. I didn't want you to miss the Pearl Jewels... Gotta' run. My craft room is calling my name! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I'll have all the Christmas decorations packed away by the end of the day today! Yes indeed! Continue reading
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I made a batch of Santa's favorite cookies. A bunch for us and a few for him. I hope your Christmas Eve is magical too! Continue reading
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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