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The large cross stitches on this card were a little time consuming to make, but when you want to share your love for someone special who loves fabric and sewing, it's worth the extra effort... Simply punch holes in your cardstock with the Paper Piercing Set and cross stitch with your own needle and thread... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Love You Sew Stamp Set (Hostess) #140650-Wood / #141012-Clear, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad #140931, Real Red Stampin' Pad #126949, Sweetheart Punch #133786, Paper-Piercing Essentials Template #138371, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199,... Continue reading
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With my love for paper art and fabric design, I enjoyed using the DOTTED LACE TRIM as a card embellishment..... Pretty, huh! I wrapped the lace around a piece of white cardstock, secured it on the backside, and adhered to the card front. Adding a little border at the bottom made it extra pretty... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Flowering Fields Stamp Set (FREE/Sale-A-Bration) #141300-Wood / #141303-Clear, Cucumber Crush Cardstock #138335, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Scallop Trim Border Punch (retired), Cucumber Crush 1" Dotted Lace Trim #138423, Neutral Candy Dots (Whisper White)... Continue reading
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FROM LAND TO SEA is one of my favorite stamp sets. Why? Because I love the water, the ocean, the sea, boats, ships, cruises... Add a little Thick Baker's Twine and it makes a great MASCULINE CARD! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: From Land to Sea Stamp Set #138720-Wood / #139361-Clear, Sky Is the Limit Stamp Set (FREE/Sale-A-Bration) #141282-Wood / #141349-Clear, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack #140581, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes #107300. CLICK... Continue reading
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One of the very best things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator are the times I can personalize a gift by making a handmade tag, card, bag, or box, for family and friends. My SISTER DAY store-bought gifts were packaged in pretty boxes... . . . . . . . . . . I measured the gifts so the box was the perfect fit... Inside was a Garden Fairy... and a package of cocktail napkins with a garden theme... So simple. So fun. So loved. Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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99% of my blog for the past seven years has been filled with handmade art, mostly designed by me. But today I'm inspired to share a different kind of art, created in heaven. Our Annual Sister Day... There are five sisters and three brothers in our family. There used to be eight of us. But now we're all married with children, grandchildren and even some great grandchildren. These days our family has grown to bajillions. We have other events throughout the year. Two of the most enjoyed are JULY AT THE BEACH PROPERTY, and CHRISTMAS AT HOME WITH SANTA. Today... Continue reading
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SALE-A-BRATION is a great way to start the year! For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get one FREE product! It's the perfect time to purchase products you've had your eye on, while earning more for free! THE SKY IS THE LIMIT (8 piece rubber stamp set) is just one of the products you can earn for FREE... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: The Sky Is the Limit Stamp Set #141282-Wood / #141349-Clear (FREE Sale-A-Bration set), Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199, Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack #140581, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Star... Continue reading
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CLICK HERE TO SEE MY ZENTANGLE BOARD Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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The season of GLADNESS and CHEER... Sweet and Simple . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Versatile Christmas Stamp Set #140389-Wood / #140392-Clear, Cucumber Crush Cardstock #138335, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Real Red) #138434, Real Red Stampin' Pad #126949, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (Retired), 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, 1/8" Striped Ribbon #139615, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 And check out all the items on sale this week! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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RIGHT NOW THERE ARE 132 PRODUCTS ON SALE WITH DISCOUNTS UP TO 60% OFF!!! DON'T WALK... RUN!!! GRAB A SHOPPING BASKET AND... CLICK HERE TO SHOP AND SAVE A BUNCH!! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Oh my!!! The stores are filled with Christmas Cheer, so here's a sneak peek of what to expect on Polka Dots and Paper throughout December... It's as easy as snip, snip, snip... HERE'S HOW: Start with 2 large circles with Wild Wasabi Cardstock, 2 medium circles with Garden Green Cardstock, 1 small circle with Wild Wasabi Cardstock. Trim edges with Fringe Scissors as shown below, then stack and lift foilage (fluff wreath). To finish, glue a 1" circle of Whisper White Cardstock in the center... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Versatile Christmas Stamp Set #140389-Wood / #140392-Clear, Wonderous Wreath Stamp Set #135047-Photopolymer... Continue reading
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...Saying Goodbye... Download Retiring List CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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NOVEMBER 13, 2015 Extending our Thoughts and Prayers today... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Not everyone decorates for Christmas with reds and greens. For some, blue is favored for the season... Silver and sparkles are beautiful with blue... Glitter and glamour too... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Versatile Christmas Stamp Set #140389-Wood / #140392-Clear, Marina Mist Cardstock #119682, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Silver Glimmer Paper #135314, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies #139667, Zig Zag Embossing Folder #133738, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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HELLO, STAMPERS... Mark your calendar for the DECEMBER WORKSHOP shown above. After you pick a specific date and time, email me to reserve your spot. The cards will be fun, fancy, and fabulous! I'll send an immediate reply and also a reminder a few days before the event. I can't reveal all the details about the JANUARY WORKSHOP because the brand new catalog is still under lock and key. But I promise it will be worth waiting for!!! QUESTIONS??? Email me at stampingforfun@comcast.net. Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I used these two stamps on my last post, and was inspired to make a second card. There are five additional stamps in this set that are equally fabulous. The Winter Wishes Stamp Set is destined to become one of my favorites... Stamp a bough on the envelope for more warm wishes... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Winter Wishes Stamp Set #139742-Wood / #139745-Clear, Cucumber Crush Cardstock #138335, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Silver Foil Sheet #132178, Red Glimmer Paper #121790, Silver Glimmer Paper #135314, Cucumber Crush Stampin Pad #138324, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Delicate Ornaments... Continue reading
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...It's time to open the envelope... ...and slip the card out... Ahhhhhh...... Warm Wishes The recipient will remove the ribbon... ...to look inside... ...where he/she may find a special handwritten note... These are the easy peasy card dimensions... And here's how to trim the flap... More instructions... I stamped each of the tree boughs in positions that would highlight the flap and ribbon when closed... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Winter Wishes Stamp Set #139742-Wood / #139745-Clear, Cucumber Crush Cardstock #138335, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Cucumber Crush Stampin' Pad #138324, Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad #140931, Scalloped Tag... Continue reading
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A Shoebox Swap is a fun cardmaking event attended by Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Wednesday evening, seven of us met, bringing seven cards packed in shoeboxes. For example, the first card below was made by Denise. The shoebox she brought had all the supplies for seven of that first card. Each of the shoeboxes were passed from person to person. When the evening was over, we had all made a card out of each box. Six of the cards are displayed here... . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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CARD SWAPS are a fun part of any stamping event. For a card swap, each stamper makes a number of cards and then trades them with other stampers. Here are a few cards I recently received in a local swap..... . . . . . . . . . . . . Continue reading
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Hello... I've said it before and I'll say it again, I LOVE AUTUMN... . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Cardstock: Old Olive #100702, Pumpkin Pie #105117, Cajun Craze #119684, Hello Honey #133678, Very Vanilla #101650, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad #126979, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Chevron Embossing Folder #127749, Autumn Leaves Die (retired), Neutrals Candy Dots #130934, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. CLICK HERE TO GO SHOPPING Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I posted this spider card recently, but it crawled here too!! . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Something to Say Stamp Set #134177-Wood / #134180-Clear, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper #139584, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. CLICK HERE TO GO SHOPPING Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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The super size bat is a big version of the tiny bats on the Designer Series Paper... 'TIS THE SEASON for bats... . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Versatile Christmas Stamp Set #140389-Wood / #140392-Clear, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper #139584, Very Vanilla Baker's Twine #138411, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300. CLICK HERE TO GO SHOPPING Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Blackbirds can look scary even when they are not sitting on tombstones! . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Stamp "Fright Night" is from the 2014 Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper #139584, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Bird Builder Punch #117191, Project Life Corner Punch #135346, Neutral Candy Dots (bird eye) #130934, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. CLICK HERE TO GO SHOPPING Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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A scary night, or a beautiful night. You decide... Some of the stars are enhanced with Rhinestone Basic Jewels... Don't you love the moonlight glow on them there hills... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Fabulous Four Stamp Set #13417-Wood / #134174-Clear, Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199, Basic Gray Cardstock #121044, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper #139584, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies #139670, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, Project Life Corner Punch #135346, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. CLICK HERE TO GO SHOPPING Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,... Continue reading
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It happened on September 1st. You know... It was the day the Holiday Catalog was released! The mailman brought my catalog, so I calmly sat down with a cup of tea to begin thumbing through. As I turned the pages, it didn't take long to feel the magic and discover new, exciting products to add to my SUPPLIES TO ORDER LIST. One of those was the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper on page 47. One glance and I knew this was no ordinary DSP. You can feel the magic too!! TAKE NOTE: Using the HO HO HO from the OH,... Continue reading