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My WORKSHOP looks like Christmas! The 2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG arrived along with brand new stamps, ribbons, papers, accessories, more, more, more!!! Here's a look at the catalog cover... I've only just begun making Holiday Cards, but here are a few... . . . . . . . . . . . . Now... May I please be excused to my workshop as I continue this creative roll I'm on! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Save Save Save Save Save Save Continue reading
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EMAIL: stampingforfun@comcast.net Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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We have another month to enjoy stamping pretty flowers... ...and a beach trip theme makes a fun card design... But soon we will begin thinking about Autumn colors... ...then leaves will start to change... Before you know it, Halloween will be here... The kids always love every season... ...especially Thanksgiving... ...and before long they'll start dreaming of Christmas... These are just a few of the cards we'll be making at the August Workshops! EMAIL TO REGISTER: stampingforfun@comcast.net Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save... Continue reading
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Three of our granddaughters just visited us from out of state. While here, they also spent time with their paternal grandparents, Bruce and Barb. Barb has a Cricut Machine, and helped one of the girls (Kara) make this cute paper telephone card... I decided to make something similar with my Stampin' Up! products... But with so many wonderful new products in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog, and the 2016 Holiday Catalog ready to be released, why would I choose to offer a card with five retired items?? SO... MY TELEPHONE CARD ISN'T MAKING THE CUT! I'm going to get cookin' on... Continue reading
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This is one of the reasons I love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator... When it's time to invite a few friends over for a luncheon, I have everything needed to make a pretty menu and matching name tags in my craft room... . . . I always love setting the table... ...and folding the napkins... ...and preparing the food... BUT I ALWAYS LOVE MAKING THE PAPER CREATIONS BEST OF ALL! . . . Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Save Save Continue reading
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I'm offering 15 cards at the JULY WORKSHOPS and posted a few of them here... . . . . . . . . . . . . ...This is the inside of Shooting Star... I INVITE YOU TO JOIN US Linda Aarhus 15 CARD BOXES ALL SET AND READY TO GO! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Save Save Save Continue reading
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Eighteen Stampin' Up! Demonstrators swapped cards today. Here's how this swap worked: We each made 18 identical cards during a designated time period of several weeks. We then exchanged cards and split them into 18 sets. I made 18 of this first card, and today I received all these other great cards in return! I love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!! ABOVE: Linda Aarhus ABOVE: Susan Webster ABOVE: Teresa Whitehall ABOVE: Barb Brimhall ABOVE: Easter Eberly ABOVE: Susan Creer ABOVE: Michelle Brown ABOVE: Amy Downing ABOVE: Barb Brimhall ABOVE: Theresa Ellson ABOVE: Anna West ABOVE: Carol Hall ABOVE: Casey Stilwell... Continue reading
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Stampers that attend my workshops always enjoy making GATEFOLD CARDS. This is one I prepared for the July events... FUN FOLD!! Here it is just slightly opened... ...and opened more... Opened all the way... HERE'S HOW... It's oh so easy! . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Happy Happenings Stamp Set #138734-Wood / #139381-Clear, Tip Top Taupe Cardstock #138336, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, 2015-2017 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack #138432, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Labels Collection Framelits retired (substitute Lots of Labels Framelits #138281), Whisper White... Continue reading
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Now when a stamper asks, "Do I have time to make just one more card?" I'll say this, "How about the CELEBRATE YOU card. It's fun, fast, bright, cheerful, and can be used for lots of occasions!" SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set #139167-Wood / #139471-Clear, Cucumber Crush Cardstock #138335, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, 2015-2017 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack #138432, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, 3/4" Circle #119873, 1/2" Circle #119869, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO GO SHOPPING Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Save Save Save Save Continue reading
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Quite by accident, I discovered what many designers have likely already learned, that you can make two cards with one cut on your BIG SHOT DIE-CUTTING MACHINE... WOWSER! Think of the possibilities!! CARD #1: CARD #2: HERE'S HOW: After rubbing the cutting side of my Flourish Thinlit with a dryer sheet, I placed it on a 3" x 5" piece of Whisper White Cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. (The dryer sheet makes the Thinlit and the cardstock separate perfectly.) Wahlah! I had two pretty Flourishes! One was the positive (card #1) and the other the... Continue reading
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Any day that I design cards in my stamping room is a good day. Today was one of the best ever, using lots of new stamps, papers, inks, and accessories from our 2016-2017 FIND YOUR INSPIRATION ANNUAL CATALOG... . . . . . . . I stamped both images at one time. HERE'S HOW... Cut the 3" x 4" pieces out of 12"x 12" Designer Series Paper Stack, 4" across and 3" down. You will get 12 pieces with no waste... The trim pieces were punched with a 3/4" circle, then cut in half. I punched matching dots for the... Continue reading
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I ended up with a variety of cards on my desktop, not yet posted, so decided to do some DESKTOP SPRING CLEANING... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW I'M READY TO DO SOME NEW DESIGN CREATIONS WITH BRAND NEW STAMPS, PAPERS, AND ACCESSORIES!!! Save Continue reading
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You can tell by the smiles that these stampers had fun at Thursday's workshop... Another group is stamping tomorrow morning! In addition to the 16 boxes of fabulous cards... ...there are 4 Mostly Masculine Variety Packs... ...and 4 Happy Happenings Card Kits! Wanna come? 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Call or Text me for directions: 360-936-2030 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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In case you've been looking for an easy-to-make handmade card for FATHER'S DAY, here is a fun idea... Even though most dads don't wear neckties much any more, ties are a universal design recognized for all the men and boys that we love, and can be used for lots of different occasions... Cut a simple necktie out of plain or pretty paper, and you'll have a handmade card in a jiffy... I made this card a couple of years ago. It has been re-pinned on Pinterest over and over again... So grab your scissors and C.A.S.E. away (Copy And Share... Continue reading
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It has been a joy to watch as the newest stampers around my workshop tables have blossomed and bloomed into creative designers. I find myself making more cards without greetings because they like to pick and choose their own. This card for example could become a THANK YOU card, or a BIRTHDAY card, or a GET WELL card, or ??? I wonder what greetings will be chosen for this pretty card - and I wonder how they will slightly rearrange the flowers to insert their unique messages. Perhaps they will stamp the greeting inside... Whatever they do it will be... Continue reading
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NEW CATALOGS AND LOTS OF BRAND NEW PRODUCTS! THIS IS THE ORDER I RECEIVED TODAY!! COME AND STAMP WITH ME TO FIND YOUR INSPIRATION!! Download June 2016 Schedule Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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With the release of the 2016-2017 ANNUAL CATALOG, along with some wonderful treasures being designed in my workshop, there are lots of surprises to see in June... For example... Here's a sneak peek at the ARTSY AUTUMN DECO WREATH (July's Kit-in-the-Mail!!) Read more about my June events and Kits-in-the-Mail here... Download June 2016 Schedule Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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NEW 2016 CATALOG Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I'm having fun experimenting with new STAMPS, new CARDSTOCK, new THINLITS, new LOTS OF THINGS! Here's one example... JUST 8 MORE DAYS TO POST MORE, MORE, MORE!!! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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HAPPY HAPPENINGS CARD KIT CLASS Tonight from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm I'm so excited... See You Soon!! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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6 Cards and 6 Envelopes with a Matching Belly Band Ribbon... If you are too busy to attend the Mostly Masculine Class, or if you live out of town, treat yourself to a KIT-IN-THE-MAIL. You will receive the MOSTLY MASCULINE VARIETY PACK to assemble in your own home. The kit is greeting-free so you may personalize it yourself. Included are pre-cut papers and supplies to make 6 cards. Your kit comes with 6 Crumb Cake Envelopes that perfectly match the Crumb Cake card trims. Cost is $20 with $5 for Shipping for a total of $25. Expect delivery within two... Continue reading
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At the Saturday morning April STAMP FEST, several of the stampers began looking through some of my old sample cards, and picked out a few of their favorites. I asked if there were any they would like to make at the May Stamp Fest, and they chose these... This is an old design, but brand new to new stampers... This is an all time favorite... I told the girls we couldn't make it because I didn't have any of the little hangers. One of the girls told me she would shop until she found them... So she did!! (Thanks, Jacki)...... Continue reading
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Attend the May 19th Class at my Stamping Workshop and make this colorful HAPPY HAPPENINGS CARD KIT for $20 which includes 1 Designer Folder, 6 Matching Cards, 6 Envelopes, and a pretty Tutorial. Pre-registration is required. 6 Pretty Cards and 6 Envelopes fit inside the Designer Folder... Close the Designer Folder by tying a pretty bow... All papers and cardstock pieces are precisely cut for you... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... Continue reading