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The beautiful colors in the Bohemian Designer Series Paper, and the Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, are made for each other... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Happy Happenings Stamp Set #138734-Wood / #139381-Clear, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock #115316, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Bermuda Bay Cardstock #131197, Bohemian Designer Series Paper #138446, Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Pad #126950, Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine #138411, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 - THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Sometimes it's just plain fun to snip, snip, snip, pretty designer paper and make your own geographic pattern... Four layers is a little over the top, but I had time to play... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Fabulous Four Stamp Set #134171-Wood / #134174-Clear, Pacific Point Cardstock #111350, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Pacific Point Stampin' Pad #126951, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack #138442, Paper Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 AND CHECK OUT THE CLEARANCE RACK TOO! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I've used this new ME=GRATEFUL STAMP SET several times in the past few weeks. It's a very versatile stamp set, with 10 meaningful greetings... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Me=Grateful Stamp Set #138786-Wood / #139139-Clear, Cucumber Crush Cardstock #138335, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Ovals Collection Framelits #129381, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch #127811, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch #129404, Bird Builder Punch #117191, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 1/4" Circle Handheld Punch #134364, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (retired).... Continue reading
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How fun it was to go out to lunch with girlfriends celebrating a birthday together. And even more fun to give a pretty handmade card to the birthday girl FROM ALL OF US... . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Crazy about You Stamp Set #138856-Wood-Mount / #138859-Clear-Mount, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334, Marina Mist Cardstock #119682, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack #138442, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Butterflies Thinlits Die #137360, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301. CLICK HERE TO ORDER 24/7 Linda Aarhus,... Continue reading
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The way is brightened with graduated circles of light... A little piece of rope adds a touch of realism to the lantern... And the message inside continues with encouragement... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: From Land to Sea Stamp Set #138720-Wood / #139361-Clear, Petite Pairs Stamp Set #133152-Wood / #122497-Clear, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack #138441, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, 1-1/2" Circle Punch #138299, Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine #138411, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. CLICK... Continue reading
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Fall is my favorite time of the year. The cards pictured above are from Autumns past. Now it's time to begin designing new Fall creations. Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I like the sound of this new color name... Tip Top Taupe! Tip Top Taupe! Tip Top Taupe! Tip Top Taupe! Tip TopTaupe! . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Cottage Greetings #138940-Wood / #139962-Clear / Tip Top Taupe Cardstock #138336, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Sahara Sand Cardstock #121043, Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack #138441, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Chevron Border Punch #132154, Neutral Candy Dots #130934, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. SHOP HERE 24/7 WITH DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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This easy-to-make card is perfect for a youngster, but an oldster would enjoy it too... The cherry on top has a coating of Crystal Effects for shine... and a pretty bow that wraps around with love... Need I say more? SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Me=Grateful Stamp Set #138786-Wood / #139319-Clear, Cucumber Crush Cardstock #138335, So Saffron Cardstock #105118, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder #133740, 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Project Life Corner Punch #135346, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Crystal Effects #101055, Whisper White... Continue reading
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In my years of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I have almost always used current products to make the cards and 3-D items to share with you. But this card is one of the exceptions. Everything used on this card is from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog except one. Can you spot it? The answer is Stampin' Pastel Chalks. (An oldie but a goodie!) Pretty, pink chalked flower... I've always loved working with the chalks. I miss them. SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: You've Got This Stamp Set #139572-Wood / #139575-Clear, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Jet Black StazOn Ink... Continue reading
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I'm the Reception Coordinator at our church, and as the years have come and gone, I've helped brides plan and enjoy their receptions, both small and very large. In less than two weeks, I'm helping a bride of 50 years with her Golden Anniversary Celebration. Bob and Mari, I wish you both a very HAPPY HAPPENING! Love, Linda SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Happy Happenings Stamp Set #138734-Wood / #139381-Clear, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Silver Foil Sheets #132178, Silver Glimmer Paper #135314, Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack #138441, 1" Circle Punch... Continue reading
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This is my first time using one of our newest products... ENVELOPE PAPER! It is a thin text-weight paper that folds easily, across the grain, in any direction. I designed the card to complement the simple pattern of the paper, and really like how it all turned out... Love the holes peeking through from the inside... Envelope Paper... (Also see tip below) 3 PRODUCT TIPS: SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Delightful Dijon Cardstock #138338, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, 2015-17 In-Color Envelope Paper #138312, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1/2"... Continue reading
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After ten years as a demonstrator, and thousands of cards made, I wanted to try something a little different. But I didn't plan for it to look this different... Here it is when opened... and nearly closed... and all the way closed... It was fun to make and only required five products!! (SEE FREE DOWNLOAD BELOW) SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Feels Good Stamp Set #131916-Wood / #129684-Clear, Bermuda Bay Cardstock #131197, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Bohemian Designer Series Paper #138446, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300. Download Zig Zag Gatefold Card CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7... Continue reading
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Sooooo many birthdays! Sooooo little time! Here's a simple card. Make lots of them in different colors and be ready for the next birthday... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Cottage Greetings Stamp Set #138940-Wood / #139962-Clear, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334, Bermuda Bay Cardstock #131197, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack #138443, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Bermuda Bay Thick Baker's Twine #138413, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Whisper White Medium Envelopes #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I've enjoyed the fun of getting back in the swing of card making after setting up my new computer. Check out these turtles. They are on their way to Monterey Bay, hoping to be included in the August 31st through September 2nd Discovery Channel three-night special called BIG BLUE LIVE... (Bubbles are made with Handheld Punches and Crystal Effects.) SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: From Land to Sea Stamp Set #138720-W / #139361-Clear, Cottage Greetings Stamp Set #138940-Wood / #139962-Clear, Marina Mist Cardstock #119682, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Striped Scallop Thinlit... Continue reading
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CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything... I saw a card with this design somewhere on the internet. This is my rendition... The Designer Series Paper and Embossing Folder has retired from our current product line, but it's a card worth sharing... Continue reading
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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Cottage Greetings Stamp Set #138940-Wood / #139962-Clear, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334, Mint Macaron Cardstock #138337, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack #138442, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. I also used a Crimper on the paper cups. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Me = Grateful Stamp Set I love old books, even when they are taped and tattered. This is my favorite... . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Me=Grateful Stamp Set #138786-Wood / #139319-Clear, Soft Suede Cardstock #115318, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, Stamping Sponges #101610, Antique Brads #117273, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (retired), Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes #107300. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I hope you enjoy today's post. The FREE DOWNLOAD (below) is 5 pages in full color with 21 photos, including a complete supply list, along with dimensions and instructions to make the Designer Folder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Download Toadally Awesome Card Kit Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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When I was growing up, my dad had a commercial fishing boat. All us kids (there were eight of us) learned so much from him about the sea. He was an experienced vessel operator, and taught us many things about weather, tides, and navigation. We learned how to speak on the marine radio and more. As a result of my upbringing, I have always loved the water and especially lighthouses. The From Land to Sea Stamp Set was one of my first purchases when the new catalog was released in June. Our dad also taught us even more important things...... Continue reading
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I sincerely appreciate your encouragement, suggestions, and support as I've been getting acclimated to my new Mac computer. Along with the computer, I purchased a new printer and camera. All three replaced old, tired equipment. I knew right away that I would love switching from a PC to a Mac, but using them all together, along with experimenting with new graphic programs slowed me down a little. Thanks for hanging in there. Thanks very, very, very much! In the meantime, I have a dozen or more cards, a cute card kit, and a 3-D set all lined up and ready... Continue reading
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I'm determined to master my new MAC computer. Today I'm posting a picture I prepared back in March on my PC with Publisher. . . . I have lots of desire to learn along with a positive attitude. I have the brand new Stampin' Up! catalog. I have a box full of wonderful new products. I have a bunch of awesome new cards waiting to be posted. I have a new computer with all kinds of graphic potential. Just need my brain to kick in!!! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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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