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Linda Gilliam
Springfield, Missouri
Stampin Up Demo, papercrafting addict in the beautiful Ozarks in Missouri!
Interests: stamping, gardening, scrapping, cooking, photography, and much more!, animals especially parrots (i have eight)
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Congrats on the year anniversary, I LOVE coming to look at all the new things and projects! With Spring underway, all the beautiful color and everything, it's just SO much fun!
Oh how FUN this is going to be, I just love looking at all the beautiful projects! I am so mesmerized by the talent...
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Mar 16, 2010
I ADORE the RAK, I found your blog from another and I love it, great job on your layouts! I would love to win those beautiful flowers! Very nice work...
Well hello again, bet you thought I'd fallen off the face of the! Nope, just busy, busy, busy with the holiday HOOPLA, we do Christmas BIG time at our house and it takes a lot of time and energy to get it all done, and this year I had a bug right at Christmas not much time for crafting lately. Aside from the bug though, we had a great Christmas, it was the FIRST Christmas for baby Josh and baby Patrick our newest grandsons..and they were so cute, Josh at 7 months and Patrick was 9 months,full of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2010 at Linda's Artful Touch
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, our family did, we have two new members this year Patrick David who is 9 months old and Joshua Steven who is now 7 months old, we're so thrilled to have those new grandbabies! It was great to have everyone together, with two policemen in our family, sometimes the schedules are really hard to work around and I know there are many families who are not so blessed, that have loved ones far away from them and loved ones in our military, who are serving their country on the holidays, that has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
While I'm still awake at 3:05am, thought I would take a picture of someone who has NO trouble whatsoever! Meet Mr. Higgins, our outrageously spoiled Boston Terrier who owns the king sized bed and takes his part out of the middle...ROFL! He truly is a very very sweet and loving dog and has a special place in our hearts for sure, he is just ONE of many pets around here, I'll post more from time to time, we have three more dogs, and a cat name Skittles and eight parrots (did I mention that partidge in the pear tree????... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
Hmmmm, ok something went wrong with that last post, I posted it from my email and the picture is just NOT right, so here is "Tom the Turkey" again, I pray this one shows the whole card and no jibberish at the top of the SORRY about that! Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
I cannot believe how wonderful the sketch is for the 411 challenge, this is the first one I have done, and it's so much fun! I love this sketch so much in fact that I may use it for my Christmas cards this year (shock, no I have not done them!) I hope you like my rendition of the sketch, I used my favorite SU Christmas stamp set called "Winter Post" All products are SU except the little blue rhinestones, they are just some I had in my stash... Papers: Winter white, Brushed Silver, and Ballet blue. Inks: White... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
So sorry for the long delay between postings, we've been battling the flu bug here ,not too much crafting has been going on, except I did have a great workshop at my friend Karma's house on the 26th, I didn't get sick until I got home that night, (thank goodness). It was a great workshop at Karma's brand new home, it was so lovely and we had yummy dip and pretzels, and a wonderful apple crisp with fresh hot coffee...mmmmm! We made two beautiful Christmas cards at the workshop, I'll post at least one of those tonight for you. Halloween... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
Well, I finally got out to the pasture to get some ripe wild persimmons off the tree to forecast our winter in my previous post, I showed you a pic of one of FOUR woolly worms that we've seen this year so far and are all BLACK this year, not a good sign...most years they have brown bands, according to the old timers, the more brown bands the MILDER the weather, well MY woolly worms have NO brown this year. on to the persimmon pits, for years my Mom, Dad and I would take treks to the woods... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
Well, good ole Sol finally returned to us today, it was gorgeous, in the high 70's and such a beautiful autumn day! After all the cold and damp it was a wonderful sight to's been a busy couple of days, been working diligently in the new craft studio, painting some more furniture and we've had family things going on AND I bought myself a piano! I took piano lessons for years and always had a piano, a couple years back, I decided I wanted an electronic keyboard with all the bells and whistles..well, I SOLD my piano, but soon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
OMG! How CUTE is this???? I love it and thank you for the comments on my blog, I could use some encouragement as I have NO idea what I'm! Love your blog and this bee is BEE-UTIFUL! LOL!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2009 on Honey Bee Sweet Treat at Constantly Stamping
Hello Again...yesterday was a busy, busy but extremely FUN day here at the house, in the morning our friends Kristi and Mike Van Doren met us at one of our favorite places to chow down, Cracker Barrel ...we had a wonderful breakfast, with a little shopping in the Cracker Barrel gift shop of COURSE! We then bid Mike farewell as he works nights and had to get some sleep, Kristi and I then headed to the Scrap Nook for some GOODIE shopping, actually she was picking up some more items for her classes she is teaching in Topeka, Kansas in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
Well, when all was said and done, some people in our area had over 10 inches of rain...we had about 8 here, so enough! Last night it got down to 35 degrees so we had to make a mad rush to get our houseplants in. For now, they are in the garage, we'll try and get them to their winter spots in the house later today sometime. I guess those wooly worms were right, we're going to have an early and cold winter, I've seen about four of them this year and they are ALL solid black, first time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
Wow, talk about RAIN to the max, we're getting it...along with flash flood warnings etc. Rain came in last night and has continued all morning...some of us here in the Ozarks are supposed to get six inches maybe...that's a LOT O' RAIN! We've had some thunder and lightning but nothing severe, just a lot of water...lazy kinda day, I need to be sorting craft stuff and boxing it to move downstairs but here I sit... While I'm thinking of it, I'm posting another card, this one is made from my favorite new set in the catalog (page 92) it's called... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
At the workshop I also demonstrated the versatile and very FUN "Big Shot" die cutting machine, this card was made with a Stampin Up exclusive die called an "embossilit" which cuts AND embosses at the same time, this one is so pretty, it looks like a mum I think anyway! Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
Gosh, it's sure been awhile since I started this blog, I do apologize for the delay in posting...I am in the process of moving my crafting studio from the an upstairs bedroom to the downstairs and much larger former family room. With the kids all moved out now, that family room space has only been used for storage and it's TIME to claim it as my own crafting studio. So we've been painting, putting in large ceramic tiles, redoing the woodwork, painting shelving and getting ready for the BIG move! I am going to hold classes and workshops down there... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
It's hard to believe that it's been 8 years since the fateful date of 9/11 2001...if you're like me, you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing on that horrendous morning! I remember just being fixated on my tv and crying my heart out as it all unfolded for days on end! So much has changed in my life and I'm sure in yours since beloved Mom has passed away, I have new grandbabies and life goes on but I'll NEVER forget that day and the horrendous days that followed...please stop today and say a prayer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
Hi's been a beautiful day here in the Missouri Ozarks, pretty cool and autumn like,did I tell you all how MUCH I love AUTUMN! I pretty much think about it all! Such a gorgeous time, all the stores now are getting pumpkins, corn stalks, Halloweeen decorations...well you get the picture. I'm in the process of getting tile put in the downstairs family room, the 18 x 18 inch tiles and we've painted the room Easter Amber...such a pretty color, reminds me of butterscotch ice cream topping! This is going to be my new craft studio, it's about 19... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
Have you heard the news???? Stampin Up has released their very own brand new digital software for scrapbooking, card making, calendar making and much much MORE! My copy arrived today and I have been having the MOST fun playing with it, it comes with over 2000 of Stampin Up's cardstock, designer papers, stamp images, punches etc. all DIGITAL, which mean you can design TONS and TONS of fun things! WOOHOO! See my Stampin Up website to order your own copy...this is NOT just a digital scrapbooking software either, it has features to enhance your photos and do fun things with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch
I am splurging on inventory for my new Stampin Up rubber stamping and scrapbooking home business...hopefully it will all pay back in the future!
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Hello world out there, recently taken TWO huge plunges, one is to become a Stampin Up demonstrator...and NOW to BLOG about it and much more I'm sure~! So here goes with the blog...where to start, probably why I've decided to become a Stampin Up short, because I love the PRODUCTS! Been buying them and going to workshops, classes, etc. for five years now and decided to try my hand at something I absolutely LOVE..and if I make some cash on the side to help pay for my addiction, well then all the better! (smile) Anyway, I am going to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2009 at Linda's Artful Touch