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Linda Persoon
Casa Grande, AZ
As a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1993, I continue sharing what I like, what I learn and what I find to make stamping fun and interesting.
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Do you love being on or near the lake or ocean in the summer? The Come Sail Away Suite of products by Stampin' Up! captures that feeling. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Stamp and Share
Do you find that coloring stamped images is a little challenging? First, remember that you are making a greeting card to let your friend or family member know that you care about them and their life events. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Stamp and Share
Yes, the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is available to you. There are many new stamp sets and coordinating products like the Magnolia Lane Suite. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Stamp and Share
Have you tried any of the DistINKtive stamp sets from Stampin' Up!? The photopolymer stamp set, Lasting Lily is one of them. The surface looks almost flat until you hold it up to the light to see all the detail. You will find that it needs less ink to get the best image. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at Stamp and Share
Do you ever get a creative idea in your head and then try to figure out how to bring it to life? When I first saw the Call Me Cupcake Framelit Dies, I knew I wanted to make a window card with the coordinating Hello Cupcake stamp set. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at Stamp and Share
The Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (another FREE Sale-a-Bration product) has 2 sheets each of both large and small butterflies already colored. So I could punch them out with the Butterfly Duet punch. However, you need to trim some of them apart in order to punch them and not punch into adjacent butterflies. It took a little time to punch enough for everyone. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Stamp and Share
This year's Sale-a-Bration is so much fun! In January, I really enjoyed making cards with the Hello Cupcake stamp set. The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Stack has 5 great springtime colors: Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight and Lemon-lime Twist. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Stamp and Share
On January 31, 4 of my stamping friends came to my home for a Valentine Making Play Date to have some fun and donate some food and money for the local food bank. We had made this card at the January class using the Hey, Valentine stamp set (p. 8, #14644, $19.00 in the Occasions Catalog) and the All My Love Designer Series Paper (p. 5, #148576, $11.00). Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at Stamp and Share
Geared Up Garage was one of the first stamp sets I ordered from the Occasions Catalog. Actually, I ordered everything in the Classic Garage suite on pages 42 and 43. This masculine birthday card includes 3 of the colors in the 2" x 4" piece of the Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper...Basic Black, Crushed Curry, and Real Red. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Stamp and Share
Starting this month, January 2019, we are celebrating the birthdays of stampers at my classes. I make a card and gift for each of them. This month, I made 3 birthday cards for all the class members to sign and a coordinating gift with the Well Said stamp set and coordinating Well Written Framelits Dies and the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies. The colors are Merry Merlot and Petal Pink. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Stamp and Share
Have you seen the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies in the Occasions Catalog? There are 13 double stitched dies so when you cut your card stock, you'll have a solid piece with a stitched outside border and a frame with a stitched inside border! One cut can do double duty, so I used both pieces to create this window card. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at Stamp and Share
In our check-in convention bag at OnStage in Orlando in November there was a really fun stamp set called Amazing Life. As I was preparing for classes this month and searching for ideas, I found a great card created by Mary Deatherage. Although I changed the layout, I kept the color scheme of Poppy Parade, So Saffron and Smoky Slate and the stamped design. I never would have thought of overlapping the wording with the cake and adding the small flourish accents, but it really caught my eye! Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Stamp and Share
At OnStage Live in Florida last November, one of our gifts was the Humming Along stamp set. Yesterday, I made two thank you cards using the hibiscus flower and hummingbird stamps and coloring with Stampin' Blends. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Stamp and Share
Stampin' Up! plans a wonderful customer appreciation event every year called Sale-a-Bration. You're going to love it! You earn FREE products when you shop, host and/or join with Stampin' Up! and me. Also, the Occasions Catalog went live today, too! There are so many great products and suites of products that you'll just love for your Valentine, spring, Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day to name just a few celebrations. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Stamp and Share
Don't you just love blues and yellows together? I saw this pretty bag on Pinterest and was inspired to create a stamped floral background. I chose Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, So Saffron and Blueberry Bushel Classic Pads and Varied Vases and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Stamp and Share
One of the favorite cards at my July classes was this Garden Impressions Z Fold/Double Easel Card that was inspired by Patty Bennett. Colors are Melon Mambo, Shaded Spruce, Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody and Night of Navy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Stamp and Share
The artists at Stampin' Up! create some really wonderful stamp set designs AND share their stamped samples with us in many places. In this case, the inspiration came from the quarterly Stampin' Success magazine mailed to demonstrators. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Stamp and Share
We made two (2) with the Picture Perfect Birthday Suite of products on pages 4 & 5 of the Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up!. Of course, we decorated the inside, too. Love the colors and pictures in the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack! Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Stamp and Share
Here are the photos from my November class. There are lots of techniques on this gate fold birthday card, starting with inking the inside of the Woodlands Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with Soft Sky and running through the Big shot. We did a lot of sponging on the Stitched Shapes circle to define the edges and color the sky and highlight the banner. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Stamp and Share
I have seen the fanfare fold card ideas on Pinterest and blogs for the last 3 months while researching ideas for class projects. (I've also seen this fold given other names.) The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper really makes this a striking the colors of Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso together. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Stamp and Share
I find so many ideas on Pinterest, YouTube or other blogs to share at my classes. There are so many that it is hard to choose, but I manage to get it down to 4 or 5. Most of the time I change them up, and this Carols of Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Stamp and Share
I love to make treats for my grandchildren for Halloween. When I saw France Martin's Youtube video on making these card/folders, it looked like one I could share at my September classes AND give to my grandchildren...double yay! Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Stamp and Share
It's not often that Stampin' Up! has more than one special running at a time, but October is a wonderful exception! From October 1-31, we can buy (3) select designer series papers and choose (1) free. In honor of World Card Making Day, October 7, the second offer is 15% off select stamp sets plus a great deal on Fast Fuse adhesive from October 1 - 10. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Stamp and Share
Finding an idea using the popular Painted Autumn Suite of products is easy! So many stampers are sharing their creations on Pinterest. I combined several to design this card for the September class. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Stamp and Share
Today's card features Embossing Paste. Although this is not a new product it is new to Stampin' Up!'s catalog. There are so many ways to use embossing paste to create both simple and stunning backgrounds. Start with Stampin' Up!'s video. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Stamp and Share