07/18/2016

TEA TIME...

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...

Luncheon Menu

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Name Tag

I always love setting the table...

Place Setting

...and folding the napkins...

Pretty Folded Napkin

...and preparing the food...

Tea Time

 

BUT I ALWAYS LOVE MAKING THE PAPER CREATIONS BEST OF ALL!

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07/11/2016

JULY WORKSHOPS...

I'm offering 15 cards at the JULY WORKSHOPS

and posted a few of them here...

From Land to Sea

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Floral Thinlit

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Necktie

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Swirly Scribbles

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Shooting Star

...This is the inside of Shooting Star...

Shooting Star-2

I INVITE YOU TO JOIN US

July Workshops
Linda Aarhus

 

15 CARD BOXES ALL SET AND READY TO GO!

15 Card Boxes

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07/07/2016

DEMONSTRATOR CARD SWAP...

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!!

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ABOVE:  Linda Aarhus

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ABOVE:  Susan Webster

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ABOVE:  Teresa Whitehall

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ABOVE:  Barb Brimhall

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ABOVE:  Easter Eberly

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ABOVE: Susan Creer

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ABOVE:  Michelle Brown

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ABOVE:  Amy Downing

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ABOVE:  Barb Brimhall

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ABOVE:  Theresa Ellson

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ABOVE:  Anna West

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ABOVE:  Carol Hall

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ABOVE: Casey Stilwell

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ABOVE:  Demonstrator not identified

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ABOVE:  Lucinda Dinkel

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ABOVE:  Sheryll Casley

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ABOVE:  Marcy Daniels

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ABOVE:  Linda Sharp Thompson

 

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07/01/2016

GATEFOLD CARD...

Stampers that attend my workshops always enjoy making GATEFOLD CARDS. This is one I prepared for the July events...

Gatefold-1

FUN FOLD!!

Fun Fold

Here it is just slightly opened...

Gatefold-2

...and opened more...

Gatefold-3

Opened all the way...

Gatefold-4

HERE'S HOW... It's oh so easy!

Gatefold Card

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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 Medium Envelope #107301.

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06/30/2016

CLEAN & SIMPLE...

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!"

Clean & Simple

Circles

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.

 

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Shopping Bag

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06/23/2016

TWO FROM ONE...

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...

 

Flourish

WOWSER! Think of the possibilities!!

CARD #1:

Flourishing Phrases1

CARD #2:

Flourishing Phrases2

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 negative (card #2). Just think of the possibilities! Next time I'll try it with patterned paper. And of course any Thinlit will work the same way. It's a beautiful thing!!

Flourish Thinlit

  Razzleberry Dots

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set #141531-Wood Mount / #141534-Clear Mount, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock #115316, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (Rich Razzleberry) #138434, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Flourish Thinlits #141478, 1" Circle Punch #119868, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1-1/2" Circle Punch #138299.

BUNDLE & SAVE 10% (See page 49 in your Annual Catalog)

Flourish Bundle

 Grab your purse and come shopping with me!!

Black Purse

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06/22/2016

BEST DAY EVER...

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...

Best Day Ever

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Best Day Ever2

I stamped both images at one time. HERE'S HOW...

Best Day Ever5

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...

Best Day Ever6

The trim pieces were punched with a 3/4" circle, then cut in half. I punched matching dots for the Candy Dot Brad Bases from cardstock using the dots on the Cupcake Builder Punch...

Best Day Ever8

...then positioned the brads so they were lined up inside...

Best Day Ever4

Every stamp in this set is a keeper and will be used lots!!

BIRTHDAY BLOSSOMS STAMP SET

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I love it. You'll love it too!!

STAMPS & ACCESSORIES: Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set #139167-Wood / #139471-Clear, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Watermelon Wonder) #138432, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, In-Color Stampin' Write Markers #138333, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Candy Dot Brad Bases and Cupcake Builder Punch both retired.

Shop Box

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06/20/2016

SPRING CLEANING...

I ended up with a variety of cards on my desktop, not yet posted, so decided to do some DESKTOP SPRING CLEANING...


Patriotic
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One-of-a-kind

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To You From Me

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Oreo Cookie Card
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Botanical

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NOW I'M READY TO DO SOME NEW DESIGN CREATIONS

WITH BRAND NEW STAMPS, PAPERS, AND ACCESSORIES!!!

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06/19/2016

DAD'S DAY...

Dad's Day!

 

06/17/2016

SATURDAY STAMPING...

You can tell by the smiles

that these stampers had fun at Thursday's workshop...

Happy Stampers

Another group is stamping tomorrow morning!

Bowl of Stamps

In addition to the 16 boxes of fabulous cards...

16 Boxes

...there are 4 Mostly Masculine Variety Packs...

Mostly Masculine

...and 4 Happy Happenings Card Kits!

Happy Happenings

Wanna come?

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Call or Text me for directions: 360-936-2030

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