05/05/2014

IMAGINE!!

IMAGINE my excitement when the UPS driver delivers my newest Stampin' Up! order!! One time when he drove up, I threw confetti in the air.  He backed out of the way - but with a smile . . . . .

Imagine

My newest order is filled with product from the soon-to-be-released 2014-2015 Annual Catalog! Yippee!  I can hardly wait!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Loving Thoughts Stamp Set #128436-Wood / #125845-Clear, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Garden Green Cardstock #102584, Marine Mist Cardstock #119682, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, White Vellum Cardstock #101856, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Envelope Punch Board #133774, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Handheld 1/4" Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

Loving Thoughts Stamp Set

128436

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05/01/2014

INSPIRE-CREATE-SHARE...

 

Peggy Note


CLICK HERE TO SEE PEGGY'S CARD

(April 28, 2014 Post)

 

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Sneak peek

2014-15 Catalog

Inside

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

04/30/2014

DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT...

My favorite card for April was the Easter Curvy Gatefold (04/16/14). But the four I designed below didn't make the cut...

Duds

1. I'm not a great fan of geometric designs, and the paper had just retired from Sale-A-Bration before I posted, so it got tossed.  2. Not much thought or originality went into this card, but someone will enjoy receiving it in the mail.  3.  I accidently stamped Raspberry Ripple ink on this Real Red card, and I didn't take time to fix it (yet).  4. After finishing this card, I realized it was nearly identical to another one I made about two years ago, so it didn't get posted on the World Wide Web.

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

04/29/2014

PROJECT LIFE...

. . . . . INTRODUCING . . . . .

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04/28/2014

CARD MINISTRY...

Ladies at my church meet every Thursday morning to send handmade cards to people in our congregation who need cheering up, encouragement, or thanks. In order to keep a large resource of cards on hand, simple designs are essential. Here's an example...

Flower

This ministry is a blessing to those who make the cards, to those who send the cards, and to those who receive the cards... The ministry continually blooms with kindness!

Flower Dbl

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Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set

131961

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

119275

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set #131961-Wood / #126422-Clear, 2012-14 In-Color Core'dinations Cardstock (Raspberry Ripple) #129957, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Raspberry Ripple Stampin' Pad #126859, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch #119275.

 

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

04/25/2014

FRINGE PURSE CARD...

I used this same pattern several years ago to make a simple purse card, but this time I tweaked the details a little and added the "leather" fringe...

Purse

If you'd like to use the pattern, you can download it below...

Purse2

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Purse Tools

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Soft Suede Cardstock #115318, Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Fringe Scissors #113325, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1" Circle Punch #119868, Antique Brad #117273, 7/16" Natural Trim #29287, Crumb Cake Medium Envelope #10729, Small buttons on the handle were retired.

DL Purse

Download Purse Card

This OLD download shows the first version of the Purse Card.

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

04/23/2014

SEASHORE...

I purchased this BY THE SEASHORE STAMP SET recently, and was very happy to see it was not on the retired list... 

Sea

I wanted to replicate the look of the newsprint inside the sea urchins, but didn't have any such Designer Series Paper on hand, so I used pages from an old paperback book...

Sea2

Blue, brown and naturals worked well with this layout.

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: By the Seashore Stamp Set #132582-Wood / #126532-Clear, Midnight Muse Cardstock #126843, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Soft Suede Cardstock #115318, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, 1-3/8" Square Punch and 1-1/4" Square Punch (both retired), Natural 7/16" Trim #129287, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300.

BY THE SEASHORE STAMP SET

132582

NATURAL TRIM

129287

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 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

04/22/2014

TAG PUNCH...

My first attempt at using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch was to make this card. I choose masculine, earthy colors and a macho style - just in time to post it for EARTH DAY (today)...

Tags

and chose happy birthday as the greeting (always popular)...

Tags2

I can imagine lots of uses for this punch...

SCALLOP TAG TOPPER PUNCH

133324

...It may be as versatile as this stamp set...

TEENY TINY WISHES

128748

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set #128748-Wood / #127802-Clear, Neutrals Core'dinations Cardstock (Crumb Cake & Soft Suede) #129956, Regals Core'dinations Cardstock (Cajun Craze) #129955, Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Cajun Craze) #130139, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Scallop Tag Topper Punch #133324, Word Window Punch #119857, Early Espresso Baker's Twine #123124, Crumb Cake Medium Envelope #107297.

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 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

04/21/2014

RETIRING LISTS...

April 21

 

RETIRING STAMPS:

Download Retiring Stamps PDF 

  Download Retiring Stamps EXCEL

 

RETIRING ACCESSORIES: 

Download Retiring Accessories PDF 

Download Retiring Accessories EXCEL 

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

 

04/20/2014

SUNDAY...

Rejoice

 



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