02/28/2014

STAMPING...

I've been stamping most of the day, and time has flown by. I'm relaxed. Ahhhhhhh. It was an A+ day! Here's a card made with a couple of favorite sets that have been around for awhile...

Trees

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set #128655-Wood / #128655-Clear, Bring on the Cake Stamp Set #128490-Wood / #121958-Clear, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Pistachio Pudding Cardstock #131294, Wild Wasabi Cardstock #108641, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Fringe Scissors #133325, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Candy Dots (Subtles) #130933.

Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set

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Bring on the Cake Stamp Set

128490

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133325

Candy Dots

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No wonder I had an A+ day!

I have so many fun supplies in my stampin' room!

 

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

 

02/26/2014

TULIPS SPROUTING...

Even though it is very cold in some areas of the country, there are TULIPS SPROUTING somewhere...

Tulips

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On 02/21/14, my post was entitled HELLO SPRING and I received this special note from Ginger Rabesa in New England... "Spring in New England is across the street, over the hill, down the road and took a bus to somewhere warm. More cold days in the forecast!"   Ginger, you made me laugh!  (And I found your blog by searching your name on Google.  It's awesome!) 

I love receiving notes, emails and comments from new friends (like Ginger), and old friends across the miles!  THANK YOU!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Wisteria Wonder Cardstock #122922, Wild Wasabi Cardstock #108641, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Little Leaves Sizzlit #114511, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Owl Builder Punch #118074 (pictured below), Large Oval Punch #119855, 5/8" Oval Punch (retired), 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

118074

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Tulip Collage

Thank you for dropping in today, regardless of your weather!

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

 

02/24/2014

DETOUR AND OOPS...

The making of this card included a

DETOUR and an OOPS or two along the way...

Peaceful Petals

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Here's where the DETOUR came in... I started with the more modern version below, but decided it needed a vintage twist!  So I started over and ended up with the card above. Much better, huh!

PP oops

Here's where the OOPS came in... When using more than one Designer Series Paper pattern, I always try to use paper out of the same package (for simplicity and CASEing). But after making the final card, I realized the DSP was out of two different collections and I didn't want to start over again!  

2-DSP

And to make matters more complicated... I used two different stamp sets... (I should have just used the "thank you" in this set!)

Peaceful Petals Stamp Set

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Morning Meadows Stamp Set

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Well!  It's only Monday.

I'm confident things will get better as the week goes on!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Peaceful Petals Stamp Set #133104-Wood / #133107-Clear, Morning Meadow Hostess Stamp Set #129675-Wood / #129678-Clear, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede Core'dinations Cardstock #129956, Sweet Sorbet (Sale-A-Bration) Designer Series Paper #133521, Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper #132993, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, Stamping Sponge #101610, Modern Label Punch #119849, Eyelets (retired).

 

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

 

02/21/2014

HELLO SPRING...

After our cold winter it is good to know...

the green leaves of spring are just around the corner!

Springtime Hello

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(Did you notice the button???)

Button & Needle

 

Here's How

Springtime Hello Stamp Set

133412

Gently Falling Stamp Set

128430

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Springtime Hello Stamp Set #133412-Wood / #133415-Clear, Gently Falling Stamp Set #128430-Wood / #123804-Clear, Soft Suede Core'dinations Cardstock #129956, Wild Wasabi Cardstock #108641, Pistachio Pudding Cardstock #131294, Always Artichoke Cardstock #105119, So Saffron Cardstock #105118, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Gumball Green Stampin' Pad #126861, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Pear Pizzazz Chevron Ribbon #130011, Very Vintage Designer Button #129327, Linen Thread #104199.

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

 

02/20/2014

BUTTON, BUTTON...

When you need a cute card in a hurry, here's an idea...

Dozen Thoughts

 

Red Buttons

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CLEAN & SIMPLE PERSONIFIED!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-W / #131059-Clear, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #132996, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Regals Designer Buttons #130029, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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Just Because

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

 

02/17/2014

MISS YOU...

I have enjoyed the REALLY GOOD GREETINGS STAMP SET. It has six wishes that are a little less common than some sets. And check out the FRESH PRINTS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK. There are 48 sheets in each stack (for only $0.14 each sheet)! The stamp set and paper stack are pictured below...

Miss You
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Miss You2

Really Good Greetings Stamp Set

130330

Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack

132996

Hung Up Cute Clips

129389-2

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Really Good Greetings Stamp Set #130330-Wood / #130333-Clear, Coastal Cabana Core'dinations Cardstock #129958, Soft Suede Core'dinations Cardstock #129956, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #132996, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad #126979, 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, Scallop Edge Punch #119882, Hung Up Cute Clips #129389, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.


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

 

02/14/2014

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY...

 

My Stampin' Bear, MR. STAMPY, sends his love to you today!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I received Mr. Stampy when I attended the Annual Stampin' Up! Convention in 2009. He won my heart from the very first day. I brought him home on the airplane (not in my suitcase, but in my arms). At the time, I thought about tucking him beside my bed pillow, but decided hubby would wonder about that. So I planted him in my stamping room and he's been there ever since. Mr. Stampy sits on my desk, smiling away, watching over every single blog card I make for you.

Bear Row

There's a whole lot of reasons I love being a demonstrator, and one of them is receiving all kinds of love from Stampin' Up! like my Mr. Stampy!

Bear collage

 

Spring

02/12/2014

VALENTINE CARD...

I ran out to my stamp room to make a quick VALENTINE card. It only took about 10 minutes and turned out clean and simple... and sweet!  I love it when that happens!

Valentine

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Hearts

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Express Yourself Stamp Set (Hostess) #130336-Wood / #130339-Clear, Real Red Core'dinations Cardstock #129953, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #132996, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Small Heart Punch #117193, Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon #114319, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

 

SHOP
HERE

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

 

02/10/2014

BURLAP FUN...

There's still a ton of snow outside. Here in our neighborhood of Salmon Creek, we have around 9 inches, which is 9 inches more than we've had in two or three years!  But enough about SNOW!  I finally made it home and want to show you my BURLAP PROJECTS... 

Burlap

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I purchased a quarter yard of burlap and started playing...

Burlap-G

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And I made a tiny 3-D project too...

Burlap Purse

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I love being able to use my Stampin' Up! supplies along with an extra design element (like burlap) to create projects with a little different twist.

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CARD #1 Supplies & Accessories: Express Yourself Stamp Set (Hostess) #130336-Wood / #130339-Clear, Real Red Core'dinations Cardstock #129953, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock #131296, Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Pad #131174, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Fun Flowers Bigz Die #121812, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, Modern Label Punch #119849, Soft Suede Brads retired, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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Card #2 Supplies & Accessories: Express Yourself Stamp Set (Hostess) #130336-Wood, #130339-Clear, Gumball Green and Chocolate Chip Core'dinations Cardstock #129956, Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock #131296, Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Pad #131174, Bird Builder Punch #117191, Modern Label Punch #119849, Word Window Punch #119857, Old Olive Brads retired, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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Petite Purse Supplies & Accessories: Real Red Core'dinations Cardstock #129953, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Petite Purse Bigz Die #125606, Real Red Button retired.

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We arrived home to an empty bird feeder.

Going out now to fill it up!

Bird feeder

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

 

02/07/2014

SNOW STORM...

We are in the middle of a big snow storm here in Southwest Washington. Hubby and I are at our daughter's house now. It's so cold outside and so white and so beautiful!  It has been years since we've had this much snow!!  Burrrrrrr!

Burlap card

I'll have to finish my BURLAP POST when things get back to normal.

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

 



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