07/10/2013

MODERN MEDLEY...

What creative ideas do YOU have for the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper?  Here's one of mine...

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I picked Cajun Craze as a contrasting color...

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There are twelve great greetings in the

Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set...

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Modern Medley Designer Series Paper...

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Blossom Party Originals Die...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Cajun Craze Card Stock #119684, Modern Medley Designer Series Paper #126926, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Blossom Party Originals Die #115971, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300.

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

 

07/09/2013

A SPECIAL SOMETHING...

Even though this is another simple card... 

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the texture of the Core'dinations cardstock

adds a special something!

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I used the Petite Pairs Stamp Set yet again!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Petite Pairs Stamp Set #128706-W / #122497-Clear, Brights Core-dinations Cardstock (Daffodil Delight) #129953, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #111683, Pacific Point Cardstock #111350, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Scallop Oval Punch #119856, Large Oval Punch #119855, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126872, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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

 

07/08/2013

DELIGHTFUL...

Delightful Dozen is the name of the stamp set I used on the inside of this card. The card is simple to make - and rather delightful too...

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I used an old button.  Everyone has them around.  A strip of matching cardstock is laced through the button to complete the sweet spot...

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Stamping inside is such a nice option...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Delightful Dozen Stamp Set #128547-Wood / #122625-Clear, Regals Core'dinations Cardstock (Elegant Eggplant & Rose Red) #129955, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack #130136, Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Pad #126969, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430... And an old retired button!

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I'm going to enjoy experimenting with all the new Framelits.

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

 

07/05/2013

THINKING OF YOU...

I've been THINKING OF YOU. Why?  Because a few of you have asked me to make some really simple cards that are also striking enough to be popular at workshops. This one might do it...

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Don't you think the side button is what makes it!

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HERES HOW: 1) Punch a 1/4" circle out of a corresponding color of cardstock. 2) Score it down the middle so it will fold nicely. 3) Wrap it around the edge of matching papers and/or a greeting. 4) Embellish it with a Candy Dots Brad Base. 5) Adhere a Candy Dot to the brad base.

Candy Dots & Brads

Using cool Designer Series Paper also helps...

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I guess you'll have to purchase this stamp set too...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Sweet Essentials Stamp Set #132085-Wood / #126457-Clear, Regals Core'dinations Cardstock (Island Indigo) #129955, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310, Island Indigo Stampin' Pad #126986, 1/4" Circle Punch #119861, Candy Dots Brad Base #132293, Candy Dots #130933, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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07/04/2013

HOME OF THE BRAVE...

For the first time in years, our son-in-law and grandson, Ken and Kenny, (father and son), are home from the war. And James (Kenny's brother), is home after being at West Point Military Academy for four years!  WE WILL BE WATCHING THE FIREWORKS ALL TOGETHER!  I know I'll just sit and cry. But it will be dark outside, so no one will know.  And besides, a mom/grandma can cry whenever she chooses! 

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And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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07/03/2013

MOSAIC...

I love all styles of Designer Series Paper...

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The patterns inspire me and I go from there...

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You'll be seeing this DSP here at Polka Dots now and then.

It is quite classy...

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I used this same stamp set on Monday's card

because it is one of my top picks (at least for now)...

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And it made sense to use the new Mosaic Punch

 with the complementary pattern of the DSP...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Petite Pairs Stamp Set #128706-Wood / #122497-Clear, Regals Core'dinations Cardstock (Cherry Cobbler) #129955, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Modern Medley Designer Series Paper #126926, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Mosaic Punch #131267, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300.

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07/02/2013

100 AND UP...

Those of us who were born and raised in the Pacific Northwest are much more used to rain than we are heat!  Yikes!  We don't know what to do when the temp reaches 100 degrees!!

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ONE-OF-A-KIND...

Hummmm... Everyone I know is a one-of-a-kind person...

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Don't you love that God made us all so unique!

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The stamp set I used is called A Dozen Thoughts. It's one of the new sets in our 2013-2014 Annual Catalog. It has so many good greetings and I know I'll use it over and over...

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This is one of my favorite dies, even though I cut just one petal size for this card...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Neutrals Core'dination Cardstock (Basic Black) #129956, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Pistachio Pudding) #130136, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Fun Flowers Bigz Die #121812, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119261, Antique Brads #117273, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107300.

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07/01/2013

OH CRUMB!

The Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock isn't much of a color.  But I like it!  And I also like how it looks when put together with the brand new Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock...

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Just a touch of watercoloring to the image with a Stampin' Write Marker and a Blender Pen, along with a strip of paper tied in the Vintage Designer Button brings it all together...

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I used two stamp sets... Lovely As a Tree for the image, and Petite Pairs for the greeting. Both of these sets are keepers as noted for their longevity...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set #128655-Wood / #127793-Clear, Petite Pairs Stamp Set #128706-Wood / 122497-Clear, Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953, Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock #131298, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Crisp Cantaloupe) #130136, Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad #126975, Early Espresso Stampin' Pad #126974, 2013-15 In-Color Stampin' Write Markers #131260, Blender Pen #102845, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Very Vintage Designer Button #129327, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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06/27/2013

A SPECIAL STORY...

A few weeks ago, Mary from Florida found me on the internet. She emailed and asked about having a long-distance STAMPIN' UP! PARTY IN A BOX!

Map W&FIn spite of the distance, we made plans!  She invited her friends and I prepared the box!

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When the box arrived on her doorstep, filled with Stampin' Up! supplies, catalogs and surprises, Mary made a set of cards so she would be ready to give step-by-step assistance to her guests. On the day of the party, she was all prepared as a stand-in demonstrator!  Nine mothers and thirteen daughters got busy making cards...

 

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The moms and daughters, part of a faith-based scouting group called American Heritage Girls came up with an idea as they were crafting together... As a service project, they decided to donate the cards to Operation Write Home!


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Operation Write Home accepts handmade cards and sends them to USA soldiers in remote places all over the world. Soldiers who don't have access to buy cards are able to send them to loved ones and friends. 

The stampers were able to send multiple cards in these designs...

 

Mary Cards

Mary's party was more than a success. She had over $300 in sales and earned these Hostess Gifts...

Mary Hostess Gifts

But the best part of all was their contribution to our Troops!

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To Mary and the Mothers and Daughters... THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING. We appreciate your generosity! It is especially heart-warming to those of us who have had family members in harm's way. 

Mary Thank You
Sincerely, Linda Aarhus

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Vancouver, Washington




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