03/10/2014

DAYLIGHT TIME...

The task of setting my clocks forward to Daylight Savings Time was a reminder that SPRING IS COMING!  This card fits the occasion...

Hello Spring

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Springtime Hello Stamp Set

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Bird Builder Punch

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Paper-Piercing Tools

Paper Piercing

Tracing, punching, cutting, trimming, and sanding the edges of the bird cut-out was a bit tedious, but well worth the outcome - do you agree?

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Springtime Hello Stamp Set #133412-Wood / #133415-Clear, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Marina Mist Cardstock #119682, Pistachio Pudding Cardstock #131294, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Pistacho Pudding) #130136, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Bird Builder Punch #117191, Word Window Punch #119857, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Paper-Piercing Pack (Essentials) #126187, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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

 

03/07/2014

TODAY!

Today, March 7th, is my 50th wedding anniversary!

I made this glitzy card for the occasion and decided to use a mirror in my light box under the card for a little extra glamour. Pretty cool effect huh!

Happy Anniversary

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Happy Anniversary2

Here we are...

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Rather than having a reception with linens and china and getting all dolled up, I told my husband I wanted to take the kids on a cruise to Alaska for our celebration. (I'm the reception coordinator at our church and I wanted to do something d i f f e r e n t !!) So last July, that's exactly what we did.  It was an amazing trip of a lifetime. Here are a few photos...

 

Alaska

 

Tonight we are going out to dinner with family. On Sunday, our children have arranged to have a bouquet of red roses on the church communion table to recognize our joyful event.

Roses

I'm so happy to be able to share this day with you. Thank you.

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03/05/2014

EASTER BUNNIES...

It's a little too early to make bunches of bunnies,

46 long days until Easter...

Easter Bunnies

...But I'm promoting fun in my stamp room...

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Bunny Punches

PUNCHES & EXTRAS:  1) 2-1/2" Circle #120906, 2) Owl Builder #118074, 3) Large Oval #119855, 4) 3/4" Circle #119873, 5) Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, 6) Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319.  (Inside of ear was punched with the retired medium oval punch.)

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COME AND SHOP FOR BUNNY SUPPLIES WITH ME!

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

 

03/03/2014

IT'S MARCH...

I just made a green card for March...

Friend

And now I'm running out the door with my friend...

Friend2

...we're heading to the SPA!

SPA

Sorry, but there's no time for a supply list today.

(Stamping and the SPA. Sometimes a girl just wants to have fun!)

HAPPY MARCH!!

 

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

 

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

128655

Bring on the Cake Stamp Set

128490

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133325

Candy Dots

130933

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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Tulips2

 

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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Peaceful Petals2

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

133104

Morning Meadows Stamp Set

129675

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).

 

LOTS OF PRODUCT CHOICES SO GO SHOPPING HERE

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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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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

 



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