09/10/2014

FEATHERS...

Feathers are very popular these days, so it was nice to see a brand new stamp set called FOUR FEATHERS in our Holiday Stampin' Up! Catalog...

Feathers

The feather design possibilities are endless...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Four Feathers Stamp Set #135050-Wood / #135053-Clear, Four You Stamp Set #130535-Wood / #130538-Clear, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Cajun Craze) #130139, Stampin' Pads: Cajun Craze #126965, Mossy Meadow #133645, Hello Honey #133643, Soft Suede #126978, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Argyle Embossing Folder #127750, Linen Thread #104199, Medium Envelope made from Cajun Craze Cardstock and DSP, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683.

Feather S&A

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09/08/2014

EASY PEASY GATEFOLD...

Gatefold cards are easy peasy but also fun...

So Glad

The hexagon angles and printed paper worked well together...

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Punch the bottom edge to make it fancy...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Petite Pairs Stamp Set #128706-Wood / #122497-Clear, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Hello Honey Cardstock #133678, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack #133701, Lost Lagoon Stampin' Pad #133644, Hexagon Punch #130919, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

Glad You're Here

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

 

09/04/2014

BLOOMING...

I enjoyed a couple of creative days in my stamping studio last week, and made a dozen new cards to be posted here beginning Monday. In the meantime, I designed this card for one of my neighbors. She loves working in her yard so I knew she would like the flower image...

Warmest Wishes

Using the Scalloped Tag Topper added a nice focal point

to this simple card design...

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The font in this stamp set won my heart...

BLOOMING WITH KINDNESS STAMP SET

131961

SCALLOP TAG TOPPER

133324

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Blooming with Kindness #131961-Wood / #126422-Clear, Blackberry Cardstock #133675, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Old Olive Cardstock #100702, Scalloped Tag Topper #133324, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119256.

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09/03/2014

NEW CARDS...

I was busy, busy, busy over the long weekend, (church, family and more family), but still had time to make twelve new cards.  Here's a sneak peek...

New Cards

Can't wait to start posting them all...

but first must photoshop and prepare. Drop in next Monday.

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

 

08/25/2014

SHOEBOX SWAP...

If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it is likely that you've participated in a SHOEBOX SWAP at least once or perhaps many times. If you are not a demonstrator, and have never heard of a SHOEBOX SWAP, keep reading to learn about the fun of it all...

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At this swap, each demonstrator prepared one shoebox with all the supplies and tools needed to make identical cards of her own choosing. Here's a picture to show you what a completed SHOEBOX looked like...

My Stamping Room

We all took our SHOEBOX, a yummy treat to share, and our personal adhesive, scissors, etc., and met at a local church for an evening of stamping.  (I made two boxes of cards because one gal came at the last minute. My two cards are labeled with my watermark.)

ENJOY LOOKING AT THE CARDS WE ALL SWAPPED...

 

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Shoebox Swap

If you live in or near the Vancouver, Washington area and would like to participate in our next SHOEBOX SWAP, let me know. Demonstrators and/or non-demonstrators will be invited to attend.

Smiley

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

 

08/21/2014

SUMMER FUN...

My husband and I are running out the door to host a Primetimers Family BBQ at our church. Later this evening, I have a Shoebox Swap (more on that later) with demonstrator friends in our area. All that to say, I've been having lots of summer fun - and making lots of cards to photograph and post. Here's a quick one made with burlap and the Autumn Wooden Elements out of the new Holiday Catalog...

Burlap

I used a piece of the burlap to tie around the card and make a bow...

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Can't wait to post some of the cards from the

SHOEBOX SWAP!

Sal-Sun

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

 

08/14/2014

CIRCLE OF FRIENDSHIP...

The pretty paper, organza ribbon, and delicate pearls

will be appreciated by any friend...

My Friend

...especially a creative friend...

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O O O O O O O

My Friend3

Circle

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: And Many More Stamp Set #134273-Wood / #134276-Clear, So Saffron Cardstock #105118, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Starburst Framelits Die #132967, Modern Label Punch #119849, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

 

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08/13/2014

AUTUMN LEAVES...

It's time to begin thinking about Autumn...

Autumn

Woodgrain embossing and brown twine

added to the rustic design of this card...

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and watercoloring, tearing, and sponging

completed the Autumn theme...

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Autumn Leaves

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lots of Thanks Stamp Set #129687-Wood / #129690-Clear, Lovely As a Tree #128655-Wood / #127793-Clear, Cardstock: Cajun Craze #119684, So Saffron #105118, Always Artichoke #105199, Baked Brown Sugar #131296, Whisper White #100730, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad #126979, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Stampin' Distress Tool #127562, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine #135639, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. (I used the retired Stampin' Pastel Chalks for the leaves.)

Fall Card

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08/11/2014

LOTS OF THANKS...

Many of our Stampin' Up! stamp sets are designed to express THANKS in one way or another. There are nine stamps in this set, and hundreds of design possibilities.  Here's one...

Thanks
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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lots of Thanks Stamp Set #129687-Wood / #129690-Clear, Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set #128751-Wood / #113252-Clear, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Neutral Designer Series Paper Stack (Crumb Cake) #130132, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Stamping Sponge #101610, Linen Thread #104199, Crumb Cake Medium Envelope #107297, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

LOTS OF THANKS STAMP SET

129687

THOUGHTS & PRAYERS STAMP SET

128751

LINEN THREAD

104199

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

 

08/08/2014

THINKING OF YOU...

My friend, Karen, is being faced with some life challenges, so I designed a handmade card in her favorite Stampin' color (Blushing Bride) and will send it to her via USPS...

Thoughts

She's only an occasional stamper, but always notices every pretty detail on my cards. Things like score lines, piercings and frayed twine above. I love so many things about her, and that's one that makes me smile...

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I put this card in the mail on Thursday, and set this post to load on Friday. She'll receive it in the mail and see it online all on the same day! I don't know who will enjoy it more, the giver or the receiver!

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Pink Dots

THOUGHTS & PRAYERS STAMP SET

  128751

FRAMELITS OVAL COLLECTION

129381

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set #128751-Wood / #127805-Clear, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Simply Scored Stylus #125624, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Framelits Ovals Collection #129381, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack #129387, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine #135636, Antique Brads #117273, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

 

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