Joy Ride: Joyful Life Stamp Set

Why did I wait so long to use this cute set?
Look at the smart piggy, holding a tea or coffee which will be perfect for a gift card this season.
It’s called Joyful Life (no dies, just a stand alone set)

I had a friend in mind when I made this card.
She’s always up for a spontaneous joy ride or shopping trip or just about any adventure!

I wanted to create a road rather than a grassy hill (less dangerous LOL) for them to ride down.
A few leaves kicking up as they ride by since it’s fall:)
I stamped in Basic Gray and added color with the Blends alcohol markers
I drew my line with a ruler and a Basic Gray marker for my ‘road’

I didn’t make a regular video this week but I did take photos along the way while I made the card.
If you’d like to see the process, here it my little video slideshow
(if you can’t see it below, here is the LINK)

Here is another cute sample from the Stampin’ Up home office:

The little windows were created using the Picture this die:

I hope you all have a great week and
Go Stamp Something!

15% off Stamp Sale! One day only October 20th…

I love a FLASH sale!   Stampin’ Up is offering 15% off of a bunch of stamp sets for ONE day only, Wednesday OCTOBER 20TH!

See the list of 80 stamp sets on sale  – All Rubber/Cling (no photopolymer sets)
Click HERE to view/print the PDF
They can all be found in the annual SU catalog, holiday items not on sale yet.

ps – if you placed an order with me this week already and you see your stamp set on the list, email me! I’ll credit you the difference for next time since I didn’t know until this afternoon!






Video: Reverse Spotlighting Technique

This week I was going through some old stamping videos of mine, at least 10 years ago (gee whiz, time really does fly!)  and I found this fun technique called Reverse Spotlighting.  You can use with punches or dies and it really makes an impact in person!

Here is this week’s video!



Oh by the way, Stampin’ Up announced that something special is coming October 20th….not sure if it’s a sale, or something new or?
Will keep you posted!


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Video: Tips for Stamping on a Velvet Paper

Velvet paper is just a little extra texture, more warm fuzzies than regular paper but there are a few tricks to getting the ink to set. In this week’s video I’m showing some experiments, some that worked, some that didn’t:)
Also be sure to note my tip for how to put box together if you end up getting these!


Print/View Recipe PDF with measurements HERE


The Kraft boxes are nice, large size! 10 good safe boxes for $10. (Don’t Forget to take the protective film off of the window!)

I can fit about 5 regular A2 sized cards/Envelopes in the box for a nice gift!
(Card shown created by Janet Munden)


And yes, white squirrels are real! Not an albino but a recessive gene that causes some to be born white. They are like little unicorns around here a delight to see! My neighbor Stefan took this photo and gave it to me in a frame as a gift.


Here is my post from July using these cute squirrel stamps –

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New Clearance Rack Items!

Hi All!
Popping in mid week for a few new things!

First, the Stampin’ Up Clearance Rack has been updated with some new deals. These are retired items that they extras of and reduced prices!  You can visit my Clearance Rack store HERE if you like to shop visually.

Some things I noticed that were really good to check out:

The 12×12 Greenery Designer paper was VERY popular last year and is now reduced from $11.50 to $4.60!


The World of Good 12 x 12 Specialty paper, with rustic and metallic accents, is now $6!  #152491

And if that is your style, grab these that go with it for easy card making or scrapping:


We’ve been waiting for this to come back and it won’t last long! 
The Dog Punch is perfect for so many pet loving friends
#148543   now only $10.80

and the Apple or is it a Pumpkin punch is now only $10.80!

Go check out the rest of the deals when you can, there’s also 10 yard Ribbon Rolls in the In Colors for under $3!
You can visit my Clearance Rack store HEREi



2 Sizes of Lantern Pop Up Cards

Ok, these are fun!

I’ll let the video do the talking and scroll down for more pics:



for 3×3 Small Lantern Pop Up with Box click HERE
for larger Square Lantern Card click HERE

It all started with my talented team member, Debi, who sent me this pretty Lantern card:

You can find her measurements and video over on her Facebook page HERE

I remembered this type of Pop Up card back around 2016 or 2018. They were taller, bigger but fun to do!   Debi figured out how to make it a 4-1/4″ square card and less tiers.   She used the very pretty Blackberry Beauty designer paper from the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog.
Once I saw hers, I knew I had to try it, too!

Then I thought how cute it would be to make a 3×3 size that could even be an ornament!
The little acetate boxes are PERFECT for giving it as a gift!


It’s been a long time since I made a Lolly or a Rosette!


I have a few friends that work so hard with the local dog/cat rescue and fostering.  I’m sending these out to them:

Speaking of dogs…..
Otis had his knee Surgery a week and a half ago, doing well!
He will get his stitches out this Wednesday and if all looks good, he may get to go for a 20 minute walk daily.
He’s still a pup at 1-1/2 years with SO much energy, driving us nuts since he’s bored while recovering:)

I hope you give the Lantern Cards a Try!

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Video: White Embossing Powder Tips

Hi all!

This week I was inspired by the Pretty Pumpkins bundle from the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog (July-December 2021 catalog)
If you don’t have a fall pumpkin set yet, this is a nice one.  If you have one similar from previous catalogs, get it out and try embossing in white!   It’s so pretty and you can use lots of colors as the base.


In this week’s video, I compare a few ways to get a nice, crisp white embossed image and also how to fix spot if you miss a part of a stamped image!



The detailed tall pumpkin is so pretty in copper, gold or cajun Craze, like this sample from the home office:

We are just days away from the Sale a Bration freebie time!
A few items are sold out but several remain!

You can see them all HERE!

The BE DAZZLING 6×6 Paper is gone but I do have a few extra! 
If you have a $50 order to place before 9/30, email me or place your order online and I will mail you one!


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Video: Useful 2″ Banners

Hi all!
This week I had a request from Carrie, who said she has trouble with creating her own designs.  Yes, we can always copy (or as we say CASE a card).  It’s perfectly fine!  But sometimes there is such great satisfaction in creating something uniquely your own.
One of the easiest layouts has a banner.  Any size works but especially the 2″ banner.  In today’s video I show 4 basic cards using the 2″ banner and show some other samples, too!




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Thanks for stopping by!

Linda’s Weekly Video: Gorgeous Leaves

This week I”m using the Gorgeous Leaves bundle from the Stampin’ Up Holiday mini catalog.  I was excited to also use the Expressions in Ink Specialty paper (from the annual SU catalog) that was gone for a while and is back!




Gorgeous Leaves Bundle #158609  $44

If you don’t have leaf dies yet, this is a nice one!

Expressions in Ink Designer Paper 12 x 12 (12 sheets in a package) $15  #155464

Shopping List 

Sale a Bration is still going on until Sept 30th!
Choose a freebie from the Sale a Bration catalog with every $50 order!
Click HERE to see freebies!

Go stamp something!