Video: Good Fences Make Great Cards

You know that old saying “Good fences make good neighbors?”  We’ve probably all had those neighbors sometime in our lifetime.  Thankfully I love my neighbors here on the mountain but I was struggling with what to call this video because I’m using the Sheep Dies from the Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration freebie catalog but not using the sheep stamps!

I heard from a few of you who said “well, I don’t know what I’d do with those sheep except a baby card or maybe a birthday” and I’d say but it’s a free fence, balloon, clouds and sun!   I guess I just love a fence on a card:)

Here is my video for this week showing a few other fence ideas with basically the same layout!
And it just now dawned on me I could have done flowers by the fence. And a bird on the fence….



Here are the cards I was playing around with, grabbing different animals and elements with the same basic layout:


Here are the Sheep dies, Free with a $50 order while supplies last through September 30th!
Item #156600

f you do want the sheep stamps to go with the dies, they are free with a $50 order until Sept 30 also!
#156591   Counting Sheep Clear Mount red Rubber stamps


If you missed seeing the other Sale a Bration freebies also still available, Click HERE

These 3 items listed below will be While Supplies Last:

  • 156629 Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Paper
  • 156600 Sheep Dies
  • 156618 Summer Shadows Dies


And don’t forget there is still a great Join Stampin’ Up special going on!
Until the end of September there are 12 bundles you can add FREE to your starter kit!
See those bundles HERE
The starter kit is always a great deal, only $99 plus your sales tax and you choose $125 of products you want in it!
AND the free bundle right now.  AND free shipping.   Good for those wanting to place their own orders for a discount for themselves or someone wanting to try out being a demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by and
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Sheep Dies


Video: Sparkle of the Season 3 Ways

This is really a fun, all occasion bundle!
The leaves, the 3 wreaths, the little pumpkin and sentiments make it a great value for someone who needs a multi-holiday set!

Here is my video:




Sparkle of the Season Bundle  #156765  $45.75
in the holiday July-Dec Mini Catalog

The first project I made was Halloween, and altho I don’t send many out each year I do have a few friends that LOVE it!
(I do love dressing up for costume parties at Halloween)
I really liked the black glitter paper wreath:

The owl was fussy cut from the Blackberry Beauty designer paper:

I wish you could see how gorgeous this paper is!

For my 2nd Project, I went with fall/Thanksgiving theme with a little Cinnamon Cider color added in:

Basic Borders Dies #15558  $29
These are in the Annual Stampin’ Up Catalog and I think will be handy to have.

For the 3rd project I made a 5×5 card, altho it could be easily converted to a standard sized card.
(thank you Steph for my little red bird!)

It’s hard to see the pretty detail with white on white, but here is a close-up:

SALE A BRATION is still going!
Free gift for every $50 order!
Visit HERE to see all the Freebies!

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Video: Whimsical Trees Suite

If it says Whimsy or Whimsical in the title, I’m probably gonna buy it.
I don’t know why I’ve always had a thing for quirky, non traditional decor and stamps.
This cute bundle isn’t too far out of the box but I do like the little skinny trees and all fun font.

I seem to get a request each year from someone who wants FLAT but CUTE holiday cards to send!
I think this one works well to mail and is pretty easy to do.  You could sub stamping on white for the greeting instead of embossing but you know what I say, if you emboss it means you love them a little bit more:)

Here is my video showing the whole suite and the project:




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My paper, ribbons and accessories all arrived late Friday so I’m cutting and prepping for the Shares!
So I’m off to the workroom and hope y’all have a fun weekend!

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It’s time to Sale-A-Brate and enjoy Freebies!

Hi All!
Stampin’ Up has a new winter/holiday mini catalog that is LIVE today!
(SU calls it July-December Mini Catalog but I still call it the Holiday catalog because it’s full of winter/christmas/fall goodness!)


if you like seeing the products in action, Stampin’ Up has uploaded some new ones on their YouTube channel HERE

AND a bonus Sale-a-bration catalog with freebies to choose from for a $50 purchase!   We usually only have the gift-with-purchase in January/February but this year we are having extra!  3 August–30 September 2021
(There’s also a really good sign up special if you’d like to join my team – see the bottom of the post for the special)



There are 8 items FREE with a $50 order
(there are 3 items that are ‘while supplies last – I noted those below)

COUNTING SHEEP stamp set – free with a $50 order

And the coordinating Dies for the Sheep!*  free with a $50 order
I LOVE the fence!  and the clouds.  and the balloon:)
***These dies will be WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

FEELS LIKE HOME stamp set  – free with a $50 order


BE DAZZLING 6×6 paper **
free with a $50 order
I can’t even express how blah this looks in the catalog and the picture but is AMAZING in person!!
**this paper is While Supplies Last – don’t dilly dally and miss this sparkly paper!


PENGUIN PLAYMATES 12 X 12 DESIGNER PAPER  – free with a $50 order
If you were interested in the penguin bundle in the mini catalog, then definately get the free paper!
The Penguin punch will cut out some of the images in the paper. Here is the cute bundle for  $31.50



PEACEFUL PRINTS 12×12 designer paper- free with a $50 order
This paper coordinates with a bundle in the holiday mini catalog called Peaceful Deer.  It’s 36.00 for the bundle and the punch will cut out some deer images in the free paper.

BEAUTIFULLY PENNED 12X12 PAPER – free with a $50 order
Interesting paper with black/grey watercolored tones – you can color it or leave as is!


These next 2 are free with a $100 order:

This one was a little bit of a curve ball!  These dies will coordinate with a stamp set in the Annual catalog called Shaded Summer.
***these dies are While Supplies Last, so if you have the stamp set, be sure to pick up these limited time dies!
Here is the stamp set (sold separately)  $23

And the last one free with a $100 is

DELICATE DAHLIAS photopolymer stamp set
This is a large, 2 step set!

Add a free bundle to your starter kit when you join Stampin’ Up during August or September!   Here are the mini catalog bundles you can choose from and save up to $60!

I’d love to have you on my team as a hobby/discount shopper or if you’d like to do more!


Call me if you want to chat it over and see if it’s right for you!

Video: Christmas Pinecone Dies

Hi All!

Before my post, just a reminder to sign up for my paper, ribbon and accessories shares for the new catalog that begins Aug 3rd!
If you missed that post, here is the link to read all about it!  (it will open in a new tab)

It was SO hot here in the mountains this week so I cooled off with some winter cards.  With the upcoming release of the new Holiday catalog August 3rd, I’ve been starting to feel a little bit nostalgic for snowy pine cones and egg nog.  I’m always ready for eggnog, even in August:) This week I used a new bundle called Christmas to Remember.  It’s on page 19 of the upcoming Holiday mini catalog.

Here is the video below and below the video is the link to my Recipe PDF if you’d like to print it




This one might be my favorite!   Coloring just the white cardstock with my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.
I layered onto Pool Party Cardstock and that went on a thick white card.  You can use a sponge dauber and ink pad, watch my tip for how to spread the ink evenly.
  I love a striped ribbon and there’s a new one in pool party in the new mini catalog.

A little rustic with the Espresso/soft suede pine cones and dark spruce pine needles but adding some of the brushed gold in the label makes it feel a little more festive.


One of my favorite color combos for the winter is Bermuda Bay, White & Silver.
It just feels crisp and cool.

I will update the shopping links on Aug 3rd when this new bundle goes live for ordering!
For now, here are some of the Stampin’ Up products used for my 3 cards:


Shaded Spruce Combo Pack Stampin' Blends

Shaded Spruce Combo Pack Stampin’ Blends

Linda’s Holiday Paper, Ribbon and Accessory Shares!

Hi All!
Hopefully by now you have received your copy of the upcoming 2021-2022
Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog by now (and if you haven’t, please let me know so I can send you one)
This year we also have a bonus Sale a Bration catalog, which is a gift-with-purchase catalog for August/Sept!

Here is the fabulous cover for the Aug-December Catalog with all the holiday products:
(it says July but Stampin’ up moved it to August – Dec)

As with every new catalog, I’ll be doing my paper, ribbon and accessories shares!
(If it’s your first time hearing about shares, jump to the bottom of this post to read how they work)
It’s a great way to get a little bit of all the papers, ribbons and accessories to play with to see what you like!

How to Order my Shares:

rsvp by Aug 2nd!

Email me at
(if reading my blog from your email don’t just hit reply – it goes in outerspace and not to me)
with your selections and please include your mailing address (US only)
I’ll invoice beginning July 27th and you can pay via paypal or a credit card when I send the link.
The last day to order is August 2nd.  I’ll place the order on August 3rd when the
Holiday catalog is live for ordering for everyone!

***I offer free shipping on all my shares!*** 
My gift to you for ordering with me since I earn host rewards, too!

There are 3 options to order a la carte or you can choose the “I want everything” package!

Option #1:  Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper Shares   $30
71 Sheets 6×6 size for  $30 and free shipping!

I’ll cut them to 6×6 and mail them in my pretty, clear acetate box.
(6×12 double share available upon request for 60.00 )

6 sheets Painted Christmas
6 sheets Whimsy & Wonder
6 sheets Peaceful Place
6 sheets Sweet Stockings
6 sheets Blackberry Beauty**
12 sheets Gingerbread & Peppermint
8 Sheets Cute Halloween
6 Sheets Harvest Meadow
6 Sheets Heartwarming Hugs*
1 sheet Red Foil*
1 sheet Green Foil*
3 Sheets Silver Foil (mirror, matte & brush)
3 Sheets Brushed Metallic (gold, copper & bronze)
1 sheet Red Velvet*
1 Sheet Snowy White Velvet*
1 sheet Black Glitter Paper*
2 Sheets Kraft Paper
1 sheet Cork Paper
1 Gold Shimmer Vellum

**The Blackberry Beauty paper has not been available to order yet
and we are not sure if it will be available to order on Aug 3rd. IF it is, bonus for you! I’ll include it free.
If it isn’t available or is on backorder,  then I won’t be able to include it.

*means Returning Favorite! I am including those in the shares*

Option 3:  Ribbon Shares   $18

I bind them like this and include 2 ribbon cards if you’d like to wrap at home.
(I will wrap the delicate mesh ribbon & cord as shown to keep it nice)
There are 9 ribbons and I’ll split each roll 5 ways so you get 2 yards of each:

2 yards Real Red 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon
2 yards Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2″ Ribbon
2 yards Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain 3/8″ Ribbon
2 yards Real Red Sheer 3/8″ Ribbon
2 yards Pool Party Striped Grosgrain 3/8″ Ribbon
2 yards White Glittered Organdy 3/8″ Ribbon
2 yards Gold Shimmer 3/8″ Ribbon
2 yards Black & White Gingham 1/4″ Ribbon
2 yards Diamond Weave Crochet 3/8″ Ribbon (natural)


(gingerbread cards/envelopes not shown but will be included)

Option 3:  Accessories Shares $17
I’ll split these up between 5 people

6 Gold Holly Leaves
2 Cloche Shaker Domes
4 Wonderful Snowflakes
3 colors Jolly Felt 3” x 6” each
36 Matte Decorative Dots
30 Cute Stars Adhesive Backed
18 Brushed Metallic Dots
20 Wonderful Gems (returning favorite)
2 Gingerbread & Peppermint Cards/Envelopes
1 Kraft Gift Box
1 Tombstone Treat Box


Option #4  I Want Everything but the kitchen sink!   $65

Order all 3 shares for $65.00 and receive your choice of either the new sequins or the gingerbread & peppermint shapes!
You can let me know when you email me your order which one you’d like!

How to Order my Shares:

Email me at
(if reading my blog from your email don’t just hit reply – it goes in outerspace and not to me)
with your selections and please include your mailing address (US only)
I’ll invoice beginning July 27th and you can pay via paypal or a credit card when I send the link.

The last day to order is August 2nd.

I’ll place the order on August 3rd when the
Holiday catalog is live for ordering for everyone!

***I offer free shipping on all my shares!*** 
My gift to you for ordering with me since I earn host rewards, too!


If you are new to product shares, here is how they work:

A product share basically means you will get a sample of the new designer papers, ribbons and accessories by sharing it with others. For example, I’ll cut the paper into 6×6 pieces to share it with 8 people, so you get one 6×6 sheet of each paper rather than having to buy a whole pack. .  The ribbons I divide between 5 people and accessories are divided also.
I’ll order first thing on August 3rd when the catalog begins.  It takes approx 2-3 weeks after I order to receive your shares in the mail.
I’ve done shares for over 12 years and always fill orders very fast!
It’s really a fun way to try out new products and enjoy creating!

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Video: Cloche Shaker Card and Sale a Bration Share & Show

This week I had a request from Barbara who said
“how can I made the cute shaker card on page 4 of the new Sale a Bration catalog?
I don’t have a die cutting machine”

In the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog, there are new shaker domes called Cloche Shaker Domes.
There are also a few new stamp sets that coordinate with them, one for sweets and the other a winter set.
(Both the Holiday catalog and Sale-a-Bration start August 3rd!)

So the challenge for many who are just stepping in to stamping and do not have a die cutting machine yet, how to use the domes without the dies?  Or maybe you don’t want the whole bundle but love the Dome shakers.
Here is a work around….the dies are much easier and perfectly cut out BUT in a pinch, it can work!




The Penguin Playmates designer paper will be free with a $50 order beginning Aug 3rd!   It’s really cute and some of the images coordinate with the Penguin builder punch.  Easy to fussy cut the rest like I did on the inside of the card here.

I’ll be back on Monday with my Holiday Product Shares I’ll be offering! 
Til Then, Go Stamp Something!

Video: Shimmery Faux Silk Technique

I wish you could really see all the sparkle!
Faux Silk has been around for ages, way longer than my 20 years of stamping.
It’s an easy technique and I just added a little shimmer to add a little somethin’ somethin:)

Click on the video below to view how it’s done and let me know if you give it a try!



Stamping on the tissue paper gave it a softer effect.  You can leave it there or add the Wink Of Stella with a sponge or brush and try my tip of using some alcohol to move it around!

I really love how the tissue paper tones down the designer paper!


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The NEW Holiday Catalog and Sale a Bration catalogs should be arriving to you by the 3rd week of JULY!
If you are new here and would like a copy, email me at

Favorites back in Stock!

Just popping in for a SSA  (stamping service announcement:)

The Expressions in Ink 12 x 12Specialty Designer Paper is back in stock!
Everyone has been waiting patiently for it and so happy to see it again!

AND the Blending Brushes are back in stock!

#153611   3 pack for $12

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I’ll be back Saturday for my weekly video!