4th of July Party: Coozie Gift for the Hosts

We live in the most wonderful, social neighborhood.  If there is an opportunity to get together, we do and especially an important holiday like the 4th of July.
One couple in particular offers to host each year and I like to take a little somethin’ somethin’ to show our thanks for hosting.

I found a set of 2 coozies, decked out in stars and stripes for the 4th but wanted
to make  them a little more personal.
I made a patriotic heart and added a die cut Thanks to it.

I added  2 real red card stock strips + one white strip (all 1/4″ wide) on top of Blueberry Bushel card stock.  Then cut with a heart framelit.   After that I ended up choosing silver foil for my Well Written dies for the ‘thanks’.  I popped it up on a stitched circle and added a little sequin trim and star embellies.

Side note – I have used these dies SO much!
They are just the right size, about 1/2″ high.
$40 set of 24,  #148534

Whatever you will be doing on Independence Day
or how you celebrate, I hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

Don’t forget July is $5 bonus coupon month!
Spend $50 and earn a $5 coupon to use in August.

Totally unrelated to stamping but
I found this interesting bit of Trivia about the 4th of July and presidents:

Three presidents have died, and one was born, on the Fourth of July!
Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826—50 years to the day after the Declaration of Independence was adopted. Also James Monroe, the nation’s fifth president, died just a few years later on July 4, 1831.  And one more, the 30th president, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4, 1872.



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$5 Bonus Coupons start July 1st!

Bonus Days Begin July 1st!

You may remember the last few years in July we had this fun promotion where you earned $5 coupons you can use in August. Starting July 1 – 31, spend $50 (before tax and shipping) and earn a $5 coupon that is emailed to you.
You can redeem those in August!

When will Stampin’ Up have another sign up special? JULY and AUGUST!

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will get to choose an additional
$30 in products in their Starter Kit!


they’ll receive via email a $10 coupon code to use the following month!
(Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month after signing up)

So choose $155 in product and pay only $99 plus tax and FREE shipping!
And August is exciting for demonstrators as we have the Holiday Catalog preorder you can jump in on:)

Email me or call me 407-435-3135 to chat and see if it’s right for you.
You can read a bit about joining my team as a Roadie HERE

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Taking the new SHIMMER embossing powders for a test ride….

Something new and sparkly has appeared
in the Stampin’ Up annual catalog this year!
SHIMMER Black and Shimmer White embossing powder a
nd it’s really fun to play with.
I think they are a good deal at $6 each for a 1/2 oz jar.

They should really be called Sparkle or Glitter embossing powder, not Shimmer.
They sparkle rather than just shimmer, which I’m happy about.

Here you can see samples of white powder on black cardstock
and black powder on white card stock.  It is hard to capture the iridescent sparkle:

They pair So perfectly with the new suite, Silhouette Scenes!
If you are a member of my Stamping School for videos, I used it in 2 videos this week because I love it so much.  (ordering customers and team get free access to my videos)

I used my VersaMark ink pad over the white card stock dandelion flower tops and then sprinkled with the white shimmer powder, tapped off excess and heat with the heat gun tool.  Sparkly! ( I even took it outside but it was too cloudy
to capture how pretty it is in person)

The designer paper is from the Woven Threads package. I liked the peacock color and I used the Granny Apple green marker on the stems.

silouette scenes
Here is a closer look at the stamps/dies.  I like to stamp them all when I get them in hand, just to see what they do!  I had a few images that needed some darkening after I stamped so I used the Light Black Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker.  Stamps on the left, 5 dies on the right.

Here is one from the home office designers, using the Black Shimmer embossing powder:

And this one….VersaMark your cut out word dies and shake a little of the powder on, tap off excess, heat with your heat tool and oh yes, glittery goodness.

shimmer black art 2

(Those pretty flowers are from the See a Silhouette paper
and they just cut out those pretty flowers.

NEW this year, are Suite Bundles.   It’s just a way to order the whole coordinating bundle of products under one item number.  #152169 is 92.00 and includes
* Silhouette Scenes Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* Sweet Silhouettes Dies (10% off)
* See a Silhouette 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (12 sheets)
* Mini Library Clips
* 10 yards Crushed Curry 3/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
* Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder
* Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

I did get the whole thing:) Not sure what I will do with those tiny clips yet
but I’ll think of something fun to do!

I hope you find time to stamp and create today!

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2019-2020 Annual Catalog is Open for business!

We are so excited the NEW annual catalog is up early and ready to order from!
They had told us around noon MT and what a nice surprise to be up early

Click HERE to view catalog PDF online
(hard copies available upon request if you do not have a current demonstrator)

Shop online with me HERE!
Free Peacock Rhinestones with online orders of $50 or more.
So pretty and sparkly!
Use JUNE Host Code  Q6BYD9NE
but only if your order is under $150.
If it’s $150 or more, don’t use code so you can collect your own host rewards!

Here are some new Annual catalog VIDEO resources from the home office:

If you already own our large Daisy punch and stamp set, you NEED the new bundle!

The Ride with Me Bundle is sure to be a hit for anyone who loved
the Loads of Love from years ago!

Cuckoo Clock Cards, anyone?  You bet!  And they are interactive with a pull tab!

Watch ALL the new catalog Videos HERE!

Here are some other handy resources for the new catalog:

Close up views of ALL the designer papers on a Video playlist!  
(By the way, round 2 of my Paper Shares begin today!)
Click HERE to view all the new papers

Color chart with Hex codes for those that like custom web colors
(I like to print and use for taking inventory)

Oh and Print a blank SHOPPING LIST here!  Great for jotting down the wish list

If you would like a PDF of all the Annual catalog greetings/sentiment stamps
(shown by stamp set), you can view/print here
2019 2020 greetings index

Want to look up RECIPES for the art projects shown in the new catalog?
You can view/print here


I thank you all for the continued support of ordering with me!
I’m a lucky girl to have so many stamping friends around the US:)




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Up to 30% Off Retiring Items starting Thursday!

I’ve been waiting for Stampin’ Up to put our retired items on sale
and had almost given up hope but here we go!
Sale starts Thursday at noon MT!

Items are 10-30% off and from both the annual catalog and the Occasions catalog


2018-2019 Annual Catalog 10-30% off
Click here for PDF
Click here for Excel

2019 Occasions Catalog  10-25% off 
Click here for PDF
Click here for Excel

Let’s look at a BIG one on sale for 30% off
that is a staple in your craft room!
If you don’t have it, consider it while it is on sale (and while supplies last)

The Large Letter Alphabet Dies are on sale from 99.00 down to $69.30!
 37 dies and the  Largest letter is 1-3/16″ x 2-5/16″

We love using these for the Eclipse technique, banners and
any personalized word or name!

Don’t wait to order – if you see something, email me or place your order online
in my stampin’ up store HERE


Round 1 of my new catalog product shares have begun!
Only $25 for 84 sheets of 6×6 NEW Designer paper….
You can read about those here and email me to join in!

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Linda’s 2019 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Today is the Day!

Get in on the first round of the new Annual catalog paper shares,
ribbon shares and accessories!

It’s my favorite time of the year with the new Stampin’ Up Annual catalog beginning on June 4th. I’ve been doing shares over 12 years and it’s a great way to get a sample of the new designer papers, ribbons and accessories without having to buy it all individually.

Please email me with your selections and I’ll send a link to select your shares!
(Linda@stampingschool.com is my email in case link does not work for you)

Demonstrators are welcome to participate in my shares!
They are great to have samples on hand at your classes.
(if you are on my team, I have special pricing for you)

Here’s how a share works: For the designer papers, for every 8 of you that sign up I’ll Order all the paper. I’ll cut it down to 6×6 size and into 8 piles. So each person gets a 6×6 sheet of each style rather than having to buy a whole pack of each. For the rolls of ribbon that comes 10 yards, I’ll divide it between 5 people so you would get 2 yards each.

I’ll keep track and order based on the number of participants between May 28-June 3rd for Round 1. Ordering for the new catalog begins June 4th at noon (MT). When it arrives, I’ll sort and cut all the pieces for you. Then I package them up in my clear acetate boxes to keep them organized and mail them to you.
You should have your shares by the 3rd week in June.
I work hard to get them out quickly to you!

** I offer free shipping on all my shares since I earn host rewards with my order and I share that savings with you as a thank you for ordering them with me.
(US addresses only per SU policy)**

Round 1 for my shares begins May 28-June 3rd!


84 Sheets of Designer Paper Share*, all 6×6 size   $25
(Double 6×12 available by request)

Woven Threads – 6 sheets
Magnolia Lane – 6 sheets
Garden Lane -6 sheets
Follow Your Art – 6 sheets
Bird Ballad Suite -6 sheets
Dinoroar – 6 sheets
See a Silhouette – 6 sheets
Perennial Essence – 6 sheets
Come Sail Away – 6 sheets
Pressed Petals – 12 sheets (2 of 6 lightweight designs)
Mosaic Mood – 6 sheets
Noble Peacock – 3 sheets
Noble Peacock Foil – 3 sheets
Perennial Essence Vellum – 6 sheets

*This paper share does NOT include Shimmer Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper on page 169 because it is too delicate to cut and sort.

Color Collections Designer Series Paper $35.00 Page 168

100 sheets total, all 6×6 size.
These are tone-on-tone NEW patterns
in each color group.

In Color 2019-2021 10 Sheets
In Color 2018-2020 10 sheets
Neutrals – 20 Sheets
Brights 20 sheets
Subtles 20 sheets
Regals 20 Sheets


Ribbons are on pages 174-175
(the new In Color ribbons are shown above in photo)

Ribbon Shares $25
I can no longer get the notched ribbon cards I have used for 10 years ( the company went out of business) so I’m looking for something comparable to give you. I’ll bind the ribbons like this individually with a paper band and include the chipboard for you to wrap at home. These are what I found so far, no notches but will hold 3-4 ribbons.

Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack (1 yard Sahara Sand + 1 yard Mossy Meadow Twine)
Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim – 2 yards
Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon – 2 Yards
Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon -2 yards
2019-2021 In Color Scallop Linen Ribbon – 10 Yards (2 yds each of 5 colors)
3/8″ Denim Ribbon – 2 yards
Mint Macaron 1/4″ textile Ribbon – 2 yards
Sahara Sand Woven Threads Ribbon – 1 yard
Rococo Rose Gathered Ribbon – 2 yards
Crushed Curry Crinkled Ribbon – 2 yards
Purple Tricolor ribbon – 2 yards

**FREE GIFT! Spend $50 or more on my shares and choose a free gift from me ! Choose from the new Woven Threads sequins or shimmer embossing powder or new petal washi tape!

(not all shown in photo, just a few from our select preorder as demonstrators)

See pages 168-173 to view descriptions.
Bird Ballad Laser Cut Card/envelope x1
Scalloped Note Cards/envelopes x4
Magnolia Lane Large cards/envelopes x2
Mini Shipping Boxes x1
Copper Treat Bags x1
2018-2020 In color Buttons x5
Perennial Essence Floral Centers x2
Magnolia Lane Cork Embellishments x4
Flower Faceted Gems x3
Sail Away Trinkets x2
Mini Library Clips x4
Bird Ballad Trinkets x4
Noble Peacock Rhinestones x20
Dinoroar Enamel Shapes x5
Designer Elements x9
2019-2021 In Color faceted Dots x15

Click HERE to email me about the shares
and I’ll send you the ordering link to select your shares

Don’t forget we still have a few weeks left for the retiring products!

SHOP the Retiring List HERE

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A little more Rosy for you….

I’ve been playing around with the new Everything is Rosy bundle of rose gold goodness.
There is a LOT in the box!   Here are 6 more cards I made with the Rosy medley.  I added Melon Mambo, Night of Navy and Whisper White card stock for the card bases and layers.

I took the photos outside to try to catch the Rose Gold foil shimmer!

SO easy to add the punch-out flower accents or you can stamp/cut the flowers!

If you missed the video that SU did, you can see it here:

(I also did a fun pop up card on Stamping School using it, so be sure to check that out if you are a member there.)

I dotted the Rose Gold shimmer paint on the flowers with my stylus.
The paint comes in the bundle

The rose gold labels are in the bundle, too!

You can see the Everything is Rosy medley in my store here
$80 #150059  Available only this month, while supplies last.

Customers should start receiving the NEW annual catalog in the mail this month, hopefully by the 3rd week in May!  Let me know if you get it so I know when they are arriving.   Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

MAY 24th is the last day that SU will guarantee the retiring stamp sets!  After that, they will sell what they have left.  So if there is a stamp set you want to be sure to own before it retires, let me help you order it!

You can see all the retiring stamps, papers and accessories HERE!

Go stamp something!

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