Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog begins today!

And we are LIVE with a brand new catalog!
Fall is just beginning to peek out around here in the western NC.
(I hear pumpkin lattes are starting to appear too:)

I hope you all have a hard copy of the catalog and if you don’t, please let me know!
To view PDF online click HERE

Do you want to see the new Holiday suites in action?
Here are a few videos from the home office!

Christmas Countdown Project Kit
You’ve been asking for an Advent kit – here you go!

Joy of Giving Tag Kit

Cup of Christmas Stamp Set
Reversible stamps?   Yes!

Tags Tags Tags Bundle
(kinda cool how they hooked the dies together!)

Night Before Christmas Suite

Lots of designer papers from the annual catalog are on sale during September!  Buy 3, get one pack free – that is a value of at least $11.50-$14.00!

The Magnolia Lane has been a huge hit and so has Bird Ballad.  Well also the Come Sail Away nautical paper….it won’t be hard to pick 3 and get one free)
Here is the flyer if you want to print and view with page numbers  – click HERE

These cute fall note cards are still available!
24 blank note cards (3-1/2 x 5) smaller but still mailable, with the 12 envelopes, ready for you to stamp and adorn for fall cards.
While Supplies last only $10   Email me to get a pack!

Round 2 of my Holiday sampler/shares begin today!
If you missed round 1 and want to see what you can get by joining a share, watch my video:

See my original post HERE
about what I’m offering

That’s it for today!
I hope you find some time to stamp today!

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Round One Open for Holiday Catalog Sampler Shares!

Round 1 is now open for my Holiday Catalog Product Shares!

(if you have reserved your spot already, check your email for the link)

Round 1 means I place the order first thing on Sept 4th when the Holiday catalog goes live.  I expedite the order so you get your shares within 2 weeks!

For over 12 years, shares are one of the most fun things I get to do as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. I love seeing all the papers and ribbons come to life in person!
(See my video in this post to explain shares)

Here is a video showing all my shares that will be available this year!

(Per SU policy, U.S. Orders only)

To recap my video:

Email me to join my shares

See Pricing below for shares with FREE shipping!
(Demonstrators on my team will get discounted pricing)

Paper Shares 70 Sheets $25

Ribbons Share $18

Accessories Share $20

Halloween Shares $12

ALL bundle includes all of the above  $75 $70 + Free Snowflake Sequins!

DOUBLE shares are available upon request, 6×12 sized when applicable,
are available upon request for the paper shares. $50

We are only a week away from the Holiday catalog going LIVE!  Sept 4th at 3:00 am (MT)!

ORDERING DOWNTIME: Ordering will be unavailable from midnight to 3:00 am (MT) while we transition our systems to the new catalog. Ordering will be restored no later than 3:00 am (MT).

If you have ordered from me in the last year, you are on my list to have a catalog
mailed to you! Hopefully they will arrive by next week. If you are new here and need a catalog, please email me and I’ll pop one in the mail to you!
(demonstrators will get their complimentary copy from SU)

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The Office Card…

Hi all!

This stamp set wasn’t one I initially chose but fell in my lap by accident. I hadn’t planned on getting it but accidentally ordered it and so glad I did!
It’s the perfect set for the office or anyplace someone may work.
It has a welcome, happy birthday, retirement, promotion, goodbye and just a card for someone nice you work with.

I’ve had a busy few weeks and I’m in my mobile office today at the airport.   I wish you could have seen the strange looks while I was trying to take these photos here at the gate:)

I did a video for this fold over on my Stamping School a few weeks ago using the Follow your Art suite from Stampin’ Up.  I got this pretty swap from my team member, Sarah Rigby and it inspired me to make one:

She used the Beautiful Friendship stamp with Highland Heather color scheme.

What I love is all the empty space available for everyone to sign the card!
I chose a red/white and black theme to keep it simple so the signatures can stand out once they all sign it.

I tweaked my measurements a bit so it folded a little bit flatter.  It’s easy to cut and score!
if you are a customer or on my team, be sure to login to view the alternate project video!.

Basic Measurements:  The main card in Real Red is 4-1/4” x 11”, score in landscape position at 2-3/4”and 5-1/2”.  The black layer is 3-3/4” x 10”, score in landscape position at 2-1/2” and 5”.  The 2 pieces offset nicely for a fun fold!  Then you can just cut your white panels to fit the 3 spaces .

Here’s another cute idea using the set from Stampin’ Up home office:

I mentioned it before but in case you missed it, I’ll be offering my Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog shares again this year.  A little bit of everything to create with !   I’m taking reservations now and can start collecting payments on August 28th.   Orders for the holiday catalog begin Sept 4th!
You can read all about what I’m offering for the paper, ribbon
and accessory shares  HERE

Speaking of Holiday catalog, I hear they are beginning to arrive to mailboxes all over the states!  If you have ordered from me in the past year, you should be getting one.  If it does not arrive by August 28th, please email me and I will re-send.
If you are new to me, I’d love to send you one!
Email me at

Bonus Days is almost over!  If you have $5 coupons you earned in July, be sure to use those before Aug 31st.

8 MORE DAYS left for the Extra stamps in the Stampin’ Up Starter Kit!
Join as a demonstrator to share stamping or join as a hobby demo discount shopper to enjoy the 20% savings on all your purchases.  Until Aug 31st, choose $155 of any catalog product (yes, even Holiday catalog items!) and pay only $99 plus your state sales tax and FREE shipping on the whole thing!  Crazy good deal to join for the first time or come back after a break.  I’d love to have you on my team!

My plane is ready to board so I’ll say So long for now!
Go Stamp Something!



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Linda’s Holiday Product Shares

Reservations are now open for my Holiday Catalog Product Shares!
For over 12 years, shares are one of the most fun things I get to do as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. I love seeing all the papers and ribbons come to life in person!
(See my video in this post to explain shares)

Payments/invoicing will begin August 28th.
(Per SU policy, demonstrators need to wait til 7 days prior to accept payments)

Here is a video showing all my shares that will be available this year!

To recap my video:

Email me to reserve your spot
Include your mailing address and which shares you are reserving.
I’ll send you an invoice on August 28th.

See Pricing below for shares with FREE shipping!
(Demonstrators on my team will get discounted pricing)

Paper Shares 70 Sheets  $25

DOUBLE shares, 6×12 sized when applicable,
are available upon request for the paper shares.  $50

Ribbons Share $18

Accessories Share $20

Halloween Shares $12

ALL bundle $75  $70 + Free Snowflake Sequins!

If you have ordered from me in the last year, you are on my list to have a catalog mailed to you!  Hopefully they will arrive by next week.  If you are new here and need a catalog, please email me and I’ll pop one in the mail to you!
(demonstrators will get their complimentary copy from SU)

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Soft Sea Foam meets Pretty Peacock….

A little Lace stamp set from Stampin up

This stamp set is called A Little Lace and it’s a sweet one with delicate stitching and sentiments.  It’s in the Stampin’ Up annual catalog # 149364 for $21.

I needed a quick card and the Soft Sea foam was laying out already
and so was my Peacock ink pad so I said, sure, why not?

A little lace card in pretty peacock and soft sea foam

I love the color combo!

Pretty easy layout and I just stamped the largest stamp 2x on the Sea Foam panel and added the border strip in white card stock.
The hardest part (if you even call it hard) was fussy cutting the little flower:)

Side note – as we had dinner last night,
one of the husbands called it ‘Fuzzy’ cutting LOL.
that about sums it up.

It’s also available as a bundle with a large die:

A little lace bundle from Stampin Up

Yes, its still summer but we are heading into FALL and that means the Holiday catty is coming!   If you have ordered from me in the last year, you can expect a copy from me mid August!  The new catalog begins first week of September!   If your address has changed, be sure to let me know. If you haven’t ordered in a while or you are new to me and would like a copy, I’d be happy to send you one!
Email me at to request one.

SU Starter Kit Special extends to August 31st!

All this month Stampin’ Up is adding an extra $30 in products to sign-up kits and also thru August!  That means that anyone signing up August 1st  – August 31st can add HOLIDAY catalog items early to their kits!   (Customers can order from the upcoming Holiday catalog in Sept) If you are interested in joining my team as a hobby or to be a demonstrator, let’s chat!

It’s only $99 plus tax, free shipping and you choose $155 in products that you choose!
You get approx 20% off on anything you order (I’ll show you how to place your own orders)  and you can still get all the host rewards on orders over $150.  To stay active, place $300 in orders (yours count) by end of December.   Drop out anytime and it’s a great way to build up your craft supplies at a discount that is like free tax and shipping:)

And in our neighborhood, there’s been quite a bit of black bear sightings!  Like this guy who had a serious sweet tooth satisfied by my neighbor’s hummingbird feeder!
I do love the mountain life:)

(photo by Cindy Lutz)





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The $14 Magnolia stamp set you won’t find in a catalog….

Magnolia Blooms $14 #152729

Stampin’ Up slid 3 new stamp sets into a ‘beginner stamper’ brochure that I ignored at first.   Then people started talking about this little magnolia set and how to get it.
The Magnolia bundle in the catalog is fabulous but pricey with the 2 stamp sets/dies.
This little guy is a great addition if you already have that bundle or if you want just a little bit of magnolias in your life!

Click HERE to view the 2019 Beginner Brochure PDF
(I think these sets are available all year til June.)
If you would like one mailed to you, let me know!

I was late in making thank you cards and needed them quickly!
No fussy cutting, very little coloring
and I even had time to add some designer paper to the flap!

I already had the Petal Pink note card embossed with the brick folder from another unfinished project so I used it to layer my 2″ designer paper and label on.
(yes you can still mail a 3-1/2 x 5 card in the US!)

I love the new stitched nested label dies, by the way.
Originally I wished they layered with each other better
but I find I just don’t need to layer them!  They look great on their own.

Stitched Nested Labels Dies  #149638  $35

They are also offering a bundle of items to make it easy for the beginner stamper.
#The Magnolia Lane Card Bundle is $ 45.50  and #152868
It includes the Magnolia Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set—6 stamps, Clear Block D, two of the 1″ Classic Stampin’ Spots in 1 Mossy Meadow and 1 Soft Suede, Magnolia Lane Small Memories & More Card Pack (10 double-sided printed cards) and 10 note cards/10 envelopes, and SNAIL Adhesive.

I think we can all relate to just getting started and not knowing what to buy, so this may help some stampers get started.

Here are the other 2 stamp sets in that Beginner stamper brochure that are not
in the annual catalog:

Celebrate with Cake $16  #149501
They also have a bundle for new stampers:

The bundle is $46.50  #152861 and includes the Celebrate with Cake Photopolymer Stamp Set—14 stamps, Clear Block D, 2 Classic Stampin’ Pads—1 Flirty Flamingo and 1 Granny Apple Green and 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
(3-1/2 x 5 size, mail-able)

This one is the Hoot Hoot Hooray set $21 #149352
It has a bundle also, which would be a great gift for a young teen or someone just getting started on stamping and coloring.

It’s $60 for the bundle and item #152871   It includes the Hoot Hoot Hooray Cling (rubber) Stamp Set–6 stamps, Clear Block D, full size Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad,  20 Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes, 13 Watercolor Pencils in Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White.

Stampin’ News and Updates!

These New-Style 3D Embossing Folders are Now Available Again!
When we changed our manufacturer for our dies/folders it meant catching up on the designs from last year’s catalog.  These are now back in stock and orderable:


**just a reminder -If you have purchased any of the 3D folders since June from the new catalog, you will need a blue plate for them to emboss well in your Big Shot. These are slightly thinner and will need the new plate to get a good impression.
Just use it in place of your clear cutting plate!
(the thicker 3D folders only use one cutting plate, not 2)

$5 Bonus coupons are still going on this month!  Spend $50 and earn a $5 coupon to use in August.


And ALL during July, add EXTRA to your starter kit order when you join Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator  (hobby demo discount shoppers welcome to join my team) !
If you’d like to place your own orders and be able to see and purchase items earlier (like the Holiday catalog coming next month:) then it may be something to consider.
Choose $155 in products and pay only $99 plus tax and get free shipping.
Your first $300 in orders (and your own personal orders count) would go in by end the end of December, and you can put in several orders or one big one.   After December, your next $300 would be in by end of March. (quarterly)
I’ll show you how to place your orders and you get a 20% discount/commission on all your orders and you can still collect the host rewards when your orders are over $150

Join HERE if you are ready!

  Chew on it and email me or call me if you have questions!


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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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