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Hi and welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy your experience with me today. Linda Fisher

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Join the Fun and become a Stampin' Up! family member.
Do you like to make cards and scrapbook? Would you like to get a discount on all your Stampin' Up! products?  Of course, right!  Well, I have a deal for you.  Right now is the perfect time to join Stampin' Up!, because until March 31, 2018 you can join for just $99.00 and get $126.00 in products and no shipping.  Plus, pick two stamp sets with a total value up to $101.00 from either the 2017-18 catalog, or the 2018 Occasions catalog, and still no shipping.  WOW!!! That's a total savings of almost $150.00.  What are you waiting for?
*You may choose any stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogs; bundles, kits, and Sale-a-Bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.

DEMONSTRATOR BENEFITS

Ask your demonstrator (or me) how you can get a 20%-25% discount on all Stampin' Up! products.  Sharing your love of papercrafting as a demonstrator is a great way to support your hobby!  Stampin' Up! provides plenty of support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, biannual events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas!  Want to join?  Click right Here, then click on "My Website" to join my Devoted Stamper family.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  
If you live near my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253, and would like to attend any of my February 6, February 8, and February 10, 2018,   Creative Therapy card classes, please let me know.  For details, see my class schedule right here on my blog, or on my Stampin' Up! website found Here.
    
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Psalms 51:10

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day,
    ~Linda

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bubble Over and
Bottles & Brushes Framelits Dies
Bubble Over is a fun stamp set in the 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up!  I like that this set is so appropriate for kids and adults.  
I offered this card at all of January 2018 classes, and was so pleased that everyone liked it.
Recipe:
  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Basic Gray, scored at 4 1/4. 
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 5 x 3 3/4 and is dry embossed with the Scattered Sequins embossing folder. 
  • The Calypso Coral layer piece under the 5 x 1 3/4 piece of Bubbles & Fizz DSP is 5 x 1 7/8.  The Bubbles & Fizz DSP is part of the Sale-a-bration event.  Spend $50.00 in product (before tax & shipping) and you can get a pack of 12 x 12 Bubbles & Fizz DSP for free.  Free is good, right?
  • The bottles, and bottle labels are cut out with the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies:
    • bottles are stamped with Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral classic ink on Whisper White cardstock.
    • bottle labels are stamped with Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White cardstock.
    • the words are stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock.
    • the circles are cut out with Silver Glimmer paper. 
  • The bottle caps are punched with the new 1 3/8 scalloped circle punch and the Bottles & Fiz DSP.
  • Don't forget to decorate your envelope.
  • All done!!!  
If you have any questions, please let me know.
I hold adult classes each month.  If you live near my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253, and would like to attend any of my classes, please let me know.  For details, see my class schedule right here on my blog, or on my Stampin' Up! website found Here.

If you would like to place an order, head on over to my Stampin' Up! website Here, and click on the "shop now" tab, or click on the 2017-18 catalog right here on my blog.  

"For the ways of the Lord are right, and the righteous will walk in them." Hosea 14:9

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day,
    ~Linda

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sale-a-Bration Mixed Medallions Card Kit- Revised

When you place a Stampin' Up! order of at least $50.00 you get to pick from 11 items for Free.  Yes, I said, Free.  Absolutely Free.  Isn't it wonderful? So, I chose the Mixed Medallions Card Kit that makes eight trifold cards, and includes eight envelopes.  After I received my kit, I decided to change the cards, because I like "regular" versus trifold cards.  So much fun and rewarding to challenge my creativity.
Recipe:
  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The 5 1/4 x 4 piece of Berry Burst is cut from a kit card.
  • The Sahara Sand layers are cut from the two front sections of the same card kit, and the combination of the two is 5 x 3 3/4.
  • I stamped a small piece of Whisper White with Berry Burst ink. I used a stamp from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, and a die from the Eastern Medallion Thinlits to cut the stamped design.  I glued this piece to the middle of the circle of my design.
  • The little flowers (also from the Mixed Medallions card kit) are glued to the middle of the die cut with a mini-dimensional, and the three little flowers are glued to the card front with glue dots.
  • The congratulations is also from the card kit.  I glued it to the card with snail adhesive.
  • Don't forget to decorate your envelope.
  • All done!!!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 

If you live near my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253, and would like to attend any of my February 6, February 8, and February 10, 2018 Creative Therapy card classes, please let me know.  For details, see my class schedule right here on my blog, or on my Stampin' Up! website found Here.

If you would like to place an order, head on over to my Stampin' Up! website Here, and click on the "shop now" tab, or click on the 2017-18 catalog right here on my blog. 
    
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Psalms 51:10

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day,
    ~Linda

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Eastern Medallion Thinlits and Eastern Palace DSP
I came across Debbie Henderson's version of this card on Pinterest, and decided that I'd CASE (Copy And Share Everything) it.  I added an extra layer, and kept everything else the same.  You can see Debbie's card on her blog, Here, post of April 17, 2017.
Recipe:
  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Fresh Fig cardstock, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The layer of Sweet Sugarplum is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 5 x 3 3/4.  I used my Big Shot and the dies from the Eastern Medallion Thinlits to cut my design before I glued it to a 5 x 3 3/4 piece of Eastern Palace DSP.  Then I adhered both of these pieces to my Sweet Sugarplum, and then all three of these to my Fresh Fig base.
  • My words are from Heartfelt Blooms, and the little hearts are from Heart Happiness.  Both are stamped with Fresh Fig classic ink.
  • I punched three gold foil circles with my 1/2" circle punch, and glued them to the center of my flowers with glue dots.
  • Don't forget to decorate your envelope.
  • All done!!!
If you have any questions, please, just ask.

I hold adult classes each month.  If you live near my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253, and would like to attend any of my January 9, January 11, and January 13, 2018 Creative Therapy card classes, please let me know.  For details, see my class schedule right here on my blog, or on my Stampin' Up! website found Here.

If you would like to place an order, head on over to my Stampin' Up! website Here, and click on the "shop now" tab, or click on the 2017-18 catalog right here on my blog. 
    
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.   Psalms 3:5

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day,
    ~Linda

Monday, January 8, 2018

Beautiful Peacock,  Swan Lake with Seasonal Layer Thinlits Dies
I recently received the Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Beautiful Peacock, for Free, when I placed an order of $50.00. (Free is good, right?) I saw lots of ideas for this set on Pinterest, and other places, and the one I liked the best was made by Annette Elliott.  So I tweaked it a little, and here you have it.  You can see Annette's card Here on her blog, post of December 31, 2017. I am offering this card at all of my January 9, January 11, and January 13, 2018 Creative Therapy card-making classes, and I am excited to share.
Recipe:
  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Night of Navy cardstock, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The layer of Whisper White is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Calypso Coral layer is 5 x 3 3/4.  I dry embossed it with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder, and glued it to my Whisper White layer with Multipurpose Liquid glue.  Using the liquid glue on a piece of dry embossed cardstock gives it more "sticking power".  The liquid glue can get into the indentions of the embossed cardstock.  
  • Next I die cut a 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 piece of Crumb Cake with the scalloped die from Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies.  I glued this piece to the Calypso Coral with Multipurpose Liquid glue (because I was gluing the Crumb Cake onto a "bumpy" surface).
  • I cut a doily in half and used Multipurpose Liquid glue in the center of the doily to adhere it to the card on top of the scalloped crumb cake piece.
  • The Night of Navy rectangle is 3 7/8 x 2 1/2, and the Whisper White, on which I stamped my images, is 3 3/4 x 2 3/8.
  • The peacock, feathers, and words are stamped with Night of Navy ink, and the little flowers are stamped with Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake ink.  The words are from Swan Lake.
  • I put a little bling in the center of the flowers, you know, to give the peacock feathers character!
  • All done, don't forget to decorate your envelope.
  • All done!!!
If you have any questions, please, just ask.
I hold adult classes each month.  If you live near my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253, and would like to attend any of my January, 2018 Creative Therapy card classes, please let me know.  For details, see my class schedule right here on my blog, or on my Stampin' Up! website found Here.

If you would like to place an order, head on over to my Stampin' Up! website Here, and click on the "shop now" tab, or click on the 2017-18 catalog right here on my blog. 
    
I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.   Psalms 17:7

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day,
    ~Linda

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Bloomin' Love, Heart Happiness  & Large Letter Framelits Dies
 

My wonderful crafting friends and I are getting together today to make one another's card for our bi-monthly Shoe Box Swap, and these are the cards I am offering.  
I just recently bought the Large Letter Framelits Dies and I am so sorry I waited so long, because these dies are so much fun, are fantastic, and so versatile.  Crafters are like carpenters, with the right tools, we can produce almost any paper product, just sayin'.

Recipe:
  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Basic Black cardstock, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The layer of Real Red cardstock is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Very Vanilla Thick cardstock layer is 5 x 3 3/4.
  • I stamped all of my images on my piece of Thick Very Vanilla with Real Red and Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then cut out my letters with my Big Shot.  I used the Very Vanilla Thick cardstock because it was much sturdier. 
  • I glued the Very Vanilla to the Real Red, then glued these two pieces to my Basic Black base.
  • I put some Foam Adhesive Strips (from SU), and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the cut out letters, and popped them up on the card front.  The cut-out centers from the letters O and B are glued directly to the empty place in between the O and B.  I hope I'm making sense.  If not, Jan Brown, a SU demonstrator, has a wonderful how-to video on YouTube, and you can see it Here
  • That's all there is to it.  Easy, peasy.  
  • Don't forget to decorate your envelope.
  • All done!!!
If you have any questions, please, just ask.
I hold adult classes each month.  If you live near my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253, and would like to attend any of my January 9, January 11, and January 13, 2018 Creative Therapy card classes, please let me know.  For details, see my class schedule right here on my blog, or on my Stampin' Up! website found Here.

If you would like to place an order, head on over to my Stampin' Up! website Here, and click on the "shop now" tab, or click on the 2017-18 catalog right here on my blog. 
 
Jesus opened their minds that they might understand the Scriptures.  Luke 24:45

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day,
    ~Linda