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

Friday, September 22, 2017

Merry Cafe, and 
Painted Autumn DSP
The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) has some wonderful colors and designs.  I used this beautiful paper on the card I posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017, and here it is again.  Didn't I say this is perfect for almost any occasion?
Michelle Wallace, my wonderful assistant, and I worked together on this fun and happy card, and I am so pleased with the results, I am offering it at all of my October 3, October 5, and October 7, 2017 Creative Therapy card classes.     

Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Crushed Curry, scored at 4 1/4.  
  • The Garden Green layer is 5 1/4 x 4, and is embossed with the Cable Knit folder.
  • The designer series paper is 3 3/4 x 2 1/4, and the Early Espresso layer under it is 3 7/8 x 2 3/8.
  • The cup and leaves from Merry Café is stamped on Cajun Craze cardstock with Early Espresso ink.  The lid is stamped on Early Espresso cardstock with Early Espresso ink.  There are Coffee Cup framelits dies available to cut out the cup and lid, and since I do not own them yet, say it isn't so, right!!!, I used my Paper Snips, and it took just a few minutes.  The words are stamped on Whisper White with Early Espresso ink and cut out with my Paper Snips.  
  • The Linen Thread is wrapped around the cup two times and finished off with a beautifully tied bow.
  • 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.  

If your gift is serving others, serve them well, if you are a teacher, teach well.  Romans 12:7

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Be Merry Project Kit Class
Stampin' Up! has a Be Merry Project Kit that can be found on Page 32 of the Holiday Mini. It is an All-Inclusive Kit, which means the kit has everything necessary to complete a project from beginning to end.  This kit makes 12 rosettes, 6 each of 2 designs.  The finished size of each rosette is 4" in diameter.  You can hang them on your tree, or a wreath, or use them as gift tags on packages.  The rosettes are gold and white (before you add the tulle), so you can actually use them as tags for birthday gifts.  

To fellowship with others who love to craft is so much fun and I am offering a class to make this project kit to be held on October 21, 2017  from 9:30 to 12:30.  What you will need to bring is your Be Merry Project Kit, and a glue gun with extra glue sticks, or lots of Tombow liquid glue.  If you do not have a SU demonstrator, and need to order a kit, please let me know, or click right Here  to place your order.

The class will be held in my stamp studio in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  Space is limited, and if would like to attend please RSVP by October 7, 2017.  The cost of the kit is $19.00 plus shipping & tax, and the cost of the class is FREE.  

If you have any questions, please let me know. 
I hold adult classes each month.   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 where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Painted Harvest, and Painted Autumn DSP
The 12 piece Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) has some wonderful colors and designs, perfect for any season, especially the fall.  I originally saw this sketch on Patty Bennett's blog, Patty Stamps, and you can see her card Here, post of 9/7/17.  I admit, I played with this paper for a couple of hours before I said to myself, "OK Linda, this is it, this is the design you want".  This process doesn't come easy for me, and I sure have fun while I am designing.😊 
Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Early Espresso, scored at 4 1/4.  
  • The Garden Green layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The top piece of dsp is 5 x 1 3/4, the middle piece of dsp is 5 x 1 1/4, and the bottom piece of dsp is 5 x 1.  I snailed the dsp to my Garden Green and wrapped my ribbon around the back of this combination, then glued this to my base.
  • The Early Espresso scalloped edge oval, and the Very Vanilla oval are cut from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  
  • I used my Paper Snips and trimmed the pumpkins from the dsp, (very therapeutic), and glued them directly to my Very Vanilla oval with snail, and I popped up the one lonely pumpkin with a dimensional.  (He was so sad, I had to do something, so I gave him some height.)
  • The words are from Painted Harvest and stamped with Early Espresso ink on a 3 x 7/8 piece of Very Vanilla, and I backed this with a 3 x 1 piece of Tangerine Tango.  I cut the tails, (the V), with my Paper Snips.  Let me say, I have used my Paper Snips for at least 8 years, and they are as sharp today as they were when I bought them, just sayin'!!!!!
  • The ribbon is some Early Espresso seam binding that is retired. I have lots and lots and lots of SU ribbon that is retired, and I just couldn't help myself, (yes, I probably could, just didn't want to), I thought it was perfect for this card. 
  • I stamped a pumpkin on the inside and on my envelope, from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, with Pumpkin Pie ink (what else, right!!!).
  • 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.  

You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you.  Job 22:28

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

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sheltering Tree and Paisleys & Posies
If you follow Michelle Zindorf, then you already know she is an expert in sponging and creating beautiful, and unique cards.
I am offering this gorgeous winter card to all of my Hostess Club members at our meeting on September 28, 2017.  I already know they are going to enjoy themselves learning this sponging technique.  
If you want step-by-step, how-to directions, please visit Michelle's blog Here. 
Recipe:
  • The base is 11 x 5 1/2 piece of Marina Mist, scored at 5 1/2.  
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 4 3/4 x 4 3/4.
  • The So Saffron layer is 4 1/8 x 4 1/8, and the Whisper White piece is 4 x 4.  
  • The trees are heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
  • The colors of ink used are the same colors as cardstock.
  • The accents are Basic Pearls that I colored with a yellow sharpie.
  • The words are from Paisley's & Posies and stamped in Dapper Denim.  
  • I used my Envelope Punch Board and Designer Series Paper to make a envelope for each card.
  • Don't forget to decorate your envelope.
  • All done!!!
If you have any questions, please let me know.

I hold adult classes each month.  For details, see my class schedule right here on my blog, or on my Stampin' Up! website 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 have no greater joy than to know that my children are walking in the truth.  3 John 1:4

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Pick a Pumpkin & Touches of Texture 
I offered this pretty fall card in all of my Creative Therapy classes  on September 5, September 7, and September 9, 2017 and it was quite popular.  So glad all my ladies liked it.  
The Pick a Pumpkin stamp set can be found on Page 51 of the Holiday Mini, and to think, I almost overlooked it.  Say it isn't so!!!
Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Garden Green, scored at 4 1/4.  
  • The Cajun Craze layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Sahara Sand layer is 5 x 3 3/4 .  I used one of the stamps from Touches of Texture and Sahara Sand ink to make my own background.
  • I cut the crate with Soft Suede cardstock, then used the Hardwood Background stamp and Early Espresso ink to give it the "ole timey wood affect".  
  • I stamped pumpkins on Very Vanilla cardstock (see below for the ink colors I used), and cut them out with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies.  The Roster is cut out with the Wood Crate Framelits. The large pumpkin is cut out with Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and Linen Thread is used to make a bow.  
  • I put dimensionals around the edges of the crate before I adhered it to my Sahara Sand layer.  Then put a little snail adhesive on the back of three of the larger pumpkins, and stuck them to the base layer, and glue dots and a dimensional on the three smaller pumpkins and gourds.
  • The words are from a very old set, Holiday Best.  
  • Don't forget to decorate your envelope.
  • All done!!!
If you have any questions, please let me know.

I hold adult classes each month.  For details, see my class schedule right here on my blog, or on my Stampin' Up! website 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.  

You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.  Isaiah 58:11

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

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Carols of Christmas and Hearts Come Home
Carols of Christmas is a 13 piece stamp set, and it comes in either wood or clear mount rubber.  It also has coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies that are fantastic.  
This is one of the cards I am offering/offered at all of my September, 2017 classes.

Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Cherry Cobbler, scored at 4 1/4.  
  • The Silver Foil layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Night of Navy layer is 5 x 3 3/4. 
  • I used Versa Mark and white embossing powder for the words and the little embellishment thingees in the corners.  Be sure to use an Embossing Buddy over your card front before you stamp with Versa Mark.  It helps keep the powder where you want it.
  • The trees are made with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.  I used the Seaside Embossing folder on the 3 3/4 x 1 piece in between the trees.  
  • I stamped the deer with Early Espresso ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the same thinlits.  Put 1/2 of a dimensional on the back to pop him up.
  • I stamped the inside with the words from Hearts Come Home with Cherry Cobbler ink.
  • 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, and would like information about my future classes, 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.  

Show me your ways Lord, teach me your paths.  Psalm 25:4

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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sweet Home
The stamp set, Sweet Home, has so many possibilities, it's hard to name them all.  The 25 piece photopolymer set has coordinating thinlits, Home Sweet Home, and I used just two of the 22 dies for the ghosts and the banner.  Besides cards, this cute bundle makes lots of different 3-d projects.😊

I am offering this card, which was co-designed with Michelle Wallace, at all of my Creative Therapy classes on September 5, September 7, and September 9, 2017 (Click on anyone of these dates to see additional information.)

Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Basic Gray, scored at 4 1/4.  
  • The So Saffron layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 5 x 3 3/4 
  • I stamped the house and spider web in Smoky Slate.  The bats, door, window, and roof top in Tuxedo Memento black ink.  I drew the fence with a Basic Black marker.  The words are stamped in black ink and cut out with a Home Sweet Home Thinlit, and the Big Shot.
  • The sun was made by punching a 1" circle in the middle of a post-it note, laying the post-it note on the white cardstock, and sponging So Saffron ink over the punched hole.
  • The ghosts are made by stamping Versamark on Vellum cardstock, and then embossing with white embossing powder, and a heat tool, then cut out with one of the thinlits from Home Sweet Home.  The ghosts are adhered to the card with glue dots.
  • The doorknob is a retired (sorry), enamel dot.
  • 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.  

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.  Acts 2:21

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