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

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Musical Season and Musical Instruments Framelits 
This beautiful card is another offering at all of my December 5, December 7, and December 9, 2017 Creative Therapy card classes.  Just like the card I posted on November 16, 2017, all the measuring, cutting, and even the letters and instrument will be cut out for you.  What could be easier than that, right?

This design came from Leena Girsa, and you can see her card Here. though, you are not going to find any differences.  I decided her card is perfect, so no reason to change a thing.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!,   Besides, Barney (you know the big purple dinosaur said it is okay to copy). 😇 

Recipe:
  • The base is a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Real Red, scored at 4 1/4. 
  • The Basic Black layer is 5 1/4 x 4. 
  • The Whisper White layer is 5 x 3 3/4, and is dry embossed with the Holly Embossing Folder.  
  • The Basic Black layer on which the DSP is under is 5 x 1 7/8, and the DSP is 4 7/8 x 1 5/8.
  • The letters are cut from both Red Glimmer paper and Gold Foil, and the instrument is cut from Gold Foil.  
  • The little sprigs are cut from Garden Green card stock with a non SU punch (say it isn't so, right?).  I wanted to use the die from Ready for Christmas, couldn't though, I don't own that set yet. 
  • 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.                           

"David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit.  But David found strength in the Lord his God."  1 Samuel 30:6

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Star of Light &
Night in Bethlehem 
I am excited to share one of the cards I am offering at all of my December 5, December 7, and December 9, 2017 Creative Therapy card classes.   Know what's so wonderful about making this card at my class?  All the measuring and cutting is done for you.  Just stamp and glue.  What could be easier than that, right?
This design is by Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek, and she titles it the Layered Slash Layout.  I would try to explain the cutting measurements, however, it would be much easier if you were to visit her blog, Songofmyheartstampers.com Here.  Her Cheat Sheet Collections are very affordable and Lyssa's directions are easy to follow.

Recipe:
  • The base is a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Cherry Cobbler, scored at 4 1/4. 
  • The Night of Navy layer was 5 1/4 x 4 1/4, that is until I started slicing it to pieces.😊
  • The Whisper White layer is 5 1/4 x 3 3/4.  I stamped my words and image with Night of Navy ink directly on this piece.
  • The images from Star of Night are heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.
  • The two pieces of Silver Foil is 1/2" wide by 5 1/2.  
  • The star was cut out with Silver Foil paper and the Starlight Thinlets Dies. 
  • 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.                                                             

Honor God by accepting each other, as Christ has accepted you.  Romans 15:7

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



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Introducing The Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!

I am so honored to have had a small part in the design of this new tool from Stampin' Up! The Stamparatus is an indispensable positioning tool that allows you perfect placement EVERY time. Input from thousands of demonstrators resulted in a product with all of the very best features and none of the drawbacks of other positioners--with a sleek and sturdy design and some WOW new developments, to boot.
  • Multi-step stamping? Bring it on! You'll never waste cardstock trying to line things up again.
  • Multiples of the same card? No problem! Set it up once and stamp as many as you want.
  • Partially-stamp an image? Never fear! You can stamp again in precisely the same spot.
  • Here's just a few features of this awesome new workhorse... it's going to change everything you know about stamping!
    • Compatible with both red rubber cling-mount and clear photopolymer stamps
    • Built-in rulers and gridlines for quick measuring and placement
    • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper, but not take up tons of space
    • 2 clear grid reversible hinged plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with without having to change stamps!
    • 2 strong bar magnets to hold the paper in place (less finger-pinching than round magnets)
    • Magnet storage areas built into the bottom of the worksurface--never lose them!
    • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps included, for best impressions
    • Easily wipes clean with baby wipes or tissue
    • At $49, compares very favorably to other positioner tools on the market ($60-$100+)
    Ready to see more? Watch this short video that covers the basics of what the Stamparatus does, why it has multiple plates, how to use it for regular stamping and making multiples, and storage and cleaning tips. Five Things You Need to Know About the Stamparatus.

Isn't that SOOO exciting? I'm so pumped to get my hands on the finished project that our special leadership team has been working on for over a year now! Of course, the rush to order this new tool is expected to be pretty intense. Stampin' Up hates to disappoint anyone with backordered items, so they are offering three special "reservation periods" to help space out the shipments, since the manufacturers can only produce so many at one time.
The special preorder reservation periods are as follows:

  • November 16-30th, 2017 (for delivery around Feb 1st, 2018)
  • December 5-30th, 2017 (for delivery approx March 15th, 2018)
  • January 15-30th, 2018 (for delivery about April 15th, 2018)

I can't wait to share in this fun, one-of-a-kind preorder with you. Watch for a special announcement on Thursday with another reason you're going to want to click on Shop with Linda and reserve your Stamparatus today!

Honor God by accepting each other, as Christ has accepted you.  Romans 15:7

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

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Father Christmas and Nature Sings
I have had both of these stamp sets on my wish list ever since the Stampin' Up! catalog came out this past June 2017. When I finally bought them, I enticed my very talented assistant, Michelle Wallace, to help me design this card.  Pretty, isn't it!!! 
I offered this one at all of my  November 7, November 9, and November 11, 2017 Creative Therapy card classes, and it was quite popular.      
Recipe:
  • The base is a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Cherry Cobbler, scored at 4 1/4. 
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 5 x 3 3/4.
  • The  Layering Circle framelits dies were used for the Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler circles, and a 2" circle punch was used for the Very Vanilla layer.
  • The images are stamped in Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler ink, and the Santa and tree is colored with SU's coloring pencils and a blender pen.  
  • I wrapped Linen Thread around Very Vanilla/Crumb Cake layer before I put my Santa circles on the card front using dimensionals.  
  • 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.                                                             

Teach us to number our days, so that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.  Psalm 90:12

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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Background Bits and Sorry for Everything
I offer six cards from which to choose at my monthly classes, and of those, I pick one that anyone attending can make for free.  This is the one I've chosen for my November 7, November 9, and November 11, 2017 Creative Therapy card classes, and it's super easy.

Recipe:
  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Early Espresso, scored at 4 1/4. 
  • The Pear Pizzazz layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The small rectangle layer of Early Espresso is 3 1/2 x 2 7/8.
  • The Garden Green layer is 3 3/8 x 2 3/4, and the Very Vanilla layer is 3 1/4 x 2 5/8.
  • The flower stamp is colored with a Garden Green and Early Espresso marker, and the border across the bottom of the flower is stamped with Early Espresso.  
  • Three little pearls are added in the upper right corner of the Very Vanilla piece.
  • 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.  

God satisfies your desires with good things.  Psalm103:5

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

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Snowflake Sentiments & Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies for my November 2017 Classes
I combined Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry and ended up with this beautiful Christmas card.  I think, maybe it is the silver foil sheet behind the Shimmery White that makes this card pop.  Whatever it is, I am pleased as can be.  This is another one I am offering at all of my  November 7, November 9, and November 11, 2017 Creative Therapy card classes.      
Recipe:
  • The base is a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Rich Razzleberry, scored at 4 1/4. 
  • The Silver Foil layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Shimmery White layer is 5 x 3 3/4.
  • The snowflakes are cut from Shimmery White card stock, and glued to the Sweet Sugarplum thinlits diecut with Tombow liquid glue.
  • The two snowflakes are stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink.
  • I stamped the words with Rich Razzleberry ink on Shimmery White and punched them out with the Everyday Label Punch.  I punched another one out of Rich Razzleberry, cut it in half, on the long side, and glued it to the back of the white piece. 
  • 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.                                                             

This is the confidence we have in approaching God:  that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  1 John 5:14

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

Friday, November 3, 2017

Merry Patterns and Happy Birthday Gorgeous

OK, so here's the deal--I know Merry Patterns is not available right now, (hope it gets carried over). I think the sketch is fun, and most any stamp that fits in the oval will work and you can still have an awesome birthday card.
I am offering these at all of my  November 7, November 9, and November 11, 2017 Creative Therapy card classes.      

Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Pacific Point, scored at 4 1/4
  • Daffodil Delight layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Birthday Memories DSP is 5 x 3 3/4, 
  • The scalloped oval is cut with Pumpkin Pie.  
  • I candles are stamped with Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, and the colors on the candles are Pacific Point, Pumpkin pie, and Daffodil Delight.  The 1/4" Pacific Point ribbon is new in this years catalog, and coordinates so well with this card, don't you think?   A great deal at only $7.00 for 10 yards, and comes in three other colors. 
  • 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.                                                             

Lord, tell me your ways.  Show me how to live. Guide me in your truth.  Psalm 25:4-5

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Birthday Banners
I received the Classic Label punch as a gift from my sweet friend, Wendie Jamison, and knew it would make a fantastic piano card.  So, here it is. 
I liked the results so much, I decided to offer it at all of my  November 7, November 9, and November 11, 2017 Creative Therapy card classes.     

Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Basic Black, scored at 4 1/4. 
  • The Gold Foil layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Basic Black layer (on which I glued my piano keys) is 5 x 3 3/4.
  • The Whisper White piano keys are 2 1/2 x 1/2, and I glued them directly to the 5 x 3 3/4 piece of Basic Black.  
  • The six black keys are punched with the Classic Label punch and adhered to the white keys with snail.
  • The Basic Black piece over the keys is 5 x 1 3/4 and glued to the keys with snail.
  • The words are from the stamp set, Birthday Banners, and embossed with Gold embossing powder.
  • The Real Red ribbon is the perfect accent, don't you think?  It is retired, however; any 1/2" or 5/8" ribbon will work.
  • 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.  

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ" Philippians 1:2

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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Painted Autumn 
This is another card I made when I participated in our bi-monthly Shoe Box Swap (SBS) a few weeks ago.  Wendie Jamison designed this one, and she did an extremely wonderful job.  It amazes me all the designs that can be made with Painted Harvest. 
At a SBS everyone brings card kits to our gathering, then we make each others cards, have fun, eat some goodies, fellowship, and arrive home with lots of new ideas.  You do not need to be a SU Demonstrator to participate, however; you do need to use all current SU products when designing.  If you are interested in learning more about the SBS, please let me know.  Our next get-together is January 6, 2018. 

Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Basic Black, scored at 4 1/4. 
  • The Basic Gray layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Whisper White layer on which I stamped my images from Painted Harvest is 5 x 3 3/4 .
  • The Basic Black smaller layer is 3 x 1, and I stamped my words in Basic Gray on a 2 7/8 x 7/8 piece of Whisper White.
  • My flowers and leaves are stamped with Smoky Slate and Basic Gray 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 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. 

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."  Isaiah 30:21 

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

Friday, October 27, 2017

Dryer Sheet Technique and Furry of Wishes for a October 2017 Hostess Club Project
This is the second of the two cards my wonderful Hostess Club ladies made when we met on October 26, 2017.  Everyone used a dryer sheet over their stamped images.  Of course, a big thank you, again and again, to my wonderful assistant, Michelle Wallace.  
The instructions for this technique are all over YouTube, however, I liked Diane Dimich's video, and you can find it Here.  She used a Stampin' Up! glue stick, however; any glue stick you have on hand will work just fine, especially since SU does not carry glue sticks anymore.

Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Dapper Denim, scored at 4 1/4. 
  • The Smoky Slate layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 5 x 3 3/4, and the images are stamped with Dapper Denim and Smoky Slate ink.
  • The small piece of Dapper Denim cardstock on the front of the card is 5 x 1, and embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.
  • The Silver Glimmer circle is cut from the Layering Circle Framelits dies, and the Whisper White circle, on which the words are stamped (in Dapper Denim ink), is punched from a 2 1/4" circle punch. 
  • A bow was made with the 1/8" Silver ribbon and a glue dot was used to make it stick to the circle.  (Good use of English, don't you think?)
  • Dazzling Diamonds was used over the dryer sheet to make it more glittery.  
  • 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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hello Friend for a October 2017 Hostess Club Project

This is one of the two cards my wonderful Hostess Club ladies will make when we meet on October 26, 2017.  The technique is called Polished Stone, and it is so much fun.  I am very excited (what else is there) to share what I have learned.  Of course, a big thank you to my wonderful assistant, Michelle Wallace, for her patience.  I must have changed up the design a gazillion times.  Well, not a gazillion, but more than a half-dozen times, and I am blessed to have such a talented lady to help me.   The instructions for this technique is all over YouTube, however, the one I found to be most user-friendly can be found Here, by Dawn Griffith.

Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Pear Pizzazz, scored at 4 1/4. 
  • The Basic Black layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Glossy White layer is 5 x 3 3/4, though it doesn't look white, because the Polished Stone was created on this piece.  I also cut a 2 x 2 square of Glossy White to color for my words.  I used Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, and Pink Pirouette reinkers for this project.
  • The strip of Basic Black is 3 3/4 x 1 1/8, and the small piece of DSP is 3 3/4 x 1
  • I wanted to used the new Calypso Coral 1/4" Ombre Ribbon, (it is on my wish list), and since I didn't have it, I resorted to using come retired Calypso Coral Seam Binding.
  • The wreath is stamped with Black Stazon directly on the Glossy White piece. 
  • The circle punches used are:  a 1 1/2" for the Basic Black piece, 1 3/8 for the Calypso Coral piece, and the 1 1/4 punch for the piece with the words.  
  • The little flowers came from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  I stamped on Calypso Coral cardstock with Calypso Coral ink,  then punched out the flowers with the Tree Builder punch.  I applied them to the card with glue dots, and put a small pearl in the middle of each flower.
  • 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.                                                             

This is the confidence we have in approaching God:  that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  1 John 5:14

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

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Painted Harvest & Colorful Seasons
Looks like a little hedgehog, doesn't it?  So cute. This is one of the cards I made last Saturday when I participated in our bi-monthly Shoe Box Swap (SBS).  Michelle Wallace designed this one, and she went over the top.  Lots of layers and detail.  Wonderful!!!
At a SBS everyone brings card kits to our gathering, then we make each others cards, have fun, eat some goodies, fellowship, and arrive home with lots of new ideas.
You do not need to be a SU Demonstrator to participate, however; you do need to use all current SU products when designing.
If you are interested in learning more about the SBS, please let me know.  Our next get-together is January 6, 2018.       

Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Soft Suede, scored at 4 1/4.  
  • The So Saffron layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Old Olive layer is 3 3/4 x 2 1/2, and the leaves are stamped with Old Olive ink.  The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 2 1/2, and dry embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.  The skinny strip of Soft Suede that connects these two pieces is 3 3/4 x 1/2.
  • The stitched ovals are Copper Foil, and White.
  • The leaves are cut out with the Seasonal Layers framelits, Old Olive Cardstock, and Copper Foil.  I made a bow with Linen Thread and attached it to the leaf with a glue dot.
  • The design is stamped in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.  I made the eyes and mouth with a Basic Black marker.  If you don't have one, I'm certain a black ink pen would work.
  • The three sparkly thingies are sequins.  Gotta have some bling, 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.  

"The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.  He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Count My Blessings, and Painted Autumn DSP
I am finding many uses for the 12 piece pack of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP).  This is another creation my assistant, Michelle Wallace, and I have made.  We work so well together, and I am blessed to have such a talented lady to help me. 
Look for this card to be offered at all of my November 7, November 9, and November 11, 2017 Creative Therapy card classes.     

Recipe:
  • The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  piece of Early Espresso, scored at 4 1/4.  
  • The Old Olive layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The smaller Early Espresso layer is 4 3/4 x 3 1/2, and the Crumb Cake layer (on which I stamped an image with Crumb Cake ink) is 4 5/8 x 3 3/8.
  • The horizontal layer of Early Espresso is 4 1/4 x 2 3/8, and the piece of DSP is 4 1/8 x 2 1/4.
  • The scalloped oval is, what else, Early Espresso, and the Very Vanilla non-scalloped oval is from the Layering Oval Framelits Dies.
  • The acorns and leaves are stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla and cut out with my Paper Snips.  I made a bow with Linen Thread and attached it to this combo with a glue 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.  

The Lord is my strength and my song.  Exodus 15:2

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