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

Monday, May 29, 2023

May 2023 Shoe Box Swap--
So much fun

Retha, Helen and Barb

Wendie and Stasie

                        
Retha and Helen

  
                                                             
Barb and Dorriea

Tracy and Michelle


We had such a fun time last week at our quarterly Shoe Box Swap event, and that is not surprising, because we always enjoy ourselves.  Fun, friends, good eats, and card making, what could be better!!!
(I realized when I was posting these pictures, I did not remember to ask someone to take a picture of me, however, I was there, honest).

Want to know what a Shoe Box Swap is?  Each person attending designs a card using all Stampin' Up! products, makes a sample, and enough kits for each attendee.  Everything one needs to make the card is put in a shoe box, or something similar, and we come home with everyone else's designs, all for free.  Free is good, right!!!

Should you want information and would like to attend our next SBS, please let me know and I will put you in touch with Michelle who coordinates our SBS's.

Also, I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. The registration date for my June 2023 classes has closed, and if you would like to attend my July 11 or 15, 2023 classes please see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Saturday, May 27, 2023

 Regal Reindeer &
Brightest Glow

I offered a card for my May, 2023 classes using this same sketch.  After class, I had one kit left, and I decided to change into a Christmas card.  You can see my class card Here, post of April 25, 2023.

Recipe:

  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Poppy Parade, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Gold Foil layer is 5 3/8 x 4 1/8.  
  • The Shaded Spruce layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Basic White layer is 5 x 3 3/4 and embossed with the Fern 3d folder.
  • Three 3/8" wide, and one 1/2" wide Poppy Parade strips are added to the card front.  The words are added to the 1/2" wide strip with black ink.
  • The 2 7/8 x 2 Shaded Spruce rectangle is the base for the 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 Basic White.  
  • I used the Very Best Trio Punch to "beautify" this Basic White piece.  
  • I stamped the words with Tuxedo Memento Black ink and added Balmy Blue snowflakes. I adhered this to the Shaded Spruce rectangle with liquid glue.  I punched two Garden Green leaves and one Shaded Spruce leaf using the Bough Punch. I glued these behind Shaded Spruce rectangle, then added all to the card front with dimensionals.
  • I added four Iridescent Basic Pearl Jewels to each corner of the Shaded Spruce rectangle.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2023-24 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are June 6 & 10, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

 Regal Reindeer for my June, 2023 Creative Therapy Classes

I offer a Christmas card at each of my Creative Therapy classes beginning in March.  This month I am using the Regal Reindeer Bundle.  So much fun, so little time.  Terri Allen has a similar card on Pinterest, and you can see her card Here.
Please see below for details on how to register for my classes.

Recipe:

  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Poppy Parade, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Mint Macaron layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • I cut a 2 1/2" circle from the 5 x 3 3/4 Evening Evergreen with a Stylish Shapes Die. The basic white layer behind this piece is 3 1/2 x 3 1/4, and I used this piece on which to stamp my trees, then adhered it behind the Evening Evergreen with liquid glue and added this combination to the Mint Macaron, then all to the Poppy Parade.
  • I heat embossed the words on a 3 3/4 x 1 piece of Evening Evergreen with white embossing powder and added this to card front with liquid glue.
  • I used my Paper Snips to trim a 3 3/4 x 1 piece of Basic White to make it look like snow.  I adhered this to the top edge of the 3 3/4 x 1 Evening Evergreen word piece.
  • The reindeer and bunny are stamped with Tuxedo Memento Black ink on Basic White, and colored with Stampin' Blends, and cut out with Reindeer Dies.  I popped these up with dimensionals
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2023-24 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are June 6 & 10, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Saturday, May 20, 2023

  Sweetest Cherries and
Dots & Spots for my May 2023 Creative 
Therapy Classes

Such a fun card.  Lots of options.  Cherries, oranges, peaches, apples, plums, and the list goes on.  So glad I have this set and the Dots & Spots Die in my inventory.  I did use two colors for this card that retired recently.  However, you can substitute any colors you like.
I must give Connie Stewart credit.  You can see her card Here, post of June 16, 2021.

Recipe:

  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Mango Melody, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Bermuda Bay layer is 5 1/4 x 4.  
  • The Basic White layer is 5 x 3 3/4.
  • The Basic Black is 5 x 2 and is cut out with the Dots & Spots die.  It is added to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • The oranges are stamped with Mango Melody, and the leaves with Mossy Meadow.  Both are punched with the Cherry Builder Punch.  They are added to the card with dimensionals.
  • The words are stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and Mango Melody inks.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2023-24 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are June 6 & 10, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Thursday, May 18, 2023

  Places in the Heart

The Places in the Heart Stamp set spoke to me, not only for the celebration of new motherhood, and as a card for anyone who is a daughter, or anyone who is a Mom.  

Recipe:

  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Fresh Freesia, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Berry Burst layer is 5 1/4 x 4 and is embossed with the Quatrefoil Tile folder. 
  • The 5 x 2 piece of Bright & Beautiful DSP is added to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • The image is stamped on a 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 piece of Basic White with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut out with a Deckled Rectangle Die.
  • The base for this piece is a 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 piece of Fresh Freesia.  
  • The words are stamped on a 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 piece of Basic White with black ink and cut out with a Deckled Rectangle Die. The 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 piece of Balmy Blue is the base for the word piece.
  • Three Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels are added.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2023-24 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are June 6 & 10, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

  Lazy Days for my May, 2023 Creative Therapy Classes

Lazy Days is a brand new set in the 2023-24 Stampin' Up! Catalog.  When I was cruising Pinterest I saw Karen Ksenzakovic's card and decided to CASE it, sort of, for my May 2023 classes.  You can see her card Here, post of April 25, 2023.

Recipe:

  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Boho Blue, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Pecan Pie layer is 5 1/4 x 4.  
  • The Basic White is 5 x 3 3/4.  
    • I first masked off the bottom of this piece and sponged the top part with Boho Blue ink and a Blending Brush.
    • I removed the mask and stamped the porch with Pecan Pie ink.
    • I stamped the chair and table with Pebbled Path ink.  Stamped the hanging plant with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Basic White cardstock.  I cut all with the Lazy Days dies.
  • The words are stamped on a 2 1/2 x 5/8 piece of Basic White with Pecan Pie ink.
  • The hanging plant is colored with some Neutrals & Regals Stampin' Write markers.
  • Three Brushed Brass Butterflies are added.  Got to have butterflies, right!!!
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2023-24 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are June 6 & 10, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Saturday, May 13, 2023

 Pansy Patch for my June 2023 Creative Therapy Classes

I am offering this card at both of my June 6 and 10, 2023 Creative Therapy Classes.  
I actually CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) this card from page 27 of the 2023-24 Annual Catalog, and I am excited to show my ladies how to use one of the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks.  You can dress up a card, or even make your own designer series papers with a $10.00 mask.  

Recipe:

  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Gorgeous Grape, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Mossy Meadow layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Basic White layer is 5 x 3 3/4 and sponged with one of the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks, a Blending Brush, and Daffodil Delight ink.
  • The pansies are made with Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, and Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow cardstock.
  • I used Adhesive Sheets when adhering the outside layers of each pansy.
  • I added two Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots to the center of the flowers.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2023-24 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are June 6 & 10, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda

Thursday, May 11, 2023

  Pansy Patch, Basic Border Dies, Petal Park Stamps & Punch


Night of Navy & Balmy Blue cardstock & ink, Basic White cardstock, 
and Countryside Inn DSP

Pretty Peacock & Pool Party cardstock and ink, Lost Lagoon &
Basic White cardstock, & Bright & Beautiful DSP

Melon Mambo & Bubble Bath cardstock and ink, Granny Apple Green, 
Lost Lagoon & Basic White cardstock, and Bright & Beautiful DSP

 

I saw this sketch and Mary Fish's on her blog, Stampin' Pretty, post of March 27, 2023.  
I liked it so much, I kept creating, substituting different colors and DSP.  I hope you enjoy my selection of colors, and you can see Mary's card and more instructions Here.

Recipe:

  • The bases are 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • The next layers are 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Basic White curved layers are 4 3/4 x 3 1/2, before die-cutting.
  • The next curved layer (over the curved white) is 4 3/4 x 2, before die-cutting.
  • The smallest curved top layer is 4 3/4 x 1 3/4, before die-cutting.
  • The Designer Series Papers are 4 3/4 x 3 1/2.
  • I followed Mary's instructions to complete my cards, worked perfectly.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2023-24 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are June 6 & 10, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda

Sunday, May 7, 2023

  Pansy Patch &
Fresh as a Daisy DSP 

I combined some Fresh as a Daisy DSP with the Deckled Rectangles Dies and found this card to be very easy to put together.  I hope you enjoy it.

Recipe:

  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Early Espresso, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Crushed Curry layer is 5 1/4 x 4.  I used a 4 x 2 5/8 Deckled Rectangles Die to cut out the middle of this layer.  (a cardstock saving's tip).  After cutting a "hole" out of the center of the Crushed Curry, I adhered the larger piece to the Early Espresso.
  • The Fresh as a Daisy DSP is 5 x 3 3/4.  I used a 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 Deckled Rectangles Die to cut out the middle of the DSP.  I then adhered the larger piece to the Crushed Curry layer.
  • I adhered the Deckled cutout pieces together and added them to the card front.  
  • I stamped the words from Pansy Patch with Early Espresso ink on Basic White and cut this out with a 2 1/4" Stylish Shapes Die.  
  • I used Early Espresso card stock and a 2 3/8 Circle Punch to add a base for my Stylish Shapes Die.  Add these pieces together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, or your favorite glue then add this combination to the card front with dimensionals.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2023-24 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are June 6 & 10, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

  Dainty Delight, Meadow & Something Fancy dies

Showcasing three of the returning colors:  Lemon Lime Twist, Pretty Peacock, and Berry Burst.  

Recipe:

  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Lemon Lime Twist, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Pretty Peacock layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Basic White layer is 5 x 3 3/4.  I embossed this piece with the Timeworn Embossing Folder, then sponged it with Melon Mambo ink and a Blending Brush and added it to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 
  • I cut out a Something Fancy Die with Basic White, stamped the words with the Dainty Delight Stamps, and when the ink was dry, I sponged this piece with Daffodil Delight ink, and added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
  • I used the Meadow Dies to cut out the flowers and stems and adhered them to the back of the word piece and added all to the card front with dimensionals.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2023-24 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are June 6 & 10, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda

Monday, May 1, 2023

 Give it a Whirl & Taco Fiesta 

The Give it a Whirl Dies are so much fun.  When I combined the dies with Taco Fiesta set, I ended up with this cute card.  Easy, peasy, too.

Recipe:

  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Crushed Curry, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Real Red is cut out with a Give it a Whirl die.
  • I used Basic White for the circle. 
  • After I stamped and colored my images on the white circle, I adhered the Real Red with Foam Adhesive Strips.  
  • The DSP strips are from the Flowers and More pack.
  • The words are stamped on Basic White and cut out with a Stylish Shape die and added with dimensionals.
  • The "people" from Taco Fiesta are stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.
  • I used some 2022-24 In-Color Baker's Twine made a bow and attached it with a glue dot.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2022-23 catalog right here on my blog.  FYI:  This is the last day to order from the 2022-23 catalog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are June 6 and 10, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.
~Linda

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

 Happy Hedgehogs for my May 2023 Creative Therapy Classes 



I CASEd this Michelle Zindorff's creation because I thought it was perfect for my May 9th and 13th Creative Therapy Classes.  If you would like to see Michelle's card, click right Here.  She is amazing.

Recipe:

  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Tahitian Tide, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The 5 1/4 x 4 Basic White layer is embossed with the Fern 3D folder.
  • The one of the three 1/2" Tahitian Tide strips is stamped with black ink and then all are added to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • The 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 piece of Basic White is stamped with Tuxedo Memento Black ink and colored with a Blender Pen & Watercolor Pencils.  The decorative border is made using the Very Best Trio punch. The edges are sponged with Tahitian Tide ink and a Blending Brush.  This piece is added to a 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 piece of Pear Pizzazz and four Iridescent Pearls are added to each corner.
  • The leaves are punched with the Bough Punch, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow cardstock and added with glue dots.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2022-23 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are May 9th and 13th, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.
~Linda

Sunday, April 23, 2023

  Taco Fiesta &
 Celebrate Sunflowers

A fun card I made for a very special friend.  Though some of the supplies I used are sold out, you can substitute many other stamps and papers, use this sketch, and get basically the same results.  It's fun either way.

Recipe:

  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Cherry Cobbler, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Calypso Coral layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Calypso Coral Subtles Collection DSP is 5 x 3 3/4.
  • The Bermuda Bay and Basic White pieces are cut out with the Deckled Rectangles Dies.  The Basic White piece is stamped with Tuxedo Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin' Blends.
  • The Cherry Cobbler scalloped circle and the Basic White smooth circle are cut out with the Layering Circle dies.  The Basic White circle is sponged with Daffodil Delight ink and a Blending Brush.
  • The words, from Celebrate Sunflowers, are stamped with Tuxedo Memento Black ink on a 3 3/4 x 7/8 piece of Basic White and sponged with Daffodil Delight ink.  The 3 7/8 x 1 piece of Cherry Cobbler is the base for the white sponged piece.  The Banners Pick A Punch was used on both pieces, and all were popped up with dimensionals.
  • The little cactus and piƱata are stamped with black ink and cut out with my amazing SU Paper Snip Scissors and colored with blends.
  • I added some 1/4" Black & White Gingham Ribbon.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2022-23 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253. My next set of classes are May 9 & 13, 2023, and if you would like to attend, see my class schedule and the deadline to register right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.
~Linda

Thursday, April 20, 2023

  Playing in the Rain & Diorama Dies


My sweet friend Wendie graciously gives me some beautiful & fun cards.  I am so happy to share.

Recipe:
  • The base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Night of Navy, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The diorama layers are Gray Granite, & Rain or Shine DSP.
  • The cute fox is colored with Stampin' Blends and added to the card with dimensionals.
  • The card is finished off with Faux Sea Glass Shapes.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make these cards, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2022-23 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  My next set of classes are May 9 & 13, 2023.  If you would like to attend any of my classes, see my schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.
~Linda

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

 Trellis Cards made with Ginko Branch & Two-Tone Flora Bundles

Gingko Branch Stamps, Evening Evergreen,
Soft Succulent & Basic White Cardstock, 
Double Oval Punch, 

Two-Tone Flora Bundle,
On the Farm Stamps, Something Fancy Dies, 
Soft Succulent, Polished Pink &
Basic White 
Cardstock
  
I watched a video on YouTube to make these beautiful trellis cards, and they are soooo easy to make.
If you want to make one on your own, look for Stampin' Up! trellis cards on YouTube.

Recipe:
  • I used Soft Succulent ink on Basic White to make the Gingko Branch flowers.
  • I used Polished Pink ink to make the Two-Tone Flora flowers, and Soft Succulent ink to make the leaves.  
  • I used the Double Oval Punch and Something Fancy Dies for the words.  The words for both cards are stamped with Evening Evergreen ink.
  • If you have any questions, please contact me.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make these cards, please just click Right Here to place your in my on-line store, or you can click on the 2022-23 catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  My next set of classes are May 9 & 13, 2023.  If you would like to attend any of my classes, see my schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.
~Linda