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Is Your Card Stash Up-to-Date?

December is a great month to make sure to get your card stash up-to-date. I’m sure you’re making lots of lists this month. Even if you just take an inventory and get a list of card you need to stamp you’ll be way ahead when you start paper crafting in the New Year.

card stash up-to-date

My stash of sympathy cards dwindled during the fall. When I checked my colors that had extra layers I found this Mint Macaron and a bunch of Very Vanilla cards. This design came together quick and now I have another seven in the file.


This was one of those Saturday football cards. The kind you can put together while watching something you enjoy on TV. After all the layers were cut and embossed this is the order I put it together:

  1. Stamp the “With Sympathy” in Mint Macaron
December 2nd, 2016|Cards, SYMPATHY & GET WELL|0 Comments

Thankful for a Great Group to Stamp With

Today I am thankful for a great group of customers and demonstrators to stamp with.  Paper crafting is my hobby and sharing it is my passion.

thanks stamping

December 1st is a special day.  It’s the first day of their December sale, the first day demonstrators can order from the new catalogs and the first day of the month filled with reflection and planning for next year.  Let’s tackle each of these together!



First – Stampin’ Up! has an awesome sale going on right now.  They also announced all the retiring products from the Holiday Catalog.  You will only be able to get these items for a limited time.  Stamps will be available through December 20.  Accessories will be available for as long as Stampin’ Up! has supplies – if there is something besides

December 1st, 2016|Business Opportunity|0 Comments

Simple Thank You DIY Greeting Card

A simple thank you note still goes a long way.  It’s so fun to get a card in the mail – and that doesn’t happen often enough these days.  If you are a customer who places an order of any size or belongs to Paper Pumpkin you will receive a hand stamped thank you card from me each month.  The twist on these cards is that I usually write my little note on a post-it inside so you can pass the card on when you need to send a quick thank you.
simple thank you


Did you notice the nicely embossed white card stock?  I didn’t lift a finger except to use my Stampin’ Trimmer – love the Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper!  You can add the paper as is or use ink over to make it pop

November 30th, 2016|Cards, THANK YOU|0 Comments

Suite Seasons Triple Play DIY Holiday Cards

Today I’m sharing my Suite Seasons triple play cards from our recent Facebook workshop.  The Suite Seasons stamp set is one of my go-to stamp sets this season. At our last Facebook Workshop I shared three card versions for three designs. The pictures below show my versions for the Suite Season design.

The first picture shows the easiest version of this card.  This version is also the most simple to mass produce.

suite seasons triple play

This next version takes it up a step, but would still be very easy to mass produce.

suite seasons triple play

Finally, this version may take a little more time and materials, but your friends and family will love all your hard work.

suite seasons triple play

The product list below shows ALL the

November 29th, 2016|Cards, Christmas|0 Comments

Extra 10% on Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificates

Happy Cyber Monday!  To celebrate this great day I’m offering you 10% extra towards any gift certificate that you purchase.


Don’t forget to fill out your Holiday Shopper Request forms too!  This easy to fill out form gives me the chance to contact your holiday shoppers and make sure they get EXACTLY what you want for the holidays!



  • 10% value added (e.g. buy a $50 gift certificate and it’s worth $55 when you cash it in)
  • only available through Linda Bartolucci, Ink Stamp and Scrap

But wait there’s more!  One day only and the Online Extravaganza continues!



Click any picture below to shop today’s specials at My Stampin’ Up! Store 

November 28th, 2016|Specials & Promotions|0 Comments

Step Up Christmas Card from Stampin’ Up!

What is a Step Up Christmas Card you ask?  It’s really three Christmas Cards  – quick and great for mass production, simple and still fine for mass production then pretty but time consuming.  I’m sure you can’t wait to see what I’m going to share, but wait – there’s more!  You can also download a supplies and measurements for each of these cards – what a great treat!







Which card do you like best?  I’d love to hear from you which one!  Leave a comment and let me know.

As promised you can use this link to download your tutorial.

Did you know that you have several opportunities to earn free gifts from me?  Take a look at all these options:


November 25th, 2016|Cards, Christmas|0 Comments

Give Thanks for Family and Pumpkin Pie!

Today is a day to give thanks for family and pumpkin pie!  If you’ve been following me for awhile you know we have a wonderful tradition of eating pumpkin pie for breakfast on Thanksgiving.  If you’d like to see the pictures of this years feast please check out my facebook page.  I will be posting them by 11AM ET.


It still gives me so much joy to create simple cards that people can enjoy.  This card is certainly simple, but it says all it needs to and that’s what’s important.

SPECIAL NOTE:  If you’d like a chance to win the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder go to THIS POST and fill out the form at the top of the post.  Having some issues with comments – sorry about that!

Give Thanks for Family

November 24th, 2016|Cards, HOLIDAYS|0 Comments

Blog Candy, Stampin’ Up! Sale and MORE!

We are away this week visiting the kids and looking forward to both Thanksgiving and the Iron Bowl.   For those who don’t follow college football, Alabama is ranked #1 in the nation this year.  You may notice this theme throughout this post.   Since I’m going to have such a fun week it seemed only fitting that you have a chance to do that as well.  Here are many ways you can enjoy this week!



Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

November 23rd, 2016|Specials & Promotions|0 Comments

Online Extravaganza Sale – Up to 40% off PLUS Doorbusters!

I love the Online Extravaganza Sale from Stampin’ Up!  It’s a great way to kick off the holidays!  When you shop with me during this great seven day sale don’t forget to use Hostess Code R2BANXNH to get an extra gift from me.  I’m also partnering with another small business from Wednesday thru Sunday for a special Facebook sale!  You can combine this sale from Stampin’ Up! with that sale.  Pop over to my Facebook page and take a look at the Pinned Post (it’s the one that will stay at the top of my page through Sunday).



10% OFF

November 21st, 2016|Specials & Promotions|0 Comments

Holly Berry Christmas Card

This Holly Berry Christmas card not only works for two fun challenges, but showcases those great new framelits that you can grab this month! For today’s card the challenge is to combine two challenges and the new Stitched Shapes framelits. For this card the stitched oval is layered on a scalloped oval, but you can easily have these stitched layers stand on their own.

holly berry christmas card

You’ve seen this stamp set a lot. The first thing that’s wonderful about it is the builder punch that coordinates with it. The second feature are the layering stamps – and they are very forgiving. The third feature (and I’m sure there are more) are the images and words included.


This card combines the Fab Friday Sketch challenge and the Global Design

November 9th, 2016|Cards, Christmas|0 Comments
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