Friday, December 31, 2010

End of 2010 and a New Beginning

Hi Crafters,
I always look forward to this day and have hope, anticipation, and yearning for the new year!  By the 31st of December I feel like I have run out of gas but for some reason when I wake up the morning of the 1st of the new year I feel re-energized,  like anything is possible!   SO now the cycle begins again and I can't wait to get up tomorrow and start life over again!  A fresh start is how I look at it!  This past year has been awful for my family and for a lot of people and hopefully tomorrow will bring a fresh start and I just wanted to say "thank you" to any and all of you that follow my blog and hope I can show you more of mine and others ideas and talents to make either good times or make bad times go faster!  Having this blog has helped me a great deal this year!  I just wish I knew how to get more craft lover's to check it out!

Bless you, your families and friends and know that God is watching...

Happy Crafting and Happy New Year

Linn

Monday, December 20, 2010

Picture Perfect Glass Bulbs

Hi All,
      I didn't get this up in time but here are some pictures of the Glass Ornaments I make every year for my kids with my grandkids pictures in them.  You can hang them on the Christmas Tree or you can buy the little hangers and set them around the house.  I have made them for graduations, Weddings, Anniversaries, etc.  My oldest grandchild is 15 now and I started with these about 10 years ago and I went back and did the ornaments for the previous 5 years so he will have a collection of approximately 18 Glass Picture Perfect Ornaments for his tree when he's old enough to move out on his own.  It's amazing how kids change from year to year and I use there School Pictures after they start school and then they really change from year to year!  Hope you enjoy these.  I do sell them too.  All you have to do is e-mail me the pictures you want in the Ornament.  
     The ornament is approximately 3 1/4", you can pick the color of the ribbon that goes around the ornament and for hanging it.  They also come in individual box's to store them in.  Cost is $9.50 + s/h  each and the more you order the better the discount per ornaments get.
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Enjoy....
Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year too, may God bless you in all that you do!
 
     With warmth in my heart for the spirit of Christmas,
Happy Crafting,
Linn



 P.S. These are for friends of mine of there children!

New Promotions - New Year!

Hi Crafters,
This is to let you know about all of the New Promos for the New Year so we all can get started on Valentine's Day!  Check out the new 'Filled With Love"  now!!  Click here...
                          


In just 14 days you will be able to order from the 2011 New Occassions Mini Catalog!  What great things are coming for Spring!  

Check it out here for a preview of Catalog ...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Silver Bells!

Hi Crafters,

Just wanted to see what's goin on!  I'm sure everyone is busy shopping, wrapping, panicking, screaming or maybe pulling there hair out!  I'm describing me, sorry, most people are happy and excited!  Although I am excited about my card that I call Simply "Silver Bells"  I make a set of cards that are basically white on white and this is my Christmas version of that!

I use the Stampin' Up Stamp Set I used for most of my "12 projects for Christmas. "

Stamps       * Bells & Boughs (#120831) $19.95 Clear
                   Bells with Holly stamp & A Merry Christmas stamp
                 *Heard from the Heart (#120006) $16.95 Clear
                  Welcome Christmas into your heart greeting

Paper         * Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11"
                  4 1/4" x 11" folded in half for card
                  4" x 5 1/4" run through the Big Shot with the
                  Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (#120175) $7.95
                  using the oval chipboard to make a smooth oval in center of
                  embossing.
                  Also emboss the envelope flap & about 1" of the top
                  of envelope to match card.          
   
Ink              *Versamark Pad (#102283) $7.50

Accessories    *Silver Embossing Powder (#109131) $4.75
                    I mix in a little of the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (#102023) $4.50
                    with the embossing powder to give it that tinsel look!
                   *Silver 1/4" Metallic Ribbon
                   *1/16" hole punch for ribbon at top right corner of card

Hope you enjoy this card!  IF you would like any or all of the products to make this card, just click on my "Order 24/7" button to buy these products or call me and I can order them for you!

I have another project I'll be posting soon!  It involves glass bulbs, and grandkids pics!


Let's get crafting,
Linn

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Cheer is Here!!!!

Hi Crafters,
If you like Blog Candy... you have come to the right place!  Anyone that orders anything from my Stampin' Up website will be getting a free Make-n-Take project  from me.  I will send it directly to your home as soon as your order has been processed! Or you can have one that is already put together.
#1 Calendar Magnet for refrigarator  or    
#2 Calendar Stand-Up for desk
Both of the Calendars are made with 4" x 4" coasters, DS Paper ( you will get a choice of colors to pick from), Ribbon, 15 month Calendar, magnets on back of the one for Refrigerator, holes already punched and DS Paper already cut to size, all you have to do is use adhesive to put together!

Plus when you e-mail me and (sign up as a follower on this site) after you have ordered from my Stampin' Up website, you will be placed in a drawing to win the 'Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower' case Wood  stamp set worth $31.95, this will also be sent to your home directly from me!
I will be having Blog Candy every month for some lucky crafter to win!  Let's go for the gusto and order now and you can have your Make-n-Take and possibly the Stamp Set before Christmas!
And last but not least...  For every order of $25.00 (before tax & shipping) you will receive another Make-n-Take for each.  SO... if you order $75.00 before s/h you will receive 1 Make-n-Take for ordering any amount, then 1 for each $25.00 in product you ordered also!  This means for $75.00 before s/h in product, you can get 4 Make-n-Takes from me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Happy Crafting to all,
Linn

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Quick and Easy Flap Box with Ribbon Closure

 Hi Crafters,
Here's a new 3D Project for you!  It's a Quick Box with a Flap and Ribbon Closure!  It's made with 1 - 12" x 12" piece of Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper, 8" of Ribbon and some Sticky Strip to hold it together.  I don't know how long I've had this but I found it on the web somewhere and the lady that did it made her's very fancy and I wanted a quick and easy box for emergencies!  It's good for any occassion.  Have fun.  Use the PDF Template below to cut out the box pieces!


Click here for PDF Template...

So get crafting,
Linn

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

V Fold Front Christmas Card

Hi Crafters,
Here is another Christmas Card for you to try!  I saw this V shape done by one of our Demonstrators in Australia and she is really really good!  This is my version of her V front Card.
Enjoy!

Get Crafting,
Linn








 Stamps 
·          Bells & Boughs (#121142)
 (4) - $14.95 (Bells)
·          Heard from the Heart (#120006)
(4) - $16.95  -greeting

       Paper

·          Very Vanilla card stock (#104308)
1 – 4” x 5 1/4”
·          DSP Jolly Holiday (#117159)
·          Garden Green for leaves
·          Real Red for Flower Petals
      Ink
·          Cherry Cobbler (#119671) $5.95
·          Versa mark Pad (#102283) $7.50

       Stampin’ Up Accessories

·          Paper Cutter (#104152) $24.95
·          Snail Adhesive (#104332) $6.95
·          Dimensionals (#104430) $3.95
·          Scallop Corner Punch  (#118870) $9.95
·          Red Glitter with Versa Mark Pad or
·          Clear Embossing Powder with Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad
·          Sponge
·          Pearl


Cut DSP Jolly Holiday 8 ½” x 11” and then cut that in half to make two cards.
Take front piece of card and measure from top corner to middle of card at bottom, then score a line there, then score another one ¼” from the 1st one.  Do this on both sides.  Now measure the card side and mark it and score from the middle side to the score from the top piece and do this on both sides, now you have a large 2 lined “V” and ½ of a small one on either side of large “V”  see picture below.  Now sponge these sides after you have folded them starting with the large”V” going to the back then the next part folded to front and same with the little score lines. Use snail or sticky strip to hold these pieces together.  Stamp greeting on front top of card and emboss or glitter it and do the same on the inside on the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of very vanilla.  Take scallop corner punch and use on all 4 sides of very vanilla piece, then glue to inside of card.
Make some leaves from the garden green card stock and petals from the cherry cobbler card stock, place a pearl in center of flower and use a dimensional to place flower on bottom front of card centered to the point in the bottom of the “V”.  Sponge around the flowers pieces before putting them together for extra dimension.
All Done!

STAMPIN' UP SPECIALS

Online Spectacular


Dates: November 22-30, 2010

Details


The Online Spectacular promotion is designed to help encourage sales during a time when workshop sales are traditionally slow, even though people are doing their holiday shopping and preparing for the holidays. During this one week only, you and your customers can get incredible discounts--up to 50 percent--saving big on your favorite products, as well as qualifying for FREE SHIPPING with demonstrator or online orders of $150 or more.

Discounted product information is listed on this PDF.

Things to Remember

Discounted Products

  • Discounted products (except My Digital Downloads) are available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted digital downloads are only available on demonstrator and online order types.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the discounted products promotion.
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent.
  • Deadlines:
    • Phone: Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX and Online Store:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)
Free Shipping
  • In order to receive free shipping, orders must be $150 or more before tax and shipping.
  • Free shipping is available for qualifying online or demonstrator orders only. Other order types will not qualify for this promotional offer.
  • All $150 demonstrator or online orders qualify for free shipping; merchandise does not need to be specifically Online Spectacular items.
  • Deadlines:
    • Phone: Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX and Online Store:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)
DBWS Resources
The following updates have been made to your Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) site to assist you in making the most of this promotion:
  • A new e-card
  • A new promotion page
  • An ad for your site homepage (right click on the image below, choose "save as," and save it to your computer; then upload the image into your DBWS site)

     
Plus, don't forget to use the Hostess Portal and Online IDA to simplify the
hostessing and recruiting process, saving time for you, your hostesses, and 
your new recruits.   If you're not a DBWS subscriber and you'd like to take
advantage of these DBWS resources, you can sign up by 
visiting the DBWS web page.
Mon, 22 Nov 2010 18:51:12

 
     
 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Shirt & Tie Card

Hi Crafters,
Here's a card for the men in your life!  Enjoy!!!!  It is literally a shirt with a tie or just buttons or you can add a pocket and make it for any occassion.  Hope you enjoy this video.
Click here to watch...

Here's a PDF Template to help...


Get Crafting,
Linn


If you like my video's please sign up as a follower!  I would truly appreciate it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hi Crafters,
I did my 1st Merry-Go-Round this past Sunday and I had a blast! For those of you who aren't sure what that is, (I didn't)
There are several representatives from different companies showing there wares and talking about them!  
Anyway, It was so much fun!  I hope to do it again soon.  
If anyone would order through me or online through me between now and New Years, (in any amount) I will send them a Magnetic Calendar Kit for FREE!!  You can also choose your color.  These calendar kits are  4" x 4" and the calendar starts at November 2010 and goes thru Jan 2012.


Will have another video soon!  This one is a quicky about making a "Shirt Card" for any man in your life!  Bye for now,
Get Crafting,
Linn

Saturday, November 13, 2010

                  What a Deal!!!!!!


Become a Demonstrator for the small amount of $87.50!  This is totally an awesome deal....at 50% off  November 15, 2010 through November 30, 2010!  Check it out now

Get Crafting,
Linn

CALL ME NOW TO SIGN UP!
865-207-2009

Friday, November 12, 2010

#12 Open Frame Card, LAST of the '12 Projects for Christmas'

Hi Crafters,

Here is the last project for Christmas!  I hope you like it and with any luck a few of my projects will work for you or at least give you a jump start on what you can do!  Enjoy and come back to my site everyday for something new, like video's or instructions or just plain silliness! Crafting is a joyful process for me and sharing it with the other crafters makes me happy!  

Get Crafting,

Linn

Stamps

·          Bells & Boughs (#121142)
 (4) - $14.95 (Bells)
·          Heard from the Heart (#120006)
(4) - $16.95  -greeting

      Paper

·          Whisper White card stock (#100730)
1 – 5 1/2” x 8 ½” folded
·          DSP Candy Cane Christmas (#120809)
                  1 – 3” x 3 ” (Glitter Stripes/Trees)
·          1 – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” whisper white card stock (#101731)
       Ink
·          Real Red (#103133)
·          Garden Green (#102272)
·          Baja Breeze (#111833)

       Stampin’ Up Accessories

·          Paper Cutter (#104152) $24.95
·          Snail Adhesive (#104332)
·          Dimensionals (#104430) $3.95
·          Scallop Corner Punch  (#118870) $9.95
·          Die Cut ‘Holiday Windows’ Dove  (#116821) 
·          $29.95 Set of (4)
·          Big Shot Die Machine (#113439) $99.99
·          4 – Brads Garden Green
·          Small hole punch
·          5/8” Real Red ribbon approx. 6”
·          Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (#102023) $4.50
·          2 way Glue Pen (#100425) $3.50
·          Texture plate any design $7.95
·          Small hole punch

Fold in half to make card long ways
Run front of card through Big Shot with any texture plate to desire.
Cut out Dove die with Big Shot in Baja Breeze.
On DSP piece score at ½” on all 4 sides.
Cut an “X” in center of DPS piece
Fold back all 4 flaps.
Use Scallop Corner Punch on all 4 sides.
Stamp ‘A Merry Christmas’ on lower right side of front.
Stamp inside with greeting.
Place ribbon in middle of card from left to right, adhere on inside.
Adhere whisper white piece behind frame.
Place frame in center over by left side.
Make a small hole in each point N,S,E,W.
Use Brads to anchor to card.
Sponge edges of dove with Garden Green.
Use 2 way glue pen on parts of dove and cover with dazzling diamonds.
Place dimensionals on back of dove and place inside frame.
All Done!







Wednesday, November 10, 2010

#11 Triple Layer Card '12 Projects for Chrsitmas'

Hello Again Crafters,

Here is #11 of the '12 Projects for Christmas'   This folded 3 layer card is easy and takes only 1 sheet of card stock!  Enjoy...

Get Crafting,

Linn

Stamps

·          Bells & Boughs (#121142)
 (4) - $14.95 (Bells)
·          Heard from the Heart (#120006)
(4) - $16.95  -greeting

      Paper

·          Whisper White card stock (#100730)
 1 – 2 ¾ ” x 3”
·          DSP Candy Cane Christmas (#120809)
               1 – 8 1/2” x 11 ” (Small Dots/Merry Little Christmas)
·        1 – 2 x 2 Clear Window acetate
      Ink
·          Real Red (#103133)
·          Garden Green (#102272)
·          Baja Breeze (#111833)

       Stampin’ Up Accessories

·          Paper Cutter (#104152) $24.95
·          Snail Adhesive (#104332)
·          Scallop Punch  (#1184020) $15.95
·          Die Cut ‘Holiday Windows’ Curly Label  (#116821)  $29.95 Set of (4)
·          Embossing Glitter Real Red
·          Big Shot Die Machine (#113439) $99.99
·          6 – Brads up side and top of front medium piece
·          Small hole punch

Fold 8 ½” x 11” in half to make card long ways and then again on short side.
With fold at bottom cut ½” off left top side and left side
 Cut 1” off front piece on left on top and right side
Die punch the Curly Label window in center of smallest piece on front
Take the piece of acetate and Stamp ‘A Merry Christmas’ greeting onto acetate so it shows thru window
Emboss the greeting with Real Red Embossing glitter.
Adhere white piece over the acetate window.
Stamp your greeting in the center of inside of card.
Use Scallop Corner Punch and punch top right corner, then the smaller flap at right corner then the smallest piece in front at right corner.
Adhere small front piece to piece behind it.
Add any other embellishments you wish.  Done!




































Tuesday, November 9, 2010

#10 Side Stepper Card '12 Projects for Christmas'

Hi Crafters,

Here is # 10 of the 12 Projects for Christmas!  Enjoy


Get Crafting,

Linn

P.S. Click here for PDF Template....

 Stamps 

·          Bells & Boughs (#121142)
 (4) - $14.95
·          Word window punch size Christmas greetings

Paper

·          Whisper White card stock (#100730)
1 – small piece for word window and ovals
·          Garden Green card stock (#102584)
1 – for decorative label
·          DSP Candy Cane Christmas (#120809)
1 – 12” x 12” (Ornaments/Snowflakes
·          1 - 3 ½” x 4” DSP Use opposite side of DSP
·          1 – 2 ½” x2 ¾” DSP  Use opposite side of DSP
·          1 – 1 ¾”W x 4” L DSP

Ink

·          Blushing Bride (#119796)
·          Real Red (#103133)
·          Garden Green (#102272)
·          Baja Breeze (#111833)

Stampin’ Up Accessories

·          Paper Cutter (#104152) $24.95
·          Decorative Label XL Punch (#120907) $16.95
·          Oval Punch 2” 1 3/8 (#119859) $16.95
·          Word Window Punch L (#119857) $15.95
·          Snail Adhesive (#104332)
·          Modern Label Punch  XL (#229849) $16.95
·          5/8”  Satin Ribbon in Real Red approx. 6” long
·          Stampin Dimensionals (#104430) $3.95
·          Small hole punch
·          Pearls  (#119247)  $4.95  - 2 larger ones
·           
Take DSP and cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½”
Score 8 ½” side at 1 ”,2”, 3 ½”, 4 ¼” and 6 ½”
Cut from 1” – 6 ½”,starting 2” from 5 ½” side
Use PDF Template to cut if needed.
Fold accordion style on step side
Take the 2 ½” x 2 ¾” piece and adhere behind 1st  step
Adhere 3 ½” x 4” DSP piece behind 2nd step.
Cut 3 Modern Labels in Garden Green and 3 Word Windows in Whisper White.
Cut 1 Decorative Label in Garden Green and 1 2” x 1 3/8” Oval in Whisper White
Use Stamps in Real Read Ink on the Whisper White pieces in your choice of greetings on and Word window punch-outs.
Stamp the Oval with Bells & Boughs Stamp Set using “A Merry Christmas” greeting
Adhere 1 ¾” x 4” DSP piece to front of card
Use Diemsionals to adhere Labels to each step
Take ribbon and decide where you want it and punch to small hole ½” apart and lace ribbon through front holes then bring them from back to front through opposite hole to make bow
Add 1 Pearl on either side of 1st step greeting and/or to your taste and your done!



Monday, November 8, 2010

Paper Lantern using Battery Operated Flicker Lights

Hi Crafters,
Here's a video on making a Hurricane Lamp with battery operated flicker lights so as not to worry about fires!  I use these around the house and to hang up on wide ribbon across my archway for the holidays!  Enjoy!
Click here for video....
Get Crafting,
Linn
P.S. Here's the PDF Template...


Sunday, November 7, 2010

#9 Fold Flat Gift Box '12 Projects for Christmas'

Hi Crafters,

Here's # 9 a Fold Flat Gift Box that you can use or make and give them as gifts for others that need small gift boxes too!  I make these in the size below which is 3 1/2" wide  x 2 3/8" deep x 1 1/4" tall  and using a 12 x 12 piece of card stock to make one that's 4 1/4" wide x 4 1/4" deep x 1 1/4" tall.     


So get crafting,

Linn

 

             Stamps  

·          Bells & Boughs (#121142)
 (4) - $14.95

                   Paper

·          I used “MY Digital Studio” software for
The DSP  (Cocoa Christmas)
1 – 3 ¾” x 9 ½”
·          Real Red card stock (#102482)
1 – 8 1/2” x 5 3/8”
·          1 – small piece of Real Red for Punch
·          1 – small piece of Whisper White for Oval

                  Ink

·          Blushing Bride (#119796)
·          Real Red (#103133)
·          Garden Green (#102272)
·          Baja Breeze (#111833)

                  Stampin’ Up Accessories

·          Paper Cutter (#104152) $24.95
·          Snail Adhesive (#104332)
·          5/8”  Satin Ribbon in Garden Green approx. 14” long
·          Decorative Label Punch XL (#120907) $16.95
·          Oval Punch 2” x 3/8”  (#119859) $16.95

Take Real Red card stock and cut to 8 1/2” x 5 3/8”
Score at 1”, 2 1/2”, 6” and 7 1/2” (9 ½” side)
Score at 1 ½” and 4”
Take the small 1 ½” pieces on all four side and fold them - corner to corner on the diagonal.  This part is what makes the box fold up.
Use DSP and cut size to 3 ¾” x 9 ½”
Score at 1 ½”, 4”, 5 ½” and 8 1/16”
Make a slit in the bottom lip of box in center for closure.
Cut a half circle in box lip in centered for slide into slit made for bottom lip.
Punch out Decorative Label Punch in Real Red
Punch out Oval in Whisper White
Stamp the greeting from “Bells & Boughs” on oval.
Adhere oval to Decorative Label piece and  use Dimensionals to place on outside of box.
Take ribbon for bow and tie around top part of box.  
For inside piece fold all score lines inward, then starting with the front lip of box adhere the part that’s folded into and angle but only adhere the outside triangle part not the whole thing.  Do this on all four sides. Place down even with lip and  make sure to adhere the middle piece down before doing the back piece.  Now add your own touches and enjoy. All Done!























Saturday, November 6, 2010

#8 Double Pocket Card & Gift Card Holder - '12 Projects for Christmas'

            Hi Crafters,

            Here is # 8 of the 12 Projects for Christmas!  Hope you enjoy it!


Get Crafting,

Linn

P.S.  Don't forget you can get a free Magnetic Calendar Kit FREE with any purchase on my 24/7 Stampin'Up website or you can call me to order!

                   Stamps

·          Bells & Boughs (#121142)
 (4) - $14.95
·          Heard from the Heart (#120006)
 (4) - $16.95

                   Paper

 ·          Whisper White card stock (#100730)
2 – 4 ¾” x 3 ½”small
·          Real Red card stock (#102482)
1 – 5” x 3 ¾”
·          DSP Candy Cane Christmas (#120809)
1 – 8 ½” x 11” (Dots/Presents)
·          Garden Green card stock (#102584)
1 – 5”x 3 ¾”

                  Ink

·          Blushing Bride (#119796)
·          Real Red (#103133)
·          Garden Green (#102272)
·          Baja Breeze (#111833)

                  Stampin’ Up Accessories

·          Paper Cutter (#104152) $24.95
·          Scallop Border (#118402) $15.95
·          Scallop Corner (#118870) $9.95
·          Snail Adhesive (#104332)
·          ¼”  Grosgrain ribbon any colors 2 – 5”
·          1/8” hold punch
·          2- matching brads

       

Take 8.5” x 11” sheet of DSP and score at 4.25” short side
and 5.5” on long side.

Choose which side you want for main card, turn over to fold top left side to score line, then bottom left side measure 2.75” and fold it inward, and bottom right side at the 1.5” mark and fold.  
Now take bottom of DSP and fold upward on score line in half, then fold left side over to the right and you have the basic card.
Place adhesive on bottom edge of inside of card and adhere all pieces down so they don’t flap around. This makes the pockets.
Now punch 2 holes in side of card where you folded it on an angle and use brads to hold together.
       
Use the scallop border and corner trimmer to decorate the 2 whisper white pieces of card stock, place these on the Real Red and Garden Green pieces you cut out.  Choose which color goes in which pocket and cut 2 slits one at top right and one at bottom left, using gift card as template into the tag to hold gift card.
Punch hole in top of card after you stamp the white pieces and fold ribbon in half and stick through hole and bring back through loop for a pull handle.  Use your own finishing touches!  ALL DONE!