Hello and welcome, my name is Linda and I’m a Stampin’ Up demonstrator as well as an artist, designer and blogger. My aim is to provide others with inspiration to create and discover the artistic genius within! Learn how to release your inner artist and discover a relaxing and rewarding hobby or career that you will love.
You can purchase all your crafting products right here and I will share tips and ideas to help you get the most out of your products. Follow me for creative inspiration and one off designs that you can recreate.
Many of my designs and ideas will allow you to use what you have at home plus I will give you ideas on where to get some resources cheaply and easily.
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I’m sure by now you will see a trend with my creative habits, I like working with a certain colour pallete and I tend to start out with one idea and just develop it as I create. My aim today was to create some masculine cards so I went with navy and white for this first lot of cards.
Navy and white is such a classic combination that I love in most areas, especially in my home decor. I find it easy to create cards when I’m just using a simple combination.
Rooted in Nature is such a versatile set and I went on to expand my designs using sahara sand card stock. I think that these are great designs for both men and women.
Rooted in nature allows you so many options especially for designer backgrounds. I will show a few of my other designs below. With the next group of cards I thought I would go for colour and I hope I have shown you how versatile one stamp set can be.
Next I couldn’t help but get some pink…if you are ever stuck for a colour combo just add pink to the mix and you will never look back!
What do you think? I love the pink and sahara sand combination. Next week I will show you some other interesting colour combinations that really work.
Hope you enjoy!
Linda L x
Inspiration from Kelly Rae Roberts and others.
This is my way of creating fun art that can be framed, turned into cards or made for book or box covers. Simple creative ways to use up scraps of paper and fabric. A great process to develop your drawing and painting skills with simple lines and basic tools. You will have some amazing results and so much fun creating! Ideal for art journalling pages too!
I have created three different designs ( I call my angel girls), two that covered shoe boxes and one framed which will eventually go into my art journal when I’m ready to create something different.
Heavy duty paper or card board
Water colour paper
Water colours (paints)
Gold acrylic paint
Scraps of designer paper or old magazines
Here are several designs I created in one morning of painting, gluing and just having fun.
I hope that I have inspired you to enjoy some creative pursuits today!
Linda L x
I really wanted this stamp set, its so on trend at the moment and I just knew I could make some beautiful cards with the Flowering Desert stamp set. As you can see I have a few decorative items in my studio that are cacti….so cute!
Inspiration came quickly with this set as I couldn’t wait to play.
Pool Party Ink
Pool party card stock
Mint Macaron card stock
There are so many options with this stamp set, you can make amazing backgrounds with some of these gorgeous designs. I absolutely love creating my own designer papers for my backgrounds…and Stampin’ Up make this so easy to achieve!
I just think the above card is simple to put together and yet super elegant, this classic colour combination will suit so many occasions. I used the subtles card stock for all of these cards.
Subtles card stock
Basic grey Ink
Same colours just using a different foliage both the large and small of these stamps combined together make a super design! So its just so easy with Stampin’Up products, choose your stamp set, then your papers and then your co-ordinating inks.
Black and Lemon Lime twist , what a pop of brightness…this will brighten someones day!
Your designs are only limited by you, so expand your creativity the simple way using Stampin’ Up products and make big colour choices and know that having inks, pens and papers that all co-ordinate will make your projects stand out from the crowd.
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Have a wonderfully creative day,
all my love
Linda L x
Welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty. This week we are CASEing the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and I couldn’t go past the Hello Cupcake stamp set. This set is free when you spend $90 or more and is a very versatile stamp set.
I created simple watercolour backgrounds using Stampin’ Up Water colour paper, such great quality paper! I love it! I also used the subtles range to help keep my design co ordinated. The circle and square frameits helped tie it all together.
This one I created my own designer paper using the small hearts and flower stamps included in the set. This can always give a truly personal touch to your cards!
Fabulous set and I plan to do much more with this set so check in next week to see just how versatile this set can be, and its free with any purchase over $90… please head over to my shop and check out our wonderful products.
Have a wonderful day,
Much love Linda L x
This is a simple way to use old stamp sets in new ways. Sometimes we don’t need or want to go out and buy new stamps. I believe in getting the most use you possibly can from what you have on your shelves. So for me when the #simplestamping challenge came up, I looked at what I had available and created this little card. I’m so pleased with the end result and its a perfect valentines card and super cute too!
Then I realised that many of you wont have this set so I took a current set and created another simple card :
“You sure know how to make someone happy” is on the front – “my little honey bee” (could easily be put inside the card)! There you have it, a valentines card in a very untraditional way. This card has a little wink of stella over each bumble- bee and looks rather fetching as the light catches each bee. These are easy projects to try at home.
You will need:
Whisper white card
Black memento ink
Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
Wink of Stella
What makes something simple? Really its just going back to basics and in card making that means stamps on card and using the most basic of equipment, scissors, card, ink and adhesive. Its a great way to get started in a creative pursuit of card making and designing. Here are some others I’ve created using current stamp sets:
Something like this would be a fabulous starter for a friend or relative:
Calypso Coral classic stamp pad
Calypso Coral stampin blends
Make a difference stamp set
2″ circle punch
Lemon Lime Twist classic stamp pad
Lemon Lime Twist card stock
Whisper White Card stock
I love a blue and white design on anything! So here is a simple elegant card anyone can recreate. Its easy and beautiful…
I hope you enjoyed this post.
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Much love Linda L x
I never get tired of this set, the images just continue to inspire me. The images are alway crisp and look so effortless when stamped on card. I used brusho and water colour paper to create these two cards. I also used clear embossing powder over my memento black ink, allowing to brusho right over the image.
Check out my video below:
This one was created again with memento black ink and clear embossing powder and coloured with my Stampin’ Blends. When using embossing powder over my ink I always use my Stamparatus.
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Have a wonderful day!
Much love Linda L x
This is a fun stamp set that allows for lots of opportunity to play with colour. Perfect for blends these fun characters come to life with your Stampin blends! This set Animal Outing is wonderful to have and as an Australian Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I really appreciate our little Kangaroo and Koala.
I have not only made cards from this stamp set but great tags for bags and school books. I just laminate these for a sturdy finish after name is put on. Easy to make and certainly something the kids could do over the summer holidays.
Tags and book marks are a great way to utilise your scraps of designer series papers. Book marks or tags make for a lovely addition to any card. A sweet little handmade gift tucked into a card is a lovely gesture.
These projects are simple and fun and easy.
What you will need:
Scallop Punch 1 3/8
Hope you enjoyed this post.
Linda L x
This weeks planning page is all about you. Organising your life around what you have to do and what you would like to do….I’m now meal prepping and taking stock of my daily routine for the next month or so… trying to get as much from my day as I can. Taking notes and observing my day will help me get a good overview of where I need to improve in my life! Plan with me each week and don’t forget to like this page to be in the draw for a new planner!
Daily observations are my new thing, helping me plan more productive days that allow me more time to do what I love!
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Linda L x
Keep it simple! We have all heard that before and let me tell you that in all areas of design…simple just works! That doesn’t mean that all design should be simple but keeping things simple can really keep a project on track. Knowing when enough is enough can be a tough place to be and by planning a simple project in the beginning …can save you a whole lot of card stock later on.
How to keep it simple:
Choose you stamp set
Choose 3 colours and (white or black)
To give dimension use several mounts, as above I used a frame of blushing bride then whisper white and propped it all onto a blushing bride background using dimensionals, then onto whisper white card base.
The bow was in my stash of stamped extras that I keep at hand but quite easily you could just use something from the same stamp set …to keep it simple! You can see this with the card pictured below.
To make this project you will need:
Wink of stella glitter brush
Blushing Bride cardstock
Whisper white cardstock
Lemon Lime Twist
Another simple technique added to this card was my wink of stella, which I added over the base of the flower petals, this gives a lovely sparkly glow!
Hope you enjoyed this post and try your hand at simple stamping, lots of fun and remember….Keep it Simple! You cant go wrong.
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Linda L x
My theme for this project became all about love, and loving my life…! 2019 will for me be about living a life I love, creating, painting, drawing and sharing this journey with anyone who who wants to join in the ride!
Art journaling is one of my favourite pass times and to start this project I basically just cut out some pictures and words from old magazines, this gave me my colour pallet.
With these few tools I just went with the flow…the process is what is so freeing about art journaling! We are all so busy in our daily lives and so concerned about creating a perfect life for ourselves and our families, comparing ourselves and our lives to others, it can make for a hectic and sometime disappointing life. Our art journal is all about us and is our personal diary in the form of mixed media…its a wonderful way to let go and truly connect with your inner spirit.
If you haven’t tried this art form you really should give it a go…if you are a crafter you will have more than enough materials at hand, if not, I have a list of basic starters that you can purchase from me or from any discount store.
Check back later for my starter kit details.
Linda L x