Simply with love…

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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 :

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“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:

 

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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

 

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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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Happy stamping!

Much love Linda L x

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful You!

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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:

 

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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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I hope you enjoyed this short post.  Please feel free to buy from my website shop, and when you do you will be eligible for my VIP customer specials and gifts.

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Have a wonderful day!

Much love Linda L x

Animal Outing.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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These projects are simple and fun and easy.

What you will need:

Animal outing

Stampin Blends

Snail adhesive

Tropical Escape

Cardstock

Scallop Punch 1 3/8

 

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Much love

Linda L x

 

 

 

 

Plan your week.

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!

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Daily observations are my new thing, helping me plan more productive days that allow me more time to do what I love!

Want the planner! Click here to purchase one today!

Much love

Linda L x

simple stamping

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.

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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.

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To make this project you will need:

Wink of stella glitter brush

Tranquil Tulips

Blushing Bride cardstock

Whisper white cardstock

Inks used:

Balmy Blue

Blushing Bride

Lemon Lime Twist

STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS

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

 

Love your life!

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

 

 

 

Simple Stampin’

Stamping should be fun and certainly when you first start out should be easy!  Over the next few weeks I will be posting some simple stamping ideas.  Simple cards that are quick and easy but still look simply gorgeous.

All you will need is paper, glue, ink and stamps.  My tip to make simple stamping look super professional is mounting onto several layers of card stock in co-ordinating colours.
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For this project I used four colours, with  basic whisper white

Stock card used:

Lemon Lime Twist

Powder Pink

Inks I used were:

Powder Pink

Lemon Lime twist

Pool Party

Pacific Point

Stamp set “Beautiful Peacock” is retired but any 2 or three set stamp set will do!

 

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Check out my video below that shows how quick and easy this project can be!

Have a wonderful day, feel free to contact me for any further information or if you would like to join my team.

Much Love

Linda L x