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

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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

 

 

No stamps required!

Linda L designsI had so much fun creating these cards, my own designs and just handwritten these cards are easy for you to create also.  I have used my Stampin’ Blends for the colouring and they do an amazing job.  Its so easy to create depth and shading to your designs with our blends and the array of colours is excellent.

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Nothing says handmade as much as these little cards, using good quality card stock and co-ordinating colours you can create exceptional, personal one of a kind creations.  As an artist I really like to paint and draw so its a natural progression for me to transition to hand drawn cards.   Stampin’ Up products make it easy to cut, trim, mount and colour.

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I sign each card individually and these designs have now been printed and will soon be available to purchase. Originals will also be available as framed prints.

Want to make your own. Join my fb page on a Friday to learn how, as I create a new design each week with you, you can always purchase good quality card stock from my store.

Thank you

Linda L xxx

 

 

 

Wishing you well.

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Wishing you well is one of my absolutely favourite stamp sets from the current catalogue. Look at the elegance of these images. Ideal for projects no matter the season. These Distinktive stamps are simply for the heart.

I love the pink and white theme, so simple and clean and it has worked well as a christmas card, see above.

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These “just a note” are a great thank you card or perfect for quick note to a friend, change the sentiment to happy birthday… and what a gorgeous birthday card!

 

This set of cards took no time at all, an hour including all prep time.  I find it easier to pre cut once I have decided on my design then put it all together.

When making this set of cards I clear embossed the bouquet of flowers, the bow and the wreath, not only does this give shine it gives a dimensional look and a professional finish. This card set covers many occasions and is a must have for those of you on the road. The sky is the limit when you team a versatile stamp set like this (Wishing you well) with Stampin’ Up’s designer series papers.

Choose different colour combinations for a completely different look:

Would you like to make these cards?

You will need:

Wishing You Well Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Whisper White A4 Cardstock
Stamparatus®
Tropical Escape 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Blushing Bride A4 Cardstock

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

 

Interested in purchasing at a discount? Email me for details.

Have a great day,

Linda xx

Breathe…the big move!

If you have been wondering what I have been up to for the last three months, we have been organising a big move!  My husband and I made a decision to move to another state, from Western Australia to Tasmania. Yes, its been epic, with lots of fun and a few tears. Leaving our children and granddaughter back home in WA was difficult and I try to talk to them most days, of course they are planning to visit.

As for me personally,  so far its been a fabulous experience and I’m getting ready to start my crafting and painting as a full time career.  If the cat will get off my desk!

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The packing was great and very quick as we had people to do all the work …but the unpacking has not been so magical…I cant find anything and yet I’m finding things I didn’t know I still had!  The joys of a move, we are waiting on our cars to arrive so I’m house bound, which has been a blessing as I have no choice but to unpack, sort and organise (and create). More creating than organising!

We flew the dog and cat over a few weeks after us so we could have a look around the island.  Its been an interesting week since the pets have arrived. Miss Molly is still a little traumatised from the entire flight experience and giving us the cold shoulder, except at walk time (she perks up then!). The cat who is 19 has taken it in her stride but is choosing weird and inconvenient places to set herself down. The main thing is they are here with us now and helping to create the feeling of home.

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I have to say that Tasmania is really beautiful, lovely green fields, trees, historic buildings and beautiful turquoise oceans.  Some parts seem rugged and untamed whilst other are so precise and almost planned out that the contrasts are truly exceptional.  A small state, we have already travelled from one side to the other, but we plan to see it all and everything in between!

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Our gorgeous cottage is a historic home in town and very comfortable with fire places, quirky windows, tin sheds scattered around our massive yard and a big veranda around the home! Exactly what I had put on my vision board a year earlier! It even has a red door.

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This is a little snippet of my life, I have lots of crafty projects planned and hope to share these with you.

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