Thursday, December 1, 2016

Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!


What a great way to start December! Stampin' Up! has launched its Year-end Closeout Sale that runs through January 3.

The Retiring List of products in the Holiday Catalog has been released. This list of items will no longer be available once they are sold out! If you had your eye on something, get it NOW! Here are the particulars:
  • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed to be available until December 21 after which they will only be available while supplies last.
  • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
  • Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.
The Retiring List will be updated daily at 4:00 pm MT so check the list regularly. If you can't find the product in my online store, it has sold out. Here is the direct link to the Closeout Sale section in my store.


There are four main sections to the Closeout Sale: 
  1. Closeout Stamps. This section contains mostly stamps from the Holiday Catalog at catalog prices but there are some stamps not from the catalog that are marked down. Be sure to check the entire list.
  2. Closeout Bundles. These are bundles that will no longer be sold as bundles after January 3. These are discounted, but you may not be able to get them at all after January 3.
  3. Closeout Paper. Lots of papers here–some from the Holiday Catalog but some from previous catalogs–at amazing savings!
  4. Everything Else. If you like accessories like ribbons and embossing folders and tools like punches and dies, this is the place to look for wonderful prices! In addition, there are four products in particular that you should check out:
For each of these four sections, be sure to set the Show drop down arrow to All because some of these sections contain multiple pages of items.




Don't miss out on these wonderful products–place your order in my online store today!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Last 24 Hours

Do you have your alarm clock set?



The last 24 Hour Sale of the 2016 Online Extravaganza starts at 12:01 AM on November 28!


You don't want to miss the bargains available!


SAVE 20 to 40%!






Don't be filled with regret on November 29!

ColorBurst and Stitched Shapes Thank You

Linda Vich Creates: ColorBurst and Stitched Shapes Thank You. Stampin Up Pretty Pines and Stitched Shapes Framelits combine with Color Bursts and Inka Gold in this seasonal card.
Today's card share uses a mix of Stampin' Up and some of my mixed media supplies.

I started by cutting a standard card base from Thick Whisper White as well as a matte, to completely cover the card front, from Basic Gray.

Using the Sparkle Embossing Folder, I dry embossed the Basic Gray matte and then used my fingers to stroke on Silver Inka Gold. I was not overly particular about they way it went on because I wanted a kind of rustic finish to the matte. After the Inka Gold had been applied, I used a paper towel to buff it to bring out the shine. The matte was then adhered to the card front using Fast Fuse.

Next, I used my Ken Oliver Color Bursts on Watercolor paper. I tapped the colors that I wanted to use out on my paper and then I used a new to me product called Ink Potion #9 by Tsukineko to spray the ink powders. This spray is supposed to be good for blending inks and paint but also to help combat the warping of paper caused by spraying with water. It did seem to help quite a bit with keeping the paper flat. I continued spraying and adding more of the Color Bursts until I was satisfied with the color blending and then I allowed them to dry. I created two different color combos using Turquoise, Ultramarine Blue and Indigo for the blues and Lime Green, Terre Verte, and Pthalo Green for the greens.

Once these were completely dry, I used two sizes of Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out circles. I then used the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits (which were in the first 24 Hour Sale for Online Extravaganza) to cut ornament toppers from Silver Foil. I used liquid adhesive to attach the toppers to the two stitched shapes to form Christmas ornaments.

I threaded a length of the now retired silver cording through each ornament topper. The ornaments were adhered to the card front using Dimensionals and the cording adhered using Glue Dots.

Sprigs of pine were die cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper as well as little berries from Real Red Glimmer paper using the Pretty Pines Thinlits. These were adhered at the top of the card using more Glue Dots. A bow from the now retired 1/8" Real Red Ribbon was adhered on top.

The sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set was stamped on Basic Gray using Versamark and then heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder. It was punched with the Classic Label Punch and then adhered to the card front to complete this simple but cheery seasonal thank you card!

Linda Vich Creates: ColorBurst and Stitched Shapes Thank You. Stampin Up Pretty Pines and Stitched Shapes Framelits combine with Color Bursts and Inka Gold in this seasonal card.





Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My Favorites From Online Extravaganza

Did you miss out on the 24 Hour Sale? Not to worry! There are plenty of products available to purchase for outstanding sale prices! I have shared with you some of the projects I made with products that are now on sale. Click on a product to be taken directly to my store!

40% Off





30% Off





Bloomin' Heart Thinlits



Solid Gold Tips For Using The Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die



Bloomin' Masculine Valentine



The Sky Really Is The Limit!


Christmas Stockings Thinlits



Christmas Crafting in Unseasonable November Heat


Home Sweet Home Thinlits



First Play With Home Sweet Home


Pine Bough Embossing Folder



Pretty Pine Bough


Rose Garden Thinlits



Painted Rose For Global Design Project





I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, Or Did I?

20% Off





10% Off




Festive Flower Builder Punch



Rustic Poinsettias





Color Burst Christmas and Wonderful Wonderland

Be sure to take advantage of this wonderful sale–Shop Online NOW!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza Continues–First 24 Hour Sale



You won't want to miss these products in the first 24 hour sale! These are available until 12:50 PM November 21 or while supplies last. Don't miss out–place your order NOW!




Look what you could make with some of these items!

With the Gift Bag Punch Board, you can make projects like this Glitzy Gift Bag.


Or perhaps you like themed gift bags like these ones for Halloween.

Linda Vich Creates: Halloween Round Up. Halloween gift bag created using the Gift Bag Punch Board and Spider Web Doilies.

Linda Vich Creates: Halloween Round Up. Halloween gift bag created using the Gift Bag Punch Board and Spider Web Doilies.

Linda Vich Creates: Halloween Round Up. Halloween gift bag created using the Gift Bag Punch Board and Spider Web Doilies.

Full details can be found for the Halloween bags in my Halloween Round Up.

Perhaps the Gift Box Punch Board interests you? You could make a project like these ones from my Remnants of Easter blog post.

Linda Vich Creates: Remnants of Easter. Treat boxes created with the Gift Box Punch Board.

At this time of year, the Embellished Ornaments would come in handy. The two projects below display the sentiments from the stamp set.

Linda Vich Creates: Rustic Poinsettias. Reminiscent of vintage enamel ware pots and pans, dappled poinsettias in vibrant hues embellish rustic, burlap trimmed cards.

Linda Vich Creates: Pretty In Pink Poinsettia. A pretty pink poinsettia adorns this Softly Falling embossed card. Silver Glimmer paper strips and a sequin-filled sentiment pocket complete this stunning Christmas card.

Full details for these two cards can be found at Rustic Poinsettias and Pretty in Pink Poinsettia.

I hope I have provided with you with a few ideas for using the products available for only 24 hours! Click directly on the products shown above to be taken to my online store where you can place your order!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Online Extravaganza!


Are you ready for it? Online Extravaganza is Stampin' Up's biggest sale of the year! You can save up to 40% on featured products and also purchase specially-made bundles! You will be able to save during the sale from November 21 through November 28. In addition, two, 24 hour sales will occur during this extravaganza:
  1. 12:01AM to 11:50 PM on November 21.
  2. 12:01AM to 11:50 PM on November 28.
Each sale will have its own specials. Click on the images below to be taken to the sale!




Below is the full listing of the sale products. Right-click on the images and choose open link in new tab to view full size listing of products.





Place your order online in my online store so you don't miss out on limited items! Simply add all desired items to your shopping bag and then checkout. You will be given the opportunity to Create Account. If you don't already have an online account, choose this. You will then be able to search for a demonstrator. Fill in my name and Lockport as my address and search. You will then be able to select me as your demonstrator and next time you place an online order I will automatically be selected as your demonstrator.

Contact me if you need any help! Don't miss out on these wonderful deals!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Merry Mice

Linda Vich Creates: Merry Mice. One of the Merry Mice sings atop a holly-embossed matte, enriched with Inka Gold.
Today I finally got to play with my Jade Inka Gold! I had been waiting for something that required a green color and thought that the Holly Embossing Folder would meet the requirements!

For those of you unfamiliar with Viva Decor's Inka Gold, it is a fast drying metal gloss paint that contains natural Bees Was. You can apply it to a number of surfaces like wood, cardboard, unglazed pottery, metal and paper. It can be applied with a sponge or even your finger; buffing it will bring out its shine.

Before potentially messing up my card, I tested the Inka Gold by trying it on various colors of card stock to see what would work best. I embossed scrap pieces in a variety of colors and found that the Emerald Envy card stock gave me the look I wanted–a kind of patina.
Linda Vich Creates: Merry Mice. One of the Merry Mice sings atop a holly-embossed matte, enriched with Inka Gold.

I cut a standard card base from Thick Whisper White and a matte to fit the card front from Emerald Envy. After dry embossing the matte with the Holly Embossing Folder, I rubbed the Inka Gold over the embossing and then polished it with a paper towel. The embossed matte was then adhered to the card front with Fast Fuse.

Next, a strip of Cherry Cobbler was embossed with the Cable Knit Folder and adhered as a border on the left of the card front. A strip of the Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon was also added.

Basic Black Archival ink was used to stamp one of the mice from the Merry Mice stamp set onto Thick Whisper White. It was colored using Stampin' Write Markers and then die cut using one of the Stitched Shape Framelits. It was adhered to an Emerald Envy matte die cut using a scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Framelits. The mouse was adhered to the card front using Dimensionals.

Cherry Cobbler berries were die cut using a die from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and adhered around the mouse using Glue Dots. The sentiment was stamped with Cherry Cobbler onto Thick Whisper White and then die cut using the Classic Label Punch. It was adhered to the card front using Foam Adhesive Strips.

Linda Vich Creates: Merry Mice. One of the Merry Mice sings atop a holly-embossed matte, enriched with Inka Gold.

Linda Vich Creates: Merry Mice. One of the Merry Mice sings atop a holly-embossed matte, enriched with Inka Gold.

I think it is fun to experiment with all kinds of media because you never know what you can create until you try it!