Saturday, August 31, 2013

Another Card from August Classes

Here is one last card from my August class. I just love the Mosaic Madness stamp set!!!

Very simple.  The colors are Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping in.  I'm off to the "Farmer's Market."  Enjoy the long weekend!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I'M BACK ...

I know I've been gone for quite a few months but things have settled down a little and I wanted to post some pictures of the cards for my upcoming card class this weekend.

I've been looking at the Daydream Medallions stamp set for a long time.  I finally got it as my Sale-a-Bration redemption reward -- FREE is always good.  So now I'm doubly excited!!

My first card uses Daydream Medallions, Floral Frames Framelits and Banner Greetings.  I loved the color combo of Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Rich Razzleberry.  Those colors make the card POP!!

 One more card using Daydream Medallions and Loving Thoughts.  Color combo is Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Wysteria Wonder.  The DSP is Afternoon Picnic. I love the banner...

Next stamp set I've been debating about getting is Mosaic Madness.  I wasn't sure so I borrowed my girlfriend's set with the punch -- well, I guess I'll be ordering that bundle because I LOVE IT.  I've been having so much fun stamping and punch with this set.  I also love the new Modern Mosaic embossing folder -- they all just go together so well.

Color combo is Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush and Wild Wasabi.  I cased this card from here.  I just loved the flower -- ingenious!!!

Here is another card I cased.  What a beautiful way to showcase the embossing folder.  It makes it look like lace.  In fact, I call this card "mosaic lace."

Color combo is Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler.  Classic!

Thanks for stopping by.  Come back again.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Some More Cards

I don't have time to post the details for these cards today but I wanted to get them on my blog for my customers. These are the remainder of the cards that we made at my "card buffet" classes this weekend. It was a great stamping time. I hope you enjoy the cards.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, February 15, 2013

What is Paper Pumpkin?

Calling all Cinderella's...Your creativity carriage awaits!

Paper Pumpkin is here for YOU!

Paper Pumpkin comes to your door each month in a fully decked-out creativity carriage! I'll help you escape your life with some paper fun!

Paper Pumpkin comes in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside: All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more! 

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started Creating Right Away

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting
Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, show off, and share with your friends and family--every month!
Ready to hear more? Here's the skinny!
  • Each month Stampin' Up! will send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (They've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive and scissors.
  • Each kit will take you on a 30-40-minute creativity escape. Then you can use the stamps and other things to make more projects on your own!
  • Stampin' Up will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for Paper Pumpkin by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.) Once the ship date is passed you can no longer get that month's kit.
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is only $19.95 per month (and shipping is included! How awesome is that???)
  • You can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want. So no worries there!
  • While you're registering, a Paper Pumpkin subscription would make a fabulous gift for anyone!
Here's How You Subscribe
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin today by visiting and click "Get It." 
Be sure to put in my name as your demonstrator.  
LINDA GRAMES  (and if it asks for my zip code, it is 62035) at the end of the simple registration process, so that I can help you with your Paper Pumpkin subscription should any issues arise.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin box you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free clear acrylic block. You will be able to use it with the clear-mount stamps that will come in each monthly kit.
Starting in early March, you'll be able to try Paper Pumpkin for one month―it's a convenient way to try out the Paper Pumpkin without getting a membership. Just add the Try It kit to your order.
 Try It Kit (item #132599)

Doesn't that sound exciting? Every girl wants to feel like Cinderella and you can too when your Paper Pumpkin arrives at your door every month!  Give it a try today!


Card Buffet

A quick post today to showcase four of my cards for this weekend's "card buffet." It's basically my stamp-a-stack class but I'm trying something different for the new year. You get to pick which cards you want to make out of a selection of 9 cards.

This first card uses the stamp set Madison Avenue and the Vine Street embossing folder which both are Sale-a-Bration items you can get for FREE with a $50 order.  It looks so cute and springy.  Supplies used:  Primrose Petals, Gumball Green and Daffodil Delight card stock and ink. 

This next card uses another Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Vintage Verses.  Supplies used:  Comfort Cafe DSP, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla card stock. Apothecary Accents framelits, Tasteful Trim Bigz die, Perfect Polka Dots and Chevron embossing folders.

I love the colors on this next card -- Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight -- almost summer-like.  The stamp set is Button Buddies and the sentiment is from Curly Cute.  And that is what it is "cute."

The last card I'm going to share is another simple birthday card.  I pulled out a color I haven't used in years -- Bashful Blue.  It's funny how you gravitate to the new colors and forget about the old standards.  I like how it turned out -- what do you think?

Supplies used:  Marina Mist, Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock, Marina Mist and Chocolate Chip ink; Mixed Bunch stamp set, Stripes embossing folder, Organza ribbon and neutrals brad.

That's it for now.  Hope you enjoyed the cards and stop back real soon!!


Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards

It's almost Valentine's Day and I've been busy stamping hearts. Check out my cards I've made for my January Stamp-a-Stack class.

The first card uses the new Hearts a Flutter stamp set (you can get the bundle (stamp set and framelits) and save money) from the Spring Catalog.  I CASEd this card here.

Supplies:  Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla CS; Riding Hood Red ink; Chevron embossing folder, Crumb Cake seam binding.

My next card uses the I Dig You stamp set.  This set was one of the first stamp sets I bought when the new catalog came out in July.  I thought it would be great for scrap booking all of my grandsons' pictures. I was excited when I found a card here that used this set for a Valentine's Card.  I changed it up a bit and I love how it turned out.

Supplies: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse and Whisper White CS; Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse and Early Espresso inks; Hearts a Flutter and I Dig You stamp sets.

This card uses the chalkboard technique -- white craft ink on black card stock. A simple idea and so easy. The stamp set is a Sale-a-Bration set Vintage Verses. Don't forget Sale-a-Bration starts January 22 and ends March 22, 2013.

The banners on the side are from the Hearts a Flutter stamp set in the Spring Catalog.  I think this turned out nice - I love red, black and white together!

Supplies:  Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock, Whisper White craft ink, Real Red and Basic Black ink; Labels Collection framelits and Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.

This card uses the new More Amore Specialty DSP from the Spring Catalog. I also used the Cannery stamp set and framelits. I love that little mason jar.  This time its filled with little hearts for Valentine's Day.  The hear is from the Create a Cupcake stamp set.

Supplies: Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Very Vanilla card stock; Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Basic Black ink; Tiny Tags and Delightful Dozen stamp sets; Pool Party baker's twine and Jewelry Tag punch.

The last card uses the Hearts a Flutter and Wacky Wishes stamp sets.  Simple but cute.  The card says Wishing you a ... Happy Valentine's Day (on the inside).

Supplies: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Whisper White card stock; Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo ink; Chevron embossing folder; Rhinestones.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my Valentine cards,.  Come back soon.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Remainder of Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

It's been so long since I posted on my blog. Life just sometimes gets in the way - LOL!! Anyway, here are pics of the remainder of of Christmas Stamp-a-Stack cards. I hope you enjoy.

This turned out to be one of my favorites.  I CASEd this card here.  Inked the Lacy Brocade embossing folder with crumb cake before embossing the crumb cake card stock to give it that distressed look.

Can't remember where I found the above card so I can't give credit where credit is due ... sorry!

This was such a cute idea of die cutting the Christmas tree in the center of the card and then placing DSP behind it -- I just had to CASE it here.

I LOVE banners so I just had to include them on my Christmas cards.  I got the idea here.

I wanted to try the new Core'dinations card stock.  Very easy to sand and it gives a nice textured look to this card.  I got this idea here.

Thanks for stopping in to check out my blog.  My New Year's resolution is to blog more!!!