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Next Blog Tour - June (date TBA)

Did you enjoy the Blog Tour yesterday?  I know that I did.  For some of you there maybe the question "What is a Blog Tour"?  A Blog Tour is a hop from one blog to another which showcases different SU stamp sets etc.  It is a great way to see what a talented group can come up with using a selected stamp set, punch or even a Big Shot Die.  Did this Blog Tour leave you wanting more?  Did you miss it?  Now that you know what it is would you like to hop on the next tour?  I will be on the June Blog Tour, date TAB.  You won't want to miss this fantastic opportunity to see awesome work.

You can hop on the Tour right here on my blog and hop from blog to blog from there.  More details will be posted over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned.  Remember the Blog Tour only runs for ONE day and then it's gone!!! 

Tomorrow I will post one of the cards which we will be completing in the Waterfall Card Classwhich runs tomorrow, April 29th and Sunday, May 3rd.  We are now doing 3 cards in this class....too fun!!




Welcome to Blog Tour #4


Linda McClain Tour Photo

Welcome to Blog Tour #4, I'm so glad you stopped by.

My set from the Occasion's Mini is:  A Scene In A Garden

I hope you enjoy the 2 samples which I have created just for this Blog Tour using A Scene In a Garden.  There are just 3 days left to get in on the "Get Connected Promotion" - purchase $50.00 from the Occasion's Mini and receive an under $12.00 stamp from page 208 of the 2009 Spring/Summer Catalogue.  If you are a Canadian visitor to this Blog Tour and wish to place an order I am personally offering FREE shipping on your order, delivered right to your door anywhere in Canada.  Send me an email to let me know what you would like to order.

Please leave me a comment & let me know what you think of my samples. 

A Scene In A Garden 


Scene In a Garden #1 



Blog Tour Tomorrow

Linda McClain Tour Photo

How exciting is this, it's Blog Tour Day tomorrow.  Buckle your seat belts & get ready for a great ride.  My blog will be Stop #1 on Blog Tour #4.  After my blog you will move onto Marilyn's where Marilyn will feature the set "Very Versatile".

This blog tour will be a wonderful ride through 16 blogs.  What will you see?  Well awesome samples from the new Occasion's Mini of course.  Hope on the tour whenever you can tomorrow, it will end at Midnight.  So grab a cup of tea and enjoy the ride. 


Mark April 27th - It's Blog Tour Day

Linda McClain Tour Photo 

Mark April 27th on your calendars!  That's the date when you can hop onto my blog to see more samples of projects made with the Occasion's Mini Catalog Stamp "Scene In a Garden".

But wait, there's more.....

After you browse my examples, you'll find a link to Marilyn's blog.  She will be showing you samples of the stamp set "Very Versatile" from the Occasions Mini Catalogue!

But wait, there's more.....

On Marilyn's blog you will find a link to yet another blog and examples from a different stamp set in the mini.  There will be a banquet of ideas and beautiful projects.  There are 20 stops on this tour, an you won't want to miss a single one.  The links will ve available only on April 27th, so please don't miss the bus.

Because Stampin' Up!'s "Getting Connected" promotion will still be running spend $50.00 on Occasions Mini Catalog products and choose any one item from the Under $12.00 on page 208 in the Spring & Summer Idea Book for FREE.

This is an event not to be missed!  This tour will take you all over the place!  Be sure to hop on at my stop and then travel the road laid out for you. 


Celebrating my new blog design - Upsy Daisy Gift Box Set

Upsy Daisy Card Box Set

I'm so excited to share my new blog design and layout with you today.  Thanks to Michelle from Laycock Designs & Heather from Blogs by Heather for helping me accomplish this new layout.  I hope everyone enjoys the new format.  There will be a few more changes coming in the next month or so.  My Blog will always be changing so why not sign up to get Blog Updates as soon as I post them.  It's as easy as clicking the sign up button on the upper right hand side, you can also sign up to automatically receive my newsletters when they come out.

Now onto the Upsy Daisy picture.  I taught a scrapbook layout, card & box class last weekend.  In the class we created the A2 size card box you see in the picture, I think they are awesome.  You can find the instructions for this box on Splitcoaststampers under the resource section at:

I decided to expand on the class for a couple teacher gifts for my daughter to give out.  The result was thiswonderfully co-ordinated set.  Super easy to make and fairly quick as well.  These are basic cards but yet they are elegant.  My daughter proudly gave them to her teachers on Thursday and the comments were terrific.  These box sets are also great for the person who has everything, all you need to do is change up the colour scheme to suit your requirements.  All the cards in this gift set are standard A2 size.