Holiday Sweet Treats …

Happy Friday Stampin’ Friends,

And Happy Halloween! Today I have a quick -n- quick sweet treat to share with you. I’m using the “Tiny Treat Boxes” from the Holiday Catalog – page 10 to be exact.

These cute little boxes are quick and easy to pop up and have 25 in the package for only $6.95… perfect for passing along a sweet treat.


To decorate I used designer paper to create a belly band … just think, you can do this for birthdays, Halloween, wedding favors – the possibilities are endless!

My flower was created with the (yes, it’s retired) 5 petal punch stamp set, but I know many of you have this punch, and I wanted a poinsettia as my flower. The center petals comes from the Boho Blossom punch.

We colored the pearls with the Blendabilities marker … and they turned out so cute.

These cute little boxes were made for my retreat attendees as a pillow gift on Friday night. Each box contained two Christmas truffles …. yum!

It’s that time of year again … and here in Wisconsin, we woke up to snow on the car!

Have a wonderful day ~


Gratitude for Days Project …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share with you one of our new Simply Created Kits … Gratitude for Days. The kit includes 33 note cards, 30 pockets, stickers, binder clips and bakers twine. It’s a wonderful way to journal what you’re grateful for…. instructions are included.

Here is a video that gives you an alternate way to use the Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit …



Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Product Giveaway!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Slight change of plans today … you know how you tuck something away so it won’t get damaged or lost, and then you can’t find it … well that’s what I did with my swap cards!

However,  I have some updates and announcements to share with you, and I’m sure my swaps will turn up as I finish unpacking my supplies.


  • Are you a scrapbooker or memory keepers who have never heard of Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

  • Are looking for affordable solutions for documenting their life?

  • Are looking for creative yet easy ways to get their photos into albums?

 Here’s your chance to WIN … CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

One lucky winner will win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card & Accessory Packs.


There is NO obligation … just enter for a chance to win some amazing product!


There are just a few days left, so don’t miss your chance to earn free Designer Series Paper for six whole months!

For more information CLICK HERE or contact me

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Only 2 days left to get your free “Good Greetings” stamp set … pass your catalog, collect the orders and give me a call 262-334-1009 or place the order on my on-line store! CLICK HERE

 Please let me know if you need any help with the great promotions listed, and be sure to enter to WIN the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! giveaway! I did!

Have yourself a wonderful Wednesday.

See you tomorrow ~


Our retreat stamping was in the bag …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today is Day 2 of my “Holiday Retreat” series and I would like to take you along to our first stamping session on Friday evening.  After a dinner of hot turkey sandwiches, fruit salad, taco dip & chips and more, we retreated to our stamping area …

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I set up the area before my guests arrive so they can just come in and begin the fun. The projects are pre-cut for them but they still get to do some of the BigShotting, embossing and punching.  On Friday we began with a project, an awesome bag they could take their cards home in and pass on for a gift.

I’m sure some of you recognize the “Paper Pumpkin” bag … One of the benefits of being a Paper Pumpkin supscriber is that you can order “past kits” when available … and this is one of my favorites!  I’ve personally used them many times.   Click Link for more information …


I jazzed it up with our beautiful “Under the Tree” Specialty Designer Series paper found on page 5 of the Holiday catalog. A touch of Old Olive behind it really highlights the snowflake pattern.


The precious snowflake comes from the “Snowflake Card Thinlit Dies” and is done in the stunning Champagne Glimmer Paper. I will admit that the large Rhinestones used for the center are now discontinued, but my guests learned how easy it is to color any of their Rhinestones and Pearls with our Blendabilities … we used the “Skin Tone Assortment”.

I swapped out the ribbon from the kit and used the “Natural & Old Olive” Two-Tone Trim for the handles … they look so cool! All the colors came together so nicely to create a beautiful holiday bag that could be given to a man or women.

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a few of the swap cards that my ladies created … we did an all occasion swap! There was a lot of talent in out stamping group!

The Stampin’ Supply List for today’s project is listed below.

Thanks for stopping by ~


Just click on the “Weekly Deals” to view.






Road to the Holiday Stampin’ Retreat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I will be sharing a part of our Holiday Retreat with you. Follow me for wonderful trip on our road to the Holiday Retreat ….


Photo was taken by Kris H.

We stay at the beautiful Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, WI.  Our house is a 1930 English Manor and nestled beautifully on the lake. This photo was taken during our lunch break … a time set aside so our guests can dine and then explore these beautiful grounds.


This is the view  inside that greets our stampin’ friends as they arrive…


The fireplace is adorned with a touch of Christmas Cheer and the dazzling little Curvy Keepsake boxes. Each guest got to take one home with them. We treat them to many little surprises throughout their retreat stay.


Close up shot of our shimmery delights ….


We added contrasting tags on our boxes to highlight the snowflake embellishment, and then embellished the snowflake with a rhinestone in the center!

One of the projects our guests made was this cute little Santa box also created with the Curvy Keepsakes die. Both of the boxes were inspired by a collection of boxes I have found on Pinterest.


Click here to view my “Curvy Keepsakes” Pinterest Collection

I also have for you, a quick video on how easy it is to create these fabulously fun boxes…

I hope you have enjoyed the journey so far, I will be back tomorrow with more of our Holiday Retreat.

Thanks for stopping by ~



I’m back from our Holiday Stampin’ Retreat ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am back today from my Holiday Stampin’ Retreat. Each fall I host a stampin’ retreat to kick off the holiday season. It’s a time for my stampin’ friends (aka customers) to get away, relax and make some wonderful holiday cards and fun projects.


We also host a swap … everyone brings a set of cards and the winner recieves a $30 gift certificate. They vote for their favorite cards.


We all enjoyed a beautiful weekend, had some well deserved downtime, and enjoyed each others company … another wonderful group of ladies.

Here are just a few comments:

Ann W – Thanks! What fun we had!

Alice K – Projects were lovey as always! Wonderful time.

Cheryl G – Had a great time at the stamping retreat! Thank You!

Kris H – Thanks for a great weekend!



Thank you for your patience in resuming my posts … Follow my blog this week for a bit more on the retreat and a showcase of some of the beautiful swap cards, and more.

Have a great week ~


Savings, Free Cardstock, Free Stamps … Oh My!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you the weekly deals which include a couple of great stamp sets, some fun folders and more. If you need a stamp set for kids, the “Little Buddies” is perfect and if you want something a bit more “manly” … the “Setting Sail” is the answer to your problem.


I love the folders and the “Zig Zag” and “Fun Frames” are great additions to your embossing collection. Here is the entire list. Just click on any one (or more) for full details or to begin shopping.


If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a demonstrator … October is the perfect time to give it a shot try – with no commitment and no penalty to drop. During the month of October, when you sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you will earn one FREE package of Designer Series Paper each month for six months. That’s a GREAT bonus to an already great deal… $125.00 of products for $99! You know I love Stampin’ Up! and now you’ll be part of our dynamic and fun Stampin’ Up! family. Click HERE to learn more or Contact me at


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It’s not too late to pass around that catalog and get your FREE “Good Greetings” stamp set.  Contact me and I’ll set up a Hostess Code for you, where your friends can order directly on-line and their order will be shipped directly to them! We will just need to close before the 31st so you can get YOUR FREE Stamp Set and Hostess goodies!


There is so many exciting promotions going on … let me know if you have any questions. That’s what I’m here for.

Have a wonderful Wednesday … it’s Friday for me, last day of work so I can pack up and present a fabulous weekend stampin’ retreat. I’ll be sure to share part of the experience with you.

You can also LIKE my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page to follow the fun.

Thanks for stopping by!