Want to make amazing projects?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On Thursday I shared some alternative projects from the April Paper Pumpkin kit (Click Here to View) so today I’d like to give you a sneak peek at the May Paper Pumpkin kit!!

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You have until May 10 to sign up and get the May kit. The Many Manly Occasions Kit will contain eight cards and envelopes and is perfect to celebrate the men in your life! If you’ve put your Paper Pumpkin on HOLD for a bit … you want to make sure you get this kit sent to you!! Or start todayClick Here.

WHAT IS PAPER PUMPKIN?

It’s fabulous, fun paper crafting product in “kit form” (pre-cut, pre-scored, ready to assemble) wrapped up in pretty, soft blue tissue paper in a bright, red box that gets delivered right to your mailbox each month. And each kit includes a stamp set and ink that you can use again and again even after you’ve created everything within the kit!

Let’s have a little fun with our May Paper Pumpkin …

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LET’S PARTY!!

On Wednesday, May 25th / All Paper Pumpkin Pals …. Bring your Paper Pumpkin to my house & we will stamp together!   Have some treats too!

All my “Paper Pumpkin Pals” (All who subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me) will receive an invitation from me stamp with our May Paper Pumpkin kits.  I will have two alternative projects and some sweet treats to keep us energized! lol

If you are outside of my area … I will send you directions for the paper pumpkin projects we make and some of those sweet treats! It’s a great bonus to have your demonstrator managing a candy store!

Here’s one last peek at the May Paper Pumpkin …

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 If you look close at both “sneak peek” photos you will notice two different patterns in the die cut front!!  Make sure you sign up before May 10th!!Click Here.

So … If you want to make amazing projects without the prep work, It time to try Paper Pumpkin—a crafting subscription kit by Stampin’ Up!  Every month, you’ll receive all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to make a fun, papercrafting project. Everything is precut and ready!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, either in the comment box or e-mail me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me!

Have a wonderful day ~

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Upcoming Stampin’ Up! Catalog Sneak Peek!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I know some of you are busy getting your favorite stamp sets and accessories from the catalog before they retire … and that’s a good thing, because once they’re gone … they’re gone!

However, I’m here to create a little excitement for the new 2016-2017 upcoming catalog! A few days ago a shared some fun tips … today I’d like to share some images from a new stamp set! 

Foxy Friends Stamp Set & Coordinating Punch …

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These images / samples are from the 2016 Stampin’ Up! OnStage event!

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Well stampers … I think we can have a lot of fun with this stamp set … What do you think?

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I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the new stamp sets, accessories and embellishments from the new catalog and show you more!!

Thank you for checking in today …

Happy Friday!!

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April Paper Pumpkin: Lovely Little Wreath

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It is my honor to share with you the following post from Stampin’ Up! that highlights the April Paper Pumpkin: Lovely Little Wreath kit.  I love the alternative projects they share in the post …

 

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Say hello to the Lovely Little Wreath! This adorable accent is the perfect addition to your springtime décor and makes a great gift for special occasions like Mother’s Day.

Usually we show three extra ideas for the kit, but this time our artist had so much fun that she came up with FIVE projects! So, what do a cactus, dinosaur, and Christmas have in common? Let’s find out.

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It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas, right? It’s easy to turn the Lovely Little Wreath into a holiday décor item. Simply swap out the yellow flowers for holly berries and use a holiday stamp on the chalkboard sign.

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Next, with Mother’s Day right around the corner, add some festive foliage to create a glamorous gift box for Mom. Use the chalkboard tags and Very Vanilla Craft Stampin’ Spot from the kit.

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Raise your hand if you’ve picked up on the cactus trend. They’re everywhere, right? Create some eye-catching cacti with beautiful desert blooms with the extra flowers and leaves from your kit.

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The bent leaves on the branches pop right off this prehistoric card. And, might we say . . . the end result is dino-mite!

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Finally, keep it simple with a smaller version of the wreath to create a stunning centerpiece for a card front.

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It’s always amazing to see what you can do with your Paper Pumpkin kit. Whether you want to change it up completely, or just use up the extra parts and pieces, the end result is always fun! If you’ve fallen in love with the Lovely Little Wreath, be sure to stock up on refills, while supplies last.

How do you like the FREE All about Everything Stamp Set that came with your April kit? Check out our YouTube channel for some project ideas and then use #allabouteverything to share your projects with us.

 

Thank you for stopping by today …

Hope yours is a good one!

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Spring Retreat Swaps …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share 2 of our swap cards with you, and as promised … I will show you the winner.

Our first card is from Peggy, she used the “Bear Hugs” stamp set …

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A sweet and simple card that will bring some lovin’ to anyone who receives it.

OK … while I was taking photos of my card share today, I had a little helper – my great grandson who wanted to climb up my pant legs and check out the cards close up! He loves being in my stamping studio.

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Our next card is from Linda K. She chose to use the “Flower Patch” stamp set. Oh, the flowers you can make with the images from this set! It’s got all the shapes and sizes you’ll want plus great greetings and several stems for endless possibilities.

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This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set, which gives you so many creative options–combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want, and the card Linda created was fabulous, and our winner!

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I will be sharing more cards from our retreat and from the ladies swaps as the weeks progress. It will be fun.

Thanks much for checking out today’s blog post.

Have a great day!

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STAMP SETS USED ON SWAP CARDS …

 

Spring Stampin’ Retreat Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised, I will share some of what we do when we are away at the Annual Spring Stampin’ Retreat we host for our stamping friends!

The first photo is a shot I took between stamping sessions, just before sunset. The porch you see on your right is our stamping room and the house of the left is where we stay.

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Now let me take you into the dining room. The mantle is decorated and ready for their projects… they will be making the Gift Bags on Friday night (after stamp session is over). They are that quick and easy to do!

Before ….

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After…

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Here are their Friday Night Pillow Gifts  along with the yummy contents that were tucked inside.

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We created a fun banner from the “It’s My Party” Designer Series Paper over the living room fireplace … the Green Lake Conference Center converted it from a wood burning to a gas … so with a flip of a switch – we had a warm inviting fire for all to enjoy!

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The stamping room is set up and ready for our guests to begin ….

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The next picture is just some fun that we have at our retreats …. These ladies did not know each other before attending our retreat, and have now become friends. That is the wonderful gift that stamping does when we all get together! Sandy and Kris come for some BFF time! It’s a great girls get-a-way!

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Here’s a few more of our ladies. The women (Peggy) sitting in the third chair down, hails from Oklahoma! She found my retreat post and decided to invite her daughter (Jen) for a bonding weekend! I LOVE IT!!  We have many “Mother / Daughter” groups (three this weekend) join us! Ann-Marie is the first of the three ladies … her daughter was away when the photo was taken.

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By the time I got to take pictures of all the cards – both samples I brought to share and the one’s we made, the light was so bright in the room, my pictures did not turn out well …

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We made the “Card in a Box” and the “Drapery Fold” card on Friday night, showcasing the “It’s My Party” Product Suite. My goal is not only to show a technique or two, and give you beautiful cards, but to show you multiple ways you can use your Stampin’ Up! products.

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Here is what one of our guests had to say about our Spring Stampin’ Retreat: Jen is hoping to get the dates early enough to make arrangements to attend this fall. We were both very impressed. We would rate everything an A+.

I am humbled and grateful for all of the wonderful ladies that we have met and attended our Spring and /or Fall Retreats. We’re are 5 years strong … and not planning on stopping anytime soon!

We always have a good time at retreat! I did notice one thing … I get so busy setting up for the next stamp sessions that I don’t ever take pictures of our delicious food, and not enough of the wonderful guests that have come to our retreats! That is definitely on my TO DO List!

I’ll be back tomorrow with some of the beautiful cards our guests made for our Annual Card Swap!

Thanks so much for stopping by ~

Have yourself a wonderful day!

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New Catalog? Sneak Peak and Fun Facts …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a sneak peak at the new In-Colors and some fun facts about our upcoming catalog!

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We are all excited to see the new Annual Catalog! If you are one of my customers (placed an order with me this past year) you will receive one either at club, class, or I’ll be sure to get one into your hands somehow!! For my long distance stampin’ friends (aka: customers) I will be sending you one by mail! 

There’s still time to be one of my stampin’ friends and get your catalog too… just contact me to place an order or you can go right to my website and place your order there.

FUN FACTS ABOUT OUR NEW CATALOG …

  • There are 212 pages!
  • We’ve got 377 New Products!
  • An Amazing 175 New Tools and Accessories!

Oh my … I have to share the fabulous NEW 2016 – 2018 In-Colors …

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But before the NEW comes in … we’ll be saying good-bye to the old

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RETIRING STAMPS LIST / CLICK HERE

RETIRING “EVERYTHING ELSE” / CLICK HERE

These will be the most “up to date” lists as it is linked directly to Stampin’ Up! so as the items sell out, they will be removed from the list and you will not be able to order anymore.

Don’t hesitate to reach out for anything you need.

Thanks for dropping in on me today! Stop back tomorrow … I’ll be sharing a bit on our Spring Retreat.

Have an awesome day!!

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Sweet Treats …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I come to you from the beautiful shores of Green Lake and our 1930’s English Tudor Manor where we’re hosting our annual Spring Retreat.

I am so excited because we have a guest that hails all the way from Oklahoma!! I am so grateful for all the interest and enthusiasm my stampin’ friends have for our stamping retreats.

I must admit, I love to spoil them … it’s a retreat! Time to relax, have fun, make some great projects and discover little treats!

Last night our retreat guests got to make some little treat bags, little did they know that when they retired to their rooms for the evening … they would find these!

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A simple box to create … I just added a sweet little tag from the “You’re so Sweet” stamp set, the Triple Banner Punch and some beautiful 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (Some of these colors are retiring so you might want to get yours now before it’s gone).

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I have been blessed to share these stampin’ retreats with some of the most wonderful ladies, it has been such a joy.

So I guess you are wondering what we put inside these cute little goodie bags!  Well, I said, I like to spoil them …

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Inside each bag was a bag of fine chocolates: Two chocolate Artisan Truffles, a Sea Salt Caramel, and an English Toffee (we are staying at an English Manor) lol.

When I decided to host retreats, I wanted my guests to feel the way I did on a Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip … it is after all, my stampin’ friends who help me earn these wonderful trips.  So the idea of the “Pillow Gift” was paying it forward!!

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We are off to the stampin’ room for a full day of cards! Thank you for dropping in and sharing a piece of your day with me.

Have a wonderful Saturday ~

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OH WAIT … Here are the instructions!!

TREAT BAG

  • Begin with a 6” x 9-1/2” sheet of cardstock
  • Place the cardstock horizontally (9-1/2” is across top of Simply Score board)
  • Score at 3” – 4-1/2” – 7-1/2” and 9”
  • Turn cardstock quarter turn (6” is across top of Simply Score board)
  • Score at 1-1/2” /  Fold & burnish score lines
  • Cut off ½” X 1-1/2” piece at score lines. This creates your tab for securing box.
  • Use cutter or scissors to cut the score lines that measure 1-1/2” then trim edges.
  • Using a strong adhesive on your tab, secure your bag together.
  • Fold in the 2 small bottom flaps then the 2 larger flaps. Put a strong adhesive on the last flap before folding it together.

Decorate as desired 🙂

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