Eastern Palace: Makes me Smile!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a beautiful card I created using the Eastern Palace Product Suite. This is a never before seen card … and by that I mean, I’ve done 3 stamping sessions using this bundle!

I have never held 3 events using the same bundle before, with that said, it definitely shows how versatile this bundle really is!!

Let’s begin with the Eastern Palace Cardstock packet … I used the Dapper Denim as card base, you will also see a strip of the Denim and Tranquil Tide running across the card front, topping one of the beautiful designs of the Eastern Palace Designer Paper.

The pretty elements were created with the same cardstocks listed above, the Eastern Palace Thinlit Dies and the Gold Vinyl Stickers. The touch of Gold Glimmer Paper and the Gold Faceted Gems really make these elements POP!!

The beautiful greeting “To think of you is to Smile” comes in the stamp set that comes in the bundle.  This stamp set has several great phrases that can be used over and over again.



I am going to offer you the same special I offered my other classes … if you purchase the 145308 – Eastern Beauty Bundle (stamps & dies – Save 20%) the 144148 – Eastern Palace Cardstock pack, the 144147 Designer Paper and the 144141 Gold Faceted Gems …. Then I will send you the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers FREE, plus a Virtual Rewards Point. This offer is valid through September 2nd…

Click on the button below & you’ll be directed to the Eastern Palace!


Here is another sample, and if you go back in my posts … you’ll find plenty more. Don’t miss the one that is shown in the beginning of this post & shown with the stamps & dies.

Let me know if you have any questions! Thank you!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday ~

Pick Your Potion …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back today with the sneak peek card that I created using one of the new stamp sets from our Holiday Catalog! Can you guess what “holiday” I picked? I’m sure many of you know that my first choice will be Halloween!  You’re right!

You’re going to love the stamp set I chose, it’s the “Festive Phrases” stamp set on page 45. Once you flip to the page, you’ll know why I had to have this set … it not only has a cute Halloween greeting but those Christmas one … OMG!! You gotta love ’em!!

Along with my greeting, you’ll notice the cool Designer Series paper ” Spooky Nights”… you can find it with the Spooky Night product suite on pages 52 and 53.  The designer paper actually coordinates with the Spooky Cat stamp set and the Cat punch … I’ll show you more in future posts, but for now, just check out all the samples on page 52!!

I teamed up with Stitched Framelit Dies along with the Circle Dies to highlight my greeting “Pick Your Potion” and then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Did you notice the cute little potion bottle on the background designer paper … I love that Stampin’ Up! create products that can be used together with many different products.

My base of the card is Pumpkin Pie and the designer paper is matted with the Basic Black. The greeting was stamped on Very Vanilla … all colors are listed on the designer paper pack so it’s not hard to pick what colors you should use!

Now … couldn’t you picture making just the round greeting attached to the banner and then attach hang it on a few bottles of wine … or sparkling water! lol  Just have some fun with it 🙂

I’ve got a list of the items used below. By clicking on the picture you will be taking to my Stampin’ Up Store and will view more details of the item you clicked … The “Festive Phrases” stamp set and “Spooky Nights” Designer Series Paper cannot be purchased until September 1st, but you’ll want to put it on your Wish List!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, wait till you see what I have for you tomorrow!

Till then, have a great day!!




Simply Sunday: Thinking of You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a beautiful card that I made for my “Eastern Palace Suite Card Class” last week.

With just the Eastern Beauty Bundle (pg.19 in our Annual Catalog) and the Designer Specialty Paper … you can create this stunning Gold card in just minutes.

Let’s begin with the base … it’s the Dapper Denim for our In-Color line and goes beautifully with the Gold.  The Gold specialty paper comes from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Our square piece, which is the center piece of our card was adorned with the large starburst Vinyl sticker and then was topped with a floral piece cut from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Die.

The greeting comes from the Eastern Beauty stamp set and highlighted with one of the circle stamps … both done in the coordinating Dapper Denim ink.

The card was finished off with the beautiful NEW Metallic-Edge Ribbon in Gold! It is even prettier in “real life” vs the photos.

The entire “Eastern Palace Suite” coordinates so beautifully and is easy to work with. In fact … this was the 3rd class I’ve done with this suite – that to me shows true versatility!

I have the items listed below … you can click on them for more information about the product, or to begin your shopping experience. If you need any help … please let me know.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Sunday with me.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a Sneak Peek from the new Holiday Catalog!

Have a wonderful day ~



An Invitation to Stampin’ Fun!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Looking for a fun get-a-way or a girls weekend away? I have the perfect solution …

Eileen and I are pleased to open our “Hearts Come Home” Holiday Stampin’ Retreat to you. Lets get together and have fun while putting a hand crafted touch on your holidays.
Our years of experience and our dedication to our guests experience will ensure you an inspiring, creative, fun and memorable retreat.
Our stamping retreats are all inclusive and include your lodging, all your meals and all your stamping projects; cut and ready for you to stamp. Along with your stamping sessions, you’ll have time to explore the beautiful grounds, or just relax by the lake.
Please join us on Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 22nd for a fun filled getaway with fellow stampers to create, make new friends, unwind, and enjoy being pampered for a weekend.
Here is what you can look forward to …


Enjoy our “Early Bird” pricing: Only $250 until September 2nd, 2017
Cost: $275 – September 3rd through September 30th, 2017
Registration Closes at Midnight September 30th.
Our retreats are done on a first come / first serve basis … Only payment holds your spot, at which time your room will be assigned. Rooms are also based on number of guests in your party.
All you need to bring are comfy clothes and your basic stamping kits: scissors, your favorite adhesive and refills, and a bone folder. If any other supplies are needed, I will contact you prior to our retreat. All stamps, inks, dies & BigShots are supplied for you.
          Eileen and I can’t wait to see you
at our 2017 Fall Holiday Stampin’ Retreat

RSVP NOW or CALL 262-334-1009

Linda Schnabel / Linda’s Stampin’ Escape
Once You’re Registered …
Once you are registered, I will send you an e-mail with details on our attendee swap, a brief agenda and directions to our Retreat location.
Remembering Christmas at Home
We host a contest with everyone’s swaps .. It’s a lot of fun.
* *We ask that you stick to current Stampin’ Up! product /

Stampin’ Kits @ 50% Off!!!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I hosted the last of my “Summer Series” of classes (don’t worry, there will be more … these just filled up our summer nights) and there were a lot of questions over the 50% Off Paper Pumpkin, so I’m posting some information and a cute video!

Want to make amazing projects without the prep work? Meet Paper Pumpkin—a crafting subscription kit by Stampin’ Up! Because sometimes the best way to get creative is INSIDE the box.

Every month, you’ll receive all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to make a fun, papercrafting project. Everything is precut and ready to go. Skip to the fun with us—sign up at PaperPumpkin.com. by clicking on the link…

Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917


I share alternative projects right here on my blog … so join the fun!! You can stop at anytime but the Holidays are coming and the kits also make great gifts!!

Let me know if you have anymore questions ~

Have a wonderful day ~



Merry Little Christmas Suite

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a card and project idea straight from Stampin’ Up! It’s from our Merry Little Christmas product suite!  You can view the suite on pages 10-13 of the Holiday catalog … I heard from some of you that your catalogs have arrived!!

This product suite fills up four glorious pages of the holiday catalog, the Merry Little Christmas suite is packed with festive stamps, Designer Series Paper, accessories, and tools.

There is so much for you, and I can’t wait to show you more! We already had one class and made 4 beautiful cards … some I already shared with you.

Like this one…

I know I’ll be showcasing this product suite again so keep an eye out for my Upcoming class listing!

Till then … Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!


Movie Monday: Be Merry Kit!

Hello Stampin Friends ~

Today we’re going to have a “Movie Monday”. I don’t have this kit yet, but the more I see these posted by my fellow demonstrators the more I think I may be adding this to my list!!

Make the season merry with festive rosette ornaments that you can hang on your tree or wreath or use as gift tags or on packages. This all inclusive kit makes 12 rosettes, 6 each of 2 designs. Rosettes are prescored and folded for quick assembly.

So what did you think? Wouldn’t they look cute on a gift package or adorning a banister … what if you doubled them so they can be seen on both sides and then hang them!!  So many possibilities!

Thank You for checking out my blog and today’s video.

Enjoy your day!