Stampin’ Retreat 2018 …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of fun and friendship, as that was my blessing this weekend! I hosted my Annual Spring Stampin’ Retreat and although there was a little rain here and there on Friday we did just fine!!

I would like to Congratulate my friend and former co-worker Arielle on her marriage to Josh this past Saturday ❤ Arielle, her mother Olivia and sister Abby have all joined us on several retreats, so I was sorry to miss her big day. I wish her all God’s blessings and a lifetime of happiness. All your retreat friends say “Congratulations” as well 🙂

After everyone arrives and settles in to their rooms, we gather for dinner. This time we had a picnic; Sloppy Joes, Potato Salad, 7 Layer Salad, Jello Salad, assorted Chips!

Dessert comes later, however they had a “Welcome” snack of popcorns in their room when they arrived.  Once we are done eating we head out to our stamping room and settle in to get some stamping done!

As they found a seat … they were greeted by cute little hand stamped gift filled with stampin’ embellishments and a snack!

Here is a closer look … You will see the “NEW” colored pearls that you will find in the “Share What You Love” Product Suite!

I created these with the “Apron of Love” Bundle and the “Crafting Forever” stamp set… the Stampin’ Up! Logo was cut from the Grid Paper  and embellished with the Enamel Shapes!! They turned out so cute and who wouldn’t like their embellishments tucked in them 🙂

Thank you for checking back in with me today. Join me tomorrow for some card samples and additional happenings at retreat. Here is a picture from our retreat as we said goodnight on Friday …

 

Have a wonderful day!

 

Off to Retreat ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post to update you … I’m heading off to our Annual Spring Stampin’ Retreat!

The cards are designed, cut, prepped, tucked in envelopes and nicely packed into “session bags” … that way they just pull out the back with their supplies and they don’t have to fumble threw a bunch of projects.

This is the house we will be staying in!  Looks like we’re in for a beautiful weekend … I will try to keep you posted (NO WIFI) only in the Internet Cafe and it would not be too polite of me to be hiding away from my guests.  Hopefully during a break.

Till then … have a good weekend!!

Linda

Share What You Love …. Card Share

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are able to enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having lately … I have been busy in my stampin’ studio preparing for my upcoming Stampin’ Retreat with weekend!! I’m so excited, this is always a great get-away and FUN event!

This session will include the new Share What You Love product suite …

I’m going to share the video again with you, but then I’m going to share a sneak peek of what my Retreat attendee’s will be creating …

Isn’t that an amazing product suite … I love it! I will host a class in May, my Clubs will get to use it, and my Retreat attendee’s will also be creating with this suite!!  All of the cards will be different … Here is my first card sample ~

This is just one of the beautiful designer paper patterns. You are going to love this, it’s a bit thicker than just the regular designer papers and some have a beautiful sheen to it … it’s like they hand painted the flowers with Wink of Stella!!

The pretty little tag I stamped my greeting on is a “die cut” tag and is included in the beautiful embellishment box!  The box is pretty enough to give as a gift … you will see that in one of the photo’s below.  I’ve also included the 4 different bundles you can purchase beginning in May!

This is the Level 1 Bundle! Great if you are a new stamper.

Level 2 bundle. This is a step up for a more experienced stamper.  The block is gone (you’ll already have one) but you’ll get an additional stamp set and more … I love the box that contains the embellishments!!!

Level 3 … Got to Have it All Bundle!!!

This bundle is where you get the beautiful Designer Paper, a brand new “Got to Have” embossing folder and another stamp set! Here is another pic of my first card creation …

Watch the video again to see exactly what is in each of the bundles, and don’t forget, with each bundle … there is FREEBIE’S!!

Thank you for stopping in today, and please let me know if you have any questions with this beautiful product suite and the fun, fun bundles.

Have a wonderful day!

Spring Cleaning = BIG Savings!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wow … what a beautiful day here in Wisconsin! Spring has finally arrived , do you know what that means? Spring cleaning … but not the kind you are thinking of!

Stampin’ Up! is doing some Spring cleaning of the Paper Pumpkin kits BUT … You DO NOT HAVE TO BE A SUBSCRIBER TO GET THESE!!  You want even more good news????  They are priced at 50% to 75% OFF!!

SALE STARTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th

Here’s what we have … then I will follow with the video so you know exactly what you’d get!

Item Number Product Discount
142529 Banner Surprise Refill 75%
143592 Bold Botanicals Past Kit 50%
143256 Bold Botanicals Refill 75%
143597 Season of Gratitude Refill 50%
143593 Something Good to Eat Past Kit 50%
143411 Something Good to Eat Refill 50%
142650 What a Gem Past Kit 75%
142648 What a Gem Refill 75%
143596 Another Great Year Past Kit 75%

 

Banner Surprise Kit Refill: Cards, gold stickers, confetti, and banners—this kit has it ALL! Surprise your friends with a card that transforms into a banner so they can celebrate in style.

 

Bold Botanicals is the perfect blend of subtle tones and bright patterns. The photopolymer stamp set features innovative designs for beautiful backgrounds and fun phrases for a variety of occasions. With three different card styles and a variety of embellishments, this kit is sure to help you find your monthly crafting mojo!

 

Season of Gratitude: Throwing kindness around like confetti is more fun when the confetti is in a shaker card! The Season of Gratitude kit includes eight cards, three sizes of sequins in four colors, die-cut leaves, and a crackled background stamp. With all the heartfelt sentiments in the stamp set, you’ll soon be “throwing gratitude around like falling leaves.” (One of my favorites!)

 

Something Good to Eat: Whether you’re planning for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or just autumn in general, Paper Pumpkin has you covered with Something Good to Eat! Fill up those trendy treat tubes and dress them up for any occasion. The designs and stamps are flexible for all your fall festivities!  (This is a FUN one!!)

 

What a Gem: Bling, sparkle, and shine—the July 2016 What a Gem kit is filled with fancy fun! It includes eight pretty and polished treat boxes in two sizes that you can personalize with gem-toned tassels and mini cards. You’ll have plenty of treats on hand to brighten someone’s day!

 

Another Great Year:  This kit makes memory keeping easy and completely customizable. Use the patterned papers, window sheets, stickers, and washi tape to embellish your book. And, for the first time ever—we’ve included a rotary stamp and Basic Black Stampin’ Write® Marker to help you jot down and journal every moment!

 

Hope you enjoyed the video’s and that they gave you a good look at Paper Pumpkin … Try one or more of these at a discount and then join the current subscribers and the excitement of getting some great stamping kits in your mailbox.

Remember … you can get two months at 50% Off right now!! Click on link below.

Thank you for hanging out with me today.

Have a wonderful day!

 

 

Here today … Gone tomorrow!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back … I was so wrapped in my preparations for my upcoming retreat that I did not have a chance to blog …  With the early release of the Retirement List, I found that some of the items are now gone, so I did a few revisions.

What that means for you is some of the items on your Wish List may be running out! We’re not even in May … things are moving fast.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

REMEMBER … Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.

These are the items on the Clearance Rack, you can click on any of the items for more information, or to begin shopping.

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Thank you for stopping in and please let me know if you have any questions with the Clearance Rack items.

Have a wonderful day!

 

Lighthouses & Sailboats ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s a beautiful day …. the sun is shining, it’s warming up and the snow is melting!!

The other day I shared my love of lighthouses with you, and yesterday my Paper Pumpkin came in the mail and when I opened it up … WOW!  Was Stampin’ Up! reading my mind? I believe they have their finger on the pulse of what their customers want!

With summer celebrations just weeks away, you’ll want to get a head start on putting this seaworthy kit together. This kit is full of nautical-style cards and gift boxes that will make your summer gifting and party planning smooth sailing. Check out the monthly unboxing video!

How did you like the tips she showed us …. Placing the stamps on the tag (upside down) to position them to fit, and then put push the block on top to get ready to stamp!

There are so many ideas I have with this kit!  Of course, masculine birthday cards (or Lake Lovin’ Cards!) But also … Scrapbooking trips to Door County (Eileen and I took an awesome boat trip – would be perfect) or the photos taken during a road trip along the Lake Michigan shoreline!!

Thank you for stopping by today, and check back with me tomorrow for a special card and Sunday for my Simply Sunday series.

Have a wonderful day!

  

 

Share What You Love 2 ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh My Gosh … when I got home from work yesterday I checked my phone for messages.  Five missed calls – OK … One message, so I listened and to my surprise I heard; “Hello Linda, this is Sara Douglass from Stampin’ Up!”

WHAT … are you kidding me!! Sara … CEO of Stampin’ Up!!  She said “I’m calling to congratulate you on your $500,000 Milestone.  That is a huge milestone, and a lot of stamps!” So tell me … how often does the CEO of the company you represent or work for, call you and congratulate you for your accomplishments? (Usually I got a bigger workload for a job well done!) Recognition is one of the reasons I have stayed with Stampin’ Up! for 18 years … Don’t we all like to be told we did a good job!

Did I mention … they also give their demonstrators a $1000 bonus each time we reach a $100,000 milestone!!  I am amazed and grateful to be associated with this wonderful company … Stampin’ Up!  Thank you Sara for the call … and I’m sorry I missed it!!

OK … I’m back to share the last of the bundles from the  …

Here is the video again … just in case you need a refresher (I would) lol

 

On Monday I shared to goodies packed in the Level 1 and Level 2 bundles, now here is the Level 3, or should I say “Got to have it All” bundle!!

WOW … that really is a bundle full of goodies!! I know I had to have it all (Got mine … perk of being a demonstrator) Not so we can have bragging rights … but so we can sit down and prepare a wonderful class or samples to share on our blogs with you.

I’m a face to face kinda girl … so watch for a class listing from me 🙂  Meanwhile, here are the cute cards that were shown in the video …

Remember, in the video, Brandi told us that she created the greeting on the left card buy using the “Make a Difference” stamp set … how cool is that!

Stampin’ Up! has one more bundle for us … the NEW IN-COLORS!!!!

I’d love to hear what you think!!

Thank you for checking back in with me today.

Have a wonderful day!