Sharing a piece of my heart …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post to let you know about the Sale-A-Bration Second Release …

I’ll be honest, I’m having a hard time keeping up with my blog posts. Yesterday we moved my sister Eileen into Hospice, it’s been a long hard fight.  She fought her cancer even as we lost our Mom only a year ago.  I have no words except that I have been blessed to have such a loving and amazing sister. When it comes to my stamping business … she is the wind beneath my wings.  We did everything together.

Eileen is on left … sisters by birth, best friends by choice ❤ We are on our patio here relaxing a bit on the Mexican Riviera Incentive trip. I’ve never noticed till now that we were “twinning” in our “Pool Party” colored shirts.  I am off of work today so I can sit with her… she was always there for me.

She loved making cards, and we both agree that the catalogs just keep getting better and better.  Here is one of the beautiful new stamp sets in the second release Sale-a-bration catalog …

 

 

The All Adorned Photopolymer Stamp Set … it’s perfect for creating backgrounds, focal points and more with these graceful designs. Here is another sample created with the All Adorned stamp set.

 

Thank you for joining me today and for letting me share a little part of what has kept me a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for almost 19 years.  We have beautiful memories of all the amazing places we’ve gone to, and all the beautiful people we have met.  It’s an wonderful journey and I am so blessed and grateful to have shared this with my sister Eileen.

Have a wonderful day … and call your best friend ❤

Hawaii 2008 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip

 

Sweet, Sweet, Baby!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Valentine’s Day!! ❤

Have you noticed there are certain things you can count on always needing cards for: birthdays, thank you, and babies. Today I have the cutest cards created by our Stampin’ Up! offices. The first is Perfectly Paired from the Occasions Catalog … This caught my eye right away because of I a collection of all things Noah’s Ark.  This would make a perfect picture hanging in a child’s room!!

Also perfect for those of you who love to color … break out the Stampin’ Blends because this stamp set is perfect for them.  If you don’t have your blends yet, the watercolor pencils would be quick -n- easy and give you a totally different look.

The cute little gift bag is made with the Little Twinkle stamp set from the big Annual Catalog and coordinates with the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series paper!  This is a very versatile stamp set and I have it in my collection … along with the designer paper (I use it for many occasions!).   It also coordinates with the Twinkle Builder punch, Twinkle, Twinkle Cardstock pack and Twinkle Adhesive backed sequins!!

Here are a few more projects the “just twinkle” …

The cute little “Written in the Stars” gift card in the upper left hand corner and the “Love you More than the Star’s” in the lower right hand corner would be perfect for Valentines Day or a birthday.  I think birthdays are the perfect time to say “I Love You” …. heck, that’s everyday!

I wish you a warm and wonderful day today!

Be Happy ~

 

Guess Who’s Turning Six with a FREE Gift for YOU!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s post is going to introduce you to a upcoming card kit designed with “Birthdays” in mind … and a bonus FREE Stamp set included. What!??

It’s our birthday, and Paper Pumpkin is celebrating with an adorable kit filled with eight festive birthday cards that are sure to “pop!” You’ll love the cool party packaging. And for extra birthday fun, we’re sending our subscribers TWO stamp sets instead of one.

Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!  Here’s a little hint …

  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

You’ll love the cool party packaging. And don’t forget, we’re sending our subscribers TWO stamp sets instead of one.  Not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  Take it out for a test drive and discover the fun of a monthly stamping kits that includes everything you need to create adorable projects.

Sign up today

You can also purchase directly from me … Remember that the 3 month, 6 month, and yearly subscriptions qualify for Sale-a-bration FREE items!!

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I will be back tomorrow with a “sweet” card!!

Have a good day ~

Annual Spring Stamping Retreat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When was the last time you got to escape and do something for yourself?
I have exactly what you need …
a Stamping Retreat designed from top to bottom to put you at ease
from the demands of the outside world and recharge your creativity.

I would like to personally invite you to join me at my Annual Spring Stamping Retreat!

You’ll enjoy your stay in a stunning 1930’s English Tudor Home on the shores of beautiful Green Lake. The surroundings offer a carefree setting for nurturing you and your creativity, allow you time for relaxation, and building new friendships.

Our retreat is ALL INCLUSIVE … Your lodging, all meals and your stamping projects are all included in one low price, so you can enjoy your stay and enjoy a true relaxing getaway.

Join us and let the stress of the work week drift away with the tide.

Our Stamping Sessions … 

are held in a spacious, light filled meeting room and includes everything you need (cut and prepared for you) to create exceptional cards and projects in a relaxed, stress free environment

Your Retreat Room … christian writing center bedroom

is inviting, clean & comfortable. We are NOT “dorm style” so you and your friends can enjoy some well deserved “girl” time together in the comfort of a home (not hotel room). You’ll also find little surprises each night.

Your Weekend Meals …

Sit back and relax while enjoying wonderful home-cooked meals, desserts and snacks during your entire stay. Five full meals are included… and so is the chocolate!!  Coffee, tea, and bottled water are also provided throughout your stay.

You’ll find our All Inclusive Stamping Retreats affordable and private, spacious and splendid … you will enjoy this relaxing getaway and come away with fabulous completed projects, new ideas, stamping tips, and new friendships.

 

RETREAT DATE: May 3rd – 5th, 2019

COST: $250 Early Bird /RSVP & Payment due by Feb.23rd

After Early Bird Special / Cost = $275 & Paid by March 31st.

RSVP at 262-334-1009

Our retreats are based on a first come, first serve basis.  Only payment reserves your spot.

Once received … Registration will be confirmed, and details will be sent to you; including directions, Swap Information, & More.

 

Hope you are able to take some time out for yourself, relax, meet new people and have a fun weekend creating fabulous stamping projects! The work is done for you … Call your friend, bring your sister or have a mother/daughter weekend.  You’ll be making much more than cards, you’ll be making memories ❤ 

My information is listed below …

 

  Linda’s Stampin’ Retreat
Linda Schnabel | 262-334-1009
Email: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com
Website: http://www.lindaluvs.stampinup.net
BLOG: http://lindasstampinescape.com

Kindness Matters

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had the chance to check out my post from yesterday where I introduced the Notes of Kindness Card Kit and shared an alternative project to those shown in the kit.  Today I have 2 more alternative projects to share with you.  Here are the four original designs …

Today I am going to feature the card with the leaf background … it’s in the upper right-hand corner above and my alternative is below ~

I used the same flower that was used in the kit layout but instead of adding the big die cut “Thank You” … I added a few of the die cut strips to add some color and then I stamped my greeting directly on the pink one.  This is truly a quick and simple card to make.  I did add the pretty “Share What You Love” Artesian Pearls.

My next card is the last of the four backgrounds … the color wash (I love it)!!

Who said you cannot say Thank You in any language … and why not French, it’s so pretty.  On this card I decided to use the die cut “Merci” as my greeting … it actually highlights the floral arrangement.

I began my arrangement by looping the pretty cord behind my flower.  The cord is secured with dimensionals and then attached to the pink and white die cut strip.  Although this strip has adhesive on the back … I wanted it raised, so I added 1/2 of the leaves sheet and then popped it up with Dimensionals.

I finished off the card with a few pearls … quite easy to make and oh so pretty.

Thanks for joining me this Monday! I hope it is a good day for you.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

SIMPLY SUNDAY: Notes of Kindness

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the late post today … I had family obligations the needed my attention.  This is one of the benefits of this business … I can put it on hold for a short time if needed.

Today I’d like to share with you two cards that I have created with the All-Inclusive Card Kit; Notes of Kindness.  This card kit is perfect to have on hand if you need to make a quick card here and there, it also makes the perfect gift! You can gift it just the way it is, if your friend or family member is somewhat familiar or new to stamping, or you can create all the cards and tuck them into this pretty box. Everything you need is included!

As you can see … the cards, envelopes, embellishments, stamps, block and ink spot are all included, and it come with instructions on how to build your cards.  Just assemble and go!  Today I’ll be showing you one of the four (4) different cards and then an alternative card that I created using the products in the card kit.

Let’s start with one of the designs from the kit …

The card base comes with the lines on it … the banner is pre-cut and has adhesive on the back so you just place it on the card front and it’s set.  The leaves can be applied with your adhesive or you can use the dimensionals which are also included in the kit.

The square piece just pops out and has the stitched edges that are so popular.  The greeting is one of 6 stamps included in the set and the black ink is also included.

Now lets take a look at the alternative project that I made using the supplies from only this kit …

On this card, our leaves are on the background … the colors give it the illusion of depth.  The strips of cardstock are pre-cut and also have adhesive on the back, but I trimmed them down to fit onto this layout of the card.  I will use the leftovers on another card design.  The Thank You is also included and really pops when I place them on top of the colored strips.

The pretty little pearls are also included in this card kit and work well at drawing your eye towards the greeting!  Did I mention the all-inclusive card kit also contains coordination envelopes? Well … it does!!

Again, this is the perfect card kit to give as a gift or to keep on hand when you need a quick yet beautiful card. One more awesome thing about our kit is … It’s REFILLABLE!! How cool is that.

Thank you so much for stopping back today. Tomorrow will share 2 more samples 🙂

Have a wonderful rest of your day ~

STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Butterflies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready for spring?  With all this snow and below zero temperatures, I a sooooo ready for spring.  Warm sunny days, flowers and butterflies! Today I have some cute samples of butterflies for you … I think our Sale-a-bration Butterfly Elements are just Grand!

 

The pretty little butterflies are our Butterfly Wooden Elements that you can get for FREE during our Sale-a-bration period.  The spectacular greeting comes from our “Life is Grand” stamp set which is found in our Occasions Catalog on page 17.

Grand words for you to add grandeur where it is needed. This Distinktive stamp set makes it easy to create eye-catching projects.

The next grouping of card samples comes from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and accompanied with our Butterfly Elements again …

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I hope

I hope that these cute card samples warmed your day … I’m sure they will warm someone’s heart when you copy any of these samples and send them to a friend or family member.  Cold days are great days to get some stamping done …

Enjoy your Saturday and thank you for checking in on me today.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series of cards.