Night in Bethlehem / Guest Stamper: Lynne O.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you another beautiful card the we received from the Attendee Swap at the Annual Holiday Retreat. Our stamper is Lynne O. and she used the Night of Bethlehem bundle.

Here is a picture the illustrates the stamps and dies that are included in this bundle. You can create a die-cut Bethlehem scene in record time with Edgelits dies and the Big Shot …

Lynne’s card is beautifully layered to give it a wonderful dimension … the shading in the background also gives you the feel of a wondrous skyline.

It’s easy to send a powerful holiday message of Joy and Love with these beautiful silhouettes. This amazing bundle will make it easy to recreate this Christmas Story so you can proudly send these to your family and friends.

I hope you took some time to look at all the pictures so you can see the versatility of this beautiful stamp set and coordinating framelits dies. Remember … when you purchase a bundle, you save 10%.

Thank you for joining me today ~

Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

Here is a list of the items used …

 

 

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Chilly Weather Mittens

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. I enjoyed family and stamping time so it was a great weekend.

As you may know, I’m working on my Holiday Stamping Retreat so I’d like to share a bit of the chilly weather days with you … Smitten Mittens Bundle!

Are you smitten with mittens? Then you’ll love Stampin’ Up!’s Smitten Mittens Bundle! Buy the Smittens Mittens Stamp Set and the Many Mittens Framelits Dies together and save 10%.

Use these adorable mittens for cards, gift packaging, tags, and more–and bring the warm of the holiday season to the people you love!

It’s easy to see why anyone would fall in love with these adorable Mittens … they are so cute and versatile!

I want to thank you for joining me today, and I hope the rest of your day is a good one.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

August Stampin’ Classes Announcement …

Hello Stampin” Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a full list of August classes with you and that I have opened up a second “Carols of Christmas” Class! I’ve had such an interest in this class that the second will be held on …

Tuesday, August 1st @ 6pm.  

COST: $10 or FREE with $35 purchase

Here are the Classes, dates and times. All classes will be held at my Stampin’ Studio …

 

Much needed …  

A COFFEE BREAK CLASS   

DATE: Wednesday, August 9th  /  TIME: 6 pm

COST: $10 or FREE with $35 purchase

Coffee creations are on your horizon with this bundle of products. The stamp images coordinate seamlessly with the framelits to help you create coffee cups of all shapes and sizes. The die includes a piece to create an embossed cup sleeve for a realistic looking cup.

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And for some birthday fun …

BIRTHDAY MEMORIES CARD CLASS

DATE: Thursday, August 17th  /  TIME: 6 pm 

COST: $10 or FREE with $35 purchase

The nostalgic works of art you create with this intricate, colorful imagery will delight any audience and leave everyone wishing they had another birthday coming this week!

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THE EASTERN PALACE CARD CLASS

DATE: Wednesday, August 23rd  /  TIME: 6 pm

COST: $10 or FREE with $35 purchase

Bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence will have you stamping up a whole new world of possibilities. The coordinating dies create beautiful focal points for stamping or embellishing. Many die pieces nest within each other to create one of a kind die cut images.

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There will be specials, great cards and lots of fun!!

Please note that the photo’s represent the bundles we will be working with and not necessarily the exact projects/cards. Thank you.

You can RSVP for the “Carols of Christmas” Class on August 1st or any of the other classes. All the July classes filled to capacity quickly, so RSVP early.   email: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thanks for checking out my class list … hope to see you there!

Have a fabulous Friday ~

Second “Carols of Christmas” Class Sceduled

Hello Stampin” Friends ~

Had a wonderful time with my stampin’ friends last night at our Delightful Daisy class (we were full!) and it was fun! I will share one of the cards with you tomorrow!

Today I’d like to share with you that I have opened up a second “Carols of Christmas” Class! I’ve had such an interest in this class that the second will be held on Tuesday, August 1st @ 6pm.

 

Here is a peek of the upcoming classes in August! I” keep you posted with more information and the dates …

THE EASTERN PALACE CLASS …

Bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence will have you stamping up a whole new world of possibilities. The coordinating dies create beautiful focal points for stamping or embellishing. Many die pieces nest within each other to create one of a kind die cut images.

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Much needed … COFFEE BREAK CLASS

Coffee creations are on your horizon with this bundle of products. The stamp images coordinate seamlessly with the framelits to help you create coffee cups of all shapes and sizes. The die includes a piece to create an embossed cup sleeve for a realistic looking cup.

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And for some birthday fun … BIRTHDAY MEMORIES CLASS

The nostalgic works of art you create with this intricate, colorful imagery will delight any audience and leave everyone wishing they had another birthday coming this week!

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Let me know if you will be able to join us on August 1st for the “Carols of Christmas” Class.  email: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

I’ll be back with my Delightful Daisy share and the dates for these classes.  Thanks for hanging with me today!

Have a fabulous Friday ~

Eastern Palace Suite: A Note for You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Back today to share another card using the new “Eastern Palace Suite”.  This is also one of the cards we did in our May Stamp Club.  At retreat the ladies told me that they saw cards that were created with the Eastern Palace Dies that looked like a flower, so here is my version of the “flower” card …

I teamed the new In-Color “Lemon-Lime” with Early Espresso … it is so bold and fun, the flower look was perfect for this combination.  The background was stamped to give it a little dimension and I thought the design matched the little designs in the Designer Series paper.

The little leaf was cut from a piece of scrap left from cutting out the flower center. I used the Stitched framelits dies for the center.

We have less than one week to purchase the “Eastern Palace Bundle” … but this is some of the most fun I’ve had with a stamp set in a long time!

Here are the Eastern Palace Suite “Sneak Peek” bundles …

You can click on either of the bundles above to view the contents of each bundle. I love that you will get 3 of the 5 new In-colors!! Oh yes, and the free stuff. Please let me know if you have any questions on this product suite, or the bundles.

Don’t forget … we also have less than a week to take advantage of the retiring items (some up to 50% off) Once they are gone, they are gone, so don’t miss out. Contact me with any questions.

Hope you have wonderful plans with friends and family this holiday weekend, and take a moment to remember those who have paid the ultimate price in the fight to keep our country free.

God Bless ~

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Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.

 

2017 Annual Spring Stampin’ Retreat: Welcome

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I thought you might enjoy a closer look at our annual stampin’ retreats. Each year I host 2 retreats, one in the spring and one in the fall.

Our retreats were created with our stampin’ friends in mind … A true retreat, a fun and relaxing get-a-way! The lodging, food for the entire stay, and all the projects are included in your price.

The cards/ projects are all cut and ready for you … except for a few minor exceptions where we are teaching a new fold or technique.

So sit back and join me as I take you through some of our retreat. All this week I will be sharing pics of the retreat and some of the awesome swap cards that our guests made!!

This is just a shot of the decorations / welcome on the fireplace mantle …

Each of the boxes were hand made by me and the help of my granddaughter Katara. We used the Window Box Thinlits Dies along with the Tasty Treats Designer Series paper. These cute little boxes decorate the dining room until it is time to go home … then each guest gets to take one home!

On Friday night after a dinner of soups and salad … we gathered to stamp.  We tried out a new stamping area this spring and it is bigger than our last and much brighter as it has windows surrounding us on three sides! It didn’t take us long to get comfortable in here. (Wish I would have taken some extra photos … next time!)

Our cards and project were centered around the Window Shopping Bundle which features the Window Box Thinlits dies we used for the mantle gifts. This session showed them different ways to use the die pieces to create cards!

Here is a “close up” picture of our project …

We used the “Blushing Bride” glimmer paper along with the doilies (sold out) and the Falling in Love embellishments.

It was a fun evening of stamping. When the guests retired for the evening, they found a “pillow gift” containing a package of the Blushing Bride glimmer paper, the Falling in Love embellishments and the Enamel Shapes (you’ll see why tomorrow!)

Hope you enjoyed our Friday evening as much as we did.  It is a pleasure to stamp with such a wonderful group of ladies.

Thanks for stopping by today …

I hope yours is a good one!

Today’s List of Stampin’ Supplies …

 

Dragonfly Best …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m here to share with you my “alternative” project to the April Paper Pumpkin kit! Hope you all got your kit by now, because the card was created around the “FREE GIFT” that was included in this special kit… the Watercolor Pencils!!

With just a few strokes of the Watercolor Pencils in 3 of the 4 colors included in the kit, you can create a beautiful watercolor background.  They even included the paintbrush! Sweet 🙂  The watercolor paper was also included and cut to size!! All I did was mount it onto a piece of Melon Mambo and then onto the card base (also included).

I set that aside to dry and then cut my dragonfly from the “Detailed Dragonfly Framelits” from a piece of Basic Black cardstock in my scrap folder. Once the watercoloring was dry, I mounted my flower (pretty little embellishment included in the kit) added the dragonfly and stamped the greeting… Also included in the kit!!

So I didn’t have to add much to my card … just 2 pieces of cardstock to create this beautiful card. And at this time of year, I think it’s nice to give a little “Thank You” for all the hard work that some of our teachers do all year long.

Hope you enjoyed, and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Thank you for stopping back to see my “alternative” project from the April Paper Pumpkin kit!

PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTIONS …

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 RETIRING STAMPS …

Sale: $25.50

Price: $30.00