Flashback Friday: Hold Onto Hope

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With Easter just around the corner I thought I would share a beautiful card that was created by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Peggy.  This was a swap card from our last Spring Stamping Retreat and I do believe it was the winner! Our guests swap and then vote on which of the cards they like best.  My heart is saddened that we had to cancel this Spring Stamping Retreat due to the Corona Virus.

The color pallet for todays card is Pool Party and Bermuda Bay with a touch of white to pull your eye to the focal point … the cross. Peggy layered the cross which creates it beauty and texture.

Peggy created her card using the “Z Fold” technique … so fun and not to hard to do.  I will share one of my Z-Fold cards with you  in the next couple of days along with step by step instructions so you can recreate these cool cards.

There are several different ways to do the Z-Fold and it’s all based on the dimensions of the “Z” that you are using.  Some appear centered on the card front as Peggy’s and some are smaller and are used to add embellishments to the card.

I hope you enjoyed Peggy’s card, it is so pretty and so fitting for this time of year. The Hold onto Hope stamp set and coordinating Cross of Hope Framelits dies are a nice addition to your stamp collection. I purchased mine to go with the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

FYI … I have the name wrong on my picture!! That’s for the framelits … Hold Onto Hope Stamp Set is correct.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Enjoy your day, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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Need Cardstock? Check out these savings ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m sorry I missed posting the last 2 days but I was with family … we lost Art, my brother-in-law early Monday morning. Hard to believe that he was just on the Honor Flight last weekend.  He fought hard like the Marine he was, but has now joined his forever love again, my sister Eileen.  Fifty years ago they stood before God, family and friends to be united in marriage … God has now joined them together again.

During this holiday season, I am thankful for loyal customers like you! And because you are the heart of my business, I wanted to share this exciting news with you …

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Just a reminder … For all of you who purchase $50 or more, you will receive your Virtual Rewards point as always, but you will also receive a special gift of appreciation from me in the mail.

 

Loyal & True: Guest Stamper … Gloria

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Today is the day we honor and salute all our brothers and sisters who served this country … whether retired, active or those who gave all, we celebrate their bravery and dedication. So today, I have a very special card made by my friend and fellow demonstrator Gloria Helmbrecht.

She is also served our country (THANK YOU GLORIA) and created this card for our Leadership event this spring (and she gave one to me)!!  Gloria used the Loyal & True stamp set …

I loved the swooshes of red so I asked Gloria how she did it, and she said she just sponged the background … Love it!!  It gives a lot of movement to the card, like the flag is actually waving.

The simplicity of the card really makes a statement … Today is the perfect day to share this card with you, as we honor the men and women who served our country and defended our freedoms… true hero’s. Here are my family members that came to welcome home Art’s Honor Flight this past Saturday …

Carl, Randy, Rita, Sam, Jereme, Richard, Sheila, Carla, Andy, and myself.

What an amazing experience it was to be able to welcome home all of these HERO’S … Makes me want to be there for each and every Honor Flight. Not sure I can do that but I’m thinking of some ways in which I can do something to help more soldiers make that flight … and I’ll be asking for your help.

My brother-in-law Arthur Schroeder is in the third row … far right.

Thank you to all the Veterans past and present We appreciate all you have done for us.

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate it.

Have a wonderful day,

Today’s Stampin’ Supplies …

 

 

Sailing Away: Bridge Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I held my “Sailing Away” Class … rescheduled because I was sick last week (Thanks Ladies) and we had a great time making some really amazing cards, learning a new technique and did two cards with cool fold cards.

One of these cards I am sharing with you today … it is the Bridge Fold card with a fun new technique I called Watercolor Waves.  I will try to explain it to you the best I can.  First let me show you the card …

We did this in Night of Navy cardstock and embellished it with the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and the Sail Away Trinkets.  The greeting and sun were punched out using the 1-1/2″ Circle punch, the mat behind the greeting was die cut using one of the dies from the set included in the bundle.

The inner part of the card is Balmy Blue cardstock which was embossed 1/2 way up using the “High Seas” embossing folder.  Then we used the Wink of Stella pen and Night of Navy ink to watercolor over our waves.  Start with the darker shades at the bottom of the wave and as the ink comes off the brush, it gets lighter as you go up the wave.  Once dry (and it dries pretty fast) use a sponge dauber and the White Craft Ink to sponge the tops of the waves … creating white caps!

The “bridge” that goes across the card was done in Night of Navy and Balmy Blue wrapped in the Night of Navy / Sahara Sand Bakers Twine.  Everything coordinates so nicely and can be found on pages 144 – 146 in the Come Sail Away Suite.  That can now be purchased with just one number, and includes the “Sailing Home” bundle of the stamp set and dies (at a 10% discount).

Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper in on Sale … Buy 3 / Get 1 FREE.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed designing it and sharing it with my class.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me.

Enjoy your Saturday ~

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Loyal & True: Guest Stamper … Gloria

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Memorial Day to you… just a quick post today.  I have a very special card to share with you today that was made by my friend and fellow demonstrator Gloria.  She is former military and created this swap at our Leadership event last weekend (and she gave one to me)!!  Gloria used the Loyal & True stamp set …

I loved the swooshes of red so I asked Gloria how she did it, and she said she just sponged the background … Love it!!  It gives a lot of movement to the card, like the flag is actually waving.

The simplicity of the card really makes a statement … Today is the perfect day to share this card with you, as we honor the fallen who gave their all defending our freedoms… true heros.

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate it.

Have a wonderful day,

Today’s Stampin’ Supplies …

 

 

From All of Us …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Wednesday!! Today I have another card share featuring the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum … I’ll admit it, I’m having a hard time letting this one go!!  The stained glass imagery is perfect for coloring with your Stampin’ Blends.  I have a cute one for you … if you’re a Goldie Hawn fan you might want to call it “Bird on a Wire” … lol

Such a fun and simple card to make … I think the hardest part was how I was going to color the birds, coloring was easy, I just wasn’t sure what color they should be!  I get a little carried away like that! lol  What’s fun is that the colors blend so you can mix colors together and soften the edges.

The greeting comes from the Itty Bitty Wishes stamp set and then I punched them out with the 1-1/4″ and 1-1/2″ punches.  I think sometimes we are so used to grabbing our BigShot we forget to use our simple tools, like our punches. Quick and handy!!  But, speaking of the BigShot … I did use it to create a beautifully textured background with the Layered Leaves Embossing folder.

I will be back tomorrow with another from the Graceful Glass vellum … I can’t resist!

Thanks so much for joining me today, hope you have a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:  If you would like to purchase any of the items used in creating these cards and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions, please message me.

 

Saying Goodbye to the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

One of my favorite products is about to leave the catalog for good … the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum.  I have some of the cards I have created this past year to share with you today.

The Graceful Glass suite by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for all those moments you’ve wanted to steal the stained glass from a church. Brian from Stampin’ Up! shows you the products that make up the Graceful Glass suite, as well as several ideas and different ways to color the vellum.

I’m happy to say that the stamp set and coordinating dies will return in the new catalog … the vellum will be gone (and so will the 10% savings on the bundle).  I colored the vellum from the back with the Stampin’ Blends and then used the Wink of Stella to give it a little shimmer.

The next card is one of the cards that were displayed at our demonstrator OnStage event in Milwaukee last spring.  I love how Pat used the circle dies to create a frame and highlight the vellum.  Notice the wood designer paper … that just recently sold out.

The next card is one I did to showcase the flowers in the vellum pack … it’s one of my favorites, so simple and yet so elegant.  Again, I colored the vellum from the back using the Stampin’ Blends.

I’m on the road again this weekend traveling to Indiana for a Stampin’ Up! Leadership event. I’m a little nervous about this on … I’ve been asked to do a presentation on “Sales”.  This is not something I do but I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and facing the “public speaking” demon!  Talking you to my stampin’ friends is easy … so I’ll just pretend you are there with me.

Thank you for stopping by today…

Have a good one.

 

 

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Daisy Delights: Two Guest Stampers!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather … it’s been amazing and it’s suppose to be gorgeous today too. OK … I’m not the local weather person, so let me talk more about what I’m good at, stamping!  Today I have two really cute cards that were created by my Spring Retreat Attendees Kellie and Michelle.  The spring floral cards both used the Daisy Punch, which by the way … will be in the upcoming catalog and has another stamp set to coordinate with it!

Let’s start with Kellie’s card, she used both the Daisy Punch and the Daisy Delights stamp set…

I believe Kellie used Blushing Bride and Whisper White as her core color pallet.  The white background was embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  I love the little Happy Birthday Banner … it’s so cute and adds a sweet touch to the card.  One of my favorite embellishments, the Faceted Gems! Whether you use the Gold or the Clear, you can’t go wrong and I just love them with this daisy punch!

Count your petals on Michelle’s card …

Is this a card saying … He love me, he loves me not?  I’m not sure but it’s really cute!  Michelle’s daisies were punched out using the beautiful Shimmery White cardstock (No Wink of Stella needed!) this cardstock has a shimmer of it’s own,

Michelle’s color pallet consists of white and the beautifully bold Daffodil Delight, bright and happy! Her background was created using the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and was cut into 3 panels to highlight each transition of the daisy

Don’t you just love a punch that can create two totally different styles of cards… That’s what I call “cost effective”! lol

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to join me in “picking daisies”.

Enjoy your day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items used in creating these cards and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions, please message me.

 

Two for Tuesday: Sponging Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How have you been enjoying the Serene Garden cards so far?  I have another one for you today … it was inspired by the winning Attendee Swap Card Contest at my Spring Stamping Retreat this past weekend.  Kathie’s card was well received and won the contest with its “Resist / Sponging” Technique and then you will see how I used her card to inspire me to create the “Serene Garden” card …

Kathie embossed both the small flowers on the base and the larger flowers which she did on Vellum Cardstock.  The vellum flowers were punched out.  Kathie created a beautifully soft pop of color by sponging it over the flowers.  With a little wipe of a kleenex … you’ll remove the extra ink off the embossed flowers and they white will pop through.  It’s so pretty, it inspired me to do the same technique on my Serene Garden card.

 

I stamped the main image in the lower left hand corner of my card, sponged the Flirty Flamingo over the top, then wiped off the excess ink off the embossed image to make the white pop.  Using the Flirty Flamigo Stampin’ Write marker, I added some depth to the flowers and then topped it off with Wink of Stella for that touch of glitter!

I also embossed a piece of Flirty Flamingo with white emboss powder using the elegant bird … once it was embossed, I sponged Flirty Flamingo over the head and tail to create some dimension. The wings were highlighted with Wink of Stella and the bird was cut out with the coordinating dies.  My greeting is from the Colorful Seasons Stamp set and was stamped in Flirty Flamingo.

It is amazing how a technique like embossing teamed up with some simple sponging can turn a card into a work of art.  I really like the monochromatic color as well.  Sometimes simple is better.

Thank you for hanging out with me for a bit today…

I hope your day is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this card and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions, please message me.

 

 

Simply Sunday: Serene Garden

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope this day finds you well … and I wish all you ladies out there a Happy Mothers Day… we all nurture in some way or another. Today I have the perfect stamp set to celebrate women everywhere; the Serene Garden stamp set.  I find this stamp set simply stunning and I just had to have it. It has a bit of that Art Deco flair so I did it in black and white and a touch of pink …

The whispy flow of the greenery really draws your eye to the card and it was colored using the Stampin’ Blends … same with the flowers, they were gently colored with the Petal Pink duo to create some depth.  I colored the butterfly the same way and cut it out with the coordinating die. Let’s not forget that Wink of Stella … that is what gives the flowers and butterfly that beautiful sparkle.

The entire piece was popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and the greeting comes from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

I am sad that this beautiful stamp set, Serene Garden will be retiring in less than a month. Stop back tomorrow, I have another card I’d like to share with you that my clubs did this month.

Till then, enjoy your day! Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit with me.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this card and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions, please message me.

 

Saturday Showcase: Three Guest Stampers

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo Hooo … it’s Saturday! Time to relax and have some fun.  I hope that you have enjoyed seeing part of what we do at our Annual Stamping Retreats. Today I would like to share with you, three cards done by our Retreat Attendee’s for the Swap Contest.  I choose these three first because they all use the products that I have been highlighting all week.

Let’s begin with Karie …

Karie used the amazing Beauty Abounds stamp set which we used several times during our retreat and it also embellished their Door Tags and Mantle Gifts.  Karie’s card utilized both the full dies that come in the bundle.  Karie used Gorgeous Grape with the base die and Highland Heather with the “delicate” die cut that goes on top of the Grape.

Love the little “bubble” stamp that she used to create her background … and each butterfly is embellished with the Enamel Glitter Dots.  Karie’s card finished in the top 3!!

Our next card is from Jane …

Jane’s card is stunning and used the Wonderful Romance Bundle teamed with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies, and the Floral Romance Specialty Designer paper (sold out) that I used on yesterday’s card.

The layers and intricate work done on this card is amazing … one of my favorite swap cards.  The hearts are cut out and the heart frame is laid into the front, while the designer paper was tucked behind it all to create a beautifully delicate look. The layering of the die cut leaves draws your eye to the greeting creating a perfect focal point to your card.  You’ll also notice the sweet little butterflies that also come from the Beauty Abounds bundle.

The last of today’s card comes from Sarah W.

Sarah chose to use the Beautiful Promenade Bundle and the Pretty Promenade Designer Series paper from the Annual Catalog.  Sarah highlighted her designer paper by layering it onto Mossy Meadow cardstock. I love that she used the pretty lattice background which comes from the Rose Trellis Thinlits dies (no longer available) … it really draws the eye to the flower!

The cute little butterflies come from the Butterfly Gala bundle which included the stamp set and coordinating punch and can be found in the Occasions catalog.

These three ladies … Karie, Jane and Sarah W. clearly took our Spring Stamping Retreat theme “Butterflies & Blooms” to heart.  Each card encompassed the theme and was created with heart. I will be sharing more of the Retreats Swap cards but I also want to share more of the “RETIRING” stamp set. I have to play with them one more time before they go!!

Tomorrow I’ll be back with a special little card that clubs did this month, and that I dedicate to my Mom for Mother’s Day.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today … enjoy your Saturday!

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this card and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions, please message me. 

 

Our Friendship – Z Fold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As we come to an end of the week, we also are coming to the end of our Stamping Retreat so I’m sharing one more of our cards. We used the Beauty Abounds bundle for our last stamping session.  All of the cards were beautiful but because part of their pillow gift for that night was the Glimmer Paper … I had to show them a beautiful card using it.

We have so much fun at our retreats, it never fails to amaze me how a group of ladies who do not know each other when they arrive are swapping phone numbers before they leave!  So I’ll be sharing some of the pictures I caught while we stamped …

As we gathered for our last stamp session for the evening, everyone came back full of smiles and ready to stamp! We are using the Beauty Abounds bundle on another “Z Fold Card”.  The Floral Romance Designer paper used on this card is no longer available, but many of the other items I shared with you all week are available (even most on the retiring list). This is the last card of the evening …

There is that glimmer paper, in the form of a beautiful butterfly! While preparing for the retreat, I precut out all the butterflies from the large butterfly die. Simply cut a piece of glimmer paper the size of the butterfly you want to cut out and rolll it through the BigShot.

The greetings used on the card all come from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies in the Beauty Abounds bundle…

The Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems embellish the butterfly to create the body and draw your eye right to the card, now there is a focal point … so pretty.

The ladies are enjoying the stamp session while working on the last of the cards …

but this group … well, they were a little punchy and were playin’ with me while I was taking the pictures! Gotta love it!

It was a great day of stamping, and we finished off with another beautiful card.  Our next stop was back to the house for dessert and to find out who won the Card Contest.

I hope you enjoyed todays card and all of the cards that I shared from our annual spring retreat.  There were plenty more projects that they made but some things that happen at reatreat … stays at retreat! lol

I will be back tomorrow to begin sharing some of the swap cards, until then I hope you consider joining us at our next retreat, our annual Fall Holiday Stamping Retreat which will be held the first weekend of November … just be sure to get on my mailing list.

Have a beautiful day !

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this card and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions, please message me. 

If you order the Beauty Abounds Bundle … I will send you the dimensions and instructions for todays card free.  Thank you! Linda

 

 

You’re Unstoppable Card with Glitter Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are doing well today, a bit gloomy outside but we are one day closer to the weekend and that is always a ray of sunshine!!  Today I will be sharing another card from our Stamping Retreat afternoon session.  This is one of my most requested techniques … Creating your own glitter paper!  I have been doing this for years, ever since I learned how to heat emboss, I have been creating “glimmer paper”!

When our Iridescent Ice embossing powder was discontinued I thought all was lost, but then Stampin’ Up! introduced the Adhesive Sheets and I was back it glimmer heaven.  However, the Adhesive Sheets are on the discontinued list … so, you will want to order them right away!!  I am using the Pretty Promenade Designer Series paper, although any of your favorites will work … I’ve even glittered the Bokeh style papers!!

You can see the sparkle on the card, just like stars in the sky … it’s so pretty!!  And you can’t go wrong with the Pretty Promenade Designer Paper, perfect for Mother’s Day or Grandma’s birthday! My grandmother would have loved this card, flowers and sparkling (now I know where I get it from!) lol

Technique: Glitter Designer Paper

  1. You begin by cutting your Adhesive sheets to the size of your designer paper.  Your adhesive sheets have an edge that you can hold onto when pulling the protective backing off the adhesive (This is where you want to begin measuring your adhesive sheets) or your adhesive will be short on your designer paper. 
  2. Once it’s cut and you peel back the backing – carefully place your designer paper onto adhesive. Make sure the side you want glittered is the side your laying onto the adhesive. 
  3. Then rub it down with your bone folder to secure, and peel off the protective sheet and expose the adhesive on your designer paper.
  4. WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS A SPOT OR SECTION THAT DID NOT ADHERE?  Simple … take out your Snail and run it over any place that does not have adhesive! A very simple way to ensure full coverage!  
  5. Now you are ready to dip your designer paper into your Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  Place a piece of paper over the top and rub your bone folder over the top to secure all the glitter.  Sometimes I use a “block” that I put my stamps on to push the glitter into the adhesive, it’s just bigger than the bone folder.  Both work
  6. Time to create a beautiful card … Have fun!

Once the designer paper was transformed to glimmer paper, we added the Mossy Meadow gorgeous die cut from the Beautiful Promenade bundle, it really compliments the glitter.  The greeting, same as yesterday’s card came from the Strong and Beautiful Stamp Set and we added one of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems.

Did you know that the Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies that comes in the bundle also has a die to cut an envelope piece … I love it, and what better way to coordinate your entire card that you are sending out.

This designer paper is stunning and is on the retiring list 😦 so sad, but there is still time to get it, I have added a link below. It is also something I tucked into my guests Saturday night Pillow Gift. There was plenty of designer paper left over once I cut for their cards, so, I cut them into 4 x 6 sheets and tucked them into a pretty envelope, along with adhesive sheets, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and some Gingham Gala Designer paper and Glitter Sheets!!

Each guest got 2 sheets of each color in the Gingham Gala Designer Paper and 4 sheets each of 3 colors of the Glimmer Sheets. The top was put on and it was tied up with a pretty bow.

I hope you enjoyed todays technique card share as much as all the ladies at our retreat enjoyed making it … I would love to hear your thoughts below, thank you.

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping in to visit.

STAMPING SUPPLY LIST FOR TODAY’S PROJECT … If you do not have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to have you as a customer and stampin’ friend. If you like this technique and card and need to purchase supplies, just click on any of the items below, it will take you to my online store.  Thank you so very much. 

 

 

Strong and Beautiful …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As we continue through our Annual Spring Retreat, I have a very special card to share with you.  As you saw in earlier posts, our theme was Butterflies and Blooms, and came from the inspiration of the strong a beautiful women in our lives, this card is dedicated to one such women, my niece Carla ❤  She is the daughter of my sister Eileen, and as she had to let her Mom go, she stood strong and carried on to complete all the duties the world and our lord called upon her …

I think we all know women who day after day dig deep into their strengths and carry on. I thought this card was so fitting for our afternoon session. I used the “Beautiful Promenade” bundle and “Pretty Promenade” Designer Series paper to enhance my “Z” Fold card.  This designer paper is stunning and I was thrilled that I could use my Blackberry Bliss cardstock. Yum, Yum!

When it comes to a “Z” card … there are no special dimensions.  I wanted my beautiful greeting to be the focal point of my card so my “Z” is actually larger than what you may have seen on other cards.  You know … there are no rules in stamping, just opportunities to create your own masterpiece!  The trick to the “Z” is to make sure the dimension for the “center” fold is the same on both the base and the center or “Z”.

The beautifully delicate flowers on this card and the frame created by the Beautiful Promenade stamp set, encase and highlight the greeting that moved me to purchase this stamp set… “Strong & Beautiful”.  As I said earlier, we all have women in our lives that have been amazingly courageous, whether fighting their own battle or supporting another who was struggling … here’s to those women ❤

I can’t image a better way to tell someone you care, then to send them a handmade card telling them how proud you are of them for all they do … they inspire us all.

Thank you for spending some time with me today. Stay beautiful, stay strong and stay kind.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST … If you like the project shown today and would like purchase supplies, just click on the link. I’d be honored to help you out if you do not have a demonstrator.  Thank you. Linda

 

Spring Retreat Morning Session: Love You to Pieces Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you enjoyed a peek into my stamping retreats that I shared yesterday.  Today I’m going to share one of the cards that we made during our morning session but before we get into that, I want to share the view I was blessed with while I prepared the guests breakfast …

This is really a retreat!  So while the breakfast bakes are in the oven, and the fresh fruit is being sliced, the smell of the coffee brewing begins to fill the air.  Before you know it, the kitchen begins to fill with friendly faces and good mornings.

Once we are all gathered around the table and we finish our breakfast, we head over to our stamp room and begin our session with the fabulous “Love You to Pieces” bundle.

This was the second of the cards that we made in our morning session.  I teamed up the “Love You to Pieces” with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and the heart dies from the “Meant to Be” bundle. To soften the look I added the Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon.

We stamped our Petal Pink in Black StazOn and then cut the puzzle heart out with the die.  I shared a fun tip with my guests to put a little tape on the back of the heart before taking it out of the die … then there is no struggle trying to put it together on the card!

After the cards are done, our lunch is brought in and we all gather to eat. It was a beautiful day outside so once lunch was done, many guests went out for walks, drove around the grounds or went to the gift shoppe… more to come tomorrow.

Thanks you for joining me today, I’ll be sharing our afternoon session with you tomorrow.

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST … If you would like to order any of the products used in todays card share, just click on any of the photos and it will take you directly to my stamping store. Thank you.