Guest Stampers: Trio of Christmas Stockings

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you some more of our Swap Cards from the Holiday Retreat. Our swaps are done by our guests, and when they swap they are entered into the card contest and a chance to win a Gift Certificate from me. It’s a lot of fun, and the best part about swapping … you get to go home with that many more cards!!

All three of the cards I’m sharing with you today were made with the “Hang Your Stockings” Stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies.  This is one you can bundle and Save 10% on.

Let’s begin with Linda S.  This was her first retreat but you would never have guessed it by her swap. 

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She used the Christmas Stocking Thinlits die to create both the stocking and the greeting. These are highlighted by having the beautiful designer paper behind it. You’ll find several great patterns in the “Warmth & Cheer” Designer Series Paper Stack.

Our next guest stamper is Marge G.  Marge has attended all of our Holiday Retreats only missing the Spring because she was a little snowbird.

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Marge started her card with the “This Christmas” Designer paper that can be found in the Annual Catalog (our big one) not the Holiday catty.  Marge also used the thinlits to create her card, and then she added a little sponging to really make it pop!  Don’t you love how she used the snowflake cut out from the stocking on her card … no wasted space here. 

The last of the stocking cards was created by Abby H.   This was Abby’s first retreat and she was also our youngest guest (her Mom & Sister have been here many times before).  We have several Mother / Daughter attendee’s … it is a great getaway to have fun together and bond.

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Abby not only used the thinlits, but she stamped her stockings! Now we get to see how cute the coordinating stamp set is, and what a nice job Abby did stamping and creating her card.  They are all lined up with the Brick background and ready for Santa!

For me … Everyone is a winner because they get to go home with extra cards and each card has a different style than your own.  Oh yes, and I get to keep a set … THANK YOU LADIES!!

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I hope you have enjoyed the trio of stocking cards today, and that it inspires you to grab that ink, pick up your stamps and begin having some “you” time and releasing your creativity!

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a great day!

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Guest Stamper: Connie C.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s guest stamper is “Connie Collins” … she is one of our Artisan Team members, and this card was featured on Stampin’ Up!s GET INSPIRED Blog. (Clear here to view full post)

My main reason for sharing Connie’s beautiful card is that she has featured the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (item 145372)

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The sentiment on this card was stamped using the Tin of Tags Stamp Set (item 142180) and die cut using one of the circles in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Then she placed it on a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits (item 141705) before attaching it to my card. Notice how the Layering Circles, Layering Squares (item 141708), and Layering Ovals (item 141706) Framelits Dies work perfectly with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

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The greeting comes from the  “Tin of Tags” stamp set, and is one of those that are currently 25% off!  I have the list here of all the stamp sets that are discounted… they coordinate with the new Stitched Shape Framelits.

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Online Extravaganza Starts November 21

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In less than two weeks, you can save up to 40% on select products during Online Extravaganza. Not only are there amazing deals to be had during this one-week only, online super sale running November 21-28, it’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends! This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special product discounts only available that day. Full details on items included as part of Online Extravaganza will be available on November 17 so make sure to check back for more information.

Let me know if you have any questions with the specials listed, and thanks for checking out my blog post today.

Have yourself a beautiful day.

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Merry Mice Swap Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Glad to have my computer running a little better …

Today I have another cute swap card from the 2016 OnStage Event that showcases the Merry Mice stamp set found in the Holiday catalog.

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Did you know that the “Merry Mice” stamp set is one of those that are currently 25% off?  I have the list here of all the stamp sets that are discounted… they coordinate with the new Stitched Shape Framelits.

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Online Extravaganza Starts November 21

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In less than two weeks, you can save up to 40% on select products during Online Extravaganza. Not only are there amazing deals to be had during this one-week only, online super sale running November 21-28, it’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends! This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special product discounts only available that day. Full details on items included as part of Online Extravaganza will be available on November 17 so make sure to check back for more information.

Let me know if you have any questions with the specials listed, and thanks for checking out my blog post today.

Have yourself a beautiful day.

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OnStage with Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back from a fun weekend away with my downline and fellow demonstrators as we attended one of the OnStage events hosted by Stampin’ Up! These events are like mini Conventions.  They host these all over the world and we were lucky enough to have them host one in Madison, WI.

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Our Saturday event is open to all demonstrators and I spent my Saturday with some of my fun and fabulous downline! It was so great to see these ladies again and catch up. We’re spread all over Wisconsin but still find ways to connect.

From Left to Right ….Becky, Brenda (back) Debi (front), Kathy, Connie & Cheri.  Love those smiles … I am blessed with to have such a great group. I wish all of them could have came.  We all send our prayers to Mary Kate who is currently battling breast cancer.

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I love to spoil my downline a bit so I made sure we had some sweet treats like Chocolate Stars (Our group name is Star’s by Design) and some Trail mix to nibble on. I also had some cute gifts … I’ll share those with you tomorrow. Not all the decorations were mine, Stampin’ Up! likes to spoil us too, more about that tomorrow as well …

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We learned about the upcoming Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration (not to far away!) and got to see some of the new products up close and even play with them!! Just one of the great perks of being a demonstrator! We are not allowed to share this yet, but it won’t belong before we’ll be sharing samples with you.

Until then, I will share two cute cards with you that Debi received when swapping. I wish I had time to make up my own swaps this year, because the Midwest is the greatest place to swap … many talented demonstrators!

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Nuts for you and Swirly Swiggles were used to create this swap and the second card features the “Spotlighting” technique … Love this card!

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Thank you for checking back and hanging out until I returned.  I will be back tomorrow with more fun from Madison and our OnStage event.

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like, or what you need to become a demonstrator … shoot me an e-mail (lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) I’d be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns, and what I provide for my downline members. CLICK HERE for information from Stampin’ Up.

Have an awesome day!

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Guest Stamper: Janet Z

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a great “Man Card” for you that comes from Janet Z. and our Spring Stamping Retreats Attendee Swap! You’ve seen a few of the other cards from our swap already.

Let’s start with the stamp set “Guy Greetings” found on page 98 of your current Annual Catalog.

Janet used the antique car and cut and matted it using the “Deco Labels Collection” Framelits … this created a great focal point of the card. The greetings she used all come from the “Guy Greetings” stamp set.

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The designer paper really shows off the antique car nicely.

Something Janet did for the swap which I though was genius was to leave the inside of the card “unattached” because she stamped two greeting (one on each side of the cardstock) Happy Birthday and Happy Fathers Day … this way her fellow retreat attendee’s could use the card for the occasion that fit them best. I just love that idea!

This is why I love swapping and stamping with other stampers … we all share so many wonderful ideas!

Thank you Janet for the wonderful card, and thank you for checking out today’s blog post.

Have a wonderful day!

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Guest Stamper: Patti S.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are having a good day.  Sorry for the delay … computer issues last night! Ugh … time to bite the bullet and get a new one!

Today I would like to share with you a beautiful card I received from a wonderful friend as a Thank You for placing an order for her … how sweet is that!

I love when my stampin’ friends send me cards, first … it lets me know they are using the products that they purchase! (I hate to hear when they are still in the bag or in the closet) I use my stamping time as my escape from the harsh realities of life (kind of like that Calgon commercial … some of us will remember) And secondly … because I like to share with everyone how talented you all are with your stamps! Wow 🙂

So today’s card share comes from Patti S.

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Patti used the beautiful Rose Wonder Stamp Set and Rose Garden Thinlits …  This is the set you need for life’s major events—birthdays, weddings, sympathy. And for the everyday—thanks, friendship, encouragement. Make a stack to keep on hand and you’ll never be unprepared.

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I wanted to show you Patti’s little stampin’ tip … she cut the designer paper on the inside of the card, creating a shadow effect … brilliant! And there’s still plenty of room for you to write your message.

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Yes, she hand cut both in designer paper and the section of the front of her card, but as our attendee’s learned at our Spring Stamping Retreat … it really doesn’t take that long and it’s pretty easy to follow that line.

Thank you Patti for sharing your talent and this beautiful card with me, and thank YOU for joining me on my blog today.

It’s a beautiful day here in Wisconsin, hope you all get to enjoy the day, no matter where you are in the world.

Happy Friday ~

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Two for Tuesday: Stampin’ Retreat Card Swap

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have two beautiful cards created by two of our retreat guests! Each retreat we host a card swap/contest … they make the cards, they vote, and the winner gets a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate from me.

Our two retreat guests featured today, both used the Butterfly Basics stamp set. Let’s begin with Peggy K’s card – This was Peggy’s first Stampin’ Retreat of mine and she came all the way from Oklahoma!

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A simply beautiful card … I love the pop of color Peggy used by adding her blue butterfly. I’m not sure if that is Lost Lagoon but I can see she used the Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. Fabulous color combination!

Did you know that the Butterfly Basic stamp set bundles with the Butterflies Thinlets? Remember, that even though the stamp sets and thinlets will carry over into the new catalog … they will NOT be bundled, so if you like it … purchase it before May 31st.

Our next card comes from Sandy B. and she has attended 6 of our annual retreats; both the Spring and Holiday retreats!

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Sandy also used the Butterfly Basics Stamp set and Thinlits Bundle, however her pop of color comes from the Two Step Stampin’ stamp set; Watercolor Wings. This stamp set also coordinates with the Butterfly Thinlits … gotta love the way Stampin’ Up! coordinates several different products to make our purchases a real value!

The black die cut butterfly that tops the “watercolor” butterfly is very striking and really draws the eye to the center of the card.

We love hosting the card swap at our annual retreats … everyone always goes home with extra cards with totally different styles and stamp sets.  They are a blast, and if you haven’t tried one yet, you should think about it!!

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AMD … said “I can’t believe the projects get better at each retreat! We enjoy meeting all the new people and have so much fun.”

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me, I hope the ladies cards inspired you as much as they have inspired me! I love my job! It is all about sharing and building relationships.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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