Snow Globe – Shaker Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend … Sunday turned out to be a beautiful fall day.

Today I want to share with you another retreat card … a shaker card! Our afternoon session include 3 cards that we created using the “Hearts Come Home” bundle. My mission was to show them how quick and easy you can create a shaker card.

Our background comes from the Merry Music Designer Specialty Paper. Using the Layering Circles Framelits dies, we cut 1 white and 1 window sheet from the same size circle. Then we took the scallop circle and the circle one size smaller that our precut circles, and layered them together before cutting to create our frame.

On the white circle, we stamped our house in Black and then our Santa in Smoky Slate. Our next step was to attach the foam adhesive strips to the outer edge of the white circle. Once applied, you can fill this with whatever you’d like … we used a large glitter and Red Glimmer hearts.

Once you have filled your “well” … remove the top layer off the adhesive strip and drop the window sheet over the top – press to seal. Next, we glued the frame onto the window sheet.

To create a snowglobe … I used the Everyday Label punch!! This is the punch that we used on the Merry Little Christmas Suite cards. Our  greeting was heat embossed in white and then the punch was aligned (1/2 way into the cardstock) to create the base… then punch!

Use the adhesive strip to mount the base onto the front of the card so it’s the same height as the globe.

Everybody loves getting Shake Cards, and now you know how to make a Snowglobe Shaker …. quick -n- easy!

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me and visiting my blog.

Have yourself a great day!

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Friday Night Stamping Fun!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m back with a touch of our Holiday retreat. This Spring we celebrated our 10th Annual Retreat, so this fall for our Holiday retreat “Hearts Come Home” … we kicked off our first of another 10 and many more!!

The mantel in the dining room was decorated with Embossed Pizza boxes and greeted our guests as they arrived …

Each box had a special gift inside and everyone got to take one home with them when they left on Sunday.

As they went to their rooms they found a hand crafted door tag …

Everyone takes their door tag home with them when they leave. Some guests have told us that they hang theirs in their office at work. Each guest also received a Holiday tin filled with a special little treat to munch on.

This is a shot of the stamp room table  before our guests arrive … our new stamp area is much larger and brighter than the old one!

All their projects for the weekend are tucked in those cute bags!  Tomorrow I’ll share some of our Friday night projects.

After our Friday night stamp session, we retired back to our house and shared a Hot Chocolate bar which included some hand dipped marshmallow stir sticks and some home-made cookies & peanut brittle … then we sat around the fireplace and enjoyed each others company.

Was a great day. Stop back tomorrow to see the projects.

Than You ~


Simply Sunday … Simply Wonderful

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Many of you know that I am away at our Holiday Stamping Retreat, but Sunday is always bittersweet as the weekend is so much fun but we have to say good-bye.

We had beautiful weather and some great stamping projects, I will share a few over the next few days, along with some of the amazing swap cards our attendee’s created!

Till then, enjoy your day and I’ll see you tomorrow ~

An Invitation to Stampin’ Fun!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Looking for a fun get-a-way or a girls weekend away? I have the perfect solution …

Eileen and I are pleased to open our “Hearts Come Home” Holiday Stampin’ Retreat to you. Lets get together and have fun while putting a hand crafted touch on your holidays.
Our years of experience and our dedication to our guests experience will ensure you an inspiring, creative, fun and memorable retreat.
Our stamping retreats are all inclusive and include your lodging, all your meals and all your stamping projects; cut and ready for you to stamp. Along with your stamping sessions, you’ll have time to explore the beautiful grounds, or just relax by the lake.
Please join us on Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 22nd for a fun filled getaway with fellow stampers to create, make new friends, unwind, and enjoy being pampered for a weekend.
Here is what you can look forward to …


Enjoy our “Early Bird” pricing: Only $250 until September 2nd, 2017
Cost: $275 – September 3rd through September 30th, 2017
Registration Closes at Midnight September 30th.
Our retreats are done on a first come / first serve basis … Only payment holds your spot, at which time your room will be assigned. Rooms are also based on number of guests in your party.
All you need to bring are comfy clothes and your basic stamping kits: scissors, your favorite adhesive and refills, and a bone folder. If any other supplies are needed, I will contact you prior to our retreat. All stamps, inks, dies & BigShots are supplied for you.
          Eileen and I can’t wait to see you
at our 2017 Fall Holiday Stampin’ Retreat

RSVP NOW or CALL 262-334-1009

Linda Schnabel / Linda’s Stampin’ Escape
Once You’re Registered …
Once you are registered, I will send you an e-mail with details on our attendee swap, a brief agenda and directions to our Retreat location.
Remembering Christmas at Home
We host a contest with everyone’s swaps .. It’s a lot of fun.
* *We ask that you stick to current Stampin’ Up! product /

Great Stampin’ News …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Great news … the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog goes live tomorrow at noon (MT)! Club members, I have your orders and catalogs here 🙂

There is so many goodies in the new catalog,  and some of our favorites from the Occasions catalog as well!  More great news … Stampin’ Up! is rewarding our hostesses an additional $30 in hostess dollars, so be one of the first to gather your friends and family around the new catalog … I’ll bring the Make & Takes … and let’s party!!

Don’t forget … ALL BUNDLES in the current 2016-17 Annual Catalog and Occasions catalog will be retiring TODAY!! Even if the stamp sets carry over – the chance to save 10% will be gone.

Let me know if you have any questions with the catalog transition.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a great day!


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

Stampin’ Retreat: Guest Stamper – Sandy B.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have some more cards for your from our stamping retreat.  I wish you could all come … we have so much fun, and I really love our new stamping area! So bright and roomy!

Today’s card was voted the WINNER from our Attendee Card Swap. The winner … Sandy B. won a $50 Shopping Spree!!


Sandy used the High Tide stamp set.  Lucky for us this stamp set will be back in the new annual catalog, but many others will not, so I have links below for you to click on and see if your favorite is leaving for good.  Only two days left to get the retiring stamps & accessories.


Don’t forget … ALL BUNDLES in the Annual Catalog and Occasions catalog will be retiring!! Even if the stamp sets carry over – the chance to save 10% will be gone.

Thank you for checking back today.

Have yourself a wonderful day!


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

Eastern Palace Suite: Forever Friends

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Back today to share another card using the new “Eastern Palace Suite”.  This is also one of the cards we did at our Stamping Club this month. 

Today’s card uses another of the dies (actually 2 of them) along with the Dapper Denim and the new Tranquil Tide from the 2017-19 In-color collection.

I also used a second die … but before we cut it out, we used one of the many vinyl stickers included in this suite. They were layered on top of each other to create a beautiful focal point to the card.

I also tucked in a bit of the Gold Glimmer paper which coordinates beautiful with the new embellishments.

Here are the Eastern Palace Suite 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.

When I think of you I smile, so …

Enjoy your day my friend ~



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