Petal Pallet: Life Is So Much Better

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you got to enjoy a wonderful weekend and got spoiled a little!  I also hope you got a chance to check out my post yesterday to see the new In-colors. I love these cards and the simplicity yet they were so pretty!

Today I have one of the cards that I created for the Spring Stamping Retreat.  Our retreat highlighted “caring” cards … cards that we create to make someone feel better, to cheer, encourage or relay our sympathies. This was one of those cards …

I began with the Petal Pallet bundle and designer series paper. I knew I wanted to use the beautiful floral die in the bundle.  I also want a little bit different of a fold … just for fun! Petal Pallet will be in the upcoming catalog but it will no longer be a bundle (Save 10%) after May 31st.

We used the Multipurpose adhesive sheets with the Silver Foil sheets and then cut them out with the BigShot! Turns them into stickers … and then we just pressed them onto our card.  This made it super simple to watercolor the flowers using ink and Aqua Painters. Then we drew the little lines into the flower petals with the coordinating marker.

I’ve used the Petal Pallet bundle quite a few times already, it is a very versatile stamp set and I love the coordinating dies. It has great verses / greetings as well … and I will admit, that will sway me towards a stamp set.  Sometimes I will choose a stamp set just because of the beautiful verses.

Thanks for dropping in for the visit today …

I hope you have a marvelous Monday!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … 

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Stampin’ Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So I’ve been asked many times about my Annual Stampin’ Retreats… I host 2 a year, one in the spring and one in the fall which is our Holiday Retreat.  They are different from other retreats as we are all inclusive; your lodging, all of your meals and your projects (and we do plenty!)  The only thing you have to bring is your basic stamping supplies … I bring the rest, which includes your projects prepared for you … a little cutting with the BigShot at times.

Our retreats focus on building knowledge of stamps, accessories, techniques and friendships.  We have many repeat attendees who have become friends!! We enjoy beautiful scenery …

We have guests who have been with us from the very first retreat!! These two ladies … hopped a plane to join us, all the way from Oklahoma!! It was Carolyn’s first retreat but this was Peggy’s third retreat! I am honored that they would come so far to stamp with us …

If you didn’t see my earlier post but each of our guests got a hand made little gift when they arrived in the stamping room …

Filled with some embellishments, Stampin’ Spritzers and a treat … Jelly Belly’s!!  I also had a gift waiting for them in their room that evening …

Each guest got this tote to carry their projects in … I made sure they were larger than 12 x 12 in case any of the ladies had scrapbooking supplies they’d like to carry with them too.

When we were done for the evening … we went back to our house for a treat. When they got to their room, they had another little gift to say “Thank You” … Hugs & Kisses, tucked into our clear boxes and decked out with the new “Share What You Love” Designer Series paper.

Hope you enjoyed spending a little time at our Stamping Retreat … I will be sharing a few more of our projects and some of the Swap Cards!

Have a wonderful day …

A Beautiful Waterfront … Guest Stamper: Maria

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yes. I did!!  I took they day off yesterday.  It was a stressful week and I had the day off of work as well so I took advantage of it.  I hope you enjoyed your day too.  Today I am taking Eileen to Door County for lunch at the Chef’s Hat … they prepare her favorite meal; Blackened Ahi Tuna. I’m looking forward to time with Eileen, a beautiful drive and an excellent meal… we’ll have a good day!  The Chef’s Hat is located in the beautiful waterfront village of Ephraim, WI.

The scenery is beautiful in Ephraim and I’m excited to share with you a beautiful card from our Annual Spring Retreat Attendee Swap. My guest stamper is Maria and she created this stunning scenic card using the “Waterfront” stamp set.

Each retreat our attendees participate in a swap and I absolutely love it … everyone makes such beautiful cards.  I will be sharing more.  If it wasn’t for the mountains, the lovely waters could pass for the waters of Door County.

I appreciate you stopping back to check out my blog, and I’m sure you enjoyed Maria’s beautiful card.  She has inspired me to break out my “Waterfront” stamp set and start creating some cards with this set as well.

I hope you have a lovely day … enjoy the beautiful weather!!

Have a wonderful day!

 

Stampin’ Retreat 2018 …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of fun and friendship, as that was my blessing this weekend! I hosted my Annual Spring Stampin’ Retreat and although there was a little rain here and there on Friday we did just fine!!

I would like to Congratulate my friend and former co-worker Arielle on her marriage to Josh this past Saturday ❤ Arielle, her mother Olivia and sister Abby have all joined us on several retreats, so I was sorry to miss her big day. I wish her all God’s blessings and a lifetime of happiness. All your retreat friends say “Congratulations” as well 🙂

After everyone arrives and settles in to their rooms, we gather for dinner. This time we had a picnic; Sloppy Joes, Potato Salad, 7 Layer Salad, Jello Salad, assorted Chips!

Dessert comes later, however they had a “Welcome” snack of popcorns in their room when they arrived.  Once we are done eating we head out to our stamping room and settle in to get some stamping done!

As they found a seat … they were greeted by cute little hand stamped gift filled with stampin’ embellishments and a snack!

Here is a closer look … You will see the “NEW” colored pearls that you will find in the “Share What You Love” Product Suite!

I created these with the “Apron of Love” Bundle and the “Crafting Forever” stamp set… the Stampin’ Up! Logo was cut from the Grid Paper  and embellished with the Enamel Shapes!! They turned out so cute and who wouldn’t like their embellishments tucked in them 🙂

Thank you for checking back in with me today. Join me tomorrow for some card samples and additional happenings at retreat. Here is a picture from our retreat as we said goodnight on Friday …

 

Have a wonderful day!

 

Off to Retreat ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post to update you … I’m heading off to our Annual Spring Stampin’ Retreat!

The cards are designed, cut, prepped, tucked in envelopes and nicely packed into “session bags” … that way they just pull out the back with their supplies and they don’t have to fumble threw a bunch of projects.

This is the house we will be staying in!  Looks like we’re in for a beautiful weekend … I will try to keep you posted (NO WIFI) only in the Internet Cafe and it would not be too polite of me to be hiding away from my guests.  Hopefully during a break.

Till then … have a good weekend!!

Linda

Join me on a Stamping Retreat!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When was the last time you got to escape and do something for yourself?

We have exactly what you need … a Stamping Retreat designed from top to bottom so you have a relaxing yet fun weekend and recharge your creativity.

We would like to invite you to our annual Spring Stamping Retreat! We host our retreat in a stunning 1930’s English Tudor Home on beautiful Green Lake. The surroundings offer a carefree setting for nurturing you and your creativity, allow you time for relaxation, and building new friendships.

We also host a “Card Swap” so you’ll go home with even more cards! Details on the swap will be sent upon your registration.

Join us and let the stress of the work week drift away with the tide… & come back with loads of cards, ideas & totally refreshed! 

Our stamping sessions …
are fun and includes everything you need (cut and prepared for you) to create exceptional cards and projects in a relaxed, stress free environment.
 

All of your meals are included

so you can sit back and relax. Enjoy the wonderful home-cooked meals, desserts and snacks throughout your stay. Coffee, tea, and bottled water are also provided
throughout your stay.
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Lodging is also included…

you will find your room inviting, clean & comfortable. We are NOT “dorm style” so you and your friends can enjoy some well deserved  “girl” time together.  You’ll also be treated to little pillow gifts each night.

You’ll find our All Inclusive Stamping Retreat affordable, fun, and enlightening …
You’ll enjoy this relaxing getaway  & come away with fabulous completed projects, new ideas, stamping tips, & new friendships.

DATES: April 27th – 29th, 2018

COST: $250 Early Bird

RSVP & Payment due by February 11th

 After Early Bird Special / Cost = $275 & Paid by March 21st.  

 RSVP HERE

Our retreats have been copied but do not compare … the closest we have found that compares to what we do for you has  a $450 price tag! Many others have stopped doing them completely!

We would love to have you join us at our Annual Spring Stamping Retreat … Give me a shout out and I will be quick to respond to your questions or to sign you us!!

Thank you for joining me today and checking out this opportunity for stampin’ fun.

Have a great day~

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A Special Invitation ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When was the last time you got to escape and do something for yourself?

We have exactly what you need … a Stamping Retreat designed from top to bottom so you have a relaxing yet fun weekend and recharge your creativity.

We would like to invite you to our annual Spring Stamping Retreat! We host our retreat in a stunning 1930’s English Tudor Home on beautiful Green Lake. The surroundings offer a carefree setting for nurturing you and your creativity, allow you time for relaxation, and building new friendships.

We also host a “Card Swap” so you’ll go home with even more cards! Details on the swap will be sent upon your registration.

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

Our stamping sessions …
are fun and includes everything you need (cut and prepared for you) to create exceptional cards and projects in a relaxed, stress free environment.
 

All of your meals are included

so you can sit back and relax. Enjoy the wonderful home-cooked meals, desserts and snacks throughout your stay. Coffee, tea, and bottled water are also provided
throughout your stay.
christian writing center bedroom

Lodging is also included…

you will find your room inviting, clean & comfortable. We are NOT “dorm style” so you and your friends can enjoy some well deserved  “girl” time together.  You’ll also be treated to little pillow gifts each night.

You’ll find our All Inclusive Stamping Retreat affordable, fun, and enlightening …
plus you’ll enjoy this relaxing getaway
and come away with fabulous completed projects, new ideas, stamping tips, and new friendships.

DATES: April 27th – 29th, 2018

COST: $250 Early Bird

RSVP & Payment due by February 11th

 After Early Bird Special / Cost = $275 & Paid by March 21st.  

 RSVP HERE

We would love to have you join us at our Annual Spring Stamping Retreat … Give me a shout out and I will be quick to respond to your questions or to sign you us!!

Thank you for joining me today and checking out this opportunity for stampin’ fun.

Have a great day~

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