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 ~

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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 Retreat.  Yesterday I shared a simple card that was cut with just one of the many dies included in the set.

This is yesterday’s card … It also featured one of our new 2017-19 In-colors … Tranquil Tide, and I teamed it up with Dapper Denim.


Today’s card used the same die and the Dapper Denim, but instead of cutting into the cardstock, we actually cut it out! Just a few snips and you had a totally different look!

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.

The card is anchored with the used one of the “specialty” sheets of Designer paper that coordinates with the Eastern Palace product suite. I slipped a piece of the Gold Foil paper underneath it to give it a more finished look.

This angle really shows the beautiful cuts using the Eastern Palace thinlits dies. See how the die actually cuts with the sticker … amazing! I love it.

The greeting comes in the coordinating stamp set … you can see that they really thought this product suite through. It has everything and more. I find it so fun to play with…. and easy!

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.

Have a happy Monday my friend ~

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

 

Stampin’ Retreat: Birthday Blast

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!

OK … Hard to believe I started this post at 6:30 am, and now it’s after 6pm!! I’m going to quick finish before it kicks me off again!!

Here is a set of cards we did during our morning stamping session …

As you can see … we began where we left off at our last session, the Dragonfly Dreams! This card showcased the “Masking” and “Sponging” techniques.

Our next two cards featured the “Birthday Blast” stamp set.  This is on our retiring list and makes me a bit sad … but then I picture all the fun new stamp sets (wait till you see them!).

But before the new catalog comes out, here is one of the cards we made.  I cased this from Patty Bennett’s website …

 

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 with me, I appreciate it.

Have yourself a wonderful day!

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

 

Stampin’ Retreat: Dragonfly Dreams

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you another sneak peek into our stamping retreat along with another card that our stampers made.

Here is our new stamping room, all set up and waiting for our stamping friends! Their bags are filled with all of their pre-cut projects … only a little cutting or BigShotting because this is a retreat … no stress zone!

There we go … doesn’t it look better when filled with all of these lovely ladies! I have been blessed over the past 10 retreats to have an array of wonderful stampers who join us.

Today’s project required some cutting as they learned how to do a “Step Card”.  This is one of my favorite folds because it’s so easy to do but very dramatic.

The card was created with the “Dragonfly Dreams” bundle and the “Falling in Love” Designer series paper. Our dragonfly is actually cut out of the beautiful Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

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 with me, I appreciate it.

Have yourself a wonderful day!

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Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. 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 …

 

Off to our Stampin’ Retreat!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am off to our annual Stampin’ Retreat … Spring 2017.  This is our 10th retreat and we are excited to gather with fellow stampers. We stay at a 1930’s English Tudor house …

I took this photo of the house (facing beautiful Green Lake) as the sun was setting at our last retreat.  We host one every Spring and Fall.

We’ll have a few new faces this time, it’s just a great time to gather as friends.  All the projects are cut and ready for them … no fuss, just fun!

It’s a weekend to stamp, eat, kick back and relax.

You can follow our fun and antics on my facebook page: Linda’s Stampin’ Escape

Thanks for stopping by.

See you Monday!

Star of Light Trio of Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me say “Happy Veterans Day” … a big THANK YOU to all our current and past military men and women who put their lives on the line, and those who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms here at home. I U.

Today I want to share 3 beautiful cards that we made at our Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat featuring one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog … the Star of Light stamp set and Thinlits.

At Retreat and all my stamping events …. it is my mission to show the versatility of the stamp sets or bundles. Here we went from a simple card to beautiful elegance …

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Let’s begin with the center card, created using Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder. Simple but pretty and it highlights the stamps, ink and greetings with just a touch of bling to draw your eye to the focal point of the card, the star.

The card on the left uses Pool Party and Island Indigo a fun color combination turned elegant when we sponged the background and used the Silver Foil paper for our star, topped with a beautiful die cut. (This card was cased from a fellow demonstrator) I wish the photo would have reflected the silver so you could see how stunning it really is. We also used the new Metallic Enamel Shapes on the card which works so well with the Silver Foil paper … this was one of our “All attendee Gifts”(also known as Pillow Gifts as they get a package of goodies on their beds as a Thank You for joining us)

Our last card on the right seems to be everybody’s favorite. It was really quite simple to make, but so elegant when done in Very Vanilla and Basic Black.  The Enamel Shapes were also used on this card – the package comes with both Silver and Gold.  The designer paper we used comes from the Annual Catalog called “This Christmas”. It’s a specialty designer paper because it is a little thinner than our normal designer paper… but you get more!!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card share, I would love it if you would please “LIKE” this post at the bottom if you did, and then tell me which one is your favorite!! The key ingredients to make these cards are listed below.

Thank you for spending a part of your Friday with me …

I hope you have a marvelous day!

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Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …