Christmas Wrapped in Love & Joy Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you got a chance to check out my “sweet” Christmas card from the Cup of Christmas bundle that I shared yesterday.  Today I have one of the cards that I created for our Saturday morning stamping session at our Annual Holiday Retreat.

The Wrapped in Plaid Designer paper I’ve been using so far is part of the Wrapped in Plaid Suite… remember seeing the gold boxes on the mantle? I’ll have more information about those in a couple of days …

The Wrapped in Plaid Suite Bundle gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase. It includes the stamp set and tool bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items listed…

The Wrapped in Plaid Suite Bundle includes
* Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* Pine Tree Punch (10% off)
* Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Striped Ribbon
* Jingle Bells
* Gold Mini Pizza Boxes

Our group of stampers gathered in the morning to kick off our “Perfectly Plaid” session. The Perfectly Plaid Bundle includes the Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Pine Tree Punch.

I started with a Cherry Cobbler base, one of the coordinating colors in the Wrapped in Plaid designer paper. I wanted this card to have a more rustic feel so I used a Crumb Cake front embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  I then layered a strip of the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer paper with a Whisper White mat.

The tree was punched out using the Pine Tree punch and was mounted onto a piece of Vellum Cardstock that was cut with the layering circles dies. I could not resist decorating my tree, so I punch out a Shaded Spruce “heart” from the Every Season Punch Pack and then tied a cute little bow out of the Whisper White Bakers Twine.

The greeting was added onto a white banner tying all the white together on my card … and to add the final touches, I added 3 Holiday Rhinestones in the Cherry Cobbler color.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card showcasing the versitile Wrapped in Plaid Suite/Perfectly Plaid Bundle.

Thanks for spending part of your day with me ~

Wishing your day is a good one!

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you liked the products I used in my cards, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

 

Holiday Stamping Retreat / Cup of Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I would like to invite you into our Friday Night stamping session at our Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat. I host two retreats each year … a spring (All Occasions) and a fall (Holiday) where I invite all my active customers to join me and their fellow stampers for a weekend getaway. Everything is prepared for you so you do not have to drag your entire craft room with you!

As our guests arrive in the stamping room, it is filled with Holiday cheer, Christmas music and a snack table (of course) ….

Each attendee stamping spot includes a bag filled with all their projects, packed up by stamp session so they can find their projects easily and no little pieces are lost.  This year they each received one of the new Stampin’ Up! boxes filled with stampin’ dimensionals and the embellishments they need for their cards /projects.  The boxes are different at each retreat so they never go home with the same hand-crafted item…

Our Friday Night Stamp Session highlighted the Cup Of Christmas Bundle and the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series paper pack.  It’s easy to spread tidings of comfort and joy and a cup of cheer to all your friends and family this season when using this bundle. The Cup of Christmas Stamp Set is excellent for cards and tags.

The Cup of Christmas Bundle includes the Cup of Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Cup of Cheer Dies. This is a Reversibles* stamp set; it includes specialized photopolymer stamps that allow you to stamp with both sides of the stamp for greater versatility. *Patent pending.

Our guests got to see how this amazing stamp set performs … knowing you can now stamp a cup for your “left-handed” friends! So the card on the right was designed to show you “how” you can reverse your stamp and have the handle on the right or left side of your cup. Brilliant!

I always design a special card or two for my stamping sessions and for our Cup of Cheer bundle, I highlighted the candy cane dies and teamed it up with the stunning Wrapped in Plaid designer paper … they also used the “Step Card Fold” for this card …

I thought this pattern from the Wrapped in Plaid designer paper went perfectly with my candy canes and the gold foil behind them really shows them off!  Really does make for a “Sweet Christmas” … doesn’t it.

The group loved the cards, and it’s having such an amazing group to stamp with that makes our stamping sessions so much fun at our retreats. We all learn so much from one another as they share their stamping tips throughout the sessions too.

Thanks for joining me today …

I will be back tomorrow with some more samples from our Holiday retreat!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

If you liked the products I used in my cards, I have links for you below.  Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website.  Thank you

 

 

 

I’m Back with our Holiday Stamping Retreat!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s been a week since I last posted … so sorry for that! I was preparing for my Holiday Stamping Retreat that I hosted this past weekend, so today I’d like to show you what I’ve been doing and a look inside my retreats.

I will start with Friday and our guests arriving.  It may have been snowy outside but it was warm and welcoming inside with the smell of soups on the stove and some cute little packages adorning the dining room fireplace …

As our guests arrived, they were guided to their rooms …

Not hard to find when you have these cute little name tags to guide you in.  I used the Cup of Cheer suite … I can’t believe all the compliments on the Wrapped in Plaid designer paper! It is so festive with the gold running through the plaid, and the colors are so rich and beautiful.

To formally welcome our guests, they are gifted some delicious chocolate stars from Madeline Chocolates … YUM!! Oh yes, and a little welcome note to let them know how appreciated I am that they joined us for this special festive stamping event.

After dinner we all gathered in the stamping room to make our first set of cards for the weekend …

I will share our projects with you tomorrow, because tonight I’d like to share a little more of the fun we had on Friday!  After stamping, I asked my guests to go back to thier rooms and open thier Pillow Gifts and then join me in the living room by the fireplace for some treats and hot chocolate …

The tag was created with items from the Perfectly Plaid Suite; the  Tree Punch, Stamp Set & was highlighted with a Shimmery White Doily.

Inside our pretty little gift package you will find …

A pair of holiday socks that they were instructed to put on before the joined us for hot chocolate, a spoon filled with chocolate and marshmallows and some lip gloss just for the fun of it!

We met in front of the fireplace (sorry … I missed a picture of our Hot Chocolate table this time) and enjoyed some hot chocolate, Christmas Cookies, Peanut Brittle and good conversation.  

Before everyone headed off to their rooms for the night … We couldn’t miss sharing a picture of all our new Christmas stockings!  Just taking the  picture was a blast! lol  Flashes coming from the entire circle! Oh what fun we had …

and our friend Cindy … She thought we should all go on the stairs! That would have been an amazing picture as well.

We had a fun evening, and as promised, I will share the stamping with you tomorrow.  I continued the “Cup of Christmas” bundle and Wrapped in Plaid” Designer Paper through to our stamping projects on Friday Night.

Till then, have a good day, and thank you so much for joining me again after my week long absence, but now you know that I was in my stamp room creating a fun weekend for my retreat attendees.

See you tomorrow,

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLIES LIST … 

 

Holiday Stamping Retreat … Don’t Miss this!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am pleased to invite you to our “Countdown to Christmas” Annual Holiday Stampin’ Retreat. Lets gather and have fun while putting a hand crafted touch to your holidays. My years of experience and dedication to your retreat experience, will ensure you enjoy an inspiring, creative, fun and memorable retreat.

My stamping retreats are all inclusive and include your lodging, all your meals, and all your stamping projects for the entire weekend!  Your projects are cut and ready for you to stamp. Along with your stamping sessions, you’ll have time to explore the beautiful grounds, the gift shop, or just relax by the lake.

Please join us Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 3rd for a wonderful getaway. You’ll gather with fellow stampers to create, make new friends, unwind, and enjoy being pampered for the entire weekend!

Here is what you can look forward to …

Lodging …
You’ll be staying in this private 1930’s English Tutor Manor situated on beautiful Green Lake.

Your Rooms …
Are comfortable and relaxing. You’ll look forward to retiring each night, after a little fun of course! There are no more than two (2) people to a room (except for our 3 bed / bedroom which fills fast!)

All meals included …
You’ll enjoy delicious home made meals prepared for you Friday night, Saturday Morning, a fun luncheon in our stamp room Saturday afternoon, plus a Continental breakfast Sunday morning. Saturday evening you’ll be treated a delicious dinner in the Bauer Dining Room. Choose a lake view or gathered around the cozy fireplace.

Stamping Room …
We have a large, private well-lit room with room to stamp and move around with ease! We have stations set up for die cutting and embossing. You’ll love creating in this relaxing environment and love the projects too. (Projects pre-cut for you) No worries here, you can leave your projects while your out.

 

RETREAT COST … All Inclusive pricing!

Enjoy our Early Bird pricing:
Only $250 thru August 31st, 2019

Retreat Pricing After Early Bird expires … $285 /  September 1st through September 30th, 2018
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. No need to spend days packing up your craft room … we do the work for you!!  It’s time to relax and have some fun stamping.   If any other supplies are needed, I will contact you prior to our retreat. All stamps, inks, dies & BigShots will be supplied for you.

I can’t wait to see you at our 2019 Fall Holiday Stampin’ Retreat
Here’s a look into our past retreats…

RSVP (262) 334-1009 or email me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

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.

SWAP THEME: “Christmas Traditions”
We host a contest with everyone’s swaps .. It’s a lot of fun. * *We ask that you stick to current Stampin’ Up! product / Thank You!

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

 

 

Annual Spring Stamping Retreat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When was the last time you got to escape and do something for yourself?
I have exactly what you need …
a Stamping Retreat designed from top to bottom to put you at ease
from the demands of the outside world and recharge your creativity.

I would like to personally invite you to join me at my Annual Spring Stamping Retreat!

You’ll enjoy your stay in a stunning 1930’s English Tudor Home on the shores of beautiful Green Lake. The surroundings offer a carefree setting for nurturing you and your creativity, allow you time for relaxation, and building new friendships.

Our retreat is ALL INCLUSIVE … Your lodging, all meals and your stamping projects are all included in one low price, so you can enjoy your stay and enjoy a true relaxing getaway.

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

Our Stamping Sessions … 

are held in a spacious, light filled meeting room and includes everything you need (cut and prepared for you) to create exceptional cards and projects in a relaxed, stress free environment

Your Retreat Room … christian writing center bedroom

is inviting, clean & comfortable. We are NOT “dorm style” so you and your friends can enjoy some well deserved “girl” time together in the comfort of a home (not hotel room). You’ll also find little surprises each night.

Your Weekend Meals …

Sit back and relax while enjoying wonderful home-cooked meals, desserts and snacks during your entire stay. Five full meals are included… and so is the chocolate!!  Coffee, tea, and bottled water are also provided throughout your stay.

You’ll find our All Inclusive Stamping Retreats affordable and private, spacious and splendid … you will enjoy this relaxing getaway and come away with fabulous completed projects, new ideas, stamping tips, and new friendships.

 

RETREAT DATE: May 3rd – 5th, 2019

COST: $250 Early Bird /RSVP & Payment due by Feb.23rd

After Early Bird Special / Cost = $275 & Paid by March 31st.

RSVP at 262-334-1009

Our retreats are based on a first come, first serve basis.  Only payment reserves your spot.

Once received … Registration will be confirmed, and details will be sent to you; including directions, Swap Information, & More.

 

Hope you are able to take some time out for yourself, relax, meet new people and have a fun weekend creating fabulous stamping projects! The work is done for you … Call your friend, bring your sister or have a mother/daughter weekend.  You’ll be making much more than cards, you’ll be making memories ❤ 

My information is listed below …

 

  Linda’s Stampin’ Retreat
Linda Schnabel | 262-334-1009
Email: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com
Website: http://www.lindaluvs.stampinup.net
BLOG: http://lindasstampinescape.com