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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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!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST  … Click on the link for more information for to begin your shopping.

 

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 ~

Linda

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 …

 RETREAT COST:

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.
 
ATTENDEE SWAP THEME:
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!

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 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!

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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 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.