Christmas Ornament …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Just a quick post today to show you a beautiful ornament that we made at last years Holiday Retreat.  Why now you ask … well, Stampin’ Up! has a big sale going on right now and the “Holiday Ornament” Framelit Dies are on there and that is what we used to create this beautiful ornament.


As you can see by the dies below … you can make many different styles of ornaments.  You can make gift tags too!

Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies

Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies

Was Price: $24.95 / NOW ONLY $18.71

You can purchase the Holiday Ornament Framelits just by clicking on the link above.

I also want to share with you this weeks “Weekly Deals”…

Backyard Basics Framelits Dies
Backyard Basics Framelits Dies
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Chocolate Chip 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Chocolate Chip 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Color Coach
Color Coach

Price: $14.95 $11.21
Little Labels Punch Pack
Little Labels Punch Pack

Price: $16.95 $12.71
Pumpkin Pie 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Pumpkin Pie 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Subtles Stampin' Write Markers
Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers

Price: $28.95 $21.71
Talking Tag Message Labels
Talking Tag Message Labels

Price: $7.95 $5.96
Unknown Blessings Ensemble -- Digital Download

So much going on right now, but a sale before Christmas is just what Santa ordered!

Let me know if you have any questions or need help in any way.  I’d love to help you with your gift giving needs.

Have a great day!

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Holiday Retreat …. Day 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A bit later than usual but still a post today!  I would like to wish my best friend and sister Eileen a very “Happy Birthday” today!  I think it’s cool that her birthday is on … 11 – 12 – 13!

Today I want to share with you a few of our experiences we shared at our Holiday Retreat.  Let’s begin with the beautiful sunrise.  Photo by Cindy Plazak:


Each retreat we host a “card contest” … this year’s winner was Kris Groth with her Santa Card.

Kris Groth

The next two cards were tied for second place.  We have Sandy Becker’s Flip Card ….

Sandy B1 Sandy B2

and Barb Moth’s beautiful cross card …


So many different styles … I will be sure to share with you more of the cards, later this week.

Meanwhile, back at the retreat …

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We spend most of the day stamping … although there is plenty of eating, snacking, and we still have time for fun break out sessions that many use to explore the grounds (or take a nap).  Our retreat is what “you” want it to be.  I see I missed a few of my stampin’ friends … sorry!

We finished off the day by gathering around the table for some Apple Pie ala’ mode, fabulous conversations and experiencing this beautiful sunset.  I happened to capture this picture, one of God’s gifts.


I am so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful company, we had a fabulous time.

Thanks for stopping by … Hope you enjoyed catching a glimpse into our annual Holiday Retreat.  I will be sharing more of our swap cards later this week.

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Get Ready for Retreat!

Hi Stampers!

Just wanted to give you a “heads-up” … I will be posting the announcement for the Holiday Retreat SOON!  We stay at this beautiful 1930’s English Manor!  I took this picture on a beautiful Sunday morning at retreat.



We gather as friends … and we make new friends too!



There are “pillow gifts” for all my guests …



And yes … we stamp too!  The Holiday Retreat is all Christmas cards and projects!



So watch for the announcement… If you’re not on my mailing list, sign up now,

and think about joining us this year!  I hear the food is pretty good too!

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