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

 

I’m Back! 2019 Spring Stamping Retreat

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, because my was fantastic!  So, today I want to bring you into my Stamping Retreat experience, and share some cute samples / gifts. Our theme for this year was suggested by Kathie, one of our attendees; Butterflies and Blooms… to honor my Mom and my sister Eileen, and all the women in our lives who are strong and courageous.

My apologies for the lack of posts this weekend but I was prepping, cooking and packing for my annual Spring Stamping Retreat this past weekend.  It is always my mission that my guests have a stress free, relaxing yet fun weekend.  Mission accomplished!  I have truly been blessed by the lovely ladies who attend my retreats, and this year was no different.  I love when perfect strangers meet … and by then end of the weekend, they are swapping phone numbers and email addresses.

My guests are greeted at the door by either myself or my helper Cindy.  As they enter the dining room with a wonderful huge table which we all fit around (yes, my retreats are smaller for cozy, personal touch) they find the fireplace adorned with my “Mantle Gifts” … they decorate the room all weekend, but each guest gets to take one home before the leave…

OK … let’s get a little bit closer look at these cute little gift boxes.  I used the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper (which I noticed this morning in no longer available) and wrapped it around the Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes, oh my are they pretty! The leaves and butterfly came from the Beauty Abounds bundle from the Occasions Catalog … and the little flower – not sure which set that came out of!! Here is a closer look …

Each butterfly and flower on these boxes were given a touch of the Wink of Stella, and really brought the twinkle of the boxes out.

Next we take our guests to there room … each room has door tags with our guests name on them …

The tags were stamped with the “His Grace” stamp set and the butterflies are from the “Beauty Abounds” set … again, the flowers and the butterfly were touched up with the Wink of Stella.

They have a welcome gift on their bed. This retreats gift was a notepad decorated with the Petal Promenade Designer Series paper and a mechanical pencil to match! And our tag was hand stamped “So Happy You’re Here” …

Once our guests are all settled in, they can relax by the fireplace or enjoy the beautiful lake view.  We all seemed to gather around the dining room table and got to know each other before we sat down to eat a home cooked meal … Friday nights are usually two homemade soups, french bread and salad with all the fixin’s!

Our next adventure for the weekend is to head off into our stamping room, I’m all set up and ready for my guests …

Their stamping spots are all ready for them, and all their projects are pre-cut, bagged and labeled “per stamp session” and ready for them to use! Is it extra work for me? … Maybe, but I do it while I’m watching tv or enjoying a quiet night … Remember, my retreats are designed for an “escape” from the stress … just relax and have fun stamping!!  There bags also included Stampin’ Dimensionals and all the embellishments (and then some) needed for thier projects.

Even though our theme for the weekend was “Butterflies and Blooms” … I wanted to kick off our Friday with a little extra FUN, thus the polka dot bags. It goes with my Friday night theme “Sweetest Thing” bundle from the Occasions catalog…

I couldn’t resist, and the jar behind the greeting sign, matches the one in the bundle perfectly!! Oh, and I knew not to put too much candy out there because my attendee’s like to bring treats for their fellow stampers, and here is just the beginning of what we had!!

There was even more added to our table … lol.  This picture was shared by one of our new attendee’s; Sarah W. Her and her mother-in-law Jane were a pleasure to stamp with. I have been blessed by meeting so many wonderful ladies through my retreats … I love my job!! Here is Sarah and Jane …

Well … I can’t stop here, I have to show you the projects that we did on Friday night with the Sweetest Thing bundle.  Just like you, I head over to Pinterest for a little inspiration, so the card on the right was cased from fellow demonstrator; Leena Girsh… it’s so cute, a few minor additions; the Glitter Enamel Dots from the Annual Catalog.

Our second card was a “Shaker Card” I created using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies … we used them a lot over the weekend. And our last project for the night was this cute little treat cup using all of the cute accessories in the “How Sweet It Is” product suite, including the designer paper, reversable ribbon and the cute tags! I have the products listed below.

Sorry for the long post but there is so much to share, and this is only our first evening together! I will be sharing more of my stamping retreat with you all week, including the amazing swap card that our attendee’s created.

Thank you so much for hanging around and waiting for this post, I appreciate your loyalty and love having you as part of my stampin’ tribe! aka “family”.

Have a wonderful week ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you would like to purchase any of the items listed below to create the projects you have seen here, just click on the item and it will take you directly to my stamping store.  You can also use HOSTESS CODE: 9AARKUTJ if you choose.

 

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

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

Come Along with Me …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a bit of the Holiday Retreat and OnStage.  As many of you know, I’ve headed out on my road trip to Orlando for the Stampin’ Up! 30th Anniversary OnStage event!! I’m so excited to get down there and meet up with my friends from all over, along with 1500 more stampin’ friends!!

The picture is from somewhere in Illinois  … Today we got as far as Kentucky and should be at our Orlando hotel sometime tomorrow evening … the drive back will be a little slower paced! lol (My fault … I got a late start yesterday morning!)  Hmmm … little tired from retreat, but again, my fault … I sat up till 3 am chatting and catching up with friends 🙂

I had a wonderful weekend with my guests! They were greeted with these cute name tags that hung on the door to their rooms.  Their Saturday night Pillow Gift was a sweet memento for them to take home … a travel mug!!  I want to thank them for joining us … and now we can always “travel” together!!

By now you might be seeing a theme running through the decorations and the door tags …  I used the “Making Christmas Bright” Bundle from the Holiday Catalog!! Oh My Gosh … this was so much fun!! Even the little light sockets on the bulbs were quick -n- easy to assemble when I used the new “Pick Me Up” tool.

On our Friday Night stamp session we made 3 cards featuring the “Making Christmas Bright” Bundle, and here is our “Z” Fold card …

I hope you enjoyed hanging out on a part of my road trip today, and at our Holiday Stamping Retreat.  I will be back to share more from both!!

Have yourself a most wonderful day ~

 

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

Retreat Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back from another wonderful Holiday Retreat … it was a great time shared with fabulous ladies once again.  Our retreats are all inclusive, so their accommodations, meals and all their projects are all included.

Saturday was rainy, but we all agreed it was a good day for stamping … and listening to Christmas music. It really puts you in a “cheerful” mood.

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We also host a “Swap” where each person brings enough cards for all participants and then vote on the one they like best. As always … the swap cards were great! I will be sharing them throughout the next couple of weeks, including a few of the projects that I created for them.

I will start with two cards today …

First I will share Patricia’s card. This is Patricia’s second time with us and she comes for the wonderful get-a-way, stamping, and to spend time with her sister.

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Christmas really is the most wonderful time of year and you really feel that with Patricia’s Red & Green Card. I love the extra little glitter she added to her background stamp to glitz it up for us.

The next card is from Dawn …

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Dawn hand cut her cute little mittens and then topped them off with the glitter glue and Silver Glimmer paper!! This is just the sweetest little card and I love the added rhinestones colored red. I think our Rhinestones and Sharpies are best friends.

Keep checkin’ in for more swap cards and projects from our Holiday Retreat. In fact … you should think about joining us for our Spring Retreat!! Save the Date … April 22nd, 23rd and 24th.  Make sure you are signed up on my MAILING LIST … You can sign up right from my blog > It’s located in the lower right-hand corner of the Black Banner on the top of this page.

Thank you for dropping by today ~

Hope you day is a great one!!

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