2015 Spring Stampin’ Retreat … Day 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Just a quick post to share with you a bit of our Spring Stampin’ Retreat. It’s so exciting to see everyone as they arrive. Once they come in … they are shown to their rooms. Each room has a hand stamped name tag for each guest. I will be sharing them on facebook (Linda’s Stampin’ Escape) if you’d like to see them.

We also have decorations and hand stamped photo opportunities for our guests throughout the retreat. Here is the mantle of the fire place in the dining room ….


It states our theme for this retreat … Friendship Blooms.

After dinner last night, we went out to our stamping area. It is already set up with their projects for that evening. Here is what the room looked like as our guests come in …


If you look closely … you will see the cute project we did Friday night. It’s is a type of journal, great for writing down card dimensions and stuff!

We will be stamping all day today, however we have breaks in between for our meals and a little extra time to explore the grounds. It’s nice to get up and stretch a bit.

At this retreat we are missing one of our regular attendee’s, for the first time since we started … so all of us wish you well and had to say … WE MISS YOU ALICE

I’ll be back tomorrow with more … although my post will be a bit later in the day. Thanks for following along.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the sunshine!



Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a card that was created by Stampin’ Up! and can be found on my website.  It’s just one more place you can find card samples and projects I like to share.


This cute project was made with the Just Sayin’ and Hip Notes stamp sets, and the Word Bubbles Framelit Dies which are included in the Big Shot Sale!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


TODAY is the last day to SIGN UP for the kit that had demonstrators running to sign up, after they got a sneak peek at the August Paper Pumpkin at Convention this year!  If you’re a first-time subscriber, you’ll get 50% Off your first two months (just use coupon code HALFOFF2)


 If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up’s monthly craft kits by mail, now is a great time to sign up … get 50% off your first two months.

Each month around the 15th you’ll receive a complete project kit.  Escape to your stamping area and create the fun project, or come over to my house and stamp -n- snack with your fellow pumpkin stampers!

Each Paper Pumpkin takes about 25 minutes to complete and includes everything you need except scissors. Keep the stamps and ink pads to use on other projects!

Have a wonderful day ~




It’s all so exciting ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

There is so much excitement going on around here, I’m having a hard time containing myself!

Last night I held my first BYOBox Paper Pumpkin Party!  It was a small gathering but we had a great time!  JOIN US … Once you’ve subscribed (through me) bring your PP Box and your favorite adhesive and we’ll have fun putting together the projects.  There are always yummy snacks, and I’ll share different ways to use your kit!  I send dates to subscribers each month .

Here’s what we did last night …


BUT, I’ll have more projects to share…  these will be for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers only.  If you don’t live near me … I will send you pictures and instructions of what we did at the BYOBox Party and a link to view the other samples!  You won’t miss a thing!

SIGN UP by August 10th to get the kit that had demonstrators running to sign up after they got a sneak peek at Convention this year!  If you’re a first-time subscriber, you’ll get 50% Off your first two months (just use coupon code HALFOFF2)


Yesterday you were invited to my Annual Holiday Stampin’ Retreat!  The perfect get-a-way to kick-off the holidays and make some awesome projects!  Retreat is the “calm” before the holiday storm.

          100_2284       100_2255       100_2278

I’m also hosting a demonstrator retreat … we will also focus on the Holiday’s, do some stamping, swapping, talk shop, and just have fun.  Inspire * Create * Share … that’s what we do!

Speaking of Holidays … my Holiday Catalog goodies arrived yesterday!  Told you it was exciting around here!  An entire box just filled with Holiday Fun.  If you are one of my preferred customers or club members – your Holiday Catalog is on it’s way.  If you would like to know how you can get one, contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com.

                 HolidayCatalogTH_0714_NA              000_1306

I also have my Hostess Appreciation Party on the 25th!  An fun event celebrating my Hostesses!  Food, Fun, Stamping, Door Prizes … and surprises!  Make sure you RSVP before the August 13th.

OH Yes …  the awesome Big Shot Sale!  Buy a Big Shot and get a FREE Bundle.  If you have a Big Shot … get one of the fabulous bundles at 15% OFFBS_US

It’s that time of year … I’m setting up my Stampin’ Clubs and upcoming classes.  A “HOT” New set of classes this year is “BLENDABILITIES” … Watch for further details.

See what I mean!  There are so many exciting events and promotions … it’s just a great time to be a stamper! 🙂

Let me know if you have any questions on the events or promotions that I have shared with you today.  It’s a lot to absorb, but it’s so exciting.

Have a wonderful day ~




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 …

100_2264         100_2271

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.

blog closing-small