Sunday, August 30, 2015

Awesomely Artistic. We still need Thinking of You and Birthday cards.

This set is awesome! 
This card will be at the Stamp Along. 
I have another one, more detailed ready for Joanne's party on Sept 30. 
This could also be a birthday card. (Thinking of you, Diane!)
This one is really quite easy to make since you use sponges and daubers for the coloring. 

I couldn't resist showing you another one from the new catalog. 
If the broom fits.......

If you NEED any of the products from the new catalog and can't wait until the Stamp Along, 
please use the hostess code 
so it links in with the SA order.
Thank you so much for doing that!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Halloween Cards for Stamp Along

Do you send Halloween cards? 
I love Halloween but don't send many cards. 
I love the fall colors and the cute critters that go with the fall season. 
These are two of the cards that will be at the September Stamp Along. 
There are some awesome die cut spider web doilies in the Holiday catalog. page 47.
I removed the centers so one doily could be used for two cards. 
Why cover the center? Cut it out and use it to overlay that moon on the other card! 
There are some great dies in this catalog also! 
That window cuts out in a flash through the Big Shot. The owl, or is that a bat? and the cute accesories that go with it are also die cuts. 
And the Folder that makes the trees that have spaces for all the little stamps that go with it! 
How cute is that?

Then there is the cute fall scene!
That one had to be used on two cards because it is just too cute! 
The fall season is just too short! 

And that window! 
Yup! That one has to do double duty also!

It is easy to make Christmas cards this year! 
There are so many cute stamps and the weather has been cooler. 
Are you going to be making Christmas ones already? 
I will have non Holiday cards for Birthday and Thinking of You there also. 

Here is one more with the tree folder. 
The trees don't show up on the photo but they are there and they have the ornaments hanging from the  branches. 

You will need some of these cool new toys! Come to the Stamp Along and get free shipping on your order. I will also have some discontinued items there so you can pick one with your $50 order.
If you don't need any of them for your own, just come and use mine. 
I love to have you come and stamp with me!
Which one of these is your favorite?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Stamping Retreat and Seasonal Wreath

Last weekend I went with several friends to a beautiful house in Belgium to stamp and scrap. 
No, this time it was in Wisconsin, not Europe! 
I took my Paper Pumpkin kits along as I was way behind in doing them. 
I was determined to get them completed! 
I was focused! 
I did get eight of them finished. That is pretty good! 
I did take a break and do the kit from the new catalog to make this beautiful wreath. 
It comes with the three ribbons so you can change it for Halloween, Autumn, and Christmas! 
This one is the Halloween one and has bats, and "Boo" signs. There is also a little flag that says Happy Haunting!
The shapes are included but there is a stamp set that goes with it to stamp the images on the shapes. 
If you don't want to have the stamps for your very own you can use mine for the class. 

After Halloween you only have to change the ribbon and the little banner and you are ready for November. These are leaves and acorns on this banner with a flag that says Hello Autumn. 
The banners and ribbons are attached with T pins so they are very easy to change. 

This is the Christmas one. The trees with sequin ornaments and the Christmas Cheer flag. 
It would be so easy to add another banner for Valentine Day. How easy would it be to make a few hearts and a flag that says Love!? That red bow wouldn't even have to be changed! 
Maybe some eggs for Easter? 

I will be doing the class at Schroeder's at 1:00 for $35. 
I will set the date with the help of the first ones that are interested in taking the class. 
Let me know the dates that would be good for you. 
End of September would be a good time. 
I will have the wreath at the Stamp Along on the 14th so you can see it "in person."
The kits will need to be ordered at that time. 

This is Kaan's Kozy Kraft House in Belgium, Wisconsin. 

The bedrooms have four beds in each with a bathroom across the hall. 
Very comfy beds! 

This is the kitchen. 
Many things were provided but we, in groups, provided the meals. 
Everything was prefect! 
There are also restaurants within walking distance. We went out for fish on Friday night. 

Nice big bathroom with a wonderful tub and shower. 

There are our workstations. There were eight of us in the one room which was so nice as we could all visit with everyone while we were working. Each station had an Ott-lite and a magnetic mat with the magnets. 

Here are the gals that scrapped together. 
So sorry that the two that couldn't make it missed a great time. 

If you would ever like to do a weekend retreat with us let us know so we can let you know when one is coming. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

White Christmas and Sneak Peek

This is one of the Christmas cards that will be available at the Stamp Along on Monday. 
The folder that I used is in the new catalog that starts on Sept. 1st. Come check it out and see it you need this one. I used it with the higher concentration of dots is at the top. It gives a really neat effect. 

Have you started your Christmas cards yet? 
Come and do a few of these and the other one that will be there. 

Here are a few pictures from convention. 
It was a great time again. 
This is in front of the Home Office in Riverton. We went out there on the tour that was provided for us as part of the convention. 

This is inside the building.
There is a large waterfall in the office building.
This is at the bottom which is the lunch area for the employees. 

Back in Salt Lake, at the convention center, they had several photo opts for us. 
We took advantage of a few of them. 

A close up. 

That is Sarah Douglas, the interim CEO while Shelli is on a mission trip for her church.
Sarah is as nice as her Mom! 

I even had time to use the pool at the hotel since we got back early enough after the close of the meetings. We had beautiful weather the whole time we were there. 

Hope to see you on Monday at the Library. 
You can see my swaps from convention there. 
If you would like to place an order on line, please, use the hostess code:
Thank you!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sprinkles of Life

The Sprinkles of Life set is definitely a favorite of mine!
I hope you like it also. 
Here are two cards using it that will be at the Stamp Along this time. 

If you came to the Stamp Along in Manitowoc, you had an opportunity to make some of these. 
They will be available in Two Rivers also. 

I am liking the butterfly sets, also! There is so much that you can do with them.
Here is a quick easy one that will be another choice. 

There are still a few more in the works and I am sure there are some packed and ready to go that escaped the camera!
Which ones are you going to make?
I will have my swap cards there for you to look at and some of my retired things that you can choose from for a $50 order. One free item for each $50 of order. Some of them will be for sale also. 
If you are placing an order on line, please use the hostess code 
and you, too, will be able to choose a free item from my retired box. 
Hope to see you on Monday. 
Which one of the above will you be making?