Stamped with Joy Holiday Retreat Highlights

I'm about a week late getting this posted, but I wanted to share all of the fun we had a week ago at my Stamped with Joy Holiday Retreat!

I had 17 awesome stampers here and we had such a great time!  We began the retreat with a stamp-a-stack on Friday night, where they each made 12 different cards, all featuring products from the Holiday Catalog. 

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When they arrived on Friday evening, they each received a bag filled with supply packets for the weekend.

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Also, at each place they had a fun "swag bag" filled with lots of new accessories from the Holiday Catalog, along with a cute little treat box filled with chocolate.  What's a stamping retreat without chocolate, right??

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I realized after the event, that I never took a good picture of the swag bag, but you can see them in the back of this photo.


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This little box is made with the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and decorated with the new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  The leaves were cut out using the Seasonal Layers Framelits from the Annual Catalog.  The "Enjoy" is from the Tags & Trimmings stamp set from the Holiday Catalog. 

On Saturday morning when they arrived, they received another little treat box.  This one had a Little Debbie pumpkin frosted brownie in it.  Yum!

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We spent the whole day together on Saturday making 6 different 3D holiday projects, with a break for lunch, catered by Cowboy Chicken.  

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  Here's a look at some of the 3D projects we made.

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Mini Quilted Christmas cards

I can't take credit for all of these project ideas.  I am very often inspired by other demonstrator's projects.  I have to give a shout out to my friend,  Mary Fish of stampinpretty.com for the The Mini Pizza box with mini note cards  idea.  I didn't even change it much because I loved it so much.  Thanks Mary!  And for the beautiful star home decor piece, I wish I could give a shout out by name to the demonstrator who I copied it from, but I have searched and searched to find her name but can't find it now, but I saw it on a demonstrator facebook group.  Thank you!!

Well, this post is awfully long, so it's time to quit, but I do want to say a huge THANKS to everyone who attended the retreat!  Such a fun weekend with my stamping friends! 

 

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Holiday Catalog is Here!

 

I absolutely love this time of year!  Time to start thinking about the approaching holidays and the start of the  Holiday Catalog!  And, it's an AWESOME one this year!  (well.... I say that every year - but it really is!) 

There are so many things I love in this new catalog, but I have to say the first product that jumped out at me was this Hearts Come Home Bundle.  My favorite part - the cute little edgelit with the church. 

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Here's a card I created using this bundle.   The attendees at my Holiday Catalog Retreat will get to make this card as part of their Friday evening stamp-a-stack.  And, by the way, it's not too late to register.  Today is the deadline!

Click Here for More Info 

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Christmas in August!

While it's 100 degrees here in Texas, it's a little hard to think about Christmas right now, but.... it's August which means it's time to start my 5 months of Christmas card classes!  I thought I'd give you a peek at the 6 deigns we'll be making this month. 

Would you like to make these cards??

Class by Mail:   If you'd like to make these 6 cards (2 of each), just place a minimum $35 online order  by this Sunday, August 13 and use this host code: DHAB7AS9.  Then, I'll send you the supply packets for these cards and will email you a tutorial.

If your order is $50 or more, you are eligible to take advantage of my Race to Alaska Specials this month.  Just email me your free selections after you place your order.   See here  .

     Please note:  the card packets will not be stamped.  See the supply list at the end of this post to see what stamps you might need.  

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My Race to Alaska!! I Need Your Help!

 

Hello Friends! 

Well, it's getting close to the end of our Stampin' Up! year, and as usual,  I am frantically trying to get the remaining sales I need to achieve the incentive trip.   So... that means you get some special deals to help me get there!  Woo hoo!!

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Also, if you live in Texas, this weekend is Tax-Free weekend (August 11-13) and lots of Stampin' Up! Products are eligible for this.  Here's a list of what all is tax free this weekend:

104332  Snail Adhesive
104331  Snail Refill
129026  Fast Fuse Adhesive
129027  Fast Fuse Refill
104430  Stampin' Dimensionals
144108  Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
141825  Foam Adhesive Strips
144106  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
103683  Mini Glue Dots
110755  Multipurpose Liquid Glue
130148  Grid Paper
103579  Paper Snips
138995  Tear & Tape Adhesive
138309  Fine-Tip Glue Pen
132133  White Stampin' Chalk Markers
141673  Gold Binder Clips
144130  Gold Library Clips
144167  Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips
140559  Bow Paper Clips Embellishments
141393  2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
144033  2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
145480  Journaling Pens
102845  Blender Pens
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100082  Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
 
Don't miss out on these great deals!!
 

Carols of Christmas Early Release

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Experience the peace and magic of Christmas now with these all-new products—released early, especially for you! Purchase items individually or bundle and save 10%! 

Better yet? Use your Bonus Days coupons to purchase this magical collection today.

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Here's a few beautiful cards made using this new bundle.

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Daisy Delight Thank You Card

I just can't seem to get enough of this Daisy Delight stamp set and matching punch!  AND... it's finally back in stock!  Yay!! 

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For this card, I did a different kind of fold, with a belly band.   The card base is still a half sheet of card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"), but it's scored at 2-1/8" from each end.  Then I just wrapped a 9-1/2" x 3/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock around it and secured it in the front with Fast Fuse, then added the punched daisies on top!   Super easy!  Just be sure and only adhere your front focal piece to one side of the card.

 


I'm in Love with Embossing Paste!

Happy Monday! 

I have an upcoming class featuring the new Embossing Paste, so I've been busy playing with it and I AM IN LOVE!  It's so fun and easy to use!  Here is one of my favorite cards that I've created using it. 

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On this card, I just used it the traditional way - just the plain white paste on Soft Sky card stock.  I love the way the brick wall background looks!  The stamp set I used is Oh So Eclectic.  I won this stamp set as a door prize at On Stage back in April, and I have to admit, it's just been sitting on my shelf unused because I wasn't really all that excited about it.  But, boy was I wrong!  It's a beautiful and fun set and with the coordinating set of thinlits, there's so much you can do with it! 

Now, back to my Embossing Paste Class... I'm having it locally in two different locations, with 3 time choices.  If you live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area - click HERE for all of the info and to register!

 


Annual Catalog Ribbon & Paper Shares

It's time to sign up for my Ribbon & Paper Shares from the new catalog!  There are 50 new ribbons and 115 designs of new papers!!  Wow!!  You'll get a sampling of each in these shares!

Click HERE for info on how to sign up!   (These shares are only available to mail in the US - sorry!)

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Last Chance for Occasions Catalog and Retiring Products!

Well, it's really hard to believe, but today is the last day of May!  What does that mean?  It means it's the final day that you can order from the awesome Occasions Catalog and it's the final day to order retiring products before they're gone for good! 

Here's a few ideas using some of the products that are retiring.

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This one uses the Fresh Fruit stamp set and the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  LOVE!
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These are just a sampling of the 100's of retiring products!  Order today before it's too late!

ALSO... it's the last day to order the two exclusive bundles of new products in the Eastern Palace Suite!  These will all be in the brand new catalog that starts tomorrow, but you won't be able to order them all together in these bundles with the free items after today.  AND... if you order either of them from me, I'll send you this Class to Go for FREE!

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Click Here for more info!


FREE Class to Go!

Have I got a deal for you today!  All you have to do is place an online order with me for one of the exclusive Eastern Palace Bundles by May 31, and I'll send you one of two options for this awesome Class to Go!

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For more info about this deal, click here.

Here's a closer look at each of the cards.

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And here's the beautiful box you can make if you purchase the premier bundle.

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I absolutely LOVE these products!  They'll be in the new catalog beginning June 1, but only through May 31, Stampin' Up! is offering all of the products from this suite in 2 exclusive bundle options.  And, there's one free gift with the starter bundle and two free gifts with the premier bundle! 

I'll be watching for your order and will get your FREE kits ready to mail out the first week of June!