Tuesday, March 27, 2012

More Retreat Card Photos and Divas

My divas are arriving this week for Diva Club and have been asking me why the Diva group photo from retreat was not posted.... well it goes ... along with some more fun card ideas from retreat.

Here they are (minus one, Sheri baby, who had to leave early to go to work :-( ...
Thanks to all my great divas who attended my first retreat.   Hope you'll all come back in the fall along with more divas ... It's a great "gals'" weekend!  (Nov. 8-11, 2012)

Now, onto some cards from retreat.  These are made with the new edgelits and framelits, now on sale through the end of April in our Occasions Mini Catalog.   But if you'd like to get some free goodies, order now before the end of March to get a free item from our Sale A Bration catalog for every $50 you spend in product.  See to the right of this blog for both catalogs.  Time's running out for FREE sale a bration items!

Bordering on Romance stamp set (pg. 11 of Occasions Mini catalog) was used on these first three cards along with the Labels Collection Framelits (pg 6) and the Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (pg 7)

The above card uses the Apothecary Art stamp set (pg 24 Occasions).  Again, check out both catalogs to the right, if you haven't seen them yet.  

You can always order online 24/7.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I'm back ...

okay, I confess ... the retreat took a lot out of me ... and catch up is always a challenge ... but was it worth it .... YES!!!!   What a fun, fun four days in the beautiful mountains just outside Asheville, NC.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Back to Reality Ranch ... preparing for Techniques class this Thursday.  We will have a class at 10:00 a.m. at the Sun City Lakehouse.  Then for those of you who work, we will have a 6 p.m. class at my home.  If you haven't signed up, please contact me now.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Retreat - Day #4

Sad, sad day ... we have to go back to reality ranch today ... No more stamping morning, noon, and night.  No more beds being made for us ... No more three daily meals, all prepared and cleaned up for us ... No more ideas, ideas, ideas ... back to Reality Ranch ... meals to cook, beds to make, dust bunnies staring us in the face ....

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Retreat - Day #3

Today we are going to have fun with our newest punch, Blossom punch (pg 17 Occasions Mini).

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Retreat 1st Day

Well, the most of the girls will be arriving today.  And the Make & Takes will be starting as this blog is posting ... come along and join the fun.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Rue Des Fleurs

Here are a few more ... stop back tomorrow to see what the gals at retreat will be working on ..

As mentioned previously, when the stamps are awesome, you don't need a lot of extras.

Add a few punched flowers to our Hat Pins (pg 18 Occasions Mini), and you've got a masterpiece! 

Now talk about simple ... this takes the prize ... and what a great card.  I used the scoring tool and scored a simple line around the edges of the stamped whisper white piece.  This simply ties in with the simple  card.

Well, if you're not sold on Rue Des Fluers yet, there may be more.  As mentioned in my first blog on this stamp set, I love it.  And, there are a few more images that may show up again.

Stop back tomorrow to see Thursday's Make & Take at retreat ...  Happy Stampin!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Rue Des Fleurs

I first saw this stamp set and thought, "what in the world?"  Then, as usual, I started seeing cards made with this set, and it was love ... just not at first site.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Cards

Okay, these have been in the catalog since the catalog was brought out last July (pg. 193).  But if you were like me and didn't get excited about them when you first saw them, well now's the time for you to try them for free ...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Diagonal Scoring Plate at Work

As promised, here are some finished projects made with Stampin' Up!'s new Diagonal Scoring Plate ...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Oh Wow ... the Diagonal Scoring Plate is Here!

If you were wowed by our Simply Scoring Pad, then wait til you see what is available today!!!  I got mine last week and have already designed a card and class to go with it...