Saturday, January 24, 2015

Spring Retreat Classes

Okay, if you're signed up for our Spring Stampin' Retreat in Asheville, NC March 10-15, 2015, then it's time to choose your classes.  With the spring retreat coming so close behind the fall retreat, time is limited.   The teachers have worked hard to create their classes and make their samples.   Now it's your time to QUICKLY choose your classes so the instructors can order their products and start prepping their classes.    So, please, email me today with your choices (bzstampin@live.comDeadline to order classes is Friday, February 6th.

Oh, you haven't signed up for Spring Retreat ... then you need to call me today ... 717-443-4224 ... or email me at for all the information.   But, you must hurry!  The same deadline above applies for sign up for retreat, too.  

Here are your class offerings.   Just indicate to me in an email which class numbers you would like.   You will pay for the classes at retreat.   No payment is required now.  Thanks!

Class #1 -- In”crease” Your Fun  -- Alvie Dielman -- Cost $10

In this class we’ll be making four items using different creasing a/k/a folding styles/designs – some with a little extra folding fun!  And…….you know how we all have that hoard (oops I mean stash – LOL) of DSP that we’re not sure what to do with it, well, we’ll be using DSP for all four projects.  Most project pieces will be pre-cut and scored.  You will receive written instructions for each item.
We’ll be using the following new items, in addition to a number of items in the Annual Catalog:  2015 Occasions Catalog:  Crazy About You and Guy Greetings stamp sets, Bow Builder Punch, Flower Medallion Punch.   2015 Sale-a-Bration Catalog:  Big Day and You Brighten My Day stamp sets, Best Year Ever DSP. 

 Items you need to bring to class:  Scissors, Bone Folder, Sticky Strip and your choice of double sided tape/snail/etc.

Class #2 -- Gelli Roll Fun!  -- Neily Trump -- Cost $15 

What's all the buzz about mono-printing? Gelli plates?   Come find out. And dress for a mess!   We'll make several prints; then use one or more to decorate the cover of a mini Art Journal or Diary. 

Materials supplied: a Gelli plate, acrylic paint, ink, mini journal/diary.   Participants should bring (if possible): a brayer, a heat tool, a kraft mat.

Class #3 -- Spring Flowers -- Bonnie Henderson -- Cost $10  

Did you see the cover of the new Occasions Catalog?   Are you ready for some spring flowers?   If so, you won't want to miss this class.   You will make one of each of the five flowers shown on the cover.   In addition, you will learn various ways to make flowers without having to purchase the kit using the Bouquet Bigz L Die (pg 30) -- which will be at retreat.  They're addictive to make ... and fun. I've worked through the bugs and will share all the tricks with you along with a few other ideas, too!

Materials needed:  Glue gun, glue sticks and Bone folder.  (If you sign up for the class, please bring your glue gun with you to retreat.   Otherwise, there will be a lot of waiting to use my one gun.  Thanks)

Class #4 --  Cards for All Reasons!  --  PJ Cards - The Tennessee Connection!  -- $12

In this class you’ll make 6 cards (plus a card holder) to fit
 any occasion featuring Sheltering
Tree (a favorite new stamp set in the current Occasions Catalog) and the Four You Stamp Set.

Birthday Wishes
Thinking of You
Happy Anniversary
Thank you! Sympathy

These clean and simple cards will fit your card-giving needs as you share them with the special people in your life.

(Sorry the photo is sideways.   I could not figure out how to turn it in this program ... but you get the idea ... Bonnie)



Monday, January 19, 2015

Love life

Another day and another 10 cards to make for my swap at leadership next week.  This card was made with the a Happy Thing stamp set which is free from sale a bration now till the end of March. Very simple designs that are so much fun to color with your blendabilities. And did you know if you turn to page 20 of your sale a bration catalog you can get 10 different sets of blendability markers free with every $50 order you place through the end of March. So double check your wish list and now's the time to order...

With this card I used the daffodil and pumpkin blendabilities and the night of Navy and wisteria wonder blendabilities on the leaves. The background dsp is from our new mini catalog.   It's called Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper found out found on page 19.  This paper is so awesome!   I actually took one of the main sheets and just framed it to hang on my wall.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Send a Kiss

I finally got a minute to start to make some swaps for this year's Leadership Conference which I will be heading out to next week in Orlando. My first swap I used the new happy heart textured impressions embossing folder found on page 9 of our new or Occasions Mini Catalog which just came out on January 6th. I just can't get enough of embossingg folders.  They add that special touch to even the simplest card.

I also use black cardstock and pool party embossing powder to make the sentiment stand out. The ribbon is our pool party seam binding found in the regular catalog along with the heart punch.

Remember, this is Sale a bration time. What that means to you is that for every $50 you purchase in product you get something free from the sale a bration catalog. Both catalogs are featured to the right side of this blog. Simply click on the photo and you can browse through each of the catalogs. to place your order.   Happy stamping!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Note Card Class

Join me for a fun, quick class where you can make 20 notecards with envelopes.  I will have various samples (a few pictured above), or you can do your own thing with the supplies furnished.  Customize most of the cards for what you will need this year (i.e., birthday, get well, etc.)   Everything's  included PLUS you will receive your own set of Daffodil (yellow) Blendabilities to use at class and at home.   Set includes 3 awesome alcohol-based markers ... like Copic markers ... you will love them!  Several demos/techniques will also be shown at the start of each class using our Blendabilities.

DATES:  Sunday, February 8 @ 1 p.m.
               Tuesday, February 10 @ 1 p.m.
               Tuesday, February 10 @ 6 p.m.

Cost:    $20  (Includes 20 notecards  (3 1/2 x 5 ") with envelopes, Set of 3 Blendabilities ... Plus other supplies to make some awesome cards!)  YOU MUST SUPPLY YOUR OWN ADHESIVE (or purchase from me for an additional cost).

DEADLINE TO RSVP IS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST (so I have enough time to get your Blendabilities and notecards ordered).  Class size is limited to 8 gals, so reserve your date & time ASAP.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Since this is a product-based class, my cancellation policy will be $20 and you will receive the notecards, envelopes and markers should you have to cancel.   Thank you.

Hope you can make it ...  Reserve your spot ASAP.  717-443-4224 or!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sale a Bration Has Begun ...

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time! With so many ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products, you can’t miss out! Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, 2015 so hurry!  See below for some cards I made using just some of the free items from Sale-A-Bration ...
Shop: Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend between January 6 and March 31.
Host: Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration. You can host Sale-A-Bration parties for a chance to earn discounts and extra host dollars!
Join: It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator! New demonstrators can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when joining between January 6 and March 31.
Option #1 or Option #2.  Which one is right for YOU?  Choose one of the limited time Sale-A-Bration product offers when you purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin' Up! between January 6 - March 31, 2015
  • Option 1)  Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog. Option 2)  Receive two FREE Sale-a-Bration items of your choice. 
  • The $99 Starter Kit can be ordered through me HERE!
  • For a limited time!  The Starter Kit Special runs from January 6 - March 31, 2015.
  • You decide!  Choose up to $125 in Stampin' Up! products for your kit.  That’s $26 in FREE product!  ... Plus Option # 1 or #2!
  • Free Shipping!  The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.
  • Stock up!  Once you join, you receive a one-time 30% off discount on a product order of $150 or more placed within 45 days.
  • 20% discount!  Enjoy a minimum of a 20% demonstrator discount every day.  
  • No risk!  You’ll have through June 30, 2015 to “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits.  
  • No penalty!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter, you will renew and remain active for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • No catch!  There’s no obligation to hold workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit.  
Here are a few of the cards I made with FREE sale a bration items.   I will be holding a class in February where you can make 20 of these cards and earn free sale a bration items, too.  Email me for information on this class and all my classes at
Happy Stampin!   Click on the catalog photos on the right to see each catalog.   Remember, the items in the sale a bration catalog are FREE with every $50 in product you order.   When you have your list ready, just click here to place your order.   It will be sent directly to your home.