Stamp & Scrap Creative Escape

 

Need a break from the daily routine? Wishing you could get to those overdue craft projects? Are your Paper Pumpkin kits piling up? Then this is just for you! Let us spoil and surprise you all day long while you spend the day crafting with friends and having fun.

Registration Fee: $70  Early Bird Fee $60 before Sept. 3rd.

  •         $25 of your registration fee is non-refundable
  •         Registration ends September 25th

Retreat fee includes:

  • Goodie bag of new Stampin’ Up! product ($25 value)
  • Table space
  • Lunch and dessert bar
  • Plenty of yummy snacks and candy throughout the day
  • 7 Make and Takes
  • Photo booth
  • Fun and inspirational displays ~ bring your cameras
  • Door prize drawings including the new Stamparatus and several special surprises!
  • Access to our stamps, ink, and tools
  • 9 hours to craft on anything you want! Bring all those projects you’ve been meaning to get to! You’ll have plenty of time to get lots of your own crafting done plus our Make and Takes.

The Make and Takes will focus on the holidays! All materials except adhesive will be provided for these.

We will have our stamps, inks, Big Shots, framelits, embossing folders and punches available to use that day. You will need to bring your adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors, bone folder and additional paper and card stock to use for your own projects along with our stamps, ink and tools. we will have a couple of paper cutters but if you have one you may want to bring it also.

Stamp & Scrap Creative Escape Ordering Discount

     Free shipping and we will pay the tax on any orders placed the day of the event.

If you would like to add on one of the following kits to provide some fun crafting for you that day select one or more of the following kits and add it to your registration fee. FREE shipping and we’ll pay the tax on these retreat special add on’s when ordered with your registration.

  • Note of Kindness Kit – $35   All inclusive kit
  • Lots of Happiness Card Kit – $35   All inclusive kit
  • Sincerely Santa Tag kit – $22
  • Timeless Tidings kit – $20

All inclusive kits come with everything you need except adhesive. We will have the stamp set that coordinates with Sincerely Santa and Timeless Tidings kits for your use that day.

Reserve your spot by sending payment for the event along with payment for any add on kits to: 

  • Beth Daniels
  • 3580 Sawgrass Drive
  • Titusville, FL    32780

Please contact me if you have any questions.

  •  bdaniels@cfl.rr.com  
  •  321-480 1375

 

Hugs

Save the Date and a Cutting Blade Tip

No I’m not getting married! Ha! But I wanted to let you know that my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Sandy Mitchell, and I are planning our first full day retreat.  

Stamp & Scrap Creative Escape will be Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. We are working on the final details of our registration form so be on the lookout for it to come very soon.

Today’s been quite busy with registration this morning for OnStage in Orlando in November. This is the Stampin’ Up! event for demonstrators and because this is SU’s 30th year it was filling up quickly. I’m sure they will sell out all of the more than 7000 available spots so demos were all anxiously awaiting the opening of registration to be sure they would get a spot. I am so excited to go to this. Stampin’ UP! puts on amazing events. And then after I got registered I was out and about scouting things for our upcoming Stamp & Scrap Creative Escape.

Here’s a little video tip on getting more use of your Stampin’ Trimmer blades. When they begin to leave frayed edges you can get clean cuts by following my tip.

 

Holiday Catalogs will be available soon. I have mine already and just did a huge preorder because that’s what we demonstrators get to do. Order early. You’re gonna’ fall in love with it. So many great new products.

That’s all for today folks. Thanks for stopping by

 

 

Casing the Catalog – Oh So Eclectic

We all look for card ideas and with so many card samples being posted on social media sites it’s easy to find inspiration. But don’t forget that our catalog is full beautiful cards. CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything and today I decided to case a card right from our annual catalog. With a bit of a twist. The card is the one on page 16. I actually didn’t own the stamp set Oh so Eclectic and this is the card that pushed me into deciding to get it. Because I didn’t have all of the stamps used to create the card I made a few substitutions and I added a white mat to my card.

 

It’s not easy to tell from the photo but the swooshes in the background are actually gold embossed. I used two of the stamps from Waterfront for this.  To get the cut-work piece in the background you need to die cut the card stock and then fussy cut around it. I colored around the edges of the cat using a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink. The flower is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the sentiments from Dragonfly Dreams.

 

Rooted In Nature

One of the first things I look for in a new annual catalog is whether or not Lovely as a Tree stamp set has been retired. It was first introduced in 2001 and it’s one of my favorite sets. So one might ask why do I need another tree themed stamp set. When I saw Rooted in Nature set in this newest catalog I knew immediately I needed it. The trees are different and the leaves, sentiments and coordinating framelits just make it a beautiful bundle. I have certainly loved making cards with it and all of the other products in this suite.

You can see in the card that there are leaf images included with the framelits that emboss and other framelits that cut out. I think the cooper embossed leaves just make this card stunning. I can already envision using these on some Fall and Thanksgiving cards. The sentiment is from Painted Glass stamp set and the framelit used to die cut it is from Lakeside Framelits.

 

2 August Specials & CD Calendar Page

August 1st already? Hard to believe that the year is going by so quickly. So this months CD calendar page is a good reminder to relax and “just breath”.

This page was made using Colorful Seasons and High Tide stamp sets.

Bonus Days are back! Woohoo!

BONUS DAYS!  AUGUST 1 – 31.  EARN IN AUGUST.  REDEEM IN SEPTEMBER!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between August 1 – 31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between September 1 -30, 2018.
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin month-to-month subscriptions.  Prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • See the Bonus Days FAQ’s here.
  • See a tutorial on how to redeem your Bonus Days coupons here.

 

LIMITED-TIME COLOR YOUR SEASON PRODUCTS!  AUGUST 1-31 ONLY!

  • Order the Color Your Season exclusive, limited-time bundle between August 1 and 31 (while supplies last).
  • IMPORTANT!  All exclusive items associated with this promotion will be available until August 31 (or while supplies last).

Did you notice the set of watercolor pencils is new colors.

Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

Stampin’ Up has stated the pencils may be available later but it’s not certain so if you what those additional colors get them now.

 

Did you notice the stitching around the framelits? Love, love, love!

Because this promotion is only available this month while supplies last you need to order early. And remember, orders of $50 or more earn those Bonus Bucks. You can order through my online store here. And if the order is less than $150 use this months Host Code.

Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to clean up the stamp room. Ugh!

Celebrating Special Birthdays

I made some cards recently for special friends and my daughter. When your friends are also stampers you try to come up with something special. I love this design that has become quit popular recently so decided to give it a try. I actually forgot to take photos of the cards so had to take them sitting on the table when we all went out for a birthday breakfast.

For this card I used the Tropical Chic stamp set and framelits and the coordinating DSP.

I used the Sea of Textures stamp set and framelits with the coordinating DSP for this card. I love the framelit that is the net and looks great with some added sponging and then wadded up to give it a crinkled texture.

This quick video will give you the instructions for creating the card base.

DSP:

  •  3-1/4″ x 2″ (plus one white one for the backside to write a note on)
  •  2-1/2″ x 2″ (cut 2)
  •  2-1/2″ x 7/8″ (cut 2)

A few weeks ago I decided to give another friend and my daughter both gift cards to our new movie theater in town. I remembered the retired stamp set Ready to Pop and framelits which I had put in my retired sale and hoped that it didn’t sell. When I went to look through the leftovers from the sale there it was sitting right on top. I had never used the framelits to make the popcorn box and now that I see how stinkin’ cute it is I think I will keep it.

The gift card fit right inside the popcorn box and I added a little real popcorn.

 

A trip to the Dollar Tree for a few things to create this cute birthday gift.

Thanks for looking,

 

With Gratitude

In the Methodist religion ministers are moved from time to time. This is what happened last month in the church where I am a member. We were blessed to have Pastor Charlie who came to us from Belfast, Northern Ireland, for almost 5 years. The day it was announced in church that he would be moving I cried. I wasn’t the only one. When I left church that Sunday I thought how I hated that ministers are moved in the Methodist religion. But then I thought if it weren’t for this we never would have had him at our church. It is the second time in my Methodist life that a minister has had such an impact on me. Because of scheduled vacations (yes, two of them) I really never had a chance to say good bye.  This is the card I made for him.

Do you have someone who has touched your life in a special way? This is the perfect stamp set to let them know. It is such easy water coloring using an Aquapainter. The only hard part of the card was choosing what color mat to use. I switched from Pool Party to Lemon Lime Twist about 10 times before finally picking one. The sentiment is heat embossed in black on Vellum paper.

Adhering Vellum:

The trick to attaching vellum without adhesive showing is to put some Tombo glue on a piece of window sheet or a piece of of the cello wrap that so many of the Stampin’ Up products come in. Then dab a sponge in it so that you don’t have gobs of glue but rather a sticky sponge. Then just dab the back of the vellum with it.

 

When water coloring you can use reinkers or press the ink pad together in a closed position transferring ink to the lid and use that. Don’t ever brush your Aquapainter against the ink pad.

A Week at the Beach

I was fortunate to be able to spend last week at the beach on Anna Maria Island which is on the Gulf side of the state just below Tampa. I had never been there before and after a fabulous week I am sure it won’t be the only time. This trip all started with my friend, Alice, suggesting we should go the the Holocaust Museum in Orlando which is about 30 miles away. It then became a discussion that we should keep heading west and spend a couple of nights on the other coast. Quickly, it became a week and we never did make it to the museum.

Anna Maria Island is just 7 miles long and really not a lot to do there other than water activities but that is just what we wanted.

We were in the bottom left unit which was literally just steps from the water. It is so much nicer than the Atlantic beach and water. The water in the gulf was clear teal blue. You could actually see your feet no matter how far out you walked. And no or very little seaweed. I don’t go in the ocean here at home anymore because I want to see what I’m walking on but last week we were in the water every day floating on our noodles.  In fact we alternated daily between the gulf and the pool.

Alice and I both love doing puzzles and we did four of them while we were there. I also read two books and we played a new game, Qwirkle. It was such fun I just ordered one.

We found great food while there. This was from the Waterfront restaurant. Shrimp and grits and brussel sprouts. We also found a great French restaurant and ate there twice.  And we tried 3 ice cream shops. Needless to say there was no dieting last week.

Everyone comes out of where they are staying to watch the sunsets. It reminded me of the people lining up to watch a launch at home. While this was pretty it was not quite as spectacular as the rest of the nights. (below)

It was suppose to rain two days during the week but it wound up only raining about 15 minutes the whole time we were there. And then this happened!

One of the shops we went into called Ginny & Jane’s was a combination restaurant and gallery of very unusual decorations and artist items for sale. There were decorated bicycles hanging from the ceiling and jewel adorned items everywhere.

 

A week goes by way too fast and vacations do have to come to an end. Now it’s back to going to the gym, working out, and making cards.

Thanks for stopping by

Tropical Chic

I’m in love with everything in the Tropical Chic suite. The first thing that caught my eye when I first looked through the new catalog was the pink and green colors of the paper. I think I had more fun making card samples for my open house with this suite of products than any other.

This card uses the leaves embossing folder for the background. The Bermuda Bay leaves are punched using the leaf punch. The rest is all stamped and die cut. Easy card to make for sure.

 

Again, more stamping and die cutting of the flowers and leaves. The center panel of die cut leaves is my favorite. And with the new embossing mat you can turn this, or any die, into an embossing die. Check out the video from Stampin’ Up below to see it.

 

DSP – Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!

We know how much you love Designer Series Paper, so we’ve got a fantastic deal for you! 

The sale runs July 1-31.  It’s a great time to stock up!  You could pair up with a friend and split the deal. Each get 2 packs or each get half of 4 different packs.