Life’s too short to say No to Cake!

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Life’s too short to say No to Cake! I agree! A slice from Carl’s Cakes makes the day better. I love the mocha flavor. Mom and I get a cake at every chance. I’ll be bringing apricot hazelnut to celebrate her birthday the next time I visit.

I designed the flirty flamingo greeting card version above to share at the February Card Buffet. My sister baked a cake for her husband so I designed the balmy blue and silver foil version and got it in the mail quick!

Would you like to stamp a few of these cards at the Card Buffet? The session is Thursday, February 21st, 9:30am. Full details are in this blog post.

Please click the contact button to RSVP so I will prepare kits for you. I’ll reply back with confirmation that I received your RSVP with a few more details.

Hope to stamp with you on Thursday!

Super Awesome Card Buffeter Shirley

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Happy Tailentine’s Day!

Spent the afternoon designing cards for next week’s Card Buffet and noticed this one is suitable for a Happy Tailentine’s greeting.

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If you want to reserve 10 of this doggy kits to create during the Card Buffet, click Contact above to make your reservation. Full February Card Buffet details can be found in this blog post by clicking here.

There will be other designs in the Card Buffet line up too! Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

February Card Buffet Invitation

It’s a snowy day in my region. My events for today were rescheduled. But I can still work in the stamp room on designs for the next Card Buffet. Would you like to join us at the Card Buffet? Could be your new experience for the day or an experience you share with someone that may think they are not creative. Sessions are Sunday, February 17th, 1:30pm or Wednesday, January 20th, 1pm or Thursday, February 21st at 9:30am.

Projects will feature Sale-a-bration 2019 products with spring Occasion catalog goodies rounding out the designs. Copies Sale-a-bration 2019 and spring Occasions catalogs will be available for you to take home with you.

Card Buffet details:

Create 10 hand stamped greeting cards with all supplies cut according to the samples provided and tucked into the envelopes. You pick which designs to create and how many of each design from a buffet of options. Create 10 cards with envelopes for $20. Let me do the prep work for you! Add additional kits for $1 per kit.

I can provide adhesives for $5 extra or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue, tear n tape and SNAIL for cash and carry sale as well.

You are welcome to bring friends! A new friend that has not stamped with me before earns you an extra card kit. If you are a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team, you get an extra kit too.

Place an order during the event or using the host code listed found on the right side of this blog and receive an extra kit.

RSVP by February 15th so I can have enough time to prepare kits for you.

Please bring a friend or 2 or 3! I’ll accommodate as many stampers as I can. RSVP by clicking “Contact” above and let me know which day you prefer and how many in your party.

Please invite your friends! I reserve the right to cancel the session if less than 3 stampers RSVP.

Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. If your shopping list is long, you might consider signing up to be a demonstrator for the discount. If you sign up during Sale-a-bration, select either receiving $175 of product for $99 plus tax or $175 of product plus the Craft and Carry tote for $129! Shipping is free for an additional $17.50 in savings! Plus you select which $175 of products you want! Please contact me if you have questions about being a demonstrator and the support I offer as your upline and being a member of the Super Awesome Stampers.

With Love, From Cattail Retreat

Our Cattail weekend retreat has ended. The projects worked on will be around for a good, long time. Quilt tops sewn, sun dress (and accessories planned) for a little granddaughter was stitched, photos scrapbooked (yes, actual paper copies, not digital ones!) and a new hobby was learned, paper piecing fabric to make mini works of art.

The food started with this…coconut mango cherry dream with fresh whipped topping…

IMG_9354We did have dinner with lentil soup first…salmon spread, homemade deli rye buns, beets from Mom and Dad’s garden, Carr Valley cheeses, sprouts and capers for greens. Yum!

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Saturday lunch was pheasant wild rice soup, taco dip and sandwiches with tiramisu. Saturday dinner was chicken enchiladas, refried beans, rice and chocolate pudding layer cake which was frozen so it was like an ice cream treat. Sunday is leftover day plus bonus chocolate cake. Plus samples of Nessalla hibiscus cardamom ginger kombucha and home brew peach kombucha and moscato. All very delicious!

Pillow gifts…fabric bowls with truffles from Dawn, hearts themed potholder (too nice to use this way, it will be a table center piece for a bit), pillow box from me compliments of Paper Pumpkin.

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My new experience for the weekend was Dawn teaching me how to paper piece quilt blocks. The teapot took about 6 hours but took breaks and had dinner in that time too. The teacup (not pictured) took about 90 minutes the next day including a sewing machine tune up with Pauline’s help.

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Dawn worked on her dresden pattern…

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The scrapbooking girls..Jeanette, me and Tiffany. Tiffany zoomed home first thing this morning due to the snowy weather. She got home in good time but Jeanette was slowed by the weather.

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We had a fun and productive weekend making memories in a country setting. Looking forward to next time when we just have the August heat to contend with!

Click here for a tour of the retreat house starting in the craft room. I filmed the video in Facebook so add a comment if you are able to view it. This is the first time I tried sharing a Facebook Live video to my blog.

Super Awesome Weekend Getawayer Shirley

 

ICS Blog Hop It’s a Love Thing

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s day cards. You may have arrived from Deb Naylor’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

The Be Mine Stitched framelits has 16 dies to select from. I used 5 of the 16 options. The open heart swag created lots of mini hearts to decorate the card with. The flirty flamingo patterned hearts are cut from the All My Love dsp using the Be Mine Stitched framelits.

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Use our Heart Epoxy Droplets to create easy bubbles over the mini hearts. A Petal Pink Frosted Flower Embellishment adds balance to the design. A snippet of each of the ribbons in the All My Love ribbon combo pack adds structure.

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All the supplies used…

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Please leave a comment and let me know what you like about my card.

Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Cynthia McQueen’s blog to see her fabulous project.

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