Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop Painted with Love Specialty

I am excited to be a hop stop with the Scrapbooking Sunday crew. Our April theme is pastels. So I looked at my paper stash and found the Painted with Love Specialty designer series paper has powder pink accents. The finely woven powder pink ribbon has a bit of shimmer and is slightly stiff so will be nice and flat on the layout.

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The Painted with Love dsp is heavier weight so it will hold up well when cut using the Bold Butterfly framelit.

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2 page, 12×12 inch layout…just add photos and journaling!

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Tuck a snippet of powder pink finely woven ribbon between 2 hearts cut using the Mini Treat Bag framelit. Mat them with gold foil paper.

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A trio of hearts cut using the Wood Crate framelit anchors the bottom right of the layout. The smallest hearts in the upper left and the single hearts are cut using the Support Ribbon framelits.

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The supplies used to create this layout plus 12×12 sheets of whisper white cardstock and gold foil paper and powder pink finely woven ribbon.

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Thanks for hopping with us! Click the next image below to hop the UK and Jerim Denkin’s stop!

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Here is a list of the participating blogs:

1. Danielle Bennenk – The Netherlands
2. Tina Riddle
3. Sharon Dalton – Australia
4. Tanya Boser- USA
5. Shirley Merker – USA
6. Jerim Dickins – UK
7. Cheryll Miller – Australia
8. Valérie Perlin – France
9. melissa Davies – USA
10. Heike Hülle-Bolze Germany
11. Dena Albee – USA
12. Jenny Hall – USA
13. Jess Brown – UK
14. Charlet Mallett – USA
15. Cathy Caines
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April Card Buffet RSVP required

Would you like to create hand stamped greeting cards the easy way? The April Card Buffet is next week and features fabulous designs. You just stamp and assemble from the kits provided.

Card Buffet is by RSVP only so there is a seat saved for you.

Please preorder designs using the names above the photo. Please note that the event is 2 hours so if you order all the designs, you will have time to stamp them all during the session but may not have time to assemble them based on how fast you apply adhesives:)

Supplies are limited so RSVP and preorder early for best selection. Thanks!

order as silver gable box, black ice (new and exciting technique!) and balloons

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order as apron, cross, basket

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Scrapbook layouts will also be offered. Each layout is $8 of the $20 minimum buffet purchase.

order as vintage layout…

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order as balloon layout…

Card Buffet details:

Please bring a friend, two or three! Bringing a friend that has not stamped with me before earns you both an extra card kit.

Create 10 greeting cards with envelopes/silver gable boxes/scrapbook layouts from the options pictured above. You pick which ones to create and how many of each design. Quantities may be limited so submit your preorder early for best selection.

Sessions are Wednesday, April 18th, 1-3pm and Thursday, April 19th, 9-11am. Let me know if an evening or alternate time works better for your group. I can bring a mini buffet to your group too.

RSVP by Monday, April 16th, 8pm. Prepay by Monday, April 16th, 8pm and receive an extra card kit.

In addition, receive extra kits by placing an order prior to the event using the host code THAD9V7C at my online store here, being new to stamping with me or bringing friends that have not stamped with me before. Super Awesome Stamper Team Members receive an extra kit too!

All supplies except adhesives are included for $20. Adhesives are $3 extra for card kit assembly only or bring your own. Adhesives will not be provided for scrapbook assembly.

If you are providing your own adhesives, pack a tape runner, glue dots, dimensionals, tear-n-tape and green glue. All kinds of new adhesives will be available for purchase too.

Pack your own tools: paper snips, bone folder, paper piercing mat and paper piercing tool otherwise you will be sharing the community tools.

RSVP by adding a comment or clicking on “Contact” above.

Hope to stamp with you and your friends then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Fun at Weekend Paper Crafting Retreat

It’s been 2 sleeps since 20 paper crafters converged on Wildwood Retreat for 3 days and 2 nights of paper crafting fun. Lots of good food, conversation and creating papercrafts. We had the range of crafts from party favors, scrapbooks, greeting cards and digital design too. A sewing machine was humming too.

photos from the retreat…first arrivals and the Friday night table favor

make-n-take with Tricia, Tammy and Marcy…

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with Tiffany, Faye and Jeanette. Tiffany and Jeanette just signed up to be demonstrators so they could enjoy the discount. Welcome to my Super Awesome Stampers team!IMG_8187

Make-n-take with the family, cousin Debbi, Aunt Dollie, cousin Cheryl, me, my Mom with the pink scarf and Aunt Mary in the purple.

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Tammy baked her birthday cake. She treated us to earl gray flavored cake and rich, buttery frosting for the bottom layer. The top layers were lemon poppyseed with lemon curd. Both delicious!

Tricia designed the Saturday night table favor. She did a nice job!

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Julie caters the Saturday night meal. Sharon helps Julie with the prep. She featured greek dishes this time: falafel, stuffed grape leaves, greek baked beans, hummus and lettuce salad. Falafel was my favorite.

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party favor prep…Mom needs 65 popsicle cards for table favors for the Lutheran Ladies Rally that is happening today at her church.

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This photo sums up the weekend fun! Thanks for taking the time to share your weekend with us.

Would you like to attend a future retreat? My next retreats are at Cattail Retreat in Poynette (20 minutes north of Madison, just off the interstate) on August 24-26, 2018 and October 19-21, 2018. We are getting away May 3-5, 2019 in the Eau Claire area. Click the Contact button above for more details and to reserve your spot.

#goodfriendsgoodfoodgoodtimes

Super Awesome Coordinator Shirley

 

 

Apron of Love

I was a hop stop earlier this week and shared this card. If you missed the hop, click here to zoom to my post to get on the hop.

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I shared in the hop post that this card was inspired by my Grandma. We lived way up north in Dent, Minnesota when she would visit us for a month at a time. I recall that Grandma would take the Greyhound bus from her house in Illinois. Dad was always concerned if Grandma had to stand in the aisle instead of getting an actual seat. So I am sure we would get to the bus depot early so she could get on the bus first.

I was also inspired to make this card because I am in the kitchen a lot. I cook home made most of the time, have a vegetable garden, can peaches, beets, tomatoes, pickles, blueberries, apples, strawberries and sauerkraut too.

When we had our beagle Spencer, we would also bake him homemade treats. His tummy seemed to do better too if he did not eat the processed treats. It also gave us something to do with Spencer. He knew we were baking for him, must have been the meat juice (saved from crock pot cooking) and garlic smells.

I think Jim found this cookbook to help us with recipes when we first started baking biscuits for Spencer.

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This page was bookmarked…I make notes with recipe changes, when I made it and other facts that might be fun to read later on.

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Grandma’s cookbooks were dispersed and this is the one I received…I kept the paper towel that she used to mark a page. We make recipes out of this book, mostly floury things. The angel food cake is a favorite and is baked when I get extra eggs from my nephew.

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What is your Apron of Love story? Share in the comments!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

ICS Blog Hop Apron of Love

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop featuring It’s a Girl Thing themes. I hope you are enjoying our stops. We have great projects to share with you!

I picked the Apron of Love bundle to create a hand stamped greeting card because it reminds me of my Grandma. The next supply to pluck from my stash was the Delightful Daisy designer series paper. I wanted a bright design so opted for daffodil delight cardstock for the card base and apron. One of the framelits look like lace so I repeated that design by using a white delicate doilie as a layer behind the apron.

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Our silver foil sheets provide the sturdiness needed for the utensils. We carry copper and gold foil sheets too. Tucked behind the doilie is a 3×3 inch old olive cardstock. There was a strip of daffodil delight cardstock left after cutting a few aprons so it was tucked behind the old olive piece.

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Grandma would visit for a month at a time. She would wear an apron when in the kitchen making a batch of chicken and dumplings. I remember the over the head style with ruffles she would wear at her house to protect her clothes. Grandma is remembered for her coffee cakes too.

I hope you are enjoying our It’s a Girl Thing blog hop. Now click on the NEXT image to hop to the next stop at Cheryl’s blog. Thanks!

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The Apron of Love stamp set and coordinating Apron Builder framelits offer lots of options for all occasion needs. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Follow my blog, Youtube channel and Pinterest board. Place orders at my online store here. I also offer Online Shopper Rewards. Click the button along the side of my blog for program details. Happy Stampin!

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