Introducing Day Paper Crafting Retreats

Sometimes, you just need to take a day in the country for yourself. Use a vacation day to enjoy the crisp, fall air and sights around the pond at Cattail Retreats. Maybe October 21st is the perfect day for your one day retreat in the woods.

Here is the view from the craft room…the bright light in the greenery is the pond.

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Here is what you will feel like after your day in the woods retreat…

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Here is what you might accomplish with your afternoon free time (if you are a sewer:).

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These photos are from the August weekend retreat with friends Dawn and her daughter Portia all the way from South Dakota, Katrina, Pauline and Me. I am sporting my new pajama pants that Dawn helped me sew.

Our day retreat starts with a Card Buffet or Scrapbook with Me session or sign up for both activities. A seasonal lunch will be provided. Then, use the afternoon to work on your own projects. You will get your own table to spread out on for the day.

The event starts at 10am on Monday, October 21st and ends at 6pm. It takes me 30 minutes to drive to Cattail Retreats in Poynette just to give you an idea that it’s an easy commute up the interstate. The house is about a mile from the interstate so easy to find.

The cost depends on the activities you sign up for. Card Buffet only is $40. Scrapbook with Me only is $45. Sign up for both activities and the cost is $80. Price is per person and due to me by October 7th so I have enough time to prepare projects and reserve the space.

The website for Cattail can be found by clicking here.

Interested in retreating with us for the entire weekend? We arrive on Friday, October 18th after 10am. You can stay through Sunday 3pm or add the extra Sunday night and day retreat on Monday. Contact me for details. Thanks!

Additional day retreats are Saturday, November 9th and December 7th. Arrive after 8:30am and depart by 5pm. Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the retreat date.

Thanks and hope to share a day retreat soon with you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Winter Wonders a Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

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A paper creative box delivered right to your mailbox? Yes, please! It’s called Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! and I can hook you up with your October box!

If you love holiday papercrafting, Paper Pumpkin has you covered with our October and
November Winter Wonders duo. With cards in one kit and tags in the other, you’ll have
everything you need for a handmade, heartfelt Christmas. It’s Christmas prep made easy
with Paper Pumpkin.

October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes
Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce
The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can
stand alone.
Sounds fun? Subscribe by clicking here now! Sign up deadline is the 10th of each month
to receive that month’s kit.
Thanks for paper crafting with me!
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Ink, Stamp and Share Blog Hop Fall is Coming!

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects designed by fabulous Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. This month, we are featuring products that demonstrators could order from the fall/holiday catalog before the catalog went live to customers. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Rebecca’s blog and her fabulous project.

Linen thread and a laser cut Bird Balled card base frame Come to Gather suite products featured on page 47 of the holiday catalog.

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inside of the card…

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the supplies used…

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Please add a comment with how many of the laser cut Bird Ballad tins you will be ordering!

Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Anastasia Radloff’s blog to see what fabulous project she designed.

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Here is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail.

Laura Mackie

Sandra Roberts

Linda Handford

Liz Yuille

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Stacey Marsh

Tricia Butts

Sandrine Jse

Melissa Tennison

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Rebecca Jo-Unwin

Shirley Merker

Anastasia Radloff

Janey Backer

Margriet Siekman

 

 

If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here . Please use the host code in the right column of my blog if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

September Scrapbook with Me! RSVP While You Are Reading This!

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It is just 3 short weeks until the September Scrapbook with Me! Each month will feature 3, 2 page 12×12 inch layouts. I provide all the supplies to create the layouts in kits according to the samples.

You provide your favorite scrapbooking adhesives. I’ll have new packages of adhesives available if you forget yours or need to replenish your supply.

Below is a design from the July session using Magnolia Lane dsp to give you an idea of what a typical layout looks like.

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Scrapbook with Me! session dates are Monday, September 16th, 6:30-8:30pm and Tuesday, September 17th, 10:00am-noon. RSVP and prepay $25 by September 4th so I can order supplies for you.

If you prefer a different time, just ask! I might be able to accommodate your request. Carol is hosting us for the Monday session at her apartment’s community room. She lives about a mile from me. I’ll relay address details when you RSVP. The Tuesday session is at my house.

Scrapbook Days through the end of 2019 are October 14th/16th, November 18th/20th, December 16th/18th. Commit to 6 consecutive months and receive a thank you scrapbook layout at the December 18th Scrapbook Day.

To RSVP or ask questions, click the Contact button above. Hope to scrapbook with you soon!

Super Awesome Scrapbooker Shirley

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop The Gift of Fall

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas on how to use the August Paper Pumpkin kit, The Gift of Fall, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from Debbi Green’s blog. She had a great project!

I decided to use a Bird Ballad laser cut card for the base. Added a 4×5.5 inch piece of the Come to Gather designer series paper behind the laser cut top so the intricate designs are spotlighted.

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Glue dots are hidden behind the gold sequins and are used to attach the designer series paper to the laser cut front. All supplies came from the Paper Pumpkin kit except for the laser cut card and designer series paper.

I assembled the bags replicating the included, in-color, sample design. The bags are roomy and sturdy. An afternoon tea could be packed inside and gifted to family or friends.

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in case you want to see the Stampin’ Up! fast motion video using the original kit contents…

Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to  Charmane Hopkins’ blog to see what she designed.

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