Monday, September 25, 2017

Creative Retreat 2017 - Last Chance to Register!

Are you ready to escape your house and spend a weekend crafting with the girls:  Join me for my annual FUN crafting weekend! 

The fun starts at the Foster Retreat Center in Osseo, WI at noon on Thursday, November 2nd and ends at 3pm on Sunday, November 5th.  You can bring your stamping, scrapbooking, knitting, sewing, painting or anything else you want to work on.  The weekend is yours to do whatever you would like.

The fee includes lodging for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, as well as dinner on Friday and Saturday night.  You will get your very own table to work at all weekend.

All attendees will receive a swag bag of Stampin' Up! products valued at $25.  I will also have some additional card kits from previous card classes available to purchase.  PLUS, I've been stockpiling lots and lots of goodies to give out, and will be doing prize giveaways all weekend long!

Registration is $200 for the entire weekend, and is due by October 1st.  Click here to register.

Friday, September 15, 2017

"Prepping for the Holidays" Craft Hop

I am so excited to announce this great new class that my teammate, Terri, and I have planned for you!!!  (Terri is really the genius behind this great idea...I can't take much credit).  We are hosting a progressive crafting party!

Each of us has planned a beautiful home decor project for you to create; one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas.  You'll start at my house where we will make this:

(I still have a few red berries to add as finishing touches to add to this, so it will be even prettier when finished!)

After completing my project, we will all head to Terri's house, where we will make this:

I just LOVE the sunflowers in this stamp set, and the frame is so pretty too!

Saturday, October 7th

9:00 am

Begins at Rachael's Ink Spot, ends at Terri's Stamp Pad

Cost: $55 for both projects

Light snacks and bottled water will be provided at both venues.  We should be finished with both projects no later than noon.  Please bring scissors and a hot glue gun if you have one (the glue will be provided).  Registration is limited to 8 people, so make sure to register right away!  Prepayment is due by September 27th.  You can register directly with Rachael or Terri or you may use this link to register by Paypal.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Watch the New Holiday Products in Action!

Hey Everyone!  I have been hard at work preparing for some fun and unique fall crafting classes in my studio!  I will be sharing the details very soon, but in the meantime, I hope that these great videos from Stampin' Up! spark your creativity as much as they did mine!

I hope you enjoyed watching the new holiday products in action!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Projects

One of the great things about Paper Pumpkin is that there are usually extra supplies left over after completing the kit.  This month is no exception, and I have some bonus projects I've made with this month's Paper Pumpkin kit that I'd like to share with you.

If you haven't opened your kit yet (tell me it isn't so!), this month we got this adorably sweet set of cards with a matching gift box so that you can gift it to someone special.  Well, that is the intention anyway...I'm just not convinced that I'll be able to give mine away yet.  It's so cute!!!

Here are the cute cards!

Here it is, all packaged up!

Once all 8 cards were completed, I had a TON of leftover pieces, so I made these two extra special cards (that I guess I will be able to part with).  I added a bit of Berry Burst card stock and ribbon for fun on the second one. 

Now, if you aren't already a subscriber to this fun monthly craft kit and are thinking, "Gee, this looks like fun!", I would like to offer you a special deal.  This is only good for a few more days, so don't miss out.



  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD.
  • Click here and enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit (but let's be honest, you aren't going to want to cancel!).

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bundle of Love Class with To-Go Option

Have you missed stamping with me?  Well, guess what?  I've missed you too!  Terribly!  But I have exciting news!!! I'm filling my fall schedule with fun new classes!

If you are someone (or know someone) who loves gold accents, don’t miss my class this month where you can make these three projects featuring the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. I’ll teach you two sponging techniques and, as an added bonus, I’ll show you how to turn a flat bag into a gusseted bag!  

When: September 25th 6:00pm

Where: Rachael's Ink Spot - Whitehall, WI 

The class fee is $25 and includes a package of the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Touches of Nature Elements that you’ll use to create these stunning projects, with extra left over to take home and create more!

Please RSVP by September 15th to allow me enough time to order supplies.

This class is also available by mail!  Just add $6.45 for Priority Mail shipping.  Tutorial videos will be emailed to you to view at your convenience.

Register Now

Friday, September 1, 2017

2017 Holiday Catalog and New Ribbon Shares

Today is the day that the new Holiday Catalog is live to order from, and let me tell you, it's a doozie!  Every time a new catalog comes out I think, "How is Stampin' Up! ever going to top this one?" and yet, every time they do!

New catalogs were mailed out to all of my current customers.  If you haven't received one and would like one, please send me a message and I will get one to you.

Ribbon Share Holiday Catalog 2017

With the new holiday catalog arriving and so many beautiful trims and ribbons available, I wanted to provide a way for you to sample them all!  Take part in a ribbon share and you'll enjoy 1-5 yards of each of the ribbon, twine and trim featured in the holiday catalog.  That way you can play with them, try them on projects, and order full rolls of your favorites.

Each ribbon share includes the following ribbons:
Let me know today which ribbon share you'd like to join:

    • 1 yard of every ribbon: $8.50
    • 2 yards of every ribbon: $17.00
    • 3 yards of every ribbon: $25.50
    • 4 yards of every ribbon: $34.00
    • 5 yards of every ribbon: $42.50

Shipping cost is a flat fee of $6.50 per person, no matter how many ribbon shares you order!  If you are local, you may pick yours up for free!

Orders must be placed by September 30th.  Ribbons will ship out by October 15th.

Ribbon Share Options