Tanglewood Lodge Retreat

Tanglewood Lodge Helen GA

Wow, I’m back home from Tanglewood Lodge in Helen now and have the car unpacked. I just need to put my supplies away. I know I should be crashing after a weekend of crafting until the wee morning hours, but I’m not, I’m psyched and over flowing with positive energy. Girl time – it’s a wonderful thing! And since my husband was on call all weekend I had no guilt either about spending Valentine’s weekend away from home.

When my girlfriend invited me to the retreat I wasn’t real sure about it since I’ve never done this kind of thing – but I’m soooo glad I did. What a wonderful group of ladies I met. I really enjoyed visiting and getting to know them during our chats and sharing. And it wasn’t just paper crafting and scrapbooking. There was a wide variety of projects everyone was working on so it was really cool to see everyone’s projects and learn about new things.

Here are one of the projects the ladies were working on – it’s wool felting, and when I got back from dinner they were working on the bead work. I really love the colors in Joy’s purse.

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And here is another one done in blue tones – each was so different, based on how they chose to combine the wood and then shape it.

Felting Tanglewood Lodge Retreat

Do you see the line art or doodling below the purse? It’s the Zentangle Method – Christine shared with me how Zentangle is done – it’s suppose to be very zen and relaxing. One of the ladies was working on a bear that was just fantastic! What a group of 19 fun and talented ladies I shared the weekend with.

I originally planned on working on my band scrapbook but got side tracked with all the creative energy and wanted to play with my paper and stamps since my computer was taking so long to load the many cds of photos, but I guess that worked out for the best.

Here is my space on day 2 – we each had a table and of course I my son thought I’d taken too much. I thought I’d packed everything but the kitchen sink, but that turned out it wasn’t the case because I still regretted not taking all my circle punches – I’ll know better next time. There’s no such thing as too much! LOL

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I can’t wait to share with you all the great projects I worked on in the up coming weeks – watch for my class schedule.

And for my Hostesses, I’ve worked on a special project just for you this past weekend and can’t wait to share it with you during the Hostess Appreciation Brunch this coming Saturday. If you were one of my hostesses in 2013 and you haven’t gotten your invitation in the mail yet, please contact me ASAP so you can be included too – I don’t want any of my Hostesses to miss out on the fun.

Want to get an invitation to my 5th Hostess Appreciation Brunch? It’s sooo easy – just contact me to set up a time for your private party! After all with Sale-a-bration happening right now it’s a fantastic time to be a Hostess and earn additional FREE merchandise too!

Last Day for Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals Feb 11 2014

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Clearance Rack (while supplies last)

Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Paper Pumpkin Special (Free 2012-2014 In Color Markers when you join now through March 31st, 2014)

NEW This and That Journals Introduced


Stampin’ Up! has just introduced a NEW product – the This and That Journal. The This and That Journal will debut in the 2013-2014 Catalog in June, but they are giving you a chance to get it now!

Life is different for everyone but the one thing we all have in common is that life can happen really fast! So the This and That Journal gives you a chance to capture it all on the go.




131268 Epic Day This and That Journal $10.95
130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $10.95
130133 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $5.95
131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $4.95
131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95
133350 Epic Day This and That Bundle Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30. $32.08 15% Off Retail Value!

Here are the details:

  • Five products are being introduced now, but Stampin’ Up! will be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • Bundle Dates are March 23- April 30th (items offered now will be in the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog but won’t be offered in a Discounted Bundle like they are now.
  • You can get as many bundles or items as you’d like
  • You can buy them separately or as bundles. But why would you do that when you can get all five together and save 15 percent?
  • Did you eyes spy that two of our In Colors (Calypso Coral and Pool Party) are included in the products? You’re eyes didn’t deceive you – But you’ll have to wait to check out the 2013-2014 Catalog to see what that’s all about!

Click HERE to download or print the This and That Journal PDF with all the information

Why not Sign up for my Newsletter today to get my monthly Newsletter that will keep you informed about what is happening along with my class information. Sign up today and you’ll get a FREE tutorial too!

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MDS2 Band of Blue Photo Book

Tonight is the first football game at our High School and I’m hoping the weather holds up for it. For me that means Band and the half time show. My daughter is a senior this year and has a piccolo solo so it’s a big deal for us.

I just got back my newest project from printing with My Digital Studio, our Band of Blue Photo Book. I love making these up each year for my daughter and the other band members. They cover the season in detail for them and are a great addition to their year books.

Here is a peek at the cover.

and one of the pages –

MDS2 is now available for download if you already have My Digital Studio. Or if you have been playing with the idea of buying it, why not try our MDS2 FREE 30 Day Trial? I think you’re going to love it as much as I do!

Click HERE for more details.

Did you know with our special digital sale going on until September 14th you can get your items printed for 31% off! Why not catch up on all your summer events?

Find out more about our 31% off Special HERE.

Gotta run – it’s almost time to report for Band of Blue duty!


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Bright Blossoms Scrapbook Page

Don’t you love the Bright Blossoms stamp set in the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog? It’s a lot of fun to use and can even be used for scrapbooking. Here is a 6×6 page that my friend Teresa made for a recent swap. I thought it was really great – leave me a comment and let me know what you think.


Stamp Set: Bright Blossoms and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Inks: Basic Black and Real Red

Paper: Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, and Labels Collection Framelits


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My Digital Studio – It’s so much fun!

Here is the latest double page spread that I made with the World Traveler MDS download. (Click HERE and HERE to see my other more World Traveler posts)

My vacation is almost over – Today we stop in Killeen to visit my niece and her growing family.  I’m looking forward to it and seeing another part of Texas.




You can check out our special My Digital Studio social website. It’s a great place to share ideas and information. There are wonderful tips on how to use the My Digital Studio program and lots of videos to learn how to do special things.


My Digital Studio is so much fun to use and my daughter enjoys using it too. She isn’t a paper crafter but loves the digital format and took to it easily. She even uses it for her school projects. You can click HERE to see that post.


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NEW World Traveler Download Available

I had so much fun putting together the last couple of pages using the World Traveler download I shared with you that I thought I would do a couple more quickly today. I love the fact that I can finish a 2 page scrapbook layout so quickly. I just chose my favorite photos and then had the My Digital Studio program drop them in for me after I chose the folder I wanted. 

World Traveler (Item #130066, $17.95) comes with a 26 page photo book template, 28 piece stamp brush set, 8 Designer Series Paper patterns and 24 embellishments! What a super value.


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Scrapbooking with Stampin’ Up!

It’s national scrapbook month so I thought I would share with you one of the 6×6 scrapbook pages that I received in a swap recently from Janet. Janet has just recently joined Stampin’ Up! and has become a demonstrator. Janet now gets to take advantage of a discount whenever she orders and also gets all the wonderful training available to her on the exclusive Stampin’ Up! website just for demonstrators.

Have you ever thought about becoming a demonstrator? Right now is a great time to join – and with the kit just $99 it’s a fantastic deal. Click HERE to find out more about becoming a demonstrator and joining my team.

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Party This Way Scrapbook Page

Today is National Scrapbook day – so I thought I would share with you a 6×6 scrapbook page that I made recently for my son’s birthday.

When I made this page I used the retiring stamp set Party this Way. It is such a fun stamp set to use for any kind of party. I love the way this little page turned out, don’t you? I think it is very festive.

Can you see the cake? I love to make coordinating invitations, cards and cakes for my children. If you look closely this cake was inspired by the Loads of Love and Loads of Fun stamp sets, also retiring at the end of this month. I couldn’t resist the Loads of Fun stamp set with its little four wheeler, since my son and his friends are always finding a mud hole to ride through somewhere.


I’m really going to miss the Loads of Love and coordinating stamp sets, they were one of my first sets that I purchased as a beginning stamper and I’ve used them often.



Stamp Set: Party this Way and Pennant Parade

Paper: Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper, Real Red, and Early Espresso

Accessories: Real Red, Early Espresso, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Small Oval Punch and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack


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