More Color & Contour

Soft & lovely, that is what the Color & Contour stamp set (154994) makes me think of when I see it. So the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper with it’s lovely watercolor floral prints is a perfect backdrop for the images.

This Bundle has some great images, sentiments and dies that coordinate too.

Why not check out these lovely cards made using the Color & Contour Bundle (158356).These first two use the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper (155499) that I mentioned above.

Did you know the die showed here to show case the floral image has these a slit detail that is perfect for running a ribbon through? This first card shows off this slit using the Pale Papaya 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon (155672). And this next card adds a bit of pastel shimmer with our Pastel Pearls (154571).

And this last card that I’m sharing with you today uses our Subtles Designer Series Paper stack (155229). This pack of paper has all 10 colors from our Subtles Family giving you 4 great patterns to choose from in each color. The lovely scallop edge die was used to create this lovely stitched edge to highlight each of the Rhinestone Jewels (144220).

Monochromatic cards like this are perfect for quick and easy cards or for the newer stamper who is building their color collection. So what do you think? If you like this Bundle you can find it in our Annual Catalog on page 98 or in my Online Store.

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Spring Retreat Fun!

A day crafting with others is always fun! And it’s even more fun when you are being pampered, right? Earlier this month I held my first Blue Mountain Day Retreat and I think everyone who attended enjoyed it. We stamped, laughed, and shared!

So today I thought I’d share some of the pictures I took before the retreat. At least I remembered to do that – sorry, I forgot to snap some pics during the retreat, wouldn’t you know.

Here are the tables set up and ready to go, everyone had a 6 foot table of their own.

Spring Day Retreat Classroom (1)

And of course, my corner store which included finished items and cards, along with Paper Pumpkin and other kits and even items to decorate, retired cards stock, ribbon and other accessories for those who had forgotten something or just wanted a little extra something for their project.  Everyone had access to all my stamp sets and Big Shot items since they were available for use during the Retreat!

Spring Day Retreat Classroom (2)

“Goodie Bags” were waiting for everyone at their seats along with their name tag.

Spring Day Retreat Goodie Bag

Their Make n Take packets in addition to the goodies were used to complete their 4 projects that day with lots left over so they could make more with the instructions they got!

I made these cute little pencil holders up for everyone using the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (140557) and Suite Sayings stamp set (140709/140712).

Spring Day Retreat pencil holder

And here are a couple of the pillow gifts they received that day. First is a memo pad.

Picture Perfect Note Pads (2)

I love the way this turned out using the Picture Perfect stamp set (140520). I knew when I saw it, the stamp set was perfect for these little memo pads I found a while back!

Picture Perfect Note Pads (1)

I used Rose Red and Blushing Bride Classic Ink to create this wonderful cabbage rose from the set – and since the set was photopolymer it was easy to line up the 3 different images that make up this flower.

Notice the Blushing Bride polka dot pattern? It’s from out Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138437) so you can make a bunch of these memo holders up!

And here is a cute little kiss holder I made using the Tin of Cards stamp set (138946) and the Love Blossom Designer Series Paper Stack (140548).

Spring Day Retreat Tin of Cards Kiss treat

If you’d like to learn how I made these little kiss holders you can click HERE to see a video tutorial showing you how. They are soooo easy to make and who doesn’t like chocolate?

Here is a photo of all the pillow gifts and goodies I made for the day retreat.

Spring Day Retreat pillow gifts

And since everyone asked for the soup recipe I made for lunch, I thought I’d share it with you today too. I think it’s yummy and soooo easy to make.

 

Joy’s Easy White Chili

 

2 T. bacon drippings

1 medium Onion, chopped

1 (4oz.) can chopped green chilies

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tap. Salt

2 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. ground coriander

½ tsp. cayenne pepper

3 (15 oz) cans Luck’s Great Northern Beans, un-drained

2 (14 ½ oz.) cans Swanson Chicken Broth

3 (10oz) cans Hormel Premium Chicken Brest, drained

8 oz. extra sharp Cheddar Cheese or more to taste

Brown onion in bacon drippings. Add all ingredients to a large pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Or for a Crock pot,  Cook on high 2-4 hours.Serve with corn chips.

 

So what do you think? Look like fun? Does this look like something that you’d enjoy doing? Twelve hours of uninterrupted crafting time? Well if it is something you’d enjoy or this past retreat date didn’t work for you, you’ll want to watch my calendar of events – I hope to be doing more of these events soon!

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