My weekend stamp retreat

Hello again!  I’m sorry it has been a week since I last posted, but last week was crazy!  My little Lily was sick.  I feel bad that she wasn’t feeling well, but I have to admit that spending my Birthday snuggling my little one was nice.  She isn’t a very snuggly kid unless she’s under the weather.  Then Friday, I left for Tahoe City to enjoy my Birthday gift…. a Stamp Retreat!  It was tons of fun.  I made lots of new friends  and  lots of paper crafts that I will be sharing with you over the next few posts.  Although the weather was absolutely beautiful, I never left the house.  There were too many great projects to work on inside!

At craft retreats, it is customary to bring a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) to share with everyone.  It is just a little goodie to say hello to new friends.  These are some of the great gifts I received.

Don’t you just love crafters?  They put so much time and energy into making something for people they haven’t even met yet.  If you haven’t gotten to get away on a craft retreat, you really should.  Charlene our hostess put so much effort into being sure we had a great time.  There were lots of prize giveaways, great projects, and yummy food.   Maybe next year we’ll see you there 😉

This cute little milk carton made with the Mini Milk Carton Bigz die, Pennant Parade stamp set and the Petite Pennant Builder Punch was Charlene’s RAK.

Isn’t it cute?  This die is on my wish list for sure!

I hope your weekend was as fun as mine!  Now get busy Stampin’!

Beth

Paper Pleats!

I am having a ton of fun with paper pleats.   I thought a mailbox would make the perfect card box so I picked up this paper mache one at my local craft store and embellished it  with my favorite Designer Series Paper, Comfort Cafe, and some simple pleats.  It took less than an hour and now I can house my cards in style!  Stay tuned for my perfect pleat tutorial video and some paper ruffles that will be coming soon!

Now get busy stampin’!

Beth

 

Stampin’ Up! Ingredients:

Paper It:  Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper, Midnight Muse Card Stock, Summer Starfruit Card Stock

Work it:  Simply Scored,  Sticky Strip