Sep 122014
 

Saturday Only Event Option: 8AM-2AM

One day crop option includes:

  • A full table of crafting space
  • Goody bag valued at $37
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Prizes
  • Make & Takes
  • Optional Classes
  • Shopping
  • Chair massage onsite (additional fee)
  • and more!

All this for just $90


 

Friday Only Event Option: 2PM-2AM

One day crop option includes:

  • A full table of crafting space
  • Goody bag valued at $15
  • Dinner
  • Prizes
  • Make & Take
  • Optional Classes
  • Shopping
  • and more!

All this for just $40



Register by September 26th

Sep 072014
 

Artful Autumn Retreat Optional Classes:

Embassy Suites Hotel – Troy Michigan

October 10 – 11 & 12, 2014

 

Register by September 26th

It’s Halloween Time Class

Create a special Framed Art Piece to display your favorite Halloween memory along with 12 Halloween Treat Boxes

Halloween class treat box & frame photo

Class will be held on Friday at 7:30PM

Class fee: $22

Registered Retreat guests receive a $2 discount

 

For All Things Purse Card Set Class

Create this fall themed set of 6 cards with matching envelopes all neatly held in a stylish purse

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Class will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM

Class fee: $30

Registered Retreat Guests receive a $5 discount

 

Mess ‘O Christmas Tags

Create 20 Christmas TagsMess-'O-TagsClass will be held on Friday at 9:00 PM and on Saturday at 3:00 PM

Class fee: $15

Registered Retreat Guests receive a $3 discount

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Aug 082014
 

Flower-Patch-Bookmark Card

I have seen soooo many great cards using the Flower Fair stamp set.  And of course Stampin’ Up! has made it super easy to create layering by giving us a matching Flower Flair  framelit set.  And the best news is it’s available as a bundle for a 15% savings all year long.

This is a unique card because it also has a bookmark in it that can be detached so it’s not just a card, it’s a gift too!

  Flower-Patch-front

Stampers Clubhouse Tips:

I used the Perforating Blade with the Rotary Arm Attachment to my paper cutter to create the ‘tear off’ portion for tag.Flower-Patch-Bookmark Card

To make the tag top I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch by sliding the cardstock over and past the paper guides then trimmed off the odd pieces left once it was punched.

Did you see the Big Shot Special Offer?

Stampers Clubhouse Colors:

Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Mossy Mellow, Pear Pizzazz


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Karen

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Aug 062014
 

I know it’s early yet but it sure does take the stress away and makes for some fun stamping when I get started sooner.   The Holiday catalog comes out in August and it’s always an exciting time.  My customers should start receiving their personal copy in the mail starting next week.  This year’s has to be my favorite so far.

Another thing that is changing this month is the Christmas sets and accessories from last years will the fully retired so now is the time to get them. 

Here are a few cards made with some of those items.  The snowflakes were my fav!

Christmas Cards
The full list of items that are still available for purchase can be found here.

Buy a Big Shot Bundle and Save

When you buy a Big Shot this month you can choose a FREE bundle.   Already have one no problem, get your bundles at 15% Off

Happy Stampin’

Karen

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Aug 052014
 

I know it’s still summer but like most scrapbooking the pages don’t always  get done during the current season.  In fact we are sometimes months behind but hey that’s all good because it also helps us go down memory lane. 

October 2013 scrapbook layout

I have a very thoughtful page I actually made a few months ago and still need to get some photos on. I hope this will inspire you to make your own fall pages and it will either help you with getting your photos from a previous fall out or you will be ahead of the game this fall.  

Happy Stampin’
Karen

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Aug 022014
 

One of my lovely team mates made this box for me at the Stampin’ Up! convention and I so need to learn how to make it.   I’ll be sure to share the details when I get them.
And don’t you just love the new Sweetheart Punch and Matching Groovy Love Stamp Set.
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Karen

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Jul 302014
 

My husband wanted to take a buddies wife a thank you for keeping her husband away for a few evenings in row for some work on his boat and asked if I would make a simple bottle of win not so simple anymore.  This wine bottle tag was quick & easy stamping which I really needed since he needed it in a snap and I was on my way to a class.

Flower Shop wine bottle tag
I still had some of that lovely Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Ribbon that retired this year and so miss it.  I sure hope it shows up in Stampin’ Up!’s Clearance Rack so I can get some more.  I embossed the flower with gold embossing powder popped it onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I punched with the amazing Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and added a splash more pizazz with some Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape and poof  it was done.

I’m pretty sure my husband was forgiven.


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Karen

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Jul 292014
 

I think this has become my go to stamp set.  It’s called Endless Birthday Wishes.  Very appropriate.  There are just so many greetings in it.

Endless Birthday Wishes

I was really worried when I ordered the Lullaby Designer Paper but let me just say I have yet to make a baby card with it yet.   I love the color combinations and the patterns.

What do you think about those super cute blingy stars.  Sequins to be exact.  What a great way to embellish.  LOVE it!

The stamp set is one of Stampin’ Up!’s photopolymer sets so it was super easy to line up the words too.

Stampers Clubhouse Recipe

Cardstock:  Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White

Ink:  Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Twist, Coastal Cabana

Other Supplies:

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Karen

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Holiday  Catalog

The Holiday Catalog goes live on August 28th and as demonstrators we can start ordering the catalogs on August 1st.  Anyone that has ordered a minimum of $50 form me in the last 12 months will receive one automatically (I paid Stampin’ Up! to ship them) and I selected all the names yesterday.  If you don’t get yours by the third week of August let me know and I will fix it.

Jul 282014
 

For some reason many of us really struggle with masculine cards but let me tell you the new Travler Stamp Set is perfect!

I also played around with one of the new punches, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, to create a unique opening.  By sliding the cardstock over the paper guides in that punch I was able to punch the scallop shape and then trim off the excess next to it.  I’ll have a video later this week on it.

Traveler stamp set

Traveler fancy fold open    Here you can see that the inside of the card is nicely finished too.

 

Happy Stampin’

Karen

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Jul 122014
 

I have added several new retreats to the schedule and they are all just absolutely awesome.  I have been having a ton of fun hosting these this past year and have made some super stamping friends.  Check out this next one coming up!

All Star Summer Stamp Camp

St Sharbel Church – Warren Michigan

August 16, 2014

10-8

 

An “All Star” day paper crafing that promises to be the best stamping experience you will ever have. Each guest will receive a welcome gift upon arrival with special surprises throughout the day!

Your registration will include:

  • A large crafting space
  • Assorted Stamping Projects
  • Lunch and Dinner (full day guests)
  • Lunch or Dinner (half day guests)
  • Treats
  • Prizes
  • Shopping
  • and more!

Crafting hours

  • 10 am – 8 pm Full Day
  • 10 am – 2 pm Morning Half Day
  • 4 pm – 8 pm Afternoon Half Day

Full Day registration fee $80
Half Day registration fee $55

Registration closes July 31st

Projects included in your registration will be:

For Full Day and Morning Guests you will be creating these projects

(handbag and 4 cards with matching lined envelopes)

 

Pocket Full of Posies Card Set

Wild Things (Super cute critters that will hold treats and other gifts)

Hambuger Box Critters

 

For Full Day and Afternoon Guests you will be creating these projects

Build a Bundle (12 card stamp a stack, 2 designs 2 of each, featuring 3 different stamp sets)

Build a Bundle Stamp a Stack

Package Perfect (6 assorted gift packages boxes and bags)

Package Perfect DSP Boxes

 

To register print and complete the registration form and send it to me snail mail or email.

all star summer stamp camp

 

More retreats can be found under the RETREATS tab!

Happy Stampin
Karen

May 222014
 

My Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit in the mail.   A fun surprise each month that includes an exclusive project for you.  Sometimes it’s cards, sometimes a scrapbook and others a 3D project.   You can check out some of the past kits on the My Paper Pumpkin Facebook Page.   

The owner of Stampin’ Up! has a special offer for you though.  Here she is to tell you about it.

You can get the June kit 50% off when you use the promo code SHELLIDEAL.  Get yours here

May 172014
 

Double Tree Suites Hotel – North Naples

 

June 27, 28 & 29, 2014

  This will be a crafter’s dream weekend and promises to be the best you will every experience. Each guest will receive a welcome gift upon arrival with special surprises throughout the weekend. Your registration will include:

  • A full table of crafting space
  • Goody bag valued at $50
  • Full Breakfast each morning
  • Gourmet Lunch on Saturday
  • Gourmet Dinner on Friday and Saturday
  • Gourmet Lunch on Sunday
  • Snack Bar
  • Prizes
  • Shopping
  • and more!

Crafting hours start on Friday at 2PM and end on Sunday at 2PM You will not have to pack up anything as the crafting room will be staffed by a member of my team all day until the last person leaves, then locked and reopened at 8AM each morning. Block room reservations at the Double Tree Hotel are available at a rate of $120 per night for double occupancy. $10/night for extra guests. Group rate only available until May 29th. To book your room contact the hotel at (239)593-8733 12200 Tamiami Trail – N Naples – Florida All this for just $159(early bird) To register print the registration form and send it to me or you can pay online

Apr 212014
 

Stampin Up 2014 Retirement List

Yep I sure can!    Stampin’ Up! has released the 2014 Retirement List and has offered  FREE shipping at the same time.  But the FREE shipping only lasts 5 Days.

This year is a bit different than previous.  EVERYTHING on the list, including stamps, are ‘While Supplies Last’  

Retiring Stamp Sets List

Retiring Accessory List

Don’t wait to get yours so place your order today.

Free Shipping from Stampin Up

From April 21-25 all orders will receive Free Shipping too.  No minimum order to qualify.

Happy Stampin’

Karen

Apr 162014
 

Wow did we have fun! Session 1 of the Blossoms ‘n Bling Spring Crafters Retreat was a huge success from beginning to end. The excitement and energy was amazing. I don’t want to show you all the details just yet as we still want to surprise our guests at the second session next week but here are some photos that I can share. We had several gift bundles of Stampin’ Up! supplies and gifts donated from local business that were raffled off and all of the proceeds are being donated to Michigan Special Olympics.

 

Julie is finding out who a lucky winner will be! Raffle drawing

Raffle Winner Amy was super excited about the raffle gift she won. Thanks Amy for supporting Michigan Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Supporter Michelle was another of our lucky winners!

Retreat guests scrapbookers

I think everyone was very busy getting lots of pages and projects made.

Make and takes Sharon and Kristine were very happy with the way their make ‘n takes turned out. Lots of bling!!

  Retreat Goody Bags

Now hopefully this isn’t a surprise spoiler but each guest received one of these awesome goody bags!! We hope to you at our next retreat. Happy Stampin’ Karen

Mar 092014
 

 

Optional event classes

During this fabulous retreat weekend there are some optional classes being offered.
Let’s check them out!

Retreat attendees can register online or send me an email for alternate payment methods.

 

Retro Fresh Card Gift Set Class

This gift set includes 12 cards with matching lines envelopes and all fits nicely into a decorated case. A complete set that would be the perfect gift for anyone.

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Make one to give and one to keep!

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Retreat Attendee fee: $30
Non-Attendee fee: $40

 

Flower Power Class!!!

Learn how to make a variety of flowers. Each featured flower will finish off several projects which include a gift bag, gift boxes, flower bouquet and gift tag.

Flower Class

Retreat Attendee fee: $20
Non-Attendee fee: $28

 

Touch of Gold Class

It’s all about the gold and of course the flowers too!
In this class you will learn how to become a master with a blender pen, gold embossing and how to make a paper orchid. (it’s on the box top)

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Retreat Attendee fee: $18
Non-Attendee fee: $25

 

Optional Classes

 

Class Registration Info

Blossoms ‘n Bling Spring Retreat – Session 1 April 11-13
Class registration ends March 28th

Blossoms ‘n Bling Spring Retreat – Session 2 April 25-27
Class registration ends April 11th

Feb 222014
 

The Flurries ‘n Fun winter retreat last month was just so much fun and I’m now on a plane getting back to my craft room to start designing for our next retreat.  Blossoms ‘n Bling Spring Retreats.  Now of course I can’t show you what I’ll be making because that would certainly spoil the surprise for everyone but I can share with you what everyone enjoyed at the last one.

We made it very easy for each guest to find their table with this super adorable tea pot that we had at each place setting.  Wonder how it was made?   Check back and I will have a video for you!

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Now if you haven’t been to one of our retreats you may not know this but there are times when you return to your table after a meal or in the morning you will find a surprise.  We like to call them Pillow Gifts.  I know there isn’t a pillow to put them on but you can imagine that there is. ;-)

 

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We created this tea pot by starting out with the Petite Purse Die and a couple of circle punches.  Can you guess how the rest is made?

Would you like to be pampered all weekend and receive several of these fun Pillow Gifts?  Join us at one of our Blossoms ‘n Bling Spring Retreats in April.

 Blossoms n Bling srping craft retreat

Free markers with my paper pumpkinThere is still time to get your free markers. 

As a new My Paper Pumpkin subscriber by March 31st your first kit will include 5 FREE Markers along with a FREE Clear Block.  I have a special offer if you select me, Karen Trelfa,  as your demonstrator.  You will also receive an additional card kit to create some more cards with the stamps you receive in the welcome kit.

If you are not sure how to select me as your demonstrator send me an email and I will get it handled for you.

Happy Stampin’

Karen

Feb 142014
 

Happy Valentine’s Day! I love Valentine’s day, pun intended. It is just always such a magical day when everyone is super nice to one another. And it also means we are getting pretty close to spring. Winter has been so harsh this year and I simply cannot wait for the spring flowers to start popping up. I want to share with you one of the stamps from the Best of Love stamp set that is part of the Best of 25 Years collectors series. Best of Love Read My Lips

Stamps: Best of Love (132987)

Paper:    Real Red (102482) Coastal Cabana Card stock (131297) Whisper White (100730)  Red Glimmer Paper (121790)

Accessories:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275)  Small Heart Punch (117193) Owl Builder Punch (118074)  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder FREE with Sale-a-bration

Now if you are not familiar with the Best of 25 Years series you can check it out in my online store.  Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary and is doing it by bringing back some of the all time favorite images and create stamp sets with them.  Each set also includes a never before seen image.  They are all $14.95 each with a full collection of 12 stamp sets.  For each 6 you collect you can claim a stamp set of your choice for free.  I love free don’t you.

Happy Stampin’

Karen

 

Feb 072014
 

I wanted to share with all of you one of the Make & Takes the Flurries ‘n Fun Winter Retreat guests made.  Now we all know that tea parties are tons of fun but how many of you have every hosted a winter one?

I know winter might not be everyone’s favorite especially in Michigan this year but these pages at least made it feel pretty.

 

Tea Party Scrapbook Page tea party scrapbook page 2

Stamps:

  • Tea Party (129138)
  • Festive Flurry (131781)

Paper:

  • Afternoon Picnic DSP (131390)
  • Smokey Slate Card stock (131187)
  • Coastal Cabana Card stock (131297)
  • Pistachio Pudding Card stock (131294)
  • So Saffron Card stock (131294)
  • Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)

Accessories:

  • Doilies 129399
  • Festive Flurry Framelits (132193)
  • Ovals Collection Framelits (129381)
  • Oval Accent Bigz Die (127005)
  • Various Punches

Happy Stampin’

Karen

Feb 032014
 

Wow our Flurries ‘n Fun Winter Retreat was a huge success.  We now have two more coming up for you.  Registration is now open for both sessions and we look forward to having you join us.

Each guest will be pampered from the time you arrive until you so sadly have to return home.

 

Here are some great photos from our last event.

We were all ready for everyone with a special goody bag.

Boy were they getting some stamping done!