Jul 312017

Wow can you believe it’s getting to be that time of year.   I love the holidays and can never get started soon enough.  Starting August 1st Stampin’ Up! is doing an early release on an awesome stamp set bundle.  Check out these awesome cards I made with it.

Anyone who orders the bundle during the month of August will be invited to the Carols of Christmas card class for FREE so that they can play with their brand new stamp set to create 6 stunning cards!

Happy Stampin’

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Mar 212017

Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for March 2017. This month our theme is the “Last call for Sale-a-Bration”. Did you know that Sale-a-Bration finishes at the end of this month?? NOW is the time to make sure you have collected all the wonderful Sale-a-Bration products for FREE that won’t be available after this month.
I have a wonder card to share with you made with the Avant Garden Stamp Set and partnered up with the So Detailed Thinlits Dies from the Occasions Catalog.  I was making this card during a snow storm all the while wishing for spring to come.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Karen Trelfa or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Karen Trelfa.


Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog -Karen Trelfa, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.
If you live in United States and would like to go shopping on my online Stampin’ Up!® store !



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Mar 202017

At my 4th Annual Winter Wonderland Weekend Retreat last month everyone made some fabulous make ‘n takes and this summer sampler was of course the hit at this retreat.

Summer Sampler

Each guest received the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper in their Goody Bag and they only needed to use one sheet for this make ‘n take so they were able to have lots of extra to play with.

The letter “R” was mounted on a super cute shaker window filled with the Sprinkles Embellishments which were also included in their Goody Bag.  Super fun accent for the sampler.


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Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper


Sprinkles Embellishments


Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Stamp Set


Cool Treats Photopolymer Bundle


Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Bundle


Custom Tee Photopolymer Bundle


Tasty Trucks Photopolymer Stamp Set


Designer Tee Clear-Mount Stamp Set


Large Letters Framelits Dies


Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Mar 192017

Don’t you just love the Glimmer Paper from Stampin’ Up!  I know I do.   When using some of the detailed framelits you can create some amazing things from it.

Glimmer Card

This was one of the cards made in this month’s montly class/club I host.   It has a bit of a twist on the way it is made with part of the inside showing out.

I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock and cut off a 2 3/4″ piece (save for later)  to get a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ then scored it at 5 1/2″.  The 2 3/4″ piece that was cut off I turned sideways and attached to the card front using dimensionals along the left half.   The pink pirouette  cardstock behind the glimmer flower was hand cut after I glued the glimmer flower down.

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Flourish Thinlits Dies


Window Shopping Clear-Mount Stamp Set


6" X 6" (15.2 Cm X 15.2 Cm) Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack


Tip Top Taupe 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Pink Pirouette 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper


White Perfect Accents


Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad


Mar 182017

Now how much more simple can you get than this birthday card?  I was in need of a quick card and this really fit the bill and the has by far been one of my favorite sale-a-bration stamp sets.

Avant Garden

I added a simple 1 1/2″ strip of the Affectionately Yours desinger paper for a splash of color and featured the simple flower image in the oval using the amazing Stitched Framelits.

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Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper


Watermelon Wonder 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Cucumber Crush 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad


Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Pad


Cucumber Crush 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon


Layering Ovals Framelits Dies


Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Apr 032016

Occasions Catalog Preview

Going Places Collection
Going Places Collection colors

Going Places Collection

It doesn’t take a traveler to appreciate the rich colors and patterns in this collection. Combine the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to your project to add a touch of shine. Don’t forget our paper is lignin and acid free – perfect for making travel albums.


Going Global stamp set

9 stamps

Going Global logo

World Traveler Thinlet Dies

9 stamps

World Traveler logo

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You Mean the WORLD to Me! You Mean the WORLD to Me! You Mean the WORLD to Me!

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Tips & Tricks

Sponge a bit of Soft Suede ink onto the World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder before embossing to create an aged and distressed look. (p, 39)

You Mean the WORLD to Me!



Apr 032016

Hyatt Place Hotel – Utica, Michigan

September 23, 24 & 25, 2016
October 14 – 15 & 16, 2016

Join us for our 4th annual fall retreat with your choice of session dates.

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*
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday
  • Prizes
  • Shopping
  • Chair massage onsite (additional fee)
  • and more!

To Register Visit the Calendar of Events or

Session 1 registration

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Apr 012016

Occasions Catalog Preview

Playful Pals Bundle
Playful Pals Bundle colors

Playful Pals Bundle

So much creativity packed into one playful bundle of fun! The Playful Pals stamp set and Pyramid Pals framelits go together like milk and cookies so it just makes sense to get them together and save 15% with the Playful Pals Photopolymer Bundle!

and get started on your playful stamping fun!


Playful Pals stamp set
50 stamps
Playful Pals logo

Pyramid Pals Thinlet Dies
18 dies
Pyramid Pals logo

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Playful Pals Photopolymer Bundle Playful Pals Photopolymer Bundle Playful Pals Photopolymer Bundle

Tips & Tricks

Together on on their own, the Playful Pals Stamp Set and Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies offer endless creative combinations for all kinds of projects. (p. 44)


Mar 202016

I received the Apple of My Eye stamp set for free at our last Stampin’ Up! conference and quite frankly I wasn’t sure if I would ever use it.  Boy was I wrong.   I’ve used it a bunch and always seem to be able to do something different with it each time.

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This was truly a 10 minute card.  Easy, simple, stunning!


1 Apple of My Eye Stamp Set
1 Thick Whisper White CS 4 1/4″ x 11″
1 Hello Honey CS 4″ x 5 1/4″
1 Hello Honey Designer Paper 4″ x 5 1/4″
1 Always Artichoke CS 2″ x 4 1/4″
1 Whisper White CS  2″ x 4 1/4″ $ scraps
1 Honeycomb Embellishment
1 Hello Honey Striped Ribbon 6″
1 Gold Twine 14″
Fold Thick White CS in half.  Glue on Hello Honey CS and Hello Honey DSP.     Punch top Always Artichoke & Whisper White CS with Ornate Tag Topper Punch.   Stamp Whisper White tag with stem image using Chocolate Chip ink. the leaves with Always Articoke and the second leaf is just stamped off once and the You’re the Sweetest verse with Black ink.  Stamp the cherries with Real Red on scrap paper and punch out with circle punch.  Add to tag with dimensional Tie both tags together and add to card front.

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I welcome hobby stampers! Learn more, get more, play more and join the fun . . .

Mar 182016

If you haven’t taken a serious look at the new Botanical Builder Framelits you really need to.  I love the new concept of a fancy cut away edgelit which is the feature die I used for this card.

Botanical Blooms

For this card I cut my card stock the long way.  4 1/4″ x 11″ and then used the vine framelit to cut away one edge along the front.  Remember don’t have the card folded when you put it thru the Big Shot or you will cut the front and the back.   I also used the Thick Whisper White Card stock to lend some additional strength to the card.  LOVE this new paper!

I attached a strip of the designer paper to the inside to highlight the cut. And added some additional stamping with the Botanical Blooms stamp set using Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow and Mint Macaron Ink.

The Happy Birthday is from my FREE sale-a-bration stamp set called Perfect Pairings and stamped in black.  I finished the card off with a die cut flower spray and some It’s My Party Candy Dots.

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Mar 132016

Today is the start of daylight savings time where I’m at so we on the “Spring Forward” time.  Not too sure I liked loosing an hour of sleep last night but I do have a very adorable suite of spring gift tags I made using the Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set not to mention the Honeycomb Embellishments.  Are they not just the cutest things you’ve seen lately.

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These fun tags were part of the Make ‘n Takes at my winter weekend retreat last month.  We only needed one sheet of Extra Thick White CS, some scraps of Soft Suede CS and Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, a couple of  embellishments, ribbon and punches.  We used some of those markers from yesterdays post to color them in.

The Honeycomb Embellishments come in 3 colors.  Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and White so we used a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and a dozen drops of ink refill to color the white one for the little chick.


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Mar 122016

I don’t color with markers very often and when I do pull them out I’m always happy with the results.   How often do you use them?

As I was playing with my Flowering Fields Stamp Set from the 2016 Sale-a-bration selection from Stampin’ Up! I decided to use it for my Easter card this year.  Would love to know what you think of it.

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I love that the marker set has all of the Stampin’ Up! colors to choose from so it’s a great way to start out your collection of inks.   Not only can you use them to color your image but did you know you can color right onto your stamp too and many more possibilities I’ll can show you later.

For today’s card I used the Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow from the In-Color set and the Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Marina Mist and Soft Sky form the Many Marvelous Makers Set

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Mar 112016

Mine is the sky as in The Sky is the Limit Stamp Set

If you were lucky enough to grab up one of these while supplies last Sale a bration sets you are one lucky stamper!

But don’t fret there are still some awesome items still available and some new ones too.  You can check them out here.

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A very simple Lost Lagoon and Black card  that soars!

I used the circle framelits to create the focal greeting and added an accent piece of white cardstock that I embossed with the World Traveler  Embossing Folder.

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Mar 102016

Honeycomb Happiness – What does that mean?

Well let’s put it this way:  Stamps + Ink + Paper = Happiness

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1 Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set
1 Crumb Cake CS 4 1/4″ x 11″ & scrap
1 Perfectly Artistic Designer Paper 4″ x 5 1/4″ & 2″ x 5″
1 Whisper White CS  2″ x 4 1/4″
1 Honeycomb Embellishment
1 Watermelon Lace Trim 5″
1 Silver Thread 24″
1 Basic Black/Mint Macaron Thick Bakers Twine 10″

Fold Crumb Cake CS in half.  Glue on larger piece of Perfectly Artistic DSP.  Make smaller piece of DSP into a banner and glue on.   Punch top Whisper White CS with Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  To make the circle reinforcement punch a scrap piece of Crumb Cake CS with the same tag topper punch and then punch with a 1/2″ circle punch around the hole, glue onto tag.  Stamp tag with ice cream cone image with Tip Top Taupe ink and the You’re so Sweet verse with Mint Macaron ink.  Use a Mint Macaron marker to color in the ice cream and top with a mint Honeycomb Embellishment and add to card using demensionals.   Tie a bow around the clothespin with the Bakers Twine.  Cut the Silver Tread into 5 pieces and tie around Watermelon Lace Trim and clip onto tag using the clothespin.  Decorate with as many Rhinestones as you want.

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Mar 092016

Don’t you just love it when you get inspired by a card and create another beautiful one because of it.   I am very pleased with the way this thank you card turned out.

I had just a few sheets of my coveted Sale-a-bration Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum left but this card was just calling it’s name.

To adhere the vellum only add adhesive to the center area that will be covered by the upper elements this way your adhesive won’t show thru.

Timeless Textures Thank You_stampers club



There are 2 things that really surprised me on this card.  First was the stamp set I used for the flowers.  It’s call Number of Years and who would think that name meant flowers.   There are some awesome watercolor style images that you can use to create the flower spray with all sorts of flowers.

And the   second surprise was using the new Timeless Textured Stamp Set.  This is another must have for your stamp collection.  I used this set to add some hidden texture by way of the grid pattern at the bottom of tag with Blushing Bride ink and the swirls with Hello Honey ink.

I added some Lost Lagoon DSP, Venetian Lace Ribbon and a Itty Bitty Accent punch flower with a pearl over the butterfly to add a pop of color.

How it’s made:

Card Base is Hello Honey 4 1/4 x 8 1/2

Vellum is 4 x 5 1/4

Tag and butterfly are with Very Vanilla

Greeting is stamped with Tip Top Taupe

Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Hello Honey, Blushing Bride, Tip Top Taupe
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Jan 182016

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The holidays are over. The tree is down. All of the decorations have been packed away for next year. Hopefully Santa brought everything that was on your wish list. But, just in case he didn’t have enough room in his pack for all the Stampin’ Up! supplies that you had listed, here are some great projects that will fill up your winter with ideas and inspiration.

Sale-A-Bration is a great opportunity to earn free products. That’s right – free. Isn’t that a great word after your holiday season? For every $50 spent, before taxes and shipping, you will receive a free, exclusive Sale-A-Bration product.

So brighten those long winter months with ink, stamps, and paper. No better way to spend a snowy day then inside preserving memories or making cards to brighten other people’s days. Stampin’ Up! is there to help you every step of the way!

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Sale-A-Bration Inspiration

Sale-A-Bration Project Inspiration

Sale-A-Bration Product Inspiration

Sale-A-Bration Project Inspiration

This special is from January 5th to March 31st. Sale-A-Bration products are exclusive to this promotion. You won’t be seeing these items again. Remember you earn free products when you spend $50, so now is the time to check off that wish list.

Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Products shown on the Sale-A-Bration brochure on pages 16-19 are limited-time products available only until February 15th. Watch for another batch of limited-time products arriving February 16th.

Dec 312015

Marriott Centerpoint Hotel
Auburn Hills Michigan

February 19, 20 & 21, 2016


Join us for our 3rd annual winter retreat. We have moved the location to accommodate more guests so if you were unable to join us at the last one we have increased our space but don’t wait too long or it will sell out!

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*
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday
  • Lunch on Sunday
  • Candy Bar
  • Prizes
  • Shopping
  • Chair massage onsite (additional fee)
  • 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.

All this for just $195

To register print the registration form and send it to me or you can pay online


Block room reservations at the Marriott Hotel in Auburn Hills are available at a rate of $105 per night.

3600 Centerpoint Pkwy / Pontiac / MI / 48341

*Hotel stay includes complimentary Full Breakfast


Nov 292014

Did you know that you can buy Stampin’ Up! products at a 20% discount all the time?

Yep you can….

With the purchase of the Starter Kit you can take a test drive on your savings!!
And what better time than when the kit is on SALE
Now thru tuesday December 1, 2014 you can purchase the kit 25% off for just $74.25
How Does it Work:

  1. Select $125 of your choice of Stampin’ Up! products (including sale items) you only pay $74.25 and it ships for FREE
  2. Log into the online portal
  3. Fill in your information
  4. Add you selected items to the cart
  5. Pay for your kit
  6. Your in like Flynn!!

Once you have completed the online purchase of your cart you can start shopping at a 20% discount 30% on your first order and there is more. You get an extra 5% cash back for all of your December purchases.


Here is a sample kit that will give you 40% off your purchase by using items that are on sale during the 2014 Online Extravaganza.

    • 140355  Big Lullabye Clear-Mount Bundle  $32 (value $42.90)
      Big News Clear Stamp Set & Lullaby Designer Series Paper
    • 140356 Perfect Banner Clear-Mount Bundle  $34.23 (value $48.90)
      Perfect Pennants Stamp Set & Banners Framelits
    • 140358Something Itty Bitty Clear Bundle $27.23  (value $38.90)
      Something to Say Stamp Set & Itty Bitty Punch Pack
    • 133763 Sweetheart Punch $7.98 (value $15.95)
    • 133671  Hello Honey Ribbon $4.48 (value $8.95)
    • 133654 2014-16 Markers $8.97 (value $14.95)
    • 133411 Bombs Away Stamp Set $9.77 (value $13.95)

Next best thing is you can then purchase the  Cyber Monday Door Buster Deals at a whopping 35% OFF

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Who would think you could get the Blendabilities Markers for just $65!!

READY TO GET STARTED? Click the button below and look for “join now!”

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