Spring Retreat more Table Gifts

Did you love the little table gifts I showed yesterday?  I had a couple more to share with you.



This one is the tiny clear treat box – it is filled with ribbon that was used on Saturday’s projects and the top is decorated to match.  A little bit of doily and a little bit of the dragonflies.


This one is a little bag with a spritzer in it.  Everyone used that on their Saturday Make&Takes.  The bag was one that I cut in half and glued the side shut to turn it into a mini bag.

Plus we had food and we played games and everyone won prizes.  It was a great weekend.  Here is the gang from the Spring Retreat.






Thanks for visiting.  Remember to save the date for the Fall Retreat – Sept. 29 – Oct 1, 2017.



Spring Retreat Table Gifts

When you attend a Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip one of the really exciting parts of the trip are the pillow gifts that they give you.  On the trip each evening they leave a surprise on your bed.  It is such a fun thing that I wanted it to be a part of my retreats too.  In the beginning retreats were at my house and not everyone spent the night so I left them on each table at different times of the day – so I often call them pillow gifts but I should probably call them Table gifts.  Fun little surprises throughout the weekend – for me it’s so much fun to do these.

To start with I like to start the retreat with a table gift waiting when everyone arrives and I like for it to have each attendee’s name on it.  This year we started with a little cactus for everyone.


This time the little succulents became a cactus.  These coordinated with the Friday Night Make&Takes.

Everyone received a little container made from Designer Series Paper filled with caramels. These also coordinated with our Friday night projects.


Another table gift was this fun box filled with giant Hershey deluxe kisses!  Yum.


This one coordinated with the Saturday projects – the bumble bee is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and the tag is watercolor washed in the background.

I’ll share the rest of the table gifts in my next post.

Thanks for visiting.  Remember to save the date for the Fall Retreat – Sept. 29 – Oct 1, 2017.







Spring Retreat Make&Takes

Well I’m really behind on sharing about the Spring 2017 Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  It was a few months ago and I didn’t share about it on my blog then but I’m going to do that now.  And be sure to save the date for the Fall retreat – September 29-October 1.  I held the retreat at a beautiful cabin in the North Georgia Mountains.  I’m actually heading back up there later this month to host a Demonstrator Getaway Weekend.  It is so much fun to getaway for the weekend and be creative with friends.

At the Spring Retreat we had Make&Take projects for everyone there.  We had a project for Friday night and another one for Saturday.

For Friday night we stuck with a fairly simple project – a card and a little 3-D succulent.


These use products from the Oh So Succulent Suite from the Occasions Catalog.  We used the Popcorn Box die and cut it shorter to create the container for the succulent.  The card uses 4 x 5-1/4 piece of designer paper that is cut at a diagonal.  You can mix and match the patterns from a pack of designer paper.  Everyone at the retreat got a piece of all the different patterns in the pack.

On Saturday we had a bigger project and taught 5 different water coloring techniques.  We used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and dies to create a set of 4 cards – each with a different technique and a card holder with a 5th technique.

Everyone also made a 3D project to match the cards using the Window Box Thinlits Dies.  Since I prepped everything ahead I did a ton of Big Shot cutting for this one!


Inside the Window Box was a battery operated tea light – the back of the box opens up so you can turn on your light.  We strung a wire through so you could hang it from a hook somewhere.

The projects turned out great and everyone enjoyed making them and learning the new techniques.  I hope you can join me in the fall.

Thanks for stopping by.




Cute Fall Apples

It’s a rainy fall day here in Georgia – I had to put the dogs out in the rain this morning and they were not happy with me.  Apples are always something I think of in the fall and some nice baked apples sure would be good on this rainy day.  But what I’m sharing today is a cute apple themed project for you.  I got this idea from my dear friend Cindy Schuster – she is uber creative and I love her designs.  I decided to use this apple idea as one of the “pillow gift” projects at my fall retreat.

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The apples are made with the Square Pillow Box die in the Holiday Catalog.  It is such a nice size for a fun container to add a sweet treat inside.  But rather than something sweet I filled them with a cute little notepad that I found at the store – I decorated them with some coordinating Into The Woods Designer Series Paper and Old Olive Baker’s Twine.

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I hope you like this fun treat.  The girls at the retreat thought they were super cute.

Here is a list of all the supplies I used.

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Thanks for visiting today!


Tasty Treats for someone Sweet

Last month I had my Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat and I made these little Cake Pop treats for everyone.  Well I didn’t actually make the Cake Pops – I found those at the store, but I made the little tags and packaged them up to look so cute.

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I love the little Acorn Builder Punch and used it for these cute tags.  The caps are the Corrugated Cardstock in the annual catalog.  The base is Old Olive and I drew the little face on with my Journaling Pens.  The tiny leaf is from Among the Branches and the “tasty treats” is from All Boxed Up set.

Don’t forget the stamp set sale ends today – so get the ones on your wish list today!


Here is the supply list –

Product List

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

Thanks for stopping in today!


Mini Treat Bags for all Occasions

Mini Treat Bags for all Occasions

Last weekend was the Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat and it was so much fun!  The theme was birthday and on Friday night all the girls received a little birthday themed treat.  The idea came from a swap that I received from my friend Linda at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference back in January.  I loved the idea so much I wanted to use it for the retreat.  And then Cindy and I decided to go a bit further and use the idea for our Make&Take project on Friday night so we got creative and made three more designs – a graduation, wedding and baby themed bag.  All the bags were made using the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and the Celebrate Today stamp set.

treat-bag-collectionAs part of their goody bag of supplies everyone received part of a pack of the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series paper, pieces of all the coordinating card stock and pieces from the Basics Hodgepodge clips.  Here is a closer look at each treat bag.

treat-bag-birthdayThe Birthday Bag was the one that Cindy and I made ahead of time and left as a surprise on everyone’s work table.  Inside I added party supplies – a whistle, buzzer, candy stick, blow pop, and a lottery ticket.

treat-bag-graduationThe end of the school year is here or almost here for everyone so many are in need of graduation ideas so we wanted to create a graduation bag – fill it with some cash or a gift card and the new graduate will be thrilled.

treat-bag-weddingAnd it’s wedding season too – we focused on hearts – the heart clip and a glittery heart die cut.  Are you headed to any weddings this June?  We had one last year in June but I don’t think I have one to attend this year.

treat-bag-babyThe colors in this paper even made a fun baby version – the Bermuda Bay has the blue for a boy and the Calypso Coral has the pink for a girl and the Crushed Curry can go either way.  Fill it with something for the new little one – socks or a onesie would fit inside or something for the new mom (and dad too).

A fun collection of little bags for all occasions and the Celebrate Today stamp set works for all of them – perfect for birthdays, graduation, wedding and baby!  Everyone at the retreat seemed to love making these bags.

treat-bag-stripThanks for stopping by today.  I’m trying to get myself back to a regular posting schedule and will try to have some regular features on certain days of the week.  I’m working on my plan and now to see if I can implement it and then keep it going!

Have a great day!


Nuts About You

Nuts About You

Yep – that’s what I wanted to say to everyone that came to the Stamp, Scrap & Create retreat that was about a month ago (it was at the end of September).  So I made this cute little treat for them – it was another one of their surprise table gifts.


I found these tiny little jars at the store – they are supposed to be shot glasses that look like canning jars.  I wanted to fill them with trail mix.  The only problem with these jars is that they didn’t have lids.  So my solution was to cover the tops with one of the tea lace doilies.  I used the new two-toned trim from the Holiday catalog to tie around the rim to hold it tight.  A little strip of Designer Paper is wrapped around the rim to dress it up a little bit.  The tag is from the cute little Nuts About You hostess stamp set.   The little squirrel and words fit perfectly on the ticket punch.

Here is a full list of Stampin’ Up! supplies that I used:

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Thanks for stopping by.  I’m trying to get all my fall projects posted before I start sharing the Christmas themed ones.  I also have lots more to share on Alaska – I need to get back to that too!

Enjoy your day!