Tuesday, November 28, 2017

One Day Crafting Retreat at St. Mary School in Alma

Well, guess what...  we held a One Day Retreat earlier this fall (I'm not even going to tell you how long ago.... time sure has slipped away from me!!).  At any rate, we had a fabulous time - some people got lots accomplished, some just wanted to get a little done and spend time with friends.....  whatever your pleasure, there's always room for everyone!

So, mark your calendars for our next One Day Retreat on Saturday, April 21 and check out our last retreat here.....

This is a pic of each person's "table setting" when they arrived that morning.

These were the items that everyone received in their goody bag... the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack, 1/8" Real Red Ribbon and a half pack of the Foil Snowflakes, Rhinestones and Year of Cheer Embellishments.

Here's another look at part of their goody bag....  We put the Foil Snowflakes, Rhinestones and Year of Cheer Embellishments in a cello bag with a cute topper that shows off one of the Foil Snowflakes and the coordinating Christmas Quilt Stamp Set and Quilt Builder Framelits.

I love to make cute name/place cards for everyone, and, of course, they always receive fun "table treats", too...

In the morning, their table treat was a gusseted cello bag filled with peppermints and a cute topper...

Aren't these so fun????  I love the bold, bright colors on these treats!!

Then, in the afternoon, everyone received another cute "table treat".  Both of these treats feature the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack, Christmas Quilt Stamp Set and Quilt Builder Framelits.

You can learn just how to make both of these cute treats in my video here....

direct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXFnKVzy5i4

I always like to do a Buy One, Get One Free Sale at these One Day Retreats.  Everyone that attended was able to shop - they bought retired product and then got new Annual or Holiday Catalog product for FREE!!

I also bring all of my current Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets, punches and Big Shot Dies and Folders.  Everyone is welcome to use these products all day long.  It's fun to try my things out and then decide what you can't live without :).

I also bring kits to sell, just in case anyone runs out of things to do....  (has that ever happened to you??)

I do a mini raffle for everyone that attends - each person receives one raffle ticket on their place setting in the morning.

We also do a large raffle with LOTS of current Holiday and Annual Catalog product.

Make-n-takes are also included in the day.  This year we made five cute 3x3 cards and put them in a mini pizza box.  They were so much fun!!

Here's a look at each of the 3x3 cards up close....

And here's that adorbable pizza box up close....

Just look at all of the fun these gals are having...

I'd love to have you join us at our next One Day Retreat on Saturday, April 21.

Click here to get all of the details on this great day and mark your calendar now!

Please RSVP to me at amy.frillici@yahoo.com.

I hope you have an Inkspired day!!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Merry Music Treat Pouch

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends :).  I'm slow getting back into the swing of things after the holiday....  I finally took a couple of much-needed days off to catch my breath!  It's always nice to take some time off, but it's fun to get back to things, too!

I'm sharing a fun holiday treat I made for everyone that came to a CROP I was a vendor at last weekend.  Everyone enjoyed these treats, especially after they learned how easy they were to make!

Just check out this video to learn exactly how to make these treats.....

direct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGPRAgewpmQ

So, weren't those just about the cutest, most-simple treats to make????

And...  did you know?????

If you become a subscriber to my Youtube Channel, you'll never miss out on a thing (I promise!).

Here are all the supplies used to make these projects....

click here to order!!


Make sure to use Host Code VHFV4YQA  when you order online!!

You automatically receive a free embellishment in the mail (when you order at least $50 in product) with your handmade thank you!!

Here are all the supplies used to make this fun treat....

Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper  144623

Cheers to the Years Stamp Set  144925/144928

Layering Oval Framelits  141706

Emerald Envy Ink Pad  141396

I hope you enjoyed these great holiday treats!

Make sure to use Host Code VHFV4YQA when you order online!!

I send a handmade card to all of my customers!!

Order over $50, and I'll include a special surprise embellishment with your handmade card!!

Plus....  don't miss out on the last few days of the Online Extravaganza Sale!!!

You can check out everything that's on sale here!!  Sale ends Sunday, November 26!!

Then, for Cyber Monday, you can get FREE SHIPPING on any order!!  One day only!!  Monday, November 27!!

I hope you were Inkspired today!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cookie Cutter Christmas meets Watercolor Christmas

It's always fun to pull out an "oldie but a goodie", right??

Well, that's what happened on this card :).  Our cute santa stamp and coordinating punch were a HUGE hit last year, and I'll bet there are a few of you that haven't seen it yet (or maybe just need some inspiration to pull it back out again??).

Well, here you go.....!

We start our card with a Thick Whisper White card base, then add a layer of Garden Green card stock, followed by a layer of Real Red card stock embossed with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.

Quilt Top Embossing Folder  144687

Next, we added a strip of the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack to our card.  There are so many great patterns to choose from in this Designer Series Paper Stack - it's hard to decide which one to use!

Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper  144617

Next, we stamped "merriest Christmas wishes" from the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set and die-cut our circle with the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Just that little bit of stitching around the edge of that circle adds such a nice touch, don't you think??

Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set  144835/144838

Stitched Shapes Framelits  145372

Finally, we stamped that cute santa (from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set), colored him in with our awesome, new Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Blends Markers and then punched him out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

Both the circle/sentiment and our santa were popped up on Dimensionals and added to our card.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set  142043

Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack  144598

Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack  145058

Cookie Cutter Builder Punch  140396

Here are some great videos that show you lots of features of our new Stampin' Blends.  Coloring with these markers is a dream!!


I hope you enjoyed this card!

Thanks so much to Nicolle Belesimo for her inspiration on this card.

If you'd like to make cute cards like this with us, you should consider attending the

Simple, Beautiful Card Class!  

This class meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month anytime from 4-9pm and the following Friday from 1-3pm.  We make 4 All-Occasion cards for $15 or the class is FREE with an order!

Our next class meets on Wednesday, December 13 anytime from 4-9pm and the following Friday from 1-3pm.  Just email me at amy.frillici@yahoo.com

Don't live in the area??  Or can't make it to class??

Well, I've got another great option for you!

Check out the Happiest of Days Birthday Card Class TO GO kit!!

All of the details on this great TO GO kit can be found here!

Or watch this video.....

direct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYWfE18shAs

RSVPs are due by Friday, November 24 for this TO GO kit class.

I hope you have an Inkspired day!