Monday, September 30, 2013

Birch Bay Retreat October 25-27 Save the date!

Oh JOY!  It's October, the month of scrap and crop weekend retreats!  I'm starting this weekend with a 3 day retreat at the Firs Chalet up at Mt. Baker.  The next weekend it's a 2 day CTMH Retreat at Wallace Falls, Gold Bar, WA.  The third weekend will be spent in Salt Lake City at the CTMH Album Retreat.  To conclude the month, I have my very own Fall Crafting Getaway weekend at Birch Bay.  FUN!! FUN!! FUN!!  Come see the album I will be making in Salt Lake City.  Two days, one complete album.  Is it possible?

This retreat is again at my favorite rental home in Birch Baythe perfect setting to relish, record, and preserve memories!  Enjoy a weekend of cropping, games, giveaways, card/ layout ideas, demonstrations and time with friends.  Optional Christmas card workshop: 5 cards for $5 (10 for $10/ etc.)

Create your own crafting weekend. 
Come when you can, leave when you must!

Option 1: 12 hour retreat: $55 
arrival at 4 pm, Firday, 10/25; departure at 4pm Saturday, 10/26. 
Includes dinner, breakfast, lunch and 1 night lodging
Option 2: 24 hour retreat: $80 
arrival at 4 pm  Friday, 10/25; departure at 4pm Saturday, 10/27  
Includes Option 1 plus dinner 10/26, lodging, and 10/27 brunch

Items to bring
Personal projects and materials to scrap; don’t forget photos, paper and lots of adhesive.  Or maybe bring your knitting, quilting, or other crafting project
Favorite pillow, comfortable clothes, personal items, music CD’s, camera and snacks to share (optional). Favorite beverage – refrig available
Amenities: Cricut machine, stamp sets, punches, cuttlebug, available to use
3 ft table space or more per person, coffee, tea, lemonade

Call 360-393-4179 or email:, if you have any questions or would like to register.  Confirmation of your registration, with directions, will be mailed after receiving your registration.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

1,2,3, Craft

I'm so happy to be invited to join Tracey's challenge. This month the challenge was to use the Originals pattern called "To the Point"found on page 34 .  I used this month's Close to My Heart special called "You are my Happy" - a stamp set trio for only $10 with a qualifying purchase.-  Click here for details  The three stamp sets includes, images, sentiments and an alphabet for a variety of occasions.

Here is a simple 3X6 card I made using the Huntington paper pack, some fussy cutting, layered Burlap Ribbon, Huntington B&TBronze Shimmer Trim.  I also added a touch of Stardust Glitter Gel on the butterfly.  The butterfly and sentiment are stamped in Autumn Terracotta on Cashmere Card Stock.  I used our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out the tag for the sentiment. That's about it, if you have any questions or comments, please post and I'll respond.  Thanks for checking out my work.  Now, for the next example of creative card-making, check out Mary's Blog.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

National Stamping Month

Get three stampsets for $10, valued at $47.90, when  you purchase $50 or more. If you think that's a sweet deal, I'll sweeten the pot and put your name into a drawing for your choice of a CTMH Cricut cartridge: Art Philosophy or Artiste. To be entered into the drawing, please  email me your order
NOTE: The "You are My Happy" stampset trio, is only available through September or while supplies last.  The "Sweeten the Deal" drawings will continue through October.

You get a full alphabet set with upper/lowercase, plus numbers, a darling set of all-occasion images and a set of assorted sentiments. If you’re a cardmaker or a scrapbooker, you’ll love these exclusive sets.
Don't forget, with a $50 order, you will also qualify for the Stamp of the Month for only $5, valued at $17.95.

Drum roll please!  That's a total valued at $65.85 for only $15, plus a chance at winning one of our amazing Cricut cartridges. 

 Have fun shopping! Darlys

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Birch Bay Retreat.

I'm looking at the last weekend in October for my 24 hour retreat at Birch Bay.
10/25-10/26 -maybe? 10/27 ?  I'll start at 4 PM Friday and depending on those interested we could stay more than 24 hours.  We will have the house available through Sunday.  I plan to leave for church Sunday morning and return for more crafting after lunch.  The cost will be $57 for the first 24 hours and includes 3 meals.  Additional time and meals will be pro-rated and will depend on numbers.  More details will follow as the plans develop.  Let me know if you're interested because space is limited.

Happy September!

Already!!!????  How can it be?  Back to school, lesson plans and.........aahhh..... weekend retreats.  OK that's sounding better.  October is the month of retreats but that's four weekends away, so I'll just have to EASE into the fall with an Open House to welcome my friends to visit my new play area.  The play area needs a name so I'm offering an alphabet stamp set for the winner who's name suggestion I pick.  If I come up with the winning name, I'm the loser, cuz I have a stamp set to give away!  It's a favorite of mine and I have an extra.  So share  your thoughts on what I can call this special creative space where I will treasure moments with friends and family. 

Large room
paper stack
School cabinets with corner peg boards
Corner storage.  
Note the lamp; same as on our Idea Book a year ago and I had it first! :-) 
My hubby bid for it on an NPR fundraiser.  
At the time, I really had no place for it and almost gave it away.  So happy I didn't.