Creative Escape 2020

This year marks a new adventure for Creative Escape! And I am really excited to let the adventure beginnnnnnnn!

It makes me laugh……When I was sick in bed with a fever this past Friday, I got an email requesting a little more info from me to prepare the lease agreement for THE GREAT ESCAPE LODGE… aptly named for our Creative Escape to be at the Great Escape Lodge….sounds like a winner!

OK……I guess I’d better slow down and explain! September 25-26th Creative Escape will be at a log cabin in Beech Mountain NC that sleeps 35 this year.

I am taking reservations for 32 ladies! So click on the link below, print off your confirmation and information sheet, fill it out and return to me with your $50 deposit fee. This will go immediately to help offset the $2200 on my credit card to reserve the accommodations.

Questions you may ask?

How far is Beech Mountain NC? It’s 2 hours from my house and I hear its around 2 hours from Spartanburg. I will get specific address later

Cost for Creative Escape? It will be an extra $125 to cover house and 2 more meals. However, you may come as early as Thursday evening (have your supper eaten or with you) and stay as late as Sunday morning. I plan to leave Saturday night but you may spend the night and make sure all is clear and out by Sunday 10am. (You’ll be on your own Saturday night supper too.) I will provide some good restaurants in the area at a later time. Normal cost for CE with bundle purchased from me is around $225. So total put back $350 or you can save/pay $50 a month

Parking at rental? There are 12 spaces to park at the house….so I would encourage car pooling.

Help unloading bags? Yes, I think that an awesome thing especially this time. I am going to be working on that….possibly my hubby if I let him spend one night on Thursday to paint???? Maybe someone in the area???

Theme for Scrapbooking? Don’t have any idea….got to wait until I see the annual/Christmas catalogs. Yes, you may leave this part of the confirmation blank and tell me later.

2020 Creative Escape Confirmation and Information

(I hope you will be able to just copy and paste this part on to a document…if not, I will bring copies with me to club/team meetings/or let me know and I’ll mail one to you.)

This year marks a new adventure for Creative Escape attendees!  I have reserved the above log cabin located in Beech Mountain NC to house our retreat for September 25 -26th.  I am allowed to check in Thursday, September 24th at 4pm….so you may arrive that evening (make sure you have or bring your supper) and must be completely vacated by 10am Sunday, Sept. 27th.  I will be leaving Saturday evening.

One goal in renting a home this large is to have a bed for everyone and a little extra free time to relax, hike, or craft.  The cost for renting breaks down to $115 per person and then I will have you for 2 more meals….so I think I’d better add $10 for food, drinks, and consumables.

This log cabin has 10 bedrooms/6 bathrooms and sleeps 35.  I will be taking 32 reservations this year for Creative Escape!  Please get your $50 deposit in ASAP.  

Please note on the seating…..I will make efforts to sit you with your requests, but I have not actually been in the house yet….so arrangements may vary from previous years.

While at the house please NO: pets, smoking inside, or alcohol 


Email: _________________________________

Cell # to text: ___________________________

Seat mate preference: __________________________________

Bed preference:  Share a double/queen with: ____________________________________

Or prefer a single bunk:  Lower    Upper  (circle appropriate)

Bedrooms are on 4 floors.  Please indicate if you need main floor or climbing stairs (I can’t find where an elevator is mentioned)

Ground Floor       Main Floor       2nd Floor          3rd Floor

Crafting Preference:

  • Scrapbook/Cards
  • All Occasion Cards:0%  25%  50% 75% 100% 
  • Christmas Cards: 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 
  • Cards only
  • All Occasion Cards:0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
  • Christmas  Cards:0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Food Allergies:_______________________________________

Drink Preference: (what type soft drinks, tea, water, coffee?)_______________________________________

Payments:  Deposit of $50 _____________________



                    Balance due August 31st_____________

                    Bundle  due by CE__________________

Cards for your inspiration:

Sorry…can’t seem to do what I need to do to put description under pictures this evening.

The first birthday card is by Debbie F. I love the flowers she colored and the addition of the rhinestones make it all pop with color!

Next….is a great collapsible card again using the Happy Birthday stamps and dies….a great purchase of die set and SAB freebie! and

the last set of cards…I don’t think I’ve shared with you. It’s something I made with mom on Sunday afternoons. The birds are from a precious gift from my friend Carole K. They are Kleenex she found that totally match the stamp set, Free As A Bird from Stampin’ Up. I let my mom have them…she totally loves them!!! And we used the Felted Napkin Technique to make all these cards. 🙂 smiles to many faces Carole! Thank you all!

February Stamping Events

Tuesday 10am, Feb. 25th – Card Class at Riverside Baptist Church RSVP to Esther

Tuesday 6pm, Feb. 25th – Card Class at Cramerton Rec. Center RSVP to Rec Center

Wednesday 1pm, Feb. 26th – Sr. Center card class in Activity Room

Thursday 1 pm, Feb. 27th – Happy Stampers RSVP to Marilyn

Friday 10 am, Feb. 28th – Gastonia Club, Annette hosting

March stamping

Tuesday, March 3rd – Spartanburg Club at 7pm, Anita is our hostess

One more month of Sale-a-bration in March with some absolutely awesome gifts!!!! Think about hosting a get together at your home or church… would be great to help you earn those cute cute ladybugs!

Thanks for visiting!


February Sr. Center card class and more….

You are invited to come to the Sr. Center this Thursday to make the following 6 cards! Date: Thursday, Feb. 20th Time: 1pm RSVP to Esther

This month, we made a spread with From My Heart Suite

And a birthday spread with the cute Special Someone using the coordinating dies, Special Day Dies #153587, a special order while supplies last during Sale-a-bration.

Its a lot of fun to meet once a month to prepare 2 scrapbook spreads! You won’t believe how much you will have scrapbooked coming once a month for a year….that’s 24 spreads or 48 pages! Make plans to come next month on March 26th at 6 pm!

February Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, Feb. 18th – Morningside Club at 1:30pm, Diane is our hostess

Thursday, Feb. 20th – Sr. Center class at 1:00pm Cost $10.

Friday, Feb. 21st – Gastonia Club, Annette is our hostess at 10am

Tuesday, Feb. 25th – Riverside Card Class at 10am RSVP to Esther Cost: $10

Tuesday, Feb. 25th – Cramerton Rec Center Card Class at 6pm *Must go into Cramerton Rec. Center to pay class fee of $10 before class

Thursday, Feb. 27th – Happy Stampers card class at 1:00pm RSVP to Marilyn

Happy Stamping ya”ll


Relax and Chincilla out with Witty-chisms

Greetings friends!

I’ve stayed inside the past few cold days and had fun with my Witty-chisms stamp set! Take a look and see….I’ll show you another next month…Taco’bout Awesome!

This little guy looks so fun! I think I took the message to heart too 🙂 So easy to make!

  • Emboss card base ( Petal Pink) front with Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Stamp Chinchilla in Memento ink and color in with Stampin’ Blends Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Gray Granite, or any combo you like
  • Die cut with New Mini Catalog, Stitched So Sweetly Dies pg. 20
  • Add a layer of Bird Ballad DSP and a strip of Burlap Ribbon
  • Finish off withDesigner Elements pg. 178 Annual Catalog
Happy Stampers Class Cards – Thursday, Feb. 13th

Below are 3 of the 4 cards for this month. Be sure to RSVP to Marilyn please.

Coordination Product Release

Oooooh! Have so loved all the coordination products this year! If you haven’t ordered….do so ASAP! You won’t want to miss out on this awesome dies and paper! Check out the video below to see them all!

You may contact me to place your orders or visit my website to order:

Beautiful Cards to Share

Recently, I’ve received these special gifts! First is February Paper Pumpkin….a perfect box of crafting you can make and then share! These projects are so cute and pretty you will be proud to share. To sign up to get your box, visit http://paper and list my name at the end.

Stamping Schedule

Thursday, February 27th – Happy Stampers @ 1pm RSVP to Marilyn

Saturday, February 15th – Scrapbooking @ 6pm

Tuesday, February 18th – Morningside club @ 1:30pm, Diane is our hostess

Thursday, February 20th – Sr. Center Card Class @ 1pm RSVP to Esther

Friday, February 21st – Gastonia club @ 10am, Annette is our hostess

Tuesday, February 25th – Riverside Card Class @ 10am, RSVP to Esther

Tuesday, February 25th – Cramerton Rec. Center Card Class @ 6pm RSVP to Cramerton Rec. Center

Thanks for visiting!


Free Happy Birthday to You with coordinating dies

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  • I have some more beautiful cards from our team meeting last Saturday. I love looking at them all….soothing comfort, delightful color combinations, and sweet messages! Here there are for you to enjoy too and find inspiration from!
by Marilyn
by Linda M
by Sherry S
by Annette G
by Jane F

Notice there are 3 cards using the FREE Sale-a-bration gift, Happy Birthday to You stamp set. Beginning February 4th (Tuesday), Coordinating dies will be available to make this already beautiful set even better!

In addition to the Birthday Dies, there are 5 other coordinating die/DSP sets to make crafting more dynamic and easy to use.

Please, Please order early the sets you want… is while supplies last and my guess….they won’t be lasting too long!

For everyone that wants to place their order with me before Tuesday, I will be giving the first 7 people the following ladybug card and tutorial. These orders will be placed Tuesday morning and if there are enough orders, I will see that each receive a hostess benefits gift.

#153188 Ladybug Dies $29
#153586 Nature’s Thoughts Dies $29
#153558 Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper $11.50
#153587 Special Day Dies $29
#153589 Sending Flowers Dies $27
#153590 Birthday Dies $27
  • Order dates February 4th – March 31st while supplies last
  • Coordinating Products purchase can be included in your $50 or $100 purchase for Sale-a-bration gifts
  • Coordinating Products may be part of your Starter Kit (want the most perks? With the Starter Kit for $99 get $125 products, free stamp set of your choice, mini paper cutter, 6 x 6 pack DSP)
  • No limits apply…get all 6 Coordinating Products
  • There are no bundle discounts on these special Coordinating Products
February Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, Feb. 4th – Spartanburg Club at 7pm, Donna B is hosting

Friday, Feb. 7th – 1st Friday Club at 6:30pm, Debbie F is our hostess

Thursday, Feb. 13th – Happy Stampers at 1pm at Marilyn’s

Saturday, Feb. 15th – Scrapbooking at 6pm

Tuesday, Feb. 18th – Morningside Club at 1:30pm, Diane is our hostess

Thursday, Feb. 20th – Sr. Center Card Class at 1pm, RSVP to Esther

Friday, Feb. 21st – Gastonia Club at 10am, Annette is our hostess

Tuesday, Feb. 25th – Riverside Card Class in Cramerton 10am, RSVP to Esther

Tuesday, Feb. 25th – Cramerton Rec. Center Card Class 6pm, RSVP in person to Cramerton Rec. Center before Feb. 25th

Thanks for visiting!


Peaceful Poppies meet Pigment Sprinkles

Greetings! We had a wonderful team meeting this past Saturday! I encourage all my team to come! Next meeting will be March 28th!

Well, I must say, technical difficulty has been the theme Sunday night and Monday morning! And….I don’t do well with technical stuff anyway. The end of last week, managed to get new software update on my computer and discovered this morning… won’t allow me to sign in to Apple app so I can get the software I need to do videos. At this point….I am moving on with life and at least sending out a post – without the video which is major disappointment! If apple doesn’t get an update to fix the problem, I will have to look at other options for making videos.

January Scrapbooking:

Always in need of birthday spreads! Here’s one we made with Birthday Bonanza Suite pg. 33 in Mini 2020 catalog. Dies work so well! A little different than you would think…but it’s brilliant how the lion die cuts!

And in keeping with January theme….Peaceful Poppies Suite pg 25 in 2020 Mini Catalog. I really like this Designer Series Paper and stamps/dies in this suite. So colorful and fun!

Cards from team meeting:

Again, awesome cards from my team! They put out their best….enjoy using their beautiful ideas! There will be more next week.

by Brenda B

by Peggy F
by Donna C
by Linda A
by Tammy P.


I love the Coordination Products being released FEBRUARY 4th! The dies that I have used so far have worked so beautifully!!!


These dies and DSP will be available while supplies last starting February 4th. In no way do I want to cheat a hostess out of benefits!!! But….I do want you all to have these dies/DSP and not be wanting!

Therefore, I would like to suggest that if you would like to get me your orders for the dies/DSP before Feb. 4th (that’s Tuesday of the following week), I will place the orders on February 4th.

I will also plan to share the hostess benefits with those who order in someway….depending on total of hostess benefits available from the order.

Below is a flyer so you can see the actually products.

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Don’t wait! These products work so wonderfully with current products already available. Get the Coordinations Products if you anticipate getting the products already in the catalog.

I also have 7 double flap ladybug cards dimensions and tutorial that I will give to the first 7 people that order Coordinations Products before February 4th.

Here are a few cards I have made already using the Coordinations Products

Ladybug Dies #153588
Nature’s Thoughts Dies #153586
This is also a card made with the PIGMENT SPRINKLES that were used on Painted Poppies Bundle following
Special Day Dies #153587
Peaceful Poppies Suite….without video 😦

This card – and the Pigment Sprinkles are so fun to use! Each one is an individual ….with it’s own character and coloration!

Pigment Sprinkles have a variety of colors in the individual color of Pigment Sprinkle so that when tapped on to Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock, and activated with a mist of water, a rainbow of colors will appear.

For the above card, after using water to activate the Pigment Sprinkles, dry with a heating tool and then use VersaMark ink and Shimmer Black Embossing Powder with the Painted Poppy outline image.

Please text, call, or email if you have questions or would like to place an order for the Coordinations Products.

February Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, February 4th – Spartanburg Club @ 7:00pm, Donna B is our hostess

Friday, February 7th – 1st Friday club @ 6:30pm, Debbie F is our hostess

Thursday, February 13th – Happy Stampers at Marilyn’s ! 1pm

Saturday, February 15th – Scrapbooking @ 6:00pm, Charlotte is our hostess

Tuesday, February 18th – Morningside club @ 1:00pm, Diane is our hostess

Thursday, February 20th – Sr. Center stamping @ 1:00pm

Friday, February 21st, Gastonia club at 10:00am, Annette is our hostess

Tuesday, February 25th – Riverside card class at 10:00am

Tuesday, February 25th – Cramerton Rec Center card class at 6:00pm



Video Tutorial Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Peaceful Poppies is fun and easy to use suite. This weeks video shows you how to make the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper come alive with the Painted Poppies stamps.

Here is a picture of both cards. Hope you enjoy creating with your Painted Poppies Suite as I have! Next week, we’ll have one more video on Painted Poppies.

The easiest way to order Peaceful Poppies Suite is to use the order #153938 for $136.50 plus shipping and tax.

With this you will get:

  • Painted Poppies Bundle (stamps and dies)
  • Peaceful Moments Bundle (stamps and dies)
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
  • Peaceful Poppies Sequins
  • Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding
  • Peaceful Poppies Elements

You may order by contacting me, or on my web site

January Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, January 21st – Morningside club @ 1:30pm, Pam T is our hostess

Saturday, January 25th – Team Meeting at 10:00am Bring 15 Sale-a-bration swaps or current mini catalog swaps

Saturday, January 25th – Scrapbooking at 6:00pm

Saturday, February 1st – Jodi stamp camp

Thanks for visiting!


Pleasant Moments Bundle – video #2 of Peaceful Poppies Suite

Hello friends!

Thanks for visiting with me for the 2nd video in 4 videos for Peaceful Poppies Suite. Tonight was a little challenge using my one hand for videoing and one hand for stamping. LOL, ended up in 2 videos….hope you enjoy. And, sorry, I’ve had a sore throat for a couple of days…still standing but my voice got a little deeper 🙂

Part 1
Part 2
Peaceful Moments Bundle
Peaceful Moments Bundle

To order Peaceful Poppies Suite, please contact me or order direct from my web site

This weeks Sr. Center Card Class
Birthday Bonanza Suite
Forever Blossoms
Sale-a-bration Happy Birthday To You
From My Heart Suite
Sale-a-bration Thoughtful Blooms and Small Bloom Punch
Kerchief Card Kit
January Stamping Schedule

Thursday, January 16th – Sr. Center Card Class @ 1:00pm All are welcome, please RSVP to Esther

Friday, January 17th – Gastonia club @ 10:00am, Linda is our hostess

Tuesday, January 21st – Morningside club @ 1:30pm, Pam T. is our hostess

Saturday, January 25th – Team Meeting @ 10:00am, bring 15 SAB swaps if you would like

Saturday, January 25th – Scrapbooking @ 6:00pm

Saturday, February 1st – Jodi stamp camp at 10:00am

*** February 25th at 6:00pm Cramerton Card Class Please register at the Rec. Center Limit 16 people $10

Don’t miss this CUTE Little Ladybug stamp set during Sale-a-bration!

Invite a couple of ladies and give me a call to come show you and your friends the joys of stamping! I’d like to help you earn this cute cute stamp set! Dies will be available for purchase in February too!