Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Scrapbooking in East Texas

Update : 1 Sept 2009
Well, I finally got the pool (giant hole in the ground filled in)..HOORAY!! Looks like we're REALLY making progress. Next item is to repair the roof, then I can start painting and furnishing the retreat house!!

Hi, I'd like to introduce you to our Scrapbook and Stamping retreat,located in East Texas, just SE of Dallas near the towns of Mabank, Malakoff, Payne Springs, Gun Barrel City, Kemp, and Tool, Texas, just off the shores of Cedar Creek Lake. The retreat isn't open yet, but we are working on getting it up and running by mid to late August, just in time for you to start working on all those scrapbooks from your summer vacations.

The retreat will be available for groups for rubber stamping and scrapbooking. For information on availability and prices, please email me. Come back soon to check on our progress. We will post some Scrapbooking information and pictures, maybe even some tips and tutorials from time to time.

Blog Lists

I am having to remove all lists of all blogs from my SU blog due to a change in SU policy. The list will be here until I find a more suitable place. This is just a reference list for supplies, resources, challenges, sketch sites, etc. Enjoy.


Canning Jar Labels

Free Printables for scrapbookers, altered arts, etc

Free Printables List 2

Free Printable TODO Lists

FREE Color Palette Index for Pictures

Free Printables List 3

Freebie Lists - Variety

Kitchen Conversion Charts

Seed Packet Templates

Printable Planners

Paper Lanterns

Pampered Chef, Karen Roybal

A Print a Day

Mirkwood Design Templates



Daily Dare

Ann's Creative Nook Sunday Night challenges

Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge

Try a New Technique - SCS

Clean and Simple Cards

Colors Challenge

Limited Supply Challenge

Mojo Monday Sketch

SCS Featured Stamper Challenge

Scrapbook Challenges

Favorite Blogs and Webs to Visit:

Amy Celona

Andrea Walford

Barbara Diane - Whimcees cute boxes and sculptured dolls

Becca at Amazing Paper Grace

Becky Roberts Inking Idaho

Cards by Michele

Charmaine at Oodabug Alley

Chris Dickinson - Creating with Chrissy

Colleen Laux - Stampin with the Goddess

Craft with KathyWhite of Mass

Danielle Lounds - Fatcat Stamper

European Blog Uni's Kort

Kathleen Innes - Stamp Journey

Jeanne Forsyth Card Designer

Jeannette Blok - Netherlands

Judy Elting - Stampin At Midnight - mini clipboard, flower cutting diagram

Julie Semones - Web Design & Rubber Stamping

Karen's Paperdreams

Laurie - Stampin Up North

Linda Heller

Melanie Muenchinger Hands Head Heart

My Favorite Things - Dawn McVey

Nancy Leimer Excentric Ecclectic

Nicole Gunter

Thinking Inking - Debbie Olson (Copics)

Gretchen Barron

Gwen's Paper Expressions

Jan Tink - Stamps Paper Scissors

Jean Sunderman Miniatures & ATC designer

Jen Del Muro - I Love to Stamp

Lauren Meador -Timeless Templates

Laurie Schmidlin - Just Give Me Stamps

Lee Conroy StampinyleeYours

Lisa Zappa ShabbyChick

Mercy Kerin Lord Have Mercy

Mary Jo Albright - Beauty Lies Within

Michelle Woerner - Stop and stamp the Roses

Pam Hooten - The Iris Garden

Paula Goff - Inking Addict

Patty's Stamping Spot

Sam Slimack

Samantha Star Altered Arts

Sandi MacIver -

Sharon Field - Created by U

Susan Farrant Stamping and Scrappin

Susan Roberts Rainy Day Creations

Michelle Giraud - Twisted Chick

Leslie Miller - Running with Scissors - Copics

Creative Corner Designs

Taylor Vanbruggen - Taylored Expressions

SKETCHES & Tutorials


Charmed Crafts & Delectable Stamps - UK

Charmed Craft Classes

Clean and Simple Sketches

Sketches by Tamarra

Carolyn King - Prismacolors, etc

Chic-n-scratch Academy - Angie Kennedy Juda

Claire Daly - Art with Heart

Craft Critique - A Collective Experience of Crafters

Dannie's Designs

Dawn's Stamping Thoughts

Ellen Hutson - The Classroom ***

Flourishes Tutorial Web

Jenn Diercks - Stamp Your Heart Out

Judy Eltling Ink To My Elbows Stamping at Midnight

Kittie Krafts - Ribbon Tying tutorials Kittie Caracciolo

Lucia Dawe -Ink Me Baby One more time

Michelle Zindorf - Tutorials - ***

FireCracker designs by Pamela - **

Paper Pleasing Ideas - Free Tutorials

Julia Bettencourt - Women's Christian Ministries

Mary Fish - Taking Proper Photos - **

Melissa Riker Saucy Stamper

Stamp TV - Woodgraining plus more

Bookbinding Tutorials

Papercrafts - Favcrafts

SU RGB Charts

Other Stamp Companies

Stamp Lines - Acrylic Stamps

About Art Accents - Specializing in Oriental Arts -Angel Company

Charitable Sites and Donations

From Our Hearts

LNS Designer Blogs

4. Judy Jackson JudyStamper@verizon.net
17. Barb Slaughter stamper0910@yahoo.com
18. Lisa Milliron
24. Elizabeth Hurst stampwithelizabeth@gmail.com http://www.animalscraps.blogspot.com/


Chipboard Coasters - Stamp on This

Chipboard & Coasters - Ecclectic Paperie

Chipboard - All kinds : Bonnies Best

Chipboard - All that Scraps

Chipboard - Coasters Plus - Paper Works

Chipboard Coasters - FOR YOUR PARTY

Friday, July 17, 2009

Odd Size Cards

Here are my "odd size" cards. It's what you do when you make a boo boo, or have a 1/4 sheet of cardstock left over.. that isn't enough for a full size card. Medallion card is 5x4.25 (this was the oops card).
Smaller cards are 2 1/8 x 5 1/2, and 2 3/4 x 4 1/4" ea. Close up shows intaglio stamping.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Frosty Day CD Scrapbook & Clipboard

This is my latest creation. I had to do a gift exchange for our annual SU local Christmas party. I made a "CD cover" Scrapbook and matching clipboard. The scrapbook has 3 sets of covers with inserts for lots of pictures, pockets to put your CD's of photos or music. It also has some tags for journaling, little envelopes to put some keepsakes in, and pages to mount pictures. Enjoy!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Well, it looks like I may finally get this place fixed up and be ready to open in January 2009... barring any other unforseen circumstances. I will be going over to the cottage to see what painting needs to be done, get the roof repaired, and fill in that swimming pool hole so we can get this RETREAT ready for the Stampers and Scrappers!!

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been putting some pages together for a small scrapbook. Here is the cover page for one book for my daughter. I put her family name off to the side on purpose... The camp fire is from my cuttlebug. The stamp sets are from SU. And of course you can't have a tree without some grass.. so I just "fringed" some grass freehand with scissors.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Owl Book

This is my little OWL book I am giving away on my regular stamping blog as part of the blog candy. I wanted to post more views of it here, so you could get an idea of it's composition. I figured out a way to fold up pockets and insert in between the main pages of the book. I will be creating the instructions later on detailing how to make this book.

I have included some views of some of the inside pages. I included some designer papers from other companies as the colors just lended themselves to the Fall theme of the book. The pockets have tags in them, ready to stamp or add pictures.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Retreat not Ready... oh my!!

Well, I've had trouble getting some funding to get my little house in Texas fixed up and ready to receive all you stampers and scrappers. Thank goodness hurricane Ike didn't do anything drastic to the place!! I still have to get funding to fix the roof, fill in the 'hole in the ground", re-sod the yard where "the hole" is.. and then do some minor painting inside. I have dishes, pots and pans, silverware, some furniture, etc.. all ready to load in when I get the BIG stuff done.. so if anyone knows where I can get some backers to fix up this place... PLEASE LET ME KNOW. The economic situation has taken it's toll all over the country... even here in the Southwest... where days just seem to go on..... slowly, but time does not stand still.