Wednesday, November 28, 2007


It's time to Crop-port in Rockport again!! Thanksgiving has come and gone, and soon the winter holidays will be upon us. I am so excited about the third annual scrap retreat here at the Linden Tree Inn! We had so much fun the last two years, I can't wait to see what this year will bring! Come and scrap all those Holiday pictures uninterupted with no kids, no needless phone interruptions, and no need to worry about the cooking and cleaning! We try to promote a relaxed, fun, scrapping atmosphere, with lots of good food, friendship and a fab scrapping goodie basket to take home. And don't forget all the scones you can eat for breakast!!!! Arrangements can be made with area spa services for massages, pedicures or manicures. Let us know when you make your reservation if that is something you would be interested in.

This year I have decided to have more days available for the Scrap Retreat. I am going to offer retreat time from January 10th through January 21. Come for any two or more days that fit your schedule. You will have your own scrap space to set up for the whole time you are here with 24 hour acccess, use of a Sizzix die cutter with at least 10 alphabet sets, and over 100 dies and embossing dies, punches, rubber stamps, and a variety of other tools. The cost for 2 nights is $220, which includes tax, meals, drinks, snacks, your own guest room with private bath, and an awesome goodie basket. Special pricing for extended stays or for adding an extra day or two to your 2 night reservation! Because of our affordable pricing, we do not discount for shared rooms, nor do we assign shared rooms, every scrapper has their own guest room with private bath. We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold your place, with the balance due on arrival. On reciept of payment, you will be sent a questionnaire to fill out regarding any food allergies and preferences for drinks and snacks. If you would like to register, you can post a comment, email us at or give us a call at 1-800-865-2122 or 1-978-546-2494

So when dropping your "What I want for Christmas" this year hints, don't forget to add the "Crop-Port in Rockport" in January to your wish list!!! Bring along a friend or two, or maybe a family member....make it a girl's weekend crop! So take some time for yourself, and make it a getaway to the Linden Tree Inn Scrap Retreat!
And now for some photos from last years retreat:
The living room all set up for the scrappers to arrive, with goodie baskets on chairs! Each scrapper has half of a 6 foot table, their own light, wastebasket for scraps, pencil holder, and a small caddy for tools.

Sizzix machines and dies available for you to use, I have over 10 alphabets and lots of different sized dies, as well as many other tools that you can use, along with loads of rubber stamps, small sewing machine, paper crimpers, Fastenator stapler, Clickit, Crop-o-Dile, small light table for stencil dry embossing, and all kinds of paper punches.....

A fully stocked snack table for all your afternoon or late night munchies! Let us know your favorite scrappy snack, and we will try to have it available! The chocolate is always in abundance at a Linden Tree Inn scrap retreat!

There is also a computer with scanner and printer for your use if you should need to print out more pictures or journaling. Photo paper available for purchase, or bring your own....hoping to have a new computer this year....but this is last years set up!

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Well, for this months sketch challenge, I decided to scrap my love of a muse stamps! What's more fun than stamping with a muse? Scrapping about it!! Thanks for looking!

The Journaling reads:
A. a muse stamps cover your desk
B. Marvy Giga scallop punches
C. Abundance of a muse paper products
D. Glitter everywhere
E. Photo taken of you at a muse card class by Jenn Shurkus because you are covered with glitter
F. You may be an a muse addict especially if you scrap about it (the last line of that was cut of in the scan!)


Yes, I have yet another A Muse project.....just get used to it, I am so in love with these stamps!!! They may even make a debut on some LOs!! Stay tuned to my blog!

But isn't this cute? I made napkin rings using the A Muse Holiday drinks stamp.....Thanks for looking!! I stamped the image on a scalloped square ( the blue Marvey one, Mega?) and colored it in with my watercolor Faber-Castell colored pencils and used my Agua Pen to blend them. Then I applied glitter to the rims of the glasses, and to the scalloped edges. Next I cut a another square slightly larger than the scalloped square, and mounted the completed image on it with a foam dot. I then took the cardboard core from a roll of paper towels, and cut a ring 1 1/2 inches. Covered it with a strip of coordintaing scrapbook paper, and mounted the completed motif on the seam where the paper meets with a pop up Glue Dot! Voila!! You could even put the guest names on it for a combination napkin ring/placecard! You could also put some mod podge or glossy accents on the stamped scallop pice to give it a glossy look! Have fun, and thanks for looking!
An aerial view so you can get an idea of how they look on the rings....I will try for a better photo later!

OK, I am adding in my other project, it's an a muse garland. I cut scalloped circles and ovals out of solid red and green CS, then I stamped them with different a muse Christmas images, colored them in and glittered them. Inbetween I used my Sizzix die cut christmas light, ornament and christmas tree. I cut them out of solids and PP, and I stuck two together, and glittered some of them. I hung them from a fake holly rope with gold ribbon. I will post the whole garland, and then a couple close ups of the a muse stamps.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 23, 2007


Yup, made another one! I think this one came out pretty cute! TFL!! And don't forget, we are still taking reservations for the January Scrap Retreat at the Linden Tree Inn!! January 10-21, pick whichever days you would like to come....details in the blog posts from October....join us for a great couple days of creative play!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Well, I've made a couple more cards using my A Muse stamps. Can't decide which I like better, any suggestions?

I also added music to my slide show a couple posts back...hope you enjoy the music!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

a couple more A Muse tags

Here are a couple more tags I made with my A Muse stamps, think I might make a bunch more for all my presents this year, they came out pretty cute!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Check out this blog! Prepare to be A Muse(d)

Are you an A Muse stamp addict? Want to know more about the A Muse Stamp craze taking over the stamping world? Check out Erika's blog!

I made these tags with some of my A Muse stamps: I changed this for a better picture, I decided to scan it:

Friday, November 9, 2007


These are some composition books I have been altering, I think they have come out pretty cute! TFL!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Are you addicted too?

Saw this on my friend Ali's blog, so I thought I would check it out! YIKES, better spend a little less time on the computer, eh?

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