Good morning! What a fabulous time we had at the Stampin’ and Pamperin’ Retreat in Cincinnati!! Jeanne arrived here on Wednesday, Kittie on Thursday, and we headed over to Cincinnati on Friday afternoon. We stamped, we were pampered, and met some old and new friends. The weekend started with a birthday cupcake cake made by Amber and ended on Saturday with everyone exhausted but so glad to have been together!

This is the cake that Amber (Bambi64) made for us girls. It was all cupcakes and then a layer of icing over the top — yummy!

Amber’s Cake

We just couldn’t resist hamming it up just a little. Left to right, Jeanne S, Dawn Lusk, Jen Javorsky (Jen70), Kittie Caracciolo (Kittie747), me, Amber (Bambi64).

Group Inside


Let’s get to some stamping today. It’s my turn to host the JBWW Challenge, and this week we are going to alter a journal, notebook, etc., anything you have on hand. Don’t forget to come back here and post a link to your altered item and if you upload to your SCS Gallery, please use the keyword JBWW.Every once in a while I mention a sorority when I babble in my posts. I belong to a friendship/philanthropic sorority, Sigma Phi Gamma, Delta Phi Chapter. Each November we have a luncheon and auction to help raise money for Scholarship Fund and charitable donations. Each member is to make a couple of items for the auction, and the journal below is one that I have made for the auction.

This journal is made using the Bind-it-All and the 5×7 chipboard covers. I applied Mod Podge over the chipboard pieces and then covered with different designs of the BasicGrey Fruitcake Designer Paper. The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with Dazzling Diamond Dust. Both the tag and the sentiment panel are raised on mounting tape. To make the inside pages, I picked up a $1 writing table from the Dollar General Store, and cut the pages down to the size I wanted.

Snowman Journal Outside

Snowman Journal Inside

Stamps: Let it Snow from Michaels

Paper: BasicGrey Fruitcake Collection

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: SU Stitched Ribbon, Bind-it-All, Blank Chipboard, Writing Tablet, Mod Podge, Dazzling Diamond Dust, Gold Cord

15 Responses to “Stampin’, Pamperin’ and Just Because We Wanna!”

  1. Looks like you guys had a great time! So happy for you all that you had the chance to get together!
    The cake looks absolutely too yummy and so cute too!
    Love the journal!

  2. I’m surprised that you didn’t experience an earthquake or something. It looks like there was too much talent in one place. Definitely a seizmic overload. I know that you had a blast! Love the journal. Will we see other things that you all made? I hope so.


  3. Looks like you had a fabulous time. Love the journal.

  4. You forgot about the surprise middle in the cupcake!! 😉 Wish I had had my camera on when you took that first bite and got it!!!

  5. I had sooooo much fun in Cincy! It was a blast seeing you interact with Jeanne and Kittie. Y’all are hilarious! Thanks so much for the demonstrations!

    Your journal is fabulous!

    I totally missed the cupcake surprise… What was in the middle? Hmmmm.

  6. That cupcake cake is perfect! You all look like you’re having a great time. What was in the middle of your cupcake Sherry?

  7. Looks like you ladies had a wonderful time and the cake looks so yummy!

  8. OMG!!! That Cake CRACKS ME UP!!! That is totally AWESOME!!! You ladies look so pretty! Thanks for pushing me to finally touch this journal! LOL! I’ve had it forever. I have uploaded 3 pictures of it!

    FRONT of Simple Delights:

    Side View of Simple Delights:

    Inside of Simple Delights:

    Hugs! Ash~

  9. Well aren’t ya’ll just a knockout group of gals?!?!?!?! I bet it was tons of fun! Thanks for the push to get a journal done – I’ve been meaning to do one for a friend!!

  10. Looks like fun! The cake couldn’t be more perfect–cool idea to make it out of cupcakes. Love your journal. The paper is darling!

  11. I have lots to alter, and will do so. Thanks, cant wait to play.
    Looks as if you had a wonderful time. I thought of it lots. Please let me know how it all went or send pm. That would be wonderful I might have questions too.

    I hope you received my birthday message………..I was so happy I new when it was.

  12. Awesome JBWW challenge! I didn’t get a chance to visit yesterday and get this done but I’m hoping for some free time this afternoon! Your book is great! I really like what you did with the inside pages. I’ve got tons of notepads laying around!

  13. cute project! looks like you all had a blast!

  14. I had fun with this challenge. You can see my altered notebooks on my blog.

    Thanks Sherry for a fun weekend and for inspiring me to try all of these great challenges.

  15. What a fun time! Thanks for sharing the photos of your get-together!

    I love your altered journal! What great papers!!

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