Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary - January 30, 2019 - #simplestamping Painted Harvest Thank You

So we are finally out of Big Bend.  Sure is hard to do anything with no cell or internet options.  We had intermittent internet but not really reliable.  We discovered about 10 miles of road with cell phone about 30 miles from where we were. So I have not been able to keep up with email or much electronic. I hope things will be better now that we our out.  If you have e-mail me I will try and get back to you as soon as I can.

Today is another #simplestamping day.  Today I want to show you how to do a #simplestamping with 2 step stamping and the Stamparatus.  As you know I love my Stamparatus and that is about all I use in the trailer mainly I can use it fast and put it away fast, I don't have to search for the right size block or find where I put the block and stamp.

Let's get started.

Here is what we will be doing.  I used Painted Harvest from the Annual Catalog

I love this set and with the Stamparatus it makes it so easy to use.  

Two step stamping is a beautiful way to create some great looking cards and so very easy.

Let's take a look so you can start creating soon.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary - January 23, 2019 - #simplestamping Tea Together Note Card

Today #simplestamping and I am using a great new Stamp Set called Tea Together.  As most of you know I love tea, I mean I love tea.  I love visiting Tea Rooms and drinking tea with friends and myself. So you know that when I saw this set Tea Together I had to have it.

During Sale-A-Bration you can even get free Framelits that cut these stamps out.

Isn't that great.  they have 3 leaf framelits and 2 rose bud framelits so you can cut out more than one at a time.

So what #simplestamping card are we making?

Tea Together Note Card.

This is a very easy and fast card so let's get to it.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary - January 16, 2019 - #simplestamping By the Bay with Stampin' Write Markers

Hello everyone, made a quick trip to Cheyenne and had our Drs. Visits and visited some friends. Loved visiting everyone but when it started to snow we were ready to go.  I will do another blog post on what we have been doing in a few days.

While in Cheyenne we did get together and craft and I have to tell you I will have a few videos on Tips & Techniques for you to show you some of the new things in the Occasion Catalog.  I love the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits.  Just wait until you see the card I made.

This month in the Stamp a Month Camp Class we are using another great stamp set from the Occasions Catalog the Incredible Like You Stamp Set.

You will receive 3 -8 written instructions and photos of all the projects each month.   It is a great way to learn new techniques and use one stamp set for many projects.  It costs $15 a month but having a special for $6 for your first month now is a great time to try it out.  Click here to learn more.

So today I have a great Simple Card made with a free Sale-A-Bration Set called By the Bay.

I love this set and it can be used in so many ways.  This is a #simplestamping card and really it is beautiful just as is.

I used Markers to color this one in.  I love to color and the markers are a great coloring tool.

Let's see how this one is made.

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#simplestamping By The Bay with Markers
Mary Trautner
Supplies: Stamp Set - By The Bay [149739]; Ink = Tuxedo Black Memento [132708], Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers [147158], Regals Stampin' Write Markers [147155]; Card Stock - Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes [131527]; Accessories - Stamparatus [146276].


  1. Set up your Stamparatus on the Whisper White you only need  one plate
  2. With Memento ink up the stamps and stamp
  3. Color using Stampin’ Write Markers
  4. You can step up using Wink of Stella, some twine or even a pearl or two.

I really hope you love this card as much as I do.  Remember this is a free set during Sale-A-Bration.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary #simplestamping - January 9, 2019 - #simplestamping Artfully Aware Make A difference

Today I would like to use one of the new Occasion Catalog Sets.  This set is Artfully Aware one of the 1,000,000,000 stamp sets.  Each demo that reaches 1,000,000,000 in sales gets to create their own stamp set.

I have found that I really like to do #simplestamping, stamp set, ink and paper and some beautiful cards.

Let's look at how to do this one.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary - January 3, 2019 - Few More Campground Reviews.

It has been awhile since I reviewed our campgrounds.  We had taken a few weeks and visited Kayla so was busy in Southern CA and now back in Arizona so thought I would tell you about some of the places we have been and what we have been doing.

1.  I left you last time as we were going to Leaf Verde in Phoenix Arizona, well really Buckeye but close enough.

This is a Coast to Coast Good Neighbor Park, which means that we have to call for a reservation and that they give us a percent off of their regular rate for a week, I didn't know until Don called to reserve it that the Coast to Coast rate was only for 7 days, we had to pay their normal rate for the other days.

LESSON LEARNED: Also be careful when making reservations that it is for the time you really want.  We had a reservation for our Campground in CA for Dec 17 and Don thought he made the reservation here for us checking out on the 17 but the tag said check out on the 16th. He said that just meant that was our last night as he told them through the 16th. Long story short we had to get another night as we were suppose to be out by 11 AM on the 16th.  Same this time, thought it was through the 7th but check out is the 7th.  He has to go plead for another night.  Both Reservations were made at the same time and he used the same wording through that day and I am sure they thought check out that day.

This really is not the kind of campground we like.  More of a parking lot rather than a campground no trees or even palm trees here. Just rows and rows of campers and RVs. The facilities are well kept up and the folks here are great.  This would be my definition of a Snow Bird Campground. Folks come for a few months during the winter, their friends are here and they keep coming back.  They have some things scheduled to do and we have taken them up on a night of music and a card making class.

At first this was not a park we thought we would come back to but it has grown on us and if we are in the area we may stop by.

They have a few Pickleball courts (maybe Don and I will try that someday).  The pool is heated to 90 this time it is to cold to use it even then.

2.  We left Leaf Verde and headed to Redlands CA to visit Kayla, we were going to stay in a Coast to Coast Park in Redlands (well really close to it)  Fisherman' Retreat, it is a Halo resort and has another one is Yuciapa CA. First off it is located in a beautiful area the San Timoteo Canyon it has trees and 3 fishing lakes.  If you are a fisherman you may enjoy this campgrouund, we really didn't.  

First off when we got there they charged us an additional $4 per night.  I asked what it was for and they couldn't answer that other than everyone paid it.  I asked if it was for internet - no that was a different charge, that is was on the Coast to Coast site and we needed to pay it.  So I thought it was for a nice site and maybe they were upgrading some of their facilities.  Not really this was the second worst campground we spent time in, first was the GA one.

What was so bad.  How about the size of the sites.  They did have some sites that had a concrete pad well the extra $4 was not for that for us.  We had a gravel site and once we got our 24 Ft camper into the site we had about 2 feet from the trailer in the back. 
Our truck just barley fit into the  site and had one end out on the road.

We did have a great walking area around the 3 lakes, and saw a lot of folks fishing.
Used the bathroom closest to us and it really was not a very good bathroom.  No heat so you could not use the showers this time of year, high ceilings and spiders and webs and dirt all over.  I saw a lady heading that way to take a shower at night and told her to look a the other restroom as this one was not heated and was super cold.  Later that week I went to the other one and realized no heat in that one also.  I hope she got a place to shower and stay warm.  The other bathroom was a little bit cleaner, by that I mean it was recently painted in the last 10 years, some of the fixtures were cracked and broken but a little better than the other one.

So not really impressed they charge us more money to stay in the worst sites and don't even have heat in their bathrooms, the sites are so small you really have no room to be outdoors.

They do have other building in the area a cafe that is open only on weekends.  The craft building really needs to be redone.  They do have a new playground for the kids.  Not many washer and dryers but we did't use them as we did our wash at Kayla's .

One thing is they are gated and have armed guards patrolling.  Makes me wonder why they needed armed guards there and if they had a lot of problems, I can see if they were not gated and allowed everyone in.  I was impressed that the guards did stop a few campers speeding above the 5 MPH posted limits.

Another down side was it was about 100 yards from a double train track and the trains seemed to run every 30 minutes or so, after the first night I did not notice them unless we were there in the day time.

We would give it a strong 3 or 4 as it did have fishing and nice folks around it.

3. We are back in Leaf Verde Arizona, it is cold and raining right now and hope that it gets warmer.  We have to find a place to store the RV for a week as we head back to Wyoming to do Doctor visits and even have a fun night of stamping with friends.

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