Friday, March 29, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary Campground Reviews January - February 2019

 We spent some time in the Beginning of January in the Leaf Verde Campground in Phoenix AZ area.  We had Meigan with us for awhile and then sent her back to Michigan State.  We then stored our trailer and headed to Cheyenne for our Dr Appointments.  Hit snow and cold weather all the way up and back.  Had a great time staying with the Aldrichs and visiting our friends.  I even had a class at Michelle;s house it was fun.

We did run into some snow heading back to Phoenix was beautiful but glad we didn't bring the trailer.

We spent the night in Phoenix with friends and then picked up the trailer and we headed to Tucson.  We wanted to look at a 55+ Active Community Quail Run just outside of Tucson.  We really liked the area and the houses were nice. 
We spent the time in the Tucson Lazyday KOA and had oranges, grapefruits and lemons all day long.  Had a lemon tree in our site. 

Loved the campground the sites were nice and level.  Had clean bathrooms, a great restaurant, bar and the laundry was great Don said. Noticed that some of the sites had a roof over the area and it was all solar on the roof such great to see that they used their own Electricity.  The people were very friendly and we would go back to it again. 

From Tucson we headed to Quail Ridge RV Resort Not Coast to Coast but they only charged $10 plus Electricity and taxes so we paid $13.63 a night.   Not the best campground but clean and nice.  We really don't care about a lot of amenities so it was good.  We spent some time at the Thing a road side attraction.  was fun.  Don didn't want to go but we had some time to kill before we could check into the campground so up we went.

First day we went to Bisbee and Tombstone it was fun and loved Bisbee Old town, loved the architecture of the house and colors so great to walk around downtown.

  Tombstone was fun but I have to say wish we would have spent more time in Bisbee.

 We went to Chiricahua National Monument for a day.  The government was  shut down so we didn't get to explore a lot but did get into the  park for a bit and had a hike and lunch.

We also went back to Wilcox and visited 2 more Wineries Love there wineries.  Love Wilcox Wineries.

Again the campground was nice and we will likely spend a month next year.  For the price you can't beat it.  I has an area for long term yearly camper and then for short termers.

When we left there we were heading to Big Bend  but spent one night back in the KOA in Las Cruces and then another night in Fort Stockton RV park so if you want to know about them we are return customers to both.  Next stop Big Bend. That will get it's own blog post.  See you soon on that one.

Happy Stamp & Camp with Mary

Thursday, March 28, 2019

There's A Card Thursday - March 28, 2019 - Botanical Butterfly Color your own card

This is the last week to earn all those free goodies from Sale-A-Bration.  No More after Sunday.  Get those orders in.  For every $50 you can choose one of the free items from the Sale-A-Bration lot of items click here to see all available.

The card we are making today uses 2 Sale-A-Bration items the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and the Lasting Lily Stamp Set.  I love this card and you can make it your own by just coloring how you would like.

I have it also made for a Sympathy card - did you know that butterflies are a sign for grief? - but you can make it anything you want it to be by just changing up the saying.

Click here to shop so you can earn these free items.

Let's take a look at how to make this beautiful card.

Product List

Supplies: Stamp Set - Lasting Lily [149717]; Ink - Tuxedo Black Memento [132708], Various Stampin’ Blends; Card Stock - Granny Apple Green 8 ½ x 5 ½, Scrap [146990]; Designer Series Paper - Botanical Butterfly 5 ¼ x 4 I used the color me side [149622]; Accessories - Glue Dots [103683], Stampin' Dimensionals [104430], Pretty Label Punch [143715].

  1. Color the butterflies I used Stampin’ Blends but you can use the Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolors etc.
  2. Attach the Designer Series Paper to the Granny Apple Green Card Base.
  3. With Memento Black stamp the saying on the Granny Apple Green Scrap and punch out with the Pretty Label Punch.
  4. With Stampin’ Dimensionals attach the saying to the card front.

 Don't miss out on these free items.  Especially the Designer Series Paper if you haven't gotten it yet now is the time.

If you are on Facebook I have  a great Facebook Group that you can join.  Every week I have a Live Event on Sunday afternoon and try to make a few cards during that time.  Join the group here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary - March 20, 2019 - #simplestamping Lasting Lily Sympathy Card

This week has not been a great week, my favorite Uncle passed away, he will be really missed out of the 9 kids there is only 1 left.  I am sure we will visit my Aunt this summer.  I am glad that I got to visit my Uncle last fall.  We will visit my Aunt this summer.  I had to make a special card for her and did that today.

Product List

Supplies: Stamp Set - Lasting Lily [149717]; Ink - Poppy Parade [147050], Granny Apple Green [147095], Bermuda Bay Classic [147096]; Card Stock - Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes [131527]; Accessories - Stamparatus [146276].

  1. Set up Stamparatus placing the Lily more to the left.  Ink up the Lily with Poppy Parade and stamp.
  2. Set up for the Large Stem and with Granny Apple Green Ink and stamp.
  3. Set up the saying and stamp with Bermuda Bay.

I am having 2 ways for you to get the 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog for Free.

Yup free delivered right to your mail box.  How?

1.  Place at least $50 in orders from April 2018 until April 20th 2019.  Click here if you need to order.
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