Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Our weekend Scrapbook Retreat/Dance Fundraiser

This past weekend my daughter Natalie and I hosted my quarterly scrapbook retreat.  This time though, it was a bit different!  It was a fundraiser for Natalie's upcoming trip to dance in Disney.  Many of you know that dancing is her life - it's what she does!  She doesn't do any other sports just dance.  This June, her dance team will be traveling to Florida to perform in a once in a life time performance!

The highlight of the weekend was that she made home-made, right from the oven,  banana bread for them following lunch.  They loved it!  After lunch she entertained all the ladies with a couple of her dances.  Wondering how my retreat is structured?  The cost to attend the retreat is $50 and included a goody bag valued at $20, make and takes, lunch, snacks, dinner and hand made gifts that we give everyone throughout the day.  The event takes place from 9 AM - 9 PM, 12 hours of scrapbooking and crafting fun!

Interested in attending my next retreat day?  Join my mailing list and never miss any of my emails and information regarding my other events and classes.  My next one-day retreat will take place in May, date to be determined.  

I thought I would showcase for you all the goodies that we prepared for the day. She chose to focus on an emoji theme and the ladies LOVED it.   The scrapbook pages were the make and takes (we still have about 10 kits left if anyone is interested in purchasing a layout for $8).

Their name tag was at their table waiting for them to arrive.

Throughout the day, Natalie handed out little gifts that she made for everyone.

 Bag of Gumballs

 Scissor Charms


Valentine's Day conversation hearts, but these had emoji's on them!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Thailand Trip Achievers Blog Hop - SALE-A-BRATION!

Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for January 2017. I'm excited to be participating in my first ever Blog Hop!  This month our theme is Sale-a-bration.  We want to show you some more ways to make the most your Sale-a-bration items.  I hope you enjoy!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Kim Vogel, or you may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full line-up below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.  At the moment you are visiting Kim Vogel.

I chose to focus on my favorite item from the sale-a-bration flier, the stampset called Delicate Details. I've included a picture of all the current Sale-a-bration offerings.  You will see Delicate Detail on the bottom, center.  Remember that for every $50 order that you place now until March 31st, you will be able to pick one of these items for FREE!

The Delicate Detail Stampset coordinates with the Falling in Love Product suite found on page 51 of the Occasions catalog. For my cards today, I chose to use both the Falling in Love suite and the Delicate Details SAB stampset to demonstrate how they go hand in hand.  Here are the two cards that I made with these products:


Cut Sahara Sand cardstock at 5 1/2
Stamp the top and bottom with the stamps from the Delicate Detail Stampset
Cut Blushing Bride Glimmer paper 3 x 3
Cut Blushing Bride Cardstock 2.75 x 2.75
Adhere them together, add doily, 3/4 inch circle punched from the silver glimmer paper, and falling in love embellishment.
From a piece of very vanilla scrap, cut piece 1/2 x 2
Stamp sentiment

Cut very vanilla cardstock in half at 5 1/2
Cut mat out of sahara sand card stop at 5 1/4 x 4
Cut falling in love DSP at 3.75 x 2.5
Stamp the bottom with stamps from the delicate detail stampset
Add both the lace trim and the very vanilla satin ribbon
Sponge around the end of the doily with blushing bride ink
Adhere DSP, doily, 3/4 inch circle and embellishment
Cut a scrap piece of Sahara Sand at 1/2 x 3 and stamp sentiment.

Check out my video for more information regarding how I made these cards

I have also included a list of the supplies that I used.  Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration.  Remember that currently you are at my blog, Kim Vogel, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next!

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Valnetine's Day Sucker Treat using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch by Stampin' Up!

Hi Stampers!

Today, I am focusing on Valentine's Day and made this cute little valentine treat perfect for classmates, friends, children or grandchildren.  These are very simple to make you can easily whip up a couple of dozen of these in no time at all, well, ok, maybe an hour :-), but seriously these are very very simple.

I purchased the heart suckers from a local grocery store.  I'm sure there are other treats you can out inside these holders as well included CHOCOLATE!  

Watch my video for all the details, then place your order online by visiting www.kim_vogel.stampinup.net.  Change the color scheme and these also make cute birthday treats too!  Subscribe to my You Tube Channel and Follow my blog to receive all my updates!

Here is the list of supplies to make these treat holders.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Love the Succulent Flowers in the NEW occasions catalog!

The Succulent Gardent PRoduct Suite has got to be one of my favorite out of the Occasions catalog.  I love the colors, the flowers, everything about it!  Here is a card that I made using the Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and the framelits.  Check out my complete list of supplies to be able to duplicate this card.  Order your supplies by visiting www.kim_vogel.stampinup.net  

Sunday, January 8, 2017


ORDER DEADLINE IS JANUARY 16th - Order your Kit today!  

Email me at kim@kimsbasementbunch.com The kit costs $30 and the cost to ship it to you.  Kit includes all the supplies cut and ready, in addition you will received some of the products from the falling in love suite with plenty left over for you to use on other projects.  Your kit includes the new falling in love embellishments, satin 1/4 very vanilla ribbon and the new lace doilies, pictures below.  Order deadline is January 16th, kits will ship no later that January 18th.

IF YOU ARE LOCAL TO THE MOUNT PLEASANT MICHIGAN AREA - I would love to have you attend my live class to make this in person!  Class is offered January 12th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.  

Friday, January 6, 2017

Pretty Pocket Card Kit

I am in LOVE with the Sale-a-bration offering card kit called, Pretty Pocket Card Kit.

Check out my video to see how easy these cards are to put together.  Place a $50 order online at www.kim_vogel.stampinup.net and select this kit, item 143832, as your FREE sale-a-bration selection prior to check out.  Use hostess code DNRRK4KG and be entered into my drawing to receive a FREE stampset!

Thursday, January 5, 2017


 I am so excited!  It's the start of sale-a-bration and the start of a new catalog!  One of my favorite kits in the new catalog is the Vertical Garden Kit.  I just can't get enough of these beautiful Succulent flowers.

I am booking private classes for this awesome kit, and would love to make this with you and an handful of your family and friends.  This takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to put together and is VERY EASY!  No previous crafting experience is needed.  The cost for each person to make this kit would be $33 and it includes the kit and all the adhesives needed to assemble the flowers.  Contact me to work your kit class today, have a wine and craft girls night!  I have dates available in January and February.

If you are interested in purchasing this kit to assemble at home I have provided the list of supplies that you will need.  Place your order by visiting www.kim_vogel.stampinp.net  You will also need a hot glue gun to glue the flowers into the tray.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sending Love Product Bundle - Purchase your online class today, or attend my live class January 12 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM

On my blog today, I am featuring the Sending Love Bundle by Stampin' Up! and the Falling in Love Bundle by Stampin' Up!  These bundles go live on January 4th!  Mark your calendar to purchase them right away by visiting www.kim_vogel.stampinup.net   I have provided a list of all the supplies you need to make this Valentines day Framed Art and/or Valentine's Day cards.  If your order total is $50 you will also qualify to receive a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  You can pick one item for every $50 you spend!WHOHOO!!!  Who doesn't love FREE STUFF!

If you are interested in receiving a kit by mail, please email me at kim@kimsbasementbunch.com. The kit costs $30 and the cost to ship it to you.  Kit includes all the supplies cut and ready, in addition you will received some of the products from the falling in love suite with plenty left over for you to use on other projects.  Order deadline is January 16th, kits will ship no later that January 18th.

IF YOU ARE LOCAL TO THE MOUNT PLEASANT MICHIGAN AREA - I would love to have you attend my live class to make this in person!  Class is offered January 12th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.  


Check out my video here for more details regarding these great projects!

Here is a list of all the supplies I used:

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Don't delay in getting your projects done!

Hi everyone,

Today I chose a show you Valentine's card that I made for one of the many card swaps that I was in.  I liked it so much that it is also a card that we will be making in my Valentine's card class.  Sign up to follow my blog and you will get email notifications each time I post, that way you won't miss out on your chance to order my Valentine's class online.  I'm hoping to have it posted by the end of this week.

In the meantime, here is one of the cards that we will be making.  This card uses the new Sealed with Love Stampset and coordinating Love Notes framelits.  This bundle is available in the new Stampin' Up! occasions catalog.  The catalog goes live January 4th, so mark our calendar to puchase all the supplies that you need to make this card.  Order online by visiting www.kim_vogel.stampinup.net.  I have included the complete list of supplies.

Remember that for every $50 order that you place you qualify to pick an item for FREE out of the Sale-a-bration catalog.  Email me at kim@kimsbasementbunch.com with any questions.