2016 Fall Weekend Retreat (Stamp Camp)


It’s that time!!!  I am just staring to feel a bit of crisp coolness in the evening air and a hint of change coming as the leaves on the trees begin to turn just enough to let me know Fall will come once again.


And with Fall comes my annual Fall Weekend Retreat at Camp Kirkwood.  Some of you know and love this time as “Stamp Camp”.  Seriously, there are literally thousands of stamps on hand for you to use.  I know… I pack them all up and bring them for you to enjoy along with everything else from my studio.

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There are not only 1000’s of stamps, but also samples and displays for inspiration!  Retreat attendees also have use of all my punches, punch boards, dies, framelits, inks as well as embossing and cutting stations… all this is available around the clock!


But rest assure there is much more than stamping that happens at Fall Retreat.  Some women come to work on everything from stamping projects, card making, scrapbooking to painting, sewing, reading and just enjoy time with old and even new friends as they share inspiration, stories, yummy food and breathtaking Fall surroundings.

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I’ve seen a lot of projects completed during this weekend over the years, but more precious to me are the friendships I’ve seen formed, hugs embraced, the reunion of long distance friends, shared tears of both laughter and sorrow, the last goodbyes of time spent together and have even been witness to a few miracles.

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Those that have come to camp know the road pictured in the photo below.  It brings me such peace and joy when entering the grounds.  I’m hoping you will join us this year. You will find all the Retreat Information and Registration are below.  If you register by September 12th you will enjoy the EARLY BIRD Price!  If you have any questions please contact me.


You can click on the “pop-out” image below to view and print PDF or you can download them from the Google Drive or Dropbox links I’ve provided.


Click HERE if you want to see all my posts featuring Fall Stamp Camp.

Blessings and Happy Stampin!
Anita Haines
Stamp With Anita  •  Touch The Edge Studios
Team Leader/The United Stampers of America
“Every time I go to work, I end up at a party!”













Summer Sunshine Wishes!

I’m sharing some “Sunshine” with you today!  You will find details below for my upcoming Sunshine Wishes class and a yummy recipe full of sunshine at the bottom of this post!  I’m starting however, with some insight on waiting… for sunshine.


It’s been a challenging Summer for me to work on any projects that require using my hands.  I’ve been dealing with a “trigger thumb” since early Spring.  And of course it’s on my dominate right hand that I need everyday.  I thought I was just overworking it and tried to give it some rest.  It’s amazing how much we use our thumb.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many things I have dropped… and broken in the last few months.  I saw a specialist in the Spring who wanted to right away do surgery, but I’m hesitant as an artist since my hands are my livelihood and actually had to talk him into trying injections first.  He flat out told me ,”It’s not going to work”.  I heard my mom voice inside me shouting, “Well, not with that attitude!”  It was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever had… and I’ve had plenty to compare.  And, no it did not help… at all.  In fact I think it’s worse.  Not the sunshine I was hoping for.


I finally got in to a another hand specialist just a couple weeks ago.  I really appreciated this doctor’s way of listening to me and my fears.  I found a glimmer of sunshine and hope in his approach and words.  Encouraging words of healing.  I received my second injection into the same joint, totally painless mind you.  Thinking now the first doctor hit a nerve.   Physically… and emotionally.  So right after the injection I asked this doctor, “Now what?” And his reply was, “We wait… for four weeks for healing to take place.”  So now I’m waiting.  Have I mentioned how bad I am at waiting.

I’m so bad in fact I think the Lord allows these times in my life so I don’t even have the option but to wait . . .  to be still . . . so I can hear His voice and allow time for healing.  I had asked the doctor what I should do… apply ice, apply heat, splint it or exercise it.  He told me to just wait.  There’s that word again.  I think the Lord is reminding me that sometimes it has nothing to do with what I do or don’t do.  At times I’m called to just be still… listen for His quiet voice… and wait.  For me sitting quiet and still can seem to be the hardest part… at least for a control freak.  Ouch, did I just write that out loud?

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” ~Isaiah 40:31

Other words for wait = halt, rest, stay, on hold, trust, await, expectant, hope.  Did you know that eagles are one of the few birds that soar. They spread their wings, let go and glide down as they catch air patterns that take them up to new heights.  This soaring saves them so much energy as they rely on the wind currents to carry them.  Wow!  That makes me see this verse in a whole new light.  Here I am flapping my wings vigorously trying to stay afloat, wasting so much energy trying to “figure out” what I’m suppose to do when all I needed to do was give up control and wait… rest… trust… hope in Him.  I’m such a silly bird.

So, I’m learning what it means to wait.  As far as my thumb goes, I have a few more weeks of waiting.  If things don’t progress at that point we will discuss surgery as an option.  In this time of waiting I’m praying and hoping for the healing power of the Lord to do His work.  I’d prefer the healing to happen without surgery… but I’ll just have to wait… and see.


I’m slowly putting together classes to put back on my calendar.  YAY!  I know many of you have been waiting and hoping for these.

My first class up is my Sunshine Wishes Class.
To sign up for this class simply place an order by July 29th in my online store totaling $51.50 (before tax and shipping).  This is the price of the Sunshine Bundle (in Clear mount) #142339 and a Daffodil Delight Ink Pad #126944.  You do have the option to order this bundle in wood mount as well #142338.  So you are basically getting the class for free when you order the products we will be using in this class.  I am supplying all other supplies including cutting out ahead of time all your die cut pieces we will be using.  You just need to bring the ordered products along with your favorite adhesive and scissors with you.

If you already have this bundle or ink pad color you can order anything else as long as it totals at least the $51.50 before tax and shipping.  Please use HOSTESS CODE HSZWTQY2 when placing your order.

NOTE: If you would like me to place your order I can do that for you. Simply call or email me at 614-554-9297 or stampwithanita@gmail.com.  PLEASE NOTE: If you are using one of my a gift cards I will have to process the order for you.

BONUS!!!  Because of the Bonus Days going on right now when you place your order you will also qualify for a $5 Bonus Days Coupon to redeem on products August 2-31.  This is something Stampin’ Up! has never done.  Think “Kohl’s Cash”!  Spend more earn more :-).   Make sure you provide an email when placing your order because that is how you will receive your coupon.  Also, please do not select “no contact” when placing an online order in my store or I will have no idea who you are and won’t be able to register you for this class.  Once you place your order send me a quick email with the time slot you would like.

Tue Aug. 9th – 10am – 12pm
Thu Aug. 9th – 6:30pm – 8:30 pm

Sunshine Sayings.www.stampwithanita.com

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Last few days of BONUS DAYS!!!!


Stay posted… I will be adding more classes… I just wanted to make sure I got this one out to you so you could take advantage of earning the BONUS DAYS COUPON!!!

Also, sharing today – Sunshine. . . in a cake!!!!  I had posted on social media this yummy cake and had a number of requests for the recipe.  So here it is.



• I used a Duncan Hines “Lemon Supreme” Cake Mix.
Then mix in:
• 1 sm. pack of instant Lemon Pudding
• 4 lg. eggs
• cup water
• 1/3 cup oil
• 1/2 t lemon extract
• 1/2 t almond extract
Bake at 350 in a greased and floured bundt pan for about 50min.

I made the glaze on top with powder sugar, a little water and a squeeze of lemon juice and a touch of the extracts (optional).

Lemon Pound Cake_www.stampwithanita.com
Looks like a whole lot of sunshine there.  Oh so yummy!  If you’re on Instagram come follow me!

Enjoy the Summer Sunshine!

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” ~Psalm 62:5

Blessings and Happy Stampin!
Anita Haines
Stamp With Anita  •  Touch The Edge Studios
Team Leader/The United Stampers of America
“Every time I go to work, I end up at a party!”















Only 5 Days Left To Say Farewell!


As most of you know by now… it’s retirement time!  Oh, not for me… but for some pretty awesome Stampin’ Up! products.  In order to make room for ALL the exciting new products coming in the upcoming catalog we have to say goodbye to some of our favorites.  But the good news is that you can get some of your favorite retiring products for up to 50% OFF!!!  But time is closing in on your opportunity to grab them before they’re gone. Retiring products are only available for the next 5 days (till May 31st) AND only while supplies last.

This is the most current RETIRING LIST PDF FILE to date.  Since products are while supplies last this list changes throughout the day as items sell out so you will want to order soon.

The quickest and easiest way is to just CLICK on the IMAGE below and it will take you directly to my online store where you can browse or shop 24/7.

When ordering use HOSTESS CODE DTN3PZDX

NOTE: This code is for those of you ordering under $150.  Do not use this code if you are placing an order of $150 or more so you can earn Stampin’ Rewards.

Retiring SU! Products www.stampwithanita.com

If you’ve got some summer birthdays coming up I’ve got you covered!  Check out these fun birthday card ideas using a few of my favorite retiring products…

Happy Birthday www.stampwithanita.com

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Zoo Babies Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Party Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Party Wishes Wood-Mount Stamp SetParty Punch Pack

OR buy the Party Wishes stamp set and punch pack in a Bundle and save 15%!
Party Wishes Clear-Mount Bundle
Party Wishes Wood-Mount Bundle

It’s My Party (DSP) Designer Series Paper Stack
It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape

Baker’s Twine Combo Pack

Also check out my Stamp With Anita Facebook Page to see more fun ideas.  Give my page a like and comment if you like what you see!

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Blessings and Happy Stampin!
Anita Haines
Stamp With Anita  •  Touch The Edge Studios
Team Leader/The United Stampers of America
“Every time I go to work, I end up at a party!”

Quick and Simple Spring Tablescape

Easter Table 2016 www.stampwithanita.com

We had a blessed Easter with family and friends celebrating our Risen Lord.  It was such a treat to have ALL our kiddos home and even a few extra.  The pic above of our table shows the calm before the storm.  I think this is the first year I actually gave in and used paper and plastic plates. GASP!!!  I know…  I couldn’t believe it either.  But as I was setting up the table Saturday night I didn’t want to spend my time on Easter hand washing all those china dishes.  It’s okay to take a break some years and as our family continues to grow and move out our time with all of them here together is priceless.

But just because I wasn’t using the “real” china didn’t mean it couldn’t be creative and pretty.  I dug out Spring paper plates I had picked up on clearance because they were so pretty and used them as chargers and then placed clear plastic plates (left over from Nicole’s wedding) on top.  And if you saw my instagram you saw the quick and easy paper nests I made up.

DIY Paper Nest www.stampwithanita.com

Seriously, how adorable are these!!!

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To make this idea even quicker I could have used Easter grass, but I didn’t have any on hand and didn’t want to run out to the store.  So I decided it was quicker to make it!  I went to my studio and sliced some retired Designer Series Paper into thin strips and then ran it through my paper crimper.  Ta-Da!  Easter grass in any color you want!!!

Easter Paper Nest www.stampwithanita.com

Nadia and I simply rolled them up into little nests, added little chocolate malt eggs and I hand scripted sweet little notes and placed them upon each plate.  Then we finished off the table by rolling up matching paper napkins (yes, instead of clothe this year) and placed them in each glass.  Done!  These would be great for any Spring tablescape including Mother’s Day.

Sharpie Easter Eggs www.stampwithanita.com

So instead to spending time washing china we got to decorate Easter eggs.  A much better use of our time I would say.  Here are a few of our dyed and sharpied masterpieces.  I love how the the ombre ones turned out.  How about you?

Haines Tribe Easter 2016 www.stampwithanita.com

So here is whole Haines Tribe with a few extra.  This is as good as it gets right here!  Love them ALL so much!  They are each growing up so quickly and into really great people.  Time just seems to speed by so quickly these days.  I really wish I could slow it all down a bit.  But since I can’t I will be thankful and more intentional with the time we all have together.  My heart is so happy and full and my thoughts and prayers are with those who are missing dear loved ones on this first Easter without them.

Speaking of TIME… With the last few days of March upon us I also want to remind you of some important deadlines and and share some events that are quickly coming up!

• TIME is running out!

Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration is ending this Thursday, March 31st!

You do not want to miss my last SAB Event to get FREE products before they are GONE!!  Get a FREE exclusive SAB product with every $50 you order.

SAB 2016 www.stampwithanita.com

• Anita’s End Of Sale-A-Bration EVENT!!!

Join the fun in my studio THIS Thursday, March 31st at 6:30pm.  We will make a couple simple projects or cards using SAB as well as Occasion Catalog products!

Cost to attend is FREE with any orders over $50 or… it’s only $5.00.  I don’t think my contact form on my blog is working properly, so just shoot me a quick email at stampwithanita@gmail.com to let me know you’re coming so I can save you a spot and have enough prepped.

If you come to my event and order or even if you can’t come but order by Thursday and spend $50 (before shipping & tax) you can get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!  This is a great time to stock up on supplies and LAST CHANCE TO get FREE SAB protucts!

Don’t forget, this is also a GREAT time to order all of the retiring In Colors items such as, card stock, ink refills, ribbons and more. They are such great colors!  Our current Catalog and Occasions Catalog don’t end till May 31st, but as you know many items sell out fast!

Please use this Hostess code EK4GY4XD if you are shopping online in my Stamp With Anita Online Store.

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• Bible Journaling Workshop on April 2nd

Bible Journaling Workshop www.stampwithanita.com

I’m so excited to be teaming up with my friend Rachel Wojo to offer a FREE Beginner Bible Journaling Workshop!  This hands-on workshop is designed to help you walk through the how’s and why’s of Bible journaling!  This event is free; however, in order to prepare adequately, you MUST REGISTER through the ticket link on the Facebook Event Page.  THANK YOU!  For questions, please email rachel@rachelwojo.com.  You will want to bring any basic supplies you already own.  These items are suggested, but not required: A Bible, Journaling Bible, journal, sketch paper, colored pencils, pencils, erasers, favorite pens, or any favorite art supplies.

Buckeye Christian Church from 1pm – 3pm
1528 London Groveport Rd, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Remember you need to Register on the Face Event Page as soon as possible. Space is limited.

• Stop by our “Touch The Edge Studios” Booth April 9th.

We will be featuring a variety of our family’s talent including my papercrafting, mixed media art and leather cuffs, Todd’s repurposed furniture and turned pens and Natalie’s art prints and cards… just to name a few.

Artisan Market www.stampwithanita.com
Hand Turned Pens www.stampwithanita.com

Blessings and Happy Stampin!
Anita Haines
Stamp With Anita  •  Touch The Edge Studios
Team Leader/The United Stampers of America
“Every time I go to work, I end up at a party!”

Have you ever wondered?

Have you ever wondered about the process of how Stampin’ Up! stamps come to be? Enjoy this quick little video which highlights the various aspects of making stamps. Which part of the process is the most interesting to you? For me it is the actual design aspect. Boy would I love to have that tablet that Kathy Pitt has! Enjoy!


NEW Classes for the NEW Year!!!

• 2016 New Occasions Kick-Off Event! •

It’s time for the NEW Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration (SAB)!
It’s a PARTY! Help me unveil NEW Stampin’ Up! Products.We will have 2 Make & Takes, many samples,
frost your own cupcake station
and you will receive your very own Catalogs to take home!
It’s a party…so a fun party favor will be included!2 SESSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Saturday Jan, 16th – 10am – 12pm
Saturday Jan, 16th – 1:00 – 3:00pm

COST:  Only $10 or… FREE if you place a minimum order of $50.00 at the party.

Includes: New Occasions Catalog, SAB brochure, 2 Make & Takes, and Cupcake bar.

Let me know right away if you can join us!

Sale-A-Bration is from January 5th to March 31st.
During this time frame, every $50 order before tax/ship,
you will receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration product from the SAB brochure from Stampin’ Up!
I LOVE Sale-A-Bration!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Check out the 2016 Occasions Catalog and SAB Brochure
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• Watercolor Wishes Card Kit Class •
Watercolor Wishes Card Kit Class_www.stampwithanita.com

The Watercolor Wishes Card Kit includes pre-printed cards for the perfect artistic look without the mess.
Includes supplies for 20 unique cards in 3 sizes and an exclusive stamp set.
You provide the adhesive; I’ll provide the rest, including the stamp set, clear stamp block, and ink.

* 20 cards total
* Folded card sizes: 4″ x 4″, 3-1/2″ x 5″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
* 12-piece photopolymer stamp set
* 20 card bases
* Die-cut accents
* Cardstock flag stickers
* Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Spots
* Washi tape
* Giftable Kraft box
* 50 sequins
* Wood die cuts
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
*Acrylic stamp block

Wednesday Feb 10th – 10am – 12pm
Feb 10th – 6:30pm – 8:30 pm

COST: $45
Register By: Monday, Jan 11th (kits must be ordered and shipped from Stampin Up!)


• Mixed Media “Love Your Neighbor” Class •


Use the art of mixed media to create a fun little “Heart” themed canvas
for yourself or to give as a gift (Canvas size 4″ x 4″ by 1 1/2″ deep).
This would also be perfect for that special Valentine.

Can be created with or without the scripture, “Love you neighbor as yourself” – James 2:8

Wednesday Jan, 27th – 10am – 12:30pm
Wednesday Jan, 27th – 6pm – 8:30pm

COST: $20
REGISTER BY: Monday, January 25th
Seats are limited! Don’t miss out!


• Bible Journaling Classes COMING!!! •

Save the date!!! More Details to Come

Friday Jan, 29th
Saturday Jan, 30th
Blessings and Happy Stampin!
Anita Haines


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Consider it Pure Joy Bible Journaling

With all the new interest in Bible Journaling I’ve had lots of questions and I thought I would share a little more with you on what I’m doing in my Jornaling Bible… and I have a FREE gift for you today!


At church our pastor has kicked off the New Year with a new sermon series called “1UP”.  It asks us these questions…

• What if life was like a video game?
• As we make resolutions to better ourselves emotionally, physically, and spiritually, what if we could hit the restart button and have a do-over when we mess up?
• What if we had a hero who could give us the life we long to have?

I have been digging into the Book of James which is the scripture the series is built around and “Wow”…  James may be a small book, but it is packed full of life changing instructions. To go along with the series I was asked to do some Bible Journaling images the church could add to the “Daily Steps” email they send out. I decided to put together a whole team that could share and it has been so inspiring and such a huge blessing already seeing how each of us “create in the margins”.

As I started studying  James I began to see it as God sending me “Post-it Notes” or “Notes to Self” of all the goodness it contains. Each time I read it another life tip is revealed. Today I will share with you a few of those “notes” I’ve done in my Journaling Bible.

“Consider it pure joy, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” ~ James 1:2-3

This verse is a bit of a hard one to swallow… finding joy in tough times. These seem to be the verses I have to spend quality time with the Lord in to see what it is the Lord wants to reveal and teach me. As I studied it I learned it’s not the trials that we find the joy in, but it’s what the trials accomplish in us. It’s a testing of our faith – a purifying of sorts to make us stronger. It produces endurance, perseverance and steadfastness which in the end this is how we grow to become more Christlike. We are lying to ourselves if we believe the Christian walk will be easy, void of any pain. But God is more interested in building our character than making us comfortable. So we will experience trials, but He will always carry us through and on the other side we will have grown to be more like His Son. So… in this we consider it pure joy. “KEEP JOYFUL AND ENDURE ON”.

Keep Joyful and Endure On Bible Journaling. www.stampwithanita.com

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry”. ~ James 1:19

For me… it’s the being quick to be still so I can hear God’s voice. How about you? Which do you struggle with?


“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says”. ~ James 1:22

Note to Self: JUST DO IT! Nuff said!

James1:22 Bible Journaling.www.stampwithanita.com

And I just had to share this fun pic with you as well. My little helper for the day! That wraps up the first week. I can;t wait to see what the Lord reveals this week!


I mentioned some FREE goodies for you… My first FREE gift to you is a Bible Journaling template of James 1:2-3. You will find the link to the download below.

Pure Joy Sketches.www.stampwithanita.com
This is how my creative process begins… lots of sketches and trace paper.

Bible Journal Template.www.stampwithanita.com  Bible Journaling Tracing.www.stampwithanita.com

Download and print out the Pure Joy Bible Journaling Template, slide it under your page, line up in the margin and trace. It should fit most of the Journaling Bibles out there. You could also print it out, color and adhere right onto your margin or use washi tape to attach as a “tip in”. Oh how I LOVE washi tape! 😉

My second gift is a Bookmark PDF of the same verse that you can print out, color and share. You can never have enough bookmarks! Simply download, print out, cut apart and color.

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I do have to say our Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer works great for a perfect cut. Or Scissors work as well, which everyone has on hand.

Color Bookmarks.www.stampwithanita.com
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You can use whatever you have on hand to color. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to add color on the first one and then Prismacolor Colored Pencils on the other.

Vanilla Bookmarks.www.stampwithanita.com

Did l mention that our Whisper White Cardstock and Very Vanilla Cardstock are perfect for the bookmarks! And the Very Vanilla matches the pages of my Journaling Bible… great for making tip ins.

So… as promised… Here are the downloads for you… Enjoy!

James 1:2-3 Bible Journaling Template_www.stampwithanita.com

Thank you for stopping by today. I’d love to here from you. Have you heard of Bible Journaling? Have you started illustrating or documenting your faith in your own Bible or journal? How has it changed the way you spend time with the Lord? Please share!

Check out my Bible Journaling Category to see more of my posts for inspiration.

AND… last but not least… If you want to learn hands on more about illustrating your faith I have NEW Bible Journaling Classes coming up. Save the dates… more info to come.
Friday January 29th & Saturday January 30th


FREE! A four letter word your Mom approves of!

Sale-A-Bration is Here! www.stampwithanita.com


During Sale-A-Bration you have not just ONE, but THREE ways to earn FREE products!

1 – SHOP!
Here’s the deal: For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get one FREE product. It’s the perfect time to purchase products you’ve had your eye on, while earning more for free! YAY!

2 – JOIN!
It’s the best time of year to join my team. During Sale-A-Bration you can become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of Free products for your Starter Kit. And the kit ships for FREE!

3 – HOST!
Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party in my studio during Sale-A-Bration and earn $25 more Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward your Starter Kit.

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