Crafting Stamping Retreat - A Day in Crafting Stamping Heaven!!!

Come to the Crafting Stamping Retreat - A Day in Crafting Stamping Heaven!!

What would you envision in crafting stamping heaven?

*Work on your on projects or purchase kits to create
*Being Pampered all day

*Good food all day
*Receiving goodies and gifts all day
*Being away from all the daily interruptions - a day away
*Crafting at your own pace - easy and slow or power craft--your choice
*Fun games with great prizes (worth up to approx $75)
*Optional classes - designs to be revealed closer to event time

If that sounds like heaven to you...I have the perfect day planned

Sandi's Creative Escape 3.0

October 1st, 2022 (9A - 6P)

Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Rd, Jarrettsville, MD 21084

P.S. Read all the way to the end to see how to get an equivalent of 20% discount!!

1/2 table + chair +plenty of floor space on your side
(a few full tables also available)
*Approximately $40 in Stampin'Up! products in a fun exclusive commemorative bag
*All day: water, coffee, tea, light snacks
*Lunch + afternoon dessert
*Make & Take (all supplies provided)
*Door prizes for everyone
*3 Gifts for everyone
*Bingo with awesome prizes (values up to approx $75)
*Raffle drawing for approx $100 in product
(tickets provided free for various activities e.g. attending the event)

Other Optional activities
*Shoebox swap
*Optional Class - design to be revealed closer to event time
*2 card kits for purchase if you don't
want to "create from scratch" yourself
(these kits will be designed and offered closer to event time
to be sure to use products available at the time of the event)

Bring a friend or come alone--either way you'll enjoy this crafting day away!!!

Download the brochure here Download 10-1-22 Escape brochure 3.0

Registration through 5/30/22  is $125 (1/2 table) or $157 (full table)
6/1/22  is $130 (1/2 table) or $162 (full table)

P.S. If you bring a new stamper you will receive a free stamp set
(value up to $25--you select the set you want --
that's equivalent to a 20% discount on your event  registration fee!)

Grab your space NOW--Remaining Spaces are Limited!!!

Click here to pay with Paypal


Call 410 836 8016 to use Credit Card


Mail check to Sandi Hartka, 313 Esther Dr, Forest Hill, MD 21050

Register NOW - Enjoy a day in Heaven!!!



Sandi's Secret Santa Sale of Stampin'Up! Products #4


Santa Sale

Sandi's Secret Santa Sale of Stampin'Up! Products  #4
My Christmas Gift to you is 5 sales

Each Sale is only good for 24 hours

Each Day is a different sale

24 hour sale #4  11-23-20 

Ohhh, don't forget the stockings s0
My Christmas Gift to YOU is....
 10% off on
(includes annual catalog & holiday mini)
*All products $10 or less
Give yourself a gift
Give a gift to someone else
Have your gift-givers take advantage to give to you~
Sale period 11/23
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM ONLY
Call ONLY 10AM - 7PM - 410 836 8016
email anytime -

Sandi's Secret Santa Sale of Stampin'Up! Products - 24 hour sale #1


Santa Sale

Sandi's Secret Santa Sale of Stampin'Up! Products -
My Christmas Gift to you is 5 sales

Each Sale is only good for 24 hours

Each Day is a different sale

24 hour sale #1  11-18-20 

It's time to make thos holiday, birthday, thinking of you and thank you cards...
give the cards as gifts or use them
My Christmas Gift to YOU is....
 10% off on
*All cardstock (pp. 142-144, p. 153)
*All inks (pp. 142-143, pp. 146-147)
*All envelopes (p.153)
Give yourself a gift
Give a gift to someone else
Have your gift-givers take advantage to give to you~
Sale period 11/18
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM ONLY
Call ONLY 10AM - 7PM - 410 836 8016
email anytime -

Gorgeous Stampin'Up! Designer Paper

 Today we're using a Gorgeous Stampin'Up! Designer Paper---well, what we're really going to do is "Design" some Designer Paper with Stampin'Up! products---check out this awesome Thank You card: 2-27-18 Eclectic Expressions - thank you

Look at that background paper---we are creating that with a FREE stamp set called Eclectic Expressions. Now I have to admit--when I first saw this stamp set it did not overwhelm me at first glance....then I started playing with it and find it creeping up on my fav list!  I really do like what I can do with it--and there are several pieces that really provide limitless possibilities with alternating images and inks....tune in on Friday and see what else I did with this set. Plus it has 2 universal verses which make it a must have set!

You can get this FREE stamp set during Sale-a-bration (ends March 31st) with a $50 purchase. Of course, there are tons of other FREE items you can here if you need the brochure Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-USe.

Also, if you earn 4 Sale-a-bration freebies from Stampin'Up! you will receive a reward from me (as many as you want)! The reward is a lovely box of chocolates plus a $5 gift certificate.

And...if that's not enough, when you place an online order for $50 in my store and you use the Host Code for the current month (PUKPWHXA)--you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from  me also! Have fun earning your freebies.

Order your supplies in my store by hitting the Shop Now button or by clicking on one of the images below.

Here' how to create this card:

1.  Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base)

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; using the largest image (Eclectic Expressions) stamp randomly over this piece with Bermuda Bay ink. Then fill in with the same image using Lemon Lime Twist ink.

3. Stamp "Thank You' (Eclectic Expressions) down the front of this piece in Basic Black Archival ink (see sample).

4. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 3/4 X 5. Adhere under the Shimmery White piece with liquid glue.

5. Cut 16" piece of 1/8" Bermuda ribbon (Simmery Ribbon Pack - another Sale-a-bration freebie); tie around the above unit in a bow.

6. Adhere this to the card front with liquid glue. Adhere 3 rhinestones in a rough triangle.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list--order what you need through my store--Shop Now button or click on one of the images  below:

Stampin'Up!'s Most Gorgeous New Designer Series Paper

 Ooooh, my goodness, the new Sale-a-bration Free items inclue Stampin'Up!'s Most Gorgeous New Designer Series Paper!  It is very difficult for me to photograph the foil embedded in the paper...but you'll  see the outlines the flowers/leaves are all copper foil. Close up's a great card that features this beautiful paper: Springtime foil specialty dsp

There are 4 fantastic designs (3 of each) in the Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper---the floral (in the card), scattered dots, leafy branches, stripes....what a great new Free Sale-a-bration selection (purchase $50 in product and select your FREEBIE).

It's so wonderful all by itself I had a hard time doing anything but adhering it to the card front....then I thought about the new Stampin' Blends...the new alcohol markers and what a great surface this designer paper would be for coloring...check out this card: Colored

I'll give you the simple directions for this card below followed by the supply list.  You can get to my store by hitting the Sh0p Now button or clicking on one of the images below. If you use this month's Host code (PUKPWHXA) when you check out, I'll send you $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here are the directions:

1. Cut 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 thick Whisper White cardstock, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut 4 1/2 X 3 1/4 Copper Foil

3. Cut 4 3/8 X 3 1/8 Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper; adhere to Copper Foil with glue dots.

4. Cut 18" Copper Trim around this unit; adhere this unit to card front using glue dots

5. Stamp "happy birthday" (Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set) in Versamrak on Whisper White cardstock, sprinkle with Copper Embossing powder; heat with Heat Tool until shiny bright.  Punch out with Classic Label Punch. Adhere over copper trim with dimensionals (#104430)

 Here's the supply list:

You can still get free samples of the new products in the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog!

Did you miss the opportunity to come to the Holiday Mini Debuts this weekend...well You Can Still Get Free Samples of the New Products in the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini Catalog!

By the way, if you missed the special new product club sampler offers last Tuesday check them out here This is an awesome opportunity to get samples of all the new designer series papers and the new embellishments.

Here's one of the samples I'll be showing at the debut events this's the cutest little gift card holder or ornament that you can create with the new Trim Your Stocking Thinlet Dies. It's almost self-explanatory but I'll give you some helpful hints below. 8-31-17 stocking

You can purchase the supplies through my store (hit the Shop Now button at the left of this blog and you'll be in my store). IF you use this month's HOST code (4QHU9AGE) you will receive $5 in free new SU products for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping/tax).  If you purchase $100 in product--you'll receive $10 in new product from the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog!  (If you purchase $150 in product do NOT use the host code--you will be hosting your own workshop and will get 10% of the total product you order in free products from Stampin'Up!)

Here are the simple directions for the cute stocking gift card holder/ornament:

  1. Using the stocking and pillow thinlets cut one of each from Cherry Cobbler cardstock (since these have score lines--don't use the Prescision Base plate). Fold on the score lines and adhere together with Tear & Tape.
  2. Cut the cuff, toe and heel from contrasting Christmas Quilt designer Series papers and adhere to stocking with multipurpose liquid glue. 
  3. Cut the pompom trim from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper--adhere to bottom of cuff using a narrow band of liquid glue or use glue dots under the pompoms.
  4. Stamp To/From in Garden Green classic ink on Whisper White paper; cut with label die, adhere to top of cuff with dimensionals; adhere silver star (Metallic Enamel shapes) to top right. Tie bow in 1/8" Real Red ribbon and adhere to top of label with glue dot.

Now you are finished--isn't that cute--just add a lovely gift card and send directly to me! (If you need my address, just let me know)....OK, I'm just kidding....well, sort of! LOL  Enjoy--get started right now so the holidays won't creep up on you.

Here's the supply list...use it to purchase your supplies from my store using the Shop Now button at the right side of this page and earn FREE new product from the Holiday mini catalog!

You Don't Want to Miss #2

The first Sand's Creative Escape was awesome...You Don't Want to Miss #2

Here's a bit of what we experienced that day:

Bag with gifts About to start
Barb espey & flayhart

Now it's time to register for #2 before all the spaces are taken...once all the spaces are reserved...there won't be any more...over half  of them are already reserved!

Sandi’s Creative Escape #2

August 5th 2017

8:30 AM to 9:30PM

Ramada Conference Center
1700 Van Bibber Rd, Edgewood, MD 21040

13 Super Creative Hours

Register Now! Don't miss this one!

Cal 410 836 8016 

or email:

–Bring your projects & create to your heart’s content!

Here's what you get:

*Your Own Table 6foot/Chair
*Special Surprise Gifts
*Door prizes all day
*Approx $40 Stampin’Up! Product
*Light Lunch
*Snacks: cookies, cheese, chocolate
*Water, Coffee, Tea
*Make & Take

*New Features:

1. Optional class not included in Registration Fee (TBD)
2. Optional Shoebox Swap

Register Now--fees are due at registration and are nonrefundable:

Register April 9 – 30 -$105

Register after April 30 (if spaces remain) - $110

Note: For overnight stays, if you indicate you are with Sandi’s Creative Escape, you can get a single/double room $75 (free breakfast 6:30-9:30AM)

Nearby restaurants in walking distance: Waffle House, Denny’s, Burger King

Sandi's First Creative Escape!

We're going to have a 10 hour retreat  

Sandi's Creative Escape!!!

8-10-16 Stamping EscapeYou've been asking for sleepovers, craft days in my studio...this is your answer!

No cooking, No cleaning, No carpooling, Just Time for YOU!!!
Do just what you want to do....and get pampered!

Be one of the select exclusive crafters...
.specifically limited number of reservations to keep your experience
 guaranteed to be something you won't soon forget!

-finish your projects
-build a card stash
-fill an album
-fellowship with your friends
-do whatever you've been "wanting to do"

You bring your projects & supplies,
work at your pace or work with your friends.
Get advice from the experts, share your experiences....
you won't want to go home!

Your experience includes:

-your own table + chair
-snacks & beverages all day
-light lunch
-$30 Stampin'Up! product
-Free Make & Take
-Surprises & Prizes
-Inspiration Board
Lots and lots of pampering!!!

 (Also available: 3 Big Shots and 3 Heat Tools)

SAVE $10 by registering before December 15th

Note: Limited Spaces Available


Sandi's Creative Escape

April 8th
10AM - 8PM

Box Hill North Community Center
Abingdon, MD 21009


First paid, First Reserved

Up to December 15th: $105 Nonrefundable

After December 15th (if spaces remain): $110 Nonrefundable

Don't miss out!!

Call me right now to grab your space! 410 836 8016

A beautiful view...

That's what we see in the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper-- 141642_Serene_Serenity_Cardstock_Stack-18-345
there are 12 great views and designs (4 of each) in the pack. We selected 5 of them and created a class that you can join on August 16th (7-9PM) in my studio at 313 Esther Drive, Forest Hill, MD 21050.  Here are the cards we'll be creating: 8-16-16 Serene Scenery class

Can't come? No worries, you can order the kits to re-create these beauties at your convenience. The class fee ($23) includes your own pack of Serene Scenery DSP ---the sheets will be precut for you to  stamp and assemble and you'll take the remainder of the pack home with you.

It's an Express class which means you are in at 7PM and out by  9PM---what a great way to spend the evening--and go home with 20 cards plus 28 more designer sheets that you can use to create even more cards!

You must sign up by 7/31---that's 2 days away---so just call now 410 836 8016 or email: to reserve your space at the class or your kit if you can't make it (add $5 for shipping if you want it mailed to you). Register now while it's on your mind!

Thoughtful Branches Bundle - Stampin'Up!

A new really truly awesome stamp set and matching framelits will be available August 1st--it's called Thoughtful Branches (Stampin'Up!). This set is quite versatile--you can create any season--trees, leaves, flowers, and on and on!  The brochure with pictures of the bundle is attached here   Thoughtfulbranches_flyer_jul0516_us!  

Since this set is currently available only in August--we are holding a class (my studio 313 Esther Dr, Forest Hill, MD 21050) to create 12 cards with this set (4 designs, 3 of each). The class fee includes your own bundle to take home and all the supplies for the 12 cards.  There are a few openings remaining--if you'd like to sign up, contact me ( by July 31st so your bundle will be here in time for class August 14th, 1PM (class fee $80).  Here are the cards we'll be creating in the class.... 8-14-16 Thoughtful Branches

Besides the cards we'll be creating during class...I'll have additional designs that you can take photos of and create with your bundle at home.

If you can't make it to class (on vacation or you are long distance), you can still get the supplies to create your 12 cards and I'll email the pictures of the additional cards so you will have those also. (For mailed kits, add $5 for shipping).

This set is awesome---don't delay--order yours today by calling 410 836 8016 or email:

Note: According to Stampin'Up! these products may become available also at a later time but this has not yet been determined.