Holiday Retreat …. Day 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A bit later than usual but still a post today!  I would like to wish my best friend and sister Eileen a very “Happy Birthday” today!  I think it’s cool that her birthday is on … 11 – 12 – 13!

Today I want to share with you a few of our experiences we shared at our Holiday Retreat.  Let’s begin with the beautiful sunrise.  Photo by Cindy Plazak:

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Each retreat we host a “card contest” … this year’s winner was Kris Groth with her Santa Card.

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The next two cards were tied for second place.  We have Sandy Becker’s Flip Card ….

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and Barb Moth’s beautiful cross card …

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So many different styles … I will be sure to share with you more of the cards, later this week.

Meanwhile, back at the retreat …

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We spend most of the day stamping … although there is plenty of eating, snacking, and we still have time for fun break out sessions that many use to explore the grounds (or take a nap).  Our retreat is what “you” want it to be.  I see I missed a few of my stampin’ friends … sorry!

We finished off the day by gathering around the table for some Apple Pie ala’ mode, fabulous conversations and experiencing this beautiful sunset.  I happened to capture this picture, one of God’s gifts.

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I am so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful company, we had a fabulous time.

Thanks for stopping by … Hope you enjoyed catching a glimpse into our annual Holiday Retreat.  I will be sharing more of our swap cards later this week.

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