Road to the Holiday Stampin’ Retreat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today as we gather for our Holiday Stamping Retreat, I will be sharing a part of it with you. Follow me for a wonderful trip on the road to our Holiday Retreat. Here is the actual view as your drive up to our retreat house…

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Photo was taken by Kris H.

We stay at the beautiful Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, WI.  Our house is a 1930 English Manor and nestled beautifully on the lake. This photo was taken during our lunch break at a past retreat … a time set aside so our guests can dine and then explore these beautiful grounds.

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 This is the view (below) that greets our stampin’ friends as they arrive and enter the house. To the right leads to the stairway that leads to the bedrooms, the living room that is warm and inviting as we sit around the fireplace … another room perfect to snuggle up with a book, and then the screened in porch that allows you a perfect view of the lake.

If you go to the left … you’ll walk through the butlers pantry that is usually stocked with treats and goodies, then into the kitchen where all your delicious meals are prepared. There is also two bedrooms for our guest who prefer not to take the stairs.

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The fireplace is adorned with a touch of Christmas Cheer with a hand crafted gift … Each guest gets to take one home with them. We treat them to many little surprises throughout their retreat stay. These little gifts (pictured) are from a past retreat … I cannot share this years Mantle Gift until I know my “Retreat by Mail” Guests get their packages! I don’t want to spoil their surprise.

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Once our guests are shown their rooms and settle in, we gather around the table and have our first of 5 meals together. We usually have soups & salads on Friday nights, but you never know …. I like to change things up so my repeat attendee’s don’t get bored! That will never happen!

Then it’s off to the stamp room where all their project are cut and ready for them to stamp & assemble … embellishments and envelopes included. The retreat is designed so you can gather with friends, relax and have fun … No stress, but believe me … the cards are still beautiful!

Our stamp session is full of fun, giggles, catching up, making new friends, snackin’ and of course some amazing stamping projects!

After our stamping session we head back to the house and gather around the fireplace for some Hot Chocolate … and ??? Well, you just never know what I have for you! This little “pillow gift” was from our last Holiday Stampin’ Retreat ….

 

We’ve been waiting 2 years to gather together and I am so excited to be with an amazing group of ladies again!! I hope you have enjoyed the journey of our Holiday Stamping Retreat. Think about joining us for the Spring 2022 Stamping Retreat!!

Thank you for hanging out with me today … Have a great day!

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Road to the Holiday Stampin’ Retreat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I will be sharing a part of our Holiday Retreat with you. Follow me for wonderful trip on our road to the Holiday Retreat ….

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Photo was taken by Kris H.

We stay at the beautiful Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, WI.  Our house is a 1930 English Manor and nestled beautifully on the lake. This photo was taken during our lunch break … a time set aside so our guests can dine and then explore these beautiful grounds.

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This is the view  inside that greets our stampin’ friends as they arrive…

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The fireplace is adorned with a touch of Christmas Cheer and the dazzling little Curvy Keepsake boxes. Each guest got to take one home with them. We treat them to many little surprises throughout their retreat stay.

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Close up shot of our shimmery delights ….

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We added contrasting tags on our boxes to highlight the snowflake embellishment, and then embellished the snowflake with a rhinestone in the center!

One of the projects our guests made was this cute little Santa box also created with the Curvy Keepsakes die. Both of the boxes were inspired by a collection of boxes I have found on Pinterest.

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Click here to view my “Curvy Keepsakes” Pinterest Collection

I also have for you, a quick video on how easy it is to create these fabulously fun boxes…

I hope you have enjoyed the journey so far, I will be back tomorrow with more of our Holiday Retreat.

Thanks for stopping by ~

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