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…
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.
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.
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.
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!