Tags for Christmas … Holiday Retreat Style

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a little piece of our Holiday Retreat with you.  Much of our time is carved out for stamping, but we also reserve a little time to explore the beautiful grounds around the lake.

Yesterday I shared one of our cute little houses from the “Sweet Home” bundle … today I want to show you what they looked like adorning the fireplace in the dining room. I think they would look so cute as ornaments on a Christmas tree!

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Friday night we made some really cute “Christmas Tags” and we decked out a tin to hold all our tags in. The card was actually made on Saturday, but all the projects shown were created from our “Candy Cane Lane” product suite.

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Our Saturday morning began with a stunning sunrise … Wow. 

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The color was to vivid that is reflected onto the window of our house and turn everything a pretty shade of pink! We couldn’t of asked for a nicer weekend.

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This fall our Holiday Stampin’ Retreat not only “Sold Out” but we had to turn some away. We limit the number of guests at our retreats so we can take care of and pamper our guests better. Quality over quantity… We would be open to offering an additional retreat for your group. Our next retreat will be our 2017 Spring Retreat.

Here are a few of our stampin’ guests …

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Here is one guests comment …

Thank You again Linda for a wonderful weekend!! Everything turned out absolutely perfect. The cards are beautiful. Roger really likes them and commented on how talented you are. I thought the deer one would be his favorite but nope, his favorite was the star with the music designer paper! Shows what I know….. all the cards are just gorgeous! The food was also excellent! And the stamping group….what a nice group of ladies. As I said, everything was perfect!!!!! Please tell Eileen Thank You also! What a great team you make! Can’t wait until the spring retreat……
Many Blessings,
Kathie

Kathie is right, we were also blessed with a wonderful group of ladies. We have met some awesome people through our stamping retreats… and stamping in general!

I will be back again tomorrow with a few more pics for you.

Thanks for joining me today! Hope yours is beautiful.

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A Holiday Welcome …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back from our Annual Holiday Stampin’ Retreat. Today I have a quick post for you to share how we welcome our stampin’ guests to the Holiday Retreat!

Each of our guests has a “Name Tag” on their door that not only designates their room, but greets them as they come in. These would also make cute little place markers for a holiday dinner table.

I used the “Father Christmas” stamp set from the Holiday Catalog. The stamp set already includes the frame that I used and also has a beautiful holly branch and Santa’s bag, so it will be very versatile in your cardmaking and / or scrapbooking.

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To add a pop of color to our tag, I grabbed my “Holly Berry Happiness” bundle and stamped some holly leaves and punched them out. I’ve used this stamp set many times already … the greetings and verses are awesome!

The cute little houses were made from “Sweet Home” Bundle … I’ve seen the cutest houses made from this bundle that I just had to share with our guests.  These little houses (and we had different styles & colors) adorned the mantle in the dining room. We wanted the retreat to feel warm and inviting as they entered.

The fun part was that each guest got to pick out their favorite at the end of our retreat stay and take one home with them. It’s a token of our appreciation for being our guest and a little reminder of the fun we had this weekend and that Eileen and I are honored to share the “Holiday Retreat” home with such marvelous women.

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I’ll be sharing more about our retreat along with some photos of the awesome cards, both from the retreat and the swap cards! Let me say … these ladies are “very” talented!

Thanks for stopping by today, and please join me tomorrow to see a little more about our retreat.

Have a great day ~

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