Spring Stampin’ Retreat Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised, I will share some of what we do when we are away at the Annual Spring Stampin’ Retreat we host for our stamping friends!

The first photo is a shot I took between stamping sessions, just before sunset. The porch you see on your right is our stamping room and the house of the left is where we stay.

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Now let me take you into the dining room. The mantle is decorated and ready for their projects… they will be making the Gift Bags on Friday night (after stamp session is over). They are that quick and easy to do!

Before ….

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After…

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Here are their Friday Night Pillow Gifts  along with the yummy contents that were tucked inside.

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We created a fun banner from the “It’s My Party” Designer Series Paper over the living room fireplace … the Green Lake Conference Center converted it from a wood burning to a gas … so with a flip of a switch – we had a warm inviting fire for all to enjoy!

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The stamping room is set up and ready for our guests to begin ….

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The next picture is just some fun that we have at our retreats …. These ladies did not know each other before attending our retreat, and have now become friends. That is the wonderful gift that stamping does when we all get together! Sandy and Kris come for some BFF time! It’s a great girls get-a-way!

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Here’s a few more of our ladies. The women (Peggy) sitting in the third chair down, hails from Oklahoma! She found my retreat post and decided to invite her daughter (Jen) for a bonding weekend! I LOVE IT!!  We have many “Mother / Daughter” groups (three this weekend) join us! Ann-Marie is the first of the three ladies … her daughter was away when the photo was taken.

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By the time I got to take pictures of all the cards – both samples I brought to share and the one’s we made, the light was so bright in the room, my pictures did not turn out well …

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We made the “Card in a Box” and the “Drapery Fold” card on Friday night, showcasing the “It’s My Party” Product Suite. My goal is not only to show a technique or two, and give you beautiful cards, but to show you multiple ways you can use your Stampin’ Up! products.

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Here is what one of our guests had to say about our Spring Stampin’ Retreat: Jen is hoping to get the dates early enough to make arrangements to attend this fall. We were both very impressed. We would rate everything an A+.

I am humbled and grateful for all of the wonderful ladies that we have met and attended our Spring and /or Fall Retreats. We’re are 5 years strong … and not planning on stopping anytime soon!

We always have a good time at retreat! I did notice one thing … I get so busy setting up for the next stamp sessions that I don’t ever take pictures of our delicious food, and not enough of the wonderful guests that have come to our retreats! That is definitely on my TO DO List!

I’ll be back tomorrow with some of the beautiful cards our guests made for our Annual Card Swap!

Thanks so much for stopping by ~

Have yourself a wonderful day!

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Spring Retreat Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you had a beautiful weekend!

Just got back yesterday from my first of 2 Spring Stampin’ Retreats. I host 2 per year … one in the spring and one in the fall. This year I opened up a second “Spring Retreat” because we had so many requests to attend!

Our Stampin’ Retreats are “All Inclusive” … Lodging, Food, and Projects are all provided for our guests. This is their time to kick-back, relax and have a good time. We also have little treats and surprises during the stay. I can show you more in 2 weeks … I don’t want to spoil anything for my next group. I can’t wait to greet them.

After our stamping session on Friday night we host a Card Swap (exchange) and Contest.  The guests vote on their favorite cards (they are all kept secret) and when the voting is done, the winner receives a $25 Shopping Spree from me!

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Sorry for the quality of the picture. Don’t worry, I will be sharing the the card with you so you can get a good look at them.

… AND THE WINNER IS

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We had a little fun on facebook, the favorite there was #9.  All the cards were great, and we had a great time.

Saturday is spent stamping … and eating! lol (we do take breaks … a little time to explore the grounds / lake if they like) Here is where we gather to stamp …

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This photo was taken at the end of the night, so everyone was just finishing up and getting ready to head in for dessert!  Yes, we save our desserts for after stamping because they tell me they are too full after we eat.

It’s a fun time for all … and a great way to meet new people and go home with some fabulous cards.

Let me know if you would be interested in one of our “retreats” … I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and/or give you more information.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the new “Weekly Deals”

Have a wonderful day ~

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