Once my guests settled into their rooms and meet the other guests, we sit down to dinner. This Friday we did something different … A Picnic Style dinner! Brats and Hamburgers with buns and fixin’s, Potato Salad, Seafood Salad and Chips.
Once we are done eating … we head to the stamp room. The table is set up with all their projects, dimensionals and embellishments! And a “treat” is a must. I used the Mini Jam Jars (now retired) and filled them with Old Fashioned Lemon Drops.
I will share one card from each of our stamp sessions, as I believe the rest should be only for my retreat guests. We’d love for you to join us, because the pictures do not do the retreat justice! The Friday Night stamp session highlighted the “RAINBOW OF HAPPINESS” Bundle.
This card pays homage to the song “You are my Sunshine” …. Thus the Merrry Melody 3-D Embossing Folder. The Rainbow was stamped with Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Pool Party, and Daffodil Delight … they were inked up, stamped off and then stamped onto the Basic White front. Then fully inked, the “rays” were inked up with Pool Party and stamped over the Pool Party band that was stamped off. Add a little Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.
The sun was created using the “Sharing Sunshine” stamp set (now retired) using the same “stamping off the ink” technique. How cute is this! So much fun and texture on one card.
When our stamping session is over, we head back into the house for some treats, but first a stop into their room to find a special gift ….
I want my guests to feel special … I want to give them the same feeling I get when I am on an Incentive Trip, because, if it’s wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be on those trips. They are so special to me … I wish everyone could come!
Thank you for joining me today, I appreciate your time. Have a wonderful day.
I’ll be going LIVE on my Facebook page tonight at 6:30 pm Central Time… Hope to see you there.
I am so full of gratitude for the amazing weekend we had for our Annual Spring Stamping Retreat! The weather was windy and rainy but it always seemed to clear when we had to go outside … a true sign if you ask me!
I have a peek into our stamping retreat for you … I will share a bit more in the coming days as well. I will begin with the door tags … Each guest has a name tag on their door so they know which room the will be staying in and they are free to take it home with them. They can easily pop the name off and turn it into a card!
This was created using the Heart and Home Suite of products … The “theme” for our retreat. The Heart and Home designer paper, Flowers Of Home Dies, Heart & Home Doilies in Basic Grey, the White 3/4″ Frayed Ribbon which comes from the Artfully Composed suite (pg.32 in Mini), the 1/8″ Cotton Ribbon in Petal Pink which is layered over and the Petal Pink cardstock embossed with the Thanks & Hello Embossing Folders all layered onto a Basic Grey base. I printed each guest’s name onto Basic White Cardtock (from my computer) and punched it out using the Tailored Tag Punch (retiring today).
The cup is a food safe cup that has retired from the Stampin’ Up! catalog … I decorated it with the Heart and Home Designer Series paper … to do this, I took apart one of the cups, and traced the outside onto designer paper and cut it out to make my wrap!! They were so cute!
The cover was created using Evening Evergreen cardstock, die cut with the Layering Circle Dies and embossed with the NEW 3-D Fern Embossing Folder. My “greeting” to my guests comes from the NEW Nature’s Prints Stamp set from our Sun Prints Suite … pg. 90 & 91. WOW!!
As my guests come into the dining room, over the fireplace …. they find what I call my Mantle Gifts! Each retreat I decorate the mantle with a hand crafted gift that they get to take home at the end of the retreat. These are actual “pocket cards” and a seed packet was tucked inside to they have a “living” remembrance of our retreat. Each seed packet is adorned with a flower … which is actual chocolate! We all know how good chocolate and stamping go together!
Here is a closer look ….
The card was created from one sheet of Very Vanilla … I created my own pattern for this. From the left over piece of vanilla, I stamped and punched (Label Me Lovely Punch) my greeting which come from one of my favorite sentiment stamp sets: Peaceful Moments. The pretty die cut flowers come from the Hand-Penned Petals bundle.
The “sentiments” on my gifts are carefully picked to show my thoughts and gratitude to my guests for choosing to spend their time with me at my Annual Retreats … I want to create an atmosphere of fun, relaxation and camaraderie. (noun: camaraderie: mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.)
I hope you enjoyed my PEEK into my Annual Spring Stamping Retreat … can’t wait to share even more with you!
Today I’m heading up to meet my Stampin’ Friends for our Annual Spring Stamping Retreat. I’ve got beautiful cards planned … which includes a “FUN FOLD” during each Stampin’ Session! I’m excited to meet our new stampers and can’t wait to welcome back some of the regulars.
Here is a look at our beautiful house and grounds ….
I’m hoping to share part of our retreat LIVE on my Facebook page … CLICK HERE to get to the page, and make sure you like and follow! We are in “another” new stamping room so I’ll try to share it with you.
Our stamp session is full of fun, giggles, catching up, making new friends, snackin’ and of course some amazing stamping projects!
Thank you for checking out my blog today … Have a great day!
It’s that time of year, and I would like to offer you an amazing stamping experience … My Spring Stamping Retreat!
I wanted personally invite you to my Spring Stamping Retreat …
Our theme this year is
“Heart and Home: A reflection of the things we Love”
My retreats our all inclusive, so for one “bundled” price you will receive all the stamping projects for the entire weekend, your Lodging, and 5 delicious home cooked meals prepared just for you… plus lots of surprises!!
Take some time for yourself, bond with a friend or daughter, and make new friends while enjoying a fun filled, relaxing retreat filled with stamping and camaraderie.
The date for my Spring Stamping Retreat
is April 29th, 30th and May 1st, 2022.
We will be staying at an intimate setting on beautiful Green Lake in a 1930’s English Tudor home ….
You will be retiring each night in the privacy of your own clean and comfortable room. Most bedrooms have two twin beds; for you and a friend. We can accommodate a group of three, and have one single room.
* Rooms are decided on a first come first serve basis so get your RSVP in!
We will gather around the table ….
Friday evening with your first of many home cooked meals before we head out to stamp. After … we’ll gather for dessert and some added fun!
Saturday Morning we will have a hot breakfast with coffee / juice to get your ready for your stamping! We break for a delicious lunch, afterwards you can explore the grounds before our second stamping session of the day. Saturday evening includes a wonderful meal and more stamping.
On Sunday morning we gather one last time to eat some breakfast before we have to say good-bye and head out. It’s a beautiful weekend.
We have 4 stamping sessions throughout the weekend, spaced so you can explore & enjoy the beautiful surroundings, relax and just unwind.
We have a private area where we meet to stamp, well lit and comfortable.
All of your projects are pre-cut, die cut and ready to assemble so you can enjoy the stamping experience.
*** The only thing you need to bring for stamping is your basic stampin’ supplies: Scissors, Bone Folder, your Favorite Adhesive & Refills. If there is anything special I need to you bring … I will send out a notice to attendees.
The stamp sessions have plenty of space and well lit,great projects, lots of snacks, and fun with friends. Plus you’ll learn stampin’ tips and more about your fellow stampers! It’s fun!
TO RSVP: Based on First Come / First Serve
Will YOU be joining us on the beautiful shores of Green Lake for a fun and relaxing weekend at my Spring Stamping Retreat?
We are looking forward to having you join us for an amazing stamping experience and a wonderful weekend getaway with a friend, or mother & daughter bonding. We enjoy this time for renewal and relaxation.
Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin your reservation.
Today I’m sharing a bit of the Holiday Retreat and OnStage. As many of you know, I’ve headed out on my road trip to Orlando for the Stampin’ Up! 30th Anniversary OnStage event!! I’m so excited to get down there and meet up with my friends from all over, along with 1500 more stampin’ friends!!
The picture is from somewhere in Illinois … Today we got as far as Kentucky and should be at our Orlando hotel sometime tomorrow evening … the drive back will be a little slower paced! lol (My fault … I got a late start yesterday morning!) Hmmm … little tired from retreat, but again, my fault … I sat up till 3 am chatting and catching up with friends 🙂
I had a wonderful weekend with my guests! They were greeted with these cute name tags that hung on the door to their rooms. Their Saturday night Pillow Gift was a sweet memento for them to take home … a travel mug!! I want to thank them for joining us … and now we can always “travel” together!!
By now you might be seeing a theme running through the decorations and the door tags … I used the “Making Christmas Bright” Bundle from the Holiday Catalog!! Oh My Gosh … this was so much fun!! Even the little light sockets on the bulbs were quick -n- easy to assemble when I used the new “Pick Me Up” tool.
On our Friday Night stamp session we made 3 cards featuring the “Making Christmas Bright” Bundle, and here is our “Z” Fold card …
I hope you enjoyed hanging out on a part of my road trip today, and at our Holiday Stamping Retreat. I will be back to share more from both!!
Today I’m back with a touch of our Holiday retreat. This Spring we celebrated our 10th Annual Retreat, so this fall for our Holiday retreat “Hearts Come Home” … we kicked off our first of another 10 and many more!!
The mantel in the dining room was decorated with Embossed Pizza boxes and greeted our guests as they arrived …
Each box had a special gift inside and everyone got to take one home with them when they left on Sunday.
As they went to their rooms they found a hand crafted door tag …
Everyone takes their door tag home with them when they leave. Some guests have told us that they hang theirs in their office at work. Each guest also received a Holiday tin filled with a special little treat to munch on.
This is a shot of the stamp room table before our guests arrive … our new stamp area is much larger and brighter than the old one!
All their projects for the weekend are tucked in those cute bags! Tomorrow I’ll share some of our Friday night projects.
After our Friday night stamp session, we retired back to our house and shared a Hot Chocolate bar which included some hand dipped marshmallow stir sticks and some home-made cookies & peanut brittle … then we sat around the fireplace and enjoyed each others company.
Was a great day. Stop back tomorrow to see the projects.
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!
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
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 …
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.