Come Along with Me …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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!!

Have yourself a most wonderful day ~

 

Friday Night Stamping Fun!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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.

Than You ~

Linda

Off to our Stampin’ Retreat!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am off to our annual Stampin’ Retreat … Spring 2017.  This is our 10th retreat and we are excited to gather with fellow stampers. We stay at a 1930’s English Tudor house …

I took this photo of the house (facing beautiful Green Lake) as the sun was setting at our last retreat.  We host one every Spring and Fall.

We’ll have a few new faces this time, it’s just a great time to gather as friends.  All the projects are cut and ready for them … no fuss, just fun!

It’s a weekend to stamp, eat, kick back and relax.

You can follow our fun and antics on my facebook page: Linda’s Stampin’ Escape

Thanks for stopping by.

See you Monday!

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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