Spring Retreat Fun!

A day crafting with others is always fun! And it’s even more fun when you are being pampered, right? Earlier this month I held my first Blue Mountain Day Retreat and I think everyone who attended enjoyed it. We stamped, laughed, and shared!

So today I thought I’d share some of the pictures I took before the retreat. At least I remembered to do that – sorry, I forgot to snap some pics during the retreat, wouldn’t you know.

Here are the tables set up and ready to go, everyone had a 6 foot table of their own.

Spring Day Retreat Classroom (1)

And of course, my corner store which included finished items and cards, along with Paper Pumpkin and other kits and even items to decorate, retired cards stock, ribbon and other accessories for those who had forgotten something or just wanted a little extra something for their project.  Everyone had access to all my stamp sets and Big Shot items since they were available for use during the Retreat!

Spring Day Retreat Classroom (2)

“Goodie Bags” were waiting for everyone at their seats along with their name tag.

Spring Day Retreat Goodie Bag

Their Make n Take packets in addition to the goodies were used to complete their 4 projects that day with lots left over so they could make more with the instructions they got!

I made these cute little pencil holders up for everyone using the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (140557) and Suite Sayings stamp set (140709/140712).

Spring Day Retreat pencil holder

And here are a couple of the pillow gifts they received that day. First is a memo pad.

Picture Perfect Note Pads (2)

I love the way this turned out using the Picture Perfect stamp set (140520). I knew when I saw it, the stamp set was perfect for these little memo pads I found a while back!

Picture Perfect Note Pads (1)

I used Rose Red and Blushing Bride Classic Ink to create this wonderful cabbage rose from the set – and since the set was photopolymer it was easy to line up the 3 different images that make up this flower.

Notice the Blushing Bride polka dot pattern? It’s from out Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138437) so you can make a bunch of these memo holders up!

And here is a cute little kiss holder I made using the Tin of Cards stamp set (138946) and the Love Blossom Designer Series Paper Stack (140548).

Spring Day Retreat Tin of Cards Kiss treat

If you’d like to learn how I made these little kiss holders you can click HERE to see a video tutorial showing you how. They are soooo easy to make and who doesn’t like chocolate?

Here is a photo of all the pillow gifts and goodies I made for the day retreat.

Spring Day Retreat pillow gifts

And since everyone asked for the soup recipe I made for lunch, I thought I’d share it with you today too. I think it’s yummy and soooo easy to make.

 

Joy’s Easy White Chili

 

2 T. bacon drippings

1 medium Onion, chopped

1 (4oz.) can chopped green chilies

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tap. Salt

2 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. ground coriander

½ tsp. cayenne pepper

3 (15 oz) cans Luck’s Great Northern Beans, un-drained

2 (14 ½ oz.) cans Swanson Chicken Broth

3 (10oz) cans Hormel Premium Chicken Brest, drained

8 oz. extra sharp Cheddar Cheese or more to taste

Brown onion in bacon drippings. Add all ingredients to a large pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Or for a Crock pot,  Cook on high 2-4 hours.Serve with corn chips.

 

So what do you think? Look like fun? Does this look like something that you’d enjoy doing? Twelve hours of uninterrupted crafting time? Well if it is something you’d enjoy or this past retreat date didn’t work for you, you’ll want to watch my calendar of events – I hope to be doing more of these events soon!

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Team Fun

Last night I held my monthly Team meeting. And for those that braved the rainy weather there was a lot of sharing, laughter, food and stamping of course.

Today I thought I’d share with you some swaps that were brought to the meeting.

This first card is bright and bold was created by Janie.

Its my party Team Swap March 2016 (2)

The drape or pleated skirt told was done using the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper stack (140552).

This second card uses the In the Meadow stamp set (140751/140754) and has a totally different feel to it. It’s soft and subtle since Cindy chose the Blushing Bride pattern from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (140548).

In the Meadow Team Swap March 2016 (3)

Even the embossing folder, Softly Falling (139672) that Cindy chose makes you think soft and peaceful. LOL!

Seeing different styles and color choices is part of the fun of sharing during our meetings. It energizes every ones creative juices! What fun to share.

If this is something that you’d like to do, why not check out my Team, the Blue Mountain Stampers.

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Hello Sunshine

Today’s cards were some that I received in swaps and are created using  products that are limited time Sale-a-bration items. I think these two stamp sets are a wonderful addition to any stampers collection since their sentiments cover all kinds of occasions.

These first two cards are created with the Hello stamp set (141240/141243). Joanne gave me this bright and cheerful Hello card. It also uses our Sale-a-bration Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (141021) which is one of the three products only available until February 15th.

Hello SC SAB Swap 2016 (6)

And this card uses our yummy Mint Macaron In Color along with Blackberry Bliss.

Hello SC SAB Swap 2016 (7)

I love the way that Kate tucked the Silver Metallic Thread (138402) behind the layered Flower Medallion (137417) and Pansy Punches (130698). And can you see the embellishment that adds a bit of shine to the center of the flower? It’s one of our Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers (137856).

And here are some samples using the Sky Is the Limit stamp set (141282/141349). This first one Roxie designed for Valentine’s Day. It uses the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (140548).

Sky is the Limit SC SAB Swap 2016

And another from Tanisha. I love the quick and easy clouds she sponged for the background.

Sky is the Limit SC SAB Swap 2016 (8)

And these next two use the Sale-a-bration Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (141021).

Sky is the Limit SC SAB Swap 2016 (9) Sky is the Limit SC SAB Swap 2016 (7)

And finally this card from Joanne  She used one of my favorite Designer Series Paper Stacks from the Occasions Catalog, Going Places (140581).  I just love the White Vellum cardstock (101856) propeller and Neutrals Collection Candy Dots (130934) she added to it.

Sky is the Limit SC SAB Swap 2016 (4)

Something so small – just makes this a special little card.

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It’s Love at First Sight

Have you check out the First Sight stamp set found on page 36 of the Occasions Catalog? It’s a great set that includes all kinds of images that are great for all kinds of projects – not just Valentine’s Day. In particular the vine images are great to create collage type backgrounds.

Today’s card is one I stamped for a good friend of mine that I’ve know for years.

Bloomin Love Post it note holders (2)

I think she’ll enjoy getting this card in the mail for Valentine’s Day. And since she loves her flower garden I know she’ll enjoy the little images that fit perfectly inside our Sweetheart Punch!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: First Sight (140685/140688)

Inks: Soft Suede (126978) and Blushing Bride Classic Ink (131172)

Paper: Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (140548), Blushing Bride (131198) and Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Sweetheart Punch (133786) and Garden Green, Rose Red, and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers

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First Sight

Wow, it’s February 1st and that means there are just 13  days until Valentine’s Day. Yikes! So if you haven’t already gotten your Valentine goodies done I’ll be sharing some quick and easy project with you this week.

Check out this card made with our First Sight stamp set (140685/140688) and the very popular Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (140548).

First Sight SC Swap Occasions 2016

I love the way Roxie created a quick and simple background using our 1″ Square Punch and pieces of Designer Series Paper. Reminds me of a quilt – which for me evokes warm fuzzy memories of bundling up on a cold winters night.

If you haven’t already gotten your favorite items for Valentine’s Day there is still time left to order. And just a reminder today’s your last chance for last week’s Weekly Deals.

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: First Sight (140685/140688)

Inks: Rose Red (126954)

Paper: Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (140548), Crumb Cake (120953), and Blushing Bride Card stock (131198)

Accessories: Sweetheart Punch (133786), 1″ Square Punch (124094), Note Tag Punch (135860), and Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

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Bloomin’ Love

Have you seen the Bloomin’ Love stamp set in the Occasions Catalog? It’s got some great images and a coordinating Thinlits Die that is gorgeous. While this set is great for Valentine’s it is also wonderful for other occasions such as anniversaries and weddings.

Here are two cards I received in my recent swap that use the Bloomin’ Love suite of products.

This first one is from Joanne – simple and sweet. I love the bit of Pink Pirouette Seam Binding that adds more texture to the card.

Bloomin' Love SC Occasions Swap 2016 (1)

I’ve given you the full supply list below.

And this second one is from Marni  – Isn’t the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper lovely? I find I am reaching for it time and again. I can’t get enough of this stuff.

Bloomin' Love SC Occasions Swap 2016 (2)

Marni also used the sequins from our Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit (140551) to add a bit of bling.

I can’t decide which I like best – so why not leave me a comment and let me know which is your favorite.

Then stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing more cards with you that use this suite of products.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Bloomin’ Love (140643)

Inks: Blushing Bride (131172) and Rose Red Classic Ink (126954)

Paper: Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (140548), Crumb Cake 120953), Rose Red (102554), Blushing Bride (131198), and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Pink Pirouette 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (134574), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

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