Petal Potpourri, Ice Storm & more

This past weekend I was able to share some time with a lovely group of ladies at the Tanglewood Lodge in Helen. Here is my spot all set up Friday and ready to go. Yes, I pack heavy. LOL I’m sure you know how that goes.

Tanglewood Retreat my space

And here are my friend and I at the Big Shot & Punch table working on our projects. Fun, laughter and fellowship – what could be  better? I really enjoyed my time with these ladies – there are always all kinds of different crafting projects going on and it’s fun to see everyone’s projects

Tanglewood Retreat Kathleen and I

Today’s card is one I created at the retreat and it uses the Petal Potpourri stamp set from the Occasions Catalog along with the Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp set.

Petal Potpourri and Another Thank You

Can you see the fun heart shape on the sentiment? This is one of our Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers colored with the Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Blendabilities – what fun these are to add a little extra interest and shine to an area you want to highlight. (I’ve listed all the supplies below for you)

Of course since the retreat was held on Valentine’s weekend I did a little something for my guys before I left the house using the January Paper Pumpkin Kit stamp set.

January Paper Pumpkin 2015 alternate Valentine Treats (2) January Paper Pumpkin 2015 alternate Valentine Treats (1)

I also thought you’d enjoy seeing what my son did for his girlfriend – she loves bacon!

Bacon Flowers

We cooked these together the night before I left for the retreat but he put them together for their date. They really look like roses I thought – clever idea. When I posted the video I saw on face book onto his timeline I was just joking – but he loved the idea and it turns out so did his girlfriend!

Unfortunately we did have to cut our weekend short and so we headed out Sunday night since the weather reports for the incoming storm were kind of spotty. Better safe than sorry, right?

When I got home Sunday night I found this cute little critter trying to help me unpack.

Raven the goat

Turns out Raven is a pet and had gotten out of her pasture – She just wanted to play and found in a friend in our dog Chewie. You’ll be happy to know Raven was picked up before the worst of the storm came in and is happy back with her family now.

As you can see we’ve had some excitement here in North Georgia over the last few days – thankfully it wasn’t nearly as bad as they predicted although the ice has taken down a lot of trees and power in the Atlanta area.

It seems we faired a bit better in Clarkesville – unfortunately this afternoon I won’t be at the Clarkesville Library for my Caring with Cards event. The library is closed due to the weather, but I will be there on March 17th so why not plan to stop by then?

On a personal note – I thought I’d share some photos with you of the yard. Ice storms are always more fun when your safe inside.  Hopefully you and your family are safe and warm too.

This first picture was from last night as everyone was getting home. There were already some bad spots of ice forming and part of the road was shut down because of it. Most of what we got yesterday was sleet- you could really hear it pinging on the surfaces.

February 2015 Ice storm

And here is what it looks like this morning – thankfully the sun is out and it is warming up so things are starting to melt.

February 2015 Ice Storm (2)

Well I’d better go since both my guys are home. Stop on by again when I’ll be sharing more of the projects that I made during my weekend at Tanglewood.

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Tanglewood Lodge Retreat

Tanglewood Lodge Helen GA

Wow, I’m back home from Tanglewood Lodge in Helen now and have the car unpacked. I just need to put my supplies away. I know I should be crashing after a weekend of crafting until the wee morning hours, but I’m not, I’m psyched and over flowing with positive energy. Girl time – it’s a wonderful thing! And since my husband was on call all weekend I had no guilt either about spending Valentine’s weekend away from home.

When my girlfriend invited me to the retreat I wasn’t real sure about it since I’ve never done this kind of thing – but I’m soooo glad I did. What a wonderful group of ladies I met. I really enjoyed visiting and getting to know them during our chats and sharing. And it wasn’t just paper crafting and scrapbooking. There was a wide variety of projects everyone was working on so it was really cool to see everyone’s projects and learn about new things.

Here are one of the projects the ladies were working on – it’s wool felting, and when I got back from dinner they were working on the bead work. I really love the colors in Joy’s purse.

Felting Tanglewood Lodge Retreat (2)

And here is another one done in blue tones – each was so different, based on how they chose to combine the wood and then shape it.

Felting Tanglewood Lodge Retreat

Do you see the line art or doodling below the purse? It’s the Zentangle Method – Christine shared with me how Zentangle is done – it’s suppose to be very zen and relaxing. One of the ladies was working on a bear that was just fantastic! What a group of 19 fun and talented ladies I shared the weekend with.

I originally planned on working on my band scrapbook but got side tracked with all the creative energy and wanted to play with my paper and stamps since my computer was taking so long to load the many cds of photos, but I guess that worked out for the best.

Here is my space on day 2 – we each had a table and of course I my son thought I’d taken too much. I thought I’d packed everything but the kitchen sink, but that turned out it wasn’t the case because I still regretted not taking all my circle punches – I’ll know better next time. There’s no such thing as too much! LOL

Tanglewood Retreat Feb 14 2014 (1)

I can’t wait to share with you all the great projects I worked on in the up coming weeks – watch for my class schedule.

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