Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stamping Retreat.

  On Oct. 11, 12, and 13th our stamp club had a retreat.  The lady who's turn it was to be hostess, has a cabin up in the woods, so we went there for the class. We did that last year and had a blast!  So I got several ornaments instructions together, plus some techniques and card ideas and we had our fun time away from family and distractions.  Of course, I forgot several items, but sometimes half the fun is getting to improvise and seeing what we can come up with, with only the supplies on hand.

On the way up to the cabin, we saw a herd of about 25 mountain goats.  It was pretty cool.  They were taking a lunch break by the side of the road.  On the other side of the road, there were some deer going across a farmers freshly plowed field.
 Melanie, our hostess, has a garage/barn with a loft above.  That is where we set up our stamping area.  As you can see, we have lots of room to be creative.  But you have to watch out for the sloping sides.  We all bumped our heads at least once!  Of course we all laughed!

Here we are in the cabin having dinner on Thursday night.  We all take a meal so our hostess doesn't feel too overwealmed.  Consequently, we all eat very well.  And we always have enough chocolate to fill in between meals!

 Deb is showing off her ornament she finished.  Everyone said it was worth the time it took to make it.
 Here we are busy working.  I thought I had gotten pictures of us doing the shaving cream technique, but guess not.

 Here Dyanne and Kathy are doing the bubbles technique.  They had us in stitches the whole time they were there.  The bubbles were fun but everyone loved the shaving cream technique. Deb and Olivia made 12 or more cards using it.  Of course, I missed getting a picture.  Melanie took some so I will get one from her later.
And when we finished our ornaments, we got to put them on a tree!

We had a lot of fun playing with our stamps and crafting cards.  And we are hoping to do it again next year!  Thanks again everyone for a fun time.  And especially thanks to Melanie for opening up her cabin to us so we could have this special time together!

I will post some pictures of our creations next time.
Have a good one!

                                                             Jeannie B

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