Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Weekend Retreat

Last weekend, four gals came to spend the weekend at my house. We are all on a Yahoo group together and every year, I put on a mini retreat at my home.

We had a great time! Lots of stamping, eating and just plain FUN!! Everyone brought a project or two to share, a door prize for the drawing and we each took turns fixing a meal!!!

One project that we did was a Holiday Card List book! This will be perfect to keep track of the cards that are sent out at Christmas time. Another idea would be to make one for birth dates. Jo C shared this project with us.

Here is a fun Post it Note holder using TAC's Willoughby paper, coasters and a bind it all.

I didn't remember to take a photo of the inside, but you open it up and a Post it Note pad is on the right hand side. This was one of my projects.

Another fun project was using a box of Thin Mints and wrapping it to look like a snowman. Lawrian T shared this one with us.

I haven't finished embellishing mine, but I will show it here just to give you an idea of how dang cute this is. It would make GREAT gifts for teachers at Christmas time or Grandparents. It's something the kids can actually make themselves with a little supervision (because of the hot glue gun)
I plan on adding some eyes and buttons down his front.

We did some other projects/cards, but I didn't get a chance to take a photo of them.

One was an adorable card of a Moose with ornaments hanging off his antlers and the other was a cute way to fold a card front. I'll be sure to get them uploaded as soon as I finish them and get them photographed.

I also taught the Flip Flop book, once again, and the gals did an awesome job! But, I was too caught up in jabbering to remember to take photos of their finished creations! Dang, they were all so cool, too!!

Here is the one I did, for a friend, using Bo Bunny papers I had gotten that afternoon at a local scrapbook store.



This is one of the pages on the inside.
I love this paper and think I NEED to go back and get some more ;-) I hope she likes it!

We had a fabulous weekend!!! I just wish I had remembered to take photos of all the projects and fun we had.

Now to get busy and finish some cards I owe for swaps!!!

Later!!

Char

3 comments:

  1. Wow. I love all the art. I've seen wordle before, it really looks neat. I love the vintage stamps for November. I'm glad you had fun this week-end.

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  2. Nice projects! Seems like you had a lot of fun!

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  3. I love that paper too, and you made a beautiful card with it.

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