Our first two years we held it in Kennewick, WA and then moved it to Salem, OR where it's been ever since.
The Angel Company went out of business in 2011 but we decided that we still wanted to get together on a yearly basis so we have continued our yearly gathering. Some of us have gone on to other stamp companies and some do not sell for any stamp company. It's not about any of that. We just like to come together and share ideas, have fun and SHOP!!! And, boy do we shop!!! They are all very good enablers!!!
This year there were 9 of us. That is the lowest number we have ever had but there were those that just couldn't attend this year and we missed them!!!
We normally each bring a shoe box project but this year, I decided to just have everyone bring projects that they had been working on. Some were working on Halloween cards, some were working on various projects that they needed completed and one gal worked on her Christmas stocking for her 2 year old Son.
We always have challenges, games, and food to snack on. AND, we always set aside time to go shopping at all the craft stores in Salem. This year, we included Albany's Hobby Lobby.
I have challenges for them to do. This year I had them alter 5 x 5 magnets, make a card using stickers from the Dollar Tree, and alter a small fat notebook, also from the Dollar Tree....plus I had a bunch of 'stuff' and they were asked to make a card using some of that 'stuff'. They came through like the artists that they are!!
Here are a couple of the magnets that they did. Now, mind you, the magnets were a calendar from a business from 2003.....so they were covering it.
We had bought some cute calendars at the Dollar Tree and one of the gals attached that to the Magnet after covering it with paper. Cute idea!!!
All in all we had a great time chatting, playing and shopping!!! It seemed like it was over way too fast!!! And, it was time to say our goodbyes and head for home!!
Now to start planning next year's event!!
Have a fantastic day!!!