We went to a beautiful camp, Gardom Lake, and it was still very snowy, so really pretty outside! We had camp style accommodation, but it was very comfortable and being the age I am, I don't say that lightly!
We demonstrators shared the cooking and there was no shortage of delicious food!
I accomplished a LOT! I was surprised, since I didn't have much of a plan when I went. I didn't take along a ton of gear, and it was probably a good thing this time as there wouldn't have been room for it in the car, as I drove the organizer up and she had a great deal of supplies with her. I really only missed my embellishments and ribbons, and they don't take up much room, so will make sure they come with me next time. Here's a quick shot of some of the cards I made:
One of my biggest projects was a PHD (project half-done) as my upline would say and I can't show you the photos for awhile since they are gifts for my 3 daughters and I want to keep it a surprise. But one of the cards that I am proudest of was created for a colour challenge on Saturday using Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum and Wild Wasabi! It was a kind of random colour palette and two of the colours are not ones I use regularly, but I embraced the challenge and used a layout from the new Paper Players Challenge #134:
It's a simple but versatile layout and it worked with how I was imagining the card I wanted to create.
Here's the card:
I loved how it turned out! It tied for first in the retreat challenge and I won a free stamp set! (Just the prize to make a stamper's heart beat a little faster!)
Anyway, you've got to come along to the next retreat! Contact me if you're interested. I think it will be in the early fall sometime!
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms (w126745; c126747); I Am (unavailable)
Paper: Sahara Sand (121043), Perfect Plum (101889), Wild Wasabi (108641), Baja Breeze (111352) and Very Vanilla (101650) card stock
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in Baja Breeze (126960), Perfect Plum (126963) and Wild Wasabi (126959)
Accessories: Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon (129287); Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)
Tools: 3" Circle Originals die (122125); 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906); Word Window Punch (119857); Modern Label Punch (119849); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
Stippled Blossoms Two-Step Stamp Set
Modern Label Punch
Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon
2 1/2" Circle Punch