So by now, if you have been reading my posts you will know that I spent last weekend at a stamping retreat with some fabulous ladies. I thought I would show you some photo’s I took over the weekend.
These first few photos were taken before the retreat started (that’s why the tables are so neat and tidy). This is the big shot station.
This is the current stamp sets table (above) and right beside it was the tools table (below).
This is the retired stamps set and embossing station.
This is how the tables were set up for everyone. All the places had the same gifts and the chef’s hats were named so everyone knew where to sit. How cute are these little gifts? The mini milk carton had an individual stamp inside too.
There were three tables set up just like this one. Here are some shots of the other tables too.
This is the bosses table…lol
Here is a close up of the place settings. The only thing missing is the pink cupcake which sat inside the holder.
Below is a wide shot of the whole room, as you can see it was a small group who came, but that didn’t make it any less fun. Can you see the bags sitting on the chairs in the foreground? These were also gifts for everyone who attended and held the free DSP pack that we all received, as well as order forms, wish lists etc.
Here is a shot of Sally in her “shop” area.
Next I want to show you some photo’s of the girls receiving their awards for winning the competitions. This is Sally presenting Kay with her award for winning the most cards made over the weekend competition.
Here is Leigh receiving her award for coming second in the mystery bag competition. Don’t you love the girls in their chef’s hats. As I mentioned in earlier posts it was a masterchef theme retreat, thus the hats and wooden spoons as awards.
Here is Sandra receiving her award for coming second in the most cards made over the weekend competition. Pretty amazing seeing as she missed half of the first day. Way to go Mrs M!!!!
This is the lovely Tammy who pipped me at the post for the invention test accepting her first place award for her trio of fantastic boxes she made. All winners also received a Reason to Smile stamp set too.
Doesn’t Leigh just look terrific in her chef’s hat?
Next I want to show you some of the amazing cards that were created over the weekend. I have forgotten who made all of them, so I am sorry to those girls.
This gorgeous wedding card was made by Leigh, isn’t she clever?
Helen made this beautifully bright 50th birthday card. I think it is just lovely. I am sure her friend is going to love it.
I think this gorgeous pink creation was made by Chris. I just love the DSP. Although I’m not a pink girl I am loving this card.
This stamp set, Hello, Blossoms, was definitely the stamp set of the weekend. All the girls had fun with this set and made some fantastic cards. This particular one is made by Jan and inspired many of the girls to make lots of cards with this stamp set.
Jan also made this beautiful card. She actually won the mystery bag competition with this card. I think I will be casing this card Jan.
Jo made this card for her son to give to her husband for Fathers Day and its just soooo cute. I think her hubby is going to love it, I know I do.
The next three cards are one’s that I can’t remember who made them so if you reading this and know who did please leave me a message. I love these three too and will be casing them soon.
I love the flower on this card.
I think Helen made this card but a couple of girls made cards very similiar to this one so I may be wrong. Love that butterfly.
I think this card is just lovely. I love the Just Believe stamp set.
Well as you can see we had a fantastic weekend and lots of fantastic cards and scrapbook pages were made. We are all looking forward to the next one.
Thanks for visiting.