Retreat Day 1

Hi all!  I wanted to share with you all the fun we had at the Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat!  It was an awesome weekend of crafting, stamping, scrapbooking, eating, girl time and Friendship!   This time I decided to start the retreat on Thursday evening to give everyone some extra crafting time on their personal projects if they wanted it.    On the agenda for Thursday night was happy hour, setting up your craft station and a fire in the firepit with smores.  Well it rained on Thursday and was too wet for us to have the fire so that got moved to Friday night.

Before everyone arrived it was a cleaning frenzy!  Plus final set up of all the tables, chairs and goody bags along with a welcome gift for everyone.


Look at this cute little bag!  And a sneak peek at some new products too!  These are the brand new In-Colors for 2014-2015 shown in a brand new style of ribbon!  The ribbon is hotglued around a muslin bag – I pulled out the cord.  Cindy made a similar bag for one of her Artisan projects last month.

Here is a closer look at the tag –

retreat-muslin-bag-tagThe center of the flower is one of the pieces from the February 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit – In the Bag.  You’ll see this kit used in a variety of projects from the retreat.   If you are a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can order refills of this kit or the full kit.  And if you aren’t a subscriber yet – sign up today and enter the code SHELLIDEAL to start your June subscription at 50% off!!

The flower is punched from the new Blackberry Bliss card stock with the Pansy punch.  Pin the flowers to the bag with a safety pin and add a little Linen Thread bow.

The new In-Colors and ribbons will be available in the new catalog that starts on June 2nd.  I’m having a New Catalog Open House on June 1st – if you live near me come pick up a new catalog, make&takes using new products from the catalog, enjoy snacks and more plus have a chance to win a brand new stamp set too!


Do you want to know what I put inside the bags?  There was a Post-It pad, a little pencil, a sheet of Stampin’ Dimensionals, a piece of a Stampin’ Sponge.  And Sue brought everyone some chap stick which I stuck in there too.

And here are a couple of pictures that I took Thursday night – a few of us got started working on Thursday night.

Jennifer, Candy and Nicole

Jennifer, Candy and Nicole


Diane, Cindy and Sue

Diane, Cindy and Sue

Supplies for the bags plus the Paper Pumpkin kit (not shown here).