Friday, May 5, 2017

One Day Crafting Retreat

We had such a great time at our One Day Crafting Retreat last Saturday!!!!

I love this day!!!

And....  I think everyone that attends does as well :).

It doesn't matter what type of crafter you are...  everyone is welcome!  We had 2 people bring their sewing machines and lots of people worked on making cards and putting their scrapbooks together.

You can basically bring whatever you'd like to work on for the day.  It's your chance to actually get something done - without any interruptions!!  You get to play all day, and we spoil you with....

-lots of good food
-cute table treats
-an awesome goody bag of product
-fun make-n-take projects
-raffles and prizes
-the use of all my big shot supplies, stamp sets and punches

Here are a few pics of everyone working away on their projects (and visiting!)...

Everyone was greeted with their goody bag, name tag and a table treat at their seat in the morning....

Each person received (in their goody bag) a package of the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper, the coordinating Succulent Garden Ribbon Combo Pack and a package of the Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes.  All of these items are retiring on May 31 (or sooner, if supplies run out before then!).  I sure am going to miss those Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes..... and the Succulent Garden Suite has been a favorite of mine in the Occasions Catalog!

Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper  142778

Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon Combo Pack  142781

Crumb Cake Notecards & Envelopes  133766

Here's a closer look at our first table treat....

Watch for a fun video on how to make these treats - coming soon!!

The name tags were inspired by the name tags that my friend (and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Melissa Roberts) designed for our Crafting Weekend back in March.  I loved them so much I wanted to share them with everyone at our One Day Retreat as well :).

These name tags feature the Work of Art Stamp Set, Flower Medallion Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Succulent Garden Ribbon Combo Pack (this ribbon is so soft!!) and Rhinestones.  The Flower Medallion Punch and Rhinestones are retiring (and the Rhinestones have already sold out!).  But, not to fear.... Stampin' Up! is just re-formatting our Rhinestones and Pearls, and they'll be available again to purchase on June 1 when the new Annual Catalog goes live!

Work of Art Stamp Set  wood-mount  134111
Work of Art Stamp Set  clear-mount  134114

Flower Medallion Punch  137417

2" Circle Punch  133782

Here's the table with all of my supplies (punches, stamp sets and Big Shot supplies) that everyone can use throughout the day.....

Here are all the raffle prizes (almost $200 in product!!) that were given away on Saturday....

And...  a display of our new Eastern Palace Suite of products (a pre-release from our next Annual Catalog) and a FREE Class with the purchase of the bundle.  See all of the details here

I like to spoil everyone with the Opportunity to shop from the Buy One, Get One Free Sale at our retreats, too...

And, this time..... I even threw in a FREE Sale-a-Bration item with every $50 order - on top of the BOGO deal!!!

Here's a look at our second table treat of the day....

It's a cute post-it note holder that features the new Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder (that is NOT retiring!!) and the Acorny Thank You Stamp Set and coordinating Acorn Builder Punch (that ARE retiring!!).

Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder  143231

Acorny Thank You Stamp Set  139718

Acorn Builder Punch  139681

I just love these cute post it note holders - and, since I use post it notes ALL the time, I thought everyone else might be able to use them, too!

Last, but not least, are our make-n-takes from the retreat.  It's another CASE of my friend, Melissa's projects from our Weekend Retreat.  I thought they were so cute!  I knew everyone would love them at our One Day Retreat as well!

We used the Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes and our Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and Ribbon from our goody bags to make these projects.  I love to show everyone how to use the products that they receive in their goody bags :).  I think it makes them much more meaningful!

We made a cute box to hold our Note Cards & Envelopes.

Then, we made 4 simple cards to go in our box!

This first card features the Watercolor Words Stamp Set (that is NOT retiring!) and our Lace Doilies (that ARE retiring and have already sold out - sorry!).

Watercolor Words Stamp Set  138702

Our second card features the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set (that is also retiring).

Designer Tin of Cards  141739

Our third card features the Falling for You Stamp Set (that is retiring) and the Flourishing Thinlits that are NOT retiring).

Falling for You Stamp Set  wood-mount  143106
Falling for You Stamp Set  clear-mount  143109

Flourishing Thinlits  141478

Our last card features the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set (not retiring), the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set (retiring) and the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (retiring).  

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set  142924

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper  140550

Retiring Stamp sets are guaranteed to be available thru May 22; all other items are only available while supplies last.

I hope you enjoyed all of these projects and learning about our One Day Retreat!!

Here are just a few of the comments from Saturday....

Heidi says.....  "Had a fantastic time!  Loved the make-n-take projects! Can't wait until the next retreat so I can get more projects done!"

Barb says...  "Great hostess - Amy!  Great lighting and tables.  Sharing group of their personal supplies.  Easy parking and loading. Bring a pillow or your own chair - folding chairs are low and cold."  (I know!  Sorry about this, Barb!)

Sabina says....  "It is a very enjoyable day because of the friendships and sharing of ideas.  The food is always good, and I love coming.  I always learn something."

Maria says....  "It's some of the best me time I get all year!"

Mark your calendars for our next One Day Retreat on Saturday, September 30!!

It promises to be another great day for sure :).

I hope you were Inkspired today!!

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