Tuesday, October 21, 2008

                   
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Weekend Retreat...a look back...

Happy Tuesday!


I was so pooped when I got home from the retreat Sunday night that I couldn't even do anything except eat dinner, watch the Amazing Race, and go to bed! So last night I took time to prepare some photos to share with you. We had such a good time, we're already making plans for our next one!

The picture above shows the goody bags that I made for my girlfriends (I have a few extra shown in the pic for some other special gals!). Since I've been on the a paper rosette, aka yo yo kick, lately, I decided to make some for a paper bag and attach them to a wooden clothes pin as the bag closure. I've done the clothes pin closure before here, I just love the look of it! I used the fall paper from the Holiday Mini catalog, some contraband chipboard, Sage Shadow Craft Ink heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, and retired copper brads. I've had a few requests to explain/show how to make these since I showed the smaller one here, so I'll try to get that posted later this week.

Okay, on to more good stuff! This picture shows the great goody bags I got in return!


They were filled with goodies ranging from stamps, ribbon, bling, chipboard, candy, Starbucks gift card, and this fabulous necklace pictured below that Valerie had her friend custom make for us! We dubbed ourselves the Scooter Scrappers since that's the bar where we had our happy hour retreat planning session.


Now for the down and dirty...it took this much stuff...


...to make these 6 pages...

And that picture of stuff doesn't show the two large bags of food and drinks! Yikes! And I seriously thought I was packing light! lol!

Okay, thanks for letting me reminisce with you! I'm off to a teaching workshop today and looking forward to it. I still need the rest to recover from last weekend! lol! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

P.S. I almost forgot to mention but several of you have already emailed me or commented on the old post, one of my Halloween projects that I submitted for Shelli Gardner's (co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!) So Shelli.com Creative Challenge was chosen by her as a winner! I was so thrilled and the best part, I get a free stamp set of my choice! Whoo! Hoo! Make sure you submit some entries to her next challenge which is Season of Thanks, you could be a lucky winner too!

15 comments:

Tara said...

wow...congrats on winning the challenge! That's awesome! I love these little bags...I am anxious to know how you made your paper rosette cuz I was also loving the one on the pillow box!!
I am giggling at all the stuff you took...not at you just cuz that's about how much I would take too and I would be lucky to come back with 6 pages! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Angie:

You had me laughing so hard as it sounds just like me. I will tell you though the more retreats I went to the better I got at it!

Ashley said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! Congrats on winning the challenge!!

Lauren said...

Congrats! Looks like you had a great time at your event too.

val said...

Congrats on being a winner with Shelli!! I have to say that is one of my favorite of the Halloween cards!! Thanks for the link on your blog too!! you are too sweet!

Brooke S said...

Congrats on being selected by Shelly what a cool honor...
Hugs
Brooke

Catherine said...

Congrats for being selected :)

vina said...

SUPER CUTTTE! I love GOODY bags!!! Super excited about this weekend....yaya!

See you soon!

kathleenh said...

Well, it sure sounds like you had a great time! I love these weekends. They rejuvenate you even while they exhaust you! Your gift bags are fabulous. I love what you're doing with these ribbon yoyos!

Lori said...

This is awesome Angie....Congratulations on the So Shelli.com Creative Challenge!

Lor

chloe said...

CONGRATS ANGIE! YOU MUST BE SO STOKED!
I AM LOVING THE LITTLE GOODIE BAGS YOU MADE WITH THE CLOTHES PIN CLOSURE: SOO CUTE. AND WHAT A CRACK UP HOW MUCH STUFF YOU TOOK! I WOULD BE THE SAME THO!!

Savor the Journey said...

WOW!
You must have had a fabulous time! Fellowship with stampin' buddies, creative time .. can't be beat! (You really took a LOT of schtuff!!) hahaha

Lisa H. said...

so, what set did you pick? winning free rubber is awesome, but to be hand-picked by Shelli is an even bigger honor! I love your crop weekend pics. it is amazing how much stuff we feel have to take on those little get aways! glad you had a great time.

Crystal B said...

Wow!! Congrats on being picked by Shell AND free stamps so very awesome!!! Yes the amount of supplies look about right- looks like you packed light to me! =)

Donna said...

congratulations, girl! that's awesome - loved those projects. bet you had a great time, look at all those goodies! that necklace is too cute.