Monday, March 26, 2018

A Spring Fling Kind of Weekend

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was crazy-busy, but so much fun! I held my Spring Fling Creative Escape on Saturday...14 straight hours of crafting, yummy food, special treats, great friends and TONS of fun. It made for some rather long days for me, but it was all soooo worth it. I thought I'd share the six make-n-takes my guests did at the retreat. My goal was to put everyone in a spring-y frame of mind...

Tranquil Tulips host set (everyone got one of this set in their swag bags) stamped on Colour Theory DSP, matted on Smokey Slate card stock and mounted on a Tutti Frutti card base. A little softness added with a delicate doily and some Smokey Slate gingham ribbon.

A Good Day stamp set, stamped in Basic Gray ink and colour with a Daffodil Delight marker. Clouds and rainbow die-cut using the Rainbow Builder Framelits. I added Wink of Stella to the clouds, but it isn't visible in the photo. Again, this card is mounted on a Tutti Frutti card base.

Eclectic Expression Sale-a-bration stamp set (my new fav!) stamped in Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Sahara Sand and silver metallic. I am LOVING this colour combo...perfect for masculine cards!

Perennial Birthday stamp set, stamped in Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight and Berry Burst ink. Embellishments include glitter enamel dots and Berry Burst metallic ribbon. Built on a Tutti Frutti card base.

Tranquil Tulips stamp set stamped in Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist ink. Sentiment is from One Big Meaning and is stamped in Smokey Slate ink. Embellishments include Lemon Lime Twist striped ribbon and some Tutti Frutti sequins. Built on a Tutti Frutti card base. (Can you tell I LOVE those??)
Easter treat holder using the Tiny Treat Boxes. Bunny is a belly band that slides off to access the goodies. Face is stamped with the Foxy Friends stamp set and sentiment is from Sweet Little Something.
Everyone got to make one of each make-n-take throughout the day whenever they needed a break from their own projects. I love making my events special with a theme and coordinating decor. Here are some photos of the day...

My guests alway appreciate it when I bring along some inspiration for them.
I forgot how much fun it is to make cute banners...it's been a while! I used the Large Letters Framelits for the words and the Tranquil Tulips stamp set for the images.
Looks like spring inside...even if it's FREEZING outdoors!
Everyone had a whole table to themselves complete with a pot of spring flowers, personalized name plaque, welcome swag bag and sweet treats.
Lots of door prizes were up for grabs...including a Stamparatus! Congratulations to Rita Dion for winning that one!
No crafty retreat is complete without a candy buffet and well-stocked fridge full of beverages.
Cathy, Karen and Tanya getting settled in for the day.
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE spring flowers. This photo just makes me happy :)

Of course, we also needed to eat! Our caterer was simply awesome and the food was out-of-this world delish. Here are some pics... but don't look if you're hungry! We had both lunch (shown below) and dinner provided and it was all YUMM-O!!

Lunch buffet included sandwiches, wraps, cheese and crackers, salad, veggies, fruit, the BEST soup I have EVER eaten in my life, and yummy brownies and cookies for dessert.

Lol...I forgot to take a picture of the dinner buffet....I was too distracted by dessert! Buttered Almond and Salted Caramel cupcakes...
...and the BEST buttertarts EVER!

As you can see, we didn't exactly starve ;) Everyone had a great day and it made me so happy to see everyone enjoying themselves and taking time just for them. I truly LOVE what I do!

If you'd like to join me for my Fall Fling Stamp 'n' Scrap Retreat Weekend, be sure to click the tab at the top of the page. For now, have a great week!

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