Thursday, 18 May 2017

May News :)

Hello Stampers

Oh dear it has been a whole month since my last post :/  How naughty of me!! 

Quite a few things have been happening of late -  I had my first Stamping Retreat and what a blast we all had!!!  more on that next; I had my Bestie's Son's wedding and that was also a blast :); and now I am getting ready for the new 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue to start!!!!  Can't wait for that to happen :)
If you are in Australia and would like a copy of the new Catty just send me an email here.

My first stamping retreat was a great success and everyone did enjoy themselves, learnt a lot, laughed a lot, talked a lot and stamped a lot :) :)  

It was held a the Maroochy Waterfront Camp & Conference Centre which had simply the best outlook and peaceful spot beside the Maroochy River

However the work area for my 15 other ladies was way too small.  So I am now on the hunt for another suitable venue for my next Retreat in 2018.

I made up a couple of challenge kits for the girls to do if they wished and they all had a go at creating and they all did such a wonderful job

The first challenge kit had a small piece of "Party Animal" DSP which is retiring at the end of May; some cardstock and one of the Mini Paper Clips from the current Occasions Catalogue on Page 15.  Here are the gorgeous creations they made :)

The second challenge had 2 flowers from the "Flower Shop" Stamp Set - 1 x Emerald Envy and 1 x Smoky Slate plus 2 rather long pieces of the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Emerald Envy and Smoky Slate..............Here are their creations -

The black "Congrats" Bag was the Grand Prize full of lots of exciting goodies (including chocolates :) ) to one lucky winner at the end of the Retreat.......Congrats to Narelle :)

My Bestie's son's wedding was a low key but fabulous "Party" and the Bride looked gorgeous and the Groom very handsome too.

I made them a wedding card/gift card holder all in one

Here I used the "Falling in Love" DSP and Washi Tape and the wording is from the "Floral Phrases" Stamp Set and "Watercolor Wishes" as well as a little splash of gold!!!

I will talk more about some of the exciting new things coming up in the new 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue which starts in just 2 weeks exactly today

Happy stamping everyone