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Rambling Rose Fall Retreat…

Here’s the one question that keeps popping up in my head…”Why did you wait so long to host a retreat?”  And the reason I keep asking myself that is this weekend I just enjoyed so much with my “stampin’ peeps” at my first ever Rambling Rose Studio Retreat.

Here’ a shot of the group as we began our creative weekend  journey…

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This is the group freshly set up and sans Dazzling Diamonds.  From left:  Jan, Patty, Dawn, Moi, Pat, Barbara, Jeannette and Mary Pat.  Later we were dressed in pj’s, covered in Dazzling Diamonds and dimensional stickies but happy as pigs in mud.

We all made and presented a “shoe box” swap.  The variety was amazing in design and technique.  Here are a few samples for you…

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Dawn had made a quilt design for us.  This was a new technique to many and everyone said they were going to try a Christmas quilt in the new DSP.  Me too!  I’ll share later.

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A birthday card designed and presented by Janice.  Loved the color combo and the “Billie Bow”.

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This  Christmas card was also a gift card holder presented by Jeanette.  Here’s a shot of the inside too…

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Isn’t that beautiful?

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Mary Pat presented this gorgeous fall card.

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Dawn also brought this fun-fold, gift card holder.

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Pat showed us how to make this layered card with a woodgrain background.

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Barbara showed many of us for the first time how to “iris fold” this ornament.

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And Patty “wowed” us with this “iris fold” tree.

In the evenings our hostess with the mostest, Fran Randolph, cooked our meals.  All I can say is we all wanted to take her home.  Here’s what dinner looked like…

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I’m telling you our evening meals were to die for.  We had a full kitchen downstairs too and prepared and shared breakfast and lunch, but the evening meals were amazing.  Who am I kidding…we all gained a pound or two!  We pretty much grazed all day with a pot of coffee or a glass of wine.

My opening question remains…why did I wait so long to host a retreat?  Nevermind, I have another one rolling around in my mind and it’s not that far away…just sayin’.

Here’s the group hard at “work” saying see you next time…

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Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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That’s all I’m going to say about that.

I’m glittery and inky…but this was the best weekend ever!  Be HaPpY!

 

 

 

 

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Comments

    • We enjoyed a wonderful, creative time together. All the samples shown were made by my peeps. They are all so talented!…B

  1. It certainly looks as though all of you had a marvelous time. I love all the cards they made. TFS. The b-ism for today is perfect. You always find the best ones.