I got back to my sisters house late this afternoon after a wonderful scrapbooking retreat but on by The Kit Company. I went with my sister Heather and her good friend (and my friend) Birute! We arrived at the camp around 3 on Friday and left there just after 3 this afternoon.
We had a wonderful time! Great food, a big 8ft table each, a comfortable room to sleep in, lots of laughs, made some new friends.... and I worked HARD!
Anyone who's been around here for a while knows how much I hate crafting away from home!! Well, on my trip to London ON on Wednesday (Great Big Sea was awesome... we were third row centre!), I did a little shopping and had several new stamps to play with. I bought a My Mind's Eye paper stack from Michael's before I left Calgary and packed the inks, papers, embellishments and ribbons to go along with the papers.
In my head, I figured I needed to make about 70 Christmas cards to finish what I need for sending out.... I already had 30+ at home.
But at some point I must have downsized my list as it turns out, I need about 70 cards. Ooops LOL!
Anyway... I managed to create a total of 75 cards this weekend in 35 different designs. I sold 5 of the cards to one of the gals who was scrapbooking at the retreat this weekend.
Some of the cards followed sketches, some came from my head.... and most of them I love.
I will have a lot of work ahead of me when I get home, getting all of those photographed so I can get them signed and mailed out!
What a relief to have them done!
I've decided to share only Christmas cards with you from now until Christmas... I hope you enjoy!
*Cardstock: Classic Crest White; Stampin' Up! Silver
*Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View
*Images: PTI Signature Greetings
*Ink: Rocket Red Brilliance
*Tools: Big Shot; Nestabilities