Sunday, November 28, 2010

*What A Weekend!!!*

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!
Items Used:
*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
*Challenges:  FTL113
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Heather said...

I am so happy that you came to the retreat with Birute and I. Also *really* happy that you were able to get your Christmas cards done (have to admit I am a little jealous!). I just wish that the week wasn't over already. I am going to miss you. <3

Mary G. said...

This is a great card!!!! Easy, yet so elegant!! TFS!