Eat, Sleep, Craft, Repeat Retreat

l to r: Christine, ME, Susan, Darnell, Colleen, Loll,
Bonnie, Nancy, Linda

Crafting away.

Loll showing Dolly a finished card front using Trina's embossing technique.

Bonnie's beautiful finished card front using embossing technique.

Linda's lovely finished card front.  Purple and butterflies ... who would have guessed??!! :)

Dolly's gorgeous finished card front with lots of dimension.

All focused. 

Bonnie enlists Dolly's help to find "just the right stamp". :)

Susan deep in thought.

Dolly strikes a pose.

Nancy and me!

Splatter guru Loll doing a little splattering.

Colleen's beautiful finished card.

Susan's lovely finished BLUE card front.

Waiting for the Big Shot.  We were all a little confused about the "sandwich", but worked it out in the end.  Great technique that we all vowed to use lots!

Bonnie with her two beautifully finished card fronts.

Linda and Colleen working with watercolour pencils led by Dolly.

Hammy watching over us!

Loll's two finished cards.

Nancy smooshing Brushos on Yupo.

Crafting away.

... and more crafting!

Nancy trying out her new brushes.

Christine trying out HER new brushes.

Linda's second card with this double emboss technique - beautiful!

Alex had the group mesmerized.
He took all the pictures (except the one below).
He also spent an hour presenting ways to improve our card photography.
Lots of great tips.  We all learned SO MUCH!
Alex also showed us some fun photography toys to help us
and provided links to buy them.
It's not only card makers that are enablers! :)
Thanks Alex.  We appreciate YOU!

Finished Cut Up Stamping technique cards led by Nancy.  Fun technique.

Finished Double Embossing with Dies and EF technique cards led by me.  Love this technique!!


 Finished Pearl-Ex powder cards led by Loll.

Finished Watercolouring on Vellum cards led by Susan.

Blended DOX inks cards with white heat embossing led by Linda.  Super easy with beautiful results.

Finished cards using a variety of techniques.
(l to r) Embossing with Dies; Pressed leaves from the garden (led by Christine); Baby Swipe over DOX inks (led by Bonnie), another Pressed Leaves from the garden; Watercolouring on Vellum, and Embossing using Dies.  All so uniquely beautiful!

More finished cards with a variety of techniques.
(l to r) Watercolour pencils technique, Magicals through an Intricate Stencil (led by Loll), more Watercolour Pencils, Watercolour Spritz, another Watercolour Pencils, Stamping over Washi Tape and Gesso (led by Christine), and Watercolour Pencils.  Fantastic cards!

Photographs by
Alejandro Garcia Photography
Instagram:  @AlejandroGarcia.Photography


Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Rocked out on the cards -- how fun of a get-together!

cm said...

I second Vicki! WOW x WOw! Looks like a whole lot of creative creativity happened during this fabulous get-together! So glad you had a blast...and your cards are absolutely gorgeous (just like you!)!