Monday, September 22, 2014

Stamping Away 2014

Hello friends, I'm coming back from a wonderful weekend away with crafting friends. Amy Kolling and Laurie Willison organized the most incredible weekend away for us and I loved it.  Loved it, needed it, loved it and it was all around perfect. We did a card swap with the group and this was my entry for the card swap.  It was awesome to come home with 15 different cards from these talented ladies.  Laurie and Amy were the only friends I had met prior to going away.  It was awesome to meet all of these ladies in person (I'll list them out tomorrow!).

When I was on my way on Friday, I downloaded the Project Life App.  Seriously...it is so amazing.  I created six layouts in the airport on the way home in about 45 minutes. Talk about life changing. I think this is how I'll be doing all my pages from here on out.
 The house where we stayed were incredible and Amy/Laurie out did themselves with swag bags for all of us and tons of fabulous snacks (let's just say I don't need to get on the scale for a while).
The pictures above show our stamping space.  Plenty of room for all of us; stations for the shoe box swap, tutorials in the kitchen from Eva, line dancing on Saturday night (Lindsey and Heather) and Laura Pryor from Lil Inkers is seriously won't of the sweetest and most hilarious ladies I've ever met. We almost left her in the house when we went to dinner on Friday night. She was in the bathroom and didn't hear us call for her. Her face when she came out the car was hilarious.

And here are pictures from the amazing house where we stayed.  Many of these pictures are from Laurie and Nichole.  We could have spent the whole weekend taking pictures of the house!  To say I had a fabulous time would be a huge understatement.  It was amazing.  A big thanks to Laurie and Amy.  I'll be back tomorrow with three more layouts and a picture of the whole crew.

22 comments:

Hannelie said...

You had so much fun Lynn! Lucky you!
Love your pretty card... that flower... a real favorite of mine,
Have a great week!

Gerrina said...

Wow, that looks like a perfect wekend! Great to enkoy the spirit with so many crafters! Your card is beautiful balanced in colour and shapes! Hugs, Gerrina

sandie said...

Wow this looks the most fun, so pleased you enjoyed yourself xx

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I knew something was up from your Instagram account, so excited to see more… and more cards…

Sue Lelli said...

What a GREAT time it looks like you had! And I LOVE your card! The orange flowers against the kraft are brilliant!

Kristie Goulet said...

I loved seeing all the pictures on Instagram of the FUN that was had by all of you! So wish I could have been there with you all. So much fun getting together with crafty friends. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Dance said...

Sounds like the perfect crafty weekend Lynn! How very cool. Can't wait to see more photos and your projects. *sigh* Love your sweet card too. I'll bet the house was filled with laughter and fun every moment. How exciting!! Bev

Maureen said...

oh, wow! Sounds as amazing as SAF!! What a great weekend, good for the soul! Can't wait to see more pics and the cards you got! These little loopy flowers are the sweetest :) ox

Cindy C. said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics!

KayM said...

Oh Lynn, I am so totally jealous! Laurie invited me to this and I wasn't able to come!! I could have met you and all the other girls! Bummer! Maybe next time :) Your pictures are wonderful and it looks like you all had so much fun! Your card is totally adorable by the way! Oh and I downloaded the PL app this weekend too! So much fun!

Marisa said...

Sooooo jealous you got to meet Laurie and Amy!! Glad you had a wonderful weekend away too! Always good for the soul :) Adore your card too! Wishing you a great week ((hugs))!

Deepti said...

Looks like you had loads of fun! your card is so adorable !

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty! And your weekend looks like it was an amazing time!

Joyce said...

Your weekend sounds amazing, and I can't wait to see more pictures and hear more. Love the card you brought for the swap.

Jen Carter said...

It was so good to meet you in real life!! You are a sweetie! LOVE your project life pages! And your card for the swap is gorgeous!! I loved making it!

Kara said...

Looks like a great time!

Barb said...

Sure wish I could have been there! Looks like an amazing place and such fun! Gorgeous card too! ♥

Virginia Lu said...

This retreat event sounds incredible! Glad that you were productive in making layouts and card! This Feel Better card is darling!

Jennifer K said...

What a wonderful weekend retreat with wonderful ladies! I'm so glad we met and that you were at my table. What fun we had! We simply must do this again. :)

Chrissy Larson said...

LOVE this card and your photo collages make me wish I was back in the craft house. LOVE!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn I am so glad that you had such a fun weekend! Insert a bit of envy but more happiness that all you ladies met up!

Tracey McNeely said...

...almost forgot I love your pretty card!