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A Stampin’ Retreat

This past week-end I traveled south, leaving the comfort of my Virginia Beach home, where the temperatures were in the 60’s….only to arrive in Blowing Rock….in the mountains of North Carolina… time to experience a fierce wind that could have knocked you over and temperatures in the low 30’s.  Brrrr…..In fact there had been a small snow shower the previous afternoon.  I like snow, but the beach is my happy place.  So why was I there?  Well, doing what any paper crafter loves to do….spend an amazing week-end at a Stamping in the Mountains Spring Retreat at the Blowing Rock Conference Center.


Hosted by Michelle Irinyi  , a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, 20 women spent two and a half days of crafting, making new friends, eating, more crafting, sleeping, more crafting.  Did I say crafting?  There was lots of card making and scrapbooking going on.  This was my little workspace.  This was early on before it got messy…..and I know this because you can catch a glimpse of 4 of the 34 cards, 2 gift bags and 1 box that I made.


In fact this was one trip where I didn’t take hundreds of pictures, so you’ll have to wait and come back later this week….and maybe a week or two more while I share some of the cards that I made.

Here is a sneak preview….


They say that crafting is good for the soul and your mental health….it’s a stress reliever, produces happiness and the best part is that participating in crafting is good for your brain — it helps protect your brain from the damage caused by aging!  Well, if that’s true I need to go craft some more!

I’m going to leave you with this…..the Beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains….


Happy Stamping!

Stamping is fun and creative!  I’d love to be your demonstrator and help you bring out your creative side!  Are you interested in taking a class?  Would you like to host a stamping workshop with a group of your friends?—-you can earn free products and get exclusive hostess gifts!    Do you belong to a group that needs a fun event to add to their calendar?  Contact me by leaving a comment below and let’s stamp together!


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