General Cards, Stampin' Up!

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…..in 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.

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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.

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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….

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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….

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Happy Stamping!
Patricia


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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