Ronda Wade and Tamie Ackerson deserve all the credit and then some, as they hosted a flawless retreat. Tamie made the most awesome decorations and pillow gifts. Ronda had so many prizes that I seriously doubt anybody went home without winning something. All 62 ladies spent their time doing different crafts that they love. Some sewed or created cards, scrapbooked pages, or 3-D items; or prepped for upcoming classes (as Cofounder and CEO of Stampin' Up, Sheli Gardner, would say: crafting "your way").
As far as the juicy stuff that went on at Retreat, my lips are sealed!! You will just have to attend the next one in October to find out. However, I will show you a "few" of my pictures (click on the pictures to enlarge for better view):
|My daughter, Tricia, won a new Big Shot!!! First time I have seen her speechless!!!|
|We had 5 people in our "group corner." Ronda did an awesome job pairing up friends/family so they could sit together. This is one of my "adopted" daughters and customer, Amy Krumm (Tricia's table is right next to hers).|
|Ronda (holding bag) and Tamie drawing door prizes and a shot of the front room (gosh, looks like a lot of people went to bed already!!).|
|And our hostesses: Tamie Ackerson (front-left) and Ronda Wade (back-right).|
|The little 6" x 6" square on the left page (bottom-right) was one of our make'n takes that I converted into a 12" x 12", 2-page album spread. I got the idea to convert the 6" x 6" page into a 12" x 12" spread from my friend Patti Matejewski.|
|Close-up of other page.|
Until next time,
"The Lord lifts up all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down." -- Psalm 145-14
Thank you Heavenly Father for always being my rock!