Retreat Photos

Eat, Sleep, Craft, Repeat Retreats



Crafty Friends - (l to r) Christine, Trina, Susan, Darnell, Colleen, Loll (me),
Bonnie, Nancy, Linda

The group working hard.

Christine explaining the "sandwich" for dry embossing with dies and EFs together.

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

Bonnie's beautiful finished card front using embossing technique.

Bonnie and Linda working with masks.

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

Dolly fussy-cutting butterflies.

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

Everyone concentrating ... no talking. :)

Bonnie searching for "just the right stamp".

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

Susan deep in thought.

Dolly poses for the camera.  Are we surprised??!!  NOT!

Nancy and Trina having fun!

Loll doing a little splattering that ended up everywhere!

Colleen's beautiful finished card front ... what an amazing smile Colleen!!

Susan's lovely finished BLUE card front.  No surprise there!  :)

Line up at 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.
LOVE Linda's beautifully coloured flowers.

Hammy watching over us!

Loll's two finished cards.

Nancy sharing Brushos on Yupo ...

Gorgeous Vellum panel ... and the paper towel isn't bad either!! :)

All of us working away.

Lots of inky fun!

... and more inky fun!

Nancy trying out her new brushes.

Christine trying out HER new brushes.

Linda's amazing second card front using this technique.  It's a beauty!

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 cards using the Cut Up Stamping technique led by Nancy.  BEAUTIFUL!

Finished cards using the Embossing with Dies and EFs led by Trina.  Fabulous!

Finished cards using the Pearl-Ex powders led by Loll.
A little challenging but oh-so pretty!

Finished cards using the Watercolouring on Vellum led by Susan.  WOW!

Blended DOX inks cards with white heat embossing (led by Linda).
Easy and fun technique 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



Crafty Friends - (l to r)  Nancy, Trina, Susan, Loll (me), Christine, Dolly

Christine adding some stenciling to her pretty blue and yellow background

Lots of Laughs!

Christine shares her beautiful finished stenciled card front.

Christine's baby Tika wanted to be learn too!

Susan sponging bright yellow on her tag.

Everyone working hard.

Susan shares her gorgeous thistle tag.

Here I am sponging blue through a stencil over a watercoloured background.

I'm stenciling over the tulips again, this time with glass bead gel.

I'm sharing my card front with Dolly.

Dolly's first time using embossing paste through a stencil!

Dolly removing excess paste.

The great reveal!  Dolly loves mixed media!!

Hammy keeping a watchful eye on all of us.

Nancy's turn to sponge through a stencil.

Bright and beautiful pink and yellow combination!

Nancy shares her finished card front --- so pretty!

Nancy sharing a wonderful underwater scene she created with alcohol inks.

Trina having a great time.

Trina adding paste through stencil to her gorgeous background.

Trina carefully removing her piece.

Trina's gorgeous finished card fronts ... four different mixed media techniques.  Success!!

Thanks to Alex for spending a
few hours photographing us having fun at our retreat!

Photographs by
Alejandro Garcia Photography
Instagram:  @AlejandroGarcia.Photography 



Crafty friends (l to r) Susan, Christine, Nancy, Loll (me)

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