Every Labor Day, I host a team retreat weekend at a local craft retreat.  This year our usual house was booked, so we tried out Creative Cottage in McKinney.  While it wasn’t as nice as our usual place (we are spoiled now), we had a great time.  We took all our new Holiday Catalog products with us to play with and create projects for classes, clubs and decor.  Here are some photos of us in the craft room.  I forgot to hand off my phone, so I’m not in the photos.

Labor Day Retreat

Creative Cottage Retreat Craft Room – Connie, Becky, & Laura

Creative Cottage Retreat

Norma and I were on the other side of the room.

Next year we’re hoping to return to our normal place.  Plus, we really want to try to go twice a year.  We made a ton of beautiful projects.  Becky made this amazing “FALL” sign too.  I bought one, but didn’t get to it yet. 

Becky's Fall Decor Project

Becky’s Fall Decor Project

Here’s the Sincerely Santa project kit in progress.  3 of us had this kit and did it together.  I’ll be doing a kit class for these.  It’s 30 tags (6 each of 5 designs).

Sincerely Santa Project Kit

Sincerely Santa Project Kit

Being at the retreat made me anxious to attend OnStage in Orlando (Norma & Liz are going with me).  It’s not until November though, so I’ll have to wait.  I’ll post more projects in the coming days.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara