I just got back from a fabulously fun crafting retreat weekend with friends and downlines at Craftaway Studios.  We stayed up until 3am the first two nights and 5am Sunday night. Good thing we got late check out on Monday, because we didn’t wake up until 10am.  My main project was completing a photo frame that’s like a printer’s tray.  I’m already getting the Halloween printer’s tray project free from Stampin’ Up!, so I made this one Christmas themed.  I’ll blog about it separately with all the details.  Here are three of us (me, Tracy, & Becky).  I didn’t get a photo of Kim, ‘cause I didn’t really take any photos until the last minute and she had gone home earlier than us.

We spread out everywhere since we were the only group there for the weekend.  So, we sat together in one room and spread out all the tools, laptops, & completed projects in the other room.   I didn’t take this photo until we had straightened up some, trust me, it was quite amazing how messy and spread out just 4 ladies can get when they are crafting all day.

In between all the crafting we made simple heat and eat meals and took a good hour break at lunches and dinners to relax and talk at the dining table.  We of course talked, listened to music, and joked with each other while crafting too, “Hello?!? McFly!”.  And one time, I thought I was gonna die laughing with biscotti in my mouth!  I couldn’t stop laughing even without eye contact.  I don’t even know what triggered it!  It’s just one of those girl trip things.
I made Hanukah cards and tags, Christmas cards and tags, my Christmas printer’s tray, more cards, and Halloween projects for my class on Sunday.  I was going to scrapbook too, but didn’t organize photos before the trip.  I had plenty on my list without it though.  Here’s an overall photo of my completed projects.

I’ll post close up photos of projects in separate posts so you can get all the details.  Happy Stampin’.

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