I just got back from a July 4th weekend retreat with some team members plus old and new friends. My very first downline and I have birthdays that are just days apart, so when she invited me to come celebrate her 50th birthday via a retreat, I was all in!  This go around, we stayed at the Creative Cottage retreat in McKinney, Texas.  Here are some photos of all the fun.

Creative Cottage Retreat July 2021

Me and my downline, Laura (aka, the birthday girl).

Creative Cottage Retreat July 2021

Laura, Becky & me.  It was so great to be together again with them.

Creative Cottage Retreat July 2021

We might have drank wine a couple of times…lol.  Kelly and me.

Creative Cottage retreat July 2021

We made tons of cards, worked on samplers, techniques, and even etched glasses.  Here is my alcohol technique card.  I’m using this design for one of my 3 cards for my July stamp club classes.

Alcohol Technique

The only problem with selfies…words are backwards…lol.  Another downline, Melissa, and me posing with our etched glasses.  If you look close, you’ll see there is a tiny moon in my design.  So, I definitely had to pick this design instead of Melissa’s.

Glass Etching at Creative Cottage

Early in the retreat, I finished this Bloom Where You’re Planted sampler.  I will post an online class soon for this project.

Creative Cottage Retreat July 2021

Happy Stampin’


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