Saturday, October 10, 2015

It's been an amazing month!

Here are a few more cards that will be at the Stamp Along on Monday.

There is at least one cool technique on each of the above cards. I hope that you will enjoy making them on Monday. 

Following is a personal post about my amazing month.
It started with a visit from one of the Silver Stampers.
I belonged to this group many years ago and kept in touch with a few of the members.
The gal that took this picture of the group that got together to stamp at Pat's house is the one that came to visit. We had a wonderful time stamping and visiting! 

Next, Linda and I went on a crafting trip. We stayed at this cute little motel in northern Wisconsin. 


We stayed two nights and took three craft classes. We took some nice walks, met some nice people, and found a nice thrift store! It was very relaxing. I didn't have to cut and prepare anything! I love doing that but once in a while it is nice to have it done for me. 

This is the product of the button class. 
Linda's is the calico on the left and mine is the one that looks like our CT.

They were fun to do and I love how it turned out. 
We did several cards the second day.
The third class was a book made from a file folder. Very nice. I hope to do a class on one of these with a winter theme. Let me know if you would be interested. 

On the way home we went to Philips, Wisconsin and visited the Concrete Park. 
Very interesting! There are hundreds of these concrete creations! 

Then I did a party and prepped for the class with eleven cards from the Winter Wonderland Specialty paper from Stampin' Up! 

The class went well and I am doing it again on the 28th of October. If you are interested, I have openings for two more. It is at Schroeder's at 1:00. It includes the pack of Specialty paper and you have more than half of it left to use later.  The cost is $30. 

Next, I was off to a retreat in Northern Wisconsin with two friends. 

The camp is on a beautiful lake. It was cool so I didn't spend much time outside. 
The colors were beautiful on all of my "trips."

We went on a wagon ride to see the whole camp. Debbie is there next to me but all the others are "new" friends. It was a wonderful group of ladies. 

Another activity was a craft project. We painted boards and used leaves to print. i am happy with both of mine but will probably add some lettering to them at some point. Any suggestions?

Next, a trip across the state with five friends from our Red Hat group. We went in two cars as the bus was full and we still wanted to go! It worked out really well and was less expensive than it would have been on the bus. We boarded the paddle boat on the Mississippi River and had a wonderful lunch then went upriver to a set of locks. Nice trip! 

 If you have read this far, thank you joining me on a quick reminisce of my amazing month. 
Here is one more of the cards that I have prepared for the Stamp Along. 

Retirement is busy! But it is all fun! 
See you Monday! 


  1. Thanks for sharing your trips. Glad you had such a fun time. I agree, sometimes you just have to get away. I have been to the Concrete Park, awsesome.
    NOW I love, love, the card with the branch emboss, and the window card. So you know where I will be on Monday. See you then Shirley

  2. Great recap of your amazing month! It WAS fun and truly amazing. I would be interested in the file folder book class. Yup, I'm gonna make some of those window cards. See you monday.

  3. What a fun whirlwind time you've had! I hope the SA yesterday went well for you!