Sunday, November 18, 2012

on retreat ...

so I went to a crafting retreat, hosted by my dear friend Sue.  all of my scrap friends were able to attend so it was an absolute hoot!

The strange thing, is that me ... who takes photos by the millions ... actually forgot to take many pictures ... but i did take a few!

I designed and taught a mini album class, and forgot to take photos ... it was cool, and somewhat masculine ... but i have it locked away in my head so at least i have that!

I designed this fab little christmas bunting class with my friend Sue, and I taught the class ... it was loads of fun! The products are all Stampin Up ... their new scalloped tulle is so easy and fun to play with!

My other friend Sue, and Iris both took the class!  It was fab to have friends in the room!!!

Sue and I also designed and taught this fab tag class ... it was my kind of fun, all messy and grungy!
 i created this little christmas house for the display table.
 The wreath is made from satin ribbon that has been "fringed" and heated so that bits of it melt.
 An easy peasy card for the display table ... punched out flocked velvet acetate sheet that is folded for dimension.

 I made lots of these little vintage style paper ornaments for the christmas tree!

A gathered fabric tree!  Stampin Up has some very cool fabrics and trim, loved this sweater trim!

and finally i made this little house for display ... i think i need to make a whole village of these!

Diane and I win the 50/50 ... even Sue is amazed!!!  what a hoot!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


JoAnne said...

Wonderful projects Jo...and it looks like you had a great time making them!

Izzy said...

You totally ROCKED the retreat!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh My Gosh Jo!!! Your projects are Fabulous!!! It looks like your classes were awesome, What fun. It really doesn't get much better than that!
LOVE the house...yep you need an entire village! LOL
hugs Lynn

Sue C said...

What a great retreat it was...
Jo, you are so talented and creative. Your displays and designs are so beautiful and I had so much fun in the classes! Can't wait to see what you come up with next !!!

Cheryl said...

Looks like you had a blast and your stuff is all so fun! Congrats on the 50/50. Does this mean you can now afford to come visit me?

jacque4u2c said...

So looks like you all had a grand time!

Judie said...

Jo, thanks for the sweet comment on my post. You know that if I lived near you I would have been involved with that class. I would learn so much from your creative self.

The transition to Brunswick has been harder than I ever dreamed, both physically and mentally, but I am beginning to do much better now. My email address is:


Ames said...

Sounds like so much fun Jo. I wish I could figure out how to make some paper ornaments for my tree. You do crazy wonderful things with paper!~Ames

Melinda Cornish said...

how fun and the things you made? gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Kathy said...

Ha ha! Love that pic of the three of you! It was a fabulous retreat and loved your banner class I bought 3 extra kits to make for gifts. I better get my butt in gear and get them done! Lol

Anita Houston said...

Amazing Christmas work her! Love the banner and the house it stunning as well...good tie!