Sunday, October 27, 2019

Crafter Stamper Retreat October 2019 Indiana

Crafting ladies are the best.  
Brenda, Darnell, Sharon (bottom row)
Linda, Greta, Kara, Maria, Colleen

Kara, Brenda, Sharon

Maria, Greta, Darnell



Colleen & Linda

A wonderful time was had by all as we met in Nashville, IN for a craft retreat hosted by Brenda of Inksprired to stamp and her Sister in law, Sharon. These ladies worked so hard preparing meals, planning a fun filled week of crafting and making us feel right at home.  
It was so great to meet new crafters, Maria, Brenda & Sharon and seeing old friends once again, Kara, Darnell & Greta.
Colleen, Darnell and Brenda shared new techniques with us and Kara gave us one on one help with Copic coloring.   Crafting friends are truly the best.

I was finally able to get into my craft room and finish up some cards that we started at the retreat.

The first two were cards that Darnell helped us with using Ziggies, 
The third is an Altenew stamp set that Darnell was giving away and I was the lucky one to get it.
And the third was a technique that Colleen showed us by scribbling with Copics and then adding some Nuvo glitter (stuff) to it for a beautiful sparkly card.  Not sure what the full name of the glitter is called. 
And the forth was help from Kara on my Copic coloring.  Plus a piece of background of Color Bursts on Yuppo paper that Darnell showed us.

These items are still ones I need to make something from.  The two outside ones were techniques that Brenda showed us and I'm sorry I don't remember the names of these either.  Faux metallic is about the best I can do.
The one in the middle and the butterflies were techniques that Darnell showed us.
Color bursts on Yuppo paper and die cutting on a napkin and then dropping on watercolors. 
We had so much fun and so enjoyed making memories with new and old friend.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I was just thinking about you, Linda--so fun to spend those days together at the retreat! Good for you finishing all these cards--I still need to do that! Have a great week, Greta

  2. Linda this looks like a lot fun with wonderful crafting friends :)

  3. Well, you are further ahead than I am, I have not completed all the cards from that week. wonderful pictures to reflect on that time and those awesome ladies!

  4. Looks like you had a fabulous retreat!! So much fun to get together with all those crafty people!! Lovely cards resulting from it! And I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with the rest of the items.

  5. I love your post, Lin, and you have put together gorgeous cards from our makes! It was fun seeing the photos again and remembering our time together! You should see my smile right now! Miss you, but I'll bet you're happy being with the MMs again!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. It is so much fun to see all of your smiling faces!! I'm so happy for you that you had such a wonderful time and it is an extra treat seeing all your beautiful cards!


  7. I know you had a wonderful time together, Linda. Wish I could have been there too. Maybe another time! You made some GORGEOUS cards using these techniques, my friend! And more to come! I still haven't put all we did in May on cards yet.

  8. What a FUN post Lin! I love all the happy photos (crafting friends really are the best!!) and your finished cards are BEAUTIFUL!! Hugs. :0)

  9. Looks like you all had a very fun and productive retreat! Everyone looks so happy and your cards are amazing, Lin! xx

  10. Looks like an amazing time for all of you! Your finished cards are all beautiful Linda!

  11. It feels so long ago now, whah! It was so wonderful to be with you again, Linda!


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