Final Retreat Project — Scrapbook in a Box

Here is the final project from our Stampin' Sisters Retreat — it's a Scrapbook in a Box.  The box is a wood stamp case.  We used the Best Year Ever DSP and the Friends Who Know Stamp Set for the cover.
Scrapbook in a BoxWe used From the Herd stamp set for the first page in the album with the On Film Framelit and the Snapshot stamp set — so cute.
Scrapbook From the HerdThe album in the box is accordion folded so it just unfolds from the box.
Scrapbook in a box Spread
Once the ladies figured out the assembly of the album most of them fell in love with it and are ready to make more of them.  I love when that happens.

That's the end of this year's retreat.  I really hope you have enjoyed the projects.  Are you ready to sign up next year.  Next year's retreat will be March 4-6, 2016.  We will post registration sign up in July so mark your calendars now so you don't miss out.

Project 7 — Kids Cards

On to Project 7 and what fun this one was.  So far we've covered Guy Cards, Ladies Cards, Sympathy Cards, Gift Cards, and our last set of cards is for Kids — I think we've covered them all.
Kids Etch a SketchI love these Etch-a-Sketch cards — they are quick to make but everyone loves it.  This stamp set is From the Herd — what a great set.
Kids XylophoneThis card was my daughter's favorite — she is a music teacher.
Kids Cell PhoneIt seems all kids have a cell phone now so this card is quite appropriate and works well for the teens.
Kids LegoDon't these blocks look like real legos.  They are really rectangles of cardstock and we added Brights Candy Dots to make them look like a pile of lego blocks — clever, huh…

Quick, Easy, Elegant Sympathy Cards

Sympathy cards aren't my favorite cards to have to make but unfortunately we all need them from time to time and it's best to have them on hand so you don't have to make one when you aren't feeling real creative.

This group of cards was our sixth project at our Stampin' Sisters Retreat.  We started with a template made with the Oval Collection Framelits, sponged on some color, stamped the image and added the words, pretty easy, but fabulous cards.
Sympathy TreeWe started by sponging the ovals on the first three cards using Early Espresso ink — next we stamped the images (the first three used Lovely as a Tree stamp set — a classic that everyone should own).  The words are from Love & Sympathy stamp set.
Sympathy TreesAren't they lovely.
Sympathy Oak TreeNext we did three cards with Blushing Bride ink sponged in the ovals.
Sympathy Branch BirdsWe again stamped the image with Early Espresso ink — this time we used Serene Silhouette stamp set.
Sympathy Blush TreesDo you feel calm and peaceful yet?
Sympathy Blush Flowers

I think this is my favorite card.  I love these flowers.  Now I am ready with 6 wonderful cards when I need them — I really hope I don't needs any Sympathy cards for a very long time.

Only two projects left from retreat — come back tomorrow for Project 7.