October 12, 2015
Imagine being invited to a women’s long weekend retreat where you get to share a home with 9 women who have been friends forever stamping, shopping, eating, sharing, worshiping, and praying for each other. That is exactly what I was blessed with this past weekend. A lovely group of women I have met through stamping invited me along on their special weekend.
Our fearless and miraculous leader and Queen of Bling, Donna and I:
I knew 3 of the ladies previously but got to know all the other incredible women with unique lives over the last five days. I am so very thankful they included me as I was tremendously blessed by their warm personalities. We had devotions every morning, dinners every night, and even took in a show at the amazing Sight and Sound’s production of Joseph-
a wonderful reminder of the power of forgiveness and love…
We stayed at The Scrap Pad in Dover, PA that is run by Pat and Heather Jordan. Yes, a house totally devoted to stamping and scrapping.
By the second day, I literally thought I had died and went to heaven and lived with nine other friends I passed in the kitchen on the way to the craft room.
We bunked with each other seeing who snored the loudest and who didn’t! Our living room had 10 big tables for each of us to work at over the days we were there. I must have cut over well over 3000 pieces of paper as I prepared for my upcoming Christmas Stamp-a-Stack this weekend. However, it was light work with the comraderie of the others crafting away in my big living room!
We all took a break from each of our own crafting projects on Friday night when Pat held a class for us. Here are 3 of the cards she had packaged and ready for us to make: one using the SU The Wilderness Awaits stamp set and the Bohemian embossing folder,
one using the SU Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set and the Brick Wall embossing folder,
and a fun Christmas card using the SU Snow Place stamp set
with the SU Snow Friends framelits.
The icing on the cake is I got to end my weekend stopping off in Washington, DC to have a birthday dinner with my middle son on his actual 25th birthday!
What a blessing he is to me:)