Monday, 12 September 2011

My first Retreat

Hello! I know my posts have been a bit hit and miss lately but there's been good reason. I've had a few things going on so all my time has been spent organising and prepping for two events that I've had in a week. My wonderful friend and team member, Julie Spencer has worked her socks off to help me this week and I couldn't of done it without her. Thank you Julie...mwah!

The first event was last Friday (2nd Sept) which was the monthly Scrapbook Kit Club followed by a Last Chance Event in the afternoon. I'll show you some pics of that in the week though as I'm still on a high from yesterday. Get me off that ceiling!!! lol

So, yesterday was my biggest event to date which was a 12 hour Retreat - 10am to 10pm. 24 ladies came along to enjoy a fabulous day FULL of crafting, eating, laughing and a few surprises and gifts thrown in too. We went a bit more up market from our usual venue and it was fantastic! From the moment they walked into the room they didn't stop! I've not taken the pictures off my camera yet (a job for tomorrow) but I'll do a post this week with a run down of the day. It was amazing!!!

What I will show you is the first project from the day - a Christmas Card Box with cards made with the Jolly Holiday Designer Papers and Delightful Decorations Stamp Set. I'll have the instructions available during the week for you to purchase if you'd like them.

It's a really sturdy box with a divider in the middle and fits 8 cards & envelopes. Yes, everyone made 8 cards as well.

I've loved the Jolly Holiday Designer Paper this year, I've not tired of them at all. Unfortunately they are now sold out but you just wait till you see what's coming very soon.... I'll also be doing an alternative Birthday Box so watch this space....

Now I'm so behind on filling you in on what's going on I must tell you about the LAST CHANCE LIST.

There are a few items already sold out so if there's something you like and have been meaning to get, or you're after a bargain (some items have been reduced) click on the above picture or the one on my righthand sidebar to take you to it. If it's a must have then get it while you can, these items will no longer be available after 30th September - once they're gone they're gone!

You can email me at if you like to make a purchase or telephone 01202 880929. I shall be placing an order myself this week so if you're local and can collect, why not take advantage of free shipping. Also if you spend £45 you can choose a FREE brand new stamp set from a collection I have available. Bargain!

Right, that's me off to bed now. My body clock is way out of kilter.

See ya soon!


Vicky said...

Beautiful box and cards Jo! I love these papers and am so sad they've gone!! Sounds like you had a great day at your retreat!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

simplyfairies said...

Superb project Jo, can't wait for the PDF....

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Gorgeous box Jo! I think we have the same one in our catalog but I haven't done anything with it yet!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous box, I'll be popping back to see when the instructions are up
Dawn x

Cynthia said...

Fantastic, this box!!!!