My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sisters Papercrafting Retreat on the Chattahoochee River

I have three sisters and we get together for retreats as often as possible.
On December 3 and 4, we met in Atlanta at Ruth's home and had a papercrafting retreat in her art studio that overlooks the Chattahochee River.
This picture was taken after a full day of paper crafting!
I am the scrapbooking queen of our sisters' group!  So, I loaded up my Scrappy Wagon and brought as many papercrafting supplies and equipment as I could get in my car!
This is a photo of the area where we were working just before we left to get some sleep!
Yes, we went to bed!
I created workstations for everyone, this was mine. 
However, I didn't get very many projects done or started. I was having a blast showing the sisters how to use the Cricut Expression and the Cuttlebug!!
We were using the Gypsy with the Expression.
Gifts galore!!  After all, it is Christmas!!
My gift to the sisters was bringing the equipment and supplies for our papercrafting retreat!
However, I found these absolutely adorable socks at Big Lots several months ago.  I knew the sisters would love to have a pair.  Well, one sister had the brilliant idea to mix up the pairs! So we all have two different cute little critters for our feet!  This will be a fun reminder of our two days together!
Eating dinner by candlelight!
Isn't this beautiful!
A beef/veggie slow cooker soup, tossed salad, and cornbread!
A meal that deserves silver, cloth napkins, and candlelight!
Nothing is too good for our sisters group!
Lucy is an early bird like me!  She and I were up crafting before the other two sisters got out of bed!  Lucy made lots of Christmas tags using the Cuttlebug and Expression.
Ruth used the Expression and Gypsy to create Christmas tags and Christmas cards.  She was a fast learner on using the Gypsy and Expression!
Marie was all about the Cuttlebug!  She cut out lots of rosettes that will be used on gifts for her Sunday School class.  Marie also made Christmas cards.  She packed her projects before I could take pictures...
Lucy's tags using Cuttlebug dies.  Lucy learned to use stamps and ink, too!
Lucy's Christmas tags made using the Expression.  The poinsettias that she made are using the Cuttlebug Poinesettia Set.
Ruth's Christmas cards!  She was so pleased with the negative and positive of this image from "Inspired Heart", that she used both on her card!
Ruth's Christmas Tags!
Well, that is about all from our papercrafting retreat that I will post here...
We had so much fun together, and they want to have a 2 or 3 night crop next time!
I think I have created a new cropping group!  Yea!!!
I wanted you to see what we saw everytime we looked out the windows toward the Chattahoochee River!  I will say...this complex is the home of TP...this home has hosted stars of all sorts, elected officials (even the BIG ONE), talk show hosts, and much more....
Enjoy the view!
Thank you for visiting my blog today!
Have a marvelous weekend!
Comments are loved and appreciated!


Gina piazza said...

Wow, wow wow
What a fabulous time! And what a joy to share with your sisters! Thank you for sharing! It all looks so wonderful!

snappy scrappy said...

So fun! Lee-Ann :)

Sara Andrews said...

This just looks like so much fun!!

Elizabeth said...

So enjoyed reading this post and enjoying the pictures. What a beautiful "retreat".
Hoping to see you soon.

ScrappyMama said...

What an absolutely PERFECT setting for gettin' crafty...or just bein' lazy (after all, it IS the Chattahoochee River!)!! I'm so glad that you've created yourself another crafty group...I was worried that you were gonna get lonely ; ) LOL!!! Thanks for sharing!

Vanessa said...

What a wonderful blessing that you and your sisters can get together for such fun! And what a stunning view you had! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Beautiful post. I really enjoyed see the pictures and the crafty things you all made.

Take care,


Narelle said...

What a wonderful few days you must have had with your sisters!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow - Wow - Wow! this looks like so much fun. I would love to do this! TFS

Erna said...

Oh Carolyn, what a blessing! I only have two brothers and would have loved a sister (or two) to share my love for paper. That is now what i call "a room with a view"! A perfect setting for creating and making merry!