I arrived on Friday afternoon and unloaded my car to set up my 6ft table. There were 22 of us and we each had our own table. It was hard to decide what to pack, so I just brought it all! My punch caddy, ink caddy, a big tote of stamp sets, my box of dies and embossing folders, and all of my loose cardstock.
Acorny Thank You stamp set and a bit of the Paisleys & Petals Designer Paper.
Saturday we had a card swap. We swapped full cards using Holiday Catalog products. Here is the card that I made. I used the new Basket of Wishes stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.
Did you see my tip for cutting the basket out? I posted on Instagram and shared it on my Facebook page. To fussy cut the inside of the basket, start by punching a circle so you can easily get your scissors into the middle without poking yourself!
On Saturday, I also participated in a kit swap. Six of us each brought a project kit and split it up and we took turns make up samples from the other kits. What a great way to play with all of them without having to buy them all myself! My favorite was the Designer Tin of Cards from the Annual Catalog. I'll tell you more about that one tomorrow because it's going to be on sale!! I think I might do a Facebook Live video to show them off. I also liked the Stitched with Cheer Card Kit from the Holiday Catalog a lot more than I expected to! It's a fun one!
But my favorite part of the whole weekend was being able to spend time with my sister. My mom had signed up to come and then had to cancel, so Aimee came in her place. We shared a room and had tables next to each other. It was great to be able to collaborate on projects in person instead of via text or FaceTime. Here's a picture of me and Aimee with our friend Nancy Brown.
In addition to stamping, Aimee and I enjoyed several long walks on the Camp One Way property in Mt. Auburn, Illinois. There was a pond right outside the building where we stayed and it was so pretty, especially at sunset. I took tons of photos. Here are just a few:
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