This past weekend I spent time with some of the most amazing ladies on this planet! We headed up to Flagstaff to spend time together in a cozy cabin (and it was nice to get away from this HEAT in Phoenix!) This was my 2nd weekend retreat!

This summer I spent some time with Tamra Davis in China and Thailand on the Stampin’ Up Incentive Trip. I was intrigued with her business with her hubby. They do all kinds of printing! You name it, they can print it! I emailed my vision to her and she helped me tweak it – I was so happy with the results! It’s hard to see, but the white writing on the black bag is actually in white glimmer!

This is the bag tag, created using Stampin’ Up’s Red Glimmer Paper. It was PERFECT for this bag! The back of the tag has the Stampin’ Up Statement of the Heart stamped on it. I sprinkled a “heartbeat” theme to many things this weekend. The reason I chose a “heart beat” is because I feel like friends and paper crafting are my LIFE-LINE! It was so fun to run with this theme!

The first night’s pillow gift always includes EAR PLUGS! LOL Here’s a kind of retro gift with a Rudolph theme to it! The Rudolph box has Rolo chocolate candy in it. I saw Susan Campfield’s Rudolph box idea HERE and knew this could work with the Abominable Snowman idea! I purchased the Abominable Snowman pattern from the Silhouette store and shrunk him down quite a bit!

I hope you enjoy these – I have a lot to share from the weekend!