Wow! I can’t believe how hot is it here and it’s still April! Just last weekend it was still a bit chilly 🙂
Speaking of last weekend… we had our Spring Retreat and as usual we had the best guests ever! (we always do!!) I am always amazed that Sunday come so quickly and get a little depressed as the weekend fades away.
I thought I would show you a quick photo of a couple goodie boxes I made for the retreat.
Box 1: One of my favorite Accucut box dies paired with Stampin Up! Chocolate chip cardstock and topped off with a tag (SU! punch) with a water colored frog -using markers (SU! Unfrogettable) Inside were my favorite Gummy Frogs 🙂 Did you know that they are apple flavored with a passion fruit tummy?
The 2nd box is a Scalloped Box die made by Sizzix for Stampin Up! (I didn’t use the sides) but I did emboss the front only using the cuttlebug and one of their embossing folders (I can’t remember the name) This box was made from Pacific Point SU! cardstock and the flowers is stamped, trimmed out, layered and popped up with a Kaiser Craft rhinestone in the center. The stamp set used is called Petal Pizazz from SU! Inspiration for this flower came from this card by Laurie F. Unfortunately I never took a pic of the box standing alone- Inside were 2 Raffaello Almond Coconut treats. (one of my favorites but alas… I was a really good girl and never sampled any!
After dinner Friday night we always put out chocolates and for this retreat we chose L.A. Burdicks from Walpole NH- just a stones throw from Bellows Falls, VT where our class instructor Tammy Mellish resides. (Isn’t she lucky to visit their cafe’?) Note the adorable truffle filled mouse! YUM!
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll post some more goodies from the retreat this week 🙂