Inkin’ Krew Stamping Retreat Projects!!

A small group of team members spend this past weekend in the north Georgia mountains and we had such a great time!!  I’m sharing a few photos from the event, including photos of the Stampin’ Up! projects that we created while we were there!  We did a shoebox swap and all came home with some beautiful cards and 3D items!

The retreat location was AMAZING!!  James from The Crafty Elk Lodge was definitely the host with the most!  He did everything that he could to make our stay fantastic.  This is a photo from dinner around the big dining room table on the first night.

The food was outstanding!!!  I’ll tempt you with a few photos of the yumminess!

I may have eaten just a bit of the chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream before I remembered to share it…

This was an amazing gourmet grilled cheese bar for lunch on Saturday!

A fantastic roast beef dinner with all of the sides on Saturday!

And peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream (that I remembered to share before shoveling in!) for dessert!

Sunday mornings feast was blueberry french toast.

With all sorts of yummy sides!

One final photo as we were finishing breakfast and packing up our things.

We did do a little crafting while we were there too…didn’t want you think that we’d spend the entire weekend eating (even though we did!!)!

Mary kicked us off with some laughs in the fantastic crafting space!  We each had a table with plenty of room to spread out in the converted garage.  It was really the perfect spot to create in!

Here are the shoebox swap projects that we got to make!  For those team members with blogs, I linked up their name to their blog so that you can drop by to check out their other designs.

Designed by Cindy Blaine.

Designed by Marilyn Hoseit.

Shared by Marilyn Hoseit, design CASE’d from Jaimie Babarczy.

Designed by Sue Prather.

Designed by Deborah Hilands.

Designed by Deborah Highlands.

Designed by Janet Gruer.

Designed by Julie Johnston.

Designed by Gloria Goller.

Designed by Susan Stanley.

Designed by Karen Ksenzakovic.

Karen’s card had a little bookmark and a pocket for a gift card inside.

Designed by Mary Deatherage.

Designed by Donna Leonard.

And here are a few of the treats that we got over the weekend!

This cute little box held these two yummy cookies!!

The cookies and treat box were made by Susan Stanley!

Gloria Goller made this cute treat box with a Moon Pie inside!

A little mug full of stamping goodies from Mary Deatherage!

Here are a few photos of the beautiful lodge…it’s perfect for small group crafting events!!

Lots of parking and easy in and out!

Two beautiful covered fireplaces with lots of seating!

A fabulous open deck with tons of comfy couches and chairs…we had a bit of rain over the weekend so we weren’t able to use this area much.

And the awesome converted garage that’s all set up for crafting!

If you’re interested in setting up a crafty retreat at The Crafty Elk Lodge, you can see details about the lodge and the retreat options on their website here.  If you book with James, tell him that we said hello!!  We’re already looking forward to going back in mid-October 2022!!

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8 thoughts on “Inkin’ Krew Stamping Retreat Projects!!

  1. This was the BEST WEEKEND EVER! I had such a great time with the whole Krew! SO glad that everyone was able to make it. And now…back to Cauliflower Rice so I’ll be all ready for James’ amazing cooking NEXT year!! 🙂

    • It was an awesome weekend! Yep, back to cold cereal and boring food here too! Can’t wait to see you all again next October!! 🙂

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