A few months ago, my friend and Stampin' Up! mentor, Selene Kempton, asked me to teach a class at her spring retreat . I was thrilled and excited to have this opportunity. I quickly set to work searching for the perfect class to teach. I fell in love with the So Succulent bundle, and after consulting with Selene, we was decided I would present a succulent grapevine wreath.
So, last Thursday the Hubs and I left Chapel Hill at 6 am and spent the next 16 hours driving up north Billerica, MA. Selene met us in the lobby of the Courtyard, and as soon as we walked into our room, Selene we saw a lovely welcome gift for both of us.
The next morning, we woke to a special delight. It was snowing!! We left green, icky pollen season and ventured up north to a lovely spring snow.
From fun and thoughtful gifts all weekend, to meeting and making new friends, the weekend was nonstop fun ...and stamping. It was hard to say goodbye tonight and while I'm not looking forward to our long drive home tomorrow, I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity to share and craft with an amazing group of people.
A special thanks to Selene for inviting me to participate in her retreat. The gifts she gave at retreat are nothing compared to her friendship, support and encouragement along my stamping journey. What started as a fun hobby is turning into so much more. I'm going home exhausted, but full of ideas for my next retreat and Stamping Cruise!
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