Happy Sunday friends !
As promised I am going to share a bunch of photos from our Glitter Queens retreat we has last weekend .
I'm a firm believer in that it's not always the "event " that makes it so amazing but it's all the people that attend that make it so Awesome and our Glitter Queens event is that kind of event .
I call it my SOUL filling fun ! I know it sounds like a cliche' but you really have to be here to experience this event .
Since my home can sleep comfortably (6) I limit this yearly event to 6 this keeps the costs down for my ladies who are driving in from all over and not having to pay for a hotel . ( I must admit though I am thinking one day it may be HUGE and a Hotel is the only place that could possibly hold all of us in the future ).
I know there is always a part of the event each year that happens no matter what after that it changes every year ..
One of those must do things at the event we have a shoe box swap that we all make each other swap and then I film each glitter queen making their shoe box swap on video . This video is shared then with our whole team so everyone feels a part of the event even if they couldn't come .
The videos are such a highlight for me personally because I see the improvement every year and trust me everyone is so nervous making their video doesn't matter if it's the 1st time/ 3rd time or 100th time definitely everyone feels out of their comfort zone but that's okay we are all in this together .
- Let me just say they all rocked the house this year.
This also hopes them see how I film my videos. Even though this year we didn't have time to edit a video while everyone was here, I try and show them what I do on the editing process as well in past years . This year we added 2 more GQ to our retreat ~~~~ if ONLY we had 1 more day ( I felt like this the whole weekend ).
Every year I try and have at least 1 group project but this year I had (3) and even though I will not be making public videos on those 3 projects I will be making (2) of those videos ONLY for my FSM Club members for September .
We all decided we need an extra day ( Thursday ) to add to our retreat since all the pillow gifts we each received , we all decided we want to have each GQ demo her pillow gift so we can all make it .....so adding the extra day is still in the works for next year PLUS I believe all (6) ladies are coming back for 2017 ( God willing ).
Back to the 1st part of my blog post saying it's the people that make an event so amazing these ladies are all so awesome and trust me you would think there would be so much "DRAMA" with 7 women under 1 roof ~ NO drama going on.
Each woman is so strong and we all got to share a little more of our life which makes the connection so much more deeper and the trust hummm lets just say what happens at our retreat stays under wraps ( well except the fun ) .
I am so thankful for Stampin'Up! I have always said Stampin' Up! brought us together but it's the friendships that make is so much more sweeter.
What is so awesome too is the ladies include my hubby with pillow gifts . Funny story about the photo above . Kris had gave me a pillow gift which is what my hubby is holding and we all laughed because as you can see they are Boxer shorts with Pickles ...
OH my goodness the laughs we all got from those . I have received so many awesome "pickle" items over the years because everyone knows I love purple and I love pickles .
Over the years I have received Pickle
- Band aids
- ice cub tray
- Christmas ornament
- candy canes
the list goes on ...
BUT never ever seen Pickle boxer shorts and of course I know why Kris gave them to me for her pillow pillow ( Love them Kris ) and you all know why I passed them on to my hubby LOL!
This year for our 1st night together we had each of the glitter queen take the photo of all of us holding her pillow gift she gave us . ( What a brilliant idea I can't remember who thought of that )
so below are all the pillow gifts we all got Friday night before all the stamping started. Plus I added the photo of each GQ with me with the frame I put together last minute so you will know their face with their name .
This pillow gift is from Stacey Etched mugs with A7W root beer inside with a sweet goodie bag even had root beer hard candy ( below)
This pillow gift is from Dee made us a really adorable note cards with a sweet holder (below)
This pillow gift is from Kathie a super cute tea light holder made with the Floral Framelits ( below)
This pillow gift is from Davette hand made beautiful goody bags filled with lots of candy (below)
This pillow gift is from Kris ( Scarf in a super cute box she made) remember I got the pickle boxers too (below )
This Pillow gift is from Megan beautiful covered Note pads
The flowers we made as a group project and since we all made 1 each I thought it would be fun to hang them up for our backdrop behind our frame photos . Pretty fancy huh?
Here are the ladies holding their pretty flowers .
They look like cheerleaders ~ so cute!
Stacey had to slip out to a wedding for a couple hours when we headed to dinner she was at the wedding so we still needed her to film her video. I told her we should have made a Flat Stacey LOL! Hopefully you all know what that is ... It's Stacey's photo on a stick and everywhere we went Stacey went with us LOL!
Davette got her yearly Harley ride with my hubby.
For the record Davette is the ONLY other woman that gets to ride with my man (besides my mom and Jessie of course).
We also got to video her on FB live for a couple minutes. Such a fun time !
Leaving dinner Davette and Hubby switched riding places on the Harley ( Hilarious !)
We all came back got in our jammies and everyone wanted to make a super over the top card ( I will be posting that video later this week ) some of us ate ice cream ...
OH and lets not forget the fun we had with the funny face coasters
I bought the coasters Amazon HERE.
Here is a photo of the 2 other Pillow gifts I gave my Glitter Queens for Friday night and Saturday night
The top bag has the goodies everyone needed to make our Group project for Saturday and the yellow bags for Saturday nights pillow gift.... well lets just say my Glitter Queens all know what's inside those bags LOL!
Then Sunday was here in a blink of an eye .
Seriously our weekend together goes by so fast .
I had to take a photo of everything the Glitter Queens brought . Pretty amazing we never tripped over anything the whole weekend LOL!
I try and give my Glitter Queens a going home gift usually a goodie bag with all kinds of things like
Stampin' Dimensionals / Glue / of course Dazzling Diamonds stuff like that .
We are already getting excited about next year .
Thanks for stopping by and checking out all the fun we had last weekend .
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Have a fabulous Sunday friends
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