This past Saturday was the day!   It was the day of the retreat we had been working on for the last several months.  The day we honored our upline that had past.  97 Demostrators and friends joined us to take part in this wonderful cause.  

Our day started bright and early!   We had 13 projects for the retreat attendees plus we had prize portal all throughout  the day.  We held a Stamp Out Autism card contest as well as a raffle to help raise money for the cause.   I am pleased to say we raised almost $2000 that went to the cause.   😃

Here are some of the pictures from throughout the day.  

Some of the Stamp Out Autism Card Contest Entries 

  
  

this was the winning card for the contest. it raised the most money during the day.
  
    
    
  
   

 

Display Boards 

   

  

  

  

  

  

 

Momma Phyllis brought her swaps from OnStage Brussels to share with us also!   And all I can say is Wow!   I loved them all 

Phyllis’ OnStage Brussels Swaps 

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Brian King’s After Lunch Warm Up

Brian King lead us in a after lunch warm up and stretch to get our blood flowing again.  And let me just say it was hysterical.  We did a blind contour drawing.   And it was truly blind he had us place the plate on our heads so there was no cheating.   Here’s mine.   

  

Oh and I got to meet him as well.  Brian King is one of my Stampin’ Up! Idols.  One of the reasons is he’s a male in the Stampin world and he’s done so well in the Stampin’ Up! Family.   So I had to have my picture made with him.  

  

 And let me just say again he’s hysterically funny.  

We ended the day with a card swap.  We did the swap in Founders Circle Style Fashion.   

   

  

  

 My swap is the one you see on top.  It is a one sheet wonder I will be posting how to create it latter on.  

  We had 50 something people do the swap.  I haven’t sat down to actually count them all yet.  

I will post pictures of the projects latter.   We have already set the date for next years retreat so save the date March 4th 2017 and make plans to come to Alabama and join in on the fun.   
Thanks for dropping by see you soon 
Rick