Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Retreat Unders Swap

What is an Unders Swap? It has become a tradition at our annual retreat and this year was no exception. It is basically a gift swap which you might have done at Christmas parties where people open a gift one by one and the next person has the option of stealing a previously opened gift or opening one that has not been opened yet.

Our twist on this is the "Unders" part and the rules go that the gift has to be handmade and has to take you "under" 2 hours to make, and cost "under" $10.00 to make. Also the gift wrapping, and tissue and ribbon and whatever else that the gift was wrapped in, is part of the gift as well and if the gift is stolen all of that wrapping goes with it. You know we use all this stuff in our papercrafting!

Here are the Unders Swap gifts from this year;

Annalisa's frame/wipe board

Annalisa's frame/wipeboard

Judy's gift box and matching stamped note cards

Stephanie's piece of artwork

Mimi's Calendar/organizer (I really wanted to win this!)

Card organizer by Suzanne filled with cards

Outside view
Melissa's decorated frame (mine!)

Cheryl's card holder and cards (This was what I won and I LOVE it!)

All together
We had such a good time at retreat this year and I hope you will consider joining us next year for a fun filled weekend of stamping and papercrafting! It will be in September again so start a "change jar" and start saving.
I will be posting the round robin projects that we made over the next couple of weeks so keep checking back for some wonderful projects you can recreate with your TSS stamps.
Empty card holder

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