Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Blog Candy Winners!

Some good news on a rainy day!! The first four ladies to correctly identify the October theme are:

Laura C.
Becky S.
Kim H.
Valerie V.

Laura was also the first to guess both parts of the theme which is.....Autumn/Fall Harvest and she will receive an extra goodie. We'll be mailing them out this week so keep an eye on those mailboxes!!

Congratulations Ladies!

Monday, August 18, 2008

A few pea-nouncements

Good evening ladies,

Never could we have imagined when the three of us moved forward with the idea of hostessing retreats last year that it would turn into such a fun experience. We were all so excited to share in the planning and the ideas flowed like a waterfall. We are in awe and thankful that everyone is having such a great time and we strive to make them better with each passing retreat. Having three ladies with different ideas and styles really enabled us to bring different aspects of scrapbooking & stamping to our guests. We are sure saddened to lose Lisa Gomez and will miss her dearly. However, new & exciting things are on the horizon for her and we can't wait to see what inspired ideas come from her continued involvement with The Angel Company as she grows her business in Corpus. Hopefully she'll come back to see us for a visit and share her new ideas. In the meantime - we wish you much hap-pea-ness girl!

We met with Lisa Shapiro over the weekend to get the "goods" on her October class ...if you thought the last one was cute hold on to your hats because this one is precious! Over the course of the last year, Lisa has shared some unique ideas with us for the retreats and after the response to her class in August we felt she would be a good fit for the pod. We are excited to announce that she will join us in hostessing the retreats from this point forward. For those who don't know her, Lisa has taught at a few local scrap stores, been on design teams and always seems to be up on the latest trends and products. Welcome Lisa; we're hap-pea to have you and look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve!

Lastly, we can't believe the October retreat filled up so fast...you ladies booked it full in one day flat! Since we have all our participants signed up, we've listed the swap poll for October; please vote in as many as you like. Depending on the numbers we may have a few and we'll give you the option when we take sign ups to participate in one, two or all. With the poll we're just looking to see where the interest lies most. Please keep in mind that if you sign up and aren't able to participate email us ASAP so we can fill the spot or make additional items to cover your spot - we're happy to do so, just let us know.

Michelle and Nicole

Friday, August 15, 2008

Theme Clues for Blog Candy

Yes. Clues. We decided a photo might make it a little too easy so we came up with a few clues...make you work for it. May not be work for some.

The theme is a two part answer....we will accept one part to win...the first person to get both parts gets an extra goodie not pictured. We'll divy up the goodies in the photo below between the first four ladies attending the October retreat who guess correctly. The clues below can represent many things but the commonality between them is our theme.


The Wild Swans at Coole
George Inness

Email us with your guess to lmnopearetreats@gmail.com and good luck!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Evening ladies! I uploaded a slide show with some photos from the retreat last weekend. There are so many good ones and Michelle is right - everyone is so photogenic! I hate that it will only allow me 50 photos...I think I had 92 ready to add...

I can't wait to print some photos and put my swap pages in an album - both the page and card swaps were really nice. We have such talented ladies!

A great big thank you to the ladies who donated baby scrapping materials to First Memories; they will be so appreciative. Another department has started a similar program so anything that FMT might not be able to use will still find a good home with other patients & families.

Until next time...get your scrap on!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Wow...this past weekend was such a blast! I hope that everyone had just as much fun as I did! The luau theme was perfect because the Aloha spirit was definitely in the air. Lots of scrapping, sharing, eating and laughing going on - which is exactly what its all about!

It was so much fun I was totally exhausted when I got home LOL I believe I slept 27 hours in a 48 hour time frame :-) My family just thought I was gonna be gone for 4 days...ends up it was more like 5 because I was mia in my room for the other one LOL Oh well...I feel much much better today :) We all know the old saying...If Momma is happy then everybody is happy so I'm sure they didn't mind at all ....teeheehee...LOL

It was so great to meet all the new ladies and to see the ones I haven't seen in awhile again! Looking forward to October......see you then if not before :-)