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Isn't this owl bag adorable? There was one sitting on every table at the Holiday Retreat for us to put our garbage in. Well, being the thrifty person I am, I simply couldn't throw it away with the garbage! I dumped it out and brought him home with me. I know Mary Robinson put lots of work into making all of the bags and hope mine wasn't the only one saved from the garbage.
Here is a nice Thanksgiving card I got in the swap at the retreat from a sweet friend, Mychael Allen. I love the Off The Grid stamp, it is a single stamp, I need it! There are also some splattery accents with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to add some texture to the background. She finished it off with the 2-step leaf stamps from Gently Falling and a sentiment from the Tags For You set with the coordinating Bracket Punch. As much as I dread Winter coming and know that Fall is bringing it on faster, I love the colors and harvest symbols of Fall.
This card was also made by the wonderful and talented Mary Robinson. It shows the versatility of the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The great background was stamped with 4 of the 5 stamps in this set to give an amazing textured card without the bulk. She also used some fun Washi Tape across the card and placed a sentiment from the Tags For You set. Isn't it a great card!
Now, if you want to attend retreats, join in the swaps and get discounts on stamps and other great Stampin' Up merchandise, contact me or sign up on my website here. I'd love to have you join the fun!