Thank you for all your lovely comments to wish me well on my travels and now here I am back at home after the most wonderful trip to Spellbinders Ambassadors Retreat in Phoenix and spending time with some amazing women.
We travelled to Phoenix airport on Sunday morning at 8.30 am and I arrived home at 10.30 am this morning after the overnight flight. I don't know about you but I cannot sleep on an airplane and so now I am very tired.... but determined to stay awake until later tonight to try and get my body clock back to UK times
I will share some of the photos with you here but first of all lets deal with the Friday Freebie and the name that has been drawn is you ....
If you would email me please
I will get the card sent to you straight away. Thank you all for your patience with this draw but we should soon be back to normal
So on to the trip ...Stacey greeted us all warmly and she has put an incredible amount of work to make the Retreat really special and we have been treated like royalty
We had workshops with both Stacey and Kim and made some really neat projects and lots of laughing in the process too
And of course I have brought some of the Bezels on the right of the picture back with me and will be using them on some cards as well as stand alone pieces of jewellery.
Both are much prettier than they look on the photo
And again one of the Bezels has been used on the front of the book along with some ribbon and lace
Stacey did a class with a mixed media canvas which is an area that was new to me but it is one that I will be trying again
And although it was messing about with paint it is yet another way to use your dies.
A magical and spiritual place.
It was a really warm day and we had lunch in fabulous lodge overlooking the most spectacular landscape
Then on the way back we stopped off to visit the art work and sculptures in another magical red rock place
Inside this village there was a Pandora shop and I bought myself a little charm called Arizona Sunshine
I added it to my silver bracelet and now I have permanent reminder of my trip to Phoenix which is in Arizona
The stand was full and all with the new look packaging and very smart it looks too
There are lots of wonderful collections coming up and Spellbinders and Stacey are working hard in the background to bring you the very best.
The Victorian Collection ... which was designed by Stacey ...was just a taster of the wonderful things to come
Stay with me on this new journey with Spellbinders working with new designs ... new ideas ... and new ways to work those die templates.
More tomorrow ...