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Joann’s Retreat for Autism

Over the weekend I went to a wonderful retreat heal by a group of Demonstrators in Huntsville, Alabama.  This Retreat was in memory of a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Huntsville who often held Retreats for her team.  Joann was passionate about stamping and sharing her love with others.  The Retreat was lots of fun full of card making, laughing, and learning new ideas.   I really enjoyed getting to know fellow InKing Royaltys that made the trek over from the Atlanta  and Chattanooga areas.   From about 100 people in attendance almost $2000 dollars was raised for a local Autism Charity.  That’s just plain AMAZING….What generosity!!!!  Today I am going to share with you few of  my favorite cards from the swap.  It was really hard to decide witch cards to share.  Because, all of the 60 + swaps were just wonderful projects.

First Up is A lovely card by  Barbara


 Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics and Gorgeous Grunge

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Imogene Thomas:



CASED Cindee Williamson

Stamp Set: Timeless Textures and Grateful Bunch

Phyllis Kay Shepherd:



Stamp Set: Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

Elaine Wright:


Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics, You’ve Got This, and The Open Sea

Jan Brewer:


Retired but still very lovely!  The coloring on this card is particularly pretty!

I love the fold on this card!


Stamp Set: In The Meadow


Stamp Set:  Awesomely Artistic


Kelley Bialoskurski


Stamp Set: Six Sided Sampler, Cottage Greetings, and Garden In Bloom


Several of the swaps used a technique of embossing a stamped image.  This was a particularly pretty example of this technique.


Stamp Set: Choose Happiness

Debbie Catlett:


Stamp Set: Flowering Fields, And Many More

My three favorite are swaps by Pam Morris, Karen Hurd, and Alice Wessinger

I particularly love the color combination that Pam used.  And the clean lines are really something! She has highlighted how three punches, one stamp and a few extra elements come together to make a perfect card!  I am also totally in love with the fact that Pam created a square card!!!!!

Pam Morris:


Stamp Set: Tin of Cards

Karen Hurd’s card is so lovely.  Like Pam’s card I am completely in love with her choice of colors.  The combination of Crumb Cake, Real Red and Soft Suede  with touches of Hello Honey!  Wow!!!  The popped up flowers are a great 3-D addition to the card.  And the fact that she was brave enough to tare her paper is Awesome!!!!

Karen Hurd:


Stamp Set: Help Me Grow

Alice Wessinger’s card is so perfect and pretty.  I am loving the scene she has created by combining several different stamp sets.  She really out did herself with all the little details she added.  Flowers on the hill, blue sky, and a balloon perfectly placed!

Alice Wessinger:


Stamp Set: You’ve Got This, Party Wishes, Beautiful Ride, Sheltering Tree

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this Amazing collection of swaps!  The event was lodes of fun!  I would love to know witch card you like the best???  I will be back tomorrow with a  spring card for the Pal’s Blog Hop!  Have a great day :>

Much Love,


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