I drove my own car with trunk and back seat full of stuff - of course, I didn't use all of it but it was there just in case!! I wasn't as productive as 2 years ago but I managed to finish 13 cards. Here are some of them:
The facility is so comfortable, both for crafting and for living - cushy beds, big kitchen, lots of craft space & tools. This year each subgroup prepared a meal for the entire group. We Twin Cities girls - Bonnie, Julie, Sandy & I - made brunch on Sunday, including 2 eggs bakes, a fabulous fruit/lettuce/granola salad, croissants, and OJ or mimosa depending on how soon one had to drive :) Thought I'd share the recipe I made - modified from one that Bonnie found:
Egg Bake with Hash Browns
30 oz bag of frozen hash browns (shredded style)
1/2 pint half & half
1 dozen eggs
1 lb ham cubed (I used a 1/4 inch thick slice from the packaged meat dept)
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups shredded cheese (I used a cheddar/cojack mix)
Butter (or spray with Pam) a 9x13x2 baking dish. Line bottom of pan with hash browns. Crack open eggs and place atop hash browns; break the yolks but don't scramble. Add desired salt and pepper, then top with 1/2 the cheese. Pour half & half over this mixture, then add meat and the rest of the cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Next morning, bake about 40 minutes at 350F.
I'm sure you could add lots of other things depending on your tastes - mushrooms, switch the ham with sausage or bacon, etc.
Back to the cardmaking - my masterpiece, according to the crafting girls, for the weekend was this flower basket card.
I stamped the dogwoods from the Hero Arts/Sizzix set Antique Flowers and Butterflies three times on a pinkish Basic Grey paper, then trimmed them out and arranged in the basket. I added some highlights with markers. The dimension on the handle was achieved with foam tape; I also put some behind some of the flowers. The tag was cut from a Spellbinders label set and stamped with a sentiment from Hero Arts clear set It's your Day.
I also made my Father's Day card at the Getaway.
After the Getaway brunch I headed to my parents' house for Father's Day dinner. Here I am with my sweet Dad - he loved his card, of course!
Thanks for stopping! Hope you had a crafty weekend!!