Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day 1 - Sandy's Retro Beach Beauties Retreat in Canada

What a wonderful 3 days I spent in Canada for a retro Beach Beauties Art Retreat hosted by my friend Sandy from "Sandy's Creations". I got picked up from the Airport by Sandy and Tammy and we went to meet Lu Lu and Vivian and Natalea at a cute restaurant "Motorino". I only knew Sandy and the rest of the girls we had chatted on Blog Land and Face Book and when we all met in the parking lot it was like we were old friends. So many hugs and squishes and when we sat down we laughed giggled and chatted. The food was so delicious and the decor was adorable. The perfect "start" to a fabulous weekend!

(Tammy - Vivian - Lu Lu - Sandy - Natalea and Me)

We skipped dessert to go to Sandy's home that was set up so beautiful. The decorations were so adorable and right away the "bloggers
 took out the cameras and started snapping and oohing and ahhing! lol  So much attention to detail!

Some of us had coffee and some Diet Pepsi

My new fascination...Canadian Milk in plastic bags! Shut up!! I love new things and just blew my mind how you have plastic bags with milk. I wanted to create special Milk Bag Holders retro style, of course! lol

                                                                    "Got Milk?"

Sandy made us a fabulous Pizza and Salad Dinner all with from scratch!

Natalea - Sandy - Tammy enjoying a glass of wine as the pizza cooks!

                                                  Key Lime Cheesecake Sandy "altered" lol

Our table ready for a class!

Sandy taught us how to make Sailors Valentines.

                                                         This was the one I created!

All 6 together! We all got quiet and created. This was the first time I actually finished my project at a class!

There was alot more this day like gifts and swaps but there was so much I will save it for another post. I can't wait to share them it was so much fun just like Christmas!!


Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Grace,

I love all these photos! Can't wait to see more!

You looked great by the way...and very happy.


kandeland said...

SUCH fun!! and of course meeting you in person was one of the best parts! xo

Sandy Michelle said...

OMG Grace you described it so well and the great photos brought back wonderful memories. Am art journaling about it right now :). Love you! Sandy

Heidi Meyer said...

Sandy's beachy party decor is beautiful!! What a fun art retreat! LOVE LOVE LOVE your sailor valentine!! Can't wait to see more pics ~ xxoo Heidi

Anonymous said...

oh how i wish i could of gone to this!! next time can i tag along ;)
bigs hugs


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh wow, Grace what a lot of fun you all had! How gracious of Sandy to host such a wonderful get together and class. Your Sailor's Valentines looked great!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Wow! What fun! To be together to make crafts sounds wonderful. Love the sailors Valentines - never heard of that.

Fun With This and That said...

You girls are so creative.Would like to learn from you all

My favorite word dream!!. Looking forward to more pictures

LuLu Kellogg said...

Now that we don't have guests anymore at our house I can finally go catch up on everyone's Blogs! YAAAY!

This was just the best time and I miss you girls so much!!