Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ah the post CU glow!

So I am back from CU, and it was another amazing weekend at Camp Lutherhaven in beautiful coeur d'alene  Idaho. We even got some snow this year! I am so disappointed that my camera decided to kick the bucket before I got a single picture though! I did take a few on my phone but most of the pictures I will post here come from the other crafty ladies that attended this great retreat. I will try to name them all but if I miss someone please comment so I can give you credit!

It’s hard to know where to begin. I guess I will start with the beautiful scenery.

This is a beautiful view of the lake taken by the dining hall. Can you believe we got to see this every time we ate! Thanks Nicole for the beautiful shot!


This is a picture of some of the snow we got Thursday night. It didn’t last long into the day on Friday though.. this is the cabin we stayed in

Of course there was lots of yummy food, I will spare you the details here but they always take good care of us at Lutherhaven!

Taco bar! Yummy! Thanks Chrissy!

just one of the delicious desserts! mmmm….Again thanks Chrissy!

Then of course there are all of the wonderful people!

Who are a ton of fun. That’s our Hostess with the Mostest in the front the Fabulous Tresa Black!

Now what you have probably been waiting for! The projects and classes!

Friday afternoon we got to partake in the Card Boutique at our leisure. Donna designed these adorable cards using the Mayberry papers. Thanks Nona for the pictures.

Sheila created these super cute gift card holders for us!

The first class for my sorority, Lota Croppa was Nona’s layout using ribbon round flowers on Friday night. Of course this is not my layout it is Nona’s hence the photos of Nona’s beautiful family.

That was it for Friday night… Next class was Saturday Morning. I was a teacher’s assistant for Erin’s Charm class! It was a lot of fun! Here is the final product!

necklace copy

closeup of CU charm copy

Our teacher Erin created this special charm for us isn’t it great!  The Fairy next to it was a special gift to us Charm Fairies that helped in the classes and with the charm swap!

After lunch we made this Pear-fect card/corner bookmark in Jen’s class.

From Jen’s class we went up stairs to Chrissy’s class where we learned how to make Yo-yos and to stitch on our pages.cherry layout_edited-1

cherrys page_edited-1upclose cherries_edited-1single cherry_edited-1

Then finally we went over to the Lakeview room and made this BEAUTIFUL clipboard! clipboard 2 copy

side view clip bard copy

I love paper flowers and so I think this was just like heaven for me!

So that is about all I think I can fit into one post. I have pictures of my roomie gifts and the projects that I worked on while at CU. But for now I must say goodbye! Enjoy the snow if you were lucky enough to get some!



  1. What fabulous photos of the charms! Thanks again for letting me borrow some of your inks. :)

  2. Thanks Sheila! I love the gift card holders we made! I hope you will let me teach them in a workshop! : )

  3. Great photos babe! I'm glad you had a great time. Everyone needs a little get away to get the creative juices flowing and recharge.

  4. Terrific photos! Looks like you all had a blast...I LOVE all of the awesome projects!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing!! I love everything you created and I plan to go next year!! Woo-Hoo!!

    :) Linda
    p.s. What a sweet husband you have!

  6. It was SOOOOO much fun! Thanks for posting such great pics of the charms and junklace, Kari! You rock :)

    I finally finished my cards earlier this week and have to stitch the cherries on my layout and do Nona's layout.. LOL! Gosh I had so much fun I didn't finish it all. hahaha! In fact, I just BARELY (as in TONIGHT) unpacked my dufflebag and threw my clothes in the laundry. (That's what you get for being sick. LOL!)