Monday, May 18, 2015

Glitter Retreat 2015 - Day Three

On my way to Paper Crown for the final day of Glitter Retreat, I just had to make a quick stop at an estate sale. More on that in a later post!

I arrived at Paper Crown in time for a yummy breakfast before our first class with Angie. We made a fun little spring decor piece and learned quite a few techniques in the process. This was my first class with Angie. She was bursting with energy, smart, and funny. 
This little bloomin' wagon has a chipboard piece on the front that, after following Angie's instruction, looks just like leather. The "bloom" is under distressed beveled glass. The flowers are made from marbled foil-backed paper that Angie pre-cut and we layered and shaped to create 3-D blossoms. The little banner reads "everything is blooming most recklessly." Fun! Wish I had a better photo of it, but this was the best I've been able to do.

We had lunch upstairs in the Paper Attic. We were again treated to wonderful decorations throughout the room. Each table had a cute rubber boot filled with flowers and greenery.
At each place there were personalized flower buckets filled with lots of crafting goodies and flower seeds.
Here are just some of the treats packed in my bucket.
On the wall was another gigantic floral creation - this time in bright glittery colors. I can't decide if I loved the white one from Day Two or this one more.
After lunch we had our final swap - the Altered Spoon swap. I used a spoon I'd made earlier and added a bit more rhinestone bling. I also made a gift bag for this swap using a vintage napkin, lace applique and a tiny spoon charm someone had gifted me from an earlier swap. Perfect!
I received a beautiful spoon from Michelle, who flew in from California for the Glitter Retreat. She used a very pretty sterling silver spoon from her collection, adding a tiny little bird (I love anything with birds) sitting in a leafy nest. Pearls dangle from one side, and there's a curly hook for hanging. Thank you, Michelle! I love it!
After lunch we had our final class with the adorable Lesa Dailey. Lesa was at Paper Crown in November and I so wanted to take her class then but was preparing for Glitter Market the following day and knew I'd be rushed. I'm so glad she and her sweet daughter returned. 

Our class kits for this darling Bon Bon bunny came in cute burlap bags that Lesa made. 

Isn't she precious? She has lots of vintage elements and a little secret - her top lifts off to reveal a little cache for candy or what have you. Such a fun class!

Following this last class we had the chance to shop in the Paper Attic. Jackie and Lesa both had some of their creations available to purchase - a little sneak peak for this fall's Glitter Market. 

I truly enjoyed my first Glitter Retreat. A big thank you to Cindy, Amy, Jackie, Medeah, Angie and Lesa for such a wonderful event! 

If you'd like to see more photos of Day Three, visit Jackie's blog here and here. My two previous posts were also about Glitter Retreat.


  1. I had so much fun this morning visiting some of your links of your favorite blogs and your links back to your crafting with your friends. Thank you for making my morning more enjoyable as I listen to thunder announcing that rain is coming to Flagstaff. That also means we might get some snow showers. It seems more like February than May. Great blog post and it sounds like you had a great time at the Glitter Retreat.

  2. Thank you soooooooooooo much for stopping by to visit my blog & see my old post that never got posted... :( I have had such a crazy life & my blog has suffered but, I MISS my blogging & my friends I find/have through blogs. I know FaceBook is faster but, there's just something about blogs that are so much more personal to me.

    I want to come back to the Paper Crown & come to another of Jackie's classes. And I want to come to Glitter Fest. I never know about them soon enough to fit them in. I guess I need to follow up better. I met so many fun girl in OKC at Paper Crown & have seen a few at Paper Cowgirl but, I just need to stay in touch/connected to you guys. IF you see something fabulous coming out in classes please email me so I can check it out & maybe sign up. HUGS!

  3. Love love that Bon Bon Bunny and alway enjoy hearing about your crafty adventures!

  4. I cannot wait to meet Lesa at Birdsong!

  5. These classes sound like great fun ! I love the spoons !
    Thank you so much for your visit and the sweet comment on my room redo and old piano post !
    Blessings to you,
    Wilma, Shabby Royale.

  6. Oh that bunny! Your retreat was fabulous -- I wish I could have been there!

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