Monday, August 31, 2009

First round of pictures...

Today I will post some fun pictures of CE... I have a bit more work to do on a couple of my projects before "showcasing" my finished projects!! {But I will say, I have maybe 10 more mins per project... they work ya really hard and fast, but it is so nice to come home with finished and nearly finished projects!}

In Creative Escape tradition... (and because I uploaded my pic in reverse order...) Let's start with dessert!!
Sprinkles cupcakes with CE colors!! I love my red velvet!!
The suppers were delicious, I even had vegetables I had never even heard of :)

As Heidi says, "Desserts and fruits don't belong together" So after our fruity first night she made sure we had this yummy snicker cheesecake/mousse ball of yummy goodness!!! :) {I'm sure it was only 1 point in Weight Watchers, right??}
But even the fruit felt like dessert!!

Keep your eyes out... you never know what you will find :) hehehehe
These are the amazing ladies in my classes and at meals that kept us laughing, smiling, talking (a lot), and became our new friends! Can't wait to see them all next year!!
Vickie and Ashley... too cute!!
Miss Robyn working hard!!

Are you ready to see what all of the buzz was about??? Here is Heidi's lamp... bringing in $8200 for charity... {I LOVE IT!!! When the lamp is off you don't see the writing, but when it is on it glows a really neat quote. Also, the broach is from her personal jewelry box!!}

... and here is Tim's that brought in $29,500!!! {again, all vintage goodies from his studio}

I love this pin!! It reminded me of friends back home!! :)
"She knew with the right amount of junk she could create a masterpiece!"

And I LOVE this quote from Tim Holtz stamp set... Yes, this will be a vinyl quote in my living room, very soon!

Here is a little piece of Heaven... they call it Mystic Paper!! :) It was all vintage!! It was all of the junk store finds you can find in like 100 junk store trips all in one place! I can't wait to go back!!

... and then there was this store... I refer to as "the ribbon store" It was wall to wall ribbons!! Not to mention they had some of the COOLEST displays and ideas!! I am excited to make a few of them!!

Back at CE we were sent out on a safari treasure hunt. At each station we had to take silly pics :) It was lots of fun!! Here are just a two stops on our hunt!

This Robyn, my friend that came along to be my roomie :) I didn't really know her when we started off on the trip... we were from the same hometown, and had mutual friends, but didn't really "know" her... after spending 5 days with her... she is a strong woman with a good heart, and I am glad to now call her my friend.

I will post pics of all of my teachers later today... now I am off to take my mom back to the airport. Thank you sooooo much, Mom, for the amazing, life changing experience of Creative Escape, and for spending the time with my family while I was gone. Love you!!

8 friends had to say...:

Kim said...

Looks like you had such a great time! All of the goodies and experiences look amazing! Can't wait to see and hear more...

Amy said...

Looks like it was amazing! Happy to hear it was so great!!! Can't wait to see more!

Carmel said...

Love you too enjoyed bonding with your girls!

jessfromflorida said...

oh i'm soooo jealous you got to go to ce! love your pics - i missed out on a bunch of cool things. *sniffle* thanks for posting so much fun recap of the event.
(and i'm laughing about our "orbit one-ness" - too funny). it's the "little" things...*wink*

The Hamann Family said...

looks amazing!! :) The food, the experiences, the people... all of it! WOW! Glad you had so much fun!

Sandra said...

Awsome photos - can't wait to see the rest of them. Love the photos you took at the stores, I was so busy shopping that I didn't even think to do that.

I'm working on getting mine uploaded to share with everyone.

Lori Shrout said...

Fabulous photos - this was such a great time and you captured it!!
Thanks for sharing.

MJC said...

Hi Candi,

I didn't get to meet you, but I went to CE all four years. Thanks for sharing your blog pix. I LOVE the pix you put on your blog, great angles, good eye, of the tons of fabulous aspects of CE, you captured some great moments and chose great photos to post here! Great job! Kudos to you!
~Mona from Hawaii