Love Notes for Retreat # 1

As promised I am back to tell you a little more about the fun we had at the Retreat!

Today I want to share about the Love Notes Kit I made for each person! The idea was to encourage all my friends to notice nice things about each other and then tell them in a little note!

The Love Notes Kit looked like this:


And on the back – it had a description of what was in each kit:


And there was also a pen washi taped onto the back


And I closed it on the front with a mini tag and a black clothespin that I added a twine bow and button to!


Here are the mint, toothpicks, and chocolate kiss – this is how I bagged them up


NOW – For the MINI CARDS that went into the kit!!

I made 8 sets of 8 mini cards and I am going to show you 4 of them today!!

A Group photo of the first four cards –


Card # 1 You are the Sprinkles on the Cupcake of Life


Made using 3 by 3 card base and envelope! Used Stampin’ Up!’s new set Sprinkles Of Life stamped images on background papers and cut out with the Tree Builder Punch also from SU! Also fussy cut the cupcake bottom! Added a flower and a pink brad!

Card # 2 “BEE”utiful card


For this little cutie I used a 2 by 3 card with a matching envelope! A Bumblebee Doodlebug Mini Doily was glued down first, then I stamped images from Lawn Fawn’s Bee Mine stamp set on a white circle that was layered in the middle of the doily!! The beautiful word is from an older, name unknown SU! set! Colored the bee in and added a Wink of Stella to the wings!!

Card # 3 Hello, Friend


This card is also a 3 by 3 card with envelope – the bases and envelopes were purchased from Michaels’ bargain bins quite awhile ago! And the hello friend square is from a sheet of die cuts made by Pebbles and mentioned here!

Card # 4 “SODA” lightful


This is another 2 by 3 card – I trimmed a thin piece off the side with zigzag scissors and layered some scrap of blue behind it! Also layered a piece of yellow and stamped the -lightful sentiment in black on it and the hearts in Real Red!!  I used the following YNS products – Happy Meal and Fast Food Fun Sentiments  Stamp sets and the matching Happy Meal Die SetStamped the outline images and sentiment in Versafine – Onyx Black  inkpad and used Clear ultra fine embossing powder. Colored image in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and a Zig Detailer Watercolor brush!

I will be Back soon with my Retreat Post # 3 – more Love Notes!!

What a treat it was to make these for my friends to use!! They each had a set of 8, of the same design, in their Love Notes Kit!! I love sharing BEAUTIFUL things with those I love and care about!!

I am grateful for all the friends I have that enrich my life!! I appreciate EACH one of them, near and far!!

Because of the gratitude I have for you and how LUCKY I feel to know you –


I am giving away this Avery Elle Stamp Set AND a $15.00 Gift Certificate to a store of choice for

ONE of My LUCKY followers!!


You need to comment on ALL 4 of my Retreat posts – this is # 2

AND be a follower of my Blog!!

You will have until Wednesday, July 15th to comment and Winner will be announced on Thursday, July 16th!!

Thank YOU so much for being a friend and making my day with your visits!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

21 thoughts on “Love Notes for Retreat # 1

  1. 1
    Carol McGregor says:

    What a cute, unique “love note kit”. I love the little note cards and everything in the kit. Great idea. Thanks for ideas and the chance to win ‘candy’.

  2. 2

    Taunya, These are the cutest ideas! I am so impressed with your cleverness! I am sure your retreat friends were thrilled with these darling little cards!

  3. 3
    Cheryl W says:

    This is such a sweet little packet of goodies! What a fun way to remind each person in your group to add some sweetness to the lives of all the others. LOVE this!!

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    Carla Hundley says:

    So fun to build the
    notes to giveaway!
    Carla from Utah

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    Kim Heggins says:

    Oh my…just so many sweet cards and I love all that beautiful yellow! I can’t wait to see what comes next!

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    abusybee says:

    These are the super cutest notes! I am sure the ladies just loved them!

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    Graciellie says:

    This is a great idea for a retreat. How fun too! What a sweet way of sharing the love of the Lord with others. I am enjoying your newsletters and I thank you for your giveaway! You are so generous dear friend! Hugs, Gracie.

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    LC says:

    All of these love notes are so sweet! Your friends must have been very excited to receive these wonderful kits. It’s such a great idea to have everyone write kind words to others. Many years ago, my colleagues and I we’re each asked to write 3 things we liked about each of our other coworkers. Our lists were compiled and we were each given a laminated card with all the kind words the others had said about us. I still have that card today and smile everytime I come across it. All this to say that your love notes kits will surely be remembered and appreciated for years to come!

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    LC says:

    Oh…I forgot to also mention how gorgeous your photos of the cards are. I love how you set everything up and the “props” you used. Really great!!!

  10. 10

    What a terrific idea! I love your little “love notes.” They are super creative and really cute! Wish I could have gone too!
    Take care!

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    jerrie says:

    Taunya, what fab 3 by 3 cards you made. I am amazed you made one set for each person!! What a special treat. It is nice you had them write a special note to a guest to make them feel special too.

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    Cat Craig says:

    Fabulous idea, and I bet the ladies had fun with this. Your mini cards are adorable.

  13. 13
    Patti J. says:

    Oh my gosh, Taunya! I want to come to your next retreat! This post just makes me smile! You are one of the most kind, talented, and generous people I know! Can’t wait for your next post!

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    Nora says:

    Wow Taunya!! All of these cards are lovely!! I especially like the cupcake one-you had me at the sprinkles!! I think I like it best because of the colors. The second card with the bee-so sweet. That yellow doily is perfect behind it. I have to say that I am loving the STAGING of your photos with the fun twine, buttons and trim. Looks so festive!! You are so generous and I am wondering how you come up with all these fabulous ideas every year. I would be at a loss. Anyway, thank you for sharing your stunning creations. You are the sweetest thing!!

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    Sue Kracker says:

    Darling love notes, very creative and sweet.


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    Mendi Yoshikawa says:

    Oh my goodness! What an amazing idea–These all turned out so cute and happy! I bet they loved them big time! :)

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    Miriam Prantner says:

    What a sweet idea! I should do this for my girls….they need to be encouraged to think of nice things about each other!

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    KT Fit Kitty says:

    You are amazing to come up with these fabulous love notes kits! It is obvious a lot of time and love went into creating everything in the kit – the note cards are super adorable! I know the ladies must have loved these! My favourite note card is the cupcake – so cute! Now heading off to check out what’s next! So curious about your retreat – how fun!

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    Monika/buzsy says:

    Super cute cards Taunya. Love the bright yellow on all 4. It makes is so much cheerful and happy. The doily is so pretty with the cute bee. :)

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    Lisa Swift says:

    As your card says, these are all “soda-lightful”. You have a gift for pairing fun images with sentiments and they are all so happy and so uplifting!

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    Lici Lee says:

    I love the objective of your cards and gifts. To see the best in others and to share it with them is such a rare and beautiful action. Much thank yous for being an inspiration to me. Makes me realize we need to use our talents/blessings to help others.

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