Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Scrap Retreat Layouts

Twice a year I go and attend a Scrapbook Retreat up in the mountains. I truly look forward to getting away and reconnecting with all my scrappy friends. Last weekend was our get-away and I loved every minute of it. With 20 women getting together, you never quite know what to expect. But this time it was so peaceful. Plus, I got 11 layouts complete. Wow! I had a great time and thought I'd show a few of them to you. Of course, I almost always scrap using some sort of challenge so I'll try to remember to include those as we go.

The first one is using a Sketches in Thyme. It's a very simple one...way more simple than I usually do but the photos aren't a big event. More of a small detail.

This next one is using 2 challenges. The first is a sketch from Let's Capture These Sketches #99. Loved it! And then I combined it with Tracy's challenge at Memorable Seasons to use the letters of a show you like for your layout. I chose Top Chef. I used t=tiny alphas o-oval, p-patterned paper, c-coral cardstock, h-heart, e-embossed (my butterflies are embossed), and f-flower. Fun challenge.

The next layout I created was using a sketch from My Sketch World. These photos are from a few years ago when we learned how to make rag quilts. So fun!

The next layout is using a sketch from Let's Scrap These Sketches #98. Loved it for this photo of my dd on her graduation day. Plus I was so excited because I found i-rock studs in her school colors so I added them around the edges of the scallops. This also works for a challenge at Global Scrappers where we're to scrap an important day in the lives of our "girls". I still can't believe she's all grown up! Oh and I used this sketch for the 3rd week challenge at Sketches in Thyme where you get to pick your own sketch.

This next one is created using a sketch (I know shock right?!LOL) from Creative Scrappers #173. It's a very simple layout but at least I'm in my scrapbooks now and then.

This last one is one of my favorites. It's for a challenge at Global Scrappers using a sketch from Page Maps. I came across a bunch of photos of my dd with her friends and have had a good time scrapping her. I really do miss her and am thankful to have photos of her. I guess I should work on my others kids too. Oh...and this is also for a challenge at Memorable Seasons to use a song as your title. I kept getting the tune of "Best of Friends" from Fox and the Hound (an old Disney movie).

Well...that's it for now. I'll come back and share more later. Thanks for taking a look!

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