How much do I love going to the retreats??? Way too much!!! OMG! We just keep having more and more fun every time I go---is that possible?
I had 3 more great table mates:
From left: Catherine, Paula, Zaria and me. It was PJ night---you get more 'croppin cash' for wearing your pajamas Saturday night. And everybody knows that more cash is better to win prizes with. I won a Cricut cartridge holder! yay
I'm holding it there. And yes that is a chenille robe and purple pj's--they have little owls and say--what else--'night owl' on them. I bought them just for this event!
Everyone at our table won something--so nice when that happens. Catherine won the Cricut!!! She never had one and did not know how to use it---so much fun to have and she'll get the hang of it.
I made a few 2-page layouts and my own small 'smash' book,
and covered a small 'suit case' like case.
Here is the inside to get a hint of what it looked like on the outside--only more tattered:
It looks good. I have to embellish it more and do the inside.
And here is one page layout that I did in my favorite theme...
Notice the bottom pic I lifted what is called a 'Flip Flap'. Way cool. You stick it too your pages to add more space for pictures. Maybe someday I will actually bring pictures with me....lol.
They are in two large Rubbermaid containers in (what was) the living room---my son has claimed it right now until he finds his own place---praying daily for this event--but I can't get to them. Oh well.
Any way I had a wonderful time and looking forward to January in Mystic. And seeing my scrappin' friend Linda. It will be fun, fun, fun!
Update: I received my kit from Close to my Heart. There are really nice things in here and I can't wait to have my first 'gathering'. You can check out my website in the mean time Close to my Heart and email me if you have any questions.