Hello again! Happy Spring! I'm so ready for Spring...warmer weather, aaahhh.....
It's been about a month since I got back from my last retreat and I wanted to share my experience with you! There's is a house that our group rents out, kind of like a hotel room, that is geared towards crafters. We've always gone to scrapbook but I know that quilters can also use it. The house is located in a super small town about an hour away from me, with a beautiful drive! It has 4 bedrooms with a total 10 twin beds, 3 full bathrooms, a large kitchen, living room, and dining room. My favorite room is the huge craft room set up with a table and a half, lights, and super comfy chair for each person staying.
Our group has it set up that 2 of the ladies do the meal planning and cooking, the rest of us do the clean-up. Our Chef is an awesome cook, and plans a breakfast and dinner for each day, but we all bring snacks and drinks.
All of us show up with over-packed cars, and we spend the long weekend laughing, sharing stories, eating, drinking, and of course scrapbooking. All of these ladies are incredibly comfortable to spend time with, we have so much fun!
During this trip I got started on my 2017 Project Life Album. And after I got home I created the title page for that album. Here are my layouts:
I used a piece of American Crafts 12x12 paper which I cut up to fit a Design A page protector by Becky Higgins. The white acrylic "Andi" was a piece that I special ordered from Ali Edwards during her One Little Word sale at the beginning of the year, and I ordered the "2017" white acrylic piece from Elle's Studio. I placed all the cut pieces of paper into their pockets and then adhered the "Andi" and "2017" over the top of the pockets using redline tape. Here's a close up:
I really like how it turned out!
This is the first layout of the year:
For this week I used Kelly Purkey's monthly kit: Day One, and pieces of other collections from Shimelle, Amy Tangerine, and Becky Higgins, etc. The "Jan 2-8" wood veneer is from Colorcast Designs which I colored and backed with paper. I really like to find coordinating papers (or cards) than match up ephemera, tags, and embellishments. I use a variety of roller date stamps to date my journal cards and photos, I think these are Ali Edwards and Heidi Swapp.
Here's the left page:
And the right:
And some close ups:
I'm trying to get better at sharing what products I use, I really love so many designers and scrapbooking companies!
Hope you enjoyed this post! Have a great day!