Monday, January 14, 2008
Whew what a weekend!!
Last night, I came home from a 3 day long retreat at Desert Scrappers Retreats in Palm Desert, CA. I am sooo tired! That is because I was having so much fun and did not want to miss anything so I went to bed at 3am on Friday and Saturday. The food was yummy too. Gotta talk about that because I am supposed to be dieting. On Friday we went to Chicago Freddies, a restaurant in walking distance of the hotel--oh the food was scrumptious! And the breakfast at the hotel was made to order each day--for FREE! I know I am going to be craving those heuvos rancheros here again pretty soon--they were pretty darn remarkable!
I got 24 pages done, had a blast with all of my Who Gives A Scrap friends, and taught 2 classes--a great weekend all the way around!! I made page kits and I still have a whole tub full. I would have liked to get more done but I had fun and now I am ready for the next crop.
Here are a couple of the pages I did:
The big parenthese on the right is made from Grungeboard. It did not take paint as well as I would have liked--I wanted a solid color. But it was fun playing with it again--trial #2 with the stuff!
I got some pages of Matthew done for his baby book!! I love all this Heidi Grace paper. I'm so pleased with how it is coming together. This is one of several pages I did at the retreat for Matt's book.
And last but not least, is the page I won the layout contest at the retreat with. The girls gave me a mega hard time because I honestly thought I did not have a chance. While at the iced tea table getting some tea I was trying to eavesdrop on the ladies looking at the LOs to see what they were saying and how they would vote--no one said anything about my layout so I figured I wasn't going to place. Man, I got all kinds of flack from the girls!! Next time I am going to have an oscar-worthy speech ready in my bag...
Anyways I used the KI lace paper, stickled it, made some rings stamps by painting on both ends of a plastic cup and stamping with it--it was just a fun crazy page to go with Katie's crazy hair in the pics. I even used the actual Katie had in her hair that day on the page! I am pretty proud of it if I do say so myself! ;) LOL
Hope you had a scrappy weekend too! Don' t forget--this week is my yard sale and I am teaching "A Jolly Holiday" mini book class at the Lounge in Montclair! Hope I see you this week.
Posted by Jennifer Priest at 11:40 PM