Friday, October 24, 2008

Birthdays and layouts...

I do apologise for the delay in posts. I got rather busy leading up to the retreat and having been recovering from it since then.

Firstly, I want to make mention of my little brother, Dean. He had his 33rd birthday on Wednesday so we headed off to Esperance for a night to celebrate with him, and Cassi who also had a birthday on Sunday. He is doing better and it was so good to be able to celebrate this momentous birthday with him and see him looking good. I love this guy...



The class that I had in Newdegate during the holidays turned out to be excellent and although the preperation was huge the class went really well and I ended up with 32 kids attending! Thank goodness a few Mum's stayed to help!

I have a few layouts to share; 2 that have been on the go for what feels like months, and one from the retreat. I put the finishing touches on them today and it feels good to have completed something! The first if of Jett playing with some puppies that he fell in love with. The sketch is mine and I intend to do quite a few layouts in this format...



The second is my parents-in-law's wedding day in 1973 which is the year I was born. I love this Making Memories Noteworthy 2 paper that suited the era and the colours of their wedding. A few blossoms and a title on the Cricut was all it needed...


Then the last layout is from Gayle Smith's Cricut class at the retreat. I was itching to do them all but was absorbed in running the shop, but I did manage to fit this one in on Saturday night after dinner. I am pleased with how it turned out and the girls at the retreat must have loved the class too as some of them did 2 or 3 versions.



The retreat was a huge success with 40 ladies attending. We had a bit more room to move than the previous retreat and a few improvements which made things run smoothly. I get the impression that all the girls had a good time from the comments they made and judging by the amount of layouts being pumped out I think everyone achieved a great deal including having a break from the run of everyday life. The tutors were amazing and exceeded my expectations. We had Lis Cassey back which was awesome but we sadly missed Alli Paterson this time. We are hoping she will be back for the next retreat on the 27th of March next year.

I am hoping to get some scrapbooking done this weekend and next week to prepare for classes coming up in early November. I also want to do some of the class layouts from the retreat and use some of the product I've been getting in lately. I will have some new Christmas papers to show for my next post.

Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!

3 comments:

Condi Scrappers said...

Karen,
Love the layouts of the kids, they are cute!
Hope Dean progresses along well now!
Thanks for a great retreat, it was awesome
Linda

Joy Tucker said...

Hi Karen,
Glad to see Dean looking so well. Am continuing to pray for him.
Thanks for the wonderful retreat and am looking forward to March. Had a great time of fun and relaxation.

Gigga said...

Hi Karen
Awesome retreat as always. Feels like it was an eternity ago already. Roll on March... See you soon I hope...