Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I scrapped it


the photo in the previous post that is....
Nik challenged me at our scrap retreat to create a layout with no patterned paper. I went to use some Basic Grey tags & wasn't allowed to use them either!! - if they are patterned paper why are they called tags?
Anyway I like what resulted from the challenge :-)
The retreat was fantastic - hot - but heaps of fun with many laughs! A few early mornings - like to bed early in the morning & up only a little later - but 8am is a sleep in for a mum! I got 15 layouts completed which was pretty good - but Louise got 23 pages done (of some paper bag albums) - what an amazing effort. Have the total number of pages coming which I'll post on the retreat blog - when I get around to it! The retreat was sooo good we are adding a Friday onto the next one for those who can get away for an extra day.
The make & takes wen't down really well. They were sponsored by the Scrapbook Outlet & Scrapbook Essentials - both these stores also gave us bits for goodie bags & prizes too. Our next one is at the end of July.
A few Scrapbook Outlet comps on the go at the moment....
going green : you gotta creat a layout with green as the 'base colour' & upload it to the gallery by Sunday 18th midnight to be in the draw for a $20 voucher
Get Real - you have till the end of the month to get these albums done... amazing prizes like a cricut & $100 SBO voucher!
Design Team Call - check the forum but the first round of entries are due in on March 25th - Andrea is amazing to work with on the Design team, yummy scrapping goodies & more each month!
I'm also looking forward to doing the online classes with Ali & Nat at Scrap Of Faith this month - the look gorgeous.... I'm working on the instructions for mine next month. It's just $10 for the classes & you can purchase kits too - $5 of the class goes to charity too :-)

9 comments:

Janine said...

sounds like you had a blast. Love that layout so simple yet effective. Love the diamond shapes and wow 15 layouts over the weekend is great.

Hannah said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend, and very productive too! I would be happy with 15 layouts, what a great effort :-)

Twobees said...

Fantastic layout Lara. Love the use of no pp, and no those tags certainly did not fit the criteria LOL. Had a fab time, looking forward to July :)

Penny said...

hey that is neat... have to try that concept :)

Karen L said...

Layout looks awesome Lara - love that photo in your last post, so nice to see how you scrapbooked it.
Wow 15 layouts in a weekend, I thought I did well doing 7 at our retreat last year. Nice to see that you have updated your blog too.

Carole Janson said...

Sounds like a great idea for a layout, challenging as well, and I love what you came up with, it looks fabulous, love all the stamping.

Have a great week.
Carole.

Donna said...

Yay, good to hear from you!
Your retreat sounded awesome. I can't imagine how you scrapped 15 pages! LOL. Multi task expert obviously! That was a cool outcome from your challenge!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Lara, this LO is amazing!...

karen - girlfriday said...

Love the diamonds. Love a challenge eh Lara!! :o)