Wow, two days of a scrapbooking therapy was great! It was great fun with some wonderful company in the Scrap Squad! Check out our squad above and I’ll put a plug in for the awesome @kaezmum on Youtube! I can only hope to be as awesome as her someday in the online world!
I didn’t get as much actual scrapbooking done as I had hoped and planned for, but you have to just go with it and see were the creative juices take you… I started off Saturday with completing a small album I created in a class at the Crop & Create retreat back in March hosted by Scrapbook and Cards Magazine, which was held at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary. I attended a class by Vicki Boutin and we made a super cute Simple Stories album about family and I decided then that I was going to use it for our summer family trip, so that was #1 on my to-do list. I put in all the pictures and felt accomplished. I still need to do some journaling but I can do that some eve in front of the TV.
I also attended a class this year, which I have never done before. I had signed up for an art journalling class (yes, I’m still researching and studying up on starting to art journal) with Christy Riopel. Sadly, as many of you already know, Christy passed away so an alternative class option was made available to those of us registered. Cathie Allan taught us an awesome class using pigment inks and we made an wall-hanging decor piece. It was a great review for me as I hadn’t used many of those kinds of inks in a long time and I also think it’s been almost 2 years since I did any heat embossing (which I intend to do in one of my upcoming Christmas classes) so that was a great refresher and we created a super gorgeous product. That being said, doing a class was making the choice to give up 2.5 hours of the crop that took me away from scrapbooking.
So Saturday I went full-tilt to get some pages done and I completed a double page layout of our extreme weather in June, the infamous June 28th hail storm. I also managed to get another page done of my girls on their first trip to the Science Centre. I wrapped up the day by starting a small album for a Christmas gift that I won’t share the info on, in case someone reads it and learns their present 🙂
The hail storm creation –