Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Weekend Away is Precious!

Last weekend I went to a scrapbooking retreat at Seneca Hills Bible Camp & Retreat Center, and it was such a wonderful time. It was the first time I'd been away from both of my kids overnight for five years. They had a great time with their dad all to themselves, and I had a good time chatting, scrapping, and eating.

Packing for a Crop:
I went through the photos I wanted to scrap and divided them into themes or events for layouts. Then I picked patterned paper and coordinating cardstock to go with each set of photos. In some cases, I gave myself a few different options. I put each of these page kits in a big Ziploc bag and put all of the page kits in a plastic tote.

I packed my shoulder bag with larger tools: paper cutters and ATG, and I put all of my smaller tools, ink, stamping blocks in a train case.

I chose to leave my embellishments behind and just concentrated on creating the layouts and matting and adhering the photos. This worked really well for me, and I felt like I made really good use of the time, "sticking" 21 pages.

I also packed some of my Crafty Secrets stamps and my Copic markers and took a little break from scrapping to make this card using the Poppy set for this week's Crafty Secrets' challenge on Splitcoast:

The challenge was to do some fancy cutting and layer parts of your image. The tallest poppy has three layers. The top two layers are popped up with dimensionals.

I'm coming down the homestretch of creating the rest of my birthday party pack for our school auction, so I'll have that to show to you tomorrow (I hope!)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!



  1. Your creation is beautiful Marcy and I'm so glad you had a good time at the scrapping retreat! It's always fun to get together with others and share your hobby!
    Looking forward to seeing your next project! Hope you have a good remainder of the weekend!

  2. Such a beautiful card, Marcy! So glad you had a good time at your retreat--I haven't done something like that in a LONG time! Hope your weekend is wonderful, my friend!


  3. I had a great time visiting with you, Marcy! I really hope our schedules work out to do another one in the future! Your pages were beautiful after just "sticking" them, I would love to see the finished product someday!