On the 14th – 17th November I was very lucky – I got to spend the weekend away at a scrap retreat with a few friends (a couple of long time friends – Sarah and Lisa-Jane – and lots of new ones)!
There were ten of us scrapping away in part of this beautiful barn:
There was a swimming pool and a hot tub, beautiful views, and even a few friendly cows at the farm nearby:
I didn’t take many photos. I didn’t take any process photos of the pages I made at all … because after the business of preparing for FF2014, I was just enjoying just scrapping and chatting for fun, and not worrying about anything too much!
I can share the finished pages with you though. Today I’m going to show you a few girly pages, then I’ll be back tomorrow with the more general pages!
This page shows photos of my daughter and my niece getting crafty! They made Olympic torches and beaded bracelets together at a craft fair in 2012. It was so cute watching them concentrating together!
I’ve been saving the diagonal striped paper on the background to use with these photos, as the colours were so perfect:
This ‘we are so good together’ journal card seemed fitting, and the sparkly bow added a lovely bit of girly glamour:
I’ve been trying to think of more interesting ways to place my titles, instead of just straight every time, so I followed the diagonal pattern for this one:
Reaching New Heights:
This photo is of my daughter and a couple of friends, who climbed up a tall ‘treehouse’ in the woods one day, then they couldn’t get down. I had to lift them down, which was really hard as they were up above my head height!
I found an apt ‘up up and away’ stamp, a ‘fly’ wood veneer, and a piece of patterned paper with a tightrope walker, to enhance the theme:
The page design was largely inspired by a Stamping Up hexagon punch that someone had brought to the retreat, which I really wanted to try out! I punched lots of hexagons from floral and geometric papers, and put together a pattern, sticking most of them on flat, but some with foam dots to keep it interesting:
Wow Amazingly Adorable:
This photo is of the same niece that’s in the first layout, but obviously she was a bit younger here! This picture was taken at mine & hubby’s wedding in 2008, when she was a bridesmaid for us. She had a fairy dress as her bridesmaid’s dress, and it had little lights on the front… we waited until she was all dressed up before showing her the lights for the first time. This was her face when she saw them twinkling!
It was one of those moments I will remember forever, and I’ve kept the photo for a long time as I wanted to make a layout which would do it justice!
I used lots of butterflies around the page as they echoed the wings on her fairy dress:
This vellum journal spot was delicate and fluttery:
I stamped a piece of pink paper with a circular stamp and green ink, then layered some embossing paste stars on top, to add to the background:
This page also uses my secret santa gift I got at the retreat – we all wrapped up a £10 scrappy gift to give to someone else. I received flowers, the corrugated alphas, a MME 6×6 pad, and some gems! All were put to good use!
What do you think? All suitably girly? The pages I have to share tomorrow have barely any pink on them!
Bye for now,