Monday, January 19, 2015

Scrapbooking Getaway

Last Friday and Saturday I and a couple of friends attended a scrapbooking retreat.
We left late Friday morning and had to make a couple of stops so it was after 1 in the afternoon. After getting set up and working for a couple of hours one of our other friends got there and we were off to Panda Express to eat. I had checked online earlier to see what was safe for me to eat. I'm on a low sodium diet so it's a must do for me. We went back and scrapped some more. I'm not sure when we went to our room, but we were up late talking. I was not tired so was the last one to fall asleep....not for lack of trying. I was the last one to wake up and would have loved to sleep later...but it was almost 10. We went out for breakfast and made a quick stop at Goodwill (we got a tip on 12 X 12 scrapbook bins....I found the last one) and finally went back to work on our projects. 

 The room we all 'played' in.

 'My' group.

Below are some of my pages. I completed 17 double sided pages (34 layouts) and am very pleased.
ON THE ROAD TO NASHVILLE was cut out with my Cameo.
That's the sunrise as we left town to get to the park n' ride.

My pages are pretty simple. 

The city skyline was also cut with my Cameo. I was surprzed to see my photo is exactly like the cut out. If I had know that when I ordered the photos I would have ordered a 5 X 7 photo.

Simple page, I cut the guitars also.....each is a different size.

I like to put all the info in my scrapbooks....itinerary and cost. It could be interesting to look back at.

I had an appointment with my oncologist this morning and then ran some errands. Tomorrow I have to go to Milwaukee for a mammogram and Wednesday I have a dentist appointment - lucky me huh??? The weather isn't too bad (high 20's to mid 30's) and gas is not so expensive so those are good things. Next week I'll be in Milwaukee twice (if all goes as planned).

I'll keep you updated as much as I can. Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments on my other posts. I truly feel loved. :-)


  1. What fun to have a scrapbook weekend! Your pages are great!

  2. I thought about you all weekend and prayed that you would have a really good time!!!
    Louis Dean and I have been sick with a bad cold. I got it first and then gave it to him. Anyway all that bed rest gave me extra thinking and praying time.
    LOVE your scrap books. That's something my oldest daughter does. Not I. It is a real art form and one I just can't seem to do.
    Pace yourself!!!! You're in it for the long haul!

  3. You ladies really take scrapbooking seriously! I love that you are still going and doing things that you love. Hooray for you!

  4. What a fun time and a trip to the Goodwill too! SOunds like you had fun and accomplished a lot. Have a lovely week...:)

  5. You really got a lot finished! Your are so much more organized than I am! That helps...a lot! I am already looking forward to the next one!

  6. I like your city scape! That is really cool. Glad you had a good time. Wish I could have joined in the fun.

  7. Linda, one of my best friends is a Linda...and she scrap books and goes off to retreats and comes home with so many wonderful idea and new pages.

  8. I am glad you enjoyed yourself!

  9. Glad to see someone still scrapbooking happily. I find that so many of my scrapping friends have given it up. I have become empty nested recently and plan to get back at it soon. I always enjoyed it so much. I wondered if I was just outdated but I am finding that so many are still doing it and loving it still. I'm so glad. I want to use up all of this fun stuff that I bought back when I was too busy to use it. :) Your interests sound like mine. I also love thrifting and and flea markets, and sunshine. Keep doing what you love, I believe it is healing. God Bless You!