Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What A Weekend!!

I can't believe the weekend is over already after all the planning and anticipation! It was an amazing weekend, Sarah. Lianne and all the DT girls are just so lovely and whenever we get together we always have such a fab time. I don't think I have laughed so much since the last time we were all together in November! It was lovely to catch up with friends from last year and also make new ones, isn't it great to meet up with people who share and understand our passion for paper!
I didn't actually take many photos which is really bad but I thought I would share of few of the ones that I did take!
As with last years retreat, the shop was amazing with some gorgeous lines to tempt us all. This is just one corner of the shop with an American Crafts wall and then moving around to WRMK and Sassafras.

We had some make and takes going on in between classes which took place in the shop hence the table! You can just see the lovely Vanessa in the background stocking the shelves.

The lovely Nat and Jen, this was the first time Jen had been away from her little baby Benjamin but she did amazingly well.

I haven't taught since the last retreat last March so the nerves were kicking in big time on Friday night before my first class. Everyone seemed to enjoy the class even if the thought of screwing up paper was a bit too much to take lol.

I did manage to do a bit of scrapping, 2 3/4 pages in fact which is pretty good going for me! This is the only one I can share for the time being though. I used more gorgeous Websters Pages, Wonderfall papers, I am fast falling in love with them they are such fun to use........well they are if you enjoy hand cutting! I had bought the collection pack which came with a sheet of stickers, I think they were the most usable stickers that I have ever had with a collection I used five on this one page!

I couldn't help adding a few butterflies. 



Julia said...

Love your layout Rachael.So glad you enjoyed the retreat your class looked amazing and so does that shop. Would have loved to have been there to meet you all.

Louise said...

it looks like you had a super time Rachael. A gorgeous layout with fantastic papers :)

kjjc said...

lovely as always. Glad you had a good time. It was nice to see you again and I enjoyed your class even the distressing and inking-lol. Hope the drive homewas okay.

Jill said...

Hi Rachael, it was a wonderful weekend! Really loved your class and I am already planning to use the ideas again for a LO!! Agree about the laughing, my sides still ache!! Jill x

G S P Crafts said...

Lovely as always, the shop looked great, it must be nice to get away with all your friends, loved you layout.

Gems said...

It was lovely to see you again on the weekend! :)
Absolutely love your layout! *Shudder* at all the handcutting though lol xx

Nat said...

It was an awesome weekend wasn't it, and your company was as fab as always! From what I saw of your teaching, there really was no need for nerves :) I can't believe you found the time to complete that many pages - it must have been the sugar from the Sweetie Shoppe whipping you on ;) xxxx

Lou Collins said...

Looks like warrington was fab! This is a gorgeous LO too..I would always expect to see a butterfly on your page somewhere! Lou x

Allycat x said...

Beautiful LO as always. Glad you got over your nerves for teaching the class! One day I hope to get to the retreat!

gwyneth said...

Gorgeous page as always Rachael.I kept having a discreet peep at your table each time I went past !!!!
Your class Lo was fab and you're a great teacher thoroughly enjoyed it.
The whole week-end was amazing, roll on next year :)

LadyBug said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Your layout is really great I love how you have used a frame in the same papers as the background. It's a stunning layout!!!

Julia said...

well done on 2 and 3/4 pages on top of all that teaching, chatting and eating! I only managed an extra 1!! Lovely to see you again xx