Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Weekend Retreat

Ever attend a weekend retreat or a weekend crop? If not, you must! They are fabulous. I just got home from one hosted by an amazing scrapbook store in Butler, PA which is just outside of Pittsburgh.

The Scrapbook Super Station is really one of the largest scrapbook stores I've ever been to. She carries so much more than just paper and cardstock. She has lots of embellishments, inks, stamps, mixed media (squeal!), altered are item, lots of Tim Holtz, and so much more.

This week there will be tons of pics and info about what I completed. Inky Hot Mess is introducing something called Glam Veneers this week. They're pretty sweet. I'm sure you will love them as much as we do! There were tons of questions about them at the retreat.

I will show what to do with photos that aren't printed in true 4x6. Oops! Did you know digital pics are actually 4x5.33? Yeah, I printed these pics loooooong before I started pocket scrapbooking. Imagine my surprise and annoyance. But it all worked out and the layouts are pretty jazzy if I do say so myself.

You'll also see what the girl who dislikes journaling does with her journaling. Yeah, back in the olden days before electricity and running water when I did traditional scrapbooking, I never journaled. Absolutely hated it. I sucked at keeping track of date also.....hello they are on digital photos so how hard was it to write it or stamp it? Apparently, it was too challenging for me. :)

This girl previously hated alpha stickers. Save your tomatoes....you'll need them for the salad you'll be eating tonight while you check out my posts. I used bunches of them. You'll get to see what happens when they collide with ink and what I do what I can't get them to sit perfectly on a card. No point in having a nervous breakdown over a letter....especially since the trash was sitting just 8 inches away.

Come back soon for lots of info and goodies! You'll be happy you did! Come back even if you don't pocket scrapbook. You'll love all the info and pics. This stuff will work for anyone who has ever taken a photo!


Renee Savoie said...

I LOVE retreats!! Best thing ever but I always end up in withdrawal for weeks afterwards, haha! - BL

Nicole said...

I'm glad you had fun! Can't wait to see the pics!! BL

Miranda said...

I've never attended but would love to! Glad you had fun! Can't wait to see what you created.
Miranda :) BL

Liz Mullen said...

can't wait to see the pictures. I really enjoying going to long weekend retreat too. i just came back from one this past weekend. (BL)

Nicole said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!! BL

Colleen said...

So glad you had a great time and aren't big scrapbook stores just wonderful to explore. BL

Vanessa Bourque said...

Glad that you had fun at your retreat. TFS (BL)