Last weekend was the annual scrapbooking retreat with my sisters at Maplelag. Last year I showed you the last several years of my sisters and I, so I thought I would start with a photo of us right after a walk. I think this is the walk where the mean dog didn’t like us being there.
This year my niece, Lynae, from last year didn’t make it because she has a 3 month old little girl. However, we were blessed to have my niece, Bri, join us. Bri is one talented lady. It was so nice to have her there to share the fun times.
It was really nice at the resort for the first day and a half, so we were able to get some work done as well as get in some walks through the woods. Then the weather turned cold and rainy. Sad news, but we got a lot of scrapping done. I thought I would share some of my completed pages.
This is a 6×6 layout. When I have just a small snippet of a story to tell, I like to do smaller layouts. I had this layout done from years ago when I attended Scrapfest at the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Just hadn’t used it for a photo and story. This weekend I was trying to use some of my old supplies. This one worked perfectly to remember when Joshua got his permit.
This is an 8×8 layout. Big M looks more like his Mom’s side of the family. However, in this photo, he looks exactly like his Dad. His Dad has been gone for 13 years now, so I just had to capture the fact that there is some of his Dad in him. His Dad worked on cars all of his life, that is why the car is on the layout.
I just loved these photos from my birthday, so I made another 8×8 layout. Normally I love to journal the story, but to me the photos say it all.
Ok on to 12 x 12 layouts. I don’t use stickers a lot, but these stickers just seem to work with the photos. So only photos, stickers and journaling were used on this layout to capture a time we went sledding in the park.
I really love to scrapbook whatever inspires me. I love to scrap current as well as older photos. These photos are from 2001 when my boys were little. I came across them and had to do a layout. My son, JV, loves basketball now. It must have started early. I used an old page title on this layout.
Here is a current photo layout. I wanted to capture JV’s experience on the golf course. I used new Creative Memories papers, but paired it with an old title piece. Glad I am using some of my supplies. Since I organize my little scrap elements by color, I was able to find a few green elements to complete the page.
I complete several other layouts, a mini album, caught up on my Project Life 7 on the 7th, and got my 30 Days Hath September album ready to be completed. I was productive, but my last layout share is this layout of my son’s experience running track this past spring. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters, and some new paper and cutouts from Creative Memories to complete my layout.
It really was a wonderful weekend. If I am lucky and the weather holds, I hope to head to Minneapolis next weekend to see my nephew play football. Hopefully we will get some scrapping in as well.
Have you gone on any retreats lately? Do you try to use older supplies with new?