This time next week I will be away with the girls on the ATDML Spring 2015 scrapbooking retreat. I am teaching two classes and a make-and-take card and am all prepared with my instructions done. I have even decorated the planner I made last Autumn which holds the photos I need for the five classes I am taking along with details of my menu choice for the weekend and spare photographs for the challenges.
What I don't have yet is the photographs printed off to go in it, or indeed ANY photos printed off ready to take away and make the most of the weekend. This might have something to do with sorting through my papers first to decide what photographs I might want to print off to go with them, this so I can make up grab and go kits to start off a page (which is always finished off with something from the shop!). Problem with going through your papers and sorting out is you tend to get all motivated and creative and end up playing! Here is the result of my Thursday night playing when I should have been preparing!
I bought this gorgeous gloss frame from the Kaisercraft Blue Bay collection before I knew Denise would be teaching a class using this range next weekend (which I am on and very excited about!) I got a bit distress stain happy using Weathered Wood and Tumbled glass shades of blue to colour the frame edges. I then added a grey stamped border around the outer edge of the inner frame, added a large photograph and finished off with elements from the embellishment pack and flowers and Sparklets. The joy of this paper is you can alter it is so many ways - or use as is, so I can't wait to have another go next weekend with it!
Now I really need to get myself organised and print off some photos to take away!!