Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Pages from my scrapbooking retreat: part 1

I had the pleasure of attending a scrap retreat with some friends this past weekend. It was such a treat to get away and do nothing but scrapbook, listen to music, watch movies, eat (lots of that), and socialize. I finished a few pages completely while there. Here they are:

I made a similar page like this last year for Simple Scrapper. I kept some of the same design layout, selected some happy, warm colors, and  wrote the story. The book card and pocket and the October Afternoon Public Library worked really well for this page.

This was the only two-page layout I did this weekend. Again, I used October Afternoon mostly, Saturday Mornings, because I wanted to have warm colors and the food icons fit thematically.

I scrapped a lot of warm colors this weekend; it was about -15 every morning and didn't crack zero while I was away. Warm colors made me happy. Since these photos had primary red-yellow-orange, I went through my papers and started with those colors. I used some autumn themed October Afternoon (Daily Flash Apple Cider, mostly) to embellish.

Another warm page, just more subdued.

I fretted over this one a bit. It's my One Little Word layout, which I always do in January to dedicate myself. My Word is FOCUS, but I added the word "Currently" because of theme and visual interest.  I worried it might not seem like FOCUS was the title, so I framed it. Lots of pink, because I liked the background paper--it's out of focus, which I feel like I have been--and the rest sort of fell into place. The journaling is in the pocket.

Now the colors get a bit cooler since the photos are from warmer times. I used a lot of Crate Paper The Pier for this, plus Studio Calico Wanderlust. When I scrap just a few photos, I like to scrap them in a block; overlapping elements adds some interest.

Cooler colors here too because it was WARM in December when this happened! Seriously. I love the title on this. So much fun.

You'll notice on these pages that I did some serious stash-busting with these pages. I have some OLD products on here, paired with new ones. This might have been the first time I used bits of every container I brought with me on the crop. That made me feel a special bit of pride.

Thank you for visiting my blog! I have another 6-10 pages I started but didn't finish (titles and journaling to finish, mostly). I'll post again when I get those done.


Scrapthat said...

Totally Awesome LOs Jennifer! TFS


Great pages!! I hope to be as productive this weekend @ a crop!