The typical scenario goes something like this.
I want to scrap, the kids and husband are out playing pathfinder with friends.
So I pull out some photos and maybe some paper too, but then I'll go throw a load of laundry in the wash and while I'm making a cup of tea to sip on as I scrap I start the dishes.
Before I know it the family is back and I have got nothing done other then housework.
I'm finding that if I don't go to retreats or crops I don't create.
Lucky for me I had the opportunity to escape to
the Salem 4H center for a scrap retreat this past weekend.
I've simplified the way I pack and have been mostly taking just kits and extra embellishments
Here's what I got done and some of my inspiration:
These layouts were created using the
exclusive papers from croptoberfest
This one is older CM ( red, White and Blue) paper pack
I used this sketch from Throwback Thursday challenge at creative memories, but used a TSR kit
I'm happy to say that I polished off the last of my illustrated faith TSR kit this weekend
documenting the Ia's first Christmas.
I altered the March jumpstart sketch from TSR
to be a 2 page spread with a few more photos and flipped it upside down
I used Sweater weather kit because the blue paper looks like Ice cubes.
I also added the rhinestone border to make it feel more the ice encrusted branches from the photo above
Crate paper " Chasing dreams" 3/2017 kit
Echo Park "once upon a time" 5/2017 almost finished off this kit too.
Crate Paper "Heart Day" 2/2017
This next lay out uses the March Freaky fast formula
fancy pants joy parade 1/2017
Echo Park "just be you" 2/2017.
I added a few buttons and enamel dots and alphas from my stash
Echo Park "I love winter" 1/2017
using the Bee mine project recipe from Creative memories.
And then one from a random kit I picked up from big lots years ago.
I hope to get back into a regular grove of creating, but how knows