I got home early early this morning from the Sketchbook Retreat, had a great time, and by god, I was successful! I DID A LAYOUT. yes, one whole layout! Don't worry about anyone else who did lots.. . *I* did one.
And that wasn't cos i had to put it aside and do the classes ... oh no, because even tho Faye did a lovely multi pager and the very cool Rachel Tucker did a stunner with prima transparencies, I kept plodding away on mine.
So other highlights.. Oh Huge thanks to Crafty Tart, and I really cannot recommend these guys more, I don't "endorse" too many shops other than those which I have personal fantastic experience of, and I have to sasy Crafty Tart is most definately one of these. They have up to the minute product, FANTASTIC prices and brilliant service, we are so lucky that they come to Sketchbook Retreat cos there would be some unhappy campers if they werent there!
and and and I got a Tim Holtz swirly mask !!!!!!
I honestly didn't think we would see these for ever, and there they were - and SO cheap! $7.20! These are going to fly out the door so if you want one - check out the site, OH and also, I've been searching high and low for the Tim Holtz ink blender foam pads, and have had no luck, but again, Crafty Tart has them too ! and this is to say nothing of the papers and pretties.This is my first use of the mask, using both the inner and outer stencils.
I was a totally organised camper too (if you don't look at the previous post) and I had a cool costume for the fancy dress theme which was "what do you want to be when you grow up" I wore the same dress as last time (last time was Halloween you might recall) so was a prom dress with a "gash" and blood all over it, there were many many things I couldve been - including "cheap" which is pretty accurate I guess.. then I couldve been the Corpse Bride, or the unfaithful bride, etc etc it was funny anyway , the others i was with went as brides and mummies - but nice normal ones, with original tiara's and veils!
There was the ABBA group and the Spice Girls (they as normal had such cool shoes!) and the winners of the night were "The Blokes" absolutely hilarious, particularly when they bumped into the Spice Girls.. good lord I didn't know that darling group of mature ladies knew such language and gestures!
I didnt get any photos but no doubt they will filter through in the next week or so!
To wrap it all up, I nicked off with one of Kim's photos (thank you!) and am just sorting out the finishing touches so really that means I will have done TWO layouts! not bad considering the drought thats been happening!