Sunday, January 8, 2017

Crop 'Til You Drop & LGS January Week 1 Sketch Challenge

The last couple days, I've been at one of "Denise's Retreats." She holds them every-other month in a conference room at a local hotel. Over the years, a group of us have become friends through scrapbooking and we enjoy these opportunities to connect and papercraft together. Along the way, we meet new people and make new friendships! Here's a picture of many in our group....

At the Retreat, I made some cards with new House Mouse stamps my Mom gave me for Christmas. And, I completed about 20 scrapbook pages! Here are a couple pictures of one of the card designs and one of the pages.

As you might notice in the photos, I tend to bring a favorite punch to these events and then use it across multiple projects. This helps reduce the "load" of supplies I have to carry to/from the crop.

Here's one more page created at the Retreat. For this page, I turned to the January Week 1 Sketch from Let's Get Sketchy!

For this page, I used a "selfie" my girls took in the car last year. I cannot remember the exact date it was taken, but I do remember that on this particular day they were happy to see each other. Since I didn't have any letter stickers that were just right for this page, I decided to hand letter the page title for a change.

At "Denise's Retreats," there is often a "free table" where ladies share items they no longer want or need. Ladies share paper, stickers, embellishments and event rubber stamps....all free for others at the Retreat to take and use. The flowers and paper clips on this page were both "free table" finds!

P.S. Did you notice the corner punch was used on this page, too.? :)

Until next time, happy scrapbooking and papercrafting!!


  1. love retreats! Nice page for LGS!-thanks for joining in!

  2. I'm with Marci.... Love retreats. Great page and photo. Thanks for joining in with us at Let's Get Sketchy.