Sunday, 18 April 2010

Challenge Reminder & More Photos

Just a reminder that you have 4 more days to email me your challenge layouts \ projects. Anything with a learning theme counts, it could be things you have learned, you want to learn, school photos etc...
There are some class kits and instructions from the ATDML Spring Retreat up for grabs as a prize this month :)

***As Requested, some more retreat photos below***

For those who don't know the ladies on either end of the line up in this photo they are Elizabeth (on the left) and Helen (on the right)
They have joined us for the weekend at every one of our retreats. Helen is my Auntie and Jills sister. She is SUPER organised and her arrival and visits in the weeks leading up to a retreat, usually heralds the start of a flurry of focused activity - note that there is always a flurry of activity but Helen keeps us on task and we become a lot more efficient!
Elizabeth is Helens oldest daughter, my cousin and Jills neice (you are following this right?!) Her job is keeper of the shopping sheets! When we first started the retreats the stock was mostly unpriced which meant a whole lot of looking up items on the site while people were shopping. It is easy to forget that when you have an online shop you don't *know* the price of everything... an order comes in and the computer tells you what to put in the pizza box, you don't need to have stock priced and you don't know the price of everything. Now, after 6 retreats we have a separate inventory of stock for retreats, the vast majority of which is priced but Elizabeth still looks up prices for items where the ticket fell off or it was added at the last minute without a pricing label. She then totals up the tabs at the end of the weekend.
For the first time we had a little photo session with the teachers and also with the DT and as we were doing the DT photo Ann insisted we have an ATDML shop team photo so there it is!
Ann did a make and take session making a really cute minibook using the Fancy Pants cards patterned papers which was very popular. Of course as they release a cards design paper with every collection it was something which people then went on to repeat with different designs.

Finally (for now) I *needed* to show you a close up of the altered boxes for our Alter This challenge. The winner, as you know from previous posts was Janes jaw dropping wardrobe but in the photo you can also see a beautiful spotty red and white box, a little chest with a nest inside complete with bird and egg and a sweet little box with A Trip down Memory Lane on it! All fab creations along with Janes wardrobe I hope Jonathons cuff links are very happy in their new home AKA Janes wardrobe!