So for the last class of the weekend I taught a two page layout. I have, for some time, wanted to make a layout that was opulant and festooned with sparkle and flowers but, other than cutting all the flowers out on the Silhouette - a mammoth task for a class of 30+, I couldn't see how I could mange it.
Then the fabulous Denise gave me her Big Shot and a whole new world of crafting was opened up to me - die cutting.
Having retreat selfie fun with The Fabulous Denise
The resulting page was one featuring lots of flowers, lace, gold and sparkle and a photo of my very lovely 3 year old Gracia. I am going to put it into a box frame and bring it out each Christmas as a piece of home decor .
I had more than enough papers left over to make a second layout featuring our 'mad as a hatter' family in our prefered Christmas headgear.
So, waving goodbye from the retreat and looking forward to the spring when we can do it all again.