Wednesday 4 April 2012

Go Go Getaway!

Well, I've been on a few different retreats and I can say with complete honesty that Scrap-a-Go-Go is the best by far!

Theobald's Park, Herts was the venue and even beforehand, the fabby organisation and communication of Janice and Lorraine, to the classes, hotel accomodation, food etc - all just brilliant!

I have a special thanks to make to Lorraine as being totally useless (and still packing Friday morning) I managed to forget my entire tote bag.  I was almost in tears Friday night when I realised and was about to drive for two hours home and back again to get, but my little fairy appeared and offered to lend me all her stuff.  I was truly amazed by her generosity - and she has my heartfelt thanks always now.

The girls in attendance were wonderful and very friendly, no clicks at all!  So, if anyone is interested, the GoGo website is:

Anyway, I completed 16 layouts in total including all 7 classes, and 3 of the challenges!

 This was one of my favourite classes - "Life's a Beach"

This was another class - "Wishi Washi" where we were all shown how to make wishi washi tape from micropore!

Another great class - "Designer Label" although I did alter this one a bit by adding another tag and photo..

A pretty basic class for me - "Come dine with me" was all about masking..

My second favourite class - "Shelf of memories" I thought this was a great vintage look layout without being over the top..

"Faux Flux" class involved making our own frames. There was also quite a bit of intircate cutting, and as anyone who knows me will tell you, I don't do that, so I went and got my "bling" and I'm so pleased with the results of this layout...

One of the last classes of the weekend was "Spiffing idea" - retro based, and a bit basic for my normal layouts, but always good to be out of your comfort zone..

 This was one of the challenges - we were all given a photo of those in attendance Saturday night and we had to come up with a layout, using only what we had left over from any of the classes we had already done!   out of just under 50 delegate I'd say 30 odd took part in this challenge (I sneaked an arrow on mine though)!!

This was the first "pre-getaway" challenge - a sketch using 8 smaller photos...

This was the second "pre-getaway" challenge.  This was Scrap-a-Go-Go's 8th retreat and as such there was  "8" requirements....
One of the first of my own layouts I completed - Lee and the boys.

Another of my own layouts - Cassandra running through the woods at Thorndon.

Another of my own layouts - My good friend Rachel Harkes and I.  This photo was taken on Rachel's birthday a few years ago when I was preggers with Cassandra.

 A Total Papercrafts kit - love this pic of my boys :)

This was a scrap lift of Alexander and his friend Max taken of them whilst riding on the Mini Mega last year down at Adventure Island during the summer hols...

 My last own design - went on a bling bender with our gorgeous girlie!

I had such a good time, have already booked for October's retreat!!!!



FLUV said...

WOW, you got a lot finished, lovely layouts x

Jackie said...

I only finished 7 in total....classes and my own!!! LOL Have already booked for October and March 2013!!!
Jackie X

Nicola said...

Sorry that you found my classes a bit basic Sharon.

Nic x

Isobel said...

Gosh you got through a fair few lo's despite forgetting your tote ~ well done you.