What does one do at a retreat? CREATE. CREATE. LEARN, PLAY, LAUGH, EAT and occasionally SLEEP. Cat offers all of this and more. National Scrapbook Day at Cat's takes FOUR days to celebrate. We had a mass of classes to chose from, along with inclusive classes only available to the retreaters. (But we'll get to those in a bit.)
I worked on some layouts for my kids scrapbooks. Catching up on the school portraits for each year thing. The above is Erin in the seventh grade. I used some Heidi Swapp, Pink Paislee, my fabulous Tim Holtz stamps and a variety of tissue and washi tapes. I also played with goodies from a RAK I received a while back.
Now these pages are still under construction, I have titles, journaling and embellies to add. I have three projects to share later. I took three classes while on retreat, two taught by Mr. Pickle himself and one by Cat (her's is my favorite)
If you're able to attend any of Cat's retreats.. I strong recommend it (she has THREE a year), if you can't make a retreat, check her blog or website because she ALWAYS has something going on for you to learn or buy. Card classes, mini-scrapbooks, tags... you name it. You'll be hanging with some awesome women, learning fun techniques and creating/preserving your photo's.