What A WeekendSo, at the ATDML retreat, I was up first with a class on Friday and I am closed the retreat with my Graphic 45 class today. What a fabulous weekend it has been with fine food, fabulous friends and absolutely sumptuous classes. ATDML really know how to throw a retreat, just looking at all the happy faces and listening the the comments from the lovely attendees is a testament to the Fab Five who put in all the hard work to make it happen.
I have, for some time, wanted to to teach a layout class 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.
Reasons to be cheerful:1. David is well on the mend.
2. A weekend with good friends, eating lovely food and playing with paper, glue and sparkles.
3. Having gone into work for two days last week I can start this week without a huge list of jobs on my desk.