Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm Back and recharged...

I just returned from a weekend getaway...it was fabulous.

Someone in our church hosts a scrapbooking retreat every year in October. And whenever I can make it I usually go into the weekend already exhausted and struggle to find my creativity before the weekend is done.

...but NOT this year!

We arrived around 6pm (at this beautiful lodge on the lake...of which we did not get to fully enjoy because we were scrappin' so much) and I was settled and had started a layout before 7 pm.

I had sooooooooo much fun, it was so nice to get away with so many of my favourite people. Bree was there too and she never slept at all the first night (she stayed up for 40 hours...check out her blog for the details).

I was surrounded by creativity all weekend. I got so many layouts done and so much inspiration for my weeks ahead. I will share some with you...but need to temper it...I can't let it all out yet!

I also finally finished my ATCs (yes, the ones I wanted to finish before going on the weekend!)

So here's some of my work.

I love the way the ATCs turned out. I can hardly wait to see what everyone else it going to come up with.

This is one of my 2 fave LOs from the weekend. It reads "Summer Love: Rober and Reese only have each other as companions...and we want them to truly love one another!"

This is my other fave from the weekend. It took me 1.5 hours to cut out all the circles from a page...and it was so worth it! I also used coredinations papers (brown with pink undertone) and LOVE the stuff...got to get me some more of that!

So that's it for now, more of my creations to come.

The weekend was a blast and I was anxious to come home and see the fam. Upon entering the house, I gave everyone a big squishy hug and then my son says "Mommy, I puked today!" It took 10 minutes for him to show me what he meant...I just got him to the bathroom before he let loose. We missed the toilet and narrowly got the garbage (and it graced the side of my head too). That being said...it was an evening of cuddling on the couch with my son until exhaustion took over for him, then I headed downstairs to do the 3 loads of laundry that had accumulated in the 3 hours I was home!!
It's so hard to see my children sick...but I was happy to be home. For me, it would have been harder to hear about it after the fact...I think I'm a sucker for punishment!!

Have a great week, stay tuned for more of my weekend's creations...



Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your creations Camille! Each one is adorable in its own unique way! I can't wait to get one of those awesome atcs! I'm glad I'm in the decades swap! Also, I can't believe the details of your layout with all the circles - wow - beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Girl.. those atc's are to die for... i love them.........

And you know i love your DELIGHT layout.

We've come a long way baby....lol...

BeeBopp23 said...

I love your atc's! Wish I could get one in the mail! Maybe the next round of atc's you guys whip up I will participate in!