Monday, 1 November 2010

Getaway Roundup

Well I had the MOST FABULOUS weekend. I went on the GoGo Getaway run by Scrapagogo and I went on a whim at the last minute. I wondered if it would be worth the price, if the other scrappers would be nice, if I'd like the classes and so on. Well, it was more than worth it, the other scrappers were lovely and the classes were brilliant. AND I got to stay in a swishy hotel with tons of free food, which is always a plus in my book. Hash browns and white chocolate buttons for breakfast anyone? I'll have double helpings.

I've also come home with ten completed pages, one half completed page and one nearly completed calendar. I took seven classes (SEVEN!!! - Each with a kit full of stash!) which made 5 and half pages and the calendar and there was also plenty of cropping time - we were set up in a large, light room with long tables, facing each other which was very sociable and great for inspiration. So I could be all "What does glossy accents actually do?" and someone would reply "Try mine and see" and then I would go to the shop and buy some. Ditto paint dabbers :D

So I've got loads of pages to share.

The page above was a challenge for the weekend. On the first night, we had a group photo and then the next morning, we were all given a hybrid printed page and a copy of the photo to complete a page. I'm not really a hybrid girl - I want texture and cutting and sticking so I hacked my page apart and used elements with the same colour scheme. But I'm pleased with the result and I love that the challenge left us all with a memento of the weekend.

P.S. Sadly next year's Getaways are sold out - sobadob - but I seriously want to go again in 2012. Need to examine my budget...

P.P.S. Next time, I'll post my letter page for True Stories.


  1. i went on my first retreat this may and have booked again for 2011. i loved the different people i met and the ideas/skills we all shared, not just from the teachers but each other. glad u had a gr8 time,
    Jo xxxx

  2. That sounds such fun! Did you have a class with Kirsty Wiseman? And did you meet fellow-blogger Denise from Den's Crafty Diary? I'd love to do one of these some time :-) Your layout is fab (naturally!)