CPS Sketch #112
Using a pagemaps sketch

Scrap Pile Mini Retreat

Hey there...how are you today?

It's a beautiful Sunday morning here and we're enjoying a pretty slow start:-)

My title refers to a little get-together the Scrap Pile girls had in Brisbane yesterday....at Scrapbook Princess - a beautiful shop in Cornubia.


About a dozen of us got together, many of us meeting IRL for the first time (Hi Leone, Jaki, Sally, Leah, Kristy, Karen, Fiona - all Brissy girls from the Scrap Pile forum) and Mel and Helen who travelled down from far north Qld to be there......also met Kerryn and Shannon from Scrapbook Princess -so  lovely to meet them all:-)  

Of course at any "retreat" more chatting than scrapping is the order of the day (not to mention the eating and laughing) so I always take along something that takes only minimal concentration to complete...I have learnt this from experience LOL. I cuttlebugged a bunch of small card bases before I left and took SU! stamps, inks and markers with me to dress them up throughout the afternoon/evening. Here's the results.....

Thank You Cards 1 

....colours are Pink Pirouette, Cameo Coral (left card) Regal Rose and Kiwi Kiss....stamp set is the retired SU! Bodacious Bouquet...tags are cut using the CBug Tiny Tag Dies and stamped with Inque Boutiques Thank You Sentiments - one very handy little set:-)

Thank You Cards 2 

...this time I've used Eastern Blooms and coloured them with markers direct to the rubber and then "huffed" on them to remoisturize before stamping.

...and lucky last....

Thank You Cards 3 

...Bodacious Bouquet again, stamped with Taken With Teal (left - I need to reink my pad I think) and Tempting Turquoise on the right, leaves either Kiwi Kiss or Old Olive.

So a good feeling to get some cards made to have on hand (often for my SU! customers) and enjoy a lovely long afternoon with like minded crafty souls.....something that I find is so good for my soul:-) Thanks girls!

I'm off so have a wonderful Sunday all.