Myself and 3 of my scrappy friends had a great weekend away last weekend! We went to a bed and breakfast out in the middle of nowhere called The Shack! The atmosphere is so relaxing, all our meals were prepared for us and we all met our scrappy goals for the weekend.
I had bought a Gypsy for the Cricut 2 weeks before our weekend away. My friend Sara bought one a few days before. We spent a lot of time figuring out the ins and outs. I LOVE MY GYPSY!!!! I laughed when Lynne sent me a text not even 12 hours after our weekend ended and she had bought one. We definitely enable each other when it comes to scrappy purchases.
I always try and focus on a specific album at weekend retreats. I worked on pictures from our Smokey Mountain vacation last July. I now have 30 pages out of 56 completed. I was hoping to have it done by the end of March, but that hasn't happened. Imagine that. LOL!
The pages I managed to get done.... Yes, 2 full days of scrapbooking and this is it....
When planning for a crop or weekend getaway, I find it very helpful to put "page kits" together. I put 2 or 3 patterned papers, 2 or 3 colors of cardstock and the pictures in a bag. I also try and pick a sketch online or from one of the CTMH idea books for each layout. This makes it so much easier.... then I don't have to spend "thinking" about what to do. I can spend my time talking, eating and putting the page together.
Of course, I still bring way more then I will ever get done, pack more then I need and rarely accomplish all I want to get done. But, we always have a great time!!!