Monday, November 12, 2012

Retreat Layouts!

Here are the layouts I completed this weekend at the Scrapbook Creations retreat!! So here we go...

Hello Miami

Some pics from our Miami beach trip back in April - I am so thankful for my husband Chris who found us a non-tourist trap local Cuban cafe to fill my breaded chicken fix at: Puerto Sagua!! It was so delicious - crispy seasoned on the outside, juicy breaded chicken on the inside complemented by a side of rice and sweet plantains, I mean you just can't go wrong here!

This layout was lifted/inspired by Amy Tan's layout here! I loved the colors and splatters - so I actually prepped this one before the retreat and did the splatters at home! I'm so glad I did too because it took an overnight+ for them to dry!

I used the Roller Rink kit by Studio Calico to complete this layout and I cut the Hello banner from the Silhouette using a cut from Studio Calico! I wasn't sure if I should bring the Silhouette with me, but so glad I did - I used it for ALL but 1 of the layouts!! I am hooked for sure!!

This is Awesome

I just had to make sure I finished these Miami pictures, so I printed my last 4 and put them on this layout! We had added an extra day to our trip when we got majorly delayed at the beginning of the week due to a SNOWSTORM IN APRIL leaving Rochester, but the reason this happened is so we could enjoy a burger (or 2) at Shake Shack on our last day!! A-MAZING!!!

I used the Sock Hop kit by Studio Calico for this, which included some incredible papers that I had to use, this was one of them! I couldn't cut it up so I used the whole thing here.

The awesome title was cut with the Silhouette using a cut from my Cut It Out class that is sponsored by Silhouette America and created by Ali Edwards! The planes were from the Transportation wood veneer by Studio Calico - I heart wood veneer!!

Smile Girls

Finally, some pics from my trip to Indiana this past May to visit my cousins and family out there!! This was a pic of us girls eating lunch in downtown Indianapolis :)

Inspiration came from this layout by Maggie Holmes! So simple and easy to recreate!

I used the Silhouette to cut the Love this title, which was a cut from the Cut It Out class as well! Enamel dots are so awesome - they can so quickly complete your layout it's ridiculous, no wait, what's ridiculous is later peeling off an enamel dot from the bottom of your shoe after a long weekend haha!!

Fortville, Indiana

These are my Mom and my Dad's houses where they lived around the corner from each other in small town Fortville, Indiana!! The little house on the left is where my Dad's hardworking parents raised their 4 children! My Dad grew up there and for many years we used to stay at that house when we visited my grandparents. My Mom was a transplant from Michigan, then Highland Indiana, and finally Forville where she started dating my Dad in high school!

I used the Roller Rink kit by Studio Calico. I just love those papers! The Good Life title was a cut in the Cut It Out class files and the hearts was a cut I got from Daniela Dobson's blog, both using the Silhouette!

I knew I wanted to take advantage of the Chevron pattern in the wood paper so I used the lines to add some sewing! Love how it turned out!

Hello Today

Some more pics from Turkey Run State Park, where we went with all my cousins, aunts, and uncles! Me and my cousins would run through those trails and we loved trail 3, so we went back on it to hike around!

I used the Sock Hop kit for this one which included those wood veneer feathers!! The background arrows cut is from the Studio Calico digital store!

I used my white Signo pen to white out the sentiment on the die cut branch and fill in the date!


Sorry for the glare off the top picture. We drove out to the cemetery where my Dad's remains are buried with my Grandparents. It was hard to scrap this page but I'm glad I did. My cousins and my aunts (my Dad's twin sisters) were busy setting up the flowers and I just felt so loved and felt the love for my Dad. I can't wait to be reunited with them all someday in heaven.

The inspiration for this layout came from this layout by Celine Navarro. I used the Daydream Believer kit by Studio Calico.


We got a really nice picture of my Dad's twin sisters, my wonderful aunts, and my two cousins (one is one of my aunt's daughters, the other cousin is my Dad's brother's daughter)! Of course my aunt's dogs had to jump in there too!

I used the Sock Hop kit from Studio Calico and really just wanted to keep this layout very simple!

I bought the together cut from created by Ali Edwards and camera and people cuts from the Silhouette Store by American Crafts. I added the triangle wood veneer where I think the flash of the old school camera would be!

Cobblestone Farm

This was a quick picture my husband Chris snapped when we went to buy a couple pumpkins for the specific purpose that we wanted to make and eat pumpkin seeds! I didn't carve any shapes this year, just a hole in the top to get the seeds!!

I just love the designs Geralyn Sy comes up with, so her layout here was my inspiration for this page! And I adore the Darling Dear collection that Studio Calico recently released!!

I bought the tree cut from the Silhouette Store by American Crafts. I used the wood veneer letters that came with the County Fair kit back in January by Studio Calico!

That's all for today!! I am missing the retreat coming up in March 2013 because we will be heading to Israel and not getting back till a few days before it, so that's it till next November!

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