Saturday, 14 April 2012

Scrapping Weekend

Layout - Green Buttons - Jimjams
Don't you just love it when you can spend an entire weekend on your hobby?  Especially with like-minded friends!

For me, sometimes it's a virtual gathering of virtual friends and scrappers - like this weekend with Shimelle.
Other times it has been a real gathering of virtual friends and scrappers - like this bloggers' weekend where my virtual friends became real!
And ultimately there's a real gathering of real friends and scrappers:

My UKSrappers "team" hooked up with other UKS scrappers last September for the first annual Green Buttons' Retreat - we're already making plans for the rematch!!

Layout Green Buttons Retreat - Jimjams

Shimelle's 2nd challenge of the weekend is to mix it up with papers from at least three collections - well my April Counterfeit Kit certainly meets that criteria and the page has Daisy D, Kelly Panacci and My Mind's Eye's Ooh La La papers on there along with cardstock from Bazzill.  It's based on a sketch at UKS for the monthly challenge there, but as ever, the resemblance has been diluted by my creativity inability to stick to a sketch!

18 comments:

alexa said...

Isn't that what sketches are for? Deviation allowed! Yours is lovely - I especially like that row of buttons along the bottom edge. Hope you enjoy the weekend crop!

Ali said...

Oooh I like your interpretation of this sketch.. and am honoured to feature in your LO! :lol:

Ali

Melissa said...

Great color scheme - I really like the dark blue strips & all the variety of buttons!

S said...

This is fun - I too especially like the row of buttons. Pinned it!

Cynthia said...

So cute! I love the border repetitions!!

li-bee-ti said...

Great lo! I really love your design. I pinned it and if it's okay with you, I would like to scraplift it.
I just love the colors, the dark blue borders. Especially I love that buttons row. Fab lo.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this! The colors, the scalloped edges, everything!
Rinda

Sian said...

This is a lot of fun. I love the buttons. I also love the idea of an entire weekend on my hobby. I can dream..

Alison said...

Love the bracket punched(?) borders and the buttons!
Alison xx

Mary B said...

The sketch looks good turned through 90 deg and fits both criteria well super page altogether

Tara O said...

This turned out wonderfully! I love your layers! Great job

Mini said...

I love the layering and those buttons are FAB!
Sue x

Missus Wookie said...

I used to organize weekends (and have one coming up in a few weeks) and although they are hard work they are so much fun. Have a great time.

Love the LO - buttons in a row are a favourite of mine :)

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

I think you had it right with "creativity" - not "inability" - at least that's what I'm going with because I usually have the same problem. LOL! I love the simplicity of this layout, yet all the layers add so much to it without it looking cluttered. Great job!

scrappyjacky said...

I very much agree with OneScrappyHappyMomma....love your colours as well.
As to your question about my cards....I do sell some to family,friends and my local W.I....and my DDs pinch quite a few!!!!

Lisa said...

Lovely. I adore the clustered strips going off the page and the row of buttons - I'm way to lazy to do something as pretty as that! Great layout, fun photo, good colours, nice design!

missybossy65 said...

Oh this is great! Lucky you meeting up with 'real' scrappers!! I adore the row of buttons, the stitching is fantastic and I shall definitely be borrowing this idea :0)

Margie said...

This is super!!Love the buttons, colors, everything!