As many of you know, I traveled to Oregon for a scrapbooking retreat. Seven of us rented a house on the Gold Beach coastline. It was awesome. It was also pretty hard to pay attention to the scrapbooking when I was gazing out into the Pacific waters. Whales were doing their annual migration to warmer waters and as they were passing by, they would spout off saying hi. The fog would be in during the early morning hours but would burn off by afternoon. I shot some spectacular sunset photos that I will be working on turning into HDR photos. Despite all that, I did manage to get quite a bit done. All told, I completed 32 pages. This is a new personal best for me. And while we were scrapping, others would be in the kitchen fixing up tasty treats, drinks, and snacks. Diet detox has been required ever since I got back home. I got to meet three ladies that have joined the original scrapbooking retreat group, known as Festers. Erica, Linda, and Jessica. They are fantastic and creative scrapbook artists! They join with Stacey, Tiffany, and Patti as the Oregon group and a talented trio these are as well. Talented AND productive. I believe the approximate final count of all pages was well over 100 layouts done. That’s awesome.
Because I ‘do’ digital scrapbooking, my pages are done faster and I can do pages with photos I had just taken. I don’t have to wait to have my photos printed so that I may do a scrapbook layout. With that, I managed to complete three layouts of our weekend while we were there before I made myself concentrate on long over due photos. (a family project earlier in the year, 80+ pages, demanded my sole concentration and my own projects fell to the wayside)
Here, without further ado, are three of my pages of the Oregon Croptoberfestivities.
This next one shows how we designed our tables for utmost creativity. Please disregard any glasses of indeterminate alcoholic beverages that you might see.
And finally, the group shot of all of us…
Thank you, Ladies, for a wonderful weekend!