Be warned photo heavy post!!
I am back to normal now after another fab weekend at GoGo Getaway! It started off with Jean and I driving the massive journey from Junction 22 (M25) to Junction 25... we are very lucky that GoGo is on our doorstep at Theobalds Park in Cheshunt as one of the ladies flies in from Jersey! We checked in and then it was time for a quick drink before my photo shoot with Cheryl Johnson...
Then it all begins and we make the move into the main crop room with all of our stuff. Yummy chocs and info for the weekend are awaiting us at our places.
Nice to be sitting with some of the girls that I have met over the past few years... the 2 Wendys, Snow, Niki, Andrea, Liane and Sarah.
And lovely to catch up with Dawn again who I met at the first ever scrapping retreat I went to! It was really nice to also meet Sharon who had come with Dawn as she was on the Chinese Whispers that Dawn ran and I was sending the layout to her every month!
The first class that evening was 'The Heat is On' with Rebekah Day and we had some fun melting crayons onto our layouts... you did have to be quite careful that the wax didn't end up everywhere!
The shop then opens and it is a mad rush to get in and look at the new ranges... I picked up some of the lovely papers (my weakness!) and some matching embellishments.
More scrapping (and chatting and drinking) afterwards until 2am.
Saturday I kicked off with 'Madame Butterfly' taught by the lovely Sheena Rowland. We made our own 'Webster's Pages' style butterfly embellishments.
After lunch I had the fab Sam Ball teaching us her 'Mini Memories' class and it was all about doing things in miniature... a tiny album, 1.5" x 2.5" photos, a shrinky bee, mini embellishments (love the little pencils!).
Next it was onto Pam Thorburns 'Ties that Bind' class which was another mini album but of a slightly larger style than Sam's! We learnt the piano binding technique which looks very effective and one I will definitely be trying again.
Dinner break before our final class of the day and it was another one with Pam. This one was her 'Cutting Edge' class where we made our own stamps, one with string wrapped around a block of insulation foam and the next was a chevron pattern carved out from the same block.
More scrapping into the evening, though this time didn't last quite as long and it was up to bed around 1am.
Sunday comes round far too quickly... time for some scrapping after breakfast before the first class at 10am with Sam again, this time it was 'Once Upon a Time' and we made our own 'Websters Pages' style bookmark embellishments which looked amazing!
It was lunchtime already though it didn't feel that long since breakfast! Last meal together with the girls...
Final class of the day and this was with the newest GoGo girl, Louise Fortune and her 'Monochromatic Monograms' layout. Nice and straight forward for the last class which is only an hour, though it was very effective with the oversize title.
All in all another fab weekend... managed to get another 5 x layouts and 1 x challenge layout done as well as finishing off all my classes, a good result! There were plenty of entries for the challenges over the weekend and they looked great displayed on the walls.
Lorraine and Janice do an amazing job organising the weekend and never fail to satisfy. The GoGo teachers and helpers are all lovely and very happy to help from early morning until late into the evening!
All over until October...
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