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FIVE amazing instructors.

FOUR special FREE bonus activities.

THREE incredible sponsors.

TWO girls' night out events.

ONE magical experience.

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Registration opens on June 18.


The instructors and sponsors have been announced and they are incredible! To see who they are click here to get to the retreat blog. You won't want to miss this! 


In the meantime I've got a layout to share with you today. It is in the May issue of ScrapStreet in the Open Road article. The focus was on people who inspire us and to journal.  Immediately, one such person popped into my head. While there are many that I can think of and say they, indeed, inspire me, I have a soft heart for mothers. Especially mother's who have experienced loss. Kirsten is such a person and it's even in her pain when I've admired her. I think it's because she is so open, honest and real about it. She doesn't hide when she is struggling or wants to punch a wall. I like that.


Supplies: Paper: October Afternoon, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Die Cuts With a View, Chipboard: BasicGrey, Alphabet Stickers: Making Memories, Title Card: GCD Studios, Bling: Zva Creative, Pearls: Kaisercraft, Doily: Little Yellow Bicycle, Specialty Ink: Tsukineko, Pen: Zig Memory System (Kuretake).Tools: Electronic Cutter: Silhouette SD, Border Punches: EK Success, Fiskars, Martha Stewart Crafts.
Design Notes: I loved the delicate texture the doily brought to this layout. It fit perfect with the subject matter but the bright white was too much so I used some walnut ink spray to help it match the cardstock. I also made the title card work for me by adding two more words with the alpha stickers.

Clean, simple and to the point! Plus, I like to dig into my stash. I still am in love with that October Afternoon line and like to use it when I can. :)

Hope you are having a great start to your Wednesday! I've got some fun news to share tomorrow. :) AND... there is more in the works but I can't share that yet. I hate cliff hangers but I've got to keep you coming back don't I? hehe... 

hugs,
Melissa