|Beautiful Layout by Lisa Greedy from Embellees|
What a fabulous Workshop we hosted last Sunday. It is so great to see all our lovely ladies come along and, to welcome our new participants.
We wanted to share a story with you about our Workshop journey... so grab a cuppa and read on (no that is not an indication of how long this post will be).
Last year we had a gorgeous lady by the name of Carrolyn join us at one of our first workshops. She was very nervous and was worried she wouldn't 'keep up' (that is how she termed it). She was at that stage in her scrapping journey where she loved following the instructions word-for-word and knowing exactly where to place the stamp and what size the paper should be - as she would jokingly say to us 'I just like to follow the sample detail for detail so mine is exactly the same'. She would chuckle as we 'teased' her about 'going freestyle'.....
In our April Workshop we undertook an Off-the-Page (OTP) project that resulted in a beautiful canvas covered album. At last Sunday's workshop our lovely participant (and now friend) Carrolyn brought in her version of an album she styled on our April Album. For us it was the most incredible experience. Carrolyn had created not only a beautiful album for her daughter (in honour of her celebrating her first wedding anniversary), but in it she had utilised every name tag, every technique and lots of left over bits from our Embellees kits. What resulted was the most gorgeous album and recognition of Carrolyn's journey in her scrapbooking - she was thrilled, we were thrilled... she has promised to provide us with photos ...
Next to Carrolyn sat another one of our lovely participants (and now friend) Nola. Nola jokingly told Lizzie at the end of the April Workshop - 'another project that I won't get around to finishing' - well finish the album she did and, she has all intentions that this album will be added to as she continues to document her life in letters and memorabilia for her lovely daughter Kerry (also one of our participants) and her grandbabies. Nola's album was beautiful and as I (Lizzie) turned each page, the tears welled up as this is what I had hoped would be the result of us doing this eclectic mix of envelopes and pushing the 'freestyle' scrapping approach - a collection of lovely memorabilia of Nola's life, her parent's lives ... we too hope to share photos of this beautiful album very soon.
Thank you not only to Carrolyn and Nola, but all our lovely workshop participants for the gorgeous work they show us after they have adopted and adapted the techniques we strive to bring to each Workshop for them to try.
The May Workshop was great for all involved - thank you all for the feedback via email and Facebook - it is so good to know we 'hit the mark' and, that you enjoy the time with us, as we do with you.