Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Scrapbook Retreat | Cocoa Daisy Layouts

So who is ready for a Scrapbook Retreat in a beautiful Central Florida resort far away from everyday stress? Throw in some AMAZING goodies because I know that Damaris always gives us the latest and greatest scrap stuff... Coupled with a group of fantastic women who will make you laugh till you cry... oh, and then there's the yummy food and deliriousness that comes with three days of non-stop scrapping... I don't know about you, but this sounds like a recipe for the perfect retreat to me! LOL! This September, Damaris is organizing a retreat at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howie-in-the-Hills. I cannot wait! :) For more info, click here.

I've been playing with my December Cocoa Daisy kit for a few days and here are a few layouts I made.

This is my sister-in-law, Roxana, at the convent where she is "studying" to become a Carmelite nun. For those of you that aren't aware of this, she cannot leave the convent and the family can only visit once per month through these gates. I know this is the path she has chosen, but it has not been easy for her family to accept.

This is Richard's friend, Karen, on her wedding day along with Richard's other UF Gator friends. The layout was inspired by the Cocoa Daisy gallery.

This photo was taken at the same wedding. I included a Christmas card that Ady gave me on this layout. I kept moving things around because I wasn't entirely happy with the layout, but in the end I just adhered it. Notice the stitching around the edges :)

And this is my mother-in-law's beautiful Christmas tree. It's magical! I meant to add the dark red strip of paper more toward the right side, but I wasn't thinking and I realized it after it was all done! LOL! Trust me, I was completely sober when I did the layout!

Peace and happy scrapping!


Ady said...

I can't wait to go to the retreat too.. Your layouts are beautiful. I can't wait to play with my kit... I love the inspiration

Lou said...

I love these. The last one (of the tree) is my favorite; love the colors.

handprintsoflife said...

The retreat sounds fantastic. I wonder what hubby will do with the kids if I go on this getaway? {lol}

Love your layouts, I think I need to play with mine... :-)

Damaris said...

LOL..you make me laugh. As a matter of fact I already have begun shopping for the retreat..hmmm...yuminess. Love the LO's. You are on a roll.

Anonymous said...

Hey, im new to this place. This website's fantastic, ive learned loads from it so far!

Maritza said...

Beautiful LOs. Love the bird cages.