Thursday, June 12, 2008

Had a great time

We had the Scrapbooking Expo on here last weekend and Ruth and I were lucky enough to be able to go on Sunday and Monday to do some of the fantastic classes on offer. We did 3 on Sunday and then spent Monday morning shopping and checking out the beautiful layouts on display followed by 2 more classes. I had a fab time, learnt lots and did some beautiful layouts (well they will be when I finish them, lol).
I did a photography/photoshop course with the very talented and lovely Rachel Richter and learnt heaps, so this week I have been playing with Photoshop Elements and realising that it really isn't that hard or scary. I just wish I had learnt some of these things 18 months ago when I got it, lol. Thanks Rachel!!!
We did the most gorgeous layout in class with the very talented Loretta Grayson which involved lots of layers, stitching and making a picture rather than a layout as such. I still need to finish off mine but you can check out what the finished layout should look like on Loretta's blog. I really love her work and loved doing this type of layout, something I would like to do more of.
Ruth and I also did a class with the new Making Memories Noteworthy range with Gail Pierce-Watne who works for Making Memories. I absolutely love Making Memories and the Noteworthy ranges are so, so divine so I loved all 3 of the layouts we did.
I will post photos of them all as soon as I have added photos to them and finished them off.
So this week I have spent just trying to catch up after such a busy weekend. Feeling pretty tired, which hasn't been helped by the kids having bad nights the last few nights. Ella woke up screaming last night and we finally figured out that the tiny little torch she insisted on taking to bed with her, she had rolled onto and turned it on giving herself a fright. So after comforting her (and Huddy who she woke up) and putting her in our bed she then woke up a few hours later screaming again from a nightmare, poor little thing she was really beside herself, which breaks your heart but isn't great in the middle of the night. I will catch up on sleep one day, lol.

Hope you're having a happy week :)


Rachel said...

It was wonderful to see you Jan :) I've very impressed that you're using Elements!


maxandmimasmummy said...

I'm jealous! I wish I could have come up for it but the timing was all wrong. Can't wait to see what you've made. Hurry Up and finish them please. xx