I was away for 3 days from the office Wed-Thur-Frid together with my fellow PAs/Executive Assistants. We were on a workshop in "7 Habits of Highly Efficient People" (Stephen Covey). Just imagine 11 women in the same room discussing and role playing around really difficult situations and topics, talk about energy! so much laughter and so much shared fun! With the one rule that what is said in the room, stays in the room, there was a lot of honest sharing I can tell.
Feels really great to be home again with my darling hubby and the kitties. The list of must-do's is as long as my arm, so I'll go straight to the TCR palette #76 and my layout.
Even though the colours are yet again so very pretty, I found it very challenging to find the right shades of all colours. Here's palette #76 for you; Prettiest Pink, Raincloud Blue, Avocado Green, and Openly Orange.
And here's my page.
All papers are again from Swedish Pion Design, but from their spring collection with the exception of the brown paper that I've used instead of cardstock. That one's from their Love collection.
The gentleman in the photo is the father of my girlfriend M, and the young lady is her daughter L. The pic was taken last summer when they were together on summer hols in Cornwall, UK. Grand dad lives in Norway, so this was a real family treat to them all.
Crocheted doily (that's my only contribution to the Raincloud Blue) and Prima blooms. I made the green flower with the pearl centre myself from one of the Pion papers. The flower trail at the bottom is fussy-cut from a Prima Pixie Glen paper.
More fussy-cutting from Pixie Glen and another hand-made green flower.
We got 3 birdcages in one of the kits at the Ingvild Bolme workshop. Now I only have one left - boohoo!
The chippie lamp post is from French online store Embelliscrap. They don't come in craft as most other chippies do, but in a shabby cream with faintly "chalked" edges in brownish. I just stippled some white acrylic paint on it and left it more or less as it was.
LOVE the Prima Alphas! and have them in almost every colour available. Just the perfect size and the sheet has so many of each Alpha, both upper and lower case.
Couldn't resist cutting out the single birdie from one of the Pixie Glen papers and placing it on the gate post so that it looks as if its friends are flying in to join him. The gate is once again from Embelliscrap. I first painted it in TA Glimmer Glam in Espresso Bean, zapped it with my heat gun and then spread out Viva Decor liquid pearl in bronze and copper with my finger for some shine. Looks really nice IRL I have to say.
No stamping or misting/masking as I wanted the papers to only subtly frame the photo, which I know is very very precious to both my girlfriend and her daughter.
Et voilà, that's all!
Have a super weekend! now off to the supermarket. Cheerio!
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