I worked out that last year I only blogged three new layouts. Not because I hadn't done any, but because I hadn't finished any of the pages I had started! So I went off to the ATDML retreat determined to finish off as many as I could. I ended up with a total of ten pages started from scratch and fully completed, and also finished off fourteen others, most of which just needed titles and journalling. I had pre-cut the titles on my Silhouette and taken them with me. It was a very productive weekend, and I thoroughly enjoyed it :-)
Here is the first, hopefully I will have time to schedule some others before I head off to Berlin tomorrow!
The story is that we were talking to FIL about how the small tins of mustard powder don't really last us very long. So he found us a big one ..... 1lb of mustard powder as opposed to the tiny 2oz tins LOL. That's 454g and 57g for those of you who are imperially challenged :-)
The papers are Basic Grey Little Black Dress, which is quite an old range now but there may be a few sheets lurking around somewhere. I chose to use Mini Owner's April sketch for this one and it worked out really well. The punched shapes are a small circle and Stampin' Up Mosaic Madness. The letters are Thickers.
I took the photos of my pages at the retreat rather than waiting to get home, as DS1 has temporarily moved back in with us and I have nowhere to set up my photo booth amongst the mountains of boxes!! I am going to have to find a flat surface to photograph all the pocket pages on though, as standing the finished page up in the protector just results in a photo of reflections!