… you wait for ages for one and then three turn up at once!
It was the Eclectic Keepsakes crop yesterday and it was a special one too, the official 1st birthday. So not only did we have cupcakes
But it wouldn’t be a birthday without birthday cake
Excuse the odd angle of the photo, the paparrazi were out in force and being only 5’ 1” I got pushed to the back of the crowd. What you can’t see in this photo is the wonderful top of the cake which had the official Eclectic Keepsakes logo printed on it.
There were also presents
Karen gave us all a little package all wrapped in tissue paper and in it was a stamp to use on anything we make at the crop. How cute is that?!
I must have eaten and chatted less than I normally do as I managed to get three (yes you read that correctly, THREE) layouts done. First of all one that will be used for this month’s ‘6x4 Photo Love’ over at Shimelle.com
As yesterday was my son’s real 21st birthday it seemed appropriate to use his photos for a layout made on 5th March. It was lucky that this month’s kit from Sarah’s Cards included a key and a lock which is just made for a ‘Coming of Age’ layout isn’t it? Papers are from the same kit and how much do I love that fabric rose ribbon? Then, every crop has it’s sketch challenge and so for that I did this layout
By now it was lunchtime and then we had the main event…. Denise’s class! It was a fab layout and it was amazing to see how different it looked by people using different pictures. It really was a layout that you could adapt in so many ways. I used colour photos but it worked really well with black and whites too and some people had used one large landscape photo instead of 2 portrait and that looked really good too. By the end of the class I was covered in glitter from the papers but I figure that going home covered in glitter and glue is the sign of a good day scrapbooking eh? So here is the final layout -
It really was a brilliant crop. Happy 1st Birthday Eclectic Keepsakes and may there be many more!