While we were at our retreat last weekend, two of the hostesses planned a surprise for us. All we knew ahead of time was that we had to be at the house from 2-5pm on Saturday. That's it.
I have to admit I guessed what the surprise was!
The surprise was that Anna Aspnes, digital designer, teacher extraordinaire was coming to the house to deconstruct some layouts for us! It was really fun listening to her explain how she made the layouts, what she was thinking when she put that element there, and so forth. The one really memorable moment for me was when someone asked her exactly what she was thinking when she made her title the way she did. She said "honestly, I was thinking I had to get my son to soccer practice, so I needed to get done fast!" I said "so in other words, you people stress yourselves out over nothing!" lol Pick a font and color and go with it. ;) I also enjoyed chatting about being Air Force wives.
Her visit was very inspiring (for the mojo as well as the credit card!) so I bought her newest kit to play with. Here is my first layout. I think I went a bit overboard with those masks! I can barely see the background paper!
Artplay Palette Adventure kit
ModGrunge FotoBlendz No. 4
both by Anna Aspnes
When we bought the Groupons for the Ice Castle in Silverthorne, we knew the tickets were for 24 hours and we intended on going during daylight and again in the evening when the castle was lit. As we left the restaurant after dinner, the other three cars drove away- two going home and one going to the grocery store. That left Monda and me to drive home. Monda remembered the Ice Castle and asked if I wanted to go back. Uh, yeah!!
We excitedly drove back to the ice castle, not knowing really what to expect. Monda’s camera batteries had died, so she grabbed some walking sticks to make walking on the ice and through the slush easier, and I took most of the pictures. She likes the one that looks like some sort of flower. After we walked through, Monda spotted a man with an SLR camera, and we asked him to take our picture together. (Tip: You have to scope out the people you ask to take your picture! You want one that knows what he is doing!)
Monda and I were so excited that we remembered to go back at night, and were excited to tell the other girls where we’d been!
When we got back home we were the last car there, and no one asked where we’d been or if we got lost. We held off a while before we told them, and once I had my pictures uploaded to my laptop, I showed a couple of people in the living room, then everyone was jealous that they hadn’t thought of going back.
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