Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Enjoy the Journey - Spellbinders Retreat

Hello Blog Friends - I am excited to share the first of what I hope to be 'many' layouts from the 2014 Spellbinders Retreat - it was the most amazing and life changing time - one of those moments where you realise you are 'living your dream!'   I hope I can capture some of the 'magic' that we all got to experience.

 We were treated by a whole day in Sedona by Stacey Caron - not only is she an amazing lady, her love for her designers is second to none - it was wonderful - what an extravaganza for the eyes - such a beautiful place.    

We made a few stops along the way and each of those will be the focus of more layouts - hopefully they will not take a year! LOL!  I have used patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, along with embellishments from     

One of the highlights of the day trip was lunch at the Enchantment Resort Restaurant that was down at the very bottom of Sedona - the views were breathtaking and the food divine - so much to choose from - on the waiters recommendation I had Grits and Shrimp Gumbo - divine!  Much to my surprise some of the Americans there had not tried Grits  can you believe that!?!  A little like polenta but very creamy.

The International Ambassadors and the Design Team are an exceptionally talented group of designers/artists with syles from CAS to Mixed Media and everything in between - so much inspiration in one place is an amazing experience!

The Prickly Pair Spellbinders® Shapeabilities®  is perfect for this layout - those little lizards are the cutest things and have been cut using the   Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  I have also used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Foam Tape and E-Z Adhesive Runner.

No journaling on this layout - the paper and the embellishments do that for me - I love it when that happens! Corrugated cardboard has added texture and dimension - a bit rustic - perfect for the feel of the layout.  I have created a stencil using the Grate Effect Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator and texture paste for some dimension, 

I hope you have enjoyed the layout - I have to say - the photo does not do it justice at all, but I am sure you get the idea!

This layout is liked to the following challenges:
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Karleigh Sue Challenge - One for the Girls
The Crazy Challenge - Everything Goes
We Love 2 Create  - Anything Creative/ Mixed Media Goes 
Scrappers Delights - Always Anything Goes 
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Always Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes + A Sentiment 

You can see more photos of the Retreat in my facebook Album HERE if you missed them at the time or would just like to check out what we were up too - but just know that what happened in Phoenix - stays in Phoenix!! LOL!

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy creating!


  1. A very nice layout and the content will bring memories for many days. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 210th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  2. I love seeing layouts in our challenge! This one looks great! I must admit that I am an American who has never tried grits lol. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

  3. Wonderful page Linda, and no doubt it was a magnificent trip.

  4. Fabulous pages .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  5. A lovely project. The beautiful colours give a cheery feel. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine


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