Saturday, November 9, 2013

La-La Land Crafts Retreat

 Apologies for being a little absent lately - I recently spent a month in Europe on a family holiday and then was home for only 2 weeks before I headed off to San Francisco to teach at the very first La-La Land Crafts Retreat. I was honoured to have been asked and had a blast with the LLLC Bosses Irina and Eric and my fellow team-mates Sandie Dunne and Suzanne Kohler.

I just wanted to share a little of what went on and the projects I created for the retreat. We certainly kept the ladies busy with classes and workshops.

This first project was a little waterfall album I created - I hope the video to my left gives you an idea of what it looked like on the inside - it seems to be running a little fast. Oh woe is me with technology - LOL

I also created this Christmas Banner using lots of the fabulous dies from La-La Land and I loved seeing how some of the ladies twisted the design to make it their own. 

We also had an amazing location for our retreat - right on the ocean - this was the view from my room.

And then I designed a couple of quick projects using dies only - these were a lot of fun to play with and I have to thank my darling husband for weeding out all the little pieces from all the die-cuts I did for the 120 kits I took with me - it was also much appreciated by the ladies.

And for our "Steampunk" themed event Eric and Irina designed a fabulous top hat kit and stand that we had fun decorating up as samples for the retreat. The ladies had a couple of days to decorate theirs and we had a competition for the best dressed hats - they did some GORGEOUS things with these and it was a heap of fun!

And so the sun set on our first retreat - but it was such a success we are all looking forward to next year already!


Carol said...

Debbie Pamment, it was a fabulous retreat. Many of the attendees have already signed up for next year. One of my favorites was the class you taught on the flip album. Thanks for those that helped with all the die punches. With 25 projects, there was need for every second so mahalo for the unsung heroes who punched out the dies and got rid of the small extras.

Creations by Patti said...

Ah - hah!!!! Now I can put a name behind the projects designed for the make and takes. Thank you! The event was definitely a hit and we were all so focused and intensely invloved in starting (at least I was) the projects. So many helpers that we need to raise our hands, and clap for all their help to make such a successful event for all. See you next year!!!!! (with bubbles)

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an awesome opportunity, looks like you had a fabulous time
Hugs Julie P

Valerie Rangel said...

Debbie... Can I see the sample??? Hahahaha love your pictures from the retreat :)