I love my customers! Our annual Duchess Retreat is my opportunity to spoil them with inspiration, time to work on albums, no cooking, no cleaning, lots of girl time and some prezzies. My sister is my straight man, side kick, go to girl and gopher throughout the weekend.
Over the course of the weekend customers and consultants ‘work’ together:
We laugh til our jaws hurt – usually over silly little things.
We help each other out – teaching scrapping tricks we’ve learnt along the way.
We stretch each other – trying new techniques and layouts which are sometimes out of our comfort zone.
And we go out of our way to positively affirm each other.
At the close of the weekend a ‘Crowning Ceremony’ is held. When this finished this year my sister and I were presented with a gift and beautiful card each. The cards were filled with beautiful words of thanks and our gifts were a royal seal each!!!!
The gorgeous Sue Kennedy presented the gifts which had been purchased by our delightful Alison Kirkwood. As Sue was thanking us she remembered the cards! We froze as she ran to find them and then enjoyed reading them and checking out our gifts.
Tammy Anderson caught it all on the camera and this page is a fun layout to remember how special I was made to feel by the ladies I was supposed to be spoiling. Thankyou Duchies for my Royal seal. I love it.
The layout is simple. 3 strips 11″ x 3 1/2″. Stamp in the same colour ink as the cardstock. Have the images close together at the bottom.
The photo mats are 3″ x 4″ – you will want 9 of them. 3 go on the cardstock strips and the rest go inside 3″ x 4″ Flip Flaps(Z3037) with 3″ square photos mounted. When you lift the flip flaps you see 6 more photos.
Have some fun with this layout – it’s great for all sorts of photo sequences. Remember the Taste of Summer collection is only available this month. Visit http://www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au to place your order.