Monday, April 29, 2013


The National Scrapbook Day Flamingo Funnies Retreat is just three days away.  I am so looking forward to this retreat and have been getting things ready.  This year I'm bringing photos to the retreat to put in and on my projects.  I want to go home with some projects complete with photos.  I've been going through photos, sorting, and getting them ready to take to the retreat. 
Denise Case's precious granddaughter found some of our flamingos at Disney World this past week.  She told them to hurry to Texas for the big retreat with her Nana!

To further help us get ready for the retreat, I thought I would give you the run-down on what you will need for the classes.  For the inclusive classes you will need the following items in addition to your basic tool kit.
  • Non-stick craft mat
  • Cutting Mat
  • Craft Knife
  • Blending tool
  • Variety of adhesives:  tape runners, liquid adhesive, foam tape, red tape and/or score tape
  • Sanding tool
  • Ruler
  • Crop-A-Dile or hole punch that will punch chipboard
  • Picked Raspberries Distress Ink Pad
  • Peacock Feathers Distress Ink Pad
  • Pewter Metallic Paint by Ranger
  • Stickles in icicle,e or diamond, or crystal
Cat will have supplies available for purchase if you need some of these things.

Nanci's Travel through Time Class:
  • Peacock Feathers distress ink pad
  • Rusty Hinge distress ink pad
  • Wild Honey distress ink pad
  • Gathered Twigs distress ink pad
  • Walnut Stain distress ink pad
  • Antique Linen distress ink pad
  • Black Soot distress ink pad
  • Blending tool
  • Foam pads for your blending tool for each of the above colors
  • Ephemera that you would like to decorate your album with
  • Stamps that you might want to use on your album
  • Tiny Attacher and Staples
  • Glossy Accents
  • Tape Runner
  • Foam Tape
  • Non-stick craft mat
  • Hammer
  • Paper Piercer
Clearly It's a Happy Birthday Album with Geni:
  • Festive Berries Distress Ink
  • Blending tool and foam pad
  • Wet adhesive
  • Tape Runner
  • Foam Tape
Circle Album with Lance:
  • Crop-a-dile
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Sanding Block
  • Stapler and staples
  • Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
  • Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Adhesive variety:  foam tape, tape runner, score tape/red tape, wet adhesive or glue stick
  • If you are planning to use wet adhesive to make this album, Lance suggests a clean brayer to assist you
Rustic Journey Album with Lance:
  • Stapler and staples
  • Hole Punch
  • Wet adhesive or glue stick--and lots of it
  • Score tape or red tape
  • Brown or black ink
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
Cruisin' Album with Cat

  • Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
  • Brocken China Distress Ink
  • Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Tarnished Brass Distress Paint
  • White Distress Paint
  • Pewter Distress Paint
  • Red Distress Paint
  • Diamond or Crystal Stickles
  • Diamond Dust
  • Mementos, pics and brochures from cruise to complete album during down time.
For Joey's class, your basic tool kit should suffice with vintage photo and black soot distress inks.
 Reason #3 to attend a retreat:
You are bound to laugh off about 2,000 calories!


  1. Awwww....Riley Kate is now a spokesmodel for Cat's!!! Needless to say, that little spur-of-the-minute trip has made for some serious pictures to scrapbook!! I cannot wait!! I am sicker than sick right now, but plan to have a miraculous recovery with the help of Cat and my hunky doctor!!!

  2. She is adorable and your photography is amazing. I love her leopard Mickey ears! Beautiful photos will make for some beautiful layouts. Can't wait to see them.