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My Creative Spirit Retreat Project - the Album Cover 
Phew, what a week we're having and it's only Thursday.  With my retreat this weekend rapidly approaching, I've cut out 30 sets of chipboard pieces, packed 30 kits, made two albums, written two sets of instructions, photographed every step, made two slide shows, e mailed links out to everyone and just have instructions to check over and print off and then we're done and ready to rumble.  Am looking forward to seeing everyone coming along  to the hotel on Saturday for a weekend of crafting Graphic 45 style.  We've got a decorate your badge competition, raffles and demos over the two days, oh and our altered projects and albums in Good Ol Sport and Botanical Tea to make too. 

After a year that's taken us beyond the edge and back again Oli has got himself a new job today.  I'm over the moon.  He had the best two hr informal interview, came home, got the good news this afternoon and starts Monday.  It's lovely to see him smiling again after all he's been through. 

Well that's all from me for now, I'm off to pack the crates and then the car so have a good eve, enjoy your Friday and look forward to catching up again soon :-) C  

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  1. Oh Clare no wonder I haven't heard from you!!!!!!!! Have a lovely fun retreat, wish I could be there too!!! Congratulations to Oli on the new job, hope it is everything he wants! We will catch up visiting later!! Take care, the album cover is beautiful, now I have to get back to work on my 4 mini albums!!
    Luv, luv, luv,
    Judy

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    1. Hi Judy, not sure where the weekend when but we had a fabulous time. Pics will be up on the blog later today along with my G45 intro projects too. Hope you're ok and speak soon xx :-)
      C

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    1. Hi Karin, thanks for calling by. Hope alls well with you xx :-) C

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  3. Morning Clare, You have been a busy little bee, all that work, your efforts will be gratefully received by your peeps attending your retreat, I wish I was one of them !!
    Hearty Congratulations to Oli, I hope he enjoys his new career, I will be thinking of him on Monday.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Morning Patricia, I ve been a bit absent from the blog for a few days. We've held our retreat over the weekend and with all the making of the projects, writing instructions and the prepping for nearly 30 of us I ve been really short of time to do anything for the blog. Just to make up for it theres a long post coming at 1pm today with sme new projects and pics form the weekend. Ols had a good day yesterday and I'm up to take him again this morning, Got to get work trousers from ScrewFix before he goes so better get a wriggle on here. Hugs to you, have a good day and catch up again soon xx

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  4. What a wonderful weekend everyone will have snipping and gluing!!! You've been a busy beaver!! Whew. Congrats Oli! Go get 'em!! Hugs to you!! Oceans of love, Ruth Ann xoxo

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    1. Ruth Ann, how's you doin. Thanks for calling by. The weekend was fabulous. Pics up on the blog later today along with my intro as an Ambassador so if you have a minute do call by again. Ols had a great first day yesterday and we're off again in a minute for day two. I'm taking him until he gets his licence back and I have to say it organises me too. Up with the lark dressed and ready to rumble all before 7am. Have a good day and look forward to catching up again soon xx :-) C

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  5. Hello Clare, Sounds like a fabulous retreat! I only wish I didn't live across "the Pond" sometimes!!! I hope you will post more of the inside of the album pages when you are finished. Have fun!!!! Sieglinde in Virginia

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    1. Hi Sieglinde, thanks for calling by. W had a great time over the weekend cutting and snipping. Pics will be up on the blog later today along with pics of the projects and albums we made too if you have a minute to call by. Enjoy your day and catch up again soon :-) X

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  6. Nice page and i like blogwalking

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  7. Hope your day goes well Ollie. Clare, can you send me a bottle of whatever it is that you take to keep you racing around like you do! Or do you wear turbo charged roller boots? I'm sure that your retreat was a resounding success. I do intend to get to one of them in future just as soon as I am allowed to drive again and no I wasn't done for a motoring offence, I've had an eye op. Try and have arrest this week. Maybe watch Wimbledon or just eat strawberries. Whichever. Love x Pauline A

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    1. Hi Pauline. lovely to hear from you. My keep me going stuff is called coffee, loads of it, well too much in fact and my challenge this week is to have no more that four a day. Not sure how thats going to go through. I've got a long list of things to do before my sister comes up to stay next week and some teaching this weekend too. Would love to see you if you came along to a retreat, but concentrate on getting your eye better.watching Wimbledon and eating strawbs. I went to Wimbledon a few years ago, it was amazing, We saw the mens semi final, sat on Henmans Hill as it was known then, got rained on and of course had strawbs with afternoon tea..Enjoy your week and look forward to catching up again soon. :-) xx C

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  9. Good evening Clare, First things first - many congratulations to Oli on his new job and I wish him every success for his future. Secondly, I just love the album cover and can't wait to see the rest of it. I bet everyone on the retreat had a great time and hopefully you will be able to have a well earned break at some point. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Take care.
    Margaret A.

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    1. Hi Margaret, thanks for your well wishes for Ols, Wer'e up with the lark this morn and off for day two. I'm the taxi service until he gets his licence back which is good for me, I'm up with the lark, dressed and ready to go before 7am. Theres a lovely post coming up on the blog later today with all the pics from the weekend and some new projects I've been beavering away on . If you have a minute to call back that would be great. the retreat was fabulous. We had two projects in different papers on the go and they looked fabulous as they all came to life. It just flew by too quickly. I had a very relaxing day yesterday but now I'm back to it ahead of my sister coming to stay next week. Enjoy your day, and look forward to catching up again soon :-) C

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