Wednesday, March 15, 2006

weekend retreat!

my local scrapping home (for keeps sake -- see side bar for link) hosted a weekend crop this past weekend. since i am on the design team, i worked at set up and clean up and during the event and created a class kit, i went for free, but still got to enjoy every part of the fun!! woohoo for me!!

it started friday evening -- they had a camp theme! we got fun name tags & a goodie bag (papers, an album, snackies, adhesive & a few other fun things) when we checked in. then i started working on a baby album for my friend carolyn at church...i finished the final 21 pages on friday night!! it is a small 6x6 album that she can add the photos to, so not too much work :)...we also had an OPRAH moment!! everyone was going to get this really cool bag from around the block scrapbooking. the store manager & owners acted like ONE person was going to win by having a number under their chair -- people were turning chairs over, crawling all over the floor, etc -- then the design team came in carrying bags for EVERYONE!!

saturday was classes by design team members (the kits are SOOOOOO COOL!!) and
elsie flannigan :) she is a total sweetie!! she even signed a class kit for my pal mary jo who couldn't come this weekend!! i finished 20 12x12 pages from my trip -- as i get pictures taken, i will post them in my gallery at croppers cottage :) they also did attendance prizes that night! EVERY SINGLE PERSON in attendance won something!!!! i won a bag with a bazzill 6x6 pack of cardstock, some bazzill letters, and some other bazzill embellishments :) they also awarded FOUR grand prizes (we got a card to put in to have a chance to win one of the four) -- a scutto bag by ek, a karen foster seat case, a qk black squeeze and a bag full of ek goodies!

sunday was basically clean up and finish scrapping if you want, but we had to be out by noon, so not too much time to do a whole lot!

elsie was so cool! she posed with the design team members who were present & we became the scrapbook gangsters, or, as i said, "designers in da' hood"! lol (that is robin, kelly, elsie, elizabeth & me)


Mary Jo said...

Great review, Becky!! I can't wait for the retreat in October! I definitely want to go!!!!

Missy said...

Hi that is such a cool picture. I am so jealous that you got to take a class from the ever so talented Elsie F. - she is just amazing!!!!