On Saturday, I spent the entire day scrapbooking! It was so much fun. There is a group of women who do an annual scrapbook/craft retreat! I signed up for it about 2 months ago. They charge $45 for it but it's so worth it! It starts on Friday night at 5:00 PM and goes until midnight then on Saturday, it starts again at 9:00 a.m. and goes until 10:00 pm. They serve dinner on Friday, brunch and dinner on Saturday as well as snacks. They also have door prizes and lots of raffles. It really is a great event and benefits a great cause. For me, I personally didn't get a lot of scrapbooking done because I was at a field trip with my daughter's 1st grade class on Friday and we didn't get back into town until almost 9 p.m. I was so exhausted that I didn't have the energy to pack up all my stuff and bring it to the event so I went on Saturday. I got there about 10 a.m. and spent the entire day there until 9 p.m. I met so many wonderful ladies and talked so much, that I didn't get much else done but I did manage to get a few pages done.
This first layout is of a trip that I took with my girlfriends in 2009. We drove to Chicago for a New Kids On The Block concert. Now for me, this was a huge deal. It was only a weekend trip but I drove from Northern Minnesota to Fargo, North Dakota to Minneapolis, Minnesota, through Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois. Then, after the concert, we followed one of the buses to Indiana (completely by accident! Hahaha). This was so much fun. The pictures are of me giving myself a pedicure in the front seat of my friend Kris's van. LOL Call me crazy but I'd do this all again in a heartbeat. This was one of the best trips I've ever taken with my girlfriends.
Pictures from left to right: Me (Krystal), Vanessa, Kris, Stacey and Janelle!
This next double page layout was from a trip I took to Las Vegas with my best friend in the world. We have known eachother since the 7th grade (That's right around 25 years, wow!) Anyway, I flew home to Arizona and we drove to Vegas. These pictures were taken at the M&M store. It is absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G how big this store is. There are several floors (I think about 5?) and there is every color M&M you can imagine here!
This is a layout I did of my oldest daughter. I really like how this one turned out. The colors really work well with eachother.
They had door prize drawings and I won a set of Stampin' Up paper and coordinating ribbon, stickers and buttons so this next page I did using that. It's of my youngest daughter the day we brought her home from the hospital.
My daughter was supposed to babysit for a friend of ours who was going to pick her up at the school where the crop was being held. My husband brought her up there to wait and then the girl cancelled so I let her stay and hang out with me. She made a scrapbook page and some hair bows. I had so much fun hanging out with her. It really was a great day. This is a picture of my daughter that was taken in June 2005 for Father's day. The other picture was taken after my son was born later in 2005.
My daughter also made lots of hair clips with flowers. I think they turned out great.
It was an extremely busy weekend but so much fun! I will do it again as soon as possible! I love to scrapbook.
Much love and creativity,