Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I followed the White Rabbit.... :)

Hey Blog People!

We are back from Go Scrapping's Stratford Retreat - the Mad Hatter "Scrap" Party! What a blast! Thank you to everyone who made it soooo special!

I (yes, the White Rabbit to the left of your screen :) ) put out the call for all Alice in Wonderland fans to participate -- and participate they did. Here's a sampling....

Alice and the Mad Hatter made an appearance.

As did the Rabbit's Very Important Date *wink wink*

And a whole lot of fun and festive hats could be seen -- like these stunners :)

The Studio Store made it's first appearance at the retreat. We did a layout make n take showcasing how to to create your own glimmer mist using Ranger Inks, Mini Misters and Perfect Pearls and then spritzing them over Crafter's Workshop stencils to create our own pattern paper. So fun! The ladies were spritzing fools!! Here's Firmina and Sue putting the layout together after spritzing their background paper!:

Those ladies that spent $20 at the Retreat Store were offered the opportunity to "Pin the Grin" on the Cheshire Cat for $20 off their store purchases. Congrats Dee-Ann! She was the closest!

In A Pinch Designs was there Friday and Saturday too! As was Sue Martin representing Creative Memories. They each had great make n takes too. Here's Karen hiding behind her In A Pinch M&T. (hehe)

Sheri East from In A Pinch Designs and I taught 4 fabulous classes at the retreat. I taught a Waxy House Canvas and a Mini Book. Sheri taught a fabulous layout and a card class. Here are some of the girls busy at work in Sheri's card class .... wondering what the heck Sheri wanted them to do with tissue paper next! hehe! The projects turned out beautifully ladies!!!

In true Go Scrapping form we had lots of door prizes and games at the retreat with prizes sponsored by Go Scrapping and our VERY GENEROUS retail sponsors (Simply Scrapping, The Scrapping Bug, Scrapping Turtle, A Scrapbookers Dream, Stamp Art, Memory Mill, The Learning Factory, In A Pinch Designs, Scrapbook and Cards Today, Sue from Creative Memories...) Thank you everyone... They were fabulous!

I was SUPER thrilled to see you all getting into the Games at the retreat. I will try my best to upload the speed layout game to youTube so I can post it here. The video is quite funny!! I am crossing my fingers. Here's the pic of the "finished products" hehe.

The food at the Festival Inn was MARVELOUS! And the Staff awesome!! I can't believe I didn't take any pictures of the food! There was so much of it... and all scrumptious!! I loved the omelet station at brunch Sunday morning!! mmm mmm...

I have one more picture for you here... it is of our Favourite Layout of the Weekend table. Every retreat I encourage everyone to submit one of their layouts for this honour so every can see what I see every table I visit during the weekend -- fabulous keepsakes!!!! Here's a taste of what we saw. Next time EVERYONE enters a layout!!! They are all special because YOU made them!! Congratulations to Ashley N .. her layout was chosen as the favourite by our guests. Check out her layout in the Go Scrapping Photo Gallery.

I hope you all had a fabulous National Scrapbooking Weekend with us at Go Scrapping! I absolutely loved sharing it with everyone there. You are such a fabulous group of women! Can't wait until next year!


Kelly said...

I didn't know you were recording the speed layout. Ha ha ha, can't wait to see that one ;)

Rosanne said...

Looks like it was fun! And I've tagged you, check my blog!