Scrapbook Your Heart Retreat…
The Scrapbook Your Heart Retreat at Camp Caroline was awesome! Camp Caroline is gorgeous, to bad it rained so much. The rooms were a good size, bunks were great, very clean. Pam our host was a lovely, funny lady.
When we arrived we had a lovely bag FULL of all sorts of yummy treats for all of us (there was 4 of us in our room). We did 4 layouts based on: Family, Friends, Faith & Fun, these layouts are to die for, they are just gorgeous (I will be posting pics tomorrow). Every AM we had a yummy breakie, than we all (100 ladies) got together & won door prizes (everyone got something in the end) thanks to all the sponsors, than we would watch some kind of presentation about each of the topics, talked about each one & than we got to make the layout, than we would have open crop time, Saturday there was a bunch of wonderful classes that you could take for a reasonable fee, we had great lunches, lots of door prizes (did I mention this already!), than it was crop time again, than it was yummy dinner, than more cropping than it was snack time, than you just cropped till you wanted to, all our meals were provided for us, all our snacks, coffee & tea, layouts, make n’ takes, we had special “presents” on our tables each morning, we also got $15 in “scrap bucks” to use at any of the vendor’s or to enter the funraising draw. Monday Night Class, The Scrap Yard & Christine from CTMH had booths set up. The instructors were so fun & talented. There was a fundraiser for 3 great prize packages that supported 2 great charities, alot of money was raised. All the ladies that were involved were just so wonderful, upbeat, talented, had wonderful, wonderful ideas & did such a great job of organizing this event – THANK YOU ladies! We were so spoiled, it really was a wonderful ladies weekend & I got to spend it with some amazing woman. The only complaint I had…only 9 hours sleep in 2 days! but, it was sooo worth it, we laughed so hard sometimes that I thought I might just pee my pants! I am really hoping that Allison plans on doing it again next year.
Brenda-Lee & my SIL.
A challenge was put out to make Happy Birthday Cards for Canada’s Scrapbooking Crop for Kid’s. This is the card I made, it’s by no means my “favorite”, I was working with limited supplies! but, someone will love receiving it & that’s all that matters. There were 74 cards made at this event.
This pic was taken by another attendee at 11:30PM who had taken Allison Orthner’s photo class earlier in the day, it was pretty comical, she was telling me how to pose, etc. This layout was my all time fav that I did over the weekend, it is a kit from Monday Night Class, their kit’s are to die for. This layout took me a long, long time, alot of blood, sweat & tears! Just kidding, but, alot of CUTTING! I will post a better pic tomorrow.
This is where we ate all our yummy meals & also where we cropped, in the back of the room with a gorgeous view.
Kelly from Memories in Motion Scrapbooking came & visited us while we were scrapbooking on Saturday, what a great idea, a scrapbook store on wheels that comes to YOU!
On Saturday afternoon while the rain had taken a temporary break my SIL & I went for a walk about, these stairs are to the zip line.
A pic of the cute chapel on site.
This is looking into the main area where we were cropping.
The bridge to get to the chapel.
I really liked this chapel, it was sooo cute. On Saturday there was a wedding, the bride use to spend alot of time at Camp Caroline.
Me, Brenda-Lee & our friend Nancy on Friday night.