Sunday, July 02, 2006

Scrapanalia Retreat

A quick post tonight as it's late and I need to get some sleep before work. The retreat was brilliant! Jess and Donna did such a wonderful job, it was so well planned; the accomodation was brilliant, the scraproom was beautiful, lots of space and gorgeous views; the prizes and giveaways were so generous!; the food was delicious, and there was just SO much of it. Seriously, I am a big snacker, and I think my total snacking for the whole weekend was about 4 mm's! Between huge breakfasts, morning teas, lunches, afternoon teas, dinners, and the yummy cakes Donna's mum had prepared there was NO room left in my tummy that's for sure! The staff at the winery were lovely, helpful and kind. The company was wonderful. So many beautiful women, almost all of them I had never met before, and it was really nice to meet them. It took three hours to get there including a little detour to pick up Megan, and pretty much the same to get home. It was well worth every km! And it was fun to drive with Megan. We LEARNT A LOT! And not all of it was about scrapbooking!!! I tell you we laughed non stop the entire weekend! Unfortunatly Sofi couldn't make it today... we missed you Sofi! :( Hope everything is OK.

I completed seven layouts and one BTP item (well two including Donna's class). These are the first two I did on the Friday night.

Thanks Jess, and Donna! The hard work, dedication, organisation and ideas you guys put into the retreat sure paid off. It was a roaring success and I know lots of people (if not all) can't wait for the next one!

Thanks guys

Unfortunatly about half an hour after I got home DH started to come down with the gastro bug too :( Lets hope this is the end of it.


lee woodside said...

Sounds like you had a fab time! But you mean you actually scrapped at a scrapping retreat?? ROFLMAO.... mmmm perhaps I am the only one that gets too caught up in chatting, looking at everyones stuff that I got nothing done. LOL.
Love what you have done.

Beck said...

Love the layouts Katie :) So glad you had a wonderful weekend. Hope your hubby recovers quickly! Beck XXX

Sofi p said...

Wish I had been there... Not happy Jan... I'm so glad you all had a wonderful time. Hope Brett is feeling better today.

Sofi p said...

Oops, forgot to mentions the LO's are really gorgeous.

Leanne Stamatellos said...

you make me want to join you girls next year - that would be so much fun - how did your teaching go ? bet you were great. sounds like jess and donna did a really professional job of organising this - well worth it.
bet you were great.
those lo's are so great - just right with the pics.

Leanne Stamatellos said...

oh, can someone help me get a photo with my message please - i'm sure it's not too tricky ... is it ?

Ange Warren said...

Hey Katie, glad to hear you guys got home safe and sound. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and thanks for all the wonderful photo tips. I thought I should also tell you that I have been downloading brushes all day LOL!

Cheers Ange xx

Nic Wood said...

I cant believe you got seven LOs done - good job!!! Cant wait to see the rest of them, Im sure they are as gorgeous as these two. I just adore that photo on the gate.

Sounds like a great tiome was had by all. I so want to go on another retreat - big sigh - one day maybe!

Nic xxx

Megan said...

It was such a ball hanging out with you for the whole weekend. Your photography class was really great and I learnt a lot.

Hope Brett gets better real soon and that you or the boys don't get it again.