Sunday, December 13, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all. I hope you like my photo of Santaclees and his helpers. One thing I learnt from Melissa Kennedy on the cruise was that you need to add fun and laughter to your photos. To 'live out loud'.

I gathered the men in my life, and the old and young dog, put on some Christmas hats and set up the timer on the camera. I did not think they would cooperate but to my surprise they did. All I asked of them was to have a fun photo.

I hope you all have a wonderful and happy Christmas.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Back Home

After a wonderful 10 days of Scrapping and Cursing we are back to reality. The trip was wonderful. We met a great bunch of scrappers, had some great workshops, saw some new things and above all had a great time. Mellissa Kennedy from Kaiser was great. She has a vibrant personality and is wonderful to work with. Her diverse selection of workshops were enjoyed by all.

Lorelle Hardt, who is an Australian married to an American and the organizer of the trip, did a wonderful job. She is hoping to organize another one next year. I can recommend to trip to all scrappers. Thank you Lorelle.

We made a wonderful ship album for a memento of the trip. A Christmas double page layout, a single page layout, a box and a beautiful double page layout title ‘All about me.’ This layout used papers and colours that I wouldn’t normally have chosen but I was very impressed with the results. Thank you Mellissa.

We had access to a large scrapping room 24 hrs and could come and go as wee pleased. This was great.

Anne Marie for ‘Memories that Last’ had a small ‘shop’ which was great as we all purchased something. She also gave a bonus class featuring an acrylic hanger as a memento of the trip. Thank you Anne Marie.