OMGosh! I'm not even sure I know where to begin! What a truly amazing and exhilarating long weekend! And then I get home and it all crashes around me. LOL! If you have never been to the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo before, then you are missing out! Just meeting many of my beautiful online friends in real life was one of my many, many highlights! Meeting and making new friends was a little bit of the icing on the top! But the danger of being around sooooo many people during flu season is easy to work out. :) I started this post on Tuesday. Today is Thursday. I have spent the last two days in bed. Bleh! But if that's the price I pay for having a terrific time, I'll take it gladly!
Of course being in attendance as a 2012 Scrapbooking Memories Master and talking to people about my layouts was an "out of this world" experience. I am so glad I did it. Nerves and all! LOL! And I am hoping I inspired a few people to look differently at the items they put on their layouts. :) Thanks to both Cassie and Vanessa for all their support!
Because I was talking at the expo, I got to sneak in early (before the crowds) and managed to have a photo taken with Tim Holtz! And lucky too because there were five to six people deep around him at all times. He was really lovely and extremely willing to sign autographs and have photos taken with random strangers (!) when he probably was supposed to be setting up his work area for the day. :)
Without a doubt though, one of the best parts of the week-end was catching up with some of the 2012 Scrapbooking Memories Masters!
from L to R: Sophie Sim Lawrence, me, Kim Jeffress, Cassie Bellemore (SM editor), Louise Nelson, Renee Iveson.
Another bonus (and there were so many!) was catching up with the Australian contingent (minus one person) of the 2010-11 Kaisercraft contributing team. Sorry Ladies, if any of you have a non-blurry photo, please pass it along! LOL!
from L to R: Nerrida Mitchell, Trudi Harrison, Kerryn Lawson, Karen Shady & me.
And even though I am still coughing up a lung right now, I am already looking forward to next year. Thank-you to every one who came to my little chats, stopped me to say hello, admired my work in the gallery and then told me as much (blush), and to Kim, Gail and Kerryn from Greatest View. Best. Weekend. Ever.