Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three days of craziness! (and then some..)

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.


Jasmine S said...

Hope you feel a bit better soon. I have 4 sick kids around me and somehow, I am still ok....
Love your pics. And how super awesome to have a pic as SM Master. Fabulous.

Kerryn said...

oh man that is sucky! But as you say it is a small price to pay. I was so glad to make it through the weekend not being sick and I couldn't care less if I get a cold now LOL. And considering hubby now has the man flu I am sure I will get it too ;).
It was most definitely the best weekend ever!!!!!
MWAH. (feel better soon. xx)

Karen Shady said...

what an amazing weekend it was... One of the highlights of it was meeting you, and the rest of the Kaiser girls :) so sorry you got sick though :( but at least it held off till you got home .. I have agood copy of that photo, you can pinch it off my blog, or I can email it too you :) xx