Monday, 14 January 2013

Time Well Spent…

The one negative thing to come out of my now working Saturdays instead of Sundays is that it will now be almost impossible for me to get to join my scrappy friends at various crops!

154404_10151259689967978_1955789740_nIn December I joined Karen & Hilary in attending the ‘Enfield Scrap Mates’ crop for the first time. It was the extended Christmas crop & these three lovely ladies made it such a great day…

We even sat down to a full Christmas lunch…

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   …there were two class
   projects & two challenge
   layouts with random
   prizes. Later on there
   was a raffle & afternoon
   tea with amazing sweet
   treats…

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It was lovely to put faces to names I’d seen & heard from other scrappy friends, both IRL & in Blog Land. It really was a wonderful day & I felt sad that I’d probably not be able to get there again!

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So, imagine how pleased I was that I was given Saturday January 12th as a lieu day for working New Years Day…& that just happened to coincide with the January crop date!!

There was a bit of doubt as to whether I’d feel well enough to go, but I did & I’m so glad I did!!

P1090172   Of course, I got to spend
   time with my usual
   partners in crime…

   …I got to sell (& buy!) a
   few items at the ‘Bring &
   Buy’ table…pick up a few
   bits at the ‘Freecycle’
   table….

P1090168…AND I got to meet the lovely Deb for the first time & her partner in crime Den, who I have met twice before! We’ve visited each others blogs for such a long time & I think it’s fabulous how we all have so much in common & yet without scrapbooking & Blogging, our paths may never have crossed!

”But…” I hear you ask…“did you actually get any scrapping done during this social event?”…& the answer is yes!! Ann had created two lovely class layouts for us & here’s what I did with mine…

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…& just in case you wondered, here are the two layouts I completed at the December crop!!

The first was a design by (the other) Karen

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…& the second what I did with the first kit challenge…

13 Love Snow

I still have the class mini book & the second challenge LO to complete!!

Well, that’s me for today…outside my window the snow is falling thick & fast! I have a dental appointment before I pick up the boys this afternoon so I hope the roads remain passable!! After that it can do what it wants…within reason!!

Thanks for stopping by…stay safe & warm…& come back soon!! Open-mouthed smile

11 comments:

KathiJo said...

See how your lads have grown up since that 2005 Christmas morning layout..love the tags in your New Year layout too.. xx

Beverly said...

Love the layouts but I wasn't even wondering about them because I was so excited that 2 of my bloggers had met :) Hopefully you'll be able to make a few more this year!

debs14 said...

It was a lovely, productive day wasn't it? Love your layouts.
Hope to see you at another crop sometime soon!

humel said...

So excited to read about the crop on Deb and Denise's blogs, and now on yours, too! I love it when my blog friends get together :) (I love it even more when I get together with them!!)

Julie J said...

They are great LOs. My crop attendance is similarly limited, but due to my daughter's swimming (now replaced by drama) lessons.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a grand day out! And the layouts are gorgeous.
Rinda

Sian said...

Good times, eh? Your pages are always so full of life - even when you are following a class it's easy to see where you have added your special spark!

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

Borqna said...

Awesome LOs! Congratulations!
Good luck!

S said...

Oh what fun it is to . . . scrap. It looks like you had a fab time; those pages are great!

Sandie said...

Love your pages Sandi and meeting you at Enfield. Hope to see you there again one day.