Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March Scrapbook Retreat

I have to admit that I was very disappointed that we didn't have enough croppers signed up to attend the Rockin'R this past weekend. So, we went to plan B (having a plan B is always good... doncha think?) and attended the ScrapShack in Frisco, Texas. It turned out great!! Eight friends attended... two from Houston, two from Austin, one from Ft Worth and the rest from Frisco. We rearranged the tables a bit to give everyone more space and EVERYONE got a cricut next to their seat on a separate folding table!

Everyone's goodie bags turned out so cute! I had so much fun making them... they included a flower chipboard album, rub-ons, unfinished birdhouse, flower coaster, luggage tag, nametag (made with the Plantin Schoolbook cricut cartridge!) and of course chocolate candy!

Cropping late into the night... Sonia & Shirley (the two on the right) were our all-nighters, cropping until 4:15am one night! LOL!

Nelda was a 'cricut-virgin' when she arrived. But, having the cricut right there at her table at her disposal for the whole weekend gave her the chance to really explore it! Before the weekend was over she was cricuting her little heart out and even ventured into paper piecing Disney pieces and made the cutest little Tiggers bouncing around on her pages! Way to go Nelda!

Along with scrapbooking, I love to cook and I got to do both this past weekend. There was tons of food all weekend long, starting with dinner at my favorite mexican restaurant, Mattitos, on Friday night. The 'Waffle Man' made a surprise visit on Saturday morning to fix yummy fresh fruit waffles for everyone and grilled the best tasting moist chicken for our Chicken & Ravioli dinner on Saturday night.

Cutest pajamas goes to Marianne!!! Her doggy pjs remind her of her adorable little pug, Max... awww.

We gave away lots of doorprizes... everyone won something... but the big doorprize of the weekend was the new and much-talked-about Cricut WILD CARD cartridge from Provocraft! Deeann was our big winner! She was so excited because she loves to do projects and cards and trust me this cartridge will keep her plenty busy!! I have started playing with the Wild Card cartridge and have decided to make one of every card on the cartridge... go to my CREATIVE CRITTERS blog to see them!

Sonia is a cricuteer... but this weekend she got to play with the bigger Cricut Expression the whole time... AND she even gave the Jukebox a spin too! Comes in handy when you have several cuts from different cartridges on the same page! No turning the machine off and on... paper going in and out... you just push a button and away you go!

Brandy is not only a Ladybug customer & friend... she's also our family photographer! She took my oldest son's graduation pictures, my daughter's birthday pics and prom pics, our annual family photos and most importantly and most recently... she was the photographer at my daughter's wedding! Below is a picture she took of her own beautiful daughter... SEE! She's a great photographer! And her daughter is just adorable! Think about it too... as a scrapbooker, you want your photographer to think like a scrapbooker too... and she does because she is! LOL!

I believe a good time was had by all (especially me!) and everyone is planning on registering for the next Ladybug Crop All Day Retreat because it is on National Scrapbook Day... May 1-3, 2009! You can get more details at and there's still plenty of room... so come join us! You will love what I have planned for this event!


Katta said...

Yes, I did get your emails now, nice! And tattoos... =o

B said...

Now I remember why I am always behind the camera! LOL Can't wait for NSD!