Well it has been more than just an awesome day, the lead up to Scrap it was wonderful as well. I originally registered to go because it was such a good cause, and although I never get much scrapping done at these things, thought I would go anyway and enjoy everyone's company. Gee I didn't think that you could have SO much fun raising money for a wonderful cause!
I spent last week really busy getting stuff done for Tomorrow's Memories (hence the lack of posting last week). I ran my first class yesterday which was a make-and-take using Creative Cafe. This stuff is so much fun. We did a little happy hour make and take layout which went for around 30mins and everyone left with a layout done.
I then spent the afternoon doing Tracey's Cristmas Village class. This was so much fun, and I was really looking forward to doing it.
I did some more scrapping saturday night (surprise surprise) and then packed my bags for Sunday.
I arrived at just after 7am (after my lovely husband dropped me off) and went in to have breakfast with Sonya, Leah, their hubbies and Nadine. So with food in our bellies, the girls went back to thier room to finish getting ready and get their bags. I went in to give the TM girls a hand with setting up the shop and then went an weighed in my bags...... there was a prize for the heaviest as well as the lightest. Mine weighed in at 42kgs, I thought I was a sure thing until the lady after me weighed in her TWO totes and bags and came in at 66KGS!!! Glad I wasn't having to carry all that.
We then all headed in. On our seats were these really cool goodie bags full of papers, embellishments, magazines, discount vouchers etc etc. A nice start to the dayOur group had dressed for the occassion and proceeded to put our capes, masks and aprons on. Before long we had one our first prize: BEST DRESSED GROUP
I will post a photo of all of us as soon as I get hold on one, but here is our prize...
Well just when I thought my day couldn't get much better, Kristy Evans from Scrapbooking memories asked if they could publish my family canvas they saw in the shop when they visited TM the day prior. I have not yet had this honour, and I am just SO thrilled!!
So at this stage day has been WAY more generous than I could have imagined, and there was still more to come.
Everyone got an opportunity to vote for the layouts and cards that entered the page map competitions, and voting was now closed. My next excitement was when they called my name out as I had won Runner-up for the layout competition. I couldn't believe it was was SO thrilled and still am. There were so many lovely layouts so I feel honoured to have won this prize....Thanks to all the lovely ladies that voted for my layout. I am still stoked even as I write this many hours later! I must explain what a page map is. It is a sketch detailing how you set out the layout and you interpret it in your way. I used this lovely twidley bits free standing frame which I altered to work with my page. Here is the layout I did.OK well now I am feeling like I am in a bubble and that everything is just surreal, can't believe how many prizes I have won at this stage. Then the last raffle of the day occurred and well I thought I just put some more money is (it is just such a good cause) and it was for a camera which I didn't really need because I only bought a new one about a month and a half ago. It was then drawn and which number did that call............... 160! MY REGISTRATION NUMBER. I could belive it once again. I had now won a camera and camera case as well.
Well that just topped it off. Had such a wonderful time (not just because of the prises) as the company was FANTASTIC. There was over $35,000 raised for Alzheimer's Disease Resarch, which was just fantastic. Everyone busily scrapped the whole day. Thanks Sonya, Leah, Mel, Lyn and Nadine for making me feel SO welcome even though I have not known all of you for that long. I had a great time.