November 1, 2007

Scrapbooking Weekend Here I Come!!!

I'm going on one of my twice a year scrapbooking trips on Friday! I have been packing, printing photos, organizing my piles of scrapbooking supplies and paper, buying more stuff that I don't need.........and getting my Becky Sketches ready!!! I bought her book which contains ALL of her sketches so that is a must have at this cropping weekend. And I also take past issues of CK magazine so I can see even more layouts. I usually get about 30-40 pages done over the weekend and it's in big part to Becky's helpful sketch ideas. While all my girlfriends are trying to figure out layouts, I simply turn to a Becky Sketch and get to work. Voila, it's that easy!! My friend Carmen came over this week and we made goody sacks for our scrapping friends. There are six of us going and we stay Friday, Saturday and Sunday at a nice hotel. We went their board room and one attached bedroom. We rarely all sleep at the same time so two beds are plenty....somebody always end up sleeping in a chair or over their pile of layouts or under the table. It's all good.

Anyway, my friend Piney would get a kick out of these bags. She gave me the inspiration for the tags and she will love to hear that the entire sack ensemble is from supplies we already had. Carmen got the brown sacks from her hair salon. I got the tissue from a gift shop that was closing, COOL May Arts polka dot ribbon from Cindy Lyles at StarLitStudio, buttons from my stash and Dew Drops from Ellen's store. We also tucked in folded up paper grocery sacks so each person will have their own trash bag. The tag is cut from a Spellbinder's Die Template...you need this tag one, it's so fun! The monogram letters were a last minute addition from my SU! chipboard letters. We colored them with Versamagic chalk ink, worked like a charm.
Each scrapper will get a name tag for their scrapping bag. I dug out these really hard plastic baseball card holders I had in my stash and we just started creating. The cute stamp is from Bella Stamps...she's all ready to go with her little rolling tote. We paper pieced the polka dot dress..Carmen about freaked when she learned how to do that!!!
Here's my tag below. I had to custom design mine to match my all time most favorite tool bag from All My Memories. It's pink and brown and my tag matches so perfectly!! May Arts ribbon from Cindy again at StarLitStudio, this time in a big fat pink and brown polkadot variety! Paper is from Love Elsie available at Eclectic Paperie. The little metal charm is from the CK scrapbook convention......for $2 bucks, I shoulda bought one for everybody!

Well, I'm off to do some last minute packing. No need for lots of clothes, we wear the same pajamas for like 2 days straight!! I do however shower and put on makeup and clean underwear, I just feel more prepared and you never know when someone famous like Becky or Elsie or Lisa Bearnson might drop in to scrap with us! I've also got to finish my share of the snacks.....I'm making Texas Caviar Dip with tortilla chips. The rest of the girls are bringing meats, cheeses and crackers and POP! (yes, we say POP here in Kansas) Gotta have that caffeine. I will be so wired by the time I come home on Sunday. I'll be dead tired but so gassed up on caffeine and so hyper from the lack of sleep and all those scrapbook pages I will have completed that I probably won't sleep at all!! It's all good though...........til someone drops an eyelet!!!!!! (Saw that on a CK convention tshirt and laughed out loud!) I'll be sure to show you some of my favorite layouts when I return. I'll be back on Monday!!!

19 comments:

Dawn said...

OOOH, I wanna go too!!! Love all those colors Mish, and the TAGS???!!! Ohhh, those are to die for:) I haven't scrapped in several years now...eeeek! You can only imagine my pile of pictures being neglected! Have a fun weekend!

Tricia said...

Oh, how fun! I really, really need to do 30-40 pages, times about 3 or 4 to get caught up again. Enjoy!

Charmingdesigns said...

Have a great time! Love your tags!Laurie

Dottie K said...

Wow it sounds like so much fun. I've never done a weekend scrapbook event. I love those colors. I love that scrapbook tag - bella is just adorable and looks fantastic on your bag. Have fun! Hope you're share some of your wonderful pages with us. :)

Kerry J. said...

Looks like so much fun - even all the prep! I'm so happy to hear that you say POP! I thought us Canadians were the only ones who said that. I've only ever heard Americans say SODA!

Basement Stamper said...

Have a great time, your bags and tags are absolutely adorable and I agree...Becky's books are bibles when it comes to scrapbooking layouts and getting something accomplished at retreats!

Libby said...

This sounds like so much fun!! And the goodies you made are adorable. Have a great time!! BTW - how much is BH paying you for all this endorsement? :-) (I love her too, can totally relate!!!)

Judy in Indiana said...

I so badly wnat to be your friend and get a bag and a tag and all the other cool stuff,too. You are so talented! I might become your stalker, don't get scared if you see a middle aged pudgy girl lookin in your windows and taking notes!

Viv said...

Sounds like a blast!!! I've never been to an overnight scrap event but it sounds wonderful! Have a great time and will be looking forward to seeing all those pages!

Alli Miles said...

You sooooo make me smile. I love your enthusiasm and look at you all crafty! I adore these sweet bags and tags. You sure know how to make a girl feel special. They are going to LOVE their gifts from you. Have a super time and BTW love the notes to Becky.

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, what wonderful treats for your scrapping buddies, know you will have fun

Lori Craig said...

Oh snort....My husband used to give me the hardest time about asking for a 'pop'! It's all called 'coke' where he grew up! Have a fabulous weekend!

Michelle said...

Have a fabulous time! I just went on one of these with my girlfriends two weeks ago and discovered Becky's sketches for the first time! They were a Godsend and I got 25 pages done! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Keri R. said...

Super cute tags and bags!
Sounds like a GREAT time you all are going to have!!!

By the way....I'm in Missouri, and we say POP too! hehehehehe!!

Latisha said...

Have soooo much fun and how awesome getting that many pages done. The name tags and bags are very cute and the ladies will love them

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Yes, we DO say 'pop' in Kansas!!! LOL! Hope you're having a GREAT scrap weekend!!

Tex said...

Yep! You are absolutely right! Pine would definitely "approve" and love these bags! Lucky Ladies! I hope y'all had tons of fun!

~Tex

Jenstampz said...

Can I tell you that I love your blog and your style. It is my favorite. I love all of your goodies that you made for your getaway. Can I case them??He He! I NEED a getaway. Hope you had fun!

Jenna

Larcy said...

Would like to know what you put on the tags that note what is enclosed in the bags...are you willing to share? I'm looking for some ideas for a stamping cruise I'm going on. Thanks!

Larcy
larcy@erols.com

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