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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Scrapfest - September 2008

This weekend was "Scrapfest 2008" here in the New Orleans Metro area. The event was for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I had a very nice morning drive to Mandeville, which is on the North shore of Lake Ponchartrain. I live on the South shore. The drive 24 miles across the lake was just so relaxing, lots of boats in the lake although it was very early (8:00 a.m). The weather was so beautiful, just to pretty to be inside during scrapping. But to make up for not being outdoors I was with some really special ladies.

I only attended on Saturday (9AM till midnight). I sat with the Scrapping Cats (Garnet -MeMe Cat, Tabathia -Tabby Cat, Rita -Lady cat, Linda F -Booty Cat, and Paticia - don't know her cat name), along with some other scrapping friends. Julie Lay and Debbie Williams from the Paper Dolls, Peggy Morgan from Sugar and Spice and her friend Beth (new to scrapbooking), Jackie, Donna Lightell (Linda F group), and Charlene Klump.

Jackie Daigle from the Scrapping Packin Mommas was in attendance on Thursday and Friday only. Jackie I missed you.

Beth is brand new to scrapbooking and she is very creative and artistic, she did some beautiful layouts. Julie was making the cutest little treat bags for her girl scout troop. She used 2 brown lunch bags, a stick (an actual branch), some string, ribbon and some cute little bling tags she bought from Michael's, along with some candy treats. All this together created cute little broom bags filled with treats.

Peggy was working on some of her scrapping event pages, and she had to show me one that she did of me. She cut me out of a picture from the GCS event "Girls Wanna Have Fun" and stuck me on a horse. It was to fun. She was also working on two beautiful chipboard books for Christmas gifts.

Charlene rarely sat at her seat Saturday, she was off taking classes or doing Make N Takes.

I was busy making paper piecings and finishing some Christmas Card Kits (that will be sent to my brother). I completed 7 paper piecing all Halloween related. All will be given always as gifts.

Some of them will be going to someone special to me, and they are having a birthday in a few weeks. I know that Halloween is one of her favorite holidays.

Later in the night one of the vendors at Scrapfest. Had really nice pattern paper on sale for 20 sheets for a $1.00. I walked away with 140 sheet for $7.00. There was a mob of women trying to buy paper out of 3 large boxes, what a sight that was.

I also bought 4 new stickles Lime green, Turquoise, Orange, and Yellow. I am slowly collecting them. I have not like using glitter in the past because it is so messy, but I have fallen in love with the stickle glitter glue.

I was able to finish my last 2 paper piecing right before midnight (with 10 minutes to spare) and they only thing I had to left to complete on it was glitter, which I did this morning. The picture above shows one with glitter and one without. What a differences it makes.

I totally had a nice relaxing day and enjoyed spending time with Julie, and Peggy, and of course the rest of the ladies. I basically stayed in my seat most of the time, instead of visiting like I usually do. Although I did run across a few of my scrapping friends that I only see at events. Nicole Landry, Ms. Dee, Michele Gauthreaux, Liz Dore and her sister, Michele, and Tara (sweet n sassy).

The drive back home across the lake was also a very relaxing ride. It was really pretty seeing all the lights on the south shore of the lake and the 24 mile drive seem to go quickley across the lake .


Jac said...

Glad you had a good time Patty. Am lovin' those witches! x

Cathy said...

sounds like a lot of fun. i wish i could have been there. i missed you all. i did finish up my personal pages for the swap though. sounds like you needed that good quiet relaxing ride across the lake. love all your pieces and i'm sure kenny will love those card kits.

love ya,

Cathy said...

Also, I love how you used the glitter as a highlight on your paper piecing. I would have never thought to do it that way. you are so creative!


Anonymous said...

Patty you were a busy girl Sat .. It was a fun time for sure .. Loving having my sister in from FL to visit and of course all my peeps..and a lot of peeps for sure .. We had a late night Sat .. lots of LOL for sure ..

Always the best part of any event seeing everyone.
"MeMe Cat"