This past weekend Dogwood Lodge at Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre was filled to capacity with above-mentioned 29 women and all the things their scrapbooking hearts hold dear. Boxes and totes full of paper of every shade and pattern, brads, ribbons, stickers, cutters, pens, stamps, ink pads and rub-ons, and for the techincally savvy - even a computerized cutting system called a Crikcut. As you can see from the pictures, we came with alot of stuff. One participant, who shall remain nameless, brings her whole craft room and after hastily mounting one or two portraits in her grandkids album, spends the rest of the weekend turning out beautiful cards and hand decorated calendars. Lucky people who are on her greeting card list!
Scrapbookers are a fun and generous group. There's lots of laughing (it reaches a hysterical level after midnight) sharing of stories and tips on getting just the right look for your page. If you find yourself needing something you don't have or didn't bring, someone else will supply it. Not quite sure what embelishment will highlight your photos? There will be two or three girls leaning over your page to offer their advice. Of course our resident expert is always willing to leave her projects to come and help.
My project this time was to work on ABC books for my 2 four year old grandsons. Here are a couple of the pages I did as well as some of the cards I made.
The food at the camp is terrific and plentiful with snacks provided for the evening (they are famous for their butterhorns!) and we can put aside our everyday responsibilites and spend time doing what we love.
On the way home the sun was shining and the leaves so colourful that I found myself stopping several times to take more pictures!