Sunday, 4 March 2007

Just about recovered!!

Yesterday was absolutely fab!!! I have to admit to laying awake for a lot of Friday night making mental lists of things I had to remember for the crop (anyone who knows me, knows I have ditxy tendencies so I have to have lists!). In the end I remembered everything (and the kitchen sink!) and had a great time!

My Dad and Dave were drafted in to set up the tables and do all the heavy work but they ended up staying for the whole day and admitted that they really enjoyed themselves! It was fab to get some time to chat with everyone, catch up with some old friends and make some new ones too!! There were some gorgeous pages being designed, Tanya Perry's masculine page using the new basicGrey stopped me in my tracks as I made my way to the classroom as it was simply stunning. I also loved the Chatterbox envelope book that Claire Fader had designed, it was really lovely and may find its way into a class at my club pretty soon :o)

We had six Scrapaholic club organisers at the crop which probably has to be a record outside of a Scrapaholic retreat! Carolyn from the Tunbridge Wells club was the first to book her places for every one of the workshops - now that takes some doing! Trudy from the Chalk club was there, Eileen from the Ealing club, Mandy from the Romford club and of course Sarah and I!! It was great to get such support from the local clubs and I hope we can all get together at the next crop (more details tomorrow!).

The classes were hugely popular and completely sold out! I thought you might like to see the 2 scrapbook page layouts that I designed for the workshops, very different in style and colour (the pink one was a special request from Julie - your wish is my command!!) and Pauline asked for something a bit more masculine which in the end was a pretty universal page. I was stunned that we sold out of the class kits but I tried really hard to make them amazing value for money and that proved to be the case! Sorry if you were hoping to pick up a kit after the crop, we have absolutely nothing left. Perhaps you can make it to the next one and that way you can reserve your kit to be sure you get it.

I felt fab last night but this morning my feet and my back registered their disapproval - the adrenalin wearing off I suppose! I have a pile of boxes of new goodies to load to the shop tomorrow - today was a pyjama day! ;o)

Karen xx


Claire said...

Karen - thanks for a great day - REALLY enjoyed myself. It's so lovely to meet new scrappers and exchange ideas ..and have a laugh... and eat cake ( carrot cake was fab incidentally !). Instructions for the envelope book on their way !!

Carolyn said...

Fab day - can't wait for the next one.

The choc fudge cake was lovely too!

Lynn Donnelly said...

Sounds as if you all had a great day...wished I was a bit nearer.
but how dare you buy everything!!!!! :) only joking.
The Lo's are fab Karen, may just have to scraplift them!