Monday, November 24, 2008

Back from Timberline Ranch


and Ohhhhh! What fun! Diane put on another fabulous Get Creative Scrapbooking Company retreat for us Srapaholics! I had a glorious 20 minute massage and spent the entire weekend scrapbooking with my buddies. I completed an entire album of 25 layouts. This album has taken on a life of it's own and I will treasure it and all the memories of my time with the Scrapaholic gals. The last page of the album is an "autograph" page....I called it the "Hall of Fame" and already some of the girls have written such lovely messages to me. I'm planning on brining it to the Crop-a-mas to have the rest of the girls sign it. I've been scrapping with Izzy, Iris and Patty for over six years already! I'm waiting for my issue of Canadian Scrapbooker magazine to arrive so I can include Izzy's and Diane's published layouts in the page I've dedicated to Published Scrapaholics. I've already got Jo's in there. I thought I might take pictures of some of the swaps we've done together and dedicate a page for that too. I'm just having so much fun with this album! Like I said...it kind of took on a life of it's own this weekend and I will continue to add to it with more memories of the special times I share with my scrapbooking diva girlfriends.

Anyway, besides being thrilled with what I created at Timberline, I'd like to thank Diane once again for putting on such a wonderful retreat. We had SO much fun! Her high energy and creative ideas kept us all laughing and enjoying ourselves from the moment we arrived until the time we had to leave. Haley won the 50/50 draws twice! Twice! Lots of the women went home with some great prizes from the "Pass the Hat" tradition and Iris came in second in Diane's new game this year, "Pass the Horse", a game similar to musical chairs. The "One Kit, Many Looks" produced some amazing creations and I was the lucky winnder of a beautiful stylin Making Memories leather tote in the "Toss the Twoonie" game. I LOVE it! A few of the gals went horse back riding and I spent at least an hour taking pictures on Sunday morning. It was chilly but I think I caputed some fabulous shots of the morning frost and the beautiful scenery. Thanks again Diane for such a great weekend! It was even better than your last one and I'll be signing up again for April 2009. If you haven't attended one of Diane's retreats, you really should! You will not be disappointed!

4 Lovely Comments:

Jo said...

I am so glad you had fun. i totally loved your album and can't wait to see what else you have done with it.

Izzy said...

It was great fun on the weekend! love your photos :)

Susan said...

Kathy...all your photo taking practicing is showing!!! Your photos are just beautiful. Love all the macro shots, especially of the landscape.

RAE said...

Sounds like you gals had an awesome time. I definitely want to go next yr.