Sunday, July 26, 2009

Nelson Scrap.

Hi bloggers!!
This is me at Nelson, Victoria yesterday having some fun scrapping.
Janet Muller from Scrapbooking Anomymous in Mount Gambier, organised a scrapping retreat weekend. The venue was Karnkendi Camp, Nelson, which was absolutely fabulous!!! It is very well set up & we had wonderful catering supplied by Brenton & co.
There was the comforting warmth of an open fireplace and friendly girls to chat with which just made the day. The food was great & Janet had a selection of supplies from her shop there for anyone to buy from. (which I did!!!)
We were also joined by Marilyn who is a Stampin Up demonstrator from Kadina. She taught a class of three layouts for those who wanted to take part. I thought this was cool fun.
Jane, Maria & myself tootled off together from Naracoorte about 8am Saturday morning. We stopped off at the 'golden arches' in Mount Gambier for a hot cuppa and then continued on the scenic route via Port MacDonald to Nelson. hee hee hee (thanks Maria for NOT embarrassing Jane, but in the end ...... yeah!! lol) Finally we arrived and unpacked our gear to start some serious scrapping. Maria was busy making cards using Marilyn's gear there on the day, which was extensive!! Jane and I started the 'Blind Challenge'. This was where you were all given the same instructions but no pictures, and you had to follow the guidelines and come up with your interpretation of it . Many varied and excellent results were wonderful to see!!
All three of us took part in Marilyn's layouts and we came away with some great little tips and techniques.

We had beautiful homemade chicken & corn soup followed by pastry finger food, toasties, sandwiches, etc & flavoured milk for lunch. Fantastic food!!!
After having a big play and look at Janet's shop and chatting with Marilyn checking out her products and ideas, it was time to pack up and head for home. The others 26 girls were staying for their second night but we were only day trippers for this one. We headed back to Mount Gambier where we stopped off at the chinese restuarant to have another lovely meal. About 8.30pm saw us on the road heading for home sweet home.

Whew!!! What a fantastic day together!!! It really was so nice to be able to spend some time together without worrying about anyone else.
So look out girls - the three of us may have some BIG plans coming out of this great experience so keep your ear to the ground for some details!!
Thanks so much to Jane for driving us there & back and thanks to maria for the nibbles - yum.
Well that's about it for now everyone.
luv me xxooxx


susy said...

sounds like a great time. And big have me intrigued.

Donna Maria said...

Looks like you all had a great day honey...I have never been on a scrapbooking retreat before...might be something to look into! Xx