Denise and I survived our trip to Washington. CKC was a blast and we are now both tired and broke!! Well....I'm broke, Denise had a little more self restraint! lol
I flew home last night and was super happy to see my kids. (hubby is out of town) Their grandma was super happy to see me too...(she can now take a break!! lol)
We flew into Seattle Thursday night and rented a car and drove to Bellevue. We mostly just had dinner and organized our stuff, talked and went to bed.
Friday we had to be at the convention center early for SHOPPING! (LOL) They let us in an hour earlier than the "regular folks" (we were "special" because we pre-registered for classes). We only had two classes scheduled but finished most of our shopping early and then had time to kill so we booked another class.
By the end of the day, I was exhausted. I guess it was just more than my poor still recovering body wanted to take. When we got back to the hotel we had dinner and then went to the room to organize for the evening crop. I was grumpy because I was tired but Denise was sweet and didn't complain. I made it at the crop until about 10:30pm. We went back to the room and I CRASHED. HARD.
We had an early class on Saturday so we were up by 6:30am. (boo)(I'm soooo not a morning person) We knew we would be broke after Friday so we scheduled 4 classes on Saturday.
My favorite class we took was our first one on Saturday. It was by Tattered Angels and was Glimmer Mist Techniques. So messy and soooooo much fun!! I ended up coming home with a ton of Glimmer Mist and a ton of inspiration!! lol
After all our classes we went back to the hotel (tired again but not as tired). We had dinner and coffee (caffeine was our friend) (ha). Then we got ready for the Saturday night crop.
For some reason I got my second wind and was in a super happy upbeat mood. And we had some really fun girls at our table. The night was a blast. Denise and I both won good prizes and got goodie bags at the door. I did a layout for Scrap Our Stash and earlier that day I had won this adorable "Monkey" book so I decided to work on that.
I actually finished 99% of it there and when we got back to our room I finished it completely! Now I just need to add photos. I was so happy to finish it because I was afraid if I didn't do it there I would never do it!! ha
We slept in (sort of) on Sunday, packed up our stuff and flew home.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, such fun...thanks Denise for letting me tag along with you to my first scrapbook convention! It was awesome! I can't wait to go again!!
And don't think I have forgotten.....I will be picking my blog candy winners at Midnight tonight. So, be sure to come look here tomorrow to see if you won.... There is a ton of yummy Tim Holtz goodness being given away and it might be to you....
Thank you all so much for being so patient with me this month. Between working on my house, getting it cleaned, decluttered and ready to put on the market and my surgery and recovery...there hasn't been much of interest on here so thanks for still coming around and visiting. I plan to finish out the month on a high note and I might have something interesting coming in December...(hint hint hint...)