Here I am

If you wondered why I haven’t posted in a while – well I went away on a long scrapbook weekend in the North Georgia Mountains.  It was a really fun weekend and I spent time working on a scrapbook that I have been planning for years!  I just haven’t taken the time to actually sit down and work on it.  But I did this weekend.  It was so fun to go look back at the pictures of our trip that we took in 2006.  Yep it was quite some time ago and we have all changed – the boys have grown into young men and well Greg and I have aged a bit.

I had intended to create blog posts while I was away  but after the first day up there the internet stopped working and well I spent the time doing other things and not on my computer.  I suppose that is good I’m sure it meant I spent more time scrapbooking and more time getting to know the other people at the cabin – I only new a few to begin with and there were about 20 of us there.  It was a fun weekend with lots of crafting and laughing in a beautiful cabin (well a rather large house really) on Lake Rabun in the North Georgia Mountains.

I thought I would share the first layout for my scrapbook that I worked on while I was at the retreat –

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I actually made the layout years ago and saved all my designer paper form this collection when it retired.  Plus the stamp set, ink and card stock.  Pretty much everything I’m using is now retired.  And I’ve ended up making a few substitutions (or additions) too.   The colors that I saved were Sage Shadow and Really Rust – remember those?  I’ve been hanging onto all this old stuff just for this scrapbook.  I printed lots of pictures before I left for the weekend so that I could bring them with me.

I had a whole bag of stuff that I had saved from the trip  and I was excited to realize that I had already sorted it all by each day of our trip.  It was a great trip that started in Las Vegas and we circled through Utah and a bunch of National Parks, across Lake Powell, to the Grand Canyon, across the Hoover Dam and back to Las Vegas.  Something different almost every day and I had all my notes and everything saved in my bag.

And don’t forget today is the last day to join STAMPIN’ UP! for only $25!

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I have an email going out along with a class reminder for this week – but email service seems to be having an issue getting it out.  I am going to set up a duplicate email – so if you get it twice – I’m sorry but since this is the last day I want to make sure everyone sees it.  Join my Stampin’ Up! team for $25 – today is the last day.  Visit my website – www.monika.stampinup.net and click on JOIN THE FUN.  From there you can sign up online and your starter kit will be on its way and you can start placing orders!

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