Saturday, September 29, 2012

We had a BLAST!

Last weekend there were 61 crazy ladies that got together and had a blast!

We met at the Ramada Limited in Huntington, WV for a weekend full of croppin' and creating, classes, silly games, lots of prizes, glorious food, and lots of fun! Here are just a few highlights:

Operation Smile Fundraiser:

I'm so excited to announce that we raised a total of $242.13 for Operation Smile! That is enough to pay for surgery for one child! Thank you Nicole for helping to organize this and thank YOU to everyone who participated in this very worthy cause!

Games:


Here are 2 of the 4 Minute to Win It Games that we played! Everyone was a good sport! We also had a POP the Question Game board where contestants played and everyone at their table cluster won!

Auction:

Throughout the event, there were ways to earn crop cash to spend at our auctions. You can see a table filled with items to give away - including bundles from our vendors! A great big thank you to our vendors who provided fabulous products for us to shop from and valuable prizes to bid on!

Workshops:

Throughout the weekend there were opportunities to participate in free and paid workshops to create fun artwork and learn about new products and techniques! A huge thank you to Diane Judy for helping to design and teach the workshops!

My amazing helpers: Nicole and Diane

In addition to all of that, we had great food to share with each other all weekend long - including our Friday night pot luck, dessert bar, catered lunch, homemade dinner and brunch! A huge thank you to Nicole Finch for planning our meals, finding our caterer, and making dinner and brunch for us!

There were some die-hard scrappers who stayed up all night Friday - groovin' to the oldies and laughing the night away. Others that took time to relax, chat, eat and nap. That's the beauty of this type of venue - you can do whatever you want and not feel guilty!

I'm looking forward to the next one - whether it is in Winter, Spring, or Fall. If you would like to attend a future event, please let me know. If I use this location again, I will have to reduce the number that can attend to allow a little more space for everyone. If I have more people interested, then I need to find a larger location right away. I would love your feedback so that I can plan accordingly.

Thank you to everyone who came out to spend the weekend with me! Let's do it again!

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