I have not had the opportunity to date online, because I met my husband 15 years ago when the internet was just beginning, so we had to make our connection the old school way (you know, through a friend, in a bar...) But, I have had the experience of meeting a lot of very talented scrapbookers online and even had the pleasure of meeting a few of them in person. Who knew there we so many passionate and famous scrappers living in my own state of Colorado? Well, this is an amazing group and I am not even going to try to explain how many craft manufacturers, kit clubs and publications were represented in this group. But I will say that there were no egos present, just a supportive group of girls who love to share their talent and their tools - special thanks to Jen and Lauren - I forgot a few things.
We had the pleasure of meeting up at the Treasure Box in Fort Collins (go Rams - my alma mater), which is a local scrapbook store owned by a super sweet woman named Cheryl. We had a blast chatting about anything from our families, to education, to our interests in this industry and even about boots (girls - I have to keep this clean LOL).
Roxanne organized a scrapbook charity and asked each of us to raid our stashes and donate some supplies to an amazing cause. The photo of the back of her car, shows the loot we amassed. It's not always about scrapping and chatting - we are also philanthropists.
Let me introduce you to a few of the girls who attended. Click on their names to visit their blogs to learn a little more about them. Girls, just so you know - I tried to edit all the boots out of the photos - LOL! Keeping it clean...
Roxanne and Tiffany
Kathy and Jen
Lee Ann and Amanda
This is what happens when you ask your new friend Marti to take a photo of you and your friend Debbie and she gets all mammarazzi on you. LOL! Marti just kept clicking away and Debbie and I could not stop laughing.
Please check back on Wednesday to see the sketch I brought to challenge the ladies and hopefully I'll have a few examples to share, because that is the only project I accomplished in the 8 hours I visited with the group. LOL! Did I forget to mention that we SHOPPED too.
Thank you so much for stopping by -