Tuesday, March 10, 2009

creative play...

( just a quick update for my family who reads my blog...Grandma was released from the hospital yesterday in good condition! She has some follow up appt's to go to but she seems good and in much better spirits now that she's home! )
...so, on saturday i went out to my friend ( and fellow Slice Girl ) Tracy's house to have an all day crop! Yep, it was a fun, fun and super relaxing day I'll tell you! you don't know how much you need a day like that until it is actually happening...ya know?
and i mean ALL DAY...make the most of it when you can! i got there around 11:30am and left at 12:20am...13 hours of girlie fun!
so here's a peek at some of my layouts i did...

yep...what would my layouts be now without some hand cut felt shapes or letters, stitching or buttons somewhere!!! hahaha!

...these ones just make me CRAVE summer so bad!

...and this one is done on KI Memories "sheer delights" vinyl diecuts!
So cool...so fun to play with too!

Brat...oops I mean Tracy in her very own scraproom...
lucky duck.

...thank you sooooo much again for such a super fun day!
Can't wait til we can have another Slice Girl Crop!
this is all my 'stuff' packed up at the door...i can see the layout now...
...and on another creative note...
i just thought i'd post a few pic's from last years
Gimli Getaway, Gone Scrappin' event...
just to tease and excite those of you gals who are coming to this years event in april!!
(the cut off date for registration is MARCH 20...there are still about 12 spots left, so if you are still thinking about it or are interested in attending, PLEASE email me at thegriffs@mts.net to get more information! )
ALSO...the Lodge has told me that they will be offering a full breakfast buffet on sunday morning again for $9.99!!! The restaurant opens at 9am and you will be able to order both saturday and sunday off the regular breakfast menu as well.
for those of you who are lighter bite breakfast eaters, I will still be providing everyone with a morning snack both days in our crop room -muffins, danishes, donuts....coffee and tea will be available all weekend )
The chef's have also been busy preparing a daily lunch and dinner menu specials for our group as well, so please feel free to have your meals at your convenience at the lodge if you'd like!
The food there is fabulous and all in great portions...
...I leave you with these pic's from last years getaway...just to bring on the excitement!!
"here we go"...

my ever helpful and supportive mom!


the cropping room...classes taught in very back of room at separate tables...

...fully loaded...

...optional layout contest winners...
( and those layouts on the wall behind the girls are for the FAVORITE LAYOUT charity contest...this years charity is Cancer Care Manitoba - breast cancer. you donate one dollar per layout to enter ( and enter as many as you'd like! ) and each guest has ONE voting ballot in their welcome bag to vote for on sunday )
...as I mentioned in an email to those attending, last year i had a CHIPBOARD CHALLENGE that everyone loved!!
so....we are doing it again this year!!
Get those creative juices going and make yourself a chipboard album ( any shape, size or theme ) and bring it out to the getaway..it will be displayed all weekend and voted on by all the guests on sunday at noon!! Each guest will have ONE voting ballot in their welcome bag.
There will be 2 PRIZES again for this challenge!
24 Sleeps!!!


Tara said...

KIM! What BEAUTIFUL layouts! I LOVE that one with that fancy "paper" (more like placemat) we picked up in Winkler! Love it love it love it!

Amazing, as always!

Can't wait for Gimli, gonna be a great time! WOO WOO!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad your Grandma is home now. You were worried about her and how the rest of you guys were going to cope with Grandpa and his stuff. Hopefully Mama T is getting some relaxing now.
The layouts are great. I want to be creative like you. I am jealous.
I am counting the sleeps as well. I want to go now.....


Anonymous said...

Kim, those layouts are something else. Your photos from last year look so great--so much fun....
Glad that your grandma is safe and sound at home and I hope you get a bit of time off from the doctor's appts once your grand-dad is taken care of too.
You look so beautiful in the photo you have posted!!
Hugs to you Kim,

Kim said...

AWww...my ego is swollen from you guys!! You're the best!! I'm so lucky to have such great friends...dang, I'm so lucky!