Tuesday, April 7, 2009

...first things first...

yesterday ( monday ) was my beautiful grandma's 88th birthday!
the kids and i went for a visit with flowers and chocolates after dinner and found my mom already there with cake and tea ready to go!
"Happy Birthday Grandma!!! We love you SOOOOO much!!"

I am ( i think ) finally starting to feel refreshed, rested and re-energized after a
super fun and super busy weekend from my
Gimli Getaway, Gone Scrappin II event this past weekend!
I think it's fair to say that the majority of my girls had a fantastic time and really enjoyed themselves...and that's exactly what this weekend was about!
I enjoyed all my planning and preparing and work i put into this event and hope that everyone who attended went home with lots of fun stories to share with family and friends and made some new scrapbooking friends while there!
"To have JOY, one must share it."
~Lord Byron

...feeling all rested up and ready for the next adventure!

...here you go...
a photo collection from the weekend...
( for most photos, i only posted those that I knew or thought would be okay...the whole collection will be at next years event in an album for sure!!! ) - wink
( if you would like your photo removed from this post, please email me! )
...gift mugs i had made up for everyone...
(except for the two that people did not take with them...thank you...i will use them for prizes for those who would appreciate to have them! )
...our crop room before arrivals!!
....friday night name tag contest...
nice work ladies!!! now you can tie them onto your scrapbooking bags or totes for fun!

....classroom fun for everyone...

...fusing plastic...so cool!

...me and tara, my most positive energy and support throughout this whole event planning, right from day ONE!!! I don't know what I would have done without your friendship!
You're excitement and humour constantly reminds me of why I enjoy doing these things for all my scrapbooking friends!!!

...tracy, i will laugh at your card FOREVER!
Luv U!!!

Nyhof, the Roller Derbie grunt...watch out or she'll kick yo' ass!!

...lunch time emptiness...
Any guesses as to how much $$$ worth of supplies are in this room!

...Tara and Rachelle...
Chipboard challenge contest winners!!
Congratualtions ladies!!!
~everyone's albums were amazing!!! Loved 'em all!!! Hope you enjoyed this one!
...Anne, the Favorite Layout contest winner!!
~enjoy all your new goodies Missy! Your layout was amazing...loved it all!!!
...and thank you to EVERYONE who entered into this contest, you're work is unreal and sooooo creative!! I'm sure it was hard for everyone to pick just one!!
This contest was also my charity contest with 100% proceeds going to Breast Cancer Manitoba...we raised them $115...so thank you for your generous donations and I hope you had fun with your entries too!
Congratulations Anne!!
...and ALL the optional free layout contest winners!!!
Fun stuff, loved all of them!!

...so, it was a super fun weekend and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and got some serious rest sunday night!!!
Thank you ALL for coming out and joining me at my event!
Hope to see you again next spring!
...of course, me being me and all, i had to stop a few times along the highway on the ride home for some photo Op's!!!

Thanks again everyone!


Tara said...

FINALLY! A GIMLI post! Thanks Kim for doing such a wonderful job accomodating all of us at this event! The weekend was amazing, lots of laughs, alot of inspiration and the prizes were amazing! You always go over and beyond Kim and it shows! We all love you so much!

I know this event took alot of planning and coordinating and for that, we appreciate you!

Okay, so for next year... HAHA! Just kidding!

Happy birthday to your Grandma!

These pics are awesome and Tracy's card takes the cake.

Thanks again and can't wait to do it all again!



Anonymous said...

SIGH. Just beautiful Kim.
Happy Birthday to your Grandma, and Job Well Done (pat yourself on the back) for your scrappin weekend.
You are simply an amazing woman.


Anonymous said...

Well I have nothing but great things to say about this past weekend, it was nice to get away and meet so many new paople. I thouroughly enjoyed every minute of each day. You do amazing work Kim, and the amount of time put into something like this is to truly be commended. Thanks again for a great weekend, and awesome goodies,I cant wait to use my mug.

lori said...

hi kim
thanks for the great weekend and all the goodies i had a great time thanks to mike and the kids to for putting up with all of us

all the hard work organizing and planning that went into our weekend thank you
my tea taste great in my mug lov it