Monday, April 12, 2010

Gimli Getaway, Gone Scrappin 3...

...was a blast!
i am completely exhausted, but in a good way! ( 16 hours sleep in 4 days takes its toll )
our family went out to Gimli thursday night to pre-setup and have a nice quiet family night at the hotel, go for a swim, soak in the hot tubs ( yes, they have TWO outdoor ones this year aside from the 10 person one indoors! ) and some pizza...
mom was able to make arrangements with some homecare for my grandpa for the weekend so that she could come out with us thursday night and enjoy an extra day of family time too!
i am so thankful that it worked out for her to get the most deserving break that she needed and come have some fun with us and the kids!!
the staff at Misty Lake Lodge went above and beyond their call of duty once again, and I can honestly say that this year has been my best year yet out at this weekend retreat!
I am so happy!!!!

...debbie, the kitchen supervisor added a little extra excitement for the kids by giving them chopped up carrots and apples to take out to feed the horses...courtney was in her glory!


..okay...on to the festivities...haha!
aside from the welcome bags all the scrappers received upon registration, i made up these cute little pink ( of course ) treat bags full of lots of Easter goodies - a sugar rush when needed to keep that creative mojo going!!

...the following are just some shots of my store all set up around the room...

...lots of new products were ordered in to fatten the store up and have the girls drooling over it all....hahaha...i know how they felt when it all arrived at my house!!
WOOT!
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....HERE'S WHAT THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM LOOKS LIKE...


...AND HERE'S THE STORM...
heeheehee

...and some classroom fun...
( the girls' registration also included 2 class projects to make )

...haha...tara's welcome bag included a photo card of EDWARD for inspiration...
( ok, who am i trying to kid? he was there souly for hotness purposes...)
LOL
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...saturday night line dancing....
awesome!!
-thanks for the entertainment girls!
...poor elanor. she had a sprained knee and still stuck it out with all of us!!!

...all i am going to say about this one is...
"what happens in gimli, stays in gimli"....
LOL
:)
...sunday afternoon just before pack up time, all the contest prize winners are announced and awarded their prizes...
here's the layout challenge winners ( lori once twice - YAY! )

and tannis won the photography layout contest...


...tracy ( aka: Brat ) and Michelle won the prizes for the mini album challenge...


...and the winner of the layout contest was Tracy!!!
( this was a charity donation contest with all proceeds going to
St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation )
and we raised them $120.00!!!!!!!
thank you ladies for your generosity and kindness!
WHEW.
if any of you are Facebookers, and are not "friends" with me yet, feel free to hook me up and you can see the whole photo album of pictures i took throughout the weekend!!
THANK YOU to all my girls who came out this weekend and helped make
Gimli Getaway, Gone Scrappin a great success!
I enjoyed meeting all the "newbies" this year and was so pleased that some familiar faces also made it out for their first time too!
I hope that your weekend was most pleasant, relaxing, enjoyable, creative, inspiring and most of all FUN!!!!
I had a great time planning and organizing this weekend for you, I loved seeing so many happy smiling faces and I sure hope that you consider joining The Scrappin Studio again next spring for another fantastic weekend in Gimli....
Luv Luv
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...and here's a few shots of my girl just accross the highway from the Lodge on our way home last night....








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4 comments:

Rosalynd Kelly said...

Kim, you did a fantastic job organizing this event for us!! I had lots of fun, the classes were great, and I had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for an enjoyable, fun weekend.....can't wait for next year!

Anonymous said...

That weekend was amazing! Kim!
You outdid yourself and made it a restful, creative and enjoyable weekend for us all.
Our table will for sure be back next year for more scrappin' studio fun!
thanks for the amazing weekend.
Lori N.

Tracey said...

Thanks for a wonderful weekend once again !

Tracey H.

xoxo... t said...

Kim, this weekend you put together for us was once again spectacular... I think you're right in saying it was the best year yet! The work that you put into the little things (like my picture of Edward) and all the little fine details speak volumes and everyone is so appreciative for the great time you provide us with!

Love love love it and already can't wait for next year!

xoxox love you lots!

T