Great times at CKC!
Yes...I went to a scrapbooking convention. Now, before you chuckle or even judge, consider this...
Do you have a hobby you really really enjoy?
Do you have some friends that you like to hang out with?
Do you ever just want to combine the hobby with time with friends?
Thus, after weeks of discussing it (back in July), signing up the day registration opened (August) and then counting down the months, weeks and days until Creating Keepsakes Convention in Seattle (November 13-15), we (shown above) made the trek over the mountains for 2 days of scrapbook classes, scrapbook shopping (oh, how we do love the vendor fair), a delicious dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and GREAT TIMES with the girls!
Oh yeah, and we met "celebraties". In the scrapbooking world, yes, there are "famous people". Like Stacy Julian (amazing founder of Simple Scrapbooks magazine and Big Picture Scrapbooking...shown in pink), Wendy Smedley (also amazing, and editor of Simple Scrapbooks magazine...shown bottome left with me and Angela), and finally Mandy (2009 Scrapbooker of the Year for CK magazine...shown bottom middle with the other Angela and I).
This was a great trip! Aren't you jealous?