I spent an amazing weekend with my great friend, Crystal, at Creative Escape this last weekend.
This was the first time I had been away to some sort of creative/scrapbook event. The event was held about 15 minutes from my house at Wild Horse Pass. It was a beautiful conference center/hotel.
Our first day we meet all of the teachers and got to look at some of their work. Itk. was fun to see thing that I have seen on blogs and in magazines in person. Lots of ideas are brewing after seeing their amazing work.
I've met Heidi Swapp a few times and it was fun to chat with her for a while.
This was my first time to meet Tim Holtz. His class was definitely one of my favorites.
Tim Holtz class project in progress.Debbie Schuh's class was so well paced and orgainized.Heidi Swapp's class project.We had a delicious breakfast buffet, sack lunch and sit down dinner both Friday and Saturday. Friday night Heidi gave a great presentation on the risks of NOT scrapbooking. She talked about how we just cannot remember all of the special moments in our lives and without recording those moments, they are lost.
Satuday night we had a very exciting auction where these 2 lamps went for a combined amount of around $37,000.00. It was very exciting to watch and all of the money went to the leukemia and lymphoma society. Melanie Wellman was the keynote speaker and gave an emotional and entertaining talk about making a difference to others and remembering that our stories are still being written.We even got to enjoy having our dessert first as part of our Saturday night celebration.
I'm very grateful for the opportunity to attend this amazing event. Thanks to my sweet husband and great friends for helping with the kids and making it possible for me to go.