Monday, August 1, 2011

Urban Escapes Scrapbook Retreat

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So this past weekend was the Urban Escapes Scrapbook Retreat in Las Vegas. The event was held at the M Resort. There was non-stop scrapbooking, contests, prizes, classes, chatting and girl fun from Friday morning at 9:00 until Sunday night @ 7:00! Kari had lots of fun designed into the weekend. She had even designed a special layout just for the girls in attendance. Kari and I actually left for the event on Thursday afternoon. Along the 3 hour drive out, we stopped at the Barstow outlet mall for a potty break and of course a little shopping. I purchased a new outfit for work. On the road we went and our next stop was Stateline. Again - purely for a potty break and to grab something for dinner! Well since we just happened to be at the outlets we went inside to potty and had to walk through the Williams Sanoma store. Oh the things they had there turned our heads. We both walked out with some new kitchen towels. Onward to the hotel and the set-up began!!
I was really there to help Kari with the retreat, but I was able to get a few layouts completed. This first layout titled Making Snowman Cookies was a Basic Grey kit that I added some snowmen cut with the Cricut.
This next layout is actually for an upcoming sketch (consider this your sneak peak).
Back in March Patrick, Scotty and I attended the stage performance of Wicked. What a great show that was!
And finally this two page spread of when Ching, Christina, Kari and I went to the Hollywood Bowl to hear Sarah McLachian. What an adventure that was!

As most of the ladies had left the event by 6:00pm on Sunday night, Kari and I left for our drive home at 6:30. Little did we know it would take us 7.5 hours to get home. I rolled into the drive at 2:00am! That was a looong drive.

If you ever get the opportunity to attend one of Kari's crops, I highly recommend it! She puts on a great event.

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