A Splendid Weekend Recap

Sunday, July 31, 2022

On Saturday & Sunday July 23rd & 24th Andrea and I taught our second in-person event here in Colorado called A Splendid Weekend!

We've been planning this event since our last one in November 2021 and have been counting down the days. What's better than one day of classes? TWO days of classes! And TWO bonus teachers!

As guests were flying in from out of town I put an open invite out there for anyone who wanted to stop by and see my happy scrappy place. I think 10 pals stopped in for a chat!

It was so fun to see friends I've met before and also meet new friends.

The next morning I got all my goodies packed and ready to go.

We got to the hotel at 7:30am to set up before doors opened at 9am.
A few months beforehand we planned a MemoryDex swap with everyone. I was cursing myself as I was stitching each and every layer of butterflies lol, but now that it's done and over with, I'm so glad we decided to do this swap!
We set out the trays and put our own cards in first.
As guests entered they put their cards into the trays and pretty soon they were stuffed to the brim with talent and creativity!
Andrea did a whole flip through of all the cards in her box:
Such a beautiful sight to behold!
At 9am the doors officially opened and all 56 friends trickled in, ready to scrap and learn!
Andrea brought her amazing collection of mini albums and she and Valorie set up another beautiful balloon arch photo op.
Here's me and my gal pals! These are my local scrappy buddies that have been by my side whenever I've needed them over the past 4 years. From left to right: Rosie, Isa, Valorie, me, JessicaAndrea, and Danielle. Love you all!
Jessica with Color Cast Designs and Jana from Simple Stories were our special bonus class teachers! AND Amber, the owner of Simple Stories, also attended for the weekend!
Friends with their custom Splendid Weekend nails.
My first class started at 10am! Let's do this!
I loved walking around seeing how people adapted or changed things to make the projects in their own style.
I spy Heidi from my past cut file team & Kelly all the way from Canada and currently on my team!
Pages in progress.
Scrapbook & Cards Today donated a free copy of the Spring 2022 issue to everyone! And, serendipitously, it's Andrea's layout on the cover!!
Jessica from Color Cast Designs made a custom acrylic piece for everyone - so cute!
Andrea and I both taught a layout class and a mini album class over the course of the two days. I'll be teaching my layouts class and mini album class virtually in case you missed out on August 13th! You can sign up for the layouts class HERE and the mini album class HERE.
There were a few things that we can improve on for next time as with any big event, but overall I feel like it was a success :)
We snapped a group photo! I think around 7 people are missing so we had quite the amazing group!!
We can't wait to do it all again in November! That's right! Join us on Saturday & Sunday November 19th & 20th for Garden Shoppe Weekend! Click HERE for all the details and to register!
We had a SPLENDID time at A Splendid Weekend! Thank you to each and every person that came from near and far to attend. We hope to see you again soon and scrap together!

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