I got home yesterday and am catching up. So thankful for Memorial Day weekend. So much is going on right now in our family and I know that I need to focus on them. A week away has been hard for me... it's so good to be home.
I wanted to share the photos from INSPIRED JOURNEY... sorry it took so long to post!
We arrived at LAX airport. So thankful that Gentry was able to go and help me!
This is the where the event was held- Manhattan Beach Marriott in CA.
So thankful for Ginger and everything that she does!!! She is truly so organized and the best event coordinator.
The girls loved painting and creating their own display stands. These girls are always so much fun!
I really enjoy and gain so much from EACH of the woman who come.
Here is Tami B. from Fiskars. They are always so generous!!!!!!!
Bo Bunny did a really great card kit that did EIGHT cards!!!!!
Thanks Xyron for giving the mega tape runners to help us!!!!!
I am blessed to have my sweet daughter Gentry with me. It's nice since my girls KNOW my routine, my flow and how I like to run my workshops, etc. They just know what I need and help me out.
The crazy table. Oh yes... I love how no matter what WE LAUGH and HAVE SO MUCH FUN at these events. I truly love them all and am thankful that I KNOW them. It is a blessed beyond words in my life.
Cute Melannie and our her love of "self-portraits!!!!!!" It is really just "predictably AWESOME!!!!!"
Ginger runs her store at all the events. Always carrying the latest and greatest too! If she does not have it, she will get it. I love how to really goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy!!!
Saturday night was prizes, and goodbyes.....
THANK YOU GENEROUS sponsors.... I spy BAZZILL, CRICUT MINI MACHINES & Cartridges, 7 Gypsies, Fiskars, etc.
I had thought for WEEKS what I wanted to say and share. I went to my hotel room alone and changed my clothes. I prayed and asked for help. I instantly KNEW what I wanted to share as I said goodbye. It was from my heart and I knew it was just what HE wanted me to share. I wanted them all to know that they MATTER, what we are doing to DOCUMENT our story and life.... it matters. It is worth it! I won't share it all, but to say that I felt strongly to share WHY I do what I do. It is important. Yes, crafting is beautiful, fun and well costs money BUT it the results are worth it. The memories documented... worth it... It does matter to leave your heart, YOUR STORY, yourself for you and your loved ones. I am so thankful for reminders of this!!!!
Yes, there was a few tears shed. I know it is because we all can identify with the emotions and meaning of what Scrapbooking is REALLY about. We know that what we do matters to not only us, but to others.
Isn't SHE the cutest? Rebecca Cross with Pink Paislee did the most amazing memory keeper project. EVERYONE loved her and her class. I was so thankful that she could come and teach. THANK YOU Rebecca for being YOU and for sharing your beautiful spirit and products at the event!!!!!
I also wanted to thank Sande Kreiger for coming and teaching her OVER THE TOP 7 gypsie travel journey. Oh, it was beyond spectacular and it was FULL of the most beautiful pages. Paula Cheney and Sande went above and beyond to make sure everyone got their project done. It was a big one!!! So thank you Sande and Paula for being so giving to everyone this weekend. It will not be forgotten.
I want to personally thank Sande for saying something to me on Saturday night privately that made my ENTIRE weekend. Well, it will live in my heart forever. She probably has no idea how what she said will only grow in my heart and be with me as I do what I do as a person. I was beyond touched and uplifted...
THANK YOU Sande... you gave me a gift!!!!
THANK YOU to all of you who came. It was a fast paced, non stop weekend of memories and creating!!!! I loved it with all my heart. I am truly fortunate for the conversations shared, the uplifting and encouraging spirit of those that attended, the funny comments and laughs (oh, yes EARLEEN!!!!!!), and the spirit of friendship that was THERE so strong. I love you all so much. THANY YOU!!!!!!
I am home this morning working on a clean house and laundry. Thankful for a weekend with my kids!