Sunday, October 19, 2008

What a weekend!

I just got home from a fantastic weekend of scrapbooking with some great friends. About 8 years ago I joined a club called The Heart Of Texas Scrapbook Club. The club puts on 2 weekend retreats a year and 2-3 one day crops each year. Every event we choose a charity in which to raise money for and this time we raised money for Austism Speaks. We (61 participants) raised a little over $1000 this weekend with our silent auction (participants are asked to bring in their unwanted scrapbook items to put in the auction with 100% donation to the charity) and a raffle. I have to say that I so love being a part of this giving club. The club is starting their 10th year and I have accepted the position of president for the coming year. I have a great team and just know it's going to be a great year. On another note, I completed thirty 12x12 scrapbook pages this weekend and I won 1st place in the Picture Perfect category of the Art Show this morning. I'll photograph my winning layout and upload it tomorrow. Until then let me share a card with you. I had originally meant to post it on Friday but we left early for the retreat and then I didn't get on the computer all weekend. All products from Stampin' Up!
Stamp set: Snow Swirled
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DSP, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White
Ink: Old Olive craft, Old Olive classic, Real Red Craft
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Felt Flurries, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
I did these for a Christmas swap I joined and had a lot of fun with them. The tree is really sparkly from Shimmery White paper and the embossing powder. Just perfect for a Christmas card!


Anonymous said...

Sharon this is a beutiful card. Love the layers and the felt flakes for accents.

Christy said...

I love the card! Congratulations on becoming president of your scrapbook club. What an honor! Also congratulations on winning 1st place in the Picture Perfect category of the Art Show. Can't wait to see the photo. I knew I picked a talented SU demonstrator when I joined your club! Have a great day!

Rhonda Langley said...

WOW!! Look at all the layers and all the sparkle!! Love it!! 30 scrapbook pages-I don't know if I have done that many in a year LOL!!

Sandra Smart said...

30 pages?? I am in awe!
That is so cool. Sounds like you had a great weekend.