Monday, May 19, 2008

day 305/306
ive been to qld to create art and meet some very interesting and inspiring people....
thanks to my buddie pam for taking me and my lil ones to qld .it was quite an adventure .
here are 2 layouts that i created on my scrap /chat /fun /weekend
this layout is for robyn,i loved working with these photos

there was a challenge at the retreat ...the theme was hands .
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so pam and i left on thursday morning ,got in tho qld about 7.30 pm and dropped the kids off at 8.00 or so...
,we stopped at the second place we tried...i think it was the kind of place that may get used by the hour ,if you get what i mean.but it was warm and clean,and nothing else mattered.sleep...
we got out to print blocks early ,it was a treat for me cause i havn't really been to any of the scrap warehouses .
it was a treat to meet rachelle minett in the warehouse...check out her new papers from rusty pickle ,they are all freestyle doodles and are super cool..
we hit bumble bee and then jumped onto the highway for the drive up to warana ...
we stopped in at hoggies for a quick steak ...it was lovely on the water...
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so we arrived at warana ,the coolest scrap space ever.
a large beach house with a plethora of rooms...
on the beach no less ..the girls are scrappin...
and we scrapped and got to know each other.....
got very little sleep and laughed all night long..
binrow was off to the markets on the sat morn,so i hitched aride along...
here's my 10.30 lunch( i thought it was much later )
yummy vege curry,falafals with tamato salsa, chickpea cassarole and papadams with rice..mmmmmmmmmmmm

robyn bought the most amazing skirt from this woman.she is a true cloth artist .
heres a few items i spied along the way

ummm i forgot to show these yummy bowls from turkey....show ya tomorrow
back from the markets and we are back into scrappin and laughing and generally having a ball..

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sunday...boo hoo time to pack...but not before a plie of photos...sorry amanda i may just crach your puter with all these.....

heres a few of my favs from theis weekend

with my girl pam

day 306

some of the sm girls..chellejamo,moi,binrow,webbgod,misscropolot,frangipanni

with hiedi
below pam and chelle

tiddly and myself.

with our totally gracious and gorgeous hostess gypsy....

go check out her forum folks...

of course most of you already are there


with robynall the gals,minus pam and myself
vanessa and myself

friend and artist binrow,robyn

all the gang together
lexie,karen,lynnie and pamleaving warana

this girls shine with talent..
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ON SUNDAY WE WENT TO BIG BROTHER ...
time to go get the kids from vonie....

she is such a doll...it was fun for the kids

guess who they think was cool in the bb house...
they were stoked to see cory at the eviction,and evy shoke rebeccas hand...
very cool stuff for an 11 and 9 year old....
time to go home ...thanks to pam for getting us home safely...i was little help at all......
we arrived home in 8.5 hours...pam ,your my hero

finally i just want to post my letter from sm and scrapchat ,so everyone can share how cool each scrap retreat sister was......


omg what an adventure !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!we arrived home at 6.30am this morning ,after setting out from big brother last night...pam is an absolute legend ...i was soooo exaushted ,i wasnt much help(2 small bouts of driving) and she took it on and got us home in 8.5 hours ...what a amazing woman...hope your resting well my friend...cause you soooooooo deserve it ..(i have just made about 100 mistakes in the above typing ,so even after 6 hours sleep this morning i'm still totally exausted....so anyway wooooot wooot tto the queensland girls....cause you ALLL totally rock....where do i start...to the most gracious of hostesses,Karen ,queen of the gypsys..gentle ,graceful and sweet....your a wonderful hostess and we both were so happy to finally get to meet you properly(last time was way to quick),your welcoming spirit ,allowed us to feel right at home,your organization of the weekend a huge success ,i was so impressed with all the coool giveaways ,the yummy food ,the challenges and the wonderful mix of interesting people...im so happy to have been included in this weekend ..it was FAB!!!!!!to all the ladies who attended..it was so cool to catch up with you.....Robyn...binrow...yay chicky thanks so much for taking me to the markets at....umundy(lol ,=iis that it?????...i dont know how to spell it)now thats one of the coolest markets i have ever been too...omg i could have spend a fortune ..amazing artisains,simply amazing !!..i could have stayed all day (if i had had more that 1.5 hours sleep)AN you no sleep ...i love that skirt you purachased..its a stunner..unfortunately i seem to have misplaced the girls headscrarves i purchased and the fudge is still probably still in your car...loland thanks for the inspirational energy i get from you..artistically,mentally ,spiritually.i will miss you when you leave theseshores of ours,but im so happy for you and your family...i wish i lived a lil close to you..tiddy...waht a hoot you are my friend....when your on a mission ,nothing can stop this woman...im actually peeing myself laughing just thinking about your wonderful motivating passion...that first night,and the '5'minutes ,was hilarious ..i do think you really motivated pam to get a few layouts done ..and your a power scrappin machine...15 layouts i thjink your total was....much better than my 3 layouts and 3 otp's all weekend,.im so coming to see your SPACE oneday and i told the kids your peeps were spewing that they didnt come to see them and now im coping it ..lolim really stoked to have spent this time with you...it was to WAY short ,way to short!!chelle...you youthful sweet gorgeous woman..i was so happy to spendtime with you again..and i being in your company....you connect me to zane ,and i love hearing about your family life...your an amzing scrapper and i love seeing you create magic with true scrap buddies around..another visit together ,made my time.and qld wouldnt be complete without seeing you too...thanks for my coool buttons...you rock...ummmm if i keep going this way this is going to take up a full page ....where do i start..ill work around the tables....table onelexie,robyn,d.......,lynnie,vanessa,amandalexie...great to catch you...amazing our 6 degrees of seperation...ill be quizing my mum this week about your folkscrapmanda....queen of the scrappers...wow ...i kept peeking at your layouts...i really love your scrappin style and it was wonderful to be in a place together scrappin..im so inpired by your techniques...and i love your party spirit...those cards were gorgeous ...and it was great to catch up with you again,thanks for bringing touched...its one truely amazing piece of scrap art...vanessa...sweet vanaessa...i have always been keen to get down to melbourne ,and hope that if i do i could catch up with you and maytbe see a gig.your gentke spirit sooths this fire sign .your scrapping classy and your beauty not just an your gorgeous face...i was very happy to meet you and hope that one day i can cathc up with you again..Lynnie .i feel like i know you lynnie...i feel like i have met you before ,but not this life(i know this may sound a lil crazy ,and i didnt want to freak you out ,but i know you.thanks for the d&m .it was a welcome ,after creative output ,it was great to get to know you ...i hope to see you again,and maybe i should book the lighthouse for next year some time and we could share the space with our families..love your scrapping...and your stunning photos...(and you probably thought i wasnt looking)Delmai...great to meet you love your scrappng ,your frame turned out awesome ,and a hundred thanks for a yummy breakfast ,it was delish.i hope to see you again somedaytable 2tiddly ,kim,lucy ,peggy,pam,heide and ikim and lucy....totally wonderful to meet you..i really enjoyed all of our chats ..you 2 are totally cool and i wish i could get to know you both a lil better...amazing scrappers you both are .it was great to be on your table and get to see you both creat amazing works ofg art(i cant beleive its only 2 years of scrapping lucy _yous such a wonderful scrapper_im so coming to goondamindi ..one day ..)i really hope to see both of you again some day Peggy (patricias mummy)...your a freakin HOOT girlfriend..pam and i were stoked to get to know you....and we loved raiding your stashy to use all your goodies...i loved scrappin with you and i really enjoyed your passion for life and for your family...i loved your stories and i wonder if you brother has been feed yet...i when i told the kids we had an iccee machine ,they wanted to know the who ,why's and where's of it...i thinnk they want to come and live with you..lol...love your pages.....loved meeting you..heide....my soul sister...shall i name you the nomad of the weekeknd..i adored seeing you again..loved spending time and connecting with you again...love your scrappin babe...soooo happy to share an evenig together...you really could have shared with us the low down on kangarro point...as soon as pama nds i seetled in i had a feeling our room may have only been used on an hourly basis ...if you get my drift...at least there was life on the streets at midnight .table 3.gypsy,chelle,tan,sarah,karengypsy...your a doll,,,thanks for letting me come to your retreat..tan,luv2cr8wow your an absolute world win of scrapping energy..talk about scrap passion...all rolled up in one bubbly happy person..thanks for yourtechinique class...my finished product is cool..i do hope to catch you again one day...all the best for masters babe....your work is truely outstanding...thanks for sharing your passion with me..sarah.frangipanni..so lovely to catch up with you.your such a gentle soul ,i loved your scrapping ball you bought with you...i think i could get use to one of those .i loved your layouts babe..im so happy to have meet you face to face...we have been is swaps together for a few years now ,so it was fa to finally get to meet you in real life .karen is my neighbour (well sort of )she lives about 20 mins away.and we meet on the coast in QLD...LOLi was chuffed to meet you,and i really cant believe we live so close.i hope to one day get to your retreat too.and ill be going to check out your site asap...hope to see you locally ,and maybe catch up for a crop together...welll i hope i haventy missed anyone...ill be back to share some pics...i dont have many....all those cannons everywhere this weekend..im sure there are some out there that will be up soon...ill edit a few and i'll be back...finally i just want to say what a fabulous time i had and i owe it all to my best friend...Pam ...you are so important to me and im so greatful to have you in my life as a friend..your such a wonderful spirit babe...i am blessed to be your friend..thansk for a wonderful weekend...phew....thats a long one..............................
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9 comments:

Gypsyangel said...

Hey Witch, it was such a pleasure to have you and Pam come and visit us up here in Qld, hope you come again. You rock babe.

Love your pics, especially the ones you took at the markets. Love all those colours.

Cya again soon.

Gypsyangel

Vjbradford said...

Hey Witch - great pics from a fab weekend.

Was great to meet you - let me know if you're coming down my way - hope to be able to catch up again some day ...

Cheers,
Ness.

parkergal17 said...

Looks like you had an amazing weekend. The photos are great and good to see you back :)

Maz said...

WOW, so loving those pics!

Hope you are catching up on some much needed rest! Congrats on the Embellished comp - your work is fantastic!

Can't wait to see the pages you do from your time away!

Maz xx

Scrapaholic 'tine said...

Hi Witchy... great to read your blog missed your daily entries... but boy what a great time you had... would love to meet some of you gals that I read about on SM Forum.... great photos... I have a Getaway not this weekend the next here in Darwin... we go to a place called Mt Bundy 1 1/2 hours drive from Darwin and I can't wait... you had a real adventure, hours driving, dropping off girls etc. take care Christine

Melissa said...

How awesome Lisa....
I wish I was there - LOL!!!
Sounds like a blast!
Fab LOs and photos!
Melis XX

Heids xx said...

it was soo great to have you here. next time you ask me where is safe to stay lol!

miss you girls already!!

much love!
heids xx

Nicole said...

Looks and sounds like you had a fabulous weekend.

Wish I could of been there too.

Nicxx

BlossomBetty said...

Hi there witch,
lovin the pic of my shop on your blog. it was so great to meet you and I just love your creations...from one scrapper to another...you rock girl!!!
visit me again next time you come my way
BlossomBetty