Saturday, November 11, 2006

the end of pink 2006...

...what an absolute whirlwind the last 2 weeks have been!

Scrapbooking for Hope 2006 has come to an end with MANY happy moments shared with approximately 800 wonderful South African scrapbookers and our American designers and teachers Amy Totty and Kelli Collins aka the Polka Dot Chicks.

The main event in Johannesburg saw 575 women scrapbooking together in one HUGE ballroom at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 28th October.

Then it was off to a rainy eastern Cape to meet 120 scrapbookers at three workshops in East London. Belinda from Pollocks Precious Memories looked after her ladies well! It was great to meet scrapbookers from surrounding areas who had traveled to be with us.

Leaving our gorgeous B&B, Coco Song, it was off to KZN and the beautiful sea view at Umhlanga. After a day shopping with Sue and a day off to walk along the beach (in overcast and somewhat drizzly weather), we were back at work preparing for another four workshops.

Patti from Scrap 'n Patch and Alison from Scrapbook Junction hosted venues for these fun workshops.

Back to Johannesburg and a fantastic class with Tiffany at Scrapbook Emporium where Amy and Kelli showed new ideas using their favourite products.

Then it was strawberries dipped into chocolate fountains... er... I mean another awesome class at Scraptifity where the project wowed! (Amy and I couldn't get away from the choc fountain, and the fact that it had been switched off and the chocolate was hardening didn't really deter us either!) Thanks Rheta for a great evening.

To all my sponsors, a HUGE thank you for being part of Scrapbooking for Hope 2006. Your generosity is much appreciated.

Thank you to all the scrapbookers who joined us countrywide - what an amazing time we had.

here to catch up with Amy and Kelli - the Polka Dot Chicks, and keep checking here for details of winners.