Monday, October 15, 2007

Scrapping Week-end

Had a super-duper fun week-end at my annual Pajama Scrap Party to celebrate my birthday. Looks like God really doesn't want us to go scrapping out of town because last year, we planned to go out of town but Typhoon Milenyo came the week-end before we had our Pajama Party so we had to hold it in my house.

This year 3 of us decided to host it together. We were supposed to go out of town too, but Mia (whose uncle's house we were borrowing) was too sick to come so we held it at my place again.

The best thing about scrapping buddies is that they don't really care where we are so long as we're able to scrap.

The party started last Saturday when everyone came to my house for lunch -- Arlene, Pia, Iris, Joanne, Liza, April, Bjay. Only an hour into our party and our voices were all hoarse from the shouting. No, we weren't fighting, It's just the way we talk among ourselves -- everyone fighting for air time, several conversations going on at the same time, yet somehow everyone undertands what everybody else is talking about and having a great time.

Someone came up with the bright idea of going to Vivian's to get some scrap supplies -- which was just as well, because I needed some new papers to work with. Au, Nita and Lee were there when we arrived so you can just imagine how many decibels the noise level went up to, with everyone shouting excitedly upon seeing each other there. Kitkat followed us at Vivian's place having arrived at my place after we had gone. Before we left, Maybs also arrived to do some shopping.

We got back to my house at 5pm and had to rush to do LOs for Arlene. Now, Arlene here is a smart lady. Knowing how excited we all were at the prospect of a raffle and free scrapbooking goodies, she decided to hold a LO challenge, with cash prizes for the winners. Since we all knew we didn't stand a chance against Iris, we agreed to just divvy up the cash (by buying goodies from Vivian) and do 2 LOs each. Arlene provided all the photos and materials and we got to work. Now who else can say she got 17 LOs (April made 3) done in 4 hours? Arlene now calls us her personal DT -- haha!

Arlene went home at 10pm with a finished album, and only then did we start working on our own LOs. I finished 2 LOs working upto 3am; woke up at 7am and scrapped until 3pm. Liza and Joanne caved in a little earlier, while April & Pia scrapped until 4:30am. Bjay went home to Cavite while Iris and Kitkat went home to sleep but were back the next day. Everyone was back to scrapping by 8am, making the most of the uninterrupted scrapping time.

Too bad Mia and Tin weren't able to join us. But Mia says we'll have to re-sked our out-of-town scrapping trip. I hope so because I can't wait to have this much fun again!

Thanks to Sahrie for generously providing scrapbooking goodie bags for everyone!

Here are 2 of the LOs I finished -- we never got to take pics of Arlene's LOs. The other LO will have to wait until Sahrie posts it on the Scrapbukan site, and I have another one that's almost, but not quite, done.

Only problem is, nobody remembered to take any pics of this event -- not a single one. Last year, Bud was in town so he took care of the pics, and then Jeff came to pick Pia up and took more pics.

Title: Sibling Love
Materials: Provo cs, Basic Grey Mellow papers and die-cuts, Daisy Ds die-cuts, Prima flower and chipboard center, misc lace, Autumn Leaves stamp, Ancient Page ink, Zig pen, 7 Gypsies clip & fabric label

Title: Whee!
Materials: Bazzill Bling cs, We R Precious Metals papers, Prima flower, misc, lace, Zig pen


RiNNE said...

Ria, happy birthday! Isn't it fun to have scrapping girlfriends?! Too bad I only have about a couple who are really into doing it! I love your l.o.' colorful and pretty!!

Tin said...

Hi RIa! Happy, happy birthday! gosh, i can just imagine how much you guys had! sa uulitin ha hehe :-) love your LO as always! hope you had a great birthday!!!! God bless :-)

C70 said...

Sounds like one great crop weekend! :)

Pam said...

happy birthday-sounds like a perfect weekend!!