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Creativation 2017

Well. yesterday was my first day at Creativation!  I negotiated the Indianapolis 500 that is the I-10 freeway that leads to downtown without incident and only had to circle the convention centre about three times before finding a parking space.

I was astounded to see the distances people traveled to attend this event.  Had coffee with a lady from Panama.  Sat between a lady from Columbia and a lady from Stockholm at the Lawn Fawn class.

The Lawn Fawn class was fun.  I was also surprised to find out how far flung the various employees of the companies can be.  The Lawn Fawn pieces were stamped and coloured on the east coast, but cut out and kitted on the west coast.

Some cute stuff is coming out from Lawn Fawn.  Here is what we made:

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Thanks to Scrapendipity for allowing me to represent the store.  I truly am acting like “a kid in a candy store”

 

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Fun at the Red Dog Saloon……….Juneau Alaska

This past weekend, Sandra and I attended The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival at the beautiful Spruce Meadows Horse Jumping Facility.  While our wallets took a severe beating, we had a wonderful time.  The theme was “the 80″s” so the Crop area was aglow with Neon and Leg Warmers and Big Hair!  There was even a prize for the person with the highest bangs.  The most amazing thing of all…………………………………..well two most amazing things……………………..is that I actually got quite a few layouts of my recent Alaska Cruise completed……………………and one of my layouts was selected for the Winter Issue of Canadian Scrapbooker.  I cannot post this layout until after it is published but below is  a layout I did of the Red Dog Saloon, Juneau Alaska.

Now the Red Dog really knows how to budget on a shoestring.  I should ask them for lessons on how to do this………………hmmm.  Anyway, they have saw dust on the floor and the rest of the decor consists of graffiti left by the patrons of the pub.  It is everywhere……………walls………tables………….stairs……….bathroom stalls…………..pipes.  They also don’t waste much time with customer relations.  They just have a big sign that reads, “If our food doesn’t meet your standards……………..lower your standards.”  Gotta love it.  Well my travel partners and I did our part for the decor by leaving some more graffiti.

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Here is a couple of pictures from the Carnival…………….just because.

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Where have we been?

One would think that Sandra and I had fallen off the earth.  There have been no posts for quite a long time.  Truth is that life has gotten in the way of our documenting life.  We are currently thinking about how to format the site, so that we can not only document what we are both working on throughout the year, but also make it interesting for others to follow.

By having the common blog, I can contribute to the blog even while I am away in Phoenix for the winter and Sandra can post about what is happening in Calgary and what she is working on, at the same time.

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Oscar (Debbie Selby) and Felix (Sandra Lavoie) begin a new Adventure

Sandra and I have decided to start a blog where we can post the results of our passion for papercrafting.   Our friends with a similar passion can follow our activity and we no longer will bore our non-scrapbooking facebook friends crazy with our posts.