saturday was scrapfest, the fifth event so far and the excitement of all the attendees (myself included), never seem to simmer down each time this much-awaited local event comes to town. so many newbies! and the age range is becoming varied, even – we have a senior citizen in the house! ahww, now THAT is cool.
night before, I prepared all the stuff that I will bring which is not much. I swore to “crop light” and just enjoy the day. as a matter of fact, I used my new crop ‘n style bag and I’m loooving it.
I have a confession to make. I had with me manila hemp (abaca) strings to give to some friends. sort of a hello “again” present. but it wasn’t fancifully packed and I was hoping to do that during the fest. alas, my hands were full the second I got to the venue! and as a testament to this, I think my blood pressure even shot up as soon as I joined the very first challenge of the day. haha. mea culpa. so next time na lang.
there were several challenges that day and I am just too happy to place second in the advanced scrapbooker category. it’s always a thrill to win at scrapfest, especially when your friends are cheering you on while your name is being called 😀
hands down highlight of the day for me was meeting sahrie, owner of scrapbukan. I met sahrie online in mid-1999 when we were both members of weddingsatwork. ironically, we weren’t able to meet personally in the few times she’s in the philippines. so seeing her yesterday (sabay hug) was a thrill. incidentally, I will be her store’s guest DT come october *wink wink*
I’ll stop here and will just write about the whole thing at length later. so please watch out for scrapbytes ezine for a full story feature on scrapfest winners’ circle, as I am again a contributing writer for the june ish.
oh, yeah. here’s my loot:
too much butterfly, I think.
and meet felicia, she’s on my pig collection. you’ll see more of her kind as I blog along. there are 500+ of them as I speak 😀
congrats to all the winners! thank you to the newbies and see you again in september may ’09!
and to you, scrappin’ moms… take a bow 😀