Happy February!!! 😀
I’m excited to have something to blog about, again. This weekend was very nice! Normally, I don’t have “weekends” because of my work schedule and such, but that’s okay. I’m happy to be employed, and that’s what matters. But this recent weekend, I had the opportunity to have Saturday off, because my friend from work, Stephanie, invited me to a Scrapbooking Weekend Retreat.
It. Was. Fun! And it was relaxing and peaceful. Now, I had been to church retreats, or ladies’ retreats in times past, but I had never been to one of these or any kind of scrapbook get-together before. I had actually only made one other scrapbook of my high school years, back when I was 18 years old. That was awhile back, as crazy as it is to believe.
I’ve been wanting to get into scrapbooking, but have not always been sure where to start. Stephanie has been great in showing me different ways to get started, and she’s helped me out in getting ready for the retreat this weekend, which was really fun. A few weeks ago, Stephanie showed me around our local arts/crafts stores, Joann Fabrics and Pat Catans, giving me scrapbooking tutorials, as well as helping me to get ideas.
It has been really nice to learn what it is and see what supplies, equipment and projects are involved in scrapbooking. There’s a lot! And… my “scrapooking kit” is only at a beginning level. Hehe. 😀
We stayed at a local retreat center. Throughout the entire weekend, there was Christian and praise/worship music, country music, and some occasional classic rock tunes playing. There was food. There were bunk beds. There were friendly people. There were warm showers. There were happy moments. There was inspiration. And… there were photos.
And… that was my weekend. 😀
I really enjoyed being introduced to scrapbooking, and until this year, I had no idea that these types of retreats existed. I will definitely consider attending the next retreat. And I’m looking forward to getting more involved in scrapbooking. I’m learning that it’s something you gradually grow into and not all in one night.
It was also nice to meet women who are heavily engaged in this hobby. Everyone was so nice and helpful at the retreat. I wanted to remember everyone, so I just had to get pictures.
Well, it’s midnight on Tuesday night, so it will look like I posted this on Wednesday. BUT I may post again tomorrow! I really need to blog more.