Saturday, April 4, 2009
March Was a Fun Filled Month
March was a fun month. My sis had a birthday party and I had the opportunity to spend some time with family. Loved getting to know new friend, Robin better.
I volunteered at the Royal Slumber Crop for Scrapbook Royalty. That was a great experience. In the past and present, I am the behind the scenes gal...doing computer work. Now I have a better idea of how things actually come together. It was a huge event and the volunteers worked very hard to make it a nice time for 140 scrapbookers. Together they raised over $26,000 for Cancer Coping Center and the Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos.
Went to the Price is Right at CBS Studios with the girls. What an experience that was! Had tickets! Up at 4:00 a.m., arrived on the CBS lot at 8:30 a.m. for the 1:00 show. Too late! People had been waiting since 4:00 a.m. WHAT! ARE YOU KIDDING! We were told we had a good chance of making the 4:00 p.m. taping. Received our number, went to the French Quarter for a great breakfast, back by 11:30, waited until 2:30 only to be told that we were not getting in to see the show. They had overbooked by more than 100 people. We were very disappointed. Came straight home, went to flower fields, and dinner at Islands. Even with the disappointment and constant driving all day, it was a fun day just being with my girls.
Elena, founder of Scrapbook Royalty, sponsored a trip to the Scrap Retreat House for a weekend for some of the SBR volunteers. What a blast! I stayed up until 4:00 a.m. both Friday and Saturday nights. We scrapbooked around the clock. The Scrap Retreat House is located in French Valley, CA...East of Murrietta. It's a lovely home that has been designed to cater to weekend scrapbookers. It sleeps 12 and every room has a bathroom. Each guest gets their own bed and a six foot table for scrapping. There were 6 in our group, another group of 2 and a group of 4. We all scrapped together and it was completely comfortable and fun. Our group of 6 played the Pass the Page game late Saturday night. We took a photo of all 6 of us and Elena printed it 6 times. Then we each started a page that included the photo. Every 10 minutes we passed the page to the right and someone added something else to the page. We each ended up with a page for our scrapbooks that was completely unique and awesome! It was really fun! I could go on and on. You really must check out the Scrap Retreat House for your next getaway with the girls. I can't wait to go back.
This month also included several beading days with my beading friends. I made a jewelry set for the Silent Auction at Royal Slumber Crop and I made a couple of sets for the Rescue House Silent Auction that's coming up later this month.
Lauren and I went to South Sun one day and we both felt and acted like kids in a candy store. They had just gotten a huge shipment and the place was full. If you've never been there, it's a warehouse of beads. They had sales galore. It was so hard to choose. Both of us were broke, but we each ended up going home with big bags of beads and findings because the sales were so good.