Saturday, May 3, 2008

Happy National Scrapbook Day

Okay, those of you who know me, know that I love to scrapbook. Did you know that they have a National day in May to celebrate the hobby? Green Tangerines is hosting a 3 day crop this weekend in honor of NSD. They had a Vegas theme this year. The motto was "If it isn't in the scrapbook, it didn't happen". Each table was named after one of the hotels in Vegas. Elvis was even there & lots of prizes were given away today! We had 75 fun, scrapbook loving ladies in the store today. The 6 (out of 7-missed you Jen) teachers on our staff each took a turn (four times over) to teach their layout. The idea was that each participant would go home with an album done. It was very fun & exhausting @ the same time. I started @ 8 :45 this morning & did not leave till 7:30 pm. I am tired & my feet hurt. It is NSD & I didn't create a single layout! I did finish Brody's birthday invites @ 11 pm tonight, does that count? Can I just say how much I love my job??? Seriously, I get paid to create & meet fabulous ladies from all walks of life. It's a blast & I'm so grateful! I had a great time today!


GT teachers: Raimi, Jodi, Laura, Amanda(doesn't like her picture to be taken-HA), & Brandi


Our Casino Host: Ms. Kelly



My good friend Eve-she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet!



More Casino Hosts: Kelly, Ken, & Paula

The whole group! We were stopping traffic in the parking lot to get this shot!

Elvis did not leave the building. It is not Vegas w/out Elvis!

In honor of NSD I am doing another fun GIVE AWAY. Just leave a comment & I'll enter your name in a drawing to win these darling Designer scrapbook kits(see below) from KI Memories. My boys will draw the lucky winner on Monday. Each kit has 6 pieces of pattern paper, a sheet of ABC rub-ons, & a 42 piece set of chipboard stickers. The designer lines are: WILD THING, POSH, & PET SHOP(I don't have pets & will use this line for my boys :), there are stripe & polka dot prints in this kit). Even if you don't scrapbook, you can use these sets to make cards or give them to your kids,they will have a field day making things. I will either hand deliver them & pop them in the mail. Ready, set, post! Good Luck! Happy National Scrapbook Day!




15 comments:

katie said...

One day I'm going to celebrate NSB Day. Looks like a lot of fun. KI Memories is one of my favorites, so enter me in. I'm feeling lucky.

Stephanie said...

I was thinking about you yesterday and pictured your running all over that store. I'm sure those 75 ladies just LOVED your layouts. Glad you had fun in "Vegas"! I did, however, work a little on my scrapbooks for my boys yesterday getting them organized etc. So, it was my few moments of NSD!!

rfowler838 said...

Raimi was running around the store! At 110% like always- with a smile on her face!
The ladies at my table (From Hayward, CA) Thought she was the best teacher of the day!
It is a great time- I am off to weigh my loot on the scale- because that is how much stuff they have given us so far!
I will post later....
~Eve
Thanks Raimi!

rfowler838 said...

9.5 lbs!
and we still have today!

Lisa said...

Hi Raimi! Wish I could be there with you and my BFF Eve to celebrate NSD! Sounds like you guys are having a ton of fun! I actually got my scrapbook stuff out last night and did 2 pages while my 6 year old daughter had her first sleepover. How fun! Maybe next year I'll get to join you guys..... Thanks for taking care of Eve at GT. She's the best, isn't she!

BTW, great idea about saving $$ each month for our Feb retreat! Can't wait to scrap with all of my CA buddies next year!

Take care!
Lisa from Snohomish, WA

Brad and Julianne Heaps said...

Hi Raimi -- Happy NSD. I pulled out my (still unfinished) mission scrapbook -- looked at the pictures, and put everything away before the kids destroyed it. Let me know when you do another crop night! I need to finish this project before I've been home twenty years (it'll be 11 this year!).

Raimi said...

Eve,
You are cracking me up with your scale & 9.5 lbs. of loot :). They did great on the give aways this year, awesoem stuff. How did the tag contest go?? Did you win? You tag was awesome!

Julie said...

I'll celebrate national scrapbook day with you. Love the theme and it sounds like a fun time.

Amy K said...

Happy NSD! Sounds like you had a ton of fun. I am happy for you that you get to do what you love and call it work! They are lucky to have you , you are incredibly talented. I need some of you to rub off on me - my kids love to look at books and we dont have any!

Anonymous said...

Hi Raim! I have no idea how you do it all! Someday I want to be just like you. :-) I love and miss you! ~Am

Jordan, Annie & Allie said...

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Hope it was as much fun as it looks!

Jacqueline said...

Raimi, If I lived by you I would so love to come and scrapbook with you. It's just not fair -- BOO HOO!! I'm so glad you post such fun pictures of all the things you do!

Lisa said...

It looked liked so much fun!! I couldn't believe how many ladies were there. It was great to run into you when you were working. Maybe next year!!!

Anonymous said...

Great theme! All that seems like a lifetime ago. Nothing going on in the Bay Area. Who would have ever thought that? Very little in the way of crops. Glad you are still able to do all of this. Your layouts and ideas are always the best.
Love, Free

Annie said...

It's monday, I may be too late! I'm still working on my wedding pages...almost 3 years later!