Wednesday, November 21, 2007

All that is EXPO and a tad bit of Mystery!

In the early weeks of November it was my bestfriend's turn at planning our 'Monthly Mystery Trips'...So, at the end of October I received a plain manilla envelope with strict instructions of "don't open this until you get home". I did just that...I waited till arrived at home and tore into the envelope. Where I discovered a chipbroad letter 'F' and smaller chipboard letters of 'u' and 'n'. I looked at it again and realized it spelled out fun! Woohooo! This was going to fun and it turned out to be just that F-U-N! We went to a place called 'Somewhere Fun' in the city of Galt, California. It had video games and basketball shoot out baskets and big inflatables and a very large carousel! And a little snack bar where we got soft baked pretzels with mustard! She had evoked lost childhood memories, lovely childhood memories. It was day of just plain old fashioned fun!

Then from there we went to lunch at Jack in the Box...get it? Carry on with the theme of childhood memories of jack-inthe-boxes...the ones that you wind up and they pop out from the top! I thought it was cute how Adrien was carrying through the theme! And then from there we went to a place called 'Color Me Mine'. I was like a kid in a candy store! Too much fun and right up my alley...crafting of any kind just gets me sqeauling like a pig in a big ol'e mud puddle! Here is a couple shots of what we were painting.

Here is the link for Color Me Mine!

I had a fabulous time as usual with my bestfriend. It was a day of remembered childhood memories and a piece of painted orginal artwork by ME!

Now on to a another fabulous night! One rainy November night there were 12 of us who made our way to the Sacramento Convention Center for SCRAPBOOK EXPO 2007!! WOW! what a night! We cropped from 5-1130pm! We just went to the crop instead of visiting the vendors. So, there we were with us with unbrellas and rolling cropping bags! With scissors in hand and pages to design in our heads we were ready to CROP!

Since we had reserved 3 tables (which by the way it was the biggest reserved table that night) we were allowed to pick up our free goody bag first. We lined up to pick up our hot pink wrist band and goody bag!

I was completely giddy by this time. I was overwhelmed by all the people and rolling cases. I was nervous at the same time! What a fab goody bag it was chuck-full of wonderful items. And we also got to put our name into the raffle. We had come with other ladies from a great store in West Sacramento, called 'Scrapbook Addict'. The owners of the store had decided on coming up with a theme...that all of us would bring RETRO CANDY to share with the other ladies. I brought Mary Janes and Chick-a-Barrels. We had candy rings and pop rocks,etc!

The store had put together their own goody bag for all of us who bought tickets through them to join them at their reserved table. And it all came in a cute water bottle! I got a 'HOT STUFF' vellum in mine!

It was a wonderful night and a much needed break from the stresses in my life! I had fun and won a prize also! I got a lot of my scrapbooking work done and really got to know some of the ladies (I always see on our Friday night crops) better. Here is the whole Scrapbook Addict Gang!

Here is the link to my favorite scrapbook store: The Scrapbook Addict


paige said...

what fun!!
i love your paintings...especially the joy/dream triangle bowl.
have a wonderful thanksgiving robyn!!

Cynthia said...

What fun to go to a scrapbook convention. I haven't been to one in years. Please share with us what all you made.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Niki said...

Looks like you had so much fun! I love those bowls you can paint. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Cora Lynn said...

It WAS so much fun! I'm glad I was there to hang out with everyone there, I wish we could do that every week! Though my pocket book would not be able to keep up. ):

My Paper World said...

Wow! It looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the brilliant photos!

Rosemary said...

Sounds like such fun.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Terri and Bob said...

Robin, I am soooo happy to see you out enjoying yourself. Creativity is a great way to relieve stress!

Sandy said...

Oh how I love to paint on ceramics! your post has me itching to get my kiln hooked back up!
Hope and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Many Blessings,
Sandy :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Your little mystery trips are just amazing. It all looks wonderful! What great friends you have!

Julie said...

That looks like so much fun!! I am playing catch up on my favorite blogs today. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I go through Galt on the way to my parent's home. That is a cute little town!

Looks like you all had fun at the scrapbook convention!

Junie Moon said...

Oh, wow, you've been really having a lot of fun activities--isn't life ever so fun?

Mrs Coetser said...

WOW - that sounds like great fun. I think I should mention this idea to my friends.

EE said...

I'm sooo jealous!!!
Don't you just love scrapbooking freebies?