Thought you might like to see the photo set-up for those "I was at Scrapfest" type photos. Each year, we get one, and you get a magazine with it; I always choose the photography magazine. This year, the line was quite small, so I asked the photographer to also take a shot with my camera, and she glanced at the tiny line, and willingly obliged:
Some thoughts about this year's Scrapfest:
It's absolutely wonderful to get to spend this time with my sisters; where else can you stay up until 3 am, laughing hysterically?
Every year, the quality of Scrapfest deteriorates further. More and more, we're questioning paying for the Crop Around Town events: We could find a table to scrap at much less expensively than this, and the "gifts" in the drawings are truly the dregs of the scrapping world. It's pretty transparent that oddball little scrapping supplies that wouldn't even sell on the clearance racks are the "prizes" at the Cropping events. Why pay money to "win" this stuff that's destined for recycling or the thrift store; we couldn't even give it away at the Cropping event! (Maybe we should have snuck it into someone else's bag when they weren't looking!) We've decided to create our own version of Crop Around Town next year, and spend the money on supplies that we choose ourselves.
And combining Scrapbooking with our own version of a Photowalk just really adds to the pleasure of it all!
One other thing, if you're still with me. . . . it you want to read a most intriguing blog post of cross-cultural confusion, read Dianna's blog post. Dianna is doing a semester abroad program in India right now. 109 Days in India