How was I to know that I was going to have so much fun at my first Savannah Scrapbook Crop? My goodness I think I’ve met some life long friends! To say nothing about the productivity… this was an amazing way to spend my labour day long weekend with an impending hurricane on the way.
I was invited to this crop by a gal named Faith. We met 3 years ago at a day crop in Jacksonville, FL when we were seated together, both having come by ourselves. What a blast! She lives in Savannah and offered to add me to a facebook group for future crafting retreats. Flash forward 3 years and here we are. I met Lucia, Connie, Diana and Laura.
We had so much fun and laughed all weekend long. Faith had challenges planned for us, as well as an ice breaker game (we had some pretty deep discussions) and prizes galore too. As I am writing this post I am missing those ladies! We really bonded over the course of the long weekend.
Personally, I was so productive I couldn’t believe how much I accomplished. I knocked the 31 page in 31 days out of the water, with a grand total of 65 pages completed in August! I also completed the make n takes for my Stamping Siren Fall Retreats coming up in October.
Miss Lucia is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator extraordinaire and she and Connie planned a cute jar with coordinating card too for us to do also. We talked shop for hours, and I’m hoping that I can even meet up with them at a Stampin’ Up! OnStage or Leadership event in the future. Can you believe that? My Stampin’ Up! life keeps getting better and better- there really is no limit to the connections we make through that amazing company. These women taught me a lot about Southern Baptists too, they are such beautiful souls.
Oh and you’ll never guess what else! The girls are talking about joining the Sirens of the Carribbean Cruise as well! In fact, Laura and her sister have already signed up. The gals are booking on the second week, the Eastern Carribbean Cruise. So some of you will get to meet these new friends of mine, I can’t wait.
So there you have it. One amazing weekend!
Oh, and on the topic of Hurricane Dorian, it ended up staying over the Bahamas for the whole entire weekend. The poor people of the Bahamas have experienced terrible damage and even loss of lives. As for Georgia and North Florida, I drove home with an ominous gray sky Monday but the storm didn’t “hit” until Wednesday. It was almost a non event in Jacksonville. My first hurricane experience was not really a hurricane at all. But, if you can believe the way things turn out, Dorian did hit my home in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and it hit hard! Lots of wind damage and flooding, along with power outages. You just never know how, eh? Luckily my family was safe and sound, a bit of power outage for an evening and night but that was it.
What adventures there are to be had on the road! I’ve always tried to muddle the line between work and travel and my stamping business. Through these murky grey lines the greatest connections have formed, and I am so, so grateful.