Here I am on the plane, ready for my 2 hour flight up north to Johannesburg from Cape Town on Friday. The event was a two day program with Frank teaching all day on Saturday and Jowilna and Cariena teaching scrapbook layouts on Sunday.
Below is the photo of all 100 delegates that took this class on Saturday. Not hard to spot me!
On the Friday before class, my friend Jen took myself together with Carolyn and Jo (fellow Capetonians) to Pretoria to do a little Scrapbook retail therapy. We hit Aquila Scrapbooking and Scrap-a-doodles stores then came back to JHB where Jen invited us into her home for pizza and drinks... carbo loading before the event...well isn't that what other marathon type people do? Our events are like marathons too, only they are creative ones! LOL!
Above is a pic of the dining room. The conference venue was very unique and beautiful.
This is Cariena Basson (no relation to me) our generous and gracious host for the week-end as well as owner of Scrapbook Studios. She has a heart of gold and put so much effort into making sure that everything ran as smoothly as possible. I cannot begin to imagine what pressure and stress she had pulling off an event like this. (I pinched this photo off Facebook, it was taken by Jowilna Nolte the local teacher for Sunday...more about her and her project in another post)
These are Cariena's trusty staff: Kim, Priscilla and Kaylene who are featured here just outside their home town of J Bay. (again, I pulled this photo off Facebook from Cariena's page) They also went out of their way to make you feel welcome and looked after. I am sure they are all going to sleep for a week!