We are so lucky to have a fantastic Scrapbooking Expo in Brissie every June Queen's birthday long weekend. Girls travel from all over Australia to come, they always have fab teachers and classes and it so nice to meet scrapper's that I talk to online and catch up with those ladies I only get to see once a year or so.
I got there really early on Saturday morning and first up I had Louise Nelson's class. We did a double layout, of course I didn't finish it, but the reason I took the class was to learn some of Lou's awesome techniques. She is one of my fave scrappers and does some awesome art inspired layouts. So not me, but I am going to push myself a bit harder to use some more mixed media on my layouts.
I had a quick look around and met up with these lovely ladies from The Boxx -
Leanne Jago, Belinda Lowe (BB), Mary Bennetts, Annette Edmonds, Kim Ewins and Noelene Fairweather. I have spent a weekend scrapping with Leanne and Belinda, but it was lovely to meet the three girls from Orange, NSW and Noelene. OMGoodness, Mary, Annette and Kim were so lovely and exactly as I pictured them. What a hoot!!!!! I so wish they lived closer, these girls are so much fun, I would love to spend some scrappy time with them.
Elise came in in the arvo and we caught up for afternoon tea with the girls again and Donna from Rocky and shared all our purchases for the day.
Then it was back to the Mantra to meet up with Lauren Boase, Kat Glossop, Nic Pomeroy, Georgia Keays, Tatum Woodrooffe, Nat May, Lou Nelson and Sonia Thommasen. We all headed down to South Bank for a quick feed of Mexican then a coffee and dessert.
It was so lovely catching up with everyone again, these girls are all so awesome. I wish we all lived closer.