Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Chantilly - Scrapbowl 2008

Better late than never right! Chantilly was such a fun time - long day of traveling but worth it. Jeanette was kind enough to pick me up at the airport on Valentine's Day! It was late so I just went to the hotel - where my room was just across from the 'party' room... Donna, Kristina, Shimelle, Emily, Tia, and Margie were all hanging out. (Stacy and Chase had yet to arrive) So it was good to catch up and say hello before going to bed - we had to be ready to go at 9am the next day for our tour.

The tour that Marirosa and Ashlie scheduled for us was amazing - having never been to the Nations Capitol this was a REAL treat. I can't wait to go back when I have more time - at least a week.



I had no idea that the magnitude of this place would have such an emotional affect  on me. I was really taken off guard - we were in a hurry and wanted to get all the right pictures...

then when I arrived at the top of the stairs to see this - it hit me like a MAC truck. Remembering from history books and current happenings of all the events that took place in this very place. Amazing - really.


Then it was back to business! Stacy started with her keynote on Friday night - this is a new one for 2008 featuring this (work)book. Brand new from Compendium - a must add to your collection. Here is a pic of the group...


It's been awhile since I have had the opportunity to go to an actual things have changed in the last five years. People move in for the weekend!


And Stacy, bless her heart, she signed and signed and took pictures diligently all three days. I am always the bad guy (which is okay with me) that has to cut off the line. But she has to eat and sleep sometime people! If she had her way she would be up there for hours signing and taking pictures. She loves you all.


What I love most about taking these trips is being able to meet others that you have 'chatted' with through technology - here we are with Lisa Cohen.


And here is a great group of scrapbookers - good friends that share a common love and get together often. The "cabin girls"



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