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Monday, June 13, 2011

Busy Weekend and Layouts

Wow, what a busy weekend........

Val and I headed up to Brisbane on Friday afternoon for the papercraft convention.  We stayed at a lovely little place called Riverside Hotel.  Although the rooms were slightly small and the lighting not that good, they were very clean and tidy, the staff were fabulous and the food in the restaurant was AMAZING.

Once we had settled into our room and had a cup of tea, we decided to venture out and head on down to Southbank.  I thought when I booked the accommodation that we would have to drive to the convention centre and the parklands but we found out that we were barely a five minute walk away (yah).  We took in the Friday night markets, walked around stopped for coffee and just chatted for about an hour and a half when we then decided to head back to the room and get ready for dinner.

Dinner was FANTASTIC....... I could not believe how fabulous the meal was.  Yummo, we have agreed that we will definately be going back there next year.  Oh yeah - it was also very reasonably priced and the underground car parking was free.

Ok well onto the convention, got there early on the Saturday morning which was good as the line up was miles long and it seemed to take forever to get in.  I really got annoyed at all the little ladies who decided that it would be easier to go up the front and push in, grrrrr why can't they wait like everyone else has to. 
Was slightly disappointed once we walked around as there appeared to be a few stores missing, well actually more than just a few.  There were not many stores but loads more people..... I still managed to make a bit of a dent in my credit card.

I would love to show you some snap shots of what I made in my first two classes but the truth is the dog ate them.........

no actually I lost them...................................

Ok ok I will tell you the truth,  I haven't finished them!!!!!!!  I will get them finished eventually, maybe once I finish the stuff from the convention last year then I can make a start on the stuff from this year.......

Saturday night saw Val and I head on out to dinner with Cindy, Karen, Kylie, Tanya P and heaps of other lovely ladies oh and a couple of gentlemen as well.  We went to a Mediterranean restaurant in southbank and it was delicious.  Didn't stay out too late but late enough to make me tired the next day. ugh!!!

I can share with you the three awesome layouts that I created in the talented Melissa Kennedy's class on the Sunday morning using the "Chapter One" collection (yah one of my favs).

The following two layouts and beyond the page item were the items I created for the Kaisercraft DT final round.  I am still pinching myself and giggling every time I think about making it through.

Anyway guys, all in all Val and I had a great time at the convention.  I was in bed by 8pm Sunday night though as I was just plum tuckered out.

We had a public holiday here in Australia today which allowed me the opportunity to complete some chores that I had needed to get done.  Am off to work tomorrow for a few hours. 
I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy
Leanne xxxx


lizzyc said...

Hi Leanne.. sounds like you had a great weekend.. the layouts you got done are really lovely.. yes i went on saturday and what disappointed me was that it was so very very crowded and the shops were small and most only had one register working so the line ups were so long and yes i think there were a couple of shops i thought weren't there also.. but i cant complain.. my trolley was full and my wallet was empty!! enjoy the kaiser dt fun.. look forward to seeing what you get up there.. take care...xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Glad you had a great time! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the lo's you made!! Just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):)

Alanna said...

Sounds like you had a great time!! And no wonder you made it onto the DT - that trinket box is just gorgeous!!

Kelly said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time. Congrats on the DT position Leanne xxx

Mrs Frizz said...

awesome creativity ... loving the Chapter One collection - gorgeous colours, gorgeous papers ... gorgeous creativity.