Thursday, March 22, 2012

Oak Knoll Winery First Annual Scrapbook Event

Here's the room with everyone working hard on their projects.  We had 15 women in all.  Everyone got a lot done and had a lot of fun. 

Here's me sitting for a second enjoying the fabulous brownies.

Here's the food all set up.  We had BBQ beef sandwiches, veggie lassagne, fresh fruit, an amazing salad with a dressing made with some Oak Knoll wine.  It was wonderful and all made by the fabulous Tasting Room Manager Natalie.

Take a look at this brownie!  It has some Oak Knoll Toasted Cow Red wine in it.  It was so yummy!

Everyone got to taste up to 6 different wines from the list of Oak Knoll wines.   I made it through 4 and loved them all.  I don't drink much or often so this was plenty for me.  We played a fun little Leprechaun Left-Right game that I wrote especially for the day. 

One special group of ladies were there working on a very special project.  They had all the books, notes, and pictures of a close friend who is suffering from cancer.  These ladies took it upon themselves to finish the albums their friend had started.  The self-designated 'non-crafty' ladies took it upon themselves to sort through all the photos.  While others worked on school albums and baby albums putting in pictures and leaving space for their friend to write a few words to her children.  I got to help them crop some photos and cut some photo mats.  I didn't help as much as I would have liked as I was pulled away with questions and I felt somewhat in the way of their very driven mission.  I also didn't want to ask too many questions because I feared with all the wine flowing we'd all be sobbing.  I pray that they are able to accomplish their task so that their friend can see the albums and add her special notes to the pages for her children.  Afterall this is the reason we scrapbook - to leave something of ourselves behind for our children.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Scrapbooking in Wine Country!

Well today is the day.  I'm off to Oak Knoll Winery to sample some fabulous Oregon wines, have a delicious lunch catered by Reedville Cafe, and I will teach the 2-page layout pictured below.  We have 15 signed up for the first ever scrapbook event at the winery and I hope we can make it an annual or even semi-annual event.

Here's the layout:

The pattern is from the How-to book Magic is retiring very soon.  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the flowers, stamped them in Olive Exclusive Ink using D 1491 Hooray Bouquet.  I added some bling buttons from the bling assortment Z1466, and Paradise Paper Flowers Z1710.  The bases are Bamboo cardstock and the B&T is from the Florentine paper pack X7153B.  Everything can be found on my website

Check back later today (or maybe tomorrow depending on how much wine I taste today) for pictures of the winery and the class.

Until then, everyone have a fabulous day and don't forget to Cut, Paste and always Accessorize!

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