Hi everyone! I went to Atlanta this past weekend for the Atlanta Swarm III. What a great time we had. I have never been to a swarm so the entire weekend was a big experience for me. We all brought items from our stashes to donate as door prizes and I was fortunate enough to win some wonder tape, a solutions cartridge (Summer Vacation), and some embellishments.

One of the ladies made us all cricut bug heads that she had covered with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). They are so darn cute and so easy to make. She showed us how she made them and I know that I will be using this technique a lot in the very near future. She also showed us how to use glazing pens with Outline stickers! Another great technique that I will be using.

We all brought a layout kit with embellishments and a short journaling about ourselves and one of the organizers took our photo and then we swapped layouts and someone else actually put our layouts together. This was a lot of fun, but boy was I out of my league. Most of the women at the swarm have been scrapping for a long time and they were all so very talented. It was a great learning experience for me though.

Dinner was provided for us Saturday night and lunch was provided Sunday. I chose to go back to my hotel and spend the evening with my hubby who was nice enough to hang out at the hotel Saturday and Sunday while I scrapped all day.

Most of the women got a lot accomplished while they were there.....for me I guess I did too. I finished a 2 page spread with the girls and Cinderella. At this rate it will take me a couple of years to finish our Disney trip from May.

I still had a great time and I can't wait to do it again! There are a couple of swarms coming up in Maggie Valley that I want to attend. One at the end of September and one at the end of October! I'm definitely going to one of them!

I will post my layout pages later on this week. Today was my first day back at work and I didn't get home until after 7:30 so I am dog tired and will be turning in early tonight!


Audrey Frelx said...

Shelley, it sounds like you had a marvelous time, and I'm so glad you did. How about the hubby being nice enough to hang around the hotel -- must be love! LOL!

Can't wait to see your layouts!!! Get some rest and I'll be here waiting, my friend!