Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Scrapbooking retreat

This past weekend was the Scrap Addicts' annual Christmas scrapbooking retreat at Good Shepherd in Magaliesburg.  As always, it was an awesome, amazing and incredible weekend together, despite the scorching temperatures which hovered around 38 degrees all weekend.  When we left on Monday afternoon, the temperature gauge in my car said that it was 41 degrees outside in the shade!
We arrived on Friday afternoon, unpacked and started scrapping after catching up over coffee.
The calm before the storm...this room in the convent looks out over Hartbeespoort Dam - a million dollar view.  We bought Christmas tablecloths and lights for everyone, which was a take home gift after the weekend  

We sat outside in the early evening and opened prezzies - we got thoroughly spoilt with gifts from each other - thanks ladies!!  

We did some shopping at Jasmyn on Saturday morning, a lovely farmers market near the convent.  And we ate delicious icecream...

When we got back to the convent, we shared our quarterly scrap kits / challenge pages which we each design for the group

this is Linda's page 

this is Lynn's page  

this is Leonie's page  

and my page... 

we love the old convent, even if it is a bit run down and needs a lot of work 

In the late afternoon after dinner, we strolled down to the youth centre to walk the beautiful labyrinth

On Monday morning, we each wrote a Dear Santa list...

Exhausted after a beautiful weekend of scrapbooking and special friendship, we headed home on Monday after lunch; we'll be back next year

1 comment:

  1. Another stunning weekend with my special group of friends ... I thank God regularly for you ladies and that we share this awesome hobby. I am REALLY happy with all I got done ... even though I had to spend some time making cards and books ... nearly finished with 2013!!!! LOL!!!