Monday, May 10, 2010

National Scrapbook Day Celebrations

As a tribute to all Scrapbookers out there, I thought I'd show you some photographs from the two classes I tutor at The Craft Box . Last week was National Scrapbook Day, so I prepared some games and challenges for the groups...

Here's Anne-Marie choosing her papers...

The ladies creating their pages

These are the pages at the end of the evening...
Angela's...she forgot to bring her photographs and 'phoned home to get hubby Kim to bring them down!

Anne-Marie's page - this class is the quietest she's EVER been - Claire if you're reading this, you'll KNOW what I mean! She worked hard tonight.

Virginia is also a bloggy friend
and she brought a mini book to show me, I'm sure she'll post it on her blog so check it out, Her pages were all painted and displayed the fabulous photo's brilliantly.

Lesley's page (Anne-Marie's partner in talking crime!) This pair are always last to finish (I love that these ladies have built up such friendships in my classes though)

Janice's page....

Jane's page... Whitby - Jane has recently had a hip replacement and proudly told me that she had managed to climb steps up to the Abbey AND TWICE up the the Whale's jawbone (both incredible feats as both features sit on top off the cliffs!)

Pat's page, this was Pat's last evening with us for a few weeks..she was like a giddy kipper because her husband arrives home this Friday. Happy reunion Pat!

Diane won two prizes during the evening by stepping up to the challenges..

And check out that Kapow on Karen's page...

A lovely bunch of ladies..

Lynn picked the winning page and Janice received a voucher to spend in the shop

That was my Monday class, here are the Friday class shannanigans!

Deborah and Mum Irene look quite co-ordinated don't you think...

Pages were coming along nicely so I thought I'd nip out to the loo... "carry on ladies, no slacking" I said..

I had such a laugh when I was uploading the photos from my camera - Julie had obviously taken this while I was gone - an unruly lot but I love 'em!

Christine's page

Cynthia's page

Helen's page

Deborah's page

Irene's page...Julie almost chose this one as the winner...just so you know how close you were Irene!

Elizabeth's page. Elizabeth joined the class today and boy was she thrown in at the deep end but she coped really well and won a prize for the best tag challenge.

Christine's page

Karen's page...don't you just love that heart frame?

Another lovely bunch of ladies..

Julie chose the winner... Christine, she also received a voucher to spend in the shop

I've been teaching at The Craft Box for five years and the classes have become a community in themsleves. It's a privilege for me to pass on something I love doing to others. In recent years I have taught classes for Age Concern and other Community groups, helping people to preserve their precious memories for future generations. Just love it!


  1. This looks such fabulous fun :P I have to admit a sneaky loving for Virginias page - I think it's all the paint *g* but they are all so fab and all so different!

  2. Love this post - look like a great bunch of girls and it was lovely to see Virginia on there!! xx

    ps. Well done on your big win!!

  3. Looks like you had a great time Sandy, WOnderful work by your group!
    x Michelle

  4. It was such fun on Monday - despite the fact I was sooooooooooo late but it was great to do some crafting - had much fun!


  5. Oh this looks like such fun. I just love the photo they took of themselves while you weren't looking!
    Great to see you at AFTH last Saturday.
    kate x

  6. Awww I really miss you and coming to class, and of course everyone in the class!! I need to try and organise some "me" time for Monday evenings again. Or even alternate them for card class Wednesdays.
    I laughed at your comment about annmaries chattering!!! I know exactly what you meant ( sorry Annmarie ;o) )

    your pictures are lovely and so are the pages that's been made.
    I can't believe it's that long since you started at the craft box, it seems two minutes ago that I first found you there.

    I need to pop up and catch up with you, take care.

    Claire. XXXXXXX

  7. Well The Craft Box is lucky to have you cos it looks like all the ladies did an amazing job with all of those fabulous layouts hun.

    loved seeing them all and it looks like it was a lot of fun... wish I could've been there :D

    Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog... they really make my day!!

    Have a fab weekend
    Chris xx