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Creative Memories Party

I am awake, showered and dressed at 8:40 a.m. on a Saturday after being up (and posting on LiveJournal) until 2.  It's amazing. 

Yesterday, Wayne and I busted butt all day cleaning house and getting ready for an influx of my friends for a Creative Memories Scrapbooking party.  All of the girls who came are seasoned scrappers so scrapping wasn't really new to them but the whole CM line was.  Hell, it's pretty new to me.  I've only ever really purchased their tools and stuff at crops and things rather than at parties.  

As usual, I made an insane amount and variety of food:  Cheesy Artichoke Squares, Teriyaki Meatballs, Chex Treats, a veggie platter, Cream Puffs and Chocolate, Cheese Souffle Puffs, Toritlla Chips with Guacamole and Queso.  I made a pitcher of sangria, which was not as good as it usually is-- I used a different kind of wine.  Shrug. oh well, I know better for next time.

We sat in the kitchen for Joanne's mini-demo and q&a, then I set up the tables in the living room and we scrapped for a little while.  I was really happy with the whole event.  Yay.  
 

Things I am looking forward to purchasing when all is said and done: 

  • Picfolio Milestones Album in black-  this is a nifty new CM thing that has 4x6 pockets that you essentially slide your photos, decorated mats and journaling into.  Very cool


  • A Picfolio Mini in Red and Pink


  • The CM famous personal trimmer


I think all of my guests ordered the Sidekick, nifty cupholder beloved by scrappers everywhere.  I already have one.


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jamiethetiger
Jan. 10th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Huh, that sidekick might could be useful for me...
purplejuli
Jan. 11th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
I used it when I was sewing Christmas stuff. You probably could use one! No worrying about knocking over a drink, plus a place to put scraps and thread!
glass_lion
Jan. 11th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
COOL! And so glad people CAME!
purplejuli
Jan. 11th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
I was pretty happy about that myself. The problem is that I'm the furthest dwelling person in the group. There's no good, direct way to get here.
glass_lion
Jan. 11th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
So, what kinda goodies did you get free for hosting? SHOW!

I like that first CM album a lot - if it didn't have the required photo orientation, I'd be tempted!
sweetjezebel
Jan. 11th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
I am so happy to hear you had a great party! I used to get sad at all the prep and time & hardwork you'd put into organizing things & people would flake & be stupid. Yay Jules! :)

I kinda like that Milestones album. Is that only for children, like their "milestones"? I just want something that is less time consuming than scrapping. Man, I've got a shit TON of CM scrapping materials I've never used. I just never seemed to get into it.
purplejuli
Jan. 11th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Milestones is just the name. In the catalog they show vacation pictures in it. I plan to use the one I get for all my Spain pictures from when I used to go.
bredon
Jan. 11th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
I don't scrap, but all the food you made sounds awesome and is totally making me hungry right now! :)
purplejuli
Jan. 11th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
I was just munching on some of the leftovers.
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