Our story resumes. It’s very late Friday night. The scrappers give-in to creative block & fatigue, and one-by-one, they reluctantly head to bed. Those in the upstairs room fall asleep to the tinkling sound of tiny ice pieces hitting the roof.
Around 3am, there is a loud ~clunk~ followed by the too-quiet sound of…. a power outage. Uh oh… Those in the upstairs rooms turn over & go back to sleep, ignoring the eerie silence. Those in the basement, shiver in their beds as the temperature drops steadily throughout the rest of the night.
It’s now 10am. Your heroine, the latest sleeper in the group, awakes to the sound of a Cricut cutting! What? A Cricut? That means the power is on!
Yep, the power came back on sometime after 7 that morning and continued without interruption for the lucky group of scrappers. In fact, the only adventures that weekend were: Dramatic disappointment by some over the lack of snow, Disappointment by another that she would have to catch that Monday 7:45am flight after all, and One ill-advised dip in the untested hot tub, which had been unable to overcome the frigid outdoor temps.
The remainder of the weekend continued like most other retreats: Lots of laughs, pages completed, loopy punches borrowed, YouTube videos shared, CHA Tim Holtz vides watched, war stories swapped, craft store mental shopping lists made, and pajamas worn for one 36 hour period straight.
The ice-covered trees were beautiful on Sunday as the group pulled-out to head home and back to reality. Another fantastic scrapbook retreat with some great friends…. …And now I need to run out & buy that loopy punch and a copy of Design Studio for my Cricut!
Haven’t been on a scrapbook retreat yet? What are you waiting for? Grab some friends and scope-out an area retreat location…. Or attend one of their organized weekends solo or with one other friend…. Or checkout your state’s page for special retreat weekends…. Or check with your local scrap / stamp consultant as many plan regular retreats as well!