Sunday, 1 April 2012

Storytelling in Vegas

It's Sunday again, the first Sunday in the month which means it's Storytelling Sunday (hosted over at High in the Sky) - not a story like last year's post for April 1st - but this one is equally amazing.

I'm just back from a brilliant girly holiday in Las Vegas and I'm now wading through the 500+ photos I took, deciding what to scrap and what to print and scrap!  All six of us had cameras and we often took turns to take photos of the group with each other's cameras so I know that I'll have an even bigger choice of photos once we share them.  One day four of us we were enjoying a lunch-time rest and a refreshing (alcoholic) slushy cocktail, taking a few different combination shots of ourselves, when a kind passer-by offered to take a photo of the whole group.  What's more she was happy to take group shots with each of the four available cameras!  I noticed that her convention badge had the word "scraporchard" printed on it and asked what she was doing in Vegas: it turned out that she was a digi-scrapper attending "Digiscrapapalooza"!!!  No wonder she'd understood the need to take photos and offered to help!  We just had to grab another passer-by and get a shot of all five of us (on each of our cameras of course)!

Scrapbookers meet up in Las Vegas
Me, Jacqui, Balinda (our newest scrapping buddy), Nic & Jeanette
If you want to read more stories, or have a story of your own to share, please pop over to Siân's place and follow the links.

19 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

The perfect person to meet!!

Mary B said...

How great to meet a fellow scrapper like that and a great photo taken there.

Mel said...

Typical scrappers! I often offer to take pictures of couples when they are doing that awkward camera in front of them thing. It's such a trial! Hope you had a great time in the states!

Sian said...

Oh wow! What a lucky meeting that was. It's good to hear about dedicated scrappers thinking the same way all over the world. And now I'm looking forward to lots more Vegas stories - because you will have more. Won't you?

JulieJ said...

Bet you didn't see that coming! Isn't it a small world?

Missus Wookie said...

Ah now see when you said you were off to Vegas I wondered if you were going to Scrapalooza but didn't think you could be - as you're not a digital scrapper (but there were some who were hybrid so....) but how fun to have bumped into one!

Sounds like a wonderful time away.

Ruth said...

Scrapbookers have their own Secret Society!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I don't think that "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" is possible when scrappers venture there! LOL!
rinda

debs14 said...

It takes a scrapper to understand a scrapper eh?! What a kind lady and how sweet that you got her to be in one of the pictures.

Alison said...

We get everywhere, us Scrappers! Great pic...and looking forward to hearing more about your holiday!
Alison xx

Louise said...

lol!! great story and i imagine you all had an amazing time in Vegas.

favouriteworkofart said...

brilliant photo, lovely story!

Beverly said...

I always make a point of walking up to people and offering to take the pic. Although I am rarely turned down, I have had a few look at me very strangely. I love that ya'll had someone take a pic of her with you :)

Cheri said...

I would have loved to attend digiscrapapalooza! And I definitely would have helped with the picture taking!

Lisa said...

How wonderful to travel to another part of the world and to find a kindred spirit! What a great photo.

alexa said...

Hey, Jemma, lovely to see you! That's a great photo of you. And looks like a lot of fun was had ...

S said...

Just goes to prove scrappers everywhere "get it". By the way, did you happen to get to a Dairy Queen too for refreshment of a different sort?

furrypig said...

I can't wait to hear (and see) more of your Vegas stories/pics, what a great trip. I do have one very important question though, do you have a new crafty room mate or are your November room mates still special ie you had your own room on this trip??!!! lol xxx

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