Thursday, November 21, 2013

Meeting online people IRL--and a giveaway!

October Afternoon has a warehouse in Minnesota, and about every year they have a warehouse sale. I can't go every time, but I've been to a few, and this year's sale was memorable in many ways.

First: the line. My friends and I joked that we should order a pizza while we waited, and we should have because the line was L O N G. The sale coincided with Scrapfest, so tons of people were there. Still, good company makes the line go quickly, and soon enough we were almost at the door.

When we got there, the women in front, who'd looked familiar, turned around and asked me, "Are you Buffy fan?" These were former CK peeps from Club CK! It was so awesome to meet Christie and Michelle IRL. We took a picture when we got inside, and we spent a lot of time talking as we made the S L O W journey through the warehouse to pay, so of course I had to scrap it. Here's the page:

I used a lot of older OA products on this page, so this page is sort of a commemoration of my times at the sales in addition to meeting these ladies. Here's some detail:

I have a lot of the die cut cards, so I used the title on them, curled back, as a page accent.

And now the giveaway!

I knew this was bound to happen eventually: I bought something at the sale I already had: the 8x8 Make it Merry pad of patterned paper and the Travel Girl patterned brads. They don't go together, but they will be good scrapping supplies year round. If you would like to have a chance at winning this, leave a comment telling me how the change of seasons is treating you. (This weekend is supposed to get down to 0 degrees...girding my loins for that one here.) I'll leave the comments open until Friday, November 22 8 P.M. CST and announce the random winner after that.


Scrapthat said...

Great LO! always nice to be able to put a face with a's always funny to me how you imagine the person and even their voice. TFS Great work Jennifer!

Laura C said...

How fun to meet online friend IRL! THe weather is about to turn to snow here in Michigan. We had a taste of it last month but I'm still not ready.

Dria said...

I love it when I get to meet on-line friends irl! We have rain here..makes it so damp..have to keep warm in my scrappy space! and what a fun give-a-way! LOVE IT!

Patricia said...

Such a cute layout! Love how you divided the page! Our Arizona winter is treating us beautifully right now with high's in the mid 70's! Gotta love this time of year!

Jessica said...

Dallas, tx is still in the 70's, although we did have one cold front move through, LOL. So far so good! Lovely layout.

Michelle said...

I have had the opportunity to meet a few from online in person. It is always so wonderful. I am dreading, dreading.. really dreading the cold weather this weekend. Tomorrow night with those winds, I am sure it will hit below zero. Yuck. I really don't like winter. I miss the days when fall went through November and Thanksgiving time the weather was still nice. Chilly, but nice. Miss the days of winter being Dec.-March too. Kids want to go to the MOA this weekend... not sure if that is gonna happen.
Your LO is wonderful. It is so fun to use the older stuff too. Didn't go to their warehouse sale this year, but did go last year. :)

Linda E said...

What a wonderful chance meeting! I love your layout! I only wish I lived someplace where I could go to OA's warehouse sale too!