Reflections Scrapbooking Event Recap

I can't believe it has already been a month since I was in California (Newport Beach) teaching at Reflections. It was a blast and the event was fabulous! Karen and Susan are both amazing – sweet, fun, great to work with, etc etc and I was thrilled to finally meet them and hang out with them. I also had so much fun talking with all of the gals that attended the event. Again, everyone was so sweet and seriously so nice. It was really refreshing and just great – everyone there sure did a fantastic job of making me feel loved and welcome! Thank you everyone! And it was also great meeting some of my blog followers… you guys all better start saying hi more often!! 🙂 And of course, all of the other teachers were great as well and it was fun to meet some gals whose work I have admired for so long… like Jamie Waters, Shannon Tidwell, Melissa Phillips… and the rest. All of the classes were so unique and different and it was fun to see everyone's different styles come together at one event.

Anyway, if you can't tell by now, I loved it and I hope to see everyone back there again next year… keep checking the Reflections blog for updates about next year's event. Knowing Karen and Susan they will find a way to make it even bigger and better (even though that would be hard to do)!!

I came home and couldn't believe that I didn't take any pictures at the event. Seriously, what was I thinking? I guess I was just too busy talking and teaching and having fun with everyone that it didn't even cross my mind! If any of you want to email the pictures you took during class, I would love that!!

Here are just a few images of the project I taught in my class – a mini album that is actually more of a journal. The title is "I am…" and then each page has a journaling prompt. I am… Happy, Excited, Inspired, Blessed, etc etc. It was super fun and packed full of pages – over 30! Now that is no small mini album! 🙂


Page 10 and 11

Page 19 and 20

Page 21 and 22

Oh, and I also want to thank all of the fabulous manufacturers that sponsored my class! I had all of the latest products from Making Memories, Sassafrass Lass, Hambly, Crate Paper, Fiskars… and more! Thanks everyone! And thanks to Making Memories for sponsoring my make and take. We made the layout below using the new Just Chillin Line and the SLICE machine. So many people hadn't used the Slice before and I think they all fell in love instantly! It really is impossible not to love that thing!

(The colors are a little off in this image… I look a bit like a ghost… or like I just stepped out of the Twilight Movie. haha)

Anyway, I have more to share from this trip but it will have to come in a later post – a family shoot that I did, as well as some fun pictures that my friend Kelly and I took on Balboa Island…. so stay tuned.

filed under: Scrapbooking, Reflections Event, Scrapbooking Inspiration, Making Memories

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  • Elizabeth Annett
    June 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Sounds fun! I love your mini album! Now I’m inspired, thanks Maggie!

  • lauravegas
    June 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    sounds like such a great time! i would love to take a class from you someday! the album is gorgeous … love all the layers and textures going on. and super cute make and take!

  • Jane
    June 1, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Love your album!!!! Love everything you do!!!

  • Angela
    June 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Wow Maggie. That album is fabulous. I don’t know if you’ve written about this before, (As I am pretty new to your blog) however where did you get the necklace you are wearing in the picture? It is just so cute.

  • Jennifer Kolakowski
    June 3, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I love,love your mini! Do you or Reflections have any more kits of yours to sell? Thank you for sharing so much inspiration.
    Jen Kolakowski

  • kim
    June 6, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    I had fun meeting you Maggie. Love your sweet project. Hope you had fun making the little bird felt album make and take. xoxo

  • Maggie Holmes
    June 6, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks kim! You too!! I wish we could have spent more time together at the
    event… Maybe next year! Unfortunately I haven¹t even made my little album
    yet but I am going to!! It is too cute not to make!! Hugs!

  • Thi P.
    June 9, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Hi Maggie,
    Hands down, your class was definately one of my favorite. You are so, so cute and nice and fun!!!! I am happy to announce that I finished my album and all my lady friends are jealous. haha. Thanks for the chance in meeting you.

  • chels
    July 29, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Hey there! your ideas are so cute! but i need some help. i’m making a small mini album like an 8X8 for my boyfriends birthday. but i don’t have a lot of time on my hands. is there a place where i can buy almost everything already put together?

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