Tuesday, September 09, 2008

CREATIVE ESCAPE: day 1

Suzanne, Sandra and I flew to Phoenix last Wednesday to begin our CREATIVE ESCAPE .
Almost as soon as we got to the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, we were off for our bus tour.

The first stop was the Bazzill Paper factory where we could do some shopping.

My friend Annette, who was unable to come along with us, sent me a paper doll version (kind of like "flat Stanley") of herself. So I took her along with us as we walked through the factory.
At one point during the tour Mr. Bazzill took us into the warehouse and showed us where all the paper is store before it is cut into 12x12 or smaller pieces. It was quite AWESOME.


It was really neat to see the different machines doing their job to cut the paper or make the paper packs. For a scrapper it was kind of like HEAVEN...so much pretty, pretty cardstock.
After we left Bazzill we were dropped off at Scrapbook Etc. a store to do some shopping and then we were brought back to the hotel.
Scattered around the resort were little guest books that you could sign and in turn would be entered in a drawing for prizes at the end of the weekend. Each of the boxes had weird hats, sunglasses, crowns that you could put on and take a picture of yourself. We did put on the crowns to sign this book, but passed on putting the hats on that had small umbrellas. Not quite my style

Finally we went out to dinner. Thank heavens that Kathy, who lives in the area, had a car. We cruise to the mall and found a restaurant to eat at. We settled for Olive Garden, which kind of disappointed Kim (she could eat that back home), but the meal was quite enjoyable, inspite of the overly toasted bruscetta bread.

2 comments:

Randy Postoian said...

Hi Nikki!!!! It's me RANDY POSTOIAN. How are you? I miss you soooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!! Where are you living now? You look very sexy! Lol...... You have always been a pretty women... I just thought you were WAY older than me.... Hey, leave me your number so that we can keep in touch. I don't want us to stay strangers.... How's the family? Send me your email address so I can give you my phone number... It's not safe on here

Kim said...

We had a great time didn't we? I cannot believe how fast the weekend went. Your pictures are great, they just make me sad that it is over. I am so glad that we have maintained our friendship over the years.