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Scrapstars Pre-Retreat Challenge

Well I cant believe that two weeks ago it was the Scrapstars retreat again, a great deal of fun was had by all and some lovely layouts were produced by everybody. As usual Caroline set us a pre-retreat layout challenge.
This year it was 'irrational fear' we had to scrap about something that we are frightenend of. It didnt take me a second to come up with the theme, my fear is heights. They dont just make me nervous they actually scare me rigid!
This was my layout for the challlenge, in 1992 we went to Toronto as I have always wanted to see Niagara falls. While in Toronto we went up the CN tower and had breakfast in the 360 degree restaurant. I coped with this really well and loved the views over the city as the clouds cleared.
We then went up to the viewing deck and as the lift doors opened I spied the glass floor, well that was it game over. I flew to the back of the lift and spread myself along the back wall, there was no way I was coming out. I was so scared I couldnt move until the lift doors closed and took me back down!
Does anybody have plans for National Scrapbooking Day tomorrow? I am going to scrap with a few of my friends, I may even try to take part in some of the challenges that are going on. Watch this space for my results.


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