Last year when I went to my first Spraguefest I was excited to go to Chicago to meet my online friends in real life and to meet the awesome Jessica Sprague and Carina Gardner. This year I went to Spraguefest in Las Vegas most excited about reuniting with the friends that I made last year. I have so many pictures from the few days but fortunately I can share with you my layouts.
The first event at Spraguefest was the opening reception! There was lots of squeals of joy and laughter as veteran Spraguefesters were reunited and at the first meeting of online friends in real life.
After the reception, my roommates and I trekked over to my favorite hotel on the strip – the Bellagio. The arboretum was beautifully decorated for fall with a scarecrow and pumpkins of all sizes. Of course we also admired the Bellagio fountains.
We had two classes on the first full day of Spraguefest. The first was a color class taught by Carina Gardner. We mixed red, blue and yellow paint to create the colors in the color wheel. She also went over color theory concepts that I found fascinating. The second class of the day was a hybrid class taught by Heidi Swapp. We were supposed to print out 18 pages from a digital kit that we received last week but I decided to bring double sided paper from my stash and make my own hybrid album. This is only the second time I used the bind it all and I found it very stressful!
We had a photo editing and album class with Jessica on the second full day of Spraguefest. She went over how to create a pop art effect with photos that we took at the opening reception. Then she showed everyone how to use templates. I used this time to make the layouts above. In the evening Candace Stringham gave us a crash course on night photography. I took my newly learned camera skills out on the strip and did some experimenting. I think I see a tripod and a new lens in my future!
Spraguefest ended with a morning meeting to give away prizes to the participants. I originally won some 12×12 paper but I traded a wonderful person for an awesome camera strap!
Thanks to Jessica Sprague, Carina Gardner, Heidi Swapp, Candace Stringham and the JessicaSprague.com team for all their efforts. Spraguefest was so much fun and I miss my friends already.
Update: You can find more Spraguefest layouts here.