Monday, August 9, 2010

What I Did at My First Crop

 This is a card I made for my new friend Nadia.  

 Using up some random embellishments I've had in my stash.

Using up more of the same embellishments, and also a rhinestone word that's been sitting in my stash.

I didn't have a clue what to do with this chipboard word groovy for the longest time, this is what I came up with. 

Here's us.  We probably should have asked someone to take our photo much earlier in the day!  *LOL*  I was such a total mess by this 11 pm photo.

Here's a quick photo of the make and takes they did. Fun stuff, I got to use some Tim Holtz products for the first time to make an Artists Trading Card. 

Yesterday was like the best day ever!  I had an amazing time with a fantastic gal, Nadia who I met on the Circle message board.  So much laughing and joking and creativity.  The day was even more amazing when I got home and had a special package from another very kind Circle sister and friend waiting for me at my door.  It was filled with special little goodies and treats from CHA.  I was bummed I couldn't attend and she wanted me to feel like part of the action - and now I really do.  I even got the cute Imagine sunglasses!  I feel a completely renewed sense of spirit after enjoying such a fabulous day and experience.  I completed 4 cards, which I have pics of here, as well as the 3 make and takes, and also 2 layouts - but I didn't take photos of those.  So,  I didn't make a ton, but I had an absolute blast!

I am planning to attend my first Swarm next weekend and do some classes at Archiver's next month too.  Now that I've experienced how much fun it is I want to venture out and meet up with some fellow scrappers at least once a month if I can.  If any of you are in Colorado hit me up and I'll let you know where I'm planning to be if you want to come too :)


Jessica Wekenman said...

How awesome! It sounds like you had so much fun, and really got a lot done! I've never attended any crops or anything, and they really don't have them around here. Bummer. But I love all your cards, and look forward to hearing about your swarm!

Ohhh Snap said...

I've never been to a crop or a swarm, so thank you for the glimpse :D. The picture of the two of you is fabulous, it's the smiles that count :D. TFS!

Mari AKA Momo said...

Awesome projects! I love all the colors you used! Thanks for sharing these projects with us! XOXO Momo

DoubleClick Connections said...

Your cards came out great! Crafting with friends is always fun!! Wish I could join you!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had tons of fun, Amber! The cards are so pretty! You used up those embellies perfectly.

creativeprincess said...

I have always wanted to attend a crop they don't have those around here but they always look like so much fun! There is a Michaels being built about 10 min from my house and I am super excited because I think they usually have crop nights there at the store! After seeing your pictures and hearing about your experience I am even more excited!

Kathy Czygan said...

Wow! I think you got a lot done Amber! Your cards and the make and takes are all super cute! I'm glad you enjoyed your time! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

Mariposa23 said...

Thanks again for the wonderful time Amber! I loved the fun we had creating, shopping and chatting. I hope we are able to meet at the Expo next weekend!

Take care!

Lolis said...

you got a lot done at the crop! I love going to crops, the one where I usually go is a little more than an hour drive, but it is worth it because I get to see my scrapin' friends and get new ideas.

Carol's Sweet Creations! said...

Beautiful cards! You and your friend look so happy :0). I will be great if I could do a crop, it looks like fun!!!

Carol L.