Back at the end of June, I attended my first ever crop. It was a meetup of the Studio Calico girls at Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista. When another one was organized for Sunday, August 26th, I signed up. I had so much fun with the women I met last time, I knew I wanted to do it again. And now that I know what to expect, it's less intimidating to go to a crop! I even have a crop packing checklist now in Evernote! :)
Yesterday morning I picked out some photos in Lightroom and printed them out to take to the crop. The sheet of 20 square photos are 2" each. You'll see what I plan to do with those. :p
I bought a rolling crate at Office Depot on Thursday for $25. I need it to haul my crop supplies around. Fitting everything into this rolling crate is the best thing ever. Now I won't have to bring my shoulder bag and another bag.
The crop started at 11am and I got there around 11:30. Some of the girls (Donna, Sam, and Kelly) were there already. I picked a spot and started trimming my photos.
Work-in-process. I started putting my 2 inch square photos into my Avery slide protector.
Kelly and Kristen sitting across from me. They were both at the crop last time. I met Kristen at the Amy Tan class at Paper Tales in May.
Pearl sat next to me. She was at the crop in June also. Such a fun lady! And I totally coveted her Artbin divided satchel box. So fun to see how everyone organizes their crafty supplies!
A view of our space.
The start of my layout. I have commitment issues and I never glue everything down until I've placed everything on my page and moved them around a million times. :p
I liked this general arrangement, so I took this photo to help me remember it when I take everything off put adhesive on!
Start of my second layout. Fueled by Fritos corn chips. The crop cost $20 and includes a lunch of submarine sandwiches, chips, and soft drinks.
Zack (owner Camille's son) took a group photo of us. Love how it turned out!
Here's my finished layout. It is about our trip to Santa Barbara in June to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. :)
This is what I ended up getting done in 4 hours, LOL. I guess I chatted more than I scrapped. But that's my reason to go to the crop. Any layouts I get done is a bonus! :D
I used post-it notes to remind me about my journaling. Those slots will be filled with papers, embellies, and journaling.
I had so much fun spending the afternoon with these creative women. I can't wait for the next crop in October! :)