Monday, June 29, 2009

Scrapbooking Gone Wild!

Yep,the name says it all,as I ventured out on my very first IRL crop this past Saturday. I got up shortly after 5 am to catch the 6:00 am ferry out of here.I barely slept a wink,but it was all worth it.No one could believe that I'd go all by myself,but I did and I am so glad that I did. I learned a long time ago that there are some things that you just need to do,because if you sit and wait for someone else to come along with you or help'll never do it.The crop was hosted by Scrapbooking Gone Wild,and the store was also on site,which can be bad on the pocket book.The lady looking after the tab laughed every time she saw me coming.I ended up using more new things then my stash,but that's OK. I still went home with money,so I was happy.

I felt like I was eating the whole time.I would just get done with a snack,when it was time for a meal.The food was outstanding!!!!!! Yum, to chocolate chip scones.

I got the chance to scrap and meet some girls that I only knew on-line or from our blog visits.It was great! I didn't say too much at first,trying to feel my near by scrapping partners out to see if they were talkative,funny or whatever.It wasn't long when I broke forth with chatter and it continued the whole crop. I know you will all find that hard to believe.

Whenever we finished a LO we got to go and steal the coveted monkey from another cropper.This was great fun,as you won a prize if it was in your possession when Chantal decided to give out her prize. I actually won twice.The first time I got a complete set of Little Yellow Bicycle papers and embellishments and the next time some cool Making Memories chipboard tags.I manned my monkey ladies,in fact I laid him down and covered him with felt hoping to disguise him from other scrappers.I made sure he kissed whoever I stole him from before he went on his way over to my table.I often broke out with the Bare Naked Ladies song If I Had A Million Dollars,cause you all know the....."I bet you always wanted a monkey"

I got 5 layouts completed all in all and used products that I would never of thought to purchase,but once I saw them IRL, I couldn't refuse.This first layout is using the Basic Grey Wisteria line.I would never ever purchase this on-line,but once I saw the papers I did like a few of them.

Now you'll have to wait until tomorrow for some more as I still have some journalling to complete and find some good light for photos.


Nicole said...

I am so glad you had a great time and met some great ladies too!!! I lvoe that page. ..the colours are awesome!

Mélanie Blackburn said...

Glad you had fun Julie, that lo is fabulous!

grover said...

Well was a fantastic time was isn't it!!!
LOL..the monkey idea is FUN!
Love the page Julie :-)

Cin Cin said...

LOVE that page Julie! It turned out beautifully! And yes, 'man your monkey!' Can't wait to see your other LOs posted!! :) :)

Laura said...

yay you Julie!
I am so glad you did that...WTG!
Love the layout...the whole crop sounds like it was fun.

Stephanie said...

It was wonderful meeting you at the crop!!! Hope you venture out more often :)

Boo said...

I'm so happy to hear you had a great time Julie!!! I can't imagine you being quiet though.... I knew it wouldn't last. ;o)

Love your page!! Gorgeous!!!!

Peggy said...

Julie, I'm so glad you went and had a good time.

Chantal Anderson said...

I am glad you had a great time. It was great to see you at the crop. Hope to see you to the next one.