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 you.........you'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" line...lol
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.