Monday, July 20, 2009

They call me Newbie

Saturday and Sunday I spent many hours scrapbooking with some of the nicest ladies! I had never been to a crop before and Cheryl wanted me to get my feet wet before we go to Florida next month to scrapbook with 500 of her closest friends. I was so nervous but it took me about 3o seconds to feel at home. The crop was at her friend Jane's home studio. Jane has the greatest set up as well as an awesome internet store named The Scrapbooking Factory. All her product is top notch and I bought plenty while I was there. The ladies kept referring to me as the "newbie". I was in awe of all the beautiful stuff they were creating. I didn't get much accomplished the first day because I just stared at all the great stuff around me. Sunday morning, my creative juices started flowing and I made a few things. I will be more prepared next time....Gosh it was a fun weekend!!!!

I love ribbon and thought I had a lot of it but take a look at this!!! Her collection wasn't even the biggest! They all brought their supplies in these sophisticated carriers. I was like a kid in a candy shop!
I absolutely LOVE this photo of Cheryl. Look closely and you will see she is wearing 2 pair of glasses! She said she doesn't do bifocals well and this works for her. The only problem is, she sometimes forgets she has them on and gets some odd looks from strangers! I would never look at you odd Cheryl, I'll just put your picture on the internet!

Everyone was hard at work making magic with paper.

I have a thing for flowers and Jane has every flower a girl could want. I want to put them all in a big bin & jump in! Take a look at the size of these babies!

A couple of simple cards I made. Top one is a general card and the bottom is a card for Mike's birthday.
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This is a money envelope/ card for a high school graduate. Simple but nice for a boy.

A make & take card.

Everyone else uses embelishments on their projects. I on the other hand, see an excellent disguise. That is Jane with me.

This is my latest mini album. I made from toilet paper rolls. I saw it on the blog PawsN2Stamp. She has a little tutorial in case you are interested. It was super easy and a ton of fun!

I titled it "Life is Good" and put some random family pictures in it. I will make some more of these cuties.

I never thought I could have so much fun scrapbooking with other people. My reply when asked who I scrap with was always "Me, Myself and I". I think those days are over..... :-)

Thanks Cheryl, you created a monster!

If you are a scrapbooker, go to The Scrapbooking Factory and check out all her goodies. The paper and flowers are oh so cool!


Carrie said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun, "Newbie." Love the toilet paper rolls. You are so creative. I have a rolling cart I bought a couple of years ago so I could go to crops, but I've never used it. So glad you had fun!

remus79 said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! I bet you didn't even think of me :< That's OK. You did some great stuff. I love your cards and the mini-album. You go, Newbie!

Anonymous said...

Robyn, I'm so proud of you! It takes courage to walk into a room of "professional" scappers! Looks like you had a great time and produced some beautiful works!

Susan D.