Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cards from the crop

The crop this past weekend was a bust. $45 for an all day crop. It included breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but for what we got, it wasn't worth it. The crop was supposed to start at 9:00, but the doors didn't open until 9:20. Not that we'd start scrapping as soon as we got in, but geez, we're paying for this. Start on time, especially since people were waiting for the doors to open. Breakfast was bagels, Krispy Kreme donuts, and OJ; that was okay. Lunch was teriyaki chicken bowls; tasty, but not a vegetable in sight (I'm not counting the sprinkling of green onions as a serving of veggies). Er, no vegetarian option? Okay, I understand that it is the scrapper's responsibility to inform you, but after an inquiry at lunch, you knew that there were vegetarians present. So why was dinner In-and-Out hamburgers? That was a disaster with half the orders wrong and other orders missing. Next time, I'm scrapping at home. Or, I'll wait for a free crop day. I did enjoy the company and we had a scrap celeb at our table. She was very sweet. Her style is totally not my style, but it was fun watching her build her pages. She used color combos I never thought of and lots of layers and tags.

My goal was 20 cards (such a modest goal) and I made 21 cards, woo hoo! Too bad it didn't make much of a dent in my stash. For accounting purposes, I'm counting each card as one sheet of letter-size paper since each card base is 1/2 sheet, plus many were lined and then whatever I used on the front. Supplied used: 21 letter size sheets of paper, 8 yards of fiber/ribbon, 6 buttons, 2 brads, 3 flowers, 3 gems. Maybe I need to learn how to add more layers to use more stuff. Here are a few of my favorites from the crop.

4 comments:

~Holly~ said...

And you were worried about not getting stuff done! Love the cards! You did good!

Susan said...

great job on the cards! sorry the food was a bust....hope you took some Funyuns!

Nancy Thomas said...

I usually find the food at those things atrocious. And now that I am trying to eat healthy they seem even worse. You look like you managed to get lots done though so it wasn't a total waste of time! Cute cards too!

Kristin said...

Arlyn, my dear, I am so sorry the crop was a bust, but as the gals said, You got a lot done. WAY more than I would have, and your cards are simply adorable!