Thursday, October 19, 2017

Friends and Freebies

I am finally ready to post about the 3 day crop I attended by Crop & Create.
My friends and I look forward to this event every year and we are never disappointed.
Here we are day 1.
We look pretty cute in our handmade shirts don't we :)
Any yes I really am that short, lol.

Here is my awesome friend Debbie and I at the photo wall.
A new day with better lighting :)

Here is me, my friends Ingrid, Lesli (you know Lesli from her blog, Vintage Scraps) and Lynne :)

We were all gifted an enamel pin from Doodlebug.
I got the camper...which is adorable!!
I have to say they are a bit addicting.
I purchased the rest you see here at the crop.
The Crop & Create pin is exclusive to this event and I think they are going to get one made every year!!
I purchased Vicki's pin from Vicki herself.
The rest of them I purchased from the vender, The Scrapbook Cottage.
I think I got a bit carried away, teehee.
The Canadian flag pins and the bunny were gifted to me from my friend Verna...she also gave me a Coke pin...does she know me or what, teehee.

Our goodie bags or Attendee kits consisted of a full scrapbooking kit.
So many of the ladies started their kits day one!!

Lawn Fawn gave everyone their Stamp Shammy.
I have never used one of these so excited to see how it works.

We all received these cute mini mini swatch papers from Pink Paislee.

Vicki Boutin gave everyone one of her pencil fun is this!

Now for some make and takes!!
Catherine Tachdjian's make and take was this beautiful pendant.
Every year we make one...we have done a square, circle, flower, owl and this year a tear drop.
Funny Story:
Catherine has a strong distaste for gnomes.
Lesli scoured our table looking for one small enough to fit in this shape...funny thing was, she found one.
When she brought it to the table, Catherine jokingly said that there was none left (as they were spread out in front of her) for Lesli, lol.
Catherine's daughter was pretty amused and played along by making sure the gnome would fit into the charm, lol.

Next make and take was from Nicole Nowosad
Isn't this such a cute shaker card.
I should have put more sequins in the cloud, but I always worry that there are so many others that want to make this card, so don't want to use to much or take up to much of time.

Virginia Nebel's make and take was this fun Canadian tag.

Due to me not being able to wait in line, I wasn't able to make Sharon Reimer's (The Scrapbook Cottage) card for her make and take.
But a friend asked if I could have the pieces for it so I could colour it and make it on my own :)

We were all gifted this pack of embossed papers.
We were instructed to bring them to Vicki Boutin's make and take and we could play with her new crayons.
Again I was unable to wait (my body had to be difficult) I was unable to stay for this, but I have so many types of crayons and water colour supplies, I can do this on my own as well :)

We also received a Scrapbook & Cards magazine!!
In my pink Crop & Create tote I jammed it packed with some of my kits I had purchased :)

Here are the wonderful ladies that make this event possible.
I know there are a lot more talented people who are behind the scenes that make this event such a pleasure to attend, but these are the ones that are so welcoming, kind and that we get to meet face to face.

If you ever have the opportunity to attend one of these events, I highly recommend you will not be disappointed.

I hope you all have a very creative day!

Tracy :)


  1. Look at all of those goodies!! Sounds like it was a fun time!! Love that pendant!

  2. Looks a fun time & what goodies you got. I think I will host a scrap (for one, me) I just need to come up with a goodie bag idea! Like the tag.

  3. Looks like FUN was had by all and check out ALL those goodies!!! So FUN!!! Have a great weekend!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  4. Love those little pins!! Bad thing for collectors LOL :) What a great weekend!

  5. Wow Tracy, the event looks amazing! Love all the make and takes and fabulous goody bags!

  6. Ha! I am short too Tracy! I'm only 4'11" so everyone towers over me. Looks like this crop was lots of fun as well as the make and take and goodies bags, can't go wrong! Thanks for visiting, I am hoping the colder months will get me back int he mood to craft a bit. Since the passing of my dear husband, I'm just not in the mood for much, but hopefully that will change in time. Hugs, Brenda


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