Over the weekend I had the amazing opportunity to attend my FIRST EVER crop. This wasn't just any small crop, it was Crop on the Cape! 253 amazing women coming together to enjoy the hobby that they love. I am SO glad I went and loved the company I was with (thank you Lynn, Kathy, Donna, Donna, Donna, and Donna for welcoming me into your group!) Yes, there were 4 Donnas in our group :)
The same weekend at the crop, Paper Issues was also hosting an online crop filled with challenges and games. I completed 7 layouts over the weekend, each one inspired by one of those challenges. THANK YOU to Paper Issues for all the inspiration!
Now as you may have guessed, this will be a super photo heavy post! Sit back, relax, and enjoy :)
Kathy, me, and Lynn with all of our stuff. Our table was Edgartown :)
Lynn, me, and Jenn... the artsy fartsy girls! Love these ladies <3
Oh ya... it snowed on the first day of spring. The view from our hotel room.
Now onto some layouts! My first (and maybe favorite) layout was for the Paper Issues "Selfie" challenge. Create a layout that has a picture of yourself.
I used papers from Maggie Holmes and Heidi Swapp 'September Skies'. The rub ons (black hearts) are from Crate Paper 'Kiss Kiss', and all embellishments are from the new Simple Stories 'I Am' collection.
I am... Enjoying the little things, so loved, and Unapologetically Me. Lynn took this photo of me at the Crop with her fun Fuji Instax camera.
I spilled red wine on my layout... but I loved the story behind it, so I kept it and even highlighted it.
This layout was created for the Paper Issues Use a Song Lyric Challenge. The Bruno Mars song 'Uptown Funk' was played multiple times a day from a table near us... and it just got to be a little too much. Again, this page has a story behind it and I love that. The photo is of the Edgartown table holding up their wine cups! CHEERS!
Papers in this layout are from the DCWV "Honey Chic" stack. Embellishments were from a grab bag I was sent, but some are from the Simple Stories I Am collection.
This layout was for the Paper Issues Stitching challenge. This was my FIRST TIME EVER using a sewing machine for a layout. Thank you Kathy for teaching me what to do! I'm officially addicted.
These photos are from my summer trip to Portland, Maine. All papers are from the Carta Bella 'Ahoy There' collection and embellishments are from Pink Paislee 'Solstice'.
The 4th layout was for the Paper Issues Free Cut File challenge. I used this free file for the entire background of my layout.
I cut around the outside edges so the full layout is bordered with the cut file. I cut a lot of circles and filled in some of the spaces. I also added stamping from a Technique Tuesday stamp set. All papers are from Carta Bella 'Ahoy There'.
This layout was for the Paper Issues 'Alphabet Soup' challenge. I covered a sheet of cardstock with these foam phrases by Amy Tangerine, covered it all up with Gesso, then covered that in Gelatos. It's a pretty messy layout, and definitely not my favorite, but it was really fun to put together.
All papers are again from the Carta Bella 'Ahoy There' collection.
Next up is a layout inspired by the Paper Issues Sketch challenge. I really like how this one turned out. And it all came together really quickly!
Patterned papers are from Carta Bella 'Ahoy There' and embellishments are from Pink Paislee 'Solstice'. Photos are of the Portland Head Light and my hubby and puppy :)
You've made it to my last layout! Woohoo!!! This was for the Paper Issues 'No Cardstock' challenge. Every piece of paper is this layout comes from DCWV 'Seaside Yacht' stack (sold exclusively for Michael's stores). Embellishments and rub-ons are from Pink Paislee 'Solstice'.
I had the fabulous opportunity of sitting next to Donna Bryant during the crop. The talent in her fingers is beyond amazing! I scraplifted this layout design from a page she created at the crop. Thank you Donna!
I had such a great time and I hope I can join in the fun again next year!!! Thank you to the awesome women at Crop on the Cape, and thank you to the ladies at Paper Issues for putting together all these great challenges!
NOW TIME FOR MY WINNER FOR THE EASTER 5 FOR 5 BLOG CANDY!!!!
I used Random.org to select the winner. Congratulations to SHERRY BUTCHER! Please email me your mailing address to rwkrafts(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your goodies!