Take me out to the scraproom
Enable me to create
Advise me on how to distress my mats
Can't wait to complete even more layouts
Hooray Hooray I have finished - Now I will upload and share - That's 1, 2, 3 techniques I've learned, come & show me more!!!
My niece and I host a group called Croppin' 4 Christ. Once a month we hold a crop and teach a new technique to the members. We made this TEACHING board to excite the others and to show them what we would be teaching. It was very fun to create. We even learned some new techniques ourselves. Teaching others is fun!
Today, my daughter decided to start her 2nd LO. She had her Eye on my new SEI paper kit, finally choosing a pretty glittered paper (oh, how I wish I could say “NO, that’s mine!”) After she took my beloved pp along with some others to offset the color. She chose her pics, cropped, and stitched Chalking & Chipboard, her techniques & embellies….add the adhesive…it’s ready to go! Haughty she acts, she did this herself
A common question from beginners is what to take to a crop. Here's a handy list to help!
T ools. Trimmer, microtip scissors, paper piercer, and centering ruler are musts for me. And don't forget a great journaling pen.
E mbellishments. Keep it simple- you don't need to bring everything you own to a crop. I'd recommend brown fluid chalk, Stickles in a clear color, and brads, buttons, and/or jewels in a variety of colors.
A dhesive. Lots of it. It's easy to bring too much to a crop, but you can't have too much adhesive. Set aside what you think you'll need, then double it.
C ardstock. Bring a wide variety of neutral colors, plus a few sheets of your favorite brights.
H ealthy snacks and drinks. It's easy to overindulge on junk food at a crop. To prevent this, I'd recommend bringing bottled water and a healthy snack to eat while others are eating candy and drinking soda.
Time: It is very time consuming but very worth it Expressive: You get to express yourself in ways you never thought possible. Accomplishment: You get a major sense of accomplishment after you've finally completed a project Care: You can make gifts for your friends and family to show how much you care. History: You can preserve your history in a fun and completely new way
Try to achieve another's idea of perfection
Expect every line to be straight
Adhere pics & embellies until you are sure
Criticize yourself, but feel free to critique
Hesitate to try something new or unique