Sunday, April 28, 2013

Spring Mega Crop Recap

     In Lilian's absence I had hoped to post a couple of entries for you this week to share all that we had done during our Mega Crop Weekend.  However, I don't usually post to our blog so it proved a greater challenge than expected.  But nothing that a "What's App" message and email to Lilian couldn't fix ... and a bit of extra patience!

     Here's a recap of the challenges we offered, our winners and our make-and-take project...

     The first layout challenge of our weekend was our Sketch Challenge.  Our ladies were given a layout sketch from which they had to create their own interpretation - this did not mean that every element had to be included but that the general look of the layout was the same.  Along with the sketch we also provided a sample layout that we had completed.

Sketch Challenge

Sample Layout

     From the inspiration provided thirteen of our ladies entered layouts.  Each of our challenges have two winners - the first being voted on by all of our scrappers and the second being drawn randomly from those entered in the challenge.  The voted winner of our Sketch Challenge was Jessica Bunn with her Elf On The Shelf layout!

     Our second challenge is our Embellishment Challenge.  This requires our scrappers to create their own one or two-page layout including certain embellishments; pebbles, doodled border, ombré and two of the following; altered brads, ribbon, twine, decorative border, tag.  Again we provided our ladies with a sample layout.

   Our sample included the required pebbles, doodled border and ombré as well as twine, ribbon and a decorative border.  Since this challenge requires our scrappers to try techniques that may be new to them, we also provide a make-and-take project to ease them into this challenge.  Our project this time was to complete a card which included creating an ombré using Versamark ink and chalk and the somewhat unpopular art of doodled borders.  We also showed the ladies how to use their punches in a new way to make flowers.

The winner of our Embellishment Challenge was Kate Price's "Smile" layout!

     Our final challenge is one that we hope everyone will feel they have something to enter.  The Best Page Challenge is open to any page that our scrappers have begun and completed during the crop weekend and that they feel is their personal best!  The winner of this challenge was Krista Shelly's page "Jordyn's 1"!

     Congratulations also to the winners of our drawn prizes and our door prize... Tyia, Candice, Jane and Angela!

     We are always amazed how we are so fortunate at our weekends to have such a wonderful group of ladies.  While some friends come in large groups there are others who come alone or in a twosome but either way we all seem to meld together as a comfortable, supportive group.  We are very thankful for this!

     Finally we'd like to say thank you for the thank you we received and thought the giver wouldn't mind if we shared one of the cards she made for us...

Happy Crafting!


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