Anyway, besides spending time with my grandparents (they'll get their own post), I got to hang out with my Aunt Karen. She's always fun and we share a special bond because of our red heads. :) On this trip I learned that she is a major scrapbooker. I am familiar with scrapbooking as a hobby--I love the cute paper and all the supplies. But I had NO clue just how extensive this craft actually is. She invited me to her monthly "crop" on Friday night. Sure, sounded fun. I walked in and was amazed at the supplies that these women brought with them. Holy Crop! It was fun and I can see how relaxing and social this activity is. Apparently, they do these crops once a month and they all bring their stuff and sit around and scrapbook for a few hours.
My Aunt Karen and her friend Gretchen.
Some pages that my Aunt made for my cousin's wedding album.I'm not sure I'll ever take up scrapbooking as a hobby but I had to go out and get myself this little paper cutter (it's called a bypass trimmer). It'll be great for a variety of craft projects. My Aunt had one and I totally needed it. Last night we made a craft project at home. We started out with a plastic picture frame. Then cut some paper (you can use scissors if you don't have a bypass trimmer like me. ha) to fit the frame. Be sure to add some personalized flair. Then attach a post it pad to the outside of the frame. It becomes a post it holder on your desk. (Make sure you use the bottom of the frame on the top for the slanted down effect) Ta Da. Cute and Functional. Love it!
I'm off to enjoy some more quality family time before we leave tomorrow. I hope you are all having a happy Monday!