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Monday, March 23, 2009

Holy Crop!

I'm still in NC and have been having a great time seeing my family. We head back to NY tomorrow. I'm sad to go back to the cold, but then again, I leave for Washington DC on Saturday morning so I guess I'll only have to put up with it for a few short days.

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!
Do any of you scrapbook?
I'm off to enjoy some more quality family time before we leave tomorrow. I hope you are all having a happy Monday!


Jaded Jill said...

i think i might need one of those things! the paper cutter and the post it holder - like asap

Jill said...

I don't scrapbook but I love making cards and other crafty projects. I have the paper cutter too and LOVE it. You'll use it all the time. Cute notepad holder and great idea.

Mrs. S. said...

I do like to scrapbook, but the problem is how much is costs to get going. It is an expensive hobby, but I love it. I really like to do big events in a scrapbook...like my wedding...it's still waiting to be placed in a book. I definitely love the paper holder...very cute!

Ms. Attitude said...

I haven't scrapbooked in years! I love this little project you made. I totally have to give it a try!